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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Wallabies great Michael Lynagh backs Matt Giteau

Matt Giteau.

David Polkinghorne Michael Lynagh says Matt Giteau is the Wallabies' best playmaking option.

Australian sevens player says Brumbies' Henry Speight can help win Olympic gold

David Polkinghorne Sevens forward Tom Cusack says Henry Speight can help lift Australia to an Olympic gold medal in Rio.

Brumbies winger Henry Speight says there's still time to stake World Cup Wallabies claim

David Polkinghorne In an odd way, Henry Speight's five-week suspension came at the perfect time for the ACT Brumbies winger, allowing him to return home for his grandfather Jope Seniloli's funeral. 

Wallabies and Brumbies winger Henry Speight will chase Olympic gold

Wallabies and ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight will chase Olympic gold and the Super Rugby title next year.

David Polkinghorne Henry Speight could miss the Super Rugby finals in his pursuit of Olympic gold.

Brumbies winger Henry Speight signs three-year Wallabies deal

Henry Speight Brumbies preview

David Polkinghorne World Cup winning winger Joe Roff says Henry Speight has the "X-factor" to be a match winner on the world's biggest stage.

Former Brumby Nic White called into Wallabies squad to cover Will Genia against Argentina

Former Brumby Nic White has a chance to impress for the World Cup after an injury to Will Genia.

David Polkinghorne The Honey Badger's translator one minute, a chance to book a ticket to the World Cup the next. And Larkham says a Brumby is one of the most damaging players in the world.

Brumbies prop Scott Sio in the mix for Wallabies front row to play Springboks

Brumbies prop Scott Sio: hoping to add to his five Test caps this weekend against the Springboks.

David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies prop Scott Sio wants to begin a "tradition of Sios" playing at World Cups, but he's still unsure whether he's done enough to make the Wallabies 23 to take on South Africa in Brisbane on...

Brumbies lock Rory Arnold may make his Wallabies debut against Springboks

It's been a big 12 months for Wallabies squad member Rory Arnold.

David Polkinghorne Twelve months ago giant lock Rory Arnold arrived in Canberra with a busted shoulder and hopes of earning himself an ACT Brumbies contract through the National Rugby Championship.

Wallabies backs coach Stephen Larkham says Christian Lealiifano's World Cup dream still alive

David Polkinghorne Rory Arnold fighting for spot on Wallabies bench.

David Pocock could still wear Wallabies No.7 despite Michael Hooper named vice-captain

Michael Hooper of the Waratahs (left) vs Brumbies flanker David Pocock.

David Polkinghorne NSW Waratahs flanker Michael Hooper might be the Wallabies vice-captain, but that doesn't mean he's guaranteed to wear the gold No.7 jersey.

Wallabies winger Henry Speight gets compassionate leave for grandfather's death

Brumbies winger Henry Speight.

David Polkinghorne Henry Speight has been granted compassionate leave to return to Fiji following the death of his grandfather.

Wallabies backs coach Stephen Larkham backs Henry Speight for World Cup

David Polkinghorne Wallabies backs coach Stephen Larkham says Henry Speight's suspension will "give other guys an opportunity", but he's confident the ACT Brumbies winger can still have an impact at this year's World...

SANZAR dismisses Brumbies winger Henry Speight's appeal

Brumbies winger Henry Speight has had his appeal against a five week suspension dismissed by SANZAR.

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.