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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

The Breakdown

Digby Ioane considers leaving Stade Francais

Georgina Robinson Which big-name former Wallaby is contemplating a return home just months into a lucrative overseas stint? Hint: it is neither Berrick Barnes nor Drew Mitchell.


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.


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 Breakdown

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika could benefit from pressure-cooker conditions

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Georgina Robinson If the misconduct case against Waratahs coach Michael Cheika does not have the same outcome as Football Federation Australia's case against Brendon Santalab this could turn into a major headache for...

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Guilty Waratahs coach Michael Cheika cops fine, suspended ban for cameraman abuse

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has been hit with a suspended six month ban and $6000 worth of legal costs after pleading guilty to verbally abusing a cameraman in Durban last month.

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika leads NSW in the right direction

Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson They were the cappuccino-sipping glamour boys harnessed by a history of under-performance and hometown indifference.

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Meehan joins Force coaching staff


Georgina Robinson European Challenge Cup-winning coach Steve Meehan will join the Western Force as attack coach next season.

Bleus ask young 'uns to settle old score

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 26: France forward Pascal Pape in action during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium on February 26, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) 140084901.jpg

Georgina Robinson A REVAMPED French team with rankings and a two-year-old vendetta in mind will be gunning for Australia in the first of the November Tests in a fortnight.

Samo's winning habit gives Wallabies an X-factor


Georgina Robinson Amid the celebration of Wallabies captain Nathan Sharpe over the past few months, the contribution of another elder statesman has been all but forgotten.


French skipper issues warning to Wallabies

France?s rugby union national team captain Pascal Pape runs with the ball during a training session, on November 3, 2012 in Marcoussis, south of Paris, as part of the preparation for the upcoming last test match against Australia on November 10. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Georgina Robinson PARIS: The French have put in a near faultless performance as quivering underdogs in the lead-up to their clash with the Wallabies this weekend. But one spirited line gave the game away.

Super Rugby

Smith's resurrection should be a revelation, says coach

George Smith

Georgina Robinson Expect the unexpected from George Smith during his second-coming at the Brumbies this season, Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has warned. And Cheika should know. He started the former Wallabies No.


McKenzie too good to lose, says Cheika

Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says Ewen McKenzie should not be allowed to leave Australian rugby as the departing Reds boss denied being in talks with Ireland.


McKenzie will have to wait for top job

Georgina Robinson Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver has poured cold water on any near-term Wallabies move for Ewen McKenzie, confirming he would ''honour'' Robbie Deans's contract to stay in the top job until...


More wriggle room over roster as Mitchell leaves

Drew Mitchell.

Georgina Robinson Another piece of the recruitment puzzle fell into place this week for Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

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Ioane to look offshore after nasty spat in Queensland

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Georgina Robinson While the dust settles on the Queensland Rugby Union's extraordinary, public fallout with Test flyer Digby Ioane, speculation is rife about where he may end up next year.

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The Breakdown

Coach race a mini Tri Nations

Georgina Robinson The campaigns to install the next Wallabies coach are well and truly under way.

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An old-school coach makes his mark on the modern game

Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson On a cool afternoon in Parramatta this week a schoolboy walked up to Michael Cheika and introduced himself to the Waratahs coach.

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Rugby Union

McKenzie takes over from Deans

Ewen McKenzie faces an uphill battle preparing the Wallabies for the Bledisloe Cup series and the upcoming Rugby Championship series, which kicks off on August 17.

Georgina Robinson Australian Rugby Union releases Deans six months early from two-year contract.


Deans departs as Wallabies link with McKenzie

Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie will coach the Wallabies to the 2015 Rugby World Cup after the Australian Rugby Union released Robbie Deans from his two-year contract six months early.

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Cheika appointed Waratahs coach


Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika is the new coach of the Waratahs after signing a three-year deal with the NSW province.