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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Canberra lobbies ARU to be included on Wallabies schedule for Australian matches

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Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne The ACT government has started a bid to lure the Wallabies back to Canberra, lobbying the Australian Rugby Union last week to add the capital on to the Test schedule in the coming years.

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Wallabies halfback Nic White relishing mission impossible

Nic White

David Polkinghorne The match has been struck, the fuse lit and the theme song is playing. Now all the Wallabies have to do is complete Mission Impossible - beating the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday night.

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NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika makes Seilala Lam into a Canberra Vikings hooker

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David Polkinghorne NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika might have orchestrated the ACT Brumbies' Super Rugby demise, but he might also have created a future Brumbies hooker as well.

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Former Wallaby Owen Finegan says no such thing as Eden Park hoodoo against All Blacks

Owen Finnegan takes on the All blacks in 2001.

David Polkinghorne Wallabies World Cup winner Owen Finegan dismisses the existence of an Eden Park hoodoo - the All Blacks are just good everywhere, especially at home.

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Matt Hawke confident ankle injury won't ruin his Brumbies hopes

Matt Hawke hopes to start running within a week.

David Polkinghorne The Canberra Vikings and National Rugby Championship were meant to be the spark that ignited Matt Hawke's rugby career, but an untimely ankle injury has threatened to derail his dream.

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Wallabies great Joe Roff says Ewen McKenzie is building Wallabies' back line around Matt Toomua

David Polkinghorne Joe Roff thinks Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is building his backline around inside centre Matt Toomua.

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Was Brumby Jack drunk? His terrible secret finally revealed

Brumby Jack throws up during Chiefs game.

David Polkinghorne "Brumby Jack's drunk, what the hell is wrong with him?"

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With Joe Tomane out, Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham backs Pat McCabe for Wallabies wing

Joe Tomane.

David Polkinghorne Injury has scotched winger Joe Tomane's Wallabies hopes again.

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ACT Brumbies and GWS Giants clash over Anzac Day scheduling

Dan Palmer will be the Vikings' scrum coach.

Chris Wilson, David Polkinghorne The sporting turfwar in Canberra has erupted again, ACT Brumbies chief executive Doug Edwards saying the Super Rugby club has had the "rug pulled out from underneath" them by the local government's...

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Canberra's Louise Burrows adopts the Wallaroos for World Cup campaign

Louise Burrows plays with her two children, Fletcher, 6 and Georgie, 5.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Louise Burrows is taking time out from her motherly duties to make her Women's Rugby World Cup comeback.

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NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby win will help Wallabies reclaim Bledisloe Cup

Ben Alexander says a Waratahs win could spark a Bledisloe Cup bid.

David Polkinghorne Momentum is hard to stop and Wallabies prop Ben Alexander believes if the NSW Waratahs win their inaugural Super Rugby title then it will help springboard the Australian side to ending its 12-year...

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Brumbies-Waratahs fierce rivalry fueled by pay inequality

Rod Kafer playing for the Brumbies in 2000.

David Polkinghorne It is the fiercest rivalry in Australian rugby, fueled by the NSW Waratahs boasting double the wages of the ACT Brumbies "rejects" in Super Rugby's early days and it still holds true today.

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ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen leaves Super Rugby with unfinished business

Brumbies captain Ben Mowen shows his disappointment after his last game in ACT colours.

David Polkinghorne Leaving the Brumbies without a Super Rugby title is excruciating for Ben Mowen

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NSW Waratahs v ACT Brumbies

Israel Folau.

David Polkinghorne The biggest Super Rugby game in Australia for more than a decade! The ACT Brumbies take on the NSW Waratahs in the semi-final at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night. Kick off is 7.40pm.

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NSW Waratahs flanker Stephen Hoiles puts emotion of Brumbies reunion behind him

Emotion won't be a factor for Stephen Hoiles against the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne Stephen Hoiles already has the emotion of playing the Super Rugby club he captained out of his system.

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Brumbies winger Henry Speight still holds out hope of being joined by siblings

Henry Speight has been cleared of any damage to his jaw.

David Polkinghorne Australian rugby is salivating at the thought of ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight pulling on a Wallabies' jersey later this year, but the Fijian flyer has been forced to postpone the dream of two of...

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ACT Brumbies play straight bat to NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika's mind games

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has had subtle digs at the Brumbies throughout the season.

David Polkinghorne Poker face, the enemy of glass doors or the master of mind games? Maybe NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika is all three, but the ACT Brumbies are playing a straight bat to anything the Super Rugby...

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ACT Brumbies look to 2002 Super Rugby finals win over NSW Waratahs, hope history repeats

Justin Harrison celebrates scoring a try in the semi-final.

David Polkinghorne The Brumbies will run onto Allianz Stadium on Saturday night having never lost a final in the Harbour City.

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Henry Speight just as dangerous as Israel Folau, says Joe Roff

Henry Speight proved tough for the Chiefs to handle.

David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies legend Joe Roff believes Fijian flyer Henry Speight is just as damaging as Israel Folau.

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ACT Brumbies bus-ting to get to Super Rugby semi-final clash against NSW Waratahs

Brumbies supporters cheer on their team.

David Polkinghorne The ACT Brumbies are organising a bandwagon to head up the Hume Highway to the Super Rugby semi-final against arch-rivals NSW Waratahs at Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday.