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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says Kane Douglas should have gotten Wallabies call-up

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika said workhorse second rower Kane Douglas "deserved" to wear a Wallabies jersey this year despite his upcoming move to Ireland.

Rugby

Brumby Jack nothing more than a show pony: Tah Man flies into mascot horseplay

Protecting his turf: Waratahs mascot Tah Man.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs mascot Tah Man has weighed into the controversy over Brumby Jack's presence at the Super Rugby semi-final, declaring Allianz Stadium a showpony-free zone this weekend.

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Rugby

Kane Douglas shouldn't be ignored for French Tests, says Nathan Grey

Still deserving: Waratahs assistant coach Nathan Grey hopes the Wallabies stick with Kane Douglas (right).

Georgina Robinson Waratahs assistant coach and former Wallaby Nathan Grey says he hopes Kane Douglas will not be punished for his decision to play in Ireland next year.

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Michael Hooper appears a perfect fit for captaincy role

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Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie is keeping his cards close to his chest on the Wallabies captaincy but the time could be right for Michael Hooper.

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Rugby

Will Skelton back from the brink for NSW Waratahs

Georgina Robinson This time last year Will Skelton was an oversized play thing for the Waratahs' athletic development team.

Rugby

Wycliff Palu on hold for Waratahs' time of need

Georgina Robinson Wycliff Palu has been missed by the Waratahs but expect him to lay low for a few more weeks yet.

Super Rugby: Jacques Potgieter kicks Kane Douglas into top gear as intensity lifts at NSW Waratahs training

Waratahs

Georgina Robinson There is nothing like the arrival of a South African loose forward to bring the mongrel out in everyone. Just ask Kane Douglas.

Rugby

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika leads NSW in the right direction

Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson They were the cappuccino-sipping glamour boys harnessed by a history of under-performance and hometown indifference.

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Waratahs hard man Wycliff Palu wary of Brumbies trip

Taking nothing for granted: Wycliff Palu.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs hard man has grown to dread the three-hour bus ride down the Hume Highway to Canberra, not least because wins there have been so hard to come by for NSW.

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Rugby

Top Dog rules out Folau return to league

Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau is set to finally announce he is staying in rugby after the Canterbury Bulldogs revealed they had ruled him out as a replacement for Brisbane Broncos-bound Ben Barba.

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THE BREAKDOWN

ARU goes into huddle to help retain the gay World Cup

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Georgina Robinson No Bledisloe, no Tom Richards, no Webb Ellis? No worries. Australia still has one piece of silverware in the cabinet, the Bingham Cup, awarded to the winners of the gay World Cup held every two years.

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Rugby

James Horwill out of Wallaby team

James Horwill

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have been rocked by the loss of captain and inspirational second-rower James Horwill before their clash with South Africa in Brisbane on Saturday.

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Rugby Union

Wallaby skipper to miss Tests

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17:  James Horwill of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have been rocked by the loss of captain and inspirational second-rower James Horwill ahead of their clash against South Africa in Brisbane on Saturday.

Rugby Union

Wallabies fall to Boks

Heavy weather: Wallaby Adam Ashley-Cooper is tackled hard by the Springboks.

Georgina Robinson Springboks hold Australia try-less for first time in 12 years, and notch their biggest win.

Rugby Union

Winless Wallabies size up Argentina

Wallabies v Springboks

Georgina Robinson Wallabies hope clash with Argentina this weekend will flush out any internal doubt.

Wallabies taught a lesson on home soil

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson There is no point assembling one the best back lines in world rugby if you can't build a platform off which to launch it.

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Wallabies desperate for winning feeling

Wallabies

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies will welcome a confrontation with ‘‘abrasive’’ Argentina this weekend in the hope it will flush out any internal doubt mounting after four losses on the trot.

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Rugby Union

Wallabies call Benn, again

Benn Robinson.

Georgina Robinson Coach Ewen McKenzie battles to steady the flailing Australian scrum.

Rugby

Robinson back in front for spot chase

Benn Robinson

Georgina Robinson A front-row starting spot is Benn Robinson's for the taking almost six weeks after being dropped from the Wallabies, as Ewen McKenzie battles to steady the flailing Australian scrum.

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Rugby union

Wallabies primed for Springbok physical onslaught

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies saw it coming in Brisbane and they know what they're in for in Cape Town. The million-dollar question is, can they stop it this time?