Chris Dutton Google+

Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Staniforth eyes France chance

Chris Dutton France is usually the last stop for an ACT Brumbies player before hanging up the boots but Tom Staniforth is hoping it will launch his Super Rugby career.

Union

Brumbies centre Christian Lealiifano to start against Chiefs as Sam Carter makes comeback

Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano will return this weekend.

Chris Dutton Wallabies centre Christian Lealiifano is set to be injected into the ACT Brumbies starting side for a Super Rugby grand final rematch against the Waikato Chiefs.

Union

Brumbies wary of 'struggling' Benji Marshall, but rule out bid for Andrew Fifita

Cronulla Sharks forward Andrew Fifita
Smh sport
Photos Ben Rushton
Feb 21 2014

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are bracing for an unpredictable Benji Marshall in his first Australian Super Rugby appearance, but the club has ruled itself out of a potential bidding war to sign another NRL...

Union

Sharni Williams still eyeing World Cup berth with Wallaroos

Chris Dutton Canberra sevens star Sharni Williams could still be included in the Australian Wallaroos World Cup campaign, despite being left out of a 26-player squad to play against Canada and New Zealand in June.

Union

Rugby Union: Sevens captain mulls switch for World Cup

Sport: Former Canberra mechanic, Sharni WIlliams has been named the Australian Women's Sevens Rugby Captain. 6th of May 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Australian sevens captain Sharni Williams is considering a temporary switch back to 15-a-side rugby to play at the World Cup.

Saturday Serve

Super Rugby: Cash-strapped Brumbies struggle to replace David Pocock

<i></i>

Chris Dutton There's more than $1 million of ACT Brumbies talent sitting on the sideline injured.

rugby

Fears David Pocock could miss ACT Brumbies' Super Rugby season 2014

Will the Brumbies send another SOS to George Smith?

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have been urged to send an SOS to George Smith if they need an injury replacement for David Pocock, with former Wallaby Rod Kafer declaring Smith can be a Super Rugby revelation this...

Union

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.

Comments 1

Rugby Union

Mother of all comebacks ignites Louise Burrows' World Cup bid

Sport.  ACT players from left Michelle Perry, Shellie Milward, Kamila Wihongi and Louise Burrows following Wallaroos training at the AIS synthetic field.   7 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton Wallaroos hopeful Louise Burrows takes the meaning of ''rugby mum'' to a new level and four years after quitting the sport to have a family, the Canberra front-rower is back to aim for her World Cup...

Union

Super Rugby: Rival captains Ben Mowen and James Horwill bury the hatchet

Super Rugby season launch - opportunity to stockpile a few portraits of key rugby players
Portraits:
- Ben Mowen (Brumbies) and James Horwill (Reds)

Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,2014,12th February

Chris Dutton James Horwill has declared there's no bad blood between himself and his Test captain replacement Ben Mowen.

Rugby Union

Changes won't hurt Brumbies, says David Pocock

Chris Dutton Ben Mowen and David Pocock are adamant a tumultuous off-season won’t derail the ACT Brumbies.

Rugby Union

Brumbies playing their part to bring back Bill

Chris Dutton Wallabies prop Ben Alexander says the once unknown ACT Brumbies are ready to boost Australia’s World Cup bid.

Rugby Union

Brumbies' Japanese recruit Harumichi Tatekawa a trailblazer

Sport.   ACT Brumbies new recruit Harumichi Tatekawa backs up player Jack Wheeton during training at the University of Canberra.  23 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton He is the first Asian recruit in the ACT Brumbies' history and Harumichi Tatekawa is confident he can overcome the language barrier to set a trend of Japanese players joining Super Rugby.

Comments 12

Union

Speight ruled out for Wallabies until September

Henry Speight

Chris Dutton IRB rule ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight ineligible to play for the Wallabies until September 11.

Union

ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander resisted overseas offers

Ben Alexander

Chris Dutton Wallabies and ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander has revealed he was almost lured to Europe after the 2011 World Cup.

Union

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.

Rugby Union

Pat McCabe driven back to fitness after injury-riddled seasons

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Pat McCabe has a practice run before he under goes biometric testing in the AIS Indoor Athletics Track.  31 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton Unlucky Wallabies star Pat McCabe says the frustration of two injury-cursed years is driving his ambition to get back to the top and reignite his rugby career.

Union

Wallaby skipper Ben Mowen is rugby's ironman

Ben Mowen

Chris Dutton Stats don't lie. Wallabies captain Ben Mowen is the hardest-working player in Australian rugby.

Rugby Union

Christian Lealiifano of the ACT Brumbies to miss start of Super Rugby season

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Christian Lealiifano of Australia reacts as his penalty kick falls short during the Scotland v Australia Autumn International Series Match at Murrayfield Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies star Christian Lealiifano will have to wait until March to make his mark on Super Rugby next year and the goal-kicking ace will not be rushed into an early comeback from ankle surgery.

Rugby union

Ben Mowen gives up on his union dreams for his family

Chris Dutton Australian Wallabies captain Ben Mowen spent a decade chasing his rugby union dreams around the world, but missing his daughter's birthday and first steps convinced him it was time to put his family...