Paul Cully

Paul Cully

Google+

TIGHT FIVE

White can be forgiven a wry smile in direction of ARU board members

Paul Cully.

Paul Cully Jake White said before the Bulls game that he had nothing to prove to the Australian Rugby Union.

Comments 24

Rugby

Stephen Moore sets new standard for Wallabies

Paul Cully Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore's comments on senior players this week will make long-suffering Wallabies fans keep the faith and may even encourage supporters who have turned away from the side to...

Comments 16

Rugby

Ewen McKenzie's early Wallabies a concern but don't reach for panic button yet

Paul Cully This is the part of the journey when the kingmakers who appointed Ewen McKenzie as Wallabies coach start shuffling in the back seat and nervously seek some affirmations: "This guy does know where he...

Comments 45

TIGHT FIVE

It might be ugly, but skipper has the goods

Paul Cully It was fitting that Ben Mowen had the final say, winning the turnover to secure the match.

Comments 14

Lions Tour Diary

Wrestling gig awaits North after Folau fend

Paul Cully Wallabies winger Joe Tomane has suggested one potential way to stop hulking British and Irish Lions winger George North - send him off to wrestling.

Comments 58

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...

Comments 17

Rugby

McKenzie plays delicate balancing act between attack and defence

Paul Cully A PENNY for the thoughts of Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie as he hears ARU chief executive Bill Pulver bang on his drum for ''running rugby''.

Comments 4

TIGHT FIVE

Poms rise in rankings to add insult to injury

Paul Cully If you are already struggling to come to terms with the Ashes defeat, you might want to look away now.

Comments 46

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.

Comments 47

Rugby

Wallabies, All Blacks squads a case of haves and have-nots

Paul Cully The grass is not always greener on the other side but if Ewen McKenzie peered into Steve Hansen's backyard the Wallabies coach might be excused a tinge of envy.

Comments 31

Rugby

Tahs are off and running now but hurdles loom

Paul Cully One look beyond the fixture against the Rebels explains why the Waratahs' finals aspirations are on the line in Melbourne on Friday night.

Comments 24

Rugby

McKenzie ensures real contest for tourists

Paul Cully A combination of the Western Force's weakened team and the sporting public's fascination with State of Origin thuggery might have convinced the Lions there isn't much love for them in these parts,...

Comments 9

Tour diary

Foley set to test tourists

Bernard Foley

Paul Cully Bernard Foley's injection into the Waratahs side to face the Lions on Saturday night will also benefit the Wallabies.

Comments 5

Barnes our perfect 10

Paul Cully THE EARLY naming of the Wallabies team this week conveyed an encouraging degree of certainty in the selectors' minds: this is our best team and we think they have Wales' measure.

Rugby

Barnes steps up a gear and jumps in driving seat to face All Blacks

Paul Cully

Paul Cully The early naming of the Wallabies team this week conveyed an encouraging degree of certainty in the selectors' minds: this is our best team and we think they have Wales' measure.

Comments 44

Chiefs and Sharks show creative play is not only entertaining - it also leads to a finals berth

Paul Cully The Chiefs, loaded with talent and invention from No.9 through to No.15, kick away possession every 47 seconds, the fourth-lowest figure in the competition.

Rugby Union

Wallabies vindicated as rugby board backflips

Referee Alain Rolland of Ireland looks on during their Rugby Championship between South Africa and Australia.

Paul Cully The International Rugby Board has made the startling admission that officials erred in denying the Wallabies a replacement last weekend in a Test they finished with 14 men.

Paul Cully

Tests will shed light on Lions' pivotal man

Paul Cully

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.

Comments 17

Victory over Welsh doesn't mask woes

Paul Cully Given the Wallabies' year, it was entirely appropriate that even Kurtley Beale's brilliant late try against Wales on Saturday came with a caveat.

Comments 59

Paul Cully

Lessons from Scotland and Samoa losses give Wallaby hopefuls a short time to make big strides

Paul Cully.

Paul Cully The tussle between the provinces and the Australian Rugby Union over the player release plans for the British and Irish Lions series should not disguise what it means for Wallabies candidates: the...