Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Poidevin: Tahs must be smarter with bench players

Rupert Guinness Waratahs coach Michael Cheika must utilise his bench against the Bulls earlier than he did in last week's upset win over the Chiefs if NSW are to maximise their odds of beating the South Africans at...

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Pressure on Folau to settle on code of choice

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson, Rupert Guinness The Waratahs have not given up on Israel Folau. To say they have kept quiet on the issue of his retention is an understatement.

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Beale took the initiative to seek help, says Deans

Kurtley Beale

Rupert Guinness Robbie Deans rejects suggestions it is too early to talk of a Test return for Kurtley Beale so soon after his completion of the first phase of counselling at a Sydney rehabilitation facility...

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White stands ready at last to shoulder the load as a Wallaby understudy

Nic White

Rupert Guinness It's a good thing for Nic White that the spirited Brumbies halfback can still laugh at how fate has played for and against him in his rugby career of late.

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O'Connor keeps his cool about prospect of selection in pivotal position

James O'Connor

Rupert Guinness For a player who seems destined to be at the centre of an on-field storm about to erupt between the Wallabies and the British and Irish Lions, James O'Connor seems remarkably calm as discussion over...

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For love, not money: Mowen sticks to dream of Wallabies selection

Ben Mowen

Rupert Guinness Many times Ben Mowen has found himself on the cusp of leaving Australian rugby as his dream of becoming a Wallaby eluded him again.

Visitors to show true colours in next clash, says watching Deans

Robbie Deans

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Robbie Deans believes the Queensland Reds will force the touring British and Irish Lions to reveal more of the game style that they intend to unleash in the three-Test series - and...

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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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The spy who filmed me: tourist watcher not sent by Wallabies, says coach

Deans

Rupert Guinness In time, and when the three Tests between the Wallabies and British and Irish Lions in Australia have been won and lost, the first and possibly not last ''Spygate'' controversy of the series will...

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Beale 'over the moon' about selection for Lions series

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 03:  Kurtley Beale laughs as he runs the ball during a Wallabies training session at St Josephs College on June 3, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness Kurtley Beale today labelled his return to the Wallabies for the British and Irish Lions Test series as the "pinnacle" of his career.

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Holiday snap: Kimlin packing his bags after surprise call-up

Peter Kimlin

Rupert Guinness, David Polkinghorne Wallabies selection was the last thing on the mind of Brumbies back-rower Peter Kimlin when Robbie Deans telephoned him about his late call-up.

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Horwill captaincy will take pressure off Genia: Poidevin

Will Genia

Rupert Guinness The appointment of second-rower James Horwill as Wallabies captain ahead of Will Genia for the British and Irish Lions series will help take the pressure off the halfback, according to Wallaby legend...

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Enough talk, let's get on with it, says Horwill

James Horwill

Rupert Guinness Wallabies captain James Horwill has had enough of all the talk pumping up the British and Irish Lions Test series. He just wants to get on with it.

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Golden opportunity - and more counselling - awaits Beale

Kurtley Beale

Rupert Guinness For a fleeting moment on Tuesday, Kurtley Beale seemed comfortable speaking about his remarkable and fast return to the Wallabies fold after a series of alcohol-related incidents led him to...

Morahan takes the scenic route to Caloundra and has a new goal in mind

Luke Morahan

Rupert Guinness If it's Thursday, it must be Wallabies training for Luke Morahan.

Rugby

'We're ready for a physical test' - Lions' giants don't daunt McMeniman

Hugh McMeniman

Rupert Guinness Ask Hugh McMeniman and he will tell you size doesn't matter - at least when it comes to the British and Irish Lions squad.

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Talent to burn: Burgess insists Wallabies should call on Australians abroad

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Rupert Guinness The Australian Rugby Union should rethink its rule making players signed with overseas clubs ineligible for Wallabies selection, says Rebels halfback Luke Burgess.

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No magic formula: Hooper insists the only way to tame the tourists is to withstand their charges and keep on fighting

Michael Hooper.

Rupert Guinness With the Wallabies having been bunkered down in training camps for the past two weeks while the British and Irish Lions have shown their wares in warm-up games, one could suspect the Australians of...

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Deans' agents can report Wallabies face a tough mission

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness A little after 6pm on Wednesday, Wallabies coach Robbie Deans sat with Dave Dennis in the foyer of the team's hotel at Pelican Waters, near Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.

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