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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies holding nothing back against Wales, says Matt Giteau

Chris Dutton Giteau says he got "caught in the moment" for a match-sealing swan-dive that hammered the final nail into England's World Cup coffin.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies learn momentum lesson of loss to All Blacks

Michael Cheika addresses the Wallabies at training on Thursday.

Chris Dutton Michael Cheika has warned his players to expect a "boot to our backside" if they rely on momentum to help them beat Wales.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Lean, mean Kurtley Beale ready to step up as World Cup X-factor

Kurtley Beale

Chris Dutton A "lean and hungry" Kurtley Beale has the spark to ensure the Wallabies inflict more pain on Wales when the teams battle for a smoother run to the World Cup final.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Sean McMahon in Wallabies team for showdown with Wales

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 05: Sean McMahon #7 of the Australia Wallabies is tackled against the United States Eagles during a match at Soldier Field on September 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Sean McMahon will go from medical hero to the World Cup cauldron when the Wallabies unleash their raging bull on Wales at Twickenham on Saturday night.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies the inform team, but Wales ready to strike: Shane Williams

Chris Dutton LONDON: Wales great Shane Williams has declared Australia the most in-form team at the World Cup.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wales haunted by Wallabies record

Warren Gatland's men will have to overcome their hoodoo if they want to secure top spot in pool A.

Chris Dutton The Wallabies' World Cup squad record holds a remarkable 117-6 win-loss record in matches against Wales, with only five of the 31 players ever experiencing a defeat at the hands of the Red Dragons.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wales can channel British and Irish Lions for Wallabies win: Jamie Roberts

Chris Dutton LONDON: Wales is banking on World Cup hype to help the end a horror losing streak against the Wallabies and will draw on British and Irish Lions experience to break a seven-year drought.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies won't be spooked into soft breakdown defence after Michael Hooper suspension

Chris Dutton The Wallabies won't tone down their defensive and breakdown aggression despite vice-captain Michael Hooper being hit with a one-match suspension for an illegal cleanout.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies ready to break consistency yoyo, says Adam Ashley-Cooper

Stitches: Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Chris Dutton The two-team rotation system was fraught with danger, but veteran Adam Ashley-Cooper says the unusual World Cup tactic can help break the Wallabies' yoyo hoodoo.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies sweat on Matt Giteau to help conquer Wales

Australia's Matt Giteau scores his side's third try during the Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Australia at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Chris Dutton LONDON: The Wallabies are putting faith in their back-line depth to rise to the challenge against Wales as they brace for combination changes and the potential of veteran Matt...

Rugby World Cup 2015: Live: Wallabies v Wales

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Chris Dutton Follow full live coverage of the crunch clash between the Wallabies and Wales which will determine top spot in Pool A.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Gutted Michael Hooper backs Wallabies depth to cover for suspension

Chris Dutton A "gutted" Michael Hooper has backed Sean McMahon and Ben McCalman to stand tall in his absence, adamant the Wallabies have the back-row depth to continue their World Cup charge.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Former Brumbies boss Jake White throws hand up for England job

Jake White

Chris Dutton Former ACT Brumbies coach and Wallabies candidate Jake White has declared his interest in "the biggest job in world rugby" as the sharks circle for Stuart Lancaster's England job.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Sam Burgess dropped as England ring the changes for Uruguay

Sam Burgess has been left out of the England squad for its upcoming match against Uruguay.

Chris Dutton Their World Cup campaign is over and former NRL star Sam Burgess is now the scapegoat after being axed from England's last game of the tournament

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies vice-captain Michael Hooper suspended from crucial match against Wales

Dynamic duo: Michael Hooper and David Pocock played strongly for Australia against Fiji at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Chris Dutton LONDON: The bad news is Wallabies vice-captain Michael Hooper has been slapped with a one-week ban for foul play.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies fullback Israel Folau may miss clash with Wales due to injury

In doubt: Wallabies star Israel Folau may miss the clash with Wales due to an ankle injury.

Chris Dutton The Wallabies' hopes of finishing atop Pool A have been dealt a serious blow, with star fullback Israel Folau in doubt for Saturday's clash with Wales.

Will England fans turn to Australia or Wales in Rugby World Cup battle?

Captain's call: Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore assesses his options.

Chris Dutton They crushed a nation's World Cup dreams, but are the Wallabies about to become English crowd favourites at Twickenham?

Scrum guru Mario Ledesma wants to help Wallabies at Rugby World Cup and beyond

BATH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26:  Mario Ledesma, Scrum Coach of Australia speaks to the media following the Australia Captain's Run ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Uruguay at the MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel on September 26, 2015 in Bath, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Scrum guru Mario Ledesma pushed the knife deeper into England's broken hearts by claiming loosehead prop Joe Marler should have been penalised more often in the hosts' embarrassing World Cup exit.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies ready for unexpected against Warren Gatland's tricks

Crafty operator: Wales head coach Warren Gatland is sure to have something up his sleeve for the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Wallabies lineout general Rob Simmons is preparing for the unexpected, including staying on the lookout for a 13-man lineout at Twickenham.

Wallabies say they can cover Michael Hooper if he cops Rugby World Cup ban

Chris Dutton The Wallabies want to avoid being dragged into World Cup controversy and are adamant they have the back-row depth to cover the potential loss of vice-captain Michael Hooper.