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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Refreshed White expecting the unexpected against Wales

Chris Dutton Jake White has returned from his trip to Japan refreshed and reinvigorated and is warning his inexperienced ACT Brumbies to brace for a Test-like atmosphere tomorrow night.

Brumbies earn respect in loss to Wales

1 Brumbies player, Tom Cox trys to tackle Wales player, Liam Williams.

Chris Dutton The underdog ACT Brumbies continue to earn respect when you least expect it after the Super Rugby surprise packet almost secured one of the biggest upset wins in the club’s history last night.

Rugby

Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen says he's no dobber

Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton Ben Mowen has hit back at any suggestion he "dobbed" on his Wallabies teammates after a drinking session in Ireland last year.

Union

Sharni Williams still eyeing World Cup berth with Wallaroos

Chris Dutton Canberra sevens star Sharni Williams could still be included in the Australian Wallaroos World Cup campaign, despite being left out of a 26-player squad to play against Canada and New Zealand in June.

Union

Fardy ready to rip into Poms

Scott Fardy.

Chris Dutton Scott Fardy says it's time for the current Wallabies to ''make a name for ourselves'' on the grand slam tour of Europe.

Union

Morgan hopes rugby tour is just the start

Sport.  St Edmund's College rugby captain Keith Morgan is about to leave for the Australian Schoolboys Tour of the UK and Ireland.  He is proud of his indigenous heritage and hopes to break into the Brumbies squad.   6 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton St Edmund's College star Keith Morgan is banking on the Australian Schoolboys tour of Europe to launch his Super Rugby dreams.

Union

Wallaby skipper Ben Mowen is rugby's ironman

Ben Mowen

Chris Dutton Stats don't lie. Wallabies captain Ben Mowen is the hardest-working player in Australian rugby.

Union

Brumbies' class of 2013 surpassed all hopes

Chris Dutton Every story needs a hero and a villain, but the Brumbies won’t know which category Jake White fits into until the end of next year.

Union

Rugged McCabe braced for the fight

SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 13:  Pat McCabe and James O'Connor talk during an Australian Wallabies training session at Stockland Stadium on June 13, 2013 in Sunshine Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton A hard-nosed playing style almost ended his career but Pat McCabe is ready to put his body on the line.

When pride is on the Lions ...

Ben Mowen.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen says the enormity of the Wallabies' task against the British and Irish Lions will whack them in the face in Brisbane on Saturday night.

All-action strategy to finish brutal series full of running

George Smith

Chris Dutton, Paul Cully The Wallabies will target the breakdown and the lungs of the British and Irish Lions after handing George Smith a recall to the starting line-up and naming Ben McCalman and Michael Hooper on the...

Union

Smith to return for Wallabies-Lions decider

George Smith

Chris Dutton and Paul Cully Western Force back-rower Ben McCalman is the surprise inclusion in the Wallabies' 23-man squad for the third Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

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Union

Speight left hanging as IRB query status

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18:  Henry Speight of the Brumbies breaks clear to score the match winning try against Auckland to win the World Club 7's Cup during the World Club 7's at Twickenham Stadium on August 18, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Chris Dutton An eligibility bungle will rob ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight of the chance to make his Wallabies debut on the spring tour.

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.

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Rapana's not standing still

Jordan Rapana.

Chris Dutton Pouring beers, waiting tables and working as a security guard is a long way from living the Super Rugby dream.

Rugby Union

Familiar foe for Norton-Knight

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Chris Dutton He was once the heir to ACT Brumbies great Stephen Larkham's throne but Sam Norton-Knight is returning to Canberra as an enemy determined to cause a major boilover on Saturday night.

Force to be reckoned with against Brumbies, says Norton-Knight

Sam Norton-Knight

Chris Dutton He was once the heir to Brumbies great Stephen Larkham's throne, but Sam Norton-Knight is returning to Canberra as an enemy determined to cause a boilover on Saturday night.

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Age wearies Wilkinson as nemesis misses nod

Jonny Wilkinson

Chris Dutton Jonny Wilkinson's mind was willing but in the end his fragile body cost him a place in the British and Irish Lions squad to tour Australia in June and July.

Union

Pocock helps from sidelines

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14:  David Pocock poses during an Australian Wallabies Portrait session at Coogee Crowne Plaza on January 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton David Pocock is preparing to increase his workload to take pressure off his Wallabies teammates.

Union

Brumbies' back row set for sevens

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07:  Brumbies players celebrate after Henry Speight scored a try during the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Rebels at Canberra Stadium on June 7, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will send their entire back line to a sevens tournament in England in August.