Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Andrew Fifita not on our radar, says Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says Andrew Fifita has not slipped back onto his recruitment radar since the breakdown of the NRL player's long-term deal with Canterbury this week.

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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Adam Ashley-Cooper 'clear' about Wallabies redemption

Adam Ashley-Cooper

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

Bonding agent: Folau calls for better connection between Wallabies stars

Israel Folau

Rupert Guinness Israel Folau says the Wallabies are yet to develop the strong collective bond between players a side needs if it is to play at its best.

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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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All Blacks will be improving Wallabies' litmus test, says Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper

Rupert Guinness Breakaway Michael Hooper believes the true value of the Wallabies' victory against Argentina last weekend will only be fully known by how well Australia play against the All Blacks in Dunedin on...

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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

Kane Douglas: Wallabies must win back respect

Kane Douglas

Rupert Guinness One big frustration for Kane Douglas in his short tenure as a Wallaby has been figuring out what has laid the foundation to the All Blacks' winning culture.

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Rugby

Baxter backs McKenzie to toughen Wallabies

Al Baxter

Rupert Guinness The Wallabies are still way short of having developed the hardened, cutting edge to last a game that coach Ewen McKenzie will be ''riding'' them to develop, believes former Australian Test prop Al...

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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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For love, not money: Mowen sticks to dream of Wallabies selection

Ben Mowen

Rupert Guinness Many times Ben Mowen has found himself on the cusp of leaving Australian rugby as his dream of becoming a Wallaby eluded him again.

Rugby union

Beale back in shape for Wallabies Test

Kurtley Beale.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has confirmed Kurtley Beale will join the squad to face the British and Irish Lions.

RUGBY

Deans' agents can report Wallabies face a tough mission

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Rupert Guinness A little after 6pm on Wednesday, Wallabies coach Robbie Deans sat with Dave Dennis in the foyer of the team's hotel at Pelican Waters, near Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.

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Rugby

The spy who filmed me: tourist watcher not sent by Wallabies, says coach

Deans

Rupert Guinness In time, and when the three Tests between the Wallabies and British and Irish Lions in Australia have been won and lost, the first and possibly not last ''Spygate'' controversy of the series will...

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Rugby union

Wallabies try low-risk Lion taming

Robbie Deans.

Rupert Guinness One could suspect the Australians of scheming and plotting new tactics to undo the visitors.

Rugby

Talent to burn: Burgess insists Wallabies should call on Australians abroad

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Rupert Guinness The Australian Rugby Union should rethink its rule making players signed with overseas clubs ineligible for Wallabies selection, says Rebels halfback Luke Burgess.

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Rugby

McKenzie the right man for Wallabies top job - Poidevin

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Rupert Guinness EWEN McKENZIE stands head and shoulders above anyone else as the best candidate to succeed Robbie Deans should there be a change of Wallabies coach after the British and Irish Lions tour this year,...

Is Folau good enough for Wallabies? Just ask him

Israel Folau

Rupert Guinness NEVER shy to back himself, Israel Folau candidly admits he would love to be in the Wallabies squad to play the British and Irish Lions this year.