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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

SANZAR dismisses Brumbies winger Henry Speight's appeal

David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight will miss the Wallabies' first two games of the Rugby Championship after his appeal against a five-week ban was dismissed on Tuesday.

Brumbies flanker David Pocock disappointed to lose Super Rugby semi to Hurricanes, but happy to be back

David Pocock of the Brumbies leaves the field dejected despite an outstanding individual display.

David Polkinghorne Brumbies flanker David Pocock was just happy to be back playing despite the agony of Saturday's semi-final loss.

Ankle injury gives Matt Toomua leg up over Christian Lealiifano for Wallabies

Matt Toomua of the Brumbies is tackled by Brad Shields of the Hurricanes on Saturday.

David Polkinghorne Matt Toomua has the jump on Christian Lealiifano for the Wallabies' No.12 jersey, Rod Kafer believes.

David Pocock's pilfers a highlight for ACT Brumbies in loss to Hurricanes

David Polkinghorne David Pocock's ability to turn over the ball stands him ahead of the other contenders for the Wallabies; No.7 jersey.

How close losses killed the ACT Brumbies' Super Rugby season

Nigel Ah Wong of the Brumbies leaves the field dejected.

David Polkinghorne Stephen Larkham says the Brumbies' inability to win close games throughout the season took its toll in the end.

Wellington Hurricanes blow ACT Brumbies out of Super Rugby finals

Dane Coles of the Hurricanes celebrates the try scored by Ardie Savea against the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne The ACT Brumbies are out of the Super Rugby finals after running into a red-hot Hurricanes side on Saturday.

Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg needs no reminder Hurricanes semi could be his last

David Polkinghorne  Jesse Mogg isn't ready for his time with the Brumbies to come to an end just yet.

Brumbies and Gold Coast Titans mentors back Lausii Taliauli against Hurricanes' Julian Savea

Lausii Taliauli will replace Henry Speight on the wing.

David Polkinghorne  ACT Brumbies winger Lausii Taliauli loves contact and is unfazed by reputation.

Ben Mowen says David Pocock potential match-winner for Brumbies against Hurricanes

David Pocock trains for the Brumbies this week.

David Polkinghorne Former Wallabies captain Ben Mowen says flanker David Pocock will need to be at his world-class best on Saturday.

Lausii Taliauli to replace Henry Speight on Brumbies wing

Lausii Taliauli will replace Henry Speight on the wing.

David Polkinghorne It's all about stopping Wellington Hurricanes winger Julian Savea.

ACT Brumbies to appeal Henry Speight's five-game ban

Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been suspended for five weeks.

David Polkinghorne The ACT Brumbies feel Wallabies winger Henry Speight has been made a scapegoat following his five-week ban for a lifting tackle.

Former Brumbies captain Ben Mowen backs Henry Speight to escape punishment

Oh no: Henry Speight shows his dismay after receiving a red card against the Stormers.

David Polkinghorne Ben Mowen thinks Brumbies winger Henry Speight should be cleared to play Saturday's semi-final against the Hurricanes.

Brumbies to fight Henry Speight's dangerous tackle charges

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 20: Henry Speight of the Brumbies receives a red card during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Brumbies at DHL Newlands Stadium on June 20, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Luke Walker/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne  The ACT Brumbies will fight Henry Speight's dangerous tackle and lifting charges.

Brumbies win over Stormers has Stephen Moore confident against Hurricanes

David Polkinghorne Emphatic win over Stormers has Brumbies primed for the semi-final, but Henry Speight faces anxious wait.

Brumby Ita Vaea's return to Super Rugby an inspiration for Julian Huxley

Ita Vaea of the ACT Brumbies was given little chance to play rugby again.

David Polkinghorne It says a lot about Ita Vaea's battle to return to rugby when a man who beat brain cancer has nothing but admiration and respect for the ACT Brumbies No.8.

Brumbies' Wallabies must stand up in Super Rugby final: Tim Horan

Wallabies legend Tim Horan.

David Polkinghorne Two-time World Cup winner Tim Horan thinks its time for the ACT Brumbies' big-name players to stand up.

Brumbies Matt Toomua returns to Super Rugby starting line-up to face Stormers

Nic White trains in South Africa during the week.

David Polkinghorne It's one thing to have done it before, but ACT Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White says it will be meaningless unless they do it again.

Brumbies flyhalf Christian Lealiifano wears microphone against Crusaders

Christian Lealiifano has stepped up as the chief playmaker in Matt Toomua's absence.

David Polkinghorne Flyhalf Christian Lealiifano is clearly the voice of the ACT Brumbies.

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham names unchanged line-up to play Cape Town Stormers

David Pocock has overcome concussion and will play the Stormers.

David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is expecting their do-or-die Super Rugby qualifying final against the Cape Town Stormers to be "Test-match intensity".

Laurie Fisher laid the foundations of Brumbies' rolling maul: Owen Finegan

Stephen Larkham.

David Polkinghorne As a player, Stephen Larkham used to hate the rolling maul, but now it's his biggest weapon.