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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Jesse Mogg ready for battle with Israel Folau

Chris Dutton Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg admits he was confused by comparisons to cross-code superstar Israel Folau last year.

Union

ACT Brumbies out to stop NSW Waratahs' Israel Folau, try-scoring machine

Explosive: Israel Folau will be hard for the Brumbies to stop on Saturday night.

Chris Dutton Israel Folau's record of five tries from just 27 touches this season has caused headaches for rival Super Rugby sides.

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Rugby Union

What we learned: Brumbies v Waratahs

Robbie Coleman of the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies went in with all the planning they thought could win them the game, but in the end it was pure determination that got them over the line.

Union

Morgan hopes rugby tour is just the start

Sport.  St Edmund's College rugby captain Keith Morgan is about to leave for the Australian Schoolboys Tour of the UK and Ireland.  He is proud of his indigenous heritage and hopes to break into the Brumbies squad.   6 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton St Edmund's College star Keith Morgan is banking on the Australian Schoolboys tour of Europe to launch his Super Rugby dreams.

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.

Union

Mogg is in for the long haul

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24:  Jesse Mogg of the Wallabies runs during an Australian Wallabies training session at Visy Park on June 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Test rookie Jesse Mogg has declared he is ready to help the Wallabies resurrect their series against the Lions.

Rugby

He's back - Smith tipped to give Wallabies winning edge

George Smith

Georgina Robinson, Chris Dutton Four years after playing his last Test, the indestructible George Smith is poised to lift Australia to a series win over the British and Irish Lions in Sydney on Saturday.

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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

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

White relaxed about finding captain

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31:  Ben Mowen of the Brumbies is tackled during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium on May 31, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Brumbies face leadership vacuum in one of the club's most important matches of the past decade.

Union

Faingaa a rebel with a cause

SPORT: Brumbies player Colby Faingaa in action at the Brumbies Captain run, Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  6th June 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Queanbeyan junior Colby Faingaa hopes a move to Melbourne will relaunch his career.

Rugby

Brumbies canter into finals

Faingaa

Chris Dutton The Brumbies have locked in top spot in the Australian conference, guaranteeing them a home final and their first appearance in the play-offs since 2004.

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Union

Doubtful duo join pre-Test line-up

BRUMBIES: Scott Sio during Brumbies training, Canberra. 01st April 2013. Photo by KATHERINE GRIFFITHS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Peter Kimlin and Scott Sio are on the verge of the biggest moment of their respective careers.

Union

White busy plotting course for Super title

Sport;  Brumbies consultant coach George Gregan and coach Jake White at training at Brumbies HQ in Griffiths.  16 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White is adamant his side can clinch the Super Rugby title this season.

Union

Hooper ruling delay means sleepless night for Brumbies

Brumbies player Michael Hooper.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are clinging to the hope Michael Hooper will be free to play the Queensland Reds after the outcome of his SANZAR judicial hearing was postponed until this morning.

Union

Eight Brumbies rewarded in Wallabies squad

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31:  Jesse Mogg of the Brumbies runs away to score a try during the round six Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Sharks at Canberra Stadium on March 31, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies' resurgence has been rewarded with eight players being selected in the Wallabies squad for the mid-season Test matches against Wales and Scotland.

Union

Rebels' cause hurt by trio of injuries

Kurtley Beale of the Melbourne Rebels, left and Siosaia Vave of the Melbourne Storm played in the same under 10s rugby league team in Mt Druitt in Western Sydney.3rd May 2012.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Chris Dutton The Melbourne Rebels are in danger of losing three of their best backs to injury but the ACT Brumbies are refusing to take their opposition lightly ahead of their clash on Friday night.

Union

From Wests to the Wallabies

27th MAY 2012- SPORT- STORY CHRIS DUTTON - THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Brumbies player, Jesse Mogg at the Narrabundah driving range.

Chris Dutton From club rugby to the international stage, Jesse Mogg is still pinching himself after he capped a whirlwind eight months by becoming a bolter in the Wallabies squad last night.

Rugby Union

McCabe earns Wallabies recall

Chris Dutton Pat McCabe’s 30 minute stint in Canberra’s first grade rugby union grand final has earned him an international recall with the ACT Brumbies centre selected in the Wallabies side to play on Saturday...