Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Wallabies wannabes Quade Cooper and Will Genia to reunite in bid for Test recalls

Will Genia

Rupert Guinness The pieces are falling in to place for Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie to judge for himself the prospect of selecting a reunited Will Genia and Quade Cooper halves combination for their final Test...

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Ex-captains laud Quade Cooper's attitude change

Quade Cooper

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...

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Trio of stars better suited in Wallabies squad: Brisbane City's NRC coach Nick Stiles

Tough road ahead: James Horwill will attempt to force his way back into the Wallabies squad.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies prop and Brisbane City head coach Nick Stiles could be rubbing his hands in delight at the thought of having three contracted Wallabies on his National Rugby Championship roster -...

French rugby clubs look for only the best among Australian players

Will Genia

Rupert Guinness Australians players may have been leaving their mark recently with success in Super Rugby and their collective progress as the Wallabies in their first year under coach Ewen McKenzie.

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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

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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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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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.