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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rift emerges between University of Canberra and Brumbies as tension grows

Chris Dutton A major rift has emerged between the ACT Brumbies and University of Canberra as the long-time partners attempt to save a fractured relationship.

ACT Brumbies launch bid to re-sign captain Stephen Moore on new Australian deal

Milestone men: Stephen Moore and Matt Giteau will play their 100th Tests for the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore is set to reject interest from overseas to buck the trend and become the first player to re-sign with Australian rugby through to the 2019 World Cup.

ACT Brumbies confident of boardroom stability as Bob Brown emerges as potential president

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are confident they will have stability and continuity and avoid a boardroom tussle on Wednesday.

ACT Brumbies on mission to unlock Tom Staniforth's mongrel for Super Rugby

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are on a mission to unlock Tom Staniforth's rugby mongrel and turn him into a Super Rugby pest to ignite his career.

David Pocock wins another award as ARU launches plans to re-sign him to Wallabies

Chris Dutton From a World Cup to rhinoceros conservation to more high praise - David Pocock's remarkable year hit a new level on Wednesday after taking home a double gong at the RUPA awards.

Henry Speight left out of Aussie sevens squad as Brumbies lock in trial against Reds

Overlooked: Wallabies winger Henry Speight has been left out of the Australian sevens team to play in Auckland this weekend.

Chris Dutton Henry Speight left out of Australian sevens side in Cape Town while Brumbies lock in final trial.

From dancing with Maradona to life in Canberra, Tomas Cubelli joins the Brumbies

Argentina international Tomas Cubelli has arrived in Canberra to start his new life as an ACT Brumby.

Chris Dutton Tomas Cubelli has promised to add some Argentinian flair to the ACT Brumbies next year.

Tomas Cubelli arrives in Canberra as Brumbies land blows at AIS boxing session

Chris Dutton An immigration hold-up and passport confusion threatened to delay Tomas Cubelli's ACT Brumbies' arrival.

Brumbies and Wallabies star David Pocock's unconventional off-season in Zimbabwe

Powerful: David Pocock with the Malilangwe scouts.

Chris Dutton White rhinos, running next to gun-wielding rangers and throwing grown men over your shoulder. Welcome to David Pocock's off-season training.

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Brumbies hope all-blue jerseys tap into new generation of Super Rugby fans

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies hope their new jersey design will attract a new generation of fans, urging supporters to embrace the change to an all-blue strip for the 2016 campaign.

Rugby union

Peter McGrath one of three nominees for Brumbies president in potential boardroom changes

Brumbies logo.

Chris Dutton Former ARU chairman Peter McGrath has thrown his hand up to be the new ACT Brumbies president after accepting a nomination to join a three-way tussle for the role.

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Brumbies workhorse Jarrad Butler picks Wallabies coach Michael Cheika's brain

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Jarrad Butler during training at Brumbies HQ at the University of Canberra.  3 March 2015.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton It looms as a back-row mission impossible, but Jarrad Butler has his sights set on Wallabies gold after getting a chance to work with Test coach Michael Cheika.

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ACT Brumbies new jersey: Super Rugby side reveals 2016 strip

A closer look at the ACT Brumbies' 2016 Super Rugby jersey, which was launched on Tuesday.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are taking a bold step into the future, scrapping the strip they've worn for most of their Super Rugby history.

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ACT Brumbies break tradition to launch new blue jersey

Sneak peak of the ACT Brumbies' 2016 Super Rugby jersey, which will be launched on Tuesday.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are set to break from tradition with the club to unveil a revamped playing strip to "represent a new era" as they chase Super Rugby glory.

Rugby union

Gentle Brumbies giant Tyrel Lomax ready to make his own name

Chris Dutton He's a gentle giant with rugby-league mongrel in his blood, but the ACT Brumbies have a plan to turn Tyrel Lomax into a Super Rugby monster.

Rugby union

The French connection: Montpellier becomes new base for Brumbies stars

Nic White and Jesse Mogg show off their scooters in France,

Chris Dutton They're the ACT Brumbies who zip around the south of France on scooters, eat frog's legs and are battling the language barrier, but they all say Montpellier "feels just like home".

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Overseas clubs chase Joe Tomane after Brumbies star linked to Montpellier deal

Joe Tomane of the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Joseph Tomane is poised to join Australian rugby's French connection as cashed-up clubs attempt to poach the NRL convert at the end of next year.

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Long-serving ACT Brumbies president Geoff Larkham to step down from ACTRU board

Geoff Larkham, centre, with son Stephen, right, and grandson Luke.

Chris Dutton Brumbies president Geoff Larkham will quit his role and retire after more than a decade at the helm.

Bulked-up Robbie Coleman ready to make Super Rugby mark

Brumbies back at training on Monday morning. 
23 November 2015.
photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times

Chris Dutton A bulked-up and pain free Robbie Coleman wants to make his mark in Super Rugby next year, but won't sacrifice versatility to make the fullback spot his own.

Brumbies swelter in Canberra heat as players return for Super Rugby pre-season

Chris Dutton 36-degree heat. Dry, gusty winds. A 1.2-kilometre shuttle run. Not many people would call that perfect.