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Maligned Wallabies tight five stood up against All Blacks

Paul Cully The writing off of the Wallabies tight five from Monday to Friday only for Saturday to make a mockery of those words has become so commonplace it is a pattern.

Rugby

NSW Waratahs forward Will Skelton proves size matters

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Paul Cully Big man, big occasion, big impact. No one else in Australia could have done what Will Skelton did in setting up that try for Bernard Foley to put the icing on the Waratahs' cake in their Super Rugby...

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Rugby

Laurie Fisher's departure may be the costliest for Australian rugby

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Paul Cully For all the talk of players leaving Australian shores, the costliest exit may be Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher, who is bound for Gloucester next year.

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Tight Five

Wallabies too good for Les Bleus, but they're not at All Black standard yet

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Paul Cully The Wallabies were good, but only good. Cast your mind back just one year and it is clear that the Wallabies are in a better shape than they were.

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TIGHT FIVE

McKenzie’s men come up short in power race

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Paul Cully The Wallabies have become spectators in Test rugby’s arms race.

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TIGHT FIVE

Timani's cameo shows McKenzie size matters

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Paul Cully There are question marks about the big second-rower's all-round game, but his urgency and sheer size from the bench on Saturday night gave the Wallabies something they have been lacking in the...

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TIGHT FIVE

Gotta accentuate the positives ... if you can

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Paul Cully Against the benchmark sides, the Wallabies are simply cloaked in mediocrity.

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Rugby

The chosen ones: Rugby Championship's first XV

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Paul Cully The Rugby Championship is done and dusted for another year, but who were the players that caught the eye? It is hard to go past the All Blacks for the bulk of the side.

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TIGHT FIVE

Improved Wallabies pack the driving force behind crushing win over Italy

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

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Rugby

Forget threats of a split, SANZAR helps everyone

Paul Cully It is not often that Richie McCaw is trampled as he was by Irish prop Cian Healy in the All Blacks’ 24-22 win against Ireland in Dublin on Sunday.

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TIGHT FIVE

Quade Cooper puts swagger back into the game

Paul Cully It was the last game of this calendar year, but this was as much about next year.

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Rugby

Tahs to underestimate Cheetahs at their peril

Paul Cully There was a sharp piece of analysis conducted on the defensive foibles of the Cheetahs' midfield pairing a few weeks back.

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Talking Points

Five things we learnt

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Paul Cully The talking points from last week's games.

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Talking points

Five things we learnt from Super Rugby

Paul Cully The talking points from the week 13 of Super Rugby.

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International team of the week

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Paul Cully Paul Cully selects the form team from the weekend Tests.

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Talking points

Five things we learnt from Super Rugby

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Paul Cully The talking points from the penultimate round of Super Rugby.

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