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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Alexander raring to face All Blacks after morale-boosting victory

Chris Dutton Wallabies prop Ben Alexander hopes a confidence-boosting victory in Argentina will help them topple the world champion All Blacks in Brisbane next weekend.

Saturday Serve

Bank on Brumbies for Wallabies

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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.

Rugby Union

Brumbies, Waratahs left to count the cost of injuries after brutal encounter

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  Drew Mitchell of the Waratahs is tackled during the round 14 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on May 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton INJURIES and a form slide have put the ACT Brumbies' play-off dream on the brink as they count the costs of a brutal Australian derby at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

Rugby Union

Waratahs v Brumbies - what we learned

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Waratahs v Brumbies at ANZ Stadium
Waratahs Israel Folau in action
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Chris Dutton Five things we learned from the Waratahs' 28-22 win over the Brumbies.

Dismay for Deans as Tahs' Test trio hurt

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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

Christian to maul Lions: Larkham

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Chris Dutton Champion Wallabies playmaker Stephen Larkham has backed Christian Lealiifano to fire in his Test debut

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.

Rugby

Mowen puts his family first

Brumbies captain Ben Mowen and wife Lauren are expecting their first child in 4 weeks.

Chris Dutton BEN MOWEN doesn't hesitate when asked what he would do if he had to choose between playing for his country or being at the birth of his first child next month - ''I'll 100 per cent be at the birth''.

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

Lealiifano in Barnes-storming form to make Wallabies

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Chris Dutton Wallabies selectors should judge Christian Lealiifano on his impressive start to the Super Rugby season and not on his one-on-one battle with Berrick Barnes tomorrow night, ACT Brumbies coach Jake...

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 tough out gritty win against Waratahs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07:  Tatafu Polota-Nau of the Waratahs scores the opening try during the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on July 7, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have survived the biggest scare of their Super Rugby revival but their finals drought is over.