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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Berrick Barnes suggests rethink of Test eligibility rules

Georgina Robinson Former Wallabies star Berrick Barnes has taken to life in Japan like a koi to water.

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Bernard Foley is not intimidated by the Crusaders in Super Rugby final

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Georgina Robinson History can take a walk on Saturday night. 

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Kane Douglas shouldn't be ignored for French Tests, says Nathan Grey

Still deserving: Waratahs assistant coach Nathan Grey hopes the Wallabies stick with Kane Douglas (right).

Georgina Robinson Waratahs assistant coach and former Wallaby Nathan Grey says he hopes Kane Douglas will not be punished for his decision to play in Ireland next year.

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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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The Breakdown

Digby Ioane considers leaving Stade Francais

Georgina Robinson Which big-name former Wallaby is contemplating a return home just months into a lucrative overseas stint? Hint: it is neither Berrick Barnes nor Drew Mitchell.

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika leads NSW in the right direction

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Georgina Robinson They were the cappuccino-sipping glamour boys harnessed by a history of under-performance and hometown indifference.

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Israel Folau confident Kurtley Beale will direct Waratahs attack in Cape Town

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Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau has backed Waratahs teammate Kurtley Beale to right the NSW attack with or without him this week.

Wallabies grand slam is possible but not probable, says Nathan Sharpe

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Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have not claimed a grand slam sweep of the Home Nations in 29 years and a dismal three-from-10 win record this year does not augur well for this attempt.

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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Players told only way to World Cup is via Super Rugby

Country comes first: Berrick Barnes, Digby Ioane, James O’Connor and Drew Mitchell will need to return to an Australian Super Rugby team to be in World Cup contention.

Georgina Robinson Australia's overseas-based rugby players will have to put country over money if they want to play in the 2015 World Cup.

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Cheika eyes 2014 finals berth for Waratahs

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Georgina Robinson If the Brumbies could do it, so can the Waratahs.

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Top Dog rules out Folau return to league

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Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau is set to finally announce he is staying in rugby after the Canterbury Bulldogs revealed they had ruled him out as a replacement for Brisbane Broncos-bound Ben Barba.

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THE BREAKDOWN

ARU goes into huddle to help retain the gay World Cup

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Georgina Robinson No Bledisloe, no Tom Richards, no Webb Ellis? No worries. Australia still has one piece of silverware in the cabinet, the Bingham Cup, awarded to the winners of the gay World Cup held every two years.

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Giteau open to bid Toulon au revoir for Wallabies tilt

Matt Giteau

Georgina Robinson Former Wallabies playmaker Matt Giteau has not ruled out a return to Australian rugby before the 2015 World Cup despite leaving two years ago with a ''bitter'' taste in his mouth.

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Four more Tests? Sharpe considers it for depleted Wallabies

Nathan Sharpe

Georgina Robinson NATHAN SHARPE has gone from fringe Wallaby to the man Australia can't do without, but he wants a few days to think about putting his body on the line for four more Tests.

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Waratahs add gun rookies to squad

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Georgina Robinson The Waratahs have confirmed the signings of Shute Shield rookie of the year Jed Holloway and former Reds five-eighth Sam Lane in their line up for next season.

A ray of light at end of All Black tunnel

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20:  Wycliff Palu of the Wallabies is tackled during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson There is life in the old dog yet. For all the talk of a dead rubber, a walkover and the greatest All Blacks side of all time, the Wallabies proved they have depth beyond their first-choice starting...

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Palu rolling right back into form with Barnes burning for a call-up

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Georgina Robinson WYCLIFF PALU is on a roll and doing everything he can to stay on it.

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Wallaby pays price for 'bump' on McCaw

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Georgina Robinson SCOTT HIGGINBOTHAM will miss the two most crucial Test matches of the Wallabies' end of year tour after pleading guilty to striking All Blacks captain Richie McCaw.

Perfect 10 model: Foley reveals his ambition

Berrick Barnes and Bernard Foley

Georgina Robinson RISING Waratahs back Bernard Foley has put Test-capped teammate Berrick Barnes on notice with a declaration he wants to make the No.10 jersey his own next year.