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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Ewen McKenzie: Eden Park? Bring it on

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has urged the Wallabies to put a "hollow" draw with the All Blacks behind them and tip the feared Eden Park hoodoo on its head with more running rugby - rain, hail or shine.

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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Wycliff Palu is excited by the noise as the Waratahs chase the Super Rugby title

Georgina Robinson As little as two years ago, when Waratahs fans weren't booing - they were mute. Dead quiet. 

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Waratahs can dominate Crusaders in pack battle, says Phil Waugh

Secret weapon: Will Skelton at training.

Georgina Robinson Former NSW captain Phil Waugh says the Waratahs pack can "dominate" the Crusaders in the crucial forward battle if their mental game is spot on. 

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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.

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Crunch time for Waratahs, and Michael Cheika knows it

Eyeing a Brumbies scalp: Sekope Kepu.

Georgina Robinson NSW coach Michael Cheika said on Friday a win against the Brumbies was more important than his wife and family. If that smacks of sporting melodrama, here are the facts.

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Israel Folau pushes for Australian Rugby Union to add sabbaticals option

Israel Folau says he is happy playing in Australia but can understand why players might want to take up offers overseas and still be available for Test selection.

Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau has added his voice to calls for the Australian Rugby Union to introduce sabbaticals for its top players.

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Rugby union year in review: play dominated by off-field dramatics

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Georgina Robinson This was a year of big matches and big stories, but nothing trumps a coaching change at the top, especially not one with the dramatic build-up and aftermath of Robbie Deans's departure.

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Penalised Wallabies want answers after NZ's cynical tactics kill advantage

Stephen Moore

Georgina Robinson The fall-out from the second Bledisloe Cup Test continued on Sunday, with the Wallabies accusing the All Blacks of playing cynically to ''kill the ball'' after the referee calls penalty advantage.

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Cooper in line for start against All Blacks, says McKenzie

Wallabies captain James Horwill  and coach Ewen McKenzie address the media in Sydney on Monday.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach backs form of incumbent five-eighth ahead of dead rubber.

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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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McKenzie's men face mountain to climb on way out of trough

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Georgina Robinson NO WONDER Ewen McKenzie had mountains on the brain. The Wallabies had spent two days staring at the Remarkables, the mountain range that looms over Queenstown and hugs the south-eastern shore of the...

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Horwill sure halves will lift

James Horwill.

Georgina Robinson All eyes will be on Wallabies halves Quade Cooper and Will Genia in Dunedin.

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All Blacks cruise past Wallabies

Kieran Read powers towards the line.

Georgina Robinson One day the pain will make sense. Right now it just hurts and frustrates.

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Wallabies improve but ruthless All Blacks win high-scoring Bledisloe Test

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson One day the pain will make sense. Another master class from the imperious All Blacks served to highlight everything the All Blacks are in rugby that the Wallabies are not.

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It's Blacks to the wall

A wing and a prayer: Wallabies back Ben Tapuai is stopped in his tracks by the All Blacks defence last night.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies prove they have the confidence to dominate on upcoming end-of-year tour.

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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Wallaby pays price for 'bump' on McCaw

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Georgina Robinson SCOTT HIGGINBOTHAM will miss the two most crucial Test matches of the Wallabies' end of year tour after pleading guilty to striking All Blacks captain Richie McCaw.

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Horne hopes for a return but faces competition

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Georgina Robinson Wallabies centre Rob Horne had a taste of injury-free life earlier this year and he's not prepared to give it up too easily.