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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

The Breakdown

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika could benefit from pressure-cooker conditions

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...

Rugby

Ryan chasing first Wallaby cap

Ryan, Paddy - Waratahs

Georgina Robinson Rising NSW prop Paddy Ryan will continue his quest for a first Test cap after being named in the Wallabies squad to play South Africa and Argentina away during the next three weeks.

Rugby Union

It's Blacks to the wall

A wing and a prayer: Wallabies back Ben Tapuai is stopped in his tracks by the All Blacks defence last night.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies prove they have the confidence to dominate on upcoming end-of-year tour.

Union

Selection dilemma 'fantastic' for Deans

David Pocock

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper's barnstorming first season for the Wallabies looks set to catapult him into a time-share arrangement with returning openside David Pocock.

French connection: Giteau makes peace with Deans, offers to step in

Mathew Giteau

Georgina Robinson THE injury crisis in the Wallabies back line has set in train several extraordinary events. But none more extraordinary than a gesture extended by Matt Giteau to Robbie Deans after a well documented...

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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Breakaway bonanza spoils Deans for choice

Robbie Deans

Georgina Robinson MICHAEL HOOPER'S barnstorming first season for the Wallabies looks set to catapult him into a time-share arrangement with returning openside David Pocock.

Rugby Union

Moore fit to claim record against French

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Georgina Robinson Stephen Moore will finally become Australia's most capped hooker when he starts from the bench in the Wallabies Test against France this weekend.

Rugby

Burgess torn as Lions tour beckons

Luke Burgess

Georgina Robinson PARIS: Luke Burgess has thrown himself into life in rugby-mad southern France. The former Wallabies halfback, who left Australia near the height of his career, is taking French lessons twice a week...

Tough for Wallabies

Sidelined: Pat McCabe (centre) will miss Saturday's clash with England with neck stiffness.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Robbie Deans defends character of his side following loss to France.

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Wallabies ready to bounce back from Bleus blitz

Robbie Deans

Georgina Robinson LONDON: Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has defended the character of his side following Australia's ''inexcusable'' loss to France last week.

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Mitchell expected to replace Ioane for Italy Test

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Drew Mitchell and Quade Cooper of 
the Wallabies laugh during an Australian Wallabies IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 
training session at Rugby League Park at Rugby League Park on September 19, 2011 
in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) 

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Georgina Robinson Drew Mitchell is expected to make his second start for the Wallabies since injuring his hamstring in the Rugby World Cup 13 months ago.

Sheehan thrust into starting side as Deans rings the changes

Brett Sheehan

Georgina Robinson FLORENCE: Veteran Force halfback Brett Sheehan will make his maiden start for the Wallabies as Australia looks to continue its unbeaten run against Italy on Saturday.

Forget Cooper, I've got a Test to run, says Deans

Robbie Deans.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has declined to comment on uncertainty surrounding Quade Cooper's future in Australian rugby.

Rugby

Deans hoping the pain of Paris will keep Wallabies focused on showdown with Italians

Australia's coach Robbie Deans throws a ball ahead of the International rugby union test match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium in south-west London, England, on November 17, 2012. Australia won the game 20-14. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL

Georgina Robinson FLORENCE: Coach Robbie Deans has every reason to believe the Wallabies learnt the lessons of that dark night in Paris and will save themselves the pain of another disappointment against Italy on...

Rugby

Risky business: Wallabies lucky to escape with win after first-half cruise, says skipper Sharpe

Nathan Sharpe.

Georgina Robinson "Risky" option-taking in the second half caused the Wallabies to throw away a 16-point lead - and almost the Test match - against Italy on Saturday, captain Nathan Sharpe said.

Rugby

Wallabies scrape home against resurgent Azzurri

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Georgina Robinson It all looked too easy for the Wallabies in the first 40 minutes and it was. The Wallabies nearly surrendered a 16 point first-half lead and survived a vibrant fightback from Italy to scrape home by...

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Deans puts Azzurri resurgence down to fatigue

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Georgina Robinson FLORENCE: Robbie Deans says fatigue at the end of a ''demanding year'' was partly to blame for Australia's second-half collapse against Italy on Saturday.

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Patience key as Wallabies face ‘hardest game’ so far

Adam Ashley-Cooper

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are in for the 'hardest game of the tour' against a desperate Wales at Cardiff on Saturday, Adam Ashley-Cooper says.

Rugby

Hooper may pip Pocock as flanker against Wales

Hooper

Georgina Robinson Hooper ran with the Wallabies starting team at training in Cardiff, while Pocock ran with the reserve forwards for much of the afternoon.