Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden THE Australian rugby season is about to get even longer, with Super Rugby likely to start earlier in February to accommodate next year's three-Test British and Irish Lions tour.
Greg Growden Waratahs-Reds encounters - the longest rivalry in Australian rugby - revolve around personal pride.
Greg Growden At a time when the Waratahs are desperately trying to improve team morale, critical comments about their star import Sarel Pretorius have inflamed the situation.
Greg Growden What a terrible initiation to the demands of the head coaching job. In a few seconds, Michael Foley, in his first game as the Waratahs coach, saw his dream of beating the Super Rugby titleholders...
Greg Growden The NSW Waratahs have been dealt a fresh injury blow with Wallabies star Berrick Barnes ruled out of Friday’s Super Rugby clash with the Melbourne Rebels.
REBELS 19 WARATAHS 35
Greg Growden IT was a turbulent night when the meek were soon exposed.
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 AUSTRALIAN Sevens captain Bernard Foley is preparing to take over as the Waratahs fullback against the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday night, with Adam Ashley-Cooper discovering he will have another...
Greg Growden The Waratahs have named Berrick Barnes at inside-centre for Saturday's clash against the Highlanders, forcing last week's two-try hero, Tom Carter, to the bench.
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 Whenever the Waratahs fall apart, half of Sydney become stand-up comics - special subject: rugby put-down lines aimed at lampooning those at Moore Park. It's been going on for years.
Greg Growden THE Waratahs are being called on for one more herculean effort before having a week off to recuperate, with their prime task being to nullify Sonny Bill Williams when they meet the Chiefs in Hamilton...
Greg Growden REVENGE and the embarrassment of being booed will act as key motivators when the Waratahs head to Perth this week, as they want to get their Super Rugby season back on track by defeating the Force on...
Greg Growden IT IS more than three months before the Super Rugby season becomes cut-throat, but the Waratahs are still treating Friday night's match against the Force in Perth as if it is a final.
Greg Growden THE Waratahs will be embarking on a honey badger hunting expedition tonight. No, they're not heading to Africa in pursuit of the fearless predator but want to capture the Force midfielder Nick...
Greg Growden Tom Carter was proven right. Put some pressure onto the Waratahs, make them treat the upcoming game as if it is an elimination final, and watch them perform.
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 What a sensational Mr T hairstyle, and what a devastating performance from the Crusaders centre Robbie Fruean.
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...