In support of the top flight Brumbies team, the ACT XV have announced their schedule for the 2012 season with the regular fixtures against Pacific Island A teams highlighting the calendar.
With just over three weeks until the Brumbies play their first trial in Darwin, Jake White and the rest of the coaching staff have almost finalised their plans to tour Australia’s Top End.
Pat McCabe continues to make quality progress 11 weeks after having surgery on his damaged shoulder.
If the luck of the Irish is on the Brumbies side in 2012, then ACT supporters can shoot a big thank you to one of their newest recruits, Ruaidhri Murphy.
After a gruelling World Cup campaign, a successful spring tour of Wales and England and his own wedding in Durban, Wallabies and Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore returned to training with the Brumbies this week ready to tackle 2012.
Lunch with Jake, fully signed 2012 Brumbies jersey and two tickets to each home game on offer.
The Brumbies resumed training on Tuesday refreshed and ready to finish pre-season strongly after a 10 day break for Christmas and New Year.
After knocking over the first eight weeks of pre-season the Brumbies took to the paint-ball track on Thursday morning to celebrate the end of 2011.
Brumbies players are preparing for their annual migration to the Top End with the team set to face the Western Force on Saturday, 4 February at Rugby Park in Darwin.
A spread of backs and forwards have been identified by Brumbies staff as the team’s biggest improvers over the pre-season months, with every player in the squad making advances on where they were at the end of October.