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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

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...

Union

Connolly plan to halt injury carnage

31 January 2011, sport, story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Official announcement of a one-year sponsorship deal between The University of Canberra and ACT Brumbies at the university's Inspire Centre. Brumbies prop Ben Alexander models the new jersey.

Chris Dutton Former Wallabies coach John Connolly has implored the ARU to extend Australia's Super Rugby squads to prevent the top players from being ''beat up'' during a 12-month campaign.

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Wallabies' cycle of injury not on: Jones

SPORT -   Brumbies player David Pocock during a training session at  Brumbies HQ Grffith ,  Canberra.
30th October 2012
Photo : Colleen Petch

Chris Dutton Former Test coach Eddie Jones has called for the end of a ''vicious cycle'' running stars into the ground and has urged the Wallabies to protect players like David Pocock by developing a ''yearly...

Rugby Union

Mogg not bogged down by gastro bug

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22:  Jesse Mogg of the Brumbies runs with the ball during the round two Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Brumbies at AAMI Park on February 22, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Jesse Mogg was more worried about controlling his bowels than impressing Wallabies coach Robbie Deans as the fullback launched an early bid for Test selection with a second superb Super Rugby...

Brumbies enforcer Auelua returns to starting XV

Brumbies Fotu Auelua returns to the No.8 jersey.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies enforcer Fotu Auelua will cap off one of the biggest weeks of his career when he returns to the starting XV for the blockbuster clash with the Queensland Reds on Saturday night.

Tomane, Folau no strangers on the paddock

Israel Folau

Chris Dutton They're the NRL converts set to give the Wallabies explosive power on the wings and Brumbies flyer Joseph Tomane is ready to rekindle his schoolboy partnership with Israel Folau to take on the...

Union

Folau no sure thing but gets majority vote

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31:  Israel Folau of the Waratahs runs the ball during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Force at Allianz Stadium on March 31, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Three of the past five Wallabies World Cup coaches are adamant Israel Folau is the man to play fullback against the Lions.

Rugby Union

Wallabies face a war of mental toughness: White

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Jake White, the Brumbies head coach looks on during 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 David Rogers/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton World Cup-winning coach Jake White has backed the British and Irish Lions to capitalise on their first-Test momentum and claim a series victory against the Wallabies.

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Tomane kicks gold jersey curse

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05:  Joseph Tomane of the Wallabies is tackled during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and Scotland at Hunter Stadium on June 5, 2012 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Joseph Tomane is ready to rekindle his schoolboy and Melbourne Storm partnership with Israel Folau.

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Mogg is in for the long haul

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24:  Jesse Mogg of the Wallabies runs during an Australian Wallabies training session at Visy Park on June 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Test rookie Jesse Mogg has declared he is ready to help the Wallabies resurrect their series against the Lions.

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Mogg ready to rise to the occasion

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 05:  Jesse Mogg of the Wallabies (L) and team mates walk during the Australian Wallabies captain's run at ANZ Stadium on July 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton International rookie Jesse Mogg insists he's ready to make the leap from bench-warmer to super-sub.

Rugby Union

McCabe earns Wallabies recall

Chris Dutton Pat McCabe’s 30 minute stint in Canberra’s first grade rugby union grand final has earned him an international recall with the ACT Brumbies centre selected in the Wallabies side to play on Saturday...

No more second chances

Brumbies No8 Fotu Auelua, playing against the Melbourne Rebels. Getty Images

Chris Dutton SHOPLIFTING, schoolyard fights and a self-confessed rebel - Fotu Auelua knew his Super Rugby dream was destined for the scrapheap if he hadn't turned his life around.

Union

Hooper ruling delay means sleepless night for Brumbies

Brumbies player Michael Hooper.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are clinging to the hope Michael Hooper will be free to play the Queensland Reds after the outcome of his SANZAR judicial hearing was postponed until this morning.

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Eight Brumbies rewarded in Wallabies squad

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31:  Jesse Mogg of the Brumbies runs away to score a try during the round six Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Sharks at Canberra Stadium on March 31, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies' resurgence has been rewarded with eight players being selected in the Wallabies squad for the mid-season Test matches against Wales and Scotland.

Union

From Wests to the Wallabies

27th MAY 2012- SPORT- STORY CHRIS DUTTON - THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Brumbies player, Jesse Mogg at the Narrabundah driving range.

Chris Dutton From club rugby to the international stage, Jesse Mogg is still pinching himself after he capped a whirlwind eight months by becoming a bolter in the Wallabies squad last night.