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Paul Cully

Tests will shed light on Lions' pivotal man

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Paul Cully It's a sign of the age that on the eve of an influential tour of Europe a Quade Cooper tweet about a computer game has been occupying rugby minds.

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Tourists face English side that dares to be different

Paul Cully In the 33rd minute of last week's 54-12 win against Fiji, England's loose-head prop, Joe Marler, popped up as a link in England's attacking chain with a try begging and tossed the ball into touch.

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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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Dublin, Edinburgh and Cardiff rejoice at All Blacks' decimation

Paul Cully Occasions when the Irish, Scots and Welsh take any satisfaction from famous victories at Twickenham are rarer than accords stating all affairs are best run by the born-to-rule crowd from Westminster,...

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Six Nations delivers strong message

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Paul Cully There a couple of ways of looking at the opening weekend of the Six Nations.

Expansive England send message

Paul Cully There are a couple of ways of looking at the opening weekend of the Six Nations.

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Manu mountain: Tuilagi is trouble for Wallabies

Paul Cully There are 112 kilograms of trouble coming the Wallabies' way in the unmistakeable form of Manu Tuilagi.

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Rugby

Bulk squared: Lions' simple equation

Paul Cully Believers in small but symbolic battles that punctuate games of the intensity of the Wales v England encounter at the weekend did not have to wait long for their moment.

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Rugby Union

Deans spoilt for choice, but strategy will dictate picks

Paul Cully With the Lions series fast approaching and the highly charged Reds v Brumbies game doubling as a virtual Wallabies trial, Fairfax Media looks at five key Test positions.

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Rugby

Gatland opts for slabs of red meat

Sam Warburton

Paul Cully There will be no real surprise in the Wallabies camp to this 37-man British and Irish Lions squad. Not even in the selection of Sean Maitland, the New Zealand winger given his debut at the Crusaders...

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Rugby

Lions gamble on thin cover at all-crucial breakdown

Sam Warburton

Paul Cully One week ago, Lions captain Sam Warburton was gently reminded he needed to perform against the Waratahs to keep the No.7 jersey.

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