Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

Injury merry-go-round compounds captaincy conundrum

Greg Growden The Wallabies have received encouraging news about their end-of-season northern hemisphere tour.

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Wallabies unsettled by Cooper's outburst

Quade Cooper.

Greg Growden, Pretoria He is thousands of kilometres away, but Quade Cooper's shadow hangs over the Wallabies.

ARU boss to discuss comments with Cooper after 'cooling off'

Rugby. Wallabies training, Leichhardt Oval.Wallabies players training before Bledisloe Cup on Saturday.Quade CooperThursday 16th August, 2012SMH SPORT pics by anthony johnson

Greg Growden PRETORIA: The Australian Rugby Union will wait until after the end of the Rugby Championship to try to solve its dispute with disenchanted Test five-eighth Quade Cooper.

Off-the-ball exchanges a winner

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Greg Growden No matter if they are victors or losers today, the Wallabies will leave Argentina having won over the locals.

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Rugby

Club boss could face the sack if rort proved

Super Rugby ball

Greg Growden THE Australian Rugby Union will investigate claims that one of its Super Rugby provinces is involved in an elaborate scheme to avoid salary-cap restrictions.

Rugby

Early start for Super Rugby to fit around tours

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Greg Growden THE Australian rugby season is about to get even longer, with Super Rugby likely to start earlier in February to accommodate next year's three-Test British and Irish Lions tour.

Tahs officials make farce first stop on itinerary

Greg Growden The antics at the Waratahs and Force keep getting crazier.

Stalwart sees parallel in wounded '78 Wallabies

Greg Growden Analysis: The Wallabies brains trust could not have chosen a better former Test player than Tony Shaw to present the jerseys to the team in Auckland yesterday, and to remind them that all is not lost.

Deans rapidly running out of time after latest Kiwi debacle

Robbie Deans

Greg Growden The Australian Rugby Union will continue backing Robbie Deans, but patience is wearing thin.

West not best for Wallabies

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Greg Growden The decision to stage Wallabies Tests against NRL and AFL finals matches has hit a snag. While the idea in essence has merit, it becomes a fizzer when the Wallabies are struggling, and those in...

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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Fightback saves Deans for now, but great escape isn't over yet

Robbie Deans

Greg Growden It wasn't quite the momentous speech that Michael Lynagh made to his Wallabies teammates behind the Lansdowne Road goalposts in 1991 that led to the match-winning try against Ireland in the 1991...

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Wallabies await ARU's staff report

James O'Connor

Greg Growden A report written by four former Test players will determine whether there will be radical changes to the Wallabies' off-field staff this year and also how the team prepares for internationals.

Rugby

Reds revival has shown the way forward, says O'Neill

Quade Cooper

Greg Growden JOHN O'NEILL, the Australian Rugby Union chief, has called on the four other Australian Super provinces to follow the example of the Queensland Reds and dramatically boost crowds to improve the...

Rugby

Waratahs to turn up excitement without kicking out game plan

Michael Foley

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.

Rugby

Cooper may be out, but Reds believe the title is theirs to lose

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 09:  Queensland Reds Reds coach Ewen McKenzie (R) speaks as Reds captain James Horwill (L) looks on during the 2012 Super Rugby Media Launch at Doltone House on February 9, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Greg Growden EWEN McKENZIE has been on a fitness drive, lost the bulk around his girth, and looks taut, trim and terrific. But that doesn't mean the successful Reds coach has suddenly become feeble.

Retirement looms for Vickerman

Greg Growden, Sydney Dan Vickerman may have played his last game for the Waratahs and Wallabies.

Leg injury may force Vickerman to retire

Dan Vickerman

Greg Growden DAN VICKERMAN may have played his last game for the Waratahs and Wallabies, with injury concerns understood to have him contemplating retirement.

Sulking South Africans stand no chance of adding to Super quota

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Greg Growden It's February, the Super Rugby season is about to start, and - shock, horror - the South African provinces are having an almighty whinge.

Rugby

Claims for World Cup compo given new boost

O'Neill

Greg Growden AUSTRALIA'S hopes of receiving better compensation for lost earnings during World Cup years have been given a boost through the appointment of their most influential official to the tournament's...