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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Quade Cooper prepares to face "terrifying" Pat McCabe in Reds v Brumbies

Quade Cooper

Chris Dutton Wallabies linchpin Quade Cooper is expecting an onslaught on Friday night.

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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.

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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 beat Reds in a Super Rugby cliffhanger

Tevita Kuridrani runs over a Reds defender.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have held on for an absorbing season-defining win in Brisbane.

Union

What we learnt: Queensland Reds v ACT Brumbies

Joe Tomane of the Brumbies scores a try.

Chris Dutton All the main talking points from the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby match.

Rugby Union

Queensland Reds down ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby opener

Brumbies player Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton The Queensland Reds traded attacking brilliance for gritty defence as they held on for a round-one Super Rugby win against the ACT Brumbies at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.

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Super Rugby: Scott Fardy warns Brumbies against relying on extra caps

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Scott Fardy of the Brumbies poses for a photo during a Super Rugby ACT Brumbies headshots session at the AIS on January 15, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have been warned not to rely on Wallabies experience to win games.

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Super Rugby: Rival captains Ben Mowen and James Horwill bury the hatchet

Super Rugby season launch - opportunity to stockpile a few portraits of key rugby players
Portraits:
- Ben Mowen (Brumbies) and James Horwill (Reds)

Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,2014,12th February

Chris Dutton James Horwill has declared there's no bad blood between himself and his Test captain replacement Ben Mowen.

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.

Rugby Union

David Pocock is perfect man to captain Wallabies, say Brumbies

Pocock

Chris Dutton He's one of the world's best players who's been forgotten on the Wallabies captaincy merry-go-round, but the ACT Brumbies are backing David Pocock as the perfect man to be Australia's new Test...

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David Pocock shrugs off Wallabies leadership speculation

Image shows David Pocock and James Horwill. Members of the Qantas wallabies who are looking forward the the British and Irish Lions 2013 tour in June and July. SMH SPORT. photo: Marco Del Grande on 24th February, 2013

Chris Dutton Wallabies flanker David Pocock will not buy into the Test captaincy debate, saying his only focus is on the Brumbies.

Rugby

David Pocock concentrating on return, not speculation around Wallabies captaincy

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Wallabies breakaway David Pocock will not buy into the Test captaincy debate, adding that his only focus is making a successful Super Rugby comeback next month.

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White busy plotting course for Super title

Sport;  Brumbies consultant coach George Gregan and coach Jake White at training at Brumbies HQ in Griffiths.  16 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White is adamant his side can clinch the Super Rugby title this season.

Union

Christian to maul Lions: Larkham

Lealiifano

Chris Dutton Champion Wallabies playmaker Stephen Larkham has backed Christian Lealiifano to fire in his Test debut

Rugby

Age wearies Wilkinson as nemesis misses nod

Jonny Wilkinson

Chris Dutton Jonny Wilkinson's mind was willing but in the end his fragile body cost him a place in the British and Irish Lions squad to tour Australia in June and July.

Union

What we learned: Brumbies v Crusaders

Brumbies player Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton The talking points from the clash between the Brumbies and Crusaders at Canberra Stadium.

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Folau no sure thing but gets majority vote

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31:  Israel Folau of the Waratahs runs the ball during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Force at Allianz Stadium on March 31, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Three of the past five Wallabies World Cup coaches are adamant Israel Folau is the man to play fullback against the Lions.

Union

Doubtful duo join pre-Test line-up

BRUMBIES: Scott Sio during Brumbies training, Canberra. 01st April 2013. Photo by KATHERINE GRIFFITHS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Peter Kimlin and Scott Sio are on the verge of the biggest moment of their respective careers.

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Rugged McCabe braced for the fight

SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 13:  Pat McCabe and James O'Connor talk during an Australian Wallabies training session at Stockland Stadium on June 13, 2013 in Sunshine Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton A hard-nosed playing style almost ended his career but Pat McCabe is ready to put his body on the line.

Rugby Union

Toomua keen to stay ACT's top 10

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Brumbies player Matt Toomua in action against the Cheetahs at Canberra Stadium
The Canberra Times
21 July 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Brumbies star Matt Toomua has revealed his desire to become the ACT's long-term flyhalf.