This week’s roundup also features some dreadful dives, a high school football comeback and vintage Australian motorsport
1) It’s England against the All Blacks at Twickenham this weekend, which is a rivalry of sorts … albeit deeply one-sided as New Zealand have won 16 of the 23 contests there since 1925. The Red Rose’s last victory was in 2012, featuring three tries in eight minutes and a show-stopping performance from Manu Tuilagi; for balance, witness Joe Rokocoko in his pomp in 2006 as the hosts were thrashed 41-20, the highlight being Carl Hayman scoring one of his two international tries, and what a try it was. Perhaps the greatest ever contest between the two teams, at least on English shores, was this try-fest from 2002; or maybe it’s this 26-26 humdinger from 1997. The opening match of the 1991 World Cup included a big hit by Peter Winterbottom on Graeme Bachop; the great No 7 had also been in action eight years earlier as England claimed their first win over New Zealand at Twickenham for 47 years.
2) No matter what transpires on Saturday afternoon, though, it’s unlikely to top Auguy Slowik’s 80m try for Jersey against London Irish in the Championship last weekend.
@EddyRobbo10 you guys will be in the mix for try if the month again! #Exit #BestWayToGoForward pic.twitter.com/uh5hXYcevV
Hahaha Ayr fan chucked out of the Falkirk stadium finds alternative means to watch the game @Oldfirmfacts1 pic.twitter.com/lCMkYXyTKyContinue reading...