Dan Palmer

Dan Palmer

Dan Palmer plays prop for the ACT Brumbies.


Clyde Rathbone: contemplating my next move

Clyde Rathbone As I approach the end of my rugby career, I’ve been thinking a lot about ego and how it shapes decisions.


Tevita Kuridrani ban hard to understand

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Georgina Robinson This is not another "Irrational Rugby Board" whinge. Promise. But it is a look at the facts around Tevita Kuridrani's five-week ban.

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Scotland a test of character for everyone: Ewen McKenzie

Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are facing one of their "greatest challenges" against Scotland this weekend after losing eight of their top squad in a horror week of controversy and injuries.

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Rugby Union

McCabe faces battle to regain 'invincibility'

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24:  Pat McCabe, Wycliff Palu and David Pocock of the Wallabies look on during an Australian Wallabies training session at Visy Park on June 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Former NRL hard man Gorden Tallis has warned Pat McCabe he faces the biggest challenge of his career to return from a neck injury and recapture the "invincibility" required to stay at the top.

Rugby Union

Deans spoilt for choice, but strategy will dictate picks

Paul Cully.

Paul Cully With the Lions series fast approaching and the highly charged Reds v Brumbies game doubling as a virtual Wallabies trial, Fairfax Media looks at five key Test positions.

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Rugby Union

Video shows Reds no angels in Brumbies clash

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caption: Queensland Reds captain James Horwill appears to stomp on the face of Brumbies prop Dan Palmer in the first half of their match at Suncorp Stadium. The incident was not penalised or cited.

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Chris Dutton Queensland coach Ewen McKenzie is casting the Brumbies as the villains in a blockbuster Australian derby but a series of the Reds' unpenalised incidents have caused Super Rugby confusion.

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Reds still in a rage as Brumbies move on

Stephen Larkham

Chris Dutton ACT side says it ahs already turned its attention to the Western Force.


Brumbies halfback to join Force

Ian Prior during training at Brumbies HQ, Griffith.

Chris Dutton He's been part of a Queensland Reds championship and an ACT Brumbies revival, but scrumhalf Ian Prior says it's time to test himself as a leader at the Western Force and hopes he can take a winning...


Brumbies name squad to face Force

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 16:  Scotty Sio on attack during the Super Rugby match between The Sharks and Brumbies at Kings Park on March 16, 2013 in Durban, South Africa
(Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will give prop Scott Sio a chance to push his Wallabies claims when he is added to the starting XV to play the Western Force on Saturday night.

Brumbies v Force

Sam Norton-Knight.

Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

Live: Brumbies v Force

Jesse Mogg

Lee Gaskin Catch all the action from Canberra Stadium as the Brumbies take on the Force in Super Rugby.

Brumbies v Crusaders

Dan Carter.

Canberra Stadium, Sunday 4pm (AEST)

Rugby Union

Brumbies power prop recalled for Crusaders scrum battle

Sport;  Brumbies player Stan Palmer chats with Brumbies consultant coach Brian Smith at training at Brumbies HQ in Griffiths.  16 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have added power to their front-row in preparation for a scrum battle with the Canterbury Crusaders on Sunday, recalling prop Dan Palmer to the starting XV.


White set to stick with winning formula as momentum builds

SPORT: Brumbies player Pat McCabe in action during training at Portsea Oval, Duntroon, Canberra..  8th April 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White will back winning combinations for the rest of the season to ensure the side's momentum doesn't stall in the run to the play-offs.

Rugby Union

Brumbies doubt on Murphy

Sport: Super Rugby Brumbies Vs Western Force.  Brumbies player Ruaidhri Murphy looses the ball during the match at Canberra Stadium.   27 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne Brumbies prop Ruaidhri Murphy faces a stint on the sideline after he went down in the John I Dent Cup.

Tight Five

Emotions run hot in the debate over five-eighth

Paul Cully.

Paul Cully In the third instalment of the Herald's look at the race for Wallabies jerseys, we look at five more positions. We start with five-eighth.

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Live: Brumbies v Crusaders


David Polkinghorne Catch all the action from Canberra Stadium as the Brumbies take on arch rivals the Crusaders.


Who will squeeze into Deans' 25-man tent


Paul Cully Trying to squeeze in 25 names for the initial Wallabies squad to be announced on May 19 is akin to putting away a tent for the first time.

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Heartbreak as Murphy faces long lay-off

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16:  Ruaidhri Murphy poses during the official 2013 ACT Brumbies Super Rugby headshots session at Brumbies Headquarters on January 16, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) headshot ruaidhri murphy

David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies prop Ruaidhri Murphy is finding it difficult to accept his torn anterior cruciate ligament.


Brumbies-Wallabies seek common ground on dates clash

(l-r) Ben Alexander at the Official 100 day countdown to the British and Irish Lions series.
The Canberra Times
25 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies want to avoid a tug-of-war between club and country next month.