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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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Hurricanes change could be blueprint for Waratahs

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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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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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Super Rugby stats don't back up Australia's running game

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Paul Cully Australian rugby's relationship with a running, ball-in-hand style of play is going through a complicated patch.

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Michael Hooper's form kicks in for Waratahs just as Israel Folau loses his edge

Paul Cully Michael Hooper is the form player in the country, bar none. The Waratahs openside was probably the difference between NSW winning and losing against the Hurricanes, his outstanding form coming as...

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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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Ewen McKenzie makes the right moves with a Wallabies squad not afraid to have a crack

Paul Cully A thread of sound logic weaves its way through Ewen McKenzie's first Wallabies squad of the year.

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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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Anzac Super Rugby showdowns will sort Wallabies from chaff

Paul Cully The true strength of Australian rugby’s pulse will become that little bit clearer over the next week.

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

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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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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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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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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Openside duels will whet appetites

Paul Cully If you intend to have your happiness levels influenced by the outcome of Bledisloe Cup encounters over the next decade, there are two tasty duels in the next two rounds that cannot be missed.

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