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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Brumbies ready for 'classic' Crusaders rivalry: Ben Mowen

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen has urged his players to draw on the history of a ''classic'' rivalry with the Crusaders.

Union

Crusaders beat Brumbies to continue 14-year New Zealand curse

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 03: Scott Fardy (C) of the Brumbies reacts after the round 12 Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Brumbies at AMI Stadium on May 3, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton It started with a traffic delay and ended in a Christchurch annihilation as the Canterbury Crusaders inflicted the biggest defeat of the ACT Brumbies season on Saturday night.

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What we learnt: Brumbies v Crusaders

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Chris Dutton All the talking points after the Brumbies' horror trip to Christchurch and a 40-20 loss to the Canterbury Crusaders.

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Brumbies power prop recalled for Crusaders scrum battle

Sport;  Brumbies player Stan Palmer chats with Brumbies consultant coach Brian Smith at training at Brumbies HQ in Griffiths.  16 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

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

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.

Union

ACT Brumbies to play NSW Waratahs after beating Chiefs

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Chris Dutton The Brumbies advance to Super Rugby grand final qualifier after beating the Waikato Chiefs 32-30 in an eight-try epic.

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ACT Brumbies to play NSW Waratahs after beating Chiefs

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Chris Dutton The Brumbies advance to Super Rugby grand final qualifier after beating the Waikato Chiefs 32-30 in an eight-try epic.

Union

Brumbies adamant they can learn from mistakes after losing to NSW Waratahs

The Brumbies are determined to use the pain of finals defeat to drive them to a title win.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have vowed to use three heartbreaking years to make them a better team.

Union

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.

Union

NSW Waratahs into Super Rugby final after beating ACT Brumbies

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Chris Dutton The NSW Waratahs beat the ACT Brumbies 26-8 in the Super Rugby semi-final in Sydney on Saturday night.

Union

Brumbies back arch rivals the Waratahs to win Super Rugby championship

Buried: Matt Toomua says the Waratahs have the strength to win the title.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies✓ have thrown their support behind the Waratahs to win their first Super Rugby title

Union

ACT Brumbies out to erase last-round hoodoo and embrace underdogs status for play-offs

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Chris Dutton Wallabies great George Gregan is adamant the Brumbies are the sleeping giant of the Super Rugby title race.

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Brumbies thrash the Western Force 47-25 to secure Super Rugby finals berth

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Chris Dutton The Brumbies powered into the Super Rugby finals after hammering the Western Force 47-25.

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ACT Brumbies prepare for grand final re-match against Waikato Chiefs and a chance to make Super Rugby history

The Brumbies are also on track for a second-round meeting with the NSW Waratahs in Sydney after their thumping 47-25 win against the Western Force and overnight results locked them into fourth place on the ladder.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will have to defy Super Rugby history to achieve their championship dream.

Union

Wallabies prop Ben Alexander calls for regular Anzac fixture in Canberra

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Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne Australian Wallabies prop Ben Alexander says it's time for Super Rugby to create an Anzac Day tradition in Canberra.

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

Brumbies start make or break month of Super Rugby

Australian Wallabies great George Smith has warned players will regret signing rich French deals if their only motivation is to

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies face a "crucial period" to prove their Super Rugby title credentials, club legend George Smith says.

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Brumbies desperate to break 14-year drought in Christchurch

George Gregan believes the Brumbies can beat the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies legend George Gregan says the club can prove it's a "fair dinkum" title contender if it topples the Canterbury Crusaders on Saturday, declaring it has the mental resolve requred to break...