Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden The antics at the Waratahs and Force keep getting crazier.
Greg Growden THE call to be more extravagant has come from above, but don't expect the Waratahs to suddenly become the great entertainers of this year's Super Rugby tournament.
Greg Growden FRONT-ROWERS are rarely handed the captaincy reins, but Test prop Benn Robinson is suddenly in strong contention to be the Waratahs' skipper for the opening month of the Super Rugby tournament.
Greg Growden GONE are the days when matches between NSW and Queensland were the be-all and end-all of Australian rugby.
Greg Growden The NSW Waratahs have been dealt a fresh injury blow with Wallabies star Berrick Barnes ruled out of Friday’s Super Rugby clash with the Melbourne Rebels.
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Greg Growden IT was a turbulent night when the meek were soon exposed.
Greg Growden Not surprisingly, Waratahs coach Michael Foley was talking tough after his team put up the white flag against the Western Force.
Greg Growden AUSTRALIAN Sevens captain Bernard Foley is preparing to take over as the Waratahs fullback against the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday night, with Adam Ashley-Cooper discovering he will have another...
Greg Growden The Waratahs have named Berrick Barnes at inside-centre for Saturday's clash against the Highlanders, forcing last week's two-try hero, Tom Carter, to the bench.
Greg Growden BERRICK BARNES will at last appear in the Waratahs No.10 jersey, Tom Carter is in contention for a midfield spot and a new captain is in the offing as the Waratahs try to salvage their season by...
Greg Growden THE Waratahs' marquee overseas signing Sarel Pretorius is in danger of being demoted to the bench for his team's first encounter of the year against his countrymen when they play the Sharks in Sydney...
Greg Growden THE Waratahs will field their fourth back-line combination in five matches when they play the Sharks, but the experimentation out wide is far from over.
Greg Growden REVENGE and the embarrassment of being booed will act as key motivators when the Waratahs head to Perth this week, as they want to get their Super Rugby season back on track by defeating the Force on...
Greg Growden THERE'S no point asking most of the Waratahs what is the key to beating the Crusaders, because they haven't got a clue.
Greg Growden THE Waratahs are looking across the Tasman for a midfielder who can play at five-eighth and fullback after missing out on Reds utility Ben Lucas.
Greg Growden THE WARATAHS will react to their embarrassing loss to the Brumbies by making up to seven changes, including the promotion of Sarel Pretorius and the demotion of Tom Carter, for Friday night's game...
Greg Growden ALAN GAFFNEY'S many years coaching in Australia, Ireland and Britain have taught him that teams crucify themselves if they mess up their attacking opportunities.
Greg Growden THE Waratahs' South African halfback Sarel Pretorius has told his teammates the only way to beat the Bulls is to be physical - and the selectors have responded by bolstering their arsenal for Friday...
Greg Growden 1. Take advantage of any opposition leg-up
Greg Growden THE Waratahs are expected to again rotate several forwards, with Dave Dennis and Sitaleki Timani in line to return to the starting line-up for this weekend's match against the Stormers in Cape Town.