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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Rugby: Resting Israel Folau adds insult to injury for Reds, says Liam Gill

Georgina Robinson Pride is on the line for the struggling Reds and returning flanker Liam Gill says they will exploit whatever advantage they can to produce a final-round upset against the Waratahs in Brisbane

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika laying the foundation for a durable dynasty

Reason to smile: Michael Cheika has overseen a wonderful revival in the Waratahs' fortunes.

Georgina Robinson This weekend two years ago, the Waratahs were nearing their darkest hour in Super Rugby. How quickly things have changed.

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Cam Crawford runs on for NSW Waratahs for rested Israel Folau

Opportunity knocks: Cam Crawford will get a chance to show his wares at fullback against the Reds.

Georgina Robinson They will be missing marquee players Israel Folau and Jacques Potgieter but the Waratahs are in no mood to take Saturday's dead rubber against Queensland lying down. 

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika in line for extended contract

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Georgina Robinson It may be true that success has many fathers but there will be no paternity tests required if the Waratahs go all the way this season.

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Israel Folau out of clash with Reds

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau will miss the Waratahs' final-round clash with the Reds after failing to recover from a corked thigh.

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Coach Michael Cheika promises full force Waratahs against Queensland

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika has quashed speculation the Waratahs will not field a full strength team for their clash with Queensland on Saturday, saying to do so would promote a "bad mindset" within the minor...

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Waratah Jacques Potgieter knocked back offer to return to Bulls in Pretoria

Staying with the Tahs ... Jacques Potgieter celebrates scoring a try against the Highlanders.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs cult hero Jacques Potgieter rebuffed an approach to make an early defection back to his old South African franchise the Bulls this year.

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Waratahs give Israel Folau and Sekope Kepu a rest at training

Georgina Robinson There are few things that strike fear into the heart of Waratahs fans like the sight of Israel Folau sitting out training.

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ARU right to stand firm on Test eligibility, says departing Waratahs star Kane Douglas

Edging towards the exit: Kane Douglas.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs second-rower Kane Douglas has backed the ARU's tough stance on Test eligibility as he and good friend Nick Cummins prepare to leave Australia before next year's World Cup.

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Michael Cheika warns Waratahs of Super Rugby finals intensity

Heaven sent: Waratahs fullback Israel Folau celebrates his try against the Highlanders.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs won their first minor premiership with the six-try, 44-16 win against the Highlanders on Sunday, drawing a standing ovation from a season-best crowd of 24,500 at Allianz Stadium. 

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NSW Waratahs wrap up minor premiership with thumping of Highlanders

Massive win: Waratahs players swamp Taqele Naiyaravoro after his try against the Highlanders.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs secured a history-making minor premiership and showed why they are without question the team to beat this season with a ferocious, six-try mauling of the Highlanders on Sunday.

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Waratahs take on Highlanders in Super Rugby in top home form

Captain's run: Michael Hooper goes through his paces.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs attack coach Daryl Gibson needs no convincing that the Waratahs' plum position two games out from the Super Rugby finals series has been reached on the back of a 100-per-cent winning record...

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Western Force's Nick Cummins puts family first in move to Japan

Departing: Nick Cummins, known as the Honey Badger, has signed with Japanese club Coca-Cola West Red Sparks.

Georgina Robinson Like a rat up a drain pipe, the Honey Badger was gone.

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All eyes on Super Rugby fullback battle between Ben Smith and Israel Folau

World-class Waratah: Fullback Israel Folau tries to evade the Brumbies.

Georgina Robinson Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer ruffled a few feathers last month when he declared fullback Willie Le Roux "the best fullback in the world".

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Nick Cummins quits Australian rugby for Japan

Nick Cummins

Georgina Robinson Australian rugby has been dealt another blow with Wallabies winger and cult figure Nick Cummins set to play in Japan next year.

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Ben Smith shrugs off debate about All Blacks' aura

Highland fling: Fullback Ben Smith.

Georgina Robinson Endless chatter about the strength or otherwise of the All Blacks "aura" does not worry try-scoring sensation Ben Smith. 

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Jon Collins in race to take over Super Rugby club NSW Waratahs

Georgina Robinson Randwick identity and former ARU director Jon Collins has been revealed as the third party interested in a private equity takeover of Super Rugby table-toppers the Waratahs. 

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ARU's National Rugby Championship opener to split Bledisloe Cup Tests

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Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union is shrugging off criticism of the National Rugby Championship and is planning an opening-round match between the Sydney Stars and Brisbane City at Ballymore on the Thursday...

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Michael Cheika asks Waratahs to aim for next level

Expectations rising: The Waratahs train at Moore Park on Tuesday before meeting the Highlanders on Sunday.

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika has warned the Waratahs will have to make "the biggest sacrifices" of their season to win a game that could ensure them a home semi-final in Sydney.

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Injury is no snag for Waratahs' Dave Dennis

Definition of a team player: Dave Dennis.

Georgina Robinson There was no wound-licking or navel gazing from injured NSW captain Dave Dennis this week.