Sent them home tae think again



Clive Woodward’s England left the Southern Hemisphere having lost three tests. Not exactly revenge for the World Cup, but it was great seeing the ABs playing like men possessed for a change, and sets things up nicely for what should be a fascinating Tri-Nations this year.

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Tiger Tim fails again



Poor old Tim. As much as I love to see him fail year after year, you have to feel for him, I think there are very few sportsmen or women in the world under as much pressure as he faces during Wimbledon. I’ve got a sneaking admiration as he’s a serve and volley player in the old style, which is entertaining to watch. Pity he has the personality of one of the bats in a game of Pong.

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The (non-hysterical) take on NZ Rugby



Eddie Butler is the UK rugby journalist that shares Stephen Jone’s obsession with NZ rugby – but without the agenda of winding us up. Fair assessment of the new AB coaching trio, and a lament for the lack of foward power in NZ Rugby – yeah, tell us about it!

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Cricket in the wham bam modern era



Tim de Lisle on the Lord’s test. The attacking, aggressive attitude brought to Test matches by Australia (Steve Waugh in particular) has had a trickle down effect, and is changing the way the game is played (by the countries that count). Richie Benaud opines that the best period of cricket he has seen has been in the last year, which I’d go along with, and which begs the question – do we even need one day internationals any more?