October...


It's coming to that point in the year where there is absolutely not much going on in the world of sport. The Rugby League and AFL seasons are over, the Rugby Union season is in limbo whilst waiting for the Spring Tour, and the Summer of cricket is yet to begin. We've had little to keep us going.

3 days were filled with the Netball World Series in which NZ took out the top prize, Malawi finishing an acceptable 5th out of 6 (at least they beat Samoa, right?). Australia just missed out on the Grand Final, which saw New Zealand playing Jamaica, coming third in the playoff against England.

There is some sort of T20 cricket going on. I am informed that it is the Champions League tournament or something similar. NSW seem to be going quite well, competing with teams such as Sussex, Trinidad & Tobago, Otago, various IPL teams, and the Victoria Bushrangers. However, the free to air viewing schedule is on at such an awkward time that it is difficult to get excited about any of this.

As aforementioned (i'm in essay mode, can't you tell?), the Wallabies are about to head off on a Grand Slam tour of the UK, with a stopover in Japan for the last remaining Bledisloe game. Supporters still have a small glimmer of hope that the Wallabies will hold it all together and pull off a few wins, but it will be a tough few weeks for the team, especially with Deans' inclusion of many rookie players, the likes of which include Dave Dennis, Rob Horne and Mitchell Chapman. There has also been a change in the captaincy lineup, Stirling Mortlock and George Smith being replaced by Rocky Elsom and the vice captaincy being taken over by future Waratah, Berrick Barnes. Only time will tell if these new changes will have an effect on the tour.

Until that time, Alpii and myself will continue to dwell in this space between sport sufficiency and sport nothingness. Until next time, my friends.

- Splex

5 comments:

Hanski said...

i love it! its a great blog Lex! damn sport and its non-continuencey over summer. we do have some fabulous cricket games though :P aussies vs pakistan and WI !!

AdLand Suit said...

And you're going to lose in Cardiff. Hopefully. Assuming we can rustle up 15 players...

The Drunken Sage said...

Where is this glimmer of hope for the Wallabies? Honestly I would be surprised if they even beat Scotland. England, Wales and Ireland will be tough.

Marc said...

Malawi were only fifth? President Bingu wa Mutharika will be displeased.

The Drunken Sage said...

Well they didn't beat Scotland afterall.

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