Bledisloe 3 was a game for the ages. It’s the stuff that kids will remember for ages and older fans will talk about over numerous beers for time immemorial. It’s superb television. But I would be very unhappy if Steve Hansen wasn’t very unhappy at that last performance. Twice in a row now the All Blacks have been vulnerable against ...

Royal were never going to keel over and gift the Hayman to St. Thomas’ on Saturday at the Sugathadasa Stadium pool. Those days are past. Now it’s a real contest. Buoyed by their come back win from two years ago Royal started the game off brightly. A two goal cushion isn’t always great, but it’s better than one, and with ...

So the All Blacks lost. If you read my blog – which you really should – you’d not have been surprised. Because I told you so didn’t I? As a result I was nonplussed also. I expected the loss and it came. Could it have been prevented? Of course. All losses are prevented in theory, but realistically, probably not. With ...

It’s been a while, but it was good to watch a Thomian water polo team that were ‘up for it’ against their arch rivals Royal. Since 2005 Royal have maintained a near vice like grip on the coveted trophy after STC’s 13 year unbeaten run. Therefore, the pressure was certainly on Dheelaka Weeraratne’s Thomians to perform. This pressure was intensified ...

I haven’t blogged in eons it seems. A lot of things have happened. And I really do need to write about Mahela’s retirement. Which I haven’t been able to do yet. It’s old news, but it does need to be addressed. I will. Soon. Hayman The Royal – Thomian water polo clash is coming up tomorrow. To see this encounter ...

It’s been a while. I’ve been busy. Most of it not fun. I want to blog after every thing that happens. I have so many ideas, so many thoughts, so many mental notes. And then something somehow syringes the life out of any creativity. I have a sneaky feeling as to what it might be. First things first thought. What ...

Recently the Daily Mirror came up with (another) tasteless headline on their website, saying that Lasith Malinga had ‘abandoned’ his country. I was the type to use hashtags, this particular hashtag wouldn’t have an end to the expletives that would be necessary to describe that particular take on the facts. This is what has happened. Lasith Malinga, the captain of ...

When Sanath Jayasuriya, the chief selector, got his heart problems, he obviously wasn’t having as much input on the selections and someone else was calling the shots while he recuperated. Otherwise it’s difficult to explain the picking of four spinners in the deciding one dayer at Hambantota. Jayasuriya has generally been spot on with his selections and has not been ...

After a rollicking start to 2014 with Test and ODI wins in Bangladesh and then the Asia Cup and World T20 wins, the dream run continued to England where SL got the better of the whingeing Poms in the last over of both Test matches. However, we’ve been brought down to earth with a fairly loud thud, losing the ODI ...

Sri Lanka Water Polo had a very distinguished guest in the country over the course of the last two weeks, with probably the most decorated contemporary water polo player, Gergely Kiss of Hungary touring Sri Lanka to conduct promotion and coaching camps to promote the sport. He was here for just over two weeks and spent a lot of time ...

“The meek shall inherit the earth? Maybe, but they don’t win Test matches” – Angelo 2: Day 5, Session 3 The immediate aftermath of the second Test match at Headingly wore shades of Edgbaston of 2005, where a distraught (and not out) Jason Gillespie was comforted by Andrew Flintoff. Leeds, just under a decade later, was not anything less dramatic, ...

What an amazing climax. One that Ron Jeremy would have been proud of. 5 days of stodgy, dour test cricket came down to two balls. Rangana Herath’s over enthusiastic sportsmanship of walking when he wasn’t out was commendable, but ridiculous. In his defence though it’s impossible to tell when the glove comes off the bat handle. Suddenly, it’s Edgbaston 2005 ...

All Blacks v England WHAT a game of rugby. It’s a game that would have had coaches tearing their hair out, but those games are the most entertaining ones for the fans. The pace, the oppenness from minute one, was outstanding and it is really quite unbelievable the sort of punishment bodies can take for a full 80 mins. Jaco ...

It’s been seven weeks now in the schools rugby tournament and things are looking a little more settled. The wheat has been separated from the chaff, and Isipatana is sitting pretty at the top of the table. The only others who are in with a realistic chance of winning the title are Kingswood and Trinity, who are scheduled to meet ...

The question on everyone’s mind is why the All Blacks didn’t blow England away at Eden Park on Saturday night. But that question is on everyone’s mind, only because everyone is being unkind to England. The English have been good recently. Very good in fact. And Lancaster’s ability to pick form players and find good combinations has seen his side ...

Can’t remember the last time a cricket match hasn’t put me to sleep before 3am. This one didn’t. Thanks Sachithra, for bringing some entertainment back into cricket. What happened? Bowling the 44th over of the innings, the beleagured Sachithra Senanayake, who has warned Jos Buttler twice for straying out of his crease, knocked the bails off the non-striker’s wicket and ...

It was only going to be a matter of time. Sachithra Senanayake has been one of our best cricketers in the last couple of years, with the bat, in the field, and most importantly with the ball. His hard work has been amply rewarded by his status as the leading wicket taker in the England series so far. However, there ...

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