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The Sharks continue their tour to Australia on Saturday with a trip to the GIO Stadium in Canberra, where they will go head to head with the Brumbies. Both sides will be seeking a first win of the 2017 tournament, after suffering narrow away defeats on the opening weekend of the new campaign. The Brumbies were handed a tough assignment first up, with a trip to Christchurch to face the seven times Super Rugby Champions the Crusaders. However, after trailing by 3-12 at half-time they fought back, only to come up just short as they went down 13-17.
In 2016 the Brumbies only played a single fixture in Canberra against South African side, when the Bulls were the visitors and were defeated 6-20. The last team from the republic who downed the Brumbies in Canberra, by coincidence, were Saturday's visitors, who were victorious 29-26 on their 2012 visit. Although the Kings did spring a major surprise by claiming a share of the points 28-28 in 2013. The Sharks led the Reds in Brisbane in Round 1 by 16-13 at the interval, but were just unable to cling onto their advantage, eventually going down by 26-28. Subsequent to the result the Sharks suffered a further blow with the news that Etienne Oosthuizen had been banned from playing for two weeks, and therefore misses the match in Canberra, as well as the following game at home to the Waratahs.
Posted: 10th May 2014
Canberra will see the match of the weekend in Super Rugby when the top of the Australian Conference the Brumbies will play host to the top of the South African Conference, and head of the overall table, the Sharks. The Sharks hold the edge in the recent meetings between the teams, with three wins to the Brumbies two from the last five clashes. Saturday's match will see the return of former Brumbies coach, Jake White, with his new team The Sharks. Last time the sides clashed, White was coaching the Brumbies, who triumphed by 29-10 in Durban.
A bonus point victory for the Brumbies could see them take over the top spot from the Sharks, though that seems unlikely, as the Sharks also have the edge in point’s difference. Since 1998 the teams have met on 17 occasions in Super Rugby, with the Brumbies holding a slight edge with nine wins to the Sharks eight. The Sharks have only recorded two wins in Canberra, in March 1998 and then again by 29-26 in March 2012. The Sharks began their Australian tour last weekend with a win against the Melbourne Rebels, though they seemed to fade as the game went on. The Brumbies were beaten two weeks ago in Christchurch by the resurgent Crusaders, in their poorest and most uncommitted show of the season.
Posted: 31st March 2012
On Saturday, March 31st, The Brumbies and The Sharks will play in Canberra in the Super Rugby Competition. The match is at 19:40 local time, or if you are somewhere else in the world, the match will begin at 08:40 GMT. The Brumbies are in third right now, having won three out of four games that they have played so far. They lost the other one and they take home seven tee points for their troubles. As for the Sharks, they come in at tenth place right now in the standings. They have won two games out of the five they have played.
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