Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

Wallabies ready for character test

Greg Growden ROSARIO: Wallabies captain Nathan Sharpe has told his players that even though they are missing a long line of key performers they can still prove they are a team with special character by rebounding...

Judiciary bungling could soon be history with SANZAR revamp

Greg Growden.

Greg Growden Every Super Rugby team has its SANZAR judicial atrocity story. Past Waratahs officials still talk about when one of their star players escaped suspension because SANZAR officials couldn't find the...

Africans won't take no for answer on expansion plan

Schalk Burger

Greg Growden AUSTRALIA and New Zealand have discovered that where SANZAR is concerned, South Africa are ever persistent, endlessly pushing their cause on and off the field.

On the white track: Tri Nations could use citing scheme

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 03:  Referee Jaco Peyper reacts during the round two Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium on March 3, 2012 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Teaukura Moetaua/Getty Images)

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.

Unbeaten and unbowed: savvy Stormers blow Highlanders away to sit on top of the heap

Dean Greyling

Greg Growden THE Stormers have certified themselves as dangerous Super Rugby frontrunners in a dramatic round that involved brawls and accusations of eye-gouging.