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Rugby

Waratahs pack and on-fire Israel Folau crank up the fear factor

Paul Cully Add Israel Folau to this Waratahs pack and you have a mix that can go a very long way in Super Rugby, if injuries are kind.

Rugby

Anzac Super Rugby showdowns will sort Wallabies from chaff

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Paul Cully The true strength of Australian rugby’s pulse will become that little bit clearer over the next week.

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Rugby

Michael Hooper's form kicks in for Waratahs just as Israel Folau loses his edge

Paul Cully Michael Hooper is the form player in the country, bar none. The Waratahs openside was probably the difference between NSW winning and losing against the Hurricanes, his outstanding form coming as...

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Tight Five

Kurtley Beale shows he's the real deal for Wallabies selection

Paul Cully It would be no surprise if  Beale is the main beneficiary from Quade Cooper’s injury.

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Talking Points

Five things we learnt

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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

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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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Tight five

Battle heating up for Wallabies' five-eighth spot

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Paul Cully Quade Cooper has work to do to challenge the sceptics.

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Tight five

No.13 proves lucky for Ashley-Cooper

Paul Cully Adam Ashley-Cooper is growing each week in the No.13 jersey.

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Rugby

Second row must be first priority for Deans

Paul Cully The Wallabies have big problems in the second row: that's a hard concept to grasp

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Rugby

Folau shows skills to take off on the wing

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

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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

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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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