Following ACT and Southern NSW senior rugby's successful Grand Final day at Viking Park squads have been named for the Capital Cup (City vs Country) next Saturday, 9 September in Batemans Bay.
Hanging Rock Sports Ground, Batemans Bay will host what should be a brilliant day of rugby in the Brumbies heartland bringing together Canberra and the regions as well as the ACT Brumbies U19 squad.
City vs Country is a vital part of the Brumbies Representative Program, the best of the ACT and Southern NSW taking the field to compete for places in the ACT and Southern NSW Griffins (Mens) and Kestrels (Womens).
The best of the BentSpoke John I Dent Cup have been divided into North and South sides, with the standouts from the BentSpoke Premier 15s competition coming together to form the Brumbies City Women’s group.
ACT Brumbies Representative Program Manager, Tony Abel said: “It’s exciting to unveil our City squads having named our Country squads after what was a successful Brumbies Provincial Championships in June.”
“Coaches have watched on closely this season and we feel the most-deserving talent from our local competition will be in Batemans Bay next Saturday.
“From there the Kestrels will be to take on a President’s XV, and the Griffins will take on the ACT Brumbies U19 at Brumbies HQ in Canberra on the 16th of September, before they head to Ballymore in Brisbane to compete in the Australian Rugby Shield.
“On behalf of everyone in the ACT and Southern NSW Rugby community, I’d like to thank the Batemans Bay Boars rugby club and community for hosting this year’s competition.”
ACT BRUMBIES CITY NORTH MEN
Forwards: Tauati Chan Tung (Eagles), Jireh Tiumalu (Eagles), Dominic Tevao (Eagles), Francis Lesa (Eagles), Shammah Tiumalu (Eagles), Siuta Tai (Eagles), Zach Perrin (Eagles), Ezekiel Seia (Penrith), Uilisese Tagiaia Talatoa (Penrith), Chris Mickelson (Owls), Sam Mickelson (Owls), Fiu Gibson (Wests), David Cox (Wests).
Backs: Connor Rous (Eagles), Jay Lualua (Eagles), Ben Kafer (Eagles), Tuna Tuitama (Penrith), Owen Niue (Penrith), Issy Vaili (Owls), Angus Blackmore (Owls), Siave Seti (Owls), Rohnin Parsons (Wests), Timoci Naivaluwaqa (Wests).
Staff: Joe Kolokihakaufisi (Co-Coach), Doug Ryan (Co-Coach), Greg Smith (Assistant Coach).
ACT BRUMBIES CITY SOUTH MEN
Forwards: Alec Corcoran (Royals), Allan Wratten (Royals), Talilotu Uoifalelahi (Royals), James Bundy (Royals), Sione Mau (Royals), Davea Teoteo (Whites), Josh Townsend (Whites), Sam Eden (Whites), Baden Godfrey (Vikings), Cameron Holt (Vikings), Cooper Taekata (Vikings), Dylan Challita (Vikings), Sam Thomas (Vikings).
Backs: Lincoln Smith (Royals), Liae Tuilagi (Royals), Tareq Parter (Royals) Josh Riley (Wests) Lachlan Davis (Vikings), Lennix Tovo (Vikings), Polynesia Crichton (Owls), Zion Going (Owls), Rupeni Niubalavu (Whites), Brendan Jimenez (Whites).
Staff: Lachlan Creighton (Co-Coach), Nick Jones (Co-Coach).
ACT BRUMBIES CITY WOMEN
Forwards: Latanoa Taipaleti (Eagles), Talina Driti (Eagles), Emily Carroll (Owls), Iris Verebalavu (Owls), Jess Grant (Owls), Madeleine Gogala (Owls), Maggie McConnachie (Owls), Meilani Salale (Owls), Ana-Sofima Seia Perez (Penrith), Ella Boundy (Royals), Niki Paterson (Royals), Rhiannon Ford (Royals), Erika Maslen (Vikings), Jane Morrison (Wests), Zali Waihape (Vikings).
Backs: Charlie Brigstocke (Owls), Holly George (Owls), Norlyyn Tuifua (Penrith), Ainsley Scrivener (Royals), Anastasia Martin (Royals), Bonnie Brewer (Royals), Beyonce Marela (Vikings), Gisela Vea (Vikings), Grace Tai (Vikings), Martha Fua (Vikings), Siena Edwards (Vikings), Becka Marsters (Wests), Chioma Enyi (Wests).
Staff: Andris Balmaks (Head Coach), Bryce Taotua (Assistant Coach), Frances Langi (Assistant Coach).
