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.

Gregan appointed to ARU board

George Gregan

Greg Growden Former Wallabies captain George Gregan is to join the Australian Rugby Union board of directors.

Trio targeted, but only one Brumby is bagged

Greg Growden dinkus

Greg Growden The Waratahs have snared breakaway Michael Hooper, but they missed out on two other Brumbies - Matt Toomua and Christian Lealiifano.

Cheika is players' choice for Force

Greg Growden Player power is alive and well in Perth. First the Force players were instrumental in coach Richard Graham being farewelled early after it was revealed he was off to the Queensland Reds next season.

Ioane gets tick from Moon as future great

Digby Ioane

Greg Growden BRENDAN MOON, the prince of Australian Test wingers, believes Digby Ioane has the potential to become one of the greats of the international game.


Wallabies aiming to seize the day as they go back to their roots

Former Wallaby captain and scrumhalf George Gregan, center, laughs with current captain, David Pocock and current scrumhalf Will Genia, right, a photo opportunity during their captain's run at the Sydney Football Stadium in Sydney, Friday, June 22, 2012. Wales and Australia will play a test Saturday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Greg Growden IT IS a long time since a Wallabies Test match in Sydney has been so keenly anticipated. This is not just because the Wallabies have a rare chance to wrap up a clean sweep against the best team in...