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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Clyde Rathbone ready for Super Rugby return, despite Easts' loss to Eagles

Easts player Matt Giugni puts down the ball.

Chris Dutton Veteran ACT Brumbies winger Clyde Rathbone insists he is ready for a Super Rugby recall.

Union

ACT Brumbies' Clyde Rathbone on standby for Western Force Super Rugby match

Chris Dutton Clyde Rathbone could be thrust into a surprise Super Rugby appearance in Perth due to injury.

Union

Clyde Rathbone salutes a saviour as rugby joins Nelson Mandela tributes

Clyde Rathbone.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies veteran Clyde Rathbone has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela.

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

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

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.

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.

Rugby Union

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.

Saturday Serve

Super Rugby: Cash-strapped Brumbies struggle to replace David Pocock

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Chris Dutton There's more than $1 million of ACT Brumbies talent sitting on the sideline injured.

Union

Brumbies brace for Schalk Burger in Super Rugby game against Stormers

Schalk Burger is playing in Australia for the first time since 2011 after two years battling injuries and illnesses, which threatened to end his career.

Chris Dutton Bacterial meningitis almost killed him but the ACT Brumbies are bracing for a brutal Schalk Burger onslaught at Canberra Stadium.

Union

Brumbies must overcome loss of injured star David Pocock

Sport
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.

Rugby Union

Brumbies relieved after Matt Toomua cleared to play Stormers

Injury scare ... Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua will take on the Stormers on Saturday after overcoming a thigh injury.

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.

Union

ACT Brumbies player Lachlan McCaffrey ready to face old team the Western Force

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies recruit Lachlan McCaffrey declares he has nothing to prove against the Western Force.

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

Stephen Larkham's back calling the shots for the ACT Brumbies

Chris Dutton The departure of coach Jake White in the off-season has thrust former champion playmaker Stephen Larkham into the head coaching role at the Brumbies this season. Chris Dutton asks whether he’s ready.

Union

Fotu Auelua beats post-surgery depression to lead by example with Brumbies

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

Chris Dutton Brumbies forward Fotu Auelua ballooned to 139 kilograms as he battled post-surgery ''depression''.

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.

Rugby Union

Henry Speight waits for Wallabies call from International Rugby Board

Sport.   ACT Brumbies player Henry Speight chatting with the media following training at the AIS.  20 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton He's the ''bro with the fro'' and ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight's international exile could end this week when the International Rugby Board meets to determine if he's eligible to play for...

Union

Pocock nervous before comeback match

Chris Dutton Star Wallabies flanker David Pocock admits to being nervous ahead of his first game in 10 months as he starts his bid to reclaim his Test spot from John Eales Medal-winner Michael Hooper.