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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby Union

Brumbies power prop recalled for Crusaders scrum battle

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have added power to their front-row in preparation for a scrum battle with the Canterbury Crusaders on Sunday, recalling prop Dan Palmer to the starting XV.

Union

What we learned: Brumbies v Crusaders

Brumbies player Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton The talking points from the clash between the Brumbies and Crusaders at Canberra Stadium.

Union

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.

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

All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens backs NRL convert Benji Marshall to be a rugby star

Benji Marshall has struggled in his switch to union.

Chris Dutton Wallabies skipper Ben Mowen has backed NRL convert Benji Marshall to be a Super Rugby star.

Union

ACT Brumbies to stick with line-up against Western Force

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is prepared to put faith in his starting line-up this week against the Force.

Union

Super Rugby: Laurie Fisher wants Brumbies to make early statement against Western Force

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08: Brumbies Director of Rugby Laurie Fisher during the Super Rugby trial match between the Brumbies and the ACT XV at Viking Park on February 8, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will launch an early attacking raid against the Western Force on Saturday.

Union

Mowen set to focus on Lions series

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Brumbies' Captain Ben Mowen during captains run training at Canberra stadium. 

4 May 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.

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Chris Dutton Brumbies skipper declares he will put the Wallabies before a push for a Super Rugby finals spot.

Dismay for Deans as Tahs' Test trio hurt

Adam Ashley-Cooper

Adrian Warren, Chris Dutton Wallabies coach Robbie Deans could be forgiven for wincing in unison with his Waratahs counterpart Michael Cheika as NSW suffered both insult and injuries in a season-shaping loss to the Crusaders.

Union

Brumbies boss tied to post at Bulldogs

31 January 2011, sport, story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Official announcement of a one-year sponsorship deal between The University of Canberra and ACT Brumbies at the university's Inspire Centre. Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan has been linked with a cross-code switch to the Canterbury Bulldogs.

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Union

Statue tribute to Smith back on the table

Sport: Tuesday afternoon Brumbies training session at Griffith Oval. Brumbies player George Smith. 30th April 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton The ACT government has revealed it will consider immortalising Brumbies flanker George Smith with a statue.

Rugby

George Smith ready to set Brumbies record

George Smith.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies flanker George Smith will continue playing while he feels like he can compete against the best in the world and is in negotiations to extend his stay at Suntory in Japan until at least...

Union

In-form Speight blocks out call-up agony

Sport: Tuesday afternoon Brumbies training session at Griffith Oval. Brumbies players Henry Speight and Tevita Kuridrani. 30th April 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Form says Brumbies flyer Henry Speight is the best winger in Australia but an eligibility technicality will force him to miss a once-in-a-career chance to play for the Wallabies against the British...

In-form Speight blocks out call-up agony

Henry Speight,

Chris Dutton Form says Brumbies flyer Henry Speight is the best winger in Australia but an eligibility technicality will force him to miss a once-in-a-career chance to play for the Wallabies against the British...

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Rugby Union

Flying Fijians propel Brumbies

Sport: Tuesday afternoon Brumbies training session at Griffith Oval. Brumbies players Henry Speight and Tevita Kuridrani. 30th April 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton The Brumbies' two ''bula boys'' believe they can spark an attacking rugby revival in Canberra.

Union

White busy plotting course for Super title

Sport;  Brumbies consultant coach George Gregan and coach Jake White at training at Brumbies HQ in Griffiths.  16 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White is adamant his side can clinch the Super Rugby title this season.

Union

White set to stick with winning formula as momentum builds

SPORT: Brumbies player Pat McCabe in action during training at Portsea Oval, Duntroon, Canberra..  8th April 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White will back winning combinations for the rest of the season to ensure the side's momentum doesn't stall in the run to the play-offs.

Union

Career is measured in titles for Smith

Sport: Friday morning Brumbies Training at Griffith Oval. Player George Smith. 3rd of May 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton George Smith enhances his ACT Brumbies legend on Sunday, but the 32-year-old wants to leave Australia with a legacy.

Rugby Union

Jake's men call in a regional heavy to lecture players about game's laws

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Brumbies' Captain Ben Mowen during captains run training at Canberra stadium. 
4 May 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.

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Chris Dutton The Brumbies have been given a crash course in what Super Rugby referees will crack down on.

Union

Chase on for spot in top two

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Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are confident they can avoid getting caught in the finals hype.