Touch wood, crowds are back at Canberra's stadiums. And it couldn't have come at a better time for the ACT Brumbies and the Canberra Raiders. The Brumbies especially, with the Super Rugby team to play their second-round clash against arch-rivals NSW Waratahs at Canberra Stadium Saturday week. Barring disaster, it will be the same story for the Raiders when they kick off their NRL season against the Wests Tigers at Canberra Stadium on March 14. Both Canberra Stadium and Manuka Oval will return to near-full capacity when the ACT government announces an easing of restrictions on Friday.