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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby

Tries to flow once team's confidence rebuilds

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14:  The Wallabies players celebrate after Israel Folau of the Wallabies scored a try during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and Argentina at Patersons Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Star fullback Israel Folau hopes a no-frills game plan can provide the launching pad for attacking rugby, and has declared the Wallabies will score more tries as their confidence grows.

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Rugby Union

White a Wallabies chance, says ARU boss

NEWS:   Brumbies players arrives at Canberra airport before their clash against the  Chiefs at Waikato .Brumbies coach Jake White arrives at Canberra airport. 31st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver wants Jake White to stay in Australia at the end of his ACT Brumbies tenure, admitting he is still an option as a future Wallabies coach.

Rugby Union

Wallabies scrape home as McKenzie breaks duck

Kane Douglas of the Wallabies goes up during a lineout during the match against Argentina at Patersons Stadium in Perth on Saturday.

Chris Dutton Ewen McKenzie and the Wallabies can finally bask in victory - but only by a point.

Ewen McKenzie hails Wallabies' unconvincing win as character building

Wallabies thumb nail

Chris Dutton The Wallabies hope their narrow victory against Argentina can "propel" them to better results, with coach Ewen McKenzie warning "confidence can be dangerous".

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Rugby

Wallabies win ugly over plucky Pumas

Nick Cummins

Chris Dutton Ewen McKenzie and the Wallabies can finally bask in victory but Argentina almost brought Australian rugby to its knees in Perth on Saturday night.

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Pulver happy with style

Bill Pulver.

Chris Dutton The fear of winning the Rugby Championship wooden spoon will drive the Wallabies to end their slump and snap a losing streak.

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Rugby

Mowen takes final step up after almost walking away

Ben Mowen

Chris Dutton New Wallabies captain Ben Mowen was ready to trade his rugby dreams for a tool belt before Ewen McKenzie offered him a career lifeline.

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Rugby Union

Wallabies expecting the scrum's rush

Wallabies assistant coach Andrew Blades has a word to captain Ben Mowen during a training session in Perth on Friday.

Chris Dutton Wallabies prepare for a brutal set-piece contest against Argentina.

Rugby

Scrum needs a shove in the right direction

Adam Ashley-Cooper

Chris Dutton Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says his forwards will learn by ''getting their heads shoved up their bums'' as they prepare for a brutal set-piece contest against Argentina.

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Argentina wary of Wallabies backlash in the Rugby Championship

Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe

Chris Dutton Argentina captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe has warned his side to brace for the hardest Test of the Rugby Championship, fearing the Pumas will cop the brunt of Wallabies frustration on Saturday...

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Rubgy Union

Pay price for debacle: Farr-Jones

Nick Farr-Jones.

Chris Dutton Nick Farr-Jones says Wallabies should take a 50 per cent pay cut if they deliver another debacle.

Rugby

Hit them in the hip pocket: Farr-Jones

Michael Hooper

Chris Dutton Australian World Cup-winning captain Nick Farr-Jones says the Wallabies should be put on incentive contracts or take a 50 per cent pay cut if they deliver another ''debacle'' on Saturday night.

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Rugby

Plan of attack is way forward for Wallabies, says Henry

Graham Henry

Chris Dutton Graham Henry has warned the Wallabies to avoid playing ''chessboard rugby'' against Argentina and says coach Ewen McKenzie's expansive game plan can restore Australia's confidence.

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Rugby

O'Connor says the pain of defeat hits hard

James O'Connor

Chris Dutton Wallabies star James O'Connor has rejected criticism of his reaction to Test defeats, saying he is ''gutted'' every time Australia loses and is adamant he wants to achieve more in rugby despite...

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Rugby

Mowen caps remarkable turnaround to become new Wallabies captain

Ben Mowen

Chris Dutton New Wallabies captain Ben Mowen is the ''right guy at the right time'' to lead the team out of a slump and coach Ewen McKenzie has backed his ''demanding'' leadership to deliver a Test victory on...

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Rugby

Livewire White's ready to walk a mile in Genia's boots to boost Wallabies

Nic White

Chris Dutton New Wallabies halfback Nic White is confident he can literally step into Will Genia's boots and then keep the world's best No.9 out of Australia's starting XV.

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Rugby Union

Mowen 'right guy' for Wallaby captaincy

Ben Mowen runs the ball against the Hurricanes.

Chris Dutton New Wallabies captain Ben Mowen is the "right guy at the right time" to lead the team.

Union

Will Genia dropped, Ben Mowen to captain Wallabies

Genia

Chris Dutton The Wallabies have a new captain with Ben Mowen to lead the team into action against Argentina on Saturday night after Will Genia was dumped from the starting XV on Wednesday.

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Rugby

Wallabies great Genia facing bench time

Will Genia

Chris Dutton Rookie halfback Nic White could be thrust into the No.9 jersey to help end the Wallabies' horror form if captain Will Genia is benched on Wednesday.

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Rugby

Dumb move to change plan for Pumas, says Jones

Eddie Jones

Rupert Guinness, Chris Dutton Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones disagrees with Ewen McKenzie and his idea to ''dumb down'' the game plan for the Test against the Pumas in Perth on Saturday, saying the under-performing...

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