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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Barbarians select Nick Cummins to play against Wallabies

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are set to face one of their own at Twickenham after Nick Cummins agreed to wear the black and white of the Barbarians against Australia in November. 

The Breakdown

Gen Y takes a cut for the good of the game

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Georgina Robinson Before anyone heaps climate change and the US debt crisis on top of the pile of horrors for which Australia's Gen Y athletes are responsible, take a moment to consider the extraordinary developments...

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Rugby Union

How Beale grew into No.10 jersey

Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson IT has taken three years to get here but Kurtley Beale is fulfilling the vision he and Wallabies coach Robbie Deans had for him as Australia's chief playmaker.

Macqueen: Wallabies must warm up for Lions

Rod Macqueen

Georgina Robinson Former Wallabies coach Rod Macqueen has warned of a first-Test ambush from the British and Irish Lions if Australia go ahead with a plan not to play a warm-up game in the lead-up to the three-Test...

Rugby

Deans targets No.1 to shore up Wallabies job

Deans

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has told ARU boss Bill Pulver he wants to take Australia to the top of the world rugby rankings this year.

Rugby

Wales added to fixture list in ramped-up Wallabies tour

Wales' Alex Cuthbert (R) tackles Australia's Drew Mitchell during their international rugby union match at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, South Wales, December 1, 2012.  REUTERS/Darren Staples   (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

Georgina Robinson The traditional spring tour slog for Test players has just been ratcheted up a notch.

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Rugby

Lions touch down Down Under

Stuart Hogg of the British and Irish Lions arrives at Perth airport, Monday, June 3, 2013. The team has arrived from Hong Kong for their 125th anniversary tour of Australia. (AAP Image/Theron Kirkman) NO ARCHIVING

Georgina Robinson The British and Irish Lions landed quietly onto Australian shores on Monday, stepping off a red-eye flight in Perth after mauling a Barbarians side in Hong Kong at the weekend.

Rugby

Bring it on: Sheehan expands on battle plan

Brett Sheehan

Georgina Robinson The Western Force want the British and Irish Lions to feel as though they have been into battle on Wednesday.

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Rugby

Lions change spots for Perth in hunt for best starting line-up

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Georgina Robinson Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll has urged the British and Irish Lions to foster a "ruthlessness" in their preparation and performance in the build up to the first Test against the Wallabies.

Rugby

Foley fires back over claims of team sheet that lacks real Force

Michael Foley

Georgina Robinson Force coach Michael Foley says suggestions his selection of an understrength team to face the British and Irish Lions betrays a lack of interest are ''insulting''.

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Rugby

Any talk of 99 is just a beat-up, say Lions

The Legendary Journey

Georgina Robinson In an excellent promotional video for the British and Irish Lions tour, legendary Ireland second rower Willie John McBride, dressed in an 18th-century naval uniform, asks a small boy to deliver a...

Schedule at odds with Woodward's harsh words

Bill Pulver

Georgina Robinson ARU boss Bill Pulver has hit back at British rugby legend Sir Clive Woodward after he accused Australia of treating the British and Irish Lions with ''contempt''.

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Rugby

Healy 'relieved' after being cleared of biting Sheehan

Cian Healy.

Georgina Robinson British and Irish Lions prop Cian Healy has been cleared of biting Force halfback Brett Sheehan but will return home with an injured ankle.

Rugby

Holiday over for tourists as Tahs prepare toughest test

Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson Welcome to the start of the real British and Irish Lions tour.

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Rugby

Lions skipper under pressure to hold spot in class back row

Time to impress: Sam Warburton.

Georgina Robinson British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton will be looking to play the game of his career against the Waratahs after coach Warren Gatland again stressed that form and nothing else would decide...

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Rugby

McKenzie aims to weigh up Toomua v Cooper in training

Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson Exciting young playmaking prospect Matt Toomua has three days to show Ewen McKenzie he is ready for Test rugby after impressing the new Wallabies coach during the Super Rugby finals.

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The Breakdown

Feathers fly over controversial plan to strip Sydney clubs of best players

Fairfax Media writer

Georgina Robinson Put the Australian Rugby Union boss in a room full of Sydney club presidents with a proposal to strip said clubs of their best players and watch the feathers fly.

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Never can say goodbye

Have you heard the story of ... a player, a coach, unrequited love

Matt Giteau

Georgina Robinson Matt Giteau may have started a new life tens of thousands of kilometres away in France but it appears he can't let go of being left out of Australia's Rugby World Cup squad.

Rugby

Still convalescing: Mitchell to miss Tahs' season opener against Reds

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28:  Drew Mitchell of the Wallabies speaks as Queensland Sports Minister, Phil Reeves watches on during a 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour Press Conference at Suncorp Stadium on November 28, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson DREW MITCHELL does not know when he will be able to play for the Waratahs this season but he knows it will not be against their arch enemies, the Reds, at ANZ Stadium on Saturday week.

Rugby

Dennis in pursuit of elusive Test cap

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 19:  Waratahs eightman Dave Dennis in action during the Super Rugby round 13 match between DHL Stormers and Waratahs from DHL Newlands on May 19, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Carl Fourie / Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson LIKE so many footballers before him, Dave Dennis has his teammates' misfortune to thank for his opportunity.