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 Spare a thought for Robbie Deans and the Wallabies selectors as they sift through the resumes of the men with a No.10 on their backs over the first two weeks of Super Rugby.
Paul Cully There was a lovely little exchange picked up on referee Jaco Peyper's microphone during the fabulous Highlanders v Crusaders game last Saturday that would have prompted raised eyebrows among every...
Paul Cully The Force are durable, admirable - and vulnerable.
Paul Cully There are few things as hard to shake in rugby as a perception.
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 Waratahs are seeking extra ways to fatten the piggy bank perhaps they could be persuaded into selling tickets for an audience with Michael Foley and Mark Hammett, should the two coaches retire...
Paul Cully It is almost over for the Waratahs. Eighty more minutes of a desperate season that might yet contain one final twist of the knife at the hands of traditional rivals who have something positive to...
Paul Cully When Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie replaced Quade Cooper after 59 minutes of the Test against Italy in Turin, it was a sensible bit of squad management he probably longs he could do a bit more of.
Paul Cully Better Quade Cooper. So much better. There is no sense of satisfaction for the Wallabies when the Bledisloe scoreline reads 3-0 and you have again been ripped apart at times but there can still be...
Paul Cully The internal dialogue of discarded Wallabies loose-head prop Benn Robinson would make for interesting public material if Argentina, as they undoubtedly will, take on the Wallabies' scrum in Perth on...
Paul Cully There are question marks about the big second-rower's all-round game, but his urgency and sheer size from the bench on Saturday night gave the Wallabies something they have been lacking in the...
Paul Cully The Wallabies have become spectators in Test rugby’s arms race.
Paul Cully Benji Marshall can make the transition to rugby and it would make him, like Sonny Bill Williams, a more complete player.
Paul Cully It has become modish to criticise the Brumbies' style as unfashionable, but Jake White's side has such respect for the fundamentals that they deserve their spot in the final top four.
Chris Dutton and Paul Cully Western Force back-rower Ben McCalman is the surprise inclusion in the Wallabies' 23-man squad for the third Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.
Paul Cully The ability of the British and Irish Lions to match the tempo of the Wallabies will decide the third Test after it emerged the tourists had nine stoppages for injury treatment last week compared with...
Paul Cully The Wallabies have been selling the same message all week - that their back line has been crisper at training.
Paul Cully If George Smith passes muster at training this week, we would fully expect the No.7 to secure a position on the bench, at the least.
Paul Cully Wallabies legend George Smith will be considered for the potentially series-deciding third Test against the British and Irish Lions next week.