05 Feb Super W Primed for Season 2
The second season of the Women’s National Competition, the Super W, is set to click into gear in late February as the Brumbies lock horns with their peers from New South Wales, Queensland, the Rebels and the Western Force to find the national champions.
The Brumbies will play two matches at home and two away in the round-robin part of the tournament with the top two to meet in the second Super W Grand Final, the inaugural title of which was won in dramatic fashion by New South Wales last season after they defeated Queensland.
Starting with a home match against the reigning champions, NSW, being played at GIO Stadium before the Brumbies Super Rugby match with the Chiefs, the Women have a tough assignment to begin with, and follow that up with a second home match in succession, this time Melbourne Rebels providing the visitors.
Then it’s on to the road for trips to Brisbane to tackle Queensland, before the trek West to end their regular season with a match against Western Force in Perth. With many of the squad juggling work and study with their participation for the Brumbies, the team are real role models for the watching public.
Last term the Brumbies won one of their four games, triumphing 37-8 against the Rebels at AAMI Park in Melbourne, their third game, after opening losses to Queensland (5-42) and NSW (5-24). They ended the year with a narrow defeat to Western Force (10-29).
As per 2018 supporters will be able to follow the Super W on Fox Sports with some games being shown live whilst others will be replayed in their entirety either through www.kaysports.com.au, www.rugby.com.au or Fox Sports. Check out the Brumbies Social Media pages for further information on where to watch matches closer to the scheduled date.
Sat 23 NSW Women (GIO Stadium, 17:00)*
*Double-header ahead of Brumbies v Chiefs
Sun 3 Melbourne Rebels (Seiffert Oval, 15:00)
Sat 16 Queensland Women (Ballymore, Brisbane, 17:00)
Sun 24 Western Force (Wanneroo Rugby Club, Perth, 14:00 (17:00 AEDT))