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St.Edmund's College to host ACT Brumbies XV clash with Waratahs development side

Tue, 13/09/2022, 5:07 am
ACT Brumbies Media
by ACT Brumbies Media
Photo: Lachlan Lawson
Photo: Lachlan Lawson

An ACT Brumbies XV will take on a NSW Waratahs Development side at St. Edmund’s College in Canberra on Saturday 24 September.

Contracted ACT Brumbies players will combine with development talent and local players from the Bentspoke John I Dent Cup, providing valuable minutes for emerging members of Stephen Larkham’s Super Rugby Pacific squad.

The fixture will be part of an exciting double-header, with the ACT and Southern NSW Kestrels in action against a President’s XV selection of talent from outside of the ACT Brumbies region, with entry being free for all.

ACT Brumbies CEO, Phil Thomson said: “It’s exciting for us to be able to organise this double-header and to be able to take it to our local community at St. Edmund’s College.”

“Our Pathways and Representative programs are in full swing with City vs Country taking place on Saturday in Goulburn, and this game is certainly part of that, and it will be great to see our contracted talent mixing in with some of the standout players from our local competitions.”

ACT Brumbies head coach, Stephen Larkham said: “I’m really pleased we were able to organise this fixture, with the support of Darren [Coleman, NSW Waratahs head coach] and the Waratahs.”

“It’s going to be very beneficial for us to get more minutes into some of our younger players, while also having a look at other long-term development talent coming in for an opportunity.

“For us, it’s even better to be able to play at a place that has produced plenty of Brumbies in St. Edmund’s College and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone there nice and early for the Kestrels game."

NSW Waratahs head coach, Darren Coleman said: “We’re excited to have this match before our official pre-season starts in November and I’d like to thank the Brumbies for helping arrange this.”

“For the players not involved in Wallabies and the Australia A programs, it provides an opportunity to get some quality game time, build some cohesion, and show us what they can do in this environment.”

ACT AND SOUTHERN NSW KESTRELS vs PRESIDENT'S XV

St. Edmund's College, Canberra

Saturday 24 September, Kick-off 11:30am

ACT BRUMBIES XV vs NSW WARATAHS DEVELOPMENT

St. Edmund's College, Canberra

Saturday 24 September, Kick-off 1:30pm

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