Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Bledisloe Cup: A chat with All Blacks mate breaks on-field silence for Wallabies star Nathan Charles

Rupert Guinness It was brief, but their private on-field chat stood out amidst the relative silence among the Wallabies and All Blacks after their 12-12 draw at ANZ Stadium last Saturday.

Ewen McKenzie says Wallabies will perform and entertain against All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup Test

Man on a mission: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Rupert Guinness Ewen McKenzie believes the Wallabies are ready to show how far they have developed as performers and entertainers one year since their first game under him as their coach when they take on the world...

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Rob Horne keen to lay All Blacks hosts to rest at Eden Park

Rob Horne.

Rupert Guinness For Rob Horne the memory is not a scar, but it is certainly deep rooted: that being when he first played for the Wallabies in a Test against the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland.

Michael Hooper's Wallabies stand up to sternest test against All Blacks

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Rupert Guinness Wallabies captain Michael Hooper’s faith in his restructured forward pack was never clearer than in the last few minutes of the first half of Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup opener against the...

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Bledisloe clash: Sam Carter ready to embrace bigger role

Sam Carter.

Rupert Guinness Buoyed by the confidence gained from his short but impressive rise to Test rugby, Wallabies lock Sam Carter is keen to take on a greater ball running role if required in the second Bledisloe Cup...

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Ewen McKenzie hails James Horwill's response as forwards scrap for World Cup spots

Positive response: Former Wallabies captain James Horwill.

Rupert Guinness In three years James Horwill has gone from being feted as the Wallabies captain for the 2011 World Cup to a player dropped from the 23-man squad for the Bledisloe Cup.

Ewen McKenzie defends Michael Hooper over penalty calls

Rupert Guinness The exasperation in the voice of Wallabies captain Michael Hooper was clear after his side drew 12-12 with the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday night.

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Pat McCabe back in Wallabies starting side after overcoming horror injury run

Pat McCabe.

Rupert Guinness When Pat McCabe recalls the blow to his neck when playing Super Rugby for the Brumbies against the Force in March, he admits he was scared his career was over.

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Wallabies' new intensity, physicality will not be enough against All Blacks, says Stirling Mortlock

No easy task: Stirling Mortlock says the Wallabies need to play to their best even to have a hope of beating the All Blacks.

Rupert Guinness Super Rugby and Test successes this year have imbued the Wallabies with intensity, self-confidence and trust in their physicality.

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Rookies no more: Wallabies Matt Toomua, Nic White 'calm' as match against All Blacks looms

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Rupert Guinness This time last year, Matt Toomua and Nic White were nervously counting down to their Test debut – against the All Blacks.

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Wallabies indifferent to All Blacks' attempt at record consecutive wins

''You don’t need any more motivation than that big Bledisloe Cup

Rupert Guinness All Blacks historians may have a blank page open in anticipation that the world's No.1 ranked team will provide a record 18th consecutive Test win to document when they play the Wallabies at ANZ...

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Ewen McKenzie refuses to bite over Steve Hansen's comments on Kurtley Beale

In the spotlight: Kurtley Beale.

Marc Hinton and Rupert Guinness Ewen McKenzie has poured cold water on provocative comments from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen questioning his rival's selection of Kurtley Beale at five-eighth for the opening Bledisloe Cup Test.

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Trio of stars better suited in Wallabies squad: Brisbane City's NRC coach Nick Stiles

Tough road ahead: James Horwill will attempt to force his way back into the Wallabies squad.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies prop and Brisbane City head coach Nick Stiles could be rubbing his hands in delight at the thought of having three contracted Wallabies on his National Rugby Championship roster -...

Richie McCaw's flame still burning bright, says Michael Hooper

Richie McCaw

Rupert Guinness The question to Wallabies captain Michael Hooper was never going to get the answer the reporter wished for: is his All Blacks opponent Richie McCaw a spent force?

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Ewen McKenzie expects Michael Cheika to coach his way

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

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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Waratahs hire Andrew Mehrtens as kicking coach

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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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Ewen McKenzie 'blessed’ in captaincy choices

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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.

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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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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