ACT BRUMBIES COUNTRY MEN
Forwards: Thomas Blanch (Wagga City), Emilio De Fanti (Wagga Waratahs), Aaron Kearns (ADFA), Euston Leota (Bungendore), Christian Apoua Mata'afa (Tumut), Aidan McCominsky (ADFA), Alex Meades (Wagga Ag College), Nathanial Mooney (Gungahlin), Will Mooney (Goulburn), Tomasi Nabuliwaqa (Wagga City), Eroni Naua (Wagga Waratahs), Jacob Nielsen (Wagga City), Liam Pepper (Jindabyne), Joel Salusalumas (Tumut), Matt Spratley (Goulburn).
Backs: Ethan Muller (ADFA), Riley Turner (Braidwood), Dylan Johnson (Jindabyne), Matthew Caldwell (Jindabyne), Jack Ketteringham (Tumut), Timoci Meya (Tumut), Vincent Wise (Tumut), Lachie Day (Wagga Waratahs), Lochlan Ramm (Uni Norths Owls), Steve Gill (Tumut)
Staff: Nick McCarthy (Head Coach), Adam Mokotupu (Assistant Coach), Chris McCaskie (Assistant Coach)
ACT BRUMBIES COUNTRY WOMEN
Forwards: Georgia Chalmers (ADFA), Brooke Melavirta (Bungendore), Jaimee Patton (Bungendore), Emma Hickey (CSU), Amie Fazekas (Griffith), Cornelia Tanielu (Griffith), Unaisi Buuadromo (Griffith), Ivy Merlehan (Royals/Reddies), Jessica Simpson (Wagga City), Lauren Harris (Wagga Waratahs), Ngakahikatea Hills-Amory (Wagga Waratahs), Rhianna Burke (Wagga Waratahs), Ulamila Kuboutawa (Wagga Waratahs), Yolanda Forsyth (Wagga Waratahs), Dorothy Pikula-Carroll
Backs: Lana Bobbine (Bungendore), Rebecca Harris (Bungendore), Jordan Brooker (Goulburn), Josephine O'Brien (Goulburn), Amelia Lolotonga (Griffith), Lavinia Siale (Griffith), Lele Katoa (Griffith), Biola Dawa (Royals/Reddies), Emma Hickey (Reddies), Tessa Good (Wagga AC), Amy Fowler (Wagga Waratahs), Georgie Lindsay (Wagga Waratahs), Milly Lucas (Wagga Waratahs), Tarynar Hinch (Wagga Waratahs), Taylah Frost (Yass)
Staff: Richard Skellern (Head Coach), Josh Fitzgerald (Assistant Coach)
ACT BRUMBIES U19 (Wider Training Squad)
Forwards: Jack Condon (Brothers), Jack Harley (Brothers), Flynn Russell (Canberra Grammar), Drew Brndusic (Eagles), Sam Sahyoun (Eastwood), Will Hopper (Gordon Highlanders), Bailey Bouquiaux (Marist College), Darcy Fogarty (Marist / Sydney University), Bonamarie Taiki (Penrith Emus), Lleyton Tautua (Penrith Emus), Boston Morete (Randwick), Deveraux Tapelu (St Edmunds College), Tevita Alatini (TBC), Lachlan Hooper (Tuggeranong Vikings), Logan Wheru Pou (Tuggeranong Vikings), Cameron Johns (Uni-Norths Owls), Harvey Cordukes (Uni-Norths Owls), Toby MacPherson (Uni-Norths Owls), Jack Preston (Queanbeyan Whites)
Backs: Silas Pilot (Canberra Grammar), Angus Staniforth (Canberra Royals), Jarrah McLeod (Canberra Royals), Tom Hayes (Canberra Royals), Eli Sagala (Eastwood), Jakob Biet (Eastwood), Dylan Bretton (Marist College), Andy McFarlane (Queanbeyan Whites), Jake Mead (Queanbeyan Whites), Dan Nelson (TBC), Keresoma Tuilagi (Tuggeranong Vikings), Shane Wilcox (Tuggeranong Vikings), Tino Tavana (Uni-Norths Owls), Cullen Gray (Wests Lions)
Staff: Daniel Hooper (Head Coach), Adam Butt (Assistant Coach), John Ulugia (Assistant Coach), Lachlan Creighton (Assistant Coach)
Date: Saturday 9th September
11am – City North Men v Brumbies U19
12pm – City South Men v Country Men
1pm – Country Women v City Women
2:30pm – Country Men v Brumbies U19
3:30pm – City North Men v City South Men
Venue: Hanging Rock Sports Club, Batemans Bay