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Brumbies Super 15 Rugby History

The Brumbies mascot is Brumby JackThe Brumbies’ (formerly the ‘ACT Brumbies’) are a Super rugby union team based in Canberra, Australia and named for the wild horses which inhabit Canberra's hinterland.

The Brumbies were formed in 1996 to provide a third Australian team for the newly-formed Super 12 (now Super Rugby) competition. It was predicted that the Brumbies, made up of so called 'rejects' - players not wanted by other two teams - would crash very, very quickly.

Since then, they have enjoyed more success than the other Australian teams (the New South Wales Waratahs, Queensland Reds and the Western Force), reaching five finals and winning two, being the only Australian team to have done so.

They defeated South Africa's Sharks 36-6 in 2001 and won the competition for the second time on May 22, 2004 with a 47-38 victory over the Crusaders of New Zealand's South Island.

The team plays at Canberra Stadium (formerly known as Bruce Stadium) in Canberra and are coached by Jake White and assistant Laurie Fisher.

Previous Brumbies coaches include Rod Macqueen and Eddie Jones, who both went on to coach the Wallabies, while Jones and David Nucifora were at the helm to help guide the side to their Super 12 Championships in 2001 and 2004, respectively.

Famous Brumbies players have included George Smith, widely regarded as one of the best openside flankers in the world, Mark Gerrard, Mark Chisholm, Clyde Rathbone, Guy Shepherdson, Stirling Mortlock and George Gregan.

The Brumbies have traditionally formed the backbone of the Wallabies, with 10 members selected for the 30-man Australian squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

The Brumbies mascot is Brumby Jack and is pictured on the right.

Super 15 postions

2012 .. 7th
2011 .. 13th

Super 14 positions

2010 .. 6th
2009 .. 7th
2008 .. 9th
2007 .. 5th
2006 .. 6th

Super 12 positions

2005 .. 5th
2004 .. 1st .. (defeated Crusaders in final)
2003 .. 4th .. (lost semi-final to Blues)
2002 .. 2nd .. (lost final to Crusaders)
2001 .. 1st .. (defeated Sharks in final)
2000 .. 2nd .. (lost final to Crusaders)
1999 .. 5th
1998 .. 10th
1997 .. 2nd .. (lost final to Auckland Blues)
1996 .. 5th

 

 

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