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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Cornish debut in lap of gods … and NRL

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

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.

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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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 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.

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 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.

League

Raiders need Ferguson: Shillington

Sport
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

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.

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.

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.

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.

League

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

Chris Dutton

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.