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Wales' Kiwi coach to lead Lions to Australia

Warren Gatland

Paul Cully NEW ZEALANDER Warren Gatland has confirmed he will coach the British and Irish Lions against the Wallabies next year, and has expressed his surprise at Australia's "disappointing" performance against...

Wallabies can do the world a favour by beating All Blacks

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Paul Cully So, it will be 18 wins on the trot if the All Blacks do what the punting markets expect them to do and beat the Wallabies on Saturday night.

Ewen McKenzie must be wary if tinkering with Wallabies' midfield

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Paul Cully A very good England side toured New Zealand in June this year and departed on the end of 3-0 series loss.

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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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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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Rugby

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

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

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TIGHT FIVE

Israel Folau stamps his class as Wallabies beat Ireland

Paul Cully Michael Hooper was awarded man of the match, but, in terms of influence, this was Folau's best game for the Wallabies

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Rugby

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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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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TIGHT FIVE

Quade Cooper puts swagger back into the game

Paul Cully It was the last game of this calendar year, but this was as much about next year.

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TIGHT FIVE

McKenzie’s men come up short in power race

Paul Cully The Wallabies have become spectators in Test rugby’s arms race.

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Rugby

Survival kit for being average will help Wallabies fans now ... and in future

Paul Cully There has been one benefit to following Irish teams throughout my life – a tremendous ability to cope with crushing sporting disappointment as if it were a friendly neighbour knocking on the door for...

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Rugby

Wallabies, All Blacks squads a case of haves and have-nots

Paul Cully The grass is not always greener on the other side but if Ewen McKenzie peered into Steve Hansen's backyard the Wallabies coach might be excused a tinge of envy.

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RUGBY

Wallabies Spring Tour: Ten to watch from the home nations

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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TIGHT FIVE

Improved Wallabies pack the driving force behind crushing win over Italy

Paul Cully Nick Cummins was handed man of the match, but it belongs to the collective effort of the pack.

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Perth likely to be a battle for runner-up

Paul Cully

Paul Cully Those old enough to have grey hairs will have allowed themselves a wry grin at some of the commentary emerging from South Africa this week.

He can rest easy, but Deans isn't home free

Paul Cully The restless nights now belong to another coach from New Zealand. Two weeks into November, Warren Gatland is dealing with a crisis in Wales - they do them so well - and an inbox full of half-hearted...

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Pitiless schedule plays in favour of the Welsh

Paul Cully When the Welsh started hiring a succession of New Zealanders to hammer that fundamental rugby building block - fitness - into their players, they had games such as the one against the Wallabies in...

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Victory over Welsh doesn't mask woes

Paul Cully Given the Wallabies' year, it was entirely appropriate that even Kurtley Beale's brilliant late try against Wales on Saturday came with a caveat.

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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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