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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra Vikings recruit Frankie Fainifo chasing Super Rugby comeback with ACT Brumbies

Former Brumbies winger Frankie Fainifo has returned to Canberra with the Vikings.

Lee Gaskin Former ACT Brumbies winger Frankie Fainifo knows he will have to shed some bulk to keep his Super Rugby comeback alive.

Christian Lealiifano returns to Canberra Vikings for National Rugby Championship

ACT Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano training with the Canberra Vikings on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin Christian Lealiifano is back in the ACT after travelling 50,000km and playing on three different continents in the past month.

Rugby union

Brumbies get clearance from Argentinian board to sign scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli

The Argentinian rugby board has cleared the way for the Brumbies to sign scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Brumbies' elusive search for an experienced scrumhalf to replace Nic White appears to be over.

Wallabies put scrumhalf Nic White on standby for 2015 Rugby World Cup after missing squad

Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White was overlooked for Australia's 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup.

Lee Gaskin Stephen Larkham says there is "still a good chance" Nic White will get a late call-up into Australia's World Cup squad.

Bledisloe Cup: Scott Fardy praises Wallabies bench in bringing down the All Blacks

Time for celebration: Nic White is hugged by teammate Scott Fardy.

Lee Gaskin Wallabies flanker says his Nic White and Matt Toomua were instrumental in bringing down the All Blacks.

ARU stops Brumbies forward Tom Staniforth from playing in New Zealand's ITM Cup

Brumbies lock Tom Staniforth, playing for Royals in the John I Dent Cup, has been prevented from playing in New Zealand's ITM Cup.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Brumbies have accepted the Australian Rugby Union's decision to stop loose forward Tom Staniforth playing in New Zealand's ITM Cup.

Wallabies lock Sam Carter on track to return from knee injury in time for Rugby World Cup

Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter is aiming to make a late bid for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Lee Gaskin The World Cup dream for Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter is well and truly alive.

Rugby union: Brumbies recruit Albert Anae farewells Italy for another crack at Super Rugby

Brumbies recruit Albert Anae is eager to have another crack at Super Rugby after a stint in Italy.

Lee Gaskin Brumbies recruit Albert Anae has traded Italy for Canberra to satisfy his desire of having "one more crack" at Super Rugby.

Rugby union: Brumbies prop Ruan Smith motors into Japan deal with Toyota Verblitz

Lee Gaskin Brumbies prop Ruan Smith admits he is getting frustrated with a lack of game time and wants to use a stint in Japanese club rugby to reinvigorate his career.

Rugby Championship: Stephen Larkham says David Pocock, Michael Hooper can play together

David Pocock has been chosen on the bench for the Wallabies for Saturday night's Test against South Africa at Suncorp Stadium.

Lee Gaskin Wallabies assistant coach Stephen Larkham says there is room for star flankers Michael Hooper and David Pocock on the field at the same time, drawing comparisons to the competition between George...

Super Rugby: Brumbies prop Ruan Smith linked to Japanese club Toyota Verblitz

Brumbies prop Ruan Smith (left), pictured with twin brother Jean-Pierre, has reportedly agreed to join Japanese club Toyota Verblitz.

Lee Gaskin Brumbies loosehead prop Ruan Smith has been linked with a move to Japanese club Toyota Verblitz.

World Cup remains Wallabies halfback Nic White's goal before joining Montpellier

Brumbies halfback Nic White hopes to get picked for the World Cup before joining Montpellier.

Lee Gaskin Nic White leaves door open to possible Brumbies return after French stint.

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander left out of 40-man Wallabies squad for Rugby Championship

Wallabies veteran Ben Alexander was left out of the 40-man squad for the Rugby Championship.

Lee Gaskin Wallabies veteran Ben Alexander is on the outer before the World Cup after he was left out of a 40-man squad for the Rugby Championship.

Brumbies halfback Nic White gets run over by Hurricanes beast Julian Savea

Lee Gaskin It was never a fair contest - Brumbies halfback Nic White, all 82kg of him, trying to stop a rampaging Julian Savea.

Live: Super Rugby semi-final: Brumbies v Hurricanes in Wellington

Brumbies winger Joe Tomane will be a player to watch in Saturday night's semi-final against the Hurricanes.

Lee Gaskin Join our live blog of the first Super Rugby semi-final between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes at Wellington's Westpac Stadium from 5.30pm (AEST).

Super Rugby: Brumbies appeal for winger Henry Speight held next week

Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been suspended for five weeks.

Lee Gaskin The door is slightly ajar for Brumbies winger Henry Speight to be available for the Super Rugby final.

Super Rugby: Brumbies set to battle mental fatigue after long-haul flights to keep title dream alive

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore going through some light training this week in Canberra before Saturday's semi-final in Wellington.

Lee Gaskin Expert in sport and exercise science says overcoming mental fatigue of travel will be the Brumbies' biggest obstacle.

Super Rugby: Brumbies copy Waratahs in bid to take down Hurricanes in finals showdown

Brumbies prop Scott Sio will play his 50th Super Rugby game this weekend.

Lee Gaskin They are usually arch enemies and could meet in the Super Rugby final, but the Brumbies will be taking a leaf out of the Waratahs' book in a bid to keep their championship dream alive.

Super Rugby: Brumbies, Wallabies winger Henry Speight suspended for five weeks

Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been suspended for five weeks.

Lee Gaskin The Brumbies will be without Wallabies winger Henry Speight for the rest of the Super Rugby season after he was suspended for five weeks.

Super Rugby: Brumbies believe Hurricanes may be rusty for Wellington semi-final

Lee Gaskin Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has fired a salvo across the Tasman, declaring the week off could hurt the Hurricanes ahead of Saturday night's Super Rugby semi-final in Wellington.