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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Cheika reckons Waratahs can upset complacent Crusaders

Georgina Robinson It's been nine years since the Waratahs last claimed a Crusaders scalp in Christchurch and Michael Cheika believes the Cantabrians have come to consider NSW an easy target.

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Waratahs build forward game to meet Crusaders' merciless scrum

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 21:  Zac Guildford of the Crusaders is tackled during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Crusaders at Westpac Stadium on April 21, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson IF YOU thought a 26-second try was an impressive start out of the blocks for the Waratahs, go back and watch the first half of the Crusaders playing the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Waratahs fill gaps to face Crusaders

Georgina Robinson It's been a hell of a week for the Waratahs. Injury, suspension, newborn babies and the common cold have turned a luxurious eight-day turnaround into an exercise in flexibility, faith and extreme...

Fruean leads Crusaders to Super victory

Robbie Fruean

Georgina Robinson The lethal speed of Robbie Fruean brought the Waratahs' mid-season momentum screeching to a halt as the Crusaders continued their climb up the ladder with a four-point win in Sydney last night.

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Folau faces toughest test as Crusaders star duo loom

Folau

Georgina Robinson THE biggest test to date of Israel Folau's rugby experiment is two days away.

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Waratahs a stepping stone on Crusaders' path to top

Palu

Georgina Robinson THE Crusaders hope a big hit-out against the Waratahs will put them on a course for recapturing the side's Super Rugby glory of seasons past, Test No.8 Kieran Read said.

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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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Now we're real Super Rugby contenders, says Michael Cheika

Setback: Waratahs winger Peter Betham has a possible ankle injury.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says Australia is shaking off its "poor cousin" tag in Super Rugby with a more aggressive shop front in the tri-nations tournament.

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Super Rugby: Jono Lance drafted in to replace Israel Folau at fullback for NSW Waratahs

Jono Lance

Georgina Robinson Pity the player filling in for Israel Folau. In terms of shoes to fill, his would be the biggest and most intimidating, only heightened by the quality opposition the Sharks represent.

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Wallabies partners prepare to face off in grudge match

Reunion: Michael Hooper will be on the same field as Wallabies partner Scott Fardy again in Canberra on Saturday, but this time the breakaways will be on opposing sides.

Georgina Robinson The NSW incursion into Brumbies territory on Saturday will see the reunion of one of the Wallabies' most successful partnerships in 2013.

Waratah Nick Phipps warns ruck supremacy the Rebels' new cause

Phipps

Georgina Robinson The Rebels might think they have their hands on the blueprint to beat the Waratahs but NSW have their own inside man.

THE BREAKDOWN

Super Rugby: Merger talk has clubs on the defensive

Georgina Robinson dinkus

Georgina Robinson An east coast turf war has erupted around plans to centralise the operations and administration of the Queensland Reds, Melbourne Rebels and NSW Waratahs.

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Defence Force: Waratahs ready for western front

Super 15 Rugby. Trail match between NSW Waratahs and Auckland Blues. Allianz Stadium.
Adam Ashley-Cooper in action
Friday 7th February, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Georgina Robinson The Western Force may be last year's Australian wooden spooners with about half of the Waratahs' big-name talent.

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Lions prowl as Kings face fight to save Super status

Southern Kings

Georgina Robinson Super Rugby's newest side has more than respect and legitimacy to play for; the Kings are playing for sheer survival.

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Few left in back line after Tahs overhaul

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Georgina Robinson What a difference a year makes. Just two players that started this round for the Waratahs back line last season still remain.

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Waratahs' fate in their hands after shutting Stormers down

Barnes

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are ''in with a sniff'' at finals football and have five games to make it happen.

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The Lions, the pitch and the hard road

Image shows James Horwill.

Georgina Robinson ASK three great rugby brains from three different eras to pick their Wallabies XV on the eve of the official squad announcement for next month's British and Irish Lions tour and you are bound to have...

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Resurgent Rebels have won respect, say Waratahs

Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson For so long the whipping boys of Australian rugby, as pointed out by a sniping New Zealand pundit who bemoaned their rivals' lack of depth, the Rebels are finally commanding respect.

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We weren't desperate enough: Cheika

Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson In a rare moment of coaching synchronicity, both Michael Cheika and Damien Hill agreed a confident Rebels side "out-enthused" a Waratahs outfit that just didn't want it badly enough.

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