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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 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
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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?
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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
Super Rugby Preview
Feb 13, 2014:  Greg Growden says the Rebels are bound to improve under the leadership of Tony McGahan and Scott Higginbotham, but the major progress may still be 12 months away
Super Rugby Preview
Feb 13, 2014:  Greg Growden says Michael Cheika has an impressive squad, and the Waratahs are a chance of going all the way if the coach can control Kurtley Beale
Super Rugby Preview
Feb 13, 2014:  Greg Growden says much, if not all, depends on the relationship between Richard Graham and Quade Cooper, with persistent strong whispers the pair aren't exactly bosom buddies
Super Rugby Preview
Feb 13, 2014:  Greg Growden says Kyle Godwin is destined to be a Wallabies player this year, but the Force are still unlikely to advance from their customary position near the bottom of the ladder
Super Rugby Preview
Feb 13, 2014:  The return of David Pocock, and whether he can find form immediately, will be crucial in determining where the Brumbies finish the Super Rugby 2014 season, Greg Growden says
Super Rugby Preview
Feb 12, 2014:  South Africa opens the Super Rugby season with two huge clashes between the Cheetahs and the Lions, the Sharks and the Bulls. Brittany Mitchell and Greg Growden bring you the lowdown
Super Rugby
Feb 10, 2014:  Benji Marshall's return to Sydney via the rah-rah ranks wasn't exactly in the headless chicken category, but the New South Wales Waratahs-Blues trial at Allianz Stadium was still of immense value
Super Rugby Preview
Feb 10, 2014:  The Cheetahs have the potential to make the cut-off again, but Greg Growden says lack of outright class should see them fall short as opponents will underestimate them no longer
Super Rugby Preview
Feb 10, 2014:  Greg Growden says the Stormers know how to smother the opposition, but they need Demetri Catrakilis to provide the impetus and implement the game plan to unshackle an under-performing attack
Super Rugby Preview
Feb 10, 2014:  Jake White left the Brumbies after missing the Wallabies job, returning to South Africa where he is now director of rugby at the Sharks; Greg Growden understands why Sharks fans are talking about this being their year after winning the Currie Cup
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