Brumbies galloping to Singapore this month

June is turning out to be an exciting month for local rugby fans.

In addition to the historic test match between world No. 5 Scotland and 15th-ranked Italy at the National Stadium on Saturday, another top team will be in action later this month.

Australian club Brumbies, Super Rugby champions in 2001 and 2004, will travel to Singapore for a four-day tour from June 19 to 22.

The Canberra-based outfit will face the Asia Pacific Dragons, an invitational side boasting top players from the region, on June 22 at the inaugural Austbrokers Canberra Cup at the Queenstown Stadium.

The Brumbies will also work together with the Singapore Rugby Union to help develop and grow the game in Asia.

Brumbies chief executive officer Michael Thomson said: "It's a fantastic opportunity for us to help spread the awareness of rugby in Singapore and to promote the Brumbies brand overseas.

"Asia has a fast-growing, developing rugby fan-base and the chance to help promote the game globally through the Brumbies brand is wonderful opportunity."

The Brumbies are leading this season's Super Rugby Australian Conference and are chasing a play-off spot.

They lost in last term's quarter-finals to the Highlanders of New Zealand.

Besides the friendly match, the Brumbies will also visit schools and a rugby club. Their itinerary also includes a Carbine Club lunch and a function at the Australian Embassy.

•Tickets for the match are on sale ($25 for adults and $10 for children) and more information can be found at brumbiesrugby2017.peatix.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 08, 2017, with the headline 'Brumbies galloping to Singapore this month'. Print Edition | Subscribe