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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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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.

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Henry Speight focuses on Wallabies dream after family visas approved

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies cult hero Henry Speight has vowed to "give everything I've got" to make the Wallabies an international powerhouse after the Australian government ended years of heartache by granting his...

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ACT Brumbies hooler Josh Mann-Rea poised for another Wallabies jumper

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea is third string for the Super Rugby side, but is getting his chance in gold due to injuries.

Chris Dutton Former coal miner Josh Mann-Rea is on the verge of another shock Wallabies call up after Australia's hooker crisis took another hit in the Test win against Argentina on Saturday night.

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Henry Speight's Wallabies dream on hold, as Joseph Tomane called up to join team in camp

Frustrating: Henry Speight has been dogged by injury.

Chris Dutton Brumbies flyer Henry Speight's wait for a Wallabies jersey is to be extended by three weeks.

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Canberra lobbies ARU to be included on Wallabies schedule for Australian matches

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Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne The ACT government has started a bid to lure the Wallabies back to Canberra, lobbying the Australian Rugby Union last week to add the capital on to the Test schedule in the coming years.

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Australian Wallabies star Pat McCabe says he's lucky to walk away

Walking wounded: Pat McCabe arrives back in Australia on Sunday.

Chris Dutton An emotional Pat McCabe said he could not risk his life to continue playing rugby.

Brumbies Henry Speight and Joseph Tomane use NRC to launch Wallabies selection bid

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Chris Dutton Brumbies' ''fro bros'' Henry Speight and Joseph Tomane to make Wallabies push from the NRC.

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Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea on the verge of a shock Wallabies call-up

Long road taken: Josh Mann-Rea to answer Wallabies SOS.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies hooker known as "Bongo" is on the verge of a Wallabies call-up.

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Wallabies release of Christian Lealiifano proof NRC is the 'real deal'

Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano is set to play in the National Rugby Championship.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano will launch his Wallabies bid from the National Rugby Championships on Saturday, using his return to the Canberra Vikings as a springboard for Test rugby.

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Canberra Vikings ready to unearth future Wallabies in inaugural NRC

Tom Staniforth is primed to shine for the Canberra Vikings.

Chris Dutton Tom Staniforth has urged the ACT to back the Vikings as they aim to unearth future Wallabies in the NRC.

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Matt Toomua says the Wallabies need to "learn quickly" for Bledisloe Cup success

Matt Toomua trains with the Wallabies on Thursday.

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua focused on Wallabies success to end the biggest week of his life.

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Christian Lealiifano heads back to the Canberra Vikings to push his claims for Wallabies recall

Setting sail: Christian Lealiifano will use his time with the Canberra Vikings to press his Wallabies claims.

Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano goes from Wallabies to the Vikings to help his bid for Test selection.

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Injury stalls Henry Speight's Wallabies hopes as Jordan Smiler re-signs with Brumbies

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea has re-signed with the club.

Chris Dutton Henry Speight will miss a month with a hamstring injury.

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Injured Wallabies captain Stephen Moore says ACT Brumbies perfectly placed to win title

Stephen Moore at a Brumbies fan session at the Canberra Centre on Wednesday.

Chris Dutton The statistics are against them but Stephen Moore is adamant the Brumbies can win the Super rugby title.

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Canberra Vikings call on former Wallabies prop Dan Palmer for scrum expertise

Brumbies player Fotu Auelua will be named captain of the Canberra Vikings.

Chris Dutton Canberra Vikings captain Fotu Auelua and coach Dan McKellar have called for unity in the capital's rugby ranks.

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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...

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Henry Speight uses Wallabies camp as motivation for his Test dream

Riding high: Henry Speight plays against Western Force.

Chris Dutton Brumbies winger Henry Speight is using a brief taste of his Wallabies dream to fuel the fire for his hopes of making his Test debut and helping the ACT to the Super Rugby title.

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Australian Super Rugby semi-final a good omen for Wallabies as Brumbies and Waratahs go to battle

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander is back in the Wallabies' frame.

Chris Dutton Ewen McKenzie is salivating at an all-Australian semi-final which has the potential to launch World Cup dreams.

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Brumbies winger Henry Speight included in Wallabies squad

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championships, despite the Fijian-born winger not being available for selection until September 11.

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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.