The Blues have been kept try-less for the first time this season as the University of Canberra Brumbies stormed to a commanding 26-9 win to stay top of the Australian Conference.
Six ACT players have been named in the Australian U20s side which will compete in an initial world-cup warm up tournament where they will face Samoa and Fiji schoolboys.
Women’s rugby in the ACT continues to flourish with Michelle Milward and Louise Burrows both being recognised with selection in the Australian Wallaroos side.
The University of Canberra Brumbies have made just one change to their starting side with Siliva Siliva given a crack at the No.2 jumper for Friday’s clash with the Blues.
A brumby enclosure, set to open at the National Zoo and Aquarium on Tuesday, will provide a valuable link between Canberra’s premier wildlife park and its Super Rugby team.
The Rebels have claimed their second win over the University of Canberra Brumbies, 32-24 in Melbourne, after a dominant second half by the home team buried the men in navy and gold.
Christian Lealiifano will return to the UC Brumbies match-day 23 this Friday night against the Rebels after coming through 60 minutes unscathed with the Tuggeranong Vikings last Saturday in Canberra.
The UC Brumbies have made just one change to their staring side which beat the Stormers last weekend, with Tevita Kuridrani named at outside centre after a week off for a family funeral.
The ACT’s U15 Junior Gold Cup side will fly to Melbourne on Friday to face Victoria in the tournament’s first Semi-Final as Curtain Raiser for the Rebels v UC Brumbies clash.
The ACT will be represented by a side in the new National Rugby Championship, as announced by the ARU on Monday.