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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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Capital gains being made with Brumbies' fine form

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

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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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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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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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Brumbies must soar to great heights at altitude

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...

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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Matt Toomua's defence can be both a strength and a weakness

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Paul Cully The old adage about the tight-head prop being the most important player in the side plays out across the Super Rugby semi-finals this weekend.

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NSW Waratahs forward Will Skelton proves size matters

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Paul Cully Big man, big occasion, big impact. No one else in Australia could have done what Will Skelton did in setting up that try for Bernard Foley to put the icing on the Waratahs' cake in their Super Rugby...

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Five reasons the Crusaders will beat the Waratahs

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Paul Cully Here are five reasons why the Waratahs will be cruelly denied on Saturday night.

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Waratahs are fitter and faster, leaving the fans happier

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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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Why it is the Waratahs versus Kieran Read in Super Rugby final

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Paul Cully The biggest threat to the Waratahs' Super Rugby finals chances is not the massive winger Nemani Nadolo, it is the man who has a licence to pop up on either wing, All Blacks No.8 Kieran Read.

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NSW Waratahs duo Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper in line for Wallabies selection

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Paul Cully The final was so breathless it took repeat viewings for some of the quality to really stand out.

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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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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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