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Former ARU boss McGrath one of three nominated for Brumbies presidency

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Chris Dutton 11:59 PM   Former ARU chairman Peter McGrath has thrown his hand up to be the new ACT Brumbies president after accepting a nomination to join a three-way tussle for the role.

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Brumbies break with two decades of tradition

Jarrad Butler and Allan Alaalatoa show off the Brumbies' new jersey.

Chris Dutton 6:55 PM   The ACT Brumbies are taking a bold step into the future, scrapping the strip they've worn for most of their Super Rugby history.

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Butler has eyes on gold after working with Cheika

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Jarrad Butler during training at Brumbies HQ at the University of Canberra.  3 March 2015.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton 7:00 PM   It looms as a back-row mission impossible, but Jarrad Butler has his sights set on Wallabies gold after getting a chance to work with Test coach Michael Cheika.

Brumbies break tradition to launch new blue jersey

 Brumbies Captain Stephen Moore.
The Canberra Times  
Date:  02 February 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies are set to break from tradition with the club to unveil a revamped playing strip to "represent a new era" as they chase Super Rugby glory.

Reece Robinson to lean on fellow Waratahs code-hopper Israel Folau in Super Rugby

Code switch: former Parramatta flyer Reece Robinson will be at the Waratahs next year.

James MacSmith   Reece Robinson plans to pick the mind of his new NSW Waratahs teammate Israel Folau as he bids to make a successful conversion from the NRL to Super Rugby.

Lomu only played at 80 percent: coach

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30:  Widow of Jonah Lomu, Nadene Lomu releases a dove at the Public Memorial for Jonah Lomu at Eden Park on November 30, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Former All Blacks coach John Hart says Jonah Lomu's long-standing illness meant he played all of his career at only 80 percent capacity.

South African prop receives 40 stitches after horrific injury

Scar tissue: Nicholas Schonert after his operation.

A South African prop in English club rugby has received 40 stitches to his cheek after a horrific injury at Twickenham.

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New generation Lomax ready to break free from dad's shadow

Brumbies giant Tyrel Lomax lifts up Lachlan, 7, and Nicolas, 8, at the Budding Brumbies school clinics.

Chris Dutton   He's a gentle giant with rugby-league mongrel in his blood, but the ACT Brumbies have a plan to turn Tyrel Lomax into a Super Rugby monster.

From sprinting to rugby for Melbourne athlete

Ellia Green turned her back on sprinting to take up rugby.

Larissa Nicholson   The only Melburnian in the Australian women's rugby sevens squad could have gone down a very different path.

Pacific communities mourn Lomu

Jonah Lomu's new kidney was inserted behind his rib cage to protect it from tough tackles.

Lomu's wife Nadene and two sons greeted his casket when it arrived, and his mother Hepi is there.

Carter sought Paris safety assurance

Better safe than sorry: Dan Carter

All Blacks great Dan Carter says he sought assurances about the safety of he and his family before arriving in Paris to begin a three-year stint in French club rugby.

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Montpellier 'just like home' for Brumbies contingent

Nic White and Jesse Mogg show off their scooters in France,

Chris Dutton   They're the ACT Brumbies who zip around the south of France on scooters, eat frog's legs and are battling the language barrier, but they all say Montpellier "feels just like home".

Thorn could play for Reds next year at 41

Raring to go: Brad Thorn says he can play on next year.

Phil Lutton   Cross-code warrior Brad Thorn hasn't ruled out strapping on the boots for the Queensland Reds next season, saying he still has the "urge" to play again.

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Williams ready to lead women's sevens team at World Series

Sevens captain Sharni WIlliams will lead Australia at the World Sevens Series in Dubai next week.

Prop Sharni Williams will extend a remarkable streak when she captains the Australian women's Rugby Sevens team next week.

Graphic SBW picture provokes mixed reaction

Sonny Bill Williams.

David Sygall   Many of SBW's half a million Twitter followers were stunned when the rugby star posted a picture of himself receiving an age-old traditional detox treatment.

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Sunwolves locked in, says SANZAR boss

Feelgood story: Japan players wave to the crowd after the Rugby World Cup Pool B match between USA and Japan at Kingsholm, Gloucester.

New SANZAR chief executive Andy Marinos says he is 100 per cent certain new Japanese team the Sunwolves will be ready to go when they enter the Super Rugby competition next year.

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Jonah Lomu may have died from blood clot after flight: doctor

Jonah Lomu died aged 40.

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu probably died from a blood clot which formed during a flight home to New Zealand, a former team doctor has said.

Geoff Larkham steps down after decade as president

Geoff Larkham, centre, with son Stephen, right, and grandson Luke.

Chris Dutton   Brumbies president Geoff Larkham will quit his role and retire after more than a decade at the helm.

Bulked-up Robbie Coleman ready to make Super Rugby mark

Brumbies back at training on Monday morning. 
23 November 2015.
photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times

Chris Dutton   A bulked-up and pain free Robbie Coleman wants to make his mark in Super Rugby next year, but won't sacrifice versatility to make the fullback spot his own.

Lomu: 'His life reflected the might of God'

Goodbye: Mother of Jonah Lomu, Hepi Lomu, prays during a public memorial service for her son.

All BlacksĀ great Jonah Lomu has been remembered as an inspirational dreamer whose heart never left the Tongan community at a ceremony in Mangere, Auckland on Sunday.