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Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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

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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Waratah Jacques Potgieter knocked back offer to return to Bulls in Pretoria

Staying with the Tahs ... Jacques Potgieter celebrates scoring a try against the Highlanders.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs cult hero Jacques Potgieter rebuffed an approach to make an early defection back to his old South African franchise the Bulls this year.

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NSW Waratahs will stick with high-octane plan for Super Rugby clash with Bulls

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs refuse to change their ways, despite the considerable risks associated with their approach.

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Israel Folau returns in style to guide NSW Waratahs to victory over Bulls

Welcome back: Israel Folau made an immediate impact in his return to the Waratahs,

Georgina Robinson It took 24 seconds for Israel Folau to draw a line under a week of controversy and lay a platform for a tight 19-12 victory against the Bulls in Sydney on Saturday.

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Cheika hoping Bulls' kick-first attitude continues

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Georgina Robinson Up and back, up and back, up and back, run, run, run. That is the rhythm Michael Cheika is expecting the Waratahs will have to work to against kicking powerhouses the Bulls on Sunday morning.

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Waratahs plan to boot Bulls forwards ragged

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Georgina Robinson Johannesburg: After a season spent bottling the urge to kick under pressure, the Waratahs are about to loosen the lid and test their kicking game against the Bulls this weekend.

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Ill-disciplined Tahs pay the penalty as Steyn leads Bulls to victory

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Georgina Robinson A 25-point scoring blitz by Springboks five-eighth Morne Steyn was too much for the Waratahs to answer on the high veldt on Saturday with NSW going down 30-19 to the South African conference leaders.

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Bulls' last charge leaves Tahs finals hopes dashed

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Georgina Robinson The Waratahs finals campaign appears to be in tatters after they fought hard but faded to their seventh loss this season against a lacklustre but stubborn Bulls in Sydney last night.

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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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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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No kneejerk reactions, says Cheika of Waratahs' loss

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19:  Waratahs coach Michael Cheika watches his team warm up during the round 10 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Bulls at Allianz Stadium on April 19, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson There are no "magic solutions" to the Waratahs' mid season malaise.

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Better to slip sooner rather than later, Andrew Mehrtens tells Waratahs

Good timing: A setback now can inspire improvement, says All Blacks legend Andrew Mehrtens.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are in a better position than competition leaders the Sharks with seven games to go in the regular season but must hold their nerve against attacking juggernauts the Hurricanes this week.

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Kurtley Beale's trial switch to No.12 may become permanent for Waratahs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07:  Kurtley Beale of the Waratahs runs the ball during the Super Rugby trial match between the Waratahs and the Blues at Allianz Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale is shaping as the Waratahs' new inside-centre in the latest back-line combination favoured by Michael Cheika.

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Waratahs must kick-off slicker game: Cheika

Looking for consistency from the hand: Bernard Foley.

Georgina Robinson Johannesburg: The Waratahs must develop a more sophisticated kicking game if they are to challenge Super Rugby title contenders the Sharks in Durban this weekend.

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Will Skelton back from the brink for NSW Waratahs

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Georgina Robinson This time last year Will Skelton was an oversized play thing for the Waratahs' athletic development team.

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Super Rugby becoming tribal, says Michael Cheika

Been there before: Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson Australian teams will find it harder and harder to win in South Africa as Super Rugby becomes more "tribal" with each season.

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South African Super Rugby's strength is tribalism, says Waratahs coach Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson Australian teams will find it harder and harder to win in South Africa as Super Rugby becomes more "tribal" with each season, says Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

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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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Waratahs the Beale deal after Cape Town win

Rugged defence: Waratahs fullback Kurtley Beale stops Stormers winger Sailosi Tagicakiba.

Georgina Robinson CAPE TOWN: The Waratahs smashed the Indian Ocean hoodoo with a commanding 22-11 win over the Stormers at Newlands Stadium on Saturday.

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Well-oiled Waratahs face more gruelling battles

Dave Dennis sits in the sin bin in Durban last month.

Georgina Robinson After weathering two weeks in South Africa, the Waratahs must steel themselves for two more brutal encounters, despite being back on Australian soil.