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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Henry Speight focuses on Wallabies dream after family visas approved

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies cult hero Henry Speight has vowed to "give everything I've got" to make the Wallabies an international powerhouse after the Australian government ended years of heartache by granting his...

Union

ACT Brumbies hooler Josh Mann-Rea poised for another Wallabies jumper

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea is third string for the Super Rugby side, but is getting his chance in gold due to injuries.

Chris Dutton Former coal miner Josh Mann-Rea is on the verge of another shock Wallabies call up after Australia's hooker crisis took another hit in the Test win against Argentina on Saturday night.

Union

ACT Brumbies to tap New York Giants and Eli Manning for secrets to Super Rugby success

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies hope to learn the winning secrets of four-time Super Bowl champions the New York Giants as they seek to break an 11-year Super Rugby title drought.

Union

Brumbies star Henry Speight out for six weeks

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says Speight will

Chris Dutton Brumbies cult hero Henry Speight faces six weeks on the sideline after re-injuring his hamstring, delaying his Wallabies debut until at least the spring tour of Europe in November.

Union

Players 'crazy' not to consider overseas sabbaticals

Matt Toomua could be a target for cashed-up overseas clubs.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says Australia's best players would be "crazy" if they didn't consider rich sabbatical deals overseas.

Union

ACT Sport Hall of Fame inductee George Gregan backs Brumbies to break title drought

George Gregan in his prime with the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Australian rugby great George Gregan inducted to the ACTSport Hall of Fame on Friday night.

Brumbies Henry Speight and Joseph Tomane use NRC to launch Wallabies selection bid

Joe Tomane and Henry Speight.

Chris Dutton Brumbies' ''fro bros'' Henry Speight and Joseph Tomane to make Wallabies push from the NRC.

Union

Matt Toomua says the Wallabies need to "learn quickly" for Bledisloe Cup success

Matt Toomua trains with the Wallabies on Thursday.

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua focused on Wallabies success to end the biggest week of his life.

Union

Matt Toomua, Ellyse Perry ... and Nic White?

Matt Toomua announced his engagement to Elyse Perry with this photo on Instagram.

Chris Dutton How Nic White called 'dibs' on Ellyse Perry and how Matt Toomua asked her to marry him.

Union

Fears Wallaby Pat McCabe's career over after third neck injury

Pat McCabe

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe is fighting to save his career after a suspected third serious neck injury.

Union

ACT Brumbies recruit Rory Arnold tallest player in Super Rugby history

Brumbies recruit Rory Arnold is 208cm tall.

Chris Dutton The biggest recruit in ACT Brumbies history made headlines around the world last year after a biting incident in South Africa, but Rory Arnold is determined to make a Super Rugby impact for the right...

Union

Australian Super Rugby semi-final a good omen for Wallabies as Brumbies and Waratahs go to battle

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander is back in the Wallabies' frame.

Chris Dutton Ewen McKenzie is salivating at an all-Australian semi-final which has the potential to launch World Cup dreams.

Union

Brumbies search United States for hidden Super Rugby stars

Pat McCabe will line up for the Vikings.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies believe they can be the first Super Rugby team to tap into the American market.

Union

George Smith warns Brumbies not to use France as a cash grab

Heads up: George Smith has warned players not to sign rich French deals too early in their careers.

Chris Dutton Australian Wallabies great George Smith has warned players will regret signing rich French deals if their only motivation is to "cash in", declaring a Test jersey is still the No 1 prize in rugby...

Rugby Union

Petition calls for Canberra's NRC team to play in ACT colours

Christian Lealiifano plays for the Canberra Vikings in the Australian Rugby Championship in 2007. Many would prefer to see the ACT's new NRC team in more neutral colours.

Chris Dutton Rugby supporters in Canberra have started a petition for the territory's new team in the National Rugby Championship to play in ACT colours instead of those of the Tuggeranong Vikings. 

Union

ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham backs players to choose Wallabies over European cash

Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham believes Australian players still view the World Cup as rugby’s holy grail and is confident the club’s re-signing blitz is proof stars will resist...

Pretoria Bulls v ACT Brumbies

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Nic White of the Brumbies is tackled during the round 11 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Chiefs at Canberra Stadium on April 25, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Join Chris Dutton from 3.10am Saturday (AEST), as the Bulls host the Brumbies in Pretoria.

Union

Brumbies and Vikings eager to join new National Rugby Championships

Brumbies

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies and Vikings group have launched separate bids to be part of the new domestic National Rugby Championships.

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.