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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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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...

Union

Five key questions for Brumbies fans after Ben Mowen's decision

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Chris Dutton The questions Brumbies fans want answered after Ben Mowen's shock decision.

Rugby

Ben Mowen's exit set to come at heavy cost

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Chris Dutton Incumbent Wallabies captain Ben Mowen will only receive match payments if he represents the country this year after missing out on an Australian Rugby Union top-up contract.

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Rugby

Leave Ben Mowen out of future plan: Farr-Jones

Ben Mowen

Chris Dutton and Phil Lutton Former Wallabies captain Nick Farr-Jones says he wouldn't pick skipper Ben Mowen for this year's Tests, urging coach Ewen McKenzie to look towards building a team for the 2015 World Cup.

Rugby union

Ben Mowen to quit Australian rugby

Ben Mowen with his 18-month-old daughter Eleanor at his home in Canberra.

Chris Dutton Wallabies and ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen will quit Australian rugby on Thursday, deciding to put family before his World Cup dream and move his career to Europe at the end of 2014.

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Rugby Union

ACT Brumbies fight to keep grip on stars

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Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will ramp up contract negotiations this month as they begin a bold bid to keep their off-contract stars in Canberra.

Rugby Union

Pat McCabe on rugby union comeback trail for Brumbies

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24:  Pat McCabe, Wycliff Palu and David Pocock of the Wallabies look on during an Australian Wallabies training session at Visy Park on June 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies back Pat McCabe says he needs ''to take some hits'' on his healed broken neck to get rid of any doubts.

Union

Brumbies bullish on Japanese recruit Harumichi Tatekawa

HIGASHIOSAKA, JAPAN - JUNE 08:  Harumichi Tatekawa of Japan is tackled during the Japan v Wales international friendly match at Hanazono Field on June 8, 2013 in Higashiosaka, Japan.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) HIGASHIOSAKA, JAPAN - JUNE 08: Harumichi Tatekawa of Japan is tackled during the Japan v Wales international friendly match at Hanazono Field on June 8, 2013 in Higashiosaka, Japan. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Harumichi Tatekawa is not just making up the numbers for the ACT, writes Chris Dutton.

Union

Brumbies forward Ita Vaea won't risk life to play rugby

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Former Brumby Ita Vaea has a blood clot on his heart which has stopped him from playing. 
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Chris Dutton Injured ACT Brumbies forward Ita Vaea is refusing to give up on a comeback.

Union

Brumbies and Vikings eager to join new National Rugby Championships

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Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies and Vikings group have launched separate bids to be part of the new domestic National Rugby Championships.

Union

Brumbies' class of 2013 surpassed all hopes

Chris Dutton Every story needs a hero and a villain, but the Brumbies won’t know which category Jake White fits into until the end of next year.

Rugby Union

ACT Brumbies rugby home games generate healthy earnings for local businesses

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Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will ''reinvigorate everything'' in an effort to erase financial losses and inject more money into the capital's economy in a bid to become ''Canberra's team''.

Union

Andrew Fagan is leaving the Brumbies top job with no regrets

Sport: The University of Canberra Brumbies announce the resignation of Chief Executive Andrew Fagan. 22th of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton It cost him a friendship but Andrew Fagan is happy with his work at the helm of the club, Chris Dutton writes.

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Christian Lealiifano of the ACT Brumbies to miss start of Super Rugby season

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Christian Lealiifano of Australia reacts as his penalty kick falls short during the Scotland v Australia Autumn International Series Match at Murrayfield Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies star Christian Lealiifano will have to wait until March to make his mark on Super Rugby next year and the goal-kicking ace will not be rushed into an early comeback from ankle surgery.

Union

No more horsing around for ACT Brumbies hopeful Matt Hawke

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Matt Hawke training with the Brumbies on Thursday morning.
Filed: Thursday, 5 December 2013 2:15:17 pm 
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Chris Dutton Matt Hawke has run more kilometres than any of the ACT Brumbies at pre-season training.

Union

New national rugby comp forces overhaul of Canberra comp

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Chris Dutton Canberra club rugby officials have discussed the future of the capital in the new National Rugby Championships.

Union

National Rugby Championships: Brumbies talent to be spread around

Sport: The University of Canberra Brumbies announce the resignation of Chief Executive Andrew Fagan. 22th of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies' talent pool could be sent around Australia in the new domestic National Rugby Championships.

Union

Matt Toomua keen to stay, but Brumbies may struggle to keep squad together

News.  Photos contributed by Brumbies Rugby. Playing in the Grand Final- what does this moment mean to the players?  MATT TOOMUA
??I remember watching the 2004 final as a 14-year-old with my dad in Brisbane. To think I?m a part of the next one is quite amazing. However, winning the cup and brining it home for Canberra in our 100th birthday would be extremely special to me. It?s really exciting, it?s surreal in a way but we?ve got to get over that to get a result and not get over-awed by the occasion. We?re realistic about it, we have done something special but the job?s not finished.??

Chris Dutton Brumbies star Matt Toomua has declared his intention to re-sign with the ACT club.