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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby Union

Queensland Reds down ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby opener

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.
Filed: Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:10:29 pm 
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

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.

Union

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.

Union

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.

Union

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...

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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Rugby Union

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.

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.

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.

Rugby Union

Brumbies call on fans to help beat Reds

Sport.
Edward Murphy (4) from Isabella Plains has his face painted at the Brumbies meet the players day.
10 Feb 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.

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Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne Brumbies coach Jake White wants 20,000 fans at Canberra Stadium for a ‘‘fortress’’.

Union

Reds not foxing - Horwill says he really is hurt

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 13:  James Horwill of the Reds and Ben Mowen of the Brumbies pose during the 2013 Australian Super Rugby Launch at Sketch, Central Pier on February 13, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Queensland skipper James Horwill has laughed off suggestions he will make a surprise on-field appearance in Canberra.

Union

Reds rag doesn't irk White

SPORT. Brumbies training at their Griffith HQ. Coach, Jake White, during training.  14th. February 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton It is being billed as the rivalry between Australia's best teams but it is turning into a war between masterminds as Jake White and Ewen McKenzie continue to trade jibes before the Super Rugby opener.

Union

Brumbies v Reds in 60 seconds

Sport
Brumbies player  Matt Toomua in action against the Reds at Canberra Stadium
The Canberra Times
16 February 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton It was a battle of two defiant defences and Jesse Mogg was the only player to get across the try line.

Brumbies show how Reds have fallen

Christian Lealiifano

Chris Dutton THE ACT Brumbies have set the tone for a blockbuster battle to be the best team in the Australian conference by toppling the Queensland Reds in the opening round of the Super Rugby season on Saturday...