Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Day of reckoning for Richie Porte arrives at Giro d'Italia

Rupert Guinness  It has been a tough week for Richie Porte at the Giro d'Italia.

Richie Porte and Simon Clarke penalised at Giro d'Italia - one good turn deserved better ...

Rupert Guinness dinkus Dinkus

Rupert Guinness It was a moment in the Giro d'Italia that could have gone down for showcasing the gallantry of sportsmanship and mateship.

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Richie Porte 'well positioned' in Giro d'Italia but not team, says Cadel Evans

Ride stuff: Australia’s Richie Porte at the Giro d’Italia.

Rupert Guinness Evans, Australia's best ever finisher in the Giro with his third overall in 2013, has observed 30 year-old Porte's season with interest. Like many, he has been impressed.

Richie Porte: Going solo towards Giro D'Italia glory

Richie Porte.

Rupert Guinness Can Richie Porte do what no other Australian has done and win the Giro d'Italia?

Hard and fast is how Orica-GreenEDGE want Giro d'Italia to be

Michael Matthews

Rupert Guinness The prospect of a hard and fast first week of the Giro d'Italia is on the cards, and ideally so for Australian Michael Matthews to repeat his feats of last year.

Richie Porte is geared to show his best in Giro d'Italia, says coach

Richie Porte of Australia reacts as he wins stage five of the 2015 Tour Down Under cycling competition in Adelaide on January 24, 2015. The Tour Down Under is being held between January 18 to 25. AFP PHOTO / MARK GUNTER 

Rupert Guinness The time has come for Richie Porte to pursue the result he "deserves" in the Giro d'Italia.

Simon Gerrans hopes for better fortune after fourth season crash in Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic

Rupert Guinness For Simon Gerrans, his second crash for the day: "was the icing on the cake" on a bad day turned worse.

Swifts beat Northern Mystics but coach says there's 'still a long way to go'

Poised for action: Sydney Swifts captain Kimberlee Green taking on the Northern Mystics at Homebush on Sunday.

Rupert Guinness "We were getting to do-or-die stakes," says Swifts goal shooter Caitlin Thwaites of team mood before they won

Michael Matthews and Simon Gerrans a lethal combination, says team director Matt White

Quick: Sprinter Michael Matthews.

Rupert Guinness Matt White predicts "we will probably see" another glimpse of something "special" on Sunday.

Mack Horton lives up to promise to win 1500-metres freestyle title

Mack Horton

Rupert Guinness Mack Horton said that he had a "secret" target time in mind for the 1500-metres final at the Australian swimming championships in Sydney on Friday night and that he would "attack" the race in an...

Grant Hackett's return to Australian swim team "fantastic", says national head coach Jacco Verhaeren

Making an impact: Grant Hackett.

Rupert Guinness The return of dual Olympic champion Grant Hackett to the Australian world championship swimming team has been lauded as ‘‘fantastic’’ by national head coach Jacco Verhaeren...

A hard lesson but a good one for Thomas Fraser-Holmes


Rupert Guinness For Thomas Fraser-Holmes, the Australian swimming championships in Sydney have provided a bigger lesson than what reaching any personal best or win can offer.

James Magnussen claims 50m freestyle gold at Australian swimming championships in Sydney

Back on top: James Magnussen celebrates winning the men's 50m freestyle final on Thursday night.

Rupert Guinness James Magnussen has denied Cameron McEvoy a historic sprint triple crown by claiming a morale-boosting national 50m freestyle title.

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Mack Horton on his 1500m ambition: "I have a goal time, but I think that is a secret"

1500m flyer: Mack Horton

Rupert Guinness Mack Horton has a "secret" target time in mind for the 1500-metre final at the Australian swimming championships on Friday night and pledged after qualifying in Thursday morning's heats to "attack"...

After dress rehearsal, Mack Horton goes for Grant Hackett's 1500 metre age record

Rupert Guinness On Thursday, Victorian Mack Horton, having already won gold in the 400-metre and 800-metre freestyle events in the Australian swimming championships in Sydney, will embark on his campaign to try and...

Cate Campbell beats sister Bronte to win national 100-metre freestyle title

Bronte and Cate Campbell

Rupert Guinness World champion Cate Campbell produced a remarkable effort on Wednesday night to defend her 100-metre freestyle title at the Australian swimming championships in Sydney, which she came in to off a...

James Magnussen on national 100m final loss: "Getting over disappointment [is] pretty easy post London"

Rupert Guinness Referring to the 2012 Olympics in London where he missed the gold medal in the 100m freestyle after winning it the year before at the world titles, he said: "I find getting over disappointment pretty...

Cameron McEvoy becomes 'the hunted' as he defeats James Magnussen again

Victory is sweet: Cameron McEvoy celebrates after winning the 100-metre freestyle final at the Australian swimming championships.

Rupert Guinness As Cameron McEvoy accepted his label as "the hunted" of Australian men's 100m freestyle swimming following his national title win on Tuesday night, two times world champion James Magnussen admitted...

Cate and Bronte Campbell to clash in women's 100-metre freestyle final

Cate Campbell

Rupert Guinness A classic showdown between two sisters is now locked in at the Australian swimming championships in Sydney with Queensland siblings Cate and Bronte Campbell qualifying first and second fastest for...

James Magnussen in running to take back cherished title

Back in the swim: James Magnussen leaves the pool following the men's 100m freestyle semi-final during the day four of the Australian National Swimming Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

Rupert Guinness James Magnussen will put on hold his goal of winning a third 100m freestyle world championship in Russia on Tuesday to focus on the task of trying to take back the cherished Australian title for the...