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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Romain Poite set for scrutiny in Bledisloe II as referee stoush rumbles on

Georgina Robinson The performance of Romain Poite in this weekend's Bledisloe Cup re-match will be under more scrutiny than ever after provocative comments from the All Blacks and Poite's contemporary Jonathan Kaplan...

Loss to Australian Schoolboys still festers for All Blacks winger 'Big Bus' Savea

'Big bus': Julian Savea takes on the Wallabies in the first Bledisloe Cup clash.

Georgina Robinson All Blacks try-scoring machine Julian Savea hates losing to Australia. 

Kurtley Beale, David Pocock, Matt Hodgson and Luke Burgess prove why NRC is needed

Nobody to somebody: Wallabies five-eighth Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson It is the best 45-second justification of why, after a rushed and difficult labour, the National Rugby Championship will kick off in Brisbane on Thursday night.

Ewen Mckenzie's Wallabies: same guys, different tactics for Eden Park

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie announces the team for the second Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney on Tuesday.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are on high alert for a harder-edged All Blacks outfit in their must-win second Bledisloe Cup clash in Auckland on Saturday.

Wallabies giant Will Skelton unfazed with challenge of Bledisloe II

Game on: Will Skelton after the Wallabies announced an unchanged line-up for the second Bledisloe Cup Test.

Georgina Robinson The team may be the same but nothing else is. 

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Kurtley Beale remains at five-eighth for game two of Bledisloe Cup

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Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has backed the same team to go one better than last week's draw and crack the Eden Park hoodoo against the All Blacks this weekend.

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Ewen McKenzie: Eden Park? Bring it on

Crash course: All Blacks captain Richie McCaw collides with Wallaby Kurtley Beale  on Saturday.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has urged the Wallabies to put a "hollow" draw with the All Blacks behind them and tip the feared Eden Park hoodoo on its head with more running rugby - rain, hail or shine.

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James Slipper says Wallabies need more teamwork

James Slipper takes Aaron Cruden along for the ride in Bledisloe I.

Georgina Robinson James Slipper believes the Wallabies are "on the way up" against the All Blacks but must be much harder on themselves to notch a drought-breaking win at Eden Park. 

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After Wallabies' 'confusing' draw, Kurtley Beale waits for Ewen McKenzie's next thoughts

Kurtley Beale looks to spread play on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale could only hope he had done enough to retain the No.10 jersey at Eden Park this weekend.

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Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies break All Blacks' record run in opener

Mud bath: Adam Ashley-Cooper is taken to the turf by Aaron Cruden.

Georgina Robinson A scrappy band of mud-smeared Wallabies denied the world's best Test rugby dynasty a history-making, record-breaking 18th win on the trot in front of a rain-affected 68,627 fans in Sydney.

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Kurtley Beale changes his attitude and gets back behind the wheel

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Georgina Robinson If doubt drove Kurtley Beale to a very public dummy spit two months ago, some honest self-assessment brought him back.

All Blacks winger Cory Jane has dig of his own at Wallabies No.10 Kurtley Beale

Ready to test Kurtley Beale:  All Black winger Cory Jane at training.

Georgina Robinson All Blacks winger Cory Jane has taken a leaf out of his coach's book and dared Wallabies five-eighth Kurtley Beale to defend in the front line against New Zealand in the opening Bledisloe Cup Test.

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Hardened Kurtley Beale won't fall for Steve Hansen's bait

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Georgina Robinson Two days out from the opening Bledisloe Cup Test, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has fired up on the Wallabies, training the crosshairs on Kurtley Beale.

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Wallaby Stephen Moore wary of task to beat All Blacks

Stephen Moore knows what it takes to beat the All Blacks.

Georgina Robinson It will have to be a perfect night to beat the best team in the world.

National Rugby Championship teams refuse to budge on clashing kit colours

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Georgina Robinson Heaven help the referees and commentators assigned to call the opening match of the National Rugby Championship at Ballymore next Thursday. 

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Kurtley Beale is the X-factor for Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup

Kurtley Beale: The man with the ''intangibles'' for the Wallabies.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has benched the player shaping as Australia's ''Dan Carter'' in favour of the experience and X-factor of Kurtley Beale.

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Bernard Foley pushes through pain after Kurtley Beale selection shock

Pleasure and pain: Bernard Foley trains with the Wallabies last week, but he has lost his No.10 jumper for the opening Bledisloe Cup encounter.

Georgina Robinson Good friends, title-winning teammates and fierce rivals. 

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Kurtley Beale man to give Wallabies winning edge, says Ewen McKenzie

Smiling assassin: Wallabies No.10 Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson The search for a Bledisloe Cup-winning edge prompted Ewen McKenzie to dump match-winning playmaker Bernard Foley and hand the No.10 jersey to a resurgent Kurtley Beale for the first time in two years.

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Kurtley Beale selected as Wallabies' five-eighth for Bledisloe Cup

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Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale will wear the Wallabies No.10 jersey for the first time since 2012 in an overhauled Australian back line to play the All Blacks on Saturday.

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Israel Folau happy with his game despite lean trot on tries

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Georgina Robinson It is the rarest case of second-year syndrome and Israel Folau says he is a willing sufferer if it helps the Wallabies pull off a drought-breaking Bledisloe Cup win this year.

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