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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Wycliff Palu at his best but Waratahs coach Michael Cheika plays it down

Georgina Robinson Everyone can see it but no one inside the Waratahs wants to say it. Wycliff Palu is different this year.

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Kurtley Beale and Peter Betham find schooldays fluency against Reds

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Georgina Robinson NSW winger Peter Betham says playing with former high school teammate and born-again Waratah Kurtley Beale feels as natural as "backyard footy".

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Waratahs lay down a marker by thumping Queensland Reds

Israel Folau celebrates with Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson It isn't often second-rowers are cheered off the paddock, or any member of the tight five for that matter.

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Clash between Queensland Reds and NSW Waratahs has enough star power to light up a stadium

Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson When preparing to face your mortal enemy, do you take a world-class halves pairing and an electrifying young fullback, or two proven game-breakers and a clutch of power runners? The good news is you...

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THE BREAKDOWN

Super Rugby: Merger talk has clubs on the defensive

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Georgina Robinson An east coast turf war has erupted around plans to centralise the operations and administration of the Queensland Reds, Melbourne Rebels and NSW Waratahs.

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Israel Folau's quest for rugby immortality could keep NRL return on ice

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson The desire to hear his name uttered in the same breath as rugby legends Jonah Lomu, David Campese and Brian O'Driscoll could keep Israel Folau in rugby beyond the next World Cup.

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NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika dismisses Queensland Reds plan to not kick to Israel Folau

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson Kick it short, send it long. Either way, the ball always ends up with Izzy. Despite noises from north of the border that the Reds will keep it out of the oversized paws of NSW strike weapon Israel...

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika picks Jacques Potgieter on 'gut' instinct

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Georgina Robinson The Waratahs have called on the flinty edges of South African import Jacques Potgieter to prevent a sixth straight loss to the Reds in Sydney this weekend.

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Australian Sevens coach Michael O'Connor resigns

Michael O'Connor

Georgina Robinson The Australian Sevens team is in a race against time to prepare for the Rio Olympics after long-standing coach Michael O'Connor resigned.

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Israel Folau treble gets Waratahs off to a flying Super Rugby start

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs will have to do ''plenty'' better than a barnstorming six-try win over the Western Force to topple arch rivals Queensland at ANZ Stadium this weekend.

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Berrick Barnes suggests rethink of Test eligibility rules

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Georgina Robinson Former Wallabies star Berrick Barnes has taken to life in Japan like a koi to water.

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Kurtley Beale settles into the quiet life

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Georgina Robinson IN A townhouse in the streets directly behind the northern goalposts of Allianz Stadium, Kurtley Beale hosts a Mexican night for his mates.

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The Breakdown

Digby Ioane considers leaving Stade Francais

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Georgina Robinson Which big-name former Wallaby is contemplating a return home just months into a lucrative overseas stint? Hint: it is neither Berrick Barnes nor Drew Mitchell.

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Waratahs prepared to test Alofa Alofa in Super Rugby opener against Western Force

Alofa Alofa

Georgina Robinson Alofa Alofa was supposed to be this year's back-line ''project'' for the Waratahs coaching staff.

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Super Rugby: Jacques Potgieter kicks Kane Douglas into top gear as intensity lifts at NSW Waratahs training

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Georgina Robinson There is nothing like the arrival of a South African loose forward to bring the mongrel out in everyone. Just ask Kane Douglas.

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Nick Phipps tips Kurtley Beale to shine in centres

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Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale's long-running halves partner Nick Phipps has backed the Test playmaker to be successful in his move to inside-centre in the Waratahs opening Super Rugby game against the Force this...

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Defence Force: Waratahs ready for western front

Super 15 Rugby. Trail match between NSW Waratahs and Auckland Blues. Allianz Stadium.
Adam Ashley-Cooper in action
Friday 7th February, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Georgina Robinson The Western Force may be last year's Australian wooden spooners with about half of the Waratahs' big-name talent.

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Will Skelton wants a Waratahs starting spot

Will Skelton

Georgina Robinson Towering Waratahs lock Will Skelton is done with the rookie tag.

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Waratahs out of sorts in final Super Rugby trial against Highlanders

Alofa Alofa

Georgina Robinson When you are the heavily hyped hope of the Australian conference, a messy three-point victory over last year's second-worst team does not look good.

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Proposed Reds, Waratahs and Rebels merger to tackle rival codes

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Georgina Robinson Queensland powerbroker Jim Carmichael believes an ambitious proposed merger between the Reds, Waratahs and Rebels could help rugby take the fight to rival sporting codes in Australia.

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