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Brumbies board asked to pull together

Robert Kennedy, left, has called for unity among the Brumbies board members. He is pictured with Geoff Larkham, Angus McKerchar, John Gillespie, Peter Callaughan and Carmel McGreggor.

Chris Dutton 11:16 PM   Robert Kennedy has used his first meeting as ACT Brumbies chairman to ensure there is unity on the board as the club ramps up its search for a chief executive and major sponsor.

Brumbies aim for title after making budget cuts

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton   Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has cut $100,000 from his budget but insists it won't affect the high-performance program's bid for Super Rugby success.

Brumbies chairman Kennedy wants local talent

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Chris Dutton   New ACT Brumbies chairman Robert Kennedy wants to invest in local talent, declaring the club will make Canberra players a priority in future recruitment and suggested a cap be put in place for marquee Super Rugby players from interstate.

Horwill joins Ashley-Cooper in departure lounge

England bound: Queensland Reds forward James Horwill speaks to the media at Ballymore Stadium announcing he has signed a three-year deal for after the 2015 Rugby World Cup with English Rugby club Harlequins.

Veteran Wallabies James Horwill and Adam Ashley-Cooper have announced they will depart Australian rugby after the 2015 World Cup.

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Carter becomes rugby's first $2 million man

Riding off into the sunset: Dan Carter.

Daniel Schofield   Racing Metro are poised to announce the signing of the All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter as the world's first $2 million player at a press conference in Paris on Thursday.

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Carter poised to announce deal

Heading off after World Cup: All Blacks five-eighth Dan Carter.

Richard Knowler   All Blacks first five-eighth expected to announce today he has signed a multimillion-dollar deal with a French club.

Ashley-Cooper to join French team Bordeaux

Au revoir: Adam Ashley-Cooper will continue his career in France after the World Cup.

Veteran Wallabies utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper has ended the chase for his signature, announcing he will join French team Bordeaux on a two-year deal after next year's World Cup.

Brumbies get new chairman in board shake-up

Sean Hammond

Chris Wilson   The ACT Brumbies have voted for change in the wake of a record financial loss this year.

Cheika to update Brumbies on World Cup plans

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika will start his World Cup plan with a trip to Canberra this week, taking time to check in with some ACT Brumbies stars and get them up to speed with his vision for success.

Brumbies to focus on wins, not off-field uncertainty: Moore

Moore said the players' priority was surging to the Super Rugby championship next year and backed professional players' representative board member Scott Fardy to juggle his role at the annual general meeting.

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore says the players will separate back-room uncertainty from on-field performance to make sure they are focused on their bid to win a Super Rugby title.

Hammond says Brumbies are ready for future

Sean Hammond

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies face one of their most important Annual General Meetings in the club's history on Tuesday night. Chris Dutton spoke to Brumbies chairman Sean Hammond about the big issues confronting the Super Rugby club.

Brumbies dip into savings to cover loss

Brumbies chairman Sean Hammond talks about the Super Rugby club's financial situation.

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies are in danger of erasing the nest egg of their multi-million dollar Griffith headquarters sale.

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Wallabies need to take a hit so grassroots rugby can survive

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Peter FitzSimons   When it comes to the sudden lift in fees for registration and insurance of rugby players, there are so many points ... and so little time. So, as the bishop said to the actress, we're going to have to be quick.

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Canberra clubs fear new Brumbies levy will force juniors to switch sports

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Chris Dutton   The growing costs to play junior rugby union have forced some clubs to consider a breakaway competition, fearing the increased registration fees will drive kids into the arms of rival sports.

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Stirzaker secures rugby future at Rebels

Future leader: Nic Stirzaker

Halfback Nic Stirzaker is a Melbourne Rebel until the end of 2017 after signing a new two-year deal with the Super Rugby club.

ACT Brumbies chief executive Doug Edwards quits

Interim ACT Brumbies chief executive Doug Edwards.

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies boss Doug Edwards will quit his job just four months into a two-year contract as the Super Rugby club fights to find a major sponsor and battles financial losses.

Australia finish runners-up in Dubai Sevens

Con Foley

South Africa won the Dubai Sevens with a crushing 33-7 victory over Australia in Saturday's final.

Dennis believes Wallabies can shock the world

Dave Dennis

Daniel Lane   Despite the disappointing spring tour, the Wallabies can still shine at the World Cup, says injured NSW Waratahs skipper Dave Dennis.

Burgess makes European Cup debut for Bath

Sam Burgess

Sam Burgess has made his European Rugby Champions Cup debut coming off the bench for English side Bath in a 30-5 win over Montpellier in France.

Unbeaten Australia to meet Scotland Sevens quarter-finals

Australia have cruised into the Dubai Sevens quarter-finals.

Australia's men were unbeaten to top Pool C on the opening day of the Dubai Sevens and will play surprise qualifiers Scotland in the quarter-finals of the rugby tournament on Saturday.