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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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Super Rugby Round Five Preview with Greg Growden
Mar 12, 2014:  Greg Growden and Brittany Mitchell bring you the lowdown on Super Rugby round five to inform your ESPNfootytips selections
The Growden Report
Mar 10, 2014:  Pat McCabe has been used as a battering ram; he has been forced to undergo the most selfless of tasks; his footballing career has repeatedly been assumed to be over; but he just keeps producing
Ruck'n Maul
Mar 7, 2014:  Australian Rugby Union officials in recent times have "lacked authority" when negotiating with New Zealand and South Africa, and they need to show "more backbone" when pushing national causes, Greg Growden reports
Super Rugby Round Four Preview with Greg Growden
Mar 6, 2014:  Greg Growden and Brittany Mitchell bring you the lowdown on the Super Rugby round four to in form your ESPNfootytips selections
The Greg Growden Medal
Mar 3, 2014:  No prizes for guessing Melbourne Rebels and New South Wales Waratahs players feature prominently among the votes this week, but who joins Scott Higginbotham in the latest count
The Growden Report
Mar 3, 2014:  Greg Growden writes in praise of old-fashioned fire and brimstone, and a dollop of discipline, after watching impressive Rebels and Waratahs wins in Super Rugby round three
Ruck'n Maul
Feb 28, 2014:  The Wallabies may lose their team manager and see reduced tour squads as the Australian Rugby Union continues its dramatic cost cutting, Greg Growden writes
Super Rugby Round Three Preview with Greg Growden
Feb 27, 2014:  Greg Growden and Brittany Mitchell bring you the lowdown on the Super Rugby round three fixtures to in form your ESPNfootytips selections
Australia
Feb 26, 2014:  Australia's rugby administrators were warned four seasons ago that their code was in danger of going broke unless drastic steps were taken, yet they appeared reticent to take harsh measures until 2013
The Greg Growden Medal
Feb 24, 2014:  Israel Folau, Wycliff Palu and Quade Cooper produced the headline performances in Australia over the weekend, but who else caught the attention of the Greg Growden Medal judges?
The Growden Report
Feb 24, 2014:  Greg Growden describes the push to reduce the number of Super Rugby derbies as "pathetic bleating of the lowest order", saying fans like the fixtures and international coaches need them to test the mettle of their players
Ruck'n Maul
Feb 21, 2014:  James O'Connor won't finalise an in-principle agreement to join Western Force without an important personnel change as he lacks faith in one of the their key off-field staff members, Greg Growden reports
Super Rugby
Feb 21, 2014:  The Greg Growden Medal recognises Australia's best Super Rugby players with a revolutionary points system that rewards proper performance like no other
Super Rugby Round Two Preview with Greg Growden
Feb 20, 2014:  Greg Growden and Brittany Mitchell bring you the lowdown on the Super Rugby round two fixtures to in form your ESPNfootytips selections
Super Rugby
Feb 18, 2014:  The Crusaders-Chiefs fixture in Christchurch on Friday provides "an early guide to who will be New Zealand king-dog", but what Super Rugby matches are Greg Growden most looking forward to watching this season?
Greg Growden writes ...
Feb 14, 2014:  Bill Pulver must learn the fine art of spruiking, for his display in dumping a downbeat address at a surf club did nothing to inspire confidence in Australian rugby, Greg Growden says
Super Rugby Preview
Feb 14, 2014:  Greg Growden says the Hurricanes are a chance this year as long as Beauden Barrett runs the show, but they are unlikely to threaten because they lack talent and depth in several key positions
Super Rugby Preview
Feb 14, 2014:  Greg Growden says the Highlanders' results last year suggested suggested crook coaching, a lack of morale within the playing group, or too many has-beens in the squad. The has-beens are no longer there ...
Super Rugby Preview
Feb 14, 2014:  Greg Growden says Chiefs are well placed for their three-peat bid as they are a tightly knit squad who clearly perform for each other; they have an excellent coaching staff, and they play an aggressive brand of football
Super Rugby Preview
Feb 14, 2014:  The Blues have a squad to make a considerable move up the ladder, but Greg Growden says their season will be determined by the success of the man in the No.10 jumper and the level of Benji Marshall's impact following a poor 2013 NRL season
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