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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Henry Speight targets Wallabies dream after re-signing with ACT Brumbies

Chris Dutton Fijian winger Henry Speight is targeting a Wallabies World Cup dream after turning down overseas opportunities to re-sign with the Brumbies.

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Stephen Moore unmoved by Wallabies' captain debate, urges Brumbies to use finals desperation against Bulls

Contender: Stephen Moore is focused on the Brumbies' Super Rugby campaign and not the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Australian Wallabies and ACT Brumbies correct hooker Stephen Moore is unfazed by the Test captaincy debate and will instead channel his energy into Super Rugby finals "desperation".

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Brumbies say their attack can fire against Bulls

Option: Nic White is challenging Test incumbent Will Genia for the Wallabies starting halfback position.

Chris Dutton Test hopeful Matt Toomua says the ACT Brumbies’ stuttering attack can fire again if the side is patient and finds their rhythm to reignite a bid for a top-two Super Rugby finish.

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Super Rugby finals blow as Brumbies lose to Cheetahs

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Chris Dutton Last year's semi-final triumph in Pretoria will give the Brumbies confidence this week in South Africa.

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Matt Toomua focused on Brumbies, not replacing Quade Cooper in Wallabies

Matt Toomua is focused on the Brumbies, not the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies flyhalf Matt Toomua is refusing to get caught up in Wallabies distractions this week.

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What we learned: Free State Cheetahs v ACT Brumbies

The Brumbies Nic White gets away with the ball in the game against the Cheeters in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Chris Dutton The five talking points out of the Brumbies' 27-21 loss to the Free State Cheetahs on Sunday morning.

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Chris Dutton The Brumbies take on the Cheetahs at Free State Stadium in South Africa, in their round 14 clash.

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Brumbies lose to Cheetahs and miss golden chance in Australian conference

Nic White clears the ball from the breakdown for the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have missed a golden opportunity to stake their claim for the Super Rugby finals when they failed to fire against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

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Henry Speight and Robbie Coleman keen on Olympic sevens gold

The Brumbies are willing to find a way for Coleman and Speight to get an Olympic experience, but not at the cost of the club’s Super Rugby plans.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies wing duo Henry Speight and Robbie Coleman are considering a temporary switch to sevens rugby in the hope of winning an Olympic Games gold medal.

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Tim Cornforth draws inspiration from NBA San Antonio Spurs 'bala' Patty Mills

Chris Dutton Cousin Patty Mills has inspired Royals veteran Tim Cornforth to still chase his rugby union dreams.

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Henry Speight to make his ACT Brumbies comeback against Cheetahs

Henry Speight is the best winger in the world according to his coach Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton BLOEMFONTEIN: The eight screws and three plates on Henry Speight's mended jaw set off airport alarms on the way to South Africa, but Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has a bigger warning for rugby...

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ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham backs players to choose Wallabies over European cash

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham believes Australian players still view the World Cup as rugby’s holy grail and is confident the club’s re-signing blitz is proof stars will resist...

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ACT Brumbies shelve finals talk to focus on beating Cheetahs

Chris Dutton BLOEMFONTEIN: Forget about finals and keep winning games. The ACT Brumbies have shelved talk of a play-off berth to avoid tumbling down the Super Rugby ladder.

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ACT Brumbies forward Fotu Auelua says he was 'one tackle from death'

Fotu Auelua trains in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Chris Dutton Fotu Auelua has revealed he played through the pain of a broken neck in 2010.

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ACT Brumbies stick by Super Rugby game plan and won't bow to attacking pressure

Brumbies captain Ben Mowen enjoys a lighter moment at training in South Africa.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies insist they won't be bullied into an all-out attacking game plan to suit their detractors.

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Ben Mowen tells Wallabies to pick and stick with captain

Ben Mowen, who took over as Wallabies captain last year, is moving to France.

Chris Dutton Pick and stick - that’s incumbent Wallabies captain Ben Mowen’s philosophy for his Test replacement.

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Brumbies sign young guns Allan Alaalatoa and Tom Staniforth

That's the shot: Tom Staniforth, right, with Ben Alexander at training.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have signed the majority of their stars and have switched their focus to two of the brightest players in Australian rugby.

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Scott Fardy and Jesse Mogg re-sign with ACT Brumbies

Chris Dutton Super Rugby late bloomer Scott Fardy wants to repay the ACT Brumbies for throwing him a career lifeline and hopes keeping the core players together will break a 10-year title drought.

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Jesse Mogg ready to break ACT Brumbies' attacking shackles

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies plan to break free of the kicking shackles this week and fullback Jesse Mogg says he is ready to send a message to Wallabies selectors in Bloemfontein.

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Scott Fardy and Jesse Mogg re-sign with ACT Brumbies

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Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have ramped up their retention campaign, re-signing star duo Scott Fardy and Jesse Mogg for at least the next Super Rugby season.