Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden AUCKLAND: It doesn't get any more embarrassing than this for Australian rugby. The Wallabies were yet again shown to be second-rate by one of the also-rans of world rugby.
Greg Growden It all began 30 years ago. Australia v Scotland. Sydney Cricket Ground. After babbling my first Test match report for The Sun-Herald country edition to a similarly confused copytaker back in the old...
Greg Growden If, as expected, Michael Cheika is announced the new Waratahs coach in the next few days, don't be surprised if a former Wallabies captain is again sighted wandering around Moore Park.
Greg Growden It wasn't quite the momentous speech that Michael Lynagh made to his Wallabies teammates behind the Lansdowne Road goalposts in 1991 that led to the match-winning try against Ireland in the 1991...
Greg Growden, Sydney New support staff for Wallabies coach Robbie Deans focusing on key areas.
Greg Growden IMPROVEMENTS in the Wallabies' kicking and catching capabilities, and more clinical work at the breakdown are imperative if Australia are to win the major silverware this year.
Greg Growden The Wallabies are buoyant after repeatedly peaking at the right time during the Wales Test series but know they are still well short of what is required to beat the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium tonight.
Greg Growden THE Wallabies are buoyant after repeatedly peaking at the right time during the Wales Test series, but know they are still well short of what is required to be confident of beating the All Blacks at...
Greg Growden MICHAEL FOLEY wanted to continue as Waratahs coach, but in the end it became too hard. Too many barriers had been placed in front of him, forcing him to stand down yesterday and head to the Western...
Greg Growden The Wallabies will not follow the All Blacks lead in conducting training camps during the early part of the Super Rugby season, instead relying on a few days of full training before the start of the...
Greg Growden THE Wallabies will not follow the All Blacks' lead in conducting training camps during the early part of the Super Rugby season, and instead rely on a few days of full training before the start of...
Greg Growden IT'S EASY to choose the most relieved player in the Australian Super Rugby ranks. Wallabies prop Benn Robinson wins comfortably after he convinced himself and state selectors that his long injury...
Greg Growden THE Waratahs believe they have the necessary variety in their attack - in particular knowing when to go direct - to avoid any Highlanders trap.
Greg Growden ALAN GAFFNEY'S many years coaching in Australia, Ireland and Britain have taught him that teams crucify themselves if they mess up their attacking opportunities.
Greg Growden THE Wallabies selectors will know within a week whether James O'Connor and Quade Cooper will be available for next month's Test matches against Scotland and Wales.
Greg Growden How the Waratahs fare against the Cheetahs on Sunday will not only determine whether they end an exasperating, month-long losing streak but will also impact on the future of numerous leading team...
Greg Growden WALES will walk out tall, proud and confident at Suncorp Stadium tonight, firmly believing they will end 43 years of misery on Australian soil.
Greg Growden ROBBIE DEANS looked devastated after the loss to Scotland in Newcastle on Tuesday night. He wasn't much brighter when he arrived in Brisbane late yesterday - because he had been out-coached by...
Greg Growden WILL GENIA is the Wallabies' official barometer. Same with the Queensland Reds. How he performs is a guide to whether there are bright skies or storm clouds hovering over both camps.
Greg Growden SLOWLY but surely the Wallabies are winning the tight ones. As their coach realises, it is only when they do that regularly can they properly push for the No.1 international rugby ranking.