CA Technologies Brumbies fans are celebrating a nail-biting win with the ACT based team carrying a slender one point advantage to the full-time siren to beat the Hurricanes 17-16 at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.
It had been seven weeks since the CA Technologies Brumbies had last tasted victory leaving the team with plenty to smile about as the full-time siren sounded.
If you are missing something that you swear was left on a table, on a seat or in a corner at the Brumbies Rugby Training Centre, there’s a pretty good chance practical joker Huia Edmonds knows exactly where it is.
Edmonds is the Kingpin in a league of practical jokers, which also includes names like Matt Giteau, Ben Alexander, Julian Salvi, Peter Kimlin and Adam Ashley-Cooper.
A strong second-half comeback from Victoria gave it a 31-24 win over John I Dent club Easts in the curtain raiser to the CA Technologies Brumbies Super Rugby fixture with the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Victoria trailed by 14 points with 20 minutes to play but stormed home with tries to Tomu Mataika, Afa Amosa and David Hardisty to give it a confidence boosting seven-point victory.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have named a team to take on the Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night, with no changes to the starting line up from last week’s narrow loss to the Highlanders at Invercargill.
Moving to an extended bench for the game is Pat McCabe, who is hoping for a return from a minor hamstring injury he suffered at training days before the Week Six clash with the Waratahs.
Saturday night is a cross-road for both the CA Technologies Brumbies and the Hurricanes having made less than satisfying starts to their 2011 Super Rugby seasons.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have lost five of their first six matches – including five on the trot – making tonight’s match against the Hurricanes one of the most important of their season.
Saia Faingaa has been named captain of the Australian Under 19 team that will compete in this month's IRB U19 World Championship in Dubai.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have held two training sessions at Durban’s Northwood School this week, having arrived at the coastal city on Saturday.
The team trained well on both occasions, with injury concerns Mitch Chapman, Peter Kimlin (both arm) and Dan Palmer (foot) having improved as the week progressed. All three are expected to play.
Another week, another hard fought match for the CA Technologies Brumbies, this time going down to a ferocious Highlanders outfit at Invercargill’s Rugby Park 26-20.
The CA Technologies Brumbies hard start to the season hasn’t eased, with the loss to the Highlanders pushing their 2011 record out to a 1-5 win-loss ratio.
The CA Technologies Brumbies are celebrating the signature of one of Australia’s most promising young talents, with Colby Faingaa agreeing to a two-year deal on Wednesday.
Having debuted for the CA Technologies Brumbies against the Chiefs last year, Faingaa went on to claim six caps in the 2010 season and has featured in every fixture of 2011.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have arrived in Invercargill and named their team to play the Highlanders on Friday night at Rugby Park.
The 11 hour trip finished in Invercargill last night where the players got an early night’s sleep ahead of Thursday’s Captain’s Run.