For most of his 71 majors Colin Montgomerie was good enough to win multiple times, but the cantankerous Scot’s temper cost him dearly.
Little wonder coach Michael Cheika had a grin as wide as the Sydney Heads last night at ANZ Stadium after his Waratahs at last played the Cheika way. They beat the Crusaders 32-22 and rise to the top of the Australian Conference.
All James O’Connor had to do on his return to Australia was stand up, be counted, and pack his bags for the Rugby Championship, and the Rugby World Cup. Not any more.
Yesterday, Spiro Zavos wrote ‘Rugby needs better refereeing, not more referees’. Spiro was answering Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham’s ridiculous suggestion rugby should follow the NRL’s two-refs per game policy.
Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has been summonsed by Andrew Strauss to discuss the England coaching job.
One of the greatest sporting privileges and pleasures in my life was watching the all-conquering St George Dragons with Reg Gasnier, Johnny Raper, and Graeme Langlands dominant the rugby league competition for a record 11 straight years from 1956 to 1966.