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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

George Smith says ACT Brumbies down David Pocock but not out

Brumbies great: George Smith.

Chris Dutton George Smith says the ACT Brumbies can cover the loss of superstar flanker David Pocock.

Rugby Union

Brumbies' Japanese recruit Harumichi Tatekawa a trailblazer

Sport.   ACT Brumbies new recruit Harumichi Tatekawa backs up player Jack Wheeton during training at the University of Canberra.  23 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton He is the first Asian recruit in the ACT Brumbies' history and Harumichi Tatekawa is confident he can overcome the language barrier to set a trend of Japanese players joining Super Rugby.

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Union

Brumbies bullish on Japanese recruit Harumichi Tatekawa

HIGASHIOSAKA, JAPAN - JUNE 08:  Harumichi Tatekawa of Japan is tackled during the Japan v Wales international friendly match at Hanazono Field on June 8, 2013 in Higashiosaka, Japan.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) HIGASHIOSAKA, JAPAN - JUNE 08: Harumichi Tatekawa of Japan is tackled during the Japan v Wales international friendly match at Hanazono Field on June 8, 2013 in Higashiosaka, Japan. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Harumichi Tatekawa is not just making up the numbers for the ACT, writes Chris Dutton.

Rugby Union

Vaea puts heart clot behind him

Sport.
Former Brumby Ita Vaea has a blood clot on his heart which has stopped him from playing. 
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.

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Chris Dutton He doesn't know if he'll play rugby again, but ACT forward Ita Vaea is just thankful he's alive.

Rugby

Giants in war of aggression

Brumbies players, Ita Vaea and Fotu Auelua

Chris Dutton Fotu Auelua and Ita Vaea have promised to unleash a 229-kilogram Islander tag team of aggression when they get their chance to take on Australia's premier No.8 on Saturday night.

Union

Blood clots put Brumbies star out for season

10 June 2012, Sport, Journalist Chris Dutton Canberra Times PHOTO by JAY CRONAN. Ita Vaea during the Brumbies training session on Sunday.

Chris Dutton A potential life-threatening condition has put Ita Vaea's career on hold on the eve of the Super Rugby season.

Union

Wrecking ball Auelua has Kefu potential: Jones

12 April 2012, sport, story by Chris Dutton, photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Powerful back rower Fotu Auelua will make his Super Rugby debut for the ACT Brumbies on Saturday against the Melbourne Rebels at Canberra Stadium.

Chris Dutton Fotu Auelua has the size, power and speed to follow in the footsteps of Wallabies great Toutai Kefu and the ACT Brumbies have instructed him to wreak havoc on the Melbourne Rebels tomorrow night.