Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Waratahs boss tackles the tough questions

Greg Growden Greg Growden: Was [Waratahs team manager] Chris Webb sacked by you?

White to Robinson: you don't vote, you work

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Greg Growden Ruck 'n' Maul: Brumbies coach Jake White has reacted to comments by Waratahs skipper Benn Robinson.

Why Foley had to go

Michael Foley

Greg Growden MICHAEL FOLEY wanted to continue as Waratahs coach, but in the end it became too hard. Too many barriers had been placed in front of him, forcing him to stand down yesterday and head to the Western...

Union

Michael Foley quits Waratahs

The Warratah Rugby Union team flew home today from Johanesberg landing in Sydney International airport.Michael Foley.Photograph by Dean Sewell.S.M.H.Sport.Taken Monday 28th May 2012.

Greg Growden Waratahs head coach Michael Foley has announced he is leaving the beleaguered province.

Tahs chairman abandons ship

Waratahs

Greg Growden THE Waratahs are in disarray following the sudden resignation of chairman Edwin Zemancheff.

MONDAY MAUL

Kiwis and Boks give Wallabies a wake-up call

Chiefs

Greg Growden There are advantages and disadvantages in Australia having no representation in the final weeks of the Super Rugby tournament.

Foley's lost the dressing room

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Greg Growden If Michael Foley, recently offered a three-year deal to coach the Western Force, does stay at the Waratahs he will need the diplomacy skills of Henry Kissinger to win back the faith of several key...

Rugby

Force resigned to losing Pocock to Brumbies

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22:  Wallabies captain David Pocock walks onto the field during the Australian Wallabies captain's run at Allianz Stadium on June 22, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Greg Growden THE Western Force have given up hope of holding onto captain David Pocock, who is expected to announce Sunday that he has joined the Brumbies.

Rugby

Early start for Super Rugby to fit around tours

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Greg Growden THE Australian rugby season is about to get even longer, with Super Rugby likely to start earlier in February to accommodate next year's three-Test British and Irish Lions tour.

Rugby

Being torn by Force gave Genia strength

Greg Growden Chief Rugby Correspondent WALLABIES halfback Will Genia has credited his Australian Super Rugby Player of the Year award to ignoring a lucrative offer from the Force and remaining at the Reds.

Tahs officials make farce first stop on itinerary

Greg Growden The antics at the Waratahs and Force keep getting crazier.

Super stars and villains

Greg Growden And then there were none. With no Australian presence in the final two weeks of the Super Rugby tournament, it's time to hand out the Monday Maul gongs.

Rugby

Force set to table deal for Foley

Greg Growden Don't be shocked if you see Waratahs coach Michael Foley wearing a Western Force tracksuit top shortly.

Rugby

Foley firms as Force candidate after Cheika slips through fingers

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 03:  Michael Foley, coach of the Waratahs looks on during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Allianz Stadium on July 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Greg Growden THE Western Force are still trying to persuade Michael Foley to leave the Waratahs and take over as head coach in Perth next year.

Fading Force: Cheika snub hits hard in Perth

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Greg Growden Morale at the Western Force has slumped after Michael Cheika knocked back their offer to take over as head coach.

ARU female influence a step towards level playing fields

Ann Sherry

Greg Growden When Australian Rugby Union director Peter Cosgrove recently announced the national body would undergo a corporate governance review, he argued it was ''not a time for old men in blazers to say: 'Not...

Rugby

Deans prepares to go on the attack

Robbie Deans

Greg Growden INTERNATIONAL rugby works in cycles, with leading coaches often arguing over what is supposedly the dominant force - attack or defence - and how to counter it.

Rugby

Turner's horror season ends on high note

Lachie Turner

Greg Growden THE Waratahs have lost the ability to win matches, but the Wallabies selectors still believe they can get something out of the struggling NSW players.

ARU to probe 'pay' scheme

Greg Growden The Australian Rugby Union will investigate claims that one of the Australian Super Rugby franchises is involved in an elaborate scheme to avoid salary cap restrictions.

Rugby

Club boss could face the sack if rort proved

Super Rugby ball

Greg Growden THE Australian Rugby Union will investigate claims that one of its Super Rugby provinces is involved in an elaborate scheme to avoid salary-cap restrictions.