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Only Suzie Catering Co can stop All Blacks from winning 2015 World Cup

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Paul Cully The awful truth about the Wallabies' hammering last weekend is that by 2015 the All Blacks could roll out an entirely different back line and dish it out all over again.

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NSW Waratahs forward Will Skelton proves size matters

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Paul Cully Big man, big occasion, big impact. No one else in Australia could have done what Will Skelton did in setting up that try for Bernard Foley to put the icing on the Waratahs' cake in their Super Rugby...

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Five reasons the Crusaders will beat the Waratahs

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Paul Cully Here are five reasons why the Waratahs will be cruelly denied on Saturday night.

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Dan Carter is a red flag for the Waratahs' title hopes - at No.10

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Paul Cully The Waratahs won't be getting carried away after the thumping win against the Highlanders last week.

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Tight Five

Wallabies find form when the party is over

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Paul Cully There were fears before the game that this game would send the Wallabies back to Marseille, 2007.

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The chosen ones: Rugby Championship's first XV

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Paul Cully The Rugby Championship is done and dusted for another year, but who were the players that caught the eye? It is hard to go past the All Blacks for the bulk of the side.

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Rubber is not so dead after All Blacks injuries

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Paul Cully AT THE start of his tenure, if you had offered Ewen McKenzie the chance to take on the All Blacks without Richie McCaw, Conrad Smith, Owen Franks, Cory Jane, Luke Romano and Dan Carter - all of whom...

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Classy Cooper a perfect 10 but New Zealand just too good

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Paul Cully Better Quade Cooper. So much better. There is no sense of satisfaction for the Wallabies when the Bledisloe scoreline reads 3-0 and you have again been ripped apart at times but there can still be...

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Gone in 60 seconds as Wallabies errors take their toll against All Blacks

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Paul Cully It is rare that the difference between two teams can be distilled to one segment of play, but it happened in the 54th Bledisloe Test on Saturday night.

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Coach is still searching for strong leadership

Paul Cully The strength of the players' union response to the Wallabies' Dublin drinking sanctions, above the normal go-in-to-bat-for-your-members position, suggests the boundaries of what was acceptable may...

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Talking points

Five things we learnt

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Paul Cully There's no doubt about it, the All Blacks dominate the Wallabies in every department.

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ABs are knocking on the door of greatness

Paul Cully Only the cheeriest rugby optimist would volunteer that the game is without its challenges. Dig into the numbers and they reveal the amount of time spent on resetting scrums was almost identical to...

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Wallabies off the mark and still drifting away

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Paul Cully No one has ever claimed it wasn't a cruel game: for most of the match Italy's five-eighth Luciano Orquera had outplayed his opposite, Kurtley Beale, yet it was left to him to hit a 79th-minute...

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McMeniman's efforts will make Deans think

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Paul Cully Hugh McMeniman is showing the signs that every Wallabies fan wanted.

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Wallabies will struggle to replace leader

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

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Players under delusion code can't thrive without them

Paul Cully When the Brumbies lost to the Stormers at the weekend, they did so obviously hindered by the lack of the booming left boot of their exciting fullback Jesse Mogg, a name already mentioned as a...

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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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Hansen not without his challenges for All Blacks

Paul Cully There are a few dark clouds in the land of the long white one.

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Lions in the sand: Hansen praises Australian sides

Paul Cully The strong form of the Australian Super Rugby sides has been recognised at the highest level across the ditch, with All Blacks coach Steve Hansen admitting on Monday: "This is a tricky year for us."

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History is just that, and Tahs can crack Crusaders' weakened backbone

Paul Cully The burden all Crusaders teams carry is to be constantly compared to the great sides that preceded them. The one the Waratahs will face tonight is labouring somewhat to get out of those shadows.

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