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Rugby

Tahs to underestimate Cheetahs at their peril

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Paul Cully There was a sharp piece of analysis conducted on the defensive foibles of the Cheetahs' midfield pairing a few weeks back.

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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.

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

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

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

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Western Force no-names the bolters for Wallabies

Paul Cully Matt Hodgson should be leading a merry quintet of Western Force players into the Wallabies' first squad of the season when it is announced next week.

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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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Wallabies should heed the words of a Lion tamer

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Paul Cully In 2009, a stocky 22-year-old openside helped to break the hearts of the British and Irish Lions.

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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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Stats say throw Smith to Lions - or vice versa

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Paul Cully Your eyes have not been deceiving you when you have watched the Brumbies go about their business this season and you sense them to be on another level to the Waratahs and the other Australian sides.

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Industrious Force lack polish but loom as a stumbling block

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Paul Cully One reason that young Force No.12 Kyle Godwin has a good chance of playing for Australia inside the next year or two became crystal clear in the 24th minute of last week's loss to the Cheetahs.

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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...

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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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Cooper a risk Deans was not prepared to take

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Paul Cully Cooper was out of the 25. The process that led to that point has been a few years in the making.

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Avoiding Shark bite would be Reds' legacy dream come true

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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.

TALKING POINTS

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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Wallabies watch and five on the radar

Paul Cully Each week. Paul Cully picks three talking points for the Wallabies and five rivals to watch.

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Talking points

Five things we learnt from Super Rugby

Paul Cully There will be one guaranteed new Wallaby in the June Tests.

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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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Talking points

Five things we learnt from Super Rugby

Paul Cully The talking points from the week 13 of Super Rugby.

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