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Rugby

Wallabies will struggle to replace leader

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Paul Cully Robbie Deans is reaching for the stress ball, if not the bottle.

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Tight five

No.13 proves lucky for Ashley-Cooper

Paul Cully Adam Ashley-Cooper is growing each week in the No.13 jersey.

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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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Tight Five

Emotions run hot in the debate over five-eighth

Paul Cully In the third instalment of the Herald's look at the race for Wallabies jerseys, we look at five more positions. We start with five-eighth.

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Rugby

Who will squeeze into Deans' 25-man tent

Reds

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.

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Rugby

Deans in for pleasant viewing as Tahs take on Brumbies

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Paul Cully Wallabies coach Robbie Deans will be sitting reasonably comfortably when he settles in to watch the Waratahs v Brumbies game on Saturday evening.

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Rugby

Farce endangers future tours as Fleet Street shifts into high dudgeon

Paul Cully So it begins. Wednesday's Force v Lions match was the beginning of a journey that will be in turns enthralling, nailbiting, surprising and infuriating.

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Rugby

Coaches earn their cash in tight series

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...

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Rugby

A roaring success: series was well worth the wait

Roaring Success

Paul Cully The discussion after the third Test was moving so quickly that it was the identity of the next Wallabies coach that was the subject of conversation, rather than whether the current one would survive.

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Rugby

McKenzie's Wallabies wish list

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Phil Lutton and Paul Cully Ewen McKenzie has named his first Wallabies training squad - now the tough work begins. Phil Lutton and Paul Cully look at five things on the coach's wish list.

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TIGHT FIVE

Timani's cameo shows McKenzie size matters

Fairfax Media writer

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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Five things we learnt at the weekend

Paul Cully Players, skills and tactics to watch from the weekend's Super Rugby and Six Nations.

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Stability the key as Deans deliberates over Wallabies squad to slay Dragons

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Paul Cully OF rugby's many proposed truisms, there is one piece of wisdom that never changes: good coaching always begins at the selection table.

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Five things we learned in Super Rugby

Paul Cully The Stormer are deserved favourites for the Super Rugby title while Sanzar needs to address its officiating system.

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Moment of truth as Brumbies and Reds face off for silverware and Test jerseys

Will Genia

Paul Cully Suspend all notions about the balance of power shifting to the nation's capital until the final whistle in Canberra tomorrow night.

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Percentage boosters: Welsh hopes rest on winning battle for territory and possession, the points will follow

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Paul Cully After the humiliation comes the hard part. Imposing inside-centre Jamie Roberts aside, the Welsh side that will face the Wallabies in Brisbane tomorrow night is the one that first won admirers at the...

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