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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Stephen Larkham says ACT Brumbies' penalties are part of the plan

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will persist with their helter skelter breakdown mentality.

Union

Stephen Larkham backs Wallabies penalties to set tone

Sport.  New director of rugby Laurie Fisher and head coach Stephen Larkham at the ACT Brumbies following the official announcement of the coaching structure of the team in Manuka.   1 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are backing Ewen McKenzie's tough stance on Wallabies discipline, and World Cup-winning fly-half Stephen Larkham says tough punishments will ''set the tone'' for the Test team...

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

Brumbies beat Reds in a Super Rugby cliffhanger

Tevita Kuridrani runs over a Reds defender.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have held on for an absorbing season-defining win in Brisbane.

Union

What we learnt: Queensland Reds v ACT Brumbies

Joe Tomane of the Brumbies scores a try.

Chris Dutton All the main talking points from the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby match.

Rugby Union

Brumbies to push breakdown boundaries despite sin-binnings

Scott Fardy was sent to the sin bin against the Rebels. He was the third Brumby in three weeks to cop a yellow card.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will continue to push the boundaries at the breakdown to maintain their fierce attack on the ball, with director of rugby Laurie Fisher declaring the team "is not coached to give...

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

Jason Woodward kicks Rebels to victory over tired Brumbies

Brumbies playmaker Nic White gets smashed by the Rebels' brutal defence.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies winning run is over, hitting an unexpected hurdle in Melbourne on Friday night as an intense month of rugby finally took its tool on the battle-weary squad.

Union

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham wants attacking laws in NRC

Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham backs new experimental laws to promote try-scoring rugby in the NRC.

Rugby Union

What we learned: Brumbies v Waratahs

Robbie Coleman of the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies went in with all the planning they thought could win them the game, but in the end it was pure determination that got them over the line.

Rugby Union

ACT Brumbies hold off fast-finishing NSW Waratahs in Super Rugby thriller

Nic White fooled the Waratahs defence to score the opening try.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies showed an unwillingness to give in, holding on to a slender lead despite playing the last 20 minutes with just 14 players.

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Union

ACT Brumbies to stick with line-up against Western Force

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is prepared to put faith in his starting line-up this week against the Force.

Rugby Union

Laurie Fisher taking a direct approach with Brumbies

Chris Dutton He was once head coach of the Brumbies, now Laurie Fisher will take charge as director of rugby, alongside rookie head coach Stephen Larkham. Fisher details his plans with Chris Dutton.

Union

ACT Brumbies cautious over dazed Pat McCabe

QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 31:  Pat McCabe of the Brumbies is tackled during the Super Rugby trial match between the Highlanders and the Brumbies on January 31, 2014 in Queenstown, New Zealand.  (Photo by Teaukura Moetaua/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Pat McCabe has avoided another serious neck injury in the Brumbies' trial loss against the Highlanders.

Brumbies v Blues

Sport
Brumbies Ben Mowen in action against the Kings at Canberra Stadium.
The Canberra Times
05 April 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton The Brumbies tackle the Blues in their Round 15 match at Eden Park.

Rugby

Brumbies back on track for finals after banishing bad memories

Jesse Mogg.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies are perfectly positioned to charge towards a drought-breaking finals appearance after a successful revenge mission in Auckland on Saturday night.

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Union

Guts, grit do job for Brumbies

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31:  Peter Kimlin of the Brumbies celebrates after scoring a try during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium on May 31, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton It was gutsy, gritty and ugly, but the ACT Brumbies edged closer to their first finals appearance in eight seasons.

Union

What we learned: Brumbies v Hurricanes

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31:  Peter Kimlin of the Brumbies celebrates after scoring a try during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium on May 31, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The Brumbies are not in top form, but they’re showing fighting qualities which could lift them to a Super Rugby title.

Rugby Union

Vikings flex muscles to hold off Royals

Vikings celebrate the win.

Chris Dutton Tuggeranong hope their premiership three-peat can catapult captain Tim Cree to a Super Rugby contract.