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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Canberra Vikings call up teenager Connal McInerney for NRC debut

Chris Dutton The Canberra Vikings have called up a teenage rookie to fill the void left by Australia's hooker crisis.

Union

Journeyman Josh Mann-Rea vows to make most of Wallabies lifeline

Josh Mann-Rea is relishing his call-up to the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Journeyman hooker Josh Mann-Rea is adamant he can rise to a new level to ease the Wallabies' injury crisis.

Union

Henry Speight focuses on Wallabies dream after family visas approved

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies cult hero Henry Speight has vowed to "give everything I've got" to make the Wallabies an international powerhouse after the Australian government ended years of heartache by granting his...

Union

ACT Brumbies hooler Josh Mann-Rea poised for another Wallabies jumper

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea is third string for the Super Rugby side, but is getting his chance in gold due to injuries.

Chris Dutton Former coal miner Josh Mann-Rea is on the verge of another shock Wallabies call up after Australia's hooker crisis took another hit in the Test win against Argentina on Saturday night.

Union

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea on the verge of a shock Wallabies call-up

Long road taken: Josh Mann-Rea to answer Wallabies SOS.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies hooker known as "Bongo" is on the verge of a Wallabies call-up.

Union

Brumbies winger Henry Speight included in Wallabies squad

Speight

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championships, despite the Fijian-born winger not being available for selection until September 11.

Sam Carter bolter as 10 Brumbies make Wallabies squad

Sam Carter, the bolter of 10 Brumbies named in Wallabies squad.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies lock Sam Carter is the surprise bolter in the Wallabies squad for the three Test series against France next month.

Rugby

Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen says he's no dobber

Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton Ben Mowen has hit back at any suggestion he "dobbed" on his Wallabies teammates after a drinking session in Ireland last year.

Union

Stephen Larkham backs Wallabies penalties to set tone

Sport.  New director of rugby Laurie Fisher and head coach Stephen Larkham 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 ACT Brumbies are backing Ewen McKenzie's tough stance on Wallabies discipline, and World Cup-winning fly-half Stephen Larkham says tough punishments will ''set the tone'' for the Test team...

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...

Rugby Union

Brumbies ready for ambush

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

Chris Dutton Jake White is preparing for a NSW Waratahs ''ambush'' at Canberra Stadium and says counterpart Michael Cheika has given his players the underdog tag to fire them up.

Union

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.

Union

Brumbies too short in tooth for Lions

Sport. Brumbies training at Griffith Oval. Scott Fardy during a line out. May 16th. 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White is bracing for the Wallabies to overlook his rising stars for the Lions.

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.

White tips Deans to snub young Brumbies

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White is bracing for the Wallabies to overlook his rising stars and stick with experienced players to chase glory against the British and Irish Lions next month.

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Rugby Union

Derby leaves Wallabies with big headache

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  George Smith of the Brumbies looks dejected as he leaves the field with a knee injury 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 Wallabies great George Smith faces up to eight weeks on the sideline.

Rugby Union

Waratahs v Brumbies - what we learned

SPORT 18.5.12 SUPER RUGBY
Waratahs v Brumbies at ANZ Stadium
Waratahs Israel Folau in action
SHD   Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Dutton Five things we learned from the Waratahs' 28-22 win over the Brumbies.

Rugby

Wallabies count the cost of brutal derby

Tatafu Polota-Nau of the Waratahs and George Smith

Chris Dutton Wallabies great George Smith faces up to eight weeks on the sideline and the prospect of missing out on a historic second series against the British and Irish Lions after a nightmare trip to Sydney.

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Union

Raines eager to cap week to remember

Peter Raines  of wests in action in the 1st grade rugby union game against Tuggeranong at Jamieson Oval on Saturday.

Chris Dutton Journeyman scrumhalf Peter Raines hopes to end the biggest week of his life with a victory.