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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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How Wallabies captain John Eales almost got the knife at secret lunch meeting

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Georgina Robinson It was the lunch that almost changed the course of Wallabies history, when rugby powerbrokers met after Australia's 61-22 record loss to South Africa in August 1997.

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New standards agreed for Wallabies after Dublin drinking fiasco

Meetings: Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union will develop a uniform set of team protocols spanning Super Rugby and the Wallabies as a result of the fall-out from last year's spring tour controversy.

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Wallabies to host France at Allianz Stadium

Georgina Robinson Test rugby returns to Allianz Stadium this year with an afternoon Test between Australia and France in June.

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Wallabies partners prepare to face off in grudge match

Reunion: Michael Hooper will be on the same field as Wallabies partner Scott Fardy again in Canberra on Saturday, but this time the breakaways will be on opposing sides.

Georgina Robinson The NSW incursion into Brumbies territory on Saturday will see the reunion of one of the Wallabies' most successful partnerships in 2013.

Adam Ashley-Cooper 'clear' about Wallabies redemption

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Rupert Guinness, Georgina Robinson Waratahs back Adam Ashley-Cooper has a clear understanding of what is expected of him as a Wallaby under coach Ewen McKenzie in the aftermath of last year's spring tour controversy.

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Wallabies ring the changes in readiness for torrid Test against Ireland

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Georgina Robinson DUBLIN: The Wallabies will welcome back breakdown pest Scott Fardy and keep fetcher Liam Gill on the bench in anticipation of a fierce contact battle against Ireland at the weekend.

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Irish big guns return for Wallabies Test

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Georgina Robinson DUBLIN: Ireland have made six changes to their starting line up for Saturday's clash with the Wallabies in a game that will reunite Brian O'Driscoll and Paul O'Connell for their first starts for...

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Family tour helps ease sad times for Wallabies player Kane Douglas

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Georgina Robinson This time last year NSW second-rower Kane Douglas was in a living hell.

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Wallabies determined to turn tables on Scotland

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Georgina Robinson Turning Australia's recent one-sided record against Scotland on its head this week is the "only thing that matters" to the Wallabies now.

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Tevita Kuridrani sent off as Wallabies down Ireland

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Georgina Robinson A red card to Australian centre Tevita Kuridrani marred the Wallabies' most convincing performance yet on the spring tour with a 32-15 win over Ireland on Saturday.

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Wallabies prove scrum doubters wrong: Ben Mowen

Ireland and Australia fight for the ball.

Georgina Robinson Ben Mowen has hit back at Australia's scrum critics after the Wallabies pack dominated a static Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

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Ewen McKenzie rapt with Wallabies' mix of skill and desperation

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Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie was not hiding his satisfaction in Dublin on Saturday night. The Wallabies had for the first time under his watch matched attacking precision with desperate physicality.

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Wallabies preparations for Scotland Test thrown into disarray

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Georgina Robinson Australia's preparations for the Test against Scotland have been thrown into turmoil following the suspension of six players who were set to wear the gold jersey at Murrayfield this weekend.

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Matt Toomua revels in tandem playmaker role for Wallabies

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Australia's centre Matt Toomua prepares to  kick the ball away during the international rugby union test match between Ireland and Australia at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on November 16, 2013. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO / PETER MUHLY

Georgina Robinson Midfield revelation Matt Toomua wants to be known as the toughest ball-playing centre in rugby to shore up his spot in the Wallabies' starting line up.

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Former Wallabies weigh in on decision to stand down players

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Georgina Robinson Former Wallabies have weighed in on Ewen McKenzie's decision to come down hard on six players who went out drinking in Dublin last week.

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Curfew, drink ban on Wallabies

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie slaps curfew and mid-week alcohol ban on the Wallabies after senior players went out drinking four days before a Test match.

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Wallabies stand down six, warn nine over Dublin booze binge

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Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have sensationally stood down six players for their Test against Scotland and sanctioned a further nine for staying out late and drinking in Dublin last week.

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James Horwill denies there is a drinking culture within Wallabies camp

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Georgina Robinson Former Australian captain James Horwill says there is no drinking culture within the Wallabies and a complete booze ban is unnecessary on tour.

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Ewen McKenzie suspends 'Dublin six' after Wallabies night out

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Georgina Robinson Like most nights out in Dublin, it started well. A group of seven players, including the Wallabies captain, the Waratahs captain and a 90-Test veteran back, went to Dublin's oldest pub, the Brazen...

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Ewen McKenzie sets Wallabies alcohol ban and curfew

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Georgina Robinson A furious Ewen McKenzie has slapped a curfew and mid-week alcohol ban on the Wallabies after senior players went out drinking four days before a Test match last week.

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