Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

Greg Growden

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 boss to discuss comments with Cooper after 'cooling off'

Rugby. Wallabies training, Leichhardt Oval.Wallabies players training before Bledisloe Cup on Saturday.Quade CooperThursday 16th August, 2012SMH SPORT pics by anthony johnson

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...

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.

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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.

White to Robinson: you don't vote, you work

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Greg Growden Ruck 'n' Maul: Brumbies coach Jake White has reacted to comments by Waratahs skipper Benn Robinson.

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Waratahs boss tackles the tough questions

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Greg Growden Greg Growden: Was [Waratahs team manager] Chris Webb sacked by you?

New Waratahs set-up can make winners from wallflowers

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Greg Growden In the longest running saga since Blue Hills, maybe, just maybe, the Waratahs will next week be able to announce their new head coach.

Stats don't lie - figures show Cooper's the king

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Greg Growden Do not fear. The Wallabies might be in turmoil, and no one gives them any hope of winning at Eden Park. But the man who knows best how to beat the All Blacks is back.

Harder line better late than never

Kurtley Beale

Greg Growden BY DROPPING Kurtley Beale from the starting line-up, an often lenient Wallabies administration is showing a far tougher approach. And not before time.

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A few words provide plenty of ammunition for All Blacks

Quade Cooper

Greg Growden WITHIN minutes of Quade Cooper's eight-second media conference on Thursday, the drip treatment from across the Tasman had begun.

Stalwart sees parallel in wounded '78 Wallabies

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Greg Growden Analysis: The Wallabies brains trust could not have chosen a better former Test player than Tony Shaw to present the jerseys to the team in Auckland yesterday, and to remind them that all is not lost.

Big hit in the pocket looms on salary cap scandal

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.

Deans rapidly running out of time after latest Kiwi debacle

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Greg Growden The Australian Rugby Union will continue backing Robbie Deans, but patience is wearing thin.