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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

ACT Brumbies join Canberra Raiders in race to China

Chris Dutton The great Canberra race to China has officially begun, with the ACT Brumbies locked in negotiations to take a Super Rugby pre-season match to the most populated country in the world.

Tevita Kuridrani re-signs with Brumbies and Wallabies as he sets sight on battle with SBW

Chris Dutton Hard-running ACT Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani has bucked the trend of Australian Wallabies stars signing with overseas clubs, resisting the overtures of rich offers to declare "Canberra feels...

Brumbies need to wipe slate clean to prepare for Chiefs re-match, says Stephen Moore

Hooker Stephen Moore in action in his return game against the Reds.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore warns team round-one record win means nothing before a trip to New Zealand.

Brumbies bash Reds and get record Super Rugby win to start season

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 13:  Robbie Coleman of the Brumbies scores a try during the round one Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Reds at GIO Stadium on February 13, 2015 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies thumped the Queensland Reds to start the season with a record win.

The Brumbies get their big guns back, but David Pocock says rugby won't define him

Sport. 12th February 2015. Brumbies Training. Player David Pocock.

The Canberra Times

Photo Jamila Toderas

Chris Dutton David Pocock and Stephen Moore will make their return from knee reconstructions on Friday.

Karmichael Hunt ready for physical initiation but James O'Connor put on ice

No. 10: Karmichael Hunt.

Chris Dutton Karmichael Hunt returns but James O'Connor's Australian comeback has been put on ice.

Rookie Rory Arnold aims to make an impact for Brumbies in debut against Queensland Reds

Big assignment: Rory Arnold trains with the Brumbies on Thursday.

Chris Dutton Brumbies pick tallest player in Super Rugby history for round-one debut.

Ben Alexander masks to inspire a return to try-scoring glory for Brumbies prop

Brumbies players Ruan Smith and Jean-Pierre Smith wear Ben Alexander face masks ahead of Alexander's 100th match.

Chris Dutton Ben Alexander only needs to look into the Canberra Stadium crowd for inspiration on Friday night.

Ita Vaea to make remarkable comeback from life-threatening blood clots when Brumbies play the Reds

Ita Vaea wasn't expected to play again.

Chris Dutton He was told he would never play again and could have died during a rugby match, but Ita Vaea says he will "never doubt myself" as he prepares to make a remarkable Super Rugby comeback on Friday night.

Brumbies land new sponsorship deal and could take off in private jet

SPORT: Brumbies announce AQUIS as their major sponsor. Right, AQUIS Managing Director Justin Fung. 11th February 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton It is the record $8 million sponsorship deal that could carry the bonus prize of a private jet previously used by NFL champions to boost the ACT Brumbies' bid for a Super Rugby championship dream.

Brumbies roll the dice to secure Aquis as new sponsor on eve of Super Rugby season

Matt Toomua in a sponsorless Brumbies jersey. The club was prepared to enter the season without a major shirt-front sponsor.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have snared the biggest sponsorship in the club's history - a six-year, $8 million deal.

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David Pocock doesn't feel the weight of expectation as he takes on captain's duties for Brumbies

Sport. Brumbies training at the University of Canberra. David Pocock, at centre.
 February 11th 2015 The Canberra Times
photograph by Graham Tidy.

Chris Dutton Former Wallabies captain David Pocock insists he won't be burdened by the task of leading the ACT Brumbies into their Super Rugby season opener on Friday night as he makes his comeback from two knee...

Ben Alexander says the time is right for Brumbies success as he notches 100th Super Rugby game

Sport. Brumbies and Wallabies player, Ben Alexander.
February 10th 2015
The Canberra Times
Photograph by Graham Tidy.

Chris Dutton Ben Alexander will play his 100th game for the Brumbies on Friday night and he's intent on adding a title to the club's rich history.

Josh Mann-Rea aims to keep Wallabies captain Stephen Moore out of Brumbies starting side

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies back-up hooker Josh Mann-Rea won't settle for "making up the numbers".

The big questions of the ACT Brumbies in the 2015 Super Rugby season

Can David Pocock return to his best. It's one of the burning questions ahead of the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Chris Dutton The Super Rugby season is less than a week away, so we convened a panel of five experts with Australian Wallabies experience to answer the BIG questions about the ACT Brumbies in 2015.

ACT Brumbies skipper Stephen Moore says there's more to do

Brumbies Captain Stephen Moore.

Chris Dutton New ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore says he has far more to do in Australian rugby.

ACT Brumbies say they can win the Super Rugby championship

Preparing for the season ahead: Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano flexing his muscle in the gym.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies have declared their championship window is still open, captain Stephen Moore insisting the team is good enough to win the title and wrest Australian supremacy away from the Waratahs.

State of play for ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby

Scott Fardy, one of the senior Australian Wallabies in the ACT Brumbies pack.

Chris Dutton Familiar faces, different roles, but the ACT Brumbies have the same ambition - to win a Super Rugby title.

Rookies to build depth and add enthusiasm at ACT Brumbies

Brumbies player Rod Iona.

Chris Dutton They're the fresh-faced rookies who hold the key to the ACT Brumbies' championship dreams, but the Super Rugby newcomers insist they can handle the biggest challenge of their careers.

ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham takes holistic view to success

Seeing the big picture: Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham says the Brumbies need to win trust back in Canberra after losing respect in recent years.