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Paul Cully

Hurricanes change could be blueprint for Waratahs

Paul Cully If the Waratahs are seeking extra ways to fatten the piggy bank perhaps they could be persuaded into selling tickets for an audience with Michael Foley and Mark Hammett, should the two coaches retire...

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Australian Super Rugby no longer out of its depth, says Chiefs coach Dave Rennie

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Paul Cully The often maligned Australian Super Rugby conference has "turned the corner" after initially struggling to cope with its expansion to five teams, says Dave Rennie, the coach of back-to-back winners...

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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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McKenzie less reticent about lobbing verbal grenades across Tasman

Paul Cully When Ewen McKenzie sat down with Fairfax Media in April and revealed he was already hatching plans to beat the All Blacks, the conversation ran well beyond the hour mark.

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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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Tahs are off and running now but hurdles loom

Paul Cully One look beyond the fixture against the Rebels explains why the Waratahs' finals aspirations are on the line in Melbourne on Friday night.

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Tight Five

Even the Kiwis would envy Australia's openside stocks

Paul Cully Michael Hooper provides the Waratahs' silver lining.

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Crunch time for Tahs pack despite some chinks in Crusaders' armour

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Paul Cully When NSW pack down against the Crusaders on Sunday we will find out just how much New Zealand will miss Brad Thorn - and if Benn Robinson has the ability to exploit the absence of his 116 kilogram...

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Five things we learnt in Super Rugby

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

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Five things we learnt in Super Rugby

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Paul Cully It was 79 minutes and 55 seconds of joyless cynicism and inadequate skill levels.

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Five things we learnt from Super Rugby

Paul Cully Beware the Reds. The Brumbies will not be the only ones keeping a close eye on Queensland over the next two weeks.

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Brumbies show Tahs how to keep it simple

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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Missing out on chocolates comes with sweetener for Wallabies

Paul Cully Robbie Deans this week engaged in some worthy attempts to sweeten the absence of Australian franchises from the pointy end of the Super Rugby season.

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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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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McMeniman's efforts will make Deans think

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

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Wallabies will struggle to replace leader

Paul Cully Robbie Deans is reaching for the stress ball, if not the bottle.

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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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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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