Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

Greg Growden

The years, the men, the nights, the tours, the team ... the end

Greg Growden

Greg Growden After 20-odd years (with the emphasis on odd) of taking the mickey, it's time for the farewell Ruck and Maul column.

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Rugby Union

O'Connor seals place at No.10

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 06: James O'Connor of the Wallabies lines up a conversion during the Test match between Wales and the Australian Wallabies at Millennium Stadium on November 6, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Greg Growden James O'Connor says he is ready, willing and able to play his first Test at number ten.

Greg Growden

Long road to 2015 Cup glory for tarnished Wallabies

Pocock

Greg Growden As for the ''Bronzed Wallabies'', their World Cup campaign fell short, prompting queries such as:

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Rugby

Which way will he go? Palu the key to recruiting puzzle

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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.

Rugby

Mitchell in the mix for Boks seat on plane

Greg Growden Drew Mitchell is expected to be declared fit today for the Waratahs' two-match tour of South Africa, but whether he goes will be determined by what happens during tonight's game against the Bulls.

Rugby

Call of duty for ambushed Wallabies

James O'Connor

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...

Sunday Maul

Pocock to get call-up for captain

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Greg Growden Wallabies selectors are expected to rest James Horwill for the opening Test against Scotland on June 5, with David Pocock in line to lead the team in Newcastle.

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Rugby union

Life is proving to be swell for Higginbotham

Scott Higginbotham

Greg Growden It all revolves around clearing the mind and getting some balance. Avoid turning rugby into an obsession. Immerse yourself in as many varied interests as possible.

Rugby

Cooper skids into Wallabies contention

Quade Cooper

Greg Growden QUADE COOPER was fast-tracked into the Wallabies' train-on squad last night because of concerns that Kurtley Beale, the first choice Test five-eighth, might not be able to play against Scotland in...

Rugby

Wales turn into sharks after sensing blood from wounded Wallabies

Wallabies

Greg Growden WHILE the Wallabies will be relying on seven Waratahs who have forgotten the art of winning, Wales believe they have been handed their best chance in decades to win their first Test on Australian...

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Big deal for Pocock as Rebels try again

Pocock

Greg Growden The Rebels are back in the running for Wallabies star David Pocock. Our ever reliable Melbourne snouts have told R&;M the Rebels are about to throw a ''massive offer'' at Pocock in the hope he can...

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