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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Gary Flowers to chair North Harbour Rays bid to join the National Rugby Championship

Georgina Robinson Former Australian Rugby Union chief executive Gary Flowers is stepping back into the rugby fray as chairman of the prospective North Harbour Rays bid to join the National Rugby Championship.

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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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Waratahs pack down for Brumbies test

Wycliff Palu

Georgina Robinson The NSW pack will face their biggest test yet when they take on a revved-up Brumbies in Canberra this weekend.

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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.

Michael Lynagh says former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans got a rough deal

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Georgina Robinson Michael Lynagh says former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans was ''unfairly treated'' and deserved more credit for the team's record during his 5½ years in charge.

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Wallaby to be less kamikaze in his Test return

Tatafu Polota-Nau

Georgina Robinson Tatafu Polota-Nau has realised that his disregard for his own safety is hampering his career.

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Chance for improving Wallabies to put their names up in lights during European swing

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Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie says the Wallabies' pack has a perfect opportunity to enhance its reputation on a gruelling five-Test tour of Europe.

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Rob Simmons switch: Wallabies forward plans a blinder as a flanker against Italy

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Georgina Robinson TURIN: Rob Simmons might have learnt of his impending turn as the blindside breakaway only on Monday while at Turin Airport, but Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie's selection was not entirely out of left...

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Polota-Nau reviews defensive style to reduce injuries

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  Tatafu Polota-Nau of the Waratahs leaves the field with an arm injury during the round 14 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on May 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Eight years after making his international debut, Tatafu Polota-Nau has realised his trademark disregard for his own safety was hampering his career.

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Rugby Union

Michael Lynagh defends former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans

Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies great Michael Lynagh says former Australia coach Robbie Deans was unfairly treated.

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Lions red-faced over impaled springbok tweet

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Georgina Robinson A springbok impaled on a fence, Brian O'Driscoll as a buttoned-up imperialist and wild lion hunting with a "double-barrelled shot gun".

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Hooper ready to hit top form in battle for Wallabies spot

Michael Hooper

Georgina Robinson Incumbent Wallabies breakaway Michael Hooper is responding the only way he knows how to the selection threat posed to him by returning Test veteran George Smith. He's playing his heart out.

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The Breakdown

Coach race a mini Tri Nations

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Georgina Robinson The campaigns to install the next Wallabies coach are well and truly under way.

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Warburton faces unfamiliar foe in breakaway Hooper

Sam Warburton

Georgina Robinson Despite proving indispensable for their national teams in the past year, Sam Warburton and Michael Hooper have never faced off for 80 minutes.

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He's back - Smith tipped to give Wallabies winning edge

George Smith

Georgina Robinson, Chris Dutton Four years after playing his last Test, the indestructible George Smith is poised to lift Australia to a series win over the British and Irish Lions in Sydney on Saturday.

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Rugby Union

McKenzie targets All Blacks

Welcome aboard: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is congratulated by ARU chief Bill Pulver.

Georgina Robinson The future of Australian rugby rests in the hands of Ewen McKenzie.

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Bullish McKenzie targets All Blacks

Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson The future of Australian rugby rests in the hands of Ewen McKenzie, an establishment man who has put toppling the mighty All Blacks and restoring pride and competitiveness in the gold jersey at the...

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McKenzie sees future for O'Connor on the outside

James O'Connor.

Georgina Robinson James O'Connor's flirtation with the Test five-eighth jersey is over.

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Bring on those All Blacks, says Hooper after his player of the year honour

Michael Hooper

Georgina Robinson Wallabies breakaway Michael Hooper has never relied on too many words to make a point.

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Springboks’ Louw happy to get up close and personal

Francois Louw

Georgina Robinson The battle of the breakdown will take on an unfamiliar new edge with Michael Hooper and Francois Louw going head to head in Brisbane this weekend.

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