David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne


Canberra Raiders win battle against AFL but fans have little to cheer

Josh Papalii drops the ball against the Knights.

Jon Tuxworth, David Polkinghorne The Raiders have slumped to a record sixth consecutive home defeat at Canberra Stadium, the club’s worst losing streak at home since its inception in 1982.

Brumbies v Blues

David Polkinghorne The Brumbies take on the Blues from 7.40pm at Canberra Stadium.

Ticket bungle

ACT Brumbies and Western Giants in peace offer to fans for ticket bungle

SPORT: University of Canberra Brumbies v Queensland Reds at Canberra Stadium, Bruce. Pic shows the crowd lining up to get in. 22nd February 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne The ACT Brumbies and Greater Western Sydney have been forced to offer compensation to fans following membership and ticket bungles just two days apart that took the gloss off the start of the...


Canberra Raiders go with young guns at Auckland Nines

David Polkinghorne There will be no SOS sent to Canberra Raiders legends for the inaugural Auckland Nines.

Rugby Union

Carmel McGregor joins ACT Brumbies board

Sport. Newly elected UC Brumbies board member, Carmel McGregor. November 29th. 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Polkinghorne Carmel McGregor might be a self-proclaimed ''rugby mum'', but she's also the boss of 100,000 people and brings a wealth of experience as the first female member of the ACT Brumbies board.

Rugby League

Plenty of work to be done but Shillington backs Ricky's rebuilding skills

Outgoing Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart arriving at the Parramatta Eels end of year function at Rosehill Racecourse. 12th September 2013
Photo Dallas Kilponen

David Polkinghorne, Lee Gaskin Raiders vice-captain David Shillington says incoming coach Ricky Stuart will have ''his work cut out for him'' in rebuilding the club, but has backed the premiership coach to do it.

Friend feels for mate Furner after sacking

27 February 2011, News, Canberra Times photo by Andrew Sheargold. BRUMBIES TRAINING. pic shows ACT Brumbies coach Andy Friend durung training at Griffith today. SPECIAL 000

David Polkinghorne Disgruntled players and a coach sacked out of the blue - it could be a story about either Canberra Raiders legend David Furner or former ACT Brumbies coach Andy Friend.

Rugby League

Misbehaving few must wear the blame: Lazarus

Former NSW Blues State of Origin player Glenn Lazarus (left) and Mitchell Pierce are seen at a dinner at Coogee Crown Plaza in Sydney. Monday, June 11, 2012. (SMH SPORT) Photo by Mick Tsikas


Lee Gaskin, David Polkinghorne Canberra Raiders great Glenn Lazarus has described David Furner's sacking as ''absolutely disgraceful'', laying the blame for his dismissal squarely on the club's misbehaving players.

Rugby League

Blues seal place in grand final

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan Blues storm into Canberra Raiders Cup grand final with a 32-10 victory over cross-town rivals the Kangaroos.

Rugby League

Ferguson runs into World Cup frame

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 10:  Blake Ferguson of the Raiders runs with the ball during the round 22 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canberra Raiders at Allianz Stadium on August 10, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens says Raider Blake Ferguson has an ''eight-week'' audition for a World Cup role.

Rugby League

Milford to step up as Campo sidelined

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 10:  Terry Campese of the Raiders leaves the field following an eye injury during the round 22 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canberra Raiders at Allianz Stadium on August 10, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Even as young gun Anthony Milford weighs up his future, he will be forced into a decision-making role against the Bulldogs.


Roos roll over Rams

Woden Valley Rams player Mitch Vincent tackled by the Queanbeyan Kangaroos defence.
The Canberra Times
11 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan Kangaroos risk ''making up the numbers'' come finals time warns coach Aaron Gorrell.

Rugby League

Thompson keen on return for All Stars

David Polkinghorne Shock turned to understanding as Canberra Raiders forward Joel Thompson found out why next year's NRL All Stars game had been cancelled, but the indigenous leader said he would be disappointed if it...


Poke in eye won't stop Papalii

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29:  Josh Papalii  passes the ball during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at  Palmer Resort Coolum on May 29, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne It will take more than sore knees and a poke in the eye to stop Raiders powerhouse Josh Papalii from backing up against Souths.

Rugby League

All eyes on Canberra for Raiders and Broncos clash

David Polkinghorne As Paul Gallen's war of words with Queensland legend Gordon Tallis continues, the NSW captain will cast an interested eye towards Canberra Stadium on Monday night.


Wounded Raiders win time to take on Broncos

David Polkinghorne, Lee Gaskin Three Canberra players are in a race to be fit for Monday night's clash against Brisbane.


Earl switch backed by his teammates

David Polkinghorne Sandor Earl's Canberra teammates are not holding his pending switch to rugby union against him.

Rugby League

Kiwis out to improve their record

Sport: New Zealand player Shaun Kenny- Dowall during training at the AIS ahead of the ANZAC Test against Australia in Canberra. 15 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne Shaun Kenny-Dowall says New Zealand is ''very disappointed'' by its recent record in one-off Tests against Australia and is determined to turn that around in the Anzac Test at Canberra Stadium on...

Rugby League

Raiders look for other options

Canberra Raiders have re-signed 18 y/o Anthony Milford. Pictured at Raiders HQ in Bruce. 
13 November 2012
Photo: Rohan Thomson. Canberra Times. 


Jon Tuxworth and David Polkinghorne Canberra whiz kid Anthony Milford could make his first-grade debut against the Roosters at Canberra Stadium on Sunday.

Raiders hit by injuries in Newcastle loss

SPORT - Blake ferguson  at Canberra Raiders training at Bruce HQ. Canberra                                                                          29th March  2013.                                                                                                                                                                    Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Raiders centre Blake Ferguson could have a broken cheek bone as a result of an apparent shoulder charge by Knights hooker Danny Buderus in the 28-12 loss at Newcastle on Sunday.