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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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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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Journeyman Josh Mann-Rea vows to make most of Wallabies lifeline

Josh Mann-Rea is relishing his call-up to the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Journeyman hooker Josh Mann-Rea is adamant he can rise to a new level to ease the Wallabies' injury crisis.

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ACT Brumbies hooler Josh Mann-Rea poised for another Wallabies jumper

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea is third string for the Super Rugby side, but is getting his chance in gold due to injuries.

Chris Dutton Former coal miner Josh Mann-Rea is on the verge of another shock Wallabies call up after Australia's hooker crisis took another hit in the Test win against Argentina on Saturday night.

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Battle of the giants in Vikings, Stars NRC clash

Man mountain: The 208-centimetre Rory Arnold.

Chris Dutton The tallest recruit in Brumbies history will test his reconstructed shoulder against the biggest sportsman in Australia on Saturday.

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Hamstring strain keeps Henry Speight out of Vikings match against Queensland Country

Henry Speight

Chris Dutton Henry Speight will sweat on his recovery from a hamstring injury after missing Canberra's 26-20 NRC win.

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Henry Speight's Wallabies dream on hold, as Joseph Tomane called up to join team in camp

Frustrating: Henry Speight has been dogged by injury.

Chris Dutton Brumbies flyer Henry Speight's wait for a Wallabies jersey is to be extended by three weeks.

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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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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.

Brumbies Henry Speight and Joseph Tomane use NRC to launch Wallabies selection bid

Joe Tomane and Henry Speight.

Chris Dutton Brumbies' ''fro bros'' Henry Speight and Joseph Tomane to make Wallabies push from the NRC.

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

Pat McCabe.

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

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Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea on the verge of a shock Wallabies call-up

Long road taken: Josh Mann-Rea to answer Wallabies SOS.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies hooker known as "Bongo" is on the verge of a Wallabies call-up.

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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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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

Pat McCabe

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

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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.

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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.

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...