The 2011 John I Dent Cup season has ended with the Tuggeranong Vikings taking out their ninth first-grade title in a dominant 44-18 victory over the Western District Lions.
After a get out of jail win last weekend, Wests have kept their 2011 title campaign alive with a dominant 32-13 win over Gungahlin at Viking Park on Saturday and have booked a spot in next weekendís John I Dent Cup Grand Final against Tuggeranong.
Gungahlin and Wests square off for the right to face Tuggeranong in next weekend’s decider after a fiercely contested opening weekend of the finals series.
After scraping their way through to the next round of the John I Dent finals series on Sunday, Wests will be looking to build from that encouraging finish when they face Gungahlin this weekend for a spot in the Grand Final.
The ACT & Southern NSW Rugby Union awards were announced on Friday night, with Soakai Tai from the Royals taking home the MacDougall Medal.
Players from the CA Technologies Brumbies have headed to local primary schools this week to read books to the students as part of Book Week. Matt Toomua and Jerry Yanuyanutawa spent their Thursday afternoons revisiting some of their childhood favourites for students at Curtin Primary School with titles like Treasure Island and James and the Giant Peach.
A close win against premiership threats Wests on Saturday has left the Royals on the cusp of a preliminary-final start as they slipped by the narrowest of margins into the John I Dent finals series which kicks-off this weekend.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have begun their second team camp at Narrabeen with Joseph Tomane joining the group for the first time.
After walking from the field most Saturday afternoons battered and bruised, most rugby players are pretty happy their bones are strong enough to stand up to the challenge of being belted by 100kg-plus monsters.
It’s still more than six months until the first kick-off of the 2012 Super Rugby season, but CA Technologies Brumbies Head Coach Jake White has finalised his squad with the acquisition of four new players on Friday.