Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden in Johannesburg Australian Test coach Robbie Deans said today that he would gladly welcome Quade Cooper back into the Wallabies fold, despite the five-eighth's caustic remarks aimed at him.
Greg Growden JOHANNESBURG: The Wallabies don't like dredging up their past, which is understandable as it involves numerous black holes.
Greg Growden JOHANNESBURG: Kurtley Beale is psyching himself up for his first starting appearance in the Wallabies No.
Greg Growden JOHANNESBURG: The Springboks were quick to apply the drip treatment on the new Wallabies five-eighth Kurtley Beale by arguing his selection will help their game plan during Saturday night's Test in...
Greg Growden The Wallabies have received encouraging news about their end-of-season northern hemisphere tour.
Greg Growden in Pretoria Quade Cooper may no longer want to play for the Wallabies, and his Reds contract is in jeopardy, but his coach Robbie Deans continues to offer the hand of friendship.
Greg Growden, Pretoria He is thousands of kilometres away, but Quade Cooper's shadow hangs over the Wallabies.
Greg Growden HE IS thousands of kilometres away, but Quade Cooper's shadow still hangs heavily over the Wallabies as they try to stay focused on becoming the first Australian team to win at Loftus Versfeld.
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.
Greg Growden Australian Rugby has endured the most dreadful of weeks. And next week could be even worse, with the Wallabies heading deeper into the horror tour from hell.
Greg Growden No matter if they are victors or losers today, the Wallabies will leave Argentina having won over the locals.
Greg Growden Wallabies warned they are about to be involved in confronting and demanding Test match.
Greg Growden ROSARIO: Kurtley Beale may only be the latest Test stop-gap measure at five-eighth until James O'Connor returns to the Wallabies, but the Rebels utility wants to make the pivotal spot his own.
Greg Growden Morale at the Western Force has slumped after Michael Cheika knocked back their offer to take over as head coach.
Greg Growden Do not fear. The Wallabies might be in turmoil, and no one gives them any hope of winning at Eden Park. But the man who knows best how to beat the All Blacks is back.
Greg Growden BY DROPPING Kurtley Beale from the starting line-up, an often lenient Wallabies administration is showing a far tougher approach. And not before time.
Greg Growden WITHIN minutes of Quade Cooper's eight-second media conference on Thursday, the drip treatment from across the Tasman had begun.
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 Wallabies considered no chance of keeping the Bledisloe Cup series alive.
Greg Growden THE injury-hit Wallabies are in such dire straits after their second comprehensive defeat to New Zealand in as many weeks that there are now serious concerns their No.2 world ranking is under threat.