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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby Union

Brumbies playing their part to bring back Bill

Chris Dutton Wallabies prop Ben Alexander says the once unknown ACT Brumbies are ready to boost Australia’s World Cup bid.


Fardy ready to rip into Poms

Scott Fardy.

Chris Dutton Scott Fardy says it's time for the current Wallabies to ''make a name for ourselves'' on the grand slam tour of Europe.


Fotu Auelua beats post-surgery depression to lead by example with Brumbies

Sport: Brumbies training and announcement - Brumbies to name a six-man leadership group for the Super Rugby season. Fotu Auelua. 16th of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Brumbies forward Fotu Auelua ballooned to 139 kilograms as he battled post-surgery ''depression''.

What we learned

NEWS/SPORT: Brumbies v  British and Irish Lions at Canberra Stadium. Brumbies player Clyde Rathbone  is tackled by Lions players Christian Wade and Rob Kearney .18th June 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton What were the talking points from Tuesday night's historic Brumbies win over the British and Irish Lions at Canberra Stadium?


Smith puts his hand up for Test selection

George Smith.

Chris Dutton But ACT Brumbies flanker says he needs to do more on the field to bolster his case for a Test comeback.


George Smith ready to set Brumbies record

George Smith.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies flanker George Smith will continue playing while he feels like he can compete against the best in the world and is in negotiations to extend his stay at Suntory in Japan until at least...


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.


'Greyhound' Mogg snaps at heels of Wallabies front-runners

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20:  Jesse Mogg of the Brumbies takes on the defence during the round 10 Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is preparing to take on ''greyhound'' Jesse Mogg as a Wallabies bolter.

Rugby Union

Wallabies set to give King George royal treatment

Sport: Friday morning Brumbies Training at Griffith Oval. Player George Smith. 3rd of May 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Robbie Deans says George Smith has earned the right to be ''treated differently'' in the Australian eligibility rules.


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.


Brumbies-Wallabies seek common ground on dates clash

(l-r) Ben Alexander at the Official 100 day countdown to the British and Irish Lions series.
The Canberra Times
25 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies want to avoid a tug-of-war between club and country next month.


Waiting in the wings

Sport: Super Rugby Brumbies Vs Western Force.  Brumbies player Joe Tomane during the match at Canberra Stadium.   27 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton They're the NRL converts set to give the Wallabies explosive power on the wings.

Rugby Union

Brumbies flood premier division

Pat McCabe.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will flood Canberra's premier division on Saturday as the bulk of the Super Rugby squad aims for extra game time in the John I Dent Cup.

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Tomane, Folau no strangers on the paddock

Israel Folau

Chris Dutton They're the NRL converts set to give the Wallabies explosive power on the wings and Brumbies flyer Joseph Tomane is ready to rekindle his schoolboy partnership with Israel Folau to take on the...


Fardy hopes to reignite season with Wests hit-out

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16:  Scott Fardy 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) headshot scott fardy

Chris Dutton Versatile forward Scott Fardy will use his cameo in Canberra's premier division to earn a place in the ACT Brumbies line-up.


Pocock's long road back

Brumbies Player David Pocock during training.
The Canberra Times
05 March 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies star David Pocock arrived in Canberra on a Super Rugby finals mission but the champion is instead coming to grips with the prospect of missing two of the biggest opportunities of his...

Rugby Union

Lealiifano battles McCabe for same position


Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano is motivated by the prospect of Pat McCabe leapfrogging him from the Brumbies bench and into Australian contention.

McCabe return ups ante for closest rival

Pat McCabe

Chris Dutton Wallabies centre Pat McCabe was playing club rugby on Saturday, but ACT playmaker Christian Lealiifano admits he is motivated by the prospect of his teammate leap-frogging him from the Brumbies bench...


Folau set to ride the Brumbies

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11:  Israel Folau of the Waratahs celebrates winning the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Stormers at Allianz Stadium on May 11, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are on a mission to stop a ''freakish'' Israel Folau.

Ruby Union

Brumbies rein in Test speculation

SPORT: Brumbies captain Ben Mowen  in action at Brumbies training HQ, Griffith. . 13th May  2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen has dismissed the prospect of a Wallabies audition as ''water-cooler chat''.