According to the ARU’s website there’s supposed to be an Australian Rugby Championship kicking off on 11 August.
There’s supposed to be a Canberra team in the competition going by the name of Vikings. They are, presumably because they got a good deal, going to play their games at Manuka Oval although the ARU hasn’t seen fit to actually confirm any fixtures yet.
Now my reading of the Vikings Rugby website makes it clear that this Canberra team is going to be a representative side which they hope to get their players into, but aren’t in charge of.
The ACT Rugby page on RugbyNet offers the following advice:
PLEASE GO TO
ACT & SOUTHERN NSW RUGBY UNION
So off we go to the Brumbies website where, momentarily puzzled to learn that they’re calling Brumby Jack “BJ”, we can find no mention at all of this new team in the new competition. They do have a community rugby section which has a competitions page. This also makes no mention of this new team.
So, three questions, feel free to reply in the comments or via email:
1) Is this competition for real?
2) Who’s running the Canberra end of it?
3) How do we get in touch with whoever is running the Canberra end so we can give them some free publicity rather than them ending up stuck on Channelvision being seen by a total of 15 people?