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.
Brumbies Rugby Development will host eight teams in Thursday’s annual ACT&SNSW Brumbies Rugby Shield Finals Tournament at the O’Conner Ovals. High schools from the ACT and Southern NSW Brumbies catchment will contest the finals after each area had conducted regional 15 a-side tournaments over the past three months.
Five players from the CA Technologies Brumbies 2011 squad have been named to tour with the Wallabies this week when the national squad heads to Auckland to take on the All Blacks in the first Bledisloe encounter of the year.
Trading winter frosts for sunshine, the CA Technologies Brumbies have headed north to Narrabeen for a talent identification camp with all players being put through their paces over four days of intensive training.
CA Technologies Brumbies fans will have a chance to say hello to one of their favorite sons this week when George Smith launches his book at Dymocks Bookshop in Belconnen at 12.30pm this Wednesday.
The official photos from the 2011 Brumbies Presentation Dinner are now available through SERVICE ONE Members Banking’s website – www.somb.com.au. View the image gallery today for your chance to WIN a framed jersey signed by the award winning players from the night. SERVICE ONE was the presenting partner for the 2011 dinner.
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.