Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Richie Porte prepares for leader's role in Tour de France

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte makes it abundantly clear that he would never take an unfair advantage of his inside knowledge and friendship with dual Tour de France champion Chris Froome as he makes the...

Rugby World Cup 2015 tournament so far

Rupert Guinness From the favourites to the minnows, after two weeks the Rugby World Cup has had it all including the mandatory spy story. Rupert Guinness reports.

RWC 2015: The case for Sean McMahon

Rupert Guinness Sean McMahon's performances of late means Michael Cheika somehow needs to fit him into a squad which already contains two open side breakaway's in David Pocock, Michael Hooper.

Simon Gerrans defends two-leader tactic after Michael Matthews finishes second at worlds

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans has dismissed suggestions that the Australian team should have raced only for Michael Matthews in the world road race championship on Sunday (US time) in which Matthews placed...

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After a year of crashes, broken bones and cuts Simon Gerrans goes for gold

Tribute: SImon Gerrans with the armband his team-mates will wear on Wednesday's stage of the Tour de France. Sadly for Gerrans, he is out of the race following a crash.

Rupert Guinness All Simon Gerrans can show for his season so far are the scars of a broken collar bone, a fractured elbow and wrist, cuts, abrasions and bruising from seven crashes - and the knowledge that he...

Not cricket: Ugly Bermuda brawl between Willow Cuts and Cleveland County ends in life ban

Willow Cuts Cricket Club's George O'Brien threatens to use his bat after a taunting by Cleveland County wicketkeeper Jason Anderson.

Rupert Guinness It was a cricket match celebrated as a "community event", but it turned into "a repugnant incident of violence, lawlessness and unsportsmanlike conduct" and led to a player being banned for life.

Michael Matthews saddles up for possible world road championship double

Big year: Michael Matthews with the most combative rider award following stage five of the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Michael Matthews will embark on a world road championship campaign at Richmond, Virginia in the United States on Sunday that could see him bookend it with gold medals.

Michael Hepburn illness threatens Orica-GreenEDGE world team time trial title bid

Fallen ill: Michael Hepburn could miss the team time trial at the world road championships in the United States on Sunday.

Rupert Guinness Hopes of Orica-GreenEDGE winning the men's trade team time trial at the world road championships in the United States on Sunday have taken a blow with their "X-factor" rider Michael Hepburn having...

Jason Day red-hot favourite to become first Greg Norman Medal winner

Sweet success: Jason Day kisses the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship in August.

Rupert Guinness It is hard to imagine Jason Day missing out on winning the inaugural Greg Norman Medal as Australian golfer of the year when it is presented on December 1.

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Netball World Cup: Wallabies captain Stephen Moore to send Diamonds a letter of support

Behind the Diamonds: Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore and his teammates will be cheering for Australia's netball team.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has sent a letter of support to the Diamonds as Australia's rugby and netball teams prepare to face arch rivals New Zealand at Sydney Olympic...

Tour de France 2015: On and off the bike, Chris Froome beat them all to win second title

Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain (C), the race leader's yellow jersey, celebrates his overall victory on the podium with Tinkoff-Saxo rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia (L), best sprinter's green jersey holder, and Movistar rider Nairo Quintana of Colombia, best young rider's white jersey holder, after the109.5-km (68 miles) final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees, France, July 26, 2015.       REUTERS/Stephane Mantey/Pool

Rupert Guinness PARIS: Before Briton Chris Froome rode in to Paris to claim his second Tour de France title in three years on Sunday, he said he felt he and his team had "been up against it all."

Tour de France 2015 protester disrupts final as car crashes through barricade

The Tour peloton takes evasive action to dodge around the protestor.

Rupert Guinness German sprinter Andre Greipel feared for security on the Champs Elysees finishing circuit of the final stage of Tour de France in Paris on Sunday after seeing a protester standing in the middle of...

Tour de France winner-in-waiting Chris Froome says Richie Porte can be a contender

Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, defended by Australia's Richie Porte (right).

Rupert Guinness After defending his Tour de France lead to shore up a second career victory, Chris Froome credited Richie Porte as one of two riders who had "saved it".

Tour de France 2015: Chris Froome poised to win Tour with one stage left

Winner in waiting: Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky.

Rupert Guinness Briton Chris Froome of Team Sky is poised to win the Tour de France as he retained the overall leader's yellow jersey after the 20th stage

Tour de France 2015: Merhawi Kudus feels the pain of debut Tour, but doesn't show it

Out of Africa: Merhawi Kudus and Daniel Teklehaimanot of MTN-Qhubeka are all smiles before the Tour de France began.

Rupert Guinness For Merhawi Kudus and his MTN-Qhubeka teammates the Tour de France has been a dream.

Tour de France 2015: Paris is so close, but still so far for riders without climbing legs

'They are working out time limits and arguing about time limits' ... Australian rider Adam Hansen describes the nervous meeting before stage 19 with his Lotto-Soudal teammates.

Rupert Guinness Before the penultimate mountain stage of the Tour de France sped off on Friday, trepidation and fear spread among those riders not blessed with the climbing prowess that would be needed for the menu...

Tour de France 2015: Chris Froome scrutiny shows cycling is yet to earn back trust

Chris Froome

Rupert Guinness Every day since Chris Froome took the Tour de France yellow jersey at the end of the first week, he has answered question after question over the legitimacy over his performance.

Tour de France 2015: As Chris Froome shines in Alpine opener, others are left broken

DIGNE, FRANCE - JULY 22:  Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky on the podium after Stage Seventeen of the 2015 Tour de France, a 161km stage between Digne-les-Bains and Pra Loup on July 22, 2015 in Pra Loup, France.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness The first day in the Alps for the Tour de France shattered dreams and wounded souls, and in some cases inflicted physical pain through more crashes.

Tour de France 2015: Richie Porte asks if he is fully appreciated at Sky

Rupert Guinness As Richie Porte faces his last days in the Tour de France as a British Team Sky rider, he questions whether his contribution to the team has been fully appreciated.

Everything going well for Team Sky

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte is ready to finish his last Tour de France for Team Sky on a high with teammate Chris Froome.