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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby Union

Ita Vaea's future at ACT Brumbies to be decided by doctors

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies forward Ita Vaea's career hinges on a medical meeting this week as the powerful Tongan targets a Super Rugby comeback following a life-threatening heart condition.

Union

Brumbies won't be affected by Andrew Fagan's move: Stephen Larkham

Brumbies coach, Stephen Larkham

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says his players will not be affected the chief executive's departure.

Union

Joe Roff favourite to take over as Brumbies boss

Former Brumby, Joe Roff.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies great Joe Roff has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Andrew Fagan.

Union

ACT Brumbies chief Andrew Fagan steps down

Andrew Fagan.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan has resigned, announcing he will leave the club next month less than six months after signing a new contract.

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ACT Brumbies hopeful Michael Dowsett says copping a spray from Nic White inspired his Super Rugby dream

News.
New brumbies recruit, Michael Dowsett, speaks to media after training on Thursday morning.
Filed: Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:10:31 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Chris Dutton A verbal spray from Nic White is the secret inspiration driving aspiring Brumbies scrumhalf Michael Dowsett.

Union

Tevita Kuridrani to miss Brumbies' Super Rugby warm-up games

Chris Dutton Tevita Kuridrani's faces losing his ACT Brumbies starting spot after being hit with a five-game ban.

Union

Stephen Larkham backs Wallabies penalties to set tone

Sport.  New director of rugby Laurie Fisher and head coach Stephen Larkham at the ACT Brumbies following the official announcement of the coaching structure of the team in Manuka.   1 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are backing Ewen McKenzie's tough stance on Wallabies discipline, and World Cup-winning fly-half Stephen Larkham says tough punishments will ''set the tone'' for the Test team...

Union

Brumbies assistant coach Dan McKellar has eyes on top Super Rugby job

30 March 2011, sport, story by Jon Tuxworth, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Launch of ACTRU Premier Division competition, the John I Dent Cup, at Queanbeyan Rugby Union Club. Tuggeranong Vikings coach Dan McKellar. SPECIAL 1

Chris Dutton Two-time Tuggeranong Vikings premiership-winning mentor Dan McKellar hopes his new role with the ACT Brumbies can help springboard him to a full-time Super Rugby head coaching job.

Union

Stephen Larkham puts Brumbies ahead of Wallabies

Lionel Cronje during Brumbies training at the AIS.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies will put Super Rugby ambitions ahead of the Wallabies' positional plans in 2014.

Union

Brumbies in bid to keep players

Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies face the challenge of retaining at least five Wallabies players in the coming weeks.

Union

Brumbies' Hoffmann unfazed by White's exit

Sport. New Brumbies recruit from South Africa, Conrad Hoffman. November 9th. 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Chris Dutton South African recruit Conrad Hoffmann says his move to the Brumbies was ''never about Jake White''.

Union

Larkham to stay on with Brumbies

8 June 2012, sport, story by David Polkinghorne, photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Geoff Larkham (centre) with son Stephen Larkham and grandson Luke Morrison (left) will line up for Wests Legends as part of the club's 50th anniversary celebrations on Saturday. ##note; Luke is Stephen's nephew, not his son##.

Chris Dutton Geoff Larkham will continue as ACT Rugby president, despite a perceived conflict of interest.

Union

Speight hopes injury woes will soon end

Sport. Brumbies winger, Henry Speight, at a junior rugby development
event at the Gold Creek Primary School. November 8th. 2013 Canberra
Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight will ''hit the reset button'' to restart his international journey.

Union

Staniforth heads young guns list

Sport, Australian under 20's rugby squad train at the AIS. Tom Staniforth of Canberra. 21st February 2013, Canberra Times photo by Karleen Minney.

Chris Dutton Super Rugby hopeful Tom Staniforth headlines the ACT under-20s team to play in a combined states knockout.

Union

Morgan hopes rugby tour is just the start

Sport.  St Edmund's College rugby captain Keith Morgan is about to leave for the Australian Schoolboys Tour of the UK and Ireland.  He is proud of his indigenous heritage and hopes to break into the Brumbies squad.   6 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton St Edmund's College star Keith Morgan is banking on the Australian Schoolboys tour of Europe to launch his Super Rugby dreams.

Union

Whetton pursues his own success

Jack Whetton

Chris Dutton Brumbies recruit Jack Whetton hopes his trans-Tasman switch will help him forge a reputation as a rugby powerhouse.

Union

Brumbies culture to stay strong: Larkham

Sport.  New head coach Stephen Larkham at the ACT Brumbies following the official announcement of the coaching structure of the team in Manuka.   1 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham says the club's new culture will ensure the players are ''committed to winning and not self-promotion''.

Union

Brumbies unveil their new regime

Sport.  New head coach Stephen Larkham and director of rugby Laurie Fisher at the ACT Brumbies following the official announcement of the coaching structure of the team in Manuka.   1 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The new ACT Brumbies' coaching combination will back skipper Ben Mowen to lead the club next season.

Union

Larkham's challenge at Brumbies

Sport.  New head coach Stephen Larkham at the ACT Brumbies following the official announcement of the coaching structure of the team in Manuka.   1 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham says he is ready to take on more responsibility and leave his mark as a coach.

Union

Fisher wants local talent for Brumbies

Sport
Laurie Fisher and Stephen Larkham  during Brumbies training at the AIS
The Canberra Times
14 October 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton ACT director of rugby Laurie Fisher wants more ''locally bred Brumbies'' to boost squad depth.