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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Tributes flow for Pat McCabe after neck injury forces Brumbies back to retire

Chris Dutton Past greats heap praise on Pat McCabe after neck injury forces him to retire.

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Sam Carter to make Wallabies debut as Ewen McKenzie dumps James Horwill and Will Genia

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 01:  Sam Carter poses during an Australian Wallabies portrait session at Sanctuary Cove on June 1, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton He's the "piano pusher" with mongrel attitude born from his dad David's Wallabies footsteps, but Sam Carter is unfazed by his Test debut challenge and the fact he usurped a former Australian captain...

Ewen McKenzie hails Wallabies' unconvincing win as character building

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Chris Dutton The Wallabies hope their narrow victory against Argentina can "propel" them to better results, with coach Ewen McKenzie warning "confidence can be dangerous".

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Brumbies work with Pat McCabe to find a new job for him next year

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 16: Pat McCabe of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The Brumbies will work with Pat McCabe to develop an off-field role next year.

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Tom Cusack goes from Commonwealth Games to the Canberra Vikings for NRC appearance

Chris Dutton Tom Cusack will use the NRC to get more game time before returning to the Australian sevens team.

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Christian Lealiifano heads back to the Canberra Vikings to push his claims for Wallabies recall

Setting sail: Christian Lealiifano will use his time with the Canberra Vikings to press his Wallabies claims.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano goes from Wallabies to the Vikings to help his bid for Test selection.

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Fears Wallaby Pat McCabe's career over after third neck injury

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe is fighting to save his career after a suspected third serious neck injury.

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Wallabies release of Christian Lealiifano proof NRC is the 'real deal'

Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano is set to play in the National Rugby Championship.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano will launch his Wallabies bid from the National Rugby Championships on Saturday, using his return to the Canberra Vikings as a springboard for Test rugby.

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Wallaby-in-waiting Henry Speight pleads with immigration to let Fiji siblings watch Test debut

Henry Speight, right, with his brother Sam, who was allowed to watch the winger play for the Brumbies in the Super Rugby finals this year.

Chris Dutton Wallaby-in-waiting Henry Speight is still desperate for immigration officials to let his family see him debut.

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Departing ACT Brumbies mentor Laurie Fisher has international coaching aspirations

Outgoing Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher.

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher has a burning desire to coach international rugby.

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Australian Super Rugby semi-final a good omen for Wallabies as Brumbies and Waratahs go to battle

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander is back in the Wallabies' frame.

Chris Dutton Ewen McKenzie is salivating at an all-Australian semi-final which has the potential to launch World Cup dreams.

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher backs Brumby Jack's bid to get on field after being banned by Waratahs

Brumby Jack has been relegated to the stands with the supporters this weekend.

Chris Dutton ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has weighed into the Brumby Jack debate, calling on NSW Premier Mike Baird to step in to allow the ACT Brumbies mascot on to the field for a Super Rugby blockbuster...

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Super Rugby semi-final: Brumbies will be 'poking wrong bear' if they target Israel Folau, says Nic White

Israel Folau is unflappable, says Nic White.

Chris Dutton Test halfback Nic White says the ACT Brumbies will be "poking the wrong bear" if they attempt to unsettle Israel Folau.

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Injury stalls Henry Speight's Wallabies hopes as Jordan Smiler re-signs with Brumbies

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea has re-signed with the club.

Chris Dutton Henry Speight will miss a month with a hamstring injury.

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Saturday Serve: Henry Speight's siblings need a helping hand from Scott Morrison

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Chris Dutton Henry Speight is about to spill blood for the Australian Wallabies, but the government won't let his siblings into the country to watch him play.

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Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe wants to have big impact in Super Rugby finals debut

Brumbies veteran Pat McCabe can't wait for his first taste of Super Rugby finals.

Chris Dutton Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe is preparing for his first Super Rugby finals match.

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Brumbies put Super Rugby success before Wallabies

Henry Speight is expected to be named as a Wallaby when the team in announced on Wednesday.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will put Test ambitions on hold to chase Super Rugby success, declaring they won't be distracted by head-to-head Wallabies battles despite Australian coach Ewen McKenzie unveiling...

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Brumbies winger Henry Speight included in Wallabies squad

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championships, despite the Fijian-born winger not being available for selection until September 11.

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Henry Speight uses Wallabies camp as motivation for his Test dream

Riding high: Henry Speight plays against Western Force.

Chris Dutton Brumbies winger Henry Speight is using a brief taste of his Wallabies dream to fuel the fire for his hopes of making his Test debut and helping the ACT to the Super Rugby title.

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Pat McCabe ready to add energy for ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby as he launches his Wallabies bid

Pat McCabe at training on Friday. He says his versatility is an asset, not a hinderance.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies star Pat McCabe is confident his versatility won't hinder his Wallabies bid as he launches a last-minute case for a Test recall on Saturday night.