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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby

We can't just lift for Tahs: White

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White has challenged his players to replicate the passion and enthusiasm of 'Waratah week' for every match to prove they can be a "championship team".

Union

Suntory ties may help Brumbies keep Smith for finals tilt

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 23:  George Smith of the Brumbies in action during the Super Rugby round six match between DHL Stormers and Brumbies at Newlands on March 23, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo Luigi Bennett / Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies may have inadvertently enhanced their chances of retaining star George Smith for the remainder of the Super Rugby campaign by strengthening their bond with his Japanese club.

Rugby

Desperate White woos Larkham

30 April  2012,   Canberra Times photo by RICHARD BRIGGS,  Brumbies vice -captain  Stephen Moore and backs coach Stephen Larkham at Brumbies HQ in Griffith.

Chris Dutton Jake White believes Stephen Larkham can make a comeback to be the ACT Brumbies' flyhalf saviour and the coach says he ''would be crazy'' if he didn't try to lure the Wallabies great out of retirement.

Hewat tipped for ACT return

READING, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Peter Hewat of London Irish in action during the Guinness Premiership match between London Irish and Gloucester at the Madejski Stadium on September 13, 2009. GETTY IMAGES

Chris Dutton Someone will be making a Super Rugby comeback five seasons after leaving the competition, but it won't be Wallabies great Stephen Larkham making a surprise appearance in the coming weeks.

Brumbies coach in bold plan to lure Larkham out of retirement

Stephen Larkham

Chris Dutton JAKE WHITE believes Stephen Larkham can make a comeback to be the ACT Brumbies five-eighth saviour, and the coach says he ''would be crazy'' if he didn't try to lure the Wallabies great out of...

Brumbies close in on Hewat

Peter Hewat

Chris Dutton Someone will be making a Super Rugby comeback five seasons after leaving the competition, but it will not be Wallabies great Stephen Larkham making a surprise appearance in the coming weeks.

Rugby union

Larkham: Why I won't return to Brumbies

Stephen Larkham

Chris Dutton Wallabies great Stephen Larkham admits he ''would love one more crack'' at Super Rugby but is adamant the ACT Brumbies are best served with him calling the shots as the back-line coach.

Rugby union

Hewat: Why I'm coming back to Super Rugby

Peter Hewat

Chris Dutton A successful stint in Europe and Japan has convinced Peter Hewat he is returning to Super Rugby a more complete player than when he left five years ago.

Union

Lealiifano upbeat after surgery

Brumbies flyhalf Christian Lealiifano about to kick for goal.

Chris Dutton A DEVASTATED Christian Lealiifano will draw inspiration from NSW Waratah Drew Mitchell's recovery from a broken ankle as he begins the painstaking six-month journey to get back on the field.

Rugby

Brumbies right at Holmes

Zack Holmes

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are set to throw rookie Zack Holmes into the Super Rugby cauldron on Friday night.

Brumbies entrust playmaker role to young gun Holmes

15 May 2012 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Jon Tuxworth/Chris Dutton. Brumbies training at their Griffith HQ. Zac Holmes in action.

Chris Dutton They tried to lure Wallabies great Stephen Larkham out of retirement and signed veteran point-scoring ace Peter Hewat, but the ACT Brumbies will put their faith in a Super Rugby rookie to take the...

Rugby

Brumbies team for cauldron clash

Jake White.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White has backed his untested halves combination to continue the club’s Super Rugby resurgence and record its first win in Wellington since 2003.

Union

Holmes fills void with 22-point spree

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 18:  Zack Holmes of the Brumbies scores a try during the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at Westpac Stadium on May 18, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Zack Holmes started his Super Rugby test as a little-known playmaker but emerged as a flyhalf capable of leading the ACT Brumbies' charge to a shock finals berth.

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