Paul Cully Rugby league has many qualities, and rugby has been smart enough to quietly steal a few of the best.
Paul Cully It would be easy to imagine Wallabies coach Robbie Deans with a look of contentment as he surveyed the state of play after the weekend.
Paul Cully The talking points from Saturday's Bledisloe Cup clash.
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.
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.
Paul Cully Three weeks ago at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, the Welsh five-eighth Rhys Priestland spotted a lack of numbers down the Irish short-side and took the ball to the line.
Paul Cully Spare a thought for Robbie Deans and the Wallabies selectors as they sift through the resumes of the men with a No.10 on their backs over the first two weeks of Super Rugby.
Paul Cully Suspend all notions about the balance of power shifting to the nation's capital until the final whistle in Canberra tomorrow night.