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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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ACT Brumbies' new boys get their chance in Queenstown against Otago Highlanders

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will use party capital Queenstown as the launching pad for their Super Rugby title aspirations.

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Captain backs Brumbies to bounce back against Highlanders

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Brumbies player Ben Mowen in action against the Kings at Canberra Stadium
The Canberra Times
05 April 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton ACT captain Ben Mowen says the Brumbies need to show they can ''perform under huge pressure'' and has backed the squad to recapture its best against the Highlanders on Friday night.

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Big changes to Brumbies team to take on Highlanders

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16:  Jordan Smiler poses during the official 2013 ACT Brumbies Super Rugby headshots session at Brumbies Headquarters on January 16, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) headshot jordan smiler

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will throw a Super Rugby rookie into battle as they attempt to recapture their best form, naming Jordan Smiler to make his debut against the Otago Highlanders on Friday night.

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Thorn looks to Broncos for Highlanders turnaround

TAUPO, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 02: Brad Thorn of Highlanders makes a break during the 2013 Super Rugby pre-season friendly match between the Chiefs and the Highlanders at Owen Delany Park, Taupo on February 2, 2013 in Taupo, New Zealand. (Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ''granddaddy'' of Super Rugby, Brad Thorn, is drawing inspiration from the 1999 Brisbane Broncos to lead a Highlanders revival and is confident his team can stun the ACT Brumbies on Friday night.

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Chris Dutton The Brumbies take on the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

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What we learned: Highlanders v Brumbies

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 12: Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies breaks away to score a try during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Brumbies at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on April 12, 2013 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The Brumbies will hope an 11-point win in Dunedin will be the turning point for their season.

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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.

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Laurie Fisher says Brumbies are ''good enough" to win Super Rugby championship

Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher is leaving the club at the end of the current Super Rugby season.

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies coach says the players "know we're good enough" to win the Super Rugby championship.

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Brumbies inject 19-year-old 'beast' Tom Staniforth for Reds clash

Tom Staniforth, left, and Stephen Moore in training with the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton He's the "straighty 180" teenager preparing for a daunting Super Rugby baptism on Friday night, but Wallabies captain Ben Mowen says Tom Staniforth will turn into a "beast" against the Queensland...

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Waratahs' win tempered by loss of Dave Dennis as Brumbies' season staggers

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Chris Dutton Waratahs outmuscle injury-stricken Brumbies

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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.

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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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ACT Brumbies play "mini-grand final" against Pretoria Bulls

JP Smith takes on the Cheetahs' defence last weekend.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are preparing for four “mini-grand finals” as they fight to keep their Super Rugby play-off chances alive in the last rounds of the season.

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No more horsing around for ACT Brumbies hopeful Matt Hawke

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Matt Hawke training with the Brumbies on Thursday morning.
Filed: Thursday, 5 December 2013 2:15:17 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Chris Dutton Matt Hawke has run more kilometres than any of the ACT Brumbies at pre-season training.

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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.

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Pocock nervous before comeback match

Chris Dutton Star Wallabies flanker David Pocock admits to being nervous ahead of his first game in 10 months as he starts his bid to reclaim his Test spot from John Eales Medal-winner Michael Hooper.

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ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander resisted overseas offers

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

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Tom Staniforth gets chance to realise rugby dreams at Brumbies

Chris Dutton Tom Staniforth wants to prove he's not a ''little boy'' any more when he gets his Super Rugby pre-season chance on Friday.