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Lessons from Scotland and Samoa losses give Wallaby hopefuls a short time to make big strides

Paul Cully The tussle between the provinces and the Australian Rugby Union over the player release plans for the British and Irish Lions series should not disguise what it means for Wallabies candidates: the...

Scotland to unleash chaos theory on Pocock and Genia

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Paul Cully It is somewhat apt that, after years of jabbing digits into northern hemisphere chests for sending below-par squads, the Wallabies have announced a less-than-full-strength team just as Scotland and...

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Rugby

The Wallabies still need Will Genia

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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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Tight Five

Wallabies' win hard to judge due to awful French play

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Paul Cully France's poor form made it hard to get an accurate gauge on how well the Wallabies played on Saturday night.

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Wallabies Spring Tour: Ten to watch from the home nations

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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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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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TIGHT FIVE

It might be ugly, but skipper has the goods

Paul Cully It was fitting that Ben Mowen had the final say, winning the turnover to secure the match.

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Rugby

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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Tests will shed light on Lions' pivotal man

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Paul Cully It's a sign of the age that on the eve of an influential tour of Europe a Quade Cooper tweet about a computer game has been occupying rugby minds.

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Tourists face English side that dares to be different

Paul Cully In the 33rd minute of last week's 54-12 win against Fiji, England's loose-head prop, Joe Marler, popped up as a link in England's attacking chain with a try begging and tossed the ball into touch.

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Australia can't afford to give Azzurri a sniff

Paul Cully The origins of the All Blacks' five-pointers against Italy in Rome last weekend were as follows: lineout, lineout, lineout, scrum and counter-attack.

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Dublin, Edinburgh and Cardiff rejoice at All Blacks' decimation

Paul Cully Occasions when the Irish, Scots and Welsh take any satisfaction from famous victories at Twickenham are rarer than accords stating all affairs are best run by the born-to-rule crowd from Westminster,...

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Six Nations kicks off with questions to be answered

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Paul Cully IT IS apt in this year, a Lions year, that the Six Nations kicks off this weekend with a famous Lions voice ringing in many ears.

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Six Nations delivers strong message

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

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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Rugby

Farrell evokes Johns in Irish stew

Paul Cully After the openness of the first round of Six Nations, came something more familiar. Ireland and England, adventurous just a week ago, succumbed to a force greater than either of them: Dublin's grey...

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Manu mountain: Tuilagi is trouble for Wallabies

Paul Cully There are 112 kilograms of trouble coming the Wallabies' way in the unmistakeable form of Manu Tuilagi.

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Rugby

Streetwise Warburton stakes his claim

Paul Cully The role played by two hands stuck in the head after watching Wales grind out a 28-18 win against Scotland at Murrayfield at the weekend.

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Rugby

Bulk squared: Lions' simple equation

Paul Cully Believers in small but symbolic battles that punctuate games of the intensity of the Wales v England encounter at the weekend did not have to wait long for their moment.

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Rugby

Senior Australian players not focused on Super Rugby: Hansen

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Paul Cully Wallabies scratching around for Super form might already have one eye on the British and Irish Lions series, says All Blacks coach.