|Location||Canberra, ACT, Australia|
|Region||Australian Capital Territory, southern New South Wales|
|GIO Stadium (Capacity: 25,011)|
|Super Rugby |
Super Rugby AU
|2020||1st (Australian Conference) |
2nd (overall) (season abandoned)
Super Rugby AU
The Brumbies (for sponsorship reasons known as the Plus500 Brumbies and formerly known as the ACT Brumbies) is an Australian professional rugby union based in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), The team competes in Super Rugby and named for the wild horses which inhabit the capital's hinterland. The team represents the ACT, as well as the Far South Coast and Southern Inland regions of New South Wales (NSW).
The Brumbies were formed in 1996 to provide a third Australian franchise for the newly formed Super 12 (now Super Rugby) competition. It was predicted that the Brumbies, made up of so-called 'reject' - players not wanted by the other two teams - would perform poorly. Since then, they have enjoyed more success than all the other Australian teams combined, reaching seven finals and winning three. The Brumbies are traditionally known for their strong tactical kicking, set piece play, ball retention, and pressuring of opponents in their own half. The Brumbies are one of only two Super Rugby teams to win 200 games.
Rugby union football has a long history in the region around what is now Canberra. The British Isles opened their 1899 tour of Australia with a match in Goulburn. However, it was not until 1937 that the ACT Rugby Union (ACTRU) was finally established.Lieutenant-Colonel H. C. H. Robertson was the first President of the ACTRU.
The First Grade competition was started on 30 April 1938. Four clubs playing in the inaugural season: University, Easts, the Royal Military College (RMC), and Norths. There were strict eligibility rules for each of the four teams:
The first international victory for the ACT was in 1973, when they defeated Tonga 17-6 after trailing 0-3 at half time. The ACT team were praised for their hard work, stamina, and willingness to take shots at goal when they were on offer. In 1978, the ACT defeated Wales, who were Five Nations champions at the time, with a late penalty goal to win 21-20 after trailing 6-16 at half time. Head coach Colin Maxwell explained that his team beat the best team in the world by being "the first team in Australia to take them on up the guts", with the ACT forwards starving the Welsh of possession and the team ensuring territorial advantage through pressure on the Welsh kickers. Tactical kicking, ball retention, and pressuring opponents in their own half are still considered to be "The Brumbies' ... traditional strength[s]".
The ACT adopted the name 'Kookaburras' in 1989. The Kookaburras defeated the Waratahs 44-28 at Sydney's Concord Oval in 1994. The Waratahs team was filled with international representatives, which made the Kookaburras win all the more impressive, and led the way for the ACT becoming a professional franchise. Concerns over player depth in the ACT were assuaged when the ACT reserve team beat the New South Wales reserve team. ACT became Australia's third provincial team with the start of Super Rugby, known officially as the Brumbies.
In the inaugural Super 12 season, under coach Rod Macqueen, the Brumbies finished fifth on the table after the regular season, narrowly missing out on a finals position. The following season was even more successful as the Brumbies entered the 1997 Super 12 Final, but lost to the Auckland Blues.
Eddie Jones took over as head coach in 1998, but the Brumbies fell to tenth place on the 1998 season ladder. However, the following season saw a big improvement, as they finished fifth for the second time in their Super rugby history, just missing out on the finals. In 2000, the Brumbies made it to the 2000 Super 12 Final for the second time, and were actually hosting it as well. They were however beaten by the Crusaders, losing 19 to 20.
In 2001 they backed up their good performance in 2000 to again enter the final, this time against the Sharks from Durban. The Brumbies won the match, and in doing so, became the first team outside of New Zealand to be crowned Super 12 champions (and the only such team in the Super 12 era; the Bulls of South Africa won the 2007 Super 14). That year the British Lions also came to Australia, and played a match against the Brumbies. The combined strength of four nations was pitted against the Brumbies Second XV with the tourists winning by just two points, 30 to 28.
David Nucifora took over as head coach at the Brumbies for the 2002 season. Under Nucifora the Brumbies entered their third Super 12 final in a row, again against the Crusaders who had defeated them in the 2000 final. The Crusaders won the match, 31 to 13. The following season, going for four straight final appearances, the Brumbies fell just short, being knocked out in the semi-finals by the Blues. They did however go on to beat Fiji and Tonga later that year.
