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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

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

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

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. 

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

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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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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Rugby

Moore fears 'teething problems' over scrum laws

Stephen Moore

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

Rugby

McKenzie banished to Bledisloe 'no-man's land'

Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson There aren't many more recognised images of Ewen McKenzie than that of the mic-ed up sideline coach, taut with anticipation, intoning messages to his coaching staff with the game in play mere metres...

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Rugby

Halfbacks, hookers and whistleblowers struggle with revised scrum laws

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Georgina Robinson It was the referees and halfbacks you felt for most during the international debut of new scrum laws on Saturday night.

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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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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.

Foley praises troops but questions sin-binning

The Waratahs

Georgina Robinson WARATAHS coach Michael Foley lauded the efforts of his players but questioned the sin-binning of Tatafu Polota-Nau during the emphatic win over the Rebels.

Rugby

Tahs ready for the breakdown masters

Wyatt Crockett

Georgina Robinson THEY'VE talked about it, practised it and even called in SANZAR referees to police it.