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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Michael Lynagh says former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans got a rough deal

Georgina Robinson Michael Lynagh says former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans was ''unfairly treated'' and deserved more credit for the team's record during his 5½ years in charge.

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Michael Lynagh defends former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans

Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies great Michael Lynagh says former Australia coach Robbie Deans was unfairly treated.

When winning is not enough, what to do about the Wallabies?

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson On a humid morning in February, Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver made the extraordinary declaration that 2014 was the year of the Waratahs. 

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Springboks glasses to help jet lag before Rugby Championship clash with Wallabies

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Georgina Robinson The Springboks are trialling top secret new technology to give themselves an edge in the gruelling Rugby Championship.

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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.

Romain Poite set for scrutiny in Bledisloe II as referee stoush rumbles on

Referee Jaco Peyper gives a yellow card to Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks during the Bledisloe Cup opener.

Georgina Robinson The performance of Romain Poite in this weekend's Bledisloe Cup re-match will be under more scrutiny than ever after provocative comments from the All Blacks and Poite's contemporary Jonathan Kaplan...

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Waratahs' chance to make history - twice

We did it: Jubilant Waratahs after victory on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson A Super Rugby record crowd of more than 55,000 could swamp ANZ Stadium to watch the Waratahs shoot for a historic first Super Rugby title against seven-time champions the Crusaders on Saturday night.

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No regrets: in conversation with David Campese

Wing and a prayer: David Campese shows Springbok James Dalton the skills that won him 101 Wallabies caps.

Georgina Robinson David Campese inspired a generation of Australian rugby fans with his dazzling skills and prolific try-scoring abilities but has become estranged from the country to which he devoted himself during a...

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The Breakdown

Crunch time for Francois Steyn with Rob Horne recall

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Georgina Robinson While everyone wonders if the sun will still rise on Saturday without the help of Israel Folau, it is worth pointing out there are many great things about the return of Rob Horne to the Waratahs'...

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Next skipper of the Wallabies needs to lead, not seek consensus

Georgina Robinson Once upon a time, John Eales was a somebody like the rest of us. Now known as the Nobody (because "Nobody's perfect") who led a Wallabies side dripping with talent to World Cup glory in 1999, Eales...

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Kurtley Beale ponders his place with the Wallabies

Talking a good game: Kurtley Beale calls the shots at Waratahs training on Tuesday.

Georgina Robinson All year Kurtley Beale has been at pains to distance himself from talk of the Wallabies.

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Brumbies chase Jake White through courts to recoup money owed

Jake White: Walked out on the Brumbies two years into a four-year deal.

Georgina Robinson The Brumbies are chasing up to $25,000 from Sharks coach Jake White through the courts after the South African coach walked out on the club halfway through a four-year deal.

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Kurtley Beale's inside job for Waratahs could cost him Wallabies spot: Michael Cheika

Kurtley Beale celebrates a try with Adam Ashley-Cooper on Sunday afternoon.

Georgina Robinson NSW coach Michael Cheika has hailed the performance of playmaking duo Bernard Foley and Kurtley Beale but believes neither player will wear the No.10 jersey against France next month.

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Ewen McKenzie keen to turn Wallabies' defence into a weapon

Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie will use his second year in charge of the Wallabies to zero in on their defence, deny opposition teams momentum and cash in on counter-attacking opportunities.

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NSW Waratahs captain Dave Dennis 'disappointed' to miss out on Wallabies selection against France

Georgina Robinson Waratahs captain Dave Dennis was disappointed to miss out on Wallabies selection for the upcoming series against France but is comfortable with the decision.

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Stephen Moore named Wallabies captain

Stephen Moore

Georgina Robinson Veteran Australian hooker Stephen Moore was named the 81st Wallabies captain on the Gold Coast on Monday.

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Stephen Moore wants Wallabies to take inspiration from NSW Blues

Leadership team: Moore with Adam Ashley-Cooper and Michael Hooper.

Georgina Robinson Newly anointed Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has vowed to usher in a new era of standards-driven culture to return Australia to No.1 in the world rankings.

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Wallabies hitman Wycliff Palu to target vaunted French forward trio

Wycliff Palu, back in full training with the Waratahs, Moore Park
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January 9 2014

Georgina Robinson Wallabies hard man Wycliff Palu has a simple recipe for beating France on Saturday.

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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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