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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Brumbies v Cheetahs: what we learned

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 All the highlights from the Brumbies' drought-breaking finals win against the Cheetahs.

Union

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?

Union

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.

Rugby

Larkham prepares Brumbies for 'do or die' finals pressure

SPORT: Brumbies backs coach Stephen Larkham  during Brumbies training at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  17th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham is adamant the new generation ACT Brumbies are ready to face do-or-die pressure in the finals.

Rugby

Brumbies look to class of '04 for inspiration

Super 12 Final at Canberra Stadium,Canberra ACT.   Brumbies V Crusaders.   Image shows Brumbies Jeremy Paul lifts the trophy.   Fairfax.  22 May 2004.   Photo by SIMON ALEKNA.

Chris Dutton They pulled on the retro ''heavy, cotton jerseys of a playing strip revolution'' to relive their championship memories and those last links to the Brumbies' golden era are determined to deliver...

Rugby

Lealiifano is ready to back up

SPORT: Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano during training at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  17th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano hopes he can ''kick us through the finals'' when the Brumbies break a nine-year play-off drought.

Toomua keen to show he's fit and hungry

Sport.  ACT Brumbies players Matt Toomua and Christian Lealiifano still all smiles after training in the wet at Brumbies HQ.  19 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton The nightmarish memory of an injury disaster is driving ACT Brumbies playmaker Matt Toomua's mission to show he can perform on the big stage as he attempts to lead his team to a Super Rugby title.

Union

Rathbone sees road to victory

SPORT: Clyde Rathbone and George Smith have both been named in the starting team for the Brumbies clash against the Cheetahs this Sunday.  17th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Clyde Rathbone says the ACT Brumbies must avoid a fear of failure if they want to beat the Free State Cheetahs.

Toomua faces down his demons

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Chris Dutton The nightmare memory of an injury disaster is driving Brumbies playmaker Matt Toomua's mission to prove he can perform on the big stage as he attempts to lead his team to a Super Rugby title.

Union

Tomane forced to give way for veteran's return

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Joseph Tomane during training at Brumbies HQ.  19 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Jake White says there's ''no room for sentiment'' in Super Rugby finals.

Union

Kimlin may yet return to Brumbies

SPORT: Brumbies v Crusaders at Canberra Stadium. . Brumbies player Peter Kimlin reacts  after loosing the match.  5th May 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton The lure of more Super Rugby finals action could convince Peter Kimlin to make an immediate return to Australian rugby next year.

Union

Brumbies' fumbles a one-off: Larkham

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 10: Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies celebrates with team mates after kicking the winning penalty goal during the round three Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Cheetahs at Canberra Stadium on March 10, 2012 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham has dismissed the Brumbies' woeful ball control against the Force as a ''one-off''.

Rugby Union

With an ambition born of tragedy, Speight on the cusp of life's dream

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Henry Speight during training as the rain starts to increase at Brumbies HQ.  19 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton Family heartbreak and a traditional Fijian afro are Henry Speight's inspiration for Super Rugby glory.

Rugby Union

Gregan urges Brumbies to reach for sky

News. 
George Gregan's company has become involved in the operation of the new AIS cafe, GG Espresso.
6 June 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra TImes.

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Chris Dutton Brumbies legend George Gregan says the club's new generation must ''trust their game and add polish''.

Rugby Union

Brumbies unleash top secret weapons

SPORT: Clyde Rathbone and George Smith have both been named in the starting team for the Brumbies clash against the Cheetahs this Sunday.  17th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies’ title dream is fuelled by jersey swaps and former champions.

Union

Brumbies must stay clear of African hype

Chris Dutton Scott Sio has warned the ACT Brumbies risk being overwhelmed in their Super Rugby semi-final.

Rugby

Brumbies rookie counts on team bonds

Chris Dutton Rookie prop Scott Sio has warned the Brumbies risk being overwhelmed in the Super Rugby semi-final if they get caught up in the South African hype before they play the Bulls.

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Speight's ambitions driven by memory of cousin and family pain

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Henry Speight during training as the rain starts to increase at Brumbies HQ.  19 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton He's the try-scoring machine using family heartbreak and a traditional Fijian 100-day afro as inspiration for Super Rugby glory and the pursuit of his Wallabies dream.

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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.

Union

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.