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Jone Tawake amputates finger

October 17th, 2006

Brumbies loose forward, Jone Tawake, has had the ring finger on his right hand partially amputated in the hope of ensuring his selection for next year’s World Cup in France.

Previous attempts to repair a dislocation of the finger had resulted in a severe infection.
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2007 Super 14 Fixtures

October 13th, 2006

The South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby Unions (SANZAR) have released the schedule for the 2007 Super 14. The 2007 Super 14 season will start a week earlier to allow for the Rugby World Cup.

The competition starts off on 2nd February with the Blues hosting the Crusaders in Auckland. It finishes up with the grand final to be played on the 19th May.

It is still unknown which team will be the 5th South African side. The South African Rugby Union (SARU) had originally planned for the Southern Spears to replace that country’s bottom-placed team this year, the Cats, for 2007 and 2008.
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George Gregan out for rest of Super 12

April 17th, 2005

Wallabies captain George Gregan will miss the rest of the Super 12 competition after breaking his leg during Saturday night’s 10-6 loss to the Waratahs in Canberra.

Gregan collided with opposition halfback Chris Whitaker in the second half off the game. It was initially thought that his left leg was only badly bruised, but scans later revealed a broken fibula.

He will be out of action for six weeks but is expected to play for the Wallabies when they play their first test of the year against Samoa on June 11 in Sydney.

Highlanders hold out against Brumbies

April 8th, 2005

The Highlanders were able to hold out against the Brumbies to beat them 19-18 in a match played at Carisbrook on Friday night.

Near the middle of the second half Stirling Mortlock was able to spin out of a tackle and cross the try line to score. This took the Brumbies to 1 point away from the Highlanders, however Matt Giteau was unable to convert the try to take the lead.

The Brumbies had a few opportunities to score but were held out by determined defence from the Highlanders. Including a grubber kick in the last moments of the match that could have resulted in a try if it had been better judged.

This loss is the third in a row for the Brumbies, the defending champions.

While the win moves the Highlanders into second place on the table.

Highlanders - Try: Grant Webb. Penalties: Ben Blair (3). Conversion: Ben Blair. Dropped goal: Nick Evans.

Brumbies - Tries: Henari Veratau, Stirling Mortlock. Penalties: Matt Giteau (2). Conversion: Matt Giteau .

Blues beat Brumbies

April 2nd, 2005

The Blues defeated the Brumbies 17-0 at Eden Park on Saturday Night.

The Blues were able to keep the defending champions scoreless with a convincing win.

Doug Howlett opened the scoring when he was able to outpace the Brumbies covering defence to recover a kick from Luke McAlistair and cross the try line to score.

The subsequent conversion and a following penalty kick gave the Blues a 10-0 lead going into halftime.

For the Brumbies both Clyde Rathbone and Stephen Larkham left the field with injury.

After halftime McAlistair was able to score a try and convert it.

Blues - Tries: Doug Howlett, Luke Mc Alistair. Conversions: Luke McAlistair (2) Penalty: Luke Mc Alistair

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Stephen Larkham back in Brumbies squad

March 31st, 2005

Brumbies fly-half Steven Larkham has joined rejoined the touring team as they head to New Zealand for matches against the Blues and Highlanders.

Larkham missed the Brumbies two games in South Africa while he recovered from surgery to remove a cancerous growth.

Larkham will train with the team, but it still unclear if he will play against the Blues this weekend. Coach Laurie Fisher said “Stephen will train today and tomorrow but at this stage we’re not expecting him to be available until the second week of our tour, for the Highlanders match.”

Brumbies squad: Stirling Mortlock (captain), Mark Gerrard, Clyde Rathbone, Gene Fairbanks, Lenny Beckett, Matt Giteau, Matt Henjak, George Gregan, Joel Wilson, Sam Norton-Knight, Stephen Larkham, Scott Fava, George Smith, Owen Finegan, Mark Chisholm, Radike Samo, Adam Wallace-Harrison, Bill Young, Guy Shepherdson, Nic Henderson, Jeremy Paul, Tamaiti Horua, David Palavi.

Sharks score upset win over Brumbies

March 27th, 2005

The Sharks have recorded their first win of the season when they defeated the Brumbies 36-24 in a match in Durban on Saturday.

The Sharks recorded their first win under new coach Dick Muir. The previous coach Kevin Putt had been dumped mid-week following the team’s poor start to the season.

A son of former Springbok full-back Gysie Pienaar, Ruan Pienaar starred for the Sharks scoring two tries and kicking four conversions and a penalty.

Sharks - Tries: Ruan Pienaar (2), Jaco Gouws, Adi Jacobs, Warren Britz; Conversions: Pienaar (4). Penalty: Pienaar

Brumbies - Tries: Matt Giteau, Jeremy Paul, Radike Samo; Conversions: Giteau (3). Penalty: Giteau.

Brumbies defeat Cats

March 20th, 2005

Brumbies defeated the Cats 34-29 in a fourth round Super 12 match at Ellis Park on Saturday.

The Cats came very close to causing an upset against the defending Super 12 champions. In the dying seconds of the game they came close to winning, but the Brumbies were able to hold on and keep their 2005 unbeaten record intact.

Cats - Tries: Jaque Fourie, Conrad Jantjes; Conversions: Andre Pretorius (2); Penalties: Pretorius (4), Tiaan Snyman

Brumbies - Tries: Matt Giteau (2), Sam Norton-Knight, Joel Wilson; Conversions: Giteau (4); Penalties: Giteau (2)

Stephen Larkham out following cancer scare

March 15th, 2005

Australian and Brumbies fly half Stephen Larkham will be out for at least two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous melanoma from his leg.

Larkham expects to be running soon and he hopes to be back in time for the round six match against the Blues in Auckland on April 2. He will miss the Brumbies’ two matches in South Africa.

Brumbies defeat Sharks

March 11th, 2005

The Brumbies have defeated the Sharks 22-19 at Bruce Stadium in Canberra.At half time the Brumbies were ahead 19-7.

Barry broke through the line and chipped ahead only three metres out from try line. Jeremy Paul grounded the ball in goal. Despite protests from the Brumbies, the referee immediately awarded try instead of sending it to the video referee to judge. Replays confirmed that Paul appeared to ground the ball first.

The Stormers comeback continued with second try to de Villiers. Yet the Brumbies were able to hold out against some determined attacking from the Stormers to record their third win this season.

Brumbies: Tries: Henari Veratau, Radike Samo and Ben Batger. Conversions: Stephen Larkham (2). Drop Goal: George Gregan

Stormers: Tries: Jean de Villiers (2), Eddie Andrews. Conversions: Gaffie du Toit (2)