Paul Cully

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Misfiring Wallabies keep tossing up more questions than answers

Paul Cully There were question marks even after the win against South Africa, and they remain after Argentina.

Argentina still caught between the scrum as a weapon or platform

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Paul Cully The amount of respect the Wallabies have for Argentina is clear in their selection. It's a pragmatic 23, even edging towards conservative in the 6-2 forwards split, Scott Higginbotham's place on the...

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Rugby

Too many Tests decided by referees' blunders

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Paul Cully While the International Rugby Board fiddles around with re-branding, its referees burn us all - coaches, players and supporters.

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South Africa's Morne Steyn is a predictable threat to the Wallabies

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Paul Cully South Africa has gone back to what it knows against the Wallabies on Saturday.

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Only Suzie Catering Co can stop All Blacks from winning 2015 World Cup

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Paul Cully The awful truth about the Wallabies' hammering last weekend is that by 2015 the All Blacks could roll out an entirely different back line and dish it out all over again.

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Wallabies also culpable in Bledisloe bloodsport

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Paul Cully Hard questions for the Wallabies from top to bottom.

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Maligned Wallabies tight five stood up against All Blacks

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Paul Cully The writing off of the Wallabies tight five from Monday to Friday only for Saturday to make a mockery of those words has become so commonplace it is a pattern.

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Matt Toomua's defence can be both a strength and a weakness

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Paul Cully The old adage about the tight-head prop being the most important player in the side plays out across the Super Rugby semi-finals this weekend.

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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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Tight Five

Wallabies too good for Les Bleus, but they're not at All Black standard yet

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Paul Cully The Wallabies were good, but only good. Cast your mind back just one year and it is clear that the Wallabies are in a better shape than they were.

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Wallabies are still the Bledisloe underdogs and should embrace it

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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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Wallabies can target 3-0 sweep of spluttering France

Paul Cully The French finished fourth in this year's Six Nations and do not look equipped to beat the Wallabies away from home.

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Rugby

Michael Hooper symbolises youth versus ageing All Blacks

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Paul Cully Michael Hooper is 10 years the junior of this week's opposite.

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Tight Five

Wallabies find form when the party is over

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Paul Cully There were fears before the game that this game would send the Wallabies back to Marseille, 2007.

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The chosen ones: Rugby Championship's first XV

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Paul Cully The Rugby Championship is done and dusted for another year, but who were the players that caught the eye? It is hard to go past the All Blacks for the bulk of the side.

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Why Sonny Bill Williams should turn his back on league

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Paul Cully Rugby league has many qualities, and rugby has been smart enough to quietly steal a few of the best.

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Rubber is not so dead after All Blacks injuries

Paul Cully AT THE start of his tenure, if you had offered Ewen McKenzie the chance to take on the All Blacks without Richie McCaw, Conrad Smith, Owen Franks, Cory Jane, Luke Romano and Dan Carter - all of whom...

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Rugby

Porous Wallabies score a D- for defence

Paul Cully The past two Wallabies performances will have given England coach Stuart Lancaster just enough to feel a little more uncomfortable in his chair as he examines the footage.

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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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