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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.

Rugby

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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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie takes refereeing gripes to IRB

Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are tackling perceptions of the Australian scrum head-on with a lengthy please-explain submission to the International Rugby Board.

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IRB steps in to appeal Horwill verdict

Horwill

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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IRB hands out extraordinary suspension to Wallaby

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Georgina Robinson A good disciplinary record saved Rob Simmons from a 14-week ban after his lifting tackle on breakaway Yannick Nyanga in last Saturday's Test against France was deemed by IRB to be on the "high end"...

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Argentina bloods young rugby stars ahead of Super Rugby debut

Georgina Robinson They take their name from the vast grasslands that produced Argentina's famous cattlemen, the Gauchos, and they are about to shake up Super Rugby.

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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 Union

Family tour helps ease sad times for Wallabies player Kane Douglas

Kane Douglas

Georgina Robinson This time last year NSW second-rower Kane Douglas was in a living hell.

Rugby

Kane Douglas embraces life after mum's death

Kane Douglas

Georgina Robinson This time last year Kane Douglas was in a living hell.

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Wallabies preparations for Scotland Test thrown into disarray

Nick Cummins

Georgina Robinson Australia's preparations for the Test against Scotland have been thrown into turmoil following the suspension of six players who were set to wear the gold jersey at Murrayfield this weekend.

Tevita Kuridrani suspended for five weeks

Tevita Kuridrani

Georgina Robinson Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani has been suspended for five weeks for a tip tackle on Ireland No.6 Peter O'Mahony.

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Tevita Kuridrani ban hard to understand

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Georgina Robinson This is not another "Irrational Rugby Board" whinge. Promise. But it is a look at the facts around Tevita Kuridrani's five-week ban.

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Ewen McKenzie lauds bibs and bobs Wallabies

Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson If Ewen McKenzie wanted to test the mettle of the Wallabies he could not have designed a better obstacle course.

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Horwill treads carefully to keep squad focused

James Horwill

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies have brushed aside a week of high drama to focus on Saturday's must-win second Test against the British and Irish Lions.

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O'Connor admits 4am burger run 'error of judgment'

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28: James O'Connor of the Wallabies runs during an Australian Wallabies captain's run at Etihad Stadium on June 28, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Wallabies playmaker James O'Connor has acknowledged a "lack of judgment" drove him and teammate Kurtley Beale on a pre-dawn fast food mission just days out from the second Test against the British...

Horwill forced to wait on fate

Horwill

Georgina Robinson The fate of Wallabies captain James Horwill is expected to be decided by mid- to late-morning on Tuesday after an announcement was again delayed.

Horwill cleared of stamping charge - again

Georgina Robinson Wallabies captain James Horwill will play in the series decider against the British and Irish Lions after having a stamping allegation against him dismissed for a second time.

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Rugby Union

ARU slams Horwill case delay

A visibly relieved James Horwill speaks to the media on Monday along with Wallabies coach Robbie Deans.

Georgina Robinson Push for review of judicial process that led to Wallabies captain spending nine days in limbo.

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What a relief; now let's get on with it, says Horwill

Wallabies Captain James Horwill giving a press conference regarding being cleared from a Stamping Charge. Photographed Tuesday 2nd July 2013. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH NEWS 130702

Georgina Robinson Wallabies captain James Horwill will play in the series decider against the British and Irish Lions after having a stamping allegation against him dismissed for a second time.

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ARU: pull pin on cause of Horwill 'grenade'

James Horwill

Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union is demanding a review of the judicial process that led to Wallabies captain James Horwill spending nine days in limbo before being cleared of foul play for a second time.

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