Paul Cully The grass is not always greener on the other side but if Ewen McKenzie peered into Steve Hansen's backyard the Wallabies coach might be excused a tinge of envy.
Paul Cully It is rare that the difference between two teams can be distilled to one segment of play, but it happened in the 54th Bledisloe Test on Saturday night.
Paul Cully It was the last game of this calendar year, but this was as much about next year.
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 Nic White showed Wallabies mettle. If you were looking for a reaction from one of those overlooked for last week's 25-man Wallabies squad, this was it.
Paul Cully Michael Hooper provides the Waratahs' silver lining.
LIONS TOUR DIARY
Paul Cully DEBUTANT Israel Folau has signalled his readiness for the intensity of the British and Irish Lions by splitting open Wallabies enforcer and mate Wycliff Palu at a ramped-up training session on...
Paul Cully The five keys to deciding the first Test.
Paul Cully Lions deserved to win, but showed some weaknesses in the last quarter.
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.
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.
Paul Cully Robbie Deans reads riot act to James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale for their late-night fast-food stop.
Paul Cully Not long after last weekend's shattering loss to the Lions, James O'Connor was standing in the bowels of Suncorp Stadium, answering questions about his own performance.
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.
Paul Cully IT was Will Genia who reminded us all why supporters from five countries are so enthralled by this series.
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...
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.
LIONS TOUR DIARY
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...
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.
Paul Cully More than 12 months ago, a former Wallaby with a good feel for the present playing group responded to an inquiry about Christian Lealiifano, who was playing his way into the Wallabies at that stage...