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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Injuries force struggling Easts to forfeit John I Dent Cup match against Tuggeranong

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Chris Dutton Easts have sensationally forfeited their John I Dent Cup match against the Tuggeranong Vikings.

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.

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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

Departing ACT Brumbies mentor Laurie Fisher has international coaching aspirations

Outgoing Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher.

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher has a burning desire to coach international rugby.

Union

Former ACT Brumby Ita Vaea all smiles in rugby comeback from life-threatening blood clots

Former Brumby Ita Vaea will make his rugby comeback on Saturday after overcoming a heart condition.

Chris Dutton He's the trimmed down, hard-running, softly spoken Tongan No.8 who walked a fine line between having an on-field stroke and death, and nothing can wipe the smile of Ita Vaea's face as he launches his...

Union

Stephen Hoiles urges NSW Waratahs to embrace the pressure

Wise words: Former Brumby Stephen Hoiles says the Waratahs must be positive.

Chris Dutton It is the second chance Stephen Hoiles thought he would never get - playing in a Super Rugby grand final less than a year after most people thought he had retired.

Union

Australian Super Rugby semi-final a good omen for Wallabies as Brumbies and Waratahs go to battle

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander is back in the Wallabies' frame.

Chris Dutton Ewen McKenzie is salivating at an all-Australian semi-final which has the potential to launch World Cup dreams.

Union

Coach Stephen Larkham says Brumbies keen to keep David Pocock, Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander and Pat McCabe

Knee injuries: David Pocock may have had limited time on the field this season, but the Brumbies want to keep him on their books.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is keen to ramp up player contract negotiations less than a week after being knocked out of the Super Rugby season.

Union

Injured Wallabies captain Stephen Moore says ACT Brumbies perfectly placed to win title

Stephen Moore at a Brumbies fan session at the Canberra Centre on Wednesday.

Chris Dutton The statistics are against them but Stephen Moore is adamant the Brumbies can win the Super rugby title.

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Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe wants to have big impact in Super Rugby finals debut

Brumbies veteran Pat McCabe can't wait for his first taste of Super Rugby finals.

Chris Dutton Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe is preparing for his first Super Rugby finals match.

Union

Size isn't everything - Robbie Coleman ready to prove the doubters wrong in ACT Brumbies semi-final against NSW Waratahs

Robbie Coleman.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Robbie Coleman is the only non Wallaby in a star back line, but the diminutive Queanbeyan speedster is unfazed at the challenge.

Union

Brumbies back under-rated Jarrad Butler to challenge NSW Waratahs captain Michael Hooper

Re-signing: Jarrad Butler will stay with the ACT Brumbies.

Chris Dutton He's perhaps the most underrated player in the biggest Australian derby in more than a decade, but the ACT Brumbies are adamant unheralded Jarrad Butler is ready to lock horns with Wallabies captain...

Union

Brumbies say Test break still has value as Matt Toomua ruled out

Brumby Matt Toomua injured his adductor while playing for the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Brumbies captain Ben Mowen has backed the Wallabies to continue playing mid-Super Rugby season Tests despite international duties threatening to end his team's season.

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Josh Mann-Rea determined to help Brumbies power into Super Rugby finals

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea is set to return against the Force.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea has vowed to do everything in his power to help lift the team into the Super Rugby finals.

Waratahs 39 Brumbies 8

Waratahs' win tempered by loss of Dave Dennis as Brumbies' season staggers

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Chris Dutton Waratahs outmuscle injury-stricken Brumbies

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Brumbies v Waratahs: Five things we learnt

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28: Adam Ashley-Cooper of the Waratahs is tackled during the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on June 28, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton What we learnt from the Waratahs' 39-8 win against the Brumbies on Saturday night.

Union

Brumbies urged to move on from injury woes as they sweat on Matt Toomua scans

Josh Mann Rea has suffered a grade-one hamstring strain.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies sweating on scans for Matt Toomua before their blockbuster clash against the NSW Waratahs, while back-up hooker Ruaidhri Murphy says he's ready to step up.

Union

How do you stop Will Skelton? Simple: steal his boots, according to Scott Fardy

Will Skelton at NSW training

Chris Dutton How do you stop a 140-kilogram, 203-centimetre monster with size 17 boots imported from the United States to fit the feet of Australia's biggest professional footballer, Will Skelton?

Union

Matt Toomua joins Brumbies injury ward as ACT aims to stop 140-kilogram giant Will Skelton

Brumby Matt Toomua injured his adductor while playing for the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies' injury news is worse than first thought, with three players needing scans to clear them to play the Waratahs.