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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

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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Michael Hooper wins 2013 John Eales Medal

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Georgina Robinson Workaholic Wallabies breakaway Michael Hooper was awarded the John Eales Medal - after just his second year of Test rugby - at a ceremony in Sydney on Thursday.

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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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Michael Hooper optimistic Australia can take Super Rugby success to Bledisloe

Michael Hooper on the attack against the Sharks in Durban.

Georgina Robinson Johannesburg: With just four and a half months until Bledisloe season rolls around, Michael Hooper says Australia must parlay its Super Rugby form into winning back the trophy.

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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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Nick Phipps tips Kurtley Beale to shine in centres

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Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale's long-running halves partner Nick Phipps has backed the Test playmaker to be successful in his move to inside-centre in the Waratahs opening Super Rugby game against the Force this...

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Kurtley Beale settles into the quiet life

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Georgina Robinson IN A townhouse in the streets directly behind the northern goalposts of Allianz Stadium, Kurtley Beale hosts a Mexican night for his mates.

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Rugby Union

Folau seeks sharp edge

Big weapon: Israel Folau, pictured in Dunedin this month, says the Wallabies must be clinical during training.

Georgina Robinson Dual international wants to right a few wrongs on his first spring tour with the Wallabies.

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Israel Folau says Wallabies in 'building phase' ahead of spring tour

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Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau wants to right a few wrongs on his first spring tour with the Wallabies.

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Rugby Union

World Cup spurs Wallabies

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Georgina Robinson Key players at a loss to explain the Wallabies' endless growing pains.

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Wallabies seek to right the ship during spring tour as World Cup looms

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Georgina Robinson The spectre of the 2015 World Cup must drive the Wallabies to get their spring tour back on track. Adam Ashley-Cooper says there is too much at stake and too few chances to gain experience against...

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Brilliant Quade Cooper sparks Wallabies to victory over Wales

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Georgina Robinson A desperate Australia defended a four-point lead with 14 ragged men holding on to secure the Wallabies a 30-26 victory and a ninth-straight win over Six Nations champions Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Highs and lows, cheers and boos - all part of the demanding job

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Georgina Robinson Four former Wallaby coaches tell Georgina Robinson what it was like the first time they coached Australia.

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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Mowen keeps his faith in true grit of Wallabies

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Georgina Robinson At the Springboks team announcement in Cape Town this week, three-quarters of the news conference went by before someone asked coach Heyneke Meyer about the Wallabies.

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Hooper ready to hit top form in battle for Wallabies spot

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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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Rugby Union

Beale looks beyond the Rebels

Georgina Robinson Troubled Test playmaker tipped to start from bench for Sydney club Randwick.

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Memo to Deans: Foley and Eales warn of tourists' new versatility

New breed: Scott Higginbotham.

Georgina Robinson Great slabs of ''red meat'' they may be, but the British and Irish Lions forward pack hulking south towards Australia are no one-trick ponies.

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Steady Kurtley shows he still has it

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Georgina Robinson It wasn't quite the fleet-footed return to rugby most were expecting from Kurtley Beale but it may have been enough.

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O'Connor finds safe harbour, just not at the Waratahs

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Georgina Robinson James O'Connor's three-year alliance with Sydney rugby union club West Harbour raised eyebrows after its announcement on Thursday but it does not follow that the Rebels playmaker is plotting a move...

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