Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Quade will be welcomed back to Wallabies, says Deans

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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.

Poor record in Pretoria motivates Wallabies

Robbie Deans

Greg Growden JOHANNESBURG: The Wallabies don't like dredging up their past, which is understandable as it involves numerous black holes.

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Beale gets recall as Cooper fires up

Kurtley Beale

Greg Growden JOHANNESBURG: Kurtley Beale is psyching himself up for his first starting appearance in the Wallabies No.

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Boks ready to exploit Beale the bold

Kurtley Beale.

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...

Injury merry-go-round compounds captaincy conundrum

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

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Wallabies door still open to Cooper, insists Deans

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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.

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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.

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Wallabies focus on Test, away from Cooper's spray

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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.

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.

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Battered and bruised, Wallabies must make stand in Argentina

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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.

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Off-the-ball exchanges a winner

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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Wallabies told: No bull, it will be rough

Wallaby captain Nathan Sharpe wants speed to the breakdown.

Greg Growden Wallabies warned they are about to be involved in confronting and demanding Test match.

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Beale aims for a perfect 10 to cement Wallabies five-eighth spot

Australia's Kurtley Beale, right, makes a catch as South Africa's captain Jean de Villiers, left, defends during their Rugby Championship at the Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.  (AP Photo / Themba Hadebe)

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.

Fading Force: Cheika snub hits hard in Perth

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Greg Growden Morale at the Western Force has slumped after Michael Cheika knocked back their offer to take over as head coach.

Stats don't lie - figures show Cooper's the king

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.

Harder line better late than never

Kurtley Beale

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.

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A few words provide plenty of ammunition for All Blacks

Quade Cooper

Greg Growden WITHIN minutes of Quade Cooper's eight-second media conference on Thursday, the drip treatment from across the Tasman had begun.

Stalwart sees parallel in wounded '78 Wallabies

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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.

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Wallabies turn to 1978 for inspiration

Quade Cooper and Will Genia.

Greg Growden Wallabies considered no chance of keeping the Bledisloe Cup series alive.

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Woeful Wallabies lick their wounds

Stephen Moore

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.