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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Israel Folau wants to switch to centres for Waratahs

Georgina Robinson He was denied the chance last year but Israel Folau still harbours ambitions for an audacious midfield switch on the eve of the Waratahs' Super Rugby title defence.

Michael Cheika frontrunner as Wallabies coach but questions remain at ARU

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika is the frontrunner for the Wallabies job but his expected appointment will throw up more questions than answers for Australian rugby this week.

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Bill Pulver admits giving Ewen McKenzie free rein to hire and fire own staff was a mistake

Defensive: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Bill Pulver concedes his decision to make the coach answerable only to the chief executive played a role in the crisis.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie resigns

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie announces his resignation.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie resigned as Wallabies coach on Saturday, telling Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver he believed he could not maintain the respect of the playing group and support staff.

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All Blacks pip gutsy Wallabies in thriller

Attacking raid: Christian Leali'ifano makes a break against the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium.

Georgina Robinson Call it heartbreak on Caxton Street.

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Adam Ashley-Cooper: Celebrating a new centurion

Milestone: Adam Ashley-Cooper celebrates his ton.

Georgina Robinson Australia's sixth Test centurion Adam Ashley-Cooper would never have picked up a rugby ball had his mother not vetoed his switch to tennis 16 years ago.

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper says Bledisloe Test could be a 'galvanising moment'

MENDOZA, ARGENTINA - OCTOBER 04:  Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is sent to the sin-bin during The Rugby Championship match between Argentina and the Australian Wallabies at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas on October 4, 2014 in Mendoza, Argentina.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson A coach on the back foot, a captain under scrutiny, a potentially career-ending misconduct allegation and rugby's first "own try". Australian rugby had it all this week.

Besieged Wallabies 'not as good' as 2011 world cup side, says former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry

Graham Henry

Georgina Robinson Legendary former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry has declared the Wallabies a poorer team today than the one his side disposed of easily in the semi-final of the 2011 world cup. 

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Kurtley Beale's presence looms as key factor in Israel Folau's rugby future

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 06: Israel Folau of the Wallabies runs the ball during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau says he wants under-fire team mate Kurtley Beale stay in Australian rugby and refused to rule out a switch back to the NRL after next year's rugby world cup.

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

Offering support: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper.

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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