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Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Argentina's Pumas shuffle deck for Wallabies Test

Retained: Argentina second-rower Mariano Galarza.

Georgina Robinson Argentina have made two changes to their back line and brought in a new second rower for their Rugby Championship Test against Australia on Saturday. 

Wallaby Tatafu Polota-Nau lends his head to concussion research

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Georgina Robinson Two days after Tatafu Polota-Nau said he had offered himself as an ongoing test case for the effects of concussion, the Breakdown can reveal he is also considering donating his brain to science after...

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Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau adopts safer approach to tackling

Using his head: Tatafu Polota-Nau, who will play his 50th Test on Saturday, packs down for the Wallabies against France in June.

Georgina Robinson Tatafu Polota-Nau used to challenge himself to tackle in the style of one of the NFL's most dangerous positions - without the helmet and shoulder pads.

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Ewen McKenzie 'not worried' about Quade Cooper, Kurtley Beale departure rumours

Ewen McKenzie is happy to have more choice when it comes to picking his World Cup squad.

Georgina Robinson Two of Australia's top playmakers remain unattached a year out from the world cup but Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says he is not the slightest bit worried.

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Tatafu Polota-Nau to play 50th Test for Wallabies

Tatafu Polota-Nau will pack down for his 50th Test.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will play his 50th Test on home soil after being named to start against Argentina in his first match since the Super Rugby final.

Adam Ashley-Cooper and Wycliff Palu ruled out of Wallabies side through injury

Out: Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have been hit with a dual injury blow ahead of this weekend's Test against Argentina after veteran starters Adam Ashley-Cooper and Wycliff Palu were ruled out through injury. 

Tatafu Polota-Nau answers Wallabies' SOS at hooker as Pumas Test looms

In contention: Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Georgina Robinson Experienced Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will be thrust back into the starting line-up for Australia's clash with Argentina on the Gold Coast this weekend.

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Bryan Habana an 'inspiration', says Wallaby Rob Horne

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Georgina Robinson He was at the centre of one of the season's most controversial refereeing calls but Bryan Habana's career has been described as "inspirational" by Wallaby Rob Horne.

Will Genia returns to Wallabies training squad but Henry Speight stays behind

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Georgina Robinson Will Genia, Benn Robinson and Joe Tomane will join the Wallabies this week but Henry Speight's Test start will have to wait, as Australia prepare to face an improved Argentina on the Gold Coast...

Springboks refuse to hang loss to Wallabies on Bryan Habana's controversial yellow card

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Georgina Robinson The Springboks will seek "clarity" around Bryan Habana's controversial sin-binning but have refused to blame match officials for their one-point loss to the Wallabies in Perth.

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Wallabies edge Springboks in Perth with late seven-pointer

Captain fantastic: Michael Hooper of the Wallabies fends off a tackle by Tendai Mtawarira of the Springboks.

Georgina Robinson It was magic they needed and magic they produced, just in time.

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Ninth-string hooker Josh Mann-Rea set for Wallabies Test debut against South Africa

On debut: Brumbies and new Wallabies hooker Josh Mann-Rea.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are set to debut their ninth-string hooker after Brumbies rake Josh Mann-Rea was called into the match day squad for Saturday's clash with South Africa in Perth.

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Bryan Habana: The 100-Test Springboks winger who personifies the new South Africa

Out of Africa: Bryan Habana trains with the Springboks in Perth this week.

Georgina Robinson Bryan Habana always talks about what rugby has done for him.

Michael Hooper defends Wycliff Palu over 'dogging' accusation

Defender: Michael Hooper, left, and Wycliff Palu playing for the Wallabies.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper has leapt to the defence of Wallabies team mate Wycliff Palu after the veteran No.8 was accused of "dogging it" against the All Blacks and repeatedly letting down Australia.

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Springboks glasses to help jet lag before Rugby Championship clash with Wallabies

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Georgina Robinson The Springboks are trialling top secret new technology to give themselves an edge in the gruelling Rugby Championship.

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Gritty Matt Hodgson can give Wallabies inside edge in battle with Springboks

Veteran: Matt Hodgson is known for his toughness.

Georgina Robinson Nothing less than true grit will get the Wallabies over the line against South Africa in Perth, and Matt Hodgson knows it. 

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Nick Phipps says Wallabies will play for honour against Springboks

In full flight: Wallaby Nick Phipps.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps says the Wallabies are out to earn back their "honour" in Perth this weekend.

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Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer full of praise for wounded Wallabies

Experienced: South African Victor Matfield.

Georgina Robinson Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer has turned to his most experienced players to prevent a Wallabies comeback in Perth this weekend. 

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Wallabies Test brings Springboks' Bryan Habana both pain and satisfaction

Springboks flyer Bryan Habana.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have been the source of great pain and great satisfaction in Bryan Habana's glittering Test career. 

Ewen McKenzie still searching for ideal back line

Bernard Foley is back at five-eighth for the Wallabies.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has conceded the Wallabies are still searching for a winning back-line combination after a disappointing start to the Rugby Championship.

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