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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Union

Wallabies prop Ben Alexander calls for regular Anzac fixture in Canberra

Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne Australian Wallabies prop Ben Alexander says it's time for Super Rugby to create an Anzac Day tradition in Canberra.

Union

Jordan Fulivai, son of the Prince, aims to follow in famous dad's footsteps

Chris Dutton Too young to play against teenagers, but old enough to take on men twice his age ... Jordan Fulivai, the son of former Canberra Raiders cult hero 'Prince' Albert, is on a mission to launch his rugby...

Union

Brumbies hooker Siliva Siliva has the 'whole package' as he prepares to replace Wallabies rake Stephen Moore

Siliva Siliva with Laurie Fisher at Brumbies training on Thursday.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies back-up hooker Siliva Siliva is "the future of Australian rugby", Laurie Fisher believes.

Union

Pat McCabe launches case for Wallabies recall

Pat McCabe.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe is launching an undeniable case for a Wallabies recall, delivering another outstanding performance to lead his team to a vital Super Rugby win on Friday night.

Rugby Union

Brumbies centre Pat McCabe on the Wallabies radar, Laurie Fisher says

Pat McCabe scores one of his two tries against the Blues on Friday night,

Chris Dutton Comeback king Pat McCabe insists a Wallabies recall is the last thing on his mind, despite ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher declaring the hard-nosed centre "must be in Ewen McKenzie's...

Union

Wallabies captains Ben Mowen and James Horwill go into lineout battle for supremacy

Brumbies captain Ben Mowen is poised to take on Wallabies teammate James Horwill.

Chris Dutton ACT skipper Ben Mowen is bracing for the toughest set-piece contest of the Brumbies' season, as the Queensland Reds attempt to tear the lineout apart at Suncorp Stadium.

Union

Brumbies lose Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore to knee injury

Chris Dutton The Brumbies' injury curse has struck again, with Stephen Moore set to miss Friday night's match.

Union

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.

Union

Speight ruled out for Wallabies until September

Henry Speight

Chris Dutton IRB rule ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight ineligible to play for the Wallabies until September 11.

Rugby

David Pocock targets Brumbies form before shot at Wallabies

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Wallabies star breakaway David Pocock admits he's nervous before his first game in 10 months as he begins his attempt to reclaim his Test spot from John Eales Medal winner Michael Hooper.

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Union

Henry Speight keen to challenge Nick Cummins for Wallabies spot

Henry Speight

Chris Dutton Western Force winger Nick Cummins is known as the honey badger, but Brumbies flyer Henry Speight just wants to be a Wallaby.

Sam Carter keen to follow fellow Brumbies into the Wallabies' squad

Sam Carter

Chris Dutton He's the odd man out in a forward pack full of Wallabies, but the Brumbies have a plan to transform Sam Carter into a physically imposing second-rower to launch his Test ambitions.

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Union

Stephen Larkham puts Brumbies ahead of Wallabies

Lionel Cronje during Brumbies training at the AIS.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies will put Super Rugby ambitions ahead of the Wallabies' positional plans in 2014.

Union

Stephen Larkham backs Wallabies penalties to set tone

Sport.  New director of rugby Laurie Fisher and head coach Stephen Larkham at the ACT Brumbies following the official announcement of the coaching structure of the team in Manuka.   1 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are backing Ewen McKenzie's tough stance on Wallabies discipline, and World Cup-winning fly-half Stephen Larkham says tough punishments will ''set the tone'' for the Test team...

Rugby Union

David Pocock is perfect man to captain Wallabies, say Brumbies

Pocock

Chris Dutton He's one of the world's best players who's been forgotten on the Wallabies captaincy merry-go-round, but the ACT Brumbies are backing David Pocock as the perfect man to be Australia's new Test...

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Union

David Pocock shrugs off Wallabies leadership speculation

Image shows David Pocock and James Horwill. Members of the Qantas wallabies who are looking forward the the British and Irish Lions 2013 tour in June and July. SMH SPORT. photo: Marco Del Grande on 24th February, 2013

Chris Dutton Wallabies flanker David Pocock will not buy into the Test captaincy debate, saying his only focus is on the Brumbies.

Rugby Union

Wallabies jersey still a draw says Brumby Matt Toomua

SPORT: Qualifying final at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  Brumbies v Cheetahs. Brumbies player Matt Toomua in action. 21st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua has rejected fears the World Cup will trigger an exodus of Australian players next year.

Rugby

David Pocock concentrating on return, not speculation around Wallabies captaincy

David Pocock

Chris Dutton Wallabies breakaway David Pocock will not buy into the Test captaincy debate, adding that his only focus is making a successful Super Rugby comeback next month.

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Rugby Union

Henry Speight waits for Wallabies call from International Rugby Board

Sport.   ACT Brumbies player Henry Speight chatting with the media following training at the AIS.  20 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton He's the ''bro with the fro'' and ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight's international exile could end this week when the International Rugby Board meets to determine if he's eligible to play for...

Rugby Union

Wallabies face a war of mental toughness: White

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Jake White, the Brumbies head coach looks on during the International tour match between the ACT Brumbies and the British & Irish Lions at Canberra Stadium on June 18, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton World Cup-winning coach Jake White has backed the British and Irish Lions to capitalise on their first-Test momentum and claim a series victory against the Wallabies.