Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Waratahs prop Benn Robinson up front about forwards battle with Queensland Reds

Benn Robinson

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.

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Rugby

Waratahs look for strong performance against Reds to win hearts and minds

Tatafu Polota Nau

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.

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Rugby

Former Waratah Lachie Turner bags try but endures lonely night on the wing for Reds

Lachie Turner

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.

Rugby

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika calls for more graft against Queensland Reds

Michael Cheika

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''.

Union

Tahs stage greatest escape to down Reds

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 13:  Wycliff Palu of the Waratahs leaves the field injured during the round one Super 14 match between the Reds and the Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium on February 13, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Jonathan Wood/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Wycliff Palu

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.

Dave Dennis fails to douse rumours of get-square against Brumbies

Waratahs captain Dave Dennis.

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.

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Rugby

Waratahs stay cautious despite strong start to season

Israel Folau celebrates with Kurtley Beale

Rupert Guinness Are the Waratahs backs unleashing their attacking plays as confidence grows, or deliberately drip feeding them to keep more hidden for later?

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Rugby

Ewen McKenzie 'blessed’ in captaincy choices

David Pocock

Rupert Guinness With Wallabies captain Ben Mowen set to move overseas, the question is who will lead Australia against France in June and beyond to the World Cup next year.

Kane Douglas says NSW Waratahs must lift their game

Kane Douglas

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...

Will Skelton his own harshest critic

Will Skelton

Rupert Guinness Waratahs coach Michael Cheika can rest easy. There is little chance of second-rower Will Skelton getting too carried away after his strong showing in NSW's victory in their Super Rugby opener against...

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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Rugby

Michael Cheika's list shows coach's vision for revitalising NSW Waratahs

Alofa Alofa

Rupert Guinness WHEN Michael Cheika became the Waratahs' head coach, he more or less inherited his squad from his predecessor, Michael Foley, rather than one tailored to suit the style he wanted NSW to play.

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Ex-captains laud Quade Cooper's attitude change

Quade Cooper

Rupert Guinness Quade Cooper, who last year described the Wallabies environment as “toxic”, has turned the corner in his attitude and is ready to display his leadership qualities in Saturday's Test...

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RUGBY

Deans' agents can report Wallabies face a tough mission

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness A little after 6pm on Wednesday, Wallabies coach Robbie Deans sat with Dave Dennis in the foyer of the team's hotel at Pelican Waters, near Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.

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Rugby

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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Rugby Union

'Big Kev' a leader, on and off field

Rupert Guinness Wallabies captain James Horwill is all set to unleash his passion on the field.

Rugby

Pressure on Folau to settle on code of choice

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson, Rupert Guinness The Waratahs have not given up on Israel Folau. To say they have kept quiet on the issue of his retention is an understatement.

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Rugby

Loss still lingers for new recruit Douglas

Kane Douglas

Rupert Guinness As Kane Douglas embraced his joy for being called up to the Wallabies squad for this year's British and Irish Lions series, it was understandable that he took time out to consider his mother Trish,...

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Rugby

White stands ready at last to shoulder the load as a Wallaby understudy

Nic White

Rupert Guinness It's a good thing for Nic White that the spirited Brumbies halfback can still laugh at how fate has played for and against him in his rugby career of late.

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Union

Bruising derbies have toughened up Wallabies for onslaught from tourists - Rebel

Phipps

Rupert Guinness The Australian derbies in Super Rugby this year have taken their toll on the Wallabies as they prepare to take on the British and Irish Lions.

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