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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Waratahs skipper Michael Hooper soaking in Brumbies win before focusing on Crusaders

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper wasn't ready to think about his first ever shot at a Super Rugby title on Saturday night. 

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NSW Waratahs advance to Super Rugby final with emphatic win over ACT Brumbies

Waratahs

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs won a minor premiership off the back of four-try bonus points but it was heroic defence that will see them play their first home final in Super Rugby history against the Crusaders at ANZ...

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Michael Cheika's NSW Waratahs: a baseball bat up front, a violin as a back line

Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson The higher you rise, the further you have to fall and the more people who will watch when it happens. Michael Cheika knows that is the way it goes. He reads the papers and keeps track of the chat.

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Michael Hooper unfazed by task ahead for Waratahs in Super Rugby knockout

Big clash: Michael Hooper is looking forward to taking on the Brumbies.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper says the Waratahs pack must "get one over" the Brumbies to win the most important Super Rugby game of the NSW captain's career.

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Brumbies believe experience will give them the winning edge against Waratahs

Experience counts: Brumbies captain Ben Mowen at training.

Georgina Robinson The battle-hardened Brumbies say they have the experience at the pointy end of Super Rugby to catapult them over bitter rivals the Waratahs into their second consecutive grand final appearance next...

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Adam Ashley-Cooper ready to break finals curse with NSW Waratahs

Running man: Adam Ashley-Cooper training with the Waratahs on Thursday.

Georgina Robinson Decorated Waratahs utility Adam Ashley-Cooper may be six games off his Test century but he has rotten luck in finals football. 

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NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika backs push for global game

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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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NSW Waratahs wary of Brumbies wrecking ball Henry Speight in Super Rugby semi

Georgina Robinson For the scant few uninitiated, he heralded his presence in Super Rugby with a freakish performance against defending champions the Chiefs in Canberra at the weekend. 

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Israel Folau and Jacques Potgieter back to boost Waratahs as Michael Cheika brushes off mind games

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Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says victory over arch rivals the Brumbies is the only way to silence his side's critics

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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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Hitman Jacques Potgieter in Waratahs' frame for Brumbies Super Rugby blockbuster

Jacques Potgieter, seen here during a Waratahs training session on Monday, is in the box seat for a return to the second row.

Georgina Robinson Rampaging NSW second-rower Jacques Potgieter is likely to return to the starting line-up against the Brumbies in the Waratahs' first sudden-death finals encounter in three years.

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Wycliff Palu and Matt Carraro want to make most of Waratahs' best shot yet at Super Rugby title

Golden chance: Wycliff Palu knows the Waratahs' chances of winning a Super Rugby title have never been better.

Georgina Robinson A week off, a home semi-final and, if they make the cut, a home final. Waratahs veterans Wycliff Palu and Matt Carraro know this is NSW's best shot yet at an elusive Super Rugby title.

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Jacques Potgieter flattered by Bulls' pursuit, but happy at new home with Waratahs

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Georgina Robinson From outsider to cult hero in less than a year, Jacques Potgieter couldn't hide a grin when quizzed about the Bulls' futile pursuit of him in recent months. 

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Waratahs bank on club's culture to keep Kurtley Beale in Super Rugby

In demand: Kurtley Beale has been linked with a move to rugby league, but Waratahs attack coach Daryl Gibson believes he will stay in the 15-man code.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs attack coach Daryl Gibson has backed the Super Rugby minor premiers to hold on to in-form playmaker Kurtley Beale next year despite intense interest from the NRL.

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Injured Waratahs captain Dave Dennis still in the mix on the sidelines

SITTING IT OUT: Injury has robbed Waratahs captain Dave Dennis the chance to lead his team to a Super Rugby final.

Georgina Robinson The Brumbies and Sharks are the only two teams who stand between the Waratahs and a maiden Super Rugby title. 

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NSW Waratahs reach out to troubled Islander youth

Helping out: Wycliff Palu (left) and Tatafu Polata-Nau speak with youths involved in the juvenile justice program.

Georgina Robinson Will Skelton's life has been littered with highlights these past few months but July 8 was not one of them.

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ARU right to stand firm on Test eligibility, says departing Waratahs star Kane Douglas

Edging towards the exit: Kane Douglas.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs second-rower Kane Douglas has backed the ARU's tough stance on Test eligibility as he and good friend Nick Cummins prepare to leave Australia before next year's World Cup.

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Waratahs give Israel Folau and Sekope Kepu a rest at training

Georgina Robinson There are few things that strike fear into the heart of Waratahs fans like the sight of Israel Folau sitting out training.

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Coach Michael Cheika promises full force Waratahs against Queensland

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika has quashed speculation the Waratahs will not field a full strength team for their clash with Queensland on Saturday, saying to do so would promote a "bad mindset" within the minor...

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