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Robert Kitson

Robert Kitson

    Jonah Lomu: A true great who transcended his sport
    Jonah Lomu: A true great who transcended his sport
    Athletic prowess does not always a great man make. Fame can easily corrupt and life beyond the touchline requires a different set of skills and...
    Quarterfinals clash of the hemispheres
    Quarterfinals clash of the hemispheres
    It has been a gripping World Cup so far, a compelling mix of antipodean skill and grit, Celtic heart and soul, Latin gusto, Asian pride and...
    Springboks enjoying World Cup marathon after their false start
    Springboks enjoying World Cup marathon after their false start
    How distant the opening weekend of this Rugby World Cup now feels. Back in mid-September 
    Underdogs have more bite
    Underdogs have more bite
    It has been a better start to a Rugby World Cup than anyone could have hoped for. That may sound a dubious claim if you only watched England's...
    Williams sisters lose aura of invincibility
    Williams sisters lose aura of invincibility
    It was baking hot in the city, warm enough to start believing in mirages. Was that really defending champion Serena Williams dissolving in straight...
    'Wilkinson effect' for Le Crunch
    'Wilkinson effect' for Le Crunch
    It is a while since Le Crunch had such a snap and crackle about it. France's team selection for Saturday's Six Nations trip to Twickenham suggests...
    Are rugby refs a law unto themselves?
    Are rugby refs a law unto themselves?
    Anyone who thinks referees are bit-part characters does not watch enough modern Test rugby. One weekend into the Six Nations Championship and...
    White-hot farewell to Jake
    White-hot farewell to Jake
    South Africa's captain, John Smit, has urged his team to give their World Cup-winning coach, Jake White, a rousing send-off at the Millennium...
    McHugh climbs back in the saddle
    McHugh climbs back in the saddle
    David McHugh did not become one of the world's top rugby referees by shirking tough decisions and, regardless of his still-tender left shoulder, he...