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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Brumbies ready to shake boring tag and embrace freedom to attack

Chris Dutton Brumbies out to shake boring tag, but won't compromise championship goal to please critics.

Brumbies avoid stoking Queensland fire as Reds use Stephen Larkham's comment as motivation

ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham won't be giving the Reds any extra incentive this weekend.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies avoid stoking the Queensland Reds fire ahead of their derby contest.

David Pocock's return on ice as Brumbies prepare to beat the Reds and humidity

David Pocock will be withheld from the Brumbies line-up for another week.

Chris Dutton Brumbies put David Pocock on ice as they prepare to beat the humidity and heat in Brisbane.

Wallabies still the No.1 goal, say re-signed Sam Carter and Scott Fardy

 Scott Fardy of the Brumbies in action during the round four Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Force at GIO Stadium on March 6.

Chris Dutton Re-signed Wallabies Scott Fardy and Sam Carter have declared a gold Test jersey is still the No. 1 prize in Australian rugby, but admit it's a "good sign" that the ARU is willing to be flexible in...

ACT Brumbies hooker signs biggest deal of his career

Scott Fardy

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have completed a triple signing coup after finalising deals with Scott Fardy, Sam Carter and Josh Mann-Rea.

ACT Brumbies ready for fired-up Queensland Reds intent on revenge

Brumbies flyhalf Matt Toomua takes on the line in the 47-3 win against the Queensland Reds in round one. The Brumbies face the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are expecting a spiteful welcome to Brisbane, coach Stephen Larkham warning his side that the Queensland Reds will be intent on making amends for their round-one capitulation in...

ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore stands for gender equality

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore says rugby has to rebuild its reputation and support women in the sport following the Di Patston incident last year.

Ita Vaea can be a Wallabies great: Stephen Larkham

Sport. Brumbies training at the University of Canberra. Ita Vaea, at centre.
 February 11th 2015 The Canberra Times
photograph by Graham Tidy.

Chris Dutton Ita Vaea can complete one of the greatest comeback stories in Australian sport by earning a Wallabies cap, according to Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Stephen Larkham backs ARU policy to test Super Rugby coaches for illicit drugs

Chris Dutton The ARU has ramped up the fight against drugs in sport, stepping in to test Super Rugby coaching staff for illicit drugs.

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From NRL prospect to rugby hopeful: Ratu Tagive's secret journey

Ratu Tagive

Chris Dutton Ratu Tagive hopes his new start in rugby union can be the light at the end of the tunnel.

Brumbies beat Force, but sweat on Scott Fardy injury

Henry Speight on the charge against the Force.

Chris Dutton Brumbies beat the Force 27-15, but sweat on Scott Fardy injury.

Honey Badger to spark the Force in Australian return

Nick Cummins, AKA The Honey Badger.

Chris Dutton The Western Force are banking on some Honey Badger aggression to spark their Super Rugby season, with coach Michael Foley declaring star winger Nick Cummins will "tear in" and ignite the team's...

Matt Giteau no longer bitter towards Australian rugby after Wallabies dumping

In the frame: Matt Giteau's form for Toulon would have him firmly in World Cup calculations.

Chris Dutton Former Wallaby admits he was bitter when he was unceremoniously dumped from the Australian team, but he's not any more.

Brumbies roll into battle against Force, but say maul tactics aren't in spirit of the game

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore returns to the starting line up for the match against the Rebels.

Chris Dutton Brumbies captain Stephen Moore says disengaging tactics against the rolling maul are not in the "spirit of the game" but concedes teams will try new things in an attempt to shut down the ACT's...

Desire to win championships set to keep Brumbies lock Sam Carter in Canberra

Sam Carter is close to signing a deal with the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies lock Sam Carter hopes the desire to "finish off" the club's bid to build a Super Rugby dynasty helps convince some of his teammates to turn down lucrative overseas offers to chase...

Battered Brumbies don't need rotation, says Jarrad Butler

Jarrad Butler wants to hold onto his starting position for as long as possible.

Chris Dutton Reigning ACT Brumbies player of the year Jarrad Butler has rebuffed the notion of a rotation policy after a brutal start to the Super Rugby season, declaring he wants to hold on to his starting spot...

David Pocock and injured Brumbies pushed to their limits as altitude room test dummies

David Pocock feels the strain in the altitude room.

Chris Dutton David Pocock and injured Brumbies have been flogged in a "unique" altitude room as test dummies for a Super Rugby secret weapon.

Brumbies set to re-sign Scott Fardy, Sam Carter and Tevita Kuridrani after beating Rebels

Christian Lealiifano is poised to re-sign with the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne and Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are poised to re-sign three stars.

Matt Giteau backs Stephen Larkham as Wallabies' World Cup ace

In the frame: Matt Giteau's form for Toulon would have him firmly in World Cup calculations.

Chris Dutton Matt Giteau says Stephen Larkham can unlock the attacking genius in the Wallabies back line, adding that the champion five-eighth can be the key to Australia's World Cup hopes.

Live: ACT Brumbies v Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby round three

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore returns to the starting line up for the match against the Rebels.

Chris Dutton Join Chris Dutton for all the action from Melbourne as the Brumbies take on the Rebels.