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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Former Chiefs captain Craig Clarke suffers 10th concussion in 22 months

Georgina Robinson Former championship-winning Chiefs captain Craig Clarke has been forced to take an indefinite break from rugby are suffering 10 concussions in 22 months.

Rugby

Folau inspires Tahs to watershed victory over Chiefs

Folau

Georgina Robinson Superstars often fire in isolation, but not this one.

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Tahs must find another gear to upset Chiefs, says Mumm

Waratahs training session at Moore Park on March 29, 2012. Dean Mumm with ball. SPORT photo by Marco Del Grande

Georgina Robinson A HOT-AIR balloon in the form of a boxing kangaroo might have landed in rural Hamilton two days ago but, omens aside, the Waratahs know nothing less than a season-best performance will secure them an...

Rugby

Waratahs unchanged for clash with charging Chiefs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24:  Brendan McKibbin (R) of the Waratahs celebrates with team mates after scoring a try during the round five Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Sharks at Allianz Stadium on March 24, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson GOAL-KICKING halfback Brendan McKibbin has received the best possible vote of confidence - retention in the starting side for the Waratahs' clash with New Zealand conference leaders the Chiefs on...

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

Waratahs the Beale deal after Cape Town win

Rugged defence: Waratahs fullback Kurtley Beale stops Stormers winger Sailosi Tagicakiba.

Georgina Robinson CAPE TOWN: The Waratahs smashed the Indian Ocean hoodoo with a commanding 22-11 win over the Stormers at Newlands Stadium on Saturday.

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Michael Hooper optimistic Australia can take Super Rugby success to Bledisloe

Michael Hooper on the attack against the Sharks in Durban.

Georgina Robinson Johannesburg: With just four and a half months until Bledisloe season rolls around, Michael Hooper says Australia must parlay its Super Rugby form into winning back the trophy.

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika not surprised by Western Force

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson The Western Force's run up the Super Rugby ladder might have surprised most Australian rugby fans but not Michael Cheika.

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Super Rugby becoming tribal, says Michael Cheika

Been there before: Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson Australian teams will find it harder and harder to win in South Africa as Super Rugby becomes more "tribal" with each season.

Rugby

South African Super Rugby's strength is tribalism, says Waratahs coach Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson Australian teams will find it harder and harder to win in South Africa as Super Rugby becomes more "tribal" with each season, says Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

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Israel Folau confident Kurtley Beale will direct Waratahs attack in Cape Town

Folau signs with the Waratahs (Thumbnail)

Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau has backed Waratahs teammate Kurtley Beale to right the NSW attack with or without him this week.

The Breakdown

Crunch time for Francois Steyn with Rob Horne recall

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Georgina Robinson While everyone wonders if the sun will still rise on Saturday without the help of Israel Folau, it is worth pointing out there are many great things about the return of Rob Horne to the Waratahs'...

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Waratahs itching to get back on track against Rebels after Brumbies reality check

Pack reshuffle: Waratah's second-rower Kane Douglas will be partnered by Will Skelton.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs' ambitions for a top two finish this season have not been blunted by a rude reminder they may not yet be as red-hot as they think they are.

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Bye won't stop the Waratahs momentum, says halfback

Phipps

Georgina Robinson Most teams on a roll would prefer to stay on one given the choice.

Rugby

Quade Cooper set to peak in 2014, says Reds coach Richard Graham

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: Quade Cooper runs with the ball during a Queenland Reds Super Rugby training session at Ballymore Stadium on January 31, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Queensland coach Richard Graham has declared Quade Cooper's spring tour form his ''best yet'' at Test level and expects the playmaker to bring his red-hot game to bear on the Reds this year.

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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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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.

Rugby union

Israel Folau is regarded as the Wallabies most potent weapon

Australia's Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson The world ain't seen nothing yet. Players and coaches say the best is yet to come from Israel Folau.

Rugby

Israel Folau: The world ain't seen nothing yet

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson From the man who lured him to rugby, to the Test five-eighth with whom he has played only a handful of games, and the Brumby who tried to exploit his inexperience, players and coaches say the best is...

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Hungry Waratahs prove endurance is key

Dave Dennis.

Georgina Robinson JOHANNESBURG: One day recently, Waratahs captain Dave Dennis woke up and wondered how much longer he'd have to put his body through hell this year.