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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby Union

Brumbies playing their part to bring back Bill

Chris Dutton Wallabies prop Ben Alexander says the once unknown ACT Brumbies are ready to boost Australia’s World Cup bid.

Rugby Union

Tevita Kuridrani in Brumbies' season-opener against Queensland Reds

Tevita Kuridrani

David Polkinghorne, Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies set to rush back Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani from suspension.

Rugby Union

Henry Speight waits for Wallabies call from International Rugby Board

Sport.   ACT Brumbies player Henry Speight chatting with the media following training at the AIS.  20 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton He's the ''bro with the fro'' and ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight's international exile could end this week when the International Rugby Board meets to determine if he's eligible to play for...

Union

Speight ruled out for Wallabies until September

Henry Speight

Chris Dutton IRB rule ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight ineligible to play for the Wallabies until September 11.

Union

ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander resisted overseas offers

Ben Alexander

Chris Dutton Wallabies and ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander has revealed he was almost lured to Europe after the 2011 World Cup.

Union

Lealiifano surgery a blow for Brumbies

Lealiifano talks All Blacks (Thumbnail)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies and Christian Lealiifano are bracing for an end-of-year surgery hit.

Union

Fardy ready to rip into Poms

Scott Fardy.

Chris Dutton Scott Fardy says it's time for the current Wallabies to ''make a name for ourselves'' on the grand slam tour of Europe.

Union

Alexander's half-century only a pit stop

Ben Alexander.

Chris Dutton Wallabies prop Ben Alexander hopes the biggest game of his life will kick-start the most successful period of his career.

Toomua keen to show he's fit and hungry

Sport.  ACT Brumbies players Matt Toomua and Christian Lealiifano still all smiles after training in the wet at Brumbies HQ.  19 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton The nightmarish memory of an injury disaster is driving ACT Brumbies playmaker Matt Toomua's mission to show he can perform on the big stage as he attempts to lead his team to a Super Rugby title.

Union

Brumbies must rule Test side

SPORT: Brumbies backs coach Stephen Larkham  during Brumbies training at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  17th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham says the Brumbies must form bulk of the Wallabies side in order to break an 11-year Bledisloe Cup drought.

Union

Kimlin defied pain barrier

News/Sport/Online. The Brumbies return home from the Super 15 Grand Final in NZ, arriving at the Canberra Airport. Peter Kimlin collects his bags. August 5th 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies forward Peter Kimlin refused to get scans on his broken thumb before the Super Rugby final.

Union

Larkham backs Wallaby rookies

15 Jesse Mogg during the during the Bledisloe Cup Game 1 Qantas Wallabies vs  All Blacks ANZ Stadium 17th august 2013Photography Brendan Esposito
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Chris Dutton Australian rugby great Stephen Larkham has urged the Wallabies to stick with Matt Toomua and Jesse Mogg.

Rugby Union

'I can play better': Mogg out to spring back against Boks

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17: Aaron Smith of the All Blacks attempts a charge down on the kick of Jesse Mogg of the Wallabies during The Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Wallabies fullback Jesse Mogg has been rocked by criticism of his game and will use it as fuel to ''prove the doubters wrong''.

Rugby

Toomua and Mogg must be given time, says Larkham

Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton Australian rugby great Stephen Larkham has urged the Wallabies to stick with Matt Toomua and Jesse Mogg to give them a chance to shine against South Africa on Saturday night.

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Union

Speight left hanging as IRB query status

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18:  Henry Speight of the Brumbies breaks clear to score the match winning try against Auckland to win the World Club 7's Cup during the World Club 7's at Twickenham Stadium on August 18, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Chris Dutton An eligibility bungle will rob ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight of the chance to make his Wallabies debut on the spring tour.

Union

Alexander raring to face All Blacks after morale-boosting victory

13th July 2012, Story by Chris Dutton , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,   Brumbies team photograph at Holtel Relm this afternoon, Ben Alexander awaits to be seated

Chris Dutton Wallabies prop Ben Alexander hopes a confidence-boosting victory in Argentina will help them topple the world champion All Blacks in Brisbane next weekend.

Union

Pocock may ignore European tour to get fit for Super season

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Injured Wallabies flanker David Pocock will consider sitting out the spring tour to focus on being fit for the Super Rugby season and ensure he avoids an ongoing battle with his knee injury.

Union

Connolly plan to halt injury carnage

31 January 2011, sport, story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Official announcement of a one-year sponsorship deal between The University of Canberra and ACT Brumbies at the university's Inspire Centre. Brumbies prop Ben Alexander models the new jersey.

Chris Dutton Former Wallabies coach John Connolly has implored the ARU to extend Australia's Super Rugby squads to prevent the top players from being ''beat up'' during a 12-month campaign.

Union

No break for Pocock

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 27:  Wallabies player David Pocock (c) looks on during training at Talybont Campus on November 27, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are preparing for David Pocock to forgo a post-spring-tour holiday to ramp up his pre-season training at his new Super Rugby home.

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Pressure on Wallabies

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: Pat McCabe of the Wallabies dives over to score a try during the international test match between the Australian Wallabies and Wales at Suncorp Stadium on June 9, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton It's crunch time for the Wallabies.