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2010 CA Brumbies Season Guide RRp $9.95

New blood, old HANds and the return of the prodigal son: 2010 squad in previeW matt giteau: gittin’ back home // player statistics and profiles // young guns ready to fire // 2010 opposition and fixture details + more.


CA brumbies

2010 playing squad Player

Position

Height

Weight

Dob

Age

Super 14 Caps

Test Caps

Alexander, Ben

Prop

1.89M

120Kg

13/11/84

25

19

18

Ashley-Cooper, Adam

Fullback/Wing/Centre

1.82M

98Kg

27/03/84

25

39

37

Chapman, Mitchell

Lock/Flanker/No.8

1.97M

110Kg

15/03/83

26

47

0

Chisholm, Mark

Lock/Flanker

1.97M

115Kg

18/09/81

28

75

49

Edmonds, Huia

Hooker

1.83M

103Kg

20/10/81

28

25

0

Elsom, Rocky

Flanker

1.97M

112Kg

14/02/83

26

66

78

Fainifo, Francis

Wing

1.90M

95Kg

25/11/83

26

32

0

Giteau, Matt

Flyhalf

1.78M

85Kg

28/09/82

27

77

2

Hand, Ben

Lock

1.96M

114Kg

24/04/82

27

23

0

Harrison, Justin

Lock

2.01M

113Kg

20/04/74

35

90

34

Hoiles, Stephen (C)

No.8/Flanker

1.90M

101Kg

13/10/81

28

64

16

Kimlin, Peter

Lock/Flanker/No.8

1.98M

114Kg

11/07/85

24

29

1

Lealiifano, Christian

Flyhalf

1.79M

92Kg

24/09/87

22

22

0

Ma’afu, Salesi

Prop

1.84M

126Kg

22/03/83

26

29

0

Mafi, Alfi

Wing

1.85M

86Kg

08/06/88

21

13

0

McCabe, Pat

Fullback/Centre

1.85M

94Kg

21/03/88

21

0

0

Moore, Stephen

Hooker

1.86M

112Kg

20/01/83

26

59

46

Mortlock, Stirling

Outside Centre

1.91M

100Kg

20/05/77

32

117

80

Phibbs, Patrick

Scrumhalf

1.80M

88Kg

16/10/81

28

45

0

Shepherdson, Guy

Prop

1.86M

119Kg

17/02/82

27

66

18

Smith, George

Flanker

1.80M

104Kg

14/07/80

29

120

110

Smith, Tyrone

Centre

1.78M

93Kg

12/05/83

26

26

0

Taumoepeau, Afusipa

Fullback/Wing/Centre

1.84M

93Kg

26/01/90

19

10

0

Timani, Sitaleki

Back Row/Lock

2.02M

117Kg

19/09/86

23

11

0

Toomua, Matt

Flyhalf

1.82M

89Kg

02/01/90

19

13

0

Valentine, Josh

Scrumhalf

1.76M

78Kg

22/02/83

26

61

6

Yanuyanutawa, Jerry

Prop

1.76M

110Kg

10/04/85

24

0

0

Smith, Andrew

Utility Back

1.94M

106KG

10/01/85

24

0

0

Vanderglas, Henry

Flanker

1.92M

103KG

9/05/85

14

3

0

Rookie contracts

Players ages are as at 1 Jan 2010. Player weights may not reflect weight at week 1 of the competition All ‘Super Rugby’ statistics included as ‘Super 14’ statistics.

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CA brumbies

contents CA Brumbies team song

1

Andy Friend

38

From the coach and the captain

2

Coaching Staff

39

the top 10 with Andy Friend

3

Team Staff

40

Gittin’ Back Home

4

Brumbies Academy

42

Young Guns Ready to fire

6

Stats and records

44

Order of Debut

48

ACT test Players

49

Player Profiles Ben Alexander

8

Adam Ashley-Cooper

9

Mitchell Chapman

10

Mark Chisholm

11

Huia Edmonds

12

Rocky Elsom

13

Francis Fainifo

14

Matt Giteau

15

Ben Hand

16

Justin Harrison

17

Stephen Hoiles

18

Peter Kimlin

19

Christian Lealiifano

20

Salesi Ma’afu

21

Alfi Mafi

22

Team Profiles Blues

50

Bulls

51

Cheetahs

52

Chiefs

53

Crusaders

54

Force

55

Highlanders

56

Hurricanes

57

Standing at the coalface, taking on the best, Proud to be Australian with a Brumby on our chest.

62

And they’ll never ever tame us ‘cause we are the ACT. CHORUS

26

2010 investec bank SUPER 14 draw

64

Guy Shepherdson

27

2010 merchandise 

65

Andrew Smith

28

George Smith

29

Tyrone Smith

30

Afusipa Taumoepeau

31

Sitaleki Timani

32

37

Hit it up the middle then spin the ball out wide,

Waratahs

Patrick Phibbs

36

Stick to your guns boys, play with pride,

61

25

Jerry Yanuyanutawa

CHORUS

Stormers

Stirling Mortlock

Brumby Jack

And crush the opposition with a final telling blow

60

63

35

We keep the spirit going as we stick it to the foe,

Sharks

CA Brumbies partners

Henry Vanderglas 

From the country’s capital there comes a rugby team,

58

23

33

From the heart of mountain country, where the Brumby reigns supreme,

59

24

34

To the tune of ‘Click Go The Shears’

Lions

Stephen Moore

Matt Toomua

PROUD TO BE A BRUMBY

Reds

Pat Mccabe

Josh Valentine

CA BRUMBIES TEAM SONG

We are the Brumbies, wild and free, Tough and exciting is what we try to be, We run the ball around on our way to victory,

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CA brumbies coach & captain

Welcome to the 2010 Super 14 season. Last year felt like an abrupt and all‑too‑premature end to our Super 14 season as I believed we had a squad that could have – and should have – challenged the competition’s finals series. However, we have a pact within our squad that we won’t look backwards and will only look at the opportunities ahead.

from the coach

With that in mind, we’re extremely pleased with the squad we’ve assembled this season, and we’re very fortunate to have a number of players who are rated among the best in the world in their respective positions. Matt Giteau, Rocky Elsom and Josh Valentine will join the squad as recruits, Andrew Smith is a burgeoning young centre who showed plenty of promise on our French Tour, as did Pat McCabe, Henry Vanderglas and Jerry Yanuyanutawa all of whom graduated from our Brumbies Academy. These seven players combine with a 2009 playing squad that contributed 11 players to the recent Wallabies Spring Tour, with Stirling Mortlock and Peter Kimlin considered unavailable through injury.

Stephen Hoiles returns as our captain in 2010. He provided great leadership to the side last year – both on and off the field – and will only improve at having a season skippering the squad under his belt. This season we’ve laid down a game style that will allow our players to showcase their skill sets and deliver us entertaining and winning rugby. Our creed is that: • We will attack from anywhere on the field; • If the opposition has the ball, we want it back; • To a man we are more physical, more powerful and more aggressive; and • We never give up – how we start and how we finish is important to us. If we can successfully fulfill these goals and successfully leave this legacy there’s no question it will stand us in good stead for a finals appearance in 2010. Thanks for Standing As One with us in 2010 and we look forward to doing the ACT and Southern NSW proud!

Andy Friend

Thanks for your continued support of CA Brumbies and for joining the side again in 2010. There’s no question that big things are expected of the squad this season. Outside the squad, the public interest and support of the side has been unmatched. I believe we have the most educated and loyal supporter base in world rugby – not just confined to Canberra but across the globe. The support we receive at Canberra Stadium continues to make it the best venue to play rugby and is something we don’t take for granted. Internally, we understand that last year we let slip an opportunity to win through to the Investec Bank Super 14 finals. One more win was all it would have taken for us to realise our place in the top four and in competitions as tight and as short as the Investec Bank Super 14 you simply can’t let any opportunity pass.

This year we’ve added some new signings to a squad that was already heading towards something special. We’re expecting big things from ourselves but we also realise you don’t win matches based on the names in your squad alone. At this time of the year we appreciate there are 13 other captains and 13 other sides talking up their pre-season training and their chances for the season ahead. The secret is to put this preparation and potential onto the field and transfer it into results. We’ve had a year to adjust to a big change in coaching staff and with an appreciation of what we’re working towards and with an increased understanding in the style of football we need to be playing, it augurs well for a big season. Thanks again for ‘Standing As One’ with the CA Brumbies in 2010 and we look forward to seeing you at Canberra Stadium for our first home match against the Lions on Friday, 5 March.

…and the captain Stephen hoiles

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Q&A

with

01 How did you rate your first year at helm of CA Brumbies? I really enjoyed it. It was a challenge on and off the field but as a collective group we really moved forward and I’m very excited about what the next 12 months bring. 02 There has been a lot of talk about the recruits to the side for this season. How do you handle the massive expectations placed on the side? We’re always going to have expectations. We place a lot of expectation upon ourselves too, so the external expectation is no greater than what we’ve put upon ourselves. We handle that by being a team, working hard on being tight and with our preparation in making sure we’ve done the work. 03 In saying that, how do you see the likes of Giteau, Elsom and Valentine enhancing the squad? I think they all add value in those key positions. Rocky’s a ball carrier in the back row. We’ve got a few players who can cart the ball, but Rocky’s world class at it. Valentine adds vision to our ‘9’ jersey and Gits is one of the best ball players in the world so wherever he plays – whether it’s 10 or 12 – he adds a new dimension there. 04 What do you see as being the strength of the CA Brumbies in 2010? Our ability to attack from anywhere and the individual skill sets our players have. We’ve got some tremendous footballers and we’ve got to let them play

05 We saw considerable improvement in the CA Brumbies’ set piece in 2009 – what areas will you be looking to improve this season? We’ll continue to work on our scrum. Bill Young did a great job with that last year as did the forwards. Our lineout work improved, under the tutelage of Owen [Finegan] and now that the maul’s back in we need to add that to our game. The restart is a massive area and probably our weakest last year, and we want to make sure that when the opposition kick off to us that we’re taking control of that ball. 06 There is a bevy of young players coming though in the squad this season; who are the players to watch out for in 2010? They’ve all got real talent. It’s a big ask for someone like Jerry Yanuyanutawa, at the age of 24, to be a front row forward in the Super 14 but he’s got the strength and the attitude to do it. Henry Vanderglas showed real athleticism last year and when he got his opportunity he did very well. And then you’ve got the likes of Patty McCabe, who was our best player on the French Tour and a really exciting talent, and Andrew Smith, who’s a big robust centre out of Sydney. He’s been looking for an opportunity – which we’ve given him – and I think he’ll reward that. 07 What benefits did the side take out of the French Tour in July/August? A few things really; the physicality of the rugby was one. The French play a style of rugby that isn’t matched in Super Rugby. They’re very, very physical up front and so we got challenged there. Being an old-fashioned footy side and jumping

on the bus for four, six and 12 hours was great for team morale and exposing the younger guys to a high level of rugby was also beneficial. It was a tremendous opportunity and one that assisted us to grow as a team. 08 What will it take for the CA Brumbies to repeat the success of the side’s titlewinning seasons of 2001 and 2004? You need a little bit of luck with injuries. If we can keep our best players on the paddock that’ll help us but we need to be brave enough to take a few risks and I’m keen to do that this year. The key for us is that we remain a team and prepare well for each game. 09 Who do you see as being the teams to beat in 2010? The Bulls, having just won the Super 14 and Currie Cup, are building a bit of a dynasty there at the moment and they’re a tough team to knock off. The Crusaders, in their second year under Toddy Blackadder, will be strong again. The Auckland Blues seem to be building a pretty handy squad and the Waratahs are an Australian team that you’ve always got to be very cautious of. 10 Where do you see the CA Brumbies finishing in 2010? Well, when I lie in bed at night I see us holding up that trophy which is a good thing. Whether we can do that is yet to be seen but we’re aiming for the finals and, like every other team in the competition, we want to win the thing.

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CA brumbies feature

Gittin’ back home The prodigal son returns

The scene is Canberra’s Rydges Capital Hill hotel in April, 2006 and representatives from each of Australia’s four Investec Bank Super 14 provinces have presented to Australia’s hottest rugby talent as to why he should relocate from his native CA Brumbies or indeed remain in the nation’s capital. The wash-up? Matt Giteau leaves Canberra in favour of a lucrative deal as a marquee signing for the Western Force. For a player who’d graduated through the Brumbies Rugby program and played four years as a key component in the CA Brumbies’ backline alongside the likes of George Gregan and Stephen Larkham, leaving his home wasn’t an easy ask. “I think it’s probably the hardest decision I’ve ever made,” he said. “I’d been a Canberra junior and played in Canberra all my life and this was a chance to experience something different, something new. I don’t regret the decision at all, I think it made me a better player and I’d probably still be living at home had I not gone over. I think it matured me a lot but it was a tough decision.” Fast forward three years and Canberra is rapturous at the news that one of their favourite sons will return to the CA Brumbies for the 2010 Investec Bank Super 14 season. After three seasons in ‘the West’, Giteau will return to where he won his inaugural Wallaby selection, kicked off his Super Rugby career and, in turn, won a Super 12 championship in 2004.

The thought of Canberra breaking out the champagne and streamers for his impending return is a stark contrast to the greeting he received while wearing the black swan of the Western Force. The lukewarm reception from the parochial CA Brumbies faithful as he entered the Canberra Stadium surface and the chorus of boos when he lined up each kick still remain a vivid memory. With the crowd and ex-teammates only too happy to remind him of his past allegiances, facing his former province was never a task he looked forward to. “That was the one game I dreaded playing but it was one I always wanted to get up for,” he said. “I saw it as huge challenge. It’s hard to play against guys you’ve been with for so long and they knew

Giteau will inevitably take on a leadership role in 2010 in a CA Brumbies playing landscape that has changed considerably since his departure with just seven players remaining from the side he left at the end of 2006. The squad has received a further revamp this season with Giteau returning as one of a three

…I’d been a Canberra junior and played in Canberra all my life and this was a chance to experience something different, something new.

The matured 27-year-old returns with a further 37 Super Rugby matches and an additional 38 Test matches since he last pulled on the CA Brumbies jersey in his final appearance against the Highlanders at Canberra Stadium in 2006.

how I played football having played with them and grown up in Canberra. There was no more relieving feeling than hearing that full-time whistle and realising you didn’t have a broken nose or anything like that.”

While the stint with the Force was a positive one, Giteau concedes the opportunity to return home is just as sweet.

Despite the alleged reservations at playing his former side, Giteau played a leading hand in both Force wins over the CA Brumbies in the past two seasons – the first returning his side from a 22-0 deficit to win 29-22, and last year’s comprehensive 25-16 win at Canberra Stadium.

“Perth’s been great to me and I really enjoyed my time there,” he said. “But the opportunity to come back to an environment and a franchise I knew so well was too good to refuse. The Brumbies has such a family feel and even since I’d left my parents were always made to feel welcome and were invited to boxes at Canberra Stadium, which not only shows the quality of the Brumbies but Canberra as a community. It’s great to come back and it’s got that homecoming feel.”

“When I was at the Brumbies I only worried about my own job and playing my own individual game as well as I could,” he said. “I could do that because inside was George Gregan and Stephen Larkham, then outside me was Stirling Mortlock and Joel Wilson so I didn’t need to worry about anyone else. It was a selfish point of view. When I was at the Force I had to take more of a leadership role. I like to think my leadership skills have improved since I’ve been over there but I’ve still got a lot to learn.”

Each display was another reminder of how the once chubby-cheeked CA Brumbies junior had transformed into one of the most respected and influential ballplayers in world rugby. Now with a John Eales Medal and a second IRB Player of the Year nomination on his mantelpiece, Giteau concedes that he has come a long way in his seven seasons of Super Rugby.

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high-profile recruits with Rocky Elsom and Josh Valentine. The new additions have sparked comparisons between the 2010 CA Brumbies and footballing powerhouse, Real Madrid. But Giteau won’t be drawn into forecasting a similar success for his side. “I don’t want to make any bold statements but a few of the fans have told me they’ll be disappointed if we don’t win it,” he said. “That puts a bit of pressure on but I think that pressure and expectation is good for the players and I think if we don’t make the finals it’ll be disappointing. Every year every team aims to make the finals, we’ll be no different, and once you’re there, anything can happen.”


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CA brumbies rising stars

It’s the age-old sports cliché that a side needs a healthy mix of youth and experience to succeed.

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CA brumbies rising stars

While the likes of Stirling Mortlock and Justin Harrison hold up their end as senior statesmen of the CA Brumbies in 2010, there is a new generation of players making their way through the ranks. Amongst the group are five talented up-andcomers – Christian Lealiifano, Alfi Mafi, Pat McCabe, Afusipa Taumoepeau and Matt Toomua – who are all looking to stake their claim within the starting XV and make their mark on the Investec Bank Super 14. Lealiifano is one player who’s all too familiar with the rigours and demands of provincial rugby – now 22 matches into a blossoming career. The oldest of the quintet at 22, the Auckland-born, Melbourne-raised flyhalf was thrust into his Investec Bank Super 14 debut and left to fill the cavernous boots vacated by legendary pivot, Stephen Larkham.

In contrast, 2009 was a coming of age for Toomua. Forced into his run-on debut following Lealiifano’s injury, the son of Christian missionaries rose to the challenge, even netting a man-of-the-match performance in the side’s 37-15 win over the Blues. His stellar season was completed when he was called into the Wallabies’ fold to replace the injured Berrick Barnes on their Grand Slam Tour.

AVERAGE AGE OF SQUAD

2001 – 25.3 2002 – 24.9 2003 – 24.9

Lealiifano, who shared the side’s top try scoring honour with Mortlock in 2009, has shown his class and composure in the ‘10’ jersey, scoring matchwinning tries against the Lions (2008) and Bulls (2009), and kicking a last-minute drop goal to sink the Highlanders, 33-31, in Week One last season. Having returned from a hamstring injury that cut short his 2009 Investec Bank Super 14 season and with a solid French Tour and man-of-the-match performance in the Tuggeranong Vikings’ grand final victory under his belt, Lealiifano is ready to etch his niche in the side amongst his more highprofile teammates. Joining Lealiifano on the 2008 debutantes’ list were first-year-out-of-schoolers, Taumoepeau and Toomua. The former Australian Schoolboys teammates and 2009 Australian Under 20’s squad members had their professional careers fast tracked on the back of the horror injury toll of 2008 – the worst in the club’s history. However, they are destined to benefit from the additional exposure to top line football as they enter their third season of Investec Bank Super 14 rugby, despite celebrating just their 20th birthdays in January. For Taumoepeau, the softly spoken St Joseph’s

performances for the Runners, as well as trumping many senior members of the squad for Player of the Tour on the side’s recent fixtures in France.

College graduate and youngest player to ever represent the CA Brumbies, 2009 opportunities were limited to the back end of the season after plying his trade as a regular in the Australian Sevens squad. However, blessed with genuine pace and a mature approach to his rugby, the outside centre/wing has set his sights on returning to the 22-man squad in 2010.

2004 – 24.4 2005 – 24.6 2006 – 24.9 2007 – 25.0

Having already won the Australian Rugby Championship with the Central Coast Rays in 2007, the Business Administration/Law student now has his sights on breaking into to the world’s toughest provincial competition. Despite his relatively recent introduction into the Brumbies Rugby program, McCabe has already impressed many within the club’s ranks, including CA Brumbies and Wallabies fullback Julian Huxley, who has no doubt that McCabe is the real deal. “He’s just a champion guy to have around your team,” he said. “He’s conscientious, he’s professional and he works hard but the best thing about him is that he’s very smart. You only need to tell him something once and he not only learns it but he develops it for his own game as well.

2008 – 24.0 2009 – 24.4 2010 – 25.7

Demonstrating his precise kicking, growing game control and reveling in the physicality of Investec Bank Super 14, Toomua has shown he has the maturity and confidence to hold down one of the most influential positions within the squad. 2009 added another notable recruit admission to the ACT-based squad, in former Waratahs flyer, Mafi.

“When he first joined the Brumbies he was at the bottom of the pecking order but he’s leapfrogged other players because he’s got that smart approach to his football. “He’s got great pace, he’s got good awareness of blokes around him and for someone who hasn’t played a great amount of rugby at that level he’s incredibly solid.”

The 86-kilogram winger, whose phenomenal gym feats include consistently bench pressing 150 kilograms, has been forced to contend with a horror run of injuries that have crippled the early stages of his Investec Bank Super 14 career. However, with six impressive performances in CA Brumbies colours during the year, including two in France, the ever‑lively outside back is set to provide CA Brumbies Head Coach Andy Friend with a genuine wing option during the year.

And while Huxley anticipates McCabe will be at the forefront when the ‘15’ jersey is selected for Week One against Force, McCabe’s goals are far more modest.

Completing the arsenal of rising stars is Brumbies Academy fullback/utility back Pat McCabe.

With each of the five raring to go ahead of the 2010 Investec Bank Super 14 season, there’s no doubt some of the side’s more experienced campaigners will be keeping an eye over their shoulders and that the future of the CA Brumbies is in safe hands.

Recruited to the Brumbies Academy at the end of 2008, the 21-year-old starred in many

“If I can put myself in a position where I’m competitive come the first game of the season then I’ll be happy with that start,” he said. “But at the moment I’d just be happy to get through the pre-season.”

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Footy facts//Ben Alexander needs just three tries to equal Patricio Noriega as the CA Brumbies’ top try-scoring prop

2010 player profile

ben alexander Within 15 months Ben Alexander has gone from making his Investec Bank Super 14 debut to becoming the Wallabies’ first-choice tighthead prop. In 2009 the 25-year-old added another 13 Investec Bank Super 14 caps and three tries to his career tally, contributing to his recognition as the CA Brumbies’ ‘Best Forward’. Alexander, who was one of four CA Brumbies’ forwards to play every match in 2009, retained his place in the Australian Test squad and shifted from loosehead to tighthead to establish himself as a regular component of the Wallabies’ starting front row. Following a dream first provincial season that featured a try on debut against the Reds and selection as a bolter in the Australian squad, Alexander has continued his rugby development, often out-scrummaging his bigger and more experienced opponents. He has highlighted his game with impressive mobility and the ability to read the play which has seen him become a regular try scorer for the CA Brumbies.

Nickname

Benny A

Height

189cm

Weight

120kg

Date of Birth

13 November 1984

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Partner Nikki

rugby career Position

Prop

Juniors

Beecroft, NSW

School

Knox Grammar, NSW

Colts

Uni-Norths, ACT

Senior Club

Eastwood

CA Brumbies Player Number

112

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2008 v Reds, Canberra

Test Debut

2008 v France, Sydney

Representative Honours 2005

Australian Under 21’s

2008–09

Australian Wallabies

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 19  Points: 20 (4t)

State

Caps: 19  Points: 20 (4t)

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 19  Points: 20 (4t)

Tests

Caps: 18  Points: 0

CA Brumbies Statistics: 2008  Caps: 6  Points: 5 2009  Caps: 13  Points: 15

Career Timeline 2002

Graduates from Knox Grammar, Sydney.

2005

Member of the Australian Under 21’s squad beaten by South Africa in the finals of the IRB World Championship in Argentina.

2006

Sidelined for 13 months due to broken leg which resulted in a potentially fatal blood clot in his lungs.

2007

Played with Bedford Blues in England’s National One competition; represented the Western Sydney Rams in the Mazda Australian Rugby Championship, scoring four tries.

2008

Joins the Brumbies Academy and marks his Investec Bank Super 14 debut with a try off the bench against the Reds in Week Three; finishes maiden Investec Bank Super 14 campaign with six caps and one try; makes Test debut for the Wallabies against France in Sydney; makes run-on Test debut against Italy in Padova and a start against France on the Spring Tour.

2009

Plays all 13 matches for the CA Brumbies and scores three tries; named CA Brumbies ‘Best Forward’; scores debut try for Australia against the Barbarians in Sydney; switches to tighthead and starts four Test matches for the Wallabies during the domestic Test season and Tri-Nations Series. Starts all five matches for the Wallabies during the Spring Tour.

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Coaches comment A dynamic loosehead prop, who won our best forward in 2009. Very powerful and our best ‘go forward’ forward.


Footy facts//Adam Ashley-Cooper is the 800th player to represent the Wallabies

2010 player profile

adam ashley-cooper

Nickname

Coopy

Height

182cm

Weight

98kg

Date of Birth

27 March 1984

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Single

rugby career Position

Utility Back

Juniors

Ourimbah Razorbacks, NSW

School

Berkleyvale High School, NSW

Colts

Northern Suburbs, NSW

Senior Club

Northern Suburbs, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

82

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2005 v Crusaders, Canberra

Test Debut

2005 v South Africa, Perth

Representative Honours 2003–04

Australian Sevens

2004–05

Australian Under 21’s

2006

Australia A

2005–09

Australian Wallabies

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 53  Points: 60 (12t)

State

Caps: 53  Points: 60 (12t)

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 49  Points: 60 (12t)

Tests

Caps: 37  Points: 55 (11t)

Adam Ashley-Cooper is a lively member of the CA Brumbies and Australia’s leading utility back. The energetic and cheerful back is equally adept on the wing, in the centres (inside and outside) or at fullback at Test and provincial level. He is a ‘must have’ for the CA Brumbies and the Wallabies alike and a valuable cog in the backline courtesy of his world-class versatility. In an age where positions have become specialised, his ability to successfully transition across the backline is assisted by his acute rugby sense, a powerful, quick and balanced running style, an uncompromising fend, bruising defence and a keen nose for the try line. After an injury-interrupted 2008, Ashley-Cooper started in all 13 matches for the CA Brumbies last season – shared across fullback, the wing and the centres, and finished the season with three tries, including a runaway try against the Highlanders in Week One to kick-start the CA Brumbies’ season.

Career Timeline 2001

Graduates from Berkelyvale High School.

2002

Makes his first grade debut for Sydney club, Northern Suburbs, after a handful of games in Colts.

2003

Represents the Australian squad in the IRB Sevens tournaments in Dubai and George.

2004

Joins the CA Brumbies on an ARU Development Contract; tours Scotland with the Australian Under 21’s team for the IRB Junior World Championship; represents the Australian squad in the IRB Sevens tournaments in Wellington and Los Angeles.

2005

Signs full-time contract with the CA Brumbies and makes debut on the wing against Crusaders in Canberra; selected for the Australian Under 21 squad to play at the IRB World Championship in Argentina; earns surprise call-up to Wallabies and makes his Test debut as a replacement against the Springboks in Perth.

2006

Plays nine matches for the CA Brumbies; selected in the 33-man squad for the domestic Test season and Tri Nations; plays both fixtures against Fiji for Australia A; selected in the Wallabies’ Spring Tour squad.

2007

Plays all 13 matches for the CA Brumbies and scores three tries; wins ‘Best Back’ for CA Brumbies; selected in the Wallabies squad – plays 11 of 12 Tests and scores four tries; selected in the Australian Rugby World Cup squad where he starts in four of the Wallabies’ five Tests.

2008

Misses five Investec Bank Super 14 matches after sustaining an ankle injury in Week One against the Crusaders; returns to be equal top try-scorer for the CA Brumbies with four tries in eight matches; plays 11 of 14 Tests for Australia as first-choice fullback; breaks his hand after scoring a try against the All Blacks in Auckland but returns for final Tri Nations encounter; represents the Wallabies at fullback, and inside and outside centre during the Spring Tour.

2009

Plays all 13 matches for the CA Brumbies at fullback, wing and outside centre and scores three tries during the Investec Bank Super 14 season; features in all 10 Tests during the domestic and Tri Nations series, scoring tries against Italy and South Africa. Starts all five matches for the Wallabies during the Spring Tour.

CA Brumbies Statistics 2005  Caps: 3  Points: 0 2006  Caps: 12  Points: 10 (2t) 2007  Caps: 13  Points: 15 (3t) 2008  Caps: 8  Points: 20 (4t) 2009  Caps: 13  Points: 15

Coaches comment Pace and power athlete. A real talent who can play fullback, centre or wing.

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Footy facts//Mitch Chapman excelled as a junior cricketer, representing Queensland at Under 17 and Under 19 level alongside Australian spin bowler Nathan Hauritz.

mitchell chapman After a slow start to 2009, Mitchell Chapman finished the year as a Wallaby tourist. Off-season shoulder surgery ensured the rampaging back-rower missed the first five matches of the Investec Bank Super 14 season, before he returned to hold down the ‘6’ jersey for seven of the final eight matches, missing the final round against the Chiefs due to a previous concussion. On completion of the provincial season, he underwent further surgery to correct the shoulder complaint, with the successful procedure celebrated with his inclusion in the Wallabies’ Spring Tour squad. The 26-year-old is workmanlike in his performances – very mobile around the field, reliable in the lineout, precise in his off-the-ball involvements and has an ability to regularly break the line with ball in hand. Chapman has been a regular in Australia A sides since 2006 and – at the conclusion of last year’s Investec Bank Super 14 – re-signed with the CA Brumbies until the end of 2011.

