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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Western Force set to shut the door on James O'Connor and Reds now his only hope

Georgina Robinson James O'Connor's move home to Australia is shrouded in uncertainty with the door to his old club the Western Force poised to swing shut in his face.

Rugby

Michael Foley laughs off Western Force's 'favourites' tag against Waratahs

Michael Foley, coach of the Waratahs
Rugby Union

Georgina Robinson Western Force coach Michael Foley has laughed off suggestions his side are favourites for Saturday's derby clash with the Waratahs, saying they have done nothing of note yet.

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Rugby

Israel Folau's fitness fortifies Waratahs before Western Force

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau does not define the Waratahs but he enlivens and fortifies them.

Rugby

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika not surprised by Western Force

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson The Western Force's run up the Super Rugby ladder might have surprised most Australian rugby fans but not Michael Cheika.

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Rugby

Waratahs admit their attack too reliant on Israel Folau 'effect'

'Ready to play' Israel Folau trains with the Waratahs on Tuesday

Georgina Robinson Waratahs attack coach Daryl Gibson has put a sobering voice to what the numbers have been indicating all season.

Rugby

Waratahs unsure of Israel Folau's inclusion after ARU intervention

Waratahs forward Michael Hooper looks perplexed after a Force try in Perth on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs' preparations are in limbo for their crucial home clash with the Bulls this weekend because coach Michael Cheika says he has "no idea" if Israel Folau will be available.

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Rugby

Waratahs' Rob Horne faces choice over future

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Georgina Robinson Where oh where will Rob Horne end up next season?

Rugby

Now we're real Super Rugby contenders, says Michael Cheika

Setback: Waratahs winger Peter Betham has a possible ankle injury.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says Australia is shaking off its "poor cousin" tag in Super Rugby with a more aggressive shop front in the tri-nations tournament.

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The Breakdown

James O'Connor's rugby future could be in red

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Georgina Robinson Queensland is emerging as the most likely destination for former Wallaby James O'Connor.

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Rugby

Clash between Queensland Reds and NSW Waratahs has enough star power to light up a stadium

Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson When preparing to face your mortal enemy, do you take a world-class halves pairing and an electrifying young fullback, or two proven game-breakers and a clutch of power runners? The good news is you...

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Rugby

Israel Folau treble gets Waratahs off to a flying Super Rugby start

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs will have to do ''plenty'' better than a barnstorming six-try win over the Western Force to topple arch rivals Queensland at ANZ Stadium this weekend.

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Rugby

Defence Force: Waratahs ready for western front

Super 15 Rugby. Trail match between NSW Waratahs and Auckland Blues. Allianz Stadium.
Adam Ashley-Cooper in action
Friday 7th February, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Georgina Robinson The Western Force may be last year's Australian wooden spooners with about half of the Waratahs' big-name talent.

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Rugby

James O'Connor set to announce deal to play for London Irish

James O'Connor.

Georgina Robinson Disgraced Wallabies winger James O'Connor will announce a short term deal with English Premiership side London Irish on Tuesday.

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Rugby

Onus on James O'Connor to make London Irish move count

James O'Connor.

Georgina Robinson Australia coach Ewen McKenzie says it is up to wayward former Wallaby James O'Connor to make a stint in English rugby count for something.

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Wallabies' senior players should have pulled bad boys into line, admits Stephen Moore

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson Test hooker Stephen Moore has conceded senior players could have better protected the Wallabies' culture under former coach Robbie Deans and rejected criticism of Australia's Generation Y athletes.

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Rugby

James O'Connor: 'Reality check' may put him on right track, says Genia

James O'Connor

Georgina Robinson Test halfback Will Genia hopes having his contract torn up in Australia will make the difference for James O'Connor this time around.

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Former Wallabies weigh in on decision to stand down players

Drew Mitchell

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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Rugby

Memo to Deans: Foley and Eales warn of tourists' new versatility

New breed: Scott Higginbotham.

Georgina Robinson Great slabs of ''red meat'' they may be, but the British and Irish Lions forward pack hulking south towards Australia are no one-trick ponies.

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Biting allegation, injury cause Gatland concern

Cian Healy

Georgina Robinson After all was said and done the outrage was misplaced.

Rugby

Lions prowl as Kings face fight to save Super status

Southern Kings

Georgina Robinson Super Rugby's newest side has more than respect and legitimacy to play for; the Kings are playing for sheer survival.

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