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Rugby

McKenzie faces stern test to find solutions at the breakdown and on attack

Paul Cully.

Paul Cully A shackled attack and the changing No.7 role will be two issues on Ewen McKenzie's mind as he goes about the tricky task of wearing his Wallabies and Reds hats.

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TIGHT FIVE

Errors sink boot into Brumbies' title hopes

Paul Cully Matt Toomua started the game by kicking the ball out on the full against the Western Force in Perth, and never really recovered.

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Rugby

McKenzie less reticent about lobbing verbal grenades across Tasman

Paul Cully When Ewen McKenzie sat down with Fairfax Media in April and revealed he was already hatching plans to beat the All Blacks, the conversation ran well beyond the hour mark.

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Rugby

A roaring success: series was well worth the wait

Roaring Success

Paul Cully The discussion after the third Test was moving so quickly that it was the identity of the next Wallabies coach that was the subject of conversation, rather than whether the current one would survive.

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He dropped ball, but Genia keeps head up

Will Genia of the Wallabies

Paul Cully Shattered Wallabies halfback Will Genia has accepted his share of the blame for a knock-on in the opening seconds of the 41-16 loss to the British and Irish Lions and also revealed the side had...

Rugby Union

Wallabies fade as Lions roar

Marching on: Alex Corbisiero scores for the Lions in their commanding victory over the Wallabies at ANZ Stadium.

Paul Cully It was apt that on Saturday night when the Wallabies were soundly beaten, old values were at the heart of it.

Rugby

Position change beckons for O'Connor

James O'Connor

Paul Cully Wallabies No.10 James O'Connor has opened the door for a possible positional switch following the Wallabies crushing 41-16 loss.

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Rugby

Tourists rely on old-fashioned pride, power and technique to maul hosts

Alex Corbisiero

Paul Cully These Lions tours are based on tradition, values that hark back to another era.

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Five key factors that will determine the third Test

James O'Connor.

Paul Cully The Wallabies have been selling the same message all week - that their back line has been crisper at training.

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Tour diary

Special tour brings out best in all, says Moore

Paul Cully.

Paul Cully THERE will be the usual questions about the relevance of the Lions if the Wallabies win on Saturday, but hooker Stephen Moore is in no doubt the event has retained its unique appeal.

Rugby

Deans stays true to ideals

Robbie Deans.

Paul Cully ROBBIE Deans wandered over and took the seat opposite in the foyer of a Brisbane hotel. It was days before the start of the series that would write one of the defining chapters in his career,...

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Rugby Union

George has a warm glow

George Smith.

Paul Cully and David Sygall Robbie Deans reveals that he tried to lure George Smith back for the 2011 World Cup.

Rugby

He's hot property, but Lealiifano takes the pressure in his stride

Christian Lealiifano

Paul Cully More than 12 months ago, a former Wallaby with a good feel for the present playing group responded to an inquiry about Christian Lealiifano, who was playing his way into the Wallabies at that stage...

Rugby

Smith urged to rethink retiring and play until next World Cup

George Smith

Paul Cully, David Sygall Robbie Deans has revealed he tried to lure George Smith back for the 2011 World Cup and has asked the openside breakaway to keep playing for the Wallabies beyond the third Test against the British...

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Rugby

Wallabies' tactics for the decider all in their tempo

Ben Mowen

Paul Cully The ability of the British and Irish Lions to match the tempo of the Wallabies will decide the third Test after it emerged the tourists had nine stoppages for injury treatment last week compared with...

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LIONS TOUR DIARY

Odd man out, but Gill has time on his side to join future hunt for Lions

Paul Cully.

Paul Cully Liam Gill might be the odd man out this week, but Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has hinted moves will be made to secure the brilliant young Reds No.7's future in Australian rugby.

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LIONS TOUR DIARY

Pulver still seething at IRB chiefs despite final ruling on Horwill case

Paul Cully ARU boss Bill Pulver was in no mood to let up on his criticism of the International Rugby Board over its handling of the James Horwill case on Wednesday, but he also revealed, for the first time, the...

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All-action strategy to finish brutal series full of running

George Smith

Chris Dutton, Paul Cully The Wallabies will target the breakdown and the lungs of the British and Irish Lions after handing George Smith a recall to the starting line-up and naming Ben McCalman and Michael Hooper on the...

Union

Smith to return for Wallabies-Lions decider

George Smith

Chris Dutton and Paul Cully Western Force back-rower Ben McCalman is the surprise inclusion in the Wallabies' 23-man squad for the third Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

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Lions Tour Diary

Former All Blacks coach just can't split old mates in the battle of tactics

Paul Cully.

Paul Cully Former All Blacks coach John Mitchell knows Warren Gatland and Robbie Deans very well.

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