Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden WHILE the Wallabies will be relying on seven Waratahs who have forgotten the art of winning, Wales believe they have been handed their best chance in decades to win their first Test on Australian...
Greg Growden WHILE the Waratahs are having sleepless nights coming to terms with their worst start to a Super Rugby season since 1997, the jet-lagged Sharks are attempting to find an answer to why they can't win...
Greg Growden THE Waratahs woes continue to grow, with their next opponent - the Sharks - getting the required confidence boost before their road trip by enjoying one of their most spirited comebacks in years to...
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 THE Waratahs will lobby SANZAR and the Australian Rugby Union for all their Sydney home games to be played on Sunday afternoons.
Greg Growden THEY lose their head coach, Richard Graham, to the Reds. Then Will Genia does an about face and opts not to move to Perth.
Greg Growden THE Melbourne Rebels are describing their victory over the Crusaders as their greatest triumph, while the Western Force are pondering whether they have experienced a more humiliating moment after...
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 THE doomsayers are predicting the Reds have no chance of making the finals. That's because they haven't read the fine print. The Reds, on the other hand, remain buoyant for several good reasons.
Greg Growden There are advantages and disadvantages in Australia having no representation in the final weeks of the Super Rugby tournament.
Greg Growden FOR the sake of one's sanity, the Super Rugby final could not have been better timed.
Greg Growden IT IS almost like the rugby version of the Arnold Schwarzenegger-Danny DeVito movie Twins.
Greg Growden FORMER Springboks World Cup-winning coach Jake White has suddenly discovered why Australian teams have only occasionally won the Super Rugby tournament.
Greg Growden BERRICK BARNES will at last appear in the Waratahs No.10 jersey, Tom Carter is in contention for a midfield spot and a new captain is in the offing as the Waratahs try to salvage their season by...
Greg Growden A HIGHLIGHT of the Wallabies' World Cup campaign last year was the unexpected sight of Test No.8 Radike Samo playing on the wing against Russia in Nelson.
Greg Growden THE Waratahs' marquee overseas signing Sarel Pretorius is in danger of being demoted to the bench for his team's first encounter of the year against his countrymen when they play the Sharks in Sydney...
Greg Growden THE Waratahs will field their fourth back-line combination in five matches when they play the Sharks, but the experimentation out wide is far from over.
Greg Growden A stunning World Cup opening ceremony, but nothing more than a solid start for the All Blacks.
Greg Growden The Waratahs are uncertain how many will be in their squad next year or how much they can spend, but several high-profile players are already looking elsewhere.
Greg Growden Whenever the Waratahs fall apart, half of Sydney become stand-up comics - special subject: rugby put-down lines aimed at lampooning those at Moore Park. It's been going on for years.