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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Waratahs take on Highlanders in Super Rugby in top home form

Georgina Robinson Waratahs attack coach Daryl Gibson needs no convincing that the Waratahs' plum position two games out from the Super Rugby finals series has been reached on the back of a 100-per-cent winning record...

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NSW Waratahs wrap up minor premiership with thumping of Highlanders

Massive win: Waratahs players swamp Taqele Naiyaravoro after his try against the Highlanders.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs secured a history-making minor premiership and showed why they are without question the team to beat this season with a ferocious, six-try mauling of the Highlanders on Sunday.

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Waratahs out of sorts in final Super Rugby trial against Highlanders

Alofa Alofa

Georgina Robinson When you are the heavily hyped hope of the Australian conference, a messy three-point victory over last year's second-worst team does not look good.

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Michael Cheika's NSW Waratahs: a baseball bat up front, a violin as a back line

Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson The higher you rise, the further you have to fall and the more people who will watch when it happens. Michael Cheika knows that is the way it goes. He reads the papers and keeps track of the chat.

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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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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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ARU right to stand firm on Test eligibility, says departing Waratahs star Kane Douglas

Edging towards the exit: Kane Douglas.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs second-rower Kane Douglas has backed the ARU's tough stance on Test eligibility as he and good friend Nick Cummins prepare to leave Australia before next year's World Cup.

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Waratahs give Israel Folau and Sekope Kepu a rest at training

Georgina Robinson There are few things that strike fear into the heart of Waratahs fans like the sight of Israel Folau sitting out training.

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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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Coach Michael Cheika promises full force Waratahs against Queensland

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika has quashed speculation the Waratahs will not field a full strength team for their clash with Queensland on Saturday, saying to do so would promote a "bad mindset" within the minor...

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Cam Crawford runs on for NSW Waratahs for rested Israel Folau

Opportunity knocks: Cam Crawford will get a chance to show his wares at fullback against the Reds.

Georgina Robinson They will be missing marquee players Israel Folau and Jacques Potgieter but the Waratahs are in no mood to take Saturday's dead rubber against Queensland lying down. 

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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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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...

THE BREAKDOWN

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

Georgina Robinson

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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Crunch time for Waratahs, and Michael Cheika knows it

Eyeing a Brumbies scalp: Sekope Kepu.

Georgina Robinson NSW coach Michael Cheika said on Friday a win against the Brumbies was more important than his wife and family. If that smacks of sporting melodrama, here are the facts.

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Injury is no snag for Waratahs' Dave Dennis

Definition of a team player: Dave Dennis.

Georgina Robinson There was no wound-licking or navel gazing from injured NSW captain Dave Dennis this week.

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Michael Cheika asks Waratahs to aim for next level

Expectations rising: The Waratahs train at Moore Park on Tuesday before meeting the Highlanders on Sunday.

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika has warned the Waratahs will have to make "the biggest sacrifices" of their season to win a game that could ensure them a home semi-final in Sydney.

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Israel Folau urges Waratahs to stay calm after losing captain Dave Dennis

Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau has called for "level heads" at the Waratahs as they absorb the loss of their captain and look to continue a commanding march to the Super Rugby finals this week.

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Waratahs skipper Dave Dennis' season over

Injured leader: Waratahs skipper Dave Dennis is helped off ANZ Stadium.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs will make a run at the Super Rugby finals without their captain Dave Dennis after scans confirmed he would require surgery on an injured right knee.

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