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.
Paul Cully What the Waratahs wouldn't give for a little of the pressure the Stormers are experiencing. The Cape Town side is perched loftily in the table, has the best defensive record in the competition and...
Paul Cully If the Brumbies win in Pretoria this weekend engrave it in stone as one of the greatest successes by any Australian side in the history of Super Rugby.
Paul Cully A shackled attack and the changing No.7 role will be two issues on Ewen McKenzie's mind as he goes about the tricky task of wearing his Wallabies and Reds hats.
Paul Cully The significance of Berrick Barnes' cameos against the Stormers and Brumbies in successive weeks is that he could be playing his way into the Wallabies starting XV, let alone the 25-man squad.
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.
Paul Cully The burden all Crusaders teams carry is to be constantly compared to the great sides that preceded them. The one the Waratahs will face tonight is labouring somewhat to get out of those shadows.
Paul Cully Israel Folau has one arm in a Wallabies jersey.
Paul Cully The question most asked of the Chiefs has a simple answer. No, they haven't replaced Sonny Bill Williams, but for the first time this season they have picked a side that looks best equipped to...
Paul Cully The way that Will Genia has returned after knee surgery is nothing short of remarkable.
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...
Paul Cully Wallabies coach Robbie Deans must consider the drastic step of splitting up the Three Amigos of Australian rugby and decide which one is expendable, former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones says.
Paul Cully Adam Ashley-Cooper is growing each week in the No.13 jersey.
Paul Cully Hugh McMeniman is showing the signs that every Wallabies fan wanted.
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.
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.
Paul Cully The talking points from last week's games.
Paul Cully Three weeks ago at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, the Welsh five-eighth Rhys Priestland spotted a lack of numbers down the Irish short-side and took the ball to the line.
On the radar
Paul Cully The five players, in no particular order, from New Zealand and South Africa that made us sit up and take notice last weekend.