Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden The 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia is being used as a lure to convince the Nine Network into becoming both the free-to-air rugby league and rugby union channel.
Greg Growden IT WAS nowhere near as devastating as the Reds' 92-3 loss to the Bulls in Pretoria in 2007, but their 61-8, eight tries to one thrashing at Loftus Versfeld Stadium has certainly jolted the Super...
Greg Growden THE Reds are trying to come to terms with their road trip from hell, which has seriously affected their aspirations of being the first Australian side to win back-to-back Super Rugby titles.
Greg Growden THE Stormers have certified themselves as dangerous Super Rugby frontrunners in a dramatic round that involved brawls and accusations of eye-gouging.
Greg Growden WARATAHS coach Michael Foley is adamant Ewen McKenzie must be the next Australian coach. Foley is not calling for Robbie Deans to move on, believing the New Zealander is a capable and astute leader,...
Greg Growden The Western Force were unable to use the Will Genia signing to motivate them to beat the Stormers, but at least elsewhere Australian teams have gone up a level and rediscovered how to win offshore.
Greg Growden AMID all the Waratahs gloom, there was some relief yesterday, with their Test No. 8 Wycliff Palu deciding to stay for another season, while it was discovered their opponents this week, the Bulls,...
Greg Growden As far as Wild Bill, Jockey, Shirts, Fob and Steak were concerned, it didn't matter that the Springboks were supposedly the rugby masters.
Greg Growden The IRB has for some time been known as the Irrational Rugby Board, due to its fair share of dopey decisions over the years.
Greg Growden In Australian cricket there's the Bradman curse. That's when someone comes out and describes the latest batting superstar as the next Sir Donald Bradman.
Greg Growden WALLABIES coach Robbie Deans is delighted that Quade Cooper will play his first match in seven months tomorrow night, but admits the Reds pivot is a long way from retaining his Test No.
Greg Growden Sport, and the careers of countless individuals, revolve around ''what ifs'', missed opportunities and seizing the moment.
Greg Growden The Waratahs have the bye this week, but the next seven days will be make-or-break for this troubled, under-performing province.
Greg Growden THE Brumbies can start preparing for the finals, while the Queensland Reds will have to rely on thrashing the Waratahs in Brisbane on Saturday night to have any chance of defending their title.
Greg Growden There is very strong mail coming from the west that Force skipper David Pocock will sign with the Brumbies.
Greg Growden THE Australian rugby season is about to get even longer, with Super Rugby likely to start earlier in February to accommodate next year's three-Test British and Irish Lions tour.
Greg Growden There are advantages and disadvantages in Australia having no representation in the final weeks of the Super Rugby tournament.
Greg Growden It's amazing what bobs up in the Waratahs lost-and-found box. A few days ago, a Waratahs member having a coffee at the Allianz Stadium members' cafe, next door to the Tahs' head offices and a popular...
Greg Growden In the longest running saga since Blue Hills, maybe, just maybe, the Waratahs will next week be able to announce their new head coach.
Greg Growden Do not fear. The Wallabies might be in turmoil, and no one gives them any hope of winning at Eden Park. But the man who knows best how to beat the All Blacks is back.