Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Waratahs brace for Bulls' rolling maul

Rupert Guinness The Waratahs are bracing themselves for a massive defensive effort against the Bulls on Saturday night in expectation that the South Africans will unleash their trademark rolling maul throughout the...

Rugby

ARU gives Israel Folau green light to return for Bulls match

He's back: Israel Folau will return for the Waratahs on Saturday night.

Rupert Guinness Israel Folau's absence in the Waratahs team that lost to the Force last week has revealed a need for all the NSW backs to "step up" and provide more "go forward" whenever he is not available,...

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NSW Waratahs confident about Bulls match despite blame game over Israel Folau sidelining

Ruled out: Israel Folau will not play for the Waratahs against the Force.

Rupert Guinness As debate over the rights and wrongs of Israel Folau's late sidelining from Waratahs game against the Force continued on Monday, his teammates maintained the issue had not impacted them – and nor...

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Ewen McKenzie expects Michael Cheika to coach his way

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Rupert Guinness Ewen McKenzie believes Michael Cheika will continue to coach the Waratahs in his trademark passionate heart-on-sleeve manner, despite it having landed him in hot water with SANZAR during last...

Rugby

Waratahs star Israel Folau still '50-50' to play next week

Try machine: Israel Folau has scored eight tries in four Super Rugby games this season.

Rupert Guinness Waratahs fullback Israel Folau is still only a “50-50” chance of playing in next week’s game against the Stormers after recovering from a throat injury.

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Israel Folau cleared to fly for NSW Waratahs

israel Folau is on his way to South Africa to rejoin his Waratahs teammates.

Rupert Guinness Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has been given the all-clear to join his NSW teammates in South Africa after he saw a specialist in Sydney on Thursday to check on his throat injury suffered in last...

Rugby

Justin Harrison tips Waratahs to have edge over Brumbies in Super Rugby

Justin Harrison

Rupert Guinness It is a sentiment you would have been unlikely to hear from Justin Harrison at the height of his playing career, when he turned out for the Brumbies before switching to fierce rivals the Waratahs.

Rugby Union

Waratahs can get through lean patch, says Folau

Israel Folau tries to dodge a tackle during the match against the Cheetahs.

Rupert Guinness Star recruit happy about patches of his game as new member of Waratahs.

Folau can draw on experience to light the way for lost Tahs

Israel Folau

Rupert Guinness Israel Folau is happy with "patches" of his game, but concedes that ‘‘as an overall package, it is not there yet’’.

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All Blacks the test for Deans

Robbie Deans.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Robbie Deans may have had his contract renewed last year, but he still faces pressure to prove he is the best man to steer the national side to the next World Cup in England, judging...