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Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Wallabies teammates Israel Folau and Henry Speight won't give inch in Brumbies-Waratahs battle

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau and Henry Speight will be two of the biggest names included in Ewen McKenzie's Wallabies squad for the looming Rugby Championship when it is announced on Wednesday.

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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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Ewen McKenzie rules out sabbaticals for Wallabies' stars

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau may have the Wallabies coach's ear on pretty much anything rugby related, but Ewen McKenzie will respectfully disagree with his prized fullback on the subject of sabbaticals.

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Super-sized Will Skelton leads Wallabies to clean sweep of France

Australia's Will Skelton, second right, celebrates with teammates after scoring a try against France during their rugby union test match  in Sydney, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Georgina Robinson Gifts come in many guises and Wallabies second rower Will Skelton could be just what the Wallabies need leading into next year's World Cup.

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Wallabies must do better than French series to overcome New Zealand All Blacks

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie says a drought-breaking Bledisloe Cup win is possible but the Wallabies must "do a lot better" than their horror start to last year's campaign if they are to pull off the enormous upset.

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Wallabies tackle defence with renewed vigour for Test series against France

France's Morgan Parra is tackled by the Wallabies' defence during Australia's 6-0 win at Melbourne last Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies defence coach Nick Scrivener likes to keep things simple.

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Wallabies players won't be allowed to take sabbaticals, says chief

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau is rounded up by the French defence during the second Test in Melbourne.

Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union is digging its heels in on the controversial issue of player sabbaticals, with chief executive Bill Pulver declaring there is "zero appetite" for relaxing Australia's...

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Stephen Moore injury the only downer for Ewen McKenzie in Wallabies romp

Down, and out: Stephen Moore.

Georgina Robinson James Slipper had no idea the Wallabies had just lost another captain.

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'Shattered' Stephen Moore leaves void in Wallabies

Australian captain Stephen Moore (centre, left) sustains a knee injury whilst tackling French flanker Bernard le Roux (centre).

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies did not simply lose their captain and starting hooker on Saturday night, they lost the leader of their cultural revival.

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Michael Hooper appointed Wallabies captain

Michael Hooper is the youngest Wallabies captain since 1961.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper has become the youngest player to captain the Wallabies since 1961 after being unveiled in camp at Sanctuary Cove.

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Wallabies maul bemused France in First Test

Too hot to handle: Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies shrugged off the devastating loss of a new captain within a minute of kick-off to demolish a bamboozled France and notch their fifth win in a row for the first time since 2008.

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Wallabies will face much tougher French side in second Test, says Stephen Larkham

Australia's Michael Hooper and Nic White tackle France's Hugo Bonneval during Saturday's Test.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies great Stephen Larkham says Ewen McKenzie must stick with a winning side ahead of a "much tougher" second Test against France in Melbourne this week.

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New Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper has the respect of his older teammates

Michael Hooper showed in Brisbane that he was capable of taking the captaincy duties in his stride.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper is the second youngest player in the Wallabies and their new captain, but the squad back him to lead from the front.

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James Horwill recalled as injuries hit Wallabies forward pack

James Horwill

Georgina Robinson Injury has forced three changes to Australia's starting line up for the Wallabies' second Test against France in Melbourne this weekend.

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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 grind out low-scoring win over France

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Georgina Robinson What a difference a week can make.

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Scott Fardy urges balance between Wallabies' running and kicking games

Georgina Robinson Test flanker Scott Fardy said the Wallabies needed "balance" between their running and kicking games in Australia's dead rubber clash with France in Sydney.

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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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Next skipper of the Wallabies needs to lead, not seek consensus

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Georgina Robinson Once upon a time, John Eales was a somebody like the rest of us. Now known as the Nobody (because "Nobody's perfect") who led a Wallabies side dripping with talent to World Cup glory in 1999, Eales...

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Bernard Foley steps up bid for Wallabies' No.10 jersey

Bernard Foley (centre) believes the race for the Wallabies No.10 jersey is wide open.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley says the next three weeks will decide who wears the coveted Wallabies' No.10 jersey against France next month.