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Rugby

Sorry about that Chiefs, but Brumbies too smart not to advance to Waratahs showdown

Paul Cully The Brumbies are in good position to beat the Chiefs in Canberra on Saturday and set up a likely blockbuster against the Waratahs in Sydney the following week.

TIGHT FIVE

Timani's cameo shows McKenzie size matters

Fairfax Media writer

Paul Cully There are question marks about the big second-rower's all-round game, but his urgency and sheer size from the bench on Saturday night gave the Wallabies something they have been lacking in the...

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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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Rugby

The chosen ones: Rugby Championship's first XV

McCaw

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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Rugby

Why Sonny Bill Williams should turn his back on league

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Paul Cully Rugby league has many qualities, and rugby has been smart enough to quietly steal a few of the best.

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TIGHT FIVE

Quade Cooper puts swagger back into the game

Paul Cully It was the last game of this calendar year, but this was as much about next year.

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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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Talking points

Five things we learnt

Paul Cully The talking points from Saturday's Bledisloe Cup clash.

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Australia can't afford to give Azzurri a sniff

Paul Cully The origins of the All Blacks' five-pointers against Italy in Rome last weekend were as follows: lineout, lineout, lineout, scrum and counter-attack.

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TIGHT FIVE

White can be forgiven a wry smile in direction of ARU board members

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Paul Cully Jake White said before the Bulls game that he had nothing to prove to the Australian Rugby Union.

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Talking Points

Five things we learnt

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Paul Cully The talking points from last week's games.

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Rugby

Wallabies' Bledisloe mission: to show McCaw his powers have been bettered

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.