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Rugby

Classy Cooper a perfect 10 but New Zealand just too good

Paul Cully Better Quade Cooper. So much better. There is no sense of satisfaction for the Wallabies when the Bledisloe scoreline reads 3-0 and you have again been ripped apart at times but there can still be...

Rugby

Dangerous England can take Wallabies to Farrell's hurt arena

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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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Tight Five

Even the Kiwis would envy Australia's openside stocks

Paul Cully Michael Hooper provides the Waratahs' silver lining.

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Rugby

Another giant leap as Folau gets Test call-up

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20:  Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies passes the ball during the round 10 Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Paul Cully Israel Folau's stunning rise in his third code is complete, with Wallabies coach Robbie Deans naming the Waratahs fullback on the right wing to face the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

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Rugby Union

Deans spoilt for choice, but strategy will dictate picks

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Paul Cully With the Lions series fast approaching and the highly charged Reds v Brumbies game doubling as a virtual Wallabies trial, Fairfax Media looks at five key Test positions.

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Rugby

Folau shows skills to take off on the wing

Paul Cully The Herald looks at five more Wallabies positions before the British and Irish Lions series, with three Super Rugby rounds before Robbie Deans names his first squad of 25 players.

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Tight Five

Emotions run hot in the debate over five-eighth

Paul Cully In the third instalment of the Herald's look at the race for Wallabies jerseys, we look at five more positions. We start with five-eighth.

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Rugby Union

Debate to rage over who's best at No.10

Wallabies v British Lions

Paul Cully Lions deserved to win, but showed some weaknesses in the last quarter.

Rugby

Debate likely to rage over who is best at crucial No.10

James O'Connor

Paul Cully About two hours after the final whistle at Suncorp Stadium, the main group of the Wallabies trudged back into their city centre hotel.

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Rugby

Deans needs to tread a fine selection line

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Paul Cully The conundrum facing the Wallabies with James O'Connor is this: should they move the No.10 to the right wing, Kurtley Beale to No.

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George Smith to be considered for third Test

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Paul Cully Wallabies legend George Smith will be considered for the potentially series-deciding third Test against the British and Irish Lions next week.

Rugby Union

Wallabies pair given a bake for late-night outing

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Paul Cully Robbie Deans reads riot act to James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale for their late-night fast-food stop.

Rugby

Deans lets fly as O'Connor and Beale face a firm hand

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Paul Cully Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has read the riot act to James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale for their late-night fast-food stop, and suggested senior players might consider action over the incident later.

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Rugby

O'Connor stays at five-eighth for second Test

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Paul Cully James O'Connor has held on to the Wallabies No.10 jersey for the second Test against the British and Irish Lions, with coach Robbie Deans making only two injury-enforced changes to the starting XV...

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RUGBY

O'Connor runs hot and cold but keeps his cool when it matters the most

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Paul Cully It was the selection which was always going to define this series, the one that asked to be judged. It was the system as well as the player that was on trial. James O'Connor wore No.

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All-action strategy to finish brutal series full of running

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Chris Dutton, Paul Cully The Wallabies will target the breakdown and the lungs of the British and Irish Lions after handing George Smith a recall to the starting line-up and naming Ben McCalman and Michael Hooper on the...

Union

Smith to return for Wallabies-Lions decider

George Smith

Chris Dutton and Paul Cully Western Force back-rower Ben McCalman is the surprise inclusion in the Wallabies' 23-man squad for the third Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

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Rugby

Wallabies' tactics for the decider all in their tempo

Ben Mowen

Paul Cully The ability of the British and Irish Lions to match the tempo of the Wallabies will decide the third Test after it emerged the tourists had nine stoppages for injury treatment last week compared with...

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LIONS TOUR DIARY

Odd man out, but Gill has time on his side to join future hunt for Lions

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Paul Cully Liam Gill might be the odd man out this week, but Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has hinted moves will be made to secure the brilliant young Reds No.7's future in Australian rugby.

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Five key factors that will determine the third Test

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Paul Cully The Wallabies have been selling the same message all week - that their back line has been crisper at training.

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