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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

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

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

Union

Brumbies snookered by double-up with Raiders

31 January 2011, sport, story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Official announcement of a one-year sponsorship deal between The University of Canberra and ACT Brumbies at the university's Inspire Centre. Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan.

Chris Dutton NRL roadblocks, opposition team logistics and broadcast issues are set to end the ACT Brumbies' hopes of hosting a home Super Rugby final on a Saturday night next month.

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.

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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League

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.

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

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.

League

Milford magic earns Raiders thrilling win

9TH SEPTEMBER- 2012 -SPORT -STORY JON TUIXWORTH- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Canberra Raiders v Warriors at Canberra Stadium. Toyota Cup Qualifying Final 2. 
 Raiders player, Anthony Milford scores a try.

Chris Dutton Junior star Anthony Milford credits a team ‘‘resilience workshop’’ for helping him land a clutch field goal to propel the Canberra Raiders to just one game away from a second under-20s premiership.

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.

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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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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Rugby League

Kimmorley plans to improve Raiders' finals consistency

Brett Kimmorley

Chris Dutton Brett Kimmorley believes he can help instil the steely attitude the Canberra Raiders need to end their inconsistent finals appearances.

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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