Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Wallabies forwards get rev-up from White

Jake White

Greg Growden SPRINGBOKS World Cup-winning coach Jake White has called on the Wallabies forwards to dramatically lift their standards against South Africa tomorrow night, otherwise they will suffer their third...

Wallabies' fragile confidence shot full of holes out in the wild west

Faingaa

Greg Growden AFTER the despair of Sydney, Auckland and another doomed Bledisloe Cup campaign, the Wallabies headed to the other side of the country in search of pain relief. No such luck.

Get well soon, fellas: Wallabies have an entire Test team in the infirmary

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Greg Growden The Wallabies have certainly discovered this season whether there is actually any depth in Australian rugby.

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Injury merry-go-round compounds captaincy conundrum

Greg Growden The Wallabies have received encouraging news about their end-of-season northern hemisphere tour.

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White to Robinson: you don't vote, you work

Greg Growden Ruck 'n' Maul: Brumbies coach Jake White has reacted to comments by Waratahs skipper Benn Robinson.

Rugby Union

Reliable Dennis a solid Cup pick

On the go: Waratah Dave Dennis will be a Wallaby on Saturday.

Greg Growden, Sydney Promoted to starting line-up as blindside flanker due to shoulder injury to Wycliff Palu.

Rugby

World Cup omission drives Dennis to greater heights

Dave Dennis

Greg Growden DAVE DENNIS' agony at missing out on last year's World Cup squad has at last brought reward with selection to play the All Blacks for the first time in Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup opener at ANZ...

Mitchell and Barnes earn reward with Cup call-up

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Greg Growden BERRICK BARNES will be rewarded for his excellent series against Wales by holding onto the No.10 Test jersey, Dave Dennis is in line to move into the Wallabies' back row and Drew Mitchell's long wait...

Rugby

Turner's horror season ends on high note

Lachie Turner

Greg Growden THE Waratahs have lost the ability to win matches, but the Wallabies selectors still believe they can get something out of the struggling NSW players.

Rugby

Waratahs to turn up excitement without kicking out game plan

Michael Foley

Greg Growden THE call to be more extravagant has come from above, but don't expect the Waratahs to suddenly become the great entertainers of this year's Super Rugby tournament.

Rugby

Turner, Mitchell likely to miss Tahs' opener against Reds

Greg Growden THE Waratahs are in danger of being without their two Wallabies wingers - Lachie Turner and Drew Mitchell - for their opening Super Rugby match against titleholders Queensland Reds in Sydney on...

Foley's first test comes early as injury list grows

Michael Foley

Greg Growden IT WAS a sight to strike dread into the heart of any Waratahs follower. At yesterday's training session at Victoria Barracks, the club's international winger Lachie Turner was standing under the goal...

Rugby

Tahs forced to field young guns as Mitchell faces long lay-off

Waratahs v Tonga at the SFS. Tom Kingston Friday February 17th 2012Pictures Steve Christo

Greg Growden WALLABIES winger Drew Mitchell is in danger of missing half the season, which will force the Waratahs to play two youngsters for their opening Super Rugby match against the Queensland Reds in Sydney...

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One slip-up and home side goes hungry

NSW Waratahs

Greg Growden It doesn't get any more exasperating than this. The Waratahs dominate the match up front, were for most of the night the better team, should have won, but one indiscretion in the final seconds, one...

This team needs strong leadership, so here's to you, Mr Robinson

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Greg Growden Not surprisingly, Waratahs coach Michael Foley was talking tough after his team put up the white flag against the Western Force.

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Rugby

Sevens star Foley to fill fullback role for Tahs

Bernard Foley

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...

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Third time lucky: Barnes' storming session leaves Carter on outer

Berrick Barnes

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.

Monday Maul

After House of Pain, Tahs realise some gain

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Greg Growden Australian Rugby's Super Saturday taught us that covered stadiums are the way to go, referees have too much of a say in outcomes, the Waratahs are the Hard-luck Hals of the competition, the Rebels do...

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Rugby

Foley keeps faith with luckless Tahs

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 10:  Lopeti Timani of the Waratahs offloads the ball during the round three Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Waratahs at Forsyth Barr Stadium on March 10, 2012 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Greg Growden WARATAHS coach Michael Foley will stress to his players this week that despite two tight losses and a long injury list it is crucial they do not lose faith in their ability.

Rugby

Big man Timani back in the mix after completing Japanese jaunt

Lopeti Timani?

Greg Growden THE Waratahs are at last able to select Wallabies second-rower Sitaleki Timani following his stint in Japanese club rugby, but now don't know when they will see his younger brother Lopeti again.