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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby

Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen says he's no dobber

Chris Dutton Ben Mowen has hit back at any suggestion he "dobbed" on his Wallabies teammates after a drinking session in Ireland last year.

Union

Jesse Mogg ready for battle with Israel Folau

Rivalry: Jesse Mogg, celebrating a try, will go head-to-head with Israel Folau on Saturday.

Chris Dutton Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg admits he was confused by comparisons to cross-code superstar Israel Folau last year.

Union

ACT Brumbies out to stop NSW Waratahs' Israel Folau, try-scoring machine

Explosive: Israel Folau will be hard for the Brumbies to stop on Saturday night.

Chris Dutton Israel Folau's record of five tries from just 27 touches this season has caused headaches for rival Super Rugby sides.

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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.

Stephen Larkham defiant in face of injuries

Brumbies winger Henry Speight receives attention after hurting his jaw during the victory over the Waratahs.

Chris Dutton Hanry Speight and Leon Power joined the Brumbies' star-studded war room after their fighting win over the Waratahs.

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

Folau set to ride the Brumbies

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11:  Israel Folau of the Waratahs celebrates winning the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Stormers at Allianz Stadium on May 11, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are on a mission to stop a ''freakish'' Israel Folau.

Izzy spells: Brumbies ready for sparks to fly

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Chris Dutton The Brumbies are on a mission to stop a ''freakish'' Israel Folau and are using a last-round ''reality check'' to stabilise their Super Rugby finals aspirations in Sydney on Saturday night.

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Rugby Union

Wallabies face a war of mental toughness: White

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Jake White, the Brumbies head coach looks on during the International tour match between the ACT Brumbies and the British & Irish Lions at Canberra Stadium on June 18, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton World Cup-winning coach Jake White has backed the British and Irish Lions to capitalise on their first-Test momentum and claim a series victory against the Wallabies.

Union

Mogg is in for the long haul

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24:  Jesse Mogg of the Wallabies runs during an Australian Wallabies training session at Visy Park on June 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Test rookie Jesse Mogg has declared he is ready to help the Wallabies resurrect their series against the Lions.

All-action strategy to finish brutal series full of running

George Smith

Chris Dutton, Paul Cully The Wallabies will target the breakdown and the lungs of the British and Irish Lions after handing George Smith a recall to the starting line-up and naming Ben McCalman and Michael Hooper on the...

Smith leads charge in Wallabies line-up

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 02:  George Smith stretches during an Australian Wallabies training session at St Joseph's, Hunter's Hill on July 2, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Australian legend George Smith headlines a list of seven ACT Brumbies players named in the Wallabies team to chase a series victory against the British and Irish Lions in Sydney on Saturday night.

Union

Smith to return for Wallabies-Lions decider

George Smith

Chris Dutton and Paul Cully Western Force back-rower Ben McCalman is the surprise inclusion in the Wallabies' 23-man squad for the third Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

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New breed of Brumbies thrive on the road

NEWS/SPORT:  Brumbies players arrive at Canberra airport after their win in South Africa. Brumbies player Stephen Moore with his son Theodore . 29th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have no fear of winning the Super Rugby title on the road and will use their imposing away record as inspiration to claim the championship.

Rugby Union

Mowen 'right guy' for Wallaby captaincy

Ben Mowen runs the ball against the Hurricanes.

Chris Dutton New Wallabies captain Ben Mowen is the "right guy at the right time" to lead the team.

Union

Will Genia dropped, Ben Mowen to captain Wallabies

Genia

Chris Dutton The Wallabies have a new captain with Ben Mowen to lead the team into action against Argentina on Saturday night after Will Genia was dumped from the starting XV on Wednesday.

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Rugby

Mowen caps remarkable turnaround to become new Wallabies captain

Ben Mowen

Chris Dutton New Wallabies captain Ben Mowen is the ''right guy at the right time'' to lead the team out of a slump and coach Ewen McKenzie has backed his ''demanding'' leadership to deliver a Test victory on...

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Rugby

Scrum needs a shove in the right direction

Adam Ashley-Cooper

Chris Dutton Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says his forwards will learn by ''getting their heads shoved up their bums'' as they prepare for a brutal set-piece contest against Argentina.

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Rugby Union

Wallabies expecting the scrum's rush

Wallabies assistant coach Andrew Blades has a word to captain Ben Mowen during a training session in Perth on Friday.

Chris Dutton Wallabies prepare for a brutal set-piece contest against Argentina.

Rugby

Mowen takes final step up after almost walking away

Ben Mowen

Chris Dutton New Wallabies captain Ben Mowen was ready to trade his rugby dreams for a tool belt before Ewen McKenzie offered him a career lifeline.

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