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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Jacques Potgieter has no regrets sticking to his new home at the Waratahs

Georgina Robinson The day the Waratahs wrapped up the minor premiership was the day Jacques Potgieter decided to tell his old club he was not interested.

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Waratah Jacques Potgieter knocked back offer to return to Bulls in Pretoria

Staying with the Tahs ... Jacques Potgieter celebrates scoring a try against the Highlanders.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs cult hero Jacques Potgieter rebuffed an approach to make an early defection back to his old South African franchise the Bulls this year.

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What Waratahs recruit Jacques Potgieter lacks in style he makes up for in substance

Jacques Potgieter

Georgina Robinson Jacques Potgieter says he doesn't have a "style".

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Who's hot this season? The skippers break it down

Ben Mowen of the Brumbies and Gareth Delve of the Rebels

Georgina Robinson On the eve of the Super Rugby season, Georgina Robinson spoke to the captains of the Australian teams.

Few left in back line after Tahs overhaul

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Georgina Robinson What a difference a year makes. Just two players that started this round for the Waratahs back line last season still remain.

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Unwanted Pretorius happy to wave goodbye to Waratahs

Waratahs trial game against Samoa. Picture is of Sarel Pratorius. Picture by Grant Robertson/Rural Press.

Georgina Robinson Sarel Pretorius is delighted to be rid of the Waratahs and he is not afraid to say it.

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Reds ready for revenge after Tahs' trouncing

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 26:  Kurtley Beale of the Waratahs is tackled during the round two Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Reds at ANZ Stadium on February 26, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson THE Queensland Reds will look to exploit the absence of departed stars Luke Burgess and Kurtley Beale to avoid a repeat of their ''embarrassing'' early season loss to the Waratahs last year, Ewen...

Tahs dish out a hiding - but cop a scare as Barnes is forced off field

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Georgina Robinson BERRICK BARNES and Damien Fitzpatrick sent shudders through the small contingent of NSW fans after calling for replacements within the first hour of the Waratahs' 52-0 trial match victory against...

Caveman earns keep as Balmain attraction

French lock Sebastien Chabal runs with the ball while playing a one-off, second division match for suburban Australian rugby club Balmain at Sydney's Olympic stadium February 25, 2012.   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne  (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

Georgina Robinson SEBASTIEN CHABAL earned his match fee with six minutes to go.

Waratahs not losing heads over lapse of concentration

NSW Waratahs

Georgina Robinson THE Waratahs will take a painful lesson into Friday's game against the Rebels: never lose focus.

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Foley happy to take the Sevens sidestep onto a bigger stage

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 25:  Bernard Foley of the Waratahs runs the ball during the round one Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Reds at ANZ Stadium on February 25, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson FORMER Australian Sevens captain Bernard Foley learnt a lot about composure in his two years playing the ''frantic'' shortened rugby format.

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Former skipper backs stuttering line-up to still come good this season

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 02: Benn Robinson of the Waratahs runs with the ball during the round two Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Waratahs at AAMI Park on March 2, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)benn.jpg

Georgina Robinson THE last time the Waratahs started a season this badly, a beef producer from Gunnedah was captain, they frequently trained in the headlights of the squad's parked cars and no one ever booed them on...

Palu to provide Tahs' gristle against Sharks

Moore Park, Sydney. Waratah's training, before their game at the SFS on Sat vs the Sharks (SA). Wycliff Palu. Photo: Quentin Jones. 22 Mar 2012

Georgina Robinson THE Waratahs are relying on the return of hard man Wycliff Palu to boost the performance of their lacklustre pack when they meet the Sharks tomorrow.

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Swift Sharks will meet Waratahs side ready to run, not hide

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17: Daniel Halangahu of the Waratahs kicks the ball during the round four Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Force at Allianz Stadium on March 17, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson THE Waratahs controversial kicking game must stay in lockdown against the Sharks this afternoon if they are to turn their season around.

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Shipperley breaks Tah hearts with try at death

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Georgina Robinson SLOPPY passing and a poor judgment call in the dying moments of the Super Rugby opener cost the Waratahs first blood against arch rivals the Reds in a thrilling and at times brutal encounter at ANZ...

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Waratahs unchanged for clash with charging Chiefs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24:  Brendan McKibbin (R) of the Waratahs celebrates with team mates after scoring a try during the round five Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Sharks at Allianz Stadium on March 24, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson GOAL-KICKING halfback Brendan McKibbin has received the best possible vote of confidence - retention in the starting side for the Waratahs' clash with New Zealand conference leaders the Chiefs on...

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Tahs still dream of being a finals force

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Georgina Robinson THE WARATAHS have kept alive their Super Rugby finals hopes after surviving a thrilling second-half surge from the Western Force in Perth last night.

Making a connection: how McKibbin and Barnes became partners in halves

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 07:  Berrick Barnes of the Waratahs calls out to team mates during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Victoria Barracks on March 7, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson BRENDAN McKIBBIN and Berrick Barnes knew they had serious work to do after losing to the Chiefs in New Zealand a little more than two weeks ago.

Fruean leads Crusaders to Super victory

Robbie Fruean

Georgina Robinson The lethal speed of Robbie Fruean brought the Waratahs' mid-season momentum screeching to a halt as the Crusaders continued their climb up the ladder with a four-point win in Sydney last night.

No mean feet: Foley says Tahs will go toe to toe in battle of boot

Georgina Robinson THE Waratahs are preparing for a bruising battle that will be as tactical as it is physical against the Bulls tonight - and a warning to Sydney fans: there will be kicking.