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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

George Smith says ACT Brumbies down David Pocock but not out

Brumbies great: George Smith.

Chris Dutton George Smith says the ACT Brumbies can cover the loss of superstar flanker David Pocock.

Rugby

Leave Ben Mowen out of future plan: Farr-Jones

Ben Mowen

Chris Dutton and Phil Lutton Former Wallabies captain Nick Farr-Jones says he wouldn't pick skipper Ben Mowen for this year's Tests, urging coach Ewen McKenzie to look towards building a team for the 2015 World Cup.

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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Union

Folau no sure thing but gets majority vote

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31:  Israel Folau of the Waratahs runs the ball during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Force at Allianz Stadium on March 31, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Three of the past five Wallabies World Cup coaches are adamant Israel Folau is the man to play fullback against the Lions.

Union

Budget Brumbies blitz Super Rugby

Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton They started the season as the budget team $200,000 under the ARU salary cap but the bargain ACT Brumbies are on the brink of ruining their arch rival's Super Rugby finals hopes.

Rugby

Tahs have finals say on Brumbies

26TH JUNE 2012- SPORT- STORY DAVID POLKINGHORNE- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA.
Centre- Brumbies player, Scott Fardy during a training session at Brumbies HQ, Griffith.

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne A finals sprint between the Brumbies and Reds begins tonight, but World Cup-winning coaches Rod Macqueen and Bob Dwyer warn the Waratahs could spoil either team's chances.

Union

Connolly plan to halt injury carnage

31 January 2011, sport, story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Official announcement of a one-year sponsorship deal between The University of Canberra and ACT Brumbies at the university's Inspire Centre. Brumbies prop Ben Alexander models the new jersey.

Chris Dutton Former Wallabies coach John Connolly has implored the ARU to extend Australia's Super Rugby squads to prevent the top players from being ''beat up'' during a 12-month campaign.

Union

Connolly adds to coaching intrigue

Sport
Brumbies Coach Jake White during training.
04 March 2013
The Canberra Times
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Former Test coach John Connolly still wants an Australian to coach the Wallabies but admits if Ewen McKenzie is lured to Ireland, Jake White will rocket into contention for the job.

Union

Christian tipped to take it to Lions

SPORT : Christian LealIifano during the Brumbies Captain's run at Canberra Stadium, Bruce. 4th April 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano is ''the dark horse'' in a three-way battle to be the Wallabies' chief playmaker against the British and Irish Lions and the ACT Brumbies star can launch his bid for Test...