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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Canberra lobbies ARU to be included on Wallabies schedule for Australian matches

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Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne The ACT government has started a bid to lure the Wallabies back to Canberra, lobbying the Australian Rugby Union last week to add the capital on to the Test schedule in the coming years.

Saturday Serve

ARU sabbatical rules set to help Brumbies keep their stars in Australia

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Chris Dutton It's been dubbed the ''Izzy Folau trump card'' but the ACT Brumbies are set to start using the ARU's new contract protocols as a lure to lock in their stars on long-term deals.

Union

Brumbies and community rugby staring at $500,000 financial blow after ARU cuts costs

Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano is set to play in the National Rugby Championship.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are staring at a $500,000 black hole in their budget next year after the ARU slashed its funding to Super Rugby franchises and their community rugby programs.

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Union

Brumbies speedster Robbie Coleman eyes Olympic gold as ARU searches for sevens talent

Chris Dutton Robbie Coleman admits to Olympic thoughts as he prepares to be a crucial cog in the Canberra Vikings' NRC back line.

Union

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

Jesse Mogg emerged from the Brumbies' extended player squad.

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.

Union

ACT Brumbies confident ARU broadcast deal will cover losses in Super Rugby

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Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are satisfied the financial reward of a new broadcast deal will offset the hole in their budget when they lose one home game in a new 18-team, four-conference Super Rugby structure...

Union

Player sabbaticals could help cash-strapped ARU and Wallabies: George Gregan

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Chris Dutton Wallabies great George Gregan believes sabbaticals would help players and finances.

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.

Union

Brumbies quiz ARU over Cooper deal

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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...

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 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

Mr Fluffy clean-up and delayed new stadium in Canberra could affect chances of hosting Wallabies Tests

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Chris Dutton ARU boss Bill Pulver says the ACT government needs to get serious about building a new stadium in Canberra if the capital wants to host the Wallabies.

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

Brumbies work with Pat McCabe to find a new job for him next year

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 16: Pat McCabe of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The Brumbies will work with Pat McCabe to develop an off-field role next year.

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

Tributes flow for Pat McCabe after neck injury forces Brumbies back to retire

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Chris Dutton Past greats heap praise on Pat McCabe after neck injury forces him to retire.

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

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

Union

ACT Brumbies recruit Sean Doyle to use NRC to fast-track his Super Rugby development

Brumbies recruit Sean Doyle wants to push for David Pocock's No.7 jersey.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies recruit Sean Doyle will use the National Rugby Championship to start challenging star flanker David Pocock for the Super Rugby side's No.7 starting spot next year.

Union

Wallaby-in-waiting Henry Speight pleads with immigration to let Fiji siblings watch Test debut

Henry Speight, right, with his brother Sam, who was allowed to watch the winger play for the Brumbies in the Super Rugby finals this year.

Chris Dutton Wallaby-in-waiting Henry Speight is still desperate for immigration officials to let his family see him debut.