Nickname

Chappo

Height

197cm

Weight

110kg

Date of Birth

15 March 1983

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Partner Jana

rugby career Position

Flanker

Juniors

Beecroft, NSW

School

Brisbane Grammar, QLD

Colts

University, QLD

Senior Club

University, QLD

CA Brumbies Player Number

110

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2005 (Reds) v Crusaders, Nelson

Representative Honours 2001

Australian Schools

2003–04

Australian Under 21’s

2006–08

Australia A

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 19  Points: 10 (2t)

State

Caps: 52*  Points: 20 (4t)**

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 47#  Points: 20(4t)##

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

* 33 QLD, 19 ACT;  ** 10 QLD, 10 ACT #

28 QLD, 19 ACT; 

##

10 QLD, 10 ACT

CA Brumbies Statistics

Career Timeline 2001

Graduates from Brisbane Grammar and captains the Australian Schools on their tour of the UK.

2002

Drafted into the Reds Rugby College.

2003

Selected for the Australian squad to contest the IRB Under 21’s World Cup in England.

2004

Represents the Australian Under 21’s for a second year during their World Cup in Scotland.

2005

Makes Super 12 debut against Crusaders.

2006

Plays all 13 matches for the Queensland Reds; is called into the Spring Tour squad following a shoulder injury to Daniel Vickerman; earned Australia A caps against Ireland A and Scotland A.

2007

Completes another full season for the Reds; selected in the shadow squad for the Rugby World Cup but is forced to withdraw after undergoing a shoulder reconstruction.

2008

Starts in all but two matches during his first Investec Bank Super 14 season with the CA Brumbies; selected in the Barbarians squad for their three-match tour against Belgium, Ireland and England; represents Australia A in the Pacific Nations Cup against Japan; selected for the Australian Barbarians who are defeated by Queensland, 61-17.

2009

Misses the CA Brumbies’ first five matches due to a shoulder injury; plays seven matches for the CA Brumbies at blindside flanker; selected for the Spring Tour.

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2008  Caps: 12  Points: 5 2009  Caps: 7  Points: 5

Coaches comment A dynamic and robust back rower who can also play lock. Tremendous skill set with great lineout knowledge.


Footy facts//Mark Chisholm’s first job was manning the grill at Brodie’s Chicken and Beef Burgers in Brisbane.

2010 player profile

Mark Chisholm

Nickname

Chiz

Height

197cm

Weight

115kg

Date of Birth

18 September 1981

Place of Birth

Gladstone, QLD

Marital Status

Married to Lauren (Sons Zachary and Xander)

Mark Chisholm is a pillar of the CA Brumbies’ starting XV, having held down a run-on lock position for the past six years. The athletic 115-kilo second rower managed just seven matches for the CA Brumbies in 2009 before a broken wrist, suffered against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein, prematurely ended his season. While the setback saw him overlooked for the Wallabies domestic Tests, Chisholm returned to the international fold during the Tri-Nations Series, again establishing himself in the Australian starting XV. Chisholm, who is currently the club’s second most-capped lock behind David Giffin (80 caps), will continue to play a key role for the CA Brumbies in 2010 – with his strong lineout winning ability, aggressive physicality, barnstorming running and frequent try-scoring forming the cornerstone of his success throughout his career. The powerful tight forward has been a consistent performer for the CA Brumbies and is in line to pass 50 Tests in 2010.

rugby career Position

Lock

Juniors

Nudgee, QLD

School

Gregory Terrace, QLD

Colts

Wests, QLD

Senior Club

Randwick, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

74

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2003 v Cats, Johannesburg

Test Debut

2000 v Argentina, Brisbane

Representative Honours 2000

Australian Under 19’s

2001–02

Australia Under 21’s

2004

Australia A

2004–09

Australian Wallabies

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 78  Points: 90 (18t)

State

Caps: 78  Points: 90 (18t)

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 75  Points: 80 (16t)

Tests

Caps: 48  Points: 30 (6t)

CA Brumbies Statistics 2003  Caps: 6  Points: 0 2004  Caps: 13  Points: 30(6t)

Career Timeline 1998

Graduates from Gregory Terrace in Brisbane.

2000

Named Queensland Rugby Colt of the Year; selected for Australian squad that finished third at the IRB Under 19 World Championship in France.

2001

Member of the Reds Rugby College; member of the Australian side that is defeated 30-13 by New Zealand in the final of the IRB Under 21 World Cup.

2002

Joins the Reds Super 12 squad; represents Australia at his second IRB Under 21’s World Cup, with the side going down to host nation South Africa, 24-21 in the final.

2003

Joins CA Brumbies and makes Super 12 debut against the Cats in Johannesburg; plays seven Super 12 games as replacement behind Justin Harrison and David Giffin; wins Queensland club rugby premiership with the Canberra Vikings, defeating the Gold Coast, 29-16 in the final.

2004

Starts in all 13 matches for the CA Brumbies and plays a key role in their Super 12 championship, scoring six tries; earns selection in the Wallabies squad for domestic season; makes his Test debut against Scotland in Edinburgh on the Spring Tour.

2005

Plays all 11 matches for the CA Brumbies; starts in six of 12 Tests at lock and scores tries in run-on Tests against Italy and Samoa.

2006

Starts every Investec Bank Super 14 match for the CA Brumbies at lock; is one of three forwards to play every Wallabies Test, starting three at blindside flanker and two at lock.

2007

Starts all 13 matches at lock for the CA Brumbies; is named CA Brumbies’ ‘Best Forward’ and finishes runner-up to George Smith in the Brett Robinson Player of the Year standings; played six domestic Tests for the Wallabies and plays three Tests during the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

2008

Features in all but one match for the CA Brumbies; is named in the Wallabies domestic Test squad but is released for the Pacific Nations Cup; returns to the Wallabies for the Spring Tour and plays all five Tests and scores a memorable solo try against Wales.

2009

Starts in seven matches for the CA Brumbies before his season ends due to a broken wrist; is called into Australia’s Tri Nations campaign to replace Peter Kimlin; selected for the Wallabies’ Spring Tour.

2005  Caps: 11  Points: 5 (t) 2006  Caps: 13  Points: 10 (2t) 2007  Caps: 13  Points: 15 (3t) 2008  Caps: 12  Points: 15 (3t) 2009  Caps: 7  Points: 5 (t)

Coaches comment Has a real presence on the field. We’ll need his physicality this year.

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Footy facts//Huia Edmonds is one of two current CA Brumbies squad members to represent Western Province in the Currie Cup, along with Matt Toomua.

2010 player profile

Huia Edmonds Huia Edmonds is a journeyman of the CA Brumbies. Having grown up in Canberra, the mobile hooker made his Super Rugby debut for the NSW Waratahs and played two seasons with the Cape Town-based Stormers before returning to the ACT for the 2008 Investec Bank Super 14 season. Since returning to the ACT, Edmonds has played 15 matches for the CA Brumbies in an injury-interrupted period with his 2008 season cut short by a broken arm. He was denied the opportunity to travel on last year’s French development tour (and play against his brother Manuel in Bayonne) after suffering an ankle injury playing for Easts. Having represented three provinces, and played three seasons (featuring 20 matches) of Currie Cup rugby for Western Province, Edmonds is an experienced member of the CA Brumbies and has crafted his game around a strong skill set and an ability to get around the field well.

Height

183cm

Weight

103kg

Date of Birth

20 October 1981

Place of Birth

Ashburton, New Zealand

Marital Status

Married to Annika (Daughter Mieka)

rugby career Position

Hooker

Juniors

Tuggeranong Vikings, ACT

School

Erindale College, ACT

Colts

Canberra Vikings, ACT

Senior Club

Eastern Suburbs, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

106

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2002 (Waratahs) v Bulls, Pretoria

Representative Honours 1998

Australian Schools

2000

Australia Under 19’s

2002

Australian Under 21’s

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 15  Points: 5 (1t)

State

Caps: 58*  Points: 25 (5t)**

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 25#  Points: 5 (1t)##

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

*  15 ACT, 12 NSW; 31 Western Provi nce **  20 Western Province, 5 ACT #   15 CA Brumbies, 7 NSW, 3 Stormers;  ## 5 CA Brumbies

CA Brumbies Statistics 2008  Caps: 6  Points: 0 2009  Caps: 9  Points: 5

Career Timeline 1998

Represents Australian Schools out of Erindale College, Canberra

2000

Represents the Australian Under 19’s at the IRB Junior World Championship in France.

2002

Recruited by the NSW Waratahs; makes his Super 12 debut against the Bulls; selected for the Australian Under 21’s that lose the final to host nation, South Africa, 24-21.

2005

Heads to South Africa to link with Western Province; makes Currie Cup debut against the Cheetahs.

2006

Makes Investec Bank Super 14 debut for the Stormers against the Sharks.

2007

Plays two matches off the bench for the Stormers in the Investec Bank Super 14; signs with the CA Brumbies for 2008; returns to Australia to play final five matches for the Canberra Vikings in the Australian Rugby Championship.

2008

Starts in three of his six matches before his season is cut short by a broken arm.

2009

Represents the CA Brumbies in nine matches; scores his first Investec Bank Super 14 try against Blues at Canberra Stadium.

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Coaches comment A skillful hooker with a bag full of tricks. Solid in set piece and elusive in attack.


Footy facts//Rocky Elsom is one of three Wallabies captains in the CA Brumbies. The other two are Stirling Mortlock and George Smith.

2010 player profile

Rocky Elsom

Nickname

The Rock

Height

197cm

Weight

112kg

Date of Birth

14 February 1983

Place of Birth

Melbourne, VIC

Marital Status

Single

rugby career Position

Flanker

Juniors

St Joseph’s Nudgee College, QLD

School

St Joseph’s Nudgee College, QLD

Senior Club

Randwick, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

Uncapped

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2003 (Waratahs) v Blues

Test Debut

2005 v Samoa, Sydney

Rocky Elsom returns from a nine-month playing stint with Irish club, Leinster, to join the CA Brumbies for the 2010 Investec Bank Super 14 season. Having helped lead the Irishmen to a European Cup championship, the abrasive and unrelenting flanker earned many plaudits from the international rugby community with Irish captain Brian O’Driscoll labeling Elsom the best player he had played with. Elsom proved an unstoppable force for the Dublin-based club, winning 11 man-ofthe-match awards in 13 appearances including a dominant display in their 19-16 Cup final win over Leicester. Prior to his departure to the Emerald Isle, the 26-year-old carved out a decorated career with the Waratahs, including winning the 2007 Matthew Burke Cup for Players’ Player and earning two starting appearances in their failed Investec Bank Super 14 finals in 2005 and 2008. Elsom, who is set to bring up 50 Tests in 2010, had his esteemed place within the national team confirmed in 2009 when he was named as the Wallabies’ 76th Test captain.

Representative Honours 1999

Australian Under 16’s

2000

Australian Schools

2003-04

Australian Under 21’s

2005-09

Australian Wallabies

1999

Represented the Australian Under 16s.

2000

Represented the Australian Schoolboys out of Nudgee College in Brisbane.

CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 0  Points: 0

2001

State

Caps: 87*  Points 80** (16t)

Switched codes after signing a two-year contract with the Bulldogs in the National Rugby League.

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 66 (NSW)  Points: 50 (10t)

2002

Represents Canterbury Bulldogs Jersey Flegg side.

2003

Tests

Caps: 49  Points: 35 (7t)

Returns to rugby and makes his Super 12 debut for the Waratahs against the Blues in Sydney; selected for the Australian squad to contest the IRB Under 21’s World Cup; tours Japan with Australia A.

2004

Plays all 11 matches for the Waratahs and is one of their most consistent performers; selected for his second IRB Under 21 World Cup campaign with the Australian squad.

2005

Plays 12 of the 13 matches for the Waratahs on their way to their maiden Super 12 final; scores a try against Samoa during his Test debut against Samoa in Sydney; plays nine Tests for the Wallabies, starting at blindside flanker on seven occasions.

2006

Establishes himself in the Wallabies starting forward pack, playing all of the Wallabies’ 13 Tests – the first four at Number 8 and the remaining nine at blindside flanker.

2007

Makes his captaincy debut for the Waratahs against the Highlanders in Week 12; wins the Matthew Burke Cup for the Waratahs Players’ Player; scores three tries in his Rugby World Cup debut match against Japan; starts in all but one match for the Wallabies during the Rugby World Cup.

2008

Features in his second Investec Bank Super 14 final for the Waratahs; plays in eight of nine Tests during the domestic/Tri-Nations series; links with Dublin-based Leinster to play in the European Cup and Celtic League at the conclusion of the domestic Australian season.

2009

Plays 21 matches for Leinster, including starring during their 19-16 European Cup final win over Leicester; named Player of the European Cup final and Leinster Player of the Year; selected in Barbarians squad to play against the Wallabies but ruled out with a knee injury; signs with the CA Brumbies and returns to play four Tri Nations Tests for the Wallabies; named as the Wallabies 76th captain.

Career Statistics

*  66 NSW, 21 Leinster **  50 NSW, 30 Leinster

Coaches comment An exciting new addition to the side. A real work horse and on his day is one of the best in the business.

Career Timeline

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Footy facts//Francis Fainifo is one of four players who have been previously involved with a top-line rugby league club. Fainifo represented the junior grades of Western Suburbs while Alfi Mafi (South Sydney), Tyrone Smith (Sydney Roosters/ Harlequins RL) and Sitaleki Timani (Cronulla Sharks) have also played rugby league.

2010 player profile

Francis Fainifo Francis Fainifo (pron: fay-nee-foe) is respected as one of the quickest men in the Investec Bank Super 14. The hot-stepping outside back enhanced his reputation as one of the competition’s speed merchants by running down recognised express winger Bryan Habana at Canberra Stadium before lighting up the Suncorp Stadium surface and turning Wallaby winger Peter Hynes inside out on his way to the try line during his side’s 52-13 win over the Reds a fortnight later. Fainifo’s career has been highlighted by perennial try scoring, including heading the try-scorer’s list in the 2005 Australian Rugby Shield, the 2006 Australian Provincial Championship and the 2007 Australian Rugby Championship. The Auckland-born, Sydneyraised pace man has begun to realise that potential at the Investec Bank Super 14 level, scoring tries in his final three appearances for 2009. In an age of early talent identification programs, Fainifo is one out of the box.

Nickname

Franky

Height

190cm

Weight

95kg

Date of Birth

25 November 1983

Place of Birth

Auckland, New Zealand

Marital Status

Single

rugby career Position

Wing

Juniors

Campbelltown City Kangaroos (RL), NSW

School

Eaglevale High School, NSW

Senior Club

Randwick, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

103

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2007 v Bulls, Canberra

Representative Honours 2005

NSW Country

2006

Prime Minister’s XV

2008

Australia A

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 40  Points: 40  (8t)

State

Caps: 40  Points: 40  (8t)

Investec Bank Super 14:

Caps: 32  Points: 25  (5t)

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

CA Brumbies Statistics 2007  Caps: 8  Points: 0

Career Timeline 2001

Graduates from Eaglevale High School; contracted to Western Suburbs (now Wests Tigers) Jersey Flegg side.

2005

Represents NSW Country Cockatoos, who finish third in the Australian Rugby Shield (ARS); finishes as the ARS’s highest try scorer with six tries from five matches; recruited to the Brumbies Academy.

2006

Stars for the CA Brumbies during Australian Provincial Championship, scoring three tries from four matches; selected and scores a try for the Prime Minister’s XV that defeats Japan, 61-19.

2007

Signed to rookie contract with the CA Brumbies; makes his Investec Bank Super 14 debut against the Bulls; becomes the competition’s leading try scorer (six tries) for the Canberra Vikings during the Mazda Australian Rugby Championship; plays one match for Australia A against Japan during Pacific Nations Cup.

2008

Plays every match for CA Brumbies; scores first Investec Bank Super 14 try as part of a double against the Force.

2009

Plays 11 matches for the CA Brumbies, scoring three tries; plays in second consecutive Shute Shield grand final loss for Randwick; starts all four matches for the CA Brumbies on their French Tour.

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2008  Caps: 13  Points: 10  (2t) 2009  Caps: 11  Points: 15

Coaches comment Quick, elusive and powerful. Knows his way to the try line.


Footy facts//Matt’s sister, Kristy, is a current representative for the Australian women’s rugby team, the Wallaroos.

2010 player profile

Matt Giteau

Nickname

Gits

Height

178cm

Weight

85kg

Date of Birth

29 September 1982

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Engaged to Bianca

rugby career Position

Flyhalf/Inside Centre

Juniors

Queanbeyan Kangaroos (Rugby League)

School

St Edmund’s College, ACT

Colts

Eastern Suburbs, ACT

Senior Club

Queanbeyan, ACT

CA Brumbies Player Number

73

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2003 v Sharks, Durban

Test Debut

2002 v England, London

Matt Giteau (pron: git-oh) returns to the CA Brumbies after three years with the Western Force. Giteau remains Australia’s premier playmaker and rejoins the ACT province having set a club point scoring record for the Force during the 2009 Investec Bank Super 14 season, while remaining Australia’s first choice flyhalf. The former IRB Player of the Year nominee is the complete footballer and acknowledged as one of the most talented players of his generation, with the ability to kick, pass, tackle and exploit a gap in the defensive line with world-class aplomb. Giteau will take on a senior leadership role within the CA Brumbies backline having become a stalwart for the Wallabies since making his debut as a 20-year-old against England at Twickenham in 2002. The cheeky pivot has the uncanny ability to spark something out of nothing while his signature swan dive over the try line is a revered sight in Australian rugby.

Representative Honours 2002

Australian Under 21’s

2001-02, 2006

Australian Sevens

2002-09

Australian Wallabies

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 40  Points: 151

State

Caps: 77*  Points: 444 (28t, 68c, 55p, dg)**

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 77#  Points: 444

Tests

Caps:78  Points: 562

(19t, 13c, 10p)

Career Timeline 2001

Joins the Brumbies Academy; represents Australian Sevens and Under 21’s; wins a Colts title with Easts in Canberra

2002

A surprise selection for the Wallabies’ Spring Tour having not played a Super 12 game; makes his Test debut as replacement against England at Twickenham.

2003

Makes his Super 12 debut off the bench against the Sharks in Week Two; starts in the remaining nine regular season matches; named ‘CA Brumbies’ Best Back’; scores a hat-trick in his first Test start against Namibia and a further try as a replacement in the RWC final.

* 40 ACT, 37 WA ** 293 WA, 151 ACT # 40 ACT, 37 WA ## 293 WA, 151 ACT

2004

CA Brumbies Statistics

A key member of the Super 12-winning CA Brumbies; starts in 11 of the Wallabies’ 12 Tests at inside centre; is a nominee for the IRB’s International Player of the Year.

2005

Starts in eight matches for the CA Brumbies and finishes the season as the side’s top point scorer; starts the Test season with two man-of-the-match performances against Samoa and Italy.

2006

Signs with the Western Force; returns from knee injury to score two tries in a man-of-thematch performance against the Springboks in Brisbane; is switched to scrumhalf during the Spring Tour.

2007

Plays eight matches for the Force at flyhalf; plays his 50th Super Rugby match against the CA Brumbies at Canberra Stadium; starts the Test season at scrumhalf before moving into the centres; selected for all five matches during the Rugby World Cup.

2008

Selected at flyhalf for Wallabies and plays all 14 Tests; moves into fourth all time Australian individual point-scoring list; signs two-year extension with the ARU until 2011 Rugby World Cup.

2009

Plays all 13 matches for the Western Force, scoring a season-record 128 points to depart as the franchise’s leading all-time point-scorer; signs to return to the CA Brumbies in 2010; becomes the third Australian and 17th player from any country to surpass 500 Test points.

(28t, 68c, 55p, dg)##

(26t, 80c, 86p, 4dg)

2003  Caps: 10  Points: 22 (4t, c) 2004  Caps: 13   Points: 35 (6t, c, p) 2005  Caps: 8  Points: 62 (5t, 8c, 7p) 2006  Caps: 9  Points: 32 (4t, 3c, 2p)

Coaches comment An attacking threat with a good passing game and leftfoot kick. Great to have him back in CA Brumbies colours.

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Footy facts//Ben Hand is one of six CA Brumbies to have represented the Waratahs in Super Rugby. The others are Huia Edmonds, Rocky Elsom, Justin Harrison, Stephen Hoiles and Alfi Mafi.

2010 player profile

Ben Hand Ben Hand marked his first season with the CA Brumbies by starting in all 13 Investec Bank Super 14 fixtures. The former Waratahs lock joined the twotime Super Rugby champions from Italian Super 10 titleholders, Rugby Calvisano. Despite his relatively new standing within the side, Hand took control of the CA Brumbies’ lineout and became a mature voice and cool head within the starting pack. After forming a solid lock partnership with Mark Chisholm and then Peter Kimlin, Hand was a senior member of the CA Brumbies touring side that embarked on the four-match development tour to France. Hand started in three of the four tour matches and chimed in with a timely maiden try for his province to seal a 17-0 win over French Top 14 champions, Perpignan. Hand is an excellent lineout technician, has trademarked his performances with a workhorse work rate and will continue to take a leadership role within the side.

Nickname

Handy

Height

196cm

Weight

114kg

Date of Birth

24 April 1982

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Married to Jess

rugby career Position

Lock

Juniors

Beecroft, NSW

School

The Kings School, NSW

Colts

Eastwood, NSW

Senior Club

Eastwood, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

116

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2007 (Waratahs) v Lions, Johannesburg

Representative Honours 2001

Australian Schools

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 17  Points: 5 (1t)

State

Caps: 38*  Points: 10 (2t)**

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 23#  Points: 0

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

* 21 NSW, 17 ACT; ** 5 NSW, 5 ACT # 13 ACT, 10 NSW

CA Brumbies Statistics 2009  Caps: 13  Points: 0

Career Timeline 2001

Represents Australian Schools out of The Kings School.

2004

Joins the Waratahs Academy.

2005

Makes state debut for NSW against Auckland’s National Provincial Championship side; selected in the Waratahs Development Tour of Eastern Europe.

2006

Selected in the Waratahs Development Tour of England and Ireland; captains NSW A and receives the inaugural NSW A Forward of the Year; represents NSW in the Australian Provincial Championship.

2007

Called into NSW Waratahs squad to replace the injured Daniel Vickerman; makes Investec Bank Super 14 debut against the Lions in Week One as his first of 10 caps; captains Western Sydney Rams during the Australian Rugby Championship culminating in a semi-final appearance.

2008

Joins Italian club, Rugby Calvisano, and wins a Super 10 title defeating Benetton Rugby Treviso in the final.

2009

Joins the CA Brumbies and starts every match during the Investec Bank Super 14.

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Coaches comment A rugged worker who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty. Has the right skill set to go all the way.


Footy facts//Justin Harrison, Henry Vanderglas and Brumbies Academy Coach Darren Coleman all attended Southern Cross University in Lismore.

2010 player profile

Justin harrison

Nickname

Googy

Height

201cm

Weight

113kg

Date of Birth

20 April 1974

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Engaged to Bronwyn

rugby career Position

Lock

Juniors

Did Not Play

School

Newman High School, NSW

Colts

Tuggeranong, ACT

Senior Club

Easts, ACT

CA Brumbies Player Number

28

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

1997 v Reds, Brisbane

Justin Harrison is one of the great characters of world rugby, who returns to the CA Brumbies after a six-year absence. Harrison is a foundation squad member of the CA Brumbies and made his debut against the Reds in 1997. The specialist, old school lock joined the Waratahs for two seasons in 2004 and 2005 before heading to Europe where he represented Irish side, Ulster, and English club, Bath. The 35-year-old brings a wealth of international rugby experience to the squad and in addition to captaining Ulster to their 2005/06 Magners League title, he has started in three Super 12 finals for the CA Brumbies, including their title win in 2001, and one for the Waratahs in 2005. Harrison will bring some old-fashioned mongrel to the CA Brumbies pack while he remains one of world rugby’s best lineout exponents and will long be remembered for stealing a lineout ball from the British & Irish Lions in Sydney to seal the series win for Australia in his Test debut in 2001.

Representative Honours 1995

Australian Under 21’s

1996–1997

Australian Universities

1998

Australian Barbarians

1999–2001

Australia A

2001–2004

Australian Wallabies

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 81 Points: 13 (2t, 1pg)

State

Caps: 102* Points: 13 (2t, 1pg)

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 90# Points: 5(1t)

Tests

Caps: 34 Points: 5(1t)

* 81 ACT, 21 NSW; # 69 ACT, 21 NSW

CA Brumbies Statistics 1997  Caps: 6  Points: 0 1998  Caps: 5  Points: 0 1999  Caps: 11  Points: 0 2000  Caps: 10  Points: 0

Career Timeline 1993

Joins the Gold Rats Rugby Union Club at Lismore’s Southern Cross University.

1994

Joins the Tuggeranong Vikings, represents ACT Under 21’s.

1995

Represents Australian Under 21’s; makes ACT debut against NSW ‘B’ at the Sydney Football Stadium.

1996

Selected as a foundation member of the CA Brumbies; selected for the Australian Universities side.

1997

Makes Super 12 debut against the Reds in Brisbane; plays six matches off the bench; selected for second year with the Australian Universities squad.

1998

Makes run-on debut for the CA Brumbies against the Highlanders in Canberra.

2001

Starts in all 13 matches for the CA Brumbies, including their victorious Super 12 final against the Sharks; makes his Test debut against the British & Irish Lions, stealing a lineout in the dying seconds to secure the 29-23 victory and series win.

2003

Plays all 12 matches for the CA Brumbies; scores a try and kicks a penalty goal in his final appearance for the CA Brumbies against Tonga before joining the Waratahs; starts in the Wallabies’ 20-17 Rugby World Cup final loss to England in Sydney.

2005

Plays 11 matches for the Waratahs; starts for the Waratahs in their 35-25 Super 12 final loss to the Crusaders; joins Ulster.

2006

Captains Ulster to a Magners League title defeating Ospreys, 19-17, in the final.

2008

Finishes three seasons with Ulster to join Bath on a one-year contract.

2009

Starts in 29 of 31 matches for Bath during the 2008/09 season; joins the CA Brumbies for the 2010 Investec Bank Super 14 season.

2001  Caps: 13  Points: 0 2002  Caps: 12  Points: 5 (1t) 2003  Caps: 12  Points: 0

Coaches comment Experienced, hard working lock returning home after a long stint away. Does what a lock should do.

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Footy facts//Stephen Hoiles is the eighth player to captain the CA Brumbies behind Ewen McKenzie, Brett Robinson, George Gregan, Stirling Mortlock, Owen Finegan, George Smith and Alister Campbell.

2010 player profile

Stephen Hoiles Stephen Hoiles is a mobile and skilful back-rower who resumes his role as CA Brumbies captain in 2010. The 29-year-old has become an integral member of the squad since joining from the Waratahs for the 2007 Investec Bank Super 14 season. Hoiles is an attacking No.8, cunning thinker and strong leader within the CA Brumbies. The ACT skipper’s 2009 Investec Bank Super 14 season was hampered by a knee injury suffered against the Waratahs which caused him to miss four matches. However, he rebounded to score a try in his return against the Bulls and crossed for a double a fortnight later against the Reds. On the completion of the provincial season, Hoiles led the CA Brumbies on their French tour where he was named ‘Best Forward’. After being unfortunate to be omitted from the Wallabies’ Spring Tour squad, Hoiles will again be ready to ply his trade in a star-studded CA Brumbies back row in 2010.

No.8

Hoilesy

Height

190cm

Weight

101kg

Date of Birth

13 October 1981

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Married to Lara (Daughter Evie)

rugby career Position

No.8

Juniors

Coogee Juniors, NSW

School

Waverley College, NSW

Colts

Randwick, NSW

Senior Club

Randwick, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

116

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2004 (Waratahs) v Crusaders, Christchurch

Test Debut

2004 v Scotland, Glasgow

Representative Honours 2001

Australian Sevens

2004-08

Australia A

2004-08

Australian Wallabies

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Career Timeline

Caps: 42  Points: 25 (5t)

State

Caps: 74*  Points: 35 (7t)**

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 64#  Points: 35 (7t)## Caps: 16  Points: 15 (3t)

1999

Graduates from Sydney’s Waverley College.

2001

Represents the Australian Sevens team in Durban.

Tests

2004

Makes Super 12 debut for the Waratahs in Christchurch; named as a bolter on the Spring Tour on club form after four matches for the Waratahs; makes Test debut as a replacement against Scotland in Glasgow.

* 42 ACT, 32 NSW; ** 25 ACT, 10 NSW # 34 ACT, 30 NSW; ## 25 ACT, 10 NSW

2005

Selected in the Wallaby squad for the domestic season but suffers a season-ending knee injury at training in Coffs Harbour in the lead-up to the first Test against Samoa.

2007  Caps: 13  Points: 0

2006

Plays each match for the Waratahs in their Investec Bank Super 14 season before signing with the CA Brumbies; is a standout in the CA Brumbies’ victorious Australian Provincial Championship campaign; selected on the Spring Tour, including playing against Wales at Millennium Stadium.

2007

Starts each match at No.8 in his debut season for the CA Brumbies; selected in the Wallabies domestic Test series and Tri-Nations squads and is one of six players to play all Test matches during the World Cup.

2008

Misses just one Investec Bank Super 14 match for the CA Brumbies with a fractured cheekbone; represents Australia A in two Pacific Nations Cup fixtures and is the competition’s top try scorer with four tries against Tonga and one against Fiji; selected to start for the Wallabies in their second Test against France; captains Randwick to a Shute Shield grand final appearance against Sydney University.

2009

Succeeds long-time skipper Stirling Mortlock as CA Brumbies captain for the Investec Bank Super 14 season; plays nine matches after missing the side’s South African leg with a knee injury; helps Randwick to grand final appearance against Sydney University; selected in the Wallabies train-on squad for the Spring Tour.

