Yes, rugby’s a team game. But it has its stars too.
The former Australia captain enjoyed a remarkable series in England, scoring a total of 774 runs in just seven innings.
Test cricket might be alive and kicking, but the batsmen really aren’t pulling their weight.
New Zealand and South Africa have won five World Cups between them and the form of coach Rassie Erasmus’s resurgent side, this season’s Rugby Championship winners, has heightened expectations.
But the famous urn is still going to Australia again.

World Cricket England in control as Australia wilt in fifth Ashes Test

With two full days of play to come and the weather in London set fair, the home side appear certain to pull level at 2-2.

World Cricket When the sandpaper dust settles, make Smith skipper again – legends

Various former Australian cricket stars are in agreement about a subject that will remain prickly.

World Cricket Australia hungry to seal Ashes win in ‘grand final’

The tourists have already retained the urn after winning the fourth Test at Old Trafford to take a 2-1 lead, but want to win the series.

History of the Rugby World Cup – part 2: 2003-2015

The Springboks enhanced their reputation in big tournaments before the All Blacks belatedly turned their dominance into trophies.

History of the Rugby World Cup – part 1: 1987-1999

It certainly was 12 years dominated by the Southern Hemisphere.

‘No excuses’ – All Blacks relish Boks World Cup test

The showdown is set to be a classic and could set the tone for the showpiece in Japan.

World Cricket Langer defends Australia’s Ashes celebrations

Steve Smith allegedly mocked the bespectacled Jack Leach, who has become a bit of a cult hero for England.

Formula 1 Schumacher in Paris for cell therapy – report

Is there hope in the F1 legends fight against a debilitating skiing accident?

Pacific rugby: the great brawn drain that left poor nations behind

The island nations of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga all boast a rich rugby heritage and a wealth of playing talent, but have battled to overcome financial hardships and geographic isolation.

Hansen wants All Blacks to embrace World Cup pressure

The All Blacks will start as favourites to complete a hat-trick of titles, but face tough competition.

World Cricket Afghanistan equal Australia record with Test thrashing of Bangladesh

The Afghans defied rain and fading light to take the one-off Test.

Explained: Could typhoons hit Rugby World Cup?

The disruption caused in Tokyo in the early hours of Monday by powerful typhoon Faxai has reignited questions about contingency planning for the Rugby World Cup.

World Tennis Nadal wants long time near the top, not most Slams or No. 1

The dramatic victory pulled him within one Slam title of matching Federer’s all-time men’s record with top-ranked Novak Djokovic a close third on 16.


 


 

 


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