Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden, Pretoria He is thousands of kilometres away, but Quade Cooper's shadow hangs over the Wallabies.
Greg Growden WALLABIES captain Nathan Sharpe picked the right moment to demand from his teammates ''guts and character'' to put Argentina away a few weeks ago.
Greg Growden HE IS thousands of kilometres away, but Quade Cooper's shadow still hangs heavily over the Wallabies as they try to stay focused on becoming the first Australian team to win at Loftus Versfeld.
Greg Growden in Pretoria Quade Cooper may no longer want to play for the Wallabies, and his Reds contract is in jeopardy, but his coach Robbie Deans continues to offer the hand of friendship.
Greg Growden JOHANNESBURG: The Springboks were quick to apply the drip treatment on the new Wallabies five-eighth Kurtley Beale by arguing his selection will help their game plan during Saturday night's Test in...
Greg Growden The Wallabies have received encouraging news about their end-of-season northern hemisphere tour.
Greg Growden JOHANNESBURG: The Wallabies don't like dredging up their past, which is understandable as it involves numerous black holes.
Greg Growden JOHANNESBURG: Springbok tight-head prop Jannie Du Plessis was reticent to say the Wallabies pack got away with illegalities, but he said it anyway.
Greg Growden in Johannesburg Australian Test coach Robbie Deans said today that he would gladly welcome Quade Cooper back into the Wallabies fold, despite the five-eighth's caustic remarks aimed at him.
Greg Growden JOHANNESBURG: Kurtley Beale is psyching himself up for his first starting appearance in the Wallabies No.
Greg Growden It wasn't quite the momentous speech that Michael Lynagh made to his Wallabies teammates behind the Lansdowne Road goalposts in 1991 that led to the match-winning try against Ireland in the 1991...
Greg Growden THE Wallabies, delighted they kept their composure in the final quarter to defeat Argentina, are realistic enough to know luck might have been on their side in the final minutes of the Gold Coast...
Greg Growden The Wallabies, delighted they kept their composure during the 23-19 victory over Argentina, are realistic enough to know luck may have been on their side during the dying stages of the Gold Coast...
Greg Growden THE WALLABIES were bashed, smashed and almost crashed, but somehow held on long enough to be able to enjoy a brave 23-19 victory over Argentina on the Gold Coast last night.
Greg Growden If, as expected, Michael Cheika is announced the new Waratahs coach in the next few days, don't be surprised if a former Wallabies captain is again sighted wandering around Moore Park.
Greg Growden, Gold Coast The Wallabies were bashed, smashed and almost crashed, but held on long enough for a brave four-point victory over Argentina on the Gold Coast last night.
Greg Growden WHILE delighted his team showed great resolve to overhaul the Pumas, Wallabies coach Robbie Deans is well aware the Test five-eighth position remains a problem area.
Greg Growden The Wallabies were bashed, smashed and almost crashed, but somehow held on long enough able to enjoy a brave four-point victory over Argentina on the Gold Coast last night.
Greg Growden Australian Rugby Union officials get strange requests from touring teams, but few as odd as this.
Greg Growden Australian Rugby Union officials get strange requests from touring teams, but few as odd as the one a few nights ago.