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Rugby

Legend's aura sure to make ref think twice

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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.

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Rugby Union

George has a warm glow

George Smith.

Paul Cully and David Sygall Robbie Deans reveals that he tried to lure George Smith back for the 2011 World Cup.

Rugby

Smith urged to rethink retiring and play until next World Cup

George Smith

Paul Cully, David Sygall Robbie Deans has revealed he tried to lure George Smith back for the 2011 World Cup and has asked the openside breakaway to keep playing for the Wallabies beyond the third Test against the British...

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TIGHT FIVE

White can be forgiven a wry smile in direction of ARU board members

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Paul Cully Jake White said before the Bulls game that he had nothing to prove to the Australian Rugby Union.

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Rugby

Deans in for pleasant viewing as Tahs take on Brumbies

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

Barnes' storming efforts could have him in starting side

Berrick Barnes.

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.

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Tight Five

Quade Cooper, time-space and the Galacticos theory

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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.

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Talking points

Five things we learnt from Super Rugby

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Paul Cully There will be one guaranteed new Wallaby in the June Tests.

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Scotland to unleash chaos theory on Pocock and Genia

Paul Cully It is somewhat apt that, after years of jabbing digits into northern hemisphere chests for sending below-par squads, the Wallabies have announced a less-than-full-strength team just as Scotland and...

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

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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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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Mistake-riddled Welsh performance not likely to be repeated, but the Wallabies have their measure for now

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Paul Cully It did not take long after last Saturday's Wallabies victory for a familiar lament to be heard. In a London television studio, former Welsh No.

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Talking points

Five things we learnt from Super Rugby

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

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Missing out on chocolates comes with sweetener for Wallabies

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.

Rugby

Wallabies' Bledisloe mission: to show McCaw his powers have been bettered

Paul Cully There is one scoreline edgy Wallabies fans could use to transport themselves to their mental happy places as they contemplate the importance of the breakdown in the coming Bledisloe Cup double-header.

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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Rugby

European campaign a useful audition for Lions tour

Paul Cully If some members of the Wallabies squad to tour Europe announced yesterday are yet to fully comprehend the scale of the British and Irish Lions tour next year, they can be forgiven.

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Pitiless schedule plays in favour of the Welsh

Paul Cully When the Welsh started hiring a succession of New Zealanders to hammer that fundamental rugby building block - fitness - into their players, they had games such as the one against the Wallabies in...

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Six Nations kicks off with questions to be answered

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Paul Cully IT IS apt in this year, a Lions year, that the Six Nations kicks off this weekend with a famous Lions voice ringing in many ears.

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Rugby

Farrell evokes Johns in Irish stew

Paul Cully After the openness of the first round of Six Nations, came something more familiar. Ireland and England, adventurous just a week ago, succumbed to a force greater than either of them: Dublin's grey...

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