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.
Eight weeks after kicking off his career as a Brumby at the AIS testing day, Zack Holmes has come through to maintain his standing as one of the team’s top performers moving closer to the start of the 2012 Super Rugby season.
The Brumbies have spent their Wednesday afternoons delivering a bit of cheer to some of Canberra’s toughest residents when they visited Canberra Hospital’s Paediatric and Oncology wards.
Scott Fardy has arrived at the Brumbies having finished his time in Japan with the Kamaishi Seawaves.