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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Ewen McKenzie 'not worried' about Quade Cooper, Kurtley Beale departure rumours

Georgina Robinson Two of Australia's top playmakers remain unattached a year out from the world cup but Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says he is not the slightest bit worried.

Rugby

Quade Cooper set to peak in 2014, says Reds coach Richard Graham

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: Quade Cooper runs with the ball during a Queenland Reds Super Rugby training session at Ballymore Stadium on January 31, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Queensland coach Richard Graham has declared Quade Cooper's spring tour form his ''best yet'' at Test level and expects the playmaker to bring his red-hot game to bear on the Reds this year.

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Ewen McKenzie and James Horwill back Quade Cooper to star against All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup

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Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has backed the form of incumbent five-eighth Quade Cooper for what looms as the Queensland playmaker's first start against the All Blacks in more than a year.

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Quade Cooper seeks perfection more regularly

Quade Cooper.

Georgina Robinson Quade Cooper might have played his best game in more than two years for the Wallabies but the five-eighth is hungry for bigger things.

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Quade Cooper quietly returning to top form for Wallabies

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson Quade Cooper has cut out the white noise and is a more relaxed and focused playmaker because of it, Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says.

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The Breakdown

Quade Cooper as Wallabies vice-captain? Who'd have thought

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Georgina Robinson Not to be forgotten in the aftermath of Ewen McKenzie's decision to strip James Horwill of the Wallabies captaincy is his equally significant decision to make Quade Cooper second in command to new...

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Quade Cooper says it is an honour to be a leader among the Wallabies

Quade Cooper.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says it is the work Quade Cooper has put in off the field that has turned him into vice-captaincy material.

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Rugby

Wallabies aim to be the best, says Quade Cooper

Australia's fly-half Quade Cooper is pictured before the start of the International rugby union test match between Wales and Australia at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on November 30, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK  == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE ==

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are building the character needed to take them to the top of the world rankings in the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup.

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Rugby union

Quade Cooper sets up rugby Test win against Italy

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Georgina Robinson The Wallabies playmaker believes his performance was his best since returning to the Test fold.

Rugby

Quade Cooper says Italy form his best since return

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper believes his assured performance against Italy at the weekend was his best game in the No.10 jersey since returning to the Test fold.

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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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Quade Cooper's verbal assault spurred Wallabies on, says skipper Sharpe

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Georgina Robinson FLORENCE: Quade Cooper's attack on the Wallabies culture drove the Australian Test side to victory over Argentina and a defining draw with New Zealand last month, captain Nathan Sharpe has revealed.

Deans wants more, and Quade Cooper

The 2015 World Cup rugby draw in progress.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach says the Wallabies are ''just getting started'' as a group.

Rugby

Quade Cooper named to start for Wallabies as Israel Folau moved to fullback

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Georgina Robinson Quade Cooper has been named at five-eighth and Israel Folau will play fullback for the Wallabies in the Rugby Championship game against South Africa in Brisbane on Saturday night.

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Kurtley Beale man to give Wallabies winning edge, says Ewen McKenzie

Smiling assassin: Wallabies No.10 Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson The search for a Bledisloe Cup-winning edge prompted Ewen McKenzie to dump match-winning playmaker Bernard Foley and hand the No.10 jersey to a resurgent Kurtley Beale for the first time in two years.

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Kurtley Beale changes his attitude and gets back behind the wheel

Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson If doubt drove Kurtley Beale to a very public dummy spit two months ago, some honest self-assessment brought him back.

Rugby

Kurtley Beale in running to play five-eighth for Wallabies

Option for Wallaby 10 ... Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says he sees "no reason" why Kurtley Beale cannot nab the coveted Wallabies No.10 jersey from NSW teammate Bernard Foley in the coming Rugby Championship. 

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Rugby

Andrew Mehrtens backs Crusaders to spoil Waratahs' party

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Georgina Robinson The Crusaders' ability to lift on the big stage will enable them to beat the odds and hold up the Super Rugby trophy at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, predicts All Blacks legend Andrew Mehrtens.

Rugby

Waratahs give Israel Folau and Sekope Kepu a rest at training

Georgina Robinson There are few things that strike fear into the heart of Waratahs fans like the sight of Israel Folau sitting out training.

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Rugby

Michael Cheika says he would break the bank for Kurtley Beale

Whatever necessary: Kurtley Beale will not be going anywhere if Cheika can do anything about it.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says he will crack open his personal "piggy bank" if star playmaker Kurtley Beale can't resolve a contracting impasse with the Australian Rugby Union.

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