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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby Union

Waratahs out for revenge against Brumbies in Super Rugby clash

Chris Dutton NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has described his trip to Canberra last year as the ''lowlight'' of his debut campaign.

Rugby Union

Stephen Hoiles to return to ACT on stronger footing

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Chris Dutton Former ACT Brumbies skipper Stephen Hoiles ''felt helpless'' when he left the club in 2012.

Would McCabe chuck it in? Never

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22: Pat McCabe of the Brumbies leaves the field to receive treatment for a head wound during the round two Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Reds at GIO Stadium on February 22, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen call's him the club's ''version of Chuck Norris'', but a week ago Pat McCabe was in tears fearing his career was over.

Rugby

Stephen Larkham says Israel Folau will be big factor in Brumbies game plan

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 01:  Israel Folau of the Waratahs beats the defence to score a try during the round three Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Reds at ANZ Stadium on March 1, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton THE Brumbies are preparing a defensive plan to shut down Israel Folau, but coach Stephen Larkham says his team needs to be more ruthless in attack if it wants to beat the Waratahs.

Saturday Serve

Super Rugby: Cash-strapped Brumbies struggle to replace David Pocock

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Chris Dutton There's more than $1 million of ACT Brumbies talent sitting on the sideline injured.

Union

Rugby Union: Sevens captain mulls switch for World Cup

Sport: Former Canberra mechanic, Sharni WIlliams has been named the Australian Women's Sevens Rugby Captain. 6th of May 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Australian sevens captain Sharni Williams is considering a temporary switch back to 15-a-side rugby to play at the World Cup.

Union

What we learned: Wellington Hurricanes v ACT Brumbies

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 07:  Adam Hill of the Hurricanes is tackled by Jesse Mogg of the Brumbies during the round four Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at Westpac Stadium on March 7, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Injured superstar David Pocock sent messages of support to the Brumbies before kick-off against the Hurricanes.

Union

Super Rugby: ACT Brumbies defeat Hurricanes in bonus-point win

Matt Toomua v Wellington Hurricanes March 7 2014, Photo: Photosport

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies harnessed the pain of David Pocock’s season-ending injury to help them deliver the best win of the season.

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Union

Jarrad Butler, the Brumbies' new David Pocock, goes home

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08: Jarrad Butler of the Brumbies is tackled during the Super Rugby trial match between the Brumbies and the ACT XV at Viking Park on February 8, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Super Rugby rookie Jarrad Butler isn't fazed by his task to replace David Pocock.

Union

Brumbies' Ben Mowen rejects notion injured David Pocock won't bounce back

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12:  Ben Mowen of the Brumbies poses for photos during the Australian Super Rugby season launch at Horizons, South Maroubra beach on February 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Ben Mowen said any suggestions David Pocock would never get back to his best were ''a bunch of crap''.

Union

Super Rugby: Brumbies have a spy in the sky

The Brumbies use a helicopter at training to give them a birds-eye view of the players. The helicopter has a camera and records the training session. Pic taken at Tuesday training session

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies believe a new drone can be their secret weapon as they chase the Super Rugby title this season.

Union

David Pocock's season over after second knee reconstruction in two seasons

David Pocock

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies and Wallabies superstar David Pocock has had his second knee reconstruction in 12 months, cruelly ending his Super Rugby season after just two games.

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George Smith held up as Brumbies' ideal replacement for injured David Pocock in Super Rugby

George Smith.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have been urged to send an SOS to Australian great George Smith if they need an injury replacement for David Pocock, with former Wallaby Rod Kafer declaring Smith could be a Super...

Union

Brumbies must overcome loss of injured star David Pocock

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Brumbies player Ben Alexander after training.
The Canberra Times
04 March 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are adamant it will be ''business as usual'' without superstar flanker David Pocock.

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Fears David Pocock could miss ACT Brumbies' Super Rugby season 2014

Will the Brumbies send another SOS to George Smith?

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have been urged to send an SOS to George Smith if they need an injury replacement for David Pocock, with former Wallaby Rod Kafer declaring Smith can be a Super Rugby revelation this...

Union

Tevita Kuridrani chases World Cup dream with ACT Brumbies

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Chris Dutton Brumbies flyer Tevita Kuridrani resisted the lure of cashed-up European clubs to chase his World Cup goal.

Union

Brumbies plan to make David Pocock man of many talents

Sport: Canberra Brumbies player David Pocock at the Canberra airport. 27th of February 2014, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton The Brumbies believe they can expand David Pocok's game to help him become one of Australia's all-time greats.

Union

Super Rugby: Laurie Fisher wants Brumbies to make early statement against Western Force

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08: Brumbies Director of Rugby Laurie Fisher during the Super Rugby trial match between the Brumbies and the ACT XV at Viking Park on February 8, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will launch an early attacking raid against the Western Force on Saturday.

Brumbies put their faith in winger Robbie Coleman for Western Force clash

Lachlan McCaffrey cools off during Brumbies' training on Tuesday morning.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are hopeful winger Robbie Coleman will be fit to play against the Western Force, despite suffering a head knock in an ACT XV game last weekend.

Union

ACT Brumbies' Clyde Rathbone on standby for Western Force Super Rugby match

Chris Dutton Clyde Rathbone could be thrust into a surprise Super Rugby appearance in Perth due to injury.