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Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Tyro Wallabies halves combo gets nod for French Test series opener

Georgina Robinson Nic White and Bernard Foley have spent just six minutes on the field together in a Test match after struggling to be seen behind much bigger names in gold jerseys. 

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Brumbies Nic White replaces dumped Will Genia

Axed: Wallabies halfback Will Genia has been dumped in favour of Nic White and Nick Phipps.

Georgina Robinson Dumped Test halfback Will Genia became a victim of his own world-class standard when he was dropped from the Wallabies match day squad for the first time in four years on Tuesday.

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Will Genia dumped from Wallabies squad

Axed: Wallabies halfback Will Genia has been dumped in favour of Nic White and Nick Phipps.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley will wear the coveted Wallabies No.10 jersey and decorated Test halfback Will Genia has been dumped from the squad to play France for the first Test in Brisbane...

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Ewen McKenzie says Wallabies must make up ground before Test against France

Natural born leader: Stephen Moore.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says Australia are "playing catch-up" leading into their first Test against France this weekend.

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Stephen Moore wants Wallabies to take inspiration from NSW Blues

Leadership team: Moore with Adam Ashley-Cooper and Michael Hooper.

Georgina Robinson Newly anointed Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has vowed to usher in a new era of standards-driven culture to return Australia to No.1 in the world rankings.

Stephen Moore named Wallabies captain

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Georgina Robinson Veteran Australian hooker Stephen Moore was named the 81st Wallabies captain on the Gold Coast on Monday.

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Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps unsure if he has done enough to get Wallabies nod

Georgina Robinson Nick Phipps says he hopes Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie continues to follow form with selection in Australia's three-Test hit-out against France this month.

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NSW Waratahs fullback Israel Folau still not happy with form despite record-breaking run

Danger man: Israel Folau shrugs off a Chiefs tackle on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson He is Super Rugby's top try scorer and just smashed a nine-year-old record at the Waratahs, but Israel Folau has named greater consistency as his goal in gold this year.

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Cheika praises tenacious Tahs

Tough competitor: Israel Folau palms off a Chiefs defender.

Georgina Robinson "It's two weeks in a row he played very well ... he's developing into a very good captain, he leads by example, and he's starting to understand what it is to be a leader and he showed that tonight."

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NSW Waratahs eye home final after downing Chiefs

On the burst: Israel Folau makes a bust during the Waratahs' 33-17 win over the Chiefs in New Zealand.

Georgina Robinson It was never a question of whether the Waratahs could do it but whether, at the foot of a snow-capped Mt Taranaki, they could do it for 80 frigid minutes.

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Michael Cheika tells Waratahs to send traffic Aaron Cruden's way

Turfed: Toby Smith of the Rebels feels the wrath of the Waratahs defence.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs will ramp up the pressure on returning Chiefs five-eighth Aaron Cruden in a preview of the upcoming Bledisloe Cup showdown between Australia and New Zealand's playmakers.

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NSW Waratahs captain Dave Dennis 'disappointed' to miss out on Wallabies selection against France

Georgina Robinson Waratahs captain Dave Dennis was disappointed to miss out on Wallabies selection for the upcoming series against France but is comfortable with the decision.

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Stephen Moore to lead Wallabies against French

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Georgina Robinson Stephen Moore has emerged as the frontrunner for the Wallabies captaincy just days out from Monday's announcement on the Gold Coast.

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Bob Dwyer spearheads Waratahs takeover bid

Georgina Robinson A consortium led by World Cup-winning former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer is proposing a $10 million boost to community rugby in its bid to take over running the Waratahs.

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Wallabies' goal kicking under scrutiny in World Cup preparation

Kurtley Beale slips up against the British and Irish Lions.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has conceded Australia's goal-kicking options need urgent reinforcement leading into next year's World Cup.

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Waratahs will take attacking style to New Zealand for Chiefs showdown

Have attack, will travel: The Waratahs will take their free-flowing style of play to Waikato.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says the new Australian conference leaders have no choice but to take their risk-laden attacking style to New Zealand to face the Chiefs next week.

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Waratahs 'missing pieces' ensure they are the real deal: McGahan

Israel Folau of the Waratahs breaks a tackle on his way to scoring.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are confirmed finals contenders thanks to a few "missing pieces" they have accumulated over the past two seasons.

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Waratahs on top as Cheika's men give banana skin the slip

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Georgina Robinson A four-try second-half bonanza against the Rebels may have catapulted the Waratahs to the top of the Australian conference but they hustled long and hard for it in Melbourne on Friday night.

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Ewen McKenzie keen to turn Wallabies' defence into a weapon

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Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie will use his second year in charge of the Wallabies to zero in on their defence, deny opposition teams momentum and cash in on counter-attacking opportunities.

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Michael Hooper appears a perfect fit for captaincy role

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Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie is keeping his cards close to his chest on the Wallabies captaincy but the time could be right for Michael Hooper.

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