Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Cheika's blueprint for success impresses Tahs

Michael Cheika?

Greg Growden MICHAEL CHEIKA has re-established himself as favourite for the Waratahs' head coaching job.

Rugby

Super sneaky deal gives team space to get around salary cap

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Greg Growden An Australian Super Rugby province has come up with a sneaky way of getting around salary cap restrictions.

Fading Force: Cheika snub hits hard in Perth

Greg Growden Morale at the Western Force has slumped after Michael Cheika knocked back their offer to take over as head coach.

Rugby

Foley firms as Force candidate after Cheika slips through fingers

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 03:  Michael Foley, coach of the Waratahs looks on during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Allianz Stadium on July 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Greg Growden THE Western Force are still trying to persuade Michael Foley to leave the Waratahs and take over as head coach in Perth next year.

Ruck and Maul

Cheika could check in back home

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Greg Growden The prospect of Heineken Cup-winning coach Michael Cheika being in charge of an Australian Super Rugby team has intensified.

Ruck & Maul

It's not just on the field that big boys bang heads

Greg Growden Australian rugby relationships are frayed right across the country. The Reds and Force are far from pally over Will Genia's backflip.

Sunday Maul

Wallabies side will need Reds faces

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.

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Rugby

Paris adieu means chase on for Cheika

Michael Cheika

Greg Growden MICHAEL CHEIKA is in high demand as three Australian provinces, including the Waratahs, and numerous overseas clubs are certain to approach him following yesterday's news that he will not continue as...

Waratahs' follies in another one-point defeat puts greater pressure on Foley's grip on the top job

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11:  Waratahs coach Michael Foley looks dejected after losing the round 12 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Bulls at Allianz Stadium on May 11, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Greg Growden THE Waratahs are in crisis following the most exasperating and brain-dead of losses in South Africa where, for the third time this season, they fell just one point short of their opponents.

Rugby union

Much more than pride on the line

Greg Growden.

Greg Growden Waratahs-Reds encounters - the longest rivalry in Australian rugby - revolve around personal pride.