Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

ARU boss to discuss comments with Cooper after 'cooling off'

Greg Growden PRETORIA: The Australian Rugby Union will wait until after the end of the Rugby Championship to try to solve its dispute with disenchanted Test five-eighth Quade Cooper.

ARU female influence a step towards level playing fields

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Greg Growden When Australian Rugby Union director Peter Cosgrove recently announced the national body would undergo a corporate governance review, he argued it was ''not a time for old men in blazers to say: 'Not...

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ARU questions clubs amid fears of widening salary cap swindle

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Greg Growden THE Australian Rugby Union has begun interviewing officials from several premiership clubs as part of its investigation into whether an Australian province has breached salary cap restrictions...

Stakes rise as ARU draws a bead on the cap rorters

Greg Growden The Australian Rugby Union investigation into the invoice salary cap rort continues, and several premiership clubs are bound to find themselves in trouble over how they have lured players.

ARU cutting back on long-term player deals

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 12:  Matt Giteau looks on during an Australian Wallabies training session at Coogee Oval on July 12, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Greg Growden THE days of the long Wallabies' player contracts are over.

Wallabies await ARU's staff report

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Greg Growden A report written by four former Test players will determine whether there will be radical changes to the Wallabies' off-field staff this year and also how the team prepares for internationals.

Rugby

NSW set to lose power in ARU shake-up

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 05:  The Minister for Sport Mark Arbib (R) speaks as Wallaby captain James Horwill (L) looks on during the official Australian Wallabies Rugby World Cup 2011 farewell at Sydney Town Hall on September 5, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Greg Growden FORMER federal minister for sport and committed Waratahs fan Mark Arbib is awaiting directions from the Australian Rugby Union over his role in a major review that is expected to lead to a fully...

Cosgrove, Arbib to lead ARU review

Greg Growden AN ARU corporate governance review, which is expected to call for dramatic changes including a fully independent board, is scheduled to be completed by October.

ARU review will help game get its mojo back

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Greg Growden An Australian Rugby Union corporate governance review is long overdue and an important step towards convincing all that the game's administration at the top end is actually professional and no longer...

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ARU to probe 'pay' scheme

Greg Growden The Australian Rugby Union will investigate claims that one of the Australian Super Rugby franchises is involved in an elaborate scheme to avoid salary cap restrictions.

Gregan appointed to ARU board

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Greg Growden Former Wallabies captain George Gregan is to join the Australian Rugby Union board of directors.

Rugby

Beale gets recall as Cooper fires up

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Greg Growden JOHANNESBURG: Kurtley Beale is psyching himself up for his first starting appearance in the Wallabies No.

Injury merry-go-round compounds captaincy conundrum

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Greg Growden The Wallabies have received encouraging news about their end-of-season northern hemisphere tour.

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Wallabies unsettled by Cooper's outburst

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Greg Growden, Pretoria He is thousands of kilometres away, but Quade Cooper's shadow hangs over the Wallabies.

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Changes are afoot under Cheika

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Greg Growden It hasn't taken long for new Waratahs coach Michael Cheika to make an impact on the troubled province.

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Rugby

Wounded and weary Wallabies relying on pride to earn result

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Kurtley Beale of the Australian Wallabies is tackled during the Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and Argentina at Skilled Park on September 15, 2012 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Greg Growden ROSARIO: Wherever they have gone in Argentina this week, there has been no reprieve for the Wallabies.

Off-the-ball exchanges a winner

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Greg Growden No matter if they are victors or losers today, the Wallabies will leave Argentina having won over the locals.

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Rugby

Super sneaky deal gives team space to get around salary cap

Greg Growden An Australian Super Rugby province has come up with a sneaky way of getting around salary cap restrictions.

Rugby

Club boss could face the sack if rort proved

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Greg Growden THE Australian Rugby Union will investigate claims that one of its Super Rugby provinces is involved in an elaborate scheme to avoid salary-cap restrictions.

Fading Force: Cheika snub hits hard in Perth

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Greg Growden Morale at the Western Force has slumped after Michael Cheika knocked back their offer to take over as head coach.