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
The CA Technologies Brumbies have signed giant outside back Joseph Tomane (pron: Toe-mah-neh) to a two-year deal.
The former Melbourne Storm and Gold Coast Titans rugby league star was looking for an opportunity in rugby union, having gone through the junior representative ranks with players like James O’Connor and Matt Toomua.
The ACT Women’s team will travel to Brisbane on Friday to take part in the 2011 National Championships at the West Brisbane Bulldogs Rugby Club, Memorial Park, Sylvan Road, Toowong.
The CA Technologies Brumbies were unable to match a determined NSW Waratahs side in their final match of the 2011 season, going down 41–7 at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
In what was a disappointing send off for some of the CA Technologies Brumbies veterans, including Captain Matt Giteau and Mitchell Chapman, the Waratahs put up a dominant performance as they secured a place in the Super Rugby finals series.