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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Privacy concerns forced IRB to shelve introduction of 'injury passports'

Georgina Robinson International Rugby Board lawyers scuppered a plan to use "injury passports" to monitor at-risk players for concussion more than two years ago.

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James O'Connor in sights of Western Force and Queensland Reds

Georgina Robinson The Force and the Reds are the Super Rugby clubs most likely to snap up wayward former Wallaby James O'Connor upon his mooted return to Australia at the end of the year.

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Kurtley Beale's trial switch to No.12 may become permanent for Waratahs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07:  Kurtley Beale of the Waratahs runs the ball during the Super Rugby trial match between the Waratahs and the Blues at Allianz Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale is shaping as the Waratahs' new inside-centre in the latest back-line combination favoured by Michael Cheika.

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Kurtley Beale gives Waratahs fans reason to believe again

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Georgina Robinson The Waratahs' prodigal son returned with a spring in his step on Friday, capping his Sydney homecoming with seven points and a sprinkling of the old magic NSW fans sorely missed for two long seasons.

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James O'Connor plans Super Rugby return in 2015

James O'Connor

Georgina Robinson James O'Connor will play out the year in Europe before returning to Australia in a bid to resurrect his Test career.

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Bernard Foley to assume kicking duties in Waratahs' trial against Auckland Blues

Bernard Foley

Georgina Robinson Benji Marshall is not the only challenge facing Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley on Friday night. The 24-year-old, who established himself as one of Michael Cheika's most valuable players last...

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THE BREAKDOWN

National Rugby Championship: Ambitious plans begin to take shape

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Georgina Robinson The architects of the National Rugby Championship are cooking up an audacious 10-team proposal for Australian rugby's long-awaited national third tier.

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IRB told to wake up about concussion

PUKEKOHE, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10: Sam Wykes of the Force battles out against Craig Clarke of the Chiefs in a scrum during the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Force at ECOLight Stadium on May 10, 2013 in Pukekohe, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson A panel of high-profile health experts, including a leading Australian professor, has recommended the International Rugby Board force unions to take a harder line on concussion.

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Hard work the key for Israel Folau

Israel Folau of the Waratahs

Georgina Robinson He is older and wiser and on the cusp of what promises to be a second remarkable season in rugby. But now the heat is on.

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Former Chiefs captain Craig Clarke suffers 10th concussion in 22 months

Craig Clarke

Georgina Robinson Former championship-winning Chiefs captain Craig Clarke has been forced to take an indefinite break from rugby are suffering 10 concussions in 22 months.

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Adam Ashley-Cooper 'clear' about Wallabies redemption

Adam Ashley-Cooper

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.

Kurtley Beale a model player after return to Waratahs in Super Rugby, says Michael Cheika

Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson Born-again Waratah Kurtley Beale is doing everything right before his homecoming game against the Blues at Allianz Stadium on Friday.

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Benji Marshall: I was lost when I first joined Auckland Blues

MASTERTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 01:  Benji Marshall of the Blues looks on during the Super Rugby Trial Match between the Blues and the Hurricanes at Memorial Park on February 1, 2014 in Masterton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Benji Marshall has admitted he felt "lost" in rugby when he joined the Blues but is confident a return to the form that made him a legend in league is just around the corner.

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Quade Cooper set to peak in 2014, says Reds coach Richard Graham

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: Quade Cooper runs with the ball during a Queenland Reds Super Rugby training session at Ballymore Stadium on January 31, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Queensland coach Richard Graham has declared Quade Cooper's spring tour form his ''best yet'' at Test level and expects the playmaker to bring his red-hot game to bear on the Reds this year.

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Rugby union year in review: play dominated by off-field dramatics

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Georgina Robinson This was a year of big matches and big stories, but nothing trumps a coaching change at the top, especially not one with the dramatic build-up and aftermath of Robbie Deans's departure.

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Rugby Union

Leap of faith can take Wallabies to top, says Cooper

Over: Wallabies winger Joe Tomane scores.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies building character needed to take them to top of world rankings.

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Wallabies star Israel Folau determined to get even better

Australia's Israel Folau (R) narrowly fails to score a try as he is tackled by Wales's Scott Williams during their international rugby union match at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff November 30, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

Georgina Robinson Barnstorming fullback Israel Folau says he wants to take his game to "another level" next year.

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Wallabies aim to be the best, says Quade Cooper

Australia's fly-half Quade Cooper is pictured before the start of the International rugby union test match between Wales and Australia at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on November 30, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK  == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE ==

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are building the character needed to take them to the top of the world rankings in the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup.

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Warren Gatland slams Wayne Barnes' forward pass decision

Warren Gatland.

Georgina Robinson Warren Gatland invoked the ghosts of Wayne Barnes' past in the aftermath of Wales' narrow loss to the Wallabies, suggesting the referee would have ruled Israel Folau's pass to Joe Tomane as forward...

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Brilliant Quade Cooper sparks Wallabies to victory over Wales

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Georgina Robinson A desperate Australia defended a four-point lead with 14 ragged men holding on to secure the Wallabies a 30-26 victory and a ninth-straight win over Six Nations champions Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

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