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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

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.

Union

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.

Union

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.

Union

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.

Rugby

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.

Rugby

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.

Union

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.

Union

Benji Marshall could have been a rugby star: Stephen Larkham

Benji Marshall's experiment with the 15-man code has lasted only six months.

Chris Dutton Wallabies great Stephen Larkham says Benji Marhsall could have been a Super Rugby star, insisting the code-swapping playmaker "just needed time" to transfer his talent to rugby union.

Union

Quade Cooper prepares to face "terrifying" Pat McCabe in Reds v Brumbies

Quade Cooper

Chris Dutton Wallabies linchpin Quade Cooper is expecting an onslaught on Friday night.

Union

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.

Union

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.

Union

Pat McCabe launches case for Wallabies recall

Pat McCabe.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe is launching an undeniable case for a Wallabies recall, delivering another outstanding performance to lead his team to a vital Super Rugby win on Friday night.

Union

Tom Staniforth set to get his Brumbies chance

Tom Staniforth at Brumbies training this week with Ben Alexander.

Chris Dutton Part-time pub glassy Tom Staniforth will be thrust into a brutal Super Rugby initiation next week.

Rugby Union

Brumbies centre Pat McCabe on the Wallabies radar, Laurie Fisher says

Pat McCabe scores one of his two tries against the Blues on Friday night,

Chris Dutton Comeback king Pat McCabe insists a Wallabies recall is the last thing on his mind, despite ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher declaring the hard-nosed centre "must be in Ewen McKenzie's...

Union

Where have the Canberra crowds gone?

Empty seats at Canberra Stadium.

Chris Dutton, Lee Gaskin Laurie Fisher believes Super Rugby needs to expand its fan base beyond the "hardcore supporters".

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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.

Union

Brumbies wary of 'struggling' Benji Marshall, but rule out bid for Andrew Fifita

Cronulla Sharks forward Andrew Fifita
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Photos Ben Rushton
Feb 21 2014

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are bracing for an unpredictable Benji Marshall in his first Australian Super Rugby appearance, but the club has ruled itself out of a potential bidding war to sign another NRL...

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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.