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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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The Growden Medal
Mar 2, 2015:  Despite James O'Connor's impressive return to Super Rugby for the Reds, Will Genia impressed the most to claim Australian Man of the Round honours
The Growden Report
Mar 2, 2015:  Greg Growden assesses the impact of Stephen Larkham's coaching on the Brumbies, and how he can boost the Wallabies for the Rugby World Cup
Ruck'n Maul
Feb 27, 2015:  The ARU must be applauded for its decision to introduce a pitch-side video review to assist match-day doctors with concussion assessments, Greg Growden writes
The Growden Medal
Feb 23, 2015:  Kurtley Beale redeemed himself after a dreadful first round to claim Australian Man of the Round honours with two excellent attacking moments against the Rebels
The Growden Report
Feb 23, 2015:  The major cross-code names will always generate the biggest headlines, but Greg Growden says players with proven experience are the reliable signings
Ruck'n Maul
Feb 20, 2015:  SANZAR must tell referees to do everything they can to stop 'slow play' in order to promote "high intensity and high octane rugby", Greg Growden writes
The Growden Medal
Feb 16, 2015:  In an opening round when rolling mauls were all the rage, it was great to see Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani make ground virtually every time he received the ball
The Growden Report
Feb 16, 2015:  How can the 2014 Super Rugby grand finalists - the Crusaders and the Waratahs - lose the plot so quickly? Greg Growden reflects on Super Rugby round 1
Ruck'n Maul
Feb 13, 2015:  Corporates are considering private-ownership relocation of an Australian franchise, or having a team play some matches at ANZ Stadium each season, to keep Super Rugby in Western Sydney
Super Rugby
Feb 12, 2015:  Super Rugby features key fixtures each and every season, matches that shape the competition and the destination of the trophy. Greg Growden looks at 10 matches you must watch this season
Super Rugby
Feb 11, 2015:  Greg Growden nominates the players he has most enjoyed watching in Super Rugby
The Growden Report
Feb 9, 2015:  Australian rugby may be struggling for identity but it is not yet time to throw up the arms and give up, Greg Growden writes
Super Rugby
Feb 6, 2015:  Greg Growden lists the seven players he is most looking forward to watching this Super Rugby as he believes they will feature in shaping the season
Super Rugby
Feb 2, 2015:  Greg Growden reflects on the Super Rugby beat that has been an enriching, occasionally exasperating and mind-bending experience
Super Rugby
Jan 14, 2015:  Richard Graham, in particular, must display diplomacy of the highest order to keep kindred spirits Quade Cooper and James O'Connor happy at the Reds
Rugby
Dec 29, 2014:  Greg Growden stares into his crystal ball to see what rugby has in store for us. Tongue in cheek? Maybe. Maybe not. We think much may come to pass
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
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