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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter out for 12 weeks

David Polkinghorne  Wallabies lock Sam Carter's Super Rugby season is over, but his World Cup dream is still alive.

Henry Speight can fire at the Rugby World Cup: Stephen Larkham

Brumbies winger Henry Speight scored two tries on the night, to give the side a narrow win.

David Polkinghorne Stephen Larkham expects Henry Speight's form to have an impact on the Wallabies' World Cup campaign.

Henry Speight brace helps Brumbies to Super Rugby victory over Bulls

Sam Carter suffered a serious knee injury.

David Polkinghorne  A Henry Speight brace has kept the ACT Brumbies' Super Rugby finals hopes alive - but it could come at a cost.

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham continues Super Rugby scrumhalf search

The Brumbies are prepared to back Michael Dowsett at scrumhalf in 2016.

David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is continuing his world-wide search for a replacement for scrumhalf Nic White, but he will be happy taking Michael Dowsett and Joe Powell into the 2016 season if...

Matt Toomua not ready for Brumbies' Super Rugby clash against Bulls

ACT Brumbies player Robbie Coleman will line up at inside centre on Friday night.

David Polkinghorne Sio returns to bolster scrum against Bulls.

Wallabies prop Ben Alexander re-signs with Brumbies

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander is back in the Wallabies' frame.

David Polkinghorne Australia's most experienced prop Ben Alexander has unfinished business in Canberra, wanting to stay until he has won some silverware with the ACT Brumbies.

Joe Tomane says Brumbies want to blow the Bulls 'out of the park'

Ready to attack: Brumbies winger Joe Tomane.

David Polkinghorne But are expecting a tight encounter, with a loss ending their Super Rugby finals hopes.

Poor crowds aren't hurting Brumbies' bottomline: CEO Michael Jones

ACT Brumbies new CEO Michael Jones.

David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies chief executive Michael Jones is disappointed with this season's crowds, but says it hasn't adversely affected the Super Rugby province's financial position.

Canberra Vikings set to name Brad Harris as coach

David Polkinghorne The Canberra Vikings will announce Brad Harris as senior coach on Tuesday for the second season of the National Rugby Championship.

Have the Brumbies blown their Super Rugby title hopes?

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01:  Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies is tackled during the round 12 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Waratahs at GIO Stadium on May 1, 2015 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne The Brumbies hold a slender one-point lead over their fierce rivals, but the Tahs have a game in hand.

ACT Brumbies v NSW Waratahs, Super Rugby round 12

Brumby David Pocock, right, scored three tries against the Highlanders last weekend.

David Polkinghorne Join David Polkinghorne from 7.40pm as the defending Super Rugby champions come to Canberra, where the ACT Brumbies hope to avenge a round 6 loss in Sydney.

Raiders and Brumbies push to bring afternoon football back to Canberra

David Polkinghorne Canberra's premier sporting teams back ACT footy pass.

ACT govt to investigate multi-sport ticket for AFL, NRL and Super Rugby


David Polkinghorne Would you buy a multi-sport, multi-venue pass for Canberra?

ACT Brumbies v Otago Highlanders, round 11 2015

Robbie Coleman.

David Polkinghorne Follow the live action as the Brumbies take on the Highlanders at GIO Stadium in Canberra.

Brumbies talking points: lineout proves a certain scorer

Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne The way the Brumbies' rolling maul worked on Friday night you can add the Canberra team scoring from a lineout as another life certainty to go with death and taxes.

T-Day for Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani for Highlanders clash

Tevita Kuridrani during training at Brumbies HQ on Monday.

David Polkinghorne Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani will give the ACT Brumbies a much-needed selection boost ahead of their  massive Anzac clash against the Otago Highlanders if he gets through training on...

Are the Brumbies' Super Rugby title ambitions in tatters?

David Polkinghorne There must be serious question marks over the ACT Brumbies' title credentials after their woeful loss to the Melbourne  Rebels at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.

ACT Brumbies v Melbourne Rebels, Super Rugby round 10

Scott Fardy and the Brumbies beat Scott Higginbotham and the Rebels in the round-three match up in Melbourne.

David Polkinghorne Join David Polkinghorne as he live blogs all the action from Canberra Stadium as the Brumbies try to keep their 11-game home winning streak alive against the Melbourne Rebels.

ACT Brumbies stars Matt Toomua and Scott Sio out for up to eight weeks

Matt Toomua is now expected to miss eight weeks for the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne Two key ACT Brumbies could be out until the eve of the Super Rugby finals, with playmaker Matt Toomua (ankle) and prop Scott Sio (knee) ruled out for up two eight weeks ahead of their clash against...