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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.


Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham gets gig as waterboy

Stephen Larkham The Waterboy

Chris Dutton Brumbies mentor Stephen Larkham will use a loophole to become the first Super Rugby coach to double as a waterboy.


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.


Brumbies look to class of '04 for inspiration

Super 12 Final at Canberra Stadium,Canberra ACT.   Brumbies V Crusaders.   Image shows Brumbies Jeremy Paul lifts the trophy.   Fairfax.  22 May 2004.   Photo by SIMON ALEKNA.

Chris Dutton They pulled on the retro ''heavy, cotton jerseys of a playing strip revolution'' to relive their championship memories and those last links to the Brumbies' golden era are determined to deliver...

Brumbies reasserting dominance in Wallabies rugby squad

Brumbies pair selected for Wallabies

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are reestablishing themselves as the most dominant Australian rugby team and have been rewarded for their Super Rugby success with 12 players picked in the Wallabies squad.


Mortlock backs Kuridrani to shine

News.  Photos contributed by Brumbies Rugby. Playing in the Grand Final- what does this moment mean to the players?  TEVITA KURIDRANI
??We?ve done all the hard work over the last two years, it?s our time now to make it happen. We need to reap the rewards for the hard work we?ve done. It?s a good chance for us. To be honest, I?m not really shocked because I think we?ve earned our spot here. We?ve worked hard as a team to get to where we are now. It?s going to be a special day, you never know if you?ll get another grand final. One more to go.??

Chris Dutton He's the softly-spoken Fijian who uses regular kava sessions with a rugby league legend as his secret inspiration.

Rugby Union

Support flows for 'perfectionist' Jones

CAPE TOWN,  SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 9:  Eddie Jones, the Australian Coach watches his players during Australian Rugby Union training at Westerford School, July 9, 2003, in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Former Wallabies and Brumbies coach Eddie Jones is a ''perfectionist'' who has built a career on an unbeatable work ethic and passion to succeed, Australian great Stephen Larkham says.


George Smith ready to set Brumbies record

George Smith.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies flanker George Smith will continue playing while he feels like he can compete against the best in the world and is in negotiations to extend his stay at Suntory in Japan until at least...

Rugby Union

'Freak' Smith must play against Lions, says Mortlock

Sport: Tuesday afternoon Brumbies training session at Griffith Oval. Brumbies player George Smith. 30th April 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton If the Wallabies want to beat the British and Irish Lions they must pick a ''freakish'' George Smith despite the eligibility grey areas.


Career is measured in titles for Smith

Sport: Friday morning Brumbies Training at Griffith Oval. Player George Smith. 3rd of May 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton George Smith enhances his ACT Brumbies legend on Sunday, but the 32-year-old wants to leave Australia with a legacy.

Rugby Union

Brumbies look to revive glory days of code's great rivalry

Super 12 Final at Canberra Stadium,Canberra ACT.  Brumbies V Crusaders.  Image shows Brumbies celebrate after their win.  Fairfax. 22 May 2004.  Photo by SIMON ALEKNA. ***FDCTRANSFER***

Chris Dutton They were rugby's dominant teams a decade ago, contesting three finals in five years.


White to scout for playing venues

Chris Dutton Jake White will embark on an international search to find a place where the ACT Brumbies can play during the off-season to ensure their rapid development continues beyond the end of the Super Rugby...


Brumbies dent Lions pride as six-try victory raises 'F' word

Chris Dutton THE ACT Brumbies left Canberra as a young squad but will return with a slice of history and the growing belief they can be a genuine Super Rugby contender this year.

Brumbies ready to rumble with Tahs

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 27:  Pat McCabe of the Brumbies tackled by Josh Strauss of the Lions during the 2012 Super Rugby match between MTN Lions and Brumbies at Coca Cola Park on April 27, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa
(Photo by Duif du Toit /Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton JOHANNESBURG: The Brumbies left Canberra as a young squad but will return with a slice of history and the growing belief they can be genuine contenders this year.


Brumbies try, try and try again to bring rugby back to its running roots with six of the best

Joe Tomane.

Chris Dutton RUNNING rugby is back and the ACT Brumbies hope their try-scoring spree over the past three weeks earns their attack the respect they have been craving.


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.


Murday relishing chance to press claims

17 January 2012, sport, story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. The ACT Brumbies train at the club's headquarters in Griffith. Tuggeranong and ACT representative player Tom Murday cools down after a gut busting session with the Super Rugby outfit.

Chris Dutton Tom Murday hopes his bid to win a Super Rugby contract will receive a timely boost when he lines up against the Western Force in Adelaide today.


White's blind faith reaps rewards for Brumbies

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31:  Henry Speight of the Brumbies is tackled by J P Pretersen of the Sharks 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 started the season as survivors of a disaster but Henry Speight knew they could rise from the ashes of last year if they got the right opportunity.


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...

2013 Super Rugby Guide

Pocock adds touch of class

SPORT - Brumbies new recruit David Pocock at Brumbies HQ,  Griffith. Canberra                                                                      6th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Marquee recruit, superstar flanker and humanitarian – David Pocock arrives in Canberra as the biggest recruit in ACT Brumbies history and a key piece in a championship-winning puzzle.

2013 Super Rugby Guide

Brumbies must enter finals frontier

SPORT  -  Ben Mowen at Brumbies training at Griffith, Canberra.                                                                                             12th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton It’s season two of the four-year plan and there’s little doubt about the goal – make the finals. Jake White’s men surprised everyone last season before they choked in the last round and lost their...