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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Western Force's Nick Cummins puts family first in move to Japan

Georgina Robinson Like a rat up a drain pipe, the Honey Badger was gone.

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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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Israel Folau's fitness fortifies Waratahs before Western Force

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

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

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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.

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

Michael Foley, coach of the Waratahs
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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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Waratahs face tough battle defending their Super Rugby title in 2015

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Georgina Robinson No one said it would be easy but a gruelling 10 straight games and two defining clashes on South Africa's highveld say going back to back will be a challenge for the Waratahs next year.

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Michael Cheika backs draft system for emerging rugby union talent

Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson The coach of Australia's wealthiest and arguably most powerful Super Rugby franchise has backed the creation of a draft system to spread talent more evenly among the five teams. 

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Barbarians select Nick Cummins to play against Wallabies

Baabaa boy: Nick Cummins is set to play against the Wallabies.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are set to face one of their own at Twickenham after Nick Cummins agreed to wear the black and white of the Barbarians against Australia in November. 

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Will Genia and Benn Robinson return to Wallabies fold

Australian Rugby Union player Will Genia

Georgina Robinson Will Genia and Benn Robinson have been called up to the injury-hit Wallabies for their two-week tour of South Africa and Argentina. 

Will Genia and Benn Robinson return to fold for injury-hit Wallabies

Will Genia (C) of Australia's Wallabies carries the ball as Juan Manuel Leguizamon (L) of Argentina's Los Pumas tries to stop him during a Rugby Championship match in Rosario October 5, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Salvatori (ARGENTINA - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

Georgina Robinson Will Genia and Benn Robinson have been called up to the injury-hit Wallabies for their two-week tour of South Africa and Argentina.

Manuel Montero must decide whether to stay in Argentina or move down under

Coming or going?: Argentina's rising talent Manuel

Georgina Robinson He is the ''Panther'' in the Pumas' midst, the home-grown Argentinian star who grew up idolising Lote Tuqiri and is being chased by the Western Force.

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Wallabies to debut Bernard Foley-Nick Phipps halves combination

Super form: Ewen McKenzie is set to give Bernard Foley a shot in the Wallabies No.10 jumper.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie is set to debut the Super Rugby title-winning combination of Bernard Foley and Nick Phipps on Tuesday when he names the side to take on South Africa at Paterson's Stadium.

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Fears Wallaby Pat McCabe has injured his neck again

All Blacks winger Julian Savea finds Pat McCabe hindering his run as Scott Fardy looks on during Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup game in Auckland.

Georgina Robinson Two Tests into a comeback against the odds, Wallabies winger Pat McCabe appears to have reinjured his neck in Australia's 51-20 loss to New Zealand. 

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Year to savour keeps on giving for Waratahs' Michael Hooper with Matthew Burke Cup

Top Tah ... Michael Hooper celebrates after winning the Super Rugby title.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper has put the misery of Australia's Bledisloe Cup drubbing behind him to take out top honours at the Waratahs' annual awards night.

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Captain Michael Hooper says Wallabies will hear some home truths in first get-together after thrashing by All Blacks

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Georgina Robinson Test captain Michael Hooper says the Wallabies will hear a few home truths when they come back together for the first time since one of their worst-ever losses to the All Blacks.

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Kurtley Beale selected as Wallabies' five-eighth for Bledisloe Cup

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Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale will wear the Wallabies No.10 jersey for the first time since 2012 in an overhauled Australian back line to play the All Blacks on Saturday.

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Kurtley Beale man to give Wallabies winning edge, says Ewen McKenzie

Smiling assassin: Wallabies No.10 Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson The search for a Bledisloe Cup-winning edge prompted Ewen McKenzie to dump match-winning playmaker Bernard Foley and hand the No.10 jersey to a resurgent Kurtley Beale for the first time in two years.

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Pat McCabe set to cap Super comeback season with Wallabies start

Fairytale return: Pat McCabe.

Georgina Robinson Storming Brumbies back Pat McCabe looks set for his first Test start in almost two years when the Wallabies take on New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup opener next week.

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James Slipper says Wallabies don't care about All Blacks' shot at record in Bledisloe clash

Promise: Nathan Charles (left) with James Slipper at Mount Panorama on Wednesday.

Georgina Robinson The All Blacks are 80 minutes away from claiming the longest ever Test-match winning streak among tier-one nations but the Wallabies "don't really care".

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika in line for extended contract

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Georgina Robinson It may be true that success has many fathers but there will be no paternity tests required if the Waratahs go all the way this season.

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