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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Brumbies' Smith twins vow to step up as Ben Alexander moves to the bench

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have pulled another selection shock, promoting front-rower Ruan Smith to the starting side ahead of 72-Test Wallaby Ben Alexander.

Sam Carter granted leave by Brumbies after the death of friend Nicholas Tooth

Sam Carter has been granted leave to be with his family after the death of a childhood friend.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have granted lock Sam Carter a leave of absence to be with his family after the death of childhood friend Nicholas Tooth, who died from a head injury sustained while playing rugby...

Boots and all Henry Speight ready for Fijian showdown

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight hopes a breakthrough try will spark a scoring spree for the rest of the season, vowing to step up as a backline leader to get the team's season back on track.

Stephen Larkham confident Brumbies can fight out of form slump

The Brumbies are adamant they can resurrect their season after a disappointing run of losses.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says the game plan doesn't have systemic problems despite a woeful run.

Nic White will push for Brumbies return as club battles to get season on track

Brumbies halfback Nic White in action.

Chris Dutton Injured ACT Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White will push himself in a bid to prove his fitness and make a Super Rugby comeback against the Otago Highlanders on Friday night.

Brumbies put loyalty first and say they won't move games away from Canberra

Chris Dutton Brumbies boss Michael Jones says the club won't move games out of Canberra, despite conceding low crowds are costing them money.

Melbourne Rebels topple Brumbies to end Canberra winning streak

Lausii Taliauli of the ACT Brumbies fails to stop Sefanaia Naivalu of the Melbourne Rebels scoring the Rebel's first try.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford

Chris Dutton The Rebels beat an injury-depleted Brumbies 13-8 on Saturday night.

Olympics and injuries in the past as Brumbies rookies aim high

Lausii Taliauli, Michael Dowsett and Nigel Ah Wong will make their Brumbies starting debuts on Saturday.

Chris Dutton One has been compared to Israel Folau and the other had an Olympic Games dream, but Nigel Ah Wong and Lausii Taliauli say they are ready to forge their own Super Rugby reputations on Saturday night.

Brumbies cop blow with Nic White ruled out of Melbourne Rebels match

Joe Powell has had just two training sessions with the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have been dealt a massive blow on the eve of their crucial match against the Melbourne Rebels with scrumhalf Nic White ruled out with injury.

Cool Christian Lealiifano to lead new Brumbies into battle

The Brumbies will get some new blood when Nigel Ah Wong, Michael Dowsett and Lausii Taliauli make their starting debuts on Saturday..

Chris Dutton New ACT Brumbies scrumhalf Michael Dowsett has backed Christian Lealiifano's cool head to ensure the team's Super Rugby finals ambitions stay on track as they battle injury woes.

Brumbies inject Michael Dowsett and move Nic White to bench

Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White will start on the bench against the Rebels.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have pulled a selection shock as they attempt to get their season on track.

Rory Arnold back as Brumbies call in the cavalry

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Rory Arnold of the Brumbies in action  during the round four Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Force at GIO Stadium on March 6, 2015 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Super Rugby rookie Rory Arnold is confident the ACT Brumbies' cavalry will be able to handle the heat as coach Stephen Larkham turns to untested talent to get the club's season back on track.

No time to mope around, Brumbies captain Stephen Moore tells players

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore says "there's no time for moping" as the club battles a growing injury toll and the team searches for a confidence boost following a testing month.

Rugby union

Brumbies say 'game-changer' David Pocock's best is yet to come

Brumbies flanker David Pocock is back to his best.

Chris Dutton David Pocock is officially back and the ACT Brumbies believe his best is yet to come after proving his doubters wrong in a New Zealand on Friday night.

Rugby union

Brumbies count injury costs as Christian Lealiifano prepares for five-eighth duties

Christian Lealiifano will step up as flyhalf in Matt Toomua's absence.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies inside centre Christian Lealiifano is adamant the club has the depth to cover a triple injury blow following a nightmare trip to Auckland which is set to thrust into the chief playmaker...

Tom Cusack using Royals comeback to ignite Australian sevens revival

Tom Cusack against the Tuggeranong Vikings  in 2013

Chris Dutton Tom Cusack is determined to get the Australian sevens campaign back on track after he plays for Royals.

Auckland Blues v ACT Brumbies: Super Rugby round 9

Henry Speight lines up at outside centre for the Brumbies against the Blues.

Chris Dutton Join Chris Dutton from 5.40pm as the Auckland Blues host the ACT Brumbies at Eden park in round nine of the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Talking points: David Pocock back to his best but Brumbies injury ward grows

David Pocock of the Brumbies  put in a strong performance.

Chris Dutton David Pocock back to his best but the Brumbies limp out of Auckland.

Blues beat Brumbies in Super Rugby as Nic White misses last-second penalty

Dan Bowden of the Blues charges over to score a try.

Chris Dutton Blues beat the Brumbies as Nic White misses last-second penalty in 16-14 cliffhanger.

ACT Brumbies Matt Toomua comfortable playing a double act as five-eighth door opens

Brumbies playmaker Matt Toomua has thrown his hand up for Wallabies flyhalf duties.

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua is set to be a Wallabies flyhalf contender after Quade Cooper's shoulder injury.