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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies break All Blacks' record run in opener

Georgina Robinson A scrappy band of mud-smeared Wallabies denied the world's best Test rugby dynasty a history-making, record-breaking 18th win on the trot in front of a rain-affected 68,627 fans in Sydney.

Kurtley Beale changes his attitude and gets back behind the wheel

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Georgina Robinson If doubt drove Kurtley Beale to a very public dummy spit two months ago, some honest self-assessment brought him back.

All Blacks winger Cory Jane has dig of his own at Wallabies No.10 Kurtley Beale

Ready to test Kurtley Beale:  All Black winger Cory Jane at training.

Georgina Robinson All Blacks winger Cory Jane has taken a leaf out of his coach's book and dared Wallabies five-eighth Kurtley Beale to defend in the front line against New Zealand in the opening Bledisloe Cup Test.

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Hardened Kurtley Beale won't fall for Steve Hansen's bait

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Georgina Robinson Two days out from the opening Bledisloe Cup Test, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has fired up on the Wallabies, training the crosshairs on Kurtley Beale.

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Wallaby Stephen Moore wary of task to beat All Blacks

Stephen Moore knows what it takes to beat the All Blacks.

Georgina Robinson It will have to be a perfect night to beat the best team in the world.

National Rugby Championship teams refuse to budge on clashing kit colours

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Georgina Robinson Heaven help the referees and commentators assigned to call the opening match of the National Rugby Championship at Ballymore next Thursday. 

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Kurtley Beale is the X-factor for Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup

Kurtley Beale: The man with the ''intangibles'' for the Wallabies.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has benched the player shaping as Australia's ''Dan Carter'' in favour of the experience and X-factor of Kurtley Beale.

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Bernard Foley pushes through pain after Kurtley Beale selection shock

Pleasure and pain: Bernard Foley trains with the Wallabies last week, but he has lost his No.10 jumper for the opening Bledisloe Cup encounter.

Georgina Robinson Good friends, title-winning teammates and fierce rivals. 

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Kurtley Beale man to give Wallabies winning edge, says Ewen McKenzie

Smiling assassin: Wallabies No.10 Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson The search for a Bledisloe Cup-winning edge prompted Ewen McKenzie to dump match-winning playmaker Bernard Foley and hand the No.10 jersey to a resurgent Kurtley Beale for the first time in two years.

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Kurtley Beale selected as Wallabies' five-eighth for Bledisloe Cup

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Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale will wear the Wallabies No.10 jersey for the first time since 2012 in an overhauled Australian back line to play the All Blacks on Saturday.

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Israel Folau happy with his game despite lean trot on tries

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Georgina Robinson It is the rarest case of second-year syndrome and Israel Folau says he is a willing sufferer if it helps the Wallabies pull off a drought-breaking Bledisloe Cup win this year.

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Wallabies' front row takes another hit but Sekope Kepu has faith

Georgina Robinson Experienced Test prop Sekope Kepu says the Wallabies can rise above a litany of injuries to match a seasoned All Blacks pack in front of more than 70,000 people at ANZ Stadium this weekend.

Christian Leali'ifano hoping to regain kicking accuracy and spot in Wallabies team

Kicking on: Brumbies and Wallabies star Christian Leali'ifano will be hoping to regain his goal kicking accuracy.

Georgina Robinson He was supposed to be Australia's answer to Dan Carter, Leigh Halfpenny and Morne Steyn.

Coach Ewen McKenzie can afford a 'grunt-laugh' after turning around Wallabies

Eye on the prize: Michael Hooper casts a glance towards the Bledisloe Cup in Penrith on Friday.

Georgina Robinson They have been Ewen McKenzie's Wallabies for a year now and bear the scars and bruises to prove it. 

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ARU confident of luring best talent for Sevens despite cash constraints

Sevens potential: Wallabies fullback Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union is confident it will be able to attract the best talent ahead of Australia's 2016 Olympics sevens campaign without tipping in any extra cash. 

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ARU deal likely after Kurtley Beale feels the 'love'

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Georgina Robinson The signs are looking good for Kurtley Beale to announce a new one-year deal with the Australian Rugby Union.

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Tyro Wallaby Sam Carter tipped to face All Blacks in Rugby Championship opener

Big test: Sam Carter will lock horns with the All Blacks pack.

Georgina Robinson One-Test wonder Sam Carter is less than a week away from staring down one of the most successful second-row partnerships in world rugby.

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Pat McCabe set to cap Super comeback season with Wallabies start

Fairytale return: Pat McCabe.

Georgina Robinson Storming Brumbies back Pat McCabe looks set for his first Test start in almost two years when the Wallabies take on New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup opener next week.

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James Slipper says Wallabies don't care about All Blacks' shot at record in Bledisloe clash

Promise: Nathan Charles (left) with James Slipper at Mount Panorama on Wednesday.

Georgina Robinson The All Blacks are 80 minutes away from claiming the longest ever Test-match winning streak among tier-one nations but the Wallabies "don't really care".

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Nathan Charles won't let Wallabies down against All Blacks, says Michael Foley

Georgina Robinson World Cup-winning former Wallabies hooker Michael Foley has backed rookie Nathan Charles to rise to the challenge of packing down against the All Blacks in the first Bledisloe Cup Test next weekend.

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