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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Union

Wallabies captain Ben Mowen says deposed James Horwill remains a leader

Georgina Robinson London: In his own words, Ben Mowen would have been happy ''carrying the drinks'' on the spring tour.

Union

John Connolly joins Ben Mowen in talking up Wallabies' World Cup chances

John Connolly

Georgina Robinson Australia is still waiting for the Wallabies' watershed moment, but former coach John Connolly believes it is just around the corner.

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Rugby

Wallabies prove scrum doubters wrong: Ben Mowen

Ireland and Australia fight for the ball.

Georgina Robinson Ben Mowen has hit back at Australia's scrum critics after the Wallabies pack dominated a static Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

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Rugby

Ben Mowen praises team unity after tough week

Chris Feauai-Sautia.

Georgina Robinson Ben Mowen has paid tribute to the back-up players who stepped into the breach against Scotland after four of the Wallabies' starting players fell to injury or suspensions.

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Ben Mowen risked neck injury for Test debut

Ben Mowen

Georgina Robinson Cardiff: Wallabies captain Ben Mowen has revealed he played through the debilitating pain of a neck injury to secure his place in the Test side under Ewen McKenzie.

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The Breakdown

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika could benefit from pressure-cooker conditions

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Georgina Robinson If the misconduct case against Waratahs coach Michael Cheika does not have the same outcome as Football Federation Australia's case against Brendon Santalab this could turn into a major headache for...

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Rugby

How Wallabies captain John Eales almost got the knife at secret lunch meeting

Georgina Robinson It was the lunch that almost changed the course of Wallabies history, when rugby powerbrokers met after Australia's 61-22 record loss to South Africa in August 1997.

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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 partners prepare to face off in grudge match

Reunion: Michael Hooper will be on the same field as Wallabies partner Scott Fardy again in Canberra on Saturday, but this time the breakaways will be on opposing sides.

Georgina Robinson The NSW incursion into Brumbies territory on Saturday will see the reunion of one of the Wallabies' most successful partnerships in 2013.

Rugby

Scott Fardy ruled out of Italy Test as Tatafu Polota-Nau is set for return

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Georgina Robinson Wallabies flanker Scott Fardy has been ruled out of the side's Test against Italy after suffering a concussion in Australia's loss to England last weekend.

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Rugby

Wallabies seek to right the ship during spring tour as World Cup looms

Adam Ashley-Cooper

Georgina Robinson The spectre of the 2015 World Cup must drive the Wallabies to get their spring tour back on track. Adam Ashley-Cooper says there is too much at stake and too few chances to gain experience against...

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Rugby

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie refuses to rule out another captaincy shake-up for Italy Test

Ben Mowen

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie is keeping his options open on the Wallabies' captaincy, declaring that form trumps leadership skills and will dictate his decision on who leads Australia against Italy this weekend.

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Rugby Union

Wallaby Rob Simmons to turn up rugby heat on Italy

Rob Simmons.

Georgina Robinson, Turin Rob Simmons will make a switch to the back row in a tactical shake-up pitched at out-powering Italy.

Rugby

Wallabies shuffle forward pack for Italy Test

Rob Simmons

Georgina Robinson Rob Simmons will make a switch to the back row in a tactical shake-up pitched at overpowering Italy this weekend.

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The Breakdown

Timani trades in green and gold for champagne and caviar

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Georgina Robinson After three seasons with the Wallabies, second-rower Sitaleki Timani won't be coming home after the spring tour.

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Rugby

Wallabies must start winning back-to-back, says Ewen McKenzie

Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie says the Wallabies must back up their 50-20 walloping of Italy with a win against Ireland next weekend.

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Rugby

Wallabies triumph in seven-try romp against Italy

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies put their spring tour back on course with a seven-try romp against Italy.

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Rugby

Nick Cummins says real test still to come for Wallabies

Nick Cummins

Georgina Robinson Wallabies winger Nick Cummins was refusing to let his two-try, man-of-the-match performance against Italy go to his – or the team's – head on Sunday.

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Rugby

James Horwill admits losing cherished Wallabies captaincy cut deep

TURIN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 08:  James Horwill of the Wallabies looks on during the Australian Wallabies captain's run at Olimpico Stadium on November 8, 2013 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson James Horwill has revealed he was completely blindsided by coach Ewen McKenzie's decision to strip him of the Wallabies captaincy.

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Rugby

Wallabies have turned the corner: Les Kiss

Will Genia

Georgina Robinson Ireland's Australian defence coach Les Kiss has likened the Wallabies to a sleeping beast, "waking up slowly but surely" under new coach Ewen McKenzie.

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