The Stormers have claimed their first ever victory in the ACT after grinding out a 16-3 win in frosty conditions at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.
Skipper Matt Giteau was ruled out on Saturday morning with an infected tooth, leaving Stephen Moore to lead the side.
Ita Vaea returns to the base of the scrum at No 8 this Saturday night, when the CA Technologies Brumbies take on the Stormers at Canberra Stadium.
Vaea, who was one of three changes to the team, missed last Saturday’s clash with the Force in Perth after suffering an ankle injury against the Lions.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have named their team to face the Western Force this Saturday.
Injuries to Ita Veae, Huia Edmonds, Salesi Ma’afu and Mitchell Chapman have opened the door for several changes.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have signed Cam Crawford and re-signed Peter Kimlin, both to two-year contracts.
Kimlin, a Wallaby who earned two Caps in 2009, has returned to the CA Technologies Brumbies in 2011 after missing the entire 2010 Super Rugby season with a nerve injury in his shoulder.
It wasn’t a win, but it was the next best thing, with the CA Technologies Brumbies claiming a draw in Perth against the Western Force, 13 all.
The ACT team’s tenacious defence proved the deciding factor in a match that featured two tries and two penalties a piece.
The following team has been selected to take part in the Australian Schools Championships Ballymore Stadium Brisbane 4-10 July, 2011.
Brumbies Rugby Chief Executive Andrew Fagan will soon have to leave the comfort of his own home to sleep it rough in the cold outdoors.
Fagan hasn't yet been evicted from his home, but he has stuck his hand up to be part of the CEO Sleepout aimed at helping fix the problem of homelessness in the ACT region and beyond.
Adding salt to the wounds of Saturday’s loss to the Lions, the CA Technologies Brumbies are now contending with several serious injuries resulting from the clash at Canberra Stadium.
Huia Edmonds suffered a Lis Franc injury to his ankle, leaving him on the sidelines for six months. It is a massive blow to the hooker, who had been in the Wallabies fold for the previous 12 months and was hopeful of making Robbie Deans World Cup squad.
The CA Technologies Brumbies horror run has continued – going down to the last placed Lions at Canberra Stadium in freezing conditions and in doing so denying Captain Matt Giteau a win for his 100th Super Rugby Cap.
The ACT based team were outmuscled in the forwards by an enthusiastic Lions outfit smarting from a heavy loss to the Cheetahs just a week before.
The autumn chill has arrived in Canberra, with the CA Technologies Brumbies braving the frosty conditions to complete their Captain’s Run at Canberra Stadium on Friday afternoon.
Moving the session to late afternoon was on the cards all week, with coaching staff looking to have the team ready for their evening match on Saturday.