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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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.

League

Cornish debut in lap of gods … and NRL

20th September 2012, Story by Jon Tuxworth , Canberra Times Photograph by, Colleen Petch, Canberra Raiders Under 20's halfback Mitch Cornish is hoping to emulate the feat of the under 20's from 2008 with a grand final win

Chris Dutton Raiders plead with NRL to clear the way for under-20s star Mitch Cornish to make his first grade debut.

Rugby League

Henry the man to lead Raiders revival: Ryan

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26:  Neil Henry the coach of the Cowboys speaks to the media in the post match press conference t the end of the round 20 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos at 1300SMILES Stadium on July 26, 2013 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton and Jon Tuxworth Rugby league coaching great Warren Ryan insists Neil Henry is the ''ideal'' man to lead the Canberra Raiders out of their darkest days.

League

Ferguson has 'chosen his path'

Blake Ferguson. Injured Canberra Raiders player Blake Ferguson at Erskineville Oval with Anthony Mundine and the Alexandria Rovers.
Thursday 22nd August, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders players are resigned to never again playing with controversial star Blake Ferguson.

League

'Dorguson' falls victim to changes

Sport. Blake Ferguson, returns to team training at the Raiders Bruce HQ. Team mate, Sandor Earl, at left.?July 23rd 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.
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Chris Dutton The ''Dorguson'' bromance is over with Canberra winger Sandor Earl joining Blake Ferguson on the sideline.

Teammates prepare to mourn both Ferguson and 'Dorguson'

Interim coach Andrew Dunemann, and Blake Ferguson and Sandor Earl.

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders players are resigned to never again playing with wayward star Blake Ferguson and Josh McCrone says the representative centre appears to have ‘‘chosen his path’’ for the future.

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Rugby League

Ferguson's Raiders days all but over

Blake Ferguson. Injured Canberra Raiders player Blake Ferguson at Erskineville Oval with Anthony Mundine and the Alexandria Rovers.
Thursday 22nd August, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Dutton Blake Ferguson's Canberra career appears over - the star centre is on the outer with several teammates and the Raiders are desperate to repair the club's culture by taking a tough stance on player...

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Raiders likely to snub Ferguson for rest of year as he plans exit strategy

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Jon Tuxworth, Chris Dutton Blake Ferguson's Canberra career appears to be over. The star centre seems to be on the outer with several teammates and the Raiders look desperate to repair the club's culture by taking a tough...

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Rugby League

Croker says Ferguson must win back respect

CANBERRA, ACT - JUNE 03:  Jason Croker of the Raiders looks to pass during the round 13 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Canberra Stadium June 3, 2006 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders legend Jason Croker has called on Blake Ferguson to prove he respects his teammates.

League

Dunemann quick to deal with upheaval

Sport- Raiders Caretaker coach Andrew Dunemann holds his first press conference in the role. Canberra times photo by Karleen Minney.  22nd August 2013.

Chris Dutton, Jon Tuxworth Interim Canberra Raiders coach Andrew Dunemann is adamant his team will not suffer from a week of turmoil.

Rugby League

Players continue to deny role in Furner's sacking

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Lee Gaskin and Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders senior players continue to deny they played a major role in the decision to sack coach David Furner despite admitting to meeting with board members earlier this week.

League

Raiders need Ferguson: Shillington

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David Shillington during Raiders training today.
Filed: Wednesday, 7 August 2013 5:36:47 PM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Chris Dutton Canberra prop David Shillington says Blake Ferguson has earned the right to make an NRL comeback.

League

Raiders ready to 'play dead'

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: David Campese of the Raiders kicks during the round 15 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canberra Raiders at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on June 22, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders are set to 'play dead' in a bid to try and shut down Souths fullback Greg Inglis on Friday night.

League

Furner expects Shillo to step up against Souths

Sport
David Shillington during training on tuesday.
The Canberra Times
26 June 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton David Furner has challenged out-of-favour prop David Shillington to stand up against the best forward pack in the NRL.

Rugby League

Snub leads Rapana back to his NRL roots

SPORT - Jordan Ropana gets a pass away at Brumbies training, Griffith. Canberra                                                                24th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders have bolstered its outside back depth by signing Jordan Rapana until the end of the 2014 season.

Union

Brumbies snookered by double-up with Raiders

31 January 2011, sport, story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Official announcement of a one-year sponsorship deal between The University of Canberra and ACT Brumbies at the university's Inspire Centre. Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan.

Chris Dutton NRL roadblocks, opposition team logistics and broadcast issues are set to end the ACT Brumbies' hopes of hosting a home Super Rugby final on a Saturday night next month.

League

Rapana rushed to Raiders

SPORT - Jordan Ropana gets a pass away at Brumbies training, Griffith. Canberra                                                                24th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Chris Dutton Former Gold Coast star Jordan Rapana is on the verge of a cross-code switch with out-of-favour winger Sandor Earl.

Rugby League

Sandor Earl signs with French union side

Sandor Earl

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders' bromance immortalised in ink is over with "Dorguson" set to split when Sandor Earl makes a cross-code switch to French rugby union at the end of the year.

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League/Union

ACT underdogs on road

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Chris Wilson, Chris Dutton David Furner says he’s happy being the underdog as bookies bet against Canberra’s footy teams in Sydney this weekend.