Georgina Robinson Google+

Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Crusaders resort to Super Rugby wishful thinking with claim Homebush Bay is neutral ground

Georgina Robinson For two long have Australian rugby's fans, players, administrators, pundits and scribes run their mouths off at this time of year.

Israel Folau out of clash with Reds

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau will miss the Waratahs' final-round clash with the Reds after failing to recover from a corked thigh.

Rugby

Rugby: Resting Israel Folau adds insult to injury for Reds, says Liam Gill

Taking a rest: Israel Folau will not line out for the Waratahs against the Queensland Reds.

Georgina Robinson Pride is on the line for the struggling Reds and returning flanker Liam Gill says they will exploit whatever advantage they can to produce a final-round upset against the Waratahs in Brisbane

Rugby

NSW Waratahs pound Queensland Reds into submission

Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs scored four tries and survived a set-piece mauling to secure a seventh straight victory this season and their biggest win over a shambolic Reds side at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

Comments 24

Rugby

Stephen Hoiles vows to improve Waratahs' lineout after Reds expose weakness

Line in the sand: Lineout general Stephen Hoiles says the Tahs must work on their set-piece.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs have a week to rest aching bodies and fix their lineout before "letting the club go" in a do-or-die semi-final in less than two weeks.

Comments 3

Rugby

James O'Connor in talks with Queensland Reds for next season

Edging back to Australia: James O'Connor.

Georgina Robinson James O'Connor is in talks to join the Queensland Reds in a bid to resurrect his Wallabies career before next year's World Cup.

Comments 31

Rugby

Western Force set to shut the door on James O'Connor and Reds now his only hope

Georgina Robinson dinkus

Georgina Robinson James O'Connor's move home to Australia is shrouded in uncertainty with the door to his old club the Western Force poised to swing shut in his face.

Comments 24

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.

Comments 13

Rugby

James O'Connor in sights of Western Force and Queensland Reds

Georgina Robinson The Force and the Reds are the Super Rugby clubs most likely to snap up wayward former Wallaby James O'Connor upon his mooted return to Australia at the end of the year.

Comments 8

Rugby

Waratahs, Reds and Rebels pack down as new east coast powerhouse

Bill Pulver.

Chris Dutton, Georgina Robinson The Waratahs, Reds and Rebels are considering merging their operations to form an eastern seaboard powerhouse under a radical proposal to be put before the ARU board at the end of the month.

Comments 5

Rugby

Proposed Reds, Waratahs and Rebels merger to tackle rival codes

super rugby logo

Georgina Robinson Queensland powerbroker Jim Carmichael believes an ambitious proposed merger between the Reds, Waratahs and Rebels could help rugby take the fight to rival sporting codes in Australia.

Comments 3

Rugby

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika dismisses Queensland Reds plan to not kick to Israel Folau

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson Kick it short, send it long. Either way, the ball always ends up with Izzy. Despite noises from north of the border that the Reds will keep it out of the oversized paws of NSW strike weapon Israel...

Comments 2

Rugby

Clash between Queensland Reds and NSW Waratahs has enough star power to light up a stadium

Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson When preparing to face your mortal enemy, do you take a world-class halves pairing and an electrifying young fullback, or two proven game-breakers and a clutch of power runners? The good news is you...

Comments 14

Rugby

Waratahs lay down a marker by thumping Queensland Reds

Israel Folau celebrates with Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson It isn't often second-rowers are cheered off the paddock, or any member of the tight five for that matter.

Comments 61

Rugby

Richard Graham makes five changes after Reds record loss

Georgina Robinson Reds coach Richard Graham has overhauled his front row and called on the Queensland pack to lay a better platform for playmakers Quade Cooper and Will Genia.

Comments 9

Rugby

Kurtley Beale and Peter Betham find schooldays fluency against Reds

-

Georgina Robinson NSW winger Peter Betham says playing with former high school teammate and born-again Waratah Kurtley Beale feels as natural as "backyard footy".

Rugby

Cooper to sit up and take notice, says Reds boss

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson OVER a coffee in Brisbane in late September, Quade Cooper asked Reds chief executive Jim Carmichael if there might be room at Ballymore for Sonny Bill Williams.

Rugby

Cheika wipes slate clean to underline threat in Reds

Tilse

Georgina Robinson A SEVEN-YEAR apprenticeship with the Waratahs has finally paid off for Jeremy Tilse.

Rugby Union

Reds ruin Tahs' opener

Folau

Georgina Robinson THE Waratahs turned around a 14-point half-time deficit to finish within eight points of a resurgent Reds side to prove they have the legs and smarts to pull off their vaunted new era of attacking...

Rugby

Tahs stand by Folau after mixed debut against Reds

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson THE Waratahs have rallied around star recruit Israel Folau after his self-described ''disappointing'' Super Rugby debut against the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.