Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is up for the challenge

Rupert Guinness The decision of Michael Cheika to accept the Wallabies coaching job was motivated by the chance to force a change for the better rather than "throw eggs" at the game in the wake of events that led to...

Michael Cheika and ARU fail to reach agreement as deal hits stumbling blocks

Michael Cheika

Rupert Guinness Negotiations between Michael Cheika and the Australian Rugby Union have stalled over the amount of autonomy the incoming Waratahs coach will have in the job.

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Michael Cheika as Wallabies coach: pros and cons

Explosive: Michael Cheika.

Rupert Guinness Rupert Guinness takes a look at the prospects of Michael Cheika coaching the Wallabies – from what's good to what may be a worry. 

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Ewen McKenzie should still have role with Wallabies, says Eddie Jones

Time for forward thinking: Eddie Jones.

Rupert Guinness Every effort should be made to keep McKenzie in Australian rugby following his shock resignation, says Eddie Jones.

Michael Cheika accepts Wallabies coaching job

Michael Cheika

Rupert Guinness Michael Cheika has accepted a three-year offer to take on the Wallabies coaching job left vacant by the resignation of Ewen McKenzie

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Wallabies' task not impossible, says yachting great Jimmy Spithill

Rupert Guinness Jimmy Spithill, who led one of the greatest comebacks in sport skippering Oracle Team USA to victory in the America's Cup series against Team New Zealand last year, has a message for the Wallabies...

Bob Dwyer calls for Michael Cheika and Stephen Larkham to join Wallabies coaching team

Michael Cheika

Rupert Guinness The Australian Rugby Union should tap into the brains trusts of "pre-eminent" Super coaches Michael Cheika and Stephen Larkham immediately and give them roles on the Wallabies coaching team to help...

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Disjointed Wallabies set to tell the truth

Stand by your man: Kurtley Beale has a staunch supporter in Wallabies captain Michael Hooper.

Rupert Guinness Amid speculation over the future of Ewen McKenzie as Wallabies coach, the biggest sign that the playing group is starting to take control of affairs emerged on Sunday when captain Michael Hooper said...

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie denies speculation of improper relationship with team official

Ewen McKenzie.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has quashed rumours he is in a relationship with ARU business manager Di Patston.

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Kurtley Beale's Wallabies career in jeopardy following fresh allegations of offensive text messages

Beale

Rupert Guinness Kurtley Beale has been stood down from the Wallabies after allegations that the player sent offensive text messages about an ARU staff member.

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Kurtley Beale to know Test selection status as Wallabies inquiry wraps up

Kurtley Beale.

Rupert Guinness The selection fate of Kurtley Beale for the October 18 Test against the All Blacks could be known on Thursday as the ARU integrity unit is close to ruling on its inquiry into his mid-air argument...

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Ewen McKenzie refuses to discuss Kurtley Beale saga as Wallabies return from Argentina

Ewen McKenzie.

Rupert Guinness If Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie was thinking about Kurtley Beale as he and the squad returned from Argentina on Tuesday night from their loss to the Pumas on Saturday, he was keeping it to himself...

The Kurtley Beale-Di Patston inquiry: what's really at stake for the Wallabies?

Inquiry to investigate Kurtley Beale-Di Patston incident: Kurtley Beale listens to players talk at half time during The Rugby Championship match between Argentina and the Wallabies.

Rupert Guinness The Wallabies' World Cup campaign reaches an unplanned but significant junction on Wednesday when key parties involved in the Australian Rugby Union's integrity unit inquiry of the Kurtley Beale-Di...

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Wallabies' woes and new TV rights deal make it a bad week for rugby

Rupert Guinness dinkus

Rupert Guinness Australian rugby has taken a beating on and off the field since the hiatus of celebration with the Waratahs' Super Rugby title win before a 61,000-plus home crowd a little more than two months ago.

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NSW Country Eagles graft out win over Sydney Stars

Flying Eagle: Patrick Dellit tries to brush past the Stars’ James Dargaville.

Rupert Guinness NSW Country Eagles captain Cam Treloar was happy to graft out a 26-24 win over the Sydney Stars in their National Rugby Championship match at Leichhardt Oval on Monday, but warned they will pay with...

Don't provoke Kurtley Beale into quitting, Rod Kafer and Simon Poidevin tell Australian Rugby Union

Action man: Wallaby utility Rod Kafer in the thick of the fray against the All Blacks in 1999.

Rupert Guinness With the future of Kurtley Beale hinging on an inquiry into his midair argument with an Australian team official, two former World Cup-winning Wallabies hope the issue will not become a tipping point...

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Named for a champion, Jack Dempsey set to make his own name in NRC

North Harbour Rays

Rupert Guinness When Michael Dempsey first looked down at his new born son on April 12, 1994 he saw he had two black eyes.

Ewen McKenzie a veteran of travel trouble

Ewen McKenzie

Rupert Guinness The delayed arrival of Wallabies' baggage in Argentina from South Africa on Sunday night would not have worried Wallabies head coach Ewen McKenzie too much.

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Wallabies wannabes Quade Cooper and Will Genia to reunite in bid for Test recalls

Will Genia

Rupert Guinness The pieces are falling in to place for Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie to judge for himself the prospect of selecting a reunited Will Genia and Quade Cooper halves combination for their final Test...

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Australian rugby winger Blair Connor keeps alive hope of playing in the French national colours

At home in France: Blair Connor in the Bordeaux colours.

Rupert Guinness Australian winger Blair Connor will still pursue the possibility of playing Test rugby for France where has lived four years, despite a tightening of the IRB's eligibility laws making it highly...

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