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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Matt Toomua says the Wallabies need to "learn quickly" for Bledisloe Cup success

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua focused on Wallabies success to end the biggest week of his life.

Union

Matt Toomua, Ellyse Perry ... and Nic White?

Matt Toomua announced his engagement to Elyse Perry with this photo on Instagram.

Chris Dutton How Nic White called 'dibs' on Ellyse Perry and how Matt Toomua asked her to marry him.

Union

Brumbies say Test break still has value as Matt Toomua ruled out

Brumby Matt Toomua injured his adductor while playing for the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Brumbies captain Ben Mowen has backed the Wallabies to continue playing mid-Super Rugby season Tests despite international duties threatening to end his team's season.

Union

Brumbies urged to move on from injury woes as they sweat on Matt Toomua scans

Josh Mann Rea has suffered a grade-one hamstring strain.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies sweating on scans for Matt Toomua before their blockbuster clash against the NSW Waratahs, while back-up hooker Ruaidhri Murphy says he's ready to step up.

Union

Matt Toomua joins Brumbies injury ward as ACT aims to stop 140-kilogram giant Will Skelton

Brumby Matt Toomua injured his adductor while playing for the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies' injury news is worse than first thought, with three players needing scans to clear them to play the Waratahs.

Rugby Union

Brumbies relieved after Matt Toomua cleared to play Stormers

Injury scare ... Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua will take on the Stormers on Saturday after overcoming a thigh injury.

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

Brumbies get a double boost by signing halves Matt Toomua and Nic White

Re-signed: Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have pulled off a double signing coup, locking in halves pairing Matt Toomua and Nic White for what the club believes is a championship-winning combination.

Union

Matt Toomua the man to replace Quade Cooper in Wallabies: Stephen Larkham

Matt Toomua is poised to take over from Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper.

Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham is adamant the Brumbies' backline can deliver Wallabies success if they are kept together, anointing Matt Toomua as the "man for the job" as the Test five-eighth.

Union

Matt Toomua focused on Brumbies, not replacing Quade Cooper in Wallabies

Matt Toomua is focused on the Brumbies, not the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies flyhalf Matt Toomua is refusing to get caught up in Wallabies distractions this week.

Union

Christian Lealiifano and Matt Toomua focus on ACT Brumbies over Wallabies

Brumbies playmakers Matt Toomua and Christian Lealiifano.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano and Matt Toomua will put Wallabies selection talks on hold to focus on the Brumbies.

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.

Union

Matt Toomua keen to stay, but Brumbies may struggle to keep squad together

News.  Photos contributed by Brumbies Rugby. Playing in the Grand Final- what does this moment mean to the players?  MATT TOOMUA
??I remember watching the 2004 final as a 14-year-old with my dad in Brisbane. To think I?m a part of the next one is quite amazing. However, winning the cup and brining it home for Canberra in our 100th birthday would be extremely special to me. It?s really exciting, it?s surreal in a way but we?ve got to get over that to get a result and not get over-awed by the occasion. We?re realistic about it, we have done something special but the job?s not finished.??

Chris Dutton Brumbies star Matt Toomua has declared his intention to re-sign with the ACT club.

Union

Matt Toomua ready for Quade Cooper battle

Matt Toomua and Quade Cooper

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies playmaker says he's ready to cement his place in the Wallabies lineup.

Rugby Union

Wallabies jersey still a draw says Brumby Matt Toomua

SPORT: Qualifying final at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  Brumbies v Cheetahs. Brumbies player Matt Toomua in action. 21st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua has rejected fears the World Cup will trigger an exodus of Australian players next year.

Union

ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says players 'crazy' not to consider overseas sabbaticals

Matt Toomua could be a target for cashed-up overseas clubs.

Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham said Australia's best players would be "crazy" if they didn't consider rich sabbatical deals overseas.

Union

Christian Lealiifano heads back to the Canberra Vikings to push his claims for Wallabies recall

Setting sail: Christian Lealiifano will use his time with the Canberra Vikings to press his Wallabies claims.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano goes from Wallabies to the Vikings to help his bid for Test selection.

Union

Dan McKellar becomes Brumbies forwards coach in Stephen Larkham's team

Dan McKellar oversees Brumbies training earlier this year.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has called on his senior back line players to take more responsibility next year, putting faith in established stars to help devise strategies to achieve Super...

Union

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.

Union

Australian Super Rugby semi-final a good omen for Wallabies as Brumbies and Waratahs go to battle

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander is back in the Wallabies' frame.

Chris Dutton Ewen McKenzie is salivating at an all-Australian semi-final which has the potential to launch World Cup dreams.