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After more than 30 years with The Sydney Morning Herald and Fairfax Media in Australia, Greg Growden now writes exclusively online for ESPNscrum. Never afraid to step on toes, you can expect plenty of compelling insight from one of Australia's most renowned rugby writers.
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Australia
Dec 18, 2014:  The NSW Suburban Rugby Union has labeled the Australian Rugby Union as arrogant and will not support its controversial plan to raise revenue via a player levy
Bad Santa
Dec 15, 2014:  An abacus, mittens, shock buzzer, a pat on the back... Greg Growden delivers his 2014 Christmas presents for Australian rugby; who gets the bomb this year?
The Growden Report
Dec 1, 2014:  Wallabies fans are confident 2015 will be better because of the level of players to return, but Greg Growden sees nothing but dry rot
Growden Medal
Nov 30, 2014:  Michael Hooper wins the 2014 ESPN Wallabies Test Player of the Year award having previously being named Australian Super Rugby player of the Year in the inaugural season of the Growden Medal
Greg Growden
Nov 26, 2014:  Reports comparing the 2014 Wallabies with their rabble-like predecessors of 2005 are unfair and self-serving, Greg Growden reports
The Growden Report
Nov 24, 2014:  The Wallabies showed flair in Dublin, but they still have a way to go if they are to do more than make up the numbers at the World Cup, writes Greg Growden
Australia
Nov 20, 2014:  The ARU hopes for a considerable financial boost from its new broadcasting deal, a great deal of the anticipated extra is required simply to "balance the books", Greg Growden reports
The Growden Report
Nov 17, 2014:  The Wallabies were a fumbling mess against Les Bleus in Paris, and Greg Growden believes it's only going to get worse for them
Greg Growden
Nov 13, 2014:  Many Australian rugby enthusiasts first developed their love of the game watching the 1984 Wallabies as they conquered Britain and Ireland. Greg Growden compares the class of 2014
The Growden Report
Nov 10, 2014:  Australia produced numerous good moments against Wales, but Michael Cheika will hone on the horrors that illustrated the progress they must make in 12 months, Greg Growden writes
Greg Growden
Nov 4, 2014:  Michael Cheika will have Wallabies running though walls in order to impart fully his aggressive game plan, Greg Growden writes
The Growden Report
Nov 3, 2014:  What's happening in Australian rugby? Greg Growden digs as only he can
Greg Growden
Oct 30, 2014:  The Wallabies-Barbarians fixture is unlikely to provide the "festival of rugby" we desire, but the tour opener will still be compelling because of the Cheika factor, Greg Growden writes
The Growden Report
Oct 27, 2014:  Greg Growden believes Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver has stumbled and bumbled along for too long and now he has to go
Growden Report Exclusive
Oct 22, 2014:  Michael Cheika has succeeded in becoming the Wallabies coach under his own terms, writes Greg Growden
The Growden Report
Oct 20, 2014:  As Ewen McKenzie exits stage left, the ARU remains under huge pressure, with CEO Bill Pulver feeling the brunt of Australian rugby's displeasure, Greg Growden writes
The Growden Report
Oct 20, 2014:  Michael Cheika remains the ARU's prime target to replace Ewen McKenzie, but if his terms are not met the Wallabies are likely to set their sights on Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan, Greg Growden writes
Greg Growden
Oct 15, 2014:  Two plans for the succession of the Wallabies coach have emerged with World Cup winning coach Jake White considered as one of the choices, Greg Growden writes
The Growden Report
Oct 13, 2014:  Tensions are ready to boil over at the ARU and Ewen McKenzie looks to be in the firing line with Michael Cheika already approached to take over his position Greg Growden writes
Ruck'n Maul Special Report
Oct 8, 2014:  Greg Growden reports The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has warned its stakeholders of the serious threat that it could be insolvent by 2015
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