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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Henry Speight named in Wallabies squad for Rugby Championship

Georgina Robinson Rampaging Brumbies winger Henry Speight is the only new name in the Wallabies squad to play in the Rugby Championship next month. 

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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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Cheika expects teams to follow the Force's attack blueprint

Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika is predicting more tight, direct assaults from opposition teams after the Western Force expertly disrupted the Waratahs' attacking mojo on Sunday.

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Wallabies teammates Israel Folau and Henry Speight won't give inch in Brumbies-Waratahs battle

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau and Henry Speight will be two of the biggest names included in Ewen McKenzie's Wallabies squad for the looming Rugby Championship when it is announced on Wednesday.

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Israel Folau and Jacques Potgieter back to boost Waratahs as Michael Cheika brushes off mind games

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Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says victory over arch rivals the Brumbies is the only way to silence his side's critics

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Hitman Jacques Potgieter in Waratahs' frame for Brumbies Super Rugby blockbuster

Jacques Potgieter, seen here during a Waratahs training session on Monday, is in the box seat for a return to the second row.

Georgina Robinson Rampaging NSW second-rower Jacques Potgieter is likely to return to the starting line-up against the Brumbies in the Waratahs' first sudden-death finals encounter in three years.

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NSW Waratahs wary of Brumbies wrecking ball Henry Speight in Super Rugby semi

Georgina Robinson For the scant few uninitiated, he heralded his presence in Super Rugby with a freakish performance against defending champions the Chiefs in Canberra at the weekend. 

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Michael Cheika shrugs off possible star defections as he prepares for finals

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika has shrugged off suggestions NSW stars Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale are vulnerable to offers to defect to the NRL as the Waratahs build towards what looks to be a sold-out semi-final...

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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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Injured Waratahs captain Dave Dennis still in the mix on the sidelines

SITTING IT OUT: Injury has robbed Waratahs captain Dave Dennis the chance to lead his team to a Super Rugby final.

Georgina Robinson The Brumbies and Sharks are the only two teams who stand between the Waratahs and a maiden Super Rugby title. 

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NSW Waratahs reach out to troubled Islander youth

Helping out: Wycliff Palu (left) and Tatafu Polata-Nau speak with youths involved in the juvenile justice program.

Georgina Robinson Will Skelton's life has been littered with highlights these past few months but July 8 was not one of them.

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NSW Waratahs concede they must lift at set piece in finals

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs will perform emergency surgery on their lineout and look to lift in every aspect of their game leading into a home semi-final in a fortnight's time. 

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Waratahs bank on club's culture to keep Kurtley Beale in Super Rugby

In demand: Kurtley Beale has been linked with a move to rugby league, but Waratahs attack coach Daryl Gibson believes he will stay in the 15-man code.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs attack coach Daryl Gibson has backed the Super Rugby minor premiers to hold on to in-form playmaker Kurtley Beale next year despite intense interest from the NRL.

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ARU boss Bill Pulver 'not unhappy' about losing stars

Looking ahead: Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver says he is "not dissatisfied" with the departures of several high-profile players this year.

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NSW Waratahs pound Queensland Reds into submission

Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs scored four tries and survived a set-piece mauling to secure a seventh straight victory this season and their biggest win over a shambolic Reds side at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

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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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Third-tier rugby competition should slow Australian player exodus

Vikings coach Dan McKellar.

Georgina Robinson The National Rugby Championship will be a success if the next Billy Meakes stays in Australia.

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Third-tier rugby competition should slow Australian player exodus

Next step: Billy Meakes has landed on his feet in England.

Georgina Robinson The National Rugby Championship will be a success if the next Billy Meakes stays in Australia.

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Stephen Hoiles vows to improve Waratahs' lineout after Reds expose weakness

Line in the sand: Lineout general Stephen Hoiles says the Tahs must work on their set-piece.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs have a week to rest aching bodies and fix their lineout before "letting the club go" in a do-or-die semi-final in less than two weeks.

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Waratahs must step up to complete rugby 'revolution', says Kurtley Beale

Not satisfied: Kurtley Beale starred again for the Waratahs on Saturday night, but has urged them not to settle for merely reaching the finals.

Georgina Robinson They have already made history but the 2014 Waratahs want more. Much more.

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