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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Wallabies' Matt Toomua says Rugby World Cup not far from players' thoughts

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have seven games left to prove they are a team "on the up" leading into a crucial World Cup year.

Springboks staple Schalk Burger bounces back from body blows

Springboks regular: The quarter-final clash against the Wallabies in 2011 was Schalk Burger's last match for South Africa before this year.

Georgina Robinson Schalk Burger has been to the edge and back and there are still things he cannot talk about. 

Joe Tomane's return a key boost for Wallabies in clash against Springboks

Georgina Robinson Joe Tomane knows the Wallabies will be up against it in his first Test appearance in almost a year.

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Ewen McKenzie launches passionate defence of Wallabies' maul tactics

Defensive: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson There is maul defence and then there is maul defence.

Mohoje's selection for Springboks puts race in spotlight

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Georgina Robinson Race permeates everything in South Africa but its influence in sport, particularly rugby, is a touchy issue.

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Wallabies recall winger Joe Tomane for Springboks Test

Stepping up, again: Joe Tomane training with the Canberra Vikings earlier this month.

Georgina Robinson Storming Brumbies winger Joe Tomane makes his long-awaited return to Test rugby in three changes to the Wallabies' starting line-up for their clash with South Africa.

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Teboho Mohoje says he has been picked on merit as race row threatens to engulf South African rugby

Teboho Mohoje

Georgina Robinson The player at the centre of a race storm surrounding the Springboks says he has no choice but to ignore the controversy created by his selection. 

Schalk Burger misses out as Boks spring a selection shock ahead of clash with Wallabies

Breakthrough breakway: Teboho

Georgina Robinson Rookie breakaway Teboho "Oupa" Mohoje has pipped veteran Springbok Schalk Burger for a starting spot in South Africa's high-stakes clash with Australia this weekend.

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Wallabies fullback Israel Folau looking forward to Springboks match

Israel Folau said the group was aware of what was at stake this weekend.

Georgina Robinson It was this time last year that Quade Cooper declared the Wallabies had "run out of excuses".

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Andrew Blades says Wallabies ready for physical test against Springboks

No shortcuts: The Springboks have become the most fearsome side at the breakdown in world rugby.

Georgina Robinson A two-year transformation under collision king Richie Gray has turned South Africa into the most ferocious breakdown competitors in Test rugby, Wallabies forwards coach Andrew Blades has warned.

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Fiji clash at Cardiff blocks James Slipper's view of World Cup

Nathan Charles, left, and James Slipper.

Georgina Robinson James Slipper may not have given a spare thought to the World Cup, but his coach has.

When winning is not enough, what to do about the Wallabies?

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson On a humid morning in February, Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver made the extraordinary declaration that 2014 was the year of the Waratahs. 

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Waratahs face tough battle defending their Super Rugby title in 2015

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Georgina Robinson No one said it would be easy but a gruelling 10 straight games and two defining clashes on South Africa's highveld say going back to back will be a challenge for the Waratahs next year.

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Wallabies' Will Genia shows he's made of sterner stuff

Brisbane boy: Will Genia playing for Brisbane City in the National Rugby Competition.

Georgina Robinson It has been two years since Will Genia has been able to do any weights and three since he's put any kind of stress on his neck and shoulders.

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Barbarians select Nick Cummins to play against Wallabies

Baabaa boy: Nick Cummins is set to play against the Wallabies.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are set to face one of their own at Twickenham after Nick Cummins agreed to wear the black and white of the Barbarians against Australia in November. 

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Will Genia and Benn Robinson in, Will Skelton out as Wallabies invest in experience

Back in the fold: Will Genia.

Georgina Robinson It is out with the new and in with the old for the Wallabies after Ewen McKenzie reached for two of his most experienced players ahead of an opportunity to ''create reputation and credibility''...

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Will Genia and Benn Robinson return to fold for injury-hit Wallabies

Will Genia (C) of Australia's Wallabies carries the ball as Juan Manuel Leguizamon (L) of Argentina's Los Pumas tries to stop him during a Rugby Championship match in Rosario October 5, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Salvatori (ARGENTINA - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

Georgina Robinson Will Genia and Benn Robinson have been called up to the injury-hit Wallabies for their two-week tour of South Africa and Argentina.

Will Genia and Benn Robinson return to Wallabies fold

Australian Rugby Union player Will Genia

Georgina Robinson Will Genia and Benn Robinson have been called up to the injury-hit Wallabies for their two-week tour of South Africa and Argentina. 

Ewen McKenzie sticks to his guns with Kurtley Beale

No wing and a prayer: Kurtley Beale won't be shifted to the wing despite the Wallabies' injury crisis.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has ruled out using talented playmaker Kurtley Beale on the wing despite a fresh raft of injuries in the Wallabies' back line.

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Wallabies unable to pinpoint cause of shrinking interest

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have lost one game in 11 Tests, are unbeaten at home and are averaging close to three tries a Test match this year.

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