Paul Cully

Paul Cully



Wallabies mustn't ignore young bulls

Paul Cully Remember the name of Bulls inside-centre Jan Serfontein. The outstanding young midfielder - big, strong, fast but with skills and vision- has the ability to change the way the Bulls attack and be a...

Bulls play the percentages but don't expect much flair

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Paul Cully Placed alongside some flashier examples of the modern age, Bulls five-eighth Morne Steyn cuts an unprepossessing figure. But take a second look.

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Ewen McKenzie’s fine-tuning is starting to pay dividends

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Paul Cully Tumult, regardless of its nature, always creates an edge.

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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...


White can be forgiven a wry smile in direction of ARU board members

Paul Cully Jake White said before the Bulls game that he had nothing to prove to the Australian Rugby Union.

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Chiefs hold key to initials battle as well as final result

Paul Cully Last year, the three initials SBW were prominent in the Chiefs' Super Rugby-winning campaign. This year the letters TKB have been very influential.

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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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Waratahs have skill set to stop mauling by Stormers

Paul Cully As the Stormers tried to bully the Blues into submission last Friday night, one South African journalist sent the following pithy tweet. ''Heaven help us South Africans if the IRB ever bans the maul.

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Talking points

Five things we learnt from Super Rugby

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Paul Cully The talking points from the six matches in week 10 of Super Rugby.

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Talking points

Five things we learnt in Super Rugby

Paul Cully The talking points from week 12 of Super Rugby.

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All eyes on the Stormers but underdog status gives Waratahs a chance

Paul Cully What the Waratahs wouldn't give for a little of the pressure the Stormers are experiencing. The Cape Town side is perched loftily in the table, has the best defensive record in the competition and...

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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.


Five things we learnt from Super Rugby

Paul Cully 1. Will Genia is a halfback. In isolation, the decision to push him out to No.10 did not cost the Reds the game, but it contributed to the feeling that they comprehensively lost the battle of the...

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Talking points

Five things we learnt

Paul Cully Talking points from the Wallabies v All Blacks Test.

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McMeniman's efforts will make Deans think

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Paul Cully Hugh McMeniman is showing the signs that every Wallabies fan wanted.

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Genia's return must give Lions food for thought

Paul Cully The way that Will Genia has returned after knee surgery is nothing short of remarkable.

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'Split up' Three Amigos


Paul Cully Wallabies coach Robbie Deans must consider the drastic step of splitting up the Three Amigos of Australian rugby and decide which one is expendable, former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones says.

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No.13 proves lucky for Ashley-Cooper

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

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Hoeft helps put scrum on a firm footing

Paul Cully Could an answer to the game's most problematic area be on the horizon?

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