Sunday, September 23, 2007

Various things

BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | England 44-22 Samoa

This was a welcome long last England with a backline playing like a unit and a pack that dominiates. Great to see. The forwards really did let loose, Gommarsall was superb and it all went from there. Gommarsall, Wilkinson, Barkley, Tait and Sackey, Cueto and Loosey just looked so much more assured. Samoa gave us our scares and both teams must have been at a pretty low ebb going into the game. It just felt like England knew what was expected of them for once.

Tonga will be a tough, tought game. They did very well to give South Africa their first real scare of the tournament.

I have to admit to being surprisingly gutted at Lancashire's so-near-yet-so-far in this years cricket county championship. 74 years is an awful long time for a county like Lancs to go without a title of their own. This time they were just 25 runs short.

74 and counting

The Twenty20 world cup has been superb and now that we know Australia aren't going to win it we can all just relax! India V Pakistan should be a fantastic final.

An looming large on the sporting horizon is the Mayweather V Hatton fight. I am in now way a follower of boxing but fights like this don't come along very often. It'd be amazing if Hatton could beat gave him a chance against Tszyu or against Castillo. Who knows.

"Mayweather is a six-time world champion in five weight divisions, including super featherweight, lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight and super welterweight.

Hatton has also been successful across the weight divisions winning multiple world titles at light welterweight and welterweight.

The Manchester boxer enhanced his reputation as a ruthless boxer with victories over Kostya Tszyu (for the IBF light welterweight crown in 2005) and Jose Luis Castillo in 2007, when he became the first fighter to put the Mexican down."

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