Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

Deans ready with replay button as new faces audition

Greg Growden ON AUSTRALIA'S Super Rugby Saturday, several fringe Wallabies candidates have the chance to convince the selectors they are ready for top-level football.

This team needs strong leadership, so here's to you, Mr Robinson

Greg Growden dinkus

Greg Growden Not surprisingly, Waratahs coach Michael Foley was talking tough after his team put up the white flag against the Western Force.

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

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.

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Frustrated Foley asks Waratahs to turn up volume against the Force

Waratahs coach Michael Foley.

Greg Growden THE WARATAHS have been told they must become loud and proud, turning into chatterboxes to ensure they continue their perfect West Australian record when they play the Force in Perth on Friday night.

Hunt for the Honey Badger: Waratahs in defensive drive to tame the Force's rampant midfielder

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Nick Cummins of the       Western Force on his way to scoring during the round five Super Rugby       match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Western Force at AAMI Park on       March 23, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty       Images) cummins.jpg

Greg Growden THE Waratahs will be embarking on a honey badger hunting expedition tonight. No, they're not heading to Africa in pursuit of the fearless predator but want to capture the Force midfielder Nick...

Some days the Force can't catch a break

BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 05:  Salesi Manu (L) of the Force looks to break through the Cheetahs defence during the Super Rugby match between Toyota Cheetahs and Western Force from Free State Stadium on May 5, 2012 in Bloemfontein, South Africa.  (Photo by Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Greg Growden THEY lose their head coach, Richard Graham, to the Reds. Then Will Genia does an about face and opts not to move to Perth.