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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Will Genia and Benn Robinson in, Will Skelton out as Wallabies invest in experience

Georgina Robinson It is out with the new and in with the old for the Wallabies after Ewen McKenzie reached for two of his most experienced players ahead of an opportunity to ''create reputation and credibility''...

Wallabies unable to pinpoint cause of shrinking interest

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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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Ewen McKenzie sticks to his guns with Kurtley Beale

No wing and a prayer: Kurtley Beale won't be shifted to the wing despite the Wallabies' injury crisis.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has ruled out using talented playmaker Kurtley Beale on the wing despite a fresh raft of injuries in the Wallabies' back line.

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Wallabies edge Springboks in Perth with late seven-pointer

Captain fantastic: Michael Hooper of the Wallabies fends off a tackle by Tendai Mtawarira of the Springboks.

Georgina Robinson It was magic they needed and magic they produced, just in time.

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Will Genia returns to Wallabies training squad but Henry Speight stays behind

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Georgina Robinson Will Genia, Benn Robinson and Joe Tomane will join the Wallabies this week but Henry Speight's Test start will have to wait, as Australia prepare to face an improved Argentina on the Gold Coast...

Michael Cheika backs draft system for emerging rugby union talent

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Georgina Robinson The coach of Australia's wealthiest and arguably most powerful Super Rugby franchise has backed the creation of a draft system to spread talent more evenly among the five teams. 

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Springboks refuse to hang loss to Wallabies on Bryan Habana's controversial yellow card

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Georgina Robinson The Springboks will seek "clarity" around Bryan Habana's controversial sin-binning but have refused to blame match officials for their one-point loss to the Wallabies in Perth.

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Tatafu Polota-Nau answers Wallabies' SOS at hooker as Pumas Test looms

In contention: Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Georgina Robinson Experienced Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will be thrust back into the starting line-up for Australia's clash with Argentina on the Gold Coast this weekend.

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Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau adopts safer approach to tackling

Using his head: Tatafu Polota-Nau, who will play his 50th Test on Saturday, packs down for the Wallabies against France in June.

Georgina Robinson Tatafu Polota-Nau used to challenge himself to tackle in the style of one of the NFL's most dangerous positions - without the helmet and shoulder pads.

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It's the penalties, stupid – Wallabies aim to tidy up their game

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Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie is chasing accuracy from the Wallabies to make sure opportunities are claimed and penalties do not cost Australia easy points.

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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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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Wallabies suffer in silence after battering by All Blacks

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Georgina Robinson It can be hard to silence Gen Y sometimes, such is their need to be heard and understood – not to mention "favourited", "liked" and "double-tapped".

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Bryan Habana: The 100-Test Springboks winger who personifies the new South Africa

Out of Africa: Bryan Habana trains with the Springboks in Perth this week.

Georgina Robinson Bryan Habana always talks about what rugby has done for him.

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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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie keen for Kurtley Beale to quickly sort his playing future

Deadly combination: Beale credits his improved form to a greater understanding with Bernard Foley.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are hopeful of locking in off-contract playmaker Kurtley Beale within a fortnight. 

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Nick Phipps says Wallabies will play for honour against Springboks

In full flight: Wallaby Nick Phipps.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps says the Wallabies are out to earn back their "honour" in Perth this weekend.

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Coach Ewen McKenzie left scratching his head as Wallabies take a break

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Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie will go back to the drawing board after the All Blacks took a nine-inch nail to the bubble of optimism in Australian rugby in Auckland at the weekend.

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Fears Wallaby Pat McCabe has injured his neck again

All Blacks winger Julian Savea finds Pat McCabe hindering his run as Scott Fardy looks on during Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup game in Auckland.

Georgina Robinson Two Tests into a comeback against the odds, Wallabies winger Pat McCabe appears to have reinjured his neck in Australia's 51-20 loss to New Zealand. 

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