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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

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

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.

Union

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

George Smith.

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

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.

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

League

Papalii proves he's no pup as big dog Gallen can do nothing but bark

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Chris Dutton A 20-year-old kid upset the war horse of the NRL, 24,450 fans packed into Canberra Stadium and the Green Machine powered into the second week of finals - the Raiders are a true premiership threat.

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

In a nutshell: Raiders v Sharks

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Blake Ferguson (R) of the Raiders celebrates scoring a try with team mate Sandor Earl during the Second NRL Elimination Final match between the Canberra Raiders and the Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Sandor Earl and Blake Ferguson’s blossoming combination continued its superb NRL form as they helped the Canberra Raiders progress to the next round of the finals.