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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

ACT Brumbies break tradition to launch new blue jersey

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.

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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".

Rugby union

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.

Jonah Lomu death: ACT Brumbies plan to stop giant and Rod Kafer's battering

Jonah Lomu's new kidney was inserted behind his rib cage to protect it from tough tackles.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies thought they had Jonah Lomu beat. They were wrong.

Brumbies recruit Robbie Abel walks away from mining riches for Super Rugby shot

Robbie Abel. Local Royals boy who gave

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies rookie Robbie Abel turned down a job in the mines and cut his salary in half to have one more crack at breaking into Super Rugby, declaring "it's not all about the money".

Brumbies workhorse Jarrad Butler gets chance to shine in front of Michael Cheika

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 ACT Brumbies workhorse Jarrad Butler is one step closer to forcing his way into the Wallabies after Australian coach Michael Cheika called him into the Barbarians squad in London.

Brumbies recruit Michael Wells picks Canberra ahead of Brazil beaches and Olympics

Brumbies recruit Michael Wells has traded a potential spot at the Olympics for a Super Rugby contract.

Chris Dutton Michael Wells says he made the right decision to sacrifice an Olympic dream to take a shot at Super Rugby.

Lewis Holland says Wallabies players need time if they want Olympic sevens heaven

Lewis Holland says it takes time to learn the intricacies of sevens rugby.

Chris Dutton Lewis Holland says any Wallabies hoping to compete in the Rio Olympics need to invest fully in the sport.

ACT Brumbies and Wallabies star Matt Toomua signs three-year deal with Leicester

Chris Dutton Departing Brumbies star Matt Toomua has vowed not to let the team down in 2016 after signing with Leicester.

Tom Cusack and Lewis Holland clinch Olympic Games spot with Australian sevens

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Tom Cusack of Australia in action during the World Sevens Oceania Olympic Qualification match between Australia and Nauru  on November 14, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra duo Tom Cusack and Lewis Holland can finally start dreaming about the Olympic Games after the Australian sevens team booked its ticket to Rio in emphatic fashion on Sunday.

Rugby union

Matt Toomua set for overseas move as Brumbies target Stephen Larkham extension

The Brumbies want to re-sign coach Stephen Larkham for a long-term plan.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies launch a bid to re-sign coach Stephen Larkham and star player David Pocock in January while Matt Toomua has been linked to English club Wasps.

Nic White committed to France as Brumbies sign Tomas Cubelli as his replacement

Chris Dutton Nic White pledges commitment to Montpellier as ACT Brumbies lock in his replacement, Tomas Cubelli.

No sevens heaven for Henry Speight, but Tom Cusack says Wallabies welcome

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

Chris Dutton Australian sevens players say Wallabies stars are 'welcome' - but Henry Speight's Rio bid has been put on hold.

Rugby union

Wallabies captain Stephen Moore not surprised by French clubs chasing David Pocock

Wallaby and Brumby David Pocock thinks the ARU might have their overseas criteria right.

Chris Dutton Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has urged officials to do everything they can to keep David Pocock in Australian rugby to build on the momentum of their World Cup surge.

Henry Speight added to Australian sevens squad for Olympic Games dream

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09:  Henry Speight poses for a photo during an Australian men's rugby sevens training session at Sydney Academy of Sport on November 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Australian sevens coach Tim Walsh says it is the perfect time to blood Wallabies World Cup winger Henry Speight in the altered version of the game as he aims for a Rio Olympic Games berth.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Michael Cheika says scars of All Blacks win can drive Wallabies

A dejected David Pocock after the Wallabies' loss.

Chris Dutton Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has urged his players to use their World Cup heartbreak as a 'scar' to drive them into the future, adamant Australia has closed the gap to New Zealand.