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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Springboks refuse to hang loss to Wallabies on Bryan Habana's controversial yellow card

Georgina Robinson The Springboks will seek "clarity" around Bryan Habana's controversial sin-binning but have refused to blame match officials for their one-point loss to the Wallabies in Perth.

National Rugby Championship teams refuse to budge on clashing kit colours

NRC trophy

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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Romain Poite set for scrutiny in Bledisloe II as referee stoush rumbles on

Referee Jaco Peyper gives a yellow card to Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks during the Bledisloe Cup opener.

Georgina Robinson The performance of Romain Poite in this weekend's Bledisloe Cup re-match will be under more scrutiny than ever after provocative comments from the All Blacks and Poite's contemporary Jonathan Kaplan...

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Sydney vies for leg of rugby's world sevens series

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Georgina Robinson Allianz Stadium and the SCG Trust are close to pulling off a big coup by luring Australia's leg of the sevens world series to Sydney next year.

Five reasons the Waratahs will win the Super Rugby grand final

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Georgina Robinson The key players who can deliver the Waratahs a maiden Super Rugby title?

Rugby

The away curse: Super rugby teams pay the penalty for playing away from home

Tough to win: The reds during their on-the-road loss to the Lions in Johannesburg.

Georgina Robinson The numbers do not lie. Not a single travelling team has won in Super Rugby this year. Is the spectre of home-town refereeing rearing its ugly head.

Rugby

Stephen Moore to lead Wallabies against French

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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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Rugby

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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Rugby

Cheika tells Tahs to take game into their own hands

Licence to drill: Michael Cheika has told the Waratahs to 'knock blokes out of the way' in the wake of their loss to the Brumbies.

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika wants the Waratahs to "knock blokes out of the way" rather than rely on the referee's whistle to decide their fate this season. 

McKenzie crouches, drives to defend pack

James Horwill

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie launched a passionate defence of the Australian scrum before Sunday's crucial final Rugby Championship clash against Argentina.

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Rugby

Tour will galvanise Wallabies pack, says James Horwill

Sport. Wallabies captain James Horwill. 
Photo: Edwina Pickles. 14th Oct 2013.

Georgina Robinson Death, taxes and set-piece scrutiny are the only certainties in life for a Wallabies forward.

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Rugby

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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Michael Lynagh says former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans got a rough deal

Robbie Deans

Georgina Robinson Michael Lynagh says former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans was ''unfairly treated'' and deserved more credit for the team's record during his 5½ years in charge.

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Stage ready for new scrum rules, but are the players?

Michael O'Connor

Georgina Robinson NEW scrum rules set for trial at the Gold Coast Sevens tournament could set a cat among the pigeons on the opening leg of the Sevens World Series this weekend, Australia coach Michael O'Connor says.

Wallaby scrum fails test

France's technically excellent scrum pack convincingly won the battle.

Georgina Robinson, Paris Robbie Deans will be wishing he had not tempted fate by declaring the Australian scrum had earned the respect of Test referees.

Referee not a fan of forwards' technique

Australia's Sekope Kepu?

Georgina Robinson PARIS: Robbie Deans will be wishing he had not tempted fate. A few days after declaring the Australian scrum had earned the respect of Test referees, the French pack convincingly won the battle for...

Super Rugby

Cards stack against NSW as Cheika hits out at referee decisions

Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson EACH season brings with it new referees and Waratahs coaches Michael Cheika and Daryl Gibson are learning the hard way about the priorities of this year's crop.

Waratahs keep losing the ball, then the match

AAC

Georgina Robinson Turnovers killed the Waratahs' star on Saturday night and coach Michael Cheika says it's been happening all season.

Rugby

Revised scrum laws will help Wallabies bounce back: Blades

British and Irish Lions scrum action.

Georgina Robinson The under-fire Wallabies scrum could have found an unexpected ally in new laws limiting the advantage of heavy forward packs.

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Moore fears 'teething problems' over scrum laws

Stephen Moore

Georgina Robinson New scrum laws are heaping further pressure on the Wallabies pack.