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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Goulburn pops champagne as St Patrick's ruin Hockey ACT party

Chris Dutton They finished the game with champagne, but St Patrick's spoiled the part as they completed a first-grade double to rain on Goulburn's hockey parade.

Rugby union

Ratu Tagive puts hand up for Super Rugby as Wests hold on to beat Gungahlin Eagles

Ratu Tagive

Chris Dutton Former NRL hopeful Ratu Tagive has thrown his hand up to help ease the ACT Brumbies’ back line injury woes, but admits he’s on a steep learning curve after just a handful of rugby union...

Nick Kyrgios delays injury comeback, targets clay return in Barcelona

Chris Dutton Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has again delayed his comeback from injury to ensure niggling problems do not derail his grand slam plans in the coming months.

Canberra ready for new age of AFL talent, says St Kilda great Aaron Hamill

St Kilda great Aaron Hamill has backed the new wave of Canberra talent to shine.

Chris Dutton St Kilda great Aaron Hamill believes the GWS Giants' stronghold in Canberra will unearth a new era of talent and re-establish the capital as an AFL breeding ground.

Jockey Kayla Nisbet turns broken bones into a positive to find love of racing

Chris Dutton Luckless Canberra jockey Kayla Nisbet has vowed to turn her nightmare injury run into a positive, insisting her broken bones have helped her fall in love with racing again.

AIS Arena gets $10 million facelift to revive The Palace

Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton The AIS will sink almost $10 million into the venue formerly known as "The Palace" to revamp Canberra's premier indoor venue.

Athletics

The ultimate journey of persistence for injury-ravaged sprinters Brandan Galic and Brendan Matthwes

Canberra duo Brandan Galic and Brendan Matthews will race in the Stawell Gift this weekend after overcoming their injury woes.

Chris Dutton Coach Matt Beckenham describes them as the "ultimate story of persistence", but Brandan Galic and Brendan Matthews were prepared to walk away from the sport they love and their sprint dreams because...

Athletics

Melissa Breen says Stawell Gift pay parity and $40,000 prize can change a life

Melissa Breen says the prizemoney at the Stawell Gift can change a female athlete's life.

Chris Dutton Canberra sprint queen Melissa Breen has spent her entire life chasing her dreams on the track, but the fastest woman in Australian history says the Stawell Gift is the one race that can change...

Athletics

ACT trio aiming to break more records at Little Athletics Australian titles

Joey Kremer, 15, will compete at the Little Athletics Australian championships in Perth after setting an ACT record.

Chris Dutton Veteran throwing coach Les Bottles is building a stable of junior athletes he believes can rival the best in Australia and three of his rising stars will test themselves at the Australian...

Junior Brumbies win national title to end 10-year drought

Brumbies under-17s captain Tom Ross and Ryan Lonergan with the Gold Cup trophy in Perth.

Chris Dutton Brumbies under-17s coach Paul Simonsson has backed some of his star players to rise through the ranks to earn Australian representative honours after their drought-breaking national title triumph on...

Brumbies Smith twins become Australian citizens

Identical twins Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith have formed a tag-team combination on the Brumbies' bench.

Chris Dutton They're new Australian citizens with Wallabies ambitions and Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith dream of getting a chance to take their tag-team front-row act into the international arena.

Nick Kyrgios pushes through growing pains to build robust body

Nick Kyrgios is ready to build a robust body to withstand the pressure of the professional tour.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios admits he's still trying to "find the right load" for his body, but is confident he has laid the strength and fitness foundation to ensure he can push through growing pains to make an...

Royals delay decision on Soakai Tai action as they prepare for Queanbeyan Whites grudge match

Soakai Tai in action for Royals in 2013.

Chris Dutton Royals will delay a decision on whether to pursue action against Soakai Tai until after their clash against the club's former club in a local rugby grudge match against the Queanbeyan Whites on...

Wests rookie scores double in last-minute win as 31 goals scored in Hockey ACT first round

Old Canberran' Lewis McLennan clashes with United's Stuart Shepherd.

Chris Dutton Wests rookie Casey Younie scored a double on debut and lifted his side to a first-round last-minute win against St Patrick's to kick-start the Hockey ACT first grade season on Saturday.

Fotu Auelua and Jesse Mogg score all points as Wests beat Royals in John I Dent Cup

Sport 
 Fotu Auelua playing for Wests against the Canberra Royals in the John Dent Cup Round 1.
The Canberra Times  
Date:  21 March 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Super Rugby reputations counted for nothing as Wests and Royals belted each other in a local rugby dogfight, but in the end some ACT Brumbies class made the difference the start the John I Dent Cup...

Best of the rest Barbarians out to cause upsets at under-20s championships

Chris Dutton They're the group thrown together as "the best of the rest" in a bid to end the dominance of NSW and Queensland, and Australian Barbarians coach Russell Ingram believes his side can cause havoc at...

Royals consider legal action against Soakai Tai after defecting to Queanbeyan Whites

Chris Dutton Royals are set to ignite the John I Dent Cup rivalry before a game has been played, with the Phillip-based club considering legal action against one of their former stars after Soakai Tai after he...

Rugby union

Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg back to Wests to find love of game

Jesse Mogg

Chris Dutton Jesse Mogg is out to rediscover his love for rugby when he plays for his Wests club on Saturday.

Easts out to prove they're back from the brink in John I Dent Cup

Chris Dutton John I Dent club Easts are determined to rebuild their reputation on and off the field this year.

Abby Bishop caps outstanding season with WNBL MVP prize

Abby Bishop was named the WNBL's best player on Wednesday.

Chris Dutton and Roy Ward Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop ends stellar season with WNBL MVP prize.