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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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What we learned: ACT Brumbies vs Auckland Blues

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

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Kirwan left with the Blues

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25: Head coach Sir John Kirwan of the Blues shows his disappointment after losing the round 15 Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Brumbies at Eden Park on May 25, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Auckland Blues coach Sir John Kirwan has launched a scathing attack on his players and their lack of passion.

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What we learned: Blues v Brumbies

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25:  Rene Ranger of the Blues tackles Nic White of the Brumbies during the round 15 Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Brumbies at Eden Park on May 25, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Ten months of nightmares ended when the Brumbies got revenge against their 2012 destroyers at Eden Park.

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Brumbies brush off the Blues

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25:  Jesse Mogg of the Brumbies passes the ball out during the round 15 Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Brumbies at Eden Park on May 25, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are perfectly positioned to charge towards a drought-breaking finals appearance.

Brumbies v Blues

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Brumbies Ben Mowen in action against the Kings at Canberra Stadium.
The Canberra Times
05 April 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton The Brumbies tackle the Blues in their Round 15 match at Eden Park.

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Alexander to miss Blues match

Ben Alexander waits to be seated.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander will miss his first Super Rugby game in four years when he sits out the clash with the Auckland Blues at Canberra Stadium this afternoon.

Brumbies face horror night after Blues loss

Chris Dutton THE ACT Brumbies' worst nightmare became a horrible reality as they endured a sleepless night praying for results to go their way to keep their Super Rugby finals dream alive.

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Auelua back and ready to monster Blues

12 July 2012 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Chris Dutton. Brumbies training at the Griffith HQ. Fotu Auelua in action.

Chris Dutton Fotu Auelua has promised to add a destructive presence to the ACT Brumbies' pack and ensure the side does not fall victim to an Auckland Blues ambush tomorrow afternoon.

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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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ACT Brumbies in control of their own destiny and can lock in home final

Chris Dutton Brumbies in the mix for a home final, a nightmare international journey - or missing the finals altogether.

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Brumbies urged to move on from injury woes as they sweat on Matt Toomua scans

Josh Mann Rea has suffered a grade-one hamstring strain.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies sweating on scans for Matt Toomua before their blockbuster clash against the NSW Waratahs, while back-up hooker Ruaidhri Murphy says he's ready to step up.

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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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Matt Toomua joins Brumbies injury ward as ACT aims to stop 140-kilogram giant Will Skelton

Brumby Matt Toomua injured his adductor while playing for the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies' injury news is worse than first thought, with three players needing scans to clear them to play the Waratahs.

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Brumbies captain Ben Mowen wants to lift Super Rugby trophy before leaving Australia

Brumbies captain Ben Mowen with his daughter Eleanor. The Mowens are almost packed before their move to France.

Chris Dutton Ben Mowen has declared "near enough is it not good enough" as the Brumbies chase title glory.

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ACT Brumbies out to erase last-round hoodoo and embrace underdogs status for play-offs

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Chris Dutton Wallabies great George Gregan is adamant the Brumbies are the sleeping giant of the Super Rugby title race.

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ACT Brumbies put sentiment aside to focus on championship bid

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Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham is adamant Brumbies players will put sentiment aside to focus on their run to the title.

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Laurie Fisher says Brumbies are ''good enough" to win Super Rugby championship

Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher is leaving the club at the end of the current Super Rugby season.

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies coach says the players "know we're good enough" to win the Super Rugby championship.

Pretoria Bulls v ACT Brumbies

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Nic White of the Brumbies is tackled during the round 11 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Chiefs at Canberra Stadium on April 25, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Join Chris Dutton from 3.10am Saturday (AEST), as the Bulls host the Brumbies in Pretoria.

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Brumbies centre Christian Lealiifano to start against Chiefs as Sam Carter makes comeback

Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano will return this weekend.

Chris Dutton Wallabies centre Christian Lealiifano is set to be injected into the ACT Brumbies starting side for a Super Rugby grand final rematch against the Waikato Chiefs.

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Tevita Kuridrani to miss Super Rugby clash for Brumbies to attend funeral in Fiji

Brumbies star Tevita Kuridrani will miss Saturday's clash against the Stormers to attend a funeral in Fiji.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies have been dealt another selection blow this week, star centre Tevita Kuridrani flying home to Fiji for a family funeral, which rules him out of the clash against the Stormers on Saturday.