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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby union

Super Rugby: Nigel Ah Wong has need for speed as he focuses on Brumbies future

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have turned to a World Cup sprint coach in the search for speed.

Rugby union

James Dargaville to turn Henry Speight's Olympic dream into a Super Rugby chance

James Dargaville scores a try for the Brumbies during the 2015 season.

Chris Dutton One man's Olympic Games dream is another's Super Rugby opportunity. At least that's how James Dargaville is approaching his second ACT Brumbies season and a chance to fill Henry Speight's shoes.

Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins signs with Australian Sevens team for Olympic Games

Who wouldn't want Nick Cummins' mop?

Chris Dutton Nick "Honey Badger" Cummins signs with Australian Sevens team for Rio Olympic Games bid

Brumbies hope Canberra's international flights open doors to Super Rugby success

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies hope mooted international flights in and out of Canberra gives them the upper hand in tackling the revamped Super Rugby draw as well as cutting their travel time in half.

Brumbies chase big names as Waratahs sign Wycliff Palu on a $50,000 bargain

Wycliff Palu will make a come back for the Waratahs on an extended player squad contract.

Chris Dutton The NSW Waratahs landed one of the best bargain buys in Super Rugby history on Monday.

Brumbies' touching tribute to Robbie Abel's family after death of nephew

The Brumbies paused pre-season training to pay tribute to Robbie Abel's nephew and family.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies stepped away from their title ambitions to pay a touching tribute to a teammate on Monday.

Rugby union

Tom Cusack reunites with Australian sevens coach Andy Friend

Australian sevens player Tom Cusack.

Chris Dutton Tom Cusack hopes his new Australian sevens coach isn't one to hold grudges.

Former Brumbies coach Andy Friend mulls over Wallabies stars for Olympic sevens

Former ACT Brumbies coach Andy Friend.

Chris Dutton New Australian sevens coach Andy Friend will wait until he settles into the role before deciding how or if Wallabies stars and Quade Cooper will play a part in the bid for Olympic Games glory in Rio.

Rugby union

Brumbies prop Scott Sio ready to shoulder more work as team leaders step up

Senior player: Brumbies prop Scott Sio is ready to shoulder leadership in 2016 after recovering from knee and ankle injuries.

Chris Dutton World Cup prop Scott Sio says he is ready to shoulder more responsibility as a senior player, vowing not to let off-season injuries dampen his excitement for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

ACT Brumbies throw balls away as Stephen Larkham sends them on Thredbo Amazing Race

ACT Brumbies player Allan Alaalatoa, centre, reads the next task with his team mates.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies put their boots and balls away on Tuesday to go on a Thredbo "Amazing Race" as Stephen Larkham spiced up pre-season training.

Former ACT Brumbies coach Andy Friend to be named Australian sevens mentor

27 February 2011, News, Canberra Times photo by Andrew Sheargold. BRUMBIES TRAINING. pic shows ACT Brumbies coach Andy Friend durung training at Griffith today. SPECIAL 000

Chris Dutton Former Brumbies coach Andy Friend will take the Australian men's sevens reins for their Olympic gold medal bid.

ACT Brumbies back after off-season of World Cups, African adventures and player movement

A portrait of a rugby player: A bloodied Scott Fardy spits during the 2015 Rugby World Cup semi between Argentina and Australia at Twickenham.

Chris Dutton It's been an off-season of contract movement, weddings, engagements, African training tours and player speculation, but the ACT Brumbies say nothing will distract them from their Super Rugby goals.

Robbie Abel puts family first as ACT Brumbies return for Super Rugby training

Robbie Abel. Local Royals boy who gave

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies hopeful Robbie Abel is putting family first after the tragic death of his nephew.

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Super Rugby: ACT Brumbies' 2015 season review

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham will delay his contract negotiations to focus on retaining his squad.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham will step up player negotiations in the new year as he attempts to keep his squad together.

Super Rugby: Ben Hyne downs tools for shot with Brumbies

Ben Hyne quit his job as a carpenter to take a chance to train with the ACT Brumbies.

Chris Dutton When the ACT Brumbies offered Ben Hyne a chance to swap the job site for the rugby field, the Queensland tradie threw his tools in his care and drove from Brisbane to Canberra.

Brumbies prop Les Leulia'iali'i-Makin's sink or swim moment for Super Rugby career


Les Makin during a Brumbies pre-season training session 

The Canberra Times
Date: 14 December 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies prop Les Leulia'iali'i-Makin spent more time under water than he did on the field in his debut Super Rugby season.

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Wallabies captain Stephen Moore speaks for first time after decision to leave Canberra

Brumbies Captain Stephen Moore will join the Reds in 2017.

Chris Dutton Brumbies skipper says he won't let his defection to the Queensland Reds affect his last year in Canberra.

Super Rugby or Olympic Games? Tom Cusack makes a choice between two dreams

Tom Cusack says the Olympics was the

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies or an Olympic Games? That is the agonising choice Tom Cusack had to make between his childhood dream and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to chase a gold medal in Rio.

Ellyse Perry hits winning runs for Sydney Sixers .. then marries Matt Toomua

Ellyse Perry and Matt Toomua are one of the glamour couples of Australian sport.

Chris Dutton Dual international Ellyse Perry and Matt Toomua get married.

ACT Brumbies invest in junior talent for Stephen Larkham's 'dream' revival

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27:  Stephen Larkham, Assistant Coach of Australia speaks to the media during an Australia media session at The Lensbury Hotel on October 27, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham wants to go back to the future to invest in Canberra's junior ranks.