Paul Cully

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Kiwis' great expectations play into Wallabies' hands

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.

Talking points

Five things we learnt

Paul Cully

Paul Cully Talking points from the Wallabies v All Blacks Test.

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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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On the radar

On the radar: the five Super Rugby players to watch

Beauden Barrett.

Paul Cully The five players, in no particular order, from New Zealand and South Africa that made us sit up and take notice last weekend.

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Beware Waratahs, there's a touch of Henry in the Highlanders

Paul Cully

Paul Cully There was a lovely little exchange picked up on referee Jaco Peyper's microphone during the fabulous Highlanders v Crusaders game last Saturday that would have prompted raised eyebrows among every...

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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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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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