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Paul Cully

Beware Waratahs, there's a touch of Henry in the Highlanders

Paul Cully There was a lovely little exchange picked up on referee Jaco Peyper's microphone during the fabulous Highlanders v Crusaders game last Saturday that would have prompted raised eyebrows among every...

Ewen McKenzie must be wary if tinkering with Wallabies' midfield

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Paul Cully A very good England side toured New Zealand in June this year and departed on the end of 3-0 series loss.

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Rugby

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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Rugby

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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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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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

Waratahs' season continues to blossom into greatness

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Paul Cully How well are the Waratahs playing? Well enough to go to the Chiefs in New Zealand this week and feel quietly confident.

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Waratahs pack and on-fire Israel Folau crank up the fear factor

Paul Cully Add Israel Folau to this Waratahs pack and you have a mix that can go a very long way in Super Rugby, if injuries are kind.

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Rugby

The Wallabies still need Will Genia

Paul Cully The halfback's omission from the Wallabies 23 does not change the fact the Wallabies are a better side when he is at his best.

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Rugby

Quade Cooper draws down credit with poor second half for Reds against Hurricanes

Paul Cully When you play as well as Quade Cooper did on the end of season tour last year, you put a fair bit of capital in the bank.

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Rugby

Wallabies are still the Bledisloe underdogs and should embrace it

Paul Cully Optimistic thinking about a shift in the Bledisloe Cup balance of power has undergone a correction over the past two weeks in Super Rugby, and it is not necessarily a bad thing for the Wallabies.

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Rugby

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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Rugby

Tahs must show more than glimpses

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Paul Cully Earlier this week, former All Blacks halfback Justin Marshall let slip on New Zealand radio he had received a text from Australia last weekend.

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Rugby

Wallabies should heed the words of a Lion tamer

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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Rugby

Tahs to underestimate Cheetahs at their peril

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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Rugby

Capital gains being made with Brumbies' fine form

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

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Tight five

No.13 proves lucky for Ashley-Cooper

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

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Rugby

Too early to open the champagne, but Australian conference is bubbling

Paul Cully When the Reds survived a wobbly last scrum and put the ball out of play to record a 34-33 win against the Highlanders on Friday night, certain milestones were reached.

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Rugby

Second row must be first priority for Deans

Paul Cully The Wallabies have big problems in the second row: that's a hard concept to grasp

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