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Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Kurtley Beale to grin and bear it for Waratahs' clash with Blues

Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale will ignore the wishes of his coach that he rest a painful foot injury to back up at inside-centre for the Waratahs in Auckland on Friday.

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Kurtley Beale doubt as Waratahs prepare for Blues clash

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Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are aiming to pull off their first win in five years at one of the ''holy homes'' of rugby.

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Benji Marshall: I was lost when I first joined Auckland Blues

MASTERTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 01:  Benji Marshall of the Blues looks on during the Super Rugby Trial Match between the Blues and the Hurricanes at Memorial Park on February 1, 2014 in Masterton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Benji Marshall has admitted he felt "lost" in rugby when he joined the Blues but is confident a return to the form that made him a legend in league is just around the corner.

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Bernard Foley to assume kicking duties in Waratahs' trial against Auckland Blues

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Georgina Robinson Benji Marshall is not the only challenge facing Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley on Friday night. The 24-year-old, who established himself as one of Michael Cheika's most valuable players last...

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Benji Marshall to return to Sydney for Waratahs Blues match

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Georgina Robinson Rugby league convert Benji Marshall's return to Sydney will come before the start of the Super 15 season, with the Waratahs to play a trial match against the former Wests Tigers five-eighth's new...

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Wales looked to Blues for inspiration

Wales captain Sam Warburton.

Georgina Robinson Wales channelled the spirit of NSW's victorious State of Origin side in an effort to topple the Wallabies in Melbourne at the weekend, Welsh assistant coach Shaun Edwards has revealed.

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Kirwan's Blues loom as big test for Tahs

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Georgina Robinson John Kirwan and Michael Cheika have more than a few things in common. After coaching abroad for years, both are undertaking the biggest rugby rebuilds in their respective countries, Kirwan at the...

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Duo's defence will be centre of attention against Blues

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 02:  Rob Horne of the Waratahs looks dejected after losing the round 15 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Hurricanes at Allianz Stadium on June 2, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs' new midfield combination of Test centres Rob Horne and Adam Ashley-Cooper face a baptism of fire against the attack-hungry Blues in Sydney on Sunday.

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Will Skelton right at home in Auckland

Georgina Robinson While the rest of the Waratahs brace themselves for the Eden Park blowtorch, Will Skelton thinks he is preparing for a "home game" at the Blues' fortress.

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Benji Marshall's Super Rugby failure makes Israel Folau's success at NSW Waratahs even greater, says Daryl Gibson

Benji Marshall's experiment with the 15-man code has lasted only six months.

Georgina Robinson Benji Marshall's aborted conversion to rugby union has highlighted the brilliance of fellow code-swapper Israel Folau.

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NSW Waratah Stephen Hoiles says they're ready for a Super Rugby finals fight

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Georgina Robinson NSW journeyman Stephen Hoiles says the Waratahs have attitude on their side as they prepare to fight hard for a finals spot during the next eight weeks.

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says top two finish in sights

Adam Ashley-Cooper is crunched by the Bulls' defence.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are "on track" but must keep improving to reach their goal of a top two finish, according to coach Michael Cheika.

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Benji Marshall's absence fine by Cheika

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Georgina Robinson No Benji Marshall, no worries.

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Waratahs face make or break three-week run

Adam Ashley-Cooper

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs face a season-defining next three weeks as they prepare for two home games and their first clash with a New Zealand side.

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The away curse: Super rugby teams pay the penalty for playing away from home

Tough to win: The reds during their on-the-road loss to the Lions in Johannesburg.

Georgina Robinson The numbers do not lie. Not a single travelling team has won in Super Rugby this year. Is the spectre of home-town refereeing rearing its ugly head.

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What Waratahs recruit Jacques Potgieter lacks in style he makes up for in substance

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Georgina Robinson Jacques Potgieter says he doesn't have a "style".

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Privacy concerns forced IRB to shelve introduction of 'injury passports'

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Georgina Robinson International Rugby Board lawyers scuppered a plan to use "injury passports" to monitor at-risk players for concussion more than two years ago.

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Will Skelton wants a Waratahs starting spot

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Georgina Robinson Towering Waratahs lock Will Skelton is done with the rookie tag.

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IRB told to wake up about concussion

PUKEKOHE, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10: Sam Wykes of the Force battles out against Craig Clarke of the Chiefs in a scrum during the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Force at ECOLight Stadium on May 10, 2013 in Pukekohe, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson A panel of high-profile health experts, including a leading Australian professor, has recommended the International Rugby Board force unions to take a harder line on concussion.

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Hard work the key for Israel Folau

Israel Folau of the Waratahs

Georgina Robinson He is older and wiser and on the cusp of what promises to be a second remarkable season in rugby. But now the heat is on.

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