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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


ACT Brumbies to tap New York Giants and Eli Manning for secrets to Super Rugby success

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies hope to learn the winning secrets of four-time Super Bowl champions the New York Giants as they seek to break an 11-year Super Rugby title drought.


What we learned: NSW Waratahs v ACT Brumbies


Chris Dutton All the talking points out of the Brumbies' semi-final clash against the NSW Waratahs at Allianz Stadium.

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...


Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore cleared of wrongdoing after punch

Eddie Quirk of the Reds reacts after being punched by Stephen Moore.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have called on officials to stamp out illegal holding tactics at the ruck.


Confusion on charges for player alleged to have wiped blood on referee and king-hit opponent

No comment: Queanbeyan Whites fourth grade player Adam Res; nose was broken when he was king hit during a rugby game on the weekend.

Chris Dutton ACT Rugby Referees Association president Robert Boyes hopes officials "take a stand for the sake of referees" following a bizarre on-field incident which led to a player allegedly wiping his blood on...

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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.


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.


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

The Brumbies were a force at the breakdown against the Waratahs, but conceded plenty of penalties.

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


Larkham to stay on with Brumbies

8 June 2012, sport, story by David Polkinghorne, photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Geoff Larkham (centre) with son Stephen Larkham and grandson Luke Morrison (left) will line up for Wests Legends as part of the club's 50th anniversary celebrations on Saturday. ##note; Luke is Stephen's nephew, not his son##.

Chris Dutton Geoff Larkham will continue as ACT Rugby president, despite a perceived conflict of interest.

Rugby Union

Brumbies v Rebels in 60 seconds

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22:  The Brumbies celebrate after Jesse Mogg scored the first try of the match during the round two Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Brumbies at AAMI Park on February 22, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton What we learned from the match between the ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels.


White sees Reds at McKenzie's claim Brumbies lead penalty stats

Sport;  Brumbies coach Jake White with consultant coach George Gregan at training at Brumbies HQ in Griffiths.  16 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton A battle of mind games started the rivalry and now a statistics war has tensions running high for a fierce contest between the ACT Brumbies and Queensland Reds in the biggest game of their seasons.


Reds still in a rage as Brumbies move on

Stephen Larkham

Chris Dutton ACT side says it ahs already turned its attention to the Western Force.

Rugby Union

Jake's men call in a regional heavy to lecture players about game's laws

Brumbies' Captain Ben Mowen during captains run training at Canberra stadium. 
4 May 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Chris Dutton The Brumbies have been given a crash course in what Super Rugby referees will crack down on.

Rugby Union

White takes the captaincy reins

Brumbies player Nic White during training.
04 March 2013
The Canberra Times
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Second-year scrumhalf Nic White will be thrown into the leadership deep end when he takes the ACT Brumbies' captaincy reins on Friday night.

No time for safe play in fluid game, says coach

Michael O'Connor

Chris Dutton AUSTRALIAN players are ''too scared'' to run the ball and Super Rugby teams have fallen into the trap of continually taking safe options, national sevens coach Michael O'Connor says.

Were the Brumbies robbed on Friday?

Higginbotham's try.

Chris Dutton THE ACT Brumbies can officially feel robbed after a woeful television match official blunder dashed their hopes of victory against the Queensland Reds.


Glass half full for schoolmates White and Williams

Chris Dutton He's the feisty scrumhalf in a dangerous attacking back line but before he broke into the ACT Brumbies squad, Nic White had to take orders from Canberra Raiders general Sam Williams.