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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

White names unchanged Brumbies side for Bulls clash

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.


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.


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.


Brumbies beat Bulls in Super Rugby thriller

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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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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.

Brumbies reshuffle team for Bulls

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.

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

Etienne Oosthuizen

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.


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.


ACT Brumbies face season defining return to Super Rugby

David Polkinghorne, Chris Dutton Can the ACT Brumbies stay top of Aussie conference through season defining period?


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.


Brumbies close to naming new chief executive

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Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are edging closer to finding a permanent chief executive, with the club's board to meet on Wednesday night to try to finalise negotiations to appoint a new boss.


Tevita Kuridrani chases World Cup dream with ACT Brumbies

Tevita Kuridrani.

Chris Dutton Brumbies flyer Tevita Kuridrani resisted the lure of cashed-up European clubs to chase his World Cup goal.


Clyde Rathbone salutes a saviour as rugby joins Nelson Mandela tributes

Clyde Rathbone.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies veteran Clyde Rathbone has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela.


Brumbies' class of 2013 surpassed all hopes

Chris Dutton Every story needs a hero and a villain, but the Brumbies won’t know which category Jake White fits into until the end of next year.


Semi-final stars can shine brighter

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 12:  Matt Toomua of the Brumbies kicks over the top of John Hardie of the Highlanders during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Brumbies at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on April 12, 2013 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Semi-final stars Matt Toomua and Tevita Kuridrani are adamant the ACT Brumbies are yet to hit their peak

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Fearless Brumbies flying high

Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore with his son Theodore and wife Courtney at the Canberra airport on his return from South Africa.

Chris Dutton Hooker Stephen Moore says the players know they can win big games.

Brumbies draw confidence from away form

Christian Lealiifano

Chris Dutton The Brumbies have no fear of winning the Super Rugby title on the road, and will use their imposing away record as inspiration to claim the championship.

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