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Starved of ball? Be grateful Izzy has the hunger to stay

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Paul Cully There is something particularly Australian about the fanfare surrounding the re-signing of Israel Folau.

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Rugby

Robinson's absence is bad news for scrum

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Paul Cully The internal dialogue of discarded Wallabies loose-head prop Benn Robinson would make for interesting public material if Argentina, as they undoubtedly will, take on the Wallabies' scrum in Perth on...

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Rubber is not so dead after All Blacks injuries

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Paul Cully AT THE start of his tenure, if you had offered Ewen McKenzie the chance to take on the All Blacks without Richie McCaw, Conrad Smith, Owen Franks, Cory Jane, Luke Romano and Dan Carter - all of whom...

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Kiwis' great expectations play into Wallabies' hands

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Paul Cully On a bitterly cold Christchurch night in June, squat Irish loose-head prop Cian Healy pushed, the vaunted right side of the All Blacks' scrum wobbled and eyebrows in two hemispheres were raised.

TALKING POINTS

Five things we learnt

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Paul Cully Talking points from the All Blacks v Wallabies Test.

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Cruden awakening: Wallabies' lack of back-line size is exposed

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Paul Cully Upon the completion of the Super Rugby tournament, Australians seeking to get a glimpse into a rosy future by the study of numbers were confronted with some unco-operative data.

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Five things we learnt

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Paul Cully The talking points from the weekend Rugby Championship matches.

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Talking points

Five things we learnt

Paul Cully There's no doubt about it, the All Blacks dominate the Wallabies in every department.

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Absence of veterans may be pointer to Bleus tactics

Paul Cully For those trying to ascertain what the French will bring against the Wallabies this weekend, the easy route is simply to point to their emotional volatility and say no one knows.

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He can rest easy, but Deans isn't home free

Paul Cully The restless nights now belong to another coach from New Zealand. Two weeks into November, Warren Gatland is dealing with a crisis in Wales - they do them so well - and an inbox full of half-hearted...

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Rugby

It's a numbers game, so it's time to nail down No. 10

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Paul Cully Australian rugby has a dilemma, one largely of its own making, that would be inconceivable in New Zealand or South Africa.

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Who will squeeze into Deans' 25-man tent

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Paul Cully Trying to squeeze in 25 names for the initial Wallabies squad to be announced on May 19 is akin to putting away a tent for the first time.

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Rugby Union

Folau set to face Lions, Cooper stakes his claim

Two against one: Israel Folau beats the tackles of Stormers' winger Gio Aplon (centre) and flyhalf Gary van Aswegen.

Paul Cully Israel Folau has one arm in a Wallabies jersey after another good showing..

Rugby

Folau's Wallabies stocks up in leaps and bounds

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Paul Cully Israel Folau has one arm in a Wallabies jersey.

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Hold the phone: the one call no Wallaby wants to get

Paul Cully If you find yourself nervously checking your mobile device on Sunday waiting for the release of the Wallabies' initial 25-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions, you will be in good company.

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Barnes' storming efforts could have him in starting side

Berrick Barnes.

Paul Cully The significance of Berrick Barnes' cameos against the Stormers and Brumbies in successive weeks is that he could be playing his way into the Wallabies starting XV, let alone the 25-man squad.

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Tahs are off and running now but hurdles loom

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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.

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Questions over perfect 10 not the half of it

Paul Cully The good news for the Waratahs ahead of their game against the Crusaders on Friday night is that Dan Carter had a below-par game against the Chiefs on Friday and is human.

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Coaches earn their cash in tight series

Paul Cully All of the cards have finally been shown. Robbie Deans' 31-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions has been announced, putting into place the final pieces of the jigsaw he hopes will be enough...

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Rugby Union

Folau set for Wallabies

Israel Folau

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