2017


 
 ANDREW ROBINSON   CENTRE / FULLBACK / WING    178cm  |  93kg  |  30 June 1994     Tuggeranong Vikings     Andrew Robinson was born and raised in Canberra, playing all his junior rugby with Tuggeranong Vikings. Robinson has previously represented the Sydney Stars in the NRC.   Andrew recently completed his university degree in Sport and Exercise Science, and now plans on studying a Masters in Exercise Physiology with the aim of working in sports rehabilitation.   Rep Honours:  Australian Schoolboys, Australian U20’s, Sydney Stars, Brumbies Singapore Tour

ANDREW ROBINSON

CENTRE / FULLBACK / WING

178cm  |  93kg  |  30 June 1994

Tuggeranong Vikings

Andrew Robinson was born and raised in Canberra, playing all his junior rugby with Tuggeranong Vikings. Robinson has previously represented the Sydney Stars in the NRC. 

Andrew recently completed his university degree in Sport and Exercise Science, and now plans on studying a Masters in Exercise Physiology with the aim of working in sports rehabilitation.

Rep Honours: Australian Schoolboys, Australian U20’s, Sydney Stars, Brumbies Singapore Tour

 ANDREW MUIRHEAD   FULLBACK / WING    183cm  |  84kg  |  8 July 1993     Royals    Muirhead will be looking forward to a big NRC campaign, after a stellar 2017 season which involved making his Super Rugby debut and starring for Royals as they went undefeated in winning the John I Dent Cup.

ANDREW MUIRHEAD

FULLBACK / WING

183cm  |  84kg  |  8 July 1993

Royals

Muirhead will be looking forward to a big NRC campaign, after a stellar 2017 season which involved making his Super Rugby debut and starring for Royals as they went undefeated in winning the John I Dent Cup.

 ANGUS WAGNER   PROP    183cm  |  119kg  |  30 October 1997     Tuggeranong Vikings     Wagner is originally from Central Queensland and finished his schooling at Anglican Church Grammar school in Brisbane.  Angus moved to Canberra after school, linking with the Brumbies U20s and Tuggeranong Vikings, and was rewarded with Canberra Vikings selection following some strong performances in the John I Dent Cup.     Rep Honours:  Brumbies U20’s

ANGUS WAGNER

PROP

183cm  |  119kg  |  30 October 1997

Tuggeranong Vikings

Wagner is originally from Central Queensland and finished his schooling at Anglican Church Grammar school in Brisbane.  Angus moved to Canberra after school, linking with the Brumbies U20s and Tuggeranong Vikings, and was rewarded with Canberra Vikings selection following some strong performances in the John I Dent Cup.  

Rep Honours: Brumbies U20’s

 ANGUS ALLEN    OPEN SIDE FLANKER    187cm  |  100kg  |  10 September 1997     Wests     Angus Allen grew up playing his rugby in Leeton with the Leeton Phantoms Rugby Club, before finishing his schooling at The Southport School on the Gold Coast.    Angus is currently studying at the University of Canberra, and played a key role in Wests reaching the John I Dent Cup Grand Final in 2017.      Rep Honours:  Brumbies U20s, Australian U20s 

ANGUS ALLEN 

OPEN SIDE FLANKER

187cm  |  100kg  |  10 September 1997

Wests

Angus Allen grew up playing his rugby in Leeton with the Leeton Phantoms Rugby Club, before finishing his schooling at The Southport School on the Gold Coast. 

Angus is currently studying at the University of Canberra, and played a key role in Wests reaching the John I Dent Cup Grand Final in 2017.   

Rep Honours: Brumbies U20s, Australian U20s 

 
 BEN HYNE    BACK ROW / LOCK    195cm  |  105kg  |  7 March 1994     Tuggeranong Vikings     Ben Hyne won the 2015 NRC competition with Brisbane City and will be looking to emulate that with the Canberra Vikings this season.  After recovering from an ankle injury the Toowoomba product enjoyed playing some good minutes with the Brumbies in 2017.

BEN HYNE 

BACK ROW / LOCK

195cm  |  105kg  |  7 March 1994

Tuggeranong Vikings

Ben Hyne won the 2015 NRC competition with Brisbane City and will be looking to emulate that with the Canberra Vikings this season.  After recovering from an ankle injury the Toowoomba product enjoyed playing some good minutes with the Brumbies in 2017.

