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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Brumbies put Super Rugby success before Wallabies

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...

ACT Brumbies challenge Scott Sio to counter Waratahs' physical onslaught

Scott Sio has been urged to get physical in this weekend's Super Rugby semi-final against the Waratahs.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher has challenged Scott Sio to add "an edge" to his performance against the NSW Waratahs, urging him to use his 120-kilogram frame to counter a physical...

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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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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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Christian Lealiifano says Wallabies jersey still No.1 for players

Christian Lealiifano, a SKINS ambassador and Australian Wallabies representative.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies centre Christian Lealiifano says the Wallabies jersey is still the "driving factor" for Australian players and trumps rich European offers.

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Injured Wallabies captain Stephen Moore turns pain into positive

Gutted: Stephen Moore leaves the field on Saturday with a crippling knee injury.

Chris Dutton Wallabies captain Stephen Moore will use the impending birth of his second child and next year's World Cup campaign to offset the devastation of a season-ending knee injury.

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Josh Mann-Rea and Luke Holmes ready to replace Wallabies captain Stephen Moore for Super Rugby finals bid

Stephen Moore's injury has opened the door for josh Mann-Rea to grab the hooking role.

Chris Dutton Brumbies have recruited Super Rugby journeyman Luke Holmes to join coal miner Josh Mann-Rea in a bid to replace Wallabies captain Stephen Moore.

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ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham backs players to choose Wallabies over European cash

Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham believes Australian players still view the World Cup as rugby’s holy grail and is confident the club’s re-signing blitz is proof stars will resist...

Sam Carter bolter as 10 Brumbies make Wallabies squad

Sam Carter, the bolter of 10 Brumbies named in Wallabies squad.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies lock Sam Carter is the surprise bolter in the Wallabies squad for the three Test series against France next month.

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Pat McCabe ready to add energy for ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby as he launches his Wallabies bid

Pat McCabe at training on Friday. He says his versatility is an asset, not a hinderance.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies star Pat McCabe is confident his versatility won't hinder his Wallabies bid as he launches a last-minute case for a Test recall on Saturday night.

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Is Stephen Moore the next Wallabies captain?

Stephen Moore would be a

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne World Cup-winning captains, coaches and players have backed Stephen Moore as the man to lead the Wallabies into the future, Nick Farr-Jones declaring the ACT Brumbies hooker would be a "safe pair of...

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Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg considers club stint after being left out of Wallabies

Jesse Mogg in action for Wests.

Chris Dutton Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has challenged fullback Jesse Mogg to be more consistent.

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ACT Brumbies halfback Nic White ready for Wallabies starting spot and kicking duties

Nic White  at a Wallabies photo shoot on Sunday.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White says a starting spot for the Wallabies would mean "everything" to him.

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Stephen Moore to be Wallabies captain

Stephen Moore at a Wallabies photo shoot on Sunday.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have endorsed Stephen Moore's Wallabies captaincy potential.

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Matt Toomua the man to replace Quade Cooper in Wallabies: Stephen Larkham

Matt Toomua is poised to take over from Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper.

Chris Dutton Stephen Larkham is adamant the Brumbies' backline can deliver Wallabies success if they are kept together, anointing Matt Toomua as the "man for the job" as the Test five-eighth.

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Stephen Moore's 'time has come' as Wallabies captain: John Connolly

Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore should be the Wallabies' next captain, according to former Test coach John Connolly.

Chris Dutton Former Test coach John Connolly is adamant ACT Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore "ticks all the boxes" to be the new Wallabies captain, revealing he almost made Moore Australia's captain for the 2007...

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New Wallabies captain Stephen Moore could get leadership role at ACT Brumbies

Chris Dutton Brumbies open door for Stephen Moore to captain both Australia and the Super Rugby club.

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Sam Carter to make Wallabies debut as Ewen McKenzie dumps James Horwill and Will Genia

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 01:  Sam Carter poses during an Australian Wallabies portrait session at Sanctuary Cove on June 1, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton He's the "piano pusher" with mongrel attitude born from his dad David's Wallabies footsteps, but Sam Carter is unfazed by his Test debut challenge and the fact he usurped a former Australian captain...

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Henry Speight targets Wallabies dream after re-signing with ACT Brumbies

Henry Speight will sign a new two-year deal with the Brumbies on Wednesday.

Chris Dutton Fijian winger Henry Speight is targeting a Wallabies World Cup dream after turning down overseas opportunities to re-sign with the Brumbies.

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Stephen Moore unmoved by Wallabies' captain debate, urges Brumbies to use finals desperation against Bulls

Contender: Stephen Moore is focused on the Brumbies' Super Rugby campaign and not the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Australian Wallabies and ACT Brumbies correct hooker Stephen Moore is unfazed by the Test captaincy debate and will instead channel his energy into Super Rugby finals "desperation".