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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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

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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.

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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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History of rivalry between ACT Brumbies and NSW Waratahs

The ACT Kookaburras celebrate their famous win over NSW in 1994.

Chris Dutton Wallabies great Joe Roff has urged the Brumbies to adopt a siege mentality for their grudge match against the Waratahs.

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Sharni Williams still eyeing World Cup berth with Wallaroos

Chris Dutton Canberra sevens star Sharni Williams could still be included in the Australian Wallaroos World Cup campaign, despite being left out of a 26-player squad to play against Canada and New Zealand in June.

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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. 

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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

Laurie Fisher taking a direct approach with Brumbies

Chris Dutton He was once head coach of the Brumbies, now Laurie Fisher will take charge as director of rugby, alongside rookie head coach Stephen Larkham. Fisher details his plans with Chris Dutton.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Rugby

Leave Ben Mowen out of future plan: Farr-Jones

Ben Mowen

Chris Dutton and Phil Lutton Former Wallabies captain Nick Farr-Jones says he wouldn't pick skipper Ben Mowen for this year's Tests, urging coach Ewen McKenzie to look towards building a team for the 2015 World Cup.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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''.

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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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