Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Adam Ashley-Cooper 'clear' about Wallabies redemption

Rupert Guinness, Georgina Robinson Waratahs back Adam Ashley-Cooper has a clear understanding of what is expected of him as a Wallaby under coach Ewen McKenzie in the aftermath of last year's spring tour controversy.

Rugby

Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore says Wallabies pack heads to England with target on its back

Stephen Moore

Rupert Guinness Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore has no doubt the Australian scrum will be regarded as vulnerable on the spring tour after its performances in the Rugby Championship.

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Rugby

Wallabies great John Hipwell dead

John Hipwell.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallaby halfback and captain John Hipwell who died on Monday was one of the “great” leaders of Australia rugby, according to one his closest friends and old teammates, Geoff 'Bunter' Shaw.

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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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Rugby

Tatafu Polota-Nau returns for Wallabies tour

Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Rupert Guinness Barnstorming hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will make his long-awaited return to Test rugby on the Wallabies' grand slam tour of Europe next month.

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Rugby

White stands ready at last to shoulder the load as a Wallaby understudy

Nic White

Rupert Guinness It's a good thing for Nic White that the spirited Brumbies halfback can still laugh at how fate has played for and against him in his rugby career of late.

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Rugby

O'Connor keeps his cool about prospect of selection in pivotal position

James O'Connor

Rupert Guinness For a player who seems destined to be at the centre of an on-field storm about to erupt between the Wallabies and the British and Irish Lions, James O'Connor seems remarkably calm as discussion over...

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Union

Bruising derbies have toughened up Wallabies for onslaught from tourists - Rebel

Phipps

Rupert Guinness The Australian derbies in Super Rugby this year have taken their toll on the Wallabies as they prepare to take on the British and Irish Lions.

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No prank call, but Williams has had his share of scepticism

Shane Williams

Rupert Guinness When Shane Williams took the call that would suddenly reopen his British and Irish Lions dossier, the thought crossed the 36-year-old Welsh winger's mind that it might just be a stitch-up.

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Rugby Union

Folau calls on Tuqiri wisdom in new career

Rupert Guinness Waratahs recruit seeks advice about pressures of being a high-profile arrival to the game.

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...

Poidevin, in his own words, on ...

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Rupert Guinness We have seen in 2012 that this an incredibly competitive sporting country and the other codes sensed a weak code in rugby union.

Foley eyes a pivotal role in Tahs' renaissance

Bernard Foley

Rupert Guinness BERNARD FOLEY is ready to enter the revolving door that is the No.10 position at the Waratahs in the first of three Super Rugby trial games against the Melbourne Rebels in Hobart on Saturday.

Rugby

Barnes set for Japan at season's end

Berrick Barnes

Rupert Guinness STAR Wallabies and Waratahs back Berrick Barnes is understood to have committed to playing in Japan as soon as this year's Super rugby season over and is on the verge of signing a contract with the...

Rugby Union

All to lose as players push for NSW spots

Israel Folau

Rupert Guinness New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has a selection battle on his hands.