Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
Greg Growden Will Genia becomes third Australian Test skipper in a row to suffer a season-ending injury.
Greg Growden THE Wallabies are pondering whether it is wise to officially announce another captain after Will Genia become their third Test skipper in a row to suffer a season-ending injury.
Greg Growden If, as expected, Michael Cheika is announced the new Waratahs coach in the next few days, don't be surprised if a former Wallabies captain is again sighted wandering around Moore Park.
Greg Growden A SENIOR NSW official is involved in an audacious plan to create a 2013 Waratahs dream team revolving around Ewen McKenzie, Phil Blake and Sonny Bill Williams.
Greg Growden MICHAEL CHEIKA has re-established himself as favourite for the Waratahs' head coaching job.
Greg Growden ROSARIO: For the Honey Badger, the choice was simple: the mines, the army or Randwick.
Greg Growden Not surprisingly, Waratahs coach Michael Foley was talking tough after his team put up the white flag against the Western Force.
Greg Growden A HIGHLIGHT of the Wallabies' World Cup campaign last year was the unexpected sight of Test No.8 Radike Samo playing on the wing against Russia in Nelson.
Greg Growden The call for more overseas players being allowed to join the local Super Rugby ranks has intensified following Australia's poor start to the tournament.
Greg Growden IT IS more than three months before the Super Rugby season becomes cut-throat, but the Waratahs are still treating Friday night's match against the Force in Perth as if it is a final.
Greg Growden THE Western Force are in search of a new head coach, Richard Graham will be in charge of the Reds next year, and Ewen McKenzie is one step closer to being the next Wallabies coach.
Greg Growden WARATAHS coach Michael Foley is adamant Ewen McKenzie must be the next Australian coach. Foley is not calling for Robbie Deans to move on, believing the New Zealander is a capable and astute leader,...
Phil Lutton, Greg Growden THE Queensland Reds aren't concerned an aggravation to the knee of star playmaker Quade Cooper will seriously impede his comeback after he was sent for scans yesterday.
Greg Growden The Waratahs have snared breakaway Michael Hooper, but they missed out on two other Brumbies - Matt Toomua and Christian Lealiifano.
Greg Growden Player power is alive and well in Perth. First the Force players were instrumental in coach Richard Graham being farewelled early after it was revealed he was off to the Queensland Reds next season.
Greg Growden The Western Force were unable to use the Will Genia signing to motivate them to beat the Stormers, but at least elsewhere Australian teams have gone up a level and rediscovered how to win offshore.
Greg Growden THE Melbourne Rebels are describing their victory over the Crusaders as their greatest triumph, while the Western Force are pondering whether they have experienced a more humiliating moment after...
Greg Growden MICHAEL CHEIKA is in high demand as three Australian provinces, including the Waratahs, and numerous overseas clubs are certain to approach him following yesterday's news that he will not continue as...
Greg Growden Stink No.1. The relationship between numerous Australian provinces is very tense as rivals continue to jump the gun in announcing player recruitments.
Greg Growden LAST Tuesday night, David Pocock was suffering from hypothermia and must have wondered what he had done wrong to have his first Test as Wallabies skipper coincide with one of their most embarrassing...