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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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

Papalii chooses Queensland in league tug-of-war

Josh Papalii playing for the Queensland Under 18s in 2010

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

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.

League

Furner expects Shillo to step up against Souths

Sport
David Shillington during training on tuesday.
The Canberra Times
26 June 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

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