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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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.

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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 brace for Schalk Burger in Super Rugby game against Stormers

Schalk Burger is playing in Australia for the first time since 2011 after two years battling injuries and illnesses, which threatened to end his career.

Chris Dutton Bacterial meningitis almost killed him but the ACT Brumbies are bracing for a brutal Schalk Burger onslaught at Canberra Stadium.

Live: Brumbies v Stormers

Brumbies' captain Ben Mowen during training in Cape Town.

Chris Dutton Chris Dutton brings you all the latest from South Africa as the Brumbies take on the Stormers at Newlands Stadium, in their round six Super Rugby match.

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Key moments: Brumbies v Stormers

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 23:  Fotu Auelua of the Brumbies charges over Gio Aplon of the Stormers during the Super Rugby round six match between DHL Stormers and Brumbies at Newlands on March 23, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo Luigi Bennett / Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton How the Cape Town clash was won and lost.

Rugby

Four-try Stormers sweep past Brumbies

Stephen Moore

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies' undefeated run is over but coach Jake White is confident his team will learn from its mistakes in a brutal loss to the Cape Town Stormers on Saturday.

Union

What we learned: ACT Brumbies vs Auckland Blues

Pat McCabe.

Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne All the talking points from the Brumbies' clash against the Blues at Canberra Stadium.

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Where have the Canberra crowds gone?

Empty seats at Canberra Stadium.

Chris Dutton, Lee Gaskin Laurie Fisher believes Super Rugby needs to expand its fan base beyond the "hardcore supporters".

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Super Rugby finals blow as Brumbies lose to Cheetahs

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Chris Dutton Last year's semi-final triumph in Pretoria will give the Brumbies confidence this week in South Africa.

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Brumbies lose to Cheetahs and miss golden chance in Australian conference

Nic White clears the ball from the breakdown for the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have missed a golden opportunity to stake their claim for the Super Rugby finals when they failed to fire against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Stephen Larkham defiant in face of injuries

Brumbies winger Henry Speight receives attention after hurting his jaw during the victory over the Waratahs.

Chris Dutton Hanry Speight and Leon Power joined the Brumbies' star-studded war room after their fighting win over the Waratahs.

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Stephen Larkham says ACT Brumbies' penalties are part of the plan

The Brumbies were a force at the breakdown against the Waratahs, but conceded plenty of penalties.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will persist with their helter skelter breakdown mentality.

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NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika smashes window at Canberra Stadium

The glass door to the Waratahs coaches box which was reportedly smashed by Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will send the NSW Waratahs a damage bill after coach Michael Cheika shattered a glass door at Canberra Stadium.

Union

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham wants attacking laws in NRC

Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham backs new experimental laws to promote try-scoring rugby in the NRC.

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Brumbies selection headache with Christian Lealiifano and Tevita Kuridrani back, Jarrad Butler in doubt

Tevita Kuridrani is set to return for the Brumbies this weekend, but will need to battle Andrew Smith for his spot.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will call on Canberra club rugby reinforcements to cover the potential loss of Jarrad Butler, but will resist the temptation to inject Christian Lealiifano straight into the Super...

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ARU to scrap funding for extended players, leaving clubs to pay for the program

Jesse Mogg emerged from the Brumbies' extended player squad.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies are searching for a spare $250,000 to fund the next generation of players as the ARU prepares to scrap its extended player squad program.

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Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani dedicating Super Rugby season to his grandmother

Brumbies player Tevita Kuridrani. will dedicate his Super Rugby season to his grandmother, who passed away this month.

Chris Dutton Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani will use the memory of his grandmother as inspiration for Super Rugby and Test glory.

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Colby Faingaa has no regrets leaving Brumbies and is keen to take on old mates

Colby Faingaa, right, pictured last year with former Brumbies teammate Robbie Coleman.

Chris Dutton Melbourne Rebels recruit Colby Faingaa says he has nothing to prove to the Brumbies on Friday night.

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Brumbies v Rebels: Five things we learned

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28:  Mitch Inman of the Rebels is congratulated by team mates after scoring a try during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Brumbies at AAMI Park on March 28, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton All the talking points from the Super Rugby clash between the ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels.

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Jason Woodward kicks Rebels to victory over tired Brumbies

Brumbies playmaker Nic White gets smashed by the Rebels' brutal defence.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies winning run is over, hitting an unexpected hurdle in Melbourne on Friday night as an intense month of rugby finally took its tool on the battle-weary squad.