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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Brumbies better off without speculation about Jake White, says chief

David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies chief admits team is now better off, but World Cup winning coach left the club in a very strong position.

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Australian Schools flyhalf sent off in second minute for spear tackle

David Polkinghorne St Edmund's College student Jordan Jackson-Hope was sent off for a dangerous spear tackle in the second minute of the Australian Schools 39-21 loss to New Zealand Barbarians in Wellington on...

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Brumbies winger Robbie Coleman switches to flyhalf for Canberra Vikings

Robbie Coleman.

David Polkinghorne Robbie Coleman makes switch to flyhalf for Canberra Vikings.

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ACT Brumbies flanker David Pocock on track for Super Rugby round one return

David Pocock scores a try during the touch football tournament near Parliament House.

David Polkinghorne David Pocock has taken the next step towards his comeback, in the most unlikely surroundings.

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ACT Brumbies' Fotu Auelua gave NSW Waratahs' Will Skelton a gee-up in Super Rugby semi-final

Canberra Vikings captain Fotu Auelua.

David Polkinghorne Support from Fotu Auelua to Will Skelton came back to bite the Brumbies in the Super Rugby finals.

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Brumbies captain Stephen Moore aims for round-one Super Rugby return against Reds

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore.

David Polkinghorne Brumbies captain Stephen Moore pencils in round one return from knee reconstruction.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie backs Canberra Stadium as a Test venue

Canberra Stadium should host the Wallabies, says Ewen McKenzie.

David Polkinghorne Wallabies coach backs ACT as Test venue regardless of whether it has a new stadium or not.

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ACT Brumbies sign Canberra Vikings centre Rodney Iona

Rodney Iona has re-signed with the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne Rod  Iona has extended his contract with the ACT Brumbies.

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Canberra Vikings lock Tim Cree could face Wallabies man-mountain Will Skelton in National Rugby Championship

On the move: Tim Cree during the game against QLD Country earlier this month.

David Polkinghorne No.8 Tim Cree is doing a massive job filling in at lock for the Canberra Vikings, but that task could get even bigger if NSW Waratahs man-mountain Will Skelton runs out for the Sydney Stars at...

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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...