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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Tom Staniforth gets chance to realise rugby dreams at Brumbies

Chris Dutton Tom Staniforth wants to prove he's not a ''little boy'' any more when he gets his Super Rugby pre-season chance on Friday.

Rugby

David Pocock targets Brumbies form before shot at Wallabies

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Wallabies star breakaway David Pocock admits he's nervous before his first game in 10 months as he begins his attempt to reclaim his Test spot from John Eales Medal winner Michael Hooper.

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Union

Pocock nervous before comeback match

Chris Dutton Star Wallabies flanker David Pocock admits to being nervous ahead of his first game in 10 months as he starts his bid to reclaim his Test spot from John Eales Medal-winner Michael Hooper.

Union

ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander resisted overseas offers

Ben Alexander

Chris Dutton Wallabies and ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander has revealed he was almost lured to Europe after the 2011 World Cup.

Union

Speight ruled out for Wallabies until September

Henry Speight

Chris Dutton IRB rule ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight ineligible to play for the Wallabies until September 11.

Rugby Union

Brumbies' Japanese recruit Harumichi Tatekawa a trailblazer

Sport.   ACT Brumbies new recruit Harumichi Tatekawa backs up player Jack Wheeton during training at the University of Canberra.  23 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton He is the first Asian recruit in the ACT Brumbies' history and Harumichi Tatekawa is confident he can overcome the language barrier to set a trend of Japanese players joining Super Rugby.

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Rugby Union

Henry Speight waits for Wallabies call from International Rugby Board

Sport.   ACT Brumbies player Henry Speight chatting with the media following training at the AIS.  20 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton He's the ''bro with the fro'' and ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight's international exile could end this week when the International Rugby Board meets to determine if he's eligible to play for...

Rugby

Tevita Kuridrani uses suspension time to get family a house

Tevita Kuridrani

Chris Dutton Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani is suspended until the Super Rugby opener and risks losing his starting spot with the ACT Brumbies, but there is a strong foundation to his pre-season break - to get...

Rugby Union

Wallaby Tevita Kuridrani happy to put suspension time on the house

Sport: Brumbies player Tevita Kuridrani. Tevita made his Wallabies debut last year and established himself in Super Rugby. But he has been suspended for all of the Brumbies pre-season trial matches because he did a spear tackle on the Wallabies spring tour of Europe.  17th of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Despite being suspended, there is a strong foundation to Tevita Kuridrani's pre-season - to get his parents a house

Union

Fotu Auelua beats post-surgery depression to lead by example with Brumbies

Sport: Brumbies training and announcement - Brumbies to name a six-man leadership group for the Super Rugby season. Fotu Auelua. 16th of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Brumbies forward Fotu Auelua ballooned to 139 kilograms as he battled post-surgery ''depression''.

Canberra heatwave

Canberra clubs and athletes train to beat the heat

Sport: Brumbies training and announcement - Brumbies to name a six-man leadership group for the Super Rugby season. Stephen Moore. 16th of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Canberra athletes risk turning their bodies into a heat chamber by training in stifling conditions.

Union

Christian Lealiifano ready for leading role with ACT Brumbies

Sport: Brumbies training and announcement - Brumbies to name a six-man leadership group for the Super Rugby season. Christian Lealiifano. 16th of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano is confident the Brumbies' beefed-up six-man leadership group will produce the club's next captain.

Union

Christian Lealiifano confident of Brumbies six-man leadership group

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano during training at Brumbies HQ.  31 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton Injured Wallaby Christian Lealiifano is confident the ACT Brumbies' beefed-up six-man leadership group can produce the club's next captain when Ben Mowen quits at the end of the year.

Union

David Pocock shrugs off Wallabies leadership speculation

Image shows David Pocock and James Horwill. Members of the Qantas wallabies who are looking forward the the British and Irish Lions 2013 tour in June and July. SMH SPORT. photo: Marco Del Grande on 24th February, 2013

Chris Dutton Wallabies flanker David Pocock will not buy into the Test captaincy debate, saying his only focus is on the Brumbies.

Rugby

David Pocock concentrating on return, not speculation around Wallabies captaincy

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Wallabies breakaway David Pocock will not buy into the Test captaincy debate, adding that his only focus is making a successful Super Rugby comeback next month.

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Rugby Union

Wallabies jersey still a draw says Brumby Matt Toomua

SPORT: Qualifying final at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  Brumbies v Cheetahs. Brumbies player Matt Toomua in action. 21st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua has rejected fears the World Cup will trigger an exodus of Australian players next year.

Union

Joe Roff part of team searching for a new Brumbies boss

14 June 2012 NEWS Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Intern Story. Former Brumby, Joe Roff, will take up the position of CEO of the University of Canberra Union next month.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies great Joe Roff is helping the club to find a new chief executive.

Rugby Union

Jesse Mogg set to stay in rugby union despite kick-around with Lions

NEWS/SPORT:  Brumbies players arrive at Canberra airport after their win in South Africa. Brumbies player Jesse Mogg collects his luggage. 29th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton A ''kick in the park'' painted Jesse Mogg as the newest AFL recruit, but chasing the Wallabies dream will keep the ACT Brumbies flyer in rugby union.

Rugby Union

David Pocock is perfect man to captain Wallabies, say Brumbies

Pocock

Chris Dutton He's one of the world's best players who's been forgotten on the Wallabies captaincy merry-go-round, but the ACT Brumbies are backing David Pocock as the perfect man to be Australia's new Test...

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Rugby union

Ben Mowen gives up on his union dreams for his family

Chris Dutton Australian Wallabies captain Ben Mowen spent a decade chasing his rugby union dreams around the world, but missing his daughter's birthday and first steps convinced him it was time to put his family...