In 2004 the Brumbies finished at the top of the Super 12 table, six points clear of the next best team. The Brumbies hosted the 2004 Super 12 Final as well, and were to face the Crusaders once again. Though this time, the Brumbies won, 47 to 38 in front of a record crowd at Canberra Stadium. During the off-season the ACT Rugby Union was renamed the ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union, and the name of the team was changed to Brumbies Rugby.
Laurie Fisher took over as coach for the 2005 season. After an undefeated run in the early stages of the season, injuries began to mount up and the Brumbies eventually finished fifth, missing out on the finals. The following year the competition was expanded to the Super 14, introducing one new team from Australia and one new team from South Africa.
In 2006 the Brumbies finished sixth, missing out on the finals by 1 point, having never dropped out of the top four all season prior to the last round. Later that year the Brumbies played in the inaugural Australian Provincial Championship (APC). In their opening game they defeated the NSW Waratahs 14-13 at Viking Park. This win snapped a 3-game losing streak against their traditional rivals. They then went on to defeat the Western Force 25-10, again at Viking Park. Despite narrowly losing, 20-19, to the Queensland Reds on the road in Brisbane, the Brumbies won the right to face the Reds in the final back in Viking Park. They won this more comfortably, 42-17, securing the inaugural APC.
The side failed to make the playoffs at all during Super 14, though they never finished lower than ninth.
After a succession of coaches over the same period, including Laurie Fisher, Andy Friend and Tony Rea, former South Africa coach Jake White took over as coach of the side in April 2011, signing a four-year deal with the club. However, he was granted a release from his contract in September 2013, with two years left on his four-year contract.
In 2012, the Brumbies became the first Australian Super Rugby team to host an international fixture against a touring side. On 12 June, the Brumbies played Wales at Canberra Stadium while Wales was on their 2012 Summer tour. Wales won 25-15.
The Brumbies returned to form in the 2012, finishing second in the Australian conference, and seventh in the overall standings, narrowly missing the final-six and a place in the quarter finals.
In 2013, the Brumbies and the other Australian super rugby teams played the British and Irish Lions as part of the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia. The Brumbies earned a hard-fought 14-12 victory, the first defeat of the Lions on their tour.
The Brumbies continued their strong performances in 2013 by finishing first in the Australian conference and 3rd on the ladder to make their first finals appearance since they won the Super title in 2004. After defeating the Cheetahs in a close home final 15 - 13, the Brumbies travelled to Pretoria to face the Bulls and again achieved victory, 23-26. The team had to travel from South Africa to New Zealand to meet the Waikato Chiefs for the championship final the following week, and the Chiefs proved to be too strong, winning the final 27-22.
Following the end of the Super Rugby season the Brumbies sent a squad captained by Robbie Coleman to the invitational World Club 7s in England. The Brumbies won the series, defeating the Auckland Blues 17-14 in the final. Henry Speight was named the player of the tournament.
During the 2017 Super Rugby season, the Brumbies were one of three Australian franchises threatened with contraction when the Australian Rugby Union prevailed upon competition organiser SANZAAR to reduce the number of Australian sides in the competition from five to four after that season. The ARU later announced that the Brumbies would remain in the competition.
The Brumbies traditional colours are navy blue, white and gold. Their primary jersey is navy with gold trim, with navy shorts and socks. The alternate jersey is gold and yellow, generally worn for away matches. The Brumbies also have a traditional jersey which is used for games against fellow Australian Super 12 foundation teams NSW and Queensland, which reflects the original home jersey worn between 1996 and 2005. This features a navy 'saddle' across the shoulders and white below chest level, with gold trim. The primary jersey sponsor is the Plus500.
The team is named after the feral horses which inhabit Canberra's hinterland. The Brumbies mascot is Brumby Jack. The Brumbies were originally known as the ACT Brumbies when they were accepted into the Super 12 for its inaugural season in 1996. Shortly after the 2004 season, two regional governing bodies in New South Wales - Far South Coast Rugby Union and Southern Inland Rugby Union, joined the ACT Rugby Union, which then renamed itself the ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union. The team adopted a new name and logo for the 2005 season, dropping the "ACT" to become known simply as "The Brumbies". The name change identified that the team represented an area much larger than the Australian Capital Territory - with "Brumbies Territory" incorporating a number of regions through southern New South Wales including the Riverina, Shoalhaven, and Southern Highlands as well as the Sunraysia region incorporating parts of Victoria.
