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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Smith leads charge in Wallabies line-up

Chris Dutton Australian legend George Smith headlines a list of seven ACT Brumbies players named in the Wallabies team to chase a series victory against the British and Irish Lions in Sydney on Saturday night.

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Smith to return for Wallabies-Lions decider

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Chris Dutton and Paul Cully Western Force back-rower Ben McCalman is the surprise inclusion in the Wallabies' 23-man squad for the third Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

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Will Genia dropped, Ben Mowen to captain Wallabies

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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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Brumbies-Wallabies seek common ground on dates clash

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(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.

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Palmer ruled out of Tahs clash

Dan Palmer.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies prop Dan Palmer will miss out on a last chance to impress Wallabies coach Robbie Deans.

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Folau no sure thing but gets majority vote

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31:  Israel Folau of the Waratahs runs the ball during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Force at Allianz Stadium on March 31, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Three of the past five Wallabies World Cup coaches are adamant Israel Folau is the man to play fullback against the Lions.

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Eight Brumbies rewarded in Wallabies squad

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31:  Jesse Mogg of the Brumbies runs away to score a try during the round six Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Sharks at Canberra Stadium on March 31, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies' resurgence has been rewarded with eight players being selected in the Wallabies squad for the mid-season Test matches against Wales and Scotland.

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From Wests to the Wallabies

27th MAY 2012- SPORT- STORY CHRIS DUTTON - THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Brumbies player, Jesse Mogg at the Narrabundah driving range.

Chris Dutton From club rugby to the international stage, Jesse Mogg is still pinching himself after he capped a whirlwind eight months by becoming a bolter in the Wallabies squad last night.

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Brumbies keep mind on job as finals loom large

26th May 2012, Story by    , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch, Super Rugby Brumbies v Reds at Canberra Stadium,   Stephen Moore

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have been warned against ''ladder watching'' as they chase a drought-breaking finals berth in the last two rounds of the Super Rugby season.

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Great expectations for Brumbies

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

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen has challenged his team to ''raise our expectations'' to ensure it doesn't falter in the race to a drought-breaking finals berth.

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Connolly plan to halt injury carnage

31 January 2011, sport, story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Official announcement of a one-year sponsorship deal between The University of Canberra and ACT Brumbies at the university's Inspire Centre. Brumbies prop Ben Alexander models the new jersey.

Chris Dutton Former Wallabies coach John Connolly has implored the ARU to extend Australia's Super Rugby squads to prevent the top players from being ''beat up'' during a 12-month campaign.

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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...