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CA Brumbies Statistics 2008  Caps: 12  Points: 10 (2t) 2009  Caps: 9  Points: 15 (3t)

Coaches comment Highly skilled player who can do the tough stuff as well as the clever things. Our skipper who will lead from the front.


Footy facts//Peter Kimlin is the first full blooded red head to play for the CA Brumbies.

2010 player profile

Peter Kimlin

Nickname

Kimmo

Height

198cm

Weight

114kg

Date of Birth

11 July 1985

Place of Birth

Canberra, ACT

Marital Status

Single

rugby career Position

Lock/Flanker

Juniors

Canberra Grammar School, ACT

School

Canberra Grammar School, ACT

Senior Club

Western Districts, ACT

CA Brumbies Player Number

105

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2007 v Stormers, Canberra

Test Debut

2009 v Italy, Canberra

Peter Kimlin is a dynamic and explosive lock/back-rower who has established himself as a permanent member of the CA Brumbies’ 22-man squad over the past two seasons. The athletic red head has proven to be an exciting impact player off the bench as well as making the most of his opportunities in the starting XV. After substituting in and out of the run-on side at lock and blindside flanker during 2009, he made himself at home in the second row following Mark Chisholm’s season-ending hand injury. The Canberra Grammar product has developed an acute nose for the try line, and added three tries to his career tally of five during 2009. Having not missed a match since Week One, 2008, Kimlin’s consistency was rewarded last year when he made his Test debut for the Wallabies against Italy. A quadricep injury put the 24-year-old out of contention for the Tri-Nations Series before shoulder nerve damage, suffered in the CA Brumbies’ 17-0 win over Perpignan, ended his season.

Representative Honours 2003

Australia A Schools

2004

Australian Under 19’s

2008–09

Australian Wallabies

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 30  Points: 25 (5t)

State

Caps: 30  Points: 25 (5t)

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 29  Points: 25 (5t)

Tests

Caps: 2  Points: 0

CA Brumbies Statistics 2007  Caps: 3  Points: 0 2008  Caps: 13  Points: 10 (2t) 2009  Caps: 13  Points: 15 (3t)

Coaches comment Athletic, robust, has a superb skill set. We’re looking for a big year from him.

Career Timeline 2003

Represents the Australia A Schoolboys while playing for Canberra Grammar School; joins the Brumbies Academy.

2004

Selected as part of the Australian Under 19’s squad that finished sixth at the IRB World Championship in South Africa.

2005

Wins Tooheys New John I Dent Cup premiership with Canberra club, Western District.

2006

Selected in ACT & Southern NSW Vikings side that wins the Australian Rugby Shield; named ACT & Southern NSW Vikings’ Player of the Series.

2007

Receives rookie contract with the CA Brumbies; makes his Investec Bank Super 14 debut against the Stormers in Canberra; finishes maiden Investec Bank Super 14 season with three caps; plays every match and scores two tries for the Canberra Vikings during the Australian Rugby Championship.

2008

Represents the CA Brumbies in every match during Investec Bank Super 14 season; selected for Australia A in the Pacific Nations Cup; called into Wallabies squad for the Spring Tour and makes an appearance against the Barbarians at Wembley.

2009

Plays every match for the CA Brumbies during the Investec Bank Super 14; makes Test debut against Italy at Canberra Stadium.

2008

Represents the CA Brumbies in every match during Investec Bank Super 14 season; selected for Australia A in the Pacific Nations Cup; called into Wallabies squad for the Spring Tour and makes an appearance against the Barbarians at Wembley.

2009

Plays every match for the CA Brumbies during the Investec Bank Super 14; makes Test debut against Italy at Canberra Stadium.

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Footy facts//Christian Lealiifano writes the name of his late father – Tavita – on his wristband before each match.

2010 player profile

CHRISTIAN LEALIIFANO Christian Lealiifano has made the CA Brumbies’ ‘10’ jersey his own since the departure of legendary flyhalf Stephen Larkham. Having started in each of the CA Brumbies’ fixtures since making his debut in 2008, the 22-year-old asserted himself as a go-to man for the side, kicking a last minute drop goal to defeat the Highlanders, 33-31, before stepping through for an individual try to down the Bulls. The return of Matt Giteau has seen Lealiifano trial at inside centre at club level, where he won the Bob Smethills Trophy for man of the match during Tuggeranong’s John I Dent Cup grand final win, and at fullback during the CA Brumbies’ French Tour. After benefiting from off-season shoulder surgery prior to the 2009 season, Lealiifano added a tidy defensive aspect into his playing arsenal that already featured strong passing and kicking games, an ability to ghost across field and jink through a defensive line, and controlling play well beyond his 22 years of age.

Nickname

Brus/Nu

Height

179cm

Weight

92kg

Date of Birth

24 September 1987

Place of Birth

Auckland, New Zealand

Marital Status

Single

rugby career Position

Flyhalf

Juniors

Northcote Panthers, VIC

School

Peter Lalor Secondary College, VIC

Senior Club

Tuggeranong, ACT

CA Brumbies Player Number

108

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2008 v Crusaders, Christchurch

Representative Honours 2004–05

Australian Schools

2006

Australian Under 19’s

2006

Australian Under 21’s

2007

Australian Sevens

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT) State

Caps: 26  Points: 53 (6t, 4c, 2p, 3dg)

Caps: 26  Points: 53

(6t, 4c, 2p, 3dg)

Investec Bank Super 14

(6t, 2dg)

Caps: 22  Points: 36

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

CA Brumbies Statistics 2008  Caps: 13  Points: 10 (2t) 2009  Caps: 9  Points: 26 (4t, 2dg)

Career Timeline 2004–05

Represents the Australian Schools out of Melbourne’s Peter Lalor Secondary College.

2005–06

Selected as a member of the Australian Sevens squad but does not make his debut.

2006

Joins the Brumbies Academy; represents the Australian Under 19’s in their IRB World Championship win in Dubai; represents Australian Under 21 in France; leads Tuggeranong to a premiership win over Gungahlin.

2007

Joins the CA Brumbies on a rookie contract; makes Australian Sevens debut in London and Edinburgh tournaments; stars for the Navy Canberra Vikings in the Australian Rugby Championship, including two man-of-the-match performances.

2008

Makes Investec Bank Super 14 debut against the Crusaders in Week One; starts in all 13 matches at flyhalf; receives the CA Brumbies’ “Most Improved Award”.

2009

Starts in first nine matches at flyhalf before ruled out with a season-ending hamstring injury; finishes the season as CA Brumbies equal leading try scorer (4 tries); stars in Tuggeranong’s premiership win over Queanbeyan, and is named man of the match.

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Coaches comment Best left foot step in the game. Has silky skills and is a brave defender.


Footy facts//Salesi Ma’afu was one of three players to score their first Investec Super 14 try in 2009. The others were Huia Edmonds and Sitaleki Timani.

2010 player profile

Salesi Ma’afu

Nickname

Saless/Big Bopper

Height

184cm

Weight

122kg

Date of Birth

22 March 1983

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Married to Danielle Sons Jaidyn, Zyran, Campese; Daughter Kiara

rugby career Position

Prop

Juniors

West Harbour, NSW

School

Granville Boys High/ Ashfield Boys High, NSW

Colts

West Harbour, NSW

Senior Club

West Harbour, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

99

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2007 v Chiefs, Hamilton

Salesi Ma’afu is a powerful front rower who continues to leave his mark on the Investec Bank Super 14. The specialist tighthead prop was rewarded for three consistent seasons with the CA Brumbies with his first selection in a Wallaby squad for the Spring Tour. Ma’afu, who can also play loosehead, is one of four Wallaby representatives in the CA Brumbies’ front row ranks alongside Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander and Guy Shepherdson. A back injury delayed Ma’afu’s entrance into the 2009 Investec Bank Super 14 season, with the hulking bookend not making his first appearance until a run-on start against the Waratahs. After completing an Investec Bank Super 14 season that saw him cross for his maiden try against the Sharks, Ma’afu rejoined West Harbour (following two seasons with Warringah) to captain the Pirates through the remainder of the Shute Shield. Four matches for the CA Brumbies on their French Tour completed the season until Ma’afu earned a callup into the Wallabies’ squad for the Grand Slam tour.

Representative Honours 1996

Australian Under 19’s

1997–98

Australia Under 21’s

1997

Australian Barbarians

2000–09

Australian Wallabies

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 37  Points: 5 (1t)

State

Caps: 37  Points: 5 (1t)

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 29  Points: 5 (1t)

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

CA Brumbies Statistics 2007  Caps: 10  Points: 0 2008  Caps: 11  Points: 0 2009  Caps: 8  Points: 5

Coaches comment A big man who has worked hard to adjust his training regime. Expect a big season from him.

Career Timeline 2001-02

Represents NSW Under 19’s.

2004

Member of the NSW Academy.

2005

Member of the NSW Academy; represents NSW A and the Australian Barbarians; selected for the Waratahs Development Tour of Eastern Europe.

2006

Joins the CA Brumbies; plays three matches for the Brumby Runners – two against NSW A and one against Queensland A; makes his first appearance for the CA Brumbies, playing all four matches during the Australian Provincial Championship.

2007

Makes his Investec Bank Super 14 debut against the Chiefs in Week One; plays 10 matches in his first provincial season for the CA Brumbies; scores a try in his one appearance for Australia A in their 71-10 win over Japan in the Pacific Nations Cup; selected for the British Barbarians side that defeats South Africa, 22-5, at Twickenham; plays five matches for the Leicester Development Squad.

2008

Plays 11 matches for the CA Brumbies during the Investec Bank Super 14; earns three caps against Japan, Samoa and New Zealand Maori for Australia A during the Pacific Nations Cup.

2009

Plays eight matches for the CA Brumbies; scores his first Investec Bank Super 14 try against the Sharks; captains West Harbour during the Shute Shield season; plays four matches for the CA Brumbies during their French Tour; selected for his first Wallaby squad for the Spring Tour.

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Footy facts//Alfi Mafi is one of four players in the CA Brumbies who have a brother who has played Super Rugby. Huia Edmonds is another while brothers George and Tyrone Smith are still part of the CA Brumbies squad.

2010 player profile

ALIFELETI MAFI Alfi Mafi (pron: mar-fee) is a fast and fearless winger who enters his second season with the CA Brumbies. Having made his Investec Bank Super 14 debut for the Waratahs in 2008, Mafi linked with the CA Brumbies last year and played four matches for his new province – three in the run-on side. The 21-year-old made his ACT debut off the bench against the Sharks before replacing the injured Clyde Rathbone in the starting side to play the Cheetahs. Mafi’s career has been plagued by injury with an ankle complaint ruling him out of the 2008 Australian Under 20’s squad before his 2009 CA Brumbies French Tour was cut short by the same ailment. Despite the premature end to last year’s development tour, Mafi was amongst the side’s best performers, with his games characterised by a willingness to run the ball, an elusive step and an ability to wrestle while in contact.

Nickname

Alfi

Height

185cm

Weight

94kg

Date of Birth

8 June 1988

Place of Birth

Tongatapu, Tonga

Marital Status

Single

rugby career Position

Wing

Juniors

All Saints, NSW

School

Granville Boys High School, NSW

Colts

Sydney University, NSW

Senior Club

Sydney University, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

119

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2008 (Waratahs) v Hurricanes, Sydney

Representative Honours 2006

Australian Schools

2007

Australian Under 19’s

2007

Australian Sevens

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 7  Points: 5 (1t)

State

Caps: 16*  Points: 5 (1t)**

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 13#  Points: 0

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

* 9 NSW, 7 ACT; ** 5 ACT # 9 NSW, 4 ACT;

CA Brumbies Statistics 2009  Caps: 4  Points: 0

Career Timeline 1997

Moves to Australia with his family from Tonga and attends Granville High

2003–04

Represents South Sydney Rabbitohs in the National Rugby League’s Harold Matthews Cup.

2006

Selected for the Australian Schoolboys side out of Granville High School.

2007

Represents the Australian Under 19’s and scores a try to seal a win in their 3rd/4th playoff against Wales; scores a try in Sydney University’s grand final win over Eastern Suburbs; represents the Sydney Fleet and scores four tries in six appearances in the Australian Rugby Championship; selected for opening rounds of IRB Sevens World Series in Dubai and South Africa.

2008

Makes his Investec Bank Super 14 debut for the Waratahs in Week One against the Hurricanes; selected for the Australian Under 20’s squad but forced to withdraw due to an ankle injury.

2009

Joins the CA Brumbies and makes four appearances; scores one try in three appearances for the CA Brumbies on their French Tour before being ruled out for the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.

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Coaches comment Exciting prospect who had a season riddled with injury. When fit, will impress


Footy facts//Pat McCabe was named Player of the Tour for the CA Brumbies’ French Tour last year. This was the CA Brumbies’ fourth development tour. Prior to that they had two to Japan (1996 & 1998) and one to Fiji/NZ (1997).

2010 player profile

Pat McCabe

Nickname

Slippery/Knick Knack

Height

186cm

Weight

94kg

Date of Birth

21 March 1988

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Single

rugby career Position

Utility Back

Juniors

St Aloysius’ College, NSW

School

St Aloysius’ College, NSW

Colts

Warringah, NSW

Senior Club

Warringah, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

Uncapped

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

1998 v Waratahs, Sydney

Test Debut

2000 v Argentina, Brisbane

Pat McCabe is an exciting young prospect who joins the CA Brumbies’ senior squad in 2010. Boasting a strong kicking and powerful running game, very sound defence and the ability to read and predict play, McCabe is well armed should he be required to make his Investec Bank Super 14 debut in 2010. The utility back was very impressive in his outings at fullback for the Brumby Runners during the season and the CA Brumbies on their French development tour. McCabe capped off his appearances for the Runners against the Australian Barbarians and the Junior Waratahs with a try in each match while his consistent and high quality performances for the CA Brumbies in France led to him to being voted the ‘Player of the Tour’, despite the number of senior players in the squad. McCabe, who is a graduate of the 2009 Brumbies Academy, has a mature approach to his football despite his 21 years age.

Representative Honours 2005

Australia A Schoolboys

2007

Australian Under 19’s

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 4  Points: 0

State

Caps: 4  Points: 0

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 0  Points: 0

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

Coaches comment Very exciting Academy graduate. Best player on our French Tour. Excited by what he offers.

Career Timeline 2005

Represents the Australia A Schoolboys out of Sydney’s St Aloysius’ College

2006

Member of the NSW Academy; selected for the NSW Development Tour in Europe; makes State debut against Northampton.

2007

Represents the Central Coast Rays in their Australian Rugby Championship-winning season; selected for the Australian Under 19’s and plays four matches in the IRB Under 19 World Championship in Belfast.

2008

Voted Best & Fairest for the Warringah Rats on their way to a Shute Shield semi-final appearance.

2009

Joins the Brumbies Academy; plays two matches for the Brumby Runners; voted Player of the CA Brumbies’ French Tour; signs with CA Brumbies for the 2010 season.

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Footy facts//Stephen Moore has a strong athletic gene running through his family with Siobhan Byrne, an International fencer who represented Ireland at the 2008 Olympics, and Patrick O’Rourke, who plays All Ireland Gaelic Football for Meath, both first cousins of his.

2010 player profile

Stephen Moore Stephen Moore is the CA Brumbies’ first-choice hooker and regarded as one of the pre-eminent rakes in world rugby. The burly front-rower is renowned for his accurate throwing, excellent scrummaging, strong ball running, outstanding defence as well as his composed and mature approach to his football. After six seasons with the Queensland Reds, Moore made a seamless transition into the CA Brumbies front row during 2009, with a hamstring injury – that subsequently ruled him out against the Blues – preventing him from starting in every match for the ACT side during the Investec Bank Super 14. The addition of Moore to the ACT pack proved the catalyst for a much improved CA Brumbies set piece in 2009 with a reliable lineout and solid scrum constantly providing a concrete attacking platform for the side. The Saudi Arabia-born Moore, a passionate Liverpool Football Club supporter, is a key leader within the CA Brumbies pack and a recognised linchpin within the Wallabies squad.

Nickname

Squeak/Shmoo

Height

186cm

Weight

112kg

Date of Birth

20 January 1983

Place of Birth

Khamis, Saudi Arabia

Marital Status

Partner Courtney

rugby career Position

Hooker

Juniors

Rockhampton Pioneers, QLD

School

Brisbane Grammar School, QLD

Colts

University, QLD

Senior Club

University, QLD

CA Brumbies Player Number

115

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2003 (Reds) v Bulls, Pretoria

Test Debut

2005 v Samoa, Sydney

Representative Honours 2003–04

Australian Under 21’s

2004–05

Australia A

2005–09

Australian Wallabies

Career Statistics

Career Timeline 2003

Makes his Super 12 debut for the Reds against the Bulls in Pretoria; selected in the Australian squad for the IRB Under 21’s World Cup in England.

2004

Adds a further Super 12 cap to his tally; qualifies for his second IRB Under 21’s World Cup in Scotland; wins a place on the Spring Tour and represents Australia A against the French Barbarians.

2005

Plays all 11 matches for the Reds; makes his Test debut as a replacement against Samoa in Sydney; is installed as a regular back-up to Jeremy Paul for the following five Tests and subsequent Spring Tour; rejects offers to play in Ireland’s Celtic League.

2006

Plays 11 matches for the Reds; is recalled for the Wallabies Spring Tour; makes his run-on debut against Scotland at Murrayfield and adds a further two caps on tour.

2007

Adds 10 matches to his Super Rugby tally; is selected as the first choice hooker for the Wallabies domestic Tests; starts in all but one match for the Wallabies during the Rugby World Cup; plays 10 of 12 Tests during 2007.

2008

Plays all 13 matches for the Reds; consolidates his position as Australia’s first choice hooker; is one of two players (along with Matt Giteau) to play all 14 Tests for the Wallabies.

2009

Plays 12 matches in his first season with the CA Brumbies; brings up 50 Super Rugby caps against the Western Force; shares the Wallabies hooking role with Tatafu Polota-Nau; resigns with the CA Brumbies until 2011.

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CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 12  Points: 0

State

Caps: 65*  Points: 15 (3t)**

Investec Bank Super 14

(2t)##

Tests

Caps: 46  Points: 10 (2t)

Caps: 59#  Points: 10

* 53 QLD, 12 ACT; ** 15 QLD # 47 QLD, 12 ACT; ## 10 QLD

CA Brumbies Statistics 2009  Caps: 12  Points: 0

Coaches comment The best set-piece hooker in the country. Will win us plenty of ball and will lead from the front.


Footy facts//Stirling Mortlock needs just four points to be the first player to break 1,000 Super Rugby points.

2010 player profile

Stirling Mortlock

Nickname

Stirlo/Snorky

Height

191cm

Weight

100kg

Date of Birth

20 May 1977

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Married to Caroline (Sons Harrison, Hunter; Daughter Sophie)

Stirling Mortlock is a modern great of Australian rugby and has been a proven match-winner for the CA Brumbies and the Wallabies over the past decade. Mortlock has been a stalwart of the CA Brumbies’ line-up since making his debut in 1998 and his spectacular disregard for self preservation and combative style of rugby has provided CA Brumbies supporters with some of their most memorable moments over his 12-year Super Rugby career. In 2009 Mortlock became the highest all-time pointscorer in Super Rugby history when he eclipsed Crusaders flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens’ record of 990 points against the Blues at Canberra Stadium. Mortlock only needs four points to become the first player to surpass 1,000 Super Rugby points.

rugby career Position

Outside Centre

Juniors

Lindfield, NSW

School

The Kings School, NSW

Colts

Gordon, NSW

Senior Club

Gordon, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

34

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

1998 v Waratahs, Sydney

Test Debut

2000 v Argentina, Brisbane

Representative Honours

Coaches comment A point-scoring machine. He’s powerful, energetic and will challenge opposition with and without the ball.

Career Timeline

1996

Australian Under 19’s

1997–98

Australia Under 21’s

1994

Graduates from The King’s School.

1997

Australian Barbarians

1996

Represents the Australian squad during the IRB Under 19 World Championship in Italy.

2000–09

Australian Wallabies

1997

Tours Argentina with Wallabies; represents the Australian Under 21’s.

1998

Makes Super 12 debut for the CA Brumbies against the Waratahs in Sydney; earns his second tour with the Australian Under 21’s.

2000

Sets a club record for most points scored in a Super Rugby season (194); named as the CA Brumbies’ ‘Best Back’; makes his Test debut against Argentina; becomes the fastest Australian to reach 100 Test points.

2001

Scores 25 points against the Stormers in Canberra; missed the CA Brumbies’ first Super 12 title and Test season after suffering a shoulder injury.

2002

Receives the Brett Robinson Players’ Player Award for the CA Brumbies; named Australian Super 12 Player of the Year.

2003

Secures the Australian ‘13’ jersey for the Rugby World Cup in Australia; scores an 80-metre intercept try in their semi-final win over the All Blacks.

2004

Appointed CA Brumbies captain; misses the CA Brumbies’ second Super 12 title through a knee injury.

2005

Misses four Super 12 matches with a knee injury; named the CA Brumbies’ ‘Best Back’; his Test season is cut short by hamstring and calf injuries; is rested from the Spring Tour.

2006

Receives his third ‘Best Back’ award for the CA Brumbies; named as the 73rd player to captain Australia for their Test against England.

2007

Misses seven matches through a broken hand and concussion during the year; captains Australia during the Rugby World Cup in France.

2008

Misses the first six matches after undergoing a shoulder reconstruction; returns in Week Eight against the Chiefs for his 100th Super Rugby cap; re-signs with CA Brumbies until 2010.

2009

Plays at inside and outside centre, and the wing for the CA Brumbies; scores 50th career Super Rugby try; becomes the highest point scorer in Super Rugby history.

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 121  Points: 1048

State

Caps: 121  Points: 1048

Investec Bank Super 14 Tests

(56t, 165c, 146p) (56t, 165c, 146p)

Caps: 117  Points: 996

(53t, 157c, 139p)

Caps: 80  Points: 489

(29t, 61c, 74p)

CA Brumbies Statistics 1998  Caps: 10  Points: 25 (5t) 1999  Caps: 11  Points: 77  (2t, 11c, 15p) 2000  Caps: 13  Points: 194 (4t, 39c, 32p) 2001  Caps: 12  Points: 144  (2t, 28c, 26p) 2002  Caps: 12  Points: 121  (8t, 15c, 17p) 2003  Caps: 3  Points: 36  (t, 5c, 7p) 2004  Caps: 12  Points: 50  (10t) 2005  Caps: 7  Points: 52  (4t, 10c, 4p) 2006  Caps: 13  Points: 126  (9t, 15c, 17p) 2007  Caps: 6  Points: 50  (3t, 4c, 9p) 2008  Caps: 6  Points: 38  (t, 9c, 5p) 2009  Caps: 12  Points: 83  (4t, 21c, 7p)

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Footy facts//Patrick Phibbs is brother-in-law to former CA Brumbies Owen Finegan and Warwick Waugh.

2010 player profile

Patrick Phibbs Patrick Phibbs is a tough and robust scrumhalf who enters his sixth season of Super Rugby with the CA Brumbies. Having done his apprenticeship under George Gregan, Phibbs has been a regular in the CA Brumbies line-up and has not missed a match since Gregan’s retirement at the end of 2007. The 28-year-old, who had a stint with English club Saracens, has based his game on supreme fitness, aggressive defence and the willingness to run the ball. The abrasive half strung together a number of impressive performances in 2009 – none more so than his impact off the bench and match-sealing try in the CA Brumbies’ 17-10 win over the Stormers just five days after the death of his close CA Brumbies teammate, Shawn Mackay. Having helped Randwick to their second successive Shute Shield grand final against Sydney University, Phibbs played a leading role in the CA Brumbies’ 17-0 win over French Top 14 champions, Perpignan, racing 70 metres to score the opening try.

Nickname

Phibbsy

Height

180cm

Weight

88kg

Date of Birth

16 October 1981

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Partner Jemma

rugby career Position

Scrumhalf

Juniors

Randwick, NSW

School

Waverley College, NSW

Colts

Randwick, NSW

Senior Club

Randwick, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

92

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2005 v Reds, Brisbane

Representative Honours 2000

Australian Under 19’s

2001–04

Australian Sevens

2001

Australian Barbarians

2008

Australia A

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 53  Points: 25 (5t)

State

Caps: 53  Points: 25 (5t)

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 45  Points: 20 (4t)

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

CA Brumbies Statistics 2005  Caps: 1  Points: 0 2006  Caps: 9  Points: 5 (t) 2007  Caps: 9  Points: 5 (t) 2008  Caps: 13  Points: 0

Career Timeline 1999

Graduates from Waverley College, Sydney.

2000

Represents the Australian Under 19’s.

2001

Starts three years representing Australian Sevens team

2003

Joins English club, Saracens, on an eight-week contract.

2005

Joins CA Brumbies on a training contract; makes Super 12 debut off the bench against the Reds in Week Two.

2006

Establishes himself in the CA Brumbies’ 22 as a back-up to George Gregan; helps Randwick to a Tooheys New Cup grand final against Sydney University; stars for the CA Brumbies during their Australian Provincial Championship-winning campaign.

2008

Plays all 13 matches for the CA Brumbies; represents Australia A in their Pacific Nations Cup matches against Samoa and a try-scoring performance against Tonga.

2009

Plays 13 matches for the CA Brumbies, including tries against the Stormers and Blues; plays four matches for the CA Brumbies on their French Tour.

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2009  Caps: 13  Points: 10 (2t)

Coaches comment A competitive half back who will challenge the opposition at every opportunity. Will get his forwards working for him which is crucial.


Footy facts//Guy Shepherdson is one of six Canberra juniors in the CA Brumbies squad. The others are Huia Edmonds, Matt Giteau, Peter Kimlin, Tyrone Smith and Henry Vanderglas.

2010 player profile

Guy Shepherdson

Nickname

Shep/Pink

Height

186cm

Weight

119kg

Date of Birth

17 February 1982

Place of Birth

Jakarta, Indonesia

Marital Status

Partner Lauren

rugby career Position

Prop

Juniors

Eastern Suburbs, ACT

School

Canberra Grammar School, ACT

Colts

Canberra Vikings, ACT

Senior Club

Southern Districts, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

77

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2004 v Blues, Canberra

Test Debut

2006 v Ireland, Perth

Representative Honours 2005

Australian Under 21’s

2008–09

Australian Wallabies

Guy Shepherdson has been a cornerstone of the CA Brumbies’ scrum since making his Super Rugby debut in 2004. The powerful front-rower played a large role in the revival of the CA Brumbies scrum during 2009 and finished off the season in tremendous form. Shepherdson, who was unfortunate to be overlooked for a return to Wallaby colours, started in 10 matches for the ACT-based side, missing one through a hamstring injury and two through suspension. The 119-kilogram prop is a testament to the success of the Brumbies Rugby development program having been a part of the Brumbies Rugby program since he was inducted into the Brumbies Academy 12 years ago. The CA Brumbies will look to work off the platform created by Shepherdson’s strong scrummaging and will continue to benefit from the gain line and momentum provided by his powerful ball carries. With 66 Super Rugby matches to his name, Shepherdson is the CA Brumbies’ third all-time mostcapped prop behind Bill Young (100) and Nic Henderson (70).

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 71  Points: 0

State

Caps: 71  Points: 0

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 66  Points: 0

Tests

Caps: 18  Points: 5 (1t)

CA Brumbies Statistics 2004  Caps: 13   Points: 0 2005  Caps: 7  Points: 0 2006  Caps: 13  Points: 0 2007  Caps: 13  Points: 0

Career Timeline

2008  Caps: 10  Points: 0

1997

Inducted into the inaugural Brumbies Academy intake.

2009  Caps: 10  Points: 0

1999

Represents Australian Schools out of Canberra Grammar School.

2001

Represents the Australian 19’s and is selected for his first of three successive years with the Australian Under 21’s

2002

Plays in New Zealand’s National Provincial Championship with the Bay of Plenty

2004

Makes his Super 12 debut against Auckland in Week One at Canberra Stadium; plays 13 matches and starts off the bench in the CA Brumbies’ Super 12 final win over the Crusaders.

2006

Makes his Test debut against Ireland in Perth; scores his debut Test try against Italy in Rome on the Spring Tour.

2007

Selected in the Wallabies Rugby World Cup squad and plays in each of Australia’s five matches.

2008

Plays his 50th Super Rugby match against the Chiefs in Canberra; selected in every match for Australia A during the Pacific Nations Cup.

2009

Plays 10 matches during an Investec Bank Super 14 disrupted by injury and suspension; plays in three of the CA Brumbies’ four matches on the French development tour.

Coaches comment Our most experienced scrummager. Has been working hard in the offseason and is ready for a big year.

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Footy facts//Andrew Smith is one of three players in the CA Brumbies’ squad – alongside Pat McCabe and Jerry Yanuyanutawa – yet to make their Investec Super 14 debut.

