Speight expectations: Brumbies want star cleared

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 20: Henry Speight of the Brumbies receives a red card during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Brumbies at DHL Newlands Stadium on June 20, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Luke Walker/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne    The ACT Brumbies will fight Henry Speight's dangerous tackle and lifting charges.

Brumbies captain confident of Moore

"It's still a long way to go if we want to get where we want to be and that's win two more matches": Stephen Moore.

David Polkinghorne   Emphatic win over Stormers has Brumbies primed for the semi-final, but Henry Speight faces anxious wait.

Brumbies book Super Rugby semi final

Joe Tomane of the Brumbies.

Russell Jackson   But is Brumbies winger Henry Speight's season over?

ACT Brumbies v Cape Town Stormers

Brumbies winger Henry Speight.

David McLennan   Join us from 1am AEST Sunday for all the action from Cape Town, as the Brumbies take on the Stormers in their Super Rugby qualifying final.

ACT Brumbies v Cape Town Stormers scores

David Pocock.

The Brumbies face the Stormers in South Africa in the second do or die Super Rugby qualifying final from 1am Sunday, AEST.

Huxley inspired by brave new Vaea

Ita Vaea of the ACT Brumbies was given little chance to play rugby again.

David Polkinghorne   It says a lot about Ita Vaea's battle to return to rugby when a man who beat brain cancer has nothing but admiration and respect for the ACT Brumbies No.8.

Been there done that doesn't mean you'll do it again

Nic White trains in South Africa during the week.

David Polkinghorne   It's one thing to have done it before, but ACT Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White says it will be meaningless unless they do it again.

Stormers look to win without Vermeulen

Duane Vermeulen is out of this weekend's clash with the Stormers.

Russell Jackson, Roje Adaimy   The Stormers will hope finals history doesn't repeat when they face the Brumbies without Duane Vermeulen.

Brumbies to win ugly against the Stormers

Spiro Zavos

Spiro Zavos    JakeBall rugby will be on display in the Brumbies-Stormers match.

Time for Brumbies' Wallabies to stand up: Horan

Wallabies legend Tim Horan.

David Polkinghorne   Two-time World Cup winner Tim Horan thinks its time for the ACT Brumbies' big-name players to stand up.

Larkham's love-hate relationship with the rolling maul

Stephen Larkham.

David Polkinghorne   ​As a player, Stephen Larkham used to hate the rolling maul, but now it's his biggest weapon.

Toomua named on the bench

David Pocock has overcome concussion and will play the Stormers.

David Polkinghorne   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is expecting their do-or-die Super Rugby qualifying final against the Cape Town Stormers to be "Test-match intensity".

Brumbies defend White's tactics

Brumbies halfback Nic White took the fight up to the Stormers when they met in May.

Lee Gaskin   The ACT Brumbies have leapt to the defence of feisty halfback Nic White and are prepared to handle anything the Stormers throw at them.

South African players banned for lifting tackles

Andre Esterhuizen of the Sharks earns a yellow card from referee Glen Jackson during the match against the Stormers early on Sunday morning.

South Africans Robert du Preez and Andre Esterhuizen were banned for six and four weeks respectively on Monday after committing dangerous tackles in a weekend Super 15 match.

Testing time for Pocock

David Pocock receives treatment during Saturday's match.

David Polkinghorne   What Pocock needs to do to play this weekend.

Lealiifano returns to scene of costly Cape Town miss

Kicking change: Christian Lealiifano has altered his run-up to taking kicks.

David Polkinghorne   The ACT Brumbies have backed goalkicker Christian Lealiifano ahead of his return to Cape Town, where a crucial missed shot cost them the match against the Stormers last month.

White 'desperate' to leave Super Rugby on a high

Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White was devastated to lose what could have been his last ever home game at Canberra Stadium.

David Polkinghorne   Having potentially played his last game at Canberra Stadium, ACT Brumbies vice-captain Nic White is "extremely desperate" to leave for France with the Super Rugby title in his suitcase.

Toomua puts hand up to start for Brumbies

Ready: Matt Toomua wants to be back in the Brumbies' starting line up.

David Polkinghorne   Wallabies playmaker Matt Toomua has put his hand up to start in the ACT Brumbies' do-or-die qualifying final against the Cape Town Stormers in South Africa next weekend.

Stormers use old tactic in hunt for crown

Rested: barnstorming lock Duane Vermeulen.

Georgina Robinson   While Australian eyes are diverted by the Waratahs and Brumbies, and the table-topping Hurricanes bask in the glow of outright favouritism, the Stormers are cooking up something clever in Cape Town.

Springbok in tears after winning last game for Sharks

Bismarck du Plessis scored a try in his final game for the Sharks.

South African rugby hard man Bismarck du Plessis cried on Saturday after his final Super Rugby appearance for the Sharks ended in a 34-12 home victory over the Stormers.