A come from behind win by the Western Force has dealt the CA Technologies Brumbies another disappointing loss at Canberra Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
In the first afternoon match played at Canberra Stadium since 2004, the local team was unable to put the Force away with the lead changing hands on six occasions.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have named their team to face the Force this Sunday afternoon at Canberra Stadium, with several changes to the team that beat the Hurricanes last weekend.
In the forwards, Anthony Hegarty will earn his first Super Rugby start after making two other appearances this season from the bench. Also in the front row, Dan Palmer returns to the starting line up with Salesi Ma’afu moving back to the bench.
Families of all shapes and sizes are being invited to head to Canberra Stadium this Sunday to see the CA Technologies Brumbies take on the Western Force.
Family Day will be the first time Sunday afternoon rugby has returned to Canberra Stadium since 2004, with stacks of activities to entertain the kids as well as a top quality game of Super Rugby on offer.
CA Technologies Brumbies fans are celebrating a nail-biting win with the ACT based team carrying a slender one point advantage to the full-time siren to beat the Hurricanes 17-16 at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.
It had been seven weeks since the CA Technologies Brumbies had last tasted victory leaving the team with plenty to smile about as the full-time siren sounded.
If you are missing something that you swear was left on a table, on a seat or in a corner at the Brumbies Rugby Training Centre, there’s a pretty good chance practical joker Huia Edmonds knows exactly where it is.
Edmonds is the Kingpin in a league of practical jokers, which also includes names like Matt Giteau, Ben Alexander, Julian Salvi, Peter Kimlin and Adam Ashley-Cooper.
A strong second-half comeback from Victoria gave it a 31-24 win over John I Dent club Easts in the curtain raiser to the CA Technologies Brumbies Super Rugby fixture with the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Victoria trailed by 14 points with 20 minutes to play but stormed home with tries to Tomu Mataika, Afa Amosa and David Hardisty to give it a confidence boosting seven-point victory.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have named a team to take on the Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night, with no changes to the starting line up from last week’s narrow loss to the Highlanders at Invercargill.
Moving to an extended bench for the game is Pat McCabe, who is hoping for a return from a minor hamstring injury he suffered at training days before the Week Six clash with the Waratahs.
Saturday night is a cross-road for both the CA Technologies Brumbies and the Hurricanes having made less than satisfying starts to their 2011 Super Rugby seasons.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have lost five of their first six matches – including five on the trot – making tonight’s match against the Hurricanes one of the most important of their season.
Saia Faingaa has been named captain of the Australian Under 19 team that will compete in this month's IRB U19 World Championship in Dubai.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have held two training sessions at Durban’s Northwood School this week, having arrived at the coastal city on Saturday.
The team trained well on both occasions, with injury concerns Mitch Chapman, Peter Kimlin (both arm) and Dan Palmer (foot) having improved as the week progressed. All three are expected to play.