The CA Technologies Brumbies have named their side to play the Cheetahs at Bloemfontein on Friday night [Saturday morning, 3am AEST].
The return of players like Huia Edmonds and Stephen Moore has added depth to the pack, while promotion to the starting side for the first time this year for Pat Phibbs at scrumhalf is also a switch of note.
Rugby World Cup winning coach Jake White has been appointed Head Coach of the CA Technologies’ Brumbies for the next four seasons.
White’s ambitious nature and proven track record were significant factors in Brumbies Rugby seeking his leadership.
It may be overcast and a bit chilly but the CA Technologies Brumbies are enjoying Cape Town after the extended squad reached South Africa on Sunday night.
The tour’s first training session on Monday afternoon also proved a success, with lots of talk and quality skills leading the way to the CA Technologies Brumbies first game against the Cheetahs on Friday night [Saturday morning AEST].
The CA Technologies Brumbies are extending an invitation to the public to attend their Open Training session at Viking Park on Thursday afternoon.
As well as having a chat with Brumbies Rugby fans, members of the squad will also be handing out stickers and posters.
An impressive Brumby Runners season and strong form for club side Sydney University have elevated 21-year-old lock Sam Carter to a two-year contract with the CA Technologies Brumbies.
In a boost for the side’s lock stocks, Carter has inked a deal that will keep him in the CA Technologies Brumbies main squad through to the end of 2013.
A come from behind win by the Western Force has dealt the CA Technologies Brumbies another disappointing loss at Canberra Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
In the first afternoon match played at Canberra Stadium since 2004, the local team was unable to put the Force away with the lead changing hands on six occasions.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have named their team to face the Force this Sunday afternoon at Canberra Stadium, with several changes to the team that beat the Hurricanes last weekend.
In the forwards, Anthony Hegarty will earn his first Super Rugby start after making two other appearances this season from the bench. Also in the front row, Dan Palmer returns to the starting line up with Salesi Ma’afu moving back to the bench.
Families of all shapes and sizes are being invited to head to Canberra Stadium this Sunday to see the CA Technologies Brumbies take on the Western Force.
Family Day will be the first time Sunday afternoon rugby has returned to Canberra Stadium since 2004, with stacks of activities to entertain the kids as well as a top quality game of Super Rugby on offer.
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.