BRUMBIES TO LOCK IN SQUAD AND NEW COACH
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After a rocky season with all the drama around which Australian Super Rugby team would get the chop.. things are starting to look up for the Brumbies!
The club can start locking in players for next year after the ARU lifted its temporary ban on negotiating contracts.
“We’re certainly well on the way to finalising the majority of our players. We’re in discussions with some and we’ll probably keep one or two spots vacant as well to see what happens with Super Rugby and the other teams,” Brumbies CEO Michael Thomson said.
A new coach is also likely to be announced sometime this week, with the terms currently being finalised.
Thomson said the players have been understanding amidst all the off-field dramas.
“They are extremely supportive of the way we’re going and I think they’re extremely supportive of the organisation. We’re seeing that on the field and off the field.”
The Brumbies have their last home game of the regular season on Saturday, with kick-off at 7:45pm against the Rebels.
It’s hoped Canberrans will turn out in droves to support the guys on their big night.
“Ben Alexander sets the record for the most number of caps for a Brumby and it’s Stephen Larkham’s last game as our head coach in the regular season and it provides us a great opportunity to push forward to finals,” Thomson said.