ESPN SCRUM

/ Super Rugby 2014

/ Features

Greg Growden

Greg Growden Greg Growden RSS FeedFeeds

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.

The Greg Growden Medal
Cummins earns round 9 top points
Greg Growden
April 14, 2014

Consistent performances by the Western Force's Alby Mathewson and Ben McCalman has led to a log-jam at the top of the Greg Growden Medal points tally. Mathewson, the most consistent scrum-half among the Australian provinces, and the ever reliable No. 8 McCalman have joined Reds playmaker Quade Cooper in top spot.

Cooper had held a substantial lead for several weeks, but that wasn't going to last with Mathewson and McCalman so instrumental in the Force's unexpected run of victories. Mathewson, McCalman and Cooper have all now polled in five matches this season.

Also hovering near the top is Force captain Matt Hodgson, who had a spirited openside flanker struggle with his Waratahs opposite Michael Hooper in Perth. Both received 7.5points. Still the standout performance of the round came from Force winger Nick Cummins, who seized on every opportunity provided to him to finish with a hat-trick of tries.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd

Live Sports

Communication error please reload the page.

  • Latest
  • Most Viewed
  • News
  • Features
  • Formula 1

    Rosberg: 'I just didn't drive well enough'

    Nico Rosberg admitted he only had himself to blame after failing front row of the grid for the first time in 13 races in a wet qualifying session in Malaysia

  • Football

    Hazard: I can't believe I'm scoring headers for Chelsea

    Chelsea forward Eden Hazard believes playing in the Premier League has made him a better player

  • Rugby

    Scrappy Waratahs battle past stubborn Blues

    New South Wales Waratahs have overcome a night of dreadful handling to defeat a stubborn Blues outfit by 12 points in Sydney

  • Formula 1

    Hamilton beats Vettel to pole in the wet

    Lewis Hamilton just took pole position ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel by 0.074s at the Malaysian Grand Prix as rain played a factor in a tense qualifying session in Sepang

  • Formula 1

    McLaren won't be getting knocked out in Q1 for long - Alonso

    Fernando Alonso is confident McLaren will not be getting knocked out of Q1 for long this season despite his first qualifying session with McLaren leaving him 18th on the grid at the Malaysian Grand Prix

  • Formula 1

    F1 cost cutting: Not putting money where the mouth is

    Mudslinging and an agreement on something that will never happen, it's all in a day's work for a Formula One boss, as Maurice Hamilton explains...

  • Formula One

    Tough at the top

    Who has driven in the most GPs before taking pole position?

  • Rugby

    Unsavoury sledging did not end with Potgieter

    Fallout continues from the NSW-Brumbies derby, with one Tahs forward - not Potgieter - surprised by other unsavoury comments during the game, Greg Growden reports

  • Rugby

    Super Rugby preview, team news, line-ups: Round 7

    Greg Growden previews Super Rugby round 7. We've also got key stats, team news and all the line-ups to inform your ESPN Footytips Super Rugby picks

  • Formula 1

    Storm clouds gather in Malaysia

    Will Mercedes dominate again? Can anybody catch up with the help of a rainstorm? And will the Red Bull/Renault relationship tear itself apart? All those questions and more will be answered at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix

  • News
  • Features

Sponsored Links

Make Huge Income from your Home
Download your Free Guide And Learn How To Increase Your Monthly Income