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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Brumbies and community rugby staring at $500,000 financial blow after ARU cuts costs

Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano is set to play in the National Rugby Championship.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are staring at a $500,000 black hole in their budget next year after the ARU slashed its funding to Super Rugby franchises and their community rugby programs.

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ARU sabbatical rules set to help Brumbies keep their stars in Australia

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Chris Dutton It's been dubbed the ''Izzy Folau trump card'' but the ACT Brumbies are set to start using the ARU's new contract protocols as a lure to lock in their stars on long-term deals.

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ACT Sport Hall of Fame inductee George Gregan backs Brumbies to break title drought

George Gregan in his prime with the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Australian rugby great George Gregan inducted to the ACTSport Hall of Fame on Friday night.

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Tributes flow for Pat McCabe after neck injury forces Brumbies back to retire

Pat McCabe.

Chris Dutton Past greats heap praise on Pat McCabe after neck injury forces him to retire.

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Canberra Vikings beat Greater Sydney Rams as Christian Lealiifano takes a break from goal kicking

Christian Lealiifano had a quiet night for the Vikings.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Vikings lesser lights stepped up to beat the Greater Sydney Rams in the NRC.

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Players 'crazy' not to consider overseas sabbaticals

Matt Toomua could be a target for cashed-up overseas clubs.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says Australia's best players would be "crazy" if they didn't consider rich sabbatical deals overseas.

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Brumbies work with Pat McCabe to find a new job for him next year

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 16: Pat McCabe of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The Brumbies will work with Pat McCabe to develop an off-field role next year.

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Australian Wallabies star Pat McCabe says he's lucky to walk away

Walking wounded: Pat McCabe arrives back in Australia on Sunday.

Chris Dutton An emotional Pat McCabe said he could not risk his life to continue playing rugby.

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Tom Cusack goes from Commonwealth Games to the Canberra Vikings for NRC appearance

Chris Dutton Tom Cusack will use the NRC to get more game time before returning to the Australian sevens team.

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Stephen Moore to replace Ben Mowen as Brumbies captain

Stephen Moore will take over as ACT Brumbies captain in 2015.

Chris Dutton Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore will captain the ACT Brumbies for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

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Dan McKellar becomes Brumbies forwards coach in Stephen Larkham's team

Dan McKellar oversees Brumbies training earlier this year.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has called on his senior back line players to take more responsibility next year, putting faith in established stars to help devise strategies to achieve Super...

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Fears Wallaby Pat McCabe's career over after third neck injury

Pat McCabe

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe is fighting to save his career after a suspected third serious neck injury.

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Perth Spirit beat Canberra Vikings 28-23 in round one of the NRC

Canberra Vikings playmaker Christian Lealiifano brushes off a Perth Spirit defender.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano's kicking struggles continued as the Perth Spirit beat the Canberra Vikings 28-23 at Viking Park on Saturday

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Christian Lealiifano heads back to the Canberra Vikings to push his claims for Wallabies recall

Setting sail: Christian Lealiifano will use his time with the Canberra Vikings to press his Wallabies claims.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano goes from Wallabies to the Vikings to help his bid for Test selection.

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ACT Brumbies sign Peter Ryan as assistant coach for Super Rugby season

Peter Ryan

Chris Dutton Cross-code pioneer Peter Ryan will join the ACT Brumbies' coaching staff for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

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Matt Toomua says the Wallabies need to "learn quickly" for Bledisloe Cup success

Matt Toomua trains with the Wallabies on Thursday.

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua focused on Wallabies success to end the biggest week of his life.

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Matt Toomua, Ellyse Perry ... and Nic White?

Matt Toomua announced his engagement to Elyse Perry with this photo on Instagram.

Chris Dutton How Nic White called 'dibs' on Ellyse Perry and how Matt Toomua asked her to marry him.

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Canberra Vikings ready to unearth future Wallabies in inaugural NRC

Tom Staniforth is primed to shine for the Canberra Vikings.

Chris Dutton Tom Staniforth has urged the ACT to back the Vikings as they aim to unearth future Wallabies in the NRC.

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ACT Brumbies recruit Sean Doyle to use NRC to fast-track his Super Rugby development

Brumbies recruit Sean Doyle wants to push for David Pocock's No.7 jersey.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies recruit Sean Doyle will use the National Rugby Championship to start challenging star flanker David Pocock for the Super Rugby side's No.7 starting spot next year.

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Wallaby-in-waiting Henry Speight pleads with immigration to let Fiji siblings watch Test debut

Henry Speight, right, with his brother Sam, who was allowed to watch the winger play for the Brumbies in the Super Rugby finals this year.

Chris Dutton Wallaby-in-waiting Henry Speight is still desperate for immigration officials to let his family see him debut.