Paul Cully

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Dangerous England can take Wallabies to Farrell's hurt arena

Paul Cully THE improvements in the Wallabies' attacking game over the past two matches are timely. From a distance, the England team taking the field at Twickenham on Saturday week to start the Wallabies' grand...

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England's muted celebrations tell a sorry tale for Wallabies

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Paul Cully There is blood in the water on this tour and every side in Europe knows it.

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Expansive England send message

Paul Cully There are a couple of ways of looking at the opening weekend of the Six Nations.

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Porous Wallabies score a D- for defence

Paul Cully The past two Wallabies performances will have given England coach Stuart Lancaster just enough to feel a little more uncomfortable in his chair as he examines the footage.

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Gone in 60 seconds as Wallabies errors take their toll against All Blacks

Paul Cully It is rare that the difference between two teams can be distilled to one segment of play, but it happened in the 54th Bledisloe Test on Saturday night.

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Stephen Moore sets new standard for Wallabies

Paul Cully Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore's comments on senior players this week will make long-suffering Wallabies fans keep the faith and may even encourage supporters who have turned away from the side to...

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Wallabies Spring Tour: Ten to watch from the home nations

Paul Cully The Wallabies start their grand slam tour this weekend armed with some players who bring real attacking purpose, but where do the opposition threats come from?

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Ewen McKenzie's early Wallabies a concern but don't reach for panic button yet

Paul Cully This is the part of the journey when the kingmakers who appointed Ewen McKenzie as Wallabies coach start shuffling in the back seat and nervously seek some affirmations: "This guy does know where he...

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Ireland show enough against Samoa to suggest they'll be a real handful for Australia

Paul Cully On the morning of the deciding British and Irish Lions Test in Sydney in July, Irish captain Paul O'Connell by chance walked into a Bondi cafe and took the seat right beside me.

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All Blacks have an unfair advantage - they're just too good for everyone

Paul Cully The difficulty of the Wallabies' task in chasing down the All Blacks would be easier if the New Zealanders would stand still for a minute.

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TIGHT FIVE

Israel Folau stamps his class as Wallabies beat Ireland

Paul Cully Michael Hooper was awarded man of the match, but, in terms of influence, this was Folau's best game for the Wallabies

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Forget threats of a split, SANZAR helps everyone

Paul Cully It is not often that Richie McCaw is trampled as he was by Irish prop Cian Healy in the All Blacks’ 24-22 win against Ireland in Dublin on Sunday.

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

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

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Gatland opts for slabs of red meat

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Paul Cully There will be no real surprise in the Wallabies camp to this 37-man British and Irish Lions squad. Not even in the selection of Sean Maitland, the New Zealand winger given his debut at the Crusaders...

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Loose-heads show future is bright in tight for Wallabies

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Paul Cully Suddenly, the Wallabies' future on the loose-head side of the scrum is looking up.

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McKenzie plays delicate balancing act between attack and defence

Paul Cully A PENNY for the thoughts of Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie as he hears ARU chief executive Bill Pulver bang on his drum for ''running rugby''.

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TIGHT FIVE

Poms rise in rankings to add insult to injury

Paul Cully If you are already struggling to come to terms with the Ashes defeat, you might want to look away now.

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Brooding about All Blacks no solution for Wallabies

Paul Cully To half of Ewen McKenzie's new dressing room, the complaints about New Zealand cynically killing the ball will have had a familiar ring to them.

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TIGHT FIVE

McKenzie’s men come up short in power race

Paul Cully The Wallabies have become spectators in Test rugby’s arms race.

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Expect crumbs from scrum as Pumas take lion's share

Paul Cully The Wallabies scrum is about to be put through an ordeal that could rival the 2007 World Cup quarter-final in Marseille as the game Wallabies fans tell children about to spook them.

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