Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Ex-captains laud Quade Cooper's attitude change

Rupert Guinness Quade Cooper, who last year described the Wallabies environment as “toxic”, has turned the corner in his attitude and is ready to display his leadership qualities in Saturday's Test...

Rugby

French coach Philippe Saint Andre no stranger to winning Down Under

Philippe Saint-Andre goes it alone in 1996.

Rupert Guinness French coach Philippe Saint Andre recalls his playing days with amusement, but there will be nothing lighthearted when his French team plays the Wallabies in a three-Test series next month.

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Rugby

Former Waratah Lachie Turner bags try but endures lonely night on the wing for Reds

Lachie Turner

Rupert Guinness One year and one week ago, Lachie Turner had ambitions of being a Waratah for life. ''I would love to stay. I'm a pretty loyal kind of guy,'' Turner said then.

Rugby

All Blacks coach enjoys dig at McKenzie

Ewen McKenzie.

Rupert Guinness After All Blacks coach Steve Hansen's side beat the Wallabies in their Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney on Saturday night, he seized the chance to jokingly bait Australian coach Ewen McKenzie on his...

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Rugby

Tatafu Polota-Nau returns for Wallabies tour

Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Rupert Guinness Barnstorming hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will make his long-awaited return to Test rugby on the Wallabies' grand slam tour of Europe next month.

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Rugby

McKenzie the right man for Wallabies top job - Poidevin

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Rupert Guinness EWEN McKENZIE stands head and shoulders above anyone else as the best candidate to succeed Robbie Deans should there be a change of Wallabies coach after the British and Irish Lions tour this year,...

Rugby

Genia hails 'instinctive' bond with Cooper

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 29:  Will Genia of the Reds offloads the ball during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Reds at Forsyth Barr Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness Wallabies halfback Will Genia says the apparent telepathy between he and Queensland Reds five-eighth Quade Cooper is so strong that they are unafraid to throw caution to the wind when making snap...

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Rugby union

Beale back in shape for Wallabies Test

Kurtley Beale.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has confirmed Kurtley Beale will join the squad to face the British and Irish Lions.

Rugby

Deans punts on Beale for Lions den

Beale

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Robbie Deans could not contain himself over his acclaim for the speed, physicality and excitement of the clash between the Reds and British and Irish Lions in Brisbane on Saturday -...

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Rugby

Horwill's back in charge and is ready to roar

James Horwill

Rupert Guinness THERE were two indelible images of Wallabies captain James Horwill during the Reds game against the British and Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane a fortnight ago.

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Union

Tahs stage greatest escape to down Reds

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 13:  Wycliff Palu of the Waratahs leaves the field injured during the round one Super 14 match between the Reds and the Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium on February 13, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Jonathan Wood/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Wycliff Palu

Rupert Guinness A last-minute Wycliff Palu try broke Queensland hearts as NSW got out of jail 30-28 in a Super 14 interstate classic at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.