Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden QUADE COOPER is adamant that despite seven months on the sidelines and only a game-and-a-half of Super Rugby he is ready to be the Wallabies' chief playmaker against Scotland in Newcastle next week.
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 JOHANNESBURG: The Wallabies don't like dredging up their past, which is understandable as it involves numerous black holes.
Greg Growden No matter if they are victors or losers today, the Wallabies will leave Argentina having won over the locals.
Greg Growden Wallabies warned they are about to be involved in confronting and demanding Test match.
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 ON AUSTRALIA'S Super Rugby Saturday, several fringe Wallabies candidates have the chance to convince the selectors they are ready for top-level football.
Greg Growden DOUBTS over whether Drew Mitchell will play Test football this season have improved Rebels winger Cooper Vuna's chances of being selected for the Wallabies.
Greg Growden SUCCESS revolves around taking your opportunities. Tom Kingston has certainly done that this season, taking advantage of devastating injuries to the Waratahs' Test wingers Drew Mitchell and Lachie...
Greg Growden TONY McGAHAN will this week be confirmed as the Wallabies' new coaching co-ordinator, but Robbie Deans remains the top dog.
Greg Growden AFTER weeks of juggling his attacking combinations, Reds coach Ewen McKenzie is delighted his Test winger Digby Ioane is back, but due to an injury crisis will still have to play him in a different...
Greg Growden KURTLEY BEALE is poised to take over the Test five-eighth spot due to James O’Connor’s unavailability for the Wallabies internationals in June, while Dan Vickerman’s playing future is again clouded.
Greg Growden Player power is alive and well in Perth. First the Force players were instrumental in coach Richard Graham being farewelled early after it was revealed he was off to the Queensland Reds next season.
Greg Growden THE push for Kurtley Beale to take over the Wallabies Test five-eighth spot next month will turn into a massive shove if he holds his own against Springboks No.
Greg Growden INDIVIDUAL battles and how certain players perform under pressure in Canberra tonight and Christchurch tomorrow will have an enormous bearing on the make-up of the 35-man Wallabies squad to play...
Greg Growden THE importance of the Reds-Crusaders match tomorrow is shown by Wallabies coach Robbie Deans heading across the Tasman to watch it.
Greg Growden The Brumbies look the real deal, but don't yet dismiss the Queensland Reds from finishing on top of the Australian conference.
Greg Growden Drew Mitchell is expected to be declared fit today for the Waratahs' two-match tour of South Africa, but whether he goes will be determined by what happens during tonight's game against the Bulls.
Greg Growden Due to a short preparation, the Wallabies selectors have no option but to select several players from left field for the season's opening Test against Scotland in Newcastle on June 5.
Greg Growden The local administrators are happy because the Australian conference can produce a match worth watching. Those pushing for Sunday afternoon football are delighted as it lures a 36,000-plus crowd.