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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says top two finish in sights

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are "on track" but must keep improving to reach their goal of a top two finish, according to coach Michael Cheika.

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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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NSW Waratahs will stick with high-octane plan for Super Rugby clash with Bulls

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs refuse to change their ways, despite the considerable risks associated with their approach.

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Waratahs admit their attack too reliant on Israel Folau 'effect'

'Ready to play' Israel Folau trains with the Waratahs on Tuesday

Georgina Robinson Waratahs attack coach Daryl Gibson has put a sobering voice to what the numbers have been indicating all season.

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Western Force set to shut the door on James O'Connor and Reds now his only hope

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Georgina Robinson James O'Connor's move home to Australia is shrouded in uncertainty with the door to his old club the Western Force poised to swing shut in his face.

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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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Nick Cummins hat-trick leads Force to win over Waratahs

Tough night: WIll Skelton and the Waratahs were no match for the Force.

Georgina Robinson A Nick Cummins hat-trick produced the upset win of the Australian conference, a determined Force stunning the Waratahs 28-16 on Saturday night.

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Michael Foley laughs off Western Force's 'favourites' tag against Waratahs

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Georgina Robinson Western Force coach Michael Foley has laughed off suggestions his side are favourites for Saturday's derby clash with the Waratahs, saying they have done nothing of note yet.

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Waratahs ready for Western Force's fast starts

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika's men are preparing to "hang in there" with the fast-starting Force in Perth this weekend.

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NSW Waratahs a 'massive step up for me', admits Nick Phipps

Phipps and starts: Nick Phipps takes on the Queensland Reds defence.

Georgina Robinson Perth: Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps is getting used to the extra pressure, on and off the field.

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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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Israel Folau and Cam Crawford combine for Waratahs' Super Rugby game against Western Force

Back in business: Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson Perth: The return of Israel Folau and Cam Crawford to the Waratahs' starting line-up for their clash with the Force reunites one of last year's most consistent and productive partnerships.

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Israel Folau's fitness fortifies Waratahs before Western Force

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau does not define the Waratahs but he enlivens and fortifies them.

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Well-oiled Waratahs face more gruelling battles

Dave Dennis sits in the sin bin in Durban last month.

Georgina Robinson After weathering two weeks in South Africa, the Waratahs must steel themselves for two more brutal encounters, despite being back on Australian soil.

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Waratahs face make or break three-week run

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Georgina Robinson The Waratahs face a season-defining next three weeks as they prepare for two home games and their first clash with a New Zealand side.

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Waratahs' Rob Horne faces choice over future

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Georgina Robinson Where oh where will Rob Horne end up next season?

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Waratahs won't underestimate Stormers despite losing streak

Wary of Stormers: Waratahs' coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson Cape Town: The Stormers may be in the midst of an injury crisis, a coaching overhaul and a losing streak, but the Waratahs are refusing to underestimate their threat this week.

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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 prop Benn Robinson returns Springboks jersey thought to have been lost for decades

Safely returned: David Malan and Benn Robinson with the jersey that had been thought to be lost.

Georgina Robinson Wallaby Benn Robinson was on a mission to return former Springbok captain Abie Malan's missing jersey to his son in Cape Town.

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Cheika confirms SANZAR investigation as Waratahs hit by injuries

Under investigation: Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has confirmed he had been contacted by SANZAR and notified of the complaint against him by South African broadcaster Super Sport.