 BEN JOHNSTON    FULLBACK / WING    192cm  |  95kg  |  7 November 1986     Royals     Ben Johnston first featured for the Canberra Vikings in the previous Australian Rugby Championship in 2007.  Johnston captained Canberra Royals to their fairytale undefeated premiership success in the John I Dent Cup this season.   During the week Ben works as an Aspirations Coordinator for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across ACT public schools from years 5 to 12 to support them on their career and education pathways.   Rep Honours:  Brumbies Runners, Canberra Vikings ARC, Brumbies 10s 

BEN JOHNSTON 

FULLBACK / WING

192cm  |  95kg  |  7 November 1986

Royals

Ben Johnston first featured for the Canberra Vikings in the previous Australian Rugby Championship in 2007.  Johnston captained Canberra Royals to their fairytale undefeated premiership success in the John I Dent Cup this season. 

During the week Ben works as an Aspirations Coordinator for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across ACT public schools from years 5 to 12 to support them on their career and education pathways.

Rep Honours: Brumbies Runners, Canberra Vikings ARC, Brumbies 10s 

 BLAKE ENEVER    LOCK    200cm  |  115kg  |  12 October 1991     Easts     Originally from the Sunshine Coast, Blake forms part of the Canberra Vikings leadership group in 2017.  Enever will be looking forward to a strong NRC campaign after some great performances for the Brumbies this year.    Rep Honours:  Australian U20s

BLAKE ENEVER 

LOCK

200cm  |  115kg  |  12 October 1991

Easts

Originally from the Sunshine Coast, Blake forms part of the Canberra Vikings leadership group in 2017.  Enever will be looking forward to a strong NRC campaign after some great performances for the Brumbies this year. 

Rep Honours: Australian U20s

 BRODIE LEBER

BRODIE LEBER

BACKROW

189cm  |  100kg  |  15 May 1997

Wests

Canberra local Brodie Leber enjoyed a standout 2017 season, starring for the Brumbies U20s side and travelling to Mauritius with the Brumbies 10s side.  Leber also spent time in camp with the Australian 7s squad. 

Brodie is a Wests junior and played a key role in the club making the John I Dent Cup Grand Final this season. 

Rep Honours: Australian Barbarians, Brumbies U20s

 
 DARCy swain    SECOND ROW / BLINDSIDE FLANKER    200cm  |  110kg  |  5 July 1997     Tuggeranong Vikings     Darcy Swain grew up in Cairns, before finishing his schooling at Brisbane Boys College. After school Swain moved to Canberra and linked with the Tuggeranong Vikings and Brumbies under 20s program.  A successful 2017 saw Darcy make the Australian under 20s squad and sign his first professional rugby contract with the Brumbies for 2018.     Rep Honours:  Australian Schools Barbarians, Brumbies u20, Australian u20 

DARCy swain 

SECOND ROW / BLINDSIDE FLANKER

200cm  |  110kg  |  5 July 1997

Tuggeranong Vikings

Darcy Swain grew up in Cairns, before finishing his schooling at Brisbane Boys College. After school Swain moved to Canberra and linked with the Tuggeranong Vikings and Brumbies under 20s program.

A successful 2017 saw Darcy make the Australian under 20s squad and sign his first professional rugby contract with the Brumbies for 2018.  

Rep Honours: Australian Schools Barbarians, Brumbies u20, Australian u20 

 DEAN OAKMAN-HUNT   FLANKER    189cm  |  100kg  |  5 March 1993     Tuggeranong Vikings     Dean Oakman-Hunt has been a member of the Vikings NRC squad since inception in 2014. The Erindale College product and Tuggeranong Viking junior toured New Zealand with the Australian Barbarians in 2015 and will again be looking for a successful NRC season.  Dean is joined in the squad by identical twin brother Michael.    Rep Honours:  Brumbies u20s, Brumbies Runners, Australian Barbarians

DEAN OAKMAN-HUNT

FLANKER

189cm  |  100kg  |  5 March 1993

Tuggeranong Vikings

Dean Oakman-Hunt has been a member of the Vikings NRC squad since inception in 2014. The Erindale College product and Tuggeranong Viking junior toured New Zealand with the Australian Barbarians in 2015 and will again be looking for a successful NRC season.  Dean is joined in the squad by identical twin brother Michael. 

