Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

Two games, a dozen battles in fight for Test spots

Greg Growden INDIVIDUAL battles and how certain players perform under pressure in Canberra tonight and Christchurch tomorrow will have an enormous bearing on the make-up of the 35-man Wallabies squad to play...

Rugby

Deans puts his faith in newcomers and those tried and trusted

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Greg Growden ROBBIE DEANS is adamant the Waratahs he has selected in tomorrow night's Test team to play Scotland in Newcastle will soon forget their provincial woes and immediately produce for their country.

No-nonsense Palmer gets over jelly legs to stand fast for set piece

Dan Palmer

Greg Growden DAN PALMER, Australia's new tight-head prop, has the demeanour to indicate he is not the type of bloke to mess with.

Union

Deans calls on experience of Brumbies coach

4 May 2012 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Chris Dutton. Brumbies Captain's Run at Canberra Stadium. Coach, Jake White.

Greg Growden Robbie Deans, who admitted he had just endured the most challenging week of his coaching career, will call in Brumbies and former Springboks World Cup-winning coach Jake White this week to provide a...

Rugby

Wallabies could welcome back bad boy Beale for second Test

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09:  Injured Wallaby player Kurtley Beale watches on from the stands during the international test match between the Australian Wallabies and Wales at Suncorp Stadium on June 9, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Greg Growden ROBBIE DEANS, who admitted he had just endured the most challenging week of his coaching career, has not given up hope of his errant No.

Rugby

Turner's horror season ends on high note

Lachie Turner

Greg Growden THE Waratahs have lost the ability to win matches, but the Wallabies selectors still believe they can get something out of the struggling NSW players.

Rugby

Force set to table deal for Foley

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Greg Growden Don't be shocked if you see Waratahs coach Michael Foley wearing a Western Force tracksuit top shortly.

Get well soon, fellas: Wallabies have an entire Test team in the infirmary

Greg Growden The Wallabies have certainly discovered this season whether there is actually any depth in Australian rugby.

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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.