Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

French rugby clubs look for only the best among Australian players

Rupert Guinness Australians players may have been leaving their mark recently with success in Super Rugby and their collective progress as the Wallabies in their first year under coach Ewen McKenzie.

Rugby

Wallabies must get early physical edge over France, warns Matt Giteau

General: Frederic Michalak.

Rupert Guinness If the Wallabies allow France to gain an early physical upper hand in the first of three Tests, they will do so at their own peril, warns former Test playmaker Matt Giteau.

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Mathieu Bastareaud will add different dimension for France against Wallabies, says Stirling Mortlock

Mathieu Bastareaud is expected to be named in the French team for the second Test against Australia.

Rupert Guinness The likely selection of Mathieu Bastareaud in the French starting team for the second Test against the Wallabies on Saturday will see "one of the most physically dominant gain-line yardage makers in...

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie a mysterious man, says Mathieu Bastareaud

French centre Mathieu Bastareaud takes some stopping.

Rupert Guinness French back Mathieu Bastareaud believes Wallabies coach Ewen Mckenzie is a "mysterious" man who keeps things close to his chest.

Rugby

Wallabies legend George Smith won't make another Super Rugby comeback for Brumbies

George Smith.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies great George Smith has ruled himself out of making another comeback to the Brumbies to fill the void of injured flanker David Pocock.

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Wallabies need a rest on long road to World Cup, says Elsom

Rocky Elsom

Rupert Guinness Rocky Elsom believes the ARU should allow players who have accrued the most Test time this year to miss the spring tour and spend the off-season training at home to help them strengthen for the next...

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Robinson gives new coach the nod

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 07:  Benn Robinson of the Waratahs walks during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Victoria Barracks on March 7, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness BENN ROBINSON is yet to talk at length with Michael Cheika about the challenge of winning an elusive Super Rugby title but after eight years in a side that has fallen short of its potential, the...

Rugby

Smith backs Cheika for Waratahs' redemption

Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika and Brendan McKibbin a in  training at Victoria barracks today.
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,29th october,2012

Rupert Guinness UNCERTAINTY over the Waratahs' ability to win a Super Rugby title will remain until that elusive moment of triumph happens - if it ever does.

Rugby

Cheika backs culture shift to keep Barnes from Japan

Berrick Barnes

Rupert Guinness AS EXPECTATION mounts that Wallabies and Waratahs back Berrick Barnes is poised to leave Australia for Japan, his new coach at NSW, Michael Cheika, is refusing to say ''sayonara'' to his star...

Rugby Union

Wallabies great Smith ready to play at home in Super deal

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13:  George Smith of the Brumbies in action during the round five Super 14 match between the Brumbies and the Sharks at Canberra Stadium on March 13, 2010 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** George Smith

Rupert Guinness WALLABIES legend George Smith is poised to make a return to Australian rugby to play for a Super Rugby franchise on a short-term deal for this season.

Rugby

Pocock injury throws nervous Smith into the deep end

George Smith

Rupert Guinness It is Saturday, March 9. George Smith has just marked his headlining return to Super Rugby with a superb 70-minute performance for the Brumbies.

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