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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Israel Folau says he is staying put but misses Origin

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau has shot down rumours he may walk out on the Wallabies before next year's World Cup but admitted he is missing the buzz of State of Origin.

Rugby

Wallabies will face much tougher French side in second Test, says Stephen Larkham

Australia's Michael Hooper and Nic White tackle France's Hugo Bonneval during Saturday's Test.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies great Stephen Larkham says Ewen McKenzie must stick with a winning side ahead of a "much tougher" second Test against France in Melbourne this week.

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Rugby

Israel Folau pushes for Australian Rugby Union to add sabbaticals option

Israel Folau says he is happy playing in Australia but can understand why players might want to take up offers overseas and still be available for Test selection.

Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau has added his voice to calls for the Australian Rugby Union to introduce sabbaticals for its top players.

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Rugby

Western Force set to shut the door on James O'Connor and Reds now his only hope

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Georgina Robinson James O'Connor's move home to Australia is shrouded in uncertainty with the door to his old club the Western Force poised to swing shut in his face.

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Bob Dwyer in bid for private takeover of NSW Waratahs

Bob Dwyer

Georgina Robinson World Cup-winning former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer is behind a private equity bid to take over the Waratahs and beef up community rugby in NSW.

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Rugby

James O'Connor in talks with Queensland Reds for next season

Edging back to Australia: James O'Connor.

Georgina Robinson James O'Connor is in talks to join the Queensland Reds in a bid to resurrect his Wallabies career before next year's World Cup.

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Toulouse condemned after player allowed to play on following severe head knock

Florian Fritz

Georgina Robinson French rugby has attracted worldwide condemnation after a player for Top 14 team Toulouse was allowed to return to the field after suffering a severe head knock.

THE BREAKDOWN

Shocking Toulouse concussion highlights powerless governance

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Georgina Robinson Pity the International Rugby Board and its chief medico Martin Raftery.

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Rugby

James O'Connor plans Super Rugby return in 2015

James O'Connor

Georgina Robinson James O'Connor will play out the year in Europe before returning to Australia in a bid to resurrect his Test career.

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Rugby

James O'Connor in sights of Western Force and Queensland Reds

Georgina Robinson The Force and the Reds are the Super Rugby clubs most likely to snap up wayward former Wallaby James O'Connor upon his mooted return to Australia at the end of the year.

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The Breakdown

Digby Ioane considers leaving Stade Francais

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Georgina Robinson Which big-name former Wallaby is contemplating a return home just months into a lucrative overseas stint? Hint: it is neither Berrick Barnes nor Drew Mitchell.

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Rugby

Argentina captain backs Super Rugby

Radike Samo (C) of Australia's Wallabies eludes Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (R) and Juan Martin Hernandez (rear bottom) of Argentina's Los Pumas during their Rugby Championship match in Rosario October 6, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

Georgina Robinson Pumas captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe says he is 10 years too late to play in the "best" provincial competition in the world but he thinks younger Argentinians deserve the chance.

Players told only way to World Cup is via Super Rugby

Country comes first: Berrick Barnes, Digby Ioane, James O’Connor and Drew Mitchell will need to return to an Australian Super Rugby team to be in World Cup contention.

Georgina Robinson Australia's overseas-based rugby players will have to put country over money if they want to play in the 2015 World Cup.

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French connection: Giteau makes peace with Deans, offers to step in

Mathew Giteau

Georgina Robinson THE injury crisis in the Wallabies back line has set in train several extraordinary events. But none more extraordinary than a gesture extended by Matt Giteau to Robbie Deans after a well documented...

Bleus ask young 'uns to settle old score

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 26: France forward Pascal Pape in action during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium on February 26, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) 140084901.jpg

Georgina Robinson A REVAMPED French team with rankings and a two-year-old vendetta in mind will be gunning for Australia in the first of the November Tests in a fortnight.

Rugby

Timani among four Wallabies in doubt for French Test

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Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Robbie Deans is waiting on medical updates on the fitness of starting lock Sitaleki Timani, flanker David Pocock, hooker Stephen Moore and winger Digby Ioane.

Samo's winning habit gives Wallabies an X-factor

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Georgina Robinson Amid the celebration of Wallabies captain Nathan Sharpe over the past few months, the contribution of another elder statesman has been all but forgotten.

Rugby

Burgess torn as Lions tour beckons

Luke Burgess

Georgina Robinson PARIS: Luke Burgess has thrown himself into life in rugby-mad southern France. The former Wallabies halfback, who left Australia near the height of his career, is taking French lessons twice a week...

Dennis awaits the menace of giant Charteris

Dave Dennis

Georgina Robinson CARDIFF: As competitive as Dave Dennis is, the versatile Wallabies loose forward might be praying for the return of injured teammate Kane Douglas if it will save him from defending a lineout against...

Rugby

Gerrard tweets out at Burgess move

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Georgina Robinson, Chris Dutton THE mooted return of former Wallabies halfback Luke Burgess has ruffled feathers in the ranks, with a former Rebels player condemning Melbourne for contemplating the signing and the Brumbies...