Tag Archives: Brumbies

White snares more Saffers

By 30 October, 2012

The Brumbies have announced two more South African tinged recruits:
The University of Canberra Brumbies 2013 playing roster is now full, with the announcement that Stephan Van Der Walt and Mark Swanepoel have occupied the final two EPS positions.
Van Der Walt arrives from Queensland where he has been playing with Queensland Country and the University [...]

Brumbies fire up

By 29 October, 2012

The Brumbies are letting us know they’ve started pre-season training for a 2013 we’ve got high hopes for.
Head Coach Jake White said he was pleased with where the squad was positioned at this stage of the season.
“The players were given their own programs to work through while they were away and it’s encouraging [...]

Brumbies celebrate getting four into the Wallabies touring squad

By 25 October, 2012

The Brumbies say they’re celebrating that David Pocock, Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore, and Pat McCabe have been selected in the Wallabies 30 man touring squad heading to the Europe next month.
One suspects the Brumbies would have preferred all four stayed home, in training, and not getting smashed by France, England and Wales.
But there are [...]

Labor promises a sports hub across the road from the Institute of Sport

By 16 October, 2012

If UC can get a hospital across the road from Calvary Hospital why not build a “Sports Hub” across the same road from the Australian Institute of Sport?
I mean having sold off their HQ for apartments the Brumbies will need somewhere to train right?
A re-elected ACT Labor Government will contribute $5 million to work [...]

Bernie inducted into sporting hall of fame

By 12 October, 2012

All around legend, Murrumbateman local, Brumbies and Wallabies Rugby guru, and genuinely nice guy Stephen Larkham has been awarded one of the highest honors available to an Australian sportsperson by being inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame for his contribution to rugby union.
Bernie played 116 games during the Brumbies golden years, [...]

Etienne Oosthuizen Brumbies bound from the veldt

By 26 September, 2012

The Brumbies have announced the long speculated on signing of back rower Etienne Oosthuizen from the wreckage of the Lions.
A South African national who represented his country of birth at schoolboys’ level, Oosthuizen has been recruited as the University of Canberra Brumbies Foreign Development Player after Henry Speight’s status changed to Australian in August.
With [...]

Brumbies draw for 2013

By 21 September, 2012

The Brumbies have announced their draw for 2013 after getting a dream run in 2012:
Saturday, 16 February
Brumbies v Reds
Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: 7.40pm
Friday, 22 February
Rebels v Brumbies
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-off: 7.40pm
Saturday, 9 March
Brumbies v Waratahs
Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: 7.40pm
Sunday, 17 March
Sharks v Brumbies
Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 2.05am
Sunday, 24 March
Stormers v Brumbies
Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Kick-off: 4.10am
Saturday, 30 March
Brumbies v Bulls
Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: [...]

Rathbone signs a contract with the Brumbies

By 23 August, 2012

Earlier in the week we heard that Clyde Rathbone was back training with the Brumbies.
Today the team has announced the former star back has signed a contract to play in 2013.
“It’s a new challenge for me to be in this position and to have another shot at playing professional rugby with the Brumbies,” Rathbone said. [...]

Rathbone gives up on post-rugby life

By 20 August, 2012

Foxsports have the news that tortured soul Clyde Rathbone is at age 31 making a comeback for Brumbies selection:
Rathbone retired from rugby prematurely in 2009 after being sidelined repeatedly with groin, knee, facial and hamstring issues following 26 Tests and 52 games with the Brumbies.
The tackle-shedding flyer revealed in February this year he had [...]

Look at all those Brumbies!

By 14 August, 2012

(and Pocock doesn’t count as we’ve lost Hooper)
The Australian team to play New Zealand in Sydney at 8pm on August 18th:
15. Kurtley Beale (Melbourne Rebels)
14. Adam Ashley-Cooper (NSW Waratahs)
13. Rob Horne (NSW Waratahs)
12. Anthony Fainga’a (Queensland Reds)
11. Digby Ioane (Queensland Reds)
10. Berrick Barnes (NSW Waratahs)
9. Will Genia (Queensland Reds, vice-captain)
8. Scott Higginbotham (Queensland Reds)
7. David [...]

