Clyde Rathbone will trial for the Brumbies

Jake White will be watching closely as former Wallabies winger, Clyde Rathbone, will trial for the Brumbies as outside centre for the coming season. Rathbone, who is making a comeback after retiring in 2009 and recovering from depression, has played all of his Super Rugby games and Tests on the wing, but he played outside … [Read the full story]

Is Matt O’Connor a Force to be reckoned with?

English Premiership club Leicester have rubbished reports claiming their Australian head coach, Matt O’Connor, could quit to take charge of Western Force. O’Connor is believed to be high on the Perth-based franchise’s wanted list as they look for a new coach following the sacking of Richard Graham in April. However, the Tigers insist O’Connor, who … [Read the full story]

Brown and Shepherd return for the Force

The struggling Western Force have been boosted by the return of internationals Richard Brown and Cameron Shepherd to their starting line-up for Friday’s Super Rugby game against the Hurricanes. The experienced pair’s return is a welcome relief for the Force, who have started the campaign with losses against the Brumbies and Reds. Brown’s return to … [Read the full story]

Pocock’s game won’t suffer now he’s captain

David Pocock is conscious of not sacrificing his own game in his effort to lead Western Force this year. Regarded as a future Wallabies captain, Pocock has taken over the reins of Western Force from foundation skipper and second-rower Nathan Sharpe. Arguably the best openside flanker in the world, Pocock will need to lead by … [Read the full story]

Is Jake White heading for the Brumbies?

French reports that Jake White would take over as coach of Bayonne have proven to be greatly exaggerated with the World Cup-winning former Springboks coach already having interviewed for the Brumbies job via video conferencing this week. There was momentary consternation in Canberra late last week when the French media reported that, following the appointment … [Read the full story]

Waratahs might get Adam Ashley-‘Cooper-man’

Brumbies legend Stephen Larkham has backed Adam Ashley-Cooper to bounce back to form against New South Wales Waratahs tonight but speculation is mounting the star centre will follow it up by joining Phil Waugh’s side. Ashley-Cooper has indicated he will make a decision on his provincial future after the match, having signed with the Australian … [Read the full story]

Players WERE involved in sacking of Andy Friend

Injured Brumbies captain Stephen Hoiles says his players were involved in the sacking of coach Andy Friend, but denies they were entirely responsible for his departure. Hoiles said Brumbies players didn’t make the decision to axe Friend, but were merely “involved in the process”. “We went through a process of trying to get a little … [Read the full story]

Matt Giteau agrees to join Toulon

Veteran Wallabies’ playmaker Matt Giteau has ended weeks of speculation by agreeing to terms with French Top14 club Toulon. Giteau, 28, will join the French club in November after the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. He is contracted to the Australian Rugby Union until December 31 but the body will not stand in his … [Read the full story]

Please don’t kill off our Brumbies

The Man from Snowy River is a well known poem by A.B. (Banjo) Patterson which tells the story of a horseback pursuit to recapture the colt of a prizewinning racehorse that had escaped, and and is living wild with the brumbies (wild horses) of the mountain ranges. During the chase, the brumbies descend a seemingly … [Read the full story]