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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie praises 'character and grit'

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie praised his side's "character and grit" to sew up the three-Test series against France with a grinding 6-0 victory in Melbourne on Saturday.

Rugby

Waratahs vow to keep attacking or die trying

Run the ball: Waratahs scrum-half Nick Phipps slips through a tackle against the Hurricanes.

Georgina Robinson Watching the Waratahs and Hurricanes battle try-for-try for supremacy on Saturday felt ominously like watching two biological rareties in a carnival freak show.

Rugby

Waratahs state Super Rugby finals intentions with Lions rout

Kurtley Beale put in another impressive shift to put Wallabies selectors on notice.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs powered back into finals contention and within a point of Australian conference leaders the Brumbies with a 41-13 bonus-point win against the Lions in Sydney on Sunday.

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Rugby

Israel Folau treble gets Waratahs off to a flying Super Rugby start

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs will have to do ''plenty'' better than a barnstorming six-try win over the Western Force to topple arch rivals Queensland at ANZ Stadium this weekend.

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Rugby

Waratahs attack clicks into top gear in emphatic win over Melbourne Rebels

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson When coaches start characterising losses as blessings in disguise, alarm bells ring. But for the Waratahs this week it appears an early-season spanking in Canberra was just what the doctor ordered.

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Rugby

NSW Waratahs learning how to combine physicality and finesse

Brendan McKibbon

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are learning the hard way how to juggle the baseball bat and the violin.

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Rugby Union

Absent Israel Folau not to blame for loss: Cheika

Big hit-up: Adam Ashley-Cooper makes a bust for the Waratahs against the Sharks in Durban.

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika has rejected suggestions the Waratahs attack cannot fire without Israel Folau and insisted the team can bounce back from defeat with a win against the Stormers this weekend.

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Rugby

Waratahs brutalised by mauling Sharks in Durban

Jacques Potgieter chagres into the Sharks defence.

Georgina Robinson The Sharks sent an emphatic signal they are the real deal this year with an aggressive 32-10 win over an impotent Waratahs on Saturday.

Rugby

The away curse: Super rugby teams pay the penalty for playing away from home

Tough to win: The reds during their on-the-road loss to the Lions in Johannesburg.

Georgina Robinson The numbers do not lie. Not a single travelling team has won in Super Rugby this year. Is the spectre of home-town refereeing rearing its ugly head.

Rugby

Waratahs the Beale deal after Cape Town win

Rugged defence: Waratahs fullback Kurtley Beale stops Stormers winger Sailosi Tagicakiba.

Georgina Robinson CAPE TOWN: The Waratahs smashed the Indian Ocean hoodoo with a commanding 22-11 win over the Stormers at Newlands Stadium on Saturday.

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Rugby

Waratahs set piece woes my fault, says Cheika

Been there before: Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika blamed himself for the Waratahs' recent set piece woes and credited a bit of extra attention with his side's 22-11 win over the Stormers.

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Rugby

Waratahs unsure of Israel Folau's inclusion after ARU intervention

Waratahs forward Michael Hooper looks perplexed after a Force try in Perth on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs' preparations are in limbo for their crucial home clash with the Bulls this weekend because coach Michael Cheika says he has "no idea" if Israel Folau will be available.

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Rugby

Israel Folau returns in style to guide NSW Waratahs to victory over Bulls

Welcome back: Israel Folau made an immediate impact in his return to the Waratahs,

Georgina Robinson It took 24 seconds for Israel Folau to draw a line under a week of controversy and lay a platform for a tight 19-12 victory against the Bulls in Sydney on Saturday.

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Rugby Union

Benji Marshall's absence fine by Cheika

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Georgina Robinson No Benji Marshall, no worries.

Rugby

Waratahs lay down a marker by thumping Queensland Reds

Israel Folau celebrates with Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson It isn't often second-rowers are cheered off the paddock, or any member of the tight five for that matter.

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New standards agreed for Wallabies after Dublin drinking fiasco

Meetings: Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union will develop a uniform set of team protocols spanning Super Rugby and the Wallabies as a result of the fall-out from last year's spring tour controversy.

Rugby

Wallabies aim to be the best, says Quade Cooper

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Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are building the character needed to take them to the top of the world rankings in the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup.

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Rugby

Halfbacks, hookers and whistleblowers struggle with revised scrum laws

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Georgina Robinson It was the referees and halfbacks you felt for most during the international debut of new scrum laws on Saturday night.

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Rugby Union

Kiwis hand Wallabies a lesson

Shoulder to shoulder: Australia's Matt Toomua competes for the ball with All Black Kieran Read.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies' growing pains continue under new coach Ewen McKenzie with a 27-16 loss.

Rugby Union

McKenzie not happy with bench

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie will go back to the drawing board for next Test against South Africa.