2010 player profile

Andrew Smith Andrew Smith enters his first season with the CA Brumbies after an outstanding 2009 season. The impressive outside back has all the attributes to make it at the top provincial level: good footwork and pace, considerable size, strong and unrelenting defence, and not a player to shirk at contact. Smith joined the CA Brumbies for their French development tour – his second development tour after travelling to Fiji in 2008 with the Waratahs. He was impressive during his club season for Northern Suburbs, that would ultimately see him awarded the Ken Catchpole Medal for the most outstanding player during the 2009 Shute Shield. Smith started in three matches on the French Tour and was voted the side’s ‘Best Back’ to secure himself an Investec Bank Super 14 contract for 2010. Smith’s club rugby season was highlighted by outrunning Wallabies winger Lote Tuqiri to the try line in his side’s 25-21 win over West Harbour.

Nickname

Smithy

Height

194cm

Weight

106kg

Date of Birth

10 January 1985

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Partner Bianca

rugby career Position

Utility Back

Juniors

Gordon, NSW

School

Shore Grammar, NSW

Colts

Northern Suburbs, NSW

Senior Club

Northern Suburbs, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

Uncapped

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

1998 v Waratahs, Sydney

Test Debut

2000 v Argentina, Brisbane

Representative Honours 2003-–04

Australian Sevens

2004

Australian Under 19’s

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 4  Points: 5 (1t)

State

Caps: 4  Points: 5 (1t)

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 0  Points: 0

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

Coaches comment Big, strong, robust centre in his first year of Super Rugby. Has all the trademarks of a future great.

Career Timeline 2000

Represents the NSW Under 16’s

2002

Graduates from Shore Grammar, Sydney.

2002–03

Selected for two seasons to represent the NSW Under 19’s.

2004

Selected in the Australian Sevens squad with Adam Ashley-Cooper and plays in the USA leg of the IRB World Sevens Series; selected as part of the Australian Under 19’s squad that finishes sixth at the IRB World Championship in South Africa.

2007

Represents the Central Coast Rays in the Mazda Australian Rugby Championship

2008

Joins the Waratahs Academy; selected for the Waratahs Development Tour of Fiji

2009

Selected for CA Brumbies French Tour and is named ‘Player of the Tour’; signs a one-year rookie contract with the CA Brumbies; wins the Ken Catchpole Medal for Shute Shield Player of the Year.

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2010 player profile

Footy facts//George Smith co-owns a race horse with Matt Giteau.

George Smith

Nickname

Jorge (pron: hor-hay)/ Miff

Height

180cm

Weight

104kg

Date of Birth

14 July 1980

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Married to Louise (Sons Wyatt, Ryker; Daughter Soleil)

rugby career Position

Flanker

Juniors

Warringah Roos, NSW

School

Cromer High School, NSW

Colts

Manly, NSW

Senior Club

Manly, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

52

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2000 v Sharks, Canberra

Test Debut

2001 v France, Paris

Representative Honours 1996

Australian Under 16’s

1997–98

Australian Schoolboys

1999

Australian Under 19’s

2000

Australian Australian Under 21’s

2004–06

Australia A

2000–09

Australian Wallabies

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 122  Points: 75 (15t)

State

Caps: 122  Points: 75 (15t)

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 120  Points: 75 (15t)

Tests

Caps: 110  Points: 45 (9t)

CA Brumbies Statistics

George Smith’s consistency is unparalleled in Australian rugby and has seen him retained as the Wallabies’ leading openside flanker for the past 10 years. Smith’s career has been a decorated one that has featured two John Eales Medals, eight Brett Robinson Awards for CA Brumbies’ Player’s Player (including the past seven in succession), four consecutive Australian Super 14 Player of the Year Awards and selection in the Wallaby Team of the Decade. The incredibly durable back-rower continued his uninterrupted run in 2009, playing all 13 matches for the CA Brumbies and recording 50 consecutive Super Rugby matches for the second time in his career. Having passed 100 Super Rugby matches in 2008, the cunning flanker brought up a century of Tests in 2009 in the Wallabies’ opening Tri Nations fixture against New Zealand. Smith has made an art form out of pilfering the ball from the ruck while his capacity to exceed the advantage line and his deft ball-playing ensures that he is the complete footballer.

Career Timeline 1997/98 Represents the Australian Schoolboys for two years out of Sydney’s Cromer High School. 1999

Signs with the CA Brumbies having played the season with the Manly Colts.

2000

Makes his Super 12 debut against the Sharks in Canberra; scores a try in the CA Brumbies’ Super 12 final loss to the Crusaders; makes his Test debut for the Wallabies against France in Paris.

2001

Starts every match for the CA Brumbies, including their Super 12 final win over the Sharks; wins his first Brett Robinson Award for CA Brumbies’ Player’s Player; celebrates his 21st birthday with a man-of-the-match performance against the British and Irish Lions in their third Test; scores his maiden Test try against Spain in Madrid.

2002

Plays all 13 matches for the CA Brumbies; wins the inaugural John Eales Medal after starting every Test for the Wallabies.

2003

Wins his second Brett Robinson Award; plays in the 2003 Rugby World Cup, including a run-on start in the final against England.

2004

Starting member of the Super 12-winning CA Brumbies; registers his 50th and 50th consecutive Super 12 cap during the season; wins his third Brett Robinson Award;

2005

Misses his first match in 66 consecutive appearances for the CA Brumbies; wins his fourth Brett Robinson Award; plays his 50th Test against France in Brisbane; selected as the only current player and starting flanker in the Wallabies’ Team of the Decade.

2006

Starts all 13 matches for the CA Brumbies; wins his fifth Brett Robinson Award; recognised as the Australian Super 14 Player of the Year; misses Spring Tour opener against Wales which ends a run of 44 consecutive Test matches; named vice captain against Italy in Rome.

2007

Captains the CA Brumbies on six occasions; wins his sixth Brett Robinson Award and second Australian Super 14 Player of the Year; becomes Australia’s 75th Test captain when he leads the Wallabies against Canada at the Rugby World Cup; plays in four of the Wallabies’ five matches in his second Rugby World Cup.

2008

Surpasses 100 Super Rugby matches against the Cheetahs at Canberra Stadium; wins his seventh Brett Robinson Award and third Australian Super 14 Player of the Year; plays 13 of 14 Tests for the Wallabies and overtakes France’s Olivier Magne (89 caps) as world rugby’s most-capped loose forward; becomes the first dual recipient of the John Eales Medal.

2009

Plays all 13 matches for the CA Brumbies and passes 50 consecutive Super Rugby matches for a second time; finishes the season as the second most-capped CA Brumbies player; wins his eighth Brett Robinson Award and fourth Australian Super 14 Player of the Year; becomes the 10th player to play 100 Tests when he takes on the All Blacks in Auckland.

2000  Caps: 7  Points: 5 (t) 2001  Caps: 13  Points: 15 (3t) 2002  Caps: 13  Points: 15 (3t) 2003  Caps: 12  Points: 20 (4t) 2004  Caps: 13  Points: 5 (t) 2005  Caps: 10  Points: 10 (2t) 2006  Caps: 13  Points: 5 (T) 2007  Caps: 13  Points: 0 2008  Caps: 13  Points: 0 2009  Caps: 13  Points: 0

Coaches comment Has an amazing rugby brain on his shoulders with a skill set and ruggedness to go with it. The complete package.

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Footy facts//Tyrone Smith was coached by CA Brumbies Assistant Coach Tony Rea at Harlequins RL.

2010 player profile

Tyrone Smith Tyrone Smith’s star continues to rise within the ranks of Australian rugby. After making a successful return to rugby following a five-year absence, Smith backed up his debut Investec Bank Super 14 season with another impressive year in 2009. The elusive ball carrier and ferocious defender covered both inside and outside centre during the Investec Bank Super 14 season and played each match for the CA Brumbies. Smith’s 13 caps during 2009 continue his impressive run of not having missed a game since making his Investec Bank Super 14 debut in Week One 2008. Smith, younger brother of CA Brumbies and Wallabies flanker George Smith, joined the CA Brumbies from UK Super League club, Harlequins RL (formerly the London Broncos), where he played 75 Super League matches and scored 24 tries. The robust centre ended his three-year stint in the UK when he agreed to return to Canberra – where he attended St Edmund’s College – to join his brother at the CA Brumbies.

Nickname

Boks

Height

178cm

Weight

93kg

Date of Birth

12 May 1983

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Married to Kristin

rugby career Position

Centre

Juniors

Warringah Roos, NSW

School

St Edmund’s College, ACT

Senior Club

Manly, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

109

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2008 v Crusaders, Christchurch

Representative Honours 2002

Australian Schools

2008

Australia A

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 30  Points: 15 (3t)

State

Caps: 30  Points: 15 (3t)

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 26  Points: 15 (3t)

Tests

Caps: 0

Points: 0

CA Brumbies Statistics 2008  Caps: 13  Points: 15 (3t) 2009  Caps: 13  Points: 0

Career Timeline 2002

Represents the Australian Schoolboys out of St Edmund’s College; switches to rugby league to play with the Sydney Roosters.

2004

Scores a try in the Sydney Roosters’ 30-8 Premier League grand final win over St GeorgeIllawarra.

2005

Joins the London Broncos (now Harlequins RL); makes his international debut for Tonga against Samoa in Sydney and scores two tries in their 34-20 win.

2006

Earns three more Test caps for Tonga during the Federation Shield.

2008

Joins the CA Brumbies; starts 12 of 13 matches and is named Australian Rookie of the Year; represents the Barbarians on their tour of Belgium, England and Ireland; selected for Australia A in the Pacific Nations Cup.

2009

Starts off the bench but returns to the starting line-up to play 11 Investec Bank Super 14 matches; starts in three matches during the CA Brumbies French development tour; called into the Wallabies’ Spring Tour squad to replace Rob Horne

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Coaches comment Has a real X-factor with ball in hand and in defence. Very powerful athlete who will trouble opposition all year.


Footy facts//Afusipa Taumoepeau is the youngest player to ever represent the CA Brumbies.

2010 player profile

Afusipa Taumoepeau Afusipa (pron: aff-oo-sip-ah) Taumoepeau (pron: doe-moye-be-ow) is an elusive and fleet-footed outside back who continues to assert himself at the highest provincial level. Still just 19, Taumoepeau, the youngest player ever to debut for the CA Brumbies, already has two seasons of Investec Bank Super 14 under his belt, in addition to a wealth of national experience at junior and Sevens levels.

Nickname

Sipa

Height

184cm

Weight

93kg

Date of Birth

26 January 1990

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Marital Status

Partner Justine

rugby career Position

Centre/Wing

Juniors

Oatley, NSW

School

St Joseph’s College, NSW

Senior Club

Eastern Suburbs, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

113

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2008 v Reds, Canberra

The former Australian Schools representative doubled his career Investec Bank Super 14 caps in 2009, starting off the bench in the CA Brumbies’ final five matches of the season. Taumoepeau also backed up for his second season with the Australian Sevens side, taking part in the San Diego tournament and the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai before an ankle injury cost him a place in the Hong Kong Sevens. Despite the setback, he returned to earn selection in the Australian Under 20 squad for the IRB Junior World Championship in Japan.

Representative Honours 2007

Australian Schools

2008-09

Australian Sevens

2009

Australian Under 20’s

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 14  Points: 0

State

Caps: 14  Points: 0

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 10  Points: 0

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

CA Brumbies Statistics 2008  Caps: 5  Points: 0 2009  Caps: 5  Points: 0

Coaches comment An exciting young player who continues to improve. Has worked hard over the off-season and is developing nicely.

Career Timeline 2005

Selected for the NSW Schools team that won the National Under 16 Championship.

2006

Represented the Australia A Schoolboys out of St Joseph’s College.

2007

Selected for the Australian Schools side; scores a try to seal a 23-17 win over the NZ Schoolboys.

2008

Joins the Brumbies Academy; starts at fullback in the CA Brumbies pre-season match against the Waratahs; makes his Investec Bank Super 14 debut against the Reds at Canberra Stadium; makes his run-on debut against the Bulls in Pretoria; selected for the Australian squad for the IRB World Sevens legs in London and Edinburgh.

2009

Joins the CA Brumbies on a rookie contract; adds a further five matches to his Investec Bank Super 14 tally; represents the Australian Under 20’s at outside centre and the wing in all five matches; plays all four matches for the CA Brumbies on their French Tour.

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Footy facts//Sitaleki Timani (202cm) is the third tallest player in Australian rugby behind the Waratahs’ Chris Thomson (204cm) and the Reds’ Van Humphries (203cm).

2010 player profile

Sitaleki Timani Sitaleki (pron: sit-ah-leck-ee) Timani (pron: tim-ah-nee) is one of the giants of the Investec Bank Super 14. While his enormous 117-kilogram frame accurately reflects his ‘language of physicality’, it does belie the speed and explosiveness he brings onto the field. The six-foot-six-inch tight forward enters his second season with the CA Brumbies having crossed the Nullabour from the Western Force. Timani, who was solely used as a replacement lock, earned five caps off the bench during the 2009 Investec Bank Super 14 season despite being a part of the 22-man squad on a further three occasions. The towering Tongan also marked his first season in Canberra with his maiden Investec Bank Super 14 try when he bulldozed through from close range against the Blues at Canberra Stadium. He finished his season off with nine matches and three tries for Royals in the Tooheys New John I Dent Cup, including two semi-final appearances, as well as playing four matches for the CA Brumbies on their French development tour.

Nickname

Sita

Height

202cm

Weight

117kg

Date of Birth

19 September 1986

Place of Birth

Navutoka, Tonga

Marital Status

Single

rugby career Position

Lock

School

Auckland Grammar, New Zealand

Senior Club

Royals, ACT

CA Brumbies Player Number

117

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2008 (Force) v Sharks, Durban

Representative Honours 2003

Tongan Schools

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 12  Points: 10 (2t)

State

Caps: 15*  Points: 10 (2t)**

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 11#  Points: 5 (1t)##

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

* 12 ACT, 3 WA; 10 ACT # 8 CA Brumbies, 3 Force; ## 5 CA Brumbies

CA Brumbies Statistics 2009  Caps: 8  Points: 5

Coaches comment Big man who adds physicality to our game. We need him to front up in that area this year.

Career Timeline 2003

Represents Tongan Schoolboys

2004

Represents Auckland Schoolboys; represents New Zealand’s Northern Region Schoolboys

2006

Plays for Cronulla Sharks Under 20’s (NRL) after he was ineligible to play for Investec Bank Super 14 clubs due to qualification laws.

2007

Plays Reserve Grade with the Cronulla Sharks; plays with Perth Spirit in the Australian Rugby Championship, starting in all nine matches; is the Spirit’s lone try scorer in their semi final loss to the Central Coast Rays.

2008

Makes his Investec Bank Super 14 debut against the Sharks after receiving dispensation by the ARU; earns three caps off the bench; represents the Australian Barbarians against Queensland.

2009

Plays eight matches for the CA Brumbies in the Investec Bank Super 14; scores his first Investec Bank Super 14 try against the Blues at Canberra Stadium; plays four matches for the CA Brumbies during their French development tour.

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Footy facts//Matt Toomua is the second CA Brumby – behind Julian Salvi – to the join the CA Brumbies squad directly out of school.

2010 player profile

Matt Toomua

Nickname

Pup

Height

182cm

Weight

89kg

Date of Birth

2 January 1990

Place of Birth

Melbourne, VIC

Marital Status

Single

rugby career Position

Flyhalf

Juniors

Logan City, QLD

School

Brisbane State High School, QLD

Senior Club

Eastern Suburbs, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

114

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2008 v Hurricanes, Canberra

Having excelled at junior representative levels, Matt Toomua (pron: too-moo-ah) launched himself on the international provincial rugby scene in 2009. Toomua is a composed and confident specialist flyhalf with an accurate and powerful right boot, an accomplished passing game and powerful defence. The gifted pivot played five matches off the bench before a hamstring injury to Christian Lealiifano allowed the 19-year-old to hold down the starting playmaker’s role for the final four matches of the season, including a manof-the-match performance against the Blues. His late season form saw him claim the Shawn Mackay Award for Most Outstanding Talent. He earned a call-up to the Australian Under 20 squad where he started at flyhalf in each of the five matches before joining South Africa’s Western Province on a short-term contract for the Currie Cup. He played four matches for the Cape Town side before completing the year with a call-up into the Wallabies Grand Slam tour squad, replacing the injured Berrick Barnes.

Representative Honours 2007

Australian Schools

2009

Australian Under 20’s

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 17  Points: 7 (2c, dg)

State

Caps: 21*  Points: 7

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 13  Points: 5 (1c, dg)

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

(2c, dg)

CA Brumbies Statistics 2008  Caps: 4  Points: 0 2009  Caps: 9  Points: 5

Coaches comment Voted the 2009 ‘Most Outstanding Young Talent’. Toomua has the world at his feet. Tremendous skill set and a mature game understanding.

Career Timeline 2006

Guides Queensland II to their maiden Australian Schoolboys Championships title, scoring all the side’s points in their 14-13 win over NSW II in Sydney; represents the Australia A Schoolboys.

2007

Guides Queensland I to an Australian Schools Championships title over NSW with a 23-17 win in the final; represents the Australian Schoolboys, including the first win over New Zealand (23-17) since 1997.

2008

Becomes the second CA Brumbies player to be contracted directly from school behind Julian Salvi; makes his Investec Bank Super 14 debut against the Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium.

2009

Makes his run-on debut against the Hurricanes; earns his first man-of-the-match award against the Blues at Canberra Stadium; selected for the Australian Under 20’s squad to play at the IRB Junior World Championship in Japan; named CA Brumbies “Shawn Mackay Award” for Best Young Talent; joins Western Province in their Currie Cup campaign; replaces Berrick Barnes in the Wallabies squad for the Spring Tour of Japan and Europe.

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Footy facts//Josh Valentine is set to become the second player to represent all four Australian provinces at Super Rugby level behind Scott Fava.

2010 player profile

Josh Valentine Josh Valentine is a wily scrumhalf who joins the CA Brumbies from the Western Force. The five-Test Wallaby was the form Australian scrumhalf of the 2009 and will link with his fourth Australian province in his seven-year Super Rugby career. After missing the Force’s first match of 2009 against the Blues with a hamstring injury, Valentine chimed in with a stellar season that saw him return to the Wallabies for the first time since the 2006 Spring Tour. Possessing one of the smoothest and crispest passes in Australian rugby, Valentine struck up a strong combination with Matt Giteau at the Western Force that is set to continue with both halves joining the CA Brumbies in 2010. The former Australian Schoolboys captain has progressed through the representative ranks of Australian rugby since making his debut for the Reds against the CA Brumbies in 2003. Valentine kick-started his CA Brumbies career with three appearances during their 2009 French Tour.

Nickname

Valo

Height

176cm

Weight

78kg

Date of Birth

22 February 1983

Place of Birth

Newcastle, NSW

Marital Status

Single

rugby career Position

Scrumhalf

Juniors

Singleton Bulls, NSW

School

Narrabeen Sports High School, NSW

Colts

Warringah, NSW

Senior Club

Randwick, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

Uncapped

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2006 (Reds) v CA Brumbies

Test Debut

2006 v England

Representative Honours 2000–01

Australian Schools

2003–04

Australian Under 21’s

2003-06

Australia A

2000–09

Australian Wallabies

Career Statistics

Career Timeline 2000

Represents Australian Schools out of Sydney’s Narrabeen Sports High School.

2003

Makes Super 12 debut against the CA Brumbies on his 20th birthday; plays 11 matches and is named Reds’ ‘Rookie of the Year’; named as vice captain for the Australia A side to tour Japan; selected for the Australian Under 21’s side to contest the IRB Junior World Championship in England.

2004

Plays 11 matches for the Reds; selected for the Australian squad to contest the IRB Under 21’s World Cup in Scotland; selected for Spring Tour and earns one cap for Australia A against French Barbarians.

2005

Plays six matches for the Reds; misses the remainder of the season with a knee injury sustained in Cape Town against the Stormers.

2006

Plays 10 matches for the Reds; makes his Test debut off the bench against England in Sydney; called into the Wallabies Spring Tour squad to replace the injured Sam Cordingley where he earns further Test caps against Wales, Ireland and Scotland; signs with the Waratahs for 2007.

2007

Plays 11 matches for the Waratahs; plays one match for the Sydney Fleet before a wrist injury ends his season.

2008

Plays two matches for the Waratahs; records his 50th Super Rugby cap against the Crusaders in Christchurch; signs with the Western Force for 2009.

2009

Plays 12 matches for the Western Force; signs with the CA Brumbies; earns two Wallaby caps against Italy and France; starts in two of his three matches for the CA Brumbies on their French Tour.

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CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 3  Points: 0

State

Caps: 69*  Points: 25 (5t)** Caps: 63#  Points: 25

Investec Bank Super 14

(5t)##

Tests

Caps: 6  Points: 0

* 41 QLD, 13 NSW, 12 WA, 3 ACT; ** 20 Reds, 5 Waratahs # 38 Reds, 13 Waratahs, 12 Force; ## 20 Reds, 5 Waratahs

Coaches comment Very experienced and quality halfback. Sees the game better than anyone else in the country.


Footy facts//Henry Vanderglas and Shawn Mackay were the only two CA Brumbies to make their Investec Super 14 debuts in 2009.

2010 player profile

Henry Vanderglas

Nickname

Vanders

Height

192cm

Weight

107kg

Date of Birth

9 May 1985

Place of Birth

Canberra, ACT

Marital Status

Single

rugby career Position

Flanker

Juniors

St Edmund’s College, ACT

School

St Edmund’s College, ACT

Senior Club

Randwick, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

120

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2009 v Hurricanes, Wellington

Henry Vanderglas is a local junior who has graduated from his Brumbies Academy contract to join the CA Brumbies on a rookie contract. Vanderglas, 24, is an exceptionally fit flanker with a high work rate and an excellent ability to read the play. The rangy back rower has risen to each challenge presented to him, including making his Investec Bank Super 14 debut against the Hurricanes last year. The former St Edmund’s College student spent three years playing for the Southern Cross University Gold Rats, the same club as his CA Brumbies teammate Justin Harrison, before joining Sydney club, Norths. Vanderglas returned to Canberra in 2008, starred in Easts’ Tooheys New John I Dent Cup grand final season, shared the competition’s top try scorer award (13 tries) and was named runner-up for the Macdougal Medal. The boom year landed him a contract with the Brumbies Academy for 2009 and led to regular selection in the Australian Sevens squad.

Representative Honours 2009

Australian Sevens

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 7  Points: 0

State

Caps: 7  Points: 0

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 3  Points: 0

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

CA Brumbies Statistics 2009  Caps: 3  Points: 0

Coaches comment A local boy who worked his way through the Academy ranks. A raw talent with plenty of athleticism.

Career Timeline 2000

Represents Australian Schools out of Sydney’s Narrabeen Sports High School.

2003

Graduates from St Edmund’s College

2005

Plays for Southern Cross University Gold Rats; represents NSW Country Cockatoos in qualifying for the finals for the Australian Rugby Shield

2006

Represents NSW Country Cockatoos in qualifying for the finals for the Australian Rugby Shield; tours with NSW Country to Fiji.

2007

Plays for Northern Suburbs in Sydney’s Shute Shield

2008

Returns to Canberra to play for Easts in the Tooheys New John I Dent Cup; is the competition’s joint top tryscorer (13 tries) and second in the Macdougall Medal; helps lead Easts to their first grand final appearance in 35 years.

2009

Joins Brumbies Rugby on Academy contract; makes his Investec Bank Super 14 debut against the Hurricanes; selected for the Australian squad to contest the IRB Sevens in Wellington, Dubai, Hong Kong Adelaide, Edinburgh and London tournaments; starts at blindside flanker for Randwick in their 24-19 Shute Shield grand final loss to Sydney University.

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Footy facts//Jerry Yanuyanutawa is one of 10 CA Brumbies players to have come through the Brumbies Academy. The others are Ben Alexander, Francis Fainifo, Matt Giteau, Peter Kimlin, Christian Lealiifano, Pat McCabe, Guy Shepherdson, Afusipa Taumoepeau and Henry Vanderglas.

2010 player profile

Jerry Yanuyanutawa Jerry Yanuyanutawa (pron: yan-oo-yan-oo-ta-wa) is an extremely powerful and mobile front rower. The Fijian-born prop is a strong scrummager and regular try scorer, who graduates from the Brumbies Academy to the CA Brumbies’ senior squad. The selection in the CA Brumbies’ senior squad was just reward for Yanuyanutawa, who turned down an offer to join the Waratahs Investec Bank Super 14 squad to remain in the Brumbies Academy. Having grown up representing the Fijian Schools and Under 21’s sides, the budding back-rower later joined Sydney University where former England prop and the Students’ forwards coach Trevor Woodman persuaded him to try his hand in the front row. The move paid dividends within the first season when Yanuyanutawa was called into the First Grade starting XV for their grand final win over Eastern Suburbs. Yanuyanutawa is a running prop who loves to find himself in open space and knows his way to the try line, having scored a club high 12 tries during the 2008 Shute Shield season.

Height

182cm

Weight

114kg

Date of Birth

10 April 1985

Place of Birth

Suva, Fiji

Marital Status

Single

rugby career Position

Prop

Juniors

Suva Grammar School, Fiji

School

Suva Grammar School, Fiji

Colts

Sydney University, NSW

Senior Club

Sydney University, NSW

CA Brumbies Player Number

Uncapped

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

1998 v Waratahs, Sydney

Test Debut

2000 v Argentina, Brisbane

Representative Honours 2003

Fiji Schools

2004

Fiji Under 21’s

2008

Australia A

Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 4  Points: 0

State

Caps: 4  Points: 0

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 0  Points: 0

Tests

Caps: 0  Points: 0

Career Timeline 2003

Represents Fiji Schoolboys out of Suva Grammar School.

2004

Represents the Fiji Under 21’s in their IRB Under 21 World Cup qualifiers against Samoa and Tonga; joins the Onkaparinga club in Adelaide.

2005

A member of the Sydney University Second Grade Colts side that lose their grand final to Eastwood, 28-5.

2006

Plays flanker for Sydney University’s Third Grade side that is defeated by Northern Suburbs in the quarter finals.

2007

Makes the transition to prop; makes his First Grade debut in Sydney University’s 34-11 grand final win over Eastern Suburbs after playing the majority of the season in Third Grade.

2008

Named as the only non-Super 14 player in Australia A squad; is the club’s equal top try scorer with 12 tries, along with fullback Nathan Trist; scores a try in Sydney University’s 4520 Shute Shield grand final win over Randwick.

2009

Joins the Brumbies Academy on a one-year contract; wins his third consecutive Sydney club rugby final as Sydney University defeats Randwick, 24-19, in the Shute Shield final; starts in three of the four matches for the CA Brumbies on their development tour of France; signs a three-year contract with the CA Brumbies.

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Coaches comment Did well in his first year in the Academy. A powerful man who challenges the opposition at set piece, in the tackle and with ball in hand.


2010 player profile

Footy facts//Brumby Jack is the foundation mascot of the CA Brumbies.

brumby jack

Nickname

BJ

Height

10 hands

Weight

Perfect… with a six pack

Date of Birth

1 August

Place of Birth

Canberra Racecourse, ACT

Marital Status

Single

rugby career Position

Utility forward/back

Juniors

Canberra, ACT

School

Canberra Equestrian School, ACT

Colts

Canberra, ACT

Senior Club

Canberra, ACT

CA Brumbies Player Number

01

Investec Bank Super 14 Debut

2004 v Blues, Canberra

Representative Honours

Brumby Jack returns for his seventh season of Super Rugby and has been a key member since joining the CA Brumbies in early 2004. The fearless stallion has not missed a home game since joining the squad and played an integral role in the CA Brumbies’ 2004 Super 12 championship win in his debut season of provincial rugby. Over five seasons Brumby Jack has shown his value to the CA Brumbies, with the ACT side registering 31 wins and one draw in the 39 Super Rugby matches he has been a part of, a statistic recognised by his six consecutive CA Brumbies’ “Best Mascot” Awards. The Canberra Stadium crowd favourite is renowned for his tireless work off the ball, his ability to get around the ground and his punishing defence, demonstrated prior to each match on his tackle bag in the middle of the playing surface. Never one to settle for a regular entrance on game day, the flamboyant equine has previously entered the ground by hover craft, scooter and skydiving before meeting and greeting his fans, handing out giveaways and pumping up the Canberra crowd. A gifted stayer in his early days, Brumby Jack forfeited his horseracing aspirations for his rugby ambitions, going on to captain the Canberra Equine First XV and making a name for himself as a talented colt player before joining the CA Brumbies. Brumby Jack is a regular at school events, birthday parties, hospital visits, charity fundraisers, movie premiers, fun runs and walkathons.

Canberra Equine First XV (as captain) Australian Under 19’s Career Statistics CA Brumbies (ACT)

Caps: 42  Points: 0

State

Caps: 42  Points: 0

Investec Bank Super 14

Caps: 39  Points: 0

CA Brumbies Statistics 2004  Caps: 8  Points: 0  2005  Caps: 5  Points: 0  2006  Caps: 7  Points: 0  2007  Caps: 6  Points: 0  2008  Caps: 7  Points: 0  2009  Caps: 6  Points: 0 

Career Timeline Did you know? Brumby Jack is fifteenth cousin to 1990 Melbourne Cup winner, Kingston Rule. Brumby Jack opted not to try and repeat the success of the Bart Cummings runner, withdrawing his nomination from the 2009 Melbourne Cup to complete a full pre-season with the CA Brumbies.

2004

Joins the CA Brumbies; Brumbies Rugby take public vote and decide on his name, Brumby Jack; plays a key role in their 48-37 Super 12 final win over the Crusaders.