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Major Sponsor||Other Sponsors||Shorts Sponsor|
|1996||Classic ||Canberra Milk ||n/a||n/a|
|1999-2000||Canterbury ||CA ||n/a|
|2004||CA ||Liberty Financial |
|2007-2009||DHL ||Navy |
|2010-2011||Kooga ||SG Fleet|
|2012||University of Canberra ||DHL, SG Fleet ||All Homes |
|2013||BLK ||Land Rover, SG Fleet|
|2015||Aquis Group |
|2016||Canberra Milk |
|2017||Plus500 ||Aquis Group, Land Rover ||Aquis Group|
|2020||Land Rover, SG Fleet, Poplars||Vodafone|
The Brumbies play all their home fixtures at GIO Stadium, located adjacent to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. They share the ground with the Canberra Raiders rugby league team. Also, the Canberra Vikings, the Brumbies' affiliate in the short-lived Australian Rugby Championship, played one of their four regular-season home matches there. In 2003 matches from the 2003 Rugby World Cup were played at the stadium. Capacity is a nominal all-seated 25,011, however the largest crowd is actually 28,753, which was for the 2004 Super 12 Final. The Brumbies team did not use Canberra Stadium for their post-season APC games, instead taking their home fixtures to Canberra's Viking Park, which has a smaller capacity.
In July 1994, before the formation of the Brumbies, the Canberra Kookaburras defeated the Waratahs 44-28 at Concord Oval in Sydney. The 1994 Waratahs side was otherwise unbeaten, but had missed an opportunity to compete for the 1994 Super 10 title due to a refusal to tour Apartheid South Africa. As a result, the Brumbies were the only team to beat the 1994 Waratahs.
The original Brumbies team was primarily made of players from the 1994 Kookaburras game, Waratahs 'rejects', and Queenslanders: all groups with reasons to dislike the Waratahs.Brisbane-born Brumby Troy Coker summed it up with "There was this entitlement thing around NSW rugby that the Canberra boys had a real distaste for." Ironically, despite being a team of 'rejects', the Brumbies have been the most successful Australian team in all competitions in the Super Rugby era.
Traditionally, the ACT-NSW rivalry was dominated by home victories (The only Brumbies away loss in the 2000 Season was against the Waratahs), with only two away victories in the Super 12 era, and none in the Super 14 era. The first away win in the rivalry came in the 2002 Semi Final, which the Brumbies won 51-10 at Sydney Football Stadium. The Waratahs won the first regular season away game in 2005. Dan Vickerman played for the winning team in both victories.
Since 2011, home dominance is no longer as significant: the first clash in the Super 15 era saw the Waratahs win 29-22 at Canberra Stadium, with the Brumbies getting revenge the following year with a 19-15 victory at Allianz Stadium. Between the round 12 clash in 2015 and the round 17 clash in 2019, the homes team lost six of the seven games.
The Waratahs got revenge for the 2002 Semi Final in the 2014 Semi Final, which they won 26-8. In the absence of Dave Dennis, their regular captain, the Waratahs were captained by Michael Hooper, who was named the Brumbies' best forward only two years earlier.
Brumbies fans took a lot of joy from beating the Waratahs 40-31 in the final round of 2018, as this prevented the Waratahs from finishing 2nd on the overall table. Daryl Gibson, head coach of the Waratahs, exclaimed that his side "was not focused on the job at hand, and getting ahead of itself in terms of already being in next week". Brumbies fans got additional joy from Gibson's post-match press conference, where he (incorrectly) claimed that the result did not affect the Waratahs' playoffs picture.
The Brumbies also have a rivalry with the Crusaders.
Former players and pundits likened the intensity of the clashes in the Super 12 and Super 14 era to Test match rugby, saying "It was basically the Wallabies v the All Blacks" and "Every time they met it was just great running rugby".
In common with the Waratahs rivalry, the away side rarely won in encounters during the Super 12 and Super 14 era. The Brumbies are the only team to have scored 50 points against the Crusaders (when they beat them in 2001), and have recorded the highest ever score in a grand final against them (47 points in the 2004 final). However, at the beginning of the 2020 season, the Brumbies had last beaten the Crusaders in 2009, with an aggregate score of 148-313 over the following decade, and only taking only two out of a maximum forty-five competition points from games against the Crusaders. Fans of other Australian provincial teams are loath to bring up this record: while the Brumbies are on a streak of nine losses against the Crusaders, both the Reds and Waratahs have previously lost eleven straight games against the Crusaders. Fans of the Blues are also loathe to mention the record, as they are currently on a ten-game losing streak against the Crusaders, despite (or perhaps because of) the competition structure having them play each other twice per season.
