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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


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

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


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.


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.

Rugby Union

Brumbies great Larkham enters the Hall of Fame

Brumbies Stephen Larkham

Chris Dutton He built his career on being cool under pressure as he conquered every challenge rugby threw at him, but Stephen Larkham admitted to feeling awkward as his ''good ride'' put him among sporting...

Smith follows his heart back home

George Smith during his first training session back with the Brumbies on Friday morning at Viking park in Wanniassa. 
1 March 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra times.


Chris Dutton Brumbies great George Smith says it's premature to talk about a potential Wallabies comeback.

Back with his beloved Brumbies, Smith refuses to look past final fling as cheer squad urges Wallabies recall

George Smith

Chris Dutton BRUMBIES great George Smith says it is premature to talk about a potential Wallabies comeback despite Robbie Deans getting an up-close look at his first training session in Australia since 2010.


Brave Brumbies hold on to claim huge upset win

Billy Twelvetrees

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have raised Australian hopes on the eve of the Test series against the British and Irish Lions with an historic victory at Canberra Stadium.

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Shellshocked Lions tamed by Brumbies

British and Irish Lions player Sean O'Brien right, tackles ACT Brumbies' player Jesse Mogg during their rugby tour match in Canberra

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have crushed the British and Irish Lions' confidence on the eve a Test series with a historic victory at Canberra Stadium.

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When pride is on the Lions ...

Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen says the enormity of the Wallabies' task against the British and Irish Lions will whack them in the face in Brisbane on Saturday night.


KO for Smith in bitter loss

George Smith

Chris Dutton He's the freak of Australian rugby but even George Smith has a kryptonite chink, and his fairytale comeback was spent on wobbly legs as the Wallabies failed to fire in the series-deciding third Test...

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Moore than a game

24 May 2012, sport, story by Chris Dutton, photo by STUART WALMSLEY. The ACT Brumbies train at the club's headquarters in Griffith, Canberra. Front rowers Dan Palmer, Stephen Moore and Ben Alexander.

Chris Dutton He has almost 100 Super Rugby caps and has played 66 Tests for the Wallabies, but Stephen Moore left the Queensland Reds to join the ACT Brumbies on a finals mission which he desperately wants to...


Bernie's back as Golden Oldies rekindle rivalries

Stephen Larkham will be playing a Golden Oldies match this weekend. Stephen is pictured in his Wests gear.

Chris Dutton It's the comeback which had the rugby world buzzing with excitement last month and ACT Brumbies legend Stephen Larkham will return to the field after all.