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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Canberra Vikings call on former Wallabies prop Dan Palmer for scrum expertise

Brumbies player Fotu Auelua will be named captain of the Canberra Vikings.

Chris Dutton Canberra Vikings captain Fotu Auelua and coach Dan McKellar have called for unity in the capital's rugby ranks.

Union

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.

Union

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.

Union

ACT Brumbies sign Peter Ryan as assistant coach for Super Rugby season

Peter Ryan

Chris Dutton Cross-code pioneer Peter Ryan will join the ACT Brumbies' coaching staff for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Union

Dan McKellar becomes Brumbies forwards coach in Stephen Larkham's team

Dan McKellar oversees Brumbies training earlier this year.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has called on his senior back line players to take more responsibility next year, putting faith in established stars to help devise strategies to achieve Super...

Union

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

Heads up: George Smith has warned players not to sign rich French deals too early in their careers.

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...

Union

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.

Rugby

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.

Rugby Union

Wallabies spot drives Auelua

Brumbies player Fotu Auelua

Chris Dutton Brumbies forward Fotu Auelua is keen to have an impact with the Wallabies.

Rugby Union

Brumby Alexander not about to race away

Ben Alexander

Chris Dutton Ben Alexander wants World Cup and Super Rugby success and the star prop is convinced he can achieve his goals by recommitting to Australian rugby until the end of 2015.

Union

Abel on new mission with Brumbies

Brumbies hopeful Robbie Abel

Chris Dutton From the streets of Western Australia to being on the verge of his Super Rugby dream, Robbie Abel credits his two-year Mormon mission with igniting his rugby career.

Union

Palmer to bid adieu to Brumbies

Dan Palmer.

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

Union

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.

Rugby Union

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’’.

2013 Super Rugby Guide

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.

2013 Super Rugby Guide

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...

Union

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.

Union

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.

Union

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.