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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

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

Alexander's half-century only a pit stop

Ben Alexander.

Chris Dutton Wallabies prop Ben Alexander hopes the biggest game of his life will kick-start the most successful period of his career.

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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Rugby

Horwill races to prove fitness in time to tour

James Horwill

Chris Dutton Injured Wallabies captain James Horwill must prove he is 100 per cent fit by Saturday if he wants to join the squad on its two-game tour of South Africa and Argentina, says coach Ewen McKenzie.

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Union

Brumbies-Wallabies seek common ground on dates clash

Sport
(l-r) Ben Alexander at the Official 100 day countdown to the British and Irish Lions series.
The Canberra Times
25 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies want to avoid a tug-of-war between club and country next month.

Union

Palmer ruled out of Tahs clash

Dan Palmer.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies prop Dan Palmer will miss out on a last chance to impress Wallabies coach Robbie Deans.

Union

Brumbies too short in tooth for Lions

Sport. Brumbies training at Griffith Oval. Scott Fardy during a line out. May 16th. 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White is bracing for the Wallabies to overlook his rising stars for the Lions.

Union

Folau no sure thing but gets majority vote

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31:  Israel Folau of the Waratahs runs the ball during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Force at Allianz Stadium on March 31, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Three of the past five Wallabies World Cup coaches are adamant Israel Folau is the man to play fullback against the Lions.

White tips Deans to snub young Brumbies

Mogg

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White is bracing for the Wallabies to overlook his rising stars and stick with experienced players to chase glory against the British and Irish Lions next month.

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Union

Eight Brumbies rewarded in Wallabies squad

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31:  Jesse Mogg of the Brumbies runs away to score a try during the round six Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Sharks at Canberra Stadium on March 31, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies' resurgence has been rewarded with eight players being selected in the Wallabies squad for the mid-season Test matches against Wales and Scotland.

Union

From Wests to the Wallabies

27th MAY 2012- SPORT- STORY CHRIS DUTTON - THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Brumbies player, Jesse Mogg at the Narrabundah driving range.

Chris Dutton From club rugby to the international stage, Jesse Mogg is still pinching himself after he capped a whirlwind eight months by becoming a bolter in the Wallabies squad last night.

Union

Brumbies keep mind on job as finals loom large

26th May 2012, Story by    , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch, Super Rugby Brumbies v Reds at Canberra Stadium,   Stephen Moore

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have been warned against ''ladder watching'' as they chase a drought-breaking finals berth in the last two rounds of the Super Rugby season.

Union

Great expectations for Brumbies

4 May 2012 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Chris Dutton. Brumbies Captain's Run at Canberra Stadium. Captain, Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen has challenged his team to ''raise our expectations'' to ensure it doesn't falter in the race to a drought-breaking finals berth.

Rugby Union

McCabe earns Wallabies recall

Chris Dutton Pat McCabe’s 30 minute stint in Canberra’s first grade rugby union grand final has earned him an international recall with the ACT Brumbies centre selected in the Wallabies side to play on Saturday...

Union

Pocock may ignore European tour to get fit for Super season

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Injured Wallabies flanker David Pocock will consider sitting out the spring tour to focus on being fit for the Super Rugby season and ensure he avoids an ongoing battle with his knee injury.

Rugby Union

Brumbies ready for ambush

Sport
Brumbies Coach Jake White during training.
04 March 2013
The Canberra Times
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Jake White is preparing for a NSW Waratahs ''ambush'' at Canberra Stadium and says counterpart Michael Cheika has given his players the underdog tag to fire them up.

Saturday Serve

Bank on Brumbies for Wallabies

Chris Dutton dinkus

Chris Dutton Saturday Serve: If early-season form is any indication, the Wallabies squad for the British and Irish Lions should be laden with Brumbies.