2005

Present for all six CA Brumbies home matches, including flanker Owen Finegan’s final home game for the CA Brumbies against the Chiefs.

2006

Present for all seven CA Brumbies home matches; plays a key role in the CA Brumbies’ Australian Provincial Championship title.

2007

Present for all six CA Brumbies home matches, including George Gregan, Stephen Larkham and Jeremy Paul’s final home game for the CA Brumbies against the Crusaders.

2008

Present for all seven CA Brumbies home matches, including George Smith and Stirling Mortlock’s 100th Super Rugby caps against the Cheetahs and Chiefs respectively.

2009

Present for all six CA Brumbies home matches, including Stirling Mortlock’s conversion against the Blues to become Super Rugby’s all-time highest point scorer.

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2010 coaching staff

andy friend Head coach Andy Friend is a world-class coach who enters his second year at the helm of the CA Brumbies. The former Australian Schoolboy and ACT representative player has a record of developing his sides, reflected by his two championships with Japanese club Suntory Sungoliath and leading Harlequins back from National Division One to again being a force in the English Premiership. This trend was continued last season when the CA Brumbies narrowly missed out on the Investec Bank Super 14 finals by just three competition points after the side finished ninth in 2008. Friend has an attacking, ‘licence to thrill’ approach to his football and a holistic approach to his coaching, endeavouring to develop players as people as well as looking to better their rugby. He went on to graft out an impressive – if not brief – senior rugby career that included two premierships with Royals and 12 caps and 105 points (three tries, 36 conversions, 57 penalty goals) for the ACT over three years before he was forced into retirement with an ongoing knee injury.

Career Timeline 1985

Takes up his first coaching role for the Canberra Grammar Under 12’s.

1986

Member of the ACT Schoolboys side that wins the National Championships, defeating NSW 21-0 in the final; selected for the Australian Schoolboys in their tour of New Zealand.

1987

Graduates from Canberra Grammar; selected in the Australian Schoolboys side to play Ireland Schoolboys.

1989

Wins John I Dent Cup title with Royals; makes his debut for the ACT in their 15-6 win over Taranaki; plays a further two matches for the ACT against Wellington and the AIS.

1990

Wins second John I Dent Cup title with Royals; plays two matches for the ACT against Fiji and Otago Sub Unions.

1991

Adds six caps to his ACT tally; retires from rugby at the age of 22 after chronic knee injuries that plagued his career.

1994

Receives first coaching appointment as a coach on scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport.

2001

Wins his first All-Japan Championship with Suntory

2002

Wins second Japanese Championship with Suntory

2003

Takes up the role of Technique Consultant for the Wallabies during the IRB Rugby World Cup.

2005

Selected as Assistant Coach for the Australian side that finishes runner up to South Africa, 24-20, in the IRB Under 21 World Championship in Argentina.

2006

Leads Harlequins to a National Division One title and promotion into the English Premiership in his first year at the club.

2007

Guides Harlequins to a seventh place finish in the English Premiership.

2008

Misses out on a semi-final berth with Harlequins after finishing one bonus point outside the top four; signs on to return to Canberra and replace Laurie Fisher as CA Brumbies Head Coach.

2009

Helps the CA Brumbies to a seventh-place finish, missing the Investec Bank Super 14 finals by just three competition points.

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Nickname

Friendy

Date of Birth

24 April 1969

Place of Birth

Canberra, ACT

Marital Status

Married to Kerri (Sons Joshua & Jackson)

Playing career 1986–1987

Australian Schoolboys

1989–1991

Canberra Royals

1989–1991

ACT Representative Team

coaching career 1997–99

NSW Waratahs Skills Coach

1999–2002

Suntory Coaching Coordinator

2002

Wallabies Skills Technical Advisor

2002–03

NSW Waratahs Coaching Coordinator

2003

Wallabies Technique Consultant

2003–04

NSW Waratahs Assistant Coach

2005

Australian Under 21’s Assistant Coach

2005–08

Harlequins Head Coach

2009–10

CA Brumbies Head Coach


2010 coaching staff

coaching staff Playing career 1984–88

Brisbane Brothers

1988–94

North Sydney Bears

1994–96

London Broncos

coaching career

TONY REA

1999–2000

London Broncos Caretaker Coach

2000–06

London Broncos/ Harlequins RL Head Coach

2006–07

Harlequins RL Director of Player Development

2009

CA Brumbies Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach – Defence & Skills Nickname

Sniff

Date of Birth

25 July 1966

Place of Birth

Bundaberg QLD

Playing career 1994–95

owen finegan forwards coach

Australian XV

1994

Emerging Wallabies

1996–2005

CA Brumbies

1996–2003

Australian Wallabies

2005–06

Newcastle Falcons

2006–07

Leinster

2007

Leicester Tigers

coaching career

Nickname

Melon

Date of Birth

22 April 1972

Place of Birth

Sydney NSW

2008

Brumbies Academy Head Coach

2008

Brumby Runners Head Coach

2009

CA Brumbies Forwards Coach

Playing career 1995

Australian Under 21’s

1998

Australian Barbarians

1998–2006

CA Brumbies

2000–05

Australian Wallabies

coaching career

bill young scrum coach Nickname

Youngy

Date of Birth

4 March 1974

Place of Birth

Sydney NSW

2007

Western Sydney Rams Scrum Coach

2009

CA Brumbies Assistant Coach

Tony Rea is an experienced top level coach who has made a smooth transition to rugby after a long career in rugby league. Rea joined the CA Brumbies for the 2009 Investec Bank Super 14 season after seven years as head coach of Harlequins RL (formerly the London Broncos) in the UK Super League. It was during this time that he met Andy Friend, who was at the time head coach of Harlequins in the English rugby premiership. The Queensland-born hooker played 120 matches for North Sydney in the NSW Rugby League before joining the London Broncos in 1994. Having played 47 matches (and scoring 11 tries) for the UK club, he retired in 1996 before spending three years as the club’s Chief Executive. At the end of 2000, Rea took up the post of the club’s head coach and led them to two Super League finals series (in 2003 and 2005) during his tenure.

Throughout his playing career, Owen Finegan was regarded as one of the most cunning individuals in world rugby. Finegan is one of the most popular players to have donned the CA Brumbies jersey since making his debut as a foundation player against Transvaal in 1996. The large blindside flanker played 92 matches for the CA Brumbies, scoring 31 tries during his 10-year Super Rugby career which remains a record for a forward. Having captained the CA Brumbies to their second Super 12 title in 2004, Finegan retired from Australian rugby at the end of the following season and spent three years in the UK and Ireland playing one season each for Newcastle and Leinster before joining Leicester on a five-month short-term contract through the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Finegan played 55 Tests for the Wallabies, was included in the Australian Team of the Decade in 2005.

Bill Young returns as the CA Brumbies Scrum Coach having carved out a career as one the best scrummagers in provincial and international rugby. The robust loosehead prop was stalwart for the CA Brumbies’ pack between 1998 and 2006, and became the sixth player in the tournament’s history to register 100 Super Rugby caps. Young was also a starting member in the CA Brumbies’ 2001 and 2004 Super 12 title wins. During this time he also etched out an adorned Test career, representing the Wallabies on 46 occasions – including the 2003 Rugby World Cup final, all of which were played in the starting XV. Young celebrated his 100th Super Rugby match in 2006 before he announced his retirement in July due to a chronic neck injury. Young ventured into the world of coaching during the 2007 Australian Rugby Championship with the Western Sydney Rams, before joining the CA Brumbies for the 2009 season.

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2010 teAM management

team staff DARREN COLEMAN Brumbies Academy Head Coach Daren Coleman joined Brumbies Rugby as the Brumbies Academy head coach in 2008. He oversees and coaches the Brumbies Academy, Brumbies Rugby’s development squad, as well as assisting the CA Brumbies with video analysis and as Skills Coach. Coleman arrived in Canberra with more than 12 years of elite coaching experience in Australia, Canada, Italy and Ireland. His resume includes stints with Sydney clubs, Penrith (2005) and Northern Suburbs (2006–07), as well as assistant coach for the Central Coast Rays, who won the one-off Australian Rugby Championship. The former NSW Waratahs Academy Head Coach (1995– 1999) and Waratahs Skills Coach (2000) and Australian Universities head coach (2005) also guided the Calgary Canucks to the Canadian finals series and Italian club, L’Aquila Rugby, to a promotion play-off for the Series A Division.

ROD LINDSELL Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Rod Lindsell heads the CA Brumbies Strength & Conditioning program after five years with Brumbies Rugby. He is responsible for coordinating the CA Brumbies strength, speed and fitness programs, as well as tying in the squad’s medical and rehabilitation processes. Lindsell, who was previously Strength & Conditioning Coach (2004–2009), also held posts with the Wallabies and Australian Prime Minister’s XV in 2006. ‘Rocket’ also spent three years as Strength & Conditioning Coordinator at the Australian Institute of Sport (2001–2004) and four years with the NSW Institute of Sport (1998–2001) prior to joining Brumbies Rugby.

MARCUS KAIN Strength & Conditioning Coach Marcus Kain joins the CA Brumbies in 2010 from the National Rugby League’s (NRL) St George Illawarra Dragons. At the Dragons he spent two years as NRL Speed Coach and Rehabilitation Coordinator, and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach (2007 and 2008) and one as High Performance Unit S&C Coach (2009). Kain’s role entails overseeing the CA Brumbies’ speed component and working with players during their injury rehabilitation. The former beach sprinter is well-equipped to manage the CA Brumbies’ speed needs having been crowned three-times National Beach Sprint Relay Champion between 2003 and 2005 and winning three consecutive World Beach Relay titles in 2002, 2004 and 2006.

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DR ANGUS BATHGATE Team Doctor Dr Angus Bathgate joins the CA Brumbies as Team Doctor for the 2010 Investec Bank Super 14 season with 14 years experience in sports medicine. Bathgate has a wealth of rugby-related practice having been Club Doctor for Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs (1996–2009) for 14 years, nine years as Match Day Doctor for the Waratahs and Wallabies (2001-2009), and six years as Team Doctor for the Australian Sevens (2004–2009). He has provided additional medical service to Australia A (2000), the Australian Under 21 (2002–2006), Australian Under 20 (2008) and the Sydney Fleet during the 2007 Australian Rugby Championship.

TIM McGRATH Physiotherapist Tim McGrath enters his fourth season as physiotherapist for the CA Brumbies. Having grown up in Canberra, McGrath – or ‘Feathers’ as he’s affectionately known – has previously worked with the Canberra Raiders (NRL) for three seasons (2004–2006) and the Sale Sharks (2006) in the English Premiership for one year. McGrath is entrusted with coordinating players’ rehabilitation and troubleshooting potential injuries to limit their time on the sideline. McGrath has completed his Masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy and is on staff at Canberra’s Performance Edge Physiotherapy.

ED HOLLIS Physiotherapist Ed Hollis is a vastly qualified physiotherapist with more than 20 years experience. Hollis has been a member of the CA Brumbies’ medical staff since 2005, with the exception of eight months over 2006–07 when he was acquired by English Premiership club, Tottenham Hotspur. Prior to joining the CA Brumbies, he was the Canberra Raiders physiotherapist for six years, and has provided treatment for the Australian Women’s Soccer Team (1994–2000), Australian Under 21’s rugby squad (2006) and has been club physiotherapist for the Tuggeranong Vikings since 1994. Hollis has been seconded to more than 30 teams across five sports, while his practice – Performance Edge Physiotherapy – now has offices in Belconnen and Tuggeranong.


2010 teAM management

team staff ROB McQUADE General Manager of the Elite Performance Unit Rob McQuade enters his second season with the CA Brumbies in the role of General Manager of the Elite Performance Unit. McQuade is responsible for strategic, commercial and logistical issues relating to the Elite Performance Unit. He joined Brumbies Rugby after seven years at the Sydney Cricket Sports Ground Trust as General Manager – Commercial Operations. He has held several previous rugby positions including Manager of Events and Operations for the Australian Rugby Union (1997–2000) and several roles within the NSW Rugby Union, including Assistant Operations Manager and NSW Juniors Rugby Administration Manager.

DANIEL McFARLANE Performance Analyst Dan McFarlane is the CA Brumbies Performance Analyst and is responsible for taking, collating and cutting all training and match vision, and attending to all IT and research needs of the CA Brumbies coaching staff. He graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) before being awarded a postgraduate scholarship in biomechanics with the Australian Institute of Sport. Having worked with the Australian swimming, netball and canoe/kayak teams, and the AIS/AFL Academy, McFarlane joined Brumbies Rugby for the 2006 Investec Bank Super 14 season. Now into his fifth season with the CA Brumbies, he was chosen as Performance Analyst for Australia A in their 2007 Pacific Nations Cup campaign and for Samoa during their 2009 European Tour.

NICK SMITH Media & Communications Manager

MAL DAISLEY Team operations manager Mal Daisley officially joins CA Brumbies Team Management in 2010 as Team Operations Manager. Daisley, who oversees all logistical issues related to the CA Brumbies and Academy programs, has more than seven years managing elite rugby teams, having overseen the Canberra Vikings from 2003 to 2005, including their Brisbane club premiership in 2003. Daisley was selected as Assistant Manager for Australia A during the 2007 Pacific Nations Cup and has since held managerial posts with Brumbies Rugby as Brumbies Academy Manager and Brumby Runners Manager in 2008 and 2009. Daisley’s affiliation with the CA Brumbies began 14 years ago when he was appointed groundsman for the side’s training ground in Griffith.

GARRY QUINLIVAN Assistant Manager Garry Quinlivan is a retired Customs officer (37 years) and legend of Brumbies Rugby. ‘Quinzo’ has been Assistant Manager for the CA Brumbies since the side’s inception in 1996. Prior to that he helped manage the ACT Senior Representative side between 1990 and 1993, and was a team liaison for the ACT Rugby Union in 1994 and 1995. His tremendous contribution to ACT Rugby has been recognised with Life Membership and the naming of the Garry Quinlivan Service Award, a decoration he won in its inaugural year in 2008. A revered character within the squad, Quinlivan is renowned for keeping all players and staff on their toes for the past 14 seasons.

Nick Smith handles all media enquiries and communications needs for the CA Brumbies. Smith joined the CA Brumbies at the end of 2006, linking with the side for the successful Australian Provincial Championship campaign, three Investec Bank Super 14 seasons and servicing the Canberra Vikings through the Australian Rugby Championship. Having graduated from the University of Canberra with a Sports Media/ Public Relations degree, Smith spent three years (2003–2005) as a Sports Journalist on The Queanbeyan Age newspaper. He crossed over for two years as a Communications Coordinator for local Canberra public relations firm, contentgroup, before joining the CA Brumbies.

Adam Friend Kicking Coach Marco Caputo Assistant Scrum Coach/ Brumbies Academy Assistant Coach Mary Robinson PA to CA Brumbies Management Sue Crawford RUPA Career & Education Advisor Ray Reavley Sports Trainer

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CA brumbies academy

tier 1 Robbie Coleman DOB: 3 August, 1990 Ht/Wt: 179cm/83kg Position: Centre/Flyhalf Club: Queanbeyan (NSW) Representative Honours: Australian Schools (2008), Australian Under 20’s (2009), Australian Sevens (2009), CA Brumbies French Tour (2009) Robbie Coleman is a local junior and St Edmund’s College graduate who can play both flyhalf and inside centre. The former Australian Schoolboys flyhalf has a deceptive turn of speed and played all four matches for the CA Brumbies in their French Tour. Nathan Charles DOB: 9 January, 1989 Ht/Wt: 183cm/106kg Position: Hooker Club: Sydney University (NSW) Representative Honours: Australian Schools (2006), Australian Under 20 (2008-2009), CA Brumbies French Tour (2009) Nathan Charles is a powerful, young hooker in his second year with the Brumbies Academy. In 2009 the burly rake was selected for the Australian Under 20’s and started for Sydney University in their Sydney club premiership win over Randwick. Colby Faingaa DOB: 31 March, 1991 Ht/Wt: 182cm/95kg Position: Flanker Club: Tuggeranong (ACT) Representative Honours: ACT Schools (2007, 2008), Australian Schools (2008), CA Brumbies French Tour (2009) Colby Faingaa is a tough young flanker built in the mould of George Smith. Faingaa, the younger brother of former CA Brumbies Saia and Anthony, is a tough-on-the-ball back rower with a solid skill set, good hands and excellent footwork. Shaun Foley DOB: 29 August, 1986 Ht/Wt: 181cm/85kg Position: Centre/Fullback Club: Randwick (NSW)

Representative Honours: Australian Schools (2004), Sydney Roosters Jersey Flegg (2005-2006), Sydney Roosters First Grade (2007-2008), Australian Sevens (2009), CA Brumbies French Tour (2009) Shaun Foley is a fast and agile utility back who can play anywhere in the backline from flyhalf to fullback. After representing the Australian Schoolboys out of Sydney’s Waverley College, Foley has represented the Sydney Roosters and the Australian Sevens side. Talalelei Gray DOB: 28 February, 1990 Ht/Wt: 190cm/103kg Position: No.8 Club: Eastern Suburbs (NSW) Representative Honours: Australian Schools (2007), Australian Sevens (2009) Tala Gray is a fit, physical and fast No.8 whose best rugby is yet to be realised. After returning from a double shoulder reconstruction in 2009, the former Australian Schools back rower finished the season with Eastern Suburbs before earning selection in the Australian Sevens squad. Anthony Hegarty DOB: 11 May, 1987 Ht/Wt: 183cm/102kg Position: Hooker Club: Queanbeyan (NSW) Representative Honours: Australia A Schools (2005), Brumby Runners (2005-2008), Navy Canberra Vikings (2007), CA Brumbies French Tour (2009) Anthony Hegarty is a tough and strong hooker who has been a part of the Brumbies Academy for three years. Hegarty was the starting hooker for the dual premiershipwinning Queanbeyan Whites and a long-term member of the Brumby Runners. Michael Hooper DOB: 29 October, 1991 Ht/Wt: 182cm/97kg Position: Flanker Club: Manly Representative Honours: Australia A Schools (2008)

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Michael Hooper is a powerful young flanker who joins the Brumbies Academy as a highly-rated schoolboy. Having represented the Australia A Schoolboys out of Sydney’s St Pius X College in 2008, Hooper is an abrasive, physical and strong back rower with speed and good handling skills. Brackin Karauria-Henry DOB: 31 July, 1988 Ht/Wt: 179cm/87kg Position: Centre Club: Southern Districts (NSW) Representative Honours: Cronulla Sharks Under 20’s (2008), Cronulla Sharks Jersey Flegg (2007-2008), Cronulla Sharks Premier League (2007-2008), Australian Sevens (2009) Bracken Karauria-Henry returned to rugby in 2009 after two years representing all grades at the National Rugby League’s Cronulla Sharks. The New Zealand-born centre’s return to rugby was instantly recognised with his selection in the Australian Sevens side. He is extremely fit and boasts excellent game sense. Jono Owen DOB: 1 November, 1986 Ht/Wt: 188cm/86kg Position: Prop Club: Sydney University Representative Honours: Australian Universities (2007) Jono Owen is a burly front rower who joins the Brumbies Academy from Sydney University. The former schoolboy water polo player is an extremely strong prop who moves well for a big player despite being hampered by injuries over the past two seasons. Hugh Pyle DOB: 21 September, 1988 Ht/Wt: 200cm/112kg Position: Lock Club: Warringah (NSW) Representative Honours: CAS 1st XV (2006) Hugh Pyle joins the Brumbies Rugby program as a player starting to realise his potential as a skilful and lofty lock. The former Barker College student was an integral member of

the 2009 Warringah Rats First Grade side in an otherwise Investec Bank Super 14 forward pack. Clinton Sills DOB: 16 October, 1990 Ht/Wt: 185cm/81kg Position: Fullback/Wing Club: Sydney University (NSW) Representative Honours: Australian Sevens (2009), Australian Under 20’s (2009) Clinton Sills is an express-paced outside back, former champion sprinter and believed to be the fastest player in Australian rugby. The former Scots College student scored seven tries in four matches for the Australian Sevens side in the Edinburgh tournament and also represented the Australian Under 20 in 2009. James Stannard DOB: 21 February, 1983 Ht/Wt: 173cm/82kg Position: Scrumhalf Club: Queanbeyan (NSW) Representative Honours: Western Force (2008), CA Brumbies (2009), Australian Sevens (2009) James Stannard is a fit and quick scrumhalf. Stannard made his Investec Bank Super 14 debut for the Western Force in 2008, playing 10 matches in his first season. He joined the CA Brumbies in 2009 and made one appearance off the bench against the Hurricanes. Nic White DOB: 13 June, 1990 Ht/Wt: 173cm/78kg Position: Scrumhalf Club: Wests (ACT) Representative Honours: NSW Schools (2008), Australian Schools Shadow Squad (2008), Australian Under 20’s (2009), CA Brumbies French Tour (2009) Nic White is a cunning and confident scrumhalf who returns for his second season with the Brumbies Academy. White boasts an accurate pass, good game sense and poses a continual running threat with the ball in hand, as well as being a very accurate goal kicker.


CA brumbies academy

tier 2&3 Nua Alone DOB: 5 September, 1987 Ht/Wt: 187cm/89kg Position: Centre/Wing Club: Gungahlin

Rod Esekia DOB: 17 August, 1991 Ht/Wt: 167cm/83kg Position: Inside Centre Club: Tuggeranong

Tim Metcher DOB: 10 May, 1991 Ht/Wt: 182cm/113kg Position: Prop Club: Randwick

Ed Stubbs DOB: 2 February, 1989 Ht/Wt: 184cm/97kg Position: Outside Centre Club: Tuggeranong

Representative Honours: Wests Tigers SG Ball (2005), Wests Tigers Jersey Flegg (2006), Wests Tigers Premier League (2007)

Representative Honours: Victorian Under 18’s (2008-09), Combined States Schools (2008-09), Australian Schools (2009)

Representative Honours: NSW Country Juniors (2006-09), NSW Country Schools (2007), Combined High Schools (2008), NSW All Schools (2008)

Representative Honours: ACT Senior Representative (2009)

James Ambrosini DOB: 5 June, 1991 Ht/Wt: 175cm/82kg Position: Flyhalf Club: Uni-Norths

Zac Frank DOB: 12 March, 1992 Ht/Wt: 192cm/95kg Position: Lock Club: Uni-Norths

Representative Honours: Queensland Schools (2008), Australia A Schools (2008), Australian Schools (2008), ACT Representative (2009)

Representative Honours: Queensland Under 16’s (2008), Queensland Schools (2009)

Chris Barbaro DOB: 29 January, 1988 Ht/Wt: 178cm/120kg Position: Prop Club: Queanbeyan Jean-Marc Berthelot DOB: 26 February, 1992 Ht/Wt: 191cm/98kg Position: Back Row Club: Uni-Norths Representative Honours: Brisbane Under 18’s (League) (2008), Brisbane Centenary Team (League) (2008) Phil Braban DOB: 16 March, 1989 Ht/Wt: 181cm/93kg Position: Flanker Club: Gungahlin Representative Honours: Qld Schoolboys (2005-2006), Australia A Schoolboys (2006), QAS Under 19’s (2007), Brisbane Representative Team (2009) Anthony Dawes DOB: 28 April, 1986 Ht/Wt: 182cm/73kg Position: Scrumhalf Club: Gungahlin

Ron Hobden DOB: 1 March, 1988 Ht/Wt: 176cm/98kg Position: Hooker Club: Uni-Norths Representative Honours: NSW Country (2009) Richard Hooper DOB: 30 March, 1990 Ht/Wt: 171cm/81kg Position: Wing Club: Manly Representative Honours: ISA (2007)

Jesse Mogg DOB: 8 June, 1989 Ht/Wt: 187cm/86kg Position: Fullback Club: Wests Representative Honours: Qld Schoolboys (2006), Australian A Schoolboys (2006), Qld Under 19 (2008), Broncos Toyota Cup (2009) Kurt Mulcahy DOB: 12 May, 1989 Ht/Wt: 184cm/85kg Position: Wing/Fullback Club: Gungahlin Representative Honours: Australian Schoolboys (League) (2004) Steven Noriega DOB: 27 June, 1989 Ht/Wt: 180cm/113kg Position: Prop Club: Gungahlin

Sieoli Latu DOB: 20 July, 1988 Ht/Wt: 178cm/107kg Position: Prop Club: Wests

Representative Honours: Urba Under 18’s (2007), Urba Under 19’s (2008), Argentina Under 20’s (2007-2008), CA Brumbies French Tour (2009)

Melbourne Lesa DOB: 30 January, 1990 Ht/Wt: 181cm/102kg Position: Hooker Club: Royals

Jesse Parahi DOB: 29 July, 1989 Ht/Wt: 189cm/104kg Position: Back Row Club: Tuggeranong

Representative Honours: Combined States Schoolboys (2007-2008)

Representative Honours: Australian Schools (2007)

Leslie Makin DOB: 2 January, 1992 Ht/Wt: 174cm/104kg Position: Prop/Hooker Club: TBA

Tyler Stevens DOB: 7 May, 1990 Ht/Wt: 176cm/87kg Position: Fullback Club: Queanbeyan

Representative Honours: ACT Under 16’s (2008), ACT Schools (20082009), ACT under 17’s (2009)

Representative Honours: Australian Schools (2008)

Dylan Taikato-Simpson DOB: 20 March, 1990 Ht/Wt: 177cm/75kg Position: Fullback/Flyhalf Club: Wests Representative Honours: Gold Coast Titans Under 20 (2009) Ita Vaea DOB: 9 February, 1989 Ht/Wt: 187cm/108kg Position: No.8 Club: Southern Districts Representative Honours: Tongan Schools (2006), Tongan Under 20 (2009) Liam Winton DOB: 6 March, 1986 Ht/Wt: 194cm/110kg Position: Lock/Back Row Club: Gungahlin Representative Honours: Australian Barbarians (2009)

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CA brumbies team

stats & records CA BRUMBIES SUPER 12/14 RESULTS SEASON

Pld

W

CA BRUMBIES SUPER 12/14 HOME AND AWAY RECORD L 4

D

Tries

0

F

A

36

306

273

SEASON

W (H)

L (H)

D (H)

W (A)

L (A)

D (A)

1996

6

0

0

1

4

0

1996

11

7

1997

13

9

4

0

61

449

334

1997

6

0

0

3

4

0

1998

11

3

8

0

29

228

308

1998

3

3

0

0

5

0

1999

11

5

6

0

35

278

195

1999

3

2

0

2

4

0

2000

13

10

3

0

52

440

221

2000

6

2

0

4

1

0

2001

13

10

3

0

45

414

216

2001

7

0

0

3

3

0

2002

13

8

5

0

52

425

271

2002

4

2

0

4

3

0

2003

12

6

6

0

48

379

355

2003

4

1

0

2

5

0

8

0

0

2

3

0

2004

13

10

3

0

67

487

324

2004

2005

11

5

5

1

33

260

268

2005

3

1

1

2

4

0

6

1

0

2

3

1

#

2006

13

8

4

1

38

326

269

2006

2007

13

9

4

0

23

234

173

2007

4

2

0

5

2

0

5

2

0

1

5

0

2008

13

6

7

0

36

277

317

2008

2009

13

8

5

0

36

311

305

2009

5

1

0

3

4

0

TOTAL

173

104

67

2

568

4814

3830

TOTAL

70

17

1

34

50

1

CA BRUMBIES HIGHEST SCORE OPPONENT

VENUE

YEAR

SCORE

HOME

Northern Bulls

Canberra Stadium

1999

73–9

AWAY

Reds

Brisbane

2009

52–13

HIGHEST SCORE AGAINST THE CA BRUMBIES HOME

Chiefs

Canberra Stadium

2008

42–28

AWAY

Hurricanes

Wellington

2009

56–7

CA BRUMBIES HIGHEST WINNING MARGIN HOME

Bulls

Bruce Stadium

1999

73–9

HOME

Cats

Bruce Stadium

2000

64–0

AWAY

Waratahs

Sydney

2002

51–10

CA BRUMBIES HIGHEST LOSING MARGIN HOME

Sharks

Canberra Stadium

1998

41–23

HOME

Hurricanes

Canberra Stadium

2008

33–15

AWAY

Hurricanes

Wellington

2009

56–7

OPPONENTS

YEAR

LENGTH (MATCHES)

Sharks, Lions, Waratahs, Force, Crusaders, Highlanders

2007

6

Otago, NSW, Waikato, Wellington, Wellington (Semi final)

1997

5

Sharks, Stormers, Bulls, Cats, Highlanders

2000

5

Hurricanes, Chiefs, Reds, Crusaders, Cats (Semi final)

2000

5

Reds, Cats, Sharks, Bulls, Stormers

2002

5

1998

6

CA BRUMBIES LONGEST winning STREAK IN A SUPER 14 SEASON

CA BRUMBIES LONGEST LOSING STREAK IN A SUPER 12 SEASON Northern Bulls, Western Stormers, Canterbury Crusaders, Wellington Hurricanes, Auckland Blues, Waikato Chiefs # 1 Draw at Canberra Stadium v Chiefs, 2005

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CA brumbies individual

stats & records George smith Debuted for the CA Brumbies in 2000, is the second most capped player in the club’s history and has past 50 consecutive matches twice in his career.

