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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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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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ACT Brumbies sign Peter Ryan as assistant coach for Super Rugby season

Peter Ryan

Chris Dutton Cross-code pioneer Peter Ryan will join the ACT Brumbies' coaching staff for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

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Canberra Vikings ready to unearth future Wallabies in inaugural NRC

Tom Staniforth is primed to shine for the Canberra Vikings.

Chris Dutton Tom Staniforth has urged the ACT to back the Vikings as they aim to unearth future Wallabies in the NRC.

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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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ACT Brumbies recruit Sean Doyle to use NRC to fast-track his Super Rugby development

Brumbies recruit Sean Doyle wants to push for David Pocock's No.7 jersey.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies recruit Sean Doyle will use the National Rugby Championship to start challenging star flanker David Pocock for the Super Rugby side's No.7 starting spot next year.

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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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Wallaby-in-waiting Henry Speight pleads with immigration to let Fiji siblings watch Test debut

Henry Speight, right, with his brother Sam, who was allowed to watch the winger play for the Brumbies in the Super Rugby finals this year.

Chris Dutton Wallaby-in-waiting Henry Speight is still desperate for immigration officials to let his family see him debut.

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ACT Brumbies recruit Rory Arnold tallest player in Super Rugby history

Brumbies recruit Rory Arnold is 208cm tall.

Chris Dutton The biggest recruit in ACT Brumbies history made headlines around the world last year after a biting incident in South Africa, but Rory Arnold is determined to make a Super Rugby impact for the right...

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Departing ACT Brumbies mentor Laurie Fisher has international coaching aspirations

Outgoing Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher.

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher has a burning desire to coach international rugby.

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Brumbies search United States for hidden Super Rugby stars

Pat McCabe will line up for the Vikings.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies believe they can be the first Super Rugby team to tap into the American market.

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Canberra Vikings call on former Wallabies prop Dan Palmer for scrum expertise

Brumbies player Fotu Auelua will be named captain of the Canberra Vikings.

Chris Dutton Canberra Vikings captain Fotu Auelua and coach Dan McKellar have called for unity in the capital's rugby ranks.

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Former ACT Brumby Ita Vaea all smiles in rugby comeback from life-threatening blood clots

Former Brumby Ita Vaea will make his rugby comeback on Saturday after overcoming a heart condition.

Chris Dutton He's the trimmed down, hard-running, softly spoken Tongan No.8 who walked a fine line between having an on-field stroke and death, and nothing can wipe the smile of Ita Vaea's face as he launches his...

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Saturday Serve: Henry Speight's siblings need a helping hand from Scott Morrison

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Chris Dutton Henry Speight is about to spill blood for the Australian Wallabies, but the government won't let his siblings into the country to watch him play.

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Ben Mowen confident ACT Brumbies have a succession plan

Departing Brumbies skipper, Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen is adamant the club will benefit from "fresh leadership" when he leaves Australia this week, insisting he moves to France with no regrets.

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Stephen Hoiles urges NSW Waratahs to embrace the pressure

Wise words: Former Brumby Stephen Hoiles says the Waratahs must be positive.

Chris Dutton It is the second chance Stephen Hoiles thought he would never get - playing in a Super Rugby grand final less than a year after most people thought he had retired.

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Doug Edwards re-signs as ACT Brumbies chief executive

Brumbies CEO Doug Edwards

Chris Dutton Brumbies chief executive Doug Edwards has signed a new two-year deal to stay at the Super Rugby franchise.

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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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Brumbies back under-rated Jarrad Butler to challenge NSW Waratahs captain Michael Hooper

Re-signing: Jarrad Butler will stay with the ACT Brumbies.

Chris Dutton He's perhaps the most underrated player in the biggest Australian derby in more than a decade, but the ACT Brumbies are adamant unheralded Jarrad Butler is ready to lock horns with Wallabies captain...

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Move home gives Tom McVerry another bite at rugby victory

Tom McVerry with wife Louise and 17-month-old Lucy.

Chris Dutton Louise McVerry was walking through a Japanese shopping centre when she collapsed.