Penalties

Union

Stephen Larkham says ACT Brumbies' penalties are part of the plan

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will persist with their helter skelter breakdown mentality.

Union

Stephen Larkham backs Wallabies penalties to set tone

Sport.  New director of rugby Laurie Fisher and head coach Stephen Larkham at the ACT Brumbies following the official announcement of the coaching structure of the team in Manuka.   1 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are backing Ewen McKenzie's tough stance on Wallabies discipline, and World Cup-winning fly-half Stephen Larkham says tough punishments will ''set the tone'' for the Test team...

Rugby

Gamble on two penalties spurs dramatic turnaround

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Phil Lutton If the Queensland Reds go on to defend their Super Rugby title, or even make some noise in the finals, they will look back to a stretch of play before half-time against the Chiefs yesterday and...

Rugby

NSW Waratahs forward Will Skelton proves size matters

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Paul Cully Big man, big occasion, big impact. No one else in Australia could have done what Will Skelton did in setting up that try for Bernard Foley to put the icing on the Waratahs' cake in their Super Rugby...

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Union

NSW Waratahs into Super Rugby final after beating ACT Brumbies

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Chris Dutton The NSW Waratahs beat the ACT Brumbies 26-8 in the Super Rugby semi-final in Sydney on Saturday night.

Rugby

NSW Waratahs v ACT Brumbies

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David Polkinghorne The biggest Super Rugby game in Australia for more than a decade! The ACT Brumbies take on the NSW Waratahs in the semi-final at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night. Kick off is 7.40pm.

Union

Queanbeyan Whites overrun Wests 47-24 to boost their premiership hopes on eve of finals

Wests Vs Queanbeyan

Chris Dutton The Queanbeyan Whites have set their sights on ending the Tuggeranong Vikings' John I Dent Cup dynasty.

Sharks set up Crusaders clash with narrow win over Highlanders

So close: Jean Deysel drops the ball before the tryline.

The Brumbies and the NSW Waratahs have a showdown next weekend in Sydney to see who plays in the Super Rugby title match.

Union

ACT Brumbies to play NSW Waratahs after beating Chiefs

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Chris Dutton The Brumbies advance to Super Rugby grand final qualifier after beating the Waikato Chiefs 32-30 in an eight-try epic.

Rugby

Laurie Fisher's departure may be the costliest for Australian rugby

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Paul Cully For all the talk of players leaving Australian shores, the costliest exit may be Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher, who is bound for Gloucester next year.

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What we learned: ACT Brumbies v Waikato Chiefs

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Chris Dutton If there's any lingering doubt about Henry Speight's Wallabies credentials, it was erased in a superb opening half.

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ACT Brumbies v Waikato Chiefs

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Liam Messam of the Chiefs is tackled during the round 11 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Chiefs at Canberra Stadium on April 25, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne The ACT Brumbies host the Waikato Chiefs at Canberra Stadium, live from 7.40pm.

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ACT Brumbies to play NSW Waratahs after beating Chiefs

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Chris Dutton The Brumbies advance to Super Rugby grand final qualifier after beating the Waikato Chiefs 32-30 in an eight-try epic.

Bulls condemn Rebels to Super Rugby wooden spoon

Bright start: Jack Debreczeni scored a try for the Rebels.

Melissa Woods The Melbourne Rebels have finished their Super Rugby season on a disappointing note with a 40-7 loss to the Bulls in Pretoria.

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Brumbies thrash the Western Force 47-25 to secure Super Rugby finals berth

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Chris Dutton The Brumbies powered into the Super Rugby finals after hammering the Western Force 47-25.

Union

What we learned: ACT Brumbies v Western Force

Henry Speight  on the fly.

David Polkinghorne All the talking points from the clash between the ACT Brumbies and the Western Force.

Rugby

Chiefs kill off Blues to secure Super Rugby finals berth

Tormentor in Chief: Liam Squire breaks clear of the Blues defence at Eden Park.

Liam Napier The champs are alive, and in the process, the Chiefs have killed off the Hurricanes' and Blues' faint Super Rugby playoff hopes.

Rugby

Crusaders raise stakes for Highlanders with bonus-point victory

Strong contribution: Crusaders winger Nemani Nadolo clashes with Richard Buckman in Christchurch.

Richard Knowler All the stars aligned for the Crusaders on Saturday night as they scored four tries to grab a rare bonus-point victory to overwhelm the Highlanders 34-8 in Christchurch.

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Sharks finish third on Super Rugby table

Cobus van Wyk clears the ruck for the Sharks.

Long-time leaders the Sharks had to settle for third place on the Super Rugby table despite a clinical 34-10 away win over the Stormers on Saturday.

Union

Injured Wallabies captain Stephen Moore says ACT Brumbies perfectly placed to win title

Stephen Moore at a Brumbies fan session at the Canberra Centre on Wednesday.

Chris Dutton The statistics are against them but Stephen Moore is adamant the Brumbies can win the Super rugby title.