The ACT Brumbies are already trying to save their Super Rugby season just as the Canberra Raiders lace up the boots for their season-opening kick-off.
The Raiders have called on five new faces to lead them out of the wilderness and back into NRL finals contention ahead of their season opener against the Gold Coast on Sunday.
Is this the year the Raiders break through? We discuss who is under pressure at the Green Machine this year and give our fearless predictions about the year ahead.
The Brumbies have their backs to the wall heading into a clash against arch-rivals the NSW Waratahs. As some have put it, this is a chance for the rebellion to upset the empire.
A win would be one of their most stirring with a handful of star names sidelined and a 20-year-old set to be thrown in for his debut as the Brumbies fight to save their season in an Australian derby.
And who could forget the summer that was? The Canberra Capitals claimed a drought-breaking WNBL title and they have key pieces in place as they hunt for back-to-back championships.
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