Paul Cully

Paul Cully


ACT Brumbies' loose trio put on a clinic against Stormers in Cape Town

Paul Cully Ita Vaea, Scott Fardy and David Pocock had a field day in the absence of the Stormers' big guns, but the Hurricanes will be five steps above what the poor South Africans had to offer.

Karmichael Hunt is the luckiest man in Australian rugby

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Paul Cully There are no Quade Cooper-style, cause-celebre omissions in the first part of Michael Cheika's two-phase Wallabies training squad.

The Waratahs are a better chance than you think

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Paul Cully Forget the grumbles about the Waratahs' messy first half against the Reds, it'll be a distant memory in two weeks' time when they host either the Stormers or the Brumbies.

The Australian Super Rugby Team of the Year

Paul Cully

Paul Cully The regular Super Rugby season is almost over and it's time to take a look at the players who stood out this year.

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Lock in the Waratahs in for a home semi-final

Warrior: Kurtley Beale played through the pain on Friday night.

Paul Cully The Waratahs are comfortably good enough to get a bonus point win against the Reds next week and earn a week off and a home semi-final.

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Bigger than the All Blacks: Wallabies have the units to play a power game

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Paul Cully A formidable Wallabies midfield bigger than Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith? It's an option. A bruising blindside larger than Jerome Kaino? Can do.

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Waratahs' darker side threatens to derail Super Rugby defence

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Paul Cully The champions are at risk of throwing away their title because their aggressive approach has gone too far and referees have clearly had enough.

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Lions will be harder for the NSW Waratahs than grand final rematch

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Paul Cully There's no mystery why the Waratahs are throwing every legal resource at trying to get Will Skelton and Tolu Latu cleared for their tip tackle on Sam Whitelock.

Will Skelton and Tolu Latu both deserved to be sent off

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Paul Cully Will Skelton and Tolu Latu were both lucky to stay on the field, but will have targets on them for the rest of the year.

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Waratahs v Crusaders: Visitors' reputation has become mightier than their bite

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Paul Cully The Crusaders are rightly respected but their methodology has become predictable.

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Referee Rohan Hoffman saves NSW Waratahs but the lifelines will run out eventually

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Paul Cully A poor performance from Rohan Hoffman saved the Waratahs, but you're dreaming if you think their good fortune will last forever.

The Wallabies have not seen the back of Dan Carter just yet

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Paul Cully You have to go back two Wallabies coaches to find the most recent time Dan Carter played in a Bledisloe Cup match and a few months ago it looked possible he'd never play in one again.

Taqele Naiyaravoro's Lomu moment could change his career

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Paul Cully The Waratahs' massive winger did something very special on Saturday and is next to unstoppable in the right areas of the field.

World Rugby boss Brett Gosper says it is getting it right on concussion

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Paul Cully World Rugby chief concedes a player could be visibly knocked out in a semi-final and picked to play in final one week later.

World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper says Test eligibility rules may be reviewed

In demand: Players such as Paul Alo-Emile of the Rebels are drawing the attention of international recruiters.

Paul Cully World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper has indicated that the game's governing body is prepared to review the controversial three-year residency rule for Test eligibility as the combination of...

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Time for the Wallabies cream to rise to the top

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Paul Cully The Brumbies v Waratahs game alone won't decide who wears gold, but in a number of positions the contenders can do themselves a favour.

NSW Waratahs forward Jacques Potgieter lets his game do the talking

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Paul Cully There won't be any red carpet rolled out in Canberra next week after the bitterness of the previous Waratahs-Brumbies clash.

Matt Giteau welcome, now Wallabies should pick David Pocock at No. 7 to worry Europe

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Paul Cully When David Pocock plays, the Wallabies win two out of three games. When he doesn't, they win less than half.

Bernard Foley must be selected for World Cup

Paul Cully The Japan-bound Waratah showed in Wellington why he is clearly the first-choice Wallabies No.10.

Hurricanes' non-All Blacks are just as dangerous for Waratahs

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Paul Cully The Hurricanes are stacked with Test stars but the Waratahs will have to do more than just shut the big names down.