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Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Wallabies Michael Hooper and Adam Ashley-Cooper have every right to defend teammate Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson There are many ugly aspects to the Kurtley Beale misconduct affair, and yet another has been the backlash against Wallabies captain Michael Hooper and his deputy Adam Ashley-Cooper for public support...

ARU calls in consultants to handle Wallabies crisis

Man for a crisis: Former Wallabies captain Stephen Moore.

Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union have called in an external media management consultant to help deal with the crisis surrounding Kurtley Beale's misconduct allegation and drafted in injured former...

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NSW Waratahs could be unable to sign Kurtley Beale

Kurtley Beale's Waratahs future is up in the air.

Georgina Robinson It is almost certain Kurtley Beale will never be seen in a Waratahs jersey again if he is found guilty of misconduct at a tribunal hearing next week.

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Quade Cooper says All Blacks are beatable

Georgina Robinson In the middle of one of the most tumultuous periods in the Wallabies' history, returning playmaker Quade Cooper has declared the All Blacks "beatable" if his teammates can get their attitudes right.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie defiant over questions on team unity

Under pressure; Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has launched a defiant defence of his role as Wallabies coach in the face of increasing speculation about the unity of his squad, saying he does not "care" if players like him, only...

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Christian Leali'ifano and Quade Cooper in Wallabies side to face All Blacks

Quade Cooper will start in the No.10 jersey.

Georgina Robinson Quade Cooper and Christian Leali'ifano will make their first Test appearances this year after being named in the Wallabies' squad for Australia's third Bledisloe Cup clash with New Zealand on...

Di Patston embroiled in spider bite lawsuit before joining ARU

Di Patston

Georgina Robinson and Rory Callinan The staffer at the centre of the Kurtley Beale drama has been involved in prior controversy, write Georgina Robinson and Rory Callinan.

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ARU move to dampen Ewen McKenzie exit rumours

Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson The ARU have moved to assure Ewen McKenzie his job’s not on the line.

Dumped Wallabies star Kurtley Beale staying positive, says Adam Ashley-Cooper

Veteran leadership: Adam Ashley-Cooper is hoping the Wallabies can overcome their dramas and upset the All Blacks.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies vice-captain Adam Ashley-Cooper says he does not condone the actions of embattled teammate Kurtley Beale but will stick by his ‘‘close friend’’ through thick and...

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Ewen McKenzie knew about text months ago, says Kurtley Beale's manager

Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie was aware of an incident involving Kurtley Beale and a team official four months ago, according to the player's manager.

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Kurtley Beale saga shows level of discontent in Wallabies camp

Wallabies return to Sydney from their Rugby Championship loss in Mendoza last Saturday. Pic shows Kurtley Beale. Photographed Tuesday 7th October 2014. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH SPORT 141007

Georgina Robinson The latest developments in the Kurtley Beale saga raise yet more questions for the ARU. 

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Wallabies forward James Horwill backs Ewen McKenzie to turn team's fortunes around

James Horwill.

Georgina Robinson Former Test captain James Horwill has backed coach Ewen McKenzie after the Wallabies' dismal loss to the Pumas, saying the players alone must take responsibility for their current malaise.

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Wallabies refuse to make excuses after Argentine debacle

Stranglehold: Israel Folau is tackled during the Wallabies' upset loss to the Pumas.

Georgina Robinson If it wasn't all Kurtley Beale's fault, then the Wallabies have a big problem.

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Don't blame lasers for defeat: Bernard Foley


Georgina Robinson Bernard Foley has refused to blame laser beams for the Wallabies shambolic capitulation to the Pumas on Saturday but conceded it would be helpful if match officials granted kickers a second shot at...

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Argentina Pumas claim historic Rugby Championship win over Wallabies

Bernard Foley

Georgina Robinson It was the page in history everyone wanted to avoid but after the preparation from hell the Wallabies will be known forever more as the first team to fall to Argentina in the Rugby Championship.

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Kurtley Beale's retention reflects Wallabies' team-first approach

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Kurtley Beale looks on during the Australian Wallabies captain's run at Newlands Stadium on September 26, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Senior Wallabies players believed the group would be best served by retaining Kurtley Beale despite the in-flight fracas.

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How a T-shirt sparked drama for Kurtley Beale and the Wallabies


Georgina Robinson Mendoza: A request that Kurtley Beale change his t-shirt escalated into a heated in-flight argument that has shrouded the playmaker in controversy, put a staff member's future in doubt and now...

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How Kurtley Beale was saved by Wallaby player power

Up in the air: Wallabies utility back Kurtley Beale training in Mendoza.

Georgina Robinson A last-ditch intervention from senior Wallabies helped save Kurtley Beale from being sent home and salvaged the side's preparation for their final Rugby Championship clash with Argentina on Saturday.

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'I take it a bit personally': James Horwill hits back at Robbie Deans' leadership claims

Georgina Robinson James Horwill has shot down suggestions outlined in Robbie Deans' new book that he and other senior Wallabies did not care about what happened after Australia's dismal third-Test loss to the British...

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Kurtley Beale dumped from Wallabies line-up

Beale at a training session in Buenos Aires.

Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale has been axed from the Wallabies line up less than a day after it emerged he was involved in a heated in-flight argument with a staff member.

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