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Wallabies got substitution wrong: IRB

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Paul Cully The International Rugby Board has backed referee Alain Rolland on the substitution debacle that left Australia with only 14 men for the final eight minutes of the Test against South Africa last...

LIONS TOUR DIARY

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

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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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Rugby

Quade Cooper draws down credit with poor second half for Reds against Hurricanes

Paul Cully When you play as well as Quade Cooper did on the end of season tour last year, you put a fair bit of capital in the bank.

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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

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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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RUGBY

Wallabies Spring Tour: Ten to watch from the home nations

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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

Improved Wallabies pack the driving force behind crushing win over Italy

Paul Cully Nick Cummins was handed man of the match, but it belongs to the collective effort of the pack.

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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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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.

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World Cup closing in on Wallabies' rivals

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Paul Cully Australia is about to have rugby's kitchen sinks hurled at it.

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Five things we learnt

Paul Cully Five points to consider for troubled fans.

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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.

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Hoeft helps put scrum on a firm footing

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Paul Cully Could an answer to the game's most problematic area be on the horizon?

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Rugby

Wallabies mustn't ignore young bulls

Paul Cully Remember the name of Bulls inside-centre Jan Serfontein. The outstanding young midfielder - big, strong, fast but with skills and vision- has the ability to change the way the Bulls attack and be a...

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Rugby

Waratahs have skill set to stop mauling by Stormers

Paul Cully As the Stormers tried to bully the Blues into submission last Friday night, one South African journalist sent the following pithy tweet. ''Heaven help us South Africans if the IRB ever bans the maul.

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Rugby

Pretty Lions will play into Wallabies' hands

Paul Cully The temptation is to write off the Lions' sweaty labours in Hong Kong as meaningless. But the tour is too short, and time too pressing, for that.

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Rugby

Legend's aura sure to make ref think twice

Paul Cully If George Smith passes muster at training this week, we would fully expect the No.7 to secure a position on the bench, at the least.

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Rugby

Genia turns the spotlight back to pitch

Paul Cully IT was Will Genia who reminded us all why supporters from five countries are so enthralled by this series.

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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.

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Lions Tour Diary

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

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

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