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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.

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Stephen Hoiles to return to ACT on stronger footing


Chris Dutton Former ACT Brumbies skipper Stephen Hoiles ''felt helpless'' when he left the club in 2012.


NSW Waratahs ban ACT Brumbies mascot from Super Rugby semi-final

Brumby Jack goes through some warm up during a lunch break on the horse's birthday.
The Canberra TImes
01 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Why the long face? ACT Brumbies mascot - Brumby Jack - has been forced to buy a ticket to the biggest Australian rugby derby in more than a decade after NSW officials banned him from the Allianz...

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Waratahs out for revenge against Brumbies in Super Rugby clash

Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has described his trip to Canberra last year as the ''lowlight'' of his debut campaign.


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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Finegan urges Wallabies to take Mowen on European tour

26th May 2012, Story by    , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch, Super Rugby Brumbies v Reds at Canberra Stadium,    Ben Mowen wins the line out

Chris Dutton Wallabies great Owen Finegan has implored Test selectors to take a chance on ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen to add leadership to the injury-hit squad.


We can't just lift for Tahs: White

Brumbies Coach Jake White during training.
04 March 2013
The Canberra Times
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White has challenged his players to replicate the passion and enthusiasm of 'Waratah week' for every match to prove they can be a "championship team".

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Hoiles warns of Waratahs revenge ambush

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 8:  Stephen Hoiles of the Brumbies makes a line break during the Super 14 round ten match between the Brumbies and the Waratahs at Canberra Stadium on April 8, 2007 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Stephen Hoiles

Chris Dutton Former ACT skipper Stephen Hoiles has warned the Brumbies to prepare for a revenge ambush in Sydney as the NSW Waratahs try to make amends for their early-season capitulation in Canberra.

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Brumbies, Waratahs left to count the cost of injuries after brutal encounter

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  Drew Mitchell of the Waratahs is tackled during the round 14 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on May 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton INJURIES and a form slide have put the ACT Brumbies' play-off dream on the brink as they count the costs of a brutal Australian derby at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

Mowen leader of the pack

Chris Dutton Jake White's desire to inject new leadership into the ACT Brumbies was the major factor in his decision to make Ben Mowen his captain ahead of the squad's most established players.

Mowen leader of the pack

Newly announced ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton Jake White's desire to inject new leadership into the ACT Brumbies was the major factor in his decision to make Ben Mowen his captain ahead of the squad's most established players.


'White exit will wreck Brumbies'

Super Rugby launch, Doltone House Pyrmont. ACT Brumbies coach Jake White.

Chris Dutton Jake White should move on if he's not committed to the ACT Brumbies and his interest in England's top job could destabilise the club, former player Jeremy Paul says.

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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...


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.