Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has again shown faith in two of his Three Amigos by returning Kurtley Beale to the starting line-up and giving Quade Cooper another chance at No.
Greg Growden Mike Harris, Pat McCabe and Dom Shipperley will be vying for the vacant fullback spot in Saturday night's Test against Argentina in Rosario, Argentina.
Greg Growden It hasn't taken long for new Waratahs coach Michael Cheika to make an impact on the troubled province.
Greg Growden Rosario: Mike Harris is set to become the fifth Wallabies fullback in ten Tests this season and Dave Dennis is under threat of being replaced in the backrow for Saturday night's international against...
Greg Growden Australian Rugby has endured the most dreadful of weeks. And next week could be even worse, with the Wallabies heading deeper into the horror tour from hell.
Greg Growden ROSARIO: In the land of gargantuan steaks and enormous forwards, the Wallabies will go for brawn in their pack to confront the Pumas on Saturday night.
Greg Growden ROSARIO: Wallabies forwards coach Andrew Blades believes his team can take a lot from their only loss to Argentina in the past 25 years to ensure they finish their Rugby Championship on a high this...
Greg Growden ROSARIO: Wallabies captain Nathan Sharpe has told his players that even though they are missing a long line of key performers they can still prove they are a team with special character by rebounding...
Greg Growden ROSARIO: The Wallabies merry-go-round continues to spin with two more newcomers - Nick Cummins and Ben Tapuai - joining the Test team, taking the tally of players who have appeared in the green and...
Greg Growden ROSARIO: Wherever they have gone in Argentina this week, there has been no reprieve for the Wallabies.
Greg Growden No matter if they are victors or losers today, the Wallabies will leave Argentina having won over the locals.
Greg Growden ROSARIO: Kurtley Beale may only be the latest Test stop-gap measure at five-eighth until James O'Connor returns to the Wallabies, but the Rebels utility wants to make the pivotal spot his own.
Greg Growden The Western Force were unable to use the Will Genia signing to motivate them to beat the Stormers, but at least elsewhere Australian teams have gone up a level and rediscovered how to win offshore.
Greg Growden THE Waratahs might have lost to the Crusaders on Sunday, but coach Michael Foley yesterday praised halfback Brendan McKibbin and five-eighth Berrick Barnes for playing even though extremely ill.
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 The Brumbies look the real deal, but don't yet dismiss the Queensland Reds from finishing on top of the Australian conference.
Greg Growden As far as Wild Bill, Jockey, Shirts, Fob and Steak were concerned, it didn't matter that the Springboks were supposedly the rugby masters.
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 The IRB has for some time been known as the Irrational Rugby Board, due to its fair share of dopey decisions over the years.
Greg Growden It all revolves around clearing the mind and getting some balance. Avoid turning rugby into an obsession. Immerse yourself in as many varied interests as possible.