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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Will Skelton's strong show earns lavish praise

Georgina Robinson French legend Thierry Dusautoir foresaw a long and glittering Wallabies career and Ewen McKenzie hailed his rookie's "influential" Test debut, but Will Skelton was taking none of the credit on...

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Super-sized Will Skelton leads Wallabies to clean sweep of France

Australia's Will Skelton, second right, celebrates with teammates after scoring a try against France during their rugby union test match  in Sydney, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Georgina Robinson Gifts come in many guises and Wallabies second rower Will Skelton could be just what the Wallabies need leading into next year's World Cup.

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Wallabies must do better than French series to overcome New Zealand All Blacks

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie says a drought-breaking Bledisloe Cup win is possible but the Wallabies must "do a lot better" than their horror start to last year's campaign if they are to pull off the enormous upset.

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Wallabies players won't be allowed to take sabbaticals, says chief

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau is rounded up by the French defence during the second Test in Melbourne.

Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union is digging its heels in on the controversial issue of player sabbaticals, with chief executive Bill Pulver declaring there is "zero appetite" for relaxing Australia's...

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THE BREAKDOWN

David Shein named as Bob Dwyer backer as battle for the Waratahs comes to a head

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Georgina Robinson Multimillionaire and Sydney entrepreneur David Shein has emerged as the backer for Bob Dwyer's audacious bid to take over the Waratahs.

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Wallabies tackle defence with renewed vigour for Test series against France

France's Morgan Parra is tackled by the Wallabies' defence during Australia's 6-0 win at Melbourne last Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies defence coach Nick Scrivener likes to keep things simple.

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Scott Fardy urges balance between Wallabies' running and kicking games

Georgina Robinson Test flanker Scott Fardy said the Wallabies needed "balance" between their running and kicking games in Australia's dead rubber clash with France in Sydney.

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Israel Folau pushes for Australian Rugby Union to add sabbaticals option

Israel Folau says he is happy playing in Australia but can understand why players might want to take up offers overseas and still be available for Test selection.

Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau has added his voice to calls for the Australian Rugby Union to introduce sabbaticals for its top players.

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Israel Folau says he is staying put but misses Origin

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Georgina Robinson Israel Folau has shot down rumours he may walk out on the Wallabies before next year's World Cup but admitted he is missing the buzz of State of Origin.

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Will Genia ruled out for eight weeks with ankle injury

Wallabies halfback Will Genia.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have been rocked by yet another injury to a senior player with decorated Test halfback Will Genia out for eight weeks with an ankle injury.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie praises 'character and grit'

James Horwill receives his 50th Test cap after the game.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie praised his side's "character and grit" to sew up the three-Test series against France with a grinding 6-0 victory in Melbourne on Saturday.

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Wallabies grind out low-scoring win over France

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Georgina Robinson What a difference a week can make.

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The Breakdown

Israel Folau in demand but staying in Super Rugby with NSW Waratahs

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Georgina Robinson Toulon are his latest suitors, and league wants back what they believe is rightfully theirs, but Israel Folau will not go anywhere

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Cystic fibrosis no barrier for Nathan Charles as he prepares for Test debut

Debutant Wallabies hooker Nathan Charles.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies hooker Nathan Charles has "defied science and logic" to be named to make his Test debut for Australia against France this weekend.

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James Horwill recalled as injuries hit Wallabies forward pack

James Horwill

Georgina Robinson Injury has forced three changes to Australia's starting line up for the Wallabies' second Test against France in Melbourne this weekend.

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New Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper has the respect of his older teammates

Michael Hooper showed in Brisbane that he was capable of taking the captaincy duties in his stride.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper is the second youngest player in the Wallabies and their new captain, but the squad back him to lead from the front.

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Michael Hooper appointed Wallabies captain

Michael Hooper is the youngest Wallabies captain since 1961.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper has become the youngest player to captain the Wallabies since 1961 after being unveiled in camp at Sanctuary Cove.

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Wallabies will face much tougher French side in second Test, says Stephen Larkham

Australia's Michael Hooper and Nic White tackle France's Hugo Bonneval during Saturday's Test.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies great Stephen Larkham says Ewen McKenzie must stick with a winning side ahead of a "much tougher" second Test against France in Melbourne this week.

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'Shattered' Stephen Moore leaves void in Wallabies

Australian captain Stephen Moore (centre, left) sustains a knee injury whilst tackling French flanker Bernard le Roux (centre).

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies did not simply lose their captain and starting hooker on Saturday night, they lost the leader of their cultural revival.

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Stephen Moore injury the only downer for Ewen McKenzie in Wallabies romp

Down, and out: Stephen Moore.

Georgina Robinson James Slipper had no idea the Wallabies had just lost another captain.

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