Fiji connection to spark try-scoring spree

Chris Dutton 8:34 PM   It's the Fijian connection and Tevita Kuridrani hopes the chance to play alongside Henry Speight in Wallabies gold can spark an avalanche of tries with the prize to be a bowl of kava.

Butler says Enever a lock for Brumbies debut

New Brumbies recruit Blake Enever tries his hand at golf.

David Polkinghorne 8:28 PM   Can Brumbies recruit Blake Enever force his way into the line-up in 2015?

Beale back for Wallabies

Kurtley Beale has been named on an extended bench for the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton 3:51 PM   Troubled Wallaby Kurtley Beale is set to make his Test comeback from the bench against Ireland as coach Michael Cheika refuses to play politics with the playmaker's future.

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Froggy Morton gets permanent seat at Queanbeyan Whites

Peter Morton, 1979.

Chris Wilson   Peter 'Froggy' Morton will always have a seat at Queanbeyan Whites rugby union games.

Tomane eager to score

Joe Tomane

Chris Dutton   Wallabies winger Joseph Tomane has shelved his World Cup ambitions to focus on retaining his starting jersey three years after he quit the NRL to chase rugby glory.

Bongo not just making up Wallabies numbers

World Cup dream: Josh Mann-Rea.

Chris Dutton   Rugby was the last thing on Josh Mann-Rea's mind when he was 500 metres underground putting roof bolts and supports in the Illawarra coalmines.

Brumbies recruit Dargaville follows McCabe's path

James Dargaville.

Lee Gaskin   ACT Brumbies recruit James Dargaville welcomes comparisons to retired star Pat McCabe after signing a two-year deal with the Super Rugby club.

Refreshed Giteau chases more success

Matt Giteau of Toulon breaks with the ball during the Heineken Cup this year.

Chris Dutton   A refreshed Matt Giteau says his move to France helped him rediscover his love of rugby, adding he's at ease with the fact he will never play for the Wallabies again.

Cheika backs dumped Brumbies


Chris Dutton   New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika insists Matt Toomua and Nic White will get a chance to force their way back into the Test team, despite his overlooking the halves duo for his first match in charge.

Saturday Serve

Marston counts herself lucky as inquiries begin

David Polkinghorne dinkus

David Polkinghorne   The last thing Canberra jockey Chynna Marston remembers is thinking, "I don't think we can get around here". Then she was in Canberra Hospital. 

Kimlin wanted to come home for World Cup bid

Peter Kimlin wanted a return to the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton   Former ACT Brumby Peter Kimlin was prepared to take a pay cut to return to Australian rugby and revive his World Cup hopes this year.

Lealiifano ready to break shackles

Christian Leali'fano

Chris Dutton   Christian Lealiifano hopes relinquishing the goal-kicking duties can help him break the shackles.

Broken Brumbies bouncing back with trampolines

Stephen Moore in a foam pit for rehabilitation.

Chris Dutton   Variety is the spice of life when it comes to rehabilitation from injuries at the ACT Brumbies.


Speight would give me nightmares: Pocock


David Polkinghorne   The Brumbies winger will finally pull on a Wallabies jersey against the Barbarians.


Ozboks creating sevens production line

Gareth Watts, De Villiers Hugo and Gareth Bautz.

David Polkinghorne   De Villiers Hugo wants the Ozboks to become a Canberra production line for rugby sevens players.

Speight ready to rewrite family history

Charitable spirit: Wallaby debutante winger Henry Speight.

Chris Dutton   Henry Speight will make his Wallabies debut on Sunday, becoming the latest chapter in a life on heartache and controversy.

Brumbies captain signs on for one Moore year

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore is set to close in on Australian rugby records, extending his contract with the ACT and Australian rugby until the end of 2016.

Lee Gaskin   Brumbies captain Stephen Moore has signed a one-year contract extension until 2016, keeping the injured Wallabies skipper in Australian rugby after the World Cup.

ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore extends contract until end of 2016

Stephen Moore.

Chris Wilson   Brumbies captain Stephen Moore is set to close in on Australian rugby records.

Moore and Pocock back Wallabies to rise

David Pocock and Stephen Moore have backed Michael Cheika to succeed.

Chris Dutton   Injured Test captains David Pocock and Stephen Moore are adamant the Wallabies can use a five-match spring tour of Europe to lay the foundation for World Cup success.

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Lighter Palmer's new life out of the scrum

Dan Palmer has shed 20kg since retiring from rugby this year.

Chris Dutton   He was once a feared scrumming prop described as one of the toughest in Super Rugby, but former Wallaby Dan Palmer has shed 20 kilograms since his shock retirement, admitting he lost passion for the game less than two years after his Test debut.