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Ian Cubitts
Ian Cubitts

Brumbies keep season alive

The Brumbies recorded an important victory over the NSW Waratahs on Friday night 15 March, defeating the visitors 19-13 at GIO Stadium Canberra.

Folau Fainga’a scored a double for the Brumbies in the win, which saw the club retain the Dan Vickerman Cup for 2019.

The Brumbies next match is away on Sunday 24 March against the Queensland Reds who will be full of confidence after securing their first win of the season with a come from behind 34-31 win over the Sunwolves.

Meanwhile, the Brumbies Women played out a tough 12-0 loss to Queensland Women on 16 March. Their next match is away to RugbyWA Women on 24 March.

In other Brumbies news, lock Murray Douglas will spend the Super Rugby off-season back in his native homeland having signed a short-term loan deal with Edinburgh Rugby to provide cover during the 2019 Rugby World Cup; and backrower Rob Valetini has signed on with the Brumbies for a further two seasons, extending his contract up to the end of 2021.


Canberra Giants name team

This year, the Canberra Giants netball team will consist of 12 athletes – a combination of four Giants Netball training partners, four Netball ACT squad athletes and four Netball NSW squad athletes.

In a new and important addition, a Canberra Giants Reserves group will be named with 10 additional athletes. The reserves will remain within the Canberra Giants program and will provide identification of suitable player support should a temporary or permanent replacement be required throughout the playing season.

The Canberra Giants will be looking to build upon the success of the 2018 season, in which they narrowly missed taking the premiership. The Australian Netball League will start in May.


GWS Giants player Courtney Gum is chaired from the field after playing her last AFLW match on Friday 15 March. Gum has decided to retire after playing two full AFLW seasons. Getty.

Giants go out with a win

The GWS Giants finished their season on a high in front of 4,524 people at UNSW Canberra Oval on Friday 15 March with an upset 31-point win over the Geelong Cats.

GWS kept the Cats goalless until the second half, conceding their one and only goal in the third quarter. The home side ran out winners 6.5.41 to 1.4.10 in the final regular round of the AFLW season. Despite the result the Cats qualified for finals, finishing in second place in Conference B, and will play the Adelaide Crows who topped Conference A. The other semifinal will be between Carlton (first Conference B) and Fremantle (second Conference A).

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