Melbourne Rebels fall to Brumbies

Roy Ward 10:40 AM   Melbourne Rebels stared down ACT Brumbies at AAMI Park on Saturday night but lost 20-15.

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Brumbies defend their way to victory over Rebels

Henry Speight of the Brumbies sticks out his tongue.

David Polkinghorne 10:38 AM   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says some of his players took their desperation beyond what they've ever produced before, but he still feels his Super Rugby province has lessons to learn about closing out games despite holding on against a pressing Melbourne Rebels in Melbourne on Saturday night.

Brumbies open up for fan insight as big names prepare to re-sign

Brumbies winger Joseph Tomane is a Taylor Swift fan.

Chris Dutton 11:05 PM   The Brumbies do some karaoke while David Pocock opens up about a embarrassing rugby moment he'd rather forget.

Brumbies pay respects to Roff family

David Polkinghorne 9:48 PM   The ACT Brumbies wore black armbands as a mark of respect for Jake Roff, who died of brain cancer last Sunday. Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham took time out from getting the team ready for the Melbourne Rebels clash to go to Roff's funeral, along with a host of former Brumbies and Wallabies, at Lismore on Friday. Roff, a singer/songwriter, was just 41. He played rugby for the ACT Kookaburras with his brother Joe Roff and Larkham. "I played with Jake and saw him every year," Larkham said. "The Roff's touched everyone in Canberra, it's not just the rugby. It's the Canberra community as well." While he didn't play for the Wallabies like his brother Joe did, he did write a poem about them, in conjunction with Rupert McCall. They released "I'm a Wallaby", which became Sydney ABC's official anthem for the 2003 World Cup held in Australia. McCall took to Facebook to pay tribute to his mate: "To my comrade, my collaborator, my safely Roffy." Brumbies captain Stephen Moore said the team had wanted to honour Roff's memory by wearing the armbands. "Joe Roff is one of the greatest Brumbies and Wallabies ever and we wanted to pay our respects for his family and their loss," he said.

ACT Brumbies v Melbourne Rebels

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore returns to the starting line up for the match against the Rebels.

Chris Dutton 9:31 PM   Join Chris Dutton for all the action from Melbourne as the Brumbies take on the Rebels.

Giteau backs Larkham for World Cup glory

In the frame: Matt Giteau's form for Toulon would have him firmly in World Cup calculations.

Chris Dutton 11:00 PM   Matt Giteau says Stephen Larkham can unlock the attacking genius in the Wallabies back line, adding that the champion five-eighth can be the key to Australia's World Cup hopes.

Larkham says no bias in Wallabies selections

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says there will be no bias in Wallabies selection.

Chris Dutton   World Cup ring-in Stephen Larkham is adamant Super Rugby allegiances will be abandoned in a bid to lift the Wallabies to international glory after agreeing to become Australia's new attack coach.

Brumbies out to end road woes

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore is ready for battle against Melbourne.

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies have scrapped their last training session of the week in a bid to start fresh on the road and end their travelling woes with a drought-breaking win in Melbourne on Saturday night.

Rebels v Brumbies

AAMI Park, Melbourne, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

Brumbies wings keen to pair up for Wallabies

Joe Tomane trains in the gym on Thursday.

Chris Dutton   Code-hopper Joseph Tomane says former Gold Coast Titans coach John Cartwright did his best to protect the players from the ''glitter strip'' - the squad was banned from nightclubs on Cavill Avenue in a bid to build a strong club culture.

Arnold muscles up to combine mongrel and height

The big man: Rory Arnold of the Brumbies runs the ball during the round two Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton   The tallest man in Super Rugby history wants to show he's got the grunt and power to go with his size.

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ACT Brumbies not concerned by road carnage before trip to rejuvenated Rebels

Nic White at brumbies training.

Jon Tuxworth   ACT Brumbies vice-captain Nic White has predicted this year's Super Rugby Australian conference battle will be the tightest in history and insisted the team is not concerned about its wretched road run before Saturday's clash in Melbourne.

Brumbies rule out cash splash using sponsorship

The Brumbies will be looking to turn around a poor record in Melbourne this week.

David Polkinghorne   The ACT Brumbies will refrain from bolstering their high-performance budget, despite signing a record major sponsorship deal with Aquis, as the Super Rugby franchise looks to minimise its expected loss for 2015.

Rebels are earning respect: Moore

Brumbies No.10 Mattt Toomua in action against the Rebels at AAMI Park last season.

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies are bracing for a hostile reception in Melbourne, wary of the rejuvenated Rebels and intent on proving they can end their Super Rugby travelling woes.

Skipper keen for Moore game time

Brumbies skipper Stephen Moore is edging closer to a return to the No.2 jumper.

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies skipper Stephen Moore is edging closer to a starting XV comeback, but the club has put an undertermined timeframe on flanker David Pocock's return from an ankle injury.

Brumbies take harsh lesson from last-minute defeat

Nic White of the Brumbies passes in Friday's loss to the Chiefs.

Chris Dutton   Nic White has vowed to work with halves partner Matt Toomua to take more control of games in crucial moments.

Brumbies are Canberra's team: Barr

Joe Tomane scores for the Brumbies in round one at Canberra Stadium.

Chris Dutton   The ACT government has reaffirmed its commitment to the Brumbies, amid talks of a move to ANZ Stadium.

Chiefs beat Brumbies at the death

Charlie Ngatai of the Chiefs beats the tackle of Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton   Aaron Cruden's last-minute penalty kicks Chiefs to two-point win against Brumbies.

Talking points: Brumbies heartbreak against Chiefs

Henry Speight shows his disappointment after the Brumbies' loss.

Chris Dutton   Was the last-minute penalty the right call? Can the Brumbies power on without David Pocock?

Live Super Rugby: Chiefs v Brumbies

Brumbies halfback Nic White in action.

Chris Dutton   A replay of the 2013 Super Rugby decider, except this time the Chiefs possess Sonny Bill Williams.