Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

Super stars and villains

Greg Growden And then there were none. With no Australian presence in the final two weeks of the Super Rugby tournament, it's time to hand out the Monday Maul gongs.

Blades of steel: bid to get forwards to raise the standard of set pieces

Nathan Sharpe

Greg Growden TIRED of being penalised for having a suspect scrum, the Wallabies pack this year will try to prove they are faultless up front to ensure a better deal from referees.

Ruck and Maul

Tahs say no thanks to failed five

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Greg Growden Expect plenty of new faces at the Waratahs next year. According to our Waratahs snouts, five squad members have in the past week been told they will not be getting contract extensions.

MONDAY MAUL

No bull: White's men have turned it around

Greg Growden It has taken a while, but the Brumbies have to be taken seriously. For weeks, many have been waiting for this young bunch of no-names to lose their way.

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Rugby

Loss to Scots gives doubters more ammo to target Deans

Robbie Deans

Greg Growden ROBBIE DEANS looked devastated after the loss to Scotland in Newcastle on Tuesday night. He wasn't much brighter when he arrived in Brisbane late yesterday - because he had been out-coached by...

SUNDAY MAUL

Drama sends wrong message

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Greg Growden The latest Wallabies off-field drama involving Kurtley Beale and Quade Cooper will do nothing to improve the feeling within a disjointed team trying to get Australian rugby back on track.

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Big deal for Pocock as Rebels try again

Pocock

Greg Growden The Rebels are back in the running for Wallabies star David Pocock. Our ever reliable Melbourne snouts have told R&;M the Rebels are about to throw a ''massive offer'' at Pocock in the hope he can...

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Left-field throw: Matfield in line for Tahs job

Victor Matfield

Greg Growden Victor Matfield joining the Waratahs – not as a player but as a coach from 2012? Don't laugh, because according to our snouts at Waratahland and in South Africa, the renowned Springboks second-rower...