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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says Sisa Waqa's finishing and experience equally important

David Polkinghorne Fijian flyer Sisa Waqa's try-scoring ability was on display during the Auckland Nines, but Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says using his premiership experience to help develop his young...

Ricky Stuart has no plans to use Josh Papalii at prop for Canberra Raiders

Josh Papalii has been playing prop for Australia in the Four Nations.

David Polkinghorne Raiders coach Ricky Stuart thoughts on where Papalii is best suited.


Canberra Raiders' performance won't influence whether prop Paul Vaughan will re-sign

Paul Vaughan is keen to re-sign with the Raiders despite their on-field woes.

David Polkinghorne Paul Vaughan says the Raiders' performance will have no bearing on whether he re-signs with the club.


Canberra Raider Joel Edwards rues plight of concussed Wests Tiger Liam Fulton


David Polkinghorne Canberra Raiders hard man Joel Edwards says it will be a big loss to the game if Wests Tigers utility Liam Fulton is forced to retire because of repeated concussions.


Clinton Schifcofske backs Anthony Milford's return to Canberra Raiders starting line-up

Anthony Milford returns to fullback for the Raiders match against Wests Tigers.

David Polkinghorne Former Canberra Raiders captain Clinton Schifcofske has backed young gun Anthony Milford's return to starting fullback because the club desperately needs a win and has to pick their best players.


Canberra Raiders' target switches from Josh Reynolds to James Tedesco

Hot ticket: James Tedesco.

David Polkinghorne Goodbye Josh Reynolds, hello James Tedesco. The Canberra Raiders have seen off a serial pest and replaced it with their fans' public enemy No.1.

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Canberra Raiders fullback Anthony Milford says his dropping was in best interests of team

Anthony Milford was happy to play a team role and start on the bench.

David Polkinghorne Anthony Milford says his shock demotion to the bench was in the best interests of the team, but he is hoping to use everything he learnt from one of the best players in the world to help the Raiders...


Anthony Milford could be named in extended Queensland Origin squad

Queensland great Darren Lockyer says Anthony Milford could be an Origin star.

David Polkinghorne Darren Lockyer says Anthony Milford is a future State of Origin star as key injuries raise the possibility of Maroons coach Mal Meninga naming the Canberra Raiders fullback as part of an extended...


Canberra Raiders ready to splash out on Roosters young gun Tautau Moga

18th August  2012, Story by Lee Gaskin , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters at Canberra Stadium, Sandor Earl gets tackled by Tautau Moga and Jack Bosden

Adrian Proszenko and David Polkinghorne Cashed-up Canberra have turned their attention to Roosters wunderkind Tautau Moga after missing out on Penrith flyer Josh Mansour.

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Senior Raiders back Jack Wighton for State of Origin centre role

Jack Wighton at Raiders training on Wednesday.

David Polkinghorne Two senior Canberra Raiders think Jack Wighton is perfectly suited to State of Origin.

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart confident of more star signings after missing Josh Mansour

Josh Mansour.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is confident the club can land some big-name signings after missing out on Penrith winger Josh Mansour on Tuesday.


Canberra Raiders five-eighth Lachlan Lewis picked for Queensland State of Origin under-18s

Proud Maroon: Lachlan Lewis, nephew of league great Wally Lewis.

David Polkinghorne Lachlan Lewis shares his uncle Wally's hatred of NSW.


Gungahlin Bulls not far off Canberra Raiders Cup benchmark Queanbeyan Kangaroos, says coach

Daniel Watt, left and Richard Kelly take down Rourke O'Sullivan.

David Polkinghorne If the Queanbeyan Kangaroos are the benchmark of the Canberra Raiders Cup, then Gungahlin Bulls coach Mick Slater thinks his team isn't far off.


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

Raiders player Jarrod Croker.

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.