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Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Scott Fardy ruled out of Italy Test as Tatafu Polota-Nau is set for return

Georgina Robinson Wallabies flanker Scott Fardy has been ruled out of the side's Test against Italy after suffering a concussion in Australia's loss to England last weekend.

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

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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.

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Israel Folau and Jacques Potgieter back to boost Waratahs as Michael Cheika brushes off mind games

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Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says victory over arch rivals the Brumbies is the only way to silence his side's critics

Henry Speight named in Wallabies squad for Rugby Championship

New Wallaby: Brumbies flyer Henry Speight.

Georgina Robinson Rampaging Brumbies winger Henry Speight is the only new name in the Wallabies squad to play in the Rugby Championship next month. 

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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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Hitman Jacques Potgieter in Waratahs' frame for Brumbies Super Rugby blockbuster

Jacques Potgieter, seen here during a Waratahs training session on Monday, is in the box seat for a return to the second row.

Georgina Robinson Rampaging NSW second-rower Jacques Potgieter is likely to return to the starting line-up against the Brumbies in the Waratahs' first sudden-death finals encounter in three years.

Israel Folau out of clash with Reds

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Georgina Robinson Israel Folau will miss the Waratahs' final-round clash with the Reds after failing to recover from a corked thigh.

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Cam Crawford runs on for NSW Waratahs for rested Israel Folau

Opportunity knocks: Cam Crawford will get a chance to show his wares at fullback against the Reds.

Georgina Robinson They will be missing marquee players Israel Folau and Jacques Potgieter but the Waratahs are in no mood to take Saturday's dead rubber against Queensland lying down. 

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NSW Waratahs reach out to troubled Islander youth

Helping out: Wycliff Palu (left) and Tatafu Polata-Nau speak with youths involved in the juvenile justice program.

Georgina Robinson Will Skelton's life has been littered with highlights these past few months but July 8 was not one of them.

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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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Michael Cheika asks Waratahs to aim for next level

Expectations rising: The Waratahs train at Moore Park on Tuesday before meeting the Highlanders on Sunday.

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika has warned the Waratahs will have to make "the biggest sacrifices" of their season to win a game that could ensure them a home semi-final in Sydney.

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Super-sized Will Skelton leads Wallabies to clean sweep of France

Australia's Will Skelton, second right, celebrates with teammates after scoring a try against France during their rugby union test match  in Sydney, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Georgina Robinson Gifts come in many guises and Wallabies second rower Will Skelton could be just what the Wallabies need leading into next year's World Cup.

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Michael Cheika pleased with Waratahs' persistence

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Georgina Robinson The Waratahs ambitions for a top-two finish are alive and kicking after an emphatic five-try win against New Zealand conference leaders the Hurricanes this weekend.

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

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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...

NSW Waratahs sweat on Jacques Potgieter's fitness

Leg injury: Jacques Potgieter sat out training on Tuesday with bone bruising.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs have delayed naming a team for their Sunday afternoon clash with the Lions to give key loose forward Jacques Potgieter time to recover from a leg injury.

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Former Melbourne Rebel Nick Phipps prepared for southern uprising against NSW Waratahs

Inside knowledge: NSW halfback Nick Phipps.

Georgina Robinson The Rebels will be out to recapture that winning feeling against the Waratahs after claiming a major scalp in Brisbane last week.

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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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Will Skelton one of 11 Waratahs in Wallabies squad

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Georgina Robinson Rookie NSW lock Will Skelton and a rejuvenated Rob Horne are among 11 Waratahs players named in the Wallabies squad to take on France next month.

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It's Wallabies first as Ewen McKenzie prepares for France and beyond

He has a plan: Wallabies head coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies will use the coming three-Test series against France to prevent another bruising encounter with the All Blacks and Springboks this year.

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