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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

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.

Union

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.

Rugby Union

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

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

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

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.

Union

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

Toomua, White and Mogg.

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

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.

Union

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...

Union

Jake White says decision to quit Brumbies has been vindicated

Jake White is back in Australia before the Sharks clash with his former club, the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton Former ACT Brumbies coach Jake White has no regrets about quitting the last two years of his Super Rugby contract.

Union

Brumbies centre Andrew Smith signs one-year deal with Munster

Brumbies centre Andrew Smith.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies centre Andrew Smith will quit Australian rugby at the end of the year.

Union

Departing Andrew Smith focused on Brumbies title bid

Andrew Smith.

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies centre Andrew Smith wants a Super Rugby title before he leaves for Ireland.

Union

Brumbies wary of Super Rugby's 'absolute warrior' Richie McCaw

He's back: Richie McCaw speaks to the media ahead of his comeback match for the Canterbury Crusaders.

Chris Dutton He has never lost to the ACT Brumbies in New Zealand. But the ACT Brumbies believe they can finally overcome Richie McCaw.

Union

ACT Brumbies beat Waikato Chiefs to fire warning shot to Super Rugby rivals

Christian Lealiifano

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies blitzed the two-time defending champions Waikato Chiefs 41-23 on Friday night.

Union

Brumbies confident of fixing discipline to prevent back-to-back Super Rugby losses

The Brumbies are confident they can bounce back.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen insists they can fix any discipline deficiencies in their game in time to avoid back to back losses for the first time this year.

Union

Christian Lealiifano re-signs with Brumbies as they beat former boss Jake White

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10:  Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies is tackled during the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Sharks at Canberra Stadium on May 10, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have pulled off a massive signing coup to add the cream on top to beating former coach Jake White, signing star centre Christian Lealiifano for the next two years.

Union

ACT Brumbies stick by Super Rugby game plan and won't bow to attacking pressure

Brumbies captain Ben Mowen enjoys a lighter moment at training in South Africa.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies insist they won't be bullied into an all-out attacking game plan to suit their detractors.