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Wallabies also culpable in Bledisloe bloodsport

Paul Cully Hard questions for the Wallabies from top to bottom.

Ewen McKenzie must be wary if tinkering with Wallabies' midfield

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Paul Cully A very good England side toured New Zealand in June this year and departed on the end of 3-0 series loss.

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Michael Hooper symbolises youth versus ageing All Blacks

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Paul Cully Michael Hooper is 10 years the junior of this week's opposite.

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Quade Cooper draws down credit with poor second half for Reds against Hurricanes

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Paul Cully When you play as well as Quade Cooper did on the end of season tour last year, you put a fair bit of capital in the bank.

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McKenzie’s men come up short in power race

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

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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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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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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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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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Porous Wallabies score a D- for defence

Paul Cully The past two Wallabies performances will have given England coach Stuart Lancaster just enough to feel a little more uncomfortable in his chair as he examines the footage.

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Five things we learnt

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Paul Cully Five points to consider for troubled fans.

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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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Sharpened team has grounds for optimism

Paul Cully Rugby's difficulty at dealing with an unwelcome visitor, the drawn Test, has produced a divergence of views about Saturday night's absorbing third Bledisloe Test.

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Poms rise in rankings to add insult to injury

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Paul Cully If you are already struggling to come to terms with the Ashes defeat, you might want to look away now.

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Wallabies' woes linked to lack of local action

Paul Cully The timing was everything. On the same weekend that the Wallabies suffered another significant Bledisloe Cup blow, the New Zealanders were kicking off this year's edition of the ITM Cup.

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Men in gold need to see more of Folau's flashes of brilliance

Paul Cully When the Wallabies awoke in Wellington the local newspapers were using a flattened marsupial by the roadside to illustrate their status. That diagnosis proved premature.

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Missing out on chocolates comes with sweetener for Wallabies

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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.

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.

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Hurricanes change could be blueprint for Waratahs

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Paul Cully If the Waratahs are seeking extra ways to fatten the piggy bank perhaps they could be persuaded into selling tickets for an audience with Michael Foley and Mark Hammett, should the two coaches retire...

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Curly questions over Quade's Test future

Paul Cully It would not require Don Draper's smooth talents to conjure up a pitch for tonight's Rebels v Reds game.

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