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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Brumbies to be 'different beast' with big name inclusions for Queensland Reds trial

David Polkinghorne Brumbies fullback Aidan Toua says their attack will step up a notch with big names coming in.

Brumbies young guns Nick Jooste and Jordan Jackson-Hope impress in Super Rugby trial

Nick Jooste impressed in his first hit-out with the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne Brumbies playmaker full of praise for young guns after playing for the Super Rugby province for the first time.

Waratahs captain David Dennis backs former Raider Reece Robinson in Super Rugby switch

David Polkinghorne Former Canberra Raiders back shines in first hit-out for Super Rugby province NSW Waratahs.

NSW Waratahs edge ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby pre-season trial at Wagga Wagga

David Polkinghorne Waratahs come from behind in 21-17 win in front of big crowd at Wagga Wagga on Saturday night.

Wallabies set to play Argentina in Rugby Championship clash at Canberra Stadium

Tomas Cubelli could play for Argentina in Canberra next year.

David Polkinghorne Tomas Cubelli could play for Argentina against the Wallabies at his new home ground, Canberra Stadium, in 2017.

Brumbies name Matt Toomua captain for NSW Waratahs trial

David Polkinghorne Brumbies playmaker to wear the captain's armband for the first time in pre-season trial against Tahs.

Former Wallabies coach John Connolly, Giants skipper Phil Davis back Brumbies co-captaincy

David Polkinghorne  Former Wallabies coach John Connolly and GWS Giants co-captain Phil Davis back move.

Guarding rhinos could help extend Wallabies and Brumbies star David Pocock's career

David Pocock will man the BBQ as part of his role as ACT Australia Day ambassador.

David Polkinghorne Wallabies and Brumbies star David Pocock is unsure where his career will take him next as contract talks continue.

Rugby union

Reports Wallabies flanker David Pocock to turn back on Europe to stay with Brumbies

David Polkinghorne But ACT Brumbies say reports ongoing at this stage.

Wests Tigers recruit Jesse Parahi says Wallabies stars could be 'out of their depth' in sevens

Tough code: Wests Tigers recruit Jesse Parahi says sevens is harder than it is given credit for and some rugby union stars could find themselves out of their depth.

David Polkinghorne Former Australian sevens player Jesse Parahi aims to make his NRL debut with Wests Tigers this year.

Wallabies captain Stephen Moore's departure opens salary cap room for Brumbies

ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore.

David Polkinghorne Loss of Moore opens salary cap room to retain other stars beyond 2016.

Stephen Moore keen to end time at Brumbies with their third Super Rugby championship

The Australian rugby union team train at the University of Bath, England, as part of their preparation for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Stephen Moore during an intense forwards skills session. DO NOT USE

David Polkinghorne Wallabies captain Stephen Moore wants to end his time at the ACT Brumbies on a high by winning the title.

Women's sevens captain Sharni Williams waiting for results of knee scans

Aussie Women's Sevens captain Sharni WIlliams is waiting for scan results on her knee.

David Polkinghorne  Australian captain says the Aussie women's sevens team needs a nickname before the Olympics.

Rugby union

Brumbies to offer Christian Lealiifano flexible contract to keep him in Super Rugby

The Brumbies hope a flexible contract will keep Christian Lealiifano in Canberra.

David Polkinghorne  Two-time Super Rugby champs hope flexible contract will keep star playmaker in Canberra.

Brumbies to play Queensland Reds in final Super Rugby pre-season trial

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David Polkinghorne Two-time Super Rugby champs to play traditional rivals Queensland and NSW in pre-season trials.

Brumbies young guns Nick Jooste and Joe Powell looking to tap into Super Rugby experience

Nick Jooste and Joe Powell are the future of the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne Young guns hoping to establish themselves long term at the Super Rugby club.

Brumbies appoint Ben Serpell as new strength and conditioning boss

ACT Brumbies athletic performance director Ben Serpell wants to utilise the AIS's expertise to reclaim the Super Rugby title.

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"