Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Coach Geoff Townsend hopes Gordon Highlanders are on a roll

Fairfax Media writer

Rupert Guinness Gordon coach Geoff Townsend hopes his injury-ravaged and inexperienced Highlanders side will show on Saturday that it has found valuable momentum from its first win of the season when taking on...

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Prop Werner Kruger backs Bulls pack to roll Waratahs

Bulls forward Werner Kruger is ready to rumble with the Waratahs this weekend.

Rupert Guinness Bulls tight-head prop Werner Kruger has warned the Waratahs that his team's rolling maul is primed to be at its damaging best for Saturday's game in Sydney

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Waratahs brace for Bulls' rolling maul

On a roll: As was the case last year, the Waratahs need to be ready for the Bulls' rolling maul.

Rupert Guinness The Waratahs are bracing themselves for a massive defensive effort against the Bulls on Saturday night in expectation that the South Africans will unleash their trademark rolling maul throughout the...

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Eastwood wary of Gordon heist in Shute Shield

Glory days: Eastwood last lifted the Shute Shield in 2011 but are hoping to go one better than their runners-up finish last year.

Rupert Guinness Eastwood are firm Shute Shield contenders, but they are still wary about their vulnerability so early in the new season, especially against a team like Gordon under new coach Geoff Townsend.

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Wycliff Palu predicts breakdown fireworks for Waratahs' season opener

Wycliff Palu, back in full training with the Waratahs, Moore Park
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photos Ben Rushton
January 9 2014

Rupert Guinness Waratahs back-rower Wycliff Palu expects the Western Force will set out to “bully” NSW at the breakdown in their first match of the Super Rugby season at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

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Jacques Potgieter fulfils wish linking with Waratahs in Super Rugby

Jacques Potgeiter.

Rupert Guinness Jacques Potgieter aims to prove that he is a blue-blooded Waratah who is driven by the goal of helping NSW win their first Super Rugby title.

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Ben Smith one to watch for Tahs defence, says Matt Burke

Rupert Guinness The Waratahs face a prime opportunity "to get their hands dirty" in defence against one of the most potent outside backs, All Black Ben Smith, in their Super Rugby trial against the Highlanders on...

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Michael Cheika gets physical to bring out the Waratahs' mongrel

Jacques Potgieter

Rupert Guinness Forget flair and finesse - for now. What Waratahs coach Michael Cheika will be looking for from his rebuilt side in their first Super Rugby trial of the year against the Melbourne Rebels in Albury on...

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Tahs stars hit for six as axe swings after hammering

Berrick Barnes.

Rupert Guinness If the Waratahs are planning to show they have learnt from the hiding the Brumbies gave them last Saturday, then they will have to do it without several of the players responsible for the result...

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One that got away: Pretorius provides spark as old teammates drop their guard again

Firecraker: Sarel Pretorius was on top form.

Rupert Guinness He started with all the spark, verve and vigour you would expect from someone with a point to prove after being scorned by the team he was playing against.

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Dwyer says struggling Tahs stars need to step up or face axe under Cheika

Paddy Ryan

Rupert Guinness Several big-name Waratahs players are failing to live up to their star billing in the struggling side, according to World Cup-winning Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer.

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Pocock injury throws nervous Smith into the deep end

George Smith

Rupert Guinness It is Saturday, March 9. George Smith has just marked his headlining return to Super Rugby with a superb 70-minute performance for the Brumbies.

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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...