Rupert Guinness The short term future of James O'Connor and his return to Australia is shored up. But confusion reigns about his long-term plans after the World Cup in Britain next year.
Rupert Guinness The potential of the Waratahs as a force this season will be clearer after they play the Reds on Saturday – both as a football team and as a crowd-puller.
Rupert Guinness Waratahs coach Michael Cheika believes any talk of how the Reds ''have got the wood'' on his side going into their Super Rugby match at ANZ Stadium on Saturday is ''probably right''.
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.
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.
Rupert Guinness A last-minute Wycliff Palu try broke Queensland hearts as NSW got out of jail 30-28 in a Super 14 interstate classic at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.
Rupert Guinness The signing of James O'Connor and Karmichael Hunt by the Queensland Reds left Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie happily declaring the "more people we have to choose from [for the World Cup] the merrier".
Rupert Guinness Pause. Take a deep breath. Think hard and and think of the big picture. That was the thrust behind the response of the national players' association to calls by the Western Force for a draft system...
Rupert Guinness Most descriptions of the Wallabies forwards carry strong elements of doubt. As Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie recognised this week, they are a “maligned” pack.
Rupert Guinness In three years James Horwill has gone from being feted as the Wallabies captain for the 2011 World Cup to a player dropped from the 23-man squad for the Bledisloe Cup.
Rupert Guinness Ewen McKenzie believes the Wallabies are ready to show how far they have developed as performers and entertainers one year since their first game under him as their coach when they take on the world...
Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies prop and Brisbane City head coach Nick Stiles could be rubbing his hands in delight at the thought of having three contracted Wallabies on his National Rugby Championship roster -...
Rupert Guinness Australian rugby boss Bill Pulver is expected be face an intense grilling when he pitches the merits of a proposed four-conference model for Super Rugby to the provinces at a meeting in Sydney on...
Rupert Guinness Stephen Hoiles says he has gone too far in his Super Rugby comeback from a career-threatening Achilles injury to stop playing at the Waratahs this season, despite not having a full-time contract.
Rupert Guinness The Waratahs have received strong assurance that the recruitment of Fijian Taqele Naiyaravoro from NRL side Wests Tigers last week should pay off, after he scored two tries for Parramatta in their...
Rupert Guinness Waratahs back Rob Horne believes his two try performance for NSW in their bonus point win over the Lions in Sydney on Sunday shows that when he is given time and opportunity to play in any one...
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...
Rupert Guinness Are the Waratahs backs unleashing their attacking plays as confidence grows, or deliberately drip feeding them to keep more hidden for later?
Rupert Guinness Second-rower Kane Douglas says the Waratahs will be wary of the ball stealing capability of Brumbies back-rower Ben Mowen in the lineout when the sides meet on Saturday week, especially after NSW...
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.