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.
A brace of classy tries to winger Robbie Coleman has highlighted a solid win for the UC Brumbies over Cape Town rivals, the Stormers at GIO Stadium on Saturday night.
The national Under 20s competition kicks off in Canberra on Saturday and will run through until Wednesday next week at Viking Park.
Cape Town raised, Jean-Pierre Smith will make his professional starting debut against his home town on Saturday night when the loose head prop claims the No.1 jersey to face the Stormers at GIO Stadium, Canberra.
The ACT XV secured a narrow win 18-17 in their final Pacific Rugby Cup game against Samoa A in the curtain raiser at GIO Stadium in Canberra.
The University of Canberra Brumbies have struck hard at their closest rival, the NSW Waratahs on Saturday night walking away 28-23 winners at GIO Stadium.