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The Brumbies brand continues to strengthen both domestically and internationally.

The Brumbies now outrank the Reds when it comes to total TV audience for the season. With a strong global brand the Brumbies have managed to secure major sponsorships from Hong Kong, Israel and the United Kingdom.

Five Quick Facts about Brumbies

Two-Times Champions & Six-Times Grand Finalists

50% of all Brumbies players have become Wallabies

Highest percentage of members per capita of any Super Rugby Franchise.

The Brumbies jersey holds the highest sponsorship value of all Australian Super Rugby franchises.

Brumbies facilitate local competition which has 7 major divisions, over 100 senior teams, 260 junior teams, school-based programs, and 9,000 registered weekend players.

Strongly Supported

The Brumbies have the highest percentage of members per capita of any Super Rugby franchise. When many of the teams’ TV audience declined in 2016 the Brumbies had a boost, especially in emerging markets like the UK and Japan. When the Brumbies were featured on Fox Sports they delivered an average viewership of 68,600 more than the Reds, Force and Rebels and behind only the Waratahs.

Brumbies Fans

Out of the top ten matches shown on Fox Sports in 2016, the Brumbies feature on four occasions. The Brumbies draw a crowd wherever they play, and therefore add additional revenue into the system.

Brumbies History

The Brumbies have the most storied history of any Australian Super Rugby franchise. They have reached six finals and been crowned Champions on two occasions. Founded in 1996 the Brumbies reached their maiden final a year later and first tasted success in 2001 defeating the Sharks 36-6 in the Final in front of a crowd of 26,271 at Bruce Stadium. The team repeated the feat in 2004 with the epic 47-38 success over the Crusaders in the showdown which was, once more, played at Bruce Stadium.

Brumbies win in 2001

A huge crowd of 28,753 watched the match. In addition, the Brumbies finished top of the amalgamated ladder in both 2001 and 2004 and were Australian Conference Champions in 2016 following the competition reorganisation.

Wallaby Production Line

The ACT has always proven to be a fertile breeding ground for future international stars and the Brumbies are immensely proud of the record that nearly 50% of players who have represented the franchise have gone on to play for Australia.

Wallabies Captain George Gregan and Wallabies Coach Eddie Jones. Photo: Getty Images

Our world class high performance program is regarded as one of the best programs in world rugby and has helped the club recruit players from all corners of the globe whilst never neglecting the local talent.

Canberra Talent

Local talent from Canberra and the surrounding region has been a hallmark of the club since its inception in 1996. Indeed, the number of local players who have made a name for themselves in the colours of the Brumbies, and before that their predecessors, is huge.

Canberra and Wallaby great, Joe Roff. Photo: Getty Images

Currently the Brumbies can boast of home-grown products in their squad, with local born Wallabies players.

List of Brumby Wallabies

Scott, Pr 1962 1962 V New Zealand, Brisbane 2

Ryan, Pf 1963-66 1963 V England, Sydney 4

Grimmond, Dn 1964 1964 V New Zealand, Christchurch 1

Batterham, Pr 1967-70 1967 V New Zealand, Wellington 2

Butler, Of 1969-71 1969 V South Africa, Johannesburg 7

Richardson, Gc 1971-73 1971 V South Africa, Sydney 9

Macdougall, Sg 1971-76 1971 V South Africa, Sydney 8

Weatherstone, Lj 1975-76 1975 V England, Sydney 7

O’Connor, Md 1979-82 1979 V Argentina, Buenos Aires 12

Campese, Di 1982-96 1982 V New Zealand, Christchurch 101

Knox, Dj 1985-97 1985 V Fiji, Brisbane 13

Coker, T 1987-97 1987 V England, Sydney 27

Girvan, Bg 1988 1988 V England, London 1

Mckenzie, Eja 1990-97 1990 V France, Sydney 51

Cornish, Pw 1990 1990 V France, Brisbane 3

Howard, Pw 1993-97 1993 V New Zealand, Dunedin 20

O’Connor, Mg 1994 1994 V Ireland, Brisbane 1

Pini, Mj 1994-95 1994 V Ireland, Brisbane 8

Gregan, Gm 1994-07 1994 V Italy, Brisbane 139

Roff, Jw 1995-04 1995 V Canada, Port Elizabeth 86

Caputo, Gm 1996-97 1996 V Wales, Brisbane 5

Finegan, Oda 1996-03 1996 V Wales, Brisbane 55

Larkham, Sj 1996-07 1996 V Wales, Sydney 102

Robinson, Bj 1996-98 1996 V Italy, Padova 16

Giffin, Dt 1996-03 1996 V Wales, Cardiff 50

Hardy, Md 1997-98 1997 V France, Sydney 8

Holbeck, Jc 1997-01 1997 V New Zealand, Christchurch 7

Langford, Jf 1997 1997 V New Zealand, Dunedin 4

Paul, Ja 1998-06 1998 V Scotland, Sydney 72

Noriega, Ep 1998-03 1998 V France, Paris 24

Williams, Rw 1999-00 1999 V Ireland, Brisbane 14

Kafer, Rb 1999-00 1999 V New Zealand, Sydney 12

Moore, Rc 1999-02 1999 V United States, Limerick 14

Mortlock, Sa 2000-09 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 2000-13 2000 V France, Paris 111

