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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

White unfazed by Smith's knockout

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06:  George Smith of the Wallabies is injured during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies insist George Smith isn't risking injury by playing a week after being knocked out in his Wallabies comeback.

Rugby

White picks Smith on bench for last round

George Smith

Chris Dutton The Brumbies insist George Smith isn't risking injury by taking the field just a week after being knocked out playing for the Wallabies.

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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

Nick Cummins

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

Pocock weighs knee reconstruction options

Sport. Brumbies V Warratahs at the Canberra Stadium. David Pocock is injured. March 9th 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies and Wallabies star David Pocock says he won't take any "short cuts" to rush back from a knee injury.

Rugby

Pocock in no rush to put knee under the knife

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Brumbies and Wallabies star David Pocock says he will not take any ''shortcuts'' to rush back for the British and Irish Lions tour as he faces up to six months on the sideline.

Prop out to prove Murphy's law wrong

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies Irish recruit Ruaidhri Murphy will continue his fight to become eligible to play for the Wallabies despite his request being knocked back by the International Rugby Board.

Murphy's roaring to go from front row

29 March 2012, sport, story by Chris Dutton, photo by STUART WALMSLEY. The ACT Brumbies train at the club's headquarters in Griffith, Canberra. Prop Ruaidhri Murphy.

Chris Dutton He's the ACT Brumbies' leprechaun but Ruaidhri Murphy wants to show he doesn't the need the luck of the Irish to prove he can be a force in the Super Rugby front row.

Rugby

Talent on board as White lines up his dream team

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White believes he has started securing "the future" of the club by re-signing five of his young stars.