Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden AFTER the despair of Sydney, Auckland and another doomed Bledisloe Cup campaign, the Wallabies headed to the other side of the country in search of pain relief. No such luck.
Greg Growden Relief at last for the Wallabies as they hold on to beat the Springboks at Subiaco.
Greg Growden The Wallabies are the ultimate huff-and-puff merchants. They can talk it up and sound as if they can blow the All Blacks' house down, but when it really matters, they cough, splutter and fall short.
Greg Growden Will Genia becomes third Australian Test skipper in a row to suffer a season-ending injury.
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.
Greg Growden CONCERNS that the Wallabies may suffer an embarrassment similar to losing to Samoa last season and Scotland in 2009 have convinced Test selectors to force key players to back up three times in one...
Greg Growden After almost smashing his walkie-talkie against his forehead during the match, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer finally calmed down, and explained what it is all about.
Greg Growden DURING his five seasons as Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has constantly selected newcomers from left field. Some haven't worked, many have.
Greg Growden The Wallabies have suffered another major injury blow with Rebels utility Kurtley Beale ruled of the four Tests in June against Scotland and Wales.
Greg Growden The decision to stage Wallabies Tests against NRL and AFL finals matches has hit a snag. While the idea in essence has merit, it becomes a fizzer when the Wallabies are struggling, and those in...
Greg Growden There are a few players whom Wallabies coach Robbie Deans treats like pure gold. One is Adam Ashley-Cooper, because of his ability to excel in so many back line positions, unselfish nature, and...
Greg Growden, Sydney Wallabies head to Auckland in vain hope of keeping the Bledisloe Cup series alive.
Greg Growden THERE are a few players whom Wallabies coach Robbie Deans treats like pure gold.
Greg Growden KURTLEY BEALE is poised to take over the Test five-eighth spot due to James O’Connor’s unavailability for the Wallabies internationals in June, while Dan Vickerman’s playing future is again clouded.
Greg Growden The Wallabies have tried three different five-eighths at training this week - Quade Cooper, Ben Lucas and Mike Harris - but how Berrick Barnes fares in tonight's match for the Waratahs will determine...
Greg Growden The Wallabies have certainly discovered this season whether there is actually any depth in Australian rugby.
Greg Growden QUADE COOPER was fast-tracked into the Wallabies' train-on squad last night because of concerns that Kurtley Beale, the first choice Test five-eighth, might not be able to play against Scotland in...
Greg Growden Don't mention the dreaded S word around the Wallabies. S for Samoa. S for Scotland. It immediately leads to cold S. S for sweats.
Greg Growden Australian Rugby Union officials get strange requests from touring teams, but few as odd as this.
Greg Growden WHILE the Wallabies will be relying on seven Waratahs who have forgotten the art of winning, Wales believe they have been handed their best chance in decades to win their first Test on Australian...