Gungahlin and Wests square off for the right to face Tuggeranong in next weekend’s decider after a fiercely contested opening weekend of the finals series.
After scraping their way through to the next round of the John I Dent finals series on Sunday, Wests will be looking to build from that encouraging finish when they face Gungahlin this weekend for a spot in the Grand Final.
The ACT & Southern NSW Rugby Union awards were announced on Friday night, with Soakai Tai from the Royals taking home the MacDougall Medal.
Players from the CA Technologies Brumbies have headed to local primary schools this week to read books to the students as part of Book Week. Matt Toomua and Jerry Yanuyanutawa spent their Thursday afternoons revisiting some of their childhood favourites for students at Curtin Primary School with titles like Treasure Island and James and the Giant Peach.
A close win against premiership threats Wests on Saturday has left the Royals on the cusp of a preliminary-final start as they slipped by the narrowest of margins into the John I Dent finals series which kicks-off this weekend.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have begun their second team camp at Narrabeen with Joseph Tomane joining the group for the first time.
After walking from the field most Saturday afternoons battered and bruised, most rugby players are pretty happy their bones are strong enough to stand up to the challenge of being belted by 100kg-plus monsters.
It’s still more than six months until the first kick-off of the 2012 Super Rugby season, but CA Technologies Brumbies Head Coach Jake White has finalised his squad with the acquisition of four new players on Friday.
Brumbies Rugby Development will host eight teams in Thursday’s annual ACT&SNSW Brumbies Rugby Shield Finals Tournament at the O’Conner Ovals. High schools from the ACT and Southern NSW Brumbies catchment will contest the finals after each area had conducted regional 15 a-side tournaments over the past three months.
Five players from the CA Technologies Brumbies 2011 squad have been named to tour with the Wallabies this week when the national squad heads to Auckland to take on the All Blacks in the first Bledisloe encounter of the year.