Young, Wk 2000-05 2000 V France, Paris 46

Darwin, Bj 2001-03 2001 V British & Irish Lions, Brisbane 28

Harrison, J 2001-04 2001 V Lions, Sydney 34

Bond, Gsg 2001 2001 V South Africa, Perth 5

Vickerman, Dj 2002-11 2002 V France, Sydney 63

Freier, Al 2002-08 2002 V Argentina, Buenos Aires 25

Giteau, Mj 2002-16 2002 V England, London 103

Bartholomeusz, Ma 2002 2002 V Italy, Geona 1

Rathbone, C 2004-06 2004 V Scotland, Melbourne 26

Samo, Ru 2004-12 2004 V Scotland, Melbourne 23

Henjak, Mj 2004 2004 V England, Brisbane 4

Henderson, Nj 2004-06 2004 V Pacific Islands, Adelaide 3

Chisholm, Md 2004-10 2004 V Scotland, Endinburgh 58

Hoiles, Sa 2004-08 2004 V Scotland, Glasgow 16

Moore, St 2005-17 2005 V Samoa, Sydney 129

Gerrad, Ma 2005-11 2005 V Italy, Melbourne 24

Campbell, A 2005-06 2005 V France, Brisbane 4

Ashley-Cooper, Ap 2005-16 2005 V South Africa, Perth 116

Polota-Nau, T 2005- 2005 V England, London 88*

Fava, Sg 2005-06 2005 V England, London 5

Fitter, Des 2005 2005 V Ireland, Dublin 2

Heenan, Dp 2003-06 2003 V Wales, Sydney 2

Shepherdson, Gt 2006-07 2006 V Ireland, Perth 17

Huxley, J 2007 2007 V Wales, Sydney 9

Alexander, Be 2008-18 2008 V France, Sydney 72

Kimlin, Pj 2009 2009 V Italy, Canberra 2

Edmonds, H 2010 2010 V Fiji, Canberra 4

Ma'Afu, S 2010-11 2010 V Fiji, Canberra 14

Elsom, R 2005-11 2005 V Samoa, Sydney

Mccabe, P 2010-14 2010 V Italy, Florence

Palmer, D 2012 2012 V Scotland, Newcastle

Hooper, M 2012- 2012 V Scotland, Newcastle

Tomane, J 2012-15 2012 V Scotland, Newcastle

Pocock, D 2008 V New Zealand, Hong Kong

Mowen, B 2013 V British & Irish Lions, Brisbane

Leali'Ifano, C 2013 V British & Irish Lions, Brisbane

Mogg, J 2013 V British & Irish Lions, Sydney

Toomua, M 2013 V New Zealand, Sydney

Kuridrani, T 2013 V New Zealand, Sydney

Fardy, S 2013 V New Zealand, Sydney

White, N 2013 V New Zealand, Sydney

Sio, S 2013 V New Zealand, Sydney

Carter, S 2014 V France, Brisbane

Mann-Rea, J 2014 V Argentina, Mendoza

Speight, Hr 2014 V Ireland, Dublin

Arnold, R 2016 V England, Brisbane

Alaalatoa, A 2016 V New Zealand, Sydney

Godwin, K 2016 V France, Paris

Powell, J 2017 V Fiji, Melbourne

Enever, B 2017 V England, London

Samu, P 2018 V Ireland, Brisbane

Fainga'A, F 2018 V New Zealand, Auckland

Banks, T 2018 V New Zealand, Auckland

Valetini, R 2019 V Samoa, Sydney

Lolesio, N 2020 V New Zealand, Sydney

Simone, I 2020 V New Zealand, Sydney

Wright, T 2020 V New Zealand, Brisbane

Lonergan, L 2021 V France, Brisbane

Swain, D 2021 V France, Brisbane

Ikitau, L 2021 V France, Melbourne

McInerney, C 2021 V Japan, Oita

Neville, C 2022 V England, Perth

Frost, N 2022 V England, Brisbane

Pollard, B 2022 V Argentina, San Juan

List of Brumby Wallaroos

Ferris, Louise 1994 V New Zealand 13

Taylor, Helen 1994 V New Zealand 4

Carson, Sharon (Nee O'Kane) 1996 V New Zealand 15

Summers, Alena2001 V England 2

Burrows (Nee Cooke) 2001 V England 22

Egan, Jennifer 2001 V England 6

Astley-Boden, Ianthe 2002 V Wales 3

Morgan, Lindsay 2006 V South Africa 14

Porter, Kate 2006 V South Africa

Wilson, Kim 2006 V South Africa

Williams, Sharni 2008 V New Zealand

Tai, Kristy (Nee Giteau) 2009 V Samoa

Marsh-Aviga, Emerena (Nee Marsh) 2009 V Samoa

Milward, Shellie 2014 V Canada

Perry, Michelle 2014 V Wales

Boyle, Millie 2017 V England

Tupuola, Violeta 2017 V England

Brown, Kate 2017 V Japan

O'Neill, Georgia 2018 V New Zealand

Leonard, Michaela 2019 V Japan

McCalman, Jemima 2022 V Fiji

Smith, Cecilia 2022 V New Zealand

Kemp, Grace 2022 V Canada

Palu, Siokapesi 2022 V New Zealand

Naden, Tania 2022 V Wales

Moleka, Faitala 2023 V Fiji

Huriwai, Jasmin 2023 V Fiji

Tuinakauvadra, Tabua V Fiji

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