Winners and losers of the last seven days
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Allan Donald

who proved that great attacking bowlers still have a part to play in one-day cricket by demolishing England in the decisive match of the series in Durban.

Paul Ince

who found out that Terry Venables could forgive and forget his withdrawal from the Umbro Cup.

Gregor Townsend

who mastered both conditions and opposition in guiding the Scots to an unexpected victory in Dublin.

Howard Kendall

Back in the limelight, with a Sheffield United side playing fluent football. In short, just where he belongs.

Robbie Fowler

Whose lethal finishing in front of Terry Venables was rewarded with a deserved England call-up


Who cleverly finished bottom of the rugby league championship in a season when there is no relegation


Devon Malcolm

Who more than ever looked the personification of a nice man - who just happens to bowl very fast - bewildered by the goings-on in the world around him.

Eric Cantona

The idol of the Stretford End still, but apparently not of France - deemed surplus to requirements once again at international level.

The next England football manager

Who found out that the last - and probably crucial - World Cup qualifying game is Italy away.

Mike Catt

Whose error-strewn performance in Paris was decidedly "average" (to use the word he memorably used to describe Francois Pienaar).