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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Brumbies centre Christian Lealiifano to start against Chiefs as Sam Carter makes comeback

Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano will return this weekend.

Chris Dutton Wallabies centre Christian Lealiifano is set to be injected into the ACT Brumbies starting side for a Super Rugby grand final rematch against the Waikato Chiefs.

Union

Benji Marshall could have been a rugby star: Stephen Larkham

Benji Marshall's experiment with the 15-man code has lasted only six months.

Chris Dutton Wallabies great Stephen Larkham says Benji Marhsall could have been a Super Rugby star, insisting the code-swapping playmaker "just needed time" to transfer his talent to rugby union.

Union

Wallabies prop Ben Alexander calls for regular Anzac fixture in Canberra

Ben Alexander

Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne Australian Wallabies prop Ben Alexander says it's time for Super Rugby to create an Anzac Day tradition in Canberra.

Union

ACT Brumbies face season defining return to Super Rugby

David Polkinghorne, Chris Dutton Can the ACT Brumbies stay top of Aussie conference through season defining period?

Union

Clyde Rathbone ready for Super Rugby return, despite Easts' loss to Eagles

Easts player Matt Giugni puts down the ball.

Chris Dutton Veteran ACT Brumbies winger Clyde Rathbone insists he is ready for a Super Rugby recall.

Union

Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore cleared of wrongdoing after punch

Eddie Quirk of the Reds reacts after being punched by Stephen Moore.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have called on officials to stamp out illegal holding tactics at the ruck.

Union

Brumbies rookie Tom Staniforth wants to 'go gangbusters' after Super Rugby debut

Tom Staniforth takes some stopping against the Reds.

Chris Dutton Super Rugby rookie Tom Staniforth hopes his ACT Brumbies cameo ignites his career.

Union

Easts remember Owen Brown in first game of ACT Rugby season

Easts rugby player Matt Brown has vowed to play in memory of his father, club stalwart Owen Brown.

Chris Dutton Matt Brown will start the Canberra rugby union season with a heavy heart.

Union

Brumbies beat Reds in a Super Rugby cliffhanger

Tevita Kuridrani runs over a Reds defender.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have held on for an absorbing season-defining win in Brisbane.

Union

What we learnt: Queensland Reds v ACT Brumbies

Joe Tomane of the Brumbies scores a try.

Chris Dutton All the main talking points from the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby match.

Union

Wallabies captains Ben Mowen and James Horwill go into lineout battle for supremacy

Brumbies captain Ben Mowen is poised to take on Wallabies teammate James Horwill.

Chris Dutton ACT skipper Ben Mowen is bracing for the toughest set-piece contest of the Brumbies' season, as the Queensland Reds attempt to tear the lineout apart at Suncorp Stadium.

Union

Brumbies inject 19-year-old 'beast' Tom Staniforth for Reds clash

Tom Staniforth, left, and Stephen Moore in training with the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton He's the "straighty 180" teenager preparing for a daunting Super Rugby baptism on Friday night, but Wallabies captain Ben Mowen says Tom Staniforth will turn into a "beast" against the Queensland...

Union

Quade Cooper prepares to face "terrifying" Pat McCabe in Reds v Brumbies

Quade Cooper

Chris Dutton Wallabies linchpin Quade Cooper is expecting an onslaught on Friday night.

Union

ACT Brumbies playmaker Matt Toomua on track to face Queensland Reds in Super Rugby clash

Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton ACT playmaker Matt Toomua says the Brumbies need to hunt as a pack against the fired-up Queensland Reds and is confident he will recover from a knee injury in time to play on Friday night.

Union

Brumbies rookie set for starting debut against Reds

Tom Staniforth.

Chris Dutton Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore has backed teenage rookie Tom Staniforth to stand tall in a battle against two Test locks, but admits there's an element of the unknown as the ACT Brumbies prepare to...

Union

Where have the Canberra crowds gone?

Empty seats at Canberra Stadium.

Chris Dutton, Lee Gaskin Laurie Fisher believes Super Rugby needs to expand its fan base beyond the "hardcore supporters".

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Union

Tom Staniforth set to get his Brumbies chance

Tom Staniforth at Brumbies training this week with Ben Alexander.

Chris Dutton Part-time pub glassy Tom Staniforth will be thrust into a brutal Super Rugby initiation next week.

Rugby Union

Brumbies centre Pat McCabe on the Wallabies radar, Laurie Fisher says

Pat McCabe scores one of his two tries against the Blues on Friday night,

Chris Dutton Comeback king Pat McCabe insists a Wallabies recall is the last thing on his mind, despite ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher declaring the hard-nosed centre "must be in Ewen McKenzie's...

Union

Brumbies coaches cast eye over local talent before National Rugby Championship

Laurie Fisher:

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher has written to Canberra clubs to start a united front for the National Rugby Championship, urging teams to put rivalries aside and organising a "Clubs...

Union

Royals use international flavour for Canberra rugby season

Royals players Steve Sioni, Brendan Woodward, Sokai Tai, Pedro Rolando and Harumichi Tatekawa.

Chris Dutton Royals' new recruits communicate with nods, hand signals and "the language of rugby".