Paul Cully For all the talk of players leaving Australian shores, the costliest exit may be Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher, who is bound for Gloucester next year.
Paul Cully Nick Cummins was handed man of the match, but it belongs to the collective effort of the pack.
Paul Cully If you are already struggling to come to terms with the Ashes defeat, you might want to look away now.
Paul Cully Against the benchmark sides, the Wallabies are simply cloaked in mediocrity.
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.
Paul Cully The Chiefs, loaded with talent and invention from No.9 through to No.15, kick away possession every 47 seconds, the fourth-lowest figure in the competition.
Paul Cully Those old enough to have grey hairs will have allowed themselves a wry grin at some of the commentary emerging from South Africa this week.
Paul Cully Accurate conclusions in the aftermath of last week's performance might have, at first, seemed difficult for Waratahs followers to reach.