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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Injuries and paperwork make Commonwealth Games success major challenge for Australian rugby sevens

Georgina Robinson The Australian men's sevens team are battling a raft of injuries and a looming eligibility crisis in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games.

Polota-Nau reviews defensive style to reduce injuries

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  Tatafu Polota-Nau of the Waratahs leaves the field with an arm injury during the round 14 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on May 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Eight years after making his international debut, Tatafu Polota-Nau has realised his trademark disregard for his own safety was hampering his career.

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Injuries put lesser lights on big stage

Ben Volavola

Georgina Robinson THE WARATAHS have called up versatile former Rebels back James Hilgendorf as cover at five-eighth for their clash with the Crusaders in Sydney on Thursday.

Injuries overshadow late Waratahs triumph

Horne

Georgina Robinson A football stadium that came to resemble a Wallabies casualty ward overshadowed a telling 28-22 victory for the Waratahs over conference leaders the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

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Wallabies hamstrung as injuries leave squad in tatters for upcoming Tests

Tatafu Polota-Nau

Georgina Robinson Injuries have disrupted the Wallabies' preparations, with experienced Test hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau ruled out of the first Bledisloe Cup match while Ben Mowen and Nic White were forced to sit out...

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Gaffney blames injuries and inexperience for Tahs failings, not Foley

Alan Gaffney.

Georgina Robinson VETERAN Waratahs assistant coach Alan Gaffney says the dogs should be called off his senior colleague Michael Foley and the blame placed elsewhere for the team's woeful performance this season.

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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.

Pat McCabe set to cap Super comeback season with Wallabies start

Fairytale return: Pat McCabe.

Georgina Robinson Storming Brumbies back Pat McCabe looks set for his first Test start in almost two years when the Wallabies take on New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup opener next week.

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says Kane Douglas should have gotten Wallabies call-up

Kane Douglas

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika said workhorse second rower Kane Douglas "deserved" to wear a Wallabies jersey this year despite his upcoming move to Ireland.

Rugby

Waratahs must step up to complete rugby 'revolution', says Kurtley Beale

Not satisfied: Kurtley Beale starred again for the Waratahs on Saturday night, but has urged them not to settle for merely reaching the finals.

Georgina Robinson They have already made history but the 2014 Waratahs want more. Much more.

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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.