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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald


ARU leaning towards two Super conferences

Georgina Robinson ?The Australian Rugby Union is open to an overhaul of Super Rugby that would see more trans-Tasman derbies and up to two Argentinian teams included in the competition.


Top Dog rules out Folau return to league

Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau is set to finally announce he is staying in rugby after the Canterbury Bulldogs revealed they had ruled him out as a replacement for Brisbane Broncos-bound Ben Barba.

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Arthur ready to pack down with Force

Mickey Arthur

Georgina Robinson The former coach of the Australian cricket team, Mickey Arthur, is in talks to join Perth-based Super Rugby franchise the Western Force.

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ARU goes into huddle to help retain the gay World Cup

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Georgina Robinson No Bledisloe, no Tom Richards, no Webb Ellis? No worries. Australia still has one piece of silverware in the cabinet, the Bingham Cup, awarded to the winners of the gay World Cup held every two years.

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The Breakdown

Minnows hit gaps in Australia's preparation for Games Sevens

Georgina Robinson Canada, Kenya, the United States. Not a traditional rugby powerhouse among them but all three beat either the Australian men's or women's teams in this year's Sevens World Series.

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Make Sevens count: Cheika

Bernard Foley

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says the merits of "cherry picking" Super Rugby players for the Rugby World Cup Sevens team will be determined by their Cup results.

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Rebels won't use Burgess, but Wallabies still might


Georgina Robinson Rebels coach Damien Hill has vowed not to use returning Australian halfback Luke Burgess this season unless injury or Wallabies selection robs him of a current player.

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Wales added to fixture list in ramped-up Wallabies tour

Wales' Alex Cuthbert (R) tackles Australia's Drew Mitchell during their international rugby union match at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, South Wales, December 1, 2012.  REUTERS/Darren Staples   (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

Georgina Robinson The traditional spring tour slog for Test players has just been ratcheted up a notch.

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Club together: new names, new plans for city comps

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Georgina Robinson The Premier Rugby Taskforce Review that set a cat among the Sydney and Brisbane club rugby pigeons earlier this year is close to turning around a few important decisions.

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I'm just getting started: Folau had no serious plans to move

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson Rugby league didn't stand a chance in the end.

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The Breakdown

Super-duper: Competition on grand scale, with up to five new clubs mooted to join

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Georgina Robinson Super Rugby is on the verge of its biggest ever expansion, with at least one and up to five new teams set to join the competition from 2016.

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Rugby puts game changer in play

Sydney Convicts

Georgina Robinson Sydney account manager Jason Fowler didn't know how to tell his teammates at Macquarie University Rugby Club he was gay.

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The Breakdown

Big night beckons for three still on the loose

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Georgina Robinson Three of Australia's biggest names are yet to re-sign with Australian rugby.

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The Breakdown

Smart talk keeps White in the headlines here and back home

Georgina Robinson You have to give it to Jake White. The Brumbies coach has a way of staying in the headlines even as the rest of the scrutiny and attention is on his Wallabies coaching rival Robbie Deans.


IRB steps in to appeal Horwill verdict


Georgina Robinson Australia's preparations for the second Test against the British and Irish Lions have been thrown into turmoil after the International Rugby Board intervened to order a re-hearing of a stamping...

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Rampant Lions could spell end of Deans' reign

Jamie Roberts

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies may have a new coach within weeks after Australia slumped to a devastating 41-16 defeat at the hands of the British and Irish Lions in front of a record ANZ Stadium crowd in Sydney on...

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Supporters try to blunt any move to axe Deans

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: Robbie Deans (L), the Wallaby coach congratulates winning Lions coach Warren Gatland after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Warren Gatland and former Australian Rugby Union chairman Peter McGrath have rallied around under-siege Wallabies coach Robbie Deans as speculation he will soon be out of a job increases.

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Deans' future in ARU's hands

Robbie Deans

Georgina Robinson Robbie Deans says his coaching fate is in the hands of the Australian Rugby Union after the Wallabies handed the British and Irish Lions their first series victory in 16 years on Saturday.

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Ewen McKenzie is the new Wallabies coach

Ewen McKenzie.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie will coach the Wallabies to the 2015 Rugby World Cup after the Australian Rugby Union released Robbie Deans from his two-year contract six months early.

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Rugby Union

McKenzie takes over from Deans

Ewen McKenzie faces an uphill battle preparing the Wallabies for the Bledisloe Cup series and the upcoming Rugby Championship series, which kicks off on August 17.

Georgina Robinson Australian Rugby Union releases Deans six months early from two-year contract.