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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Brumbies winger Henry Speight included in Wallabies squad

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.

Union

Brumbies v Waratahs: Five things we learnt

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28: Adam Ashley-Cooper of the Waratahs is tackled during the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on June 28, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton What we learnt from the Waratahs' 39-8 win against the Brumbies on Saturday night.

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.

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.

Saturday Serve

Bank on Brumbies for Wallabies

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Chris Dutton Saturday Serve: If early-season form is any indication, the Wallabies squad for the British and Irish Lions should be laden with Brumbies.

Union

Folau set to ride the Brumbies

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11:  Israel Folau of the Waratahs celebrates winning the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Stormers at Allianz Stadium on May 11, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are on a mission to stop a ''freakish'' Israel Folau.

Ruby Union

Brumbies rein in Test speculation

SPORT: Brumbies captain Ben Mowen  in action at Brumbies training HQ, Griffith. . 13th May  2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen has dismissed the prospect of a Wallabies audition as ''water-cooler chat''.

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.

Union

No regrets as Auelua faces a familiar foe

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 He was supposed to be the next generation NSW Waratahs enforcer but Fotu Auelua says he's ''at home'' with the ACT.

Rugby

He's back - Smith tipped to give Wallabies winning edge

George Smith

Georgina Robinson, Chris Dutton Four years after playing his last Test, the indestructible George Smith is poised to lift Australia to a series win over the British and Irish Lions in Sydney on Saturday.

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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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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

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.