Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden JOHANNESBURG: Kurtley Beale is psyching himself up for his first starting appearance in the Wallabies No.
Greg Growden ROSARIO: Wherever they have gone in Argentina this week, there has been no reprieve for the Wallabies.
Greg Growden Wallabies warned they are about to be involved in confronting and demanding Test match.
Greg Growden ROSARIO: Kurtley Beale may only be the latest Test stop-gap measure at five-eighth until James O'Connor returns to the Wallabies, but the Rebels utility wants to make the pivotal spot his own.
Greg Growden It all began 30 years ago. Australia v Scotland. Sydney Cricket Ground. After babbling my first Test match report for The Sun-Herald country edition to a similarly confused copytaker back in the old...
Greg Growden After 20-odd years (with the emphasis on odd) of taking the mickey, it's time for the farewell Ruck and Maul column.
Greg Growden THE white card concept could be extended to the expanded Tri Nations series this season if the International Rugby Board gives the green light.
Greg Growden SANZAR have contacted Bulls officials demanding improvements in ground security after All Blacks hooker and Blues skipper Keven Mealamu was hit by a bottle during the team's win at Loftus Versfeld in...
Greg Growden SYDNEY UNIVERSITY, NSW's most powerful club side, have called for a meeting with the Sydney Rugby Union board to discuss its concerns over the standard and direction of the grade competition.
Greg Growden At Eden Park, a capacity crowd - loving every minute of the Wallabies being brutally carved up by the All Blacks butchers - were involved in a red-nose day for charity.
Greg Growden THE WARATAHS have not lost hope of being able to play Test second-rower Dan Vickerman during the second half of the season, despite some recent concerns he would have to retire.
Greg Growden MICHAEL O'CONNOR knows plenty about pressure goal kicks - with his sideline conversion in teeming rain to win the match for NSW in 1991 among the most memorable State of Origin league moments.
Greg Growden The call for more overseas players being allowed to join the local Super Rugby ranks has intensified following Australia's poor start to the tournament.
Greg Growden THE Western Force are in search of a new head coach, Richard Graham will be in charge of the Reds next year, and Ewen McKenzie is one step closer to being the next Wallabies coach.
Greg Growden WARATAHS coach Michael Foley is adamant Ewen McKenzie must be the next Australian coach. Foley is not calling for Robbie Deans to move on, believing the New Zealander is a capable and astute leader,...
Greg Growden THE Waratahs have been forced to look outside their 30-man squad to fill their depleted back line, with Sydney University's Peter Betham in line for a wing spot against the Crusaders in Sydney on...
Ruck & Maul
Greg Growden Australian rugby relationships are frayed right across the country. The Reds and Force are far from pally over Will Genia's backflip.
Greg Growden Due to a short preparation, the Wallabies selectors have no option but to select several players from left field for the season's opening Test against Scotland in Newcastle on June 5.
Greg Growden THE Wallabies selectors will know within a week whether James O'Connor and Quade Cooper will be available for next month's Test matches against Scotland and Wales.
Greg Growden MICHAEL CHEIKA is in high demand as three Australian provinces, including the Waratahs, and numerous overseas clubs are certain to approach him following yesterday's news that he will not continue as...