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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika leads NSW in the right direction

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

Rugby

Steady Kurtley shows he still has it

Beale

Georgina Robinson It wasn't quite the fleet-footed return to rugby most were expecting from Kurtley Beale but it may have been enough.

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Taking down Lions is top of Tahs' priority list, says Dennis

Dave Dennis

Georgina Robinson Out of the finals with nothing to lose, the Waratahs want to inflict maximum pain on the British and Irish Lions.

Lions the real deal in Waratahs rout

Paul OConnell

Georgina Robinson If there was ever any question about the menacing potential of the predator hulking north into Wallabies territory in six days, a clinical five-try effort settled the matter in Sydney on Saturday.

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Roller-coaster ride finishes with a career highlight for two-try hero Carter

Tom Carter.

Georgina Robinson In the space of three weeks, Tom Carter was relegated to Shute Shield duties, captained NSW to victory against the Force and scored two tries against the British and Irish Lions in front of the...

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Dennis vows to uphold state pride in clash with Queensland

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 01: Waratahs captain David Dennis talks to team mates during the round three Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Rebels at Allianz Stadium on March 1, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson The year the Reds won Super Rugby they suffered a humiliating 24-point loss to the Waratahs in round two.

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Cooper, Foley front up for early audition for new boss

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson There may be little tangible riding on Saturday's final-round clash between old foes the Waratahs and Reds but for two young playmakers it is a valuable chance to impress the new Wallabies coach.

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THE BREAKDOWN

Carter takes his leave with a wry look back

Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson In the annual migration of cattle across provinces and continents, a few players are saying their final goodbyes this week.

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Cheika eyes 2014 finals berth for Waratahs

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson If the Brumbies could do it, so can the Waratahs.

Rugby

Cheika wipes slate clean to underline threat in Reds

Tilse

Georgina Robinson A SEVEN-YEAR apprenticeship with the Waratahs has finally paid off for Jeremy Tilse.

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Cheika runs combinations as Tahs ready for blowtorch

Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson Test playmaker Berrick Barnes looks set to return to the Waratahs starting line-up as one of seven changes coach Michael Cheika is contemplating for Friday's home game against the Cheetahs.

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Mitchell on outer as Waratahs have eyes planted on future

Drew Mitchell.

Georgina Robinson Drew Mitchell's plummet from grace this week at the Waratahs is just the beginning of the changes expected at Moore Park this year.

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Foley says Waratahs ready for big game

Foley

Georgina Robinson NEW Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley believes NSW has done enough homework on their interstate arch rivals to hit the Reds where they're vulnerable on Saturday night.

Free-running Folau will give me room to move, says flyer Kingston

Kingston

Georgina Robinson THERE are few in rugby with better inside knowledge of Israel Folau's potential than Tom Kingston.

Rugby

Tahs stand by Folau after mixed debut against Reds

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson THE Waratahs have rallied around star recruit Israel Folau after his self-described ''disappointing'' Super Rugby debut against the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.

Horne's suspension forces Foley to reshuffle back line

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19:  Waratahs coach Michael Foley talks to players during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Victoria Barracks on April 19, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson THE Waratahs face preparing for wildcard contenders the Crusaders without two key backs as injury and a suspension marred an important derby victory at the weekend.

Rugby

Byrnes fined $7500 for 'verbal attack' on Carter

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 18: Adam Byrnes of the Rebels runs with the ball during the round one Super Rugby match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Waratahs at AAMI Park on February 18, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) 108053909.jpg

Georgina Robinson Melbourne Rebels lock Adam Byrnes has been fined $7500 for making "an unwarranted and serious verbal attack" in a newspaper about Waratahs centre Tom Carter.

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Foley shakes up Waratahs for Bulls match

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24:  Adam Ashley-Cooper trains during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Moore Park on April 24, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Adam Ashley-Cooper will move to inside centre in a major back-line reshuffle ahead of the Waratahs' must-win clash with the Bulls in Sydney on Friday.

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Ashley-Cooper ready for bullfight as he moves closer to centre of the action

Adam Ashley Cooper

Georgina Robinson WARATAHS utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper says he is readying his shoulders in anticipation of his return to the midfield against South African conference leaders the Bulls tomorrow night.

Mitchell set to return from injury

Drew Mitchell

Georgina Robinson Test winger Drew Mitchell will go to South Africa with the Waratahs this morning and may be up for selection against the Cheetahs in two weeks' time.