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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Jacques Potgieter fined by ARU for homophobic remarks against Brumbies

Chris Dutton NSW Waratahs forward Jaques Potgieter has apologised for using homophobic slurs in the match against the ACT Brumbies, describing the incident as an "offhand remark" after being fined $20,000 by the...

Brumbies take stance as Waratahs forward Jacques Potgieter fined $20,000 for homophobic slur

Fined for homophobic slurs: Waratahs forward Jacques Potgieter.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies players quizzed as Jacques Potgieter fined $20,000 for homophobic slur.

ACT Brumbies lose Tevita Kuridrani for eight weeks after shoulder injury

Sport
 Brumbies player Tevita Kuridrani resigned his contract with the Brumbies.
The Canberra Times  
Date:  17 March 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are searching for a new outside centre with news that star No.13 Tevita Kuridrani is set for a two-month stint on the sidelineswith a shoulder injury.

Scott Fardy calls for less video ref input as controversial sin bin hurts Brumbies against Waratahs

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 14:  Scott Fardy of the Brumbies breaks away from the defence during the round five Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium on March 14, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies foward Scott Fardy says he was "genuinely trying to intercept" a pass which resulted in him controversially being sent to the sin bin in the fiesty Australian derby in Sydney.

Talking points from Waratahs 28-13 win against Brumbies

Israel Folau of the Waratahs makes a break

Chris Dutton Alleged homophobic slurs, a Waratahs win and sin-binnings at Allianz Stadium.

David Pocock says no room for homophobic slurs in sport or society after incident in Brumbies clash against Waratahs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22: Ita Vaea of the Brumbies is tackled during the round six Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium on March 22, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The Waratahs won the match, but David Pocock slammed alleged homophobic slurs which tarred the Australian rugby derby.

Is Rory Arnold a World Cup bolter?

Rory Arnold is prepared for a battle of the giants against Will Skelton.

Chris Dutton Former Wallabies coaches Eddie Jones and John Connolly are united in the belief ACT Brumbies giant Rory Arnold can be a World Cup bolter, backing the rookie to hold is own in a battle of Super Rugby...

Best of Brumbies and Waratahs - who would you pick?

Chris Dutton Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has lit the fuse for an explosive Australian derby on Sunday, claiming the NSW Waratahs are suffering from second-year blues and that the ACT Brumbies are ready to...

Brumbies call in Owen Finegan to stoke rivalry and end Sydney hoodoo

Owen Finegan celebrates a try in the Brumbies' semi-final win against the Waratahs.

Chris Dutton ACT great Owen Finegan has urged the Brumbies to rip the hearts out the Tahs in Sunday's rivalry game.

Rugby union

Matt Toomua ready to tackle Waratahs head on in Super Rugby derby

Ready to rock: Matt Toomau.

Chris Dutton Brumbies five-eighth Matt Toomua says another head knock won't affect his confidence in the physical battle against the NSW Waratahs.

Rugby union

Brumbies flanker Jarrad Butler unfazed by challenge from Pocock and Hooper

Sport 
 Brumbies player Jarrad Butler during training on Tuesday.
The Canberra Times  
Date:  17 February 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Jarrad Butler is the man in the middle of a Wallabies flanker showdown, but the ACT Brumbies player of the year says the pressure will drive him to greater heights.

Enemies one day, partners the next - Stephen Larkham and Michael Cheika go head to head

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham put rivalries on hold to speak with Michael Cheika this week.

Chris Dutton Enemies one day, colleagues the next: Super Rugby coaching combatants Michael Cheika and Stephen Larkham temporarily put their weapons down in the biggest rivalry week of the season to work on their...

David Pocock happy to bide time on Brumbies bench for Super Rugby comeback

David Pocock will make his Brumbies comeback from the bench.

Chris Dutton Returning ACT Brumbies flanker David Pocock says he doesn't deserve to be back in the starting side.

David Pocock poised for comeback but Ben Alexander says Brumbies don't have to prove a point

Ben Alexander says the Brumbies don't have to prove anything to Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies say they have nothing to prove as David Pocock prepares to make his comeback from the bench.

Brumbies prop Scott Sio open to NFL move, but focused on his Super Rugby goals

Scott Sio is open to career changes after he achieves his Super Rugby goals.

Chris Dutton Brumbies and Wallabies prop Scott Sio says he would consider a switch to the NFL.

Nic White 'lucky to escape' Liam Gill's flip, evoking memories of the tackle which ended Alex McKinnon's career

Brumbies halfback Nic White is flipped by Queensland Reds flanker Liam Gill.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White admits he was "lucky to escape unscathed" after Liam Gill's WWE brain explosion, but says it's unfair to compare the incident which resulted in close mate Alex...

Brumbies will go 'hammer and tongs' against the Waratahs, but no mention of revenge

Kurtley Beale scores in the Waratahs' win against the Brumbies last year.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will avoid using redemption as motivation against bitter rivals the NSW Waratahs, but admit the cuts of a semi-final defeat are still raw.

Stephen Larkham backs David Pocock, Michael Hooper tag team for Wallabies

Brumby David Pocock fends off a Reds defender.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is adamant a David Pocock-Michael Hooper double act can boost the Wallabies' World Cup campaign, insisting there's room for both in the Test team.

Brumbies ready for Waratahs test and Ben Alexander's tries send him broke

Ben Alexander of the Brumbies looks to offload.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies face the biggest test of their season as Ben Alexander's tries send the prop broke.

Brumbies trounce Reds to set up Waratahs blockbuster and cite Gill for WWE flip

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 14:  Stephen Moore of the Brumbies scores a try during the round five Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium on March 14, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The Brumbies belted the Reds 29-0 to set up a blockbuster clash against the NSW Waratahs next weekend.