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.
The CA Technologies Brumbies horror run has continued – going down to the last placed Lions at Canberra Stadium in freezing conditions and in doing so denying Captain Matt Giteau a win for his 100th Super Rugby Cap.
The ACT based team were outmuscled in the forwards by an enthusiastic Lions outfit smarting from a heavy loss to the Cheetahs just a week before.
The autumn chill has arrived in Canberra, with the CA Technologies Brumbies braving the frosty conditions to complete their Captain’s Run at Canberra Stadium on Friday afternoon.
Moving the session to late afternoon was on the cards all week, with coaching staff looking to have the team ready for their evening match on Saturday.
The team may still undergo changes, with Dan Palmer undergoing fitness tests on Thursday.
In the second row, Ben Hand moves to the starting line up with Mark Chisholm moving back to the bench.
The CA Technologies Brumbies season just got tougher – facing a return back to Australia without a win after capitulating in the second half to the Sharks at Kings Park, Durban on Saturday night.
Starting the match like a different team from the one that was blown away early by the Cheetahs last week, the CA Technologies Brumbies looked destined to turn their poor fortunes around with a win – at one stage leading 16-0, but could hold out the fast finishing Sharks going down 34-16.
The wait is over for desperate CA Technologies Brumbies fans as the team was rewarded for its courageous efforts in 2011 with a memorable win over the Reds, 22-14, at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.
In winning the match at Suncorp, the CA Technologies Brumbies ended the Reds run of 12-straight victories at home.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have named their team to take on the Sharks in Durban this Saturday night.
Several changes have been made, with Dan Palmer being forced out with a foot injury allowing Jono Owen to make his run on debut.
The CA Technologies Brumbies disappointing season continued on Friday night, going down to the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein 47-36.
The ACT based team gave the South Africans too big a head start and were again too ill disciplined falling behind 25-0 in the first quarter of the game.
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.