Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

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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Turner, Mitchell likely to miss Tahs' opener against Reds

Greg Growden THE Waratahs are in danger of being without their two Wallabies wingers - Lachie Turner and Drew Mitchell - for their opening Super Rugby match against titleholders Queensland Reds in Sydney on...

Foley's first test comes early as injury list grows

Michael Foley

Greg Growden IT WAS a sight to strike dread into the heart of any Waratahs follower. At yesterday's training session at Victoria Barracks, the club's international winger Lachie Turner was standing under the goal...

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O'Connor seals place at No.10

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 06: James O'Connor of the Wallabies lines up a conversion during the Test match between Wales and the Australian Wallabies at Millennium Stadium on November 6, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Greg Growden James O'Connor says he is ready, willing and able to play his first Test at number ten.

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.

Mitchell tipped to miss half season

Greg Growden Wallabies winger Drew Mitchell is in danger of missing half the Super Rugby season, which will force the Waratahs to play two youngsters for their opening match against the Queensland Reds in Sydney...

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Tahs forced to field young guns as Mitchell faces long lay-off

Waratahs v Tonga at the SFS. Tom Kingston Friday February 17th 2012Pictures Steve Christo

Greg Growden WALLABIES winger Drew Mitchell is in danger of missing half the season, which will force the Waratahs to play two youngsters for their opening Super Rugby match against the Queensland Reds in Sydney...

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NSW side to face Reds a testament to player attrition

Sarel Pretorius

Greg Growden THE Waratahs are scheduled to have just eight survivors from their triumph over Queensland a year ago, when they meet the Reds at ANZ Stadium in the Super Rugby opening round on Saturday night - a...

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One slip-up and home side goes hungry

NSW Waratahs

Greg Growden It doesn't get any more exasperating than this. The Waratahs dominate the match up front, were for most of the night the better team, should have won, but one indiscretion in the final seconds, one...

'Sore' Barnes ruled out as Elsom's rocky start persists

Berrick Barnes

Greg Growden The NSW Waratahs have been dealt a fresh injury blow with Wallabies star Berrick Barnes ruled out of Friday’s Super Rugby clash with the Melbourne Rebels.

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Highlanders gathering, but Tahs will be equipped

The Waratahs

Greg Growden THE Waratahs believe they have the necessary variety in their attack - in particular knowing when to go direct - to avoid any Highlanders trap.

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With Mitchell over a barrel, Cooper could answer SOS

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 02:  Cooper Vuna of the Rebels is tackled by Tom Carter of the Waratahs during the round two Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Waratahs at AAMI Park on March 2, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Greg Growden DOUBTS over whether Drew Mitchell will play Test football this season have improved Rebels winger Cooper Vuna's chances of being selected for the Wallabies.

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Mitchell's nightmare injury run continues

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Greg Growden Wallabies winger Drew Mitchell's World Cup campaign appears over after he suffered a debilitating leg injury during a topsy turvy 10-try victory over Russia at Trafalgar Park yesterday.

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Fearless winger takes flight as latest weapon for the Tahs

Tom Kingston

Greg Growden SUCCESS revolves around taking your opportunities. Tom Kingston has certainly done that this season, taking advantage of devastating injuries to the Waratahs' Test wingers Drew Mitchell and Lachie...

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Which way will he go? Palu the key to recruiting puzzle

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Greg Growden The make-up of next year's Waratahs squad won't be known for some weeks - but there's unlikely to be a spate of high-profile rugby league signings.

Waratahs ready to wing it and make Kingston central to plans

Waratahs v Tonga at the SFS. Tom Kingston Friday February 17th 2012Pictures Steve Christo

Greg Growden WARATAHS selectors are seriously considering moving Tom Kingston from the wing to the midfield as a way to ease the pain of their ever growing list of unavailable players for Sunday's match against...

Rising Reds spell danger for Brumbies

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Greg Growden The Brumbies look the real deal, but don't yet dismiss the Queensland Reds from finishing on top of the Australian conference.

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Tahs to reshuffle back line

Lachie Turner

Greg Growden THE Waratahs will start Lachie Turner on the wing, play Bernard Foley at No.10 and move Adam Ashley-Cooper to fullback as part of a dramatic back-line reshuffle for Saturday night's match against the...

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Much more than pride on the line

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Greg Growden Waratahs-Reds encounters - the longest rivalry in Australian rugby - revolve around personal pride.