Rep Honours: Brumbies u20s, Brumbies Runners, Australian Barbarians

 ERNEST SUAVAI   FULLBACK / CENTRE    193cm  |  103kg  |  16 June 1992     Tuggeranong Vikings     Originally from Cairns, Ernest has shown his exciting ability through his performances with the Tuggeranong Vikings over the last 4 seasons.  Suavai was a member of the NSW Country Eagles squad last season as they finished runners up in the competition.     Rep Honours:  NSW Country

ERNEST SUAVAI

FULLBACK / CENTRE

193cm  |  103kg  |  16 June 1992

Tuggeranong Vikings

Originally from Cairns, Ernest has shown his exciting ability through his performances with the Tuggeranong Vikings over the last 4 seasons.  Suavai was a member of the NSW Country Eagles squad last season as they finished runners up in the competition.  

Rep Honours: NSW Country

 FOLAU FAINGA'A    HOOKER    186cm  |  107kg  |  5 May 1995   Faingaa has previously played NRC with the Sydney Stars and NSW Country Eagles, but links with the Canberra Vikings for this season after signing with the Brumbies for 2018.  The dynamic hooker will be looking to start his time in Canberra with a bang.    Rep Honours:  Australian U20s, Sydney Stars, NSW Country Eagles 

FOLAU FAINGA'A 

HOOKER

186cm  |  107kg  |  5 May 1995

Faingaa has previously played NRC with the Sydney Stars and NSW Country Eagles, but links with the Canberra Vikings for this season after signing with the Brumbies for 2018.

The dynamic hooker will be looking to start his time in Canberra with a bang. 

Rep Honours: Australian U20s, Sydney Stars, NSW Country Eagles 

 
  FRED DORROUGH

FRED DORROUGH

UTILITY BACK

180cm  |  90kg  |  7 March 1996

Tuggeranong Vikings 

Originally from Tweed Heads, Dorrough finished his schooling on the Gold Coast at The Southport School.

Fred linked with Tuggeranong in 2017 after captaining the Queensland U20s to the national title last season.  

Rep Honours: Australian 7s Development, Queensland U20s, Queensland Schoolboys. 

 GEORGE MORSEU

GEORGE MORSEU

WING

174cm  |  82kg  |  29 June 1991

Royals

Morseu turned heads in Canberra this season after arriving at Royals from Queensland, with his lighting pace and try scoring ability earning him a call up to tour Singapore with the Brumbies.

George is of Torres Straight Islander, Papua New Guinean and Fijian decent, and was raised on Yam Island before attending school in Cairns and Brisbane.  

Rep Honours: Queensland 7s, Papua New Guinea 7s, Brumbies Singapore Tour. 

 HARRISON LLOYD   PROP    185cm  |  110kg  |  17 January 1995     Wests     Harrison Lloyd’s NRC selection comes off the back of a superb season with Wests in the John I Dent Cup.  The young prop captained the Lions to the Grand Final, and played a key role in their scrum which dominated many opposing packs throughout the season.    The Canberra Junior featured for the Western Sydney Rams in 2016 but is looking forward to featuring for Canberra Vikings in 2017.     Rep Honours:  Brumbies U20’s, Australian Barbarians U20’s, Brumbies Runners, Western Sydney Rams

HARRISON LLOYD

PROP

185cm  |  110kg  |  17 January 1995

Wests

Harrison Lloyd’s NRC selection comes off the back of a superb season with Wests in the John I Dent Cup.  The young prop captained the Lions to the Grand Final, and played a key role in their scrum which dominated many opposing packs throughout the season. 

The Canberra Junior featured for the Western Sydney Rams in 2016 but is looking forward to featuring for Canberra Vikings in 2017.  

