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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Will Genia dropped, Ben Mowen to captain Wallabies

Chris Dutton The Wallabies have a new captain with Ben Mowen to lead the team into action against Argentina on Saturday night after Will Genia was dumped from the starting XV on Wednesday.

Union

Brumbies beat Reds in a Super Rugby cliffhanger

Tevita Kuridrani runs over a Reds defender.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have held on for an absorbing season-defining win in Brisbane.

Union

Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore cleared of wrongdoing after punch

Eddie Quirk of the Reds reacts after being punched by Stephen Moore.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have called on officials to stamp out illegal holding tactics at the ruck.

Union

What we learnt: Queensland Reds v ACT Brumbies

Joe Tomane of the Brumbies scores a try.

Chris Dutton All the main talking points from the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby match.

Union

ACT Brumbies playmaker Matt Toomua on track to face Queensland Reds in Super Rugby clash

Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton ACT playmaker Matt Toomua says the Brumbies need to hunt as a pack against the fired-up Queensland Reds and is confident he will recover from a knee injury in time to play on Friday night.

Rugby Union

Brumbies v Rebels: Five things we learned

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28:  Mitch Inman of the Rebels is congratulated by team mates after scoring a try during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Brumbies at AAMI Park on March 28, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton All the talking points from the Super Rugby clash between the ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels.

Union

Super Rugby: Scott Fardy warns Brumbies against relying on extra caps

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Scott Fardy of the Brumbies poses for a photo during a Super Rugby ACT Brumbies headshots session at the AIS on January 15, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have been warned not to rely on Wallabies experience to win games.

Union

Super Rugby: Rival captains Ben Mowen and James Horwill bury the hatchet

Super Rugby season launch - opportunity to stockpile a few portraits of key rugby players
Portraits:
- Ben Mowen (Brumbies) and James Horwill (Reds)

Photography Brendan Esposito
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Chris Dutton James Horwill has declared there's no bad blood between himself and his Test captain replacement Ben Mowen.

Union

Matt Toomua ready for Quade Cooper battle

Matt Toomua and Quade Cooper

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies playmaker says he's ready to cement his place in the Wallabies lineup.

Union

Pocock nervous before comeback match

Chris Dutton Star Wallabies flanker David Pocock admits to being nervous ahead of his first game in 10 months as he starts his bid to reclaim his Test spot from John Eales Medal-winner Michael Hooper.

Rugby

David Pocock targets Brumbies form before shot at Wallabies

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Wallabies star breakaway David Pocock admits he's nervous before his first game in 10 months as he begins his attempt to reclaim his Test spot from John Eales Medal winner Michael Hooper.

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Rugby Union

David Pocock is perfect man to captain Wallabies, say Brumbies

Pocock

Chris Dutton He's one of the world's best players who's been forgotten on the Wallabies captaincy merry-go-round, but the ACT Brumbies are backing David Pocock as the perfect man to be Australia's new Test...

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Union

David Pocock shrugs off Wallabies leadership speculation

Image shows David Pocock and James Horwill. Members of the Qantas wallabies who are looking forward the the British and Irish Lions 2013 tour in June and July. SMH SPORT. photo: Marco Del Grande on 24th February, 2013

Chris Dutton Wallabies flanker David Pocock will not buy into the Test captaincy debate, saying his only focus is on the Brumbies.

Rugby

David Pocock concentrating on return, not speculation around Wallabies captaincy

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Wallabies breakaway David Pocock will not buy into the Test captaincy debate, adding that his only focus is making a successful Super Rugby comeback next month.

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Union

Pocock helps from sidelines

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14:  David Pocock poses during an Australian Wallabies Portrait session at Coogee Crowne Plaza on January 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton David Pocock is preparing to increase his workload to take pressure off his Wallabies teammates.

Union

White set for challenge

Sport
Nic White will become the Brumbies' youngest captain when he leads the team on to the field to play the Melbourne Rebels on Friday night.
The Canberra Times
05 June 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Wallabies great George Gregan has warned Nic White against being ''too temperamental'' as Brumbies captain.

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Rugby Union

Video shows Reds no angels in Brumbies clash

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caption: Queensland Reds captain James Horwill appears to stomp on the face of Brumbies prop Dan Palmer in the first half of their match at Suncorp Stadium. The incident was not penalised or cited.

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Chris Dutton Queensland coach Ewen McKenzie is casting the Brumbies as the villains in a blockbuster Australian derby but a series of the Reds' unpenalised incidents have caused Super Rugby confusion.

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Union

Pocock's long road back

Sport
Brumbies Player David Pocock during training.
The Canberra Times
05 March 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies star David Pocock arrived in Canberra on a Super Rugby finals mission but the champion is instead coming to grips with the prospect of missing two of the biggest opportunities of his...

Smith leads charge in Wallabies line-up

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 02:  George Smith stretches during an Australian Wallabies training session at St Joseph's, Hunter's Hill on July 2, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Australian legend George Smith headlines a list of seven ACT Brumbies players named in the Wallabies team to chase a series victory against the British and Irish Lions in Sydney on Saturday night.

Union

Smith to return for Wallabies-Lions decider

George Smith

Chris Dutton and Paul Cully Western Force back-rower Ben McCalman is the surprise inclusion in the Wallabies' 23-man squad for the third Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

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