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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Brumbies appoint Ben Serpell as new strength and conditioning boss

David Polkinghorne  Rehab guru who rebuilt David Pocock looks to put own mark on Brumbies.

Brumbies preparing for life after Wallabies captain Steve Moore who has been linked to Munster

Wallabies and Brumbies captain Stephen Moore has been linked with Irish club Munster.

David Polkinghorne Wallabies captain linked to Irish club Munster and Super Rugby club has contingencies in place.

Rugby union

Brumbies greats Joe Roff and Stirling Mortlock pay homage to All Blacks' Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu changed rugby with his heroics in the 1995 World Cup.

David Polkinghorne Wallabies greats reveal the secret tackling technique used to stop one of the all-time greats.

Brumbies flanker David Pocock backs ARU overseas Wallabies policy

Wallaby and Brumby David Pocock thinks the ARU might have their overseas criteria right.

David Polkinghorne Wallabies star David Pocock says the "two Frenchies added a different flavour"

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham wants to lock in Wallabies star David Pocock long-term

Wallaby and Brumby David Pocock is yet to decide how long he wants to remain in the game.

David Polkinghorne As Wallabies stars arrived back in Canberra displaying World Cup battle scars, Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has his sights set on signing David Pocock beyond the next year.

Rugby union

Brisbane City beat Vikings to make it back-to-back NRC titles

Francis Fainifo got the Vikings off to a flyer, but they couldn't finish it off.

David Polkinghorne Brisbane City win 13 games in a row to claim back-to-back NRC titles.

Working-class Vikings play important role on way to NRC final against Brisbane City

Working-class Canberra Vikings, from left, Jake Rakic,  Sione Taula,  Dan Penca, Isaac Thompson and Brent Hamlin have brought a reality check for the professional rugby players.

David Polkinghorne  How the NRC brings full-time workers together with professional rugby players.

Rugby union

Canberra Vikings make two changes to face Brisbane City in NRC grand final

Stephen Hoiles says Canberra Vikings prop Ben Alexander's Test career is far from over.

David Polkinghorne Stephen Hoiles thinks his former Brumbies teammate Ben Alexander can return to the Wallabies fold.

Rugby union

Vikings NRC victory over Brisbane City important for Brumbies' Super Rugby hopes

Brumbies assistant coach Dan McKellar says a Canberra Vikings win in the NRC grand final is an important step in the Brumbies bringing the Super Rugby title back to Canberra.

David Polkinghorne Can the Vikings travel to Brisbane to take down the reigning NRC premiers?

Vikings to learn from their mistakes for NRC grand final against Brisbane City

Vikings prop Allan Alaalatoa said they will learn more from their poor first half against Brisbane City.

David Polkinghorne Can the Vikings win their first NRC title?

Canberra Vikings into NRC grand final with win over Melbourne Rising

David Polkinghorne  Now they wait to see who they'll play.

Vikings bring back Wallabies for NRC semi against Melbourne Rising

Big game: Vikings captain Jarrad Butler is expecting a

David Polkinghorne  Vikings coach Brad Harris brings back the big guns for semi.

Vikings expected far tougher Melbourne Rising in NRC semi

Vikings flanker Rowan Perry is expecting a much tougher Melbourne Rising on Friday.

David Polkinghorne  Can the Vikings set up an NRC grand final berth with victory over the Melbourne Rising?

Vikings wary of Melbourne Rising's ghosts of NRC past

Vikings hooker Robbie Abel is not thinking about tomorrow, only this Friday's NRC semi-final.

David Polkinghorne Can the Vikings win their way through to the NRC final?

Brumbies No.9 Michael Dowsett has shoulder reco, right for starts of Super Rugby

Brumbies halfback Michael Dowsett will be fit for the start of the Super Rugby season after having a shoulder reconstruction.

David Polkinghorne Which Brumby star is helping Michael Dowsett on his quest to be starting scrumhalf?

Canberra Vikings go into NRC finals with big win over Queensland Country

Isaac Thompson of the Vikings breaks through the defence.

David Polkinghorne But who will they face in their home semi-final?

Rugby union

Vikings ring the changes for Queensland Country clash in NRC

Dean Penca, left, and Jake Rakic get their first chance for the Vikings this season.

David Polkinghorne Who is Scott Fardy and inspiration for?

Too many NSW teams in the NRC: Brumbies

Brumbies forwards coach Dan McKellar thinks there are too many NSW NRC teams.

David Polkinghorne Should the number of NSW NRC teams get cut back to three?

Brisbane City beat Canberra Vikings in NRC thriller

A dejected Vikings team after another converted Brisbane try.

David Polkinghorne Who does Brisbane City coach Nick Stiles want to face in the NRC grand final?