Despite this, the Brumbies remain one of few sides to have a (relatively) competitive win/loss record against the Crusaders. At the end of the Super 14 era, the Brumbies' record against the Crusaders was eight wins in eighteen games (44%). As on November 2020, that record was eight wins in twenty-six games (31%). At that time, only four other teams have a win record above 30% against the Crusaders: The Hurricanes (13/39, or 30%), the Blues (11/35, or 31%), the Bulls (10/27, or 37%), and the Chiefs (15/38, or 39%).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brumbies have been unable to play any non-Australian teams since 15 March 2020. With pandemic conditions easing, the Brumbies are scheduled to play the Crusaders again in May 2021. This will be the first Brumbies-Crusaders game in over two years, with the Brumbies currently on a nine game losing streak against the Crusaders.
The 2020 Super Rugby AU final was contested by the Brumbies and the Reds, with the Brumbies winning 28-23. The Reds only won one game between these teams in the first fifteen years of Super Rugby. Since 2015, neither side has lost at home.
The four years that Ewen McKenzie, who played for the Brumbies in Super 12, was coach of the Reds was the high water mark of the interstate rivalry. In 2010, 2012, and 2013, the Rod Macqueen Cup games decided whether either the Brumbies or the Reds made the playoff. In 2010, the Rod Macqueen Cup game was the difference between the Reds finishing 4th (in the playoffs) and 5th (not in the playoffs). In 2012 and 2013, if the losing team had won just one of the Rod Macqueen Cup games, they would have won the conference ahead of the other.
The Australian Capital Territory's two elite development squads just below full-time professional level are the Brumbies A and ACT Under 19 teams. These teams are closely aligned with the Brumbies and train at the same venue used by the Super Rugby squad. Many Brumbies players not involved in international rugby play for Canberra's team in the National Rugby Championship which also draws from the elite development squads. - See: Canberra Vikings
The Brumbies A team plays matches against interstate and international representative teams, and has also competed in tournaments such as the Pacific Rugby Cup. Known by various names including ACT A, ACT XV, Brumbies A, and Brumby Runners, the team is selected from the best emerging rugby talent in the ACT and Southern NSW. The squad is composed of Brumbies contracted players, extended training squad members, ACT Under 19s, and selected Premier Division club players.
The Brumbies under 19 side plays in the URC competition. ACT teams played in the Southern States Tournament up until 2015 and also played occasional matches against other representative sides such as Pacific Rugby Cup teams. Prior to 2008, state colts teams at under 21 and under 21 age levels were fielded in national competitions. In 2018, an under 19 age limit was reinstated for the colts teams.
|Super 12||Super 14||Super Rugby||Super Rugby AU|
|Season||Final Position||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||Points For||Points Against||Points +/-||Bonus Points||Try Bonus Points||Loss Bonus Points||Total Points||Finals Notes|
|1996||5th||11||7||0||4||306||273||+33||4||4||0||32||Missed finals on tiebreakers (bonus points)|
|1997||2nd||11||8||0||3||406||291||+115||9||9||0||41||Lost final to Blues|
|2000||1st||11||9||0||2||393||196||+197||9||7||2||45||Lost final to Crusaders|
|2001||1st||11||8||0||3||348||204||+144||8||6||2||40||Defeated Sharks in final|
|2002||3rd||11||7||0||4||374||230||+144||10||7||3||38||Lost final to Crusaders|
|2003||4th||11||6||0||5||358||313||+45||7||5||2||31||Lost semi-final to Blues|
|2004||1st||11||8||0||3||408||269||+139||8||8||0||40||Defeated Crusaders in final|
|2006||6th||13||8||1||4||326||269||+57||4||3||1||38||Missed finals on tiebreakers (bonus points)|
|2007||5th||13||9||0||4||234||173||+61||4||2||2||40||Missed finals on tiebreakers (bonus points)|
