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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Departing ACT Brumbies mentor Laurie Fisher has international coaching aspirations

Outgoing Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher.

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher has a burning desire to coach international rugby.

Union

Jake White says decision to quit Brumbies has been vindicated

Jake White is back in Australia before the Sharks clash with his former club, the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton Former ACT Brumbies coach Jake White has no regrets about quitting the last two years of his Super Rugby contract.

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ACT Brumbies forward Fotu Auelua says he was 'one tackle from death'

Fotu Auelua trains in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Chris Dutton Fotu Auelua has revealed he played through the pain of a broken neck in 2010.

Union

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''.

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.

Larkham v Fisher: the race to be the next Brumbies coach begins

Stephen Larkham and Laurie Fisher.

Chris Dutton Wallabies and Brumbies great Stephen Larkham says he is ready to be a Super Rugby head coach and Laurie Fisher believes he's capable of replacing Jake White, who quit his ACT coaching job on...

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Union

White's heritage irrelevant: Pulver

Bill Pulver

Chris Dutton ARU chief executive Bill Pulver stands by the decision to overlook Jake White as the next Wallabies coach.

Union

Larkham, Fisher fighting for top job

Stephen Larkham and Laurie Fisher.

Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham and Laurie Fisher have declined a chance to be co-coaches at the ACT Brumbies.

Rugby Union

Rivals for Brumbies job share common goal

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Stephen Larkham coaches Brumbies in the absence of Jake White.
Filed: Thursday, 8 August 2013 2:08:32 PM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies great Stephen Larkham and former coach Laurie Fisher insist their only focus is leading the team to a Super Rugby title as their one-on-one battle to be the club's new head coach begins...

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Speight left hanging as IRB query status

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18:  Henry Speight of the Brumbies breaks clear to score the match winning try against Auckland to win the World Club 7's Cup during the World Club 7's at Twickenham Stadium on August 18, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Chris Dutton An eligibility bungle will rob ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight of the chance to make his Wallabies debut on the spring tour.

Union

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.

Union

Lealiifano in no hurry to join depleted Wallabies

Christian Lealiifano

Chris Dutton HE WAS the most dynamic Australian playmaker this year before injury ended his season, but Christian Lealiifano says he's not ready for a comeback even if Robbie Deans sends him an SOS.

Union

Wallabies' cycle of injury not on: Jones

SPORT -   Brumbies player David Pocock during a training session at  Brumbies HQ Grffith ,  Canberra.
30th October 2012
Photo : Colleen Petch

Chris Dutton Former Test coach Eddie Jones has called for the end of a ''vicious cycle'' running stars into the ground and has urged the Wallabies to protect players like David Pocock by developing a ''yearly...

Union

White to rein in Brumbies

12th July 2012, Story by Chris Dutton  , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  The Brumbies head coach Jake White at the Burbury Hotel this afternoon.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White is willing to put the Wallabies before Super Rugby ambitions if the ARU is prepared to make the ''tough calls'' required to lift Australia to the top of the world...

Union

McCabe sidelined with neck fracture

Pat McCabe of Australia cuts a dejected figure having injured his neck during an Australia training session at Latymers Schoo

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are bracing to be without Pat McCabe for much of the Super Rugby season as the Wallabies centre needs a ''complete break'' from the sport for three months.

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Brumbies quiz ARU over Cooper deal

Quade Cooper

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies fear Quade Cooper's boxing bout just eight days before the Super Rugby season will set a dangerous precedent for contract dealings and will ask the ARU if the five-eighth's stint in...

Rugby Union

Folau 'can make Wallabies'

?Israel Folau

Chris Dutton Joseph Tomane is proof NRL converts can make a rapid rise through the rugby ranks and the ACT Brumbies star has backed Israel Folau to follow his journey to the Wallabies.

Pulver will have final say on Wallabies

pulver

Chris Dutton Canberra is back on the radar to host Test rugby and new ARU chief executive Bill Pulver wants to reward the capital for its ''loyalty'' to the sport.

Union

New chief backs Wallabies return for loyal Canberrans

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07:  Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver leaves a press conference at Parliament House on February 7, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. The Australian Crime Commission today released findings from a 12 month investigation into Australian sport, uncovering the possibility of match fixing, drugs in sport and links to organised crime.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton CANBERRA is back on the radar to host Test rugby and new ARU chief executive Bill Pulver wants to reward the capital for its ''loyalty'' to the sport.

2013 Super Rugby Guide

Pressure on Wallabies

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: Pat McCabe of the Wallabies dives over to score a try during the international test match between the Australian Wallabies and Wales at Suncorp Stadium on June 9, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton It's crunch time for the Wallabies.