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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Matt Toomua the man to replace Quade Cooper in Wallabies: Stephen Larkham

Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham is adamant the Brumbies' backline can deliver Wallabies success if they are kept together, anointing Matt Toomua as the "man for the job" as the Test five-eighth.

Union

Matt Toomua focused on Brumbies, not replacing Quade Cooper in Wallabies

Matt Toomua is focused on the Brumbies, not the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies flyhalf Matt Toomua is refusing to get caught up in Wallabies distractions this week.

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.

Union

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.

Union

Brumbies get a double boost by signing halves Matt Toomua and Nic White

Re-signed: Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have pulled off a double signing coup, locking in halves pairing Matt Toomua and Nic White for what the club believes is a championship-winning combination.

Union

Brumbies say their attack can fire against Bulls

Option: Nic White is challenging Test incumbent Will Genia for the Wallabies starting halfback position.

Chris Dutton Test hopeful Matt Toomua says the ACT Brumbies’ stuttering attack can fire again if the side is patient and finds their rhythm to reignite a bid for a top-two Super Rugby finish.

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Sam Carter Wallabies bolter as 11 Brumbies make Australian squad

Chris Dutton Eleven ACT Brumbies players have been selected for the Australian Wallabies, but there was no place for fullback Jesse Mogg, in-form playmaker Matt Toomua isn't being considered as a flyhalf and...

Union

Injured Wallabies captain Stephen Moore turns pain into positive

Gutted: Stephen Moore leaves the field on Saturday with a crippling knee injury.

Chris Dutton Wallabies captain Stephen Moore will use the impending birth of his second child and next year's World Cup campaign to offset the devastation of a season-ending knee injury.

Union

Test injuries to Stephen Moore and Sam Carter turn into Brumbies' pain

Injured Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore has been ruled out for the rest of the season, testing the ACT Brumbies' depth.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies say Stephen Moore is irreplaceable, but director of rugby Laurie Fisher says the club will fight to save its Super Rugby title ambitions despite a cruel double injury blow in the...

Union

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

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.

Union

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.

Union

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

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.

Halves the key to new golden age

SPORT: Qualifying final at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  Brumbies v Cheetahs. Brumbies player Matt Toomua in action. 21st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has backed Matt Toomua and Nic White to start a new golden age for the Brumbies.

Union

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.

Union

Larkham backs Wallaby rookies

15 Jesse Mogg during the during the Bledisloe Cup Game 1 Qantas Wallabies vs  All Blacks ANZ Stadium 17th august 2013Photography Brendan Esposito
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Chris Dutton Australian rugby great Stephen Larkham has urged the Wallabies to stick with Matt Toomua and Jesse Mogg.

Rugby

Toomua and Mogg must be given time, says Larkham

Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton Australian rugby great Stephen Larkham has urged the Wallabies to stick with Matt Toomua and Jesse Mogg to give them a chance to shine against South Africa on Saturday night.

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