|2009||7th||13||8||0||5||311||305||+6||6||5||1||38||Missed finals on tiebreakers (drawn games by Crusaders)|
|2010||6th||13||8||0||5||358||291||+67||5||3||2||37||Missed finals on tiebreakers (drawn games by Crusaders)|
|2012||7th||16||10||0||6||404||331||+73||10||5||5||58||Missed finals on tiebreakers (win rate of Reds)|
|2013||3rd||16||10||2||4||430||295||+135||8||5||3||60||Lost final to Chiefs|
|2014||4th||16||10||0||6||412||378||+34||5||4||1||45||Lost semi final to Waratahs|
|2015||6th||16||9||0||7||369||261||+108||11||6||5||47||Lost semi final to Hurricanes|
|2016||4th||15||10||0||5||425||326||+99||3||3||0||43||Lost quarterfinal to Highlanders|
|2017||4th||15||6||0||9||315||279||+36||10||3||7||34||Lost quarterfinal to Hurricanes|
|2018||10th||16||7||0||9||393||422||-29||6||2||4||34||Missed finals on tiebreakers (drawn games by Sharks)|
|2019||3rd||16||10||0||6||430||366||+64||8||5||3||48||Lost semifinal to Jaguares|
|2020||N/A||6||5||0||1||208||115||+93||3||2||1||23||Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2020||1st||8||6||0||2||189||147||+42||4||4||0||28||Defeated Reds in final|
|Brumbies Super Rugby squad|
|(c) Denotes team captain, Bold denotes internationally capped, DEV denotes a development squad player, ST denotes a short-term signing. |
At the start of the 2020 Super Rugby season, there were sixteen former Brumbies captains:
Ben Mowen has captained the side on 51 occasions, more than any other Brumbies captain. He was Captain for every game in his Brumbies career, and only missed two games in that period: against the Lions in 2012, and against the Rebels in 2013.
The Brumbies only recognise players who have captained the team in Super Rugby games as proper Captains. Despite players like Jim Williams,Ben Hand,Peter Kimlin,Jordan Smiler, and Josh Mann-Rea captaining the team against prestigious opponents (such as the British and Irish Lions and Wales), the Brumbies never include these players in their official publications as ex-Captains.
Furthermore, the Brumbies do not count non-Super Rugby games as captaincy caps for Super Rugby Captains. David Pocock captained the side against the Highlanders in a 2014 pre-season game and a 2015 pre-season game, though he only became a 'full' captain when he led the side against the Reds in 2015. Likewise, Sam Carter captained the side against the Waratahs in Wagga Wagga, but only became a 'full' captain in 2017.Christian Lealiifano captained the side against Suntory in 2018, though this does not count as a captaincy cap.
During the gap between Super Rugby 2020 and the 2020 domestic competition, the Brumbies ran a fan poll to select an All Time Brumbies XV.
|All Time Brumbies XV|
|Position||Nominations||First Round Result||Final Result|
|Looshead Prop||Bill Young v Scott Sio
Ben Alexander v Patricio Noriega
|Scott Sio (67%)
Ben Alexander (67%)
|Scott Sio (51%)|
|Hooker||Jeremy Paul v Josh Mann-Rea
Marco Caputo v Stephen Moore
|Jeremy Paul (84%)
Stephen Moore (85%)
|Jeremy Paul (62%)|
|Tighthead Prop||Ben Darwin v Nic Henderson
Guy Shepherdson v Allan Alaalatoa
|Ben Darwin (73%)
Allan Alaalatoa (88%)
|Allan Alaalatoa (71%)|
|Lock (bracket 1)||Rory Arnold v Mark Chisholm
David Giffin v John Langford
|Rory Arnold (64%)
David Giffin (77%)
|Rory Arnold (57%)|
|Lock (bracket 2)||Radike Samo v Dan Vickerman
Justin Harrison v Sam Carter
|Radike Samo (59%)
Justin Harrison (65%)
|Radike Samo (60%)|
|Blindside Flanker||Scott Fardy v Peter Kimlin
Owen Finegan v Peter Ryan
|Scott Fardy (90%)
Owen Finegan (93%)
|Owen Finegan (56%)|
|Openside Flanker||George Smith v Brett Robinson
Ipo Fenukitau v David Pocock
|George Smith (96%)
David Pocock (86%)
|George Smith (74%)|
|Number 8||Ben Mowen v Scott Fava
Jim Williams v Stephen Hoiles
|Ben Mowen (72%)
Jim Williams (62%)
|Ben Mowen (56%)|
|Scrumhalf||George Gregan v Joe Powell
Nic White v Tomas Cubelli
|George Gregan (95%)
Nic White (82%)
|George Gregan (92%)|
