6/23/2014

UC Brumbies finish Runners Up in Singapore


The University of Canberra Brumbies have finished runners up in Singapore going down to the Auckland Blues in the Final on Sunday night. 

In hot and humid conditions, the UC Brumbies battled through the pool and play-off stages undefeated until the Final where it took a double over-time, golden point try to the Blues to secure the title. 

Despite running out to a 5-0 lead thanks to a Conrad Hoffmann try, the UC brumbies then conceded the next two going down 10-5. 

Captain Robbie Coleman said it had been a terrific tournament. 

“I’m proud of this group and all the work they’ve put in over the last couple of weeks to get a result here in Singapore,” Coleman said. 

“There are plenty of quality players and teams here and I’m sure this tournament will be a huge success into the future.

“At the start of the tournament we had ambitions to win the entire thing. That hasn’t happened, but we did have a crack and we leave Singapore pleased with the way we played.” 

Through the Pool stages the UC Brumbies tackled Petrarca, Cardiff Blues and The Asia/Pacific Dragons before taking down Biarritz and Cardiff again on their way to the Final. 

The UC Brumbies have returned to Canberra and will now prepare for their next big challenge against the Waratahs on Saturday in Sydney.