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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby Union

Lealiifano insists Wallabies are smarter than they look

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

Union

Brumbies pair in line for elevation

Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton Nic White and Ben Mowen both set to gain if Will Genia is benched for clash with Argentina.

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

Horwill races to prove fitness in time to tour

James Horwill

Chris Dutton Injured Wallabies captain James Horwill must prove he is 100 per cent fit by Saturday if he wants to join the squad on its two-game tour of South Africa and Argentina, says coach Ewen McKenzie.

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Union

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.

Dismay for Deans as Tahs' Test trio hurt

Adam Ashley-Cooper

Adrian Warren, Chris Dutton Wallabies coach Robbie Deans could be forgiven for wincing in unison with his Waratahs counterpart Michael Cheika as NSW suffered both insult and injuries in a season-shaping loss to the Crusaders.

Union

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.

Union

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.

Union

Pocock may ignore European tour to get fit for Super season

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Injured Wallabies flanker David Pocock will consider sitting out the spring tour to focus on being fit for the Super Rugby season and ensure he avoids an ongoing battle with his knee injury.

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...