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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Stephen Hoiles urges NSW Waratahs to embrace the pressure

Chris Dutton It is the second chance Stephen Hoiles thought he would never get - playing in a Super Rugby grand final less than a year after most people thought he had retired.


New Wallabies captain Stephen Moore could get leadership role at ACT Brumbies

Chris Dutton Brumbies open door for Stephen Moore to captain both Australia and the Super Rugby club.


Brumbies unveil their new regime

Sport.  New head coach Stephen Larkham and director of rugby Laurie Fisher at the ACT Brumbies following the official announcement of the coaching structure of the team in Manuka.   1 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The new ACT Brumbies' coaching combination will back skipper Ben Mowen to lead the club next season.

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New breed of Brumbies thrive on the road

NEWS/SPORT:  Brumbies players arrive at Canberra airport after their win in South Africa. Brumbies player Stephen Moore with his son Theodore . 29th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have no fear of winning the Super Rugby title on the road and will use their imposing away record as inspiration to claim the championship.


Mediocrity is not an option for fit Moore

Stephen Moore of the Wallabies charges forward during the Tri-Nations Bledisloe Cup match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australian Wallabies at Eden Park on August 6, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will refuse to accept mediocrity when the Super Rugby season begins and hooker Stephen Moore wants the team to deliver instant success tomorrow night.


Ashley-Cooper's ready for 'home-coming'

Chris Dutton The new generation ACT Brumbies are reaping the rewards of a pre-season ''overhaul'' and the changes Jake White has made needed to happen for the two-time champions to move into the future, Adam...

Ben more bang for the buck

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21: Rocky Elsom of the Brumbies looks on during the round 14 Super Rugby match between the Force and the Brumbies at nib Stadium on May 21, 2011 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have already got more on-field value out of new skipper Ben Mowen than they did from an injury-plagued Rocky Elsom during his two-year stint in the capital, club great Owen Finegan...

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Little things make mighty Brumbies

4 May 2012 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Chris Dutton. Brumbies Captain's Run at Canberra Stadium. Coach, Jake White.

Chris Dutton They have defied everyone's Super Rugby expectations and coach Jake White wants the ACT Brumbies to become competition pioneers by setting the standard for ''the little things that make you win''.


How a proud club fell into a seven-year glitch

Stirling Mortlock, skipper (L) of Australia's ACT Brumbies, reacts with Peter Kimlim (R) after their team lost to New Zealand's Waikato Chiefs during the Super 14 rugby match at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, May 15, 2009. The Chiefs won the match 10-7.     REUTERS/Nigel Marple (NEW ZEALAND SPORT RUGBY)

Chris Dutton The Brumbies have endured seven years of pain since their Super Rugby triumph of 2004. Chris Dutton looks back over the last eight years at what went wrong.