Coming off the bench to face the Hurricanes back in 2008, a wide-eyed teenager named Matt Toomua had been earmarked early to make a big impression at Super Rugby level.
The University of Canberra Brumbies have named their team to face the Hurricanes on Friday night with a re-shuffle of the back-row and Andrew Smith at inside-centre the selection highlights.
Ahead of their historic tour of Ireland, Royals rugby players have enjoyed dinner and drinks at the Irish Embassy in Canberra on Wednesday hosted by Irish Ambassador, Noel White.
More than 200 students from the ACT have competed in the College Sevens at the University of Canberra on Wednesday, with the top two boys and girls teams set to advance to the next stage.
David Pocock will miss the rest of the 2014 Super Rugby season after undergoing a full reconstruction on his left knee, Wednesday night.
The ACT’s Women’s Sevens side will fight to keep its championship title this weekend when the national tournament heads to the AIS.
The ACT Under 20s are celebrating after eight players were selected for the Combined States team to contest the Australian Championships here in Canberra later this month.
The ACT’s Junior Gold Cup squads have both made flying starts to their campaigns and will look forward to their next match against Hunter in Newcastle on Saturday.
With the Pacific Rugby Cup under way for another year, ACT rugby fans will be given plenty of opportunities to see some of the Pacific region’s best talent on show in their own backyard.
The ACT XV has gone down narrowly to Argentina’s B team, the Pampas, at RMC on Sunday afternoon in the second round of the Pacific Rugby Cup.