Rep Honours: Brumbies U20’s, Australian Barbarians U20’s, Brumbies Runners, Western Sydney Rams

 james dargaville   WING    187cm  |  94kg  |  25 April 1992     Gungahlin    Dargaville will be looking to feature heavily in the NRC this season after another solid Super Rugby season.  Off the field James is a qualified Engineer.   Rep Honours:  Australian U20’s

james dargaville

WING

187cm  |  94kg  |  25 April 1992

Gungahlin

Dargaville will be looking to feature heavily in the NRC this season after another solid Super Rugby season.  Off the field James is a qualified Engineer.

Rep Honours: Australian U20’s

 
 jordan jackson-hopE   FLYHALF / INSIDE CENTRE    176cm  |  81kg  |  4 April 1996     Tuggeranong Vikings    Jordan Jackson-Hope will be looking forward to a big competition after gaining some more Super Rugby experience in 2017.  The St Edmunds College product won the Best Back award for the Vikings in the 2016 NRC.   Rep Honours:  Australian Schoolboys, Australian U20’s

jordan jackson-hopE

FLYHALF / INSIDE CENTRE

176cm  |  81kg  |  4 April 1996

Tuggeranong Vikings

Jordan Jackson-Hope will be looking forward to a big competition after gaining some more Super Rugby experience in 2017.

The St Edmunds College product won the Best Back award for the Vikings in the 2016 NRC.

Rep Honours: Australian Schoolboys, Australian U20’s

 josh white   SCRUMHALF    186cm  |  92kg  |  30 June 1993     Queanbeyan Whites    Josh White has been rewarded with selection in the Canberra Vikings squad after some impressive performances for the Brumbies Runners at the start of the year, and the Queanbeyan Whites in the John I Dent Cup.    Rep Honours:  Brumbies Runners 2017

josh white

SCRUMHALF

186cm  |  92kg  |  30 June 1993

Queanbeyan Whites

Josh White has been rewarded with selection in the Canberra Vikings squad after some impressive performances for the Brumbies Runners at the start of the year, and the Queanbeyan Whites in the John I Dent Cup. 

Rep Honours: Brumbies Runners 2017

 lausii taliauli   WING    193cm  |  101kg  |  8 June 1993     Royals    A former Gold Coast Titan and Australian 7s representative, Lausii has been a part of the Vikings NRC campaigns previously since 2014.  An unfortunate knee injury ruled Taliauli out of the Super Rugby season, so he will be excited to get on the park with Canberra Vikings.

lausii taliauli

WING

193cm  |  101kg  |  8 June 1993

Royals

A former Gold Coast Titan and Australian 7s representative, Lausii has been a part of the Vikings NRC campaigns previously since 2014.  An unfortunate knee injury ruled Taliauli out of the Super Rugby season, so he will be excited to get on the park with Canberra Vikings.

 len ikitau   CENTRE / WING    180cm  |  91kg  |  1 October 1998     Tuggeranong Vikings    Len was born in Brisbane, raised in New Zealand and now finds himself in Canberra after linking with the Brumbies for pre-season and the Tuggeranong Vikings.  After standout perfo rmances for the Brumbies U20s and Tuggeranong Vikings, Ikitau will be looking to gain valuable experience in the NRC.    Rep Honours:  Brumbies U20’s

len ikitau

CENTRE / WING

180cm  |  91kg  |  1 October 1998

Tuggeranong Vikings

Len was born in Brisbane, raised in New Zealand and now finds himself in Canberra after linking with the Brumbies for pre-season and the Tuggeranong Vikings.  After standout perfo rmances for the Brumbies U20s and Tuggeranong Vikings, Ikitau will be looking to gain valuable experience in the NRC. 

Rep Honours: Brumbies U20’s

 
 LES LEULUA'iali'i-MAKIN   PROP    174cm  |  112kg  |  2 January 1992     Queanbeyan Whites    Les has been a mainstay for the Canberra Vikings since the first season in 2014.  The St Edmunds College product signed with the Brumbies after coming through the ranks with ACT Schoolboys, Brumbies under 20s, Brumbies Runners and strong performances for the Queanbeyan Whites in the John I Dent Cup.  In 2012 Les represented the Australian under 20s side alongside current Canberra Vikings captain Tom Cusack.     Rep Honours:  Australian u20s

LES LEULUA'iali'i-MAKIN

PROP

174cm  |  112kg  |  2 January 1992

Queanbeyan Whites

Les has been a mainstay for the Canberra Vikings since the first season in 2014.  The St Edmunds College product signed with the Brumbies after coming through the ranks with ACT Schoolboys, Brumbies under 20s, Brumbies Runners and strong performances for the Queanbeyan Whites in the John I Dent Cup.  In 2012 Les represented the Australian under 20s side alongside current Canberra Vikings captain Tom Cusack.  

