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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Unwanted Pretorius happy to wave goodbye to Waratahs

Georgina Robinson Sarel Pretorius is delighted to be rid of the Waratahs and he is not afraid to say it.

Student graduates from Uni to Tahs

Sydney University

Georgina Robinson OLLIE ATKINS could be forgiven for thinking he drew the short straw as he sat clutching his cheek in the emergency room at Concord Hospital while his Sydney University teammates celebrated victory in...

Greg Mumm won't be back at Waratahs

Waratahs

Georgina Robinson Change is well and truly under way at the Waratahs, with head coach Michael Cheika acting fast to announce the departure of coaching co-ordinator Greg Mumm.

Rugby

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.

Repair man needs time to work magic with Waratahs

Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson SPEND a little time talking to Michael Cheika, take a look at his eight years in Europe - at the successes, the failures and the legacies he left - and an outline begins to form of what the Waratahs...

Rugby

Wales added to fixture list in ramped-up Wallabies tour

Wales' Alex Cuthbert (R) tackles Australia's Drew Mitchell during their international rugby union match at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, South Wales, December 1, 2012.  REUTERS/Darren Staples   (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

Georgina Robinson The traditional spring tour slog for Test players has just been ratcheted up a notch.

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Foley wants Tonga trial to give injury-hit Tahs taste of unexpected as opener looms

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 03:  Waratahs coach Michael Foley (L) speaks to Brendan McKibbin (R) during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at McKay Oval, Centennial Park on November 3, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson WARATAHS coach Michael Foley is hoping an unpredictable Tongan side gives his injury-depleted squad plenty to think about in its final trial at the SFS tonight.

Tahs dish out a hiding - but cop a scare as Barnes is forced off field

Barnes

Georgina Robinson BERRICK BARNES and Damien Fitzpatrick sent shudders through the small contingent of NSW fans after calling for replacements within the first hour of the Waratahs' 52-0 trial match victory against...

Rugby

Foley happy to take the Sevens sidestep onto a bigger stage

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 25:  Bernard Foley of the Waratahs runs the ball during the round one Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Reds at ANZ Stadium on February 25, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson FORMER Australian Sevens captain Bernard Foley learnt a lot about composure in his two years playing the ''frantic'' shortened rugby format.

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Force journeyman blitzes home state

Barrick Barnes

Georgina Robinson THE most unlikely of players in the most unlikely of teams handed the Waratahs a devastating upset loss to give NSW their worst start to a Super Rugby season since 1998.

Mumm's the word for Tahs' turnaround

Waratahs training session at Moore Park on March 29, 2012. Dean Mumm with ball. SPORT photo by Marco Del Grande

Georgina Robinson Dean Mumm is the reluctant new pin-up boy of the Waratahs. It was the fend that did it; a left-arm thrust, palm out, that sent up-and-coming Sharks flanker Marcel Coetzee cartwheeling face-first into...

Woeful Waratahs hunt for answers after second-half collapse

Waratahs

Georgina Robinson THE Waratahs have become their own ''worst enemy'' and must be ruthless in their appraisals if they hope to make it past July.

Tahs lose Mumm to Exeter

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 03: Dean Mumm of the Waratahs wins line out ball during the Super Rugby match between Vodacom Bulls and Waratahs at Loftus Versfeld on June 03, 2011 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images) mumm.jpg

Georgina Robinson VETERAN Waratahs forward Dean Mumm has signed with top-tier English club Exeter and will leave the Waratahs after a decorated eight-year stint in the sky blue.

Union

Forgotten Brumby to settle score

Sitaleki Timani

Georgina Robinson The once-forgotten Brumby who scored the winning try for the Waratahs against his old club last season has another opportunity to inflict maximum pain this weekend.

Rugby

Rocky's hard place: Dennis to get start for Tahs ahead of Elsom

Dave Dennis?

Georgina Robinson THE Waratahs will back the recent form of breakaway Dave Dennis and start him in favour of Rocky Elsom in this weekend's do-or-die clash with the Brumbies in Canberra.

Rugby

Waratahs paying hefty penalty as veteran second-rower becomes main offender

Dean Mumm

Georgina Robinson HALF a season is a long time in rugby, just ask Dean Mumm.

Wild horses could not stop Timani from proving he's the right stuff

Sitaleki Timani

Georgina Robinson THE once-forgotten Brumby who scored the winning try for the Waratahs against his old club last season has another opportunity to inflict maximum pain again this weekend.

Rugby

Foley shakes up Waratahs for Bulls match

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24:  Adam Ashley-Cooper trains during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Moore Park on April 24, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Adam Ashley-Cooper will move to inside centre in a major back-line reshuffle ahead of the Waratahs' must-win clash with the Bulls in Sydney on Friday.

Rugby

Ashley-Cooper ready for bullfight as he moves closer to centre of the action

Adam Ashley Cooper

Georgina Robinson WARATAHS utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper says he is readying his shoulders in anticipation of his return to the midfield against South African conference leaders the Bulls tomorrow night.

Mitchell set to return from injury

Drew Mitchell

Georgina Robinson Test winger Drew Mitchell will go to South Africa with the Waratahs this morning and may be up for selection against the Cheetahs in two weeks' time.