Stepen Moore wins the Brumbies Player’s Player for 2012

By 12 August, 2012

The Brumbies have announced the outcome of last night’s presentation gala:
University of Canberra Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore has been named Brett Robinson Player’s Player for the 2012 Super Rugby season after the club held its Presentation Night on Saturday.
Moore enjoyed one of his most comprehensive seasons, knocking over his 50th Brumbies cap against [...]

They stopped making Raiders’ Milk because it was awful. But it’s coming back with a taste of Brumby

By 10 August, 2012

The Canberra Times has the unfortunate news that Canberra Milk’s appalling lime flavoured green milk of yesteryear is coming back to convince dog sex enthusiasts of the merits of drinking milk.
Even worse they’re working on a Brumby flavoured milk as well.
Dear Reader, what would Brumby flavoured milk taste like?

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2012, Episode 23

By 6 August, 2012

The Ultimate Rugby Podcast for 2012!
Rob, Tim and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, and expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Coopers Vintage Extra Strong Ale (best for the year and with my new camera best beer photograph by a mile)
You can download it now.
See you rugby fans next year [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2012, Episode 22

By 31 July, 2012

Rob, Tim and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, and expound on matters rugby and Pocock.
The music is by Mornings
You can download it now.
Our tips are:
Rob: Chiefs
John: Sharks
Tim: Chiefs

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2012, Episode 21

By 23 July, 2012

Rob, Tim and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, enjoy the astonishingly good $5 T-Bone (monday nights only, with a full priced schooner of Carlton Dry or a cider) and expound on matters rugby and beer.
The beer for review is the Four PInes Pale Ale (take II because Rob forgot we had [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2012, Episode 20

By 16 July, 2012

Rob, Tim and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, enjoy the astonishingly good $5 T-Bone (monday nights only, with a full priced schooner of Carlton Dry or a cider) and expound on matters rugby and beer.
The beer for review is the stonking Imperial Pint of Little Creatures Pale Ale and the music [...]

Perfect storm blows the Brumbies out of the finals

By 15 July, 2012

On Friday morning we faced a weekend in which, for the Brumbies to miss the finals, a very great number of things had to go wrong, including their own performance. They were in a great position and masters of their own destiny.
As Foxsports informs us the very worst has come to pass.
The Super Rugby [...]

Diabolically bad Brumbies let down themselves and their fans. Blues 30, Brumbies 16

By 14 July, 2012

Foxsports tells the tale of a pathetic effort by the Brumbies getting rolled at home by the cellar dwelling Blues when playing for a finals berth.
Having paid good money to sit in the cold rain and watch this rubbish one can’t even realistically hope they squeak into the finals.
If it wasn’t for a moment of [...]

Brumbies announce ticketing details if they score a home final

By 12 July, 2012

The Brumbies have announced what will happen is they hold their place at the top of the Australian conference after this Saturday afternoon.
The University of Canberra Brumbies have released ticketing details in the event they proceed to the FX Pro Super Rugby qualifiers to be played on the weekend of Friday 20 and Saturday [...]

Fotu and Tomane back for Brumbies’ date with destiny

By 12 July, 2012

The Brumbies have published their side to take on the underperforming but All Black laden Auckland Blues this Saturday afternoon.
As forshadowed in the podcast Fotu Auelua is back in the side and will be coming rampaging off the bench.
Big Joe Tomane is also recovered and pushing Robbie Coleman to the bench which is bit of [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2012, Episode 19

By 9 July, 2012

Rob and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, enjoy the astonishingly good $5 T-Bone (monday nights only, with a full priced schooner of Carlton Dry or a cider) and expound on matters rugby and beer.
The beer for review is the Rekorderlig Premium Wild Berry Cider and the music is by Beth ‘n [...]

