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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby League

Players continue to deny role in Furner's sacking

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.

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

Ferguson

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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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.

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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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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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.

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.

League

Barba still in favour at Bulldogs despite missing game against new club

Ben Barba

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.

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

Bloodied Croker in doubt after stray knee

9TH SEPTEMBER- 2012 -SPORT -STORY JON TUIXWORTH- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
CANBERRA RAIDERS V CRONULLA SHARKS AT CANBERRA STADIUM.  Raiders player Jarrod Croker.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders fear a mistimed knee to Jarrod Croker's head could prematurely end his NRL finals campaign after he left Canberra Stadium bloodied and dazed yesterday.

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.

Live: Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Josh McCrone of the Raiders is tackled by Konrad Hurrell (L) and Feleti Mateao (R) of the Warriors during the round 26 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium on September 2, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton It's sudden death, as the white hot Raiders host the Cronulla Sharks.

League

Great opportunity for Dugan or Robinson

11th September 2012, Story by Chris Wilson , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Canberra Raiders media session at HQ this afternoon, Raiders fullback Josh Dugan ahead of the weekend's clash against the Rabbitohs.

Chris Dutton Goal-kicking guru Daryl Halligan says Josh Dugan and Reece Robinson need to embrace the finals hype to ensure they're not overcome by nerves if given the kicking duties on Saturday night.

Halligan fine-tunes Dugan, Robinson for goal-kicking role

Josh Dugan

Chris Dutton GOAL-KICKING guru Daryl Halligan says Josh Dugan and Reece Robinson need to embrace the finals hype to ensure they're not overcome by nerves if given the kicking duties on Saturday night.

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

Inseparable: an unlikely bromance at the heart of Raiders' success

Raiders players Blake Ferguson and Sandor Earl. They've named themselves

Chris Dutton Dinner dates, "flirting" and game-day superstitions: meet "Dorguson", the unlikely bromance at the Canberra Raiders riding high on the eve of one of the biggest games in the club's history.

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Ferguson sorry for behaviour

Blake Ferguson scores a try

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.

Saturday Serve

Footy's miracle cure

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Chris Dutton Three weeks to recover from a gambling problem and a six-week booze ban - seems like a quick fix.