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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby Union

Jason Woodward kicks Rebels to victory over tired Brumbies

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies winning run is over, hitting an unexpected hurdle in Melbourne on Friday night as an intense month of rugby finally took its tool on the battle-weary squad.

Union

Colby Faingaa has no regrets leaving Brumbies and is keen to take on old mates

Colby Faingaa, right, pictured last year with former Brumbies teammate Robbie Coleman.

Chris Dutton Melbourne Rebels recruit Colby Faingaa says he has nothing to prove to the Brumbies on Friday night.

Union

Nic White of the ACT Brumbies talks about close friend Newcastle Knights player Alex McKinnon

Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies scrum-half Nic White hopes to visit childhood friend Alex McKinnon in hospital in Melbourne.

Union

Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani dedicating Super Rugby season to his grandmother

Brumbies player Tevita Kuridrani. will dedicate his Super Rugby season to his grandmother, who passed away this month.

Chris Dutton Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani will use the memory of his grandmother as inspiration for Super Rugby and Test glory.

Union

ARU to scrap funding for extended players, leaving clubs to pay for the program

Jesse Mogg emerged from the Brumbies' extended player squad.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies are searching for a spare $250,000 to fund the next generation of players as the ARU prepares to scrap its extended player squad program.

Union

Brumbies selection headache with Christian Lealiifano and Tevita Kuridrani back, Jarrad Butler in doubt

Tevita Kuridrani is set to return for the Brumbies this weekend, but will need to battle Andrew Smith for his spot.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will call on Canberra club rugby reinforcements to cover the potential loss of Jarrad Butler, but will resist the temptation to inject Christian Lealiifano straight into the Super...

Union

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham wants attacking laws in NRC

Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham backs new experimental laws to promote try-scoring rugby in the NRC.

Rugby Union

Brumbies relieved after Matt Toomua cleared to play Stormers

Injury scare ... Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua will take on the Stormers on Saturday after overcoming a thigh injury.

Rugby Union

Brumbies JP Smith playing against the Stormers

Brumbies player Jean-Pierre Smith at the club's captain's run on Friday.

Chris Dutton Brumbies rookie Jean-Pierre Smith is preparing to be thrust into battle against some of his childhood heroes.

Rugby Union

Henry Speight still smiling through broken jaw in bid to lift Brumbies for Super Rugby clash

Henry Speight watches the Brumbies train on Friday.

Chris Dutton Henry Speight shocked teammates last weekend when he broke his jaw in two places.

Union

Brumbies, Vikings Group and University of Canberra to team up for National Rugby Championship

Chris Dutton Canberra's National Rugby Championship team will set up an independent board for the competition.

Joe Tomane reborn for Brumbies in Super Rugby

Leap of fatih: Joe Tomane, jumping left, will return to the ACT Brumbies team after being baptised last weekend.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Joseph Tomane says he's making his Super Rugby comeback as a new man, declaring his faith and baptism "opened my eyes".

Rugby

Tevita Kuridrani to miss Super Rugby clash for Brumbies to attend funeral in Fiji

Brumbies star Tevita Kuridrani will miss Saturday's clash against the Stormers to attend a funeral in Fiji.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies have been dealt another selection blow this week, star centre Tevita Kuridrani flying home to Fiji for a family funeral, which rules him out of the clash against the Stormers on Saturday.

Union

Injured Brumbies star David Pocock vows to make 2015 Rugby World Cup

Brumbies Player David Pocock after reconstructive surgery on his knee.

Chris Dutton Injured superstar David Pocock is targeting a Wallabies comeback at the World Cup next year.

Union

Jack Whetton to emerge from father's shadow in Brumbies debut

Brumbies debutant Jack Whetton,

Chris Dutton Brumbies rookie Jack Whetton, whose father Gary was an All Blacks captain, to debut for Brumbies on Saturday.

Union

Sharni Williams still eyeing World Cup berth with Wallaroos

Chris Dutton Canberra sevens star Sharni Williams could still be included in the Australian Wallaroos World Cup campaign, despite being left out of a 26-player squad to play against Canada and New Zealand in June.

ACT Brumbies and Canberra Raiders in rare double billing

Chris Dutton They're joining forces for a $10 super ticket but the ACT Brumbies and Canberra Raiders want to avoid future cross-code clashes to maximise crowds.

Union

Brumbies brace for Schalk Burger in Super Rugby game against Stormers

Schalk Burger is playing in Australia for the first time since 2011 after two years battling injuries and illnesses, which threatened to end his career.

Chris Dutton Bacterial meningitis almost killed him but the ACT Brumbies are bracing for a brutal Schalk Burger onslaught at Canberra Stadium.

Union

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika smashes window at Canberra Stadium

The glass door to the Waratahs coaches box which was reportedly smashed by Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will send the NSW Waratahs a damage bill after coach Michael Cheika shattered a glass door at Canberra Stadium.

Union

Stephen Larkham says ACT Brumbies' penalties are part of the plan

The Brumbies were a force at the breakdown against the Waratahs, but conceded plenty of penalties.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will persist with their helter skelter breakdown mentality.