Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden THE days of the long Wallabies' player contracts are over.
Greg Growden The Waratahs have snared breakaway Michael Hooper, but they missed out on two other Brumbies - Matt Toomua and Christian Lealiifano.
Greg Growden Former federal sports minister awaiting directions from Australian Rugby Union over his role.
Greg Growden FORMER federal minister for sport and committed Waratahs fan Mark Arbib is awaiting directions from the Australian Rugby Union over his role in a major review that is expected to lead to a fully...
Greg Growden AN ARU corporate governance review, which is expected to call for dramatic changes including a fully independent board, is scheduled to be completed by October.
Greg Growden An Australian Rugby Union corporate governance review is long overdue and an important step towards convincing all that the game's administration at the top end is actually professional and no longer...
Greg Growden The IRB has for some time been known as the Irrational Rugby Board, due to its fair share of dopey decisions over the years.
Greg Growden AUSTRALIAN Rugby Union chief John O'Neill believes complaints that Australia doesn't have the playing numbers to warrant a fifth Super Rugby team and the local conference is not pulling its weight...
Greg Growden A heartfelt plea to David Gallop. C'mon David, I know deep, deep down you actually don't mind rugby union. Don't deny it.
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...
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.
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.
Greg Growden The antics at the Waratahs and Force keep getting crazier.
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.
Greg Growden The Australian Rugby Union will continue backing Robbie Deans, but patience is wearing thin.
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...
Greg Growden The Wallabies have certainly discovered this season whether there is actually any depth in Australian rugby.
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...
Greg Growden The Wallabies have received encouraging news about their end-of-season northern hemisphere tour.
Greg Growden, Pretoria He is thousands of kilometres away, but Quade Cooper's shadow hangs over the Wallabies.