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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby Union

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

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.

Union

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.

Union

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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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.

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.

Rugby Union

Brumbies to go interstate in search for stars of the future

brumbies logo

Chris Dutton THE ACT has long been considered Australian rugby's little brother, but now the Brumbies plan to raid the rugby nurseries of NSW and Queensland to ''discover some diamonds''.

Union

Decision time for Brumbies

Laurie Fisher and Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are poised to unveil their new coach as early as the weekend.

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

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.

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.

Rugby

Age wearies Wilkinson as nemesis misses nod

Jonny Wilkinson

Chris Dutton Jonny Wilkinson's mind was willing but in the end his fragile body cost him a place in the British and Irish Lions squad to tour Australia in June and July.

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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Rugby

Horwill races to prove fitness in time to tour

James Horwill

Chris Dutton Injured Wallabies captain James Horwill must prove he is 100 per cent fit by Saturday if he wants to join the squad on its two-game tour of South Africa and Argentina, says coach Ewen McKenzie.

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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.