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Paul Cully

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.

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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Wallabies can target 3-0 sweep of spluttering France

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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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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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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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TIGHT FIVE

Israel Folau stamps his class as Wallabies beat Ireland

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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Wales' Kiwi coach to lead Lions to Australia

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Paul Cully NEW ZEALANDER Warren Gatland has confirmed he will coach the British and Irish Lions against the Wallabies next year, and has expressed his surprise at Australia's "disappointing" performance against...

ABs are knocking on the door of greatness

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Paul Cully Only the cheeriest rugby optimist would volunteer that the game is without its challenges. Dig into the numbers and they reveal the amount of time spent on resetting scrums was almost identical to...

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Rugby

European campaign a useful audition for Lions tour

Paul Cully If some members of the Wallabies squad to tour Europe announced yesterday are yet to fully comprehend the scale of the British and Irish Lions tour next year, they can be forgiven.

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Tests will shed light on Lions' pivotal man

Paul Cully It's a sign of the age that on the eve of an influential tour of Europe a Quade Cooper tweet about a computer game has been occupying rugby minds.

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Tourists face English side that dares to be different

Paul Cully In the 33rd minute of last week's 54-12 win against Fiji, England's loose-head prop, Joe Marler, popped up as a link in England's attacking chain with a try begging and tossed the ball into touch.

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Australia can't afford to give Azzurri a sniff

Paul Cully The origins of the All Blacks' five-pointers against Italy in Rome last weekend were as follows: lineout, lineout, lineout, scrum and counter-attack.

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Expansive England send message

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

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Rugby

Farrell evokes Johns in Irish stew

Paul Cully After the openness of the first round of Six Nations, came something more familiar. Ireland and England, adventurous just a week ago, succumbed to a force greater than either of them: Dublin's grey...

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Manu mountain: Tuilagi is trouble for Wallabies

Paul Cully There are 112 kilograms of trouble coming the Wallabies' way in the unmistakeable form of Manu Tuilagi.

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Rugby

Streetwise Warburton stakes his claim

Paul Cully The role played by two hands stuck in the head after watching Wales grind out a 28-18 win against Scotland at Murrayfield at the weekend.

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Bulk squared: Lions' simple equation

Paul Cully Believers in small but symbolic battles that punctuate games of the intensity of the Wales v England encounter at the weekend did not have to wait long for their moment.

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Roar of Lions: Gatland wary of Wallabies with X-factor

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Paul Cully Warren Gatland does not come across as a man who lacks respect for opponents .

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Lions captain already picked, says Gatland

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Paul Cully British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has revealed he has picked his captain and the brains of Sir Graham Henry, but there are still up to 13 places undecided for the series against the...