Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu writes on cricket and AFL for The Sydney Morning Herald

Greater Western Sydney Giants sign Rhys Palmer for two more years

Andrew Wu Rhys Palmer has set the goal of playing finals next year with Greater Western Sydney after signing a new contract tying him to the club until the end of 2017.

Sydney Swans ball magnet Josh Kennedy about to reach rarefied air

Andrew Wu Josh Kennedy is on the verge of achieving a rare record which has escaped nearly all of the great modern midfielders, further highlighting his standing as one of the game's best onballers of the...

Sydney Swans rucks shaping as weapon after rise of Mike Pyke and Kurt Tippett

 Mike Pyke of the Swans.

Andrew Wu Mike Pyke says his troublesome knee is in the best condition it has been all year, allowing Sydney to turn what appeared to be an Achilles heel only a few weeks ago into a major strength heading into...

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St Kilda's American ruck Jason Holmes following Sydney's Mike Pyke

Pioneer: Mike Pyke of the Swans is chaired from the field after his 100th game in June this year.

Andrew Wu A Canadian and an American walk on to a football field. Cue the punchline. But what seemed a fanciful prospect not so long ago will become reality on Sunday.

Greater Western Sydney obliterate Carlton Blues after shoddy first half

Andrew Wu There are games which are played at such a high level and intensity that neither team deserves to lose. This was not one of them.

Only way is up for Carlton Blues recruit Mark Whiley after move from Greater Western Sydney

Sport. NEAFL match at Manuka Oval between Eastlake (black with red sash) and UWS Giants (white with orange). Mark Whiley holds on to the ball despite close attention from Ben Cleaver.  June1st. 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Andrew Wu One team has one of the best young playing rosters in the competition, the other the worst list David Parkin has seen in his half a century as a player, coach and commentator.

Sydney Swans defender Ted Richards still firing on eve of game No. 250

Andrew Wu Had the AFL slapped a trade ban on Sydney after their historic 2005 premiership, as they have during their current era of success, Ted Richards would most likely have faded into the football...

Lance Franklin among star Sydney Swans trio named to play St Kilda Saints

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin has just one more hurdle to clear before making his return from injury as Sydney muscle up for the run into the finals.

Matt Buntine returns to field for Greater Western Sydney after second concussion this season

Backing himself: Greater Western Sydney's Matt Buntine.

Andrew Wu Matt Buntine was reading news of North Melbourne midfielder Leigh Adams' retirement from concussion four weeks ago.

AFL backs Chris Langford over potential conflict of interest claims in Swans trade ban appeal

Will Langford.

Andrew Wu The AFL will not ask Chris Langford to sit out of the commission's hearing of Sydney's appeal against the league's controversial trade restrictions despite a perceived conflict of interest.

Heath Shaw deserves to be All Australian, says Greater Western Sydney Giants coach Leon Cameron

Career-best form: Heath Shaw.

Andrew Wu Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron believes Heath Shaw, the "rock" of the Giants' defence, deserves to win his first All Australian selection this year.

Lance Franklin among several stars in line for Sydney Swans return

The injury cloud over Lance Franklin is finally lifting,

Andrew Wu After a month of uncertainty, the injury cloud is finally lifting over Lance Franklin, who is closing in on a return on Sunday.

Lance Franklin can make full recovery from injury: Sydney Swans

On the way back: Lance Franklin.

Andrew Wu Sydney are confident Lance Franklin can make a full recovery from injury in time for the club's finals campaign.

Leon Cameron slams "non-competitive" Greater Western Sydney after derby meltdown

Andrew Wu Leon Cameron gave his side a fierce tongue lashing after Greater Western Sydney's "non-competitive" performance against Sydney, saying it was as bad as anything they served up during the club's...

Kurt Tippett answers call as Sydney Swans smash Greater Western Sydney in derby

Keeping their eyes on the ball: Andrew Phillips and Mike Pyke tussle in the middle.

Andrew Wu His critics have say he is overpaid and should be offered as trade bait, but right now Kurt Tippett is looming as Sydney's biggest forward weapon heading into the finals.

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Sydney Swans youngster James Rose turning heads before AFL debut

Teenager James Rose is ready to make his AFL debut for the Swans.

Andrew Wu There is not much former Brownlow Medallist Gavin Wanganeen has not seen in the game so it takes something special to impress him. Sydney's next debutant James Rose has already done just that.

Rivalry growing between Sydney Swans and Greater Western Sydney Giants

Andrew Wu It takes more than geography, off-field bickering and a series of drubbings to make a rivalry. Some cutting on-field sledges? Now you're getting warm.

Lance Franklin out, Tom Mitchell poked in eye as Sydney Swans' injury woes worsen

Sidelined: Sydney's Lance Franklin.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin is out but that's only the start of the woes for Sydney, who have been hit hard by injuries on the eve of their stoush with cross town rival Greater Western Sydney.

Rhyce Shaw shows there is more to Sydney Swans' recruiting than a chequebook

Retiring stalwart: Rhyce Shaw.

Andrew Wu The story of Rhyce Shaw's renaissance at Sydney is the perfect example why the Swans are fighting so hard to overturn the AFL's trade restrictions.

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Collingwood president Eddie McGuire fires up over Sydney Swans' trade ban fight

Eddie McGuire in Millionaire Hot Seat on Channel Nine. Photo: Nine

Andrew Wu Sydney would have a "very arguable" case if they were to take the AFL to court over the league's controversial trade restrictions, a leading sports lawyer has said.