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NSW Waratahs flanker Stephen Hoiles puts emotion of Brumbies reunion behind him

David Polkinghorne Stephen Hoiles already has the emotion of playing the Super Rugby club he captained out of his system.

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What I've learnt after 12 months as captain

Scott Higginbotham.

Scott Higginbotham With the Melbourne Rebels in South Africa for the final two rounds of the season, the captain reflects on taking over as captain after his last visit, and the importance of striking the right balance.

Kane Douglas signs with Leinster: report

Waratah mainstay Kane Douglas.

Wallabies second-row forward Kane Douglas has signed with Irish province Leinster according to a report in the London-based The Sunday Times.

Toulouse condemned after player allowed to play on following severe head knock

Florian Fritz

Georgina Robinson French rugby has attracted worldwide condemnation after a player for Top 14 team Toulouse was allowed to return to the field after suffering a severe head knock.

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Shocking Toulouse concussion highlights powerless governance

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Georgina Robinson Pity the International Rugby Board and its chief medico Martin Raftery.

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New Wallabies captain Stephen Moore could get leadership role at ACT Brumbies

Chris Dutton Brumbies open door for Stephen Moore to captain both Australia and the Super Rugby club.

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New Wallabies captain Stephen Moore believes in the tough love approach

Stephen Moore at the Wallabies camp at Sanctuary Cove.

Georgina Robinson Stephen Moore woke early on Wednesday and was out among the birdsong in the early morning cool at Sanctuary Cove just after 7am.

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Justin Harrison and co whip Narbonne into shape

Justin Harrison

Rupert Guinness As the coaching career of former Wallaby Justin Harrison continues to rise, so does the ambition of his French club, Narbonne, who are no longer seen as cellar dwellers but real contenders after an...

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IRB told to wake up about concussion

PUKEKOHE, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10: Sam Wykes of the Force battles out against Craig Clarke of the Chiefs in a scrum during the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Force at ECOLight Stadium on May 10, 2013 in Pukekohe, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson A panel of high-profile health experts, including a leading Australian professor, has recommended the International Rugby Board force unions to take a harder line on concussion.

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Privacy concerns forced IRB to shelve introduction of 'injury passports'

Craig Clarke

Georgina Robinson International Rugby Board lawyers scuppered a plan to use "injury passports" to monitor at-risk players for concussion more than two years ago.

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Wycliff Palu on hold for Waratahs' time of need

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Georgina Robinson Wycliff Palu has been missed by the Waratahs but expect him to lay low for a few more weeks yet.

Union

Brumbies unveil their new regime

Sport.  New head coach Stephen Larkham and director of rugby Laurie Fisher 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 new ACT Brumbies' coaching combination will back skipper Ben Mowen to lead the club next season.

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No grudges: Ex-coach Friend praises ACT clean-out

27 February 2011, News, Canberra Times photo by Andrew Sheargold. BRUMBIES TRAINING. pic shows ACT Brumbies coach Andy Friend durung training at Griffith today. SPECIAL 000

David Polkinghorne Former ACT Brumbies coach Andy Friend said successor Jake White's player clean-out was crucial in the province's Super Rugby rebirth.

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Mowen, leader by example

News.  Photos contributed by Brumbies Rugby. Playing in the Grand Final- what does this moment mean to the players?  BEN MOWEN
??At this stage I'm just extremely proud of what this young group has achieved. We've asked guys to work extremely hard, we've asked for sacrifices and for huge commitments and these guys keep delivering. That's all you can ask for. We'll ask for another huge effort on Saturday night playing against the champions in their backyard. I've got no doubt we'll get that. But I'm just so proud of everything this group has done.??

David Polkinghorne From the outside, Ben Mowen was an unlikely choice as ACT Brumbies captain.

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Blood was let and old ties cut in White's plan for Brumbies

Ben Mowen

Georgina Robinson TWO -and-a-half years ago a newly appointed Jake White promised he would restore the trademark ''aura'' of success to the Brumbies.

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New breed of Brumbies thrive on the road

NEWS/SPORT:  Brumbies players arrive at Canberra airport after their win in South Africa. Brumbies player Stephen Moore with his son Theodore . 29th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have no fear of winning the Super Rugby title on the road and will use their imposing away record as inspiration to claim the championship.

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James Horwill admits losing cherished Wallabies captaincy cut deep

TURIN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 08:  James Horwill of the Wallabies looks on during the Australian Wallabies captain's run at Olimpico Stadium on November 8, 2013 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson James Horwill has revealed he was completely blindsided by coach Ewen McKenzie's decision to strip him of the Wallabies captaincy.

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Mind game: Elsom fears knockout legal action

Rocky Elsom

Georgina Robinson Former Wallabies captain Rocky Elsom says the ARU could be leaving itself open to an NFL-style class action by following ''terribly inadequate and dangerous'' protocols around concussion.

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Ewen McKenzie wins support of James Horwill for action against Wallabies revellers

Sport. Wallabies captain James Horwill. 
Photo: Edwina Pickles. 14th Oct 2013.

Georgina Robinson Former Wallabies captain James Horwill has thrown his support behind Ewen McKenzie's decision to suspend six players for excessive drinking and believes more surprises will come.

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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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