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Late penalty seals Rebels win

Saturday April 15, 2017 by  

The Melbourne Rebels came from behind to claim their first win of the season when they defeated the Brumbies, 19-17 at AAMI Park, Melbourne on Saturday night.

A late penalty by Reece Hodge in the dying minutes sealed the win over the Australian Conference leaders and capped off celebrations for foundation player Laurie Weeks’ 100th Super Rugby appearance.

The Rebels opened the scoring first when Hodge booted the hosts to a 3-0 lead inside the first 10 minutes. Read more

Brumbies late show seals victory

Friday March 10, 2017 by  

The Brumbies claimed their first victory of the 2017 Super Rugby season beating the Western Force 25-17 in a thriller at GIO Stadium.

Robbie Abel’s 80th minute try was the icing on the cake for the Brumbies, sealing the win and giving their 8,600 fans plenty to cheer about.

The Force pushed the home side for the full 80 minutes in a physical encounter between the two Australian teams, but the Brumbies’ hunger for their first win proved too much for the visitors in the end. Read more

Brumbies suffer last gasp defeat

Saturday March 4, 2017 by  

The Brumbies have suffered a heartbreaking bonus-point loss at the hands the Sharks at GIO Stadium.

With scores locked at 22 apiece as the full-time hooter sounded, Sharks centre Lukhanyo Am was able to get on the end of a Curwin Bosch kick and seal the win for the visitors.

It was a cruel end to a match the home side had fought so brilliantly to still be in after losing Kyle Godwin to the sin bin and absorbing some intense pressure from the Sharks. Read more

Crusaders edge out brave Brumbies

Saturday February 25, 2017 by  

The Brumbies picked up a losing bonus point as they kicked off the 2017 Super Rugby season with a narrow 13-17 defeat to the Crusaders in Christchurch.

A heroic defensive effort in the first forty minutes led to a much-improved attacking display after the break as the Brumbies pushed the Crusaders all the way, only to come up agonisingly short. But there were plenty of encouraging signs in what was a decent display.

The Crusaders made a brisk start to proceedings forcing the Brumbies onto the back foot from the kick-off, roared on by a partisan home support. With slick handling and early possession, a score looked inevitable and it duly arrived in only the fourth minute. Read more

Carter and Lealiifano to Captain Brumbies

Wednesday February 1, 2017 by  

Wallabies Sam Carter and Christian Lealiifano have been announced as co-captains of the Brumbies at the club’s Season Launch, held at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra.

The duo will lead the Brumbies into the 2017 Super Rugby season with Carter performing on-field duties whilst Lealiifano continues his recovery from the bone-marrow transplant undertaken late last year.

Carter, capped thirteen times by the Wallabies alongside 79 Super Rugby appearances for the Brumbies, led the team in the 59-0 trial win over the Australian barbarians at Viking Park last weekend and is relishing the opportunity of a leadership role. Read more

Brumbies name squad for Global Rugby 10s

Wednesday January 25, 2017 by  

Eight Wallabies will spearhead the Brumbies’ squad selected to compete for the inaugural Brisbane Global Rugby Tens title.

The 2016 Super Rugby Australian Conference winner’s side boasts nine internationally capped players and nine with more than 50 Super Rugby games under their belt.

Among the internationals named in the squad is the mercurial Tevita Kuridrani, whose four-try haul in the Wallabies’ spring tour rightly secured his star status. Read more

2017 Super Rugby Draw Announced

Tuesday September 20, 2016 by  

After a global audience of more than 50 million viewers tuned in to watch the 2016 Super Rugby season and over two million fans attended the matches, the 2017 Super Rugby competition will kick off on Thursday February 23 when the Melbourne Rebels host the Auckland-based Blues at AAMI Park in Melbourne.

During the 17-round season, the five Australian Super Rugby teams – the Brumbies, NSW Waratahs, Queensland Reds, Melbourne Rebels and Western Force – will each play six matches in the Australian conference and nine matches against teams in other conferences.

In the four-conference tournament structure, which follows the same 2016 format, each team will play 15 matches and have two byes. Read more

Brumbies heartbreaking loss to Highlanders

Friday July 22, 2016 by  

A six-point loss to the Highlanders has ended the Brumbies’ Super Rugby season at GIO Stadium this evening.

A late and determined effort after the siren in front of 8559 screaming Brumbies fans wasn’t enough for the home side that went down 15-9 to the reigning champions.

In driving rain and strong winds, the first half was dominated by attempts at goal from both sides and it was the Highlanders’ Lima Sopoaga who opened the scoring with a penalty from directly in front.

The Brumbies scrum has been an impressive aspect of their game all year and it yielded two early penalties as a result. Christian Lealiifano missed his first attempt but made no mistake on the second from directly in front.

The Brumbies were slowly gaining the upper hand after 20 minutes and a bursting line break from Tevita Kuridrani put them in great position.

Yet another penalty was awarded to the home side and Lealiifano converted to give the Brumbies a 6-3 lead. Read more

Brumbies finish South Africa trip with Cheetahs victory

Sunday March 27, 2016 by  

The Brumbies completed their three-week road trip with a hard fought 25-18 victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

It’s the first time the Brumbies have won in Bloemfontein since 2009, and the first victory Head Coach Stephen Larkham has ever been a part of in his 21 years of professional Rugby as either a player of coach.

Matt Toomua, Sam Carter and David Pocock were among the stars for the Brumbies while Ita Vaea marked his return from injury with a strong performance. Read more

Brumbies grind out win in the West

Friday March 11, 2016 by  

The Brumbies started the match with strong field position. Two minutes in Christian Lealiifano slotted a penalty goal from 30 metres out to give the visitors a three-nil lead.

The Brumbies almost had the first try of the match in the fifth minute, Joe Tomane came within a whisker of the first try before being pulled down short of the line. After some strong phase play just metres out, the brumbies dropped a golden chance centimetres from the line.

The Force held on bravely, camped deep in their own end for the opening eight minutes before getting their first taste of the ball. Within ten minutes Scott Fardy required treatment for a bloodied head. Read more