Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Waratahs brace for Bulls' rolling maul

Rupert Guinness The Waratahs are bracing themselves for a massive defensive effort against the Bulls on Saturday night in expectation that the South Africans will unleash their trademark rolling maul throughout the...

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NSW Waratahs assistant coach says injured Super Rugby players like Israel Folau should have a say on when they're fit to play

Ready to play: Israel Folau trains with the Waratahs on Tuesday.

Rupert Guinness The voice of players such as Israel Folau who are on the comeback from injury should be heard before any decision is made on whether they should be allowed to play, says Waratahs assistant coach...

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NSW Waratahs confident about Bulls match despite blame game over Israel Folau sidelining

Ruled out: Israel Folau will not play for the Waratahs against the Force.

Rupert Guinness As debate over the rights and wrongs of Israel Folau's late sidelining from Waratahs game against the Force continued on Monday, his teammates maintained the issue had not impacted them – and nor...

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Israel Folau cleared to fly for NSW Waratahs

israel Folau is on his way to South Africa to rejoin his Waratahs teammates.

Rupert Guinness Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has been given the all-clear to join his NSW teammates in South Africa after he saw a specialist in Sydney on Thursday to check on his throat injury suffered in last...

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Waratahs star Israel Folau still '50-50' to play next week

Try machine: Israel Folau has scored eight tries in four Super Rugby games this season.

Rupert Guinness Waratahs fullback Israel Folau is still only a “50-50” chance of playing in next week’s game against the Stormers after recovering from a throat injury.

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Rebels worried by Waratahs' inside knowledge

Experience on both sides: Nathan Grey.

Rupert Guinness Any plan by the Melbourne Rebels to nullify Israel Folau in their Super Rugby match against the Waratahs on Friday night may be known by their opposition before it is even put into practice due to...

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Justin Harrison tips Waratahs to have edge over Brumbies in Super Rugby

Justin Harrison

Rupert Guinness It is a sentiment you would have been unlikely to hear from Justin Harrison at the height of his playing career, when he turned out for the Brumbies before switching to fierce rivals the Waratahs.

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Waratahs stay cautious despite strong start to season

Israel Folau celebrates with Kurtley Beale

Rupert Guinness Are the Waratahs backs unleashing their attacking plays as confidence grows, or deliberately drip feeding them to keep more hidden for later?

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Kane Douglas says NSW Waratahs must lift their game

Kane Douglas

Rupert Guinness Second-rower Kane Douglas says the Waratahs will be wary of the ball stealing capability of Brumbies back-rower Ben Mowen in the lineout when the sides meet on Saturday week, especially after NSW...

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Blue brothers: Kurtley Beale, Bernard Foley the missing link for Waratahs

Beale.

Rupert Guinness Kurtley Beale believes that he and five-eighth Bernard Foley are developing so well as a two-pronged playmaking weapon at the Waratahs that "I feel like we are brothers".

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Waratahs lose to Rebels in their first Super Rugby trial of 2014

Brendan McKibbin

Rupert Guinness Waratahs coach Michael Cheika may have more questions than answers after his Waratahs lost to the Rebels 33-28 in their first Super Rugby trial at Albury on Saturday evening.

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Depth and grit can end Waratahs' frustration, say ex-players

Jacques Potgieter

Rupert Guinness The Waratahs are again brimming with confidence about their prospects of a first Super Rugby title. Rupert Guinness asks four former Waratahs about what they feel has gone wrong in the past and what...

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika calls for more graft against Queensland Reds

Michael Cheika

Rupert Guinness Waratahs coach Michael Cheika believes any talk of how the Reds ''have got the wood'' on his side going into their Super Rugby match at ANZ Stadium on Saturday is ''probably right''.

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Waratahs hire Andrew Mehrtens as kicking coach

Mehrtens

Rupert Guinness The NSW Waratahs have hired All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens as kicking coach for the upcoming Super Rugby season.

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Rob Horne backs rebuilt NSW Waratahs to fire under Michael Cheika

Rob Horne

Rupert Guinness Waratahs centre Rob Horne believes a major goal of Michael Cheika in his first season as NSW coach was to ''break'' his players in readiness for a fresh start this year, with a roster he had picked...

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Wycliff Palu predicts breakdown fireworks for Waratahs' season opener

Wycliff Palu, back in full training with the Waratahs, Moore Park
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photos Ben Rushton
January 9 2014

Rupert Guinness Waratahs back-rower Wycliff Palu expects the Western Force will set out to “bully” NSW at the breakdown in their first match of the Super Rugby season at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

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Peter Betham says failure not an option for Waratahs back line against Western Force

Super 15 Rugby. Trail match between NSW Waratahs and Auckland Blues. Allianz Stadium.
Peter Betham celebrate Alofa Alofa's try
Friday 7th February, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Rupert Guinness Waratahs winger Peter Betham is fully aware of the danger of the Force back row stifling vital ball supply to the NSW back line in Sunday’s Super Rugby clash at Allianz Stadium.

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Super Rugby: NSW Waratahs' Paddy Ryan to start against the Force

Starter: Paddy Ryan.

Rupert Guinness Paddy Ryan doesn't like waiting, as he did for more than a year between playing his first and second Test.

Michael Cheika warns Waratahs not to underestimate Western Force in attack

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika

Rupert Guinness The Western Force pose a greater threat as an attacking side than they have been given credit for, believes Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Stephen Hoiles on bench as Waratahs prepare for Force game in Super Rugby

Stephen Hoiles

Rupert Guinness The role reversal was not lost on Waratahs captain Dave Dennis when back-rower Stephen Hoiles, fighting for a remarkable return to Super Rugby, was confirmed on the bench for Sunday's game against...

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