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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Stephen Larkham defiant in face of injuries

Brumbies winger Henry Speight receives attention after hurting his jaw during the victory over the Waratahs.

Chris Dutton Hanry Speight and Leon Power joined the Brumbies' star-studded war room after their fighting win over the Waratahs.

Rugby Union

Brumbies, Waratahs left to count the cost of injuries after brutal encounter

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  Drew Mitchell of the Waratahs is tackled during the round 14 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on May 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton INJURIES and a form slide have put the ACT Brumbies' play-off dream on the brink as they count the costs of a brutal Australian derby at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

Union

Rebels' cause hurt by trio of injuries

Kurtley Beale of the Melbourne Rebels, left and Siosaia Vave of the Melbourne Storm played in the same under 10s rugby league team in Mt Druitt in Western Sydney.3rd May 2012.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Chris Dutton The Melbourne Rebels are in danger of losing three of their best backs to injury but the ACT Brumbies are refusing to take their opposition lightly ahead of their clash on Friday night.

Union

ACT Brumbies face season defining return to Super Rugby

David Polkinghorne, Chris Dutton Can the ACT Brumbies stay top of Aussie conference through season defining period?

Union

Brumbies inject 19-year-old 'beast' Tom Staniforth for Reds clash

Tom Staniforth, left, and Stephen Moore in training with the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton He's the "straighty 180" teenager preparing for a daunting Super Rugby baptism on Friday night, but Wallabies captain Ben Mowen says Tom Staniforth will turn into a "beast" against the Queensland...

Union

ACT Brumbies playmaker Matt Toomua on track to face Queensland Reds in Super Rugby clash

Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton ACT playmaker Matt Toomua says the Brumbies need to hunt as a pack against the fired-up Queensland Reds and is confident he will recover from a knee injury in time to play on Friday night.

Union

Brumbies hooker Siliva Siliva has the 'whole package' as he prepares to replace Wallabies rake Stephen Moore

Siliva Siliva with Laurie Fisher at Brumbies training on Thursday.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies back-up hooker Siliva Siliva is "the future of Australian rugby", Laurie Fisher believes.

Union

What we learned: ACT Brumbies vs Auckland Blues

Pat McCabe.

Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne All the talking points from the Brumbies' clash against the Blues at Canberra Stadium.

Union

Pat McCabe launches case for Wallabies recall

Pat McCabe.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe is launching an undeniable case for a Wallabies recall, delivering another outstanding performance to lead his team to a vital Super Rugby win on Friday night.

Union

Tom Staniforth set to get his Brumbies chance

Tom Staniforth at Brumbies training this week with Ben Alexander.

Chris Dutton Part-time pub glassy Tom Staniforth will be thrust into a brutal Super Rugby initiation next week.

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

Brumbies v Rebels: Five things we learned

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28:  Mitch Inman of the Rebels is congratulated by team mates after scoring a try during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Brumbies at AAMI Park on March 28, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton All the talking points from the Super Rugby clash between the ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels.

Rugby Union

Brumbies rookie Jordan Smiler inspired by son's struggle with club foot

FAMILY FIRST: Jordan Smiler, with partner Stacey, can't wait to kick a footy with son Keanu.

Chris Dutton It's the smile that melts ACT Brumbies rookie Jordan Smiler's heart.

Union

Brumbies lose Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore to knee injury

Chris Dutton The Brumbies' injury curse has struck again, with Stephen Moore set to miss Friday night's match.

Union

Injured Brumbies star David Pocock vows to make 2015 Rugby World Cup

Brumbies Player David Pocock after reconstructive surgery on his knee.

Chris Dutton Injured superstar David Pocock is targeting a Wallabies comeback at the World Cup next year.

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

Brumbies' Ben Mowen rejects notion injured David Pocock won't bounce back

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12:  Ben Mowen of the Brumbies poses for photos during the Australian Super Rugby season launch at Horizons, South Maroubra beach on February 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Ben Mowen said any suggestions David Pocock would never get back to his best were ''a bunch of crap''.

Union

What we learned: Wellington Hurricanes v ACT Brumbies

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 07:  Adam Hill of the Hurricanes is tackled by Jesse Mogg of the Brumbies during the round four Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at Westpac Stadium on March 7, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Injured superstar David Pocock sent messages of support to the Brumbies before kick-off against the Hurricanes.

Rugby Union

Brumbies relieved after Matt Toomua cleared to play Stormers

Injury scare ... Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua will take on the Stormers on Saturday after overcoming a thigh injury.

Union

Brumbies brace for Schalk Burger in Super Rugby game against Stormers

Schalk Burger is playing in Australia for the first time since 2011 after two years battling injuries and illnesses, which threatened to end his career.

Chris Dutton Bacterial meningitis almost killed him but the ACT Brumbies are bracing for a brutal Schalk Burger onslaught at Canberra Stadium.