A different ball game

September 3, 2004
By Andy Hooper
Two interesting stories this week. One - Manchester United's signing of Wayne Rooney - exciting if rather predictable; another - Southampton's apparent intent to hire England rugby union coach Sir Clive Woodward - surprising and, to many, baffling.

Let me express my interests at this point. My sporting loves are many but none greater than for the oval ball game, which Sir Clive conquered in November of last year when he guided England to the Rugby World Cup. In those immortal words, 'I ...

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