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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens backs NRL convert Benji Marshall to be a rugby star

Benji Marshall has struggled in his switch to union.

Chris Dutton Wallabies skipper Ben Mowen has backed NRL convert Benji Marshall to be a Super Rugby star.

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Alexander raring to face All Blacks after morale-boosting victory

13th July 2012, Story by Chris Dutton , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,   Brumbies team photograph at Holtel Relm this afternoon, Ben Alexander awaits to be seated

Chris Dutton Wallabies prop Ben Alexander hopes a confidence-boosting victory in Argentina will help them topple the world champion All Blacks in Brisbane next weekend.

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Australian Wallabies star Pat McCabe says he's lucky to walk away

Walking wounded: Pat McCabe arrives back in Australia on Sunday.

Chris Dutton An emotional Pat McCabe said he could not risk his life to continue playing rugby.

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Matt Toomua says the Wallabies need to "learn quickly" for Bledisloe Cup success

Matt Toomua trains with the Wallabies on Thursday.

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua focused on Wallabies success to end the biggest week of his life.

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Matt Toomua, Ellyse Perry ... and Nic White?

Matt Toomua announced his engagement to Elyse Perry with this photo on Instagram.

Chris Dutton How Nic White called 'dibs' on Ellyse Perry and how Matt Toomua asked her to marry him.

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Christian Lealiifano heads back to the Canberra Vikings to push his claims for Wallabies recall

Setting sail: Christian Lealiifano will use his time with the Canberra Vikings to press his Wallabies claims.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano goes from Wallabies to the Vikings to help his bid for Test selection.

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Wallabies release of Christian Lealiifano proof NRC is the 'real deal'

Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano is set to play in the National Rugby Championship.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano will launch his Wallabies bid from the National Rugby Championships on Saturday, using his return to the Canberra Vikings as a springboard for Test rugby.

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Australian Super Rugby semi-final a good omen for Wallabies as Brumbies and Waratahs go to battle

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander is back in the Wallabies' frame.

Chris Dutton Ewen McKenzie is salivating at an all-Australian semi-final which has the potential to launch World Cup dreams.

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Injury stalls Henry Speight's Wallabies hopes as Jordan Smiler re-signs with Brumbies

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea has re-signed with the club.

Chris Dutton Henry Speight will miss a month with a hamstring injury.

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ACT Brumbies fall short in Singapore world club 10s final after double extra time

Markin of The Brumbies scores a try during the World Club 10s match between The Brumbies and Petraca Rugby.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have suffered a heartbreaking loss in the world club 10s tournament in Singapore, losing the final to the Auckland Blues 10-5 in double extra time on Sunday night.

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Brumbies desperate to break 14-year drought in Christchurch

George Gregan believes the Brumbies can beat the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies legend George Gregan says the club can prove it's a "fair dinkum" title contender if it topples the Canterbury Crusaders on Saturday, declaring it has the mental resolve requred to break...

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Brumbies wary of Super Rugby's 'absolute warrior' Richie McCaw

He's back: Richie McCaw speaks to the media ahead of his comeback match for the Canterbury Crusaders.

Chris Dutton He has never lost to the ACT Brumbies in New Zealand. But the ACT Brumbies believe they can finally overcome Richie McCaw.

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Crusaders beat Brumbies to continue 14-year New Zealand curse

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 03: Scott Fardy (C) of the Brumbies reacts after the round 12 Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Brumbies at AMI Stadium on May 3, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton It started with a traffic delay and ended in a Christchurch annihilation as the Canterbury Crusaders inflicted the biggest defeat of the ACT Brumbies season on Saturday night.

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Jarrad Butler, the Brumbies' new David Pocock, goes home

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08: Jarrad Butler of the Brumbies is tackled during the Super Rugby trial match between the Brumbies and the ACT XV at Viking Park on February 8, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Super Rugby rookie Jarrad Butler isn't fazed by his task to replace David Pocock.

Would McCabe chuck it in? Never

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22: Pat McCabe of the Brumbies leaves the field to receive treatment for a head wound during the round two Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Reds at GIO Stadium on February 22, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen call's him the club's ''version of Chuck Norris'', but a week ago Pat McCabe was in tears fearing his career was over.

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Jack Whetton to emerge from father's shadow in Brumbies debut

Brumbies debutant Jack Whetton,

Chris Dutton Brumbies rookie Jack Whetton, whose father Gary was an All Blacks captain, to debut for Brumbies on Saturday.

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Brumbies lose Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore to knee injury

Chris Dutton The Brumbies' injury curse has struck again, with Stephen Moore set to miss Friday night's match.

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What we learnt: Brumbies v Crusaders

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Chris Dutton All the talking points after the Brumbies' horror trip to Christchurch and a 40-20 loss to the Canterbury Crusaders.

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Brumbies hooker Siliva Siliva has the 'whole package' as he prepares to replace Wallabies rake Stephen Moore

Siliva Siliva with Laurie Fisher at Brumbies training on Thursday.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies back-up hooker Siliva Siliva is "the future of Australian rugby", Laurie Fisher believes.

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What we learned: ACT Brumbies vs Auckland Blues

Pat McCabe.

Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne All the talking points from the Brumbies' clash against the Blues at Canberra Stadium.