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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.


Scholarship to lure aspiring Springboks

Chris Dutton More South Africans could follow Clyde Rathbone's lead in playing for Australia.


Tevita Kuridrani to miss Super Rugby clash for Brumbies to attend funeral in Fiji

Brumbies star Tevita Kuridrani will miss Saturday's clash against the Stormers to attend a funeral in Fiji.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies have been dealt another selection blow this week, star centre Tevita Kuridrani flying home to Fiji for a family funeral, which rules him out of the clash against the Stormers on Saturday.

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Brumbies relieved after Matt Toomua cleared to play Stormers

Injury scare ... Matt Toomua.

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua will take on the Stormers on Saturday after overcoming a thigh injury.

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Brumbies JP Smith playing against the Stormers

Brumbies player Jean-Pierre Smith at the club's captain's run on Friday.

Chris Dutton Brumbies rookie Jean-Pierre Smith is preparing to be thrust into battle against some of his childhood heroes.

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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.


Brumbies' Hoffmann unfazed by White's exit

Sport. New Brumbies recruit from South Africa, Conrad Hoffman. November 9th. 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Chris Dutton South African recruit Conrad Hoffmann says his move to the Brumbies was ''never about Jake White''.


Clyde Rathbone salutes a saviour as rugby joins Nelson Mandela tributes

Clyde Rathbone.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies veteran Clyde Rathbone has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela.

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.


White busy plotting course for Super title

Sport;  Brumbies consultant coach George Gregan and coach Jake White at training at Brumbies HQ in Griffiths.  16 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White is adamant his side can clinch the Super Rugby title this season.


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.

Rugby Union

Brumbies lock Etienne Oosthuizen released from Super Rugby contract

Etienne Oosthuizen playing for the ACT XV against Tonga at Viking park.
The Canberra Times
07 March 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Giant ACT Brumbies lock Etienne Oosthuizen says family and not ex-coach Jake White’s decision to quit is the reason he wants to stay in South Africa and be released from the last year of his Super...


Mowen has lineout smarts for Wallabies

SPORT:  Brumbies Captain Ben Mowen in action at the  Brumbies Captain run Canberra Stadium, Bruce.. 30th May 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Brumbies captain Ben Mowen is the ''real deal'' and the Wallabies need him to be their lineout general,Jake White says.


White pipped at the post

Brumbies Coach Jake White during training.
The Canberra Times.
09 July 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Bill Pulver has admitted Jake White’s perceived defensive style and the preference for an Australian coach hurt him.

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Brumbies' coach focused on Bulls

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18:  Brumbies coach Jake White smiles after victory in the International tour match between the ACT Brumbies and the British & Irish Lions at Canberra Stadium on June 18, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Jake White has declared he has nothing to prove after he was overlooked for the Wallabies job.

Rugby Union

Toomua keen to stay ACT's top 10

Brumbies player Matt Toomua in action against the Cheetahs at Canberra Stadium
The Canberra Times
21 July 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Brumbies star Matt Toomua has revealed his desire to become the ACT's long-term flyhalf.


Feed off fans' abuse: Rathbone

Sport. 26th July 2013. Brumbies training in Johannesburg. Canberra Times photos taken by Chris Dutton.?
Brumbies veteran Clyde Rathbone with lion cubs.

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Chris Dutton Embrace the hatred - that's veteran winger Clyde Rathbone's message to the ACT Brumbies.


Brumbies set for Bullring firestorm

Sport. 26th July 2013. Brumbies training in Johannesburg. Canberra Times photos taken by Chris Dutton.?
Brumbies coach Jake White with captain Ben Mowen

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Chris Dutton Chris Dutton goes one-on-one with Jake White and Ben Mowen in Pretoria in the build-up to Sunday's semi.

Live: ACT Brumbies v Pretoria Bulls

Live: ACT Brumbies v Pretoria Bulls

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have travelled to South Africa to take on the Pretoria Bulls.

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White's final advice: be cool

SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 20:  South Africa Head Coach Jake White poses with the trophy following his team's victory at the end of the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final between England and South Africa at the Stade de France on October 20, 2007 in Saint-Denis, France.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Jake White will use his World Cup-winning ''calmness'' to help ease the pressure on his team


Brumbies v Cheetahs: what we learned

SPORT: Qualifying final at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  Brumbies v Cheetahs. Brumbies players  Clyde Rathbone and George Smith celebrates their win. 21st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton All the highlights from the Brumbies' drought-breaking finals win against the Cheetahs.