MOST SUPER RUGBY POINTS FOR THE CA BRUMBIES (All-time)

MOST POINTS IN A SUPER RUGBY MATCH FOR THE CA BRUMBIES

NAME

POINTS

Stirling Mortlock

996

Joe Roff

590

Mark Gerrard

Matt Giteau

25 v Chiefs in 2003 at Canberra Stadium 24 v Cats in 2005 at Ellis Park

151

23 v Bulls in 2002 at Loftus Versfield

Joe Roff

22 v Cats in 2003 at Ellis Park

Joe Roff

22 v Crusaders in 2004 at Canberra Stadium

MOST SUPER RUGBY CAPS AS CAPTAIN FOR THE CA BRUMBIES

NAME

CAPS

George Gregan

136

NAME

CAPS

George Gregan

George Smith

120

Stirling Mortlock

Stirling Mortlock

117

Brett Robinson

Stephen Larkham

116

Jeremy Paul

112

Bill Young Joe Roff

24 v Cats in 2000 at Bruce Stadium

Stirling Mortlock

219

MOST SUPER RUGBY CAPS FOR THE CA BRUMBIES

Owen Finegan

25 v Stormers in 2001 at Bruce Stadium

Stirling Mortlock

242

Stephen Larkham

Joe Roff Matt Giteau

246

David Knox

POINTS

Stirling Mortlock

306

Andrew Walker

NAME

100 92 86

49 44 43

George Smith

17

Stephen Hoiles

9

Ewen Mckenzie

5

Owen Finegan

5

Alister Campbell

1

  Current Brumbies player

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CA brumbies individual

stats & records stirling Mortlock Top scorer for the CA Brumbies and Super Rugby’s highest point scorer with 996 points.

MOST SUPER RUGBY TRIES IN A SEASON FOR THE CA BRUMBIES MOST CONSECUTIVE SUPER RUGBY CAPS FOR THE BRUMBIES NAME

CAPS

George Gregan

80 (1998–2005)

Bill Young

75 (1999–2005)

Nic Henderson

68 (2004–2009)

George Smith George Smith Mark Chisholm Jeremy Paul John Langford

66 (2000–2005) 53 (2005–2009) 50 (2004–2007)

NAME

TRIES

Joe Roff

15 (1997)

Andrew Walker

13 (2000)

Mark Gerrard

10 (2004)

Stirling Mortlock

10 (2004)

Stirling Mortlock

9 (2006)

Clyde Rathbone

9 (2004)

Graeme Bond

9 (2002)

Mitch Hardy

9 (1997)

48 (1998–2002) 46 (1996–1999)

Marco Caputo

40 (1996–1999)

MOST TRIES IN A SUPER RUGBY MATCH FOR THE CA BRUMBIES

Stirling Mortlock

39 (1998–2001)

NAME

TRIES

Joe Roff

4 (1996 v Natal) 3 (1997 v Transvaal) 3 (1999 v Stormers)

MOST SUPER RUGBY TRIES FOR THE CA BRUMBIES NAME

TRIES

Joe Roff

57

Stirling Mortlock 32

Andrew Walker

31

Owen Finegan

30

Mark Gerrard

27 24

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3 (2000 v Sharks) 3 (2000 v Chiefs)

53

Stephen Larkham

Jeremy Paul

Andrew Walker

3 (2003 v Chiefs) Owen Finegan

3 (2000 v Cats) 3 (2001 v Crusaders)

Ipolito Fenukitau

3 (1997 v Crusaders)

Mitch Hardy

3 (1996 v Highlanders)

Graeme Bond

3 (2002 v Sharks)

Stirling Mortlock

3 (2002 v Bulls)

Mark Gerrard

3 (2004 v Crusaders, Final)


CA brumbies individual

stats & records Since inception in 1996, 121 players have represented the CA Brumbies with 48 going on to represent the Wallabies. Youngest CA Brumbies 18 years 35 days – Afusipa Taumoepeau (v Reds 2008) Oldest CA Brumbies 36 years 276 days – Geoff Didier (v Otago 1998) Most Team Tries in a Match 10 – v Bulls (1999), Cats (2002), Cats (2004) Most Team Conversions in a Match 9 – v Cats (2004) Most Team Penalty Goals in a Match 6 – v Hurricanes (2000), Highlanders (2002) Most Team Drop Goals in a Match 2 – v Cheetahs (2009) Most Individual Conversions in a Match 9 – Joe Roff (v Cats, 2004) Most Individual Penalty Goals in a Match 6 – Julian Huxley (v Highlanders, 2002)

matt giteau

Most Individual Drop Goals in a Match

NAME

MATCH

1 – David Knox (v Crusaders 1997), Rod Kafer (v Highlanders 1998; Hurricanes 2000; Cats 2001), George Gregan (v Crusaders 2001, Waratahs 2001; Stormers 2005; Highlanders 2006) Stephen Larkham (v Reds 2001, Reds (SF) 2001, Reds 2002, Sharks 2002; Crusaders 2007), Joe Roff (v Cats 2003), Julian Huxley (v Lions 2007), Christian Lealiifano (v Highlanders 2009, Cheetahs 2009), Mark Gerrard (v Cheetahs 2009), Matt Toomua (v Blues 2009)

Andrew Walker

2 (2000 v Blues)

Ben Alexander

1 (2008 v Reds)

Most Individual Points in a Season

Gene Fairbanks

1 (2005 v Crusaders)*

Ben Batger

1 (2005 v Stormers)

Mark Gerrard

1 (2003 v Sharks)*

Tim Atkinson

1 (2002 v Reds)

Most Individual Drop Goals in a Season

Josh Birch

1 (1998 v Chiefs)

Sam Cordingley

1 (1998 v Highlanders)

2 – George Gregan (2001), Stephen Larkham (2001, 2002), Christian Lealiifano (2009)

Elisi Vunipola

1 (1996 v Transvaal)

Most Individual Conversions in a Season

Troy Coker

1 (1996 v Auckland)

51 – Joe Roff (2004)

Second most points (24) in a match for the CA Brumbies. SUPER RUGBY TRIES ON DEBUT FOR THE CA BRUMBIES

194 – Stirling Mortlock (2000) Most Individual Penalty Goals in a Season 32 – Stirling Mortlock (2000)

*Note: Mark Gerrard and Gene Fairbanks scored tries on debut for the Brumbies but had each earned 1 cap for their previous province prior to joining the CA Brumbies.   Current CA Brumbies player

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CA brumbies

order of debut No.

Name

Super Rugby Debut

Caps

Points

No.

Name

Super Rugby Debut

1

Noriega, Patricio

1996 v Transvaal

53

35

62

Weaver, Matthew

2001 v Wellington Hurricanes

Caps 6

Points 0

2

Caputo, Marco

1996 v Transvaal

43

15

63

Atkinson, Tim

2002 v Queensland Reds

9

15 30

3

McKenzie, Ewen

1996 v Transvaal

24

0

64

Fava, Scott

2002 v Cats (SA)

46

4

Giffin, David

1996 v Transvaal

80

20

65

Freier, Adam

2002 v Cats (SA)

6

0

5

Sweeny, Craig

1996 v Transvaal

7

5

66

Barton, Scott

2002 v Sharks (SA)

1

0

6

Fenukitau, Ipolito

1996 v Transvaal

55

65

67

Huxley, Julian

2002 v Highlanders

21

133

7

Langford, John

1996 v Transvaal

46

20

68

Flynn, Damian

2002 v Waikato Chiefs

2

0

8

Finegan, Owen

1996 v Transvaal

92

150

69

Horua, Tamaiti

2002 v Auckland Blues

31

25

9

Gregan, George

1996 v Transvaal

136

117

70

Fitter, David

2003 v Qld Reds

15

0

10

Knox, David

1996 v Transvaal

29

242

71

Beaumont, Digby

2003 v Sharks (SA)

9

0

11

Roff, Joe

1996 v Transvaal

86

590

72

Gerrard, Mark

2003 v Sharks (SA)

79

306

12

Vunipola, Elisi

1996 v Transvaal

2

5

73

Giteau, Matt

2003 v Sharks (SA)

40

151

13

Larkham, Stephen

1996 v Transvaal

116

219

74

Chisholm, Mark

2003 v Cats (SA)

75

80

14

Hardy, Mitch

1996 v Transvaal

39

100

75

Henjak, Matt

2003 v Waikato Chiefs

18

5

15

Kafer, Rod

1996 v Transvaal

55

39

76

Beckett, Lenny

2003 v Auckland Blues

10

0

16

Ross, John

1996 v Transvaal

2

0

77

Shepherdson, Guy

2004 v Auckland Blues

66

0

17

Friend, Adam

1996 v Wellington Hurricanes

8

64

78

Rathbone, Clyde

2004 v Auckland Blues

49

75

18

Williams, Andrew

1996 v Wellington Hurricanes

3

5

79

Henderson, Nic

2004 v Auckland Blues

70

0

19

Coker, Troy

1996 v Auckland Blues

23

15

80

Palavi, David

2004 v Auckland Blues

22

0

20

Robinson, Brett

1996 v Auckland Blues

43

10

81

Tawake, Jone

2004 v Highlanders

31

5

21

Holbeck, James

1996 v Auckland Blues

36

25

82

Ashley-Cooper, Adam

2005 v Crusaders

49

60

22

O’Connor, Liam

1996 v Auckland Blues

6

0

83

Fairbanks, Gene

2005 v Crusaders

38

30

23

Didier, Geoff

1996 v Auckland Blues

3

0

84

Norton-Knight, Sam

2005 v Crusaders

9

10

24

Howard, Patrick

1996 v NSW Waratahs

56

25

85

Campbell, Alister

2005 v Crusaders

35

15

25

Tavalea, Timote

1996 v Waikato Chiefs

5

0

86

Veratau, Henari

2005 v Bulls

6

10

26

Magro, Adam

1996 v Canterbury Crusaders

23

15

87

Batger, Ben

2005 v Stormers

9

5

27

Brown, Paul

1996 v Otago

1

0

88

Owens, Peter

2005 v Stormers

1

0

28

Harrison, Justin

1997 v Qld Reds

69

5

89

Wallace-Harrison, Adam

2005 v Sharks

37

15

29

Jaques, Troy

1997 v Transvaal

34

10

90

Burgess, Luke

2005 v Hurricanes

30

Moore, Rod

1997 v Transvaal

10

0

91

Salvi, Julian

2

0

2005 v Chiefs

49

15 20

31

Logan, Geoff

1997 v Natal

6

0

92

Phibbs, Patrick

2005 v Reds

45

32

Zammit, Dean

1997 v Natal

16

0

93

Heenan, Daniel

2006 v Force

13

5

33

Hasan, Omar

1998 v NSW Waratahs

11

0

94

McCormack, James

2006 v Bulls

10

0

117

996

95

Faingaa, Saia

2006 v Stormers

27

0

7

15

96

Ulugia, John

2006 v Cheetahs

12

0

34

Mortlock, Stirling

1998 v NSW Waratahs

35

Cordingly, Sam

1998 v Otago

36

Waugh, Warwick

1998 v Otago

9

0

97

Hoiles, Stephen

2007 v Chiefs

34

25

37

Bartholomeusz, Mark

1998 v Sharks (SA)

68

100

98

Carraro, Matt

2007 v Chiefs

4

0

38

Paul, Jeremy

1998 v Cats (SA)

112

120

99

Ma’afu, Salesi

2007 v Chiefs

29

5

39

McMullan, Craig

1998 v Cats (SA)

21

10

100

Wright, Tim

2007 v Chiefs

4

0

40

Young, Bill

1998 v Wellington Hurricanes

41

Williams, Jim

1998 v Auckland Blues

42

Birch, Josh

43

Falcon, Gordon

44

McInally, Damian

100

25

101

Stanford, Richard

2007 v Chiefs

6

0

36

30

102

Playford, Peter

2007 v Blues

17

20

1998 v Waikato Chiefs

2

5

103

Fainifo, Francis

2007 v Bulls

32

25

1999 v Cats (SA)

11

5

104

Faingaa, Anthony

2007 v Bulls

4

5

1999 v Sharks (SA)

7

5

105

Kimlin, Peter

2007 v Stormers

29

25

45

Wells, Craig

1999 v Stormers (SA)

2

0

106

Edmonds, Huia

2008 v Crusaders

15

5

46

Tanivula, Iliesa

1999 v Bulls (SA)

5

5

107

Holmes, Joshua

2008 v Crusaders

26

15 36

47

Williams, Brendan

1999 v Waikato Chiefs

1

0

108

Lealiifano, Christian

2008 v Crusaders

22

48

Bond, Graeme

1999 v Wellington Hurricanes

38

70

109

Smith, Tyrone

2008 v Crusaders

26

15

49

Walker, Andrew

2000 v Auckland Blues

47

246

110

Chapman, Mitchell

2008 v Highlanders

19

10

50

Darwin, Ben

2000 v Sharks (SA)

42

0

111

Afeaki, Sanualio

2008 v Reds

6

0

51

Hall, Travis

2000 v Sharks (SA)

21

0

112

Alexander, Ben

2008 v Reds

19

20

52

Smith, George

2000 v Sharks (SA)

120

75

113

Taumoepeau, Afusipa

2008 v Reds

10

0

53

Murphy, Tom

2000 v Sharks (SA)

14

0

114

Toomua, Matt

2008 v Hurricanes

13

5

54

Ross, Simon

2000 v Cats (SA)

2

0

115

Moore, Stephen

2009 v Highlanders

12

0 0

55

Ryan, Peter

2000 v Wellington Hurricanes

28

0

116

Hand, Ben

2009 v Highlanders

13

56

Samo, Radike

2000 v Qld Reds

35

20

117

Timani, Sitaleki

2009 v Crusaders

8

5

57

Scott, Angus

2000 v Canterbury Crusaders

12

0

118

Mackay, Shawn

2009 v Lions

2

0

58

Pusey, David

2001 v Canterbury Crusaders

22

0

119

Mafi, Alfi

2009 v Sharks

4

0

59

Tuiavii, Des

2001 v Canterbury Crusaders

1

0

120

Vanderglas, Henry

2009 v Hurricanes

3

0

60

Vickerman, Daniel

2001 v Sharks (SA)

32

5

121

Stannard, James

2009 v Hurricanes

1

0

61

Wilson, Joel

2001 v Cats (SA)

51

40

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CA brumbies

act test players

Name

Test Career

Test Debut

Name

Test Career

Test Debut

Scott, PR

1962

1962 v New Zealand, Brisbane

Test Caps 2

Young, WK

2000–06

2000 v France, Paris

Test Caps 46

Ryan, PF

1963–66

1963 v England, Sydney

4

Darwin, BJ

2001–03

2001 v Lions, Brisbane

28

Grimmond, DN

1964

1964 v New Zealand, Christchurch

1

Harrison, Justin

2001–

2001 v Lions, Sydney

34

2001

2001 v South Africa, Perth

Batterham, RP

1967–70

1967 v New Zealand, Wellington

2

Bond, GSG

Butler, OF

1969–71

1969 v South Africa, Jo'burg

7

Vickerman, DJ

2002–

2002 v France, Sydney

Richardson, GC

1971–73

1971 v South Africa, Sydney

9

Freier, AL

2002–

2002 v Argentina, Buenos Aires

25

MacDougall, SG

1971–76

1971 v South Africa, Sydney

8

Giteau, MJ

2002–

2002 v England, London

78

Weatherstone, LJ

1975–76

1975 v England, Sydney

7

Bartholomeusz, MA

2002

2002 v Italy, Genoa

Rathbone, C

2004–

2004 v Scotland, Melbourne

26

12

5 55

1

O’Connor, MD

1979–82

1979 v Argentina, Buenos Aires

Campese, DI

1982–96

1982 v New Zealand, Christchurch

Samo, RU

2004–

2004 v Scotland, Melbourne

6

Knox, DJ

1985–97

1985 v Fiji, Brisbane

13

Henjak, MJ

2004–

2004 v England, Brisbane

4

Coker, T

1987–97

1987 v England, Sydney

27

Henderson, NJ

2004–

2004 v Pacific Islands, Adelaide

Girvan, BG

1988

1988 v England, London

1

Chisholm, MD

2004–

2004 v Scotland, Edinburgh

McKenzie, EJA

1990–97

1990 v France, Sydney

51

Hoiles, SA

2004–

2004 v Scotland, Glasgow

16

3

Moore, ST

2005–

2005 v Samoa, Sydney

46

20

23

101

3 48

Cornish, PW

1990

1990 v France, Brisbane

Howard, PW

1993–97

1993 v New Zealand, Dunedin

Gerrard, MA

2005–

2005 v Italy, Melbourne

O'Connor, MG

1994

1994 v Ireland, Brisbane

1

Campbell, A

2005

2005 v France, Brisbane

Pini, MJ

1994–95

1994 v Ireland, Brisbane

8

Ashley-Cooper, AP

2005–

2005 v South Africa, Perth

37

Gregan, GM

1994–07

1994 v Italy, Brisbane

139

Polota-Nau, T

2005–

2005 v England, London

23

Roff, JW

1995–04

1995 v Canada, Port Elizabeth

86

Fava, SG

2005

2005 v England, London

5

Fitter, DES

2005

2005 v Ireland, Dublin

2 18

5

4

Caputo, GM

1996–97

1996 v Wales, Brisbane

Finegan, ODA

1996–03

1996 v Wales, Sydney

55

Shepherdson, GT

2006–

2006 v Ireland, Perth

Larkham, SJ

1996–07

1996 v Wales, Sydney

96

Huxley, J

2007–

2007 v Wales, Sydney

9

Robinson, BJ

1996–98

1996 v Italy, Padova

16

Alexander, BE

2008–

2008 v France, Sydney

18

Giffin, DT

1996–03

1996 v Wales, Sydney

50

Kimlin, PJ

2009–

2009 v Italy, Canberra

2

Hardy, MD

1997–98

1997 v France, Sydney

8

touring squad*

Holbeck, JC

1997–01

1997 v New Zealand, Christchurch

7

Bailey, B

Langford, JF

1997

1997 v New Zealand, Dunedin

4

Didier, G

Paul, JA

1998–06

1998 v Scotland, Sydney

72

Donnellan, L

Noriega, EP

1998–02

1998 v France, Paris

24

Magro, A

Williams, RW

1999–00

1999 v Ireland, Brisbane

14

McInnes, M

Kafer, RB

1999–00

1999 v New Zealand, Sydney

12

Moore, RC

1999–02

1999 v United States, Limerick

16

Chapman, M

Mortlock, SA

2000–

2000 v Argentina, Brisbane

80

Jaques, T

2000

2000 v South Africa, Melbourne

2

Walker, AM

2000–01

2000 v New Zealand, Sydney

7

Smith, GB

2000–

2000 v France, Paris

110

Toomua, M Smith, T Ma’afu, S

*have toured with the Wallabies but yet to make Test debut.

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team profile new zealand

Blues Coach: Pat Lam Captain: Keven Mealamu Major Sponsor: Ford Best Finish: Champions 1996, 1997, 2003 Home Ground: Eden Park, Auckland Capacity, 50,000 Official Colours: Mid Blue and Dark Blue Website: www.theblues.co.nz

2009 Top Point Scorer: 104 points – Jimmy Gopperth Top Try Scorer: 7 tries – Isaia Toeava, Joe Rokocoko Biggest Win: 46–12 v Cheetahs, Albany (Week 5) Biggest Defeat: 59-26 v Bulls, Pretoria (Week 2) 1996–2009 Played: 171 Won: 104 Lost: 64 Draw: 3 Points For: 4907 Points Against: 4102 Biggest win: 60–7 v Hurricanes, Wellington, 2002 Most Caps: 97 caps – Doug Howlett Most Tries: 55 tries – Doug Howlett Most Points: 619 points – Adrian Cashmore Most Points in a Season: 180 points – Adrian Cashmore (1998) Most Tries in a Season: 12 – Doug Howlett (2003) Most Tries in a Match: 4 – Joeli Vidiri (v Bulls, 2000), Doug Howlett (v Hurricanes, 2002), Mils Muliaina (v Bulls, 2002) Most Points in a Match: 27 – Adrian Cashmore (v Highlanders, 1998) Leading CA Brumbies Point Scorer Against Blues: 65 – Joe Roff/Stirling Mortlock Leading CA Brumbies Try Scorer Against Blues: 6 – Joe Roff

Former coaches 1996–1998 1999 2000 2001 2002–2005 2006–2008 2009–Present

Graham Henry Jed Rowlands Gordon Hunter Frank Oliver Peter Sloane David Nucifora Pat Lam

Captains 1996–1997 1998 1999–2001 2002 2003–2005 2006 2007–2008 2009

Zinzan Brooke Michael Jones Robin Brooke Glen Taylor Xavier Rush Keven Mealamu Troy Flavell Keven Mealamu

2010 squad John Afoa, Anthony Boric, Stephen Brett, Tom Chamberlain, Charlie Faumuina, Kurtis Haiu, Jerome Kaino, Daniel Kirkpatrick, Serge Lilo, Chris Lowrey, Viliame Maafu, Tevita Mailau, Alby Mathewson, Luke McAlister, Tom McCartney, Keven Mealamu, George Pisi, Rene Ranger, Joe Rokocoko, Peter Saili, Chris Smylie, Benson Stanley, Isaia Toeava, Anthony Tuitavake, Rudi Wulf, Ali Williams, Paul Williams, Tony Woodcock Gains Stephen Brett, Tom Chamberlain, Daniel Kirkpatrick, Serge Lilo, Viliame Maafu, Alby Mathewson, Luke McAlister, George Pisi, Peter Saili

2010 2010 ACTTAB Premiership Odds: $10.50

Losses

Head to Head: V CA Brumbies Total

Pld

W

9

6

16

Home Away

9

7

3

L

D

3

0

7

4

0

0

F

387

224

163

A

Onosa’i Auva’a, Josh Blackie, Justin Collins, Jimmy Gopperth, Jamie Helleur, Michael hobbs, Tasesa Lavea, Taniela Moa, Jay Williams

381

160

221

Season’s Standings Year

Pos

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

+/–

BP

1996

1st

11

8

0

3

408

354

54

9

Points v CA Brumbies 41 CA Brumbies won 40–34

Canberra

1997

1st

11

10

1

0

435

283

152

8

50 Blues won 41–29

Auckland

7

1997

Auckland

Final

Blues won 23–7

Venue

Week 3

1998

2nd

11

9

0

2

388

298

90

7

43 Blues won 27–24

Canberra

10

1999

9th

11

4

1

6

202

201

1

5

23 CA Brumbies won 22–16

Auckland

12

2000

6th

11

6

0

5

300

262

38

6

30 Blues won 18–15

Canberra

1

2001

11th

11

4

0

7

243

298

-55

5

21 CA Brumbies won 35–7

Auckland

11

2002

6th

11

6

0

5

318

249

69

5

29 CA Brumbies won 46–25

Canberra

12

49 Blues won 41–15

2003

1st

11

10

0

1

393

185

208

9

2003

Blues won 42–21

Auckland

6

Auckland

Semi

2004

5th

11

6

1

4

337

309

28

6

32 CA Brumbies won 44–27

Canberra

1

2005

7th

11

6

0

5

243

216

27

3

27 Blues won 17–0

Auckland

6

2006

8th

13

6

0

7

290

348

-58

5

29 Blues won 26–15

Auckland

6

2007

4th

13

9

0

4

355

235

120

6

42 Blues won 17–15

Canberra

2

2008

6th

13

8

0

5

354

267

87

8

40 CA Brumbies won 16–11

Auckland

9

2009

9th

13

5

0

8

339

369

-30

12

32 CA Brumbies won 37–15

Canberra

13

ACTTAB odds as at 6 January, 2010

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team profile south africa

BULLS Coach: Frans Ludeke Captain: Victor Matfield Major Sponsor: Vodacom Best Finish: Champions 2007, 2009 Home Ground: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Capacity, 50,000 Official Colours: Sky Blue and Navy Website: www.bluebulls.co.za

2009 Top Point Scorer: 191 points – Morne Steyn Top Try Scorer: 8 tries – Bryan Habana Biggest Win: 61–17 v Chiefs, Pretoria (Final) Biggest Defeat: 36–12 v Highlanders, Palmerston North (Week 7) 1996–2009 Played: 169 Won: 72 Lost: 90 Drawn: 7 Points For: 4260 Points Against: 4787 Biggest win: 92–3 v Reds, Pretoria, 2007 Most Caps: 98 caps – Pedrie Wannenburg Most Tries: 38 tries – Bryan Habana Most Points: 494 points – Morne Steyn Most Points in a Season: 191 – Morne Steyn (2009) Most Tries in a Season: 10 – Bryan Habana (2005) Most Tries in a Match: 3 – Adriaan Richter (v Blues, 1997) Fourie du Preez (v Cats, 2004) Most Points in a Match: 39 – Jannie Kruger (v Highlanders, 1996) Leading CA Brumbies Point Scorer Against Bulls: 91 –Stirling Mortlock Leading CA Brumbies Try Scorer Against Bulls: 6 – Mark Bartholomeusz

2010 squad

Coaches 1996 1997 1998–99 2000, 02, 04–07 2001 2003 2008–2009

Dr John Williams Kitch Christie Eugene van Wyk Heyneke Meyer Phil Pretorius Rudi Joubert Frans Ludeke

Captains 1996–97, 00 1998 1999 2001, 03 2002 2005 2004, 06–07, 09 2008

Ruben Kruger Adriaan Richter Schutte Bekker Joost van der Westhuizen Chris le Roux Anton Leonard Victor Matfield Fourie du Preez

Heini Adams, Bakkies Botha, Gary Botha, Stephan Dippenaar, Fourie du Preez, Jaco Engels, Dean Greyling, Francois Hougaard, Zane Kirchner, Werner Kruger, Derick Kuün, Mthunzi Mabeta, Bandise Maku, John Mametsa, Victor Matfield, Akona Ndungane, Wynand Olivier, Dewald Potgieter, JacquesLouis Potgieter, Jaco Pretorius, Danie Rossouw, Bees Roux, Pierre Spies, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Deon Stegmann, Morné Steyn, Gerhard van den Heever, Flip van der Merwe, Pedrie Wannenburg, Stefan Watermeyer Gains Gary Botha, Stephan Dippenaar, Dean Greyling, Francois Hougaard, Mthunzi Mabeta, Bandise Maku, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Bees Roux, Gerhard van den Heever, Flip van der Merwe, Stefan Watermeyer

2010 2010 ACTTAB Premiership Odds: $2.25 Head to Head: V CA Brumbies Total

Pld

W

7

4

14

Home Away

7

Losses

L

D

3

0

5

9

1

6

F

A

0

335

430

0

153

274

182

156

Jacques Burger, Marius Delport, Burton Francis, Rayno Gerber, Bryan Habana, Wayne Julies, Tiger Mangweni, JP Nel, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Dries van Schalkwyk

Season’s Standings Year

Pos

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

+/–

BP

Points v CA Brumbies

Venue

Week

1996

4th

11

8

0

3

329

208

121

6

38 Bulls won 23–10

Pretoria

11

1997

8th

11

3

3

5

264

342

–78

4

22 CA Brumbies won 38–19

Canberra

5

16 Bulls won 24–7

1998

11th

11

3

0

8

249

306

–57

4

1999

12th

11

1

0

10

203

447

–244

3

7 CA Brumbies won 73–9

Brakpan

5

Canberra

5

2000

11th

11

1

2

8

231

395

–164

3

11 CA Brumbies won 29–19

Pretoria

5

2001

12th

11

2

0

9

241

378

–137

3

11 CA Brumbies won 39–30

Canberra

3

2002

12th

11

0

0

11

232

500

–268

1

1 CA Brumbies won 45–35

Pretoria

4

2003

6th

11

6

0

5

320

354

–34

5

30 CA Brumbies won 64–26

Canberra

5

2004

6th

11

5

1

5

302

320

–18

6

28 Bulls won 32–21

Pretoria

4

2005

3rd

11

7

0

4

301

229

72

6

34 CA Brumbies won 21–19

Canberra

2

2006

4th

13

7

1

5

355

290

65

8

38 CA Brumbies won 27–21

Pretoria

2

2007

1st

15

11

0

4

435

254

181

6

42 Bulls won 19–7

Canberra

5

2008

10th

13

6

0

7

324

347

–23

4

28 Bulls won 28–17

Pretoria

13

2009

1st

15

12

0

3

435

311

124

6

46 CA Brumbies won 32–31

Canberra

10

ACTTAB odds as at 6 January, 2010

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team profile south africa

CHEETAHS Coach: Naka Drotske Captain: Juan Smith Major Sponsor: Vodacom Best Finish: 11th – 2006, 2007 Home Ground: Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein Capacity, 48,000 Official Colours: White, turquoise, orange, purple Website: www.vodacomcheetahs.co.za

