Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Stephen Larkham lines up a new goal with the Brumbies

Rupert Guinness As a player, Stephen Larkham always had time on his side. Now he is trying to translate that vision to his players as a coach.

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Justin Harrison tips Waratahs to have edge over Brumbies in Super Rugby

Justin Harrison

Rupert Guinness It is a sentiment you would have been unlikely to hear from Justin Harrison at the height of his playing career, when he turned out for the Brumbies before switching to fierce rivals the Waratahs.

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Wallabies legend George Smith won't make another Super Rugby comeback for Brumbies

George Smith.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies great George Smith has ruled himself out of making another comeback to the Brumbies to fill the void of injured flanker David Pocock.

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Dave Dennis fails to douse rumours of get-square against Brumbies

Waratahs captain Dave Dennis.

Rupert Guinness Waratahs captain Dave Dennis says this weekend's game against the Brumbies won't be a get-square over the Dublin drinking controversy last year. But his smile says otherwise.

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Injuries take toll, but Waratahs are ready to trouble Brumbies

Wycliff Palu

Rupert Guinness Waratahs coach Michael Cheika put on a brave face on Monday by playing down the loss of Wallaby back-rower Wycliff Palu due to an injured ankle for Saturday's clash against the Brumbies in Canberra.

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Changes likely as Cheika tries to account for Brumbies loss

Berrick

Rupert Guinness Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has indicated he will make several changes to his side to play the Cheetahs from South Africa on Friday night after being thrashed by the Brumbies last Saturday,...

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Former Easts coach Mark Bakewell eyes opportunities in Japan

Big plans: Former Eastern Suburbs coach Mark Bakewell is off to Japan.

Rupert Guinness Mark Bakewell says it would be a "massive bonus" if his new coaching position with the Tokyo-based club Suntory leads to an opportunity with a Japan franchise in an expanded Super Rugby competition.

Andrew Fifita not on our radar, says Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says Andrew Fifita has not slipped back onto his recruitment radar since the breakdown of the NRL player's long-term deal with Canterbury this week.

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Ewen McKenzie expects Michael Cheika to coach his way

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Rupert Guinness Ewen McKenzie believes Michael Cheika will continue to coach the Waratahs in his trademark passionate heart-on-sleeve manner, despite it having landed him in hot water with SANZAR during last...

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Rebels worried by Waratahs' inside knowledge

Experience on both sides: Nathan Grey.

Rupert Guinness Any plan by the Melbourne Rebels to nullify Israel Folau in their Super Rugby match against the Waratahs on Friday night may be known by their opposition before it is even put into practice due to...

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Blue brothers: Kurtley Beale, Bernard Foley the missing link for Waratahs

Beale.

Rupert Guinness Kurtley Beale believes that he and five-eighth Bernard Foley are developing so well as a two-pronged playmaking weapon at the Waratahs that "I feel like we are brothers".

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Waratahs stay cautious despite strong start to season

Israel Folau celebrates with Kurtley Beale

Rupert Guinness Are the Waratahs backs unleashing their attacking plays as confidence grows, or deliberately drip feeding them to keep more hidden for later?

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Michael Cheika has full faith in new skipper Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper

Rupert Guinness When Michael Hooper leads NSW on to the field on Saturday night, it will signify a major step in the succession plan for the Waratahs captaincy.

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Former Waratah Lachie Turner bags try but endures lonely night on the wing for Reds

Lachie Turner

Rupert Guinness One year and one week ago, Lachie Turner had ambitions of being a Waratah for life. ''I would love to stay. I'm a pretty loyal kind of guy,'' Turner said then.

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Ewen McKenzie 'blessed’ in captaincy choices

David Pocock

Rupert Guinness With Wallabies captain Ben Mowen set to move overseas, the question is who will lead Australia against France in June and beyond to the World Cup next year.

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Peter Betham says failure not an option for Waratahs back line against Western Force

Super 15 Rugby. Trail match between NSW Waratahs and Auckland Blues. Allianz Stadium.
Peter Betham celebrate Alofa Alofa's try
Friday 7th February, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Rupert Guinness Waratahs winger Peter Betham is fully aware of the danger of the Force back row stifling vital ball supply to the NSW back line in Sunday’s Super Rugby clash at Allianz Stadium.

Stephen Hoiles on bench as Waratahs prepare for Force game in Super Rugby

Stephen Hoiles

Rupert Guinness The role reversal was not lost on Waratahs captain Dave Dennis when back-rower Stephen Hoiles, fighting for a remarkable return to Super Rugby, was confirmed on the bench for Sunday's game against...

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Waratahs prop Benn Robinson up front about forwards battle with Queensland Reds

Benn Robinson

Rupert Guinness Waratahs prop Benn Robinson is bracing for an upfront battle of Test intensity when his side take on the Queensland Reds on Saturday.

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Depth and grit can end Waratahs' frustration, say ex-players

Jacques Potgieter

Rupert Guinness The Waratahs are again brimming with confidence about their prospects of a first Super Rugby title. Rupert Guinness asks four former Waratahs about what they feel has gone wrong in the past and what...

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Justin Harrison and co whip Narbonne into shape

Justin Harrison

Rupert Guinness As the coaching career of former Wallaby Justin Harrison continues to rise, so does the ambition of his French club, Narbonne, who are no longer seen as cellar dwellers but real contenders after an...