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Rugby Union

Israel Folau considered a move to New Zealand, Chiefs coach says

Star performer: Israel Folau showed some interest in 2012 in moving to New Zealand.

Paul Cully Star's eligibility for All Blacks was looked into and parties met in Sydney in August 2012.

Rugby

Kiwis tried to convert Israel Folau, reveals Chiefs coach Dave Rennie

Israel Folau.

Paul Cully Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has revealed how he "would have loved" to sign Wallabies star Israel Folau, and interest levels were high enough that Folau's eligibility for the All Blacks was looked into...

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Rugby

McKenzie less reticent about lobbing verbal grenades across Tasman

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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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McKenzie must avoid the predictable

Paul Cully Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie will have been around long enough to allow himself a wry grin at the fickleness of his trade once the bitter disappointment of Saturday night has dissipated.

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Rugby

Wallabies' woes linked to lack of local action

Paul Cully The timing was everything. On the same weekend that the Wallabies suffered another significant Bledisloe Cup blow, the New Zealanders were kicking off this year's edition of the ITM Cup.

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Rugby

Genia has become a victim of his reputation

Paul Cully WHEN Wallabies No.9 Will Genia departed the field after 72 minutes in the 47-29 Bledisloe Cup loss in Sydney last week, his success rate against the All Blacks dipped even lower, to 14.

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Rugby

Wallabies improving, just don't tell them

Paul Cully It would be easy to imagine Wallabies coach Robbie Deans with a look of contentment as he surveyed the state of play after the weekend.

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Hurricanes change could be blueprint for Waratahs

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Paul Cully If the Waratahs are seeking extra ways to fatten the piggy bank perhaps they could be persuaded into selling tickets for an audience with Michael Foley and Mark Hammett, should the two coaches retire...

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Talking points

Five thing we learnt from Super Rugby

Paul Cully The talking points from the final round of Super Rugby

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Rugby

Wallabies' Bledisloe mission: to show McCaw his powers have been bettered

Paul Cully There is one scoreline edgy Wallabies fans could use to transport themselves to their mental happy places as they contemplate the importance of the breakdown in the coming Bledisloe Cup double-header.

Rugby

Openside duels will whet appetites

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Paul Cully If you intend to have your happiness levels influenced by the outcome of Bledisloe Cup encounters over the next decade, there are two tasty duels in the next two rounds that cannot be missed.

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