Paul Cully

Paul Cully

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Tight Five

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

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.

Rugby

Pack will have to provide more go-forward if Wallabies are to give kicking game the boot

Paul Cully

Paul Cully The Wallabies forwards need to be a bit sharper in the contact area this weekend against France otherwise No.10 Bernard Foley will remain a peripheral figure.

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Rugby

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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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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Rugby

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

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

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Rugby

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

The Wallabies still need Will Genia

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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Rugby

Anzac Super Rugby showdowns will sort Wallabies from chaff

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Paul Cully The true strength of Australian rugby’s pulse will become that little bit clearer over the next week.

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Rugby

McKenzie's Wallabies wish list

Ewen McKenzie.

Phil Lutton and Paul Cully Ewen McKenzie has named his first Wallabies training squad - now the tough work begins. Phil Lutton and Paul Cully look at five things on the coach's wish list.

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Rugby

Loose-heads show future is bright in tight for Wallabies

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Paul Cully Suddenly, the Wallabies' future on the loose-head side of the scrum is looking up.

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Rugby

Wallabies' woes linked to lack of local action

Paul Cully The timing was everything. On the same weekend that the Wallabies suffered another significant Bledisloe Cup blow, the New Zealanders were kicking off this year's edition of the ITM Cup.

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Rugby

Wallabies learn they can't beat champs at own game

Paul Cully Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie's decision to name the same 23 players - bar Kane Douglas - that coughed up almost 50 points last week is one of the more eloquent expressions of a Catch-22 situation...

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Rugby

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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Rugby

Waiting for Cooper to come good just isn't good enough for Wallabies

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Paul Cully When Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper hit a perfect little sand wedge from his own 22 straight into the arms of Springboks prop Gurthro Steenkamp on Saturday night, a couple of minutes after...

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Rugby

White a bright spot in weak Wallabies

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Paul Cully Nic White and his right boot have, for now, helped the Wallabies fend off a crisis that grows larger. The scrum is built of wet paper.

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Rugby

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

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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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Tight Five

Wallabies find form when the party is over

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

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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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