Rep Honours: Australian u20s

 LIAM MOSELEY   FLYHALF    183cm  |  86kg  |  3 September 1997     Queanbeyan Whites    Liam Moseley was born in Alice Springs, and raised in Darwin and Brisbane. Moseley grew up playing AFL and Rugby, but decided to stick with the later after attending Nudgee College for school.  Following school Liam moved to Canberra to link with the Brumbies under 20s and Queanbeyan Whites.    Rep Honours:  Brumbies U20’s, QLD Schoolboys

LIAM MOSELEY

FLYHALF

183cm  |  86kg  |  3 September 1997

Queanbeyan Whites

Liam Moseley was born in Alice Springs, and raised in Darwin and Brisbane. Moseley grew up playing AFL and Rugby, but decided to stick with the later after attending Nudgee College for school.

Following school Liam moved to Canberra to link with the Brumbies under 20s and Queanbeyan Whites. 

Rep Honours: Brumbies U20’s, QLD Schoolboys

 Liam rasch

Liam rasch

LOCK

200cm  |  110kg  |  

Wests

Originally from Sydney, Rasch came to Canberra to join the Brumbies U20s program after finishing school at Trinity Grammar in 2016.

The tall lock was a standout for Wests in the John I Dent Cup this season. 

Rep Honours: Brumbies U20s, NSW Schoolboys

 LOLO FAKAosilea   BACK ROW    190cm  |  112kg  |  10 June 1995     Uni-Norths    Lolo Fakaosilea joined the Brumbies in 2017 from the Queensland Reds. Fakaosilea represented Queensland Country in the 2016 NRC season, but is looking forward to representing the Canberra Vikings this season.  Lolo enjoys fishing and would love to have his own fishing show post rugby.   Rep Honours:  Australian Schoolboys, Australian u20s 

LOLO FAKAosilea

BACK ROW

190cm  |  112kg  |  10 June 1995

Uni-Norths

Lolo Fakaosilea joined the Brumbies in 2017 from the Queensland Reds. Fakaosilea represented Queensland Country in the 2016 NRC season, but is looking forward to representing the Canberra Vikings this season.

Lolo enjoys fishing and would love to have his own fishing show post rugby.

Rep Honours: Australian Schoolboys, Australian u20s 

 
 MACK HANSEN   FLYHALF / FULLBACK    188cm  |  89kg  |  27 March 1998     Gungahlin    Mack Hansen joins the Canberra Vikings squad after an impressive first season of senior rugby with the Gungahlin Eagles.  The Daramalan College product is looking forward to the NRC season as he prepared to join the Brumbies full time in 2018.   Rep Honours:  Brumbies U20’s, Australian Schools Barbarians  

MACK HANSEN

FLYHALF / FULLBACK

188cm  |  89kg  |  27 March 1998

Gungahlin

Mack Hansen joins the Canberra Vikings squad after an impressive first season of senior rugby with the Gungahlin Eagles.  The Daramalan College product is looking forward to the NRC season as he prepared to join the Brumbies full time in 2018.

Rep Honours: Brumbies U20’s, Australian Schools Barbarians  

 MAX BODE   PROP    191cm  |  122kg  |  30 July 1995     Uni-Norths    Max Bode grew up in Adelaide playing his junior rugby with the Burnside Rugby Club. Bode moved to Canberra after finishing school in 2013, linking with the Uni-Norths Owls.   Rep Honours:  South Australian School Boys, Brumbies U20s, Brumbies Runners 

MAX BODE

PROP

191cm  |  122kg  |  30 July 1995

Uni-Norths

Max Bode grew up in Adelaide playing his junior rugby with the Burnside Rugby Club. Bode moved to Canberra after finishing school in 2013, linking with the Uni-Norths Owls.

