Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Ewen McKenzie expects Michael Cheika to coach his way

Rupert Guinness Ewen McKenzie believes Michael Cheika will continue to coach the Waratahs in his trademark passionate heart-on-sleeve manner, despite it having landed him in hot water with SANZAR during last...

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Ewen McKenzie 'blessed’ in captaincy choices

David Pocock

Rupert Guinness With Wallabies captain Ben Mowen set to move overseas, the question is who will lead Australia against France in June and beyond to the World Cup next year.

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Waratahs hire Andrew Mehrtens as kicking coach

Mehrtens

Rupert Guinness The NSW Waratahs have hired All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens as kicking coach for the upcoming Super Rugby season.

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Kane Douglas: Wallabies must win back respect

Kane Douglas

Rupert Guinness One big frustration for Kane Douglas in his short tenure as a Wallaby has been figuring out what has laid the foundation to the All Blacks' winning culture.

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Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore says Wallabies pack heads to England with target on its back

Stephen Moore

Rupert Guinness Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore has no doubt the Australian scrum will be regarded as vulnerable on the spring tour after its performances in the Rugby Championship.

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Ex-captains laud Quade Cooper's attitude change

Quade Cooper

Rupert Guinness Quade Cooper, who last year described the Wallabies environment as “toxic”, has turned the corner in his attitude and is ready to display his leadership qualities in Saturday's Test...

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All Blacks coach enjoys dig at McKenzie

Ewen McKenzie.

Rupert Guinness After All Blacks coach Steve Hansen's side beat the Wallabies in their Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney on Saturday night, he seized the chance to jokingly bait Australian coach Ewen McKenzie on his...

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New scrum law will take time for teams to learn

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness "Let's give it a crack," South African referee Craig Joubert told the two opposing forward packs nine minutes into Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup Test.

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All Blacks will be improving Wallabies' litmus test, says Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper

Rupert Guinness Breakaway Michael Hooper believes the true value of the Wallabies' victory against Argentina last weekend will only be fully known by how well Australia play against the All Blacks in Dunedin on...

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Tatafu Polota-Nau returns for Wallabies tour

Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Rupert Guinness Barnstorming hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will make his long-awaited return to Test rugby on the Wallabies' grand slam tour of Europe next month.

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Robinson gives new coach the nod

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 07:  Benn Robinson of the Waratahs walks during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Victoria Barracks on March 7, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness BENN ROBINSON is yet to talk at length with Michael Cheika about the challenge of winning an elusive Super Rugby title but after eight years in a side that has fallen short of its potential, the...