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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Wallabies ready for Scotland's camouflage man Scott Johnson in Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Chris Dutton He once turned up to a press conference wearing camouflage to poke fun at the All Blacks, and the Wallabies expect former attack coach Scott Johnson to be "rubbing his crystal ball" to lift Scotland...

Michael Cheika's Wallabies tricks revealed for Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Scotland

Proper job: Sekope Kepu of Australia celebrates victory at Twickenham.

Chris Dutton LONDON: Ten-man scrum tricks and family trees have instilled a steely resolve and camaraderie the Wallabies hope can lift them to World Cup glory.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies won't rest Israel Folau and David Pocock for Scotland clash

David Pocock of Australia is tackled.

Chris Dutton The Wallabies will lay everything on the line against Scotland, adamant they will not rest star duo Israel Folau and David Pocock from the quarter-final showdown even if they are not fully fit.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies' defining World Cup moment as they beat Wales

Veteran impressed: Adam Ashley-Cooper breaks away from Alun Wyn Jones.

Chris Dutton Adam Ashley-Cooper says beating Wales was one of the gutsiest wins of his career.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies star Israel Folau confident he'll face Scotland

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Israel Folau of Australia evades a tackle by Dan Biggar of Wales during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 10, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton LONDON: Cross-code star Israel Folau has vowed to do everything in his power to ensure he's fit to play in the World Cup quarter-final after pushing through the pain barrier to help the Wallabies to...

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies put pride back in jersey with epic win against Wales

Brought down: David Pocock of Australia is tackled.

Chris Dutton LONDON: If there was ever any doubt about the Wallabies' grit and determination, they emphatically erased them all to signal the beginning of a new era and set up their World Cup bid.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies halfback Will Genia says he'd give away yellow card again to protect line

Ten in the bin: Australia's Will Genia walks from the field after getting a yellow card from referee Craig Joubert during the Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Wales at Twickenham.

Chris Dutton Wallabies halfback Will Genia says he was shattered as he sat helplessly on the sideline as his teammates had to fight a relentless Welsh wave at Twickenham.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies showed 'different skin' in gutsy win over Wales, says Michael Cheika

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10:  Bernard Foley of Australia is tackled by Dan Biggar of Wales and Jamie Roberts of Wales during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 10, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Steve Bardens - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says his team showed a "different skin" to produce World Cup heroics and set Australia on the path to winning the tournament.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies hold on to beat Wales 15-6 in remarkable try-less win

Australia's Israel Folau tries to make a break as he is tackled by George North.

Chris Dutton The Wallabies beat Wales 15-6 to hold on in a remarkable and courageous victory.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Scott Sio's motivation arrives in time for Wallabies quarter-final

Wallabies prop Scott Sio will draw inspiration from his dad, David, who arrived in London on Friday.

Chris Dutton Scott Sio only needs to look as far as his name for World Cup quarter-final inspiration.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Stephen Larkham puts Wallabies success ahead of decision on future

Chris Dutton LONDON: World Cup-winner Stephen Larkham will wait until next year to decide if he can commit to Michael Cheika's Wallabies program as he continues to juggle his Super Rugby coaching job.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies to 'tread carefully' in new eligibility era: Bill Pulver

Stretched: Israel Folau at training this week.

Chris Dutton Israel Folau and Bernard Foley face the prospect of almost two years of non-stop rugby and will walk the fine line between burnout and maximising their earning potential when they juggle Wallabies,...

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Rugby World Cup 2015: George Gregan and Jonathan Davies dissect Wallabies v Wales

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Chris Dutton Is this the match that will decide whether the Wallabies make the World Cup final or will they fall at the hurdle before them?

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies built on Michael Cheika respect and not fear, says Dean Mumm

Not so fierce: Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton Ireland star Jonathan Sexton reckons the Wallabies' success comes from being "scared shitless" by Michael Cheika, but lock Dean Mumm says team harmony is a product of respect.

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Rugby World Cup: Wallaby Drew Mitchell trades Jonah Lomu video games for records

Chris Dutton Wallabies winger Drew Mitchell is "lethal" with the ball and deserves to be mentioned alongside World Cup try-scoring freaks Jonah Lomu and Brian Habana.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies ready for giant midfield battle with Wales

Bruise brother: Wales hope pairing giant backs George North, pictured, and Jamie Roberts in the midfield will do some damage against the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Wallabies veteran Matt Giteau expects Wales to fire their giant midfield combination straight through Australia's belly as they attempt to break a 10-match losing streak.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Sean McMahon has butterflies ahead of back-row job against Wales

Wallabies back-rower Sean McMahon.

Chris Dutton World Cup rookie Sean McMahon will draw on schoolboy experience to ensure he is up to the biggest challenge of his career when he joins a back-row masterclass at Twickenham.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies holding nothing back against Wales, says Matt Giteau

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03:  Matt Giteau of Australia goes over to score their third try  during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 3, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Giteau says he got "caught in the moment" for a match-sealing swan-dive that hammered the final nail into England's World Cup coffin.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies learn momentum lesson of loss to All Blacks

Michael Cheika addresses the Wallabies at training on Thursday.

Chris Dutton Michael Cheika has warned his players to expect a "boot to our backside" if they rely on momentum to help them beat Wales.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Lean, mean Kurtley Beale ready to step up as World Cup X-factor

Kurtley Beale

Chris Dutton A "lean and hungry" Kurtley Beale has the spark to ensure the Wallabies inflict more pain on Wales when the teams battle for a smoother run to the World Cup final.