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Rugby Union

Debate to rage over who's best at No.10

Paul Cully Lions deserved to win, but showed some weaknesses in the last quarter.

Rugby

Debate likely to rage over who is best at crucial No.10

James O'Connor

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.

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Rugby

Deans needs to tread a fine selection line

Paul Cully.

Paul Cully The conundrum facing the Wallabies with James O'Connor is this: should they move the No.10 to the right wing, Kurtley Beale to No.

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Rugby

O'Connor stays at five-eighth for second Test

James O'Connor

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...

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RUGBY

White's stuff is all right for Brumbies

Paul Cully.

Paul Cully It has become modish to criticise the Brumbies' style as unfashionable, but Jake White's side has such respect for the fundamentals that they deserve their spot in the final top four.

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Rugby

Robinson's absence is bad news for scrum

Fairfax Media writer

Paul Cully The internal dialogue of discarded Wallabies loose-head prop Benn Robinson would make for interesting public material if Argentina, as they undoubtedly will, take on the Wallabies' scrum in Perth on...

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Rugby Union

Deans spoilt for choice, but strategy will dictate picks

Paul Cully.

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

Folau shows skills to take off on the wing

Paul Cully The Herald looks at five more Wallabies positions before the British and Irish Lions series, with three Super Rugby rounds before Robbie Deans names his first squad of 25 players.

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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

Folau's Wallabies stocks up in leaps and bounds

Paul Cully.

Paul Cully Israel Folau has one arm in a Wallabies jersey.

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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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Rugby

A little more North in the south would be good thing

George North

Paul Cully Economics will prevent it, but the performance of British and Irish Lions winger George North against the Western Force on Wednesday gave a tantalising glimpse of what lustre a northern star could...

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Rugby

Farce endangers future tours as Fleet Street shifts into high dudgeon

Paul Cully.

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 Union

Folau set for Wallabies

Israel Folau

Paul Cully Israel Folau's stunning rise in his third code is complete, with Wallabies coach Robbie Deans naming the NSW Waratahs full-back on the right wing against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

Rugby

Another giant leap as Folau gets Test call-up

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20:  Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies passes the ball during the round 10 Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Paul Cully Israel Folau's stunning rise in his third code is complete, with Wallabies coach Robbie Deans naming the Waratahs fullback on the right wing to face the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

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

Paul Cully

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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Barnes our perfect 10

Paul Cully THE EARLY naming of the Wallabies team this week conveyed an encouraging degree of certainty in the selectors' minds: this is our best team and we think they have Wales' measure.