The CA Technologies Brumbies Head Coach Jake White arrived in Canberra on Friday and has already started working on 2012.
The World Cup winning coach now has seven months to plan for next year, with training sessions scheduled in Sydney and Canberra for the entire off-season.
Six players from the 2011 CA Technologies Brumbies 2011 squad will feature for the Wallabies this Sunday when the Australians play their first international of the year against Samoa at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have signed Queensland young guns Ian Prior and Kimami Sitauti (Pron. Key-mah-me Si-tow-tee) to two-year deals, shoring up the team’s scrumhalf and outside backs stocks moving into 2012.
Best Back: PATRICK MCCABE
POS Utility back
H/W 1.86m, 96kg
SR Caps 27
SR Pts 20
The CA Technologies Brumbies will again feature heavily for the Wallabies with seven members of the 2011 team being named in the initial 40 man squad.
While there were no new faces from the team selected, Ben Alexander, Rocky Elsom, Salesi Ma’afu, Stephen Moore, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Matt Giteau and Pat McCabe have all been picked and travelled to Sydney over the weekend.
Brian Paule, one of Royals Rugby’s most tireless contributors, is set to reach a special milestone this Saturday against Cooma at Griffith Oval – his 450th grade game for the club.
Brian has been the Club President of Royals since 2003. He was an instrumental force in bringing the club back from extinction, taking the reins after Royals lost its licensed premises and faced an uncertain future.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have taken another step towards securing their playing roster for the 2012 Super Rugby season by signing Ben Mowen and Siliva Siliva (pron. Sel-ee-va) to two-year deals.
Mowen is a former Australian Under 21’s Captain (2005) who has also represented the Waratahs and Reds at Super Rugby level.
The ACT Women’s side has been beaten in the grand final of the Australian Championships by Queensland after a controversial first-half try decided the winner on Tuesday.
The ACT Women’s side will face Queensland in the grand final match at the Australian Championships on Tuesday.
The Brumbies managed to fight back against NSW Country on Monday morning having trailed their closest geographical opponent 21-7.
Saturday, 2 July, 2011
First Grade: 3.05pm, Reserve Grade: 1.40pm, Colts: 12.15pm