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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Warren Gatland slams Wayne Barnes' forward pass decision

Georgina Robinson Warren Gatland invoked the ghosts of Wayne Barnes' past in the aftermath of Wales' narrow loss to the Wallabies, suggesting the referee would have ruled Israel Folau's pass to Joe Tomane as forward...

Rugby

Brilliant Quade Cooper sparks Wallabies to victory over Wales

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Georgina Robinson A desperate Australia defended a four-point lead with 14 ragged men holding on to secure the Wallabies a 30-26 victory and a ninth-straight win over Six Nations champions Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Mitchell happy to risk Test career on two-year deal with Toulon

drew mitchell

Georgina Robinson Budding Francophile Drew Mitchell says he knew a move offshore would put his future in Test rugby at risk.

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Wallabies spring tour: Ewen McKenzie wants controlled aggression from team

Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson Cardiff: The Wallabies are primed for their spring tour ''grand final'' and say they will deploy controlled aggression against Wales in Cardiff this weekend.

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Rugby

Israel Folau: The world ain't seen nothing yet

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson From the man who lured him to rugby, to the Test five-eighth with whom he has played only a handful of games, and the Brumby who tried to exploit his inexperience, players and coaches say the best is...

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Rugby union

Israel Folau is regarded as the Wallabies most potent weapon

Australia's Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson The world ain't seen nothing yet. Players and coaches say the best is yet to come from Israel Folau.

Ben Mowen risked neck injury for Test debut

Ben Mowen

Georgina Robinson Cardiff: Wallabies captain Ben Mowen has revealed he played through the debilitating pain of a neck injury to secure his place in the Test side under Ewen McKenzie.

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The Breakdown

2015 Rugby World Cup ticket costs hardly chump change

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Georgina Robinson With a bit of luck, the first thing rugby fans did after waking up from their World Cup hangovers two years ago was open savings accounts in preparation for London in 2015. This baby is going to cost.

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Ewen McKenzie says Wales' tough talk before Wallabies Test is just puffery

Wallabies head coach Ewen McKenzie faces the media

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is calling Wales' bluff, saying the Six Nations champions are ''worried'' about falling to their ninth straight loss to Australia in Cardiff this weekend.

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Players told only way to World Cup is via Super Rugby

Country comes first: Berrick Barnes, Digby Ioane, James O’Connor and Drew Mitchell will need to return to an Australian Super Rugby team to be in World Cup contention.

Georgina Robinson Australia's overseas-based rugby players will have to put country over money if they want to play in the 2015 World Cup.

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Rugby union

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie believes the Australians have won the mind games over Wales

Wallabies head coach Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie is calling Wales' bluff, saying the Six Nations champion is worried about falling to nine straight losses.

Rugby Union

Success, but Folau not getting carried away

Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau can see the funny side of the moment George North scooped him up like a teething toddler and kept trucking.

Rugby

World Cup schedule does Wallabies no favours

Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson Australia kick off their 2015 World Cup campaign with two games in four days before meeting England and Wales at Twickenham.

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Rugby

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau still haunted by British & Irish Lions series loss

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 23 :  Israel Folau of Australia breaks free from Moray Low and the Scottish defence to scores a try during the Scotland v Australia Autumn International Series Match at Murrayfield Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Cardiff: He saw the "Israel Folau backpack" advertisements and can see the funny side of the moment George North scooped him up like a teething toddler and kept trucking.

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Rugby

Wallabies evolving into Rugby World Cup 2015 contenders, says Wales coach Warren Gatland

Wales coach Warren Gatland

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies had stagnated under former coach Robbie Deans and played badly in their first few hit outs under Ewen McKenzie, according to Wales coach Warren Gatland.

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Rugby Union

Wallabies culture is most important to coach Ewen McKenzie

Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies climb to third in world rankings but coach says it is the team's slow-moving cultural metamorphosis of which he is most proud.

Rugby

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie wants to build a stronger team culture

Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have climbed back up to third in the world rankings but Ewen McKenzie says it is the Test team's slow-moving cultural metamorphosis of which he is most proud.

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Rugby

Wales will batter Wallabies, says Hibbard

Richard Hibbard.

Georgina Robinson Hulking Welsh hooker Richard Hibbard says Wales will "batter" the Wallabies with the same physicality used to devastating effect by the British and Irish Lions to claim a watershed win in Cardiff...

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Cooper at his best when he's under pressure, says McKenzie

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson There is a simple reason Quade Cooper was given the vice-captaincy and the goal-kicking duties within two months of reclaiming the No.10 jersey.

Rugby

Wallabies' Dublin 'tight five' recharged for Wales, says James Horwill

James Horwill

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies will be boosted by the return of five sets of unexpectedly fresh legs for their final, crucial clash with Wales in Cardiff this weekend.

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