Ben Alexander

Rugby

NSW Waratahs v Brumbies

Israel Folau.

Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

Rugby

Matt Toomua's defence can be both a strength and a weakness

Paul Cully

Paul Cully The old adage about the tight-head prop being the most important player in the side plays out across the Super Rugby semi-finals this weekend.

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Ben Alexander says a Super Rugby title, not revenge, is Brumbies' only focus against Chiefs

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have shelved talk of grand final revenge against the Waikato Chiefs, prop Ben Alexander declaring a championship is the only prize capable of easing the pain of last year's...

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Brumbies' Ben Alexander and Robbie Coleman under injury clouds, but Scott Sio re-signs

Prop forward Scott Sio has re-signed with the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne Injury and illness could see the ACT Brumbies start their must-win game against the Melbourne Rebels at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night without two of their stars, but prop Scott Sio has given the...

Union

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander to miss Wallabies' Tests, but Nic White and Matt Toomua stake their claims

Ben Alexander will miss the Wallabies' Tests against France.

David Polkinghorne Injury has crippled ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander's hopes of helping the Wallabies beat France.

Union

Wallabies prop Ben Alexander calls for regular Anzac fixture in Canberra

Ben Alexander

Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne Australian Wallabies prop Ben Alexander says it's time for Super Rugby to create an Anzac Day tradition in Canberra.

Union

ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander resisted overseas offers

Ben Alexander

Chris Dutton Wallabies and ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander has revealed he was almost lured to Europe after the 2011 World Cup.

Rugby

Wallabies scrum improving: Ben Alexander

Ben Alexander.

David Barbeler Ben Alexander is the first to admit the Wallabies' scrum has creaked in some recent big matches.

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Wallabies prop Ben Alexander keen to avenge Lions defeat

Ben Alexander

Scrum anchor Ben Alexander doesn't view the Wallabies' grand slam tilt as a chance to avenge their Lions' "implosion" but admits the devastating defeat is fuelling his fire.

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Union

Super Rugby semi-final: Brumbies will be 'poking wrong bear' if they target Israel Folau, says Nic White

Israel Folau is unflappable, says Nic White.

Chris Dutton Test halfback Nic White says the ACT Brumbies will be "poking the wrong bear" if they attempt to unsettle Israel Folau.

Union

Australian Super Rugby semi-final a good omen for Wallabies as Brumbies and Waratahs go to battle

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

Chris Dutton Ewen McKenzie is salivating at an all-Australian semi-final which has the potential to launch World Cup dreams.

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Brumbies winger Henry Speight included in Wallabies squad

Speight

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championships, despite the Fijian-born winger not being available for selection until September 11.

Henry Speight named in Wallabies squad for Rugby Championship

New Wallaby: Brumbies flyer Henry Speight.

Georgina Robinson Rampaging Brumbies winger Henry Speight is the only new name in the Wallabies squad to play in the Rugby Championship next month. 

Rugby

Kurtley Beale in running to play five-eighth for Wallabies

Option for Wallaby 10 ... Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says he sees "no reason" why Kurtley Beale cannot nab the coveted Wallabies No.10 jersey from NSW teammate Bernard Foley in the coming Rugby Championship. 

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Union

Brumbies put Super Rugby success before Wallabies

Henry Speight is expected to be named as a Wallaby when the team in announced on Wednesday.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will put Test ambitions on hold to chase Super Rugby success, declaring they won't be distracted by head-to-head Wallabies battles despite Australian coach Ewen McKenzie unveiling...

As it happened

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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Reds highlight Waratahs' lineout problems in the nick of time

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Paul Cully Against a side with a lesser defensive lineout than the Reds, the Waratahs could have headed into the finals with paper over the cracks, but their lineout problems on Saturday night will sharpen the...

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Rugby

Brumbies v Chiefs

Re-signed: Matt Toomua.

GIO Stadium, Canberra, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

Union

Jesse Mogg says being dropped from the ACT Brumbies team was a wake-up call

Jesse Mogg has regained the fullback role after being dropped last month.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg is using his Super Rugby axing to reignite his passion, admitting he took his position in the team for granted after being the first choice No.

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Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea ready to turn Super Rugby lifeline into a championship

Josh Mann-Rea is relishing his call-up to the Brumbies' first XV.

Chris Dutton Third-string ACT Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea has built his career on "lifeline opportunities".