2009 Top Point Scorer: 59 points – Jacque-Louis Potgieter Top Try Scorer: 6 tries – Jongi Nokwe Biggest Win: 31–6 v Sharks, Bloemfontein (Week 9) Biggest Defeat: 46–12 v Blues, Albany (Week 5) 1996–2009 Played: 63 Won: 17 Lost: 45 Drawn: 1 Points For: 1306 Points Against: 1805 Biggest win: 49–18 v Highlanders, Invercargill, 1997 Most Caps: 49 – Meyer Bosman (2006–2009) Most Tries: 13 – Jongi Nokwe Most Points: 152 – Meyer Bosman (2006–2009) Most Points in a Season: 86 – Jannie de Beer (1997) Most Tries in a Season: 7 – Jongi Nokwe Most Tries in a Match: 2 – Chris Badenhorst, Naka Drotske, Giscard Pieters, Bevin Fortuin, Darron Nell, Jongi Nokwe Most Points in a Match: 26 – Meyer Bosman (v Stormers, 2006) Leading CA Brumbies Point Scorer Against Cheetahs: 28 – Mark Gerrard Leading CA Brumbies Try Scorer Against Cheetahs: 2 – Mark Chisholm, Jeremy Paul, Joe Roff

Coaches 2006–2007 2008–present

Rassie Erasmus Naka Drotske

Captains 2006–present

Juan Smith

2010 squad

2010 2010 ACTTAB Premiership Odds: $101 Head to Head: V CA Brumbies Pld

Total

W

5

Home

2

Away

D

1

0

4

0

3

1

3

L

1

F

A

0

131

192

0

66

132

65

60

Ryno Barnes, Bjorn Basson, Meyer Bosman, Nico Breedt, Heinrich Brüssouw, Hennie Daniller, Tewis de Bruyn, Danwel Demas, David de Villiers, Boela du Preez, Wian du Preez, Robert Ebersohn, Kabamba Floors, Rocco Jansen, Ashley Johnson, Lionel Mapoe, WP Nel, Jongi Nokwe, Naas Olivier, Coenraad Oosthuizen, Sarel Pretorius, Davon Raubenheimer, Hendro Scholtz, Juan Smith, Adriaan Strauss, Louis Strydom, Corne Uys, Francois Uys, Frans Viljoen, Riaan Viljoen Gains Boela du Preez, Robert Ebersohn, Rocco Jansen, Ashley Johnson, Lionel Mapoe, WP Nel, Naas Olivier, Davon Raubenheimer, Louis Strydom, Francois Uys, Riaan Viljoen Losses Kobus Calldo, Tertius Carse, Hanno Coetzee, Bevin Fortuin, Trompe Nontshinga, Jacques Louis-Potgieter, Bees Roux, Richardt Strauss, Flip van der Merwe, Wayne van Heerden, Piet van Zyl

Season’s Standings Year

Pos

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

+/–

BP

1997

7th

11

5

0

6

301

327

–26

5

Points v CA Brumbies 25 CA Brumbies won 50–23

Canberra

Venue

Week 6

2006

10th

13

5

0

8

272

367

–95

7

27 CA Brumbies won 53–20

Canberra

9

2007

11th

13

4

1

8

265

342

–77

4

22 Cheetahs won 38–20

Bloemfontein

7

2008

13th

13

1

0

12

255

428

–173

9

13 CA Brumbies won 29–23

Canberra

6

2009

14th

13

2

0

11

213

341

–128

4

12 CA Brumbies 40–27

Bloemfontein

8

ACTTAB odds as at 6 January, 2010

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team profile new zealand

CHIEFS Coach: Ian Foster Captain: Mils Muliaina Major Sponsor: Ford Best Finish: Finalist 2009 Home Ground: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton Capacity, 27,000 Official Colours: Black, Red, Yellow and White Website: www.chiefs.co.nz

2009 Top Point Scorer: 141 points – Stephen Donald Top Try Scorer: 6 tries – Sitiveni Sivivatu Biggest Win: 63–34 v Blues, Hamilton (Week 6) Biggest Defeat: 61–17 v Bulls, Pretoria (Final) 1996–2009 Played: 165 Won: 79 Lost: 83 Drawn: 3 Points For: 4237 Points Against: 4303 Biggest win: 47–9 v Transvaal, Ellis Park (1996) Most Caps: 82 caps – Michael Collins Most Tries: 37 tries – Sitiveni Sivivatu Most Points: 609 points – Stephen Donald Most Points in a Season: 164 – Stephen Donald (2007) Most Tries in a Season: 12 – Roger Randle (2002) Most Tries in a Match: 4 – Sitiveni Sivivatu (v Blues, 2009) Most Points in a Match: - 24 – Glen Jackson (v Bulls, 2001) Leading CA Brumbies Point Scorer Against Chiefs: 116 – Stirling Mortlock Leading CA Brumbies Try Scorer Against Chiefs: 8 – Stirling Mortlock, Andrew Walker

2010 squad

Coaches 1996–1997 1998–2000 2001 2002–2003 2004–present

Brad Meurant Ross Cooper John Mitchell Kevin Greene Ian Foster

Captains 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001–2002 2002–2008 2008–present

Richard Turner Ian Jones Errol Brain Michael Collins Glenn Taylor Deon Muir Jono Gibbes Mils Muliaina

Ben Afeaki, Colin Bourke, Luke Braid, Callum Bruce, Craig Clarke, Mike Delany, Stephen Donald, Hika Elliot, Romana Graham, Jarrad Hoeata, Richard Kahui, Tanerau Latimer, Sione Lauaki, Brendon Leonard, Aled de Malmanche, Lelia Masaga, James McGougan, Liam Messam, Mils Muliaina, Tim Nanai-Williams, Kevin O’Neill, Junior Poluleuligaga, Callum Retallick, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Dwayne Sweeney, Sona Taumalolo, Jackson Willison, Nathan White Gains Ben Afeaki, Luke Braid, Romana Graham, Jarrad Hoeata, Tim Nanai-Williams, Junior Poluleuligaga, Callum Retallick, Nathan White

2010 2010 ACTTAB Premiership Odds: $8.50

Losses

Head to Head: V CA Brumbies Total

Pld

W

7

3

15

Home Away

8

L

D

4

0

5

9

2

5

F

A

1

330

444

1

200

281

130

Sosene Anesi, Mark Burman, Toby Lynn, Ben May, Toby Morland, James Savage

163

Season’s Standings Year

Pos

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

+/–

BP

1996

6th

11

6

0

5

291

269

22

4

Points v CA Brumbies 28 Chiefs won 26–18

Whangarei

Venue

Week 11

1997

11th

11

4

0

7

272

295

–23

3

19 CA Brumbies won 48–34

Canberra

5

1998

7th

11

6

0

5

279

291

–12

5

29 Chiefs won 35–15

Hamilton

5

1999

6th

11

5

0

6

248

301

–53

6

26 Chiefs won 16–13

Canberra

5

2000

10th

11

3

0

8

257

352

–95

8

20 CA Brumbies won 45–17

Hamilton

5

2001

6th

11

6

0

5

301

330

–29

4

28 CA Brumbies won 49–6

Canberra

3

2002

8th

11

4

0

7

323

341

–18

8

24 CA Brumbies won 42–15

Rotorua

4

2003

10th

11

2

0

9

257

274

–17

9

17 CA Brumbies won 55–31

Canberra

5

33 CA Brumbies won 15–12

2004

4th

11

7

0

4

274

251

23

5

2004

Hamilton

4

Canberra

Semi

2005

6th

11

5

1

5

272

250

22

6

2006

7th

13

7

1

5

325

298

27

6

28 Draw 28–28

Canberra

2

36 CA Brumbies won 28–26

Canberra

2007

6th

13

7

1

5

373

321

52

10

40 CA Brumbies won 21–15

5

Hamilton

13

CA Brumbies won 32–17

2008

7th

13

7

0

6

348

349

–1

6

34 Chiefs won 42–28

Canberra

10

2009

2nd

13

9

0

4

338

236

102

9

45 Chiefs won 10–7

Hamilton

14

ACTTAB odds as at 6 January, 2010

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team profile new zealand

CRUSADERS Coach: Todd Blackadder Captain: Richie McCaw Major Sponsor: Ford Best Finish: Champions 98, 99, 00, 02, 05, 06, 08 Home Ground: AMI Stadium, Christchurch Capacity, 36,500 Official Colours: Red and Black Website: www.crfu.co.nz

2009 Top Point Scorer: 50 points – Stephen Brett Top Try Scorer: 4 tries – Casey Laulala Biggest Win: 34–16 v Highlanders, Sydney (Week 3) Biggest Defeat: 20–6 v Bulls, Sydney (Week 9)

Coaches 1996 1997–99 2000–08 2009

Vance Stewart Wayne Smith Robbie Deans Todd Blackadder

1996–2009 Played: 182 Won: 123 Lost: 54 Drawn: 5 Points For: 5446 Points Against: 4101 Biggest win: 96–19 v Waratahs, Christchurch (2002) Most Caps: 129 caps – Reuben Thorne Most Tries: 52 tries – Caleb Ralph Most Points: 990 – Andrew Mehrtens Most Points in a Season: 221 – Dan Carter (2006) Most Tries in a Season: 15 – Rico Gear (2005) Most Tries in a Match: 4 – Caleb Ralph (v Waratahs, 2002) Most Points in a Match: 29 – Ben Blair (v Bulls, 2001) Leading CA Brumbies Point Scorer Against Crusaders: 74 – Stirling Mortlock Leading CA Brumbies Try Scorer Against Crusaders: 5 – Mark Gerrard

Captains 1996 1997–01 2002–04 2005–09

Richard Loe Todd Blackadder Reuben Thorne Richie McCaw

2010 squad Tim Bateman, Peter Borlase, Daniel Bowden, Daniel Carter, Wyatt Crockett, Ryan Crotty, Andy Ellis, Corey Flynn, Kahn Fotuali’i, Ben Franks, Owen Franks, Robert Fruean, Zac Guildford, Chris Jack, Sean Maitland, Richie McCaw, Ti’i Paulo, Jared Payne, Jonathan Poff, Kade Poki, Kieran Read, Isaac Ross, Colin Slade, Brad Thorn, Thomas Waldrom, Adam Whitelock, George Whitelock, Sam Whitelock Gains

2010 2010 ACTTAB Premiership Odds: $4.50

Peter Borlase, Daniel Bowden, Daniel Carter, Robert Fruean, Zac Guildford, Chris Jack, Ti’i Paulo, Sam Whitelock

Head to Head: V CA Brumbies Total

Pld

W

8

6

17

Home Away

9

L

D

2

0

9

8

3

6

F

A

0

434

431

0

199

280

235

151

Losses Stephen Brett, Andy Ellis, Ross Filipo, Casey Laulala, Jason MacDonald, Leon MacDonald, Nasi Manu, Bronson Murray, Michael Paterson, Daniel Perrin

Season’s Standings Year

Pos

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

+/–

BP

1996

12th

11

2

1

8

234

378

-144

3

13 CA Brumbies won 29–7

Christchurch

7

1997

6th

11

5

1

5

272

235

37

4

26 CA Brumbies won 49–26

Canberra

4

1998

1st

11

8

0

3

340

260

80

9

41 Crusaders won 38–26

Timaru

7

1999

1st

11

7

1

3

324

262

62

3

33 Crusaders won 28–21

Canberra

6

1st

11

8

0

3

369

293

76

7

39 CA Brumbies won 17–12

2000

Points v CA Brumbies

Crusaders won 20–19

Venue

Christchurch Canberra

Week

12 Final

2001

10th

11

4

0

7

307

331

-24

7

23 CA Brumbies won 51–16

Canberra

1

2002

1st

11

11

0

0

469

264

205

7

51 Crusaders won 33–32

Christchurch

6

Christchurch

Final

Crusaders won 31–13

2003

2nd

11

8

0

3

358

263

95

8

40 Crusaders won 28–21

Canberra

2004

2nd

11

7

0

4

345

303

42

6

34 Crusaders won 47-28

Christchurch

CA Brumbies won 47–38

Canberra

12 7 Final

2005

1st

11

9

0

2

459

281

178

8

44 CA Brumbies won 32–21

Canberra

1

2006

1st

13

11

1

1

412

210

202

5

51 Crusaders won 33–3

Christchurch

14

2007

3rd

13

8

0

5

382

235

147

10

42 CA Brumbies won 15–6

Canberra

13

2008

1st

13

11

0

2

369

176

193

8

52 Crusaders won 34–3

Christchurch

1

2009

4th

13

8

1

4

231

198

33

7

41 CA Brumbies won 18–16

Canberra

2

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team profile western australia

FORCE Coach: John Mitchell Captain: Nathan Sharpe Major Sponsor: Emirates Best Finish: 7th – 2007 Home Ground: Subiaco Oval, Perth Capacity, 40,000 Official Colours: Sky Blue, Black & Gold Website: www.rugbywa.com.au

2009: Top Point Scorer: 128 points – Matt Giteau Top Try Scorer: 7 tries – Cameron Shepherd Biggest Win: 55–14 v Lions, Perth (Week 11) Biggest Defeat: 31–13 v Chiefs, Hamilton (Week 4)

Coaches 2006–2009

John Mitchell

Captains 2006–2009

Nathan Sharpe

1996-2009: Played: 52 Won: 20 Lost: 28 Drawn: 4 Points For: 1074 Points Against: 1218 Biggest win: 55–14 v Lions, Perth, 2009 Biggest Loss: 53–0 v Crusaders, Christchurch, 2007 Most Caps: 52 caps – Tai McIsaac (2006-2009) Most Tries: 24 tries – Cameron Shepherd Most Points: 327 points – Cameron Shepherd Most Points in a Season: 128 – Matt Giteau (2009) Most Tries in a Season: 9 – Scott Staniforth (2006) Most Tries in a Match: 3 – Scott Staniforth (v Cats, 2006), Cameron Shepherd (v CA Brumbies, 2009) Most Points in a Match: 25 – Cameron Shepherd (v Bulls, 2007) Leading CA Brumbies Point Scorer Against Force: 17 – Mark Gerrard Leading CA Brumbies Try Scorer Against Force: 2 – Francis Fainifo

2010 2010 ACTTAB Premiership Odds: $23

2010 squad

82

Mark Bartholomeusz, Richard Brown, Pek Cowan, Ryan Cross, Nick Cummins, Matt Dunning, Tim Fairbrother, Sam Harris, Dane Haylett-Petty, Nic Henderson, Tom Hockings, Matt Hodgson, Stefano Hunt, Mitchell Inman, Luke Jones, Kieran Longbottom, Filipe Manu (A), Ben McCalman, James O’Connor*, Chris O’Young, David Pocock, Andre Pretorius, Haig Sare, Nathan Sharpe, Brett Sheehan, Cameron Shepherd, Richard Stanford, Mark Swanepoel, Josh Tatupu, Justin Turner, Ryan Tyrrell, Ben Whittaker, Sam Wykes

39

Gains

Head to Head: V CA Brumbies Total

Pld

W

2

1

4

Home Away

2

L

D

1

0

2

2

1

1

0

0

F

67

39

28

A

43

Mark Bartholomeusz, Sam Harris, Stefano Hunt, Mitchell Inman, Andre Pretorius, Brett Sheehan, Mark Swanepoel, Matt Dunning, Tim Fairbrother, Nic Henderson, Luke Jones, Ben McCalman, Losses Scott Daruda, Matt Giteau, Luke Holmes, Tamaiti Horua, Tai McIsaac, Drew Mitchell, Pat O’Connor, Junior Pelesasa, David Pusey, Scott Staniforth, Troy Takiari, Josh Valentine, AJ Whalley

Season’s Standings Year

Pos

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

+/–

BP

2006

14th

13

1

2

10

223

373

–150

4

Points v CA Brumbies 12 CA Brumbies 21–10

Perth

Venue

Week 1

2007

7th

13

6

1

6

276

282

–6

6

32 CA Brumbies 14–12

Canberra

12

2008

8th

13

7

0

6

247

278

–31

5

33 Force won 29–22

Perth

14

2009

8th

13

6

1

6

328

275

53

10

36 Force won 25–16

Canberra

3

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team profile new zealand

HIGHLANDERS Coach: Glenn Moore Captain: Major Sponsor: Ford? Best Finish: Finalists – 1999 Home Ground: Carisbrook, Dunedin Capacity, 40,000 Official Colours: Blues, Gold & Maroon Website: www.highlanders-rugby.com.nz

2009: Top Point Scorer: 58 points Daniel Bowden Top Try Scorer: 4 tries – Ben Smith, Jimmy Cowan Biggest Win: 32-8 v Cheetahs, Dunedin (Week 6), 36-12 v Bulls, Palmerston North (Week 7) Biggest Defeat: 26-6 v Blues, Auckland (Week 10) 1996-2009: Played: 167 Won: 78 Lost: 87 Drawn: 2 Points For: 4086 Points Against: 4205 Biggest win: 65–23 v Bulls, Invercargill, 1999 Most Caps: 127 caps – Anton Oliver (1996-2007) Most Tries: 35 tries – Jeff Wilson Most Points: 817 points – Tony Brown Most Points in a Season: 150 – Tony Brown (2000) Most Tries in a Season: 10 – Jeff Wilson (1998) Most Tries in a Match: 3 – Jeff Wilson, Doug Howlett, Ryan Nicholas, Jeremy Stanley, To’o Vaega, Ben Blair Most Points in a Match: 28 – Ben Blair (v Sharks, 2005) Leading CA Brumbies Point Scorer Against Highlanders: 76 – Stirling Mortlock Leading CA Brumbies Try Scorer Against

Highlanders: 6 – Stirling Mortlock

2010 squad

Coaches Former coaches 1996 1997 1998–1999 2000–2001 2002–2003 2004–2007 2008–2009

Gordon Hunter Glen Ross Tony Gilbert Peter Sloane Laurie Mains Greg Cooper Glenn Moore

Josh Bekhuis, Matt Berquist, Tim Boys, Jimmy Cowan, Israel Dagg, Tom Donnelly, John Hardie, Jayden Hayward, Michael Hobbs, Chris King, Kendrick Lynn, Jason Macdonald, Jamie Mackintosh, Nasi Manu, Bronson Murray, Clint Newland, James Paterson, Robbie Robinson, Sean Romans, Jason Rutledge, Stephen Setephano, Jason Shoemark, Ben Smith, Alando Soakai, Adam Thomson, Hayden Triggs, Joe Tuineau, Fetu’u Vainikolo

Captains 1996 1997–2003 2004–2006 2007–2008 2009

John Leslie Taine Randell Anton Oliver Josh Blackie Jimmy Cowan

Gains John Hardie, Michael Hobbs, Nasi Manu, Bronson Murray, James Paterson, Robbie Robinson, Joe Tuineau Losses

2010 2010 ACTTAB Premiership Odds: $51

Daniel Bowden, David Hall, Ross Kennedy, Johnny Leota, Brett Mather, Lucky Mulipola, George Naoupu, Anthony Perenise

Head to Head: V CA Brumbies Total

Pld

W

7

3

14

Home Away

7

L

D

4

0

6

8

2

5

F

A

0

297

385

0

158

254

131

139

Season’s Standings Year

Pos

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

+/–

BP

1996

8th

11

5

0

6

329

391

-62

6

Points v CA Brumbies 26 CA Brumbies won 70–26

Canberra

Venue

Week 12

1997

12th

11

3

0

8

299

409

–110

5

17 CA Brumbies won 15–9

Invercargill

8

1998

4th

11

7

0

4

343

279

64

6

34 CA Brumbies won 34–26

Canberra

2 10

1999

2nd

11

8

0

3

280

203

77

3

35 Highlanders won 9–8

Dunedin

2000

3rd

11

6

0

5

320

280

40

8

32 CA Brumbies won 34–15

Canberra

7

2001

5th

11

6

0

5

284

295

–11

5

29 Highlanders won 16–9

Dunedin

9

2002

4th

11

8

0

3

329

207

122

6

38 Highlanders won 25–18

Canberra

10

2003

7th

11

6

0

5

287

246

41

5

29 Highlanders won 45–19

Dunedin

10 8

2004

9th

11

4

1

6

299

347

–48

8

26 CA Brumbies won 50–18

Canberra

2005

8th

11

6

1

4

221

214

7

1

27 Highlanders won 19–18

Dunedin

7

2006

9th

13

6

0

7

228

276

–48

3

27 Highlanders won 28–26

Canberra

13

2007

9th

13

5

0

8

235

301

–66

7

27 CA Brumbies won 29–10

Dunedin

14

2008

11th

13

3

0

10

257

338

–81

7

19 CA Brumbies won 22–20

Canberra

2

2009

11th

13

4

0

9

254

269

–15

10

26 CA Brumbies won 33–31

Dunedin

1

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team profile new zealand

HURRICANES Coach: Colin Cooper Captain: Rodney So’oialo Major Sponsor: Ford Best Finish: Finalists 2006 Home Ground: Westpac Trust Stadium, Wellington Capacity, 37,000 Official Colours: Black and gold Website: www.hurricanes.co.nz

2009 Top Point Scorer: 80 points – Willie Ripia Top Try Scorer: 9 tries – Ma’a Nonu Biggest Win: 56–7 v CA Brumbies, Wellington (Week 11) Biggest Defeat: 59–26 v Bulls, Pretoria (Week 2) 1996–2009 Played: 169 Won: 87 Lost: 79 Drawn: 3 Points For: 4313 Points Against: 4240 Biggest win: 56–7 v CA Brumbies, Wellington (2009) Most Caps: 122 caps – Tana Umaga (1996–2005) Most Tries: 56 tries – Christian Cullen (1996–2003) Most Points: 676 points – David Holwell (1998–2006) Most Points in a Season: 152 – Jon Preston (1997) Most Tries in a Season: 12 – Tana Umaga (1997) Most Tries in a Match: 3 – Tana Umaga, Christian Cullen, Jason O’Halloran, Ma’a Nonu Most Points in a Match: 30 – David Holwell (v Highlanders, 2001) Leading CA Brumbies Point Scorer Against Hurricanes: 90 – Stirling Mortlock Leading CA Brumbies Try Scorer Against Hurricanes: 5 – Joe Roff, Mitch Hardy

Coaches 1996–1999 2000–2002 2003–2009

Frank Oliver Graham Mourie Colin Cooper

Captains 1996–1998 1999 2000 2001–2002 2003–2005 2006–2009

Mark Allen Jason O’Halloran Norm Hewitt Gordon Slater Tana Umaga Rodney So’oialo

2010 squad James Broadhurst, Dane Coles, Nick Crosswell, Aaron Cruden, Jason Eaton, Jacob Ellison, Tamati Ellison, Bryn Evans, Hosea Gear, Andrew Hore, Cory Jane, Jason Kawau, Tyson Keats, Karl Lowe, Ma’a Nonu, Michael Paterson, Anthony Perenise, Willie Ripia, John Schwalger, Conrad Smith, David Smith, Rodney So’oialo, Andre Taylor, Jeremy Thrush, Neemia Tialata, Victor Vito, Scott Waldrom, Piri Weepu Gains

2010 2010 ACTTAB Premiership Odds: $7.50

James Broadhurst, Nick Crosswell, Aaron Cruden, Jason Kawau, Tyson Keats, Michael Paterson, Anthony Perenise, Andre Taylor

Head to Head: V CA Brumbies Total

Pld

W

7

4

15

Home Away

8

L

D

3

0

7

8

3

5

0

0

F

A

421

403

202

239

219

164

Losses Josh Bradnock, Tim Fairbrother, Zac Guildford, Faifili Levave, Alby Mathewson, Api Naikatini

Season’s Standings Year

Pos

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

+/–

BP

1996

9th

11

3

0

8

290

353

-63

5

Points v CA Brumbies 17 CA Brumbies won 35–28

Canberra

2

1997

3rd

11

6

0

5

416

314

102

10

34 CA Brumbies won 35–29

Wellington

12

CA Brumbies won 33–20

Venue

Canberra

Week

1997

1998

8th

11

5

0

6

313

342

–29

6

26 Hurricanes won 32–29

Canberra

Semi 9

1999

10th

11

4

1

6

213

226

–13

4

22 CA Brumbies won 21–13

Wellington

9 9

2000

8th

11

6

0

5

308

329

–21

5

29 CA Brumbies won 47-28

Canberra

2001

9th

11

5

0

6

291

316

–25

5

25 Hurricanes won 34–19

Wellington

7

2002

9th

11

5

0

6

232

317

–85

3

23 Hurricanes won 20–13

Canberra

8

2003

3rd

11

7

0

4

324

284

40

7

35 CA Brumbies won 35–27

Wellington

11

2004

11th

11

4

1

6

275

303

–28

5

23 CA Brumbies won 46–25

Canberra

11

2005

4th

11

8

0

3

283

248

35

2

34 Hurricanes won 49–37

Wellington

10

2006

2nd

13

10

0

3

328

226

102

7

47 CA Brumbies won 21–16

Canberra

11

2007

8th

13

6

0

7

247

300

–53

3

27 Hurricanes won 11–10

Wellington

4

2008

4th

13

8

1

4

310

204

106

7

41 Hurricanes won 33–15

Canberra

5

2009

3rd

13

9

0

4

380

279

101

8

41 Hurricanes won 56–7

Wellington

11

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team profile south africa

LIONS Coach: Eugene Eloff Captain: Cobus Grobelaar Major Sponsor: Auto & General Best Finish: Semi finalist 2000, 2001 Home Ground: Ellis Park, Johannesburg Capacity, 60,000 Official Colours: Red, Black and White Website: www.lionsrugby.co.za

2009 Top Point Scorer: 95 points – Andre Pretorius Top Try Scorer: 7 tries – Jano Vermaak Biggest Win: 31–20 v Reds, Brisbane (Week 10) Biggest Defeat: 55–14 v Force, Perth (Week 11) 1996–2009 Played: 164 Won: 46 Lost: 114 Drawn: 4 Points For: 3637 Points Against: 5013 Biggest win: 53–3 v Chiefs, 2000 Most Caps: 69 caps – Andre Pretorius (2002–2009) Most Tries: 24 tries – Jaque Fourie (2002–2009) Most Points: 647 points – Andre Pretorius (2002–2009) Most Points in a Season: 157 – Louis Koen (2001) Most Tries in a Season: 9 – Jannie van der Walt (1998) Most Tries in a Match: 3 – J van der Walt, C Stoltz, Gcobani Bobo, G Britz, Jaque Fourie, Henno Mentz Most Points in a Match: 32 – Gavin Johnson (v Highlanders, 1997) Leading CA Brumbies Point Scorer Against Lions: 114 – Stirling Mortlock Leading CA Brumbies Try Scorer Against Lions: 8 – Stirling Mortlock

2010 squad

Coaches 1997 1998 1999 2000–2001 2002 2003 2004–2005 2006 2007–Present

Ray Mordt Peet Kleynhans Andre Markgraaff Laurie Mains Rudi Joubert Tim Lane Chester Williams Frans Ludeke Eugene Eloff

Captains 1996 1997–1998 1999–2001 2002 2003 2004–2006 2007 2008–2009

Francois Pienaar Hannes Strydom Rassie Erasmus Jannes Labuschagne Bobby Skinstad Wikus Van Heerden Andre Pretorius Cobus Grobelaar

Jannie Boshoff, Kevin Buys, Tonderai Chavhanga, Todd Clever, Marius Delport, Burton Francis, Cobus Grobbelaar, Alwyn Hollenbach, Johan Jackson, JC Janse van Rensburg, Chris Jonck, Herkie Kruger, Jannes Labuschagne, Doppies la Grange, Jacques Lombaard, Nico Luus, Henno Mentz, Derick Minnie, Jonathan Mokuena, Gert Muller, Dusty Noble, Earl Rose, Lawrence Sephaka, Willem Stoltz, Franco van der Merwe, Heinke van der Merwe, Hans van Dyk, Deon van Rensburg, Walter Venter, Jano Vermaak, Carlos Spencer Gains Kevin Buys, Tonderai Chavhanga, Marius Delport, Burton Francis, Alwyn Hollenbach, Johan Jackson, Herkie Kruger, Nico Luus, Derick Minnie, Jonathan Mokuena, Willem Stoltz, Carlos Spencer

2010 2010 ACTTAB Premiership Odds: $101

Losses

Head to Head: V CA Brumbies Pld

Total

W

15

Home

7

Away

D

3

0

11

0

8

4

8

L

4

F

A

0

280

504

0

89

330

191

174

Willem Alberts, Jaque Fourie, Shandre Frolick, Ross Geldenhuys, Ernst Joubert, Michael Killian, Louis Ludik, Gerhard Mostert, Andre Pretorius, Ethienne Reynecke, Louis Strydom, Anton van Zyl, Willie Wepener

Season’s Standings Pld

W

D

L

F

A

+/–

BP

1996

Year

10th

11

3

0

8

228

299

–71

4

16 CA Brumbies won 13–9

Canberra

1

1997

5th

11

5

1

5

302

346

–44

6

28 Cats won 44–36

Johannesburg

2

1998

12th

11

2

0

9

266

346

–80

7

15 CA Brumbies won 37–3

Canberra

4

1999

11th

11

4

0

6

312

341

–29

6

22 Cats won 33–22

Johannesburg

1

2000

4th

11

7

0

4

320

334

–14

4

32 CA Brumbies won 64–0

Canberra

6

Canberra

Semi

2001

3rd

11

7

0

4

285

244

41

6

2002

11th

11

1

0

9

217

370

–153

2

6 CA Brumbies won 64–16

2000

Pos

Points v CA Brumbies

CA Brumbies won 28–5

34 CA Brumbies won 19–17

Venue

Week

Johannesburg

7

Canberra

2 3

2003

12th

11

2

0

9

259

398

–139

4

12 Cats won 34–32

Johannesburg

2004

12th

11

1

0

10

294

459

–165

7

11 CA Brumbies won 68–28

Canberra

2

2005

11th

11

1

1

9

226

326

–100

7

13 CA Brumbies won 34–29

Johannesburg

4

2006

13th

13

2

1

10

220

405

–185

5

15 CA Brumbies won 28–7

Canberra

4

2007

12th

13

5

0

8

175

284

–109

2

22 CA Brumbies won 14–9

Johannesburg

9

2008

14th

13

2

1

10

206

367

–161

2

12 CA Brumbies won 28–21

Canberra

11

2009

12th

13

4

0

9

294

419

–125

9

25 Lions won 25–17

Johannesburg

6

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team profile queensland

reds Coach: Ewen McKenzie Captain: James Horwill Major Sponsor: QR Best Finish: Semi finalist 1996, 2001 Home Ground: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Capacity, 60,000 Official Colours: Maroon and white Website: www.redsrugby.com.au

