ACT Brumbies chief executive Michael Jones hopes a big crowd against the Canterbury Crusaders at Canberra Stadium next weekend ;will send a message and help make Saturday afternoon football a permanent fixture in the nation's capital.
Golden Slipper winner Frank Cleary was just starting out as a trainer when Kevin Sweeney was an apprentice jockey, which made By Virtue's win in the Kevin Sweeney Career Tribute (1200 metres) all the more special.
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A perfect day would start admiring my beard before playing a round of golf, watching Hawthorn flog essendon, Sturt smash port and then Liverpool beating scumchester...all washed down with a Coopers Pale Ale!
Sports journo for The Canberra Times covering the ACT Brumbies, GWS Giants, Canberra Cavalry, NEAFL and cycling. Occasionally rant on Twitter @Super_Couch, essendon and manchester utd supporters beware...