Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
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 What a sensational Mr T hairstyle, and what a devastating performance from the Crusaders centre Robbie Fruean.
Greg Growden The IRB has for some time been known as the Irrational Rugby Board, due to its fair share of dopey decisions over the years.
Greg Growden Stink No.1. The relationship between numerous Australian provinces is very tense as rivals continue to jump the gun in announcing player recruitments.
Greg Growden AUSTRALIAN Rugby Union chief John O'Neill believes complaints that Australia doesn't have the playing numbers to warrant a fifth Super Rugby team and the local conference is not pulling its weight...
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 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 You almost expected Alfred Hitchcock to appear out of the mist from the Wallabies' dressing room last night and utter: ''Good evening.''
Greg Growden The Wallabies have sought advice from several AFL big guns to improve their often-flawed aerial work.
Greg Growden Former Springboks coach Peter de Villiers is the master of putting himself and others into trouble. Now Wallabies coach Robbie Deans and ARU official David Nucifora will probably be miffed with...
Greg Growden The Wallabies enjoyed one of their most courageous wins in recent times when they overcame an Argentine ambush in Rosario this morning.
Greg Growden AUSTRALIA'S hopes of receiving better compensation for lost earnings during World Cup years have been given a boost through the appointment of their most influential official to the tournament's...
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 AUSTRALIAN Sevens captain Bernard Foley is preparing to take over as the Waratahs fullback against the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday night, with Adam Ashley-Cooper discovering he will have another...
Greg Growden IT'S the old story. When the Wallabies have their backs to the wall, they produce. But again, it was a bit too late, and it came at a considerable cost.
The final verdict
Greg Growden The seventh World Cup tournament is over. The new World Cup champion has been crowned. And numerous compelling questions can now be answered.