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Stephen Moore sets new standard for Wallabies

Paul Cully Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore's comments on senior players this week will make long-suffering Wallabies fans keep the faith and may even encourage supporters who have turned away from the side to...

Rugby

Ewen McKenzie’s fine-tuning is starting to pay dividends

Paul Cully dinkus

Paul Cully Tumult, regardless of its nature, always creates an edge.

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Tour diary

Foley set to test tourists

Bernard Foley

Paul Cully Bernard Foley's injection into the Waratahs side to face the Lions on Saturday night will also benefit the Wallabies.

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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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Rugby

Folau shows skills to take off on the wing

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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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Rugby

O'Connor the offloader close to wrapping up No.10 spot

Paul Cully When the Rebels take on the Chiefs in Melbourne on Friday night, the man who will wear the coveted Wallabies No. 10 jersey against the British and Irish Lions could well be on view.

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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 Union

Folau set to face Lions, Cooper stakes his claim

Two against one: Israel Folau beats the tackles of Stormers' winger Gio Aplon (centre) and flyhalf Gary van Aswegen.

Paul Cully Israel Folau has one arm in a Wallabies jersey after another good showing..

Agony on big stage for Horwill

So near and yet so far: Wallabies captain James Horwill after the final whistle.

Paul Cully When the final whistle went, James Horwill could only look on and wonder what could have been.

Rugby Union

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

Wallabies v British Lions

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

Rugby

Horwill rues missed chances as tourists deliver body blow

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Paul Cully When the final whistle went, James Horwill could only look on and wonder what might have been. Short. Agonisingly so. The 28-year-old had only previously led his country eight times.

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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

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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 Union

Wallabies pair given a bake for late-night outing

Kurtley Beale.

Paul Cully Robbie Deans reads riot act to James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale for their late-night fast-food stop.

Rugby

James O'Carter - now there's a name to fear

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Paul Cully Not long after last weekend's shattering loss to the Lions, James O'Connor was standing in the bowels of Suncorp Stadium, answering questions about his own performance.

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Rugby

Deans lets fly as O'Connor and Beale face a firm hand

Kurtley Beale

Paul Cully Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has read the riot act to James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale for their late-night fast-food stop, and suggested senior players might consider action over the incident later.

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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

O'Connor runs hot and cold but keeps his cool when it matters the most

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Paul Cully It was the selection which was always going to define this series, the one that asked to be judged. It was the system as well as the player that was on trial. James O'Connor wore No.

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