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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Wallabies captains Ben Mowen and James Horwill go into lineout battle for supremacy

Chris Dutton ACT skipper Ben Mowen is bracing for the toughest set-piece contest of the Brumbies' season, as the Queensland Reds attempt to tear the lineout apart at Suncorp Stadium.

Union

Super Rugby: Rival captains Ben Mowen and James Horwill bury the hatchet

Super Rugby season launch - opportunity to stockpile a few portraits of key rugby players
Portraits:
- Ben Mowen (Brumbies) and James Horwill (Reds)

Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,2014,12th February

Chris Dutton James Horwill has declared there's no bad blood between himself and his Test captain replacement Ben Mowen.

Union

Brumbies rookie Tom Staniforth wants to 'go gangbusters' after Super Rugby debut

Tom Staniforth takes some stopping against the Reds.

Chris Dutton Super Rugby rookie Tom Staniforth hopes his ACT Brumbies cameo ignites his career.

Union

Brumbies inject 19-year-old 'beast' Tom Staniforth for Reds clash

Tom Staniforth, left, and Stephen Moore in training with the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton He's the "straighty 180" teenager preparing for a daunting Super Rugby baptism on Friday night, but Wallabies captain Ben Mowen says Tom Staniforth will turn into a "beast" against the Queensland...

Union

Brumbies rookie set for starting debut against Reds

Tom Staniforth.

Chris Dutton Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore has backed teenage rookie Tom Staniforth to stand tall in a battle against two Test locks, but admits there's an element of the unknown as the ACT Brumbies prepare to...

Union

ACT Brumbies playmaker Matt Toomua on track to face Queensland Reds in Super Rugby clash

Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton ACT playmaker Matt Toomua says the Brumbies need to hunt as a pack against the fired-up Queensland Reds and is confident he will recover from a knee injury in time to play on Friday night.

Union

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.

Union

Tom Staniforth set to get his Brumbies chance

Tom Staniforth at Brumbies training this week with Ben Alexander.

Chris Dutton Part-time pub glassy Tom Staniforth will be thrust into a brutal Super Rugby initiation next week.

Union

Super Rugby: Scott Fardy warns Brumbies against relying on extra caps

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Scott Fardy of the Brumbies poses for a photo during a Super Rugby ACT Brumbies headshots session at the AIS on January 15, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have been warned not to rely on Wallabies experience to win games.

Union

Brumbies unveil their new regime

Sport.  New head coach Stephen Larkham and director of rugby Laurie Fisher at the ACT Brumbies following the official announcement of the coaching structure of the team in Manuka.   1 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The new ACT Brumbies' coaching combination will back skipper Ben Mowen to lead the club next season.

Rugby Union

David Pocock is perfect man to captain Wallabies, say Brumbies

Pocock

Chris Dutton He's one of the world's best players who's been forgotten on the Wallabies captaincy merry-go-round, but the ACT Brumbies are backing David Pocock as the perfect man to be Australia's new Test...

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Union

David Pocock shrugs off Wallabies leadership speculation

Image shows David Pocock and James Horwill. Members of the Qantas wallabies who are looking forward the the British and Irish Lions 2013 tour in June and July. SMH SPORT. photo: Marco Del Grande on 24th February, 2013

Chris Dutton Wallabies flanker David Pocock will not buy into the Test captaincy debate, saying his only focus is on the Brumbies.

Rugby

David Pocock concentrating on return, not speculation around Wallabies captaincy

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Wallabies breakaway David Pocock will not buy into the Test captaincy debate, adding that his only focus is making a successful Super Rugby comeback next month.

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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.

Smith leads charge in Wallabies line-up

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 02:  George Smith stretches during an Australian Wallabies training session at St Joseph's, Hunter's Hill on July 2, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Australian legend George Smith headlines a list of seven ACT Brumbies players named in the Wallabies team to chase a series victory against the British and Irish Lions in Sydney on Saturday night.

Union

Smith to return for Wallabies-Lions decider

George Smith

Chris Dutton and Paul Cully Western Force back-rower Ben McCalman is the surprise inclusion in the Wallabies' 23-man squad for the third Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

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Union

Brumbies could have Sunday final

Brumbies logo

Chris Dutton Brumbies fans could avoid Canberra's winter freeze with the club preparing to play a Sunday afternoon finals match.

Union

Brumbies pair in line for elevation

Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton Nic White and Ben Mowen both set to gain if Will Genia is benched for clash with Argentina.

Rugby

Wallabies great Genia facing bench time

Will Genia

Chris Dutton Rookie halfback Nic White could be thrust into the No.9 jersey to help end the Wallabies' horror form if captain Will Genia is benched on Wednesday.

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Rugby Union

Mowen 'right guy' for Wallaby captaincy

Ben Mowen runs the ball against the Hurricanes.

Chris Dutton New Wallabies captain Ben Mowen is the "right guy at the right time" to lead the team.