From humble beginnings ten years ago, the Brumbies have become Australia's most successful provincial rugby union side, winning the Super 12 series for the second time in 2004. This is the story of a club that has developed a unique culture and engenders fierce loyalty.
In 1996, the Super 12 Competition took southern hemisphere rugby by storm and in the ACT a new obsession was born. The Brumbies played rugby that was fast and exciting to watch. From a team that was dismissed at its inception as hopelessly second rate, ten years later it is still thrilling crowds around the world with its unique and passionate play.
In this history of the Brumbies' first ten years, Michael McKernan introduces us to all that is unique about this team. He talks to the players, the coaches, fans and officials. He takes us inside the coach's box at Canberra Stadium, into team meetings and onto the field during the captain's training run. And he doesn't skirt the difficult times such as the sacking of coach David Nucifora.
This is a book for all rugby fans, for all lovers of the game they play in heaven.