Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

More desperation needed to beat All Blacks, says former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones

Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones is back to full health and has some opinions on how Australia can improve.

Wallabies' loss to All Blacks to play part in selection for Springboks Test, says Ewen McKenzie

Aberrant: Israel Folau after the defeat to New Zealand.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is still of the belief that his side's thrashing by the All Blacks at Eden Park last Saturday week was more an "aberration" than than a measure of the gulf between the...

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Rob Horne keen to lay All Blacks hosts to rest at Eden Park

Rob Horne.

Rupert Guinness For Rob Horne the memory is not a scar, but it is certainly deep rooted: that being when he first played for the Wallabies in a Test against the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland.

Bledisloe Cup: A chat with All Blacks mate breaks on-field silence for Wallabies star Nathan Charles

Friend among the enemy: Wallabies hooker Nathan Charles enjoys a friendship with All Blacks great Keven Mealamu.

Rupert Guinness It was brief, but their private on-field chat stood out amidst the relative silence among the Wallabies and All Blacks after their 12-12 draw at ANZ Stadium last Saturday.

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Michael Hooper's Wallabies stand up to sternest test against All Blacks

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Rupert Guinness Wallabies captain Michael Hooper’s faith in his restructured forward pack was never clearer than in the last few minutes of the first half of Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup opener against the...

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Ewen McKenzie says Wallabies will perform and entertain against All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup Test

Man on a mission: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Rupert Guinness Ewen McKenzie believes the Wallabies are ready to show how far they have developed as performers and entertainers one year since their first game under him as their coach when they take on the world...

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Wallabies forwards back in spotlight for Bledisloe Cup clash with All Blacks

Impressive: Sam Carter has impressed Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Rupert Guinness For all the interest several major changes to the Wallabies back line attracted when the side to play against the All Blacks on Saturday was announced on Tuesday, coach Ewen McKenzie must have...

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Wallabies' new intensity, physicality will not be enough against All Blacks, says Stirling Mortlock

No easy task: Stirling Mortlock says the Wallabies need to play to their best even to have a hope of beating the All Blacks.

Rupert Guinness Super Rugby and Test successes this year have imbued the Wallabies with intensity, self-confidence and trust in their physicality.

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Rookies no more: Wallabies Matt Toomua, Nic White 'calm' as match against All Blacks looms

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Rupert Guinness This time last year, Matt Toomua and Nic White were nervously counting down to their Test debut – against the All Blacks.

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Wallabies indifferent to All Blacks' attempt at record consecutive wins

''You don’t need any more motivation than that big Bledisloe Cup

Rupert Guinness All Blacks historians may have a blank page open in anticipation that the world's No.1 ranked team will provide a record 18th consecutive Test win to document when they play the Wallabies at ANZ...

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All Blacks will be improving Wallabies' litmus test, says Michael Hooper

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Rupert Guinness Breakaway Michael Hooper believes the true value of the Wallabies' victory against Argentina last weekend will only be fully known by how well Australia play against the All Blacks in Dunedin on...

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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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All Blacks the test for Deans

Robbie Deans.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Robbie Deans may have had his contract renewed last year, but he still faces pressure to prove he is the best man to steer the national side to the next World Cup in England, judging...

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

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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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Wallabies captain Michael Hooper defies pressure as confidence in calls grows

Adjusting to the role: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper feels his captaincy skills are improving.

Rupert Guinness Michael Hooper knows there is no short cut to mastering the captaincy role – whether it is with the Wallabies or the Waratahs.

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Michael Hooper will long remember encounter with Schalk Burger, says Phil Waugh

Tough competitor: South African enforcer Schalk Burger is an opponent not easily forgotten, says Phil Waugh.

Rupert Guinness If Schalk Burger plays for the Springboks against the Wallabies on Saturday after being recalled from his club in Japan, Michael Hooper can expect a bruising encounter he will long remember, warns...

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie won't speak of No.2 world ranking chances

No second prize: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is not getting excited about his side potentially snatching the world No.2 ranking.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is declining to publicly embrace as motivation the lure of a No.2 world ranking that will come by beating the Springboks next Saturday.

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Wallabies must get set-piece fixed despite injuries, says Stephen Moore

Won and lost: Positive results start at the set piece.

Rupert Guinness For all the talk of the Wallabies needing to play running rugby, the spate of injuries in the hooking position that is poised to see the ninth ranked rake in the country called up again for their...

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There's more to Wallabies game than running the ball, says halfback Nick Phipps

Rupert Guinness Nick Phipps has warned against observers thinking the Wallabies are one-trick ponies who will not vary their game.

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Richie McCaw and Tony Woodcock past their prime: Ross Reynolds

Bledisloe Cup winners:  Richie McCaw, left, and Tony Woodcock, who won the trophy last month.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies No.8 Ross Reynolds has continued the Bledisloe Cup war of words by claiming All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and prop Tony Woodcock are past their prime - less than a fortnight after...

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