Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Wallabies need a rest on long road to World Cup, says Elsom

Rupert Guinness Rocky Elsom believes the ARU should allow players who have accrued the most Test time this year to miss the spring tour and spend the off-season training at home to help them strengthen for the next...

Rugby

Poidevin: Tahs must be smarter with bench players

Michael Cheika

Rupert Guinness Waratahs coach Michael Cheika must utilise his bench against the Bulls earlier than he did in last week's upset win over the Chiefs if NSW are to maximise their odds of beating the South Africans at...

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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 Union

All to lose as players push for NSW spots

Israel Folau

Rupert Guinness New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has a selection battle on his hands.

NSW spoilt for choice as Wallabies join squad

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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 -...

Fitter Turner eyes Tahs for life

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Rupert Guinness Lachie Turner hopes to play out his Super Rugby career where it began – with the Waratahs, and join the increasingly rare breed of one-club players.

Robinson returns for Tahs after wake-up call

Benn Robinson

Rupert Guinness WHEN Benn Robinson missed out on a starting place with the Waratahs in last Saturday's season opener, the Wallabies loose-head prop found the painful memories of being left out of the playing squad...

Foley comes to grips with battle for No.10

Foley

Rupert Guinness WHEN Bernard Foley started at the Waratahs he gleaned as much as possible from Kurtley Beale, who left NSW the following year to join the Melbourne Rebels.

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

Tahs wary of Chiefs despite no Sonny Bill

Sonny Bill Williams

Rupert Guinness The prospect of playing a Chiefs side without Sonny Bill Williams should hearten the Waratahs. And it may have done so, had the Super Rugby champions not shown to be so strong without the World...

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Mitchell's 'bonjour' hints at au revoir

Drew Mitchell

Rupert Guinness When Drew Mitchell said "bonjour" and smiled as he arrived at Waratahs training on Monday to start preparing for NSW's round 10 game against the Chiefs in Sydney on Friday, it was clear the two-year...

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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.