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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Former Wallaby forward Peter Kimlin eyes a return to ACT Brumbies

Ben Mowen and Peter Kimlin

Chris Dutton Peter Kimlin looms as surprise potential recruit to replace ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen next year.

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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...

Brumbies name an unchanged line-up

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player George Smith during training at Brumbies HQ.  31 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have named an unchanged line-up for the third consecutive week as they aim for Super Rugby glory in Hamilton on Saturday night.

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Everything you need to know for the decider

Chris Dutton Chris Dutton runs the rule over both teams before Saturday's Super Rugby decider.

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Kimlin has World Cup on mind

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 03:  Peter Kimlin of the Brumbies reflects after their loss during a Super Rugby Final match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium on August 3, 2013 in Hamilton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies forward Peter Kimlin hopes to return to Australia to chase a spot in the 2015 World Cup squad.

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Brumbies must rule Test side

SPORT: Brumbies backs coach Stephen Larkham  during Brumbies training at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  17th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham says the Brumbies must form bulk of the Wallabies side in order to break an 11-year Bledisloe Cup drought.

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Kimlin ruled out of Wallabies campaign

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 03:  Peter Kimlin of the Brumbies reflects after their loss during a Super Rugby Final match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium on August 3, 2013 in Hamilton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies lock Peter Kimlin will miss the Rugby Championship campaign with the Wallabies after being ruled out with a broken thumb.

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Kimlin defied pain barrier

News/Sport/Online. The Brumbies return home from the Super 15 Grand Final in NZ, arriving at the Canberra Airport. Peter Kimlin collects his bags. August 5th 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies forward Peter Kimlin refused to get scans on his broken thumb before the Super Rugby final.

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Next step is evolution into Super men

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Nic White during training at Brumbies HQ.  19 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton The Brumbies have been told to take their game to the next level, writes Chris Dutton.

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Brumbies feel pain of loss and neglect

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Chris Dutton The Brumbies have regained respect on the field, but they're fighting to earn recognition off it.

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Oosthuizen to lift ACT

South Africa under-20s lock Ettienne Oosthuizen has signed on with the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will today unveil South African teenage giant Etienne Oosthuizen as the last man on their full-time roster.

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Kimlin leaves Brumbies to sign French deal

Chris Dutton Versatile ACT Brumbies big man Peter Kimlin will leave Australian rugby at the end of the Super Rugby season to test himself in Europe.

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Kimlin gives Brumbies the French kiss, but keeps Wallabies hopes alive

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Brumbies player Peter Kimlin in action against the Reds at Canberra Stadium
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16 February 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton The opportunity for a new challenge after a decade at the ACT Brumbies convinced Peter Kimlin it was the right time to leave Australian rugby and sign a French deal for next season.

Kimlin's adieu to Brumbies

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Chris Dutton THE opportunity for a new challenge after a decade at the ACT Brumbies convinced Peter Kimlin it was the right time to leave Australian rugby and sign a French deal for next season.

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Brumbies v Rebels in 60 seconds

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22:  The Brumbies celebrate after Jesse Mogg scored the first try of the match during the round two Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Brumbies at AAMI Park on February 22, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton What we learned from the match between the ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels.

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Tyro front-rower Sio sets sights high

12 January 2012, sport, story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. The ACT Brumbies train at the club's headquarters in Griffith, Canberra. Prop Scott Sio.

Chris Dutton It's the most unlikely of places to launch your hopes for Wallabies selection, but Scott Sio will use the ACT XV clash with Samoa A to prove he's ready to become a Super Rugby regular and enter the...

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Smith refuses to rule out a return to the Wallabies

Rugby Wallabies Flanker George Smith retires today to be with family ,Friday 5th February 2010, Pictures STEVE CHRISTO SMH Sport/News SPECIAL 00121796

Chris Dutton Wallabies great George Smith will consider a return to Test rugby if coach Robbie Deans asks the flanker to make a comeback for the British and Irish Lions tour.

Smith follows his heart back home

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George Smith during his first training session back with the Brumbies on Friday morning at Viking park in Wanniassa. 
1 March 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra times.

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Chris Dutton Brumbies great George Smith says it's premature to talk about a potential Wallabies comeback.

Back with his beloved Brumbies, Smith refuses to look past final fling as cheer squad urges Wallabies recall

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Chris Dutton BRUMBIES great George Smith says it is premature to talk about a potential Wallabies comeback despite Robbie Deans getting an up-close look at his first training session in Australia since 2010.

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Rathbone happy to step out of limelight

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22:  Clyde Rathbone of the Brumbies is tackled by James O'Connor of the Rebels which led to James O'Connor leaving the field injured during the round two Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Brumbies at AAMI Park on February 22, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton George Smith's arrival in Canberra is the ''perfect solution'' to ensure David Pocock is at his peak, Clyde Rathbone says.