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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Folau no sure thing but gets majority vote

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

Mowen confident of reversing form slump

SPORT 19.5.12 SUPER RUGBY
Waratahs v Brumbies at ANZ Stadium
Brummbies captain Ben Mowen in a line out. Mowen has been included in the preliminry  Wallaby squad against the British Lions.
SHD   Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Dutton Ben Mowen is adamant his side can block out the Wallabies and revenge distractions against the Blues

Union

White looks to local talent

Jake White

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White will search for the ''right balance'' to fill up to four vacant spots in his squad for 2014.

Union

Sio ready to shoulder load

12 January 2012, sport, story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. The ACT Brumbies train at the club's headquarters in Griffith, Canberra. Prop Scott Sio.

Chris Dutton Brumbies prop Scott Sio is ready to stamp himself as a genuine contender for Wallabies selection.

Dismay for Deans as Tahs' Test trio hurt

Adam Ashley-Cooper

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

White relaxed about finding captain

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31:  Ben Mowen of the Brumbies is tackled during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium on May 31, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Brumbies face leadership vacuum in one of the club's most important matches of the past decade.

Union

White not thinking about Wallabies

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31:  Nic White of the Brumbies kicks the ball during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium on May 31, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Scrumhalf Nic White says he remains focused on leading the ACT Brumbies to the Super Rugby finals.

Brumbies need to find killer edge: Gregan

Sport;  Brumbies consultant coach George Gregan at training at Brumbies HQ in Griffiths.  16 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton Two-time Super Rugby championship-winner George Gregan wants the ACT Brumbies to add a killer edge to their game as they close in on a drought-breaking finals appearance.

Union

Killer edge needed, says Gregan

Sport;  Brumbies consultant coach George Gregan at training at Brumbies HQ in Griffiths.  16 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton George Gregan wants the Brumbies to add a killer edge to their game as they close in on the Super Rugby finals.

Union

Doubtful duo join pre-Test line-up

BRUMBIES: Scott Sio during Brumbies training, Canberra. 01st April 2013. Photo by KATHERINE GRIFFITHS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Peter Kimlin and Scott Sio are on the verge of the biggest moment of their respective careers.

Union

Bye means seeing off injuries

Sport: Friday morning Brumbies Training at Griffith Oval. Player Dan Palmer. 3rd of May 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies' walking wounded will use a rare four-week break to recharge for a Super Rugby title bid.

Union

Forgotten Brumby ready to roar

Brumbies player Andrew Smith.

Chris Dutton Andrew Smith hopes to use the historic clash with the Lions to launch his bid for a place in the Super Rugby finals.

Union

Brumbies twins double trouble for Lions

Identical twins Ruan and JP Smith.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Jake White can tell them apart by looking at a broken nose.

Union

Injury ends Palmer campaign

Dan Palmer.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies prop Dan Palmer's championship dreams are over after having surgery on his foot on Thursday.

Union

History made but job's not done: White

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18:  Brumbies players celebrate victory in 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 Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have slammed suggestions they faced an undermanned British and Irish Lions squad.

Rugby Union

McCabe faces battle to regain 'invincibility'

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24:  Pat McCabe, Wycliff Palu and David Pocock of the Wallabies look on during an Australian Wallabies training session at Visy Park on June 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Former NRL hard man Gorden Tallis has warned Pat McCabe he faces the biggest challenge of his career to return from a neck injury and recapture the "invincibility" required to stay at the top.

Union

Brumbies' rise just the start: Larkham

Brumbies Stephen Larkham

Chris Dutton The Brumbies hope the club's biggest contingent in a Wallabies team in almost three years signals things to come.

Union

Sio has Wallabies spot in sights

Sport
Scott Sio during Brumbies Training on Thursday Morning.
The Canberra Times
11 July 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton An intense return to ACT Brumbies training has prop Scott Sio primed to push his case for Wallabies selection.

Rugby

Mountain trudges reinforce White's belief his gifts are speed and agility

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07:  Nic White of the Brumbies comes off injured during the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Rebels at Canberra Stadium on June 7, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton He's the pint-sized halfback who has been urged to bulk up, but Nic White is convinced speed and agility beats size.