Rep Honours: South Australian School Boys, Brumbies U20s, Brumbies Runners 

 michael oakman-hunt   FLANKER / LOCK    189cm  |  101kg  |  5 March 1993     Tuggeranong Vikings     Just like his twin brother, Michael played his junior rugby with Tuggeranong Vikings before transitioning into the senior club.  Oakman-Hunt is a physical backrower who is excited by the opportunity to play with the Canberra Vikings in 2017.  Michael is currently at the end stages of completing an architecture degree.   Rep Honours:  Brumbies u20s, Brumbies Runners, Australian Barbarians

michael oakman-hunt

FLANKER / LOCK

189cm  |  101kg  |  5 March 1993

Tuggeranong Vikings

Just like his twin brother, Michael played his junior rugby with Tuggeranong Vikings before transitioning into the senior club.  Oakman-Hunt is a physical backrower who is excited by the opportunity to play with the Canberra Vikings in 2017.  Michael is currently at the end stages of completing an architecture degree.

Rep Honours: Brumbies u20s, Brumbies Runners, Australian Barbarians

 PEDRO ROLANDO   HALFBACK    172cm  |  81kg  |  26 June 1989     Royals    Pedro came to Australia 5 years ago to link with the Canberra Royals club.  The dynamic scrum half has been an integral part of the club since, playing in the 2013, 2015 and 2017 John I Dent Cup Grand Finals and playing a key role in their premiership success this year.    Rep Honours:  Brumbies Runners, Brumbies 7s, Sleccionado de Buenos Aires Argentina

PEDRO ROLANDO

HALFBACK

172cm  |  81kg  |  26 June 1989

Royals

Pedro came to Australia 5 years ago to link with the Canberra Royals club.  The dynamic scrum half has been an integral part of the club since, playing in the 2013, 2015 and 2017 John I Dent Cup Grand Finals and playing a key role in their premiership success this year. 

Rep Honours: Brumbies Runners, Brumbies 7s, Sleccionado de Buenos Aires Argentina

 
 Rob valetini   FLANKER    193cm  |  113kg  |  3 September 1998     Wests    Originally from Melbourne, Rob will be looking forward to the NRC after some standout performances in 2017 with the Australian under 20s and Wests in the John I Dent Cup.   Rep Honours:  Australian 20s

Rob valetini

FLANKER

193cm  |  113kg  |  3 September 1998

Wests

Originally from Melbourne, Rob will be looking forward to the NRC after some standout performances in 2017 with the Australian under 20s and Wests in the John I Dent Cup.

Rep Honours: Australian 20s

 robbie abel   HOOKER    183cm  |  108kg  |  4 July 1989     Easts    Robbie Abel returned to the Brumbies in 2016 after two seasons with the Western Force.  Abel represented the Australian Schoolboys in 2008 out of St Edmunds College, before serving his Mormon mission for two years.  Abel has enjoyed some outstanding NRC performances with both the Vikings and the Perth Spirit, boasting 13 tries in 25 competition games.   Rep Honours:  Australian Schoolboys 

robbie abel

HOOKER

183cm  |  108kg  |  4 July 1989

Easts

Robbie Abel returned to the Brumbies in 2016 after two seasons with the Western Force.  Abel represented the Australian Schoolboys in 2008 out of St Edmunds College, before serving his Mormon mission for two years.  Abel has enjoyed some outstanding NRC performances with both the Vikings and the Perth Spirit, boasting 13 tries in 25 competition games.

Rep Honours: Australian Schoolboys 

 RYAN LONERGAN   HALFBACK    178cm  |  82kg  |  6 April 1998     Tuggeranong Vikings    Lonergan has played with the Tuggeranong Vikings since he was 7 years old, transitioning from the junior club into first grade in 2017.  Ryan made his debut for the Brumbies against the Chiefs in Hamilton.  Ryan’s younger brother Lachlan is a member of the 2017 Australian Schoolboys, while older brother Mitch also plays with the Tuggeranong Vikings.    Rep Honours:  Rep Honours Australian Schoolboys 2016, Brumbies U20s, Australian U20s

RYAN LONERGAN

HALFBACK

178cm  |  82kg  |  6 April 1998

Tuggeranong Vikings

Lonergan has played with the Tuggeranong Vikings since he was 7 years old, transitioning from the junior club into first grade in 2017.  Ryan made his debut for the Brumbies against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Ryan’s younger brother Lachlan is a member of the 2017 Australian Schoolboys, while older brother Mitch also plays with the Tuggeranong Vikings. 

