Canberra Vikings 2017 NRC Squad & Season Preview

Under new administration, the renamed Canberra Vikings will look to build on the success of the Brumbies 2017 Super Rugby campaign and blood some exciting young talent in this year’s NRC. After missing the playoffs in 2016, the likes of Sam Carter and Joe Powell will look to play their way back into a Wallabies jersey, alongside the best talent from Canberra’s John I Dent Cup. “We’ve got a good balance of youth and experience which is something I think we’ve been lacking in the last few seasons. If we can build on that and gel well together as a side, it will be exciting to see what we can do,” Vikings playmaker Jordan Jackson-Hope told Rugby News. “There are still some young guys pushing their case (for a Brumbies contract) next year plus some club players who are looking to be seen so it’s an interesting combo.” Tim Sampson has been promoted to head coach after serving as an assistant last year and will be joined by Ruaidhri Murphy, Dan Hooper and Dan Pa
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