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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Brumbies say their attack can fire against Bulls

Chris Dutton Test hopeful Matt Toomua says the ACT Brumbies’ stuttering attack can fire again if the side is patient and finds their rhythm to reignite a bid for a top-two Super Rugby finish.

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Stephen Moore unmoved by Wallabies' captain debate, urges Brumbies to use finals desperation against Bulls

Contender: Stephen Moore is focused on the Brumbies' Super Rugby campaign and not the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Australian Wallabies and ACT Brumbies correct hooker Stephen Moore is unfazed by the Test captaincy debate and will instead channel his energy into Super Rugby finals "desperation".

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ACT Brumbies play "mini-grand final" against Pretoria Bulls

JP Smith takes on the Cheetahs' defence last weekend.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are preparing for four “mini-grand finals” as they fight to keep their Super Rugby play-off chances alive in the last rounds of the season.

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Brumbies trounced by Bulls in Pretoria

Room  to move: Henry Speight of the Brumbies charges towards the Bulls.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies were thrashed by the Pretoria Bulls 44-23 at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday morning, leaving the club's Super Rugby finals hopes in tatters as they prepare to return to Australia.

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What we learned: Pretoria Bulls v ACT Brumbies

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Chris Dutton All the talking points from the Bulls' 44-23 win against Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld.

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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ACT Brumbies lose to Pretoria Bulls but can still win title: Ben Mowen

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Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are adamant they have the resilience to stop an alarming form slump.

Brumbies call on 120kg South African recruit to give Bulls a cow of a night

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Chris Dutton Etienne Oosthuizen, the 120-kilogram South African who will be unleashed against the Pretoria Bulls at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night, wants to ''bash'' his countrymen.

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What we learned: Brumbies v Bulls

Sport: Super Rugby Brumbies Vs Bulls.. Bulls player Jan Lodewyk Serfontein and Canberra Brumbies player Etienne Oosthuizen during the match at Canberra Stadium. ?30 March 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.
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Chris Dutton Scott Sio's a star, the Brumbies must improve and the Bulls hate half-time deficits.

White names unchanged Brumbies side for Bulls clash

SPORT: Qualifying final at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  Brumbies v Cheetahs. Brumbies players  Clyde Rathbone and George Smith celebrates their win. 21st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White will stick by the players which broke the club's nine-year finals drought as they chase a slice of history in South Africa on Sunday morning.

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Brumbies' coach focused on Bulls

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18:  Brumbies coach Jake White smiles after victory in the International tour match between the ACT Brumbies and the British & Irish Lions at Canberra Stadium on June 18, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Jake White has declared he has nothing to prove after he was overlooked for the Wallabies job.

Live: ACT Brumbies v Pretoria Bulls

Live: ACT Brumbies v Pretoria Bulls

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have travelled to South Africa to take on the Pretoria Bulls.

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White pays tribute to hero Mandela before Brumbies tackle Bulls

FILE - Annually on July 18, Nelson Mandela International Day, marks a global effort to inspire people to devote 67 minutes of their time to helping others in recognition of the former South African Presidents contribution to freedom and peace. Held on his birthday, the 67 minutes takes its significance from the 67 years Nelson Mandela campaigned as an international peacemaker.

 JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - 27:  Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela poses with South Africa Rugby Union coach Jake White (L), South Africa Rugby Union captain John Smit (R) and the Webb-Ellis cup during the Springboks visit to Nelson Mandela at his residence on October 27, 2007 in Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africa became the current holders of the cup after defeating Former champions England 15-6 in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White paid tribute to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela before his team's semi-final.

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What we learned: Bulls v Brumbies

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 27:  Brumbies players and coaching staff celebrate during the SupeRugby semi final match between Vodacom Bulls and Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on July 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Five things we learned from the Brumbies' gutsy win against the Bulls.

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Brumbies beat Bulls in Super Rugby thriller

Henry Speight.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies are going to the Super Rugby grand final for the first time in nine years after they launched a miraculous escape effort in Pretoria on Sunday morning.

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Brumbies reshuffle team for Bulls

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Etienne Oosthuizen playing for the ACT XV against Tonga at Viking park.
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Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have reshuffled their team for a massive challenge against the Pretoria Bulls, with coach Jake White aiming to refresh his players for a return to Canberra Stadium.

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Brumbies wheel out big unit to stop Bulls

Sport: Brumbies captain's run at Canberra Stadium. Player, Etienne Oosthuizen. 29th of March 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton The Brumbies' 120-kilogram South African forward Etienne Oosthuizen will be unleashed against the Pretoria Bulls on Saturday night and he wants to ''bash'' his countrymen at Canberra Stadium.

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Mowen ready to rise from sick bed to halt Bulls' stampede

30 March 2012, sport, story by Chris Dutton, photo by STUART WALMSLEY. The ACT Brumbies hold their captain's run at Canberra Stadium ahead of the clash with the Durban Sharks. Captain Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton, in South Africa The ACT Brumbies are confident skipper Ben Mowen will be fit to take on the Pretoria Bulls on Sunday morning despite being bed-ridden on Wednesday in South Africa.

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Brumbies start make or break month of Super Rugby

Australian Wallabies great George Smith has warned players will regret signing rich French deals if their only motivation is to

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies face a "crucial period" to prove their Super Rugby title credentials, club legend George Smith says.

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ACT Brumbies confident ARU broadcast deal will cover losses in Super Rugby

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Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are satisfied the financial reward of a new broadcast deal will offset the hole in their budget when they lose one home game in a new 18-team, four-conference Super Rugby structure...