Jack Steele by name seems not by nature after the new captain had to admit his nerves of steel will be sorely tested tonight leading St Kilda out against Carlton.
A further 1000 people have been allowed to attend both days of the Canberra racing carnival over the long weekend.
The brewing animosity that has bubbled for more than 25 years strangely spilled over into sympathetic words from Dan McKellar's own lips.
The spirit of the ACT Brumbies will roam freely on Saturday night onto Canberra Stadium in not just anticipation of their return to the surrounding hinterland.
GWS Giants are in the midst of negotiating with the ACT government to maintain their presence in Canberra for possibly a further 10 years.
A dawdling Corey Horsburgh was stopped in his tracks like most rival defenders have struggled to do to the bullocking prop.
ACT Brumbies have spoiled a Perth homecoming of the Western Force after sitting out much of the past four years of the game on the sideline.
The battle lines have been drawn far and deep behind enemy territory for the ACT Brumbies to hit the ground running for their Super Rugby AU opener of the year.
The tears of Canberra falling by the wayside from NRL title contention last season was long forgotten months later when the Raiders squad resumed preseason.
Just as well as the stands will be empty for the next five days because the manic spirit of Nick Kyrgios would have been silenced without the noise of the crowds.
Canberra Cavalry have been forced to return immediately back to the ACT after having their opportunity to reach the Australian Baseball League championship game in Melbourne dramatically stripped.
Nick Kyrgios has been responsible for perhaps the loudest noise on a tennis court in close to 12 months.
Canberra Cavalry - much like the club's moniker - are packing up and heading to Melbourne for the Australian Baseball League playoffs.
There appeared no talk from the ACT Brumbies that the initial encounter for 2020 in the suburban surrounds of Viking Park was just a preseason trial.
Canberra has been attributed towards settling Nick Kyrgios down for a "massive reset" before stepping out on court at the Australian Open.
Canberra Cavalry will host a sudden-death playoff against arch-rival Sydney Blue Sox on Tuesday night after overcoming multiple challenges on the weekend.
Manuka Oval has all but saved the domestic Twenty20 competition, Big Bash boss Alistair Dobson declared after the Canberra venue hosted its 13th and last game of the season on Thursday night.
Tennis ace Nick Kyrgios has defended the actions of Australian governments towards their strict protocols to protect people from COVID-19, citing fears the world No.47 has for the well-being of his Canberra mum.
The ACT Brumbies are still waiting on tenterhooks over whether or not their only planned preseason trial remains on track for Saturday night.
WINNERS are not always measured on the scoreboard. Reporter ANDREW MATHIESON meets an all-abilities netball team that wins even when it loses.