Paul Cully

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RUGBY

White's stuff is all right for Brumbies

Paul Cully It has become modish to criticise the Brumbies' style as unfashionable, but Jake White's side has such respect for the fundamentals that they deserve their spot in the final top four.

Rugby

McKenzie's Wallabies wish list

Ewen McKenzie.

Phil Lutton and Paul Cully Ewen McKenzie has named his first Wallabies training squad - now the tough work begins. Phil Lutton and Paul Cully look at five things on the coach's wish list.

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Rugby

Folau shows skills to take off on the wing

Paul Cully.

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

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..

Rugby

Folau's Wallabies stocks up in leaps and bounds

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Paul Cully Israel Folau has one arm in a Wallabies jersey.

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Rugby

Hold the phone: the one call no Wallaby wants to get

Paul Cully If you find yourself nervously checking your mobile device on Sunday waiting for the release of the Wallabies' initial 25-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions, you will be in good company.

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Rugby

Barnes' storming efforts could have him in starting side

Berrick Barnes.

Paul Cully The significance of Berrick Barnes' cameos against the Stormers and Brumbies in successive weeks is that he could be playing his way into the Wallabies starting XV, let alone the 25-man squad.

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Tight Five

Quade Cooper, time-space and the Galacticos theory

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Paul Cully Nic White showed Wallabies mettle. If you were looking for a reaction from one of those overlooked for last week's 25-man Wallabies squad, this was it.

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Rugby

Coaches earn their cash in tight series

Paul Cully All of the cards have finally been shown. Robbie Deans' 31-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions has been announced, putting into place the final pieces of the jigsaw he hopes will be enough...

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Moment of truth as Brumbies and Reds face off for silverware and Test jerseys

Will Genia

Paul Cully Suspend all notions about the balance of power shifting to the nation's capital until the final whistle in Canberra tomorrow night.

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Mistake-riddled Welsh performance not likely to be repeated, but the Wallabies have their measure for now

Paul Cully

Paul Cully It did not take long after last Saturday's Wallabies victory for a familiar lament to be heard. In a London television studio, former Welsh No.

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Rugby

Avoiding Shark bite would be Reds' legacy dream come true

Paul Cully There is a stubborn theory subscribed to by some in two-thirds of the SANZAR territories that the Reds got lucky last year.

Talking points

Five thing we learnt from Super Rugby

Paul Cully The talking points from the final round of Super Rugby

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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.

Talking Points

Five things we learnt

Paul Cully

Paul Cully Talking points from The Rugby Championship Test matches.

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Sharpened team has grounds for optimism

Paul Cully Rugby's difficulty at dealing with an unwelcome visitor, the drawn Test, has produced a divergence of views about Saturday night's absorbing third Bledisloe Test.

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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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Rugby

European campaign a useful audition for Lions tour

Paul Cully If some members of the Wallabies squad to tour Europe announced yesterday are yet to fully comprehend the scale of the British and Irish Lions tour next year, they can be forgiven.

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All aboard the player-go-round

Hooper

Paul Cully Paul Cully takes a look at the top 20 signings for the three SANZAR nations and what they will bring to their new teams.

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