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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Wallabies' Dublin 'tight five' recharged for Wales, says James Horwill

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies will be boosted by the return of five sets of unexpectedly fresh legs for their final, crucial clash with Wales in Cardiff this weekend.

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Wales will batter Wallabies, says Hibbard

Richard Hibbard.

Georgina Robinson Hulking Welsh hooker Richard Hibbard says Wales will "batter" the Wallabies with the same physicality used to devastating effect by the British and Irish Lions to claim a watershed win in Cardiff...

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie believes the Australians have won the mind games over Wales

Wallabies head coach Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie is calling Wales' bluff, saying the Six Nations champion is worried about falling to nine straight losses.

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Wallabies evolving into Rugby World Cup 2015 contenders, says Wales coach Warren Gatland

Wales coach Warren Gatland

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies had stagnated under former coach Robbie Deans and played badly in their first few hit outs under Ewen McKenzie, according to Wales coach Warren Gatland.

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Ewen McKenzie says Wales' tough talk before Wallabies Test is just puffery

Wallabies head coach Ewen McKenzie faces the media

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is calling Wales' bluff, saying the Six Nations champions are ''worried'' about falling to their ninth straight loss to Australia in Cardiff this weekend.

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Brilliant Quade Cooper sparks Wallabies to victory over Wales

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Georgina Robinson A desperate Australia defended a four-point lead with 14 ragged men holding on to secure the Wallabies a 30-26 victory and a ninth-straight win over Six Nations champions Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Wales says All Black punch 'an absolute disgrace'

Andrew Hore

Georgina Robinson Wales has labelled New Zealand hooker Andrew Hore's alleged attack on Welsh lock Bradley Davies an "absolute disgrace".

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Hooper may pip Pocock as flanker against Wales

Hooper

Georgina Robinson Hooper ran with the Wallabies starting team at training in Cardiff, while Pocock ran with the reserve forwards for much of the afternoon.

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Pocock ready to break down Wales after doing homework

David Pocock

Georgina Robinson CARDIFF: Returning breakaway David Pocock says the breakdown will be the defining battle zone between Australia and Wales at Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

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Wales added to fixture list in ramped-up Wallabies tour

Wales' Alex Cuthbert (R) tackles Australia's Drew Mitchell during their international rugby union match at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, South Wales, December 1, 2012.  REUTERS/Darren Staples   (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

Georgina Robinson The traditional spring tour slog for Test players has just been ratcheted up a notch.

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Warrior Sharpe wary of Wales as Wallabies get ready for war

Sharpe

Georgina Robinson Nathan Sharpe doesn't make excuses. But as the undisputed veteran of the Wallabies, who is counting down on one hand the games he has left to play, the 34-year-old can put a few things in perspective.

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Wales looked to Blues for inspiration

Wales captain Sam Warburton.

Georgina Robinson Wales channelled the spirit of NSW's victorious State of Origin side in an effort to topple the Wallabies in Melbourne at the weekend, Welsh assistant coach Shaun Edwards has revealed.

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NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika backs push for global game

Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson A push for an integrated global rugby season from as early as 2016 appeared to die a sudden death in recent months but there are powerful voices claiming it must not be given up on.

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All eyes on Super Rugby fullback battle between Ben Smith and Israel Folau

World-class Waratah: Fullback Israel Folau tries to evade the Brumbies.

Georgina Robinson Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer ruffled a few feathers last month when he declared fullback Willie Le Roux "the best fullback in the world".

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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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Ewen McKenzie calls his Wallabies troops back down to earth with All Blacks warning

Winning streak: The All Blacks won't be worried that the Wallabies have been on a roll, says coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Forget the seven-game winning streak, the five-try bonanzas and the clean sweep of France.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie praises 'character and grit'

James Horwill receives his 50th Test cap after the game.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie praised his side's "character and grit" to sew up the three-Test series against France with a grinding 6-0 victory in Melbourne on Saturday.

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Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore says talk is cheap

Stephen Moore.

Georgina Robinson There has never been a better time for the Wallabies to talk themselves up. 

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All Blacks legend Andrew Mehrtens sees Bernard Foley as Wallabies No.10

Vote of confidence: Bernard Foley scores a try for the Waratahs against the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens says Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley must be considered for the Wallabies No.10 jersey this year. 

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Kurtley Beale in line for Wallabies five-eighth role

Back in favour: Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson After a long and rocky road back to the top flight, Kurtley Beale is once again in the box seat to wear the coveted Wallabies No.10 jersey.

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