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Larkham to remain with the Brumbies

By 21 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Stephen Larkham will not tour with the Wallabies on their Spring Tour of Europe, instead choosing to focus on the Brumbies 2015 campaign.
Despite speculation Larkham would tour as an Assistant Coach, his prior commitment to both the Brumbies and the ACT community will see him remain in Canberra during the Australian spring.
“While I was honoured [...]

Brumbies keep their noses clean in the slaughter of the Wallabies

By 18 November 2013

Rugby Heaven has the astonishing news of mass sackings of the Wallabies for breaking team rules in Dublin.
Considering how well they played against Ireland it’s a hell of a turnaround.
Most pleasing for Brumbies fans only two of our players have received so much as a verbal reprimand as the stand downs and written warnings have [...]

Nic White gets his chance for the Wallabies too

By 11 September 2013

In a very big year for the Brumbies the ABC is reporting that scrum half Nic White has knocked off Will Genia for the number 9 jersey.
Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie dropped the biggest selection bombshell of his short and winless tenure on Wednesday when he relegated stand-in skipper Will Genia to the bench for [...]

Throw it to Ben!

By 11 September 2013

The Rugby Union Players’ Association is tweeting that the Brumbies own Ben Mowen has been named as Captain of Australia:
In just his first year of International Rugby, Ben Mowen has been selected to lead the @QantasWallabies against ARG.
— RUPA (@RUPAnews) September 11, 2013

Hopefully he can avoid the humiliation of a home defeat at the [...]

Brumbies’ Matt Toomua named as Australia’s starting fly half to take on the All Blacks

By 15 August 2013

The Wallabies have just tweeted the backline for Saturday’s game against New Zealand.
Brumbies five eigth Matt Toomua has been rewarded for his great season with the starting 10 jersey.
CONT. BACKS: Genia, Toomua, O'Connor, Leali'ifano, Ashley-Cooper, Folau and Mogg #AUSvNZL #TRC2013
— Qantas Wallabies (@QantasWallabies) August 15, 2013

Hearty congratulations to him.

UPDATE: The SMH report is now up:
New [...]

Lealiifano and Mowen make the Wallabies squad

By 19 May 2013

Foxsports has the happy news that the Brumbies have added Christian Lealiifano and Ben Mowen to their ranks of Wallaby selected players with the naming of the squad to take on the Lions.
A well deserved honour and it will be great to see them showing what they can do.
Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore, and Joe Tomane [...]

White and Lealiifano called into Wallabies pre-season

By 14 January 2013

The Brumbies have the happy news that last season’s livewire halves pairing of Christian Lealiifano and Nic White (now recovered from injury) are featuring in Wallaby selector’s thoughts:
Eight University of Canberra Brumbies players have travelled to Sydney this week for a pre-season Wallabies camp that has drawn Australia’s best talent together.
Ben Alexander, David [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tomane out for six weeks

By 8 June 2012

The Roar have the extremely annoying news that the useless Wallaby regime has broken the Brumbies’ star winger Joe Tomane.
Tomane was rushed to hospital for scans during Thursday afternoon’s training session after hurting his left ankle at Ballymore.
The scans revealed he had suffered a syndesmosis injury and is expected to be sidelined for up [...]

Brumbies in the Wallabies train on squad

By 28 May 2012

Brumbies fans had rather been hoping that we’d escape the attentions of the selectors and leave our players to get on with Brumby business.
But no such luck with the 39 strong training squad announcement.
For the players it’s a huge honour and it’s certainly another validation of what the side has been doing this year (the [...]

ACT players snubbed in World Cup squad. Good.

By 18 August 2011

Normally we yield to no one in boosting Brumbies players on the international stage.
But it goes to the heart of the Brumbies woes that today’s announcement of the Wallabies squad to play in the world cup saw two Brumbies players snubbed, and they thoroughly deserved it.
James Horwill has been named our Captain over Rocky Elsom [...]

George Smith in Belconnen Dymocks

By 22 July 2011

[ 27 July 2011 at 12:30 pm; ] The Brumbies have the exciting to rugby fans news that Australia’s greatest ever openside flanker, not to mention Brumbies stalwart, is returning to Canberra to sign his biography.

