The CA Technologies Brumbies have sent off four long-time servants of the club with an impressive win over the Rebels in their last home game of 2011 at Canberra Stadium on Friday night.
Matt Giteau, Mitchell Chapman, Patrick Phibbs and Adam Ashley-Cooper all said goodbye to Canberra Stadium with smiles on their faces – Giteau sealing the occasion with a try, a penalty and two conversions.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have named their team to play the Rebels this Friday night at Canberra Stadium with two changes in the forwards due to Ita Vaea’s suspension and Mark Chisholm’s injury.
Mitchell Chapman will slide to the back of the scrum at No 8, while Henry Vanderglas will take his place at blind-side flanker in his first Super Rugby start.
CA Technologies Brumbies lock Ben Hand will earn his 50th Cap on Saturday night in Brisbane when his side takes on the table-topping Reds in one of Australia’s fiercest rivalries.
The steadfast lock has been a terrific leader in a tough year for the CA Technologies Brumbies, having played in every game and featured frequently for the club during the last three seasons after joining from the NSW Waratahs.
Scrumhalf Nic White is set to make his debut from the CA Technologies Brumbies bench this weekend, with the Eastwood playmaker being drafted into the side in the absence of Josh Valentine who is out with a hamstring strain.
White is one of just two changes to the CA Technologies Brumbies team which took on the Stormers last weekend, with Henry Vanderglas making his long awaited return to the top grade in place of Michael Hooper and Colby Faingaa – both are in Italy with the Australian Under 20’s.
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.