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Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Can Michael Cheika's Wallabies win the 2015 Rugby World Cup?

Georgina Robinson Cheika shows his hand with his first hand-picked Wallabies squad. Can these players win Australia a World Cup against the odds?

Ben Tapuai joins Western Force, Springboks Peter Grant rumoured to follow

Georgina Robinson The embattled Reds appear to have lost another player to a rival Australian Super Rugby team, with 7-Test centre Ben Tapuai believed to have signed with the Western Force. 

Contracting loophole allows Waratahs to retain Israel Folau under crowded salary cap

Three-year deal Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper, Kurtley Beale, Will Skelton, Bernard Foley and Israel Folau? How the Waratahs can have their cake and eat it too.

Drew Mitchell, Matt Giteau to be the Wallabies' inside men

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 02:  Drew Mitchell of the Wallabies talks to media during the Australian Wallabies squad announcement at ANZ Stadium on July 2, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. Mitchell has 63 caps for Australia and has been playing for Toulon in France since 2013.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Two years after leaving behind the gold jersey, recalled winger Drew Mitchell has put his hand up to be the Wallabies' inside man in the lead up to the Rugby World Cup. 

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Michael Cheika overlooks James O'Connor, Karmichael Hunt, Nick Cummins, Benn Robinson, Ben Alexander for Wallabies duties

Shock omission: James O'Connor.

Georgina Robinson James O'Connor, Karmichael Hunt, the Honey Badger and veteran prop Ben Alexander have paid the price for poor form in a 40-man extended Wallabies squad named in Brisbane on Thursday.

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The Breakdown: Michael Cheika must get inside the Wallabies' heads

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Georgina Robinson Forget Benn Robinson and James O'Connor. The biggest shake-up Michael Cheika can give the Wallabies is between their ears.

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Israel Folau to earn almost $2 million per season in new three-year deal with Waratahs and Wallabies

Future decided: Israel Folau is happy to stay a union man.

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau says he considers himself a rugby player now after inking a lucrative new deal that snuffs out hopes of a return to rugby league and could see him earn almost $2 million per season over...

NSW Waratahs flyer Israel Folau signs three-year deal with Australian rugby

Long-term commitment: Wallabies star Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson It must kill the NRL to see it. The athlete they developed and turned into a household name is happy in rugby. 

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NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson says all-New Zealand final no omen for Wallabies

Georgina Robinson Tuesday marked the official handover of coaching duties at the Waratahs. New head coach Daryl Gibson casts his eye over a hard-fought but ultimately disappointing season, and weighs in on what Super...

All-Kiwi Super Rugby final no cause for concern for Wallabies' Rugby Championship hopes

Georgina Robinson Senior Test players say there is cause for optimism on the eve of the Wallabies' Rugby Championship campaign. 

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Karmichael Hunt out, Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell in as Michael Cheika mulls Wallabies selection

Georgina Robinson Karmichael Hunt is set to become a casualty of Australia's crowded back line stocks when the Wallabies' first Rugby Championship squad is named this week.

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Queensland Reds, ARU stand by Karmichael Hunt after reports of new drug use details

It's lonely out here: Karmichael Hunt looks on from the bench.

Georgina Robinson The Queensland Reds and Australian Rugby Union are standing by besieged star Karmichael Hunt in light of fresh revelations about the extent of his cocaine use last year. 

Israel Folau to sign three-year deal with NSW Waratahs, Wallabies

Sticking around: Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau has signaled a new three-year deal with Australian rugby is almost over the line.

Highlanders punish NSW Waratahs' mistakes to leave title defence effort in tatters

Hard to swallow: Jacques Potgieter was sin-binned for a swinging arm.

Georgina Robinson Nick Phipps's body language said it all. Shoulders slumped, shaking his head as he left the field in the 72nd minute. The dream was over. The Waratahs' title defence in tatters.

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Lawrence Dallaglio backs rugby league convert Sam Burgess to make Test debut

World Cup hopeful: Sam Burgess turns out for Bath.

Georgina Robinson Sam Burgess has made it into England's World Cup training squad, but can he show enough improvement to be awarded with a Test debut in the run-up to the World Cup?

How Waratah Israel Folau fell back in love with rugby union

Hunger: Israel Folau has had to work on his mental approach to rugby union.

Georgina Robinson Even superstars get the blues. How Israel Folau - and the Waratahs - got their heads back in the game this season.

Highlanders say matching it with NSW Waratahs' forwards is key to Sydney upset

Big challenge: The Waratahs' Will Skelton has vowed not to temper his aggressive play.

Georgina Robinson Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph targets "Will Skelton and his mates" to pull off upset in Sydney and lock in the Highlanders first final since 1999.

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Henry Speight ban raises more questions about SANZAR judiciary process

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Georgina Robinson A Fairfax Media judicial hearing has found SANZAR guilty of contravening the basic principles of open justice, after a series of decisions with no obvious pattern.

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Super Rugby finals: Waratahs and Highlanders' Fijian flyers go head to head

Taqele Naiyaravoro passes during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Kippax Lake last week in Sydney.

Georgina Robinson 'We'll worry about the kava later": The Fijian stars have been trading friendly banter all season, but the business of a Super Rugby semi-final comes first on Saturday.

'Underdog' NSW Waratahs sweat on injured Kurtley Beale

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: (L-R) Matt Carraro and Kurtley Beale of the Waratahs look on during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Kippax Lake on June 18, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Defending champions make a pitch for underdog status and sweat on Beale's fitness ahead of semi-final clash with dangerous Highlanders.