Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

New Waratahs set-up can make winners from wallflowers

Greg Growden In the longest running saga since Blue Hills, maybe, just maybe, the Waratahs will next week be able to announce their new head coach.

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Michael Foley quits Waratahs

The Warratah Rugby Union team flew home today from Johanesberg landing in Sydney International airport.Michael Foley.Photograph by Dean Sewell.S.M.H.Sport.Taken Monday 28th May 2012.

Greg Growden Waratahs head coach Michael Foley has announced he is leaving the beleaguered province.

Rugby

Waratahs boss tackles the tough questions

Berrick Barnes

Greg Growden Greg Growden: Was [Waratahs team manager] Chris Webb sacked by you?

Rugby

Deans warns depleted Reds loom as threat for Waratahs

Robbie Deans

Greg Growden WALLABIES coach Robbie Deans has issued a warning that the Queensland Reds could be an even more dangerous team without Quade Cooper this season as it will force them to become the most unpredictable...

Worried Waratahs get boost in Barnes

Berrick Barnes

Greg Growden BERRICK BARNES will at last appear in the Waratahs No.10 jersey, Tom Carter is in contention for a midfield spot and a new captain is in the offing as the Waratahs try to salvage their season by...

Rugby

Waratahs to turn up excitement without kicking out game plan

Michael Foley

Greg Growden THE call to be more extravagant has come from above, but don't expect the Waratahs to suddenly become the great entertainers of this year's Super Rugby tournament.

Rugby

More boos at home for woeful Waratahs

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Greg Growden What absolute nonsense. Another loss, a dreadful start to the season, and adding to the horror, the Waratahs are booed yet again by their home crowd.

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Waratahs warned Sharks are hungry for overdue victory

John Plumtree

Greg Growden WHILE the Waratahs are having sleepless nights coming to terms with their worst start to a Super Rugby season since 1997, the jet-lagged Sharks are attempting to find an answer to why they can't win...

Waratahs get last laugh as victory comes knocking

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Greg Growden Whenever the Waratahs fall apart, half of Sydney become stand-up comics - special subject: rugby put-down lines aimed at lampooning those at Moore Park. It's been going on for years.

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Waratahs to launch crusade for more afternoon matches

SUPER RUGBYWARATAHS V SHARKS Bernard Foley gets through the Sharks defence to score in the 2nd half during the Waratahs v Sharks at Allianz Stadium. 24th March 2012Photograph by Dallas Kilponen

Greg Growden The Waratahs will lobby SANZAR and the Australian Rugby Union for more afternoon matches, but how many and when will be determined by the interest in one of the team's most important games of the...

If cap fits, Waratahs have sights set on Palu

Wycliff Palu

Greg Growden THE Waratahs are treating the re-signing of Wycliff Palu as a top priority amid concerns lucrative offers could force the Wallabies No.8 to head overseas - probably to Japan - next season.

Rugby

Frustrated Foley asks Waratahs to turn up volume against the Force

Waratahs coach Michael Foley.

Greg Growden THE WARATAHS have been told they must become loud and proud, turning into chatterboxes to ensure they continue their perfect West Australian record when they play the Force in Perth on Friday night.

Hunt for the Honey Badger: Waratahs in defensive drive to tame the Force's rampant midfielder

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Nick Cummins of the       Western Force on his way to scoring during the round five Super Rugby       match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Western Force at AAMI Park on       March 23, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty       Images) cummins.jpg

Greg Growden THE Waratahs will be embarking on a honey badger hunting expedition tonight. No, they're not heading to Africa in pursuit of the fearless predator but want to capture the Force midfielder Nick...

Waratahs learn to eschew the boot, and now they're running

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Greg Growden Tom Carter was proven right. Put some pressure onto the Waratahs, make them treat the upcoming game as if it is an elimination final, and watch them perform.

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Wounded Waratahs send for wing

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Kurtley Beale of the Rebels takes a high ball during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Rebels at Allianz Stadium on April 21, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Greg Growden THE Waratahs have been forced to look outside their 30-man squad to fill their depleted back line, with Sydney University's Peter Betham in line for a wing spot against the Crusaders in Sydney on...

Waratahs ready to wing it and make Kingston central to plans

Waratahs v Tonga at the SFS. Tom Kingston Friday February 17th 2012Pictures Steve Christo

Greg Growden WARATAHS selectors are seriously considering moving Tom Kingston from the wing to the midfield as a way to ease the pain of their ever growing list of unavailable players for Sunday's match against...

Crusaders make most of chances as Waratahs lack necessary class

Tahs

Greg Growden What a sensational Mr T hairstyle, and what a devastating performance from the Crusaders centre Robbie Fruean.

Rugby

Palu signs for another season to lift Waratahs' gloom

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 29:  Wycliff Palu of the Waratahs looks to pass during the round 10 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Crusaders at Allianz Stadium on April 29, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Greg Growden AMID all the Waratahs gloom, there was some relief yesterday, with their Test No. 8 Wycliff Palu deciding to stay for another season, while it was discovered their opponents this week, the Bulls,...

Waratahs beef up back line for Bulls battle

Berrick Barnes

Greg Growden THE Waratahs' South African halfback Sarel Pretorius has told his teammates the only way to beat the Bulls is to be physical - and the selectors have responded by bolstering their arsenal for Friday...

Waratahs selections to focus on forwards rotation for must-win clash

Timani

Greg Growden THE Waratahs are expected to again rotate several forwards, with Dave Dennis and Sitaleki Timani in line to return to the starting line-up for this weekend's match against the Stormers in Cape Town.