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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Wallabies grand slam is possible but not probable, says Nathan Sharpe

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have not claimed a grand slam sweep of the Home Nations in 29 years and a dismal three-from-10 win record this year does not augur well for this attempt.

Rugby

Nathan Sharpe says Wallabies are disillusioned with James O'Connor

James O'Connor

Georgina Robinson Former Australian captain Nathan Sharpe says there is "disillusionment" within the Wallabies after James O'Connor's alleged drunken airport incident.

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Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer full of praise for wounded Wallabies

Experienced: South African Victor Matfield.

Georgina Robinson Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer has turned to his most experienced players to prevent a Wallabies comeback in Perth this weekend. 

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Rugby

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika laying the foundation for a durable dynasty

Reason to smile: Michael Cheika has overseen a wonderful revival in the Waratahs' fortunes.

Georgina Robinson This weekend two years ago, the Waratahs were nearing their darkest hour in Super Rugby. How quickly things have changed.

Hardened Kurtley Beale won't fall for Steve Hansen's bait

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Georgina Robinson Two days out from the opening Bledisloe Cup Test, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has fired up on the Wallabies, training the crosshairs on Kurtley Beale.

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Rugby

New Wallabies captain Stephen Moore believes in the tough love approach

Stephen Moore at the Wallabies camp at Sanctuary Cove.

Georgina Robinson Stephen Moore woke early on Wednesday and was out among the birdsong in the early morning cool at Sanctuary Cove just after 7am.

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Rugby

New Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper has the respect of his older teammates

Michael Hooper showed in Brisbane that he was capable of taking the captaincy duties in his stride.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper is the second youngest player in the Wallabies and their new captain, but the squad back him to lead from the front.

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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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Tour will galvanise Wallabies pack, says James Horwill

Sport. Wallabies captain James Horwill. 
Photo: Edwina Pickles. 14th Oct 2013.

Georgina Robinson Death, taxes and set-piece scrutiny are the only certainties in life for a Wallabies forward.

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Rugby Union

Family tour helps ease sad times for Wallabies player Kane Douglas

Kane Douglas

Georgina Robinson This time last year NSW second-rower Kane Douglas was in a living hell.

Rugby

Kane Douglas embraces life after mum's death

Kane Douglas

Georgina Robinson This time last year Kane Douglas was in a living hell.

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Meehan joins Force coaching staff

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Georgina Robinson European Challenge Cup-winning coach Steve Meehan will join the Western Force as attack coach next season.

Rugby

Four more Tests? Sharpe considers it for depleted Wallabies

Nathan Sharpe

Georgina Robinson NATHAN SHARPE has gone from fringe Wallaby to the man Australia can't do without, but he wants a few days to think about putting his body on the line for four more Tests.

Rugby

Four more for the road: Sharpe to play on

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Georgina Robinson Nathan Sharpe has answered the mayday call from Australian rugby and will play on through the four-Test tour of Europe next month.

Duty calls: Sharpe puts retirement on hold again

Nathan Sharpe

Georgina Robinson NATHAN SHARPE has answered the mayday call from Australian rugby and will play on through the four-Test tour of Europe next month.

Rugby

Timani makes giant strides

Sitaleki Timani

Georgina Robinson IN THE space of seven months Sitaleki Timani has transformed himself from an out-of-condition impact player into a versatile powerhouse in the Wallabies pack.

Rugby

Sharpe to let Wallabies underdogs off the leash

Nathan Sharpe

Georgina Robinson WALLABIES captain Nathan Sharpe has called on Australia to drop their attachment to underdog status and mature as a rugby playing nation.

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.

Higginbotham's tete-a-tete with McCaw to cost Wallabies

Scott Higginbotham

Georgina Robinson THE Wallabies are bracing themselves for the loss of Scott Higginbotham for at least part of next month's end-of-year tour after the loose forward was cited twice for hits on All Blacks captain...

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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