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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Raiders star Jarrod Croker expects brutal initiation for Prime Minister's XIII

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Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders star Jarrod Croker expects a brutal initiation to representative football on Sunday, but says he was more focused on moving house than playing for Australia just two weeks ago.

League

Former Canberra Cannons team up to help Canberra Raiders with mental wellbeing

Chris Dutton Two former Canberra Cannons are teaming up to help the Raiders, with Frank Arsego and Glenn Baird joining forces to start a new business for helping young athletes cope mentally.

League

Upbeat North Queensland Cowboys' David Furner calls for refereeing consistency in NRL finals

Chris Dutton Former Canberra Raiders coach calls for refereeing consistency in the NRL finals.

League

Ricky Stuart bans Mad Monday for Canberra Raiders at end of NRL season

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Chris Dutton Raiders coach Ricky Stuart bans Mad Monday to protect players from "doing something silly".

League

What we learned: Cronulla Sharks v Canberra Raiders

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Chris Dutton All the talking points from the Raiders' 22-12 win against the Sharks on Sunday.

Canberra Raiders beat Sharks to add to Cronulla's ASADA woes

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Chris Dutton The Cronulla Sharks' week from hell went from bad to worse as the Canberra Raiders inflicted more pain on the trouble-striken club in a battle for the NRL wooden spoon on Sunday.

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League

Raiders' Mitch Cornish happy to leave his fate in Ricky Stuart's hands

Mitch Cornish has been touted as the Raiders' man of the future.

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders playmaker Mitch Cornish insists he's happy to bide his time on the NRL fringes.

League

Jack Wighton's stepping stone to State of Origin and becoming a father

Jack Wighton has been called into the Blues' camp.

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders back Jack Wighton called into the NSW camp for Origin experience.

League

West Belconnen Warriors beat Woden Rams in one-point field-goal thriller

Woden stalwart Josh Burns had his milestone game ruined by a late loss.

Chris Dutton West Belconnen halfback Bobby Roberts struck late to guide his side past Woden on Sunday.

League

Raider Shaun Fensom finally gets rep nod

Raiders workhorse Shaun Fensom is a breath away from his first representative jersey.

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders lock Shaun Fensom's representative exile is over, after being called into the NSW Country team as 18th man.

League and Union

ACT Brumbies and Canberra Raiders in rare double billing

Joining forces: The Brumbies and Raiders will both play at Canberra Stadium this weekend.

Chris Dutton They're joining forces for a $10 super ticket but the Brumbies and Raiders would prefer to avoid cross-code clashes.

Union

ACT Brumbies will try to lure George Smith after David Pocock's injury

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Chris Dutton The Brumbies will call Australian rugby great George Smith in the coming days to gauge his interest.

Ticket bungle

ACT Brumbies and Western Giants in peace offer to fans for ticket bungle

SPORT: University of Canberra Brumbies v Queensland Reds at Canberra Stadium, Bruce. Pic shows the crowd lining up to get in. 22nd February 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne The ACT Brumbies and Greater Western Sydney have been forced to offer compensation to fans following membership and ticket bungles just two days apart that took the gloss off the start of the...

Rugby League

Sandor Earl 'has itch' to play sport again

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v Manly Warringah at Canberra Stadium, Bruce. Raiders player Sandor Earl in action.  25th August 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Former Canberra Raiders winger Sandor Earl has ''the itch'' to play sport again and is keen to see if amateur clubs will allow him to do so while the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority decides...

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League

Matt McIlwrick battles for hooking role

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17:  Matt McIlwrick of the Raiders looks on during the round two NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders at Skilled Park on March 17, 2013 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders hooker Matt McIlwrick concedes he will be on a modified training program for the rest of his career.

Q&A with Ricky Stuart and Stephen Larkham

Stephen Larkham and Ricky Stuart.

Chris Dutton Ricky Stuart and Stephen Larkham open up on their plans for 2014, their memories of the golden era and the pressures of the job.

Rugby League

Anthony Milford should commit to the Canberra Raiders: Wayne Bennett

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders reacts after dropping the ball while attempting to score a try during the round 23 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Canberra Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton NRL coaching guru Wayne Bennett hopes young Raiders star Anthony Milford commits to the Green Machine to stop Canberra's ''tragic loss'' of talented players and lift the club back to its glory days.

League

Jordan Rapana keen to make cut for Canberra Raiders

Sport: Canberra Raiders player Jordan Rapana has been selected to play in the Cook Island team for the Rugby League World Cup this month. As a fall back job after rugby league he works occasionally as a barber at John Brennan Hair, Westfield Belconnen. 8th of October 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Bartender, hairdresser - now Jordan Rapana can call himself a rugby league World Cup player.

Rugby League

David Furner jumps at gig to help Kangaroos

Chris Wilson, Chris Dutton Sacked Raiders coach David Furner will take the first step to reviving his career in Papua New Guinea this month.

League

Barba still in favour at Bulldogs despite missing game against new club

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Michael Chammas, Chris Wilson, Chris Dutton Ben Barba wasn't named to return against his future club this Thursday night, but Canterbury have not put a red pen through his name for this season.