Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden Not surprisingly, Waratahs coach Michael Foley was talking tough after his team put up the white flag against the Western Force.
Greg Growden BERRICK BARNES will at last appear in the Waratahs No.10 jersey, Tom Carter is in contention for a midfield spot and a new captain is in the offing as the Waratahs try to salvage their season by...
Greg Growden THE Waratahs will field their fourth back-line combination in five matches when they play the Sharks, but the experimentation out wide is far from over.
Greg Growden The make-up of next year's Waratahs squad won't be known for some weeks - but there's unlikely to be a spate of high-profile rugby league signings.
Greg Growden THE WARATAHS have not lost hope of being able to play Test second-rower Dan Vickerman during the second half of the season, despite some recent concerns he would have to retire.
Greg Growden BRUMBIES coach Jake White has a pressing reason for repeatedly changing his starting line-up. Some would describe it as rotation, but it is more a situation of White wanting to know exactly how many...
Greg Growden WARATAHS marquee signing Sarel Pretorius appears resigned to playing off the bench for another week as Brendan McKibbin is scheduled to make his third starting appearance in a row against the Force...
Greg Growden THE days of the long Wallabies' player contracts are over.
Greg Growden It has taken a while, but the Brumbies have to be taken seriously. For weeks, many have been waiting for this young bunch of no-names to lose their way.
Greg Growden THERE'S no point asking most of the Waratahs what is the key to beating the Crusaders, because they haven't got a clue.
Greg Growden Player power is alive and well in Perth. First the Force players were instrumental in coach Richard Graham being farewelled early after it was revealed he was off to the Queensland Reds next season.
Greg Growden THE WARATAHS will react to their embarrassing loss to the Brumbies by making up to seven changes, including the promotion of Sarel Pretorius and the demotion of Tom Carter, for Friday night's game...
Greg Growden THE Waratahs' South African halfback Sarel Pretorius has told his teammates the only way to beat the Bulls is to be physical - and the selectors have responded by bolstering their arsenal for Friday...
Greg Growden Due to a short preparation, the Wallabies selectors have no option but to select several players from left field for the season's opening Test against Scotland in Newcastle on June 5.
Greg Growden THE Waratahs are expected to again rotate several forwards, with Dave Dennis and Sitaleki Timani in line to return to the starting line-up for this weekend's match against the Stormers in Cape Town.
Greg Growden MICHAEL CHEIKA is in high demand as three Australian provinces, including the Waratahs, and numerous overseas clubs are certain to approach him following yesterday's news that he will not continue as...
Greg Growden THE pressure on Berrick Barnes during the Waratahs' South African trip is intense. Not only must he improve his province's slim finals hopes but he is also fighting to hold onto his spot in the...
Greg Growden NOT since the miserable 2007 season, when they completely lost their way, have a kick-obsessed Waratahs suffered such a lengthy losing stretch.
Greg Growden DAVE DENNIS'S versatility will be tested in Bloemfontein as he is scheduled to move to the second row to provide cover for the Waratahs' growing injury list when they play the Cheetahs on Saturday...
Greg Growden CONCERNS that the Wallabies may suffer an embarrassment similar to losing to Samoa last season and Scotland in 2009 have convinced Test selectors to force key players to back up three times in one...