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Richard Graham's time in charge of Queensland Reds is running out

Paul Cully Richard Graham's time at the Reds is running out. Boards don't make decisions on coaches, results do – the suits just rubber-stamp them.

Mediocre Six Nations will give Wallabies coach Michael Cheika a decent night's sleep

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Paul Cully Wallabies fans have had at least one retort to English tormentors after the bitter disappointment of watching their side scrummaged all the way to Heathrow in the 26-17 loss at Twickenhman last...

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Sam Burgess won't make the Rugby World Cup and should keep the league door open

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Paul Cully Sam Burgess' hopes of making the Rugby World Cup could be extinct after 80 minutes of Six Nations rugby in Dublin this weekend.

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Tight Five: Sloppy Waratahs drop off their own standards

Warrior: Ben McCalman was a major presence for the Force against the disappointing Waratahs.

Paul Cully Five key points for Super Rugby round 1. Waratahs too sloppy, Pocock's back, Timani on Cheika's radar, Reds will improve and McCalman subdues Palu.

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ARU appears to be asleep as Europe takes its valuable Wallabies

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Paul Cully The Australian Rugby Union is creating a firm impression that it is either impotent or incompetent when it comes to stemming the exodus of talent from Australian shores.

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Robbie Deans breaks silence on Wallabies, Lions and his dismissal

Memories:  Deans endured a sometimes fractured relationship with Quade Cooper.

Paul Cully It is 14 months since an ashen-faced Robbie Deans sat in front of the media at ANZ Stadium after the Wallabies fell apart to lose the third British and Irish Lions Test 41-16.

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Khoder Nasser discouraged Quade Cooper selection, says Robbie Deans

Quade Cooper.

Paul Cully Quade Cooper's adviser Khoder Nasser challenged a bemused Robbie Deans over his decision to select the Reds No.10 against the All Blacks in 2012, the former Wallabies coach says.

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Misfiring Wallabies keep tossing up more questions than answers

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Paul Cully There were question marks even after the win against South Africa, and they remain after Argentina.

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Argentina still caught between the scrum as a weapon or platform

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Paul Cully The amount of respect the Wallabies have for Argentina is clear in their selection. It's a pragmatic 23, even edging towards conservative in the 6-2 forwards split, Scott Higginbotham's place on the...

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Too many Tests decided by referees' blunders

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Paul Cully While the International Rugby Board fiddles around with re-branding, its referees burn us all - coaches, players and supporters.

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South Africa's Morne Steyn is a predictable threat to the Wallabies

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Paul Cully South Africa has gone back to what it knows against the Wallabies on Saturday.

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Only Suzie Catering Co can stop All Blacks from winning 2015 World Cup

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Paul Cully The awful truth about the Wallabies' hammering last weekend is that by 2015 the All Blacks could roll out an entirely different back line and dish it out all over again.

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Wallabies also culpable in Bledisloe bloodsport

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Paul Cully Hard questions for the Wallabies from top to bottom.

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Lost opportunity in Sydney could haunt Ewen McKenzie's men

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Paul Cully The Wallabies will roll up to Eden Park without the usual levels of dread but with the regret of a spurned opportunity.

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Maligned Wallabies tight five stood up against All Blacks

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Paul Cully The writing off of the Wallabies tight five from Monday to Friday only for Saturday to make a mockery of those words has become so commonplace it is a pattern.

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Kurtley Beale's selection at No.10 for Wallabies against All Blacks riskier than it need have been

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Paul Cully Damnation awaited either way for Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie regarding his Kurtley Beale call.

Wallabies can do the world a favour by beating All Blacks

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Paul Cully So, it will be 18 wins on the trot if the All Blacks do what the punting markets expect them to do and beat the Wallabies on Saturday night.

Ewen McKenzie must be wary if tinkering with Wallabies' midfield

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Paul Cully A very good England side toured New Zealand in June this year and departed on the end of 3-0 series loss.

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NSW Waratahs duo Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper in line for Wallabies selection

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Paul Cully The final was so breathless it took repeat viewings for some of the quality to really stand out.

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Five reasons the Crusaders will beat the Waratahs

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Paul Cully Here are five reasons why the Waratahs will be cruelly denied on Saturday night.

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