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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Canberra Vikings call up teenager Connal McInerney for NRC debut

Chris Dutton The Canberra Vikings have called up a teenage rookie to fill the void left by Australia's hooker crisis.

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Will Skelton scores and sin-binned as Canberra Vikings settle for draw with Sydney Stars

Different class: Wallabies cult hero Will Skelton will play for Sydney Stars in the NRC on Sunday.

Chris Dutton Wallabies discard Will Skelton scored a try and was sin-binned as he led the Sydney Stars to a 37-37 brutal draw with the Canberra Vikings.

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Journeyman Josh Mann-Rea vows to make most of Wallabies lifeline

Josh Mann-Rea is relishing his call-up to the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Journeyman hooker Josh Mann-Rea is adamant he can rise to a new level to ease the Wallabies' injury crisis.

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Battle of the giants in Vikings, Stars NRC clash

Man mountain: The 208-centimetre Rory Arnold.

Chris Dutton The tallest recruit in Brumbies history will test his reconstructed shoulder against the biggest sportsman in Australia on Saturday.

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Henry Speight focuses on Wallabies dream after family visas approved

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies cult hero Henry Speight has vowed to "give everything I've got" to make the Wallabies an international powerhouse after the Australian government ended years of heartache by granting his...

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ACT Brumbies hooler Josh Mann-Rea poised for another Wallabies jumper

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea is third string for the Super Rugby side, but is getting his chance in gold due to injuries.

Chris Dutton Former coal miner Josh Mann-Rea is on the verge of another shock Wallabies call up after Australia's hooker crisis took another hit in the Test win against Argentina on Saturday night.

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ACT Brumbies to tap New York Giants and Eli Manning for secrets to Super Rugby success

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies hope to learn the winning secrets of four-time Super Bowl champions the New York Giants as they seek to break an 11-year Super Rugby title drought.

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Canberra lobbies ARU to be included on Wallabies schedule for Australian matches

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Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne The ACT government has started a bid to lure the Wallabies back to Canberra, lobbying the Australian Rugby Union last week to add the capital on to the Test schedule in the coming years.

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Former triathlon coach Ben Gathercole joins ACT Brumbies as team manager

Brumbies new team director Ben Gathercole takes up residence at the University of Canberra's Brumbies HQ.

Chris Dutton New Brumbies manager and former Australian triathlon coach Ben Gathercole aims to break rugby traditions.

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Hamstring strain keeps Henry Speight out of Vikings match against Queensland Country

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Chris Dutton Henry Speight will sweat on his recovery from a hamstring injury after missing Canberra's 26-20 NRC win.

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Henry Speight's Wallabies dream on hold, as Joseph Tomane called up to join team in camp

Frustrating: Henry Speight has been dogged by injury.

Chris Dutton Brumbies flyer Henry Speight's wait for a Wallabies jersey is to be extended by three weeks.

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Brumbies star Henry Speight out for six weeks

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says Speight will

Chris Dutton Brumbies cult hero Henry Speight faces six weeks on the sideline after re-injuring his hamstring, delaying his Wallabies debut until at least the spring tour of Europe in November.

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Brumbies rule out chasing 'Tongan Thor' and sign Queanbeyan removalist Les Makin

Les Makin has signed with the Brumbies for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies banking on Les Makin, a Queanbeyan removalist, to be their star of the future.

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Brumbies speedster Robbie Coleman eyes Olympic gold as ARU searches for sevens talent

Chris Dutton Robbie Coleman admits to Olympic thoughts as he prepares to be a crucial cog in the Canberra Vikings' NRC back line.

Brumbies Henry Speight and Joseph Tomane use NRC to launch Wallabies selection bid

Joe Tomane and Henry Speight.

Chris Dutton Brumbies' ''fro bros'' Henry Speight and Joseph Tomane to make Wallabies push from the NRC.

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Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea on the verge of a shock Wallabies call-up

Long road taken: Josh Mann-Rea to answer Wallabies SOS.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies hooker known as "Bongo" is on the verge of a Wallabies call-up.

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Canberra Viking Rodney Iona turns post-season heartbreak into motivation for Super Rugby contract

Rodney Iona trains for the Vikings on Thursday.

Chris Dutton Super Rugby hopeful Rodney Iona has vowed to make an immediate impact for the Canberra Vikings.

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Wallaby-in-waiting Henry Speight says focus is NRC, not his Test ambition

Chris Dutton The Canberra Vikings will roll out the most dangerous back line in the NRC on Saturday.

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Tom Cusack goes from Commonwealth Games to the Canberra Vikings for NRC appearance

Chris Dutton Tom Cusack will use the NRC to get more game time before returning to the Australian sevens team.

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ACT Sport Hall of Fame inductee George Gregan backs Brumbies to break title drought

George Gregan in his prime with the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Australian rugby great George Gregan inducted to the ACTSport Hall of Fame on Friday night.