Rowing: British pair get another crack at supreme Kiwis

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The Independent Online

Pete Reed and Andy Triggs-Hodge have been given the chance to make it 14th time lucky when they take on the dominant New Zealand pair of Eric Murray and Hamish Bond at next month's World Championships in Bled, Slovenia.

The Britons, 2008 Olympic champions as part of the four, lost their 13th consecutive race to the Kiwi world champions at the Lucerne World Cup regatta this month. But the GB team coach Jürgen Grobler has decided to keep them in the pair for now and has left the four that took gold in Lucerne – Matt Langridge, Ric Egington, Tom James and Alex Gregory – in place for the worlds, which double up as the main Olympic qualification regatta.

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins will defend their world title in the double, while a strong GB adaptive contingent will be led by the world and Paralympic single scull champion Tom Aggar.