|Flyhalf||Matt Toomua v David Knox
Stephen Larkham v Julian Huxley
|Matt Toomua (74%)
Stephen Larkham (97%)
|Stephen Larkham (94%)|
|Inside Centre||Pat McCabe v Matt Giteau
Christian Lealiifano v Rod Kafer
|Matt Giteau (88%)
Christian Lealiifano (83%)
|Matt Giteau (64%)|
|Outside Centre||Stirling Mortlock v Joel Wilson
James Holbeck v Tevita Kuridrani
|Stirling Mortlock (97%)
Tevita Kuridrani (92%)
|Stirling Mortlock (75%)|
|Winger (bracker 1)||Henry Speight v Graeme Bond
Joe Tomane v Mark Gerrard
|Henry Speight (92%)
Mark Gerrard (72%)
|Henry Speight (57%)|
|Winger (bracker 2)||Clyde Rathbone v Adam Ashley-Cooper
Joe Roff v Mitch Hardy
|Adam Ashley-Cooper (55%)
Joe Roff (97%)
|Joe Roff (73%)|
|Fullback||Jesse Mogg v Tom Banks
Andrew Walker v Mark Bartholomeusz
|Tom Banks (58%)
Andrew Walker (94%)
|Andrew Walker (74%)|
|Coach||Jake White v Eddie Jones
Rod Macqueen v David Nucifora
|Eddie Jones (78%)
Rod Macqueen (77%)
|Eddie Jones (61%)|
Players in bold are still playing for the Brumbies.
The Brumbies subsequently named a list of bench players for the All Time Brumbies XV:
In the lead up to the 2018 Super Rugby season, the Brumbies announced a list of thirty players who were considered the best to play for the Brumbies:
Several Brumbies players have gone on to achieve greater recognition in the Rugby community, achieving such things as:
Note: Accurate as of 30 January 2020. Players in Bold are still playing for the Brumbies. Players in Bolded Italics are still playing Super Rugby.
|Brumbies Super Rugby Coaches|
|Coach||Tenure||Games||Wins||Losses||Draws||Win %||Finals Appearances||Titles|
|Eddie Jones||1998-2001||48||28||20||0||58%||2000, 2001||2001|
|David Nucifora||2002-2004||38||24||14||0||63%||2002, 2003, 2004||2004|
|Laurie Fisher||2005-2008, 2014||68||38||28||2||56%||2014||None|
|Stephen Larkham||2014-2017||68||37||31||0||52%||2014, 2015, 2016, 2017||None|
|Dan McKellar||2018-Present||50||31||19||0||62%||2019, 2020||2020|
As of 20 September 2020.
As of 20 September 2020.
Players in bold currently play for the Brumbies.
|Individuals who have scored 150 points in their Brumbies Career|
|Player||Points Scored||Games Played||Points per Game|
|Individuals who have scored 25 tries in their Brumbies Career|
|Player||Tries Scored||Games Played||Tries per Game|
|Individuals who have scored 150 points in a season|
|Individuals who have scored 10 tries in a season|
|Individuals who have scored 20 points in a game|
|Player||Points Scored||Tries Scored||Conversions Scored||Penalties Scored||Drop Goals Scored||Game|
|Stirling Mortlock||25||1||4||4||0||2001 v Stormers|
|Joe Roff||25||1||7||2||0||2003 v Chiefs|
|Mark Gerrard||25||2||3||3||0||2006 v Sharks|
|Stirling Mortlock||24||1||8||1||0||2000 v Cats|
|Matt Giteau||24||2||4||2||0||2005 v Cats|
|Stirling Mortlock||23||3||4||0||0||2002 v Bulls|
|Stirling Mortlock||23||1||3||4||0||2000 v Reds|
|Stirling Mortlock||23||3||4||0||0||2002 v Bulls|
|Joe Roff||22||2||3||2||0||1999 v Bulls|
|Joe Roff||22||0||2||5||1||2003 v Cats|
|Joe Roff||22||2||6||0||0||2004 Final v Crusaders|
|Zack Holmes||22||1||4||3||0||2012 v Hurricanes|
|Christian Lealiifano||22||1||1||5||0||2013 Final v Chiefs|
|David Knox||21||0||6||3||0||1996 v Highlanders|
|Stirling Mortlock||21||0||3||5||0||2000 v Hurricanes|
|Andrew Walker||21||0||3||5||0||2001 Final v Sharks|
|Joe Roff||21||1||5||2||0||2004 v Reds|
|Joe Roff||20||4||0||0||0||1996 v Sharks|
|David Knox||20||0||4||4||0||1997 v Cheetahs|
|Stirling Mortlock||20||1||6||1||0||2000 v Chiefs|
|Andrew Walker||20||1||3||3||0||2002 v Blues|
|Joe Roff||20||1||6||1||0||2004 v Highlanders|
|Christian Lealiifano||20||0||1||6||0||2013 v Hurricanes|
As of 20 September 2020. Note: this section excludes the Southern Kings, who have played two games against the Brumbies: a 28-all draw in Canberra in 2013, and a 19-10 Brumbies win in Port Elizabeth in 2017. The Southern Kings were removed from Super Rugby at the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season.
