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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Brumbies selection headache with Christian Lealiifano and Tevita Kuridrani back, Jarrad Butler in doubt

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will call on Canberra club rugby reinforcements to cover the potential loss of Jarrad Butler, but will resist the temptation to inject Christian Lealiifano straight into the Super...

Union

ACT Brumbies star Christian Lealiifano to have ankle surgery

Christian Lealiifano

Chris Dutton Wallabies and Brumbies centre Christian Lealiifano in doubt for 2014 season.

Rugby Union

Christian Lealiifano of the ACT Brumbies to miss start of Super Rugby season

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Christian Lealiifano of Australia reacts as his penalty kick falls short during the Scotland v Australia Autumn International Series Match at Murrayfield Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies star Christian Lealiifano will have to wait until March to make his mark on Super Rugby next year and the goal-kicking ace will not be rushed into an early comeback from ankle surgery.

Union

Christian Lealiifano confident of Brumbies six-man leadership group

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano during training at Brumbies HQ.  31 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton Injured Wallaby Christian Lealiifano is confident the ACT Brumbies' beefed-up six-man leadership group can produce the club's next captain when Ben Mowen quits at the end of the year.

Union

Christian Lealiifano ready for leading role with ACT Brumbies

Sport: Brumbies training and announcement - Brumbies to name a six-man leadership group for the Super Rugby season. Christian Lealiifano. 16th of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano is confident the Brumbies' beefed-up six-man leadership group will produce the club's next captain.

Union

ACT Brumbies playmaker Matt Toomua on track to face Queensland Reds in Super Rugby clash

Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton ACT playmaker Matt Toomua says the Brumbies need to hunt as a pack against the fired-up Queensland Reds and is confident he will recover from a knee injury in time to play on Friday night.

Union

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.

Union

What we learned: ACT Brumbies vs Auckland Blues

Pat McCabe.

Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne All the talking points from the Brumbies' clash against the Blues at Canberra Stadium.

Union

Pat McCabe launches case for Wallabies recall

Pat McCabe.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe is launching an undeniable case for a Wallabies recall, delivering another outstanding performance to lead his team to a vital Super Rugby win on Friday night.

Rugby Union

Brumbies centre Pat McCabe on the Wallabies radar, Laurie Fisher says

Pat McCabe scores one of his two tries against the Blues on Friday night,

Chris Dutton Comeback king Pat McCabe insists a Wallabies recall is the last thing on his mind, despite ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher declaring the hard-nosed centre "must be in Ewen McKenzie's...

Rugby Union

Brumbies v Rebels: Five things we learned

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28:  Mitch Inman of the Rebels is congratulated by team mates after scoring a try during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Brumbies at AAMI Park on March 28, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton All the talking points from the Super Rugby clash between the ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels.

Union

Brumbies close to naming new chief executive

Brumbies logo

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are edging closer to finding a permanent chief executive, with the club's board to meet on Wednesday night to try to finalise negotiations to appoint a new boss.

Union

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

Cronulla Sharks forward Andrew Fifita
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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...

Union

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.

Union

Colby Faingaa has no regrets leaving Brumbies and is keen to take on old mates

Colby Faingaa, right, pictured last year with former Brumbies teammate Robbie Coleman.

Chris Dutton Melbourne Rebels recruit Colby Faingaa says he has nothing to prove to the Brumbies on Friday night.

Rugby

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.

Union

Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani dedicating Super Rugby season to his grandmother

Brumbies player Tevita Kuridrani. will dedicate his Super Rugby season to his grandmother, who passed away this month.

Chris Dutton Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani will use the memory of his grandmother as inspiration for Super Rugby and Test glory.

Union

Nic White of the ACT Brumbies talks about close friend Newcastle Knights player Alex McKinnon

Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies scrum-half Nic White hopes to visit childhood friend Alex McKinnon in hospital in Melbourne.

Union

David Pocock's season over after second knee reconstruction in two seasons

David Pocock

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies and Wallabies superstar David Pocock has had his second knee reconstruction in 12 months, cruelly ending his Super Rugby season after just two games.

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Would McCabe chuck it in? Never

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22: Pat McCabe of the Brumbies leaves the field to receive treatment for a head wound during the round two Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Reds at GIO Stadium on February 22, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen call's him the club's ''version of Chuck Norris'', but a week ago Pat McCabe was in tears fearing his career was over.