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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby Union

Rivals for Brumbies job share common goal

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies great Stephen Larkham and former coach Laurie Fisher insist their only focus is leading the team to a Super Rugby title as their one-on-one battle to be the club's new head coach begins...

Union

Speight left hanging as IRB query status

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18:  Henry Speight of the Brumbies breaks clear to score the match winning try against Auckland to win the World Club 7's Cup during the World Club 7's at Twickenham Stadium on August 18, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Chris Dutton An eligibility bungle will rob ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight of the chance to make his Wallabies debut on the spring tour.

Union

No coach, no worries: Brumby

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Clyde Rathbone during training at Brumbies HQ.  19 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton ACT Brumby Clyde Rathbone says the players have ''no issue'' starting pre-season training without a head coach.

Union

Durban Sharks job a dream for White

SPORT: Brumbies coach Jake White during training at Brumbies HQ, Griffith.  8th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Jake White has gloated he has got his ''dream'' job in South Africa after walking out on the Brumbies.

Rugby Union

Jake White's 'dream come true' as he joins Durban Sharks

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 Former ACT Brumbies coach Jake White says it's a ''dream come true'' to start a job as coaching director of the Durban Sharks in Super Rugby next season.

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Union

Larkham, Fisher fighting for top job

Stephen Larkham and Laurie Fisher.

Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham and Laurie Fisher have declined a chance to be co-coaches at the ACT Brumbies.

Union

White's heritage irrelevant: Pulver

Bill Pulver

Chris Dutton ARU chief executive Bill Pulver stands by the decision to overlook Jake White as the next Wallabies coach.

Union

Brumbies could block Jake White's exit

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Brumbies Coach Jake White during training.
The Canberra Times.
09 July 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies may have the option to block Jake White coaching a rival Super Rugby team next season because of a clause in his contract which requires significant notice before leaving the club.

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Larkham v Fisher: the race to be the next Brumbies coach begins

Stephen Larkham and Laurie Fisher.

Chris Dutton Wallabies and Brumbies great Stephen Larkham says he is ready to be a Super Rugby head coach and Laurie Fisher believes he's capable of replacing Jake White, who quit his ACT coaching job on...

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Union

White leaves with players' blessing: Mowen

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 03: Ben Mowen of the Brumbies gives instructions to his team during a Super Rugby Final match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium on August 3, 2013 in Hamilton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies coach Jake White met with captain Ben Mowen on Wednesday night to detail his ‘‘heartfelt’’ reasons for leaving the club with two years left on his contract.

Rugby

Jake White shocks Brumbies by quitting

White

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Jake White has sensationally quit his Super Rugby job just two months after leading the team to the grand final.

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Union

Jake White quits as ACT Brumbies coach

Jake White

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Jake White has sensationally quit his Super Rugby job just two months after leading the club to the grand final.

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Rugby

In the Nic of time: White helps Wallabies arrest losing streak

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Chris Dutton Rookie Test halfback Nic White has a long-term goal to keep Will Genia on the Wallabies bench as Australia search for a game plan with the ''right balance''.

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Rugby

Horwill races to prove fitness in time to tour

James Horwill

Chris Dutton Injured Wallabies captain James Horwill must prove he is 100 per cent fit by Saturday if he wants to join the squad on its two-game tour of South Africa and Argentina, says coach Ewen McKenzie.

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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

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.

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.

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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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.