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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Ben Mowen confident ACT Brumbies have a succession plan

Departing Brumbies skipper, Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen is adamant the club will benefit from "fresh leadership" when he leaves Australia this week, insisting he moves to France with no regrets.

Union

Stephen Hoiles urges NSW Waratahs to embrace the pressure

Wise words: Former Brumby Stephen Hoiles says the Waratahs must be positive.

Chris Dutton It is the second chance Stephen Hoiles thought he would never get - playing in a Super Rugby grand final less than a year after most people thought he had retired.

Union

Size isn't everything - Robbie Coleman ready to prove the doubters wrong in ACT Brumbies semi-final against NSW Waratahs

Robbie Coleman.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Robbie Coleman is the only non Wallaby in a star back line, but the diminutive Queanbeyan speedster is unfazed at the challenge.

Union

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea ready to turn Super Rugby lifeline into a championship

Josh Mann-Rea is relishing his call-up to the Brumbies' first XV.

Chris Dutton Third-string ACT Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea has built his career on "lifeline opportunities".

Union

Stephen Moore's 'time has come' as Wallabies captain: John Connolly

Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore should be the Wallabies' next captain, according to former Test coach John Connolly.

Chris Dutton Former Test coach John Connolly is adamant ACT Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore "ticks all the boxes" to be the new Wallabies captain, revealing he almost made Moore Australia's captain for the 2007...

Union

Josh Mann-Rea and Luke Holmes ready to replace Wallabies captain Stephen Moore for Super Rugby finals bid

Stephen Moore's injury has opened the door for josh Mann-Rea to grab the hooking role.

Chris Dutton Brumbies have recruited Super Rugby journeyman Luke Holmes to join coal miner Josh Mann-Rea in a bid to replace Wallabies captain Stephen Moore.

Union

George Smith warns Brumbies not to use France as a cash grab

Heads up: George Smith has warned players not to sign rich French deals too early in their careers.

Chris Dutton Australian Wallabies great George Smith has warned players will regret signing rich French deals if their only motivation is to "cash in", declaring a Test jersey is still the No 1 prize in rugby...

Union

Josh Mann-Rea ready to step up as ACT Brumbies hooker

Josh Mann-Rea, front, trains with Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore.

Chris Dutton Josh Mann-Rea is a 33-year-old rookie who almost quit rugby last year.

Pretoria Bulls v ACT Brumbies

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Nic White of the Brumbies is tackled during the round 11 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Chiefs at Canberra Stadium on April 25, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Join Chris Dutton from 3.10am Saturday (AEST), as the Bulls host the Brumbies in Pretoria.

Union

Five key questions for Brumbies fans after Ben Mowen's decision

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Chris Dutton The questions Brumbies fans want answered after Ben Mowen's shock decision.

Union

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham gets gig as waterboy

Stephen Larkham The Waterboy

Chris Dutton Brumbies mentor Stephen Larkham will use a loophole to become the first Super Rugby coach to double as a waterboy.

Rugby Union

ACT Brumbies' Matt Toomua tackles doubts head on

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua admits just 12 months ago he was consumed by self-doubt and a fear he “wasn’t good enough” for Super Rugby.

Rugby Union

Support flows for 'perfectionist' Jones

CAPE TOWN,  SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 9:  Eddie Jones, the Australian Coach watches his players during Australian Rugby Union training at Westerford School, July 9, 2003, in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Former Wallabies and Brumbies coach Eddie Jones is a ''perfectionist'' who has built a career on an unbeatable work ethic and passion to succeed, Australian great Stephen Larkham says.

Union

Josh Mann-Rea's long wait finally over

SPORT: Brumbies player Josh Mann-Rea .   22nd October 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Brumbies 32-year-old rookie Josh Mann-Rea says he'll ''work my butt off'' to help the Brumbies chase a championship.

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

Old but bold: happy hooker Mann-Rea joins Brumbies

Josh Mann-Rea

Chris Dutton He's launching his career at an age when most are preparing to finish, but Josh Mann-Rea is comfortable taking an unfamiliar path to his Super Rugby dream.

2013 Super Rugby Guide

Moment of redemption

SPORT: L-R Brumbies players, Matt Toomua and Christian Lealiifano wearing the Brumbies 2013 playing jersey that includes the centenary logo at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano and Matt Toomua need only one word to sum up their past 12 months – heartbreak.

Rugby

Lealiifano back on song

5 May 2012 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story Chris Dutton. Brumbies V Warratahs at canberra Stadium. Injured Brumbies flyhalf Christian Lealiifano is stretchered into the first aid room and he sings the club song with his team mates.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano will never forget the emotional moment in the tunnels of Canberra Stadium against the Waratahs last year.

Union

Mann-Rea hungry for a chance

Josh Mann-Rea

Chris Dutton Unheralded hooker on the verge of an unlikely Super Rugby dream.

Rugby Union

Familiar foe for Norton-Knight

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Chris Dutton He was once the heir to ACT Brumbies great Stephen Larkham's throne but Sam Norton-Knight is returning to Canberra as an enemy determined to cause a major boilover on Saturday night.