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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

How Springboks legend Victor Matfield nearly signed for the ACT Brumbies

Victor Matfield almost played for the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton Springboks legend Victor Matfield has revealed he nearly signed for the Brumbies.

Union

Scholarship to lure aspiring Springboks

Clyde Rathbone.

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

Union

Journeyman Josh Mann-Rea vows to make most of Wallabies lifeline

Josh Mann-Rea is relishing his call-up to the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Journeyman hooker Josh Mann-Rea is adamant he can rise to a new level to ease the Wallabies' injury crisis.

Union

Brumbies put Super Rugby success before Wallabies

Henry Speight is expected to be named as a Wallaby when the team in announced on Wednesday.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will put Test ambitions on hold to chase Super Rugby success, declaring they won't be distracted by head-to-head Wallabies battles despite Australian coach Ewen McKenzie unveiling...

Union

Jake White expects mixed reaction, wants to explain decision to quit Brumbies

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Chris Dutton Former ACT Brumbies coach Jake White expects mixed reactions from players when he returns to Canberra, saying his only regret about quitting halfway through his four-year contract was that he did not...

Union

Brumbies trounced by Bulls in Pretoria

Room  to move: Henry Speight of the Brumbies charges towards the Bulls.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies were thrashed by the Pretoria Bulls 44-23 at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday morning, leaving the club's Super Rugby finals hopes in tatters as they prepare to return to Australia.

Union

What we learned: Pretoria Bulls v ACT Brumbies

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Chris Dutton All the talking points from the Bulls' 44-23 win against Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld.

Pretoria Bulls v ACT Brumbies

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Nic White of the Brumbies is tackled during the round 11 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Chiefs at Canberra Stadium on April 25, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Join Chris Dutton from 3.10am Saturday (AEST), as the Bulls host the Brumbies in Pretoria.

Union

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''.

Rugby Union

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.

Rugby Union

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.

Rugby

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.

Rugby Union

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.

Union

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

Support flows for 'perfectionist' Jones

CAPE TOWN,  SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 9:  Eddie Jones, the Australian Coach watches his players during Australian Rugby Union training at Westerford School, July 9, 2003, in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Former Wallabies and Brumbies coach Eddie Jones is a ''perfectionist'' who has built a career on an unbeatable work ethic and passion to succeed, Australian great Stephen Larkham says.

Rugby Union

Brumbies lock Etienne Oosthuizen released from Super Rugby contract

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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...

Union

Junior Springbok returns home as enemy

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16:  Etienne Oosthuizen 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 etienne oosthuizen

Chris Dutton He left South Africa as a future Springbok but Etienne Oosthuizen is returning as the enemy to help the ACT Brumbies try to score two wins in his home country.

Live: Brumbies v Sharks

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Chris Dutton Follow all the action from Kings Park Stadium in Durban, as the Brumbies take on the Sharks.

Union

White keen to go global, just not now

Jake White.

Chris Dutton Jake White believes he has unfinished business in international rugby, but won't leave his Brumbies contract.

Coach White back on the international radar

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Chris Dutton DURBAN: ACT Brumbies coach Jake White believes he has unfinished business in international rugby and admits the Wallabies job would be the perfect platform to return to Tests if the position became...