9/21/2012

2013 Super Rugby draw released


The University of Canberra Brumbies will face the Reds at home in their opening match of the Super Rugby season after the competition draw was unveiled on Friday.

It’s been three years since the University of Canberra Brumbies have been able to defeat the Reds at Canberra Stadium, with the Queenslanders holding sway over the Australian Conference since 2011.

The opening-match of the Super Rugby season at Canberra Stadium will kick-start an exciting year of rugby for University of Canberra Brumbies fans.

Including the mid-week match with the British & Irish Lions, the Brumbies will have nine home games in 2013. Annual games against domestic rivals the Force, Reds, Waratahs and Rebels will be backed up with matches against the Bulls, Kings, Hurricanes and Crusaders.

It’s the first time the Bulls or Crusaders have visited Canberra since 2009. Both sides lost on those occasions and will be looking to bounce back in 2013.

In April the University of Canberra Brumbies will prepare for their first ever hit-out at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin against the Highlanders while road trips to Durban and Cape Town will provide huge challenges for the finals-hungry visitors. The Brumbies also return to Auckland for a crucial match against the Blues in May.

Brumbies Rugby Eight Game Membership packs are selling fast and fans are urged to get in and show support for their team in 2013.

For more information on becoming a University of Canberra Brumbies Member in 2013, visit brumbies.com.au.

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: 7.40pm

Friday, 5 April
Brumbies v Kings
Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: 7.40pm

Friday, 12 April
Highlanders v Brumbies
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick-off: 5.35pm

Saturday, 20 April
Reds v Brumbies
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 7.40pm

Saturday, 27 April
Brumbies v Force
Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: 7.40pm

Sunday, May 5
Brumbies v Crusaders
Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: 4.05pm

Saturday, 18 May
Waratahs v Brumbies
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Kick-off: 7.40pm

Saturday, 25 May
Blues v Brumbies
Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off: 5.35pm

Friday, 31 May
Brumbies v Hurricanes
Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: 7.40pm

Friday, 7 June
Brumbies v Rebels
Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: 7.40pm

Saturday 13 July
Force v Brumbies
nib Stadium, Perth
Kick-off: 9.40pm