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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Brumbies back Jesse Mogg high on altitude for long-range shots in South Africa

Chris Dutton France-bound fullback Jesse Mogg will throw his hand up to launch 65-metre penalty attempts on Sunday morning as the ACT Brumbies throw faith in their kickers to breathe life into their season.

Allan Alaalatoa draws on dad's World Cup experience to prop up Brumbies scrum

Allan Alaalatoa will make his Brumbies starting debut against the Lions.

Chris Dutton Rookie prop Allan Alaalatoa will draw on inspiration from his hero, dad Vili, to ensure he's ready to stabilise the wobbly ACT Brumbies scrum.

Sam Carter says ACT Brumbies aren't 'one-trick ponies'

Sam Carter has been granted leave to be with his family after the death of a childhood friend.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies need to prove they're not "one-trick ponies" as they search for an attacking edge to revive their Super Rugby season.

Matt Toomua wants to be ACT Brumbies spark in comeback

Matt Toomua of the Brumbies makes a break

Chris Dutton Wallabies playmaker Matt Toomua wants to be the spark that ignites the ACT Brumbies' run to the finals, even if that means changing positions in the back line.

Starved Brumbies winger Henry Speight wants more action

Brumbies player Outside Centre Henry Speight in action.

Chris Dutton Henry Speight touched the ball just three times last week, but has vowed to make the most of any opportunities that come his way against the Lions.

Scott Fardy backs 'brutal' Super Rugby battles to ignite Wallabies' World Cup

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 10: Scott Fardy of the Brumbies wins lineout ball during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Brumbies at Eden Park on April 10, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton It's a finals race which will end in heartbreak for at least one Australian team, but Test flanker Scott Fardy believes the intense battle for play-off spots will boost the Wallabies ahead of the...

Robbie Coleman turns down Raiders, NRL and Olympics to re-sign with Brumbies

Chris Dutton The NRL came knocking and an Olympic Games dream loomed large, but Robbie Coleman says "it made no sense" to turn his back on the ACT Brumbies.

ACT Brumbies on mission to fix scrum and unleash attacking stars

Nic White of the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies forward pack needs to muscle up to restore pride, but scrumhalf Nic White says unlocking back-line strike weapons will be crucial to saving their season.

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore says positivity the key to Super Rugby finals bid

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore should be on the plane to England in September, says Nathan Sharpe.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore says positivity is the key to staying in the Super Rugby finals hunt, imploring his team to ensure a promising season doesn't fizzle out this week.

Matt Toomua flies to South Africa as 'lucky' Brumbies vow not to die wondering

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 09: Tevita Kuridrani of the Brumbies and Juan de Jongh of the Stormers  during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Brumbies at DHL Newlands Stadium on May 09, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Peter Heeger/Gallo Images)

Chris Dutton The Brumbies will call Matt Toomua to South Africa as coach Stephen Larkham urges the players to keep the faith in their systems.

Missed kicks and penalties cost Brumbies dearly in loss to Stormers

The Brumbies will rue miss opportunities this year.

Chris Dutton Missed kicks, scrum penalties and a whistle-happy referee. All the talking points from the Brumbies' two-point loss to the Cape Town Stormers.

Brumbies back Christian Lealiifano to bounce back after miss in Stormers loss

Christian Lealiifano against the Stormers.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies fall painfully short of a win against the Cape Town Stormers, losing 25-24 on Sunday morning Australian time.

Rugby union

French raid on Brumbies continues as Jordan Smiler quits Super Rugby

Jordan Smiler will quit the ACT Brumbies at the end of the season to play in France.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are now being raided by second division French clubs.

David Pocock stands by beliefs and opens up on homophobia in sport

David Pocock takes control on the field.

Chris Dutton David Pocock is proud of the stance he took against homophobia in sport and says he's prepared to cop criticism if it means standing up for what he believes in.

Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg signs in France, Robbie Coleman rejects Raiders

Jesse Mogg

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will ramp up their search for recruits to fill at least five roster spots at the end of the year after fullback Jesse Mogg joined a list of departing players.

Stephen Larkham backs Brumbies sharpshooters to win kicking duel

Christian Lealiifano.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham will give Christian Lealiifano a chance to lockdown the No.10 jersey as he weighs up whether to rush Matt Toomua to South Africa next week.

Brumbies forward Ita Vaea and Stormers legend Schalk Burger in comeback contest

 Ita Vaea has a tattoo on his right bicep of his parents' surname, Tutuila.
The Canberra Times  
Date:  13 March 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton One is the official comeback kid award winner and the other recovered from a life-threatening heart condition to storm back into Super Rugby this season.

Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg signs with French club Montpellier

Sport. Brumbies Captain's Run at Canberra Stadium. Player Jesse Mogg.
April 23rd 2015 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have been dealt a major blow on the eve of their crucial clash against the Cape Town Stormers, with fullback Jesse Mogg signing a deal with French club Montpellier.

Brumbies players back Stephen Larkham to lead team out of Super Rugby rut

The Brumbies say Stephen Larkham can lead them out of a mid-season rut.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have thrown their support behind mentor Stephen Larkham to lift them out of a mid-season rut as the World Cup-winning flyhalf faces the biggest test of his coaching career so far.

ACT Brumbies twins JP and Ruan Smith return to Cape Town as the enemy

Identical twins Ruan, left, and Jean-Pierre Smith will be the first brothers to be in a Brumbies starting side.

Chris Dutton They started building their careers in Cape Town but twins Jean-Pierre and Ruan Smith return to their hometown as the enemy and they expect to cop a verbal lashing from their childhood heroes.