Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Wallabies wannabes Quade Cooper and Will Genia to reunite in bid for Test recalls

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Rupert Guinness The pieces are falling in to place for Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie to judge for himself the prospect of selecting a reunited Will Genia and Quade Cooper halves combination for their final Test...

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Di Patston, official at centre of Kurtley Beale incident, has long history with Ewen McKenzie

Di Patston in a Wallabies team photo at Manly in June.

Phil Lutton, Rupert Guinness and Rory Callinan Mystery surrounds the background of the Australian Rugby Union official at the centre of the latest Kurtley Beale incident, which has had the troubled star dropped from the squad to play Argentina on...

More desperation needed to beat All Blacks, says former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones

Wake-up call: Eddie Jones at Coogee Beach.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones is back to full health and has some opinions on how Australia can improve.

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Wallabies training week lifts Benn Robinson for NRC clash

Benn Robinson will line up for the Rams on Saturday.

Rupert Guinness Benn Robinson can't wait to catch up with Paddy Ryan after a training week with the Wallabies that left him feeling "like a greenhorn … a young bloke coming in."

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper defies pressure as confidence in calls grows

Adjusting to the role: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper feels his captaincy skills are improving.

Rupert Guinness Michael Hooper knows there is no short cut to mastering the captaincy role – whether it is with the Wallabies or the Waratahs.

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Cadeyrn Neville ready to lock in bid for Wallabies spot

Opportunity ... Cadeyrn Neville, right, tackles Nick Phipps during a Wallabies training session.

Rupert Guinness There are those who speak of a lack of depth in the Wallabies second-row stocks. Cadeyrn Neville is not one of them.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie won't speak of No.2 world ranking chances

No second prize: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is not getting excited about his side potentially snatching the world No.2 ranking.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is declining to publicly embrace as motivation the lure of a No.2 world ranking that will come by beating the Springboks next Saturday.

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Al Baxter backs Benn Robinson on return to the Wallabies

On the charge: Benn Robinson.

Rupert Guinness The praise for Benn Robinson preceding his return to the Wallabies squad that many observers felt was overdue has been for his experience and scrummaging technique.

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There's more to Wallabies game than running the ball, says halfback Nick Phipps

Rupert Guinness Nick Phipps has warned against observers thinking the Wallabies are one-trick ponies who will not vary their game.

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Wallabies must get set-piece fixed despite injuries, says Stephen Moore

Won and lost: Positive results start at the set piece.

Rupert Guinness For all the talk of the Wallabies needing to play running rugby, the spate of injuries in the hooking position that is poised to see the ninth ranked rake in the country called up again for their...

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Wallabies' loss to All Blacks to play part in selection for Springboks Test, says Ewen McKenzie

Aberrant: Israel Folau after the defeat to New Zealand.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is still of the belief that his side's thrashing by the All Blacks at Eden Park last Saturday week was more an "aberration" than than a measure of the gulf between the...

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Wallabies? Will Skelton is happy just to play a full game for the Sydney Stars

Target: Will Skelton attracted plenty of attention from Melbourne Rising.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies lock Will Skelton would not speculate about his selection odds for Saturday's Test against the Springboks in Perth after his first full game in more than three months with the Sydney Stars...

Kurtley Beale has got to go, but to where in Wallabies' starting back line?

Wasted at No. 10?: Kurtley Beale.

Rupert Guinness Kurtley Beale should be switched from the starting five-eighth slot to the wing in the Wallabies line-up that was thrashed by the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday night, former World...

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Bledisloe Cup: A chat with All Blacks mate breaks on-field silence for Wallabies star Nathan Charles

Friend among the enemy: Wallabies hooker Nathan Charles enjoys a friendship with All Blacks great Keven Mealamu.

Rupert Guinness It was brief, but their private on-field chat stood out amidst the relative silence among the Wallabies and All Blacks after their 12-12 draw at ANZ Stadium last Saturday.

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Michael Hooper's Wallabies stand up to sternest test against All Blacks

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Rupert Guinness Wallabies captain Michael Hooper’s faith in his restructured forward pack was never clearer than in the last few minutes of the first half of Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup opener against the...

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Ewen McKenzie says Wallabies will perform and entertain against All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup Test

Man on a mission: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Rupert Guinness Ewen McKenzie believes the Wallabies are ready to show how far they have developed as performers and entertainers one year since their first game under him as their coach when they take on the world...

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Pat McCabe back in Wallabies starting side after overcoming horror injury run

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Rupert Guinness When Pat McCabe recalls the blow to his neck when playing Super Rugby for the Brumbies against the Force in March, he admits he was scared his career was over.

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Wallabies forwards back in spotlight for Bledisloe Cup clash with All Blacks

Impressive: Sam Carter has impressed Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Rupert Guinness For all the interest several major changes to the Wallabies back line attracted when the side to play against the All Blacks on Saturday was announced on Tuesday, coach Ewen McKenzie must have...

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Wallabies' new intensity, physicality will not be enough against All Blacks, says Stirling Mortlock

No easy task: Stirling Mortlock says the Wallabies need to play to their best even to have a hope of beating the All Blacks.

Rupert Guinness Super Rugby and Test successes this year have imbued the Wallabies with intensity, self-confidence and trust in their physicality.

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Rookies no more: Wallabies Matt Toomua, Nic White 'calm' as match against All Blacks looms

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Rupert Guinness This time last year, Matt Toomua and Nic White were nervously counting down to their Test debut – against the All Blacks.

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