Brumbies do enough to keep the miracle going. ACT 19, NSW 15

By 8 July, 2012

It’s important to remember just how miserable last season was for the Brumbies and just how many stars they cleaned out in favour of no-name players.
With that in mind Foxsports has word of their first win over NSW in Sydney since 2002.
No 51-10 this time, but 19-15 will do.
Roll on the All Black laden, but [...]

Brumbies repeat their Force lineup for the ‘Tahs

By 5 July, 2012

The Brumbies have announced their side to play the hated NSW Waratahs in Sydney this weekend.
Confirming that even the second half slow-down in Perth was part of the game plan they’ve named the same side.
After starting the season with just 396 caps combined, the University of Canberra Brumbies will carry and extra 213 games [...]

Ita Vaea emerges as unexpected goal kicking option for the Brumbies

By 3 July, 2012

One normally doesn’t expect a large back rower to be seen kicking goals.
But the Brumbies have released this video of Ita Vaea slotting a tricky one at practice in Perth despite the best efforts of his team mates to put him off.
Good to know if Zack Holmes has another off night with the boot!

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2012, Episode 18

By 2 July, 2012

Rob, Tim and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton and expound on matters rugby and beer.
The beer for review is the 4 Pines Pale Ale and the music is by The Fighting League.
You can download it now.
Our tips are:
– Rob: chiefs, reds, blues, brumbies, stormers, lions, bulls
– John: chiefs, reds, blues, brumbies, stormers, [...]

Sports Bars in Canberra

By 2 July, 2012

Rioters
The biggest game of the Brumbies 2012 season is fast approaching! Brumbies v NSW Waratahs, Saturday night 7:30pm. While it is tempting to make the fabled journey up the Hume Highway to watch the game live, this may not be an option for various reasons.
That leaves me trying to find a decent location to watch the [...]

Brumbies play a sneaky game downing the Force 28-17

By 1 July, 2012

Foxsports tells the tale of an intriguing game of rugby played last night whereby our brave lads played a perfect first half of rugby to humiliate Gina’s Minions.
They then shut up shop allowing a rampaging Honey Badger (Nick Cummins) to expose the Wallaby selectors as fools.
But the game was always under control and, as importantly, [...]

Irresistable Brumbies named to stop the Force

By 28 June, 2012

The Brumbies have named their side to have at the Force in Perth this weekend.
The players are:
University of Canberra Brumbies
1. Ben Alexander
2. Stephen Moore
3. Dan Palmer
4. Scott Fardy
5. [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2012, Episode 17

By 25 June, 2012

Rob, Tim and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton and expound on matters rugby, beer, and girls who’ll play Carcassonne in the pub with me when rugby is on.
The beer for review is the Itchy Green Pants Australian Cloudy Ale and the music is by Sunchaser and the Wayward Orchestra.
You can download it [...]

Brumbies to go commercial

By 19 June, 2012

The Brumbies have announced Dr Michael Crawford plans for the governance of the ACT & Southern NSW Rugby Union.
Dr Crawford’s report contains five primary recommendations:
• The Brumbies (team and commercial business) be managed through a wholly commercial entity separate from ACT&SNSWRU, to which ACT&SNSWRU leases the intellectual property and management rights [...]

Brumbies’ lock has his twitter hacked

By 16 June, 2012

My limited twitter interactions with the Brumbies are usually characterised along the lines of “Good luck!” replied to with “Thanks bro!”.
So I was it was an eyebrow raiser when I got the above direct message this morning from Brumbies lock Sam Carter.
Who could resist clicking a link like that?
Fortunately other brave pioneers have caught the [...]

Joe Roff to be UCU CEO

By 14 June, 2012

Ex Brumbies as government related CEOs in Canberra appears to be becoming commonplace.
Following Owen Finegan at Snowy Hydro SouthCare we now have Joe Roff announced as the University of Canberra Union CEO:
The position has been created as a result of UCU’s new strategic plan and direction, to invest in campus life at the University of [...]

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