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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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

Bloodied but not beaten: McCabe raring to go for Brumbies

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23: Pat McCabe of the Wallabies is taken from the field during the International Rugby Test match between the Australian Wallabies and Wales at Allianz Stadium on June 23, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton He's bloodied and bruised after a gruelling month of Test rugby, but Pat McCabe says he's ready to rejoin the ACT Brumbies on their Super Rugby finals charge.

Union

Brumbies lose power but gain height for Force clash

Bew Mowen

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White has put his faith in a tall and mobile back row after blockbusting No 8 Fotu Auelua was ruled out of the team's crucial clash with the Western Force on Saturday night.

Rugby

Mathematically possible

Chris Dutton THEY'VE done the maths and looked at every scenario, but ACT Brumbies coach Jake White says the key to his team's Super Rugby titles hopes is simple - win six games.

Union

Brumbies skip clear to spoil Sharpe's party

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30:  Zack Holmes of the Brumbies celebrates scoring a try during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Force and the Brumbies at NIB Stadium on June 30, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton, in Perth The ACT Brumbies are in the box seat to break their finals hoodoo but they were forced into a nervous battle with a spirited Western Force side in Perth tonight.

Union

Force v Brumbies in 60 seconds

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30:  Ben Mowen of the Brumbies passes during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Force and the Brumbies at NIB Stadium on June 30, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Time-strapped? Chris Dutton breaks down the Brumbies' crucial 28-17 win over the Force in 60 seconds.

Union

Brumbies survive show of Force

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30:  Zack Holmes of the Brumbies celebrates scoring a try during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Force and the Brumbies at NIB Stadium on June 30, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton, in Perth The ACT Brumbies are perfectly positioned to break a Super Rugby finals hoodoo but they had to survive a major scare and a second-half fade to keep their buffer in the Australian conference race.

Rugby

Brumbies force finals issue

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30:  Jesse Mogg of the Brumbies scores a try during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Force and the Brumbies at NIB Stadium on June 30, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton THE ACT Brumbies are perfectly positioned to break a Super Rugby finals hoodoo, but they had to survive a big scare and a second-half fade to keep their buffer in the Australian conference race.

One point needed, but Brumbies stumble

Zack Holmes of the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton STUNNED silence ended the Super Rugby regular season at Canberra Stadium yesterday afternoon as the Brumbies crashed to an unexpected loss that killed off their finals hopes.

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...

Union

Alexander raring to face All Blacks after morale-boosting victory

13th July 2012, Story by Chris Dutton , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,   Brumbies team photograph at Holtel Relm this afternoon, Ben Alexander awaits to be seated

Chris Dutton Wallabies prop Ben Alexander hopes a confidence-boosting victory in Argentina will help them topple the world champion All Blacks in Brisbane next weekend.

Union

Pocock may ignore European tour to get fit for Super season

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Injured Wallabies flanker David Pocock will consider sitting out the spring tour to focus on being fit for the Super Rugby season and ensure he avoids an ongoing battle with his knee injury.

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.

Rugby Union

Dual front-row signings a fillip for Brumbies

Ben Alexander and (bald head) Stephen Moore  at Brumbies training, Griffith. Canberra

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore will draw inspiration from Nathan Sharpe's longevity as he forges a career which could make him one of the most capped players in Australian rugby history.

Rugby union

Vaea aggression to 'bash the breakdown'

Brumbies player, Ita Vaea during training at Brumbies HQ, Griffith oval.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are confident they have a back-row combination capable of nullifying one of the world's best openside flankers - David Pocock - and winning the breakdown in their Super Rugby season...

Pocock to let actions do talking as skipper

Western Force captain David Pocock trains at Canberra Stadium yesterday.

Chris Dutton Performance first, captaincy second - Western Force skipper David Pocock says his role as a breakdown specialist will take priority over leading his team into battle against the ACT Brumbies tonight.

Rugby

Wrecking ball Auelua eager to throw his weight about

Chris Dutton ACT BRUMBIES monster Fotu Auelua has vowed to have a devastating impact when he gets his chance to burst into Super Rugby.

Wrecking ball Auelua eager to throw his weight about

By CHRIS DUTTON ACT BRUMBIES monster Fotu Auelua has vowed to have a devastating impact when he gets his chance to burst into Super Rugby.

Union

Ben won't get a helping Hand

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Chris Dutton ACT lock Ben Hand is determined to kick start his Super Rugby season and force his way into the team after missing his first game since joining the Brumbies four years ago.