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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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

Kurtley Beale is determined to play through pain on Friday.

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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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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Keep it simple, says Israel Folau after Blues debacle

Rethink: Israel Folau says the flair the Waratahs attempted to bring to their loss against the Blues should be put on the backburner.

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau says the Waratahs must take a good look at themselves after a bid to play like the "Harlem Globetrotters" ended in disaster in Auckland.

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NSW Waratahs suffer a defeat of their own making against Blues

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Georgina Robinson If the Waratahs fail to make the finals it will be a disaster of their own making.

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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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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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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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Jacques Potgieter has no regrets sticking to his new home at the Waratahs

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Georgina Robinson The day the Waratahs wrapped up the minor premiership was the day Jacques Potgieter decided to tell his old club he was not interested.

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Waratahs took plenty of knocks on way to Super Rugby grand final, says Nick Phipps

Nick Phipps.

Georgina Robinson They are taking the hard road to glory and they would not have it any other way.

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Wycliff Palu and Matt Carraro want to make most of Waratahs' best shot yet at Super Rugby title

Golden chance: Wycliff Palu knows the Waratahs' chances of winning a Super Rugby title have never been better.

Georgina Robinson A week off, a home semi-final and, if they make the cut, a home final. Waratahs veterans Wycliff Palu and Matt Carraro know this is NSW's best shot yet at an elusive Super Rugby title.

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Jacques Potgieter flattered by Bulls' pursuit, but happy at new home with Waratahs

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Georgina Robinson From outsider to cult hero in less than a year, Jacques Potgieter couldn't hide a grin when quizzed about the Bulls' futile pursuit of him in recent months. 

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Melbourne Rebels re-sign ex-All Black Tamati Ellison for two more years

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Georgina Robinson The Rebels have pulled off a big coup with the re-signing of former All Blacks centre Tamati Ellison.

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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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Israel Folau says he is staying put but misses Origin

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Georgina Robinson Israel Folau has shot down rumours he may walk out on the Wallabies before next year's World Cup but admitted he is missing the buzz of State of Origin.

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Kane Douglas saga highlights plight facing cash-strapped ARU

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Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are fighting hard to keep Kane Douglas after it emerged the Test second rower had agreed, but not signed his name to, a two-year deal with Irish province Leinster this week.

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Waratahs on top as Cheika's men give banana skin the slip

Georgina Robinson A four-try second-half bonanza against the Rebels may have catapulted the Waratahs to the top of the Australian conference but they hustled long and hard for it in Melbourne on Friday night.

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Waratahs will take attacking style to New Zealand for Chiefs showdown

Have attack, will travel: The Waratahs will take their free-flowing style of play to Waikato.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says the new Australian conference leaders have no choice but to take their risk-laden attacking style to New Zealand to face the Chiefs next week.

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