Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies of today share the spirit of 1999 World Cup winners

Rupert Guinness Former Australian Rugby Union president Phil Harry believes the spirit within today's Wallabies is similar to what was in those who won the World Cup in 1999.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Who will win the final - Australia or New Zealand?

Party lines: Unsurprisingly, the tips for each country have been very parochial.

Rupert Guinness Fairfax Media polled a wide range of personalities from both sides of the Tasman for their take on the big showdown.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Value of World Cup victory grows in time for 1999 Wallabies

Scent of 1999: The 2015 Wallabies share the spirit of the group that won it all.

Rupert Guinness When South African referee Andre Watson's whistle blew to signal fulltime in the 1999 World Cup final between Australia and France at Cardiff, winning Wallabies lock David Giffin didn't raise his...

Rugby World Cup Final 2015: Wallabies should fear the All Blacks two Smiths

Rupert Guinness Glen Ella names the biggest threats to the Wallabies.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies success no surprise to Waratahs captain Dave Dennis

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Rupert Guinness Waratahs captain Dave Dennis is not surprised by Michael Cheika's impact on the Wallabies.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Jeremy Paul hooks into hard yakka that awaits should Wallabies win

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Rupert Guinness Should the Wallabies win the World Cup final against the All Blacks at Twickenham on Sunday, the spin-off for the game in Australia should be huge.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Owen Finegan lauds Wallabies forward Scott Fardy's career-best game

Career-best form: Scott Fardy passes the ball against Argentina at Twickenham.

Rupert Guinness Owen Finegan knows more than a thing or two about brutal but effective play on the rugby union field.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies have the belief to box out of a World Cup corner

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Rupert Guinness When Bob Egerton and Stirling Mortlock hooked up at The Rugby Club in Sydney on Thursday night to talk all things World Cup, they agreed on one key trait of today's Wallabies under coach...

Rugby World Cup 2015: Patricio Noriega's passion still resonates with Wallabies

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Rupert Guinness Tighthead prop who respresented Australia and Argentina was in tears after addressing Wallabies before clash with Pumas in 2002.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Accumulated fatigue is possibly Wallabies' biggest danger

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Rupert Guinness The big danger facing the Wallabies this late in the World Cup is not their ability, confidence or desire, but possibly accumulated fatigue from surviving the pool of death and a...

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Rugby World Cup 2015: 'GG' saddles up to catch Wallabies World Cup finals charge

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Rupert Guinness It has been long known how much the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove loves rugby, a game he used to play as a forward and also officially serves as Patron of the Australian Rugby Union.

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Wallabies will be better for torrid time at Rugby World Cup, says Rod Macqueen

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Rupert Guinness Rod Macqueen, the 1999 Wallabies World Cup winning coach, believes Australia will be better for the torrid time they experienced against Scotland and Wales in their last two World Cup games.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Australian poses Scotland's biggest threat to the Wallabies

Rupert Guinness When the Wallabies fell to Scotland 9-6 at Newcastle in 2012 in atrociously wet conditions, one of the biggest smiles was from the Australian who masterminded their win – Scott Johnson.

Wallabies assistant coach Nathan Grey takes 'sip' to tackle real life adversity of paralysis

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Rupert Guinness After the Wallabies produced one of the finest displays of defence in beating Wales in the World Cup last Sunday, assistant coach Nathan Grey said the determination they showed was not exclusive to...

Wallaby great Matt Burke recalls gut feeling before playing Scotland

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Rupert Guinness Matt Burke had an unusual start to one Test against Scotland.

The gesture that reflects what Wallabies captain Stephen Moore is about

Top bloke: Wallabies captain Stephen Moore will play his 100th Test in the World Cup quarter-final against Scotland.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies captain Stephen Moore made a special presentation to a member of the Wallabies staff.

James O'Connor released by Queensland Reds over 'personal issues'

Released: James O'Connor is expected to return to Europe to be out of the spotlight.

Rupert Guinness The troubled career of James O'Connor has taken another turn with the former Wallabies back being released by the Queensland Reds.

Australian Olympic boss Coates confident of Wallabies' fate at Rugby World Cup

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Rupert Guinness There is no doubting the optimism for how far the Wallabies will go at the World Cup in England from Australian Olympic boss John Coates who has already attended their pool games (and wins)...

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Mat Rogers all praise for a 'calm and cool' Wallaby Bernard Foley

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Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies and NRL playmaker Mat Rogers has given the thumbs up to Wallabies coach Michael Cheika for picking the "calm head' of Waratah Bernard Foley for the No. 10 jersey.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Behind history of wins, Welsh danger lurks for Wallabies

Wallaby wranglers: Matt Giteau is tackled by the Welsh defence in 2008, the last time Australia lost to Wales

Rupert Guinness With Australia having won their past 10 Tests against Wales, history suggests the Wallabies should account for Wales in their last World Cup pool match at Twickenham on Sunday (AEDT).