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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Cully Israel Folau has one arm in a Wallabies jersey after another good showing..
Paul Cully Israel Folau has one arm in a Wallabies jersey.
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.
Paul Cully Australian rugby has a dilemma, one largely of its own making, that would be inconceivable in New Zealand or South Africa.
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...
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.
Paul Cully There's no doubt about it, the All Blacks dominate the Wallabies in every department.
Paul Cully The talking points from the weekend Rugby Championship matches.
Paul Cully Talking points from the All Blacks v Wallabies Test.
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.
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.
Paul Cully Robbie Deans this week engaged in some worthy attempts to sweeten the absence of Australian franchises from the pointy end of the Super Rugby season.
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.