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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.


ARU plan to pool Super Rugby funds a joke, says Melbourne Rebels boss

Chris Dutton Melbourne Rebels boss Rob Clarke has warned that centralising Australia's Super Rugby operation risks "blowing up the game once and for all", declaring it "an absolute joke" if officials believe it...


ACT Brumbies player Lachlan McCaffrey ready to face old team the Western Force

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies recruit Lachlan McCaffrey declares he has nothing to prove against the Western Force.


Henry Speight keen to challenge Nick Cummins for Wallabies spot

Henry Speight

Chris Dutton Western Force winger Nick Cummins is known as the honey badger, but Brumbies flyer Henry Speight just wants to be a Wallaby.


Brumbies' Andrew Smith says he's fit to play despite head knock

Chris Dutton Andrew Smith has declared himself fit to play against Force this week, despite a head knock against the Reds.


ACT Brumbies to stick with line-up against Western Force

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is prepared to put faith in his starting line-up this week against the Force.


Brumbies' interim boss, Doug Edwards, to focus on signing players

Chris Dutton Interim ACT Brumbies chief executive Doug Edwards will immediately ramp up player contract negotiations.

Rugby Union

Brumbies name ex-Prime boss as interim chief

Doug Edwards.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have appointed former Prime television boss Doug Edwards as the club's interim chief executive.


Craig Robberds says Pacific Nations Cup bridges the gap

9 June 2012, sport, story by Chris Dutton, photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Wests Legends v ACT Legends exhibition game at Jamison Oval as part of Wests 50th anniversary celebrations. Current first grade coach Craig Robberds.

Chris Dutton Craig Robberds is adamant the Pacific Nations Cup can bridge the gap between Super Rugby and amateur competitions.

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Queensland Reds down ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby opener

Brumbies player Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton The Queensland Reds traded attacking brilliance for gritty defence as they held on for a round-one Super Rugby win against the ACT Brumbies at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.


Richard Graham of Queensland Reds turns heat up on Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham in Super Rugby

Brumbies coach, Stephen Larkham, speaks to media after training on Thursday morning.
Filed: Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:10:29 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Chris Dutton Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham has turned up the heat on rival Stephen Larkham.


Brumbies' Henry Speight gives up holiday to help Fiji's junior stars

Sport. Brumbies player, Henry Speight, sporting a new hair
style...corn row, instead of his trademark Afro. February 21st. 2014
Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


Chris Dutton Henry Speight says his off-season as a volunteer with the Fijian under-18s side has put his career in perspective.


Super Rugby: Scott Fardy warns Brumbies against relying on extra caps

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Scott Fardy of the Brumbies poses for a photo during a Super Rugby ACT Brumbies headshots session at the AIS on January 15, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have been warned not to rely on Wallabies experience to win games.


Brumbies must fight against Reds, says Ben Mowen

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Ben Mowen during the captain's run at Canberra Stadium.    21 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen is preparing for a ''ferocious'' clash with the Queensland Reds.


Pat McCabe makes a long-awaited return to Super Rugby with the Brumbies

Chris Dutton Luckless ACT Brumbies centre Pat McCabe says he has unfinished business in Super Rugby.

Pat McCabe, David Pocock to return from injury for ACT Brumbies

Brumbies players Pat McCabe, Sam Carter, and David Pocock at Queanbeyan South Primary School for a Question and Answer session for students in grades three through to six.
The Canberra Times
12 February 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Luckless Wallabies centre Pat McCabe will make his Super Rugby comeback in the ACT Brumbies round one clash against the Queensland Reds.


Jarrad Butler ready to seize chance with ACT Brumbies against Queensland Reds in Super Rugby

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 Brumbies recruit Jarrad Butler says he's ready for ''battle'' against his former Reds teammates on Saturday.


Matt Toomua ready for Quade Cooper battle

Matt Toomua and Quade Cooper

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies playmaker says he's ready to cement his place in the Wallabies lineup.

Rugby Union

Stephen Larkham's back calling the shots for the ACT Brumbies

Chris Dutton The departure of coach Jake White in the off-season has thrust former champion playmaker Stephen Larkham into the head coaching role at the Brumbies this season. Chris Dutton asks whether he’s ready.

Rugby Union

Changes won't hurt Brumbies, says David Pocock

Chris Dutton Ben Mowen and David Pocock are adamant a tumultuous off-season won’t derail the ACT Brumbies.

Rugby Union

ACT Brumbies' Matt Toomua tackles doubts head on

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua admits just 12 months ago he was consumed by self-doubt and a fear he “wasn’t good enough” for Super Rugby.