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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Loss to Australian Schoolboys still festers for All Blacks winger 'Big Bus' Savea

Georgina Robinson All Blacks try-scoring machine Julian Savea hates losing to Australia. 

Ewen McKenzie throws down gauntlet to All Blacks as Wallabies prepare for Bledisloe clash

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has challenged the All Blacks to "bring their A game" to the second Bledisloe Cup clash and defend their 28-year unbeaten run at Eden Park against the Wallabies. 

Folau's warning: All Blacks to be harder at home

Israel Folau during a training run in Sydney on Thursday morning.

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau has warned the Wallabies to expect a harder, faster All Blacks to run out at Eden Park on Saturday.

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Captain Michael Hooper says Wallabies will hear some home truths in first get-together after thrashing by All Blacks

Michael Hooper

Georgina Robinson Test captain Michael Hooper says the Wallabies will hear a few home truths when they come back together for the first time since one of their worst-ever losses to the All Blacks.

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Wallabies suffer in silence after battering by All Blacks

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Georgina Robinson It can be hard to silence Gen Y sometimes, such is their need to be heard and understood – not to mention "favourited", "liked" and "double-tapped".

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Wallabies humbled by All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup massacre

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson There is no hiding at Eden Park. The rain, wind and mud confused the picture in Sydney a week ago, allowing the Wallabies to draw with the All Blacks and their fans to hope.

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Wallaby Stephen Moore wary of task to beat All Blacks

Stephen Moore knows what it takes to beat the All Blacks.

Georgina Robinson It will have to be a perfect night to beat the best team in the world.

All Blacks winger Cory Jane has dig of his own at Wallabies No.10 Kurtley Beale

Ready to test Kurtley Beale:  All Black winger Cory Jane at training.

Georgina Robinson All Blacks winger Cory Jane has taken a leaf out of his coach's book and dared Wallabies five-eighth Kurtley Beale to defend in the front line against New Zealand in the opening Bledisloe Cup Test.

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Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies break All Blacks' record run in opener

Mud bath: Adam Ashley-Cooper is taken to the turf by Aaron Cruden.

Georgina Robinson A scrappy band of mud-smeared Wallabies denied the world's best Test rugby dynasty a history-making, record-breaking 18th win on the trot in front of a rain-affected 68,627 fans in Sydney.

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Tyro Wallaby Sam Carter tipped to face All Blacks in Rugby Championship opener

Big test: Sam Carter will lock horns with the All Blacks pack.

Georgina Robinson One-Test wonder Sam Carter is less than a week away from staring down one of the most successful second-row partnerships in world rugby.

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Matt Toomua warns the All Blacks are still a mountain to climb

Big Tests ahead: Wallabies star Matt Toomua.

Georgina Robinson Australian rugby is riding high on the Waratahs' Super Rugby triumph but Test playmaker Matt Toomua has warned the Wallabies have "a lot of ground to make up" against New Zealand before the first...

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James Slipper says Wallabies don't care about All Blacks' shot at record in Bledisloe clash

Promise: Nathan Charles (left) with James Slipper at Mount Panorama on Wednesday.

Georgina Robinson The All Blacks are 80 minutes away from claiming the longest ever Test-match winning streak among tier-one nations but the Wallabies "don't really care".

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Nathan Charles won't let Wallabies down against All Blacks, says Michael Foley

Georgina Robinson World Cup-winning former Wallabies hooker Michael Foley has backed rookie Nathan Charles to rise to the challenge of packing down against the All Blacks in the first Bledisloe Cup Test next weekend.

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Rugby

Ben Smith shrugs off debate about All Blacks' aura

Highland fling: Fullback Ben Smith.

Georgina Robinson Endless chatter about the strength or otherwise of the All Blacks "aura" does not worry try-scoring sensation Ben Smith. 

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Rugby

Ewen McKenzie calls his Wallabies troops back down to earth with All Blacks warning

Winning streak: The All Blacks won't be worried that the Wallabies have been on a roll, says coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Forget the seven-game winning streak, the five-try bonanzas and the clean sweep of France.

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Rugby

Wallabies must do better than French series to overcome New Zealand All Blacks

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie says a drought-breaking Bledisloe Cup win is possible but the Wallabies must "do a lot better" than their horror start to last year's campaign if they are to pull off the enormous upset.

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All Blacks legend Andrew Mehrtens sees Bernard Foley as Wallabies No.10

Vote of confidence: Bernard Foley scores a try for the Waratahs against the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens says Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley must be considered for the Wallabies No.10 jersey this year. 

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Rugby Union

Cooper in line for start against All Blacks, says McKenzie

Wallabies captain James Horwill  and coach Ewen McKenzie address the media in Sydney on Monday.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach backs form of incumbent five-eighth ahead of dead rubber.

Rugby

Ewen McKenzie and James Horwill back Quade Cooper to star against All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has backed the form of incumbent five-eighth Quade Cooper for what looms as the Queensland playmaker's first start against the All Blacks in more than a year.

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Injury-hit Wallabies look to put early scoreboard pressure on All Blacks

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson The first and only time the Wallabies stamped early authority on the scoreboard this season was the first and only time they looked anything like the team they are hungry to become.

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