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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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George Smith warns Brumbies not to use France as a cash grab

Chris Dutton Australian Wallabies great George Smith has warned players will regret signing rich French deals if their only motivation is to "cash in", declaring a Test jersey is still the No 1 prize in rugby...

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What we learned: Bulls v Brumbies

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 27:  Brumbies players and coaching staff celebrate during the SupeRugby semi final match between Vodacom Bulls and Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on July 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Five things we learned from the Brumbies' gutsy win against the Bulls.

Live: ACT Brumbies v Pretoria Bulls

Live: ACT Brumbies v Pretoria Bulls

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have travelled to South Africa to take on the Pretoria Bulls.

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Brumbies rope in Butler to beef up flanker stocks

SPORT. At Brumbies HQ, injured players, Josh Mann-Rea, left and Jordan Smiler, in the gym. November 20th. 2012  Photo Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies have recruited rising star Jarrad Butler to be their back-up flanker for next year's season.

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Kimlin has World Cup on mind

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 03:  Peter Kimlin of the Brumbies reflects after their loss during a Super Rugby Final match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium on August 3, 2013 in Hamilton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies forward Peter Kimlin hopes to return to Australia to chase a spot in the 2015 World Cup squad.

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Next step is evolution into Super men

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Nic White during training at Brumbies HQ.  19 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton The Brumbies have been told to take their game to the next level, writes Chris Dutton.

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Murphy holds out hope for IRB approval

SPORT: Brumbies players Ruaidhri Murphy during training at Brumbies HQ, Griffith, Canberra
15th November 2012
Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies prop Ruaidhri Murphy is refusing to give up hope of being eligible to play for the Wallabies and hopes the International Rugby Board will finally grant his wish by the end of the year.

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Palmer to bid adieu to Brumbies

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Chris Dutton Dan Palmer will sacrifice his immediate ambitions to be a Wallabies prop to join French club Grenoble next year.

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Rathbone's fairytale a step closer to reality

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16:  Clyde Rathbone poses during the official 2013 ACT Brumbies Super Rugby headshots session at Brumbies Headquarters on January 16, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The Clyde Rathbone fairytale is on the verge of becoming reality as the returning Wallabies winger gets a perfect chance to audition for his Super Rugby comeback in Friday night's trial match.

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Brumbies call on fans to help beat Reds

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Edward Murphy (4) from Isabella Plains has his face painted at the Brumbies meet the players day.
10 Feb 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.

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Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne Brumbies coach Jake White wants 20,000 fans at Canberra Stadium for a ‘‘fortress’’.

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Pressure on Wallabies

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: Pat McCabe of the Wallabies dives over to score a try during the international test match between the Australian Wallabies and Wales at Suncorp Stadium on June 9, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton It's crunch time for the Wallabies.

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Brumbies must enter finals frontier

SPORT  -  Ben Mowen at Brumbies training at Griffith, Canberra.                                                                                             12th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton It’s season two of the four-year plan and there’s little doubt about the goal – make the finals. Jake White’s men surprised everyone last season before they choked in the last round and lost their...

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Reds not foxing - Horwill says he really is hurt

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 13:  James Horwill of the Reds and Ben Mowen of the Brumbies pose during the 2013 Australian Super Rugby Launch at Sketch, Central Pier on February 13, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Queensland skipper James Horwill has laughed off suggestions he will make a surprise on-field appearance in Canberra.

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Brumbies' rebuilt band of brothers ready to rumble

SPORT  - Brumbies player  David Pocock in the team huddle just before the start Brumbies training at Griffith, Canberra.          12th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies' injury demons of last season have created a ''we're in this together'' mentality.

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Speight wins last spot in Brumbies starting XV

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Brumbies player, Henry Speight, has his head shaved for charity at Brumbies HQ, by team mate Fotu Auelua. Henry before the shave.
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Chris Dutton Fijian flyer Henry Speight has won the battle for the last spot in the ACT Brumbies starting XV as they prepare to begin their Super Rugby season against the Queensland Reds on Saturday night.

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Blood clots put Brumbies star out for season

10 June 2012, Sport, Journalist Chris Dutton Canberra Times PHOTO by JAY CRONAN. Ita Vaea during the Brumbies training session on Sunday.

Chris Dutton A potential life-threatening condition has put Ita Vaea's career on hold on the eve of the Super Rugby season.

Brumbies name squad for must-win Rebels clash

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Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have made two changes to their game-day squad for the round-two clash with the Melbourne Rebels at AAMI Park on Friday night.

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Kimlin leaves Brumbies to sign French deal

Chris Dutton Versatile ACT Brumbies big man Peter Kimlin will leave Australian rugby at the end of the Super Rugby season to test himself in Europe.

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Kimlin gives Brumbies the French kiss, but keeps Wallabies hopes alive

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Brumbies player Peter Kimlin in action against the Reds at Canberra Stadium
The Canberra Times
16 February 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton The opportunity for a new challenge after a decade at the ACT Brumbies convinced Peter Kimlin it was the right time to leave Australian rugby and sign a French deal for next season.

Kimlin's adieu to Brumbies

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Chris Dutton THE opportunity for a new challenge after a decade at the ACT Brumbies convinced Peter Kimlin it was the right time to leave Australian rugby and sign a French deal for next season.