Rupert’s conversion on the road to Twickenham

Somewhere in the past week, Rupert Murdoch has become a rugby union fan. While I don’t follow his Twitter feed religiously — there is food to be digested after all — I’ve never known him to tweet about sport. Yet since Monday, there have been three in a row about rugby. Including one sticking the…

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Wallabies’ lucky World Cup escape

A couple of minutes short of full-time and I was ready to call an end to our Rugby World Cup campaign. We were two points behind a Scottish outfit that had just intercepted yet another errant Wallabies pass to score what looked like a match-winning try. Time was fast running out. We were all over…

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Wallabies channel their inner Gandalf

I’ve got my annual health check on Wednesday. I could probably cancel it. Because the Wallabies’ game against Wales is as rigorous a heart stress test as you’ll get anywhere. There we were, six points ahead with 20 minutes to go. The Welsh had thrown the kitchen sink at us but hadn’t broken our line….

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What Ashes?

How big a plonker is Danny Cipriani feeling at the moment? He’s the English rugby player who said not one Wallaby would make it into England’s World Cup  side. Coming from a bloke who didn’t make it into the England side. “England’s players know what they can do,” said Danny boy in the lead-up to…

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