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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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.

Union

Brumbies send damage bill to NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton It's time for the NSW Waratahs to pay up for smashing a window at Canberra 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...

Union

Super Rugby backflips on deal to allow ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham to act as waterboy

Stephen Larkham The Waterboy

Chris Dutton Super Rugby officials have backflipped on a decision to allow Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham to double as a waterboy.

Union

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham gets gig as waterboy

Chris Dutton Brumbies mentor Stephen Larkham will use a loophole to become the first Super Rugby coach to double as a waterboy.

Union

Brumbies might stay longer at AIS

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will consider basing their program at the AIS for the entire 2014 Super Rugby season.

Rugby Union

White a Wallabies chance, says ARU boss

NEWS:   Brumbies players arrives at Canberra airport before their clash against the  Chiefs at Waikato .Brumbies coach Jake White arrives at Canberra airport. 31st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver wants Jake White to stay in Australia at the end of his ACT Brumbies tenure, admitting he is still an option as a future Wallabies coach.

Rugby Union

Jake White's 'dream come true' as he joins Durban Sharks

NEWS:   Brumbies players arrives at Canberra airport before their clash against the  Chiefs at Waikato .Brumbies coach Jake White arrives at Canberra airport. 31st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Former ACT Brumbies coach Jake White says it's a ''dream come true'' to start a job as coaching director of the Durban Sharks in Super Rugby next season.

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Rugby Union

Video shows Reds no angels in Brumbies clash

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caption: Queensland Reds captain James Horwill appears to stomp on the face of Brumbies prop Dan Palmer in the first half of their match at Suncorp Stadium. The incident was not penalised or cited.

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Chris Dutton Queensland coach Ewen McKenzie is casting the Brumbies as the villains in a blockbuster Australian derby but a series of the Reds' unpenalised incidents have caused Super Rugby confusion.

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Union

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.

Union

Brumbies halfback to join Force

Ian Prior during training at Brumbies HQ, Griffith.

Chris Dutton He's been part of a Queensland Reds championship and an ACT Brumbies revival, but scrumhalf Ian Prior says it's time to test himself as a leader at the Western Force and hopes he can take a winning...

Union

Brumbies want own Anzac Day clash

31 January 2011, sport, story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Official announcement of a one-year sponsorship deal between The University of Canberra and ACT Brumbies at the university's Inspire Centre. Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies want rugby union to become an Anzac Day tradition in Canberra and will lobby Super Rugby officials for a set fixture against a regular New Zealand team from next season.

Rugby Union

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

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

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

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.

Dismay for Deans as Tahs' Test trio hurt

Adam Ashley-Cooper

Adrian Warren, Chris Dutton Wallabies coach Robbie Deans could be forgiven for wincing in unison with his Waratahs counterpart Michael Cheika as NSW suffered both insult and injuries in a season-shaping loss to the Crusaders.

Union

White may call on Faingaa to counter Reds' breakdown onslaught

24 May 2011, sport, story by David Polkinghorne, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. ACT Brumbies training at the club s headquarters in Griffith, Canberra. Flanker Colby Faingaa. SPECIAL 1

Chris Dutton THE ACT Brumbies could call on Colby Faingaa to help them combat a breakdown onslaught from the Queensland Reds if Michael Hooper is suspended tomorrow.

Union

Brumbies need to be aggressive, Fisher says

rugby union  Brumbies head coach Laurie Fisher at the Super 14 lauch in Sydney yesterday.  040208 Tim CLayton SMH Sport SPECIALX UNION

rugby union  Brumbies head coach Laurie Fisher at the Super 14 launch in Sydney yesterday.  040208 Tim CLayton SMH Sport SPECIALX UNION

Chris Dutton They face the prospect of losing their ruck specialist Michael Hooper but Laurie Fisher says the ACT Brumbies need to lift their aggression at the breakdown to beat the Queensland Reds on Saturday...

Rugby

No decision on Hooper

Brumbies player Michael Hooper.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will have to wait until tomorrow morning before finding out if Michael Hooper is free to play against the Queensland Reds on Saturday night.

Union

Hooper ruling delay means sleepless night for Brumbies

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are clinging to the hope Michael Hooper will be free to play the Queensland Reds after the outcome of his SANZAR judicial hearing was postponed until this morning.