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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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

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

George Gregan.

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.

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

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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...

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 back arch rivals the Waratahs to win Super Rugby championship

Buried: Matt Toomua says the Waratahs have the strength to win the title.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies✓ have thrown their support behind the Waratahs to win their first Super Rugby title

Union

What we learned: NSW Waratahs v ACT Brumbies

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Chris Dutton All the talking points out of the Brumbies' semi-final clash against the NSW Waratahs at Allianz Stadium.

Union

Brumbies winger Henry Speight included in Wallabies squad

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championships, despite the Fijian-born winger not being available for selection until September 11.

Union

Brumbies put Super Rugby success before Wallabies

Henry Speight is expected to be named as a Wallaby when the team in announced on Wednesday.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will put Test ambitions on hold to chase Super Rugby success, declaring they won't be distracted by head-to-head Wallabies battles despite Australian coach Ewen McKenzie unveiling...

Union

Brumbies thrash the Western Force 47-25 to secure Super Rugby finals berth

Toomua, White and Mogg.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies powered into the Super Rugby finals after hammering the Western Force 47-25.

Union

Laurie Fisher says Brumbies are ''good enough" to win Super Rugby championship

Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher is leaving the club at the end of the current Super Rugby season.

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies coach says the players "know we're good enough" to win the Super Rugby championship.

Union

Wallaby-in-waiting Henry Speight buoyed by brother's arrival but battles immigration for sibling visas

Sam and Henry Speight share a laugh at Canberra Airport.

Chris Dutton His brother's here but Henry Speight is locked in a battle with immigration to get his other siblings into the country.

Union

ACT Brumbies re-sign Michael Dowsett and plan to scour NRC for recruits

Michael Dowsett has been re-signed by the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham will use the NRC as an audition for potential recruits.

Union

Christian Lealiifano says Wallabies jersey still No.1 for players

Christian Lealiifano, a SKINS ambassador and Australian Wallabies representative.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies centre Christian Lealiifano says the Wallabies jersey is still the "driving factor" for Australian players and trumps rich European offers.

Union

Australian Sevens captain Sharni Williams switches back to 15-a-side for World Cup

Canberra's  Sharni WIlliams has been named in the Wallaroos squad.

Chris Dutton Australian sevens captain Sharni Williams is switching back to the 15-a-side game to boost Australia's bid to win the women's World Cup.

Union

Jake White says decision to quit Brumbies has been vindicated

Jake White is back in Australia before the Sharks clash with his former club, the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton Former ACT Brumbies coach Jake White has no regrets about quitting the last two years of his Super Rugby contract.

Union

Japan ready to join expanded Super Rugby: Andy Friend

Former Brumbies head coach Andy Friend.

Chris Dutton Former ACT Brumbies coach and Suntory mentor Andy Friend has called on SANZAR officals to invest in Asia.