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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.

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Brumbies must soar to great heights at altitude

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Paul Cully If the Brumbies win in Pretoria this weekend engrave it in stone as one of the greatest successes by any Australian side in the history of Super Rugby.

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Brumbies' northern exposure the Chiefs' concern

Paul Cully Future Wallabies prop Scott Sio and the Brumbies' "northern hemisphere" style of scrummaging to win penalties are exercising the minds of Chiefs tight-heads Ben Tameifuna and Ben Afeaki as well as...

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Deans in for pleasant viewing as Tahs take on Brumbies

Paul Cully Wallabies coach Robbie Deans will be sitting reasonably comfortably when he settles in to watch the Waratahs v Brumbies game on Saturday evening.

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Do Brumbies have White stuff to pin down Lions?

Paul Cully Has Ewen McKenzie provided Robbie Deans with the plans to beat the Lions? He's certainly provided one way of troubling them, but we'll see a very different game plan on Tuesday week when Jake White...

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Brumbies five hint at fabulous future

Paul Cully There were a few big winners in the Brumbies' victory against the Lions on Tuesday night

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TIGHT FIVE

Errors sink boot into Brumbies' title hopes

Paul Cully Matt Toomua started the game by kicking the ball out on the full against the Western Force in Perth, and never really recovered.

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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.

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Capital gains being made with Brumbies' fine form

Paul Cully Influence in Australian rugby is shifting from Brisbane to Canberra.

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Brumbies' inside backs add elan to the attack

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Paul Cully The greatest gift obituary writers have received is that of certainty. The object of their rhetorical flourishes is safely stowed away under soil and is statistically unlikely to contradict their...

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

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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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Brumbies show Tahs how to keep it simple

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Paul Cully It took the Brumbies just 40 minutes last weekend to show Waratahs fans once again what they've lacked this year.

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Laurie Fisher's departure may be the costliest for Australian rugby

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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.

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Tight Five

Reds highlight Waratahs' lineout problems in the nick of time

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Paul Cully Against a side with a lesser defensive lineout than the Reds, the Waratahs could have headed into the finals with paper over the cracks, but their lineout problems on Saturday night will sharpen the...

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Dan Carter is a red flag for the Waratahs' title hopes - at No.10

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Paul Cully The Waratahs won't be getting carried away after the thumping win against the Highlanders last week.

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Waratahs are fitter and faster, leaving the fans happier

Paul Cully Outstanding Tahs have become the opposite of why their fans deserted them. You play like you train, and the Waratahs look like a side that has been told that if an offload goes to deck, the offloader...

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It is now or never for Waratahs' Super Rugby title hopes

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Paul Cully The Super Rugby title window is ajar for the Waratahs, and they know it.

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Tight Five

Waratahs hit first big hurdle with Dave Dennis injury

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Paul Cully Dennis may not be a highlight reels man, but he gives the Waratahs such great balance.

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Tight Five

Wallabies' win hard to judge due to awful French play

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Paul Cully France's poor form made it hard to get an accurate gauge on how well the Wallabies played on Saturday night.

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Pack will have to provide more go-forward if Wallabies are to give kicking game the boot

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Paul Cully The Wallabies forwards need to be a bit sharper in the contact area this weekend against France otherwise No.10 Bernard Foley will remain a peripheral figure.

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