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David Polkinghorne (Polky)
Works at The Canberra Times
Attended Charles Sturt University
Lives in Canberra
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Is Henry Speight the key to Australia sevens winning gold at the Rio Olympics next year? Also Brumbies are happy with #superrugby draw...
Sevens forward ;Tom Cusack says Henry Speight can help lift Australia to an Olympic gold medal in Rio.
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Are GWS Giants defender Joel Patfull's ribs ready to withstand the Geelong Tomahawk? #aflgiantscats
Can the Giants make it three wins from three games in Canberra?
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Who is the GWS Ginats G-Man of Steele? #aflgiantscats
Giants coach says the Canberra kid is an "integral part" of the club's future.
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Will Michael Matthews' ribs heal enough for him to target a Tour de France stage win? #tdf 
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Imagine a packed Manuka Oval for a GWS Giants game! I know I have... #afl
Greater Western Sydney chief executive David Matthews says they might ask the AFL to bring Geelong back to Canberra ;next season as ;the Giants track towards ;their first Manuka Oval ;sell-out.
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Two tragedies, two cities. Remarkable the resilience people show. Thanks to @nathan14232#ripphilwalsh
All Nathan Costigan could think about during the minute's silence was his two-year-old son and how important it was for him to ;be a good father.
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Does the Manuka Oval fullhouse mean #afl footy is in good health? #aflgiantscats
The Cats proved too strong for GWS in front of nearly 15,000 fans at Manuka Oval on Saturday.
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Can Brumbies and Wallabies winger Henry Speight win gold at the Rio Olympics? #superrugby
Henry Speight could miss the Super Rugby finals in his pursuit of Olympic gold.
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Brumbies and Wallabies winger Henry Speight to sign on til 2018 for province and country #superrugby
World Cup winning winger Joe Roff says Henry Speight has the "X-factor" to be a match winner on the world's biggest stage.
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Brumbies lock Rory Arnold has come a long way in 12 months. He's hoping the next year will be even bigger #superrugby   #wallabies  
Twelve months ago giant lock Rory Arnold arrived in Canberra with a busted shoulder and hopes of earning himself an ACT Brumbies contract through the National Rugby Championship.
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Richie Bensley hat-trick spoils the birthday party #racing  
You could barely wipe the smile of Goulburn jockey Richard ;Bensley's face at Thoroughbred Park ;on Sunday.
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Can the Brumbies beat the Hurricanes? Captain Steve Moore is confident in his teams' character
Emphatic win over Stormers has Brumbies primed for the semi-final, but Henry Speight faces anxious wait.
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Sports journalist
Skills
Watching TV, beard growing, gardening and chopping wood
Employment
  • The Canberra Times
    Sports journalist, 2010 - present
  • The Courier, Ballarat
    Sub editor, sports journalist, 2007 - 2010
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Currently
Canberra
Previously
Ballarat - Melbourne - London - South America - Adelaide
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A perfect day would start admiring my beard before playing a round of golf, watching Hawthorn flog essendon, Sturt smash port and then Liverpool beating scumchester...all washed down with a Coopers Pale Ale!
Introduction
Sports journo for The Canberra Times covering the ACT Brumbies, GWS Giants, Canberra Cavalry, NEAFL and cycling. Occasionally rant on Twitter @Super_Couch, essendon and manchester utd supporters beware...
Bragging rights
The Canberra Times pays me to watch sport
Education
  • Charles Sturt University
    Masters of journalism, 2004 - 2006
  • University of Adelaide
    Bachelor of Mathematical Science, 1991 - 1994
    With first class honours in applied maths
  • Heathfield High
    1986 - 1990
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