Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Deans punts on Beale for Lions den

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Robbie Deans could not contain himself over his acclaim for the speed, physicality and excitement of the clash between the Reds and British and Irish Lions in Brisbane on Saturday -...

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Beale 'over the moon' about selection for Lions series

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 03:  Kurtley Beale laughs as he runs the ball during a Wallabies training session at St Josephs College on June 3, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness Kurtley Beale today labelled his return to the Wallabies for the British and Irish Lions Test series as the "pinnacle" of his career.

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'We're ready for a physical test' - Lions' giants don't daunt McMeniman

Hugh McMeniman

Rupert Guinness Ask Hugh McMeniman and he will tell you size doesn't matter - at least when it comes to the British and Irish Lions squad.

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Long-awaited Lions tour sells out in 15 minutes

Lions

Rupert Guinness, Megan Levy THEY say interest in rugby union in Australia is waning? Fans stood up and showed otherwise on Monday by buying every ticket for the three-Test British and Irish Lions Tour against the Wallabies in...

Resting stars for Lions may not be such a Super idea

Pocock

Rupert Guinness Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver has conceded that his plans of convincing all of the Australian Super sides to rest key Wallabies for the British and Irish Lions tour might not get...

Harrison and 'that' moment still a thorn in the Lions' paw

Justin Harrison

Rupert Guinness IT is early morning, July 14, 2001. Justin Harrison has woken up on the day of his first Test for the Wallabies - the series decider against the British and Irish Lions.

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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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Rob Horne backs rebuilt NSW Waratahs to fire under Michael Cheika

Rob Horne

Rupert Guinness Waratahs centre Rob Horne believes a major goal of Michael Cheika in his first season as NSW coach was to ''break'' his players in readiness for a fresh start this year, with a roster he had picked...

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Union

Nick Phipps has one eye on Olympic glory

Nick Phipps.

Rupert Guinness Waratah Nick Phipps still has the "hunger and drive" to fight his way back in to the Wallabies squad, but the 14-cap halfback says sevens rugby is still his "favourite form of the game".

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The spy who filmed me: tourist watcher not sent by Wallabies, says coach

Deans

Rupert Guinness In time, and when the three Tests between the Wallabies and British and Irish Lions in Australia have been won and lost, the first and possibly not last ''Spygate'' controversy of the series will...

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Horwill's back in charge and is ready to roar

James Horwill

Rupert Guinness THERE were two indelible images of Wallabies captain James Horwill during the Reds game against the British and Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane a fortnight ago.

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Holiday snap: Kimlin packing his bags after surprise call-up

Peter Kimlin

Rupert Guinness, David Polkinghorne Wallabies selection was the last thing on the mind of Brumbies back-rower Peter Kimlin when Robbie Deans telephoned him about his late call-up.

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Horwill captaincy will take pressure off Genia: Poidevin

Will Genia

Rupert Guinness The appointment of second-rower James Horwill as Wallabies captain ahead of Will Genia for the British and Irish Lions series will help take the pressure off the halfback, according to Wallaby legend...

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Enough talk, let's get on with it, says Horwill

James Horwill

Rupert Guinness Wallabies captain James Horwill has had enough of all the talk pumping up the British and Irish Lions Test series. He just wants to get on with it.

Union

Golden opportunity - and more counselling - awaits Beale

Kurtley Beale

Rupert Guinness For a fleeting moment on Tuesday, Kurtley Beale seemed comfortable speaking about his remarkable and fast return to the Wallabies fold after a series of alcohol-related incidents led him to...

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Bonding agent: Folau calls for better connection between Wallabies stars

Israel Folau

Rupert Guinness Israel Folau says the Wallabies are yet to develop the strong collective bond between players a side needs if it is to play at its best.

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Morahan takes the scenic route to Caloundra and has a new goal in mind

Luke Morahan

Rupert Guinness If it's Thursday, it must be Wallabies training for Luke Morahan.

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Wallabies try low-risk Lion taming

Robbie Deans.

Rupert Guinness One could suspect the Australians of scheming and plotting new tactics to undo the visitors.

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Wallabies great John Hipwell dead

John Hipwell.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallaby halfback and captain John Hipwell who died on Monday was one of the “great” leaders of Australia rugby, according to one his closest friends and old teammates, Geoff 'Bunter' Shaw.

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Talent to burn: Burgess insists Wallabies should call on Australians abroad

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Rupert Guinness The Australian Rugby Union should rethink its rule making players signed with overseas clubs ineligible for Wallabies selection, says Rebels halfback Luke Burgess.

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