Another week, another hard fought match for the CA Technologies Brumbies, this time going down to a ferocious Highlanders outfit at Invercargill’s Rugby Park 26-20.
The CA Technologies Brumbies hard start to the season hasn’t eased, with the loss to the Highlanders pushing their 2011 record out to a 1-5 win-loss ratio.
The CA Technologies Brumbies are celebrating the signature of one of Australia’s most promising young talents, with Colby Faingaa agreeing to a two-year deal on Wednesday.
Having debuted for the CA Technologies Brumbies against the Chiefs last year, Faingaa went on to claim six caps in the 2010 season and has featured in every fixture of 2011.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have arrived in Invercargill and named their team to play the Highlanders on Friday night at Rugby Park.
The 11 hour trip finished in Invercargill last night where the players got an early night’s sleep ahead of Thursday’s Captain’s Run.
The Waratahs have scored a try with just nine seconds remaining to steal a win from the CA Technologies Brumbies at Canberra Stadium, continuing a difficult period for the ACT based team.
A commanding performance across the field from the Brumby Runners guided the team to a 54-21 win over the Junior Waratahs at Canberra Stadium on Saturday Night.
The Runners scored eight tries to three in a match that is sure to impress the CA Technologies Brumbies coaches. Fullback Jesse Mogg and half-back Nick White both outstanding performers in a team that clicked into gear from the time they took the field.
The CA Technologies Brumbies had a chance to draw the game in the dying moments when a converted try to Ben Alexander pulled the scores to 22-22, but it wasn’t to be as Waratah Sitaleki Timani powered over the try line with the siren sounding in the background.
CA Technologies Brumbies Head Coach Tony Rea has named his team to take on the Waratahs at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night. Several changes have taken place from the team that lost to the Crusaders in Nelson two weeks ago.
CA Technologies Brumbies fullback Pat McCabe has been ruled out of Saturday’s match against the Waratahs with a hamstring injury.
McCabe suffered the injury late in the week while running at training.
In the forward pack Mitchell Chapman, who suffered facial fractures in Nelson, has been replaced by Colby Faingaa at blindside flanker, while Julian Salvi returns from the bench to openside flanker. Salvi’s bench spot will be filled by Michael Hooper.