Paul Cully

Paul Cully


Tight Five

Wallabies' win hard to judge due to awful French play

Paul Cully France's poor form made it hard to get an accurate gauge on how well the Wallabies played on Saturday night.


Lack of depth leaves weary Wallabies with little in tank

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Paul Cully When Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie replaced Quade Cooper after 59 minutes of the Test against Italy in Turin, it was a sensible bit of squad management he probably longs he could do a bit more of.

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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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Free to play, but Horwill case won't stop raging on

James Horwill

Paul Cully In one sentence, Graeme Mew, the lawyer who oversaw the IRB's appeal of the James Horwill not-guilty verdict, made it clear this case was essentially finished the instant Nigel Hampton, QC, came to...

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In the theatre of dreams, one man can bring down curtain

Richie McCaw jostles Quade Cooper

Paul Cully WHEN you drive into the timber town of Tokoroa in New Zealand's North Island, past the long-faded sign that indicates a past population of just over 16,000, it doesn't take long to realise the place...

Talking Points

Five things we learnt

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Paul Cully Talking points from The Rugby Championship Test matches.

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Argentine jape a kick to Australia's mojo

Paul Cully There was a cheeky quip doing the rounds last week, the provenance of which points to one of the travelling Argentine scribes with a mischievous streak.

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Waratahs must exploit vulnerable Force

Paul Cully The Force are durable, admirable - and vulnerable.

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