Rep Honours: Rep Honours Australian Schoolboys 2016, Brumbies U20s, Australian U20s

 SAM THOMAS

SAM THOMAS

HOOKER

184cm  |  114kg  |  22 June 1997

Tuggeranong Vikings 

Originally from Mudgee, Sam linked with Tuggeranong Vikings after finishing school at St Stanislaus in Bathurst. 

The dynamic Hooker enjoyed a solid 2017, which saw him perform well for the Brumbies U20s side and travel to Mauritius with the Brumbies 10s side. 

Rep Honours: Brumbies U20s

 
 faalelei sIone   PROP    183cm  |  125kg  |  19 February 1996     Royals    Canberra born and bred Faalelei Sione signed with the Brumbies for the 2017 season after strong performances with the Brumbies and Australian under 20s sides.  The former Erindale College student made his Super Rugby debut in 2017, and played a key role with Canberra Royals winning the John I Dent Cup.    Rep Honours:  Australian U20s, Brumbies U20s

faalelei sIone

PROP

183cm  |  125kg  |  19 February 1996

Royals

Canberra born and bred Faalelei Sione signed with the Brumbies for the 2017 season after strong performances with the Brumbies and Australian under 20s sides.  The former Erindale College student made his Super Rugby debut in 2017, and played a key role with Canberra Royals winning the John I Dent Cup. 

Rep Honours: Australian U20s, Brumbies U20s

 joel penders   PROP    185cm  |  130kg  |  24 January 1994     Royals    The Marist College product has been an integral part of the Canberra Royals forward pack since joining the club after school.  Joel experienced the NRC in its inaugural year in 2014 and was rewarded with selection this season after a standout year winning the John I Dent Cup with Royals.   Rep Honours:  Brumbies U20s

joel penders

PROP

185cm  |  130kg  |  24 January 1994

Royals

The Marist College product has been an integral part of the Canberra Royals forward pack since joining the club after school.  Joel experienced the NRC in its inaugural year in 2014 and was rewarded with selection this season after a standout year winning the John I Dent Cup with Royals.

Rep Honours: Brumbies U20s

 TOM CUSACK   FLANKER    191cm  |  102kg  |  1 March 1993     Royals    One of Canberra’s favourite rugby sons, Cusack has been appointed captain of the Canberra Vikings in 2017.  The Marist College product returned to Canberra in 2017 linking with the Brumbies, after spending the past four seasons with the Australian 7s.  Tom had a successful 2017 season, making his Super Rugby debut and enjoying premiership success Canberra Royals in the John I Dent Cup.   Rep Honours:  Australia 7s, Australian 20s

TOM CUSACK

FLANKER

191cm  |  102kg  |  1 March 1993

Royals

One of Canberra’s favourite rugby sons, Cusack has been appointed captain of the Canberra Vikings in 2017.  The Marist College product returned to Canberra in 2017 linking with the Brumbies, after spending the past four seasons with the Australian 7s.  Tom had a successful 2017 season, making his Super Rugby debut and enjoying premiership success Canberra Royals in the John I Dent Cup.

Rep Honours: Australia 7s, Australian 20s

 TOM BANKS   WING / FULLBACK    186cm  |  93kg  |  18 June 1994     Uni-Norths    Banks was a standout in the 2016 NRC with Queensland Country.  This season will see Tom represent the Canberra Vikings, and he will be looking to continue his good form the Super Rugby season.

TOM BANKS

WING / FULLBACK

186cm  |  93kg  |  18 June 1994

Uni-Norths

Banks was a standout in the 2016 NRC with Queensland Country.  This season will see Tom represent the Canberra Vikings, and he will be looking to continue his good form the Super Rugby season.

