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Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says Kane Douglas should have gotten Wallabies call-up

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika said workhorse second rower Kane Douglas "deserved" to wear a Wallabies jersey this year despite his upcoming move to Ireland.

Henry Speight named in Wallabies squad for Rugby Championship

New Wallaby: Brumbies flyer Henry Speight.

Georgina Robinson Rampaging Brumbies winger Henry Speight is the only new name in the Wallabies squad to play in the Rugby Championship next month. 

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

Israel Folau

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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Rugby: Brumbies, Waratahs the right ingredients for Ewen McKenzie's Wallabies

Healthy competition: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie hopes Super Rugby stars such as Israel Folau and Henry Speight stay healthy.

Georgina Robinson It is a Wallabies coach's dream – so long as Henry Speight and Israel Folau don't break each other in the battle to make the Super Rugby final.

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Kurtley Beale in running to play five-eighth for Wallabies

Option for Wallaby 10 ... Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says he sees "no reason" why Kurtley Beale cannot nab the coveted Wallabies No.10 jersey from NSW teammate Bernard Foley in the coming Rugby Championship. 

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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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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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Will Skelton one of 11 Waratahs in Wallabies squad

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Georgina Robinson Rookie NSW lock Will Skelton and a rejuvenated Rob Horne are among 11 Waratahs players named in the Wallabies squad to take on France next month.

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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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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.

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Kurtley Beale ponders his place with the Wallabies

Talking a good game: Kurtley Beale calls the shots at Waratahs training on Tuesday.

Georgina Robinson All year Kurtley Beale has been at pains to distance himself from talk of the Wallabies.

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Ewen McKenzie keen to turn Wallabies' defence into a weapon

Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie will use his second year in charge of the Wallabies to zero in on their defence, deny opposition teams momentum and cash in on counter-attacking opportunities.

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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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