Peter Kimlin


Former Wallaby forward Peter Kimlin eyes a return to ACT Brumbies

Ben Mowen and Peter Kimlin

Chris Dutton Peter Kimlin looms as surprise potential recruit to replace ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen next year.

Saturday Serve

ARU sabbatical rules set to help Brumbies keep their stars in Australia

Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton It's been dubbed the ''Izzy Folau trump card'' but the ACT Brumbies are set to start using the ARU's new contract protocols as a lure to lock in their stars on long-term deals.

Rugby union

It's about teamwork, not big names, says Melbourne Rebels captain


Scott Higginbotham Sometimes the hardest thing for a team to do is realise its full potential. It can take just one game for a team to click or it can take time to achieve that result.


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...

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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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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Force v Brumbies

Live: Force v Brumbies

David Polkinghorne The ACT Brumbies head to Perth to take on the Western Force. David Polkinghorne will be bringing you all the action, as it happens.


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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James Horwill out of Wallaby team

James Horwill

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have been rocked by the loss of captain and inspirational second-rower James Horwill before their clash with South Africa in Brisbane on Saturday.

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Rugby Union

Wallaby skipper to miss Tests

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17:  James Horwill of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have been rocked by the loss of captain and inspirational second-rower James Horwill ahead of their clash against South Africa in Brisbane on Saturday.


Berrick Barnes suggests rethink of Test eligibility rules


Georgina Robinson Former Wallabies star Berrick Barnes has taken to life in Japan like a koi to water.

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The Breakdown

Digby Ioane considers leaving Stade Francais

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Georgina Robinson Which big-name former Wallaby is contemplating a return home just months into a lucrative overseas stint? Hint: it is neither Berrick Barnes nor Drew Mitchell.

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Rugby Union

Last year's defeat will fire us up: Robberds

Lee Gaskin It's the elephant in the room Wests have been trying to sidestep around.

Rugby Union

Vikings brace for McCabe

Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong Vikings coach Dan McKellar has warned his troops to treat Pat McCabe like any other player or risk being awestruck by the Wallabies star.


Vikings made to work hard to retain title

Tuggeranong Vikings players run in to congratulate Zac Holmes after he scored a try during the John I Dent Grand Final between the Western Districts and Tuggeranong at Viking Park.

Lee Gaskin TUGGERANONG Vikings are the champions of ACT club rugby union for the second straight season - but only just.


Tall Tom seizes the day, and Brumbies' graduation gift

Tom Staniforth

Chris Wilson He's just finished year 12, but some pre-season lessons with the Brumbies might keep one of Australian rugby's most exciting prospects out of the clutches of the ACT team's rivals.


Rathbone's fairytale a step closer to reality

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16:  Clyde Rathbone 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)

Chris Dutton The Clyde Rathbone fairytale is on the verge of becoming reality as the returning Wallabies winger gets a perfect chance to audition for his Super Rugby comeback in Friday night's trial match.

Rugby Union

Brumbies call on fans to help beat Reds

Edward Murphy (4) from Isabella Plains has his face painted at the Brumbies meet the players day.
10 Feb 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne Brumbies coach Jake White wants 20,000 fans at Canberra Stadium for a ‘‘fortress’’.

2013 Super Rugby Guide

Brumbies must enter finals frontier

SPORT  -  Ben Mowen at Brumbies training at Griffith, Canberra.                                                                                             12th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton It’s season two of the four-year plan and there’s little doubt about the goal – make the finals. Jake White’s men surprised everyone last season before they choked in the last round and lost their...

2013 Super Rugby Guide

Back where he belongs

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08:  Clyde Rathbone of the Brumbies is tackled by Gareth Clouston of the ACT XV during the Super Rugby trial match between the Brumbies and the ACT XV at Viking Park on February 8, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Canberra Times sports reporter Chris Dutton talks with Clyde Rathbone about his return to the Brumbies.