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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Raiders

Smaller Canberra Stadium after Raiders, Brumbies drop in crowds

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Chris Dutton The dropping Canberra crowds at Raiders and Brumbies games have forced the ACT government to reduce its plans for a new undercover stadium in Civic.

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Union

Much ado about the do for Brumbies' show-stopping fro bros

for ACT Brumbies wingers Henry Speight and Joe Tomane, there is a lot to be said for the do, not the least of which is personal comfort.

Chris Dutton They're the "fro bros" built for comfort, not for speed, but the ACT Brumbies are ready to launch their Super Rugby title campaign from Canberra Stadium.

New $27 million ACT sports centre to provide perfect home for Nick Kyrgios

Tennis ACT CEO, Ross Triffitt, at the Lyneham construction site, where the tennis centre redevelopment is taking place.

Lee Gaskin and Chris Dutton Fresh off Nick Kyrgios' breakthrough performance at Wimbledon, work has started on a $27 million sports centre at Lyneham, including one of the best tennis facilities in the country.

Basketball

Patty Mills and San Antonio Spurs one win away from NBA championship dream

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Chris Dutton He's the Canberra kid in a world of millionaires, rock stars and private jets, but Patrick Mills says nothing can distract him from a chance to realise his childhood dream of winning an NBA...

Football

Tom Rogic opens up about World Cup heartbreak with Socceroos

Shattered dreams: Tom Rogic.

Chris Dutton Canberra soccer star Tom Rogic has opened up about his World Cup heartbreak.

rUCkus Crew ready to belt out anthems at Brumbies match in Super Rugby

Chris Dutton They're not quite musical rebels but the rUCkus Crew have a message for the Canberra Stadium crowd: they're singing the national anthem and no one can stop them.

Canberra Capitals' Abby Bishop shows off the new 'mascot'

Canberra Capitals star Abby Bishop with her five-month-month old niece Zala.

Chris Dutton Zala Kate Bishop is the five-month-old baby girl the Canberra Capitals WNBL team has adopted as its own.

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Locker room

Master’s apprentice

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Chris Dutton A 16-year-old ACT schoolboy from Marist College is excited to get his shot at international cricket.

Pocock, Palandri to seal the deal when same sex marriage allowed around Australia

Australian rugby union footballer David Pocock with partner Emma.
SMH GOOD WEEKEND Picture by ANDREW CAMPBELL

Chris Dutton The ACT government’s same-sex marriage legislation can "open the floodgates" for Australia, but rugby union star David Pocock is still refusing to seal his own relationship legally until all his gay...

Netball

New indoor stadium key to luring stars

The Diamonds Captain Laura Geitz hugs a team mate after winning the Constellation Cup.

Chris Dutton The ACT government is banking on a new indoor stadium to ensure the capital can attract international fixtures across all sports.

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Union

White leaves with players' blessing: Mowen

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 03: Ben Mowen of the Brumbies gives instructions to his team during a Super Rugby Final match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium on August 3, 2013 in Hamilton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies coach Jake White met with captain Ben Mowen on Wednesday night to detail his ‘‘heartfelt’’ reasons for leaving the club with two years left on his contract.

Union

Jake White quits as ACT Brumbies coach

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Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Jake White has sensationally quit his Super Rugby job just two months after leading the club to the grand final.

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Union

Brumbies stranded in New Zealand

The Brumbies stand dejected following the Super Rugby Final match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Waikato.

Chris Dutton, Larissa Nicholson The hard-luck ACT Brumbies have been stranded in Auckland after their flight home was cancelled.

Final fever building in Hamilton

Brumbies fans take over a bar in in Waikato to before the Brumbies take on the Chiefs - picture by Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton Scores of Brumbies fans have taken over a popular Hamilton pub ahead of the team's historic clash with the Waikato Chiefs, which kicks off at 5.30pm today, Canberra time.

Young fans confident their heroes will bring home the title

Junior Brumbeis fans  (l-r) Tyler Williams, Jessie Croker, Cruze Campsi, Finn McLaughlan and  Matt Browning of Burgmann College in Gungahlin getting warmed up for the Brumbies final.

Joshua Matic and Chris Dutton Matt Toomua was not much older than these aspiring Brumbies (right) the last time the club played in a Super Rugby grand final.

Fans and family inspire Brumbies for tilt at title

Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano chats with Brumbies fans.

Lee Gaskin, Fleta Page and Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano was signing autographs for schoolchildren, Stephen Moore cradled his six-month-old son in his arms and Fotu Auelua had his two biggest fans attack him as soon as he stepped foot...

First couple of sport part on twin quests for glory

Ellyse Perry and Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton A meeting at Sydney Airport almost 18 months ago started a sporting relationship, so it is fitting ACT Brumbies star Matt Toomua and dual international Ellyse Perry will jet off on Thursday for the...

Jet-setting Brumbies ready to make history

Stephen Moore (R) of the Brumbies celebrates with Jesse Mogg after victory in the SupeRugby semi final match between Vodacom Bulls and Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on July 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are on the verge of cementing a place in Super Rugby history as they prepare to play in the final.

Brumbies bask in McKenzie's vote of confidence

Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White gets up close with a lion cub in Johannesburg.

Chris Dutton From lions to the Bulls and then on to the Wallabies - the ACT Brumbies are riding high in South Africa.

Classic Brumbies get a guernsey

Chris Dutton They pulled on the retro ''heavy, cotton jerseys of a playing strip revolution'' to relive their championship memories and the last links to the ACT Brumbies' golden era are determined to deliver...