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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby

Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen says he's no dobber

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...

Rugby union

Kimlin ruled out of Wallabies campaign

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 03:  Peter Kimlin of the Brumbies reflects after their loss during a Super Rugby Final match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium on August 3, 2013 in Hamilton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies lock Peter Kimlin will miss the Rugby Championship campaign with the Wallabies after being ruled out with a broken thumb.

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

Mogg

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.

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

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.

Union

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.

Union

Brumbies tough out gritty win against Waratahs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07:  Tatafu Polota-Nau of the Waratahs scores the opening try during the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on July 7, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have survived the biggest scare of their Super Rugby revival but their finals drought is over.

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.