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.


George Smith warns Brumbies not to use France as a cash grab

Heads up: George Smith has warned players not to sign rich French deals too early in their careers.

Chris Dutton Australian Wallabies great George Smith has warned players will regret signing rich French deals if their only motivation is to "cash in", declaring a Test jersey is still the No 1 prize in rugby...


Timani's cameo shows McKenzie size matters

Fairfax Media writer

Paul Cully There are question marks about the big second-rower's all-round game, but his urgency and sheer size from the bench on Saturday night gave the Wallabies something they have been lacking in the...

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Tevita Kuridrani ban hard to understand

Georgina Robinson dinkus

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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Wallabies need a rest on long road to World Cup, says Elsom

Rocky Elsom

Rupert Guinness Rocky Elsom believes the ARU should allow players who have accrued the most Test time this year to miss the spring tour and spend the off-season training at home to help them strengthen for the next...

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Kimlin has World Cup on mind

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 03:  Peter Kimlin of the Brumbies reflects after their loss during a Super Rugby Final match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium on August 3, 2013 in Hamilton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies forward Peter Kimlin hopes to return to Australia to chase a spot in the 2015 World Cup squad.


Next step is evolution into Super men

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Nic White during training at Brumbies HQ.  19 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton The Brumbies have been told to take their game to the next level, writes Chris Dutton.


Wallabies to stick with tried and true formula

Robbie Deans

Adrian Warren Australia selectors will stick with the old guard and infuse just a little new blood into their squad for the inaugural Rugby Championship.

Get well soon, fellas: Wallabies have an entire Test team in the infirmary

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Greg Growden The Wallabies have certainly discovered this season whether there is actually any depth in Australian rugby.

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Rugby Union

Lomax's son a big hit for rivals

29th September 2012, Story by Lee Gaskin, Canberra Times Photograph by, Colleen Petch,  Tyrel Lomax son of Canberra Raiders premiership winning forward John Lomax will represent the ACT under 16's rugby union team.

Lee Gaskin New Zealand rugby league international John Lomax's son Tyrel Lomax is quickly making his name in the rival code.


Benny A's Bledisloe omission a 'disgrace'

ACT Brumbies v Otago Highlanders at Canberra Stadium in week five of Super Rugby. ACT prop Ben Alexander.

Jon Tuxworth Former Wallaby Jeremy Paul has slammed the shock axing of Ben Alexander from Australia's squad for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup opener as ''a disgrace''.

Deans's Third XV faces a monumental battle but with a live chance to triumph against the odds

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Spiro Zavos HOW about this line-up for a Wallabies side to play the Pumas at Rosario?

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Murphy holds out hope for IRB approval

SPORT: Brumbies players Ruaidhri Murphy during training at Brumbies HQ, Griffith, Canberra
15th November 2012
Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies prop Ruaidhri Murphy is refusing to give up hope of being eligible to play for the Wallabies and hopes the International Rugby Board will finally grant his wish by the end of the year.

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Wallabies spot drives Auelua

Brumbies player Fotu Auelua

Chris Dutton Brumbies forward Fotu Auelua is keen to have an impact with the Wallabies.


Palmer back with the pack after interest from French

SPORT: Brumbies player front -Dan Palmer pushes past Ian Prior during training at Brumbies HQ, Griffith, Canberra
15th November 2012
Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin ACT Brumbies prop Dan Palmer could be bidding bon voyage to Australian rugby as the fringe Wallaby weighs up an overseas move at the end of the season.

White won't roar if stars miss Lions

15 May 2012 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Jon Tuxworth/Chris Dutton. Brumbies training at their Griffith HQ. Coach, Jake White.

David Polkinghorne IF Jake White was Wallabies coach, he wouldn't let his players run out for the ACT Brumbies against the British and Irish Lions at Canberra Stadium on June 18, regardless of the Lions coach calling...

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White opposes double dipping for Lions

Jake White

David Polkinghorne If Jake White was Wallabies coach, he wouldn't let his players run out for the ACT Brumbies' blockbuster against the British and Irish Lions at Canberra Stadium on June 18, regardless of the Lions...

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Brumbies back Mowen as captain

Ben Mowen

David Polkinghorne Ben Mowen's first season as ACT Brumbies captain was so outstanding there would have been ''more downside'' in stripping his captaincy this year.

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Rugby union

Brumbies combine for Wallabies charge

Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies passes the ball during the round five Super 
Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Highlanders at Canberra Stadium on 
March 24, 2012 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images) 


David Polkinghorne A ''hungry'' ACT Brumbies five-eighth Christian Lealiifano got his first taste of life as a Wallaby since last year's horrific ankle injury at a photo camp in Sydney on Monday.