Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
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 Wallabies selectors are expected to rest James Horwill for the opening Test against Scotland on June 5, with David Pocock in line to lead the team in Newcastle.
Greg Growden The Brumbies' hopes of snaring Wallabies skipper David Pocock have improved dramatically following the decision that the ARU Super Rugby salary cap will be set at $4.5 million per province next year.
Greg Growden The latest Wallabies off-field drama involving Kurtley Beale and Quade Cooper will do nothing to improve the feeling within a disjointed team trying to get Australian rugby back on track.
Greg Growden Wallabies five-eighth Kurtley Beale will face one count of common assault following an alleged scuffle at a Brisbane hotel.
Greg Growden STARTLED Parramatta officials had to look twice when All Blacks Test winger Sosene Anesi arrived unannounced at their club training on Tuesday night looking for a game.
Greg Growden It's amazing what bobs up in the Waratahs lost-and-found box. A few days ago, a Waratahs member having a coffee at the Allianz Stadium members' cafe, next door to the Tahs' head offices and a popular...
Greg Growden An Australian province is expected to be slapped with a massive fine shortly as part of the Australian Rugby Union's investigation into a salary cap rort.
Greg Growden For decades, rugby's grassroots supporters have followed a ritual. They head to a suburban ground, go straight to the canteen, buy a copy of the Rugby News match program, and while waiting for...
Greg Growden The decision to stage Wallabies Tests against NRL and AFL finals matches has hit a snag. While the idea in essence has merit, it becomes a fizzer when the Wallabies are struggling, and those in...
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 James O'Connor remains the Test five-eighth front runner when the Wallabies run around in June, due to uncertainty over when exactly Quade Cooper will return.