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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Ferguson sorry for behaviour

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders star Blake Ferguson has apologised for his off-field antics and promised to make amends after he allegedly spat on members of the public at a music festival.

Rugby League

Kimmorley plans to improve Raiders' finals consistency

Brett Kimmorley

Chris Dutton Brett Kimmorley believes he can help instil the steely attitude the Canberra Raiders need to end their inconsistent finals appearances.

Kimmorley sees Raiders as a 'good challenge'

Canberra Raiders new assistant Coach Brett Kimmorley.

Chris Dutton Brett Kimmorley left the Canterbury Bulldogs to begin a "new chapter" in his coaching career and believes he can help instil a steely attitude in the Canberra Raiders in an attempt to end their...

Kimmorley leaves kennel to help fine-tune Green Machine

Assistant coach Brett Kimmorley

Chris Dutton CANBERRA have declared new assistant coach Brett Kimmorley the final piece of their puzzle for next year, and David Furner is confident the premiership-winning halfback can have an immediate impact.

League

Kimmorley last piece of Raiders' puzzle

Action from the Legends of Origin game to aid the Queensland flood victims.Brett Kimmorley. SMH SPORT 27th January 2011 Photo: Wolter Peeters

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders have declared new assistant coach Brett Kimmorley the final piece of their 2013 puzzle and David Furner is confident the premiership-wining halfback can have an immediate impact...

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Union

Footballers after dash for cash can bid sayonara to playing in Japan: Friend

27 February 2011, News, Canberra Times photo by Andrew Sheargold. BRUMBIES TRAINING. pic shows ACT Brumbies coach Andy Friend durung training at Griffith today. SPECIAL 000

Chris Dutton Former ACT Brumbies coach Andy Friend has warned money-hungry NRL players they could have the door slammed shut on their entry to Japan, claiming the country places a priority on loyalty.

AIS chief wants sport rivalries put aside to pool knowledge for long run

29TH MARCH 2012 -  SPORT/SMH - STORY  - THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
AIS new boss Matt Favier at the AIS , Canberra.

Chris Dutton Forget about the domestic rivalry and develop an ''international outlook'' - that's the message from AIS director Matt Favier to ensure cross-code and sport barriers don't hold Australia back on the...

League

Raiders to throw teenager into deep end

Anthony Milford

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders have extended the contract of young gun Anthony Milford until the end of 2014.

League

Cross-code help backed by Campese

17 JULY- 2012- SPORT- STORY LEE GASKIN- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Canberra Raiders captains, L-R Terry Campese and David Shillington at Raiders HQ, Bruce for the announcement of Defence Housing Australia to be the new major sponsor for the club.

Chris Dutton, Lee Gaskin CANBERRA RAIDERS captain Terry Campese wants to break down cross-code barriers, urging the Raiders and Brumbies to train regularly together as they strive to reach the top of their respective...

Union

NRL's Buderus block is 'too hasty'

NRL player Danny Buderus

Chris Dutton The NRL made a knee-jerk decision to block Danny Buderus's part-time job in Super Rugby, former ACT Brumby and Brisbane Bronco Peter Ryan says.

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Rugby Union

Brumbies hopes of bagging Buderus fading

NRL player Danny Buderus

Chris Dutton, Chris Wilson The ACT Brumbies will search for a new collision coach with a rugby league background after Danny Buderus said he "stuffed up" in a cross-code deal that lasted just hours.

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League

Raiders left out of Nine's coverage

Canberra Raiders v Sharks at Canberra Stadium. Raiders player Sandor Earl celebrates with Blake Ferguson after scoring his second try.

Chris Dutton Former Canberra Raiders captain Simon Woolford has called on the ARL Commission to end the club's "ridiculous" exile from free-to-air television coverage.

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League

Sandor Earl re-signs with the Raiders

15th September 2012, Story by Jon Tuxworth , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch, NRL Semi Final 2 - Canberra Raiders v South Sydney at ANZ Stadium, Reece Robinson, Sandor Earl celebrate's a try

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders have re-signed winger Sandor Earl for the next two NRL seasons.

League

Dog put down for Slater attack

James Graham

Chris Dutton, Jon Tuxworth James Graham committed one of the ''grubbiest acts'' in rugby league by biting Billy Slater's ear in the grand final and the NRL judiciary needs to ensure it never happens again, Canberra prop Brett...

All three grades

Live coverage of NRL grand final

Melbourne Storm's, Billy Slater (left) and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs' Ben Barba, with the Premiership trophy. The NRL Grand Final Breakfast at Daltone House, Pyrmont.

Edited by Stephen Samuelson, Ben Coady, Paul Suttor and Chris Dutton Welcome to Fairfax Media's coverage of today's NRL grand final.

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League

International game needs rigid rules: Furner

David Furner

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders coach David Furner has urged rugby league to adopt permanent eligibility rules to end the New Zealand and State of Origin tug of war over some of the game's best young players.

League

Tears tell tale of a man made for the Maroons

Josh Papalii playing for the Queensland Under 18s in 2010

Chris Dutton Josh Papalii used to cry every time Queensland lost a State of Origin match.

League

Papalii chooses Queensland in league tug-of-war

Chris Dutton Josh Papalii admits there’s some risk in turning his back on New Zealand to pledge his commitment to Queensland, but the Canberra Raiders forward says he ‘‘had to go with my heart’’.

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League

NRL call cuts both ways for Wighton

Jack Wighton

Chris Dutton A dream NRL finals appearance has ended in a double blow for teenage sensation Jack Wighton with first-grade selection costing him a chance to chase under-20s premiership glory.

League

Hundreds gather to farewell Lasscock

The Funeral of Queanbeyan blues Captains Jay Lasscock with his daughter Mia.

Chris Dutton Jay Lasscock ''epitomised toughness'' for the Queanbeyan Blues and the 600 people who farewelled him yesterday showed the respect he had earned on and off the field.