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.
The Brumbies have moved to fill the last gap in their 2012 playing roster by promoting two players further up their squad.
The festive season is well underway with the Brumbies holding their ‘Foundies’ Christmas party at the clubhouse last night. The evening gave the Brumbies a chance to say thank you to the foundation members and also give this group a chance to meet the new faces in the squad for the 2012 season.
The Brumbies have enlisted the help of one of South Africa’s most promising defence consultants with David Wessels in the ACT to share some of his know-how for the next month.
Pat McCabe has returned to Canberra and will undergo the remaining weeks of his rehabilitation with the Brumbies Coaching and Medical staff.
The Brumbies have released Stephen Hoiles from the final year of his contract.