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Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald


Wallabies fullback Israel Folau still haunted by British & Irish Lions series loss

Georgina Robinson Cardiff: He saw the "Israel Folau backpack" advertisements and can see the funny side of the moment George North scooped him up like a teething toddler and kept trucking.

Israel finds his home ... in the Lions' den

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson He may look as if he was born to wear the Wallabies jersey, the way the gold clings to his chest like a second skin.

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Rampant Lions could spell end of Deans' reign

Jamie Roberts

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies may have a new coach within weeks after Australia slumped to a devastating 41-16 defeat at the hands of the British and Irish Lions in front of a record ANZ Stadium crowd in Sydney on...

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Lions skipper out of series decider

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton (C) is helped off the field injured against the Australian Wallabies in the second rugby Test match, in Melbourne on June 29, 2013.    AFP PHOTO/William WEST  IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE

Georgina Robinson British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has been ruled out of the series decider in Sydney with a hamstring injury.

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Wallabies focus on ending cup drought after Lions' mauling

Michael Hooper

Georgina Robinson The pain of losing to the British and Irish Lions will propel the Wallabies into their Rugby Championship campaign and an 11th straight attempt to win back the Bledisloe Cup.

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Ashley-Cooper wants Wallabies' speed men to run Lions ragged out wide

Adam Ashley-Cooper

Georgina Robinson Adam Ashley-Cooper says the Wallabies backs have a point to prove. After a determined but error-ridden performance against the British and Irish Lions in Melbourne at the weekend, the indestructible...

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O'Driscoll dumped by Lions ahead of Wallabies decider


Georgina Robinson Veteran Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll and back rower Jamie Heaslip have been dropped for the British and Irish Lions' series decider against the Wallabies this weekend.

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Lions prowl as Kings face fight to save Super status

Southern Kings

Georgina Robinson Super Rugby's newest side has more than respect and legitimacy to play for; the Kings are playing for sheer survival.

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Deans wary as wounded Lions prepare to bite back


Georgina Robinson The optimist in Robbie Deans might, for a moment, ponder the seed of doubt planted in the minds of the British and Irish Lions after their grinding two-point loss to the Brumbies four days before the...


Lions red-faced over impaled springbok tweet


Georgina Robinson A springbok impaled on a fence, Brian O'Driscoll as a buttoned-up imperialist and wild lion hunting with a "double-barrelled shot gun".

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How to beat the Lions? Pick a perfect 10 and back to the hilt

Jean de Villiers

Georgina Robinson O'CONNOR, Cooper, Lealiifano, Barnes or Beale? Australia must settle on a five-eighth and back him to the hilt if the Wallabies are to beat the British and Irish Lions in a matter of weeks.

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The Lions, the pitch and the hard road

Image shows James Horwill.

Georgina Robinson ASK three great rugby brains from three different eras to pick their Wallabies XV on the eve of the official squad announcement for next month's British and Irish Lions tour and you are bound to have...

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Burgess half a chance for Lions: Deans

Luke Burgess

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies may have to do without one returning son but another is still very much in the mix.

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Sevens set to rule Foley out of Tahs' Lions clash

Bernard Foley

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are set to face the British and Irish Lions without star five-eighth Bernard Foley.

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Rugby Union

Folau undaunted by prowling Lions

Israel Folau playing for the Waratahs.

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau says he is not worried by the prospect of the full weight of the British and Irish Lions' back line hurtling towards him in his Test debut on Saturday night.


Folau tipped to face Lions after star turns

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson Waratahs attack coach Daryl Gibson says the opinions of rival Super Rugby coaches who omitted code-swapper Israel Folau from their picks of the top Wallabies prospects are outdated.

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Rugby Union

Wallabies aim to get hop on Lions

Georgina Robinson The test against the Lions is seen as the biggest game since the 2003 World Cup final.


Lions touch down Down Under

Stuart Hogg of the British and Irish Lions arrives at Perth airport, Monday, June 3, 2013. The team has arrived from Hong Kong for their 125th anniversary tour of Australia. (AAP Image/Theron Kirkman) NO ARCHIVING

Georgina Robinson The British and Irish Lions landed quietly onto Australian shores on Monday, stepping off a red-eye flight in Perth after mauling a Barbarians side in Hong Kong at the weekend.


Lions change spots for Perth in hunt for best starting line-up

British and Irish Lions rugby player Stewart Hogg mij)

Georgina Robinson Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll has urged the British and Irish Lions to foster a "ruthlessness" in their preparation and performance in the build up to the first Test against the Wallabies.


Any talk of 99 is just a beat-up, say Lions

The Legendary Journey

Georgina Robinson In an excellent promotional video for the British and Irish Lions tour, legendary Ireland second rower Willie John McBride, dressed in an 18th-century naval uniform, asks a small boy to deliver a...