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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby Union

Brumbies playing their part to bring back Bill

Chris Dutton Wallabies prop Ben Alexander says the once unknown ACT Brumbies are ready to boost Australia’s World Cup bid.

Rugby Union

Laurie Fisher taking a direct approach with Brumbies

Chris Dutton He was once head coach of the Brumbies, now Laurie Fisher will take charge as director of rugby, alongside rookie head coach Stephen Larkham. Fisher details his plans with Chris Dutton.

Rugby Union

Tevita Kuridrani in Brumbies' season-opener against Queensland Reds

Tevita Kuridrani

David Polkinghorne, Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies set to rush back Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani from suspension.

Union

Brumbies back in the saddle after near miss

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12:  Ben Mowen of the Brumbies poses for photos during the Australian Super Rugby season launch at Horizons, South Maroubra beach on February 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Wallabies legends talk to Chris Dutton about the big questions facing the Brumbies in 2014.

Union

Brumbies keep eye on future of George Smith

SPORT: Qualifying final at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  Brumbies v Cheetahs. Brumbies player George Smith celebrates their win. 21st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton George Smith is poised to call time on his career but the door is ajar for a Brumbies comeback.

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Union

Brumbies reined in early but score convincing win

Sport
Brumbies player Robbie Coleman in action during the game against the ACT XV at Duntroon.
The Canberra Times
14 February 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies' bid for championship redemption started in front of a handful of fans and defence cadets.

Union

Dan McKellar to coach Canberra team in new competition

SPORT: front- Dan McKellar who joins the brumbies as an assistant coach pictured with back L-R Laurie  Fisher Director of rugby and Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham. . 18h November 2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times photo

Chris Dutton Super Rugby assistant coach Dan McKellar will take charge of Canberra's National Rugby Championship side.

Rugby

Waratahs, Reds and Rebels pack down as new east coast powerhouse

Bill Pulver.

Chris Dutton, Georgina Robinson The Waratahs, Reds and Rebels are considering merging their operations to form an eastern seaboard powerhouse under a radical proposal to be put before the ARU board at the end of the month.

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Union

Super Rugby: Rival captains Ben Mowen and James Horwill bury the hatchet

Super Rugby season launch - opportunity to stockpile a few portraits of key rugby players
Portraits:
- Ben Mowen (Brumbies) and James Horwill (Reds)

Photography Brendan Esposito
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Chris Dutton James Horwill has declared there's no bad blood between himself and his Test captain replacement Ben Mowen.

Rugby Union

Mother of all comebacks ignites Louise Burrows' World Cup bid

Sport.  ACT players from left Michelle Perry, Shellie Milward, Kamila Wihongi and Louise Burrows following Wallaroos training at the AIS synthetic field.   7 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton Wallaroos hopeful Louise Burrows takes the meaning of ''rugby mum'' to a new level and four years after quitting the sport to have a family, the Canberra front-rower is back to aim for her World Cup...

Rugby Union

Brumbies assess the damage after massive victory over ACT XV

Sport
Brumbies player Henry Speight fends off ACT XV player during the game at Viking Park
The Canberra Times
08 February 2014
Photo Jay Cronan


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Chris Dutton The Brumbies are hopeful powerhouse No.8 Fotu Auelua and try-scoring machine Henry Speight will be fit for the start of Super Rugby.

Union

Super Rugby backflips on deal to allow ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham to act as waterboy

Stephen Larkham The Waterboy

Chris Dutton Super Rugby officials have backflipped on a decision to allow Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham to double as a waterboy.

Union

Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith: Remorseful Brumbies twins to face off

Sport.
Identical twins Ruan and JP Smith who will play together for the Brumbies on Tuesday night. 
14 June 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


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Chris Dutton Brumbies twins Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith feared they would be sacked following their involvement in a bar fight

Union

Brumbies roll out big guns for last pre-season trial

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player David Pocock during training at the AIS. 24 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has warned his star-studded team to brace for a ''torrid hit-out'' against the ACT XV.

Sam Carter keen to follow fellow Brumbies into the Wallabies' squad

Sam Carter

Chris Dutton He's the odd man out in a forward pack full of Wallabies, but the Brumbies have a plan to transform Sam Carter into a physically imposing second-rower to launch his Test ambitions.

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Union

Brumbies beaten and battered in trial but still happy

QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 31:  Pat McCabe of the Brumbies is tackled during the Super Rugby trial match between the Highlanders and the Brumbies on January 31, 2014 in Queenstown, New Zealand.  (Photo by Teaukura Moetaua/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Clyde Rathbone has backed injury-plagued Wallaby Pat McCabe to recapture his best form this year.

Union

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham gets gig as waterboy

Stephen Larkham The Waterboy

Chris Dutton Brumbies mentor Stephen Larkham will use a loophole to become the first Super Rugby coach to double as a waterboy.

Union

ACT Brumbies cautious over dazed Pat McCabe

QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 31:  Pat McCabe of the Brumbies is tackled during the Super Rugby trial match between the Highlanders and the Brumbies on January 31, 2014 in Queenstown, New Zealand.  (Photo by Teaukura Moetaua/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Pat McCabe has avoided another serious neck injury in the Brumbies' trial loss against the Highlanders.

Union

ACT Brumbies' new boys get their chance in Queenstown against Otago Highlanders

SPORT: Canberra club players (front) Tom Staniforth,  back L-R Matt Hawke, Michael Smith, Rodney Iona and Tim Cree will have their chance to impress the coaches when they play for the Brumbies against the Highlanders. . 29th January 2014.. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will use party capital Queenstown as the launching pad for their Super Rugby title aspirations.

Union

Former Wallaby forward Peter Kimlin eyes a return to ACT Brumbies

Ben Mowen and Peter Kimlin

Chris Dutton Peter Kimlin looms as surprise potential recruit to replace ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen next year.