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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Wests unleash 250kg bash brothers Fotu Auelua and Uelese Uelese

Chris Dutton It's the back-row combination which will give Canberra club rugby players nightmares.

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ACT Brumbies forward Fotu Auelua says he was 'one tackle from death'

Fotu Auelua trains in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Chris Dutton Fotu Auelua has revealed he played through the pain of a broken neck in 2010.

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Fotu Auelua beats post-surgery depression to lead by example with Brumbies

Sport: Brumbies training and announcement - Brumbies to name a six-man leadership group for the Super Rugby season. Fotu Auelua. 16th of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Brumbies forward Fotu Auelua ballooned to 139 kilograms as he battled post-surgery ''depression''.

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Will Skelton scores and sin-binned as Canberra Vikings settle for draw with Sydney Stars

Different class: Wallabies cult hero Will Skelton will play for Sydney Stars in the NRC on Sunday.

Chris Dutton Wallabies discard Will Skelton scored a try and was sin-binned as he led the Sydney Stars to a 37-37 brutal draw with the Canberra Vikings.

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Canberra Viking Rodney Iona turns post-season heartbreak into motivation for Super Rugby contract

Rodney Iona trains for the Vikings on Thursday.

Chris Dutton Super Rugby hopeful Rodney Iona has vowed to make an immediate impact for the Canberra Vikings.

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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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Canberra Vikings ready to unearth future Wallabies in inaugural NRC

Tom Staniforth is primed to shine for the Canberra Vikings.

Chris Dutton Tom Staniforth has urged the ACT to back the Vikings as they aim to unearth future Wallabies in the NRC.

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Perth Spirit beat Canberra Vikings 28-23 in round one of the NRC

Canberra Vikings playmaker Christian Lealiifano brushes off a Perth Spirit defender.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano's kicking struggles continued as the Perth Spirit beat the Canberra Vikings 28-23 at Viking Park on Saturday

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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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Brumbies search United States for hidden Super Rugby stars

Pat McCabe will line up for the Vikings.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies believe they can be the first Super Rugby team to tap into the American market.

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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.

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Jesse Mogg says being dropped from the ACT Brumbies team was a wake-up call

Jesse Mogg has regained the fullback role after being dropped last month.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg is using his Super Rugby axing to reignite his passion, admitting he took his position in the team for granted after being the first choice No.

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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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ACT Brumbies re-sign Michael Dowsett and plan to scour NRC for recruits

Michael Dowsett has been re-signed by the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham will use the NRC as an audition for potential recruits.

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What we learned: ACT Brumbies vs Auckland Blues

Pat McCabe.

Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne All the talking points from the Brumbies' clash against the Blues at Canberra Stadium.

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What we learnt: Queensland Reds v ACT Brumbies

Joe Tomane of the Brumbies scores a try.

Chris Dutton All the main talking points from the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby match.

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Brumbies start make or break month of Super Rugby

Australian Wallabies great George Smith has warned players will regret signing rich French deals if their only motivation is to

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies face a "crucial period" to prove their Super Rugby title credentials, club legend George Smith says.

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Departing Andrew Smith focused on Brumbies title bid

Andrew Smith.

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies centre Andrew Smith wants a Super Rugby title before he leaves for Ireland.

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ACT Brumbies beat Waikato Chiefs to fire warning shot to Super Rugby rivals

Christian Lealiifano

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies blitzed the two-time defending champions Waikato Chiefs 41-23 on Friday night.