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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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

Craig Clarke

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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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie takes refereeing gripes to IRB

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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 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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IRB steps in to appeal Horwill verdict

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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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Wallabies suffer in silence after battering by All Blacks

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Georgina Robinson It can be hard to silence Gen Y sometimes, such is their need to be heard and understood – not to mention "favourited", "liked" and "double-tapped".

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Ewen McKenzie throws down gauntlet to All Blacks as Wallabies prepare for Bledisloe clash

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has challenged the All Blacks to "bring their A game" to the second Bledisloe Cup clash and defend their 28-year unbeaten run at Eden Park against the Wallabies. 

National Rugby Championship teams refuse to budge on clashing kit colours

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Georgina Robinson Heaven help the referees and commentators assigned to call the opening match of the National Rugby Championship at Ballymore next Thursday. 

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Henry Speight named in Wallabies squad for Rugby Championship

New Wallaby: Brumbies flyer Henry Speight.

Georgina Robinson Rampaging Brumbies winger Henry Speight is the only new name in the Wallabies squad to play in the Rugby Championship next month. 

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Wycliff Palu is excited by the noise as the Waratahs chase the Super Rugby title

Georgina Robinson As little as two years ago, when Waratahs fans weren't booing - they were mute. Dead quiet. 

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Tatafu Polota-Nau injury causes anxiety for Wallabies

Agony: An injury to Tatafu Polota-Nau could cause maximum pain for the Wallabies.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies' plans for a Bledisloe Cup upset have taken a body blow with a major cloud over Test hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau.

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Israel Folau urges Waratahs to stay calm after losing captain Dave Dennis

Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau has called for "level heads" at the Waratahs as they absorb the loss of their captain and look to continue a commanding march to the Super Rugby finals this week.

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Jacques Potgieter flattered by Bulls' pursuit, but happy at new home with Waratahs

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Georgina Robinson From outsider to cult hero in less than a year, Jacques Potgieter couldn't hide a grin when quizzed about the Bulls' futile pursuit of him in recent months. 

THE BREAKDOWN

Melbourne Rebels re-sign ex-All Black Tamati Ellison for two more years

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Georgina Robinson The Rebels have pulled off a big coup with the re-signing of former All Blacks centre Tamati Ellison.

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Wallabies will face much tougher French side in second Test, says Stephen Larkham

Australia's Michael Hooper and Nic White tackle France's Hugo Bonneval during Saturday's Test.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies great Stephen Larkham says Ewen McKenzie must stick with a winning side ahead of a "much tougher" second Test against France in Melbourne this week.

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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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Toulouse condemned after player allowed to play on following severe head knock

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Georgina Robinson French rugby has attracted worldwide condemnation after a player for Top 14 team Toulouse was allowed to return to the field after suffering a severe head knock.

THE BREAKDOWN

Shocking Toulouse concussion highlights powerless governance

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Georgina Robinson Pity the International Rugby Board and its chief medico Martin Raftery.

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Stephen Moore to lead Wallabies against French

Georgina Robinson Stephen Moore has emerged as the frontrunner for the Wallabies captaincy just days out from Monday's announcement on the Gold Coast.

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