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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Quade Cooper prepares to face "terrifying" Pat McCabe in Reds v Brumbies

Quade Cooper

Chris Dutton Wallabies linchpin Quade Cooper is expecting an onslaught on Friday night.

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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...

Union

Brumbies rookie set for starting debut against Reds

Tom Staniforth.

Chris Dutton Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore has backed teenage rookie Tom Staniforth to stand tall in a battle against two Test locks, but admits there's an element of the unknown as the ACT Brumbies prepare to...

Union

ACT Brumbies playmaker Matt Toomua on track to face Queensland Reds in Super Rugby clash

Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton ACT playmaker Matt Toomua says the Brumbies need to hunt as a pack against the fired-up Queensland Reds and is confident he will recover from a knee injury in time to play on Friday night.

Union

Brumbies beat Reds in a Super Rugby cliffhanger

Tevita Kuridrani runs over a Reds defender.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have held on for an absorbing season-defining win in Brisbane.

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What we learnt: Queensland Reds v ACT Brumbies

Joe Tomane of the Brumbies scores a try.

Chris Dutton All the main talking points from the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby match.

Rugby

Waratahs, Reds and Rebels pack down as new east coast powerhouse

Bill Pulver.

Chris Dutton, Georgina Robinson The Waratahs, Reds and Rebels are considering merging their operations to form an eastern seaboard powerhouse under a radical proposal to be put before the ARU board at the end of the month.

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Tevita Kuridrani in Brumbies' season-opener against Queensland Reds

Tevita Kuridrani

David Polkinghorne, Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies set to rush back Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani from suspension.

Rugby Union

Queensland Reds down ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby opener

Brumbies player Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton The Queensland Reds traded attacking brilliance for gritty defence as they held on for a round-one Super Rugby win against the ACT Brumbies at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.

Union

Brumbies must fight against Reds, says Ben Mowen

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Ben Mowen during the captain's run at Canberra Stadium.    21 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen is preparing for a ''ferocious'' clash with the Queensland Reds.

Union

Richard Graham of Queensland Reds turns heat up on Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham in Super Rugby

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Brumbies coach, Stephen Larkham, speaks to media after training on Thursday morning.
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Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Chris Dutton Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham has turned up the heat on rival Stephen Larkham.

Union

Jarrad Butler ready to seize chance with ACT Brumbies against Queensland Reds in Super Rugby

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08: Jarrad Butler of the Brumbies is tackled during the Super Rugby trial match between the Brumbies and the ACT XV at Viking Park on February 8, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Brumbies recruit Jarrad Butler says he's ready for ''battle'' against his former Reds teammates on Saturday.

Rugby Union

Brumbies to block out Reds results

Sport: Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano during the captains run at Canberra Stadium.  26 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

CHRIS DUTTON The ACT Brumbies have been warned to avoid watching the ladder for the rest of the season to ensure they don't fall into the same trap which cost them a finals berth last year.

Union

White may call on Faingaa to counter Reds' breakdown onslaught

24 May 2011, sport, story by David Polkinghorne, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. ACT Brumbies training at the club s headquarters in Griffith, Canberra. Flanker Colby Faingaa. SPECIAL 1

Chris Dutton THE ACT Brumbies could call on Colby Faingaa to help them combat a breakdown onslaught from the Queensland Reds if Michael Hooper is suspended tomorrow.

Union

Selection mind games prove Reds are concerned about us: White

24 May 2012, sport, story by Chris Dutton, photo by STUART WALMSLEY. The ACT Brumbies train at the club's headquarters in Griffith, Canberra. Inside backs coach George Gregan and head coach Jake White.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies started the season as an unknown threat but coach Jake White says Queensland's crafty decision to delay its team naming puts his side in a ''position of strength'' for their crucial...

Rugby

Auelua out of Reds clash

Brumbies No8 Fotu Auelua, playing against the Melbourne Rebels. Getty Images

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will be without their destructive No8 Fotu Auelua for their blockbuster clash with the Queensland Reds on Saturday night.

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Last-gasp miss gives Reds the contest

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26:  Digby Ioane of the Reds is tackled during the round 14 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Reds at Canberra Stadium on May 26, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton QUEENSLAND REDS blew the race to the top of the Australian conference wide open with a gritty victory at Canberra Stadium last night.

Union

Reds revenge on menu when Brumbies kick off season 2013

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will get an immediate shot at Super Rugby redemption when the 2013 season begins and chief executive Andrew Fagan hopes the club's resurgence will boost crowd numbers.

Union

Brumbies to open 2013 with Reds clash

Stephen Moore gets tackled by Saia Fainga'a - Reds v Brumbies May, 2012

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will aim for revenge when they open their 2013 Super Rugby campaign against the Queensland Reds in February.

Union

Brumbies are in fine fettle for Reds clash

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08:  Clyde Rathbone and David Pocock of the Brumbies celebrate a try during the Super Rugby trial match between the Brumbies and the ACT XV at Viking Park on February 8, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Quade Cooper was throwing punches but the ACT Brumbies were landing the final blows as they prepare for their Super Rugby redemption against the Queensland Reds next week.