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Chiefs and Sharks show creative play is not only entertaining - it also leads to a finals berth

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Paul Cully The Chiefs, loaded with talent and invention from No.9 through to No.15, kick away possession every 47 seconds, the fourth-lowest figure in the competition.

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NSW Waratahs forward Will Skelton proves size matters

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Paul Cully Big man, big occasion, big impact. No one else in Australia could have done what Will Skelton did in setting up that try for Bernard Foley to put the icing on the Waratahs' cake in their Super Rugby...

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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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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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Tight Five

Reds highlight Waratahs' lineout problems in the nick of time

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Paul Cully Against a side with a lesser defensive lineout than the Reds, the Waratahs could have headed into the finals with paper over the cracks, but their lineout problems on Saturday night will sharpen the...

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Rugby

It is now or never for Waratahs' Super Rugby title hopes

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Paul Cully The Super Rugby title window is ajar for the Waratahs, and they know it.

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Rugby

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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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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Tight Five

Kurtley Beale shows he's the real deal for Wallabies selection

Paul Cully It would be no surprise if  Beale is the main beneficiary from Quade Cooper’s injury.

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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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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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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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Talking Points

Five things we learnt

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Paul Cully The talking points from Super Rugby.

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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

Capital gains being made with Brumbies' fine form

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

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Rugby

Stats say throw Smith to Lions - or vice versa

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Paul Cully Your eyes have not been deceiving you when you have watched the Brumbies go about their business this season and you sense them to be on another level to the Waratahs and the other Australian sides.

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Genia's return must give Lions food for thought

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Paul Cully The way that Will Genia has returned after knee surgery is nothing short of remarkable.

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Players under delusion code can't thrive without them

Paul Cully When the Brumbies lost to the Stormers at the weekend, they did so obviously hindered by the lack of the booming left boot of their exciting fullback Jesse Mogg, a name already mentioned as a...

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Waratahs have skill set to stop mauling by Stormers

Paul Cully As the Stormers tried to bully the Blues into submission last Friday night, one South African journalist sent the following pithy tweet. ''Heaven help us South Africans if the IRB ever bans the maul.

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