Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden THE pressure on Berrick Barnes during the Waratahs' South African trip is intense. Not only must he improve his province's slim finals hopes but he is also fighting to hold onto his spot in the...
Greg Growden The Wallabies have tried three different five-eighths at training this week - Quade Cooper, Ben Lucas and Mike Harris - but how Berrick Barnes fares in tonight's match for the Waratahs will determine...
Greg Growden BRENDAN MOON, the prince of Australian Test wingers, believes Digby Ioane has the potential to become one of the greats of the international game.
Greg Growden THE Wallabies woes continued last night when they were forced into a back-line change, bringing in Rebels winger Cooper Vuna for Joe Tomane, who rolled his ankle at training.
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 KURTLEY BEALE can concentrate on his on-field performance against Wales on Saturday as Wallabies officials made it abundantly clear yesterday that discussing his latest off-field drama involving an...
Greg Growden Wallabies inside centre Anthony Faingaa was nursing a rolled ankle and second-rower Sitaleki Timani sporting a bleeding eye after another brutal training session preparing for the All Blacks.
Greg Growden NEW ZEALAND will be wasting their time trying to psych out the Wallabies by reminding them of last year's World Cup semi-final loss, because it has been erased from their memory.
Greg Growden INSIDE-CENTRE Anthony Faingaa was nursing a rolled ankle and second-rower Sitaleki Timani sporting a bleeding eye after another brutal Wallabies training session preparing for the All Blacks.
Greg Growden BERRICK BARNES will be rewarded for his excellent series against Wales by holding onto the No.10 Test jersey, Dave Dennis is in line to move into the Wallabies' back row and Drew Mitchell's long wait...
Greg Growden THE Wallabies have struggled to score tries this year but still believe they have the attacking prowess and game breakers to worry the All Blacks in tomorrow night's Bledisloe Cup opener in Sydney.
Greg Growden THE WALLABIES are the ultimate huff and puff merchants. They can talk it up, and sound as if they can blow the All Blacks' house down, but when it really matters, they cough, splutter, and fall short.
Greg Growden, Sydney All Blacks get the better of Wallabies in the opening game of the Rugby Championship.
Greg Growden The Wallabies are the ultimate huff-and-puff merchants. They can talk it up and sound as if they can blow the All Blacks' house down, but when it really matters, they cough, splutter and fall short.
Greg Growden Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has again shown faith in two of his Three Amigos by returning Kurtley Beale to the starting line-up and giving Quade Cooper another chance at No.
Greg Growden Mike Harris, Pat McCabe and Dom Shipperley will be vying for the vacant fullback spot in Saturday night's Test against Argentina in Rosario, Argentina.
Greg Growden Rosario: Mike Harris is set to become the fifth Wallabies fullback in ten Tests this season and Dave Dennis is under threat of being replaced in the backrow for Saturday night's international against...
Greg Growden AFTER just one round, Sharks coach John Plumtree was complaining there were too many Super Rugby local derbies, arguing that it was ''wearing the players down''.
Greg Growden The ACT Brumbies may not have to search for a new coach, as Jake White, who has been linked to the England job, has told the Brumbies players he plans to stay in Canberra.
Greg Growden The Wallabies got to enjoy a rejuvenating 11-try scoring feast against the USA last night, but the win came at a cost - with midfielders Pat McCabe, Rob Horne and Anthony Faingaa all suffering...