2/13/2013

Brumbies Rugby fans asked to join the Gold Rush


University of Canberra Brumbies fans are being asked to contribute to the Gold Rush at Canberra Stadium this Saturday night, with team kit and hats a show of support for the players going to battle with the Reds.

Membership packs have been floating into mailboxes throughout the ACT over the last couple of weeks and Brumbies fans are being asked to make the most of their yellow caps and scarves on Saturday night.

In addition, bright yellow flags thanks to Service One Banking will be handed out at the gates, free of charge for Brumbies fans to join the Gold Rush.

Since Monday, Head Coach Jake White has spoken about turning Canberra back into the fortress it was in the early 2000’s, with crowd figures regularly climbing above the 20,000 mark. With the return of Clyde Rathbone and the selection of Wallaby Captain David Pocock, White was confident Brumbies Rugby supporters would turn out in big numbers to support their team.

“It’s always nice when you can go into the season with a fully fledged team, we’ve been lucky with injuries other than Pat McCabe but we couldn’t ask for more in terms of a team we want to play on Saturday night,” White said.

“It’s fantastic for Canberra and for us that Clyde is back and playing. We need some hype for this week – we want an old player coming back and bringing back the old ways of supporting the team. I’d like to challenge our fans to come along in big numbers.

“We’d love to see 20,000 through the gate on Saturday.”

Saturday night is the 21st time the Reds and the Brumbies have faced off at Super Rugby level, with the two teams developing one of the greatest rivalries in the southern hemisphere.

As the last match played in Canberra before summer shuts its doors, fans are invited to get to Canberra Stadium for the University of Canberra Brumbies 7.30pm kick-off and not to miss the action.