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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby Union

Chiefs end Brumbies' dream

Chris Dutton, Hamilton The ACT Brumbies' dream run to the Super Rugby title ended in heartbreak as they fell agonisingly short of clinching a historic championship.


Inside job for former Chiefs

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 21:  Christian Lealiifano of Waikato runs the ball during the round four ITM Cup match between Wellington and Waikato at Westpac Stadium on August 21, 2010 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images) WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 21: Christian Lealiifano of Waikato runs the ball during the round four ITM Cup match between Wellington and Waikato at Westpac Stadium on August 21, 2010 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano and Henry Speight are returning to Waikato on a mission to steal the Super Rugby trophy.

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Mowen expects some early fireworks against Chiefs

Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen has warned his teammates to brace for an explosive opening to their match against the Waikato Chiefs tonight.

Brumbies getting sick of tight spots after snatching defeat from Chiefs

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 16:  Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies kicks a penalty during the round four Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Bay Park Stadium on March 16, 2012 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton BRUMBIES five-eighth Christian Lealiifano is ''sick of these tight games'' and urged his side to regain its ruthless edge.


Back-ups can match Chiefs if Toomua ruled out: Larkham

Brumbies flyhalf Matt Toomua in action against the Free State Cheetahs. The Brumbies are hopeful Toomua can overcome injury in time to take on the Chiefs this Friday.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are hopeful flyhalf Matt Toomua can overcome a medial ligament injury in time to help them chase three consecutive wins for the first time in two years.


Brumbies rookie Tom Staniforth wants to 'go gangbusters' after Super Rugby debut

Tom Staniforth takes some stopping against the Reds.

Chris Dutton Super Rugby rookie Tom Staniforth hopes his ACT Brumbies cameo ignites his career.


Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore cleared of wrongdoing after punch

Eddie Quirk of the Reds reacts after being punched by Stephen Moore.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have called on officials to stamp out illegal holding tactics at the ruck.


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?


Brumbies rookie set for starting debut against Reds

Tom Staniforth.

Chris Dutton Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore has backed teenage rookie Tom Staniforth to stand tall in a battle against two Test locks, but admits there's an element of the unknown as the ACT Brumbies prepare to...


Brumbies beat Reds in a Super Rugby cliffhanger

Tevita Kuridrani runs over a Reds defender.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have held on for an absorbing season-defining win in Brisbane.


What we learnt: Queensland Reds v ACT Brumbies

Joe Tomane of the Brumbies scores a try.

Chris Dutton All the main talking points from the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby match.


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.


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.


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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Tevita Kuridrani to miss Super Rugby clash for Brumbies to attend funeral in Fiji

Brumbies star Tevita Kuridrani will miss Saturday's clash against the Stormers to attend a funeral in Fiji.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies have been dealt another selection blow this week, star centre Tevita Kuridrani flying home to Fiji for a family funeral, which rules him out of the clash against the Stormers on Saturday.


Brumbies keep eye on future of George Smith

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

Chris Dutton George Smith is poised to call time on his career but the door is ajar for a Brumbies comeback.

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Former Wallaby forward Peter Kimlin eyes a return to ACT Brumbies

Ben Mowen and Peter Kimlin

Chris Dutton Peter Kimlin looms as surprise potential recruit to replace ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen next year.


Fit-again Pocock keen to lift Brumbies

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player David Pocock during training at the AIS. 24 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton Superstar flanker David Pocock says the ACT Brumbies must ''move on'' from ex-coach Jake White.


ACT Brumbies chief Andrew Fagan steps down

Andrew Fagan.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan has resigned, announcing he will leave the club next month less than six months after signing a new contract.

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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.