Brumbies' Super Rugby future in jeopardy?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:16

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The Brumbies have sounded a 'call to arms' to their supporters ahead of this weekend's Round Five clash against the Highlanders at GIO Stadium in Canberra.

After weeks of speculation in the Australian media regarding the future of the Super Rugby competition and its structure, the Brumbies are asking the people of Canberra and the surrounding region to show their commitment to the team. 

It has been speculated that the Brumbies could be one of the teams axed in favour of a revamped Super Rugby competition,

Starting with the visit of the Highlanders on Saturday the Brumbies are asking the local community to rally behind the team.

"The team is committed to a long future in this city," CEO Michael Thomson commented. 

"We believe we are more than just a rugby team. We are proud representatives of Canberra and the region on the national and international stage.

"We have had several enquiries regarding the best way to show your support and passion for Brumbies Rugby and the best way to do that is through your action. 

"By turning up to this weekend's match against the Highlanders to cheer the team on, you can help to show what the Brumbies mean to this city."

Head coach Stephen Larkham is calling on the Brumbies supporters to get behind their team during this critical stage of the season. 

"We sit on top of the Australian Conference ladder having won both matches against fellow Australian sides this season," Larkham said. "Our victory over the Waratahs in Sydney last weekend showed exactly how strong this group of players are.

"We are heading into this weekend's match full of confidence and would love to see a large crowd at GIO Stadium cheering on the team."

Co-captain Sam Carter echoed Larkham's thoughts ahead of the big match.

"After a fantastic win against the Waratahs we return to Canberra this week aiming to win our third game in succession," Carter commented.

"Your support means a huge amount to us and it would certainly be a huge boost to see a big crowd in the stands ahead of the match against the Highlanders. The people of Canberra and the surrounding have been supportive of rugby for a long time and we appreciate their commitment to the team."

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Sat, 27 May 2017
Rebels v Crusaders 09h45 Melbourne
Bulls v Hurricanes 13h05 Loftus Versfeld
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 13h30 London
Sharks v Stormers 15h15 Kings Park
Munster v Scarlets 17h15 Dublin
Jaguares v Brumbies 21h40 Buenos Aires
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 12h30 Ellis Park Stadium
Wed, 31 May 2017
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 27 May 2017
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
Lions v Bulls 51 | 14
Exeter Chiefs v Saracens 18 | 16
Sunwolves v Sharks 17 | 38
Force v Highlanders 6 | 55
Hurricanes v Cheetahs 61 | 7
Fri, 19 May 2017
Leinster v Scarlets 15 | 27
Stormers v Blues 30 | 22
Chiefs v Crusaders 24 | 31
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 11 4 0 7 23
Waratahs 11 4 0 7 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 11 1 1 9 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 12 12 0 0 54
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Hurricanes 11 9 0 2 43
Highlanders 12 9 0 3 41
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 11 7 0 4 30
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 11 3 0 8 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 12 11 0 1 51
Sharks 12 8 1 3 38
Jaguares 11 5 0 6 24
Kings 11 4 0 7 19