Brumbies

Hooper vs Pocock the focus of Waratahs-Brumbies blockbuster

Michael Hooper is ready for Friday's showdown against the Brumbies' David Pocock.

Georgina Robinson 7:22 PM   They will spend the next five days talking down the rivalry but even Michael Hooper's teammates know their No.7's match up with former Test captain David Pocock will be the singular focus of Friday's blockbuster derby in Canberra.

Brumbies season not back on track: Larkham

Brumbies player David Pocock scored three tries on Friday night.

Roje Adaimy   A bonus-point win over the Highlanders doesn't mean the Brumbies' Super Rugby season is back on track, says coach Stephen Larkham.

David Pocock jazz-hands hat-trick ends ACT Brumbies form slump

Brumbies player David Pocock is congratulated after scoring one of his three tries against the Highlanders.

Chris Dutton   A first-half David Pocock hat-trick has reignited the ACT Brumbies Super Rugby season as they overpowered the Otago Highlanders to end their mid-season rut.

Brumbies talking points: lineout proves a certain scorer

Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne   The way the Brumbies' rolling maul worked on Friday night you can add the Canberra team scoring from a lineout as another life certainty to go with death and taxes.

Brumbies take on the Highlanders

Robbie Coleman.

David Polkinghorne   Follow the live action as the Brumbies take on the Highlanders at GIO Stadium in Canberra.

Queanbeyan Whites stake claim for title after beating Tuggeranong Vikings

Tuggeranong captain Gareth Clouston and Whites skipper Dan Penca.

Chris Dutton   The Tuggeranong Vikings have hit their first hurdle on their mission to win five premierships in a row, but coach Brad Harris is confident a tight loss to the Queanbeyan Whites will be a timely wake-up call.

Sport helps Anzac spirit live on

Matthew Narracott will pay tribute to great great uncle George Oswald Blair on Anzac Day.

Chris Dutton   Matthew Narracott is proof that the power of Anzac Day combining with sport is more than an on-field commercial opportunity.

Giteau welcome, but pick Pocock at 7

Paul Cully

Paul Cully   When David Pocock plays, the Wallabies win two out of three games. When he doesn't, they win less than half.

Time to crack down on the rolling maul

The Brumbies want referees to clamp down on the way the maul is defended.

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies fear poor refereeing is blunting their rolling maul weapon, but are adamant they won't turn away from one of their biggest strengths just yet.

Smith twins prop up Brumbies scrum

Brumbies twins Ruan, left, and Jean-Pierre Smith have earnt their first professional start together.

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies have pulled another selection shock, promoting front-rower Ruan Smith to the starting side ahead of 72-Test Wallaby Ben Alexander.

Giteau's resurrection looms as threat to White's World Cup dream

Matt Giteau is back in Wallabies selection contention after an ARU rule change.

Chris Dutton   The shock Wallabies return of Matt Giteau threatens to derail Nic White's World Cup dream, with the ACT Brumbies scrumhalf in danger of being a casualty of the ARU's new Test eligibility rules.

Jesse Mogg lets performance do the talking in Super Rugby negotiations

Jesse Mogg.

Chris Dutton   Jesse Mogg is set to make his comeback for the Brumbies on Friday night as he starts the fight for his future.

Whites target new culture, not revenge

Tuggeranong captain Gareth Clouston and Whites skipper Dan Penca.

Chris Dutton   The Queanbeyan Whites have shelved revenge talk to focus on building a new culture as they prepare for a grand final re-match against the Tuggeranong Vikings on Thursday night.

Boots and all Henry Speight ready for Fijian showdown

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

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight hopes a breakthrough try will spark a scoring spree for the rest of the season, vowing to step up as a backline leader to get the team's season back on track.

Carter to miss Highlanders clash following death of childhood friend

Sam Carter has been granted leave to be with his family after the death of a childhood friend.

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies have granted lock Sam Carter a leave of absence to be with his family after the death of childhood friend Nicholas Tooth, who died from a head injury sustained while playing rugby last weekend.

Cut NFL player eyes Brumbies

Chris Coyle.

Chris Wilson   Rugby league star Jarryd Hayne is chancing his arm in gridiron's elite level, now a cut NFL player is on his way to Canberra to try to break into rugby union with the ACT Brumbies.

Brumbies aiming to get back on track for finals

Confident: Brumbies winger Joe Tomane believes his side can get its Super Rugby season back on track.

Lee Gaskin   ACT Brumbies winger Joe Tomane insists his side can get its Super Rugby campaign back on track and ensure finals don't become a distant memory.

T-Day for Brumbies as Kuridrani tested

Tevita Kuridrani during training at Brumbies HQ on Monday.

David Polkinghorne   Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani will give the ACT Brumbies a much-needed selection boost ahead of their  massive Anzac clash against the Otago Highlanders if he gets through training on Tuesday.

White will push for Brumbies return as club battles to get season on track

Brumbies halfback Nic White in action.

Chris Dutton   Injured ACT Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White will push himself in a bid to prove his fitness and make a Super Rugby comeback against the Otago Highlanders on Friday night.