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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Former Wallaby forward Peter Kimlin eyes a return to ACT Brumbies

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

Saturday Serve

ARU sabbatical rules set to help Brumbies keep their stars in Australia

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Chris Dutton It's been dubbed the ''Izzy Folau trump card'' but the ACT Brumbies are set to start using the ARU's new contract protocols as a lure to lock in their stars on long-term deals.

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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...

Union

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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Rathbone's fairytale a step closer to reality

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16:  Clyde Rathbone poses during the official 2013 ACT Brumbies Super Rugby headshots session at Brumbies Headquarters on January 16, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The Clyde Rathbone fairytale is on the verge of becoming reality as the returning Wallabies winger gets a perfect chance to audition for his Super Rugby comeback in Friday night's trial match.

Rugby Union

Brumbies call on fans to help beat Reds

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Edward Murphy (4) from Isabella Plains has his face painted at the Brumbies meet the players day.
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Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.

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Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne Brumbies coach Jake White wants 20,000 fans at Canberra Stadium for a ‘‘fortress’’.

2013 Super Rugby Guide

Brumbies must enter finals frontier

SPORT  -  Ben Mowen at Brumbies training at Griffith, Canberra.                                                                                             12th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton It’s season two of the four-year plan and there’s little doubt about the goal – make the finals. Jake White’s men surprised everyone last season before they choked in the last round and lost their...

Union

Reds not foxing - Horwill says he really is hurt

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 13:  James Horwill of the Reds and Ben Mowen of the Brumbies pose during the 2013 Australian Super Rugby Launch at Sketch, Central Pier on February 13, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Queensland skipper James Horwill has laughed off suggestions he will make a surprise on-field appearance in Canberra.

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Speight wins last spot in Brumbies starting XV

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Brumbies player, Henry Speight, has his head shaved for charity at Brumbies HQ, by team mate Fotu Auelua. Henry before the shave.
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Chris Dutton Fijian flyer Henry Speight has won the battle for the last spot in the ACT Brumbies starting XV as they prepare to begin their Super Rugby season against the Queensland Reds on Saturday night.

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Blood clots put Brumbies star out for season

10 June 2012, Sport, Journalist Chris Dutton Canberra Times PHOTO by JAY CRONAN. Ita Vaea during the Brumbies training session on Sunday.

Chris Dutton A potential life-threatening condition has put Ita Vaea's career on hold on the eve of the Super Rugby season.

Brumbies name squad for must-win Rebels clash

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Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have made two changes to their game-day squad for the round-two clash with the Melbourne Rebels at AAMI Park on Friday night.

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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
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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.

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.

Union

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...

Union

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.

Union

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.