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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

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

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".

Union

What we learned: ACT Brumbies vs Auckland Blues

Pat McCabe.

Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne All the talking points from the Brumbies' clash against the Blues at Canberra Stadium.

Union

Pat McCabe launches case for Wallabies recall

Pat McCabe.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe is launching an undeniable case for a Wallabies recall, delivering another outstanding performance to lead his team to a vital Super Rugby win on Friday night.

Union

All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens backs NRL convert Benji Marshall to be a rugby star

Benji Marshall has struggled in his switch to union.

Chris Dutton Wallabies skipper Ben Mowen has backed NRL convert Benji Marshall to be a Super Rugby star.

Union

Brumbies hooker Siliva Siliva has the 'whole package' as he prepares to replace Wallabies rake Stephen Moore

Siliva Siliva with Laurie Fisher at Brumbies training on Thursday.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies back-up hooker Siliva Siliva is "the future of Australian rugby", Laurie Fisher believes.

Union

Canberra's Joel Penders picked in Australian under-20s team after having appendix removed

Fighting fit: Canberra Royals player Joel Penders is ready for the selection camp in the Gold Coast for the Australian under- 20's squad after having an emergency appendectomy last month.

Chris Dutton He spent six days in hospital but Canberra rugby prop Joel Penders never gave up on his under-20s dream.

Union

Brumbies send damage bill to NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton It's time for the NSW Waratahs to pay up for smashing a window at Canberra Stadium.

Union

Brumbies close to naming new chief executive

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Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are edging closer to finding a permanent chief executive, with the club's board to meet on Wednesday night to try to finalise negotiations to appoint a new boss.

Union

Brumbies lose Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore to knee injury

Chris Dutton The Brumbies' injury curse has struck again, with Stephen Moore set to miss Friday night's match.

Union

Brumbies wary of 'struggling' Benji Marshall, but rule out bid for Andrew Fifita

Cronulla Sharks forward Andrew Fifita
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Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are bracing for an unpredictable Benji Marshall in his first Australian Super Rugby appearance, but the club has ruled itself out of a potential bidding war to sign another NRL...

Rugby Union

Brumbies rookie Jordan Smiler inspired by son's struggle with club foot

FAMILY FIRST: Jordan Smiler, with partner Stacey, can't wait to kick a footy with son Keanu.

Chris Dutton It's the smile that melts ACT Brumbies rookie Jordan Smiler's heart.