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Anzac Super Rugby showdowns will sort Wallabies from chaff

Paul Cully The true strength of Australian rugby’s pulse will become that little bit clearer over the next week.

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Wallabies are still the Bledisloe underdogs and should embrace it

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Paul Cully Optimistic thinking about a shift in the Bledisloe Cup balance of power has undergone a correction over the past two weeks in Super Rugby, and it is not necessarily a bad thing for the Wallabies.

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Ewen McKenzie makes the right moves with a Wallabies squad not afraid to have a crack

Paul Cully A thread of sound logic weaves its way through Ewen McKenzie's first Wallabies squad of the year.

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Wallabies can target 3-0 sweep of spluttering France

Paul Cully The French finished fourth in this year's Six Nations and do not look equipped to beat the Wallabies away from home.

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Tight Five

Waratahs' season continues to blossom into greatness

Paul Cully How well are the Waratahs playing? Well enough to go to the Chiefs in New Zealand this week and feel quietly confident.

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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.

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

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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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TIGHT FIVE

Israel Folau stamps his class as Wallabies beat Ireland

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Paul Cully Michael Hooper was awarded man of the match, but, in terms of influence, this was Folau's best game for the Wallabies

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Loose-heads show future is bright in tight for Wallabies

Paul Cully Suddenly, the Wallabies' future on the loose-head side of the scrum is looking up.

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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

Waiting for Cooper to come good just isn't good enough for Wallabies

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Paul Cully When Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper hit a perfect little sand wedge from his own 22 straight into the arms of Springboks prop Gurthro Steenkamp on Saturday night, a couple of minutes after...

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Rugby

The chosen ones: Rugby Championship's first XV

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Paul Cully The Rugby Championship is done and dusted for another year, but who were the players that caught the eye? It is hard to go past the All Blacks for the bulk of the side.

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Sonny Bill Williams is genuine, says All Blacks coach Steve Hansen

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Paul Cully All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has backed the "integrity" of Roosters back-rower Sonny Bill Williams and admitted he would be "very hard to leave out" of the All Blacks 2015 Rugby World Cup squad if...

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Rugby

Porous Wallabies score a D- for defence

Paul Cully The past two Wallabies performances will have given England coach Stuart Lancaster just enough to feel a little more uncomfortable in his chair as he examines the footage.

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Dangerous England can take Wallabies to Farrell's hurt arena

Paul Cully THE improvements in the Wallabies' attacking game over the past two matches are timely. From a distance, the England team taking the field at Twickenham on Saturday week to start the Wallabies' grand...

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RUGBY

Wallabies Spring Tour: Ten to watch from the home nations

Paul Cully The Wallabies start their grand slam tour this weekend armed with some players who bring real attacking purpose, but where do the opposition threats come from?

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Argentine jape a kick to Australia's mojo

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Paul Cully There was a cheeky quip doing the rounds last week, the provenance of which points to one of the travelling Argentine scribes with a mischievous streak.

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Six Nations kicks off with questions to be answered

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Paul Cully IT IS apt in this year, a Lions year, that the Six Nations kicks off this weekend with a famous Lions voice ringing in many ears.

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Six Nations delivers strong message

Paul Cully There a couple of ways of looking at the opening weekend of the Six Nations.