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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Tatafu Polota-Nau to play 50th Test for Wallabies

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

Will Genia.

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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Wallabies to debut Bernard Foley-Nick Phipps halves combination

Super form: Ewen McKenzie is set to give Bernard Foley a shot in the Wallabies No.10 jumper.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie is set to debut the Super Rugby title-winning combination of Bernard Foley and Nick Phipps on Tuesday when he names the side to take on South Africa at Paterson's Stadium.

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Springboks want to deny Israel Folau opportunities in Test

Always a threat: Wallaby fullback Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson Perth: The Springboks will look to "cut off supply" to Israel Folau to continue a remarkable 90 per cent success rate on the road for the past two years. 

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Ewen McKenzie hints at strategic changes to Wallabies

Will he stay at No.10?: Kurtley Beale with teammates after the loss to New Zealand.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie admits the side is under the pump and needs to front up physically for their coming Test against the Springboks next week.

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Wallabies suffer in silence after battering by All Blacks

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Georgina Robinson It can be hard to silence Gen Y sometimes, such is their need to be heard and understood – not to mention "favourited", "liked" and "double-tapped".

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