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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

ARU to scrap funding for extended players, leaving clubs to pay for the program

Chris Dutton The Brumbies are searching for a spare $250,000 to fund the next generation of players as the ARU prepares to scrap its extended player squad program.

Rugby

ARU plan to pool Super Rugby funds a joke, says Melbourne Rebels boss

Staying put: Scott Higginbotham wants to re-sign with Melbourne.

Chris Dutton Melbourne Rebels boss Rob Clarke has warned that centralising Australia's Super Rugby operation risks "blowing up the game once and for all", declaring it "an absolute joke" if officials believe it...

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Union

Players agree to pay cuts as ARU looks to long-term health

Chris Dutton The ARU has to be smart about cost-cutting decisions, Test hooker Stephen Moore says.

Rugby Union

White a Wallabies chance, says ARU boss

NEWS:   Brumbies players arrives at Canberra airport before their clash against the  Chiefs at Waikato .Brumbies coach Jake White arrives at Canberra airport. 31st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver wants Jake White to stay in Australia at the end of his ACT Brumbies tenure, admitting he is still an option as a future Wallabies coach.

Union

Brumbies quiz ARU over Cooper deal

Quade Cooper

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies fear Quade Cooper's boxing bout just eight days before the Super Rugby season will set a dangerous precedent for contract dealings and will ask the ARU if the five-eighth's stint in...

Union

Brumbies seek ARU extension on Mogg

25 February 2012 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Lee Gaskin story. The Brumbies, man of the match, in Friday night's clash against the Western Force, Jesse Mogg, in relaxed mode at his apartment in Kingston.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies want the ARU to relax its extended player squad rules to give the club more control and flexibility when selecting players.

Union

Brumbies coaches cast eye over local talent before National Rugby Championship

Laurie Fisher:

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher has written to Canberra clubs to start a united front for the National Rugby Championship, urging teams to put rivalries aside and organising a "Clubs...

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

Brumbies close to naming new chief executive

Brumbies logo

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are edging closer to finding a permanent chief executive, with the club's board to meet on Wednesday night to try to finalise negotiations to appoint a new boss.

Union

Brumbies, Vikings Group and University of Canberra to team up for National Rugby Championship

Chris Dutton Canberra's National Rugby Championship team will set up an independent board for the competition.

Union

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham wants attacking laws in NRC

Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham backs new experimental laws to promote try-scoring rugby in the NRC.

Saturday Serve

Super Rugby: Cash-strapped Brumbies struggle to replace David Pocock

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Chris Dutton There's more than $1 million of ACT Brumbies talent sitting on the sideline injured.

Union

Brumbies' interim boss, Doug Edwards, to focus on signing players

Chris Dutton Interim ACT Brumbies chief executive Doug Edwards will immediately ramp up player contract negotiations.

Rugby

Waratahs, Reds and Rebels pack down as new east coast powerhouse

Bill Pulver.

Chris Dutton, Georgina Robinson The Waratahs, Reds and Rebels are considering merging their operations to form an eastern seaboard powerhouse under a radical proposal to be put before the ARU board at the end of the month.

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Union

Dan McKellar to coach Canberra team in new competition

SPORT: front- Dan McKellar who joins the brumbies as an assistant coach pictured with back L-R Laurie  Fisher Director of rugby and Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham. . 18h November 2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times photo

Chris Dutton Super Rugby assistant coach Dan McKellar will take charge of Canberra's National Rugby Championship side.

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

Brumbies name ex-Prime boss as interim chief

Doug Edwards.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have appointed former Prime television boss Doug Edwards as the club's interim chief executive.

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

Former Wallaby forward Peter Kimlin eyes a return to ACT Brumbies

Ben Mowen and Peter Kimlin

Chris Dutton Peter Kimlin looms as surprise potential recruit to replace ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen next year.

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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