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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby Union

Jesse Mogg set to stay in rugby union despite kick-around with Lions

NEWS/SPORT:  Brumbies players arrive at Canberra airport after their win in South Africa. Brumbies player Jesse Mogg collects his luggage. 29th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton A ''kick in the park'' painted Jesse Mogg as the newest AFL recruit, but chasing the Wallabies dream will keep the ACT Brumbies flyer in rugby union.


Shellshocked Lions tamed by Brumbies

British and Irish Lions player Sean O'Brien right, tackles ACT Brumbies' player Jesse Mogg during their rugby tour match in Canberra

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have crushed the British and Irish Lions' confidence on the eve a Test series with a historic victory at Canberra Stadium.

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When pride is on the Lions ...

Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen says the enormity of the Wallabies' task against the British and Irish Lions will whack them in the face in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Rugby union

Smith to bring the 'big plays' against Lions: Pocock

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 02:  George Smith warms up during an Australian Wallabies training session at St Joseph's, Hunter's Hill on July 2, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Injured Wallabies skipper David Pocock has backed returning legend George Smith to have an immediate impact against the British and Irish Lions and insists his ability to ‘‘make the big plays’’ give...


Smith to return for Wallabies-Lions decider

George Smith

Chris Dutton and Paul Cully Western Force back-rower Ben McCalman is the surprise inclusion in the Wallabies' 23-man squad for the third Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

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Lions out to win charity match for club great

Craig Robberds.

Chris Dutton Wests want to use Vikings' charity match as tribute to coach Craig Robberds' daughter, Gabby.

Rugby Union

'Freak' Smith must play against Lions, says Mortlock

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

Chris Dutton If the Wallabies want to beat the British and Irish Lions they must pick a ''freakish'' George Smith despite the eligibility grey areas.

Rugby Union

Lions to take on more than just the Brumbies

Sport  ACT rugby veteran Keith Hawke OAM puts his name down on an ACT Brumbies jersey, the Brumbies will wear a special jersey for their match against the British and Irish Lions with the names of 1000 players from 75 years of rugby in the ACT.  11 May 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The British and Irish Lions will clash with more than 1000 of the biggest names in ACT rugby history.


Brumbies too short in tooth for Lions

Sport. Brumbies training at Griffith Oval. Scott Fardy during a line out. May 16th. 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White is bracing for the Wallabies to overlook his rising stars for the Lions.


Mowen set to focus on Lions series


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

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


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


Lions nightmare fuels groundswell for undercover stadium

NEWS/SPORT: British and Irish Lions player Geoff Parling eaves the field after loosing the game to the Brumbies at Canberra Stadium. . 18th June 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton A logistics nightmare surrounding the British and Irish Lions match has prompted fresh calls for an undercover stadium in Canberra to ensure the capital can attract blockbuster events.


McCabe fresh for Lions dash

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies star Pat McCabe wants to launch a late bid for the Australian series against the British and Irish Lions.

Late chance for McCabe to get Lions' share

Pat McCabe

Chris Dutton Brumbies star Pat McCabe has been handed just his second starting opportunity of the Super Rugby competition, enabling him to launch a late bid for the Australian series against the British and Irish...


Shattered White misses Lions shot

Chris Dutton Scrumhalf Nic White's Wallabies dream is in tatters, but his Super Rugby title hopes are alive.


Christian to maul Lions: Larkham


Chris Dutton Champion Wallabies playmaker Stephen Larkham has backed Christian Lealiifano to fire in his Test debut


Brumbies twins double trouble for Lions

Identical twins Ruan and JP Smith.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Jake White can tell them apart by looking at a broken nose.

Hail forces cancellation of Brumbies-Lions opener

WEATHER: Hail comes down over Canberra Stadium at 4:13pm ahead of the Brumbies clash with the British and Irish Lions.. 18th June 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton The curtain-raiser for the ACT Brumbies and British and Irish Lions match has been cancelled because of hail at Canberra Stadium.

Live rugby: Lions v Brumbies

ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton Get live scores from South Africa as the Brumbies finish off their tour.


Brumbies dent Lions pride as six-try victory raises 'F' word

Chris Dutton THE ACT Brumbies left Canberra as a young squad but will return with a slice of history and the growing belief they can be a genuine Super Rugby contender this year.


Christian tipped to take it to Lions

SPORT : Christian LealIifano during the Brumbies Captain's run at Canberra Stadium, Bruce. 4th April 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano is ''the dark horse'' in a three-way battle to be the Wallabies' chief playmaker against the British and Irish Lions and the ACT Brumbies star can launch his bid for Test...