Pat McCabe has re-signed with the University of Canberra Brumbies until the end of the 2015 season after putting pen to paper on Tuesday morning.
Scans taken on Monday of George Smith’s medial ligament have revealed the injury is not as serious as first feared.
The Tuggeranong Vikings have continued their unbeaten season against a highly committed Eastern Suburbs side in a scrappy 41-12 win at Viking Park in round seven of the John I Dent Cup.
The University of Canberra Brumbies have fallen 28-22 in the final minutes to a resurgent Waratahs team in a see-sawing match at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.
Uncapped Wallabies Ben Mowen and Christian Lealiifano will join test veterans Stephen Moore and Ben Alexander, while flying winger Joe Tomane gets an opportunity to add to his one cap.
The University of Canberra Brumbies have made two changes to their starting line-up, with Scott Sio named at loose-head prop and Scott Fardy returning from injury at lock.
With five games until the Super Rugby finals, University of Canberra Brumbies captain Ben Mowen believes his side will face their biggest test of the year when they confront the in-form NSW Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday night.
Despite sitting on top of the Super Rugby table, University of Canberra Brumbies forward Stephen Moore believes the side should not stress about ladder positions and rather focus on Saturday night’s massive task against the NSW Waratahs.
The John I Dent Cup recieved a huge boost in talent this week, with 12 Brumbies contracted players named in the initial starting lineups.
Up to 16 contracted, EPS and train-on members of the University of Canberra Brumbies squad have been made available for selection this weekend in the John I Dent Cup.