Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

NSW set to lose power in ARU shake-up

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

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 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.

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...

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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

James O'Connor

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.

Gregan appointed to ARU board

George Gregan

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

Union

Exciting Pumas hard to predict

Australian Wallabies sponsorship.

Greg Growden Australian Rugby Union officials get strange requests from touring teams, but few as odd as the one a few nights ago.

Rugby Union

Wild Pumas stalking the Wallabies

Argentina's first-rate five-eighth Juan Martin Hernandez in action.

Greg Growden Australian Rugby Union officials get strange requests from touring teams, but few as odd as this.

Rugby

Fun, fearsome Argentinians light fire under stale schedule

Martin Scelzo (L) and Agustin Creevy (L) of Argentina celebrate following their team's 13-12 victory during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Argentina and Scotland at Wellington Regional Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Greg Growden AUSTRALIAN Rugby Union officials get strange requests from touring teams, but not many as odd as the one a few nights ago.

A Rocky start under Cheika

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Greg Growden If, as expected, Michael Cheika is announced the new Waratahs coach in the next few days, don't be surprised if a former Wallabies captain is again sighted wandering around Moore Park.

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Tahs dare to dream: SBW tops triple-header hit list

Sonny Bill Williams.

Greg Growden A SENIOR NSW official is involved in an audacious plan to create a 2013 Waratahs dream team revolving around Ewen McKenzie, Phil Blake and Sonny Bill Williams.

Fightback saves Deans for now, but great escape isn't over yet

Robbie Deans

Greg Growden It wasn't quite the momentous speech that Michael Lynagh made to his Wallabies teammates behind the Lansdowne Road goalposts in 1991 that led to the match-winning try against Ireland in the 1991...

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Rugby Union

Arbib waits on review role

Greg Growden Former federal sports minister awaiting directions from Australian Rugby Union over his role.

Rugby

Beale gets recall as Cooper fires up

Kurtley Beale

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

Cheika is players' choice for Force

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Greg Growden Player power is alive and well in Perth. First the Force players were instrumental in coach Richard Graham being farewelled early after it was revealed he was off to the Queensland Reds next season.