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Hailing from Australia’s capital, the ACT Brumbies were formed in 1996, and are now the most successful Australian side in Super Rugby history, having reached five grand finals, winning two. The side has also earned the title of Australia’s greatest Super Rugby dynasty. From 2000–2004 the Brumbies appeared in four finals and won two titles.
The Brumbies enjoyed a reasonable start to 2018, but a tough losing streak in the middle of the season effectively ruled them out of the finals hunt.
While the club arguably boasts a stronger list than last season, similar improvement from their Australian rivals has made them an unpopular pick to make it past the home-and-away stage of the season.
Coach: Dan McKellar
Captains: Sam Carter, Christian Lealiifano
2018 finish: 3rd Australian conference, 10th overall
Titles: 2001, 2004
Brumbies 2019 Super Rugby squad
Christian Lealiifano (c), Sam Carter (c), Allan Alaalatoa, Andy Muirhead, Bayley Kuenzel, Ben Hyne, Blake Enever, Chance Peni, Connal McInerney, Darcy Swain, David Pocock, Folau Fainga’a, Henry Speight, Irae Simone, James Slipper, Joe Powell, Jordan Jackson-Hope, Joshua Mann-Rea, Lachlan McCaffrey, Lausii Taliauli, Len Ikitau, Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin, Mack Hansen, Matt Lucas, Murray Douglas, Noah Lolesio, Pete Samu, Rob Valetini, Rory Arnold, Ryan Lonergan, Scott Sio, Tevita Kuridrani, Tom Banks, Tom Cusack, Tom Ross, Tom Wright, Toni Pulu, Vunipola Fifita, Wharenui Hawera