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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

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.

Union

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

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.

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.

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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Rugby Union

McCabe out of neck brace and in work

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24:  Pat McCabe of the Wallabies looks on during an Australian Wallabies training session at Visy Park on June 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Pat McCabe is confident his broken neck will be ''stronger than ever'' as he aims for a round-one Super Rugby comeback.

Rugby Union

Lealiifano insists Wallabies are smarter than they look

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 07:  Christian Lealiifano of the Wallabies runs the ball during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Suncorp Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Inside centre Christian Lealiifano insists the Wallabies are smart enough to execute Ewen McKenzie's game plan.

Rugby

McCalman wants O'Connor back at Force

James O'Connor

Chris Dutton A James O'Connor attitude transformation could pave the way for the wayward superstar to return to the Western Force next season, breakaway Ben McCalman says.

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Rugby

Lealiifano wants smart answers for McKenzie

Christian Lealiifano

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano insists the Wallabies are smart enough to execute Ewen McKenzie's game plan, declaring the team does not need to "dumb down" tactics to chase a breakthrough win.

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Rugby Union

Mowen 'right guy' for Wallaby captaincy

Ben Mowen runs the ball against the Hurricanes.

Chris Dutton New Wallabies captain Ben Mowen is the "right guy at the right time" to lead the team.

Union

Will Genia dropped, Ben Mowen to captain Wallabies

Genia

Chris Dutton The Wallabies have a new captain with Ben Mowen to lead the team into action against Argentina on Saturday night after Will Genia was dumped from the starting XV on Wednesday.

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Rugby

Mowen caps remarkable turnaround to become new Wallabies captain

Ben Mowen

Chris Dutton New Wallabies captain Ben Mowen is the ''right guy at the right time'' to lead the team out of a slump and coach Ewen McKenzie has backed his ''demanding'' leadership to deliver a Test victory on...

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Rugby

Mowen takes final step up after almost walking away

Ben Mowen

Chris Dutton New Wallabies captain Ben Mowen was ready to trade his rugby dreams for a tool belt before Ewen McKenzie offered him a career lifeline.

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Rugby Union

White a Wallabies chance, says ARU boss

NEWS:   Brumbies players arrives at Canberra airport before their clash against the  Chiefs at Waikato .Brumbies coach Jake White arrives at Canberra airport. 31st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver wants Jake White to stay in Australia at the end of his ACT Brumbies tenure, admitting he is still an option as a future Wallabies coach.

Pulver happy with style

Bill Pulver.

Chris Dutton The fear of winning the Rugby Championship wooden spoon will drive the Wallabies to end their slump and snap a losing streak.

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Ewen McKenzie hails Wallabies' unconvincing win as character building

Wallabies thumb nail

Chris Dutton The Wallabies hope their narrow victory against Argentina can "propel" them to better results, with coach Ewen McKenzie warning "confidence can be dangerous".

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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.