Brumbies great on radar as Pocock negotiations continue

Chris Dutton, Phil Lutton, Tom Decent 9:30 PM   Australian rugby great George Smith looms as a potential recruiting target if David Pocock decides to take a 12-month sabbatical from the ACT Brumbies before returning in 2018 and 2019.

Car accident fails to halt Scott Fardy's comeback in Brumbies pre-season

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25:  A bloodied Scott Fardy of Australia during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match ...

Chris Dutton 7:05 PM   You'll find Scott Fardy's blood-soaked headgear at the bottom of most rucks, but a different kind of collision forced the ACT Brumbies flanker to go to hospital this week.

Club and country fight to keep Wallabies star

David Pocock.

Chris Dutton   The ARU is prepared to offer David Pocock one of the biggest contracts in Australian rugby history and work with the star flanker to give him a year away from the sport to ensure he stays in the game for the 2019 World Cup.

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Brumbies call on sprint coach to boost Super Rugby bid

John Pryor

Chris Dutton   New England coach Eddie Jones has already snared ACT Brumbies legend George Smith to help the enemy and the former Wallabies mentor is banging down the door for another man in Canberra.

Goromaru to make Reds debut off bench

Ayumu Goromaru will come off the bench for the Reds on Friday.

Vince Rugari   Star recruit Ayumu Goromaru will make his first appearance for the Queensland Reds on Friday.

Brumbies to be 'different beast' with big names back

Brumbies fullback Aidan Toua believes their attacking game plan will go to another level with the return of their Wallabies.

David Polkinghorne   Brumbies fullback Aidan Toua says their attack will step up a notch with big names coming in.

Brumbies young guns 'look good for next year' jokes Toomua

Nick Jooste impressed in his first hit-out with the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne   Brumbies playmaker full of praise for young guns after playing for the Super Rugby province for the first time.

Dennis backs Robinson to have Super codehop

Reece Robinson is looking for a fresh start with the Waratahs.

David Polkinghorne   Former Canberra Raiders back shines in first hit-out for Super Rugby province NSW Waratahs.

Larkham sees 'a lot of pleasing things' in Brumbies' Tahs trial loss

The Brumbies' Sam Carter fends off the Waratahs' Will Skelton.

David Polkinghorne   Waratahs come from behind in 21-17 win in front of big crowd at Wagga Wagga on Saturday night.

Brumbies' Puma could be playing for the 'enemy' at Canberra home

Sport.?Argentinian rugby player Tomas Cubelli has been signed up by the Brumbies as a scrum half. Pictured at their UC ...

David Polkinghorne   Tomas Cubelli could play for Argentina against the Wallabies at his new home ground, Canberra Stadium, in 2017.

Toomua 'last man standing' for Brumbies captaincy

Matt Toomua of the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne   Brumbies playmaker to wear the captain's armband for the first time in pre-season trial against Tahs.

Speight reunites with Friend six years after Brumbies meeting

Henry Speight will use a midfield switch to spark his best form.

Henry Speight still remembers the moment Andy Friend convinced him to join the ACT Brumbies.

Mann-Rea's country move ignites passion for hay and rugby

Brumbies hooker with daughter Avery at their home in Jugiong. He drives 90 minutes to Canberra for Super Rugby training ...

A team bus stopping to pick up a hooker sounds like a joke or the start of an off-season controversy, but this is not what you're thinking.

Cubelli buzzing for first crack in Brumbies jersey

Tomas Cubelli, the Brumbies' new scrumhalf.

Chris Dutton   Argentinian scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli will make his Brumbies debut on Saturday.

Guildford at fullback for Waratahs trial

Focused on a new challenge: Zac Guildford.

Former All Blacks winger Zac Guildford has been given a chance to impress from fullback in his first match for the NSW Waratahs among a raw squad in their first Super Rugby trial match.

Rugby union

Brumbies players and staff tested for drugs as post-Essendon crackdown begins

ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton   Brumbies players and staff tested for drugs as post-Essendon crackdown begins.

Speight to play five for Brumbies as he targets Olympic sevens

Overlooked: Wallabies winger Henry Speight has been left out of the Australian sevens team to play in Auckland this weekend.

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies are planning to have Henry Speight for the first five games of the Super Rugby season before he switches his focus to his pursuit of Rio Olympic Games glory.

Rugby union

Japan opens Smith's eyes to new style as he targets Brumbies game time

Ruan Smith will monitor his workload to ensure he doesn't burn out this year.

Chris Dutton   Returning ACT Brumbies prop Ruan Smith says a stint in Japan has opened his eyes to a new style of rugby.

Toomua drops it short for husband-wife battle with Perry

Ellyse Perry and Matt Toomua are one of the glamour couples of Australian sport.

Chris Dutton   ┬áMost couples argue about the washing up, but tension simmers for Ellyse Perry and Matt Toomua in backyard cricket.

Friend wants Cooper to 'add value' to sevens set up

Former ACT Brumbies coach Andy Friend.

Chris Dutton   New Australian sevens coach Andy Friend says he will not pick Quade Cooper "just because he's Quade Cooper".