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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

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

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

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.

Rugby League

Players continue to deny role in Furner's sacking

Three raiders players

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.

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

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

Taylor's no Superman, says Thompson

Joel Thompson

Chris Dutton Raiders stand-in centre Joel Thompson has declared David Taylor ''is not Superman'' ahead of his mission to stop one of the most destructive players in the NRL tomorrow night.

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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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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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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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League

Origin the aim after Shillo's crunching test

Chris Dutton A brutal training session with two of the Canberra Raiders' giants has convinced David Shillington to launch himself back into the State of Origin selection mix.

League

Keep a lid on Origin hype: Belcher

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04:  Blake Ferguson of the Raiders celebrates after scoring a try during the round eight NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on May 4, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin, Chris Dutton Raiders legend Gary Belcher hopes Blake Ferguson forgets talk of a possible State of Origin call-up.

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

Furner expects Shillo to step up against Souths

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

League

Furner rallies his wounded Raiders

Shaun Fensom sits out the Raiders recovery session yesterday.

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders coach David Furner says his team needs to prove it has the mental strength to get its season back on track after losing its most tenacious defender and its attacking X-factor for the...

Furner's call to will of wounded Raiders

David Furner

Chris Dutton CANBERRA coach David Furner says his team need to prove they have the mental strength to get their season back on track despite losing their most tenacious defender and attacking X-factor for a month.