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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports 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.

Union

Mr Fluffy clean-up and delayed new stadium in Canberra could affect chances of hosting Wallabies Tests

Pulver

Chris Dutton ARU boss Bill Pulver says the ACT government needs to get serious about building a new stadium in Canberra if the capital wants to host the Wallabies.

Union

What we learned: Free State Cheetahs v ACT Brumbies

The Brumbies Nic White gets away with the ball in the game against the Cheeters in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Chris Dutton The five talking points out of the Brumbies' 27-21 loss to the Free State Cheetahs on Sunday morning.

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

Australian Sevens captain Sharni Williams switches back to 15-a-side for World Cup

Canberra's  Sharni WIlliams has been named in the Wallaroos squad.

Chris Dutton Australian sevens captain Sharni Williams is switching back to the 15-a-side game to boost Australia's bid to win the women's World Cup.

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.

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

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.

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

Alexander raring to face All Blacks after morale-boosting victory

13th July 2012, Story by Chris Dutton , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,   Brumbies team photograph at Holtel Relm this afternoon, Ben Alexander awaits to be seated

Chris Dutton Wallabies prop Ben Alexander hopes a confidence-boosting victory in Argentina will help them topple the world champion All Blacks in Brisbane next weekend.

Union

Pocock may ignore European tour to get fit for Super season

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Injured Wallabies flanker David Pocock will consider sitting out the spring tour to focus on being fit for the Super Rugby season and ensure he avoids an ongoing battle with his knee injury.

Pocock might miss Wallabies spring tour

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Injured Wallabies flanker David Pocock will consider sitting out the spring tour to avoid an ongoing battle with his knee injury and to focus on being fit for the Super Rugby season.

Rugby

Murphy holds out hope for IRB approval

SPORT: Brumbies players Ruaidhri Murphy during training at Brumbies HQ, Griffith, Canberra
15th November 2012
Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies prop Ruaidhri Murphy is refusing to give up hope of being eligible to play for the Wallabies and hopes the International Rugby Board will finally grant his wish by the end of the year.

Rugby Union

Brumby 'beast' ready to rumble

Brumbies player Tom Cox during training at Brumbies HQ, Griffith,Canberra.

Chris Dutton Stronger Brumby Tom Cox believes he's ready to burst into Super Rugby.

Union

No break for Pocock

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 27:  Wallabies player David Pocock (c) looks on during training at Talybont Campus on November 27, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are preparing for David Pocock to forgo a post-spring-tour holiday to ramp up his pre-season training at his new Super Rugby home.