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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

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

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

Union

Speight left hanging as IRB query status

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18:  Henry Speight of the Brumbies breaks clear to score the match winning try against Auckland to win the World Club 7's Cup during the World Club 7's at Twickenham Stadium on August 18, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Chris Dutton An eligibility bungle will rob ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight of the chance to make his Wallabies debut on the spring tour.

Union

George Gregan to be inducted into IRB Hall of Fame

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies great George Gregan will be inducted into the International Rugby Board Hall of Fame next month.

Rugby

Murphy holds out hope for IRB approval

SPORT: Brumbies players Ruaidhri Murphy during training at Brumbies HQ, Griffith, Canberra
15th November 2012
Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies prop Ruaidhri Murphy is refusing to give up hope of being eligible to play for the Wallabies and hopes the International Rugby Board will finally grant his wish by the end of the year.

Union

ACT Sport Hall of Fame inductee George Gregan backs Brumbies to break title drought

George Gregan in his prime with the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Australian rugby great George Gregan inducted to the ACTSport Hall of Fame on Friday night.

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.

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

Injury stalls Henry Speight's Wallabies hopes as Jordan Smiler re-signs with Brumbies

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea has re-signed with the club.

Chris Dutton Henry Speight will miss a month with a hamstring injury.

Saturday Serve

Saturday Serve: Henry Speight's siblings need a helping hand from Scott Morrison

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Chris Dutton Henry Speight is about to spill blood for the Australian Wallabies, but the government won't let his siblings into the country to watch him play.

Sam Carter Wallabies bolter as 11 Brumbies make Australian squad

Chris Dutton Eleven ACT Brumbies players have been selected for the Australian Wallabies, but there was no place for fullback Jesse Mogg, in-form playmaker Matt Toomua isn't being considered as a flyhalf and...

Henry Speight a Wallaby-in-waiting

Henry Speight, called in to train with the Wallabies despite not being eligible until September.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight says he can't wait to join the Wallabies camp to soak up the atmosphere of being part of the national squad even though he can't play until September.

Sam Carter bolter as 10 Brumbies make Wallabies squad

Sam Carter, the bolter of 10 Brumbies named in Wallabies squad.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies lock Sam Carter is the surprise bolter in the Wallabies squad for the three Test series against France next month.

Rugby Union

Wallaby Tevita Kuridrani happy to put suspension time on the house

Sport: Brumbies player Tevita Kuridrani. Tevita made his Wallabies debut last year and established himself in Super Rugby. But he has been suspended for all of the Brumbies pre-season trial matches because he did a spear tackle on the Wallabies spring tour of Europe.  17th of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Despite being suspended, there is a strong foundation to Tevita Kuridrani's pre-season - to get his parents a house

Rugby Union

Henry Speight waits for Wallabies call from International Rugby Board

Sport.   ACT Brumbies player Henry Speight chatting with the media following training at the AIS.  20 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton He's the ''bro with the fro'' and ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight's international exile could end this week when the International Rugby Board meets to determine if he's eligible to play for...

Union

Speight ruled out for Wallabies until September

Henry Speight

Chris Dutton IRB rule ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight ineligible to play for the Wallabies until September 11.

Union

Henry Speight keen to challenge Nick Cummins for Wallabies spot

Henry Speight

Chris Dutton Western Force winger Nick Cummins is known as the honey badger, but Brumbies flyer Henry Speight just wants to be a Wallaby.

Ewen McKenzie hails Wallabies' unconvincing win as character building

Wallabies thumb nail

Chris Dutton The Wallabies hope their narrow victory against Argentina can "propel" them to better results, with coach Ewen McKenzie warning "confidence can be dangerous".

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Rugby

Wallabies win ugly over plucky Pumas

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Chris Dutton Ewen McKenzie and the Wallabies can finally bask in victory but Argentina almost brought Australian rugby to its knees in Perth on Saturday night.

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Union

Speight hopes injury woes will soon end

Sport. Brumbies winger, Henry Speight, at a junior rugby development
event at the Gold Creek Primary School. November 8th. 2013 Canberra
Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight will ''hit the reset button'' to restart his international journey.

Union

Tevita Kuridrani to miss Brumbies' Super Rugby warm-up games

Chris Dutton Tevita Kuridrani's faces losing his ACT Brumbies starting spot after being hit with a five-game ban.