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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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

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 to get creative as brutalised Wallabies sweat on recovery of Matt Toomua, Rob Simmons

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Georgina Robinson The Wallabies will have to back up from the most brutal battle of their time under Ewen McKenzie to finish their Rugby Championship campaign on a high in Argentina this weekend.

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Wallabies crumble in face of late Boks blitz

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Georgina Robinson A three-try second half bonanza from the Springboks steam rolled the Wallabies on Saturday and ensured the Newlands Stadium hoodoo will celebrate its 23rd birthday next year. 

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Andrew Blades says Wallabies ready for physical test against Springboks

No shortcuts: The Springboks have become the most fearsome side at the breakdown in world rugby.

Georgina Robinson A two-year transformation under collision king Richie Gray has turned South Africa into the most ferocious breakdown competitors in Test rugby, Wallabies forwards coach Andrew Blades has warned.

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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...

Romain Poite set for scrutiny in Bledisloe II as referee stoush rumbles on

Referee Jaco Peyper gives a yellow card to Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks during the Bledisloe Cup opener.

Georgina Robinson The performance of Romain Poite in this weekend's Bledisloe Cup re-match will be under more scrutiny than ever after provocative comments from the All Blacks and Poite's contemporary Jonathan Kaplan...

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Ewen McKenzie throws down gauntlet to All Blacks as Wallabies prepare for Bledisloe clash

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has challenged the All Blacks to "bring their A game" to the second Bledisloe Cup clash and defend their 28-year unbeaten run at Eden Park against the Wallabies. 

Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies break All Blacks' record run in opener

Mud bath: Adam Ashley-Cooper is taken to the turf by Aaron Cruden.

Georgina Robinson A scrappy band of mud-smeared Wallabies denied the world's best Test rugby dynasty a history-making, record-breaking 18th win on the trot in front of a rain-affected 68,627 fans in Sydney.

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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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Rugby

NSW Waratahs claim first Super Rugby title with 33-32 win over Crusaders

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Georgina Robinson The Waratahs have ended almost two decades of pain, winning their maiden Super Rugby title by the slimmest of margins.

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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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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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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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Benji Marshall's absence fine by Cheika

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Georgina Robinson No Benji Marshall, no worries.

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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.

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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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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie praises 'character and grit'

James Horwill receives his 50th Test cap after the game.

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.

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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.

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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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