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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander resisted overseas offers

Chris Dutton Wallabies and ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander has revealed he was almost lured to Europe after the 2011 World Cup.

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Brumbies hooker Siliva Siliva has the 'whole package' as he prepares to replace Wallabies rake Stephen Moore

Siliva Siliva with Laurie Fisher at Brumbies training on Thursday.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies back-up hooker Siliva Siliva is "the future of Australian rugby", Laurie Fisher believes.

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.

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Brumbies wary of 'struggling' Benji Marshall, but rule out bid for Andrew Fifita

Cronulla Sharks forward Andrew Fifita
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Photos Ben Rushton
Feb 21 2014

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are bracing for an unpredictable Benji Marshall in his first Australian Super Rugby appearance, but the club has ruled itself out of a potential bidding war to sign another NRL...

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Brumbies lose Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore to knee injury

Chris Dutton The Brumbies' injury curse has struck again, with Stephen Moore set to miss Friday night's match.

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Tevita Kuridrani to miss Super Rugby clash for Brumbies to attend funeral in Fiji

Brumbies star Tevita Kuridrani will miss Saturday's clash against the Stormers to attend a funeral in Fiji.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies have been dealt another selection blow this week, star centre Tevita Kuridrani flying home to Fiji for a family funeral, which rules him out of the clash against the Stormers on Saturday.

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Brumbies JP Smith playing against the Stormers

Brumbies player Jean-Pierre Smith at the club's captain's run on Friday.

Chris Dutton Brumbies rookie Jean-Pierre Smith is preparing to be thrust into battle against some of his childhood heroes.

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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Brumbies must overcome loss of injured star David Pocock

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Brumbies player Ben Alexander after training.
The Canberra Times
04 March 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are adamant it will be ''business as usual'' without superstar flanker David Pocock.

Brumbies put their faith in winger Robbie Coleman for Western Force clash

Lachlan McCaffrey cools off during Brumbies' training on Tuesday morning.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are hopeful winger Robbie Coleman will be fit to play against the Western Force, despite suffering a head knock in an ACT XV game last weekend.

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Brumbies back in the saddle after near miss

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12:  Ben Mowen of the Brumbies poses for photos during the Australian Super Rugby season launch at Horizons, South Maroubra beach on February 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Wallabies legends talk to Chris Dutton about the big questions facing the Brumbies in 2014.

Pat McCabe, David Pocock to return from injury for ACT Brumbies

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Brumbies players Pat McCabe, Sam Carter, and David Pocock at Queanbeyan South Primary School for a Question and Answer session for students in grades three through to six.
The Canberra Times
12 February 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Luckless Wallabies centre Pat McCabe will make his Super Rugby comeback in the ACT Brumbies round one clash against the Queensland Reds.

Union

Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith: Remorseful Brumbies twins to face off

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Identical twins Ruan and JP Smith who will play together for the Brumbies on Tuesday night. 
14 June 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


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Chris Dutton Brumbies twins Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith feared they would be sacked following their involvement in a bar fight

Union

Brumbies roll out big guns for last pre-season trial

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player David Pocock during training at the AIS. 24 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has warned his star-studded team to brace for a ''torrid hit-out'' against the ACT XV.

Rugby Union

Brumbies playing their part to bring back Bill

Chris Dutton Wallabies prop Ben Alexander says the once unknown ACT Brumbies are ready to boost Australia’s World Cup bid.

Sam Carter keen to follow fellow Brumbies into the Wallabies' squad

Sam Carter

Chris Dutton He's the odd man out in a forward pack full of Wallabies, but the Brumbies have a plan to transform Sam Carter into a physically imposing second-rower to launch his Test ambitions.

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The unknown just another day for Brumbies

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Scott Fardy of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and Argentina at Patersons Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) Wallabies lock Scott Fardy.

Chris Dutton Halfback Nic White insists he's ready as the ACT Brumbies brace for a disrupted preparation.

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Fisher wants local talent for Brumbies

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Laurie Fisher and Stephen Larkham  during Brumbies training at the AIS
The Canberra Times
14 October 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton ACT director of rugby Laurie Fisher wants more ''locally bred Brumbies'' to boost squad depth.

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Brumbies in bid to keep players

Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies face the challenge of retaining at least five Wallabies players in the coming weeks.