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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Andrew Blades says Wallabies ready for physical test against Springboks

Georgina Robinson A two-year transformation under collision king Richie Gray has turned South Africa into the most ferocious breakdown competitors in Test rugby, Wallabies forwards coach Andrew Blades has warned.

Springboks want to deny Israel Folau opportunities in Test

Always a threat: Wallaby fullback Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson Perth: The Springboks will look to "cut off supply" to Israel Folau to continue a remarkable 90 per cent success rate on the road for the past two years. 

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Gritty Matt Hodgson can give Wallabies inside edge in battle with Springboks

Veteran: Matt Hodgson is known for his toughness.

Georgina Robinson Nothing less than true grit will get the Wallabies over the line against South Africa in Perth, and Matt Hodgson knows it. 

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Wallabies Test brings Springboks' Bryan Habana both pain and satisfaction

Springboks flyer Bryan Habana.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have been the source of great pain and great satisfaction in Bryan Habana's glittering Test career. 

Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer full of praise for wounded Wallabies

Experienced: South African Victor Matfield.

Georgina Robinson Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer has turned to his most experienced players to prevent a Wallabies comeback in Perth this weekend. 

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Bryan Habana: The 100-Test Springboks winger who personifies the new South Africa

Out of Africa: Bryan Habana trains with the Springboks in Perth this week.

Georgina Robinson Bryan Habana always talks about what rugby has done for him.

Springboks refuse to hang loss to Wallabies on Bryan Habana's controversial yellow card

Bryan Habana

Georgina Robinson The Springboks will seek "clarity" around Bryan Habana's controversial sin-binning but have refused to blame match officials for their one-point loss to the Wallabies in Perth.

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Wallabies edge Springboks in Perth with late seven-pointer

Captain fantastic: Michael Hooper of the Wallabies fends off a tackle by Tendai Mtawarira of the Springboks.

Georgina Robinson It was magic they needed and magic they produced, just in time.

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Springboks glasses to help jet lag before Rugby Championship clash with Wallabies

Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson The Springboks are trialling top secret new technology to give themselves an edge in the gruelling Rugby Championship.

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Rugby

Waratahs prop Benn Robinson returns Springboks jersey thought to have been lost for decades

Safely returned: David Malan and Benn Robinson with the jersey that had been thought to be lost.

Georgina Robinson Wallaby Benn Robinson was on a mission to return former Springbok captain Abie Malan's missing jersey to his son in Cape Town.

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Rugby

'We haven't played near our potential': Mowen confident of Wallabies return to form ahead of Springboks clash

Ben Mowen

Georgina Robinson Cape Town: Ben Mowen believes it is a matter of time before things click for the Wallabies and a physical clash with the Springboks is what the group needs.

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Rugby

Springboks rout Wallabies in Cape Town horror show

Zane Kirchner.

Georgina Robinson Newlands is sometimes called Mordor by Capetonians, lurking as it does at the foot of Table Mountain with cloud and mist spilling ominously off the mountain's rugged peaks.

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Rugby Union

Cooper bolsters squad to take on Springboks

Georgina Robinson Quade Cooper will make his first start for the Wallabies in almost 12 months after being named at five-eighth in a back line hailed by the Springboks as 'one of the best' they have faced.

Rugby

Springboks’ Louw happy to get up close and personal

Francois Louw

Georgina Robinson The battle of the breakdown will take on an unfamiliar new edge with Michael Hooper and Francois Louw going head to head in Brisbane this weekend.

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Rugby

With Cooper and Folau, Springboks coach says Wallabies' back line is best

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson Quade Cooper will make his first start for the Wallabies in almost a year after being named at five-eighth in a back line hailed by the Springboks as ‘‘one of the best’’ they have faced.

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Rugby

Folau, Cooper in Springboks' sights as de Villiers seeks soft spots

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson The Springboks have the crosshairs trained on Israel Folau and Quade Cooper in the belief they can exploit the soft spots in the Wallabies' most potent attacking threats.

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Fiji clash at Cardiff blocks James Slipper's view of World Cup

Nathan Charles, left, and James Slipper.

Georgina Robinson James Slipper may not have given a spare thought to the World Cup, but his coach has.

Will Genia and Benn Robinson return to Wallabies fold

Australian Rugby Union player Will Genia

Georgina Robinson Will Genia and Benn Robinson have been called up to the injury-hit Wallabies for their two-week tour of South Africa and Argentina. 

Wallabies unable to pinpoint cause of shrinking interest

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have lost one game in 11 Tests, are unbeaten at home and are averaging close to three tries a Test match this year.

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Will Genia and Benn Robinson return to fold for injury-hit Wallabies

Will Genia (C) of Australia's Wallabies carries the ball as Juan Manuel Leguizamon (L) of Argentina's Los Pumas tries to stop him during a Rugby Championship match in Rosario October 5, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Salvatori (ARGENTINA - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

Georgina Robinson Will Genia and Benn Robinson have been called up to the injury-hit Wallabies for their two-week tour of South Africa and Argentina.