The Brumbies have won nine consecutive Super Rugby games at home and are honing in on the club they record set 22 years ago.


The Brumbies won 13 straight games in Canberra between the inaugural Super Rugby season in 1996 and 1998.

They’ll look to make it 10 home victories on the bounce when they host the Melbourne Rebels on Friday night.

“Not many people like travelling to Canberra,” Brumbies and Wallabies hooker Folau Faingaa said.

“It’s just a special place to play and we have to keep that winning mindset.”

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The Brumbies are Australia’s most successful team with two titles and they’ve been involved in the Super Rugby finals in six of the past seven seasons.

Focussing on Friday night’s opponents, the Brumbies have fallen to the Rebels in their last four encounters over 2018 and 2019, which includes two matches in Canberra.

The Brumbies looked much sharper in the first round of this year’s competition, however.


The Brumbies hosted the Reds and clinched a narrow win while the Rebels were tripped up by the Sunwolves – a franchise with just three players in the squad from last season.

Understandably, the Brumbies will be confident heading into the game.

Inside centre Irae Simone wants to make Canberra the most feared away trip in the competition.

“We’re trying to bring back the fortress,” Simone said.

“We’re trying to bring that feeling back for teams fearing coming to Canberra and so far we’re doing pretty well on the back of nine wins.”

– with AAP

Reds playmaker Isaac Lucas is confident his side can bounce back from their loss against the Brumbies to take down the Lions:

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