Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Horwill captaincy will take pressure off Genia: Poidevin

Rupert Guinness The appointment of second-rower James Horwill as Wallabies captain ahead of Will Genia for the British and Irish Lions series will help take the pressure off the halfback, according to Wallaby legend...

Rugby

Straight-talking Cheika puts 'reunited' Tahs through paces

Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika in training at Victoria barracks today.
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,29th october,2012

Rupert Guinness MICHAEL CHEIKA had one concern after the Waratahs finished training in Monday's scorching heat: how his voice would last a full season.

Rugby

Barnes set for Japan at season's end

Berrick Barnes

Rupert Guinness STAR Wallabies and Waratahs back Berrick Barnes is understood to have committed to playing in Japan as soon as this year's Super rugby season over and is on the verge of signing a contract with the...

Rugby

Cheika backs culture shift to keep Barnes from Japan

Berrick Barnes

Rupert Guinness AS EXPECTATION mounts that Wallabies and Waratahs back Berrick Barnes is poised to leave Australia for Japan, his new coach at NSW, Michael Cheika, is refusing to say ''sayonara'' to his star...

NSW spoilt for choice as Wallabies join squad

Rupert Guinness dinkus

Rupert Guinness WARATAHS coach Michael Cheika has a selection battle on his hands as he prepares to welcome back the Wallabies to his roster for a squad that impressed during Saturday's trial against Melbourne -...

Rugby

Injuries take toll, but Waratahs are ready to trouble Brumbies

Wycliff Palu

Rupert Guinness Waratahs coach Michael Cheika put on a brave face on Monday by playing down the loss of Wallaby back-rower Wycliff Palu due to an injured ankle for Saturday's clash against the Brumbies in Canberra.

Rugby

Changes likely as Cheika tries to account for Brumbies loss

Berrick

Rupert Guinness Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has indicated he will make several changes to his side to play the Cheetahs from South Africa on Friday night after being thrashed by the Brumbies last Saturday,...

Rugby

Tahs stars hit for six as axe swings after hammering

Berrick Barnes.

Rupert Guinness If the Waratahs are planning to show they have learnt from the hiding the Brumbies gave them last Saturday, then they will have to do it without several of the players responsible for the result...

Rugby

One that got away: Pretorius provides spark as old teammates drop their guard again

Firecraker: Sarel Pretorius was on top form.

Rupert Guinness He started with all the spark, verve and vigour you would expect from someone with a point to prove after being scorned by the team he was playing against.

Union

Tahs stage greatest escape to down Reds

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 13:  Wycliff Palu of the Waratahs leaves the field injured during the round one Super 14 match between the Reds and the Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium on February 13, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Jonathan Wood/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Wycliff Palu

Rupert Guinness A last-minute Wycliff Palu try broke Queensland hearts as NSW got out of jail 30-28 in a Super 14 interstate classic at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.