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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Daryl Gibson to be named NSW Waratahs coach

Georgina Robinson Daryl Gibson is expected to be appointed Waratahs head coach this week after rival Nick Scrivener withdrew from the race to take up an offer in Japan. 

Stephen Moore, Michael Cheika back David Pocock on homophobia stance

Regrets: Jacques Potgieter has apologised for his comments and said he understood the seriousness of the matter.

Georgina Robinson Senior Waratahs, Wallabies and Brumbies figures have backed David Pocock for condemning homophobic slurs in the Brumbies' spiteful derby clash with the Waratahs.

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'Homophobic slurs' mar resounding NSW Waratahs victory over Brumbies

Flying machine: Kurtley Beale attempts to burst out of the tackle.

Georgina Robinson Allegations of homophobic slurs marred a resounding return to form for the Waratahs, who delivered a 28-13 win over arch rivals the Brumbies.

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Stephen Larkham makes mark on Brumbies, Wallabies

Finding his way: Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Georgina Robinson Stephen Larkham scaled rare heights as a rugby player but says he learnt more from four seasons coaching with Jake White and Laurie Fisher than in 102 Tests as one of Australia's iconic No.10s.

Daryl Gibson will look elsewhere if denied head coach role at Waratahs

Ambitions: Waratahs assistant coach Daryl Gibson.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs assistant Daryl Gibson says he may look to continue his coaching career elsewhere if he misses out on the top job at NSW. 

Kane Douglas back on Wallabies radar if he commits to Super Rugby return

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Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union could allow Wallabies coach Michael Cheika to select second rower Kane Douglas for the World Cup if he commits to playing Super Rugby in Australia next year.

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Tatafu Polota-Nau ruled out of Waratahs' semi-final rematch with Brumbies

Big loss: Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs' hopes of a season-resurrecting win against arch rivals the Brumbies took a major blow with the loss of Test hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau on Thursday. 

NSW Waratahs in search of winning 'edge' against Brumbies

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs may be learning that it is tougher to defend a title than to win one but playmaker Kurtley Beale says the reigning champions have lost none of the hunger that propelled them to a maiden...

Israel Folau relishing learning curve in Waratahs' midfield

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 07: Israel Folau of the Waratahs during the round 4 Super Rugby match between the Queensland Reds and the New South Wales Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium on March 7, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau says he is undaunted by a difficult night out against the Highlanders in Dunedin.

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NSW Waratahs' clash with ACT Brumbies puts Michael Cheika and Stephen Larkham in tricky situation

Stephen Larkham:

Georgina Robinson During weeks like this it is astounding that Michael Cheika and Stephen Larkham are professionally compelled to forge a bond as close as any coaching colleagues in as little as three months' time.

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Waratahs outmuscled in loss to 'no-name' Highlanders

Night to forget: Bernard Foley.

Georgina Robinson This one will hurt for the Waratahs, who were over-powered and out-manoeuvered in many of the areas in which they take most pride - physicality, skill and ingenuity.

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Israel Folau midfield switch 'irrelevant', says Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph

No worries: The Highlanders are unconcerned by Israel Folau's positional switch.

Georgina Robinson If the Waratahs were hoping Israel Folau's midfield foray would spark chaos in the minds and patterns of their opposition, they might be disappointed.

NSW Waratahs captain Dave Dennis promises more clinical performance

Ready to lift: Dave Dennis runs the ball during a NSW Waratahs training session this week.

Georgina Robinson NSW captain Dave Dennis has promised a more skilful performance from the reigning champions when they take on the Highlanders in Dunedin.

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Michael Cheika still searching for a forwards coach for World Cup

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Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika will need to summon every ounce of his trademark ingenuity to put the crucial finishing touches to his Wallabies coaching staff.

Waratahs must look beyond Japan-bound Wycliff Palu, says Michael Cheika

Off to Japan: Wycliff Palu at NSW training.

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika says it is time for the Waratahs to look to the next generation as the defending champions look set to lose Wycliff Palu to Japan.

Waratahs to target Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith in pursuit of dominance

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 27: Aaron Smith of the Highlanders warms-up during the round three Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Reds at Forsyth Barr Stadium on February 27, 2015 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson The NSW pack will go halfback hunting to shut down the threat-laden Highlanders on Saturday.

Israel Folau's future will be in midfield for NSW Waratahs, says Daryl Gibson

Centre of attention: Israel Folau takes on the Reds on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs attack coach Daryl Gibson believes Israel Folau's destiny lies in the midfield after a successful foray there against the Reds in Brisbane.

NSW Waratahs forward Will Skelton aiming for maximum impact irrespective of time on field

Man mountain: Will Skelton is spending more time on the field since the departure of Kane Douglas.

Georgina Robinson It's not the number of minutes in play, it's what Will Skelton does with them that most interest Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

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Peter Betham says NSW Waratahs not taking success for granted despite big win over Queensland Reds

'Teams know what we're doing': Waratahs winger Peter Betham.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs have banked a crucial derby victory against rivals Queensland but they are under no illusions about the challenge ahead this season.

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Waratahs prevail over hapless Queensland Reds in ugly derby

Flying blue: Michael Hooper.

Georgina Robinson The Reds could have done with the win after the week that was.

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