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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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

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.

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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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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The Breakdown

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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Christian Lealiifano and Scott Fardy ruled out of Bledisloe Cup clash

Christian Leali'fano.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies will take on the All Blacks without their first choice goal kicker after Christian Lealiifano was ruled out with a compression injury in his ankle.

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Ewen McKenzie and James Horwill back Quade Cooper to star against All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has backed the form of incumbent five-eighth Quade Cooper for what looms as the Queensland playmaker's first start against the All Blacks in more than a year.

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Wallabies wingers Joe Tomane and Chris Feauai-Sautia out of Bledisloe Cup

Joe Tomane.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies' hopes of an upset victory in Saturday's Bledisloe dead rubber have faded with the loss of wingers Joe Tomane and Chris Feauai-Sautia.

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Losing Bledisloe Cup not an option for All Blacks class of 2013, says Dagg

Israel Dagg

Georgina Robinson New Zealand fullback Israel Dagg says there is no secret to keeping complacency at bay within the All Blacks, just pure hatred of losing.

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The constant doubts that drive Mr Rugby Adam Ashley-Cooper

Georgina Robinson Publicly he is Mr Rugby. A glamour boy of the Australian backline, as flamboyant off the field as he is steady on it.

Ewen McKenzie throws down gauntlet to All Blacks as Wallabies prepare for Bledisloe clash

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has challenged the All Blacks to "bring their A game" to the second Bledisloe Cup clash and defend their 28-year unbeaten run at Eden Park against the Wallabies. 

Sydney vies for leg of rugby's world sevens series

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Georgina Robinson Allianz Stadium and the SCG Trust are close to pulling off a big coup by luring Australia's leg of the sevens world series to Sydney next year.

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. 

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

Referee Jaco Peyper gives a yellow card to Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks during the Bledisloe Cup opener.

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...

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Folau's warning: All Blacks to be harder at home

Israel Folau during a training run in Sydney on Thursday morning.

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau has warned the Wallabies to expect a harder, faster All Blacks to run out at Eden Park on Saturday.

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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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