Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Prop Werner Kruger backs Bulls pack to roll Waratahs

Rupert Guinness Bulls tight-head prop Werner Kruger has warned the Waratahs that his team's rolling maul is primed to be at its damaging best for Saturday's game in Sydney

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Wycliff Palu in danger of missing Bulls clash as he mourns father's passing

Wycliff Palu

Rupert Guinness Waratahs prop Sekope Kepu and his fellow teammates will understand if their in-form backrower Wycliff Palu is not able to play following the death of his father last week.

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Waratahs brace for Bulls' rolling maul

On a roll: As was the case last year, the Waratahs need to be ready for the Bulls' rolling maul.

Rupert Guinness The Waratahs are bracing themselves for a massive defensive effort against the Bulls on Saturday night in expectation that the South Africans will unleash their trademark rolling maul throughout the...

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NSW Waratahs assistant coach says injured Super Rugby players like Israel Folau should have a say on when they're fit to play

Ready to play: Israel Folau trains with the Waratahs on Tuesday.

Rupert Guinness The voice of players such as Israel Folau who are on the comeback from injury should be heard before any decision is made on whether they should be allowed to play, says Waratahs assistant coach...

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NSW Waratahs confident about Bulls match despite blame game over Israel Folau sidelining

Ruled out: Israel Folau will not play for the Waratahs against the Force.

Rupert Guinness As debate over the rights and wrongs of Israel Folau's late sidelining from Waratahs game against the Force continued on Monday, his teammates maintained the issue had not impacted them – and nor...

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Former Easts coach Mark Bakewell eyes opportunities in Japan

Big plans: Former Eastern Suburbs coach Mark Bakewell is off to Japan.

Rupert Guinness Mark Bakewell says it would be a "massive bonus" if his new coaching position with the Tokyo-based club Suntory leads to an opportunity with a Japan franchise in an expanded Super Rugby competition.

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Former Waratah Tom Carter enjoying life with Sydney Uni

Tom Carter

Rupert Guinness Former Waratah Tom Carter may be back playing rugby for Sydney University, but the 31-year-old centre says he is not intent on forcing a return to Super Rugby.

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Northern Suburbs coach Scott Fava confident of first Shute Shield win

Ex Wallaby Scott Fava, pictured in 2006.

Rupert Guinness Northern Suburbs coach Scott Fava believes his side can clinch their first Shute Shield victory of the season if they can just push through the 60-minute mark of the game, rather than “drop our...

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Warringah denied shot at trophy in Shute Shield clash with Parramatta

Shute Shield

Rupert Guinness Warringah got all revved up early in the week for Saturday’s Shute Shield clash at home against Parramatta, lured by the added goal of winning back the Rob "Noddy" Sawtell perpetual trophy from...

Andrew Fifita not on our radar, says Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says Andrew Fifita has not slipped back onto his recruitment radar since the breakdown of the NRL player's long-term deal with Canterbury this week.

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Ewen McKenzie expects Michael Cheika to coach his way

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Rupert Guinness Ewen McKenzie believes Michael Cheika will continue to coach the Waratahs in his trademark passionate heart-on-sleeve manner, despite it having landed him in hot water with SANZAR during last...

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Eastwood wary of Gordon heist in Shute Shield

Glory days: Eastwood last lifted the Shute Shield in 2011 but are hoping to go one better than their runners-up finish last year.

Rupert Guinness Eastwood are firm Shute Shield contenders, but they are still wary about their vulnerability so early in the new season, especially against a team like Gordon under new coach Geoff Townsend.

Beasts emerge with some pride after tough University lesson

Rupert Guinness Sydney University reminded Shute Shield observers  why they are such a strong force in their round two away win  over Eastern Suburbs at Woollahra Oval on Saturday, but the scoreline belied...

Easts emerge with some pride through tough University lesson

Rugby union - club rugby game. Shute Shield, round one - Eastern Suburbs v Randwick at Woolarah Oval.
Saturday 29 March 2014
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Rupert Guinness Sydney University reminded Shute Shield observers why they are such a strong force in their round two away win over Eastern Suburbs at Woollahra Oval on Saturday, but the scoreline belied how hard...

One-Test Wallaby Gordon Stone becomes first centurion

Wallabies centurion: Former Australian rugby union representative Gordon Stone will turn 100 on Sunday.

Rupert Guinness Ask Gordon Stone about his foremost memory of the one Test he played for the Wallabies against the All Blacks on June 28, 1938 and he says: “The size of the crowd and that my father was present to...

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Randwick committed to partnership but determined to go it alone in future

Rugby. Parramatta two blues. pic shows former Wallaby coach Bob Dwyer with Nick Farr-Jones at a Two Blues function at Rosehill racecourse.
Friday 24th September, 2010
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Rupert Guinness Randwick is intent on going it alone in the new National Rugby Championship in the future, despite the Sydney club and arch-rival Eastern Suburbs being named as key partners of the NSW Country team...

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Shute Shield kicks off as divided loyalties loom

Shute Shield

Rupert Guinness Saturday's derby between arch enemies Eastern Suburbs and Randwick to kick-start the Shute Shield club competition should have an added dose of spite after several players from each side switched...

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Rebels worried by Waratahs' inside knowledge

Experience on both sides: Nathan Grey.

Rupert Guinness Any plan by the Melbourne Rebels to nullify Israel Folau in their Super Rugby match against the Waratahs on Friday night may be known by their opposition before it is even put into practice due to...

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Justin Harrison tips Waratahs to have edge over Brumbies in Super Rugby

Justin Harrison

Rupert Guinness It is a sentiment you would have been unlikely to hear from Justin Harrison at the height of his playing career, when he turned out for the Brumbies before switching to fierce rivals the Waratahs.

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Waratahs stay cautious despite strong start to season

Israel Folau celebrates with Kurtley Beale

Rupert Guinness Are the Waratahs backs unleashing their attacking plays as confidence grows, or deliberately drip feeding them to keep more hidden for later?

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