Paul Cully

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TIGHT FIVE

McKenzie’s men come up short in power race

Paul Cully The Wallabies have become spectators in Test rugby’s arms race.

TIGHT FIVE

Gotta accentuate the positives ... if you can

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Paul Cully Against the benchmark sides, the Wallabies are simply cloaked in mediocrity.

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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

Wallabies mustn't ignore young bulls

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Paul Cully Remember the name of Bulls inside-centre Jan Serfontein. The outstanding young midfielder - big, strong, fast but with skills and vision- has the ability to change the way the Bulls attack and be a...

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Bulls play the percentages but don't expect much flair

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Paul Cully Placed alongside some flashier examples of the modern age, Bulls five-eighth Morne Steyn cuts an unprepossessing figure. But take a second look.

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TALKING POINTS

Five things we learnt from Super Rugby

Paul Cully 1. Will Genia is a halfback. In isolation, the decision to push him out to No.10 did not cost the Reds the game, but it contributed to the feeling that they comprehensively lost the battle of the...

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Kiwis' great expectations play into Wallabies' hands

Genia

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.

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Five things we learnt

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Paul Cully The talking points from the weekend Rugby Championship matches.

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Rugby

Tahs to underestimate Cheetahs at their peril

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Paul Cully There was a sharp piece of analysis conducted on the defensive foibles of the Cheetahs' midfield pairing a few weeks back.

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