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Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Tatafu Polota-Nau may miss rest of the season for Wallabies

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies could be forced to head to Europe for their world cup dry run without experienced scrummager Tatafu Polota-Nau after scans revealed the 50-Test hooker would be out for up to two months...

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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Manuel Montero must decide whether to stay in Argentina or move down under

Coming or going?: Argentina's rising talent Manuel

Georgina Robinson He is the ''Panther'' in the Pumas' midst, the home-grown Argentinian star who grew up idolising Lote Tuqiri and is being chased by the Western Force.

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Wallaby Tatafu Polota-Nau lends his head to concussion research

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Georgina Robinson Two days after Tatafu Polota-Nau said he had offered himself as an ongoing test case for the effects of concussion, the Breakdown can reveal he is also considering donating his brain to science after...

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Ewen McKenzie 'not worried' about Quade Cooper, Kurtley Beale departure rumours

Ewen McKenzie is happy to have more choice when it comes to picking his World Cup squad.

Georgina Robinson Two of Australia's top playmakers remain unattached a year out from the world cup but Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says he is not the slightest bit worried.

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Ninth-string hooker Josh Mann-Rea set for Wallabies Test debut against South Africa

On debut: Brumbies and new Wallabies hooker Josh Mann-Rea.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are set to debut their ninth-string hooker after Brumbies rake Josh Mann-Rea was called into the match day squad for Saturday's clash with South Africa in Perth.

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Year to savour keeps on giving for Waratahs' Michael Hooper with Matthew Burke Cup

Top Tah ... Michael Hooper celebrates after winning the Super Rugby title.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper has put the misery of Australia's Bledisloe Cup drubbing behind him to take out top honours at the Waratahs' annual awards night.

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Ewen McKenzie hints at strategic changes to Wallabies

Will he stay at No.10?: Kurtley Beale with teammates after the loss to New Zealand.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie admits the side is under the pump and needs to front up physically for their coming Test against the Springboks next week.

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Australian Rugby Union changes contract rules in bid to keep elite players

Wanted man: Israel Folau plays against the All Blacks.

Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union has armed itself with what it hopes will be a powerful tool to keep its top players in Australia and lure a few big names to sevens before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in...

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Ewen McKenzie still searching for ideal back line

Bernard Foley is back at five-eighth for the Wallabies.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has conceded the Wallabies are still searching for a winning back-line combination after a disappointing start to the Rugby Championship.

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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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Wallabies humbled by All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup massacre

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson There is no hiding at Eden Park. The rain, wind and mud confused the picture in Sydney a week ago, allowing the Wallabies to draw with the All Blacks and their fans to hope.

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We've got a lot of work to do on defence, says Wallabies star Israel Folau

Desperate struggle: Israel Folau is tackled in Auckland.

Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau has described the All Blacks’ Bledisloe Cup lesson as one of the toughest losses of his career.

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Wallabies' front row takes another hit but Sekope Kepu has faith

Georgina Robinson Experienced Test prop Sekope Kepu says the Wallabies can rise above a litany of injuries to match a seasoned All Blacks pack in front of more than 70,000 people at ANZ Stadium 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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Israel Folau happy with his game despite lean trot on tries

Israel Folau

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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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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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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