|Best Home Results against each opponent|
|Highest Score||46-25 (2002)||73-9 (1999)||61-15 (2010)||55-31 (2003)||51-16 (2001)||47-25 (2014)||70-26 (1996)||52-10 (2016)||20-25 (2018)||68-28 (2004)||39-17 (2013)
|51-8 (2004)||51-10 (2000)||40-25 (2001)||66-5 (2016)||56-9 (1997)|
|Best Margin||37-15 (2009)||49-6 (2001)||41-7 (2013)||64-0 (2000)||37-6 (2012)||47-3 (2015)||37-15 (1999)|
|Least Conceded||26-9 (2014)||23-6 (2016)||20-3 (2015)||15-6 (2007)||31-3 (2010)||32-3 (2017)||36-0 (2006)||16-9 (2014)||17-10 (2009)||33-0 (2019)||23-6 (2012) |
|Best Away Results against each opponent|
|Highest Score||35-7 (2001)||45-35 (2002)||40-27 (2009)||45-17 (2000)||32-33 (2002)||33-20 (2015)||33-31 (2009)||37-49 (2005)
|39-15 (2017)||34-29 (2005)
|52-13 (2009)||29-10 (2013)||39-19 (2015)||47-14 (2020)||51-10 (2002)|
|Best Margin||45-35 (2002)
|29-7 (1996)||24-0 (2020)||29-10 (2007)||37-25 (2012)||34-20 (2012)||30-13 (2013)||36-15 (2002)|
|Least Conceded||28-19 (2000)||25-18 (2016)||7-10 (2009)||15-9 (1997)
|10-11 (2007)||14-9 (2007)||29-0 (2015)||36-15 (2002) |
|Worst Home Results against each opponent|
|Lowest Score||12-18 (2017)||7-19 (2007)||15-13 (2013)||13-16 (1999)||8-21 (2018)||14-12 (2007)||9-15 (2016)||13-23 (2010)||20-25 (2018)||6-13 (2017)||8-13 (2015)||17-27 (2014)||16-9 (2014)||3-16 (2011)||33-0 (2019)||6-10 (2005)|
|Worst Margin||16-30 (2012)||24-23 (2012)||23-48 (2016)||14-40 (2016)||16-25 (2009)||18-25 (2002)||16-35 (2017)||20-29 (2011)||27-34 (2019)||23-41 (1998)||41-31 (2018)||22-29 (2011) |
|Most Conceded||40-34 (1996)||32-31 (2009)||29-23 (2008)
|19-27 (2011)||26-28 (2006)||38-32 (2000)||40-25 (2001)||22-29 (2011)|
|Worst Away Results against each opponent|
|Lowest Score||0-17 (2005)||7-24 (1998)||20-38 (2007)||7-10 (2009)||3-33 (2006)
|13-13 (2011)||8-9 (1999)||7-56 (2009)||7-39 (2019)||14-9 (2007)||10-33 (2018)||6-3 (2007)||14-35 (2009)||3-34 (1998)||32-25 (2018)||7-32 (1998) |
|Worst Margin||15-41 (2003)||23-44 (2014)||15-35 (1998)||10-52 (2011)||22-29 (2008)||19-45 (2003)
|24-42 (2018)||14-36 (2019)||7-41 (2011)|
|Most Conceded||21-42 (2003)||32-50 (2010)||36-47 (2011)||19-45 (2003)||24-36 (2005)||22-35 (2013)|
|Brumbies Super W squad|
|(cc) Denotes team co-captains, Bold denotes internationally capped and ST indicated short-term cover. |