CA Technologies Brumbies fans will have a chance to say hello to one of their favorite sons this week when George Smith launches his book at Dymocks [...]

Workshy Brumbies?

By 29 June 2010

RugbyHeaven has the often excellent Spiro Zavos opining on what can be done to improve the Wallabies’ chances in the tri-nations this year.
There’s an interesting gem buried in there towards the end:
One flash is that the Wallabies conditioning coach will monitor the entire squad with GPS tracking devices that will record the intensity of [...]

Wallabies vs Fiji:

By 7 June 2010

Over 15,000 Canberrans froze their butts off to watch the Wallabies defeat Fiji (49-3) at Canberra Stadium on Satuday night. And it was so worth the frostbite!
The Fijian game plan appeared to be lots of kicking behind the line, which seemed to work OK for them.
Unfortunately, there were also a lot of high tackles [...]

Wallabies at Westfield Belconnen

By 3 June 2010

[ 3 June 2010 at 1:00 pm; ] Has everyone heard that the Wallabies will be appearing at Westfield Belconnen today between 1&2? 

I think it is outside Rebel.  I heard that Rebel are doing a promo also where you can buy a jersey and get a free scarf…

Wonder which Wallabies will be appearing?

The Ma’afu clan comes to Canberra

By 2 June 2010

At RugbyHeaven Growders is talking up Saturday night’s Wallabies game here in Canberra against Fiji.
In a rugby first the debutant opposing props are brothers. The Brumbies’ own Salesi Ma’afu for the Wallabies against his brother Campese Ma’afu (now there’s a real rugby family) for Fiji.
Apparently Ma’afus from far and wide are descending on our fair [...]

Nine Brumbies make the Wallaby squad

By 27 May 2010

The ARU have announced a rookie-heavy 30 man Wallaby squad as they prepare for the game against Fiji here in Canberra.
Rocky Elsom is captain with eight other Brumbies named in the squad.
The Brumbies are also pleased with the selections:
Nine CA Technologies Brumbies have been included among a 30-man Wallabies squad named today for next [...]

Another Test match for Canberra! This time Fiji

By 21 September 2009

[ 5 June 2010; ] The Australian Rugby Union has announced that Canberra’s getting a second test match in two years!

This time against Fiji on 5 June, 2010.

“Canberra embraced the return of International Rugby,” said ARU Managing Director and CEO John O’Neill.

“There was a real buzz about the city and the media coverage was great.

“When it came to [...]

Wallabies… worth the money?

By 16 June 2009

[First filed: June 14, 2009 @ 15:18]

That the London Telegraph is running a match report of last night’s game between the Wallabies and Italy here in Canberra is testament to the importance of the event.
For the record our brave gold clad lads ran out winners 31-8. The teenage James O’Connor grabbed the headlines with a [...]

George Gregan v. The Wallabies

By 4 December 2008

George Gregan will always be a hero to the shadowy RiotACT cabal.
This morning the former Brumby kingpin turned out as a substitution for the Barbarians against the Wallabies and turned back the clock.
Here’s a brief snippet of him bringing down (eventually) the ACT’s own Adam Ashley Cooper.

The Chiz does the biz

By 30 November 2008

One of the greater pleasures of a Brumbies fan is seeing big Mark Chisholm going for a gallop.
Last night he had one of his better ones in a losing cause for the Wallabies.

Finally a Rugby Test in Canberra!

By 24 October 2008

The ABC reports that a long awaited rugby international is coming to Canberra next year.
“The Wallabies will play Italy at Canberra Stadium in the opening match of the Test series in June 2009″
The last test in Canberra was in 2000 against Argentina which we were very lucky to win.

Finally you can blame George Gregan

By 9 October 2008

The Brumbies are carrying the news that the ever unfairly maligned George Gregan is going to turn out for the Barbarians against the Wallabies on 3 December at Twickers.
The Barbarian Football Club announced today Gregan is the latest international star to confirm his availability for a match that will mark the Centenary of the 1908 [...]

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