 
 TP LUTERU   HOOKER    183cm  |  124kg  |  19 May 1996     Wests    Luteru was born in Gisborne, New Zealand and attended renowned rugby nursery Wesley College.   After joining Wests in 2017 to link with his two brothers, Luteru enjoyed a standout John I Dent Cup season reaching the grand final.   Rep Honours:  Chiefs U20s, Samoa U20s 

TP LUTERU

HOOKER

183cm  |  124kg  |  19 May 1996

Wests

Luteru was born in Gisborne, New Zealand and attended renowned rugby nursery Wesley College.   After joining Wests in 2017 to link with his two brothers, Luteru enjoyed a standout John I Dent Cup season reaching the grand final.

Rep Honours: Chiefs U20s, Samoa U20s 

 WHARENUI HAWERA   FLYHALF    180cm  |  89kg  |  22 May 1993     Gungahlin    Hawera links with the Canberra Vikings for this year’s NRC after joining the Brumbies for the 2017 Super Rugby season.  The former Southland and Waikato representative will be crucial in steering the Vikings around the park this NRC season.

WHARENUI HAWERA

FLYHALF

180cm  |  89kg  |  22 May 1993

Gungahlin

Hawera links with the Canberra Vikings for this year’s NRC after joining the Brumbies for the 2017 Super Rugby season.  The former Southland and Waikato representative will be crucial in steering the Vikings around the park this NRC season.

 
 

 
 TIM SAMPSON    HEAD COACH   Tim’s experience as assistant coach for the Queensland Reds A team, UC Vikings Assistant Coach, Qld Country NRC Assistant Coach, Head Coach of East’s Rugby Union Club in Brisbane and current Head Coach of Tuggeranong Vikings makes him a considered choice to lead Canberra’s local rugby players.

TIM SAMPSON 

HEAD COACH

Tim’s experience as assistant coach for the Queensland Reds A team, UC Vikings Assistant Coach, Qld Country NRC Assistant Coach, Head Coach of East’s Rugby Union Club in Brisbane and current Head Coach of Tuggeranong Vikings makes him a considered choice to lead Canberra’s local rugby players.

 Byron field    HEAD OF PERFORMANCE   Byron is currently the Head Physiotherapist of the Brumbies, but takes on a slightly different role with Canberra Vikings.  A jack of all trades, Byron will apply his knowledge to be Head of Performance for the 2017 NRC campaign.  

Byron field 

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE

Byron is currently the Head Physiotherapist of the Brumbies, but takes on a slightly different role with Canberra Vikings.  A jack of all trades, Byron will apply his knowledge to be Head of Performance for the 2017 NRC campaign.  

 Daniel Hooper    DEFENCE COACH   Daniel is the current Brumbies Coaching Development Manager and first grade coach at the Uni-Norths Owls.  

Daniel Hooper 

DEFENCE COACH

Daniel is the current Brumbies Coaching Development Manager and first grade coach at the Uni-Norths Owls.  

 DAN Palmer    SCRUM COACH   A former Wallaby, Dan Palmer has never turned his back on rugby, taking up specialist coaching roles with the Brumbies and now the Canberra Vikings as a scrum and set play expert. Palmer made a name for himself in Super Rugby as one of the toughest props in the game and he’s taken that toughness with him into his coaching roles.

DAN Palmer 

SCRUM COACH

A former Wallaby, Dan Palmer has never turned his back on rugby, taking up specialist coaching roles with the Brumbies and now the Canberra Vikings as a scrum and set play expert. Palmer made a name for himself in Super Rugby as one of the toughest props in the game and he’s taken that toughness with him into his coaching roles.

 Ruaidhri murphy    FORWARDS COACH   The appointment of former ACT Brumbies prop Rory, is another testament to the pathways provided by the NRC. As a player Ruaidhri spent three seasons at the Brumbies before moving his career to Ulster, before settling back in Canberra after retiring. Now Rory will get the opportunity to put what he learnt as a player in to practice with the Canberra Vikings after assisting with Brumbies U20s and Gunghalin Eagles in 2017.

Ruaidhri murphy 

FORWARDS COACH

The appointment of former ACT Brumbies prop Rory, is another testament to the pathways provided by the NRC. As a player Ruaidhri spent three seasons at the Brumbies before moving his career to Ulster, before settling back in Canberra after retiring. Now Rory will get the opportunity to put what he learnt as a player in to practice with the Canberra Vikings after assisting with Brumbies U20s and Gunghalin Eagles in 2017.