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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

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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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Rugby

Brumbies believe experience will give them the winning edge against Waratahs

Experience counts: Brumbies captain Ben Mowen at training.

Georgina Robinson The battle-hardened Brumbies say they have the experience at the pointy end of Super Rugby to catapult them over bitter rivals the Waratahs into their second consecutive grand final appearance next...

Rugby

ARU boss Bill Pulver 'not unhappy' about losing stars

Looking ahead: Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver says he is "not dissatisfied" with the departures of several high-profile players this year.

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Nick Cummins quits Australian rugby for Japan

Nick Cummins

Georgina Robinson Australian rugby has been dealt another blow with Wallabies winger and cult figure Nick Cummins set to play in Japan next year.

Rugby

Next skipper of the Wallabies needs to lead, not seek consensus

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Georgina Robinson Once upon a time, John Eales was a somebody like the rest of us. Now known as the Nobody (because "Nobody's perfect") who led a Wallabies side dripping with talent to World Cup glory in 1999, Eales...

Rugby

James O'Connor in talks with Queensland Reds for next season

Edging back to Australia: James O'Connor.

Georgina Robinson James O'Connor is in talks to join the Queensland Reds in a bid to resurrect his Wallabies career before next year's World Cup.

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Rugby

Michael Hooper's pride at being linked to Wallabies captaincy

Keeping his mind on the job: Waratahs star Michael Hooper has been mentioned as a potential Wallabies captain.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper hasn't been living under a rock.

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Rugby

Michael Hooper appears a perfect fit for captaincy role

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Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie is keeping his cards close to his chest on the Wallabies captaincy but the time could be right for Michael Hooper.

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Stephen Moore named Wallabies captain

Stephen Moore

Georgina Robinson Veteran Australian hooker Stephen Moore was named the 81st Wallabies captain on the Gold Coast on Monday.

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Rugby

Stephen Moore wants Wallabies to take inspiration from NSW Blues

Leadership team: Moore with Adam Ashley-Cooper and Michael Hooper.

Georgina Robinson Newly anointed Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has vowed to usher in a new era of standards-driven culture to return Australia to No.1 in the world rankings.

Rugby

New Wallabies captain Stephen Moore believes in the tough love approach

Stephen Moore at the Wallabies camp at Sanctuary Cove.

Georgina Robinson Stephen Moore woke early on Wednesday and was out among the birdsong in the early morning cool at Sanctuary Cove just after 7am.

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Rugby

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

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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.

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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Wallabies want to avoid being Scottish scalp again

Ben Mowen

Georgina Robinson Australia are sick of being Scotland's prized ''scalp''.

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