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.
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.