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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Ben Alexander masks to inspire a return to try-scoring glory for Brumbies prop

Chris Dutton Ben Alexander only needs to look into the Canberra Stadium crowd for inspiration on Friday night.

Ita Vaea to make remarkable comeback from life-threatening blood clots when Brumbies play the Reds

Ita Vaea wasn't expected to play again.

Chris Dutton He was told he would never play again and could have died during a rugby match, but Ita Vaea says he will "never doubt myself" as he prepares to make a remarkable Super Rugby comeback on Friday night.

Brumbies land new sponsorship deal and could take off in private jet

SPORT: Brumbies announce AQUIS as their major sponsor. Right, AQUIS Managing Director Justin Fung. 11th February 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton It is the record $8 million sponsorship deal that could carry the bonus prize of a private jet previously used by NFL champions to boost the ACT Brumbies' bid for a Super Rugby championship dream.

Brumbies roll the dice to secure Aquis as new sponsor on eve of Super Rugby season

Matt Toomua in a sponsorless Brumbies jersey. The club was prepared to enter the season without a major shirt-front sponsor.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have snared the biggest sponsorship in the club's history - a six-year, $8 million deal.

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David Pocock doesn't feel the weight of expectation as he takes on captain's duties for Brumbies

Sport. Brumbies training at the University of Canberra. David Pocock, at centre.
 February 11th 2015 The Canberra Times
photograph by Graham Tidy.

Chris Dutton Former Wallabies captain David Pocock insists he won't be burdened by the task of leading the ACT Brumbies into their Super Rugby season opener on Friday night as he makes his comeback from two knee...

Ben Alexander says the time is right for Brumbies success as he notches 100th Super Rugby game

Sport. Brumbies and Wallabies player, Ben Alexander.
February 10th 2015
The Canberra Times
Photograph by Graham Tidy.

Chris Dutton Ben Alexander will play his 100th game for the Brumbies on Friday night and he's intent on adding a title to the club's rich history.

Josh Mann-Rea aims to keep Wallabies captain Stephen Moore out of Brumbies starting side

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies back-up hooker Josh Mann-Rea won't settle for "making up the numbers".

The big questions of the ACT Brumbies in the 2015 Super Rugby season

Can David Pocock return to his best. It's one of the burning questions ahead of the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Chris Dutton The Super Rugby season is less than a week away, so we convened a panel of five experts with Australian Wallabies experience to answer the BIG questions about the ACT Brumbies in 2015.

ACT Brumbies skipper Stephen Moore says there's more to do

Brumbies Captain Stephen Moore.

Chris Dutton New ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore says he has far more to do in Australian rugby.

ACT Brumbies say they can win the Super Rugby championship

Preparing for the season ahead: Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano flexing his muscle in the gym.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies have declared their championship window is still open, captain Stephen Moore insisting the team is good enough to win the title and wrest Australian supremacy away from the Waratahs.

State of play for ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby

Scott Fardy, one of the senior Australian Wallabies in the ACT Brumbies pack.

Chris Dutton Familiar faces, different roles, but the ACT Brumbies have the same ambition - to win a Super Rugby title.

Rookies to build depth and add enthusiasm at ACT Brumbies

Brumbies player Rod Iona.

Chris Dutton They're the fresh-faced rookies who hold the key to the ACT Brumbies' championship dreams, but the Super Rugby newcomers insist they can handle the biggest challenge of their careers.

ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham takes holistic view to success

Seeing the big picture: Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham says the Brumbies need to win trust back in Canberra after losing respect in recent years.

ACT Brumbies hardman Fotu Auelua is refusing to let another pre-season setback ruin his year

Fotu Auelua

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies hardman Fotu Auelua is refusing to let another pre-season injury setback ruin his year, vowing to make sure he has an immediate impact when he gets a delayed start to Super Rugby next...

Nic White backs David Pocock to take captain's job for Brumbies

David Pocock is back for the Brumbies after two knee reconstructions.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will consider adopting a tag-team captaincy duo to start the Super Rugby season to fill the leadership void left by regular skipper Stephen Moore.

ACT Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani determined to step up

Tevita Kuridrani has vowed to raise his game to a new level.

Chris Dutton Fijian powerhouse Tevita Kuridrani has vowed to embrace his world-class status to lift his new game to a new level as he sets his sights on a World Cup berth this year.

Stephen Moore backs plans for sabbaticals as Wallabies aim to build new environment

Chris Dutton Brumbies skipper Stephen Moore says it is time for the ARU to consider all sabbatical options, backing any moves to help keep Australia's best players in Super Rugby.

Brumbies insist trial blow against Highlanders won't affect their Super Rugby ambitions

Tevita Kuridani showed glimpses of brilliance in a pre-season trial against Otago Highlanders at Wagga.

Pic by Laura Hardwick

Chris Dutton The Brumbies insist confidence will be high when they start the Super Rugby season, despite losing their two trial matches.

Stephen Moore won't rush Super Rugby comeback

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore is ready to make a comeback.

Chris Dutton Brumbies captain Stephen Moore won't rush back from a knee injury.

New-look Henry Speight driven by 13-year-old cancer survivor

Self-proclaimed ''bro with the 'fro'': Brumbies star Henry Speight.

Chris Dutton Henry Speight draws inspiration from a cancer survivor as he aims for a World Cup spot.