2009 Top Point Scorer: 50 points – Berrick Barnes Top Try Scorer: 5 tries – Digby Ioane Biggest Win: 22–3 v Cheetahs, Brisbane (Week 3) Biggest Defeat: 52–13 v CA Brumbies, Brisbane (Week 12) 1996–2009: Played: 165 Won: 71 Lost: 91 Drawn: 3 Points For: 3705 Points Against: 4241 Biggest win: 51–13 v Blues, Brisbane, 1996 Most Caps: 112 caps – Sean Hardman Most Tries: 41 tries – Chris Latham Most Points: 629 points – Elton Flatley Most Points in a Season: 155 – John Eales (1996) Most Tries in a Season: 10 – Chris Latham (2002) Most Tries in a Match: 2 – scored on 31 occasions Most Points in a Match: 26 – Elton Flatley (v Stormers, 2003) Leading CA Brumbies Point Scorer Against Reds: 131 – Stirling Mortlock Leading CA Brumbies Try Scorer Against Reds: 7 – Stirling Mortlock

2010 squad

Coaches 1989–2000 2001–2002 2003 2004–2006 2007 2008–2009

John Connolly Mark McBain Andrew Slack Jeff Miller Eddie Jones Phil Mooney

Captains 1996–1997 1998–1999 2000–2001 2002–2003 2003 2004–2005 2006–2008 2008 2008–2009

Tim Horan David Wilson Toutai Kefu Daniel Herbert Toutai Kefu Elton Flatley John Roe Sam Cordingley James Horwill

Daniel Braid, Adam Byrnes, Will Chambers, Blair Connor, Quade Cooper, Ben Daley, Rod Davies, Dayna Edwards, Anthony Faingaa, Saia Faingaa, Charlie Fetoai, Will Genia, James Hanson, Sean Hardman, Scott Higginbotham, Greg Holmes, James Horwill, Leroy Houston, Van Humphries, Peter Hynes, Digby Ioane, Jack Kennedy, Poutasi Luafutu, Ben Lucas, Luke Morahan, Rob Simmons, Ezra Taylor, Lei Tomiki, Morgan Turinui, Brando Va’aulu, Laurie Weeks Gains Will Chambers, James Hanson, Luke Morahan, Lei Tomiki Losses

2010 2010 ACTTAB Premiership Odds: $61

Berrick Barnes, Mark McLinden

Head to Head: V CA Brumbies Total

Pld

W

8

0

15

Home Away

7

L

D

8

0

1

14

1

6

0

0

F

A

221

454

112

271

109

183

Season’s Standings Year

Pos

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

+/–

BP

1996

1st

11

9

0

2

320

247

73

5

Points v CA Brumbies 41 CA Brumbies won 21–20

Canberra

Venue

Week

1997

10th

11

4

0

7

263

318

–55

4

20 CA Brumbies won 24–19

Brisbane

1

1998

5th

11

6

1

4

273

229

44

5

31 CA Brumbies won 23–16

Canberra

12

9

1999

3rd

11

8

1

2

233

170

63

2

36 Reds won 19–18

Brisbane

3

2000

7th

11

6

0

5

317

305

12

6

30 CA Brumbies won 38–32

Canberra

11

2001

4th

11

6

0

5

300

277

33

8

32 CA Brumbies won 23–15

Brisbane

6

CA Brumbies won 30–6

Canberra

Semi

Canberra

1

2001 2002

5th

11

7

0

4

336

287

49

6

34 CA Brumbies won 29–19

2003

8th

11

5

0

6

281

318

–37

6

26 CA Brumbies won 22–19

Brisbane

1

2004

10th

11

5

0

6

217

246

–29

5

25 CA Brumbies won 51–8

Canberra

6

2005

10th

11

3

0

8

185

282

–97

5

17 CA Brumbies won 38–21

Brisbane

12

2006

12th

13

4

0

9

240

320

–80

6

22 CA Brumbies won 36–0

Canberra

12

2007

14th

13

2

0

11

201

438

–237

3

11 CA Brumbies won 6–3

Brisbane

3

2008

12th

13

3

1

9

258

323

–65

4

18 CA Brumbies won 43–11

Canberra

3

2009

13th

13

3

0

10

258

380

–122

4

19 CA Brumbies 52–13

Brisbane

12

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team profile south africa

SHARKS Coach: John Plumtree Captain: John Smit Major Sponsor: Mr Price Best Finish: Finalists 1996, 2001, 2007, 2008 Home Ground: Absa Stadium, Durban Capacity, 52,000 Official Colours: Black and white Website: www.sharksrugby.co.za

2009: Top Point Scorer: 116 points – Rory Kockott Top Try Scorer: 6 tries – JP Pietersen Biggest Win: 35–14 v CA Brumbies, Durban (Week 7) Biggest Defeat: 31–6 v Cheetahs, Bloemfontein (Week 9) 1996-2009: Played: 171 Won: 82 Lost: 83 Drawn: 6 Points For: 4274 Points Against: 4247 Biggest win: 59–16 v Reds, Brisbane, 2007 Most Caps: 98 caps – John Smit Most Tries: 33 tries – Stefan Terblanche Most Points: 390 points – Butch James Most Points in a Season: 170 – Gavin Lawless (1997) Most Tries in a Season: 13 – James Small (1996) Most Tries in a Match: 4 – Gavin Lawless (v Highlanders, 1997), Stefan Terblanche (v Chiefs, 1998) Most Points in a Match: 50 – Gavin Lawless (v Highlanders, 1997) Leading CA Brumbies Point Scorer Against Sharks: 67 – Stirling Mortlock Leading CA Brumbies Try Scorer Against Sharks: 8 – Joe Roff

Coaches 1996–1999 2000 2001–2002 2003–2005 2006–2008 2009

Ian McIntosh Hugh Reece-Edwards Rudolf Straeuli Kevin Putt Dick Muir John Plumtree

Captains 1996–1999 2000 2001–2002 2003 2004–2007 2008–present

Gary Teichmann Wayne Fyvie Mark Andrews Shaun Sowerby John Smit Johann Muller

2010 squad Willem Alberts, Jacques Botes, Craig Burden, Deon Carstens, Patric Cilliers, Keegan Daniel, Jean Deysel, Monty Dumond, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Alistair Hargreaves, Juan Martin Hernandez, Adrian Jacobs, Ryan Kankowski, Rory Kockott, Patrick Lambie, Charl McLeod, Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira, Johann Muller, Waylon Murray, Lwazi Mvovo, Skholiwe Ndlovu, Odwa Ndungane, Ruan Pienaar, JP Pietersen, Michael Rhodes, John Smit, Riaan Swanepoel, Steven Sykes, Stefan Terblanche Gains Willem Alberts, Monty Dumond, Juan Martin Hernandez, Patrick Lambie, Lwazi Mvovo, Skholiwe Ndlovu, Michael Rhodes

2010 2010 ACTTAB Premiership Odds: $7 Head to Head: V CA Brumbies Total:

Pld

W

7

6

15

Home:

Away:

8

L

7

8

1

7

1

D

F

0

346

0

167

0

179

A

411

134

Losses Skipper Badenhorst, Francois Steyn, Andries Strauss, Albert van den Berg

277

Season’s Standings Year

Pos

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

+/–

BP

1996

4th

11

6

0

5

389

277

112

9

Points v CA Brumbies 33 CA Brumbies won 44–31

Canberra

Venue

Week

1997

4th

11

5

2

4

321

350

-29

6

30 Sharks won 35–26

Durban

3

1998

3rd

11

7

0

4

329

263

66

8

36 Sharks won 41–23

Canberra

3

25 Sharks won 21–16

Port Elizabeth

2

5

1999

7th

11

5

1

5

241

232

9

3

2000

12th

11

1

1

9

235

341

–106

3

2001

2nd

11

8

0

3

322

246

76

6

38 Sharks won 17–16 CA Brumbies won 36–6

Canberra

Final

2002

10th

11

4

0

7

221

309

–88

4

20 CA Brumbies won 38–8

Canberra

3 2

2001

9 CA Brumbies won 51–10

Canberra

3

Durban

2

2003

11th

11

3

0

8

241

306

–65

5

17 Sharks won 25–17

Durban

2004

7th

11

5

0

6

267

305

–38

7

27 CA Brumbies won 23–20

Canberra

3

2005

12th

11

1

1

9

205

384

–179

5

11 Sharks won 36–24

Durban

5

2006

5th

13

7

0

6

361

297

65

10

38 CA Brumbies won 35–30

Canberra

5

2007

2nd

13

10

0

3

355

214

141

5

45 CA Brumbies won 21–0

Durban

8

2008

3rd

13

9

1

3

271

209

62

4

42 CA Brumbies won 27–21

Canberra

10

2009

6th

13

8

0

5

282

239

43

6

38 Sharks won 35–14

Durban

7

ACTTAB odds as at 6 January, 2010

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team profile south africa

STORMERS Coach: Rassie Erasmus Captain: Schalk Burger Major Sponsor: Vodacom Best Finish: Semi finalist 1999, 2004 Home Ground: Newlands, Cape Town Capacity, 49,000 Official Colours: Navy Website: www.iamastormer.com

2009 Top Point Scorer: 61 points – Peter Grant Top Try Scorer: 4 tries – Sireli Naqelevuki, Joe Pietersen Biggest Win: 56–18 v Lions, Cape Town (Week 5) Biggest Defeat: 34–11 v Hurricanes, Wellington (Week 10) 1996–2009 Played: 158 Won: 63 Lost: 80 Drawn: 5 Points For: 3481 Points Against: 3950 Biggest win: 56–18 v Lions, Cape Town, 2009 Most Caps: 79 caps – Breyton Paulse (1998-2007) Most Tries: 35 tries – Breyton Paulse Most Points: 434 points – Braam van Straaten Most Points in a Season: 153 – Braam van Straaten (2001) Most Tries in a Season: 11 – Pieter Rossouw (2002) Most Tries in a Match: 4 – Breyton Paulse (v Bulls, 2001), Pieter Rossouw (v Chiefs, 2002) Most Points in a Match: 28 – Braam van Straaten (v Hurricanes, 2000) Leading CA Brumbies Point Scorer Against Stormers: 98 – Stirling Mortlock Leading CA Brumbies Try Scorer Against Stormers: 9 – Joe Roff

Coaches 1999–2001 2002–2005 2006–2007 2008–Present

Alan Solomons Gert Smal Cobus Van Der Merwe Rassie Erasmus

Captains 1999 1999–04 2005 2006 2007 2008–2009

Bob Skinstad Corne Krige Neil de Kock De Wet Barry Luke Watson Jean de Villiers

2010 squad Gio Aplon, Andries Bekker, Wicus Blaauw, Schalk Burger, Juan de Jongh, Willem de Waal, Dylan Des Fountain, Dewaldt Duvenage, Adriaan Fondse, Deon Fourie, Jaque Fourie, Peter Grant, Bryan Habana, Brok Harris, Conrad Jantjes, Ricky Januarie, Nick Koster, JC Kritzinger, Tiaan Liebenberg, Hilton Lobberts, Francois Louw, Pieter Louw, JD Moller, Pieter Myburgh, Sireli Naqelevuki, Joe Pietersen, De Kock Steenkamp, Anton van Zyl, Duane Vermeulen, Frikkie Welsh Gains

2010 2010 ACTTAB Premiership Odds: $16 Head to Head: V CA Brumbies Pld

Total:

W

13

Home:

7

Away:

9

0

6

3

6

L

3

3

D

F

1

253

0

114

1

139

A

321

142 179

Juan de Jongh, Jaque Fourie, Bryan Habana, Brok Harris, Tiaan Liebenberg, Pieter Louw, Pieter Myburgh, De Kock Steenkamp, Anton van Zyl, Frikkie Welsh Losses Gcobani Bobo, Schalk Brits, Tonderai Chavhanga, Bolla Conradie, Jean de Villiers, JJ Engelbrecht, Schalk Ferreira, Percy Montgomery, Brian Mujati, AJ Venter, Luke Watson.

Season’s Standings Year

Pos

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

+/–

BP

1996

11th

11

3

1

7

251

353

–101

1

Points v CA Brumbies 15 Stormers won 25–16

Cape Town

Venue

Week 10

1998

9th

11

3

0

8

248

364

–116

6

18 Stormers won 34–3

Cape Town

6

1999

2nd

11

8

0

3

290

244

46

4

36 CA Brumbies won 37–15

Canberra

4

2000

5th

11

6

1

4

298

276

22

5

31 CA Brumbies won 29–15

Cape Town

4

2001

7th

11

5

0

6

278

285

–7

6

26 CA Brumbies won 40–25

Canberra

5

2002

7th

11

5

0

6

310

314

–4

7

27 CA Brumbies won 36–15

Cape Town

5

2003

9th

11

5

0

6

255

354

–99

3

23 CA Brumbies won 37–32

Canberra

4

2004

3rd

11

7

0

4

286

260

26

5

33 CA Brumbies won 33–15

Cape Town

5

2005

9th

11

3

1

7

215

320

–105

4

18 CA Brumbies won 22–19

Canberra

3

2006

11th

13

4

1

8

263

334

–71

5

23 Draw 15–15

Cape Town

3

2007

10th

13

6

0

7

249

326

–77

3

27 CA Brumbies won 26–13

Canberra

6

2008

5th

13

8

1

4

269

211

58

7

41 Stormers won 20–10

Cape Town

12

2009

10th

13

5

0

8

235

249

–14

7

27 CA Brumbies won 17–10

Canberra

9

ACTTAB odds as at 6 January, 2010

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team profile new south wales

WARATAHS Coach: Chris Hickey Captain: Phil Waugh Major Sponsor: HSBC Best Finish: Finalists 2005, 2008 Home Ground: Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Capacity, 45,500 Official Colours: Sky blue, Navy Blue, White Website: www.waratahs.com.au

2009: Top Point Scorer: 63 points – Daniel Halangahu Top Try Scorer: 6 tries – Lachie Turner Biggest Win: 34–16 v Highlanders, Sydney (Week 3) Biggest Defeat: 20–6 v Bulls, Sydney (Week 9) 1996-2009: Played: 168 Won: 89 Lost: 75 Drawn: 4 Points For: 4255 Points Against: 3801 Biggest win: 50–3 v Cats, Sydney (2006) Most Caps: 110 caps – Phil Waugh Most Tries: 30 tries – Lote Tuqiri Most Points: 959 points – Matt Burke Most Points in a Season: 191 – Peter Hewat (2006) Most Tries in a Season: 10 – Peter Hewat (2005) Most Tries in a Match: 3 – Alistair Murdoch, Matt Burke, Semi Taupeaafe, Scott Staniforth, Peter Hewat Most Points in a Match: 34 – Peter Hewat (v Bulls, 2005) Leading CA Brumbies Point Scorer Against Waratahs: 44 – Stirling Mortlock Leading CA Brumbies Try Scorer Against Waratahs: 4 – Joe Roff

Coaches 1996–1999 2000 2001–2003 2004–2008 2009–Present

Matt Williams Ian Kennedy Bob Dwyer Ewen McKenzie Chris Hickey

Captains: 1996–1997 1998–1999 2000 2001–2003 2004–2006 2007–2009

Phil Kearns Michael Brial Tim Gavin Matt Burke Chris Whitaker Phil Waugh

2010 squad Chris Alcock, Sosene Anesi, Berrick Barnes, Alastair Baxter, Kurtley Beale, Luke Burgess, Will Caldwell, Tom Carter, Ben Coridas, Dave Dennis, Damien Fitzpatrick, Adam Freier, Daniel Halangahu, Josh Holmes, Rob Horne, Cam Jowitt, Sekope Kepu, Drew Mitchell, Ben Mowen, Dean Mumm, Nemani Nadolo, Dan Palmer, Wy cliff Palu, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Benn Robinson, Hendrik Roodt, Rory Sidey, Chris Thomson, Jeremy Tilse, Lachie Turner, Phil Waugh Gains Chris Alcock, Sosene Anesi, Berrick Barnes, Ben Coridas, Josh Holmes, Cam Jowitt, Drew Mitchell, Hendrik Roodt, Rory Sidey.

2010 2010 ACTTAB Premiership Odds: $8.50 Head to Head: V CA Brumbies Total:

Pld

W

8

7

15

Home: Away:

7

L

D

1

0

8

7

6

1

0 0

F

A

325

399

92

235

233

164

Losses Ben Batger, Matt Carraro, Matt Dunning, Scott Fava, Sam Norton-Knight, Beau Robinson, Brett Sheehan

Season’s Standings Year

Pos

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

+/–

BP

1996

6th

11

5

0

6

312

290

22

8

Points v CA Brumbies 28 Waratahs won 44–10

Sydney

Venue

Week 4

1997

9th

11

4

0

7

255

296

–41

4

20 CA Brumbies won 56–9

Canberra

9

1998

6th

11

6

1

4

306

276

30

4

30 Waratahs won 32–7

Sydney

1

1999

8th

11

4

1

6

246

248

–2

6

24 CA Brumbies won 27–16

Canberra

8

2000

9th

11

5

0

6

273

258

15

5

25 Waratahs won 30–25

Sydney

8

2001

8th

11

5

0

6

306

302

4

5

25 CA Brumbies won 48–21

Canberra

8

2002

3rd

11

8

0

3

337

284

53

7

39 Waratahs won 19–11

Sydney

9

Sydney

Semi

2002

CA Brumbies won 51–10

2003

5th

11

6

0

5

313

344

–31

7

31 CA Brumbies won 41–15

Canberra

9

2004

8th

11

5

0

6

342

274

68

7

27 Waratahs won 37–29

Sydney

10

2005

2nd

11

9

0

2

322

174

148

5

41 Waratahs won 10–6

Canberra

8

2006

3rd

13

9

0

4

362

192

170

9

45 Waratahs won 37–14

Sydney

10

2007

13th

13

3

1

9

266

317

–51

7

21 CA Brumbies won 36–10

Canberra

10

2008

2nd

13

9

1

3

255

186

69

5

43 Waratahs won 24–17

Sydney

4

2009

5th

13

9

0

4

241

212

29

5

41 CA Brumbies won 21–11

Canberra

5

ACTTAB odds as at 6 January, 2010

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2010 MATCH SCHEDULE Investec bank SUPER 14 competition DAY & DATE

MATCH

VENUE

Kick-off

Kick-off

local

Aus (NSW/ACT)

WEEK 1

DAY & DATE

WEEK 9

MATCH

VENUE

Kick-off

Kick-off

local

Aus (NSW/ACT)

BYE SHARKS/HURRICANES

Friday 12 February

Blues v Hurricanes

Auckland

19:35

Fri 12 Feb 17:35

Friday 09 April

Chiefs v Bulls

Hamilton

19:35

Fri 09 Apr 17:35

Friday 12 February

Western Force v Brumbies

Perth

19:05

Fri 12 Feb 22:05

Saturday 10 April

Highlanders v Western Force

Queenstown

14:30

Sat 10 Apr 12:30

Friday 12 February

Cheetahs v Bulls

Bloemfontein

19:10

Sat 13 Feb 04:10

Saturday 10 April

Blues v Stormers

Auckland

17:30

Sat 10 Apr 15:30

Saturday 13 February

Crusaders v Highlanders

Christchurch

19:35

Sat 13 Feb 17:35

Saturday 10 April

Crusaders v Waratahs

Christchurch

19:35

Sat 10 Apr 17:35

Saturday 13 February

Reds v Waratahs

Brisbane

18:40

Sat 13 Feb 19:40

Saturday 10 April

Brumbies v Cheetahs

Canberra

19:40

Sat 10 Apr 19:40

Saturday 13 February

Lions v Stormers

Johannesburg

17:05

Sun 14 Feb 02:05

Saturday 10 April

Lions v Reds

Johannesburg

19:10

Sun 11 Apr 03:10

Saturday 13 February

Sharks v Chiefs

Durban

19:10

Sun 14 Feb 04:10

WEEK 10

BYE WARATAHS/HIGHLANDERS

Friday 16 April

Chiefs v Stormers

Hamilton

19:35

Fri 16 Apr 17:35

Highlanders v Blues

Dunedin

19:35

Fri 19 Feb 17:35

Friday 16 April

Brumbies v Hurricanes

Canberra

19:40

Fri 16 Apr 19:40 Sat 17 Apr 15:30

WEEK 2 Friday 19 February Friday 19 February

Reds v Crusaders

Brisbane

19:45

Fri 19 Feb 20:45

Saturday 17 April

Blues v Western Force

Auckland

17:30

Friday 19 February

Sharks v Cheetahs

Durban

18:00

Sat 20 Feb 03:00

Saturday 17 April

Crusaders v Cheetahs

Christchurch

19:35

Sat 17 Apr 17:35

Friday 19 February

Lions v Chiefs

Johannesburg

20:00

Sat 20 Feb 05:00

Saturday 17 April

Reds v Bulls

Brisbane

19:40

Sat 17 Apr 21:40

Saturday 20 February

Hurricanes v Western Force

Wellington

19:35

Sat 20 Feb 17:35

Saturday 17 April

Lions v Sharks

Johannesburg

17:05

Sun 18 Apr 01:05

Saturday 20 February

Bulls v Brumbies

Pretoria

17:05

Sun 21 Feb 02:05

WEEK 11

Saturday 20 February

Stormers v Waratahs

Cape Town

19:10

Sun 21 Feb 04:10

WEEK 3

Friday 23 April

Chiefs v Cheetahs

Hamilton

19:35

Fri 23 Apr 17:35

Friday 23 April

Reds v Stormers

Brisbane

19:40

Fri 23 Apr 19:40

Friday 26 February

Crusaders v Sharks

Christchurch

19:35

Fri 26 Feb 17:35

Friday 23 April

Western Force v Crusaders

Perth

19:45

Fri 23 Apr 21:45

Friday 26 February

Stormers v Brumbies

Cape Town

19:10

Sat 27 Feb 04:10

Saturday 24 April

Highlanders v Hurricanes

Dunedin

19:35

Sat 24 Apr 17:35

Saturday 27 February

Hurricanes v Lions

Wellington

19:35

Sat 27 Feb 17:35

Saturday 24 April

Waratahs v Brumbies

Sydney (ANZ)

19:40

Sat 24 Apr 19:40

Saturday 27 February

Reds v Blues

Brisbane

18:40

Sat 27 Feb 19:40

Saturday 24 April

Bulls v Lions

Pretoria

15:00

Sat 24 Apr 23:00

Sharks v Blues

Durban

17:05

Sun 25 Apr 01:05

Saturday 27 February

Western Force v Chiefs

Perth

19:05

Sat 27 Feb 22:05

Saturday 24 April

Saturday 27 February

Cheetahs v Highlanders

Bloemfontein

17:05

Sun 28 Feb 02:05

WEEK 12

Pretoria

19:10

Sun 28 Feb 04:10

Saturday 27 February

Bulls v Waratahs

WEEK 4

BYE BULLS/WESTERN FORCE

Friday 05 March

Chiefs v Reds

Hamilton

19:35

Friday 05 March

Brumbies v Lions

Canberra

Saturday 06 March

Crusaders v Blues

Saturday 06 March Saturday 06 March

Friday 30 April

Highlanders v Waratahs

Invercargill

19:35

Fri 30 Apr 17:35

Friday 30 April

Stormers v Crusaders

Cape Town

19:10

Sat 01 May 03:10

Fri 05 Mar 17:35

Saturday 01 May

Hurricanes v Chiefs

Wellington

19:35

Sat 01 May 17:35

19:40

Fri 05 Mar 19:40

Saturday 01 May

Brumbies v Reds

Canberra

19:40

Sat 01 May 19:40

Christchurch

19:35

Sat 06 Mar 17:35

Saturday 01 May

Cheetahs v Blues

Bloemfontein

15:00

Sat 01 May 23:00

Waratahs v Sharks

Sydney

19:40

Sat 06 Mar 19:40

Saturday 01 May

Lions v Western Force

Johannesburg

17:05

Sun 02 May 01:05

Stormers v Highlanders

Cape Town

17:05

Sun 07 Mar 02:05

Saturday 01 May

Bulls v Sharks

Pretoria

19:10

Sun 02 May 03:10

Bloemfontein

19:10

Sun 07 Mar 04:10

WEEK 13 Friday 07 May

Hurricanes v Reds

Wellington

19:35

Fri 07 May 17:35

Hamilton

19:35

Fri 12 Mar 17:35

Saturday 08May

Lions v Blues

Johannesburg

19:10

Sat 08 May 03:10

Saturday 06 March

Cheetahs v Hurricanes

WEEK 5

BYE CHEETAHS/BLUES

Friday 12 March

Chiefs v Crusaders

Friday 12 March

Waratahs v Lions

Sydney

19:40

Fri 12 Mar 19:40

Saturday 08 May

Chiefs v Waratahs

Hamilton

19:35

Sat 08 May 17:35

Saturday 13 March

Brumbies v Sharks

Canberra

19:40

Sat 13 Mar 19:40

Saturday 08 May

Brumbies v Highlanders

Canberra

19:40

Sat 08 May 19:40

Saturday 13 March

Bulls v Highlanders

Pretoria

17:05

Sun 14 Mar 02:05

Friday 07 May

Bulls v Crusaders

Pretoria

15:00

FRI 07 May 23:00

Saturday 13 March

Stormers v Hurricanes

Cape Town

19:10

Sun 14 Mar 04:10

Saturday 08 May

Cheetahs v Western Force

Bloemfontein

17:05

Sun 09 May 01:05

Sunday 14 March

Reds v Western Force

Brisbane

16:30

Sun 14 Mar 17:30

Saturday 08 May

Sharks v Stormers

Durban

19:10

Sun 09 May 03:10

WEEK 6

BYE REDS/CHIEFS

Friday 19 March

Blues v Brumbies

Auckland

19:35

Fri 19 Mar 17:35

Saturday 15 May

Blues v Chiefs

Auckland

19:35

SAT 15 May 17:35

Friday 19 March

Bulls v Hurricanes

Pretoria

19:10

Sat 20 Mar 04:10

Friday 14 May

Waratahs v Hurricanes

Sydney

19:40

Fri 14 May 19:40

Saturday 20 March

Crusaders v Lions

Christchurch

17:30

Sat 20 Mar 15:30

Friday 14 May

Sharks v Western Force

Durban

19:10

Sat 15 May 03:10

Saturday 20 March

Highlanders v Sharks

Dunedin

19:35

Sat 20 Mar 17:35

Friday 14 May

Crusaders v Brumbies

Christchurch

19:35

FRI 14 May 17:35

Saturday 20 March

Western Force v Waratahs

Perth

19:10

Sat 20 Mar 22:10

Saturday 15 May

Reds v Highlanders

Brisbane

19:40

Sat 15 May 19:40

Cape Town

17:05

Sun 21 Mar 02:05

Saturday 15 May

Cheetahs v Lions

Kimberley

15:00

Sat 15 May 23:00

Saturday 15 May

Stormers v Bulls

Cape Town

17:05

Sun 16 May 01:05

Saturday 20 March

Stormers v Cheetahs

WEEK 7

BYE STORMERS/CRUSADERS

Friday 26 March

Highlanders v Lions

WEEK 14

Dunedin

19:35

Fri 26 Mar 17:35

Friday 26 March

Brumbies v Chiefs

Canberra

19:40

Fri 26 Mar 19:40

Week 15 – SEMI FINAL

Friday 26 March

Cheetahs v Reds

Bloemfontein

19:10

Sat 27 Mar 04:10

Friday 21 May

TBC

TBC

TBC

Saturday 27 March

Hurricanes v Sharks

Wellington

19:35

Sat 27 Mar 17:35

Saturday 22 May

TBC

TBC

TBC

Saturday 27 March

Waratahs v Blues

Sydney

19:40

Sat 27 Mar 19:40

Perth

19:10

Sat 27 Mar 22:10

TBC

TBC

TBC

Wellington

19:35

Fri 02 Apr 17:35 Fri 02 Apr 21:05

Saturday 27 March

Western Force v Bulls

WEEK 8

BYE BRUMBIES/LIONS

Friday 02 April

Hurricanes v Crusaders

Week 16 – FINAL Saturday 29 May

Friday 02 April

Western Force v Stormers

Perth

18:05

Saturday 03 April

Blues v Bulls

Auckland

17:30

Sat 03 Apr 15:30

Saturday 03 April

Chiefs v Highlanders

Mt Maunganui 19:35

Sat 03 Apr 17:35

Saturday 03 April

Waratahs v Cheetahs

Sydney

19:40

Sat 03 Apr 19:40

Saturday 03 April

Sharks v Reds

Durban

17:05

Sun 04 Apr 02:05

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