Brumbies

Vaea targets Brumbies comeback

Ita Vaea, back training with the Brumbies after a life-threatening heart condition.

Chris Dutton   Ita Vaea has abandoned plans for a French comeback to have one last crack at reviving his Super Rugby career, declaring he wants to repay the ACT Brumbies after overcoming a life-threatening heart condition.

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Brumbies board asked to pull together

Robert Kennedy, left, has called for unity among the Brumbies board members. He is pictured with Geoff Larkham, Angus McKerchar, John Gillespie, Peter Callaughan and Carmel McGreggor.

Chris Dutton   Robert Kennedy has used his first meeting as ACT Brumbies chairman to ensure there is unity on the board as the club ramps up its search for a chief executive and major sponsor.

Saturday Serve

Turning back on marquee players is madness

Chris Wilson headshot

Chris Wilson   Putting a cap of marquee on import players would be professional suicide for the ACT Brumbies.

Brumbies aim for title after making budget cuts

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton   Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has cut $100,000 from his budget but insists it won't affect the high-performance program's bid for Super Rugby success.

Brumbies chairman Kennedy wants local talent

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Chris Dutton   New ACT Brumbies chairman Robert Kennedy wants to invest in local talent, declaring the club will make Canberra players a priority in future recruitment and suggested a cap be put in place for marquee Super Rugby players from interstate.

Brumbies get new chairman in board shake-up

Sean Hammond

Chris Wilson   The ACT Brumbies have voted for change in the wake of a record financial loss this year.

Cheika to update Brumbies on World Cup plans

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika will start his World Cup plan with a trip to Canberra this week, taking time to check in with some ACT Brumbies stars and get them up to speed with his vision for success.

Brumbies to focus on wins, not off-field uncertainty: Moore

Moore said the players' priority was surging to the Super Rugby championship next year and backed professional players' representative board member Scott Fardy to juggle his role at the annual general meeting.

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore says the players will separate back-room uncertainty from on-field performance to make sure they are focused on their bid to win a Super Rugby title.

Saturday Serve

Are ACT Brumbies on borrowed time?

Chris Wilson headshot

Chris Wilson   Are the ACT Brumbies on borrowed time and, if so, how long do they have to turn things around?

Hammond says Brumbies are ready for future

Sean Hammond

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies face one of their most important Annual General Meetings in the club's history on Tuesday night. Chris Dutton spoke to Brumbies chairman Sean Hammond about the big issues confronting the Super Rugby club.

Brumbies dip into savings to cover loss

Brumbies chairman Sean Hammond talks about the Super Rugby club's financial situation.

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies are in danger of erasing the nest egg of their multi-million dollar Griffith headquarters sale.

Canberra clubs fear new Brumbies levy will force juniors to switch sports

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Chris Dutton   The growing costs to play junior rugby union have forced some clubs to consider a breakaway competition, fearing the increased registration fees will drive kids into the arms of rival sports.

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ACT Brumbies chief executive Doug Edwards quits

Interim ACT Brumbies chief executive Doug Edwards.

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies boss Doug Edwards will quit his job just four months into a two-year contract as the Super Rugby club fights to find a major sponsor and battles financial losses.

Brumbies winger Henry Speight raises more than $30,000 for Walk On Walk Strong foundation

Henry Speight looses the Afro at Westfield Belconnen for the charity Walk on Walk Strong.

David Polkinghorne   ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight is more comfortable running out for the Wallabies in front of 82,000 people at Twickenham than getting his head shaved in front of 200 at Belconnen.

Could the Butler do it again?

Jarrad Butler.

David Polkinghorne   Brumbies backrower in running for RUPA Medal of Excellence.

Moore keen to captain club and country

Man for a crisis: Former Wallabies captain Stephen Moore.

Lee Gaskin   Brumbies captain Stephen Moore is focused on leading the Super Rugby side for the first time, but admits having aspirations to skipper the Wallabies at the World Cup.

Brumbies face major sponsorship drama

David Pocock.

David Polkinghorne   Wallabies and Brumbies teammate backs David Pocock following arrest.

Pocock warned by ARU after arrest

Warned after arrest: David Pocock and fellow activist farmer Rick Laird were arrested on November 30.

Wallabies player David Pocock has received a formal written warning from the Australian Rugby Union following his arrest in a coal mine protest.

Former Wallabies captain David Pocock stands by decision to protest despite arrest

David Pocock during Brumbies training last week.

David Polkinghorne   Former Wallabies captain David Pocock has no regrets about chaining himself to mining equipment as part of a protest against a northern NSW coalmine, despite police arresting and charging him on the weekend and then the Australian Rugby Union issuing him with a written warning on Monday.

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ACT Brumbies star Pocock joins NSW coal mine protest

David Pocock during Brumbies training at HQ, Bruce.

Wallaby and ACT Brumbies flanker David Pocock chained himself to a digger on Sunday to protest a controversial coal mine in northwest NSW.