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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Stephen Moore unmoved by Wallabies' captain debate, urges Brumbies to use finals desperation against Bulls

Chris Dutton Australian Wallabies and ACT Brumbies correct hooker Stephen Moore is unfazed by the Test captaincy debate and will instead channel his energy into Super Rugby finals "desperation".

Rugby Union

Brumbies' Japanese recruit Harumichi Tatekawa a trailblazer

Sport.   ACT Brumbies new recruit Harumichi Tatekawa backs up player Jack Wheeton during training at the University of Canberra.  23 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton He is the first Asian recruit in the ACT Brumbies' history and Harumichi Tatekawa is confident he can overcome the language barrier to set a trend of Japanese players joining Super Rugby.

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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.

Union

Brumbies bullish on Japanese recruit Harumichi Tatekawa

HIGASHIOSAKA, JAPAN - JUNE 08:  Harumichi Tatekawa of Japan is tackled during the Japan v Wales international friendly match at Hanazono Field on June 8, 2013 in Higashiosaka, Japan.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) HIGASHIOSAKA, JAPAN - JUNE 08: Harumichi Tatekawa of Japan is tackled during the Japan v Wales international friendly match at Hanazono Field on June 8, 2013 in Higashiosaka, Japan. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Harumichi Tatekawa is not just making up the numbers for the ACT, writes Chris Dutton.

Halves the key to new golden age

SPORT: Qualifying final at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  Brumbies v Cheetahs. Brumbies player Matt Toomua in action. 21st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has backed Matt Toomua and Nic White to start a new golden age for the Brumbies.

Union

Gregan may rejoin Brumbies

Gregan

Chris Dutton Brumbies legend George Gregan is keen to rejoin the club if coach Jake White wants him as a consultant.

Union

Don't give up on Mogg, Toomua: Jones

15 Jesse Mogg during the during the Bledisloe Cup Game 1 Qantas Wallabies vs  All Blacks ANZ Stadium 17th august 2013Photography Brendan Esposito
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Chris Dutton Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones says Matt Toomua and Jesse Mogg deserved another chance to ''find their feet''.

Rugby

Dumb move to change plan for Pumas, says Jones

Eddie Jones

Rupert Guinness, Chris Dutton Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones disagrees with Ewen McKenzie and his idea to ''dumb down'' the game plan for the Test against the Pumas in Perth on Saturday, saying the under-performing...

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Union

Durban Sharks job a dream for White

SPORT: Brumbies coach Jake White during training at Brumbies HQ, Griffith.  8th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Jake White has gloated he has got his ''dream'' job in South Africa after walking out on the Brumbies.

Union

No coach, no worries: Brumby

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

Chris Dutton ACT Brumby Clyde Rathbone says the players have ''no issue'' starting pre-season training without a head coach.

Rugby Union

Post-White Brumbies go back to work

Stephen Larkham coaches Brumbies in the absence of Jake White.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will use the first day of pre-season training to move on from the Jake White saga and take the first step to ''raising the bar'' as they chase an elusive Super Rugby championship.

Rugby Union

Support flows for 'perfectionist' Jones

CAPE TOWN,  SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 9:  Eddie Jones, the Australian Coach watches his players during Australian Rugby Union training at Westerford School, July 9, 2003, in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Former Wallabies and Brumbies coach Eddie Jones is a ''perfectionist'' who has built a career on an unbeatable work ethic and passion to succeed, Australian great Stephen Larkham says.

Union

Brumbies in bid to keep players

Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies face the challenge of retaining at least five Wallabies players in the coming weeks.

Union

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

Brumbies snare former NRL coach Brian Smith

Brian Smith.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have successfully landed a cross-code blow, securing former NRL coach Brian Smith as a consultant coach for the 2013 Super Rugby season.

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Union

Double ACT back together

Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton Eddie Jones backs Matt Toomua and Christian Lealiifano to become one of the best playmaker combinations in Super Rugby.

Union

Cooper has to cope with pressure

Quade Cooper

Chris Dutton It's time for Quade Cooper to put up or shut up says Brumbies great Rod Kafer.

Union

Smith can lead ACT to a title

George Smith.

Chris Dutton Eddie Jones is convinced George Smith can be a potential championship-winning recruit for the ACT Brumbies.

Union

Smith refuses to rule out a return to the Wallabies

Rugby Wallabies Flanker George Smith retires today to be with family ,Friday 5th February 2010, Pictures STEVE CHRISTO SMH Sport/News SPECIAL 00121796

Chris Dutton Wallabies great George Smith will consider a return to Test rugby if coach Robbie Deans asks the flanker to make a comeback for the British and Irish Lions tour.

Smith follows his heart back home

Sport.
George Smith during his first training session back with the Brumbies on Friday morning at Viking park in Wanniassa. 
1 March 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra times.

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Chris Dutton Brumbies great George Smith says it's premature to talk about a potential Wallabies comeback.