who confirmed his growing challenge to Kyran Bracken for the England scrum-half's job with a startling display for the Midlands against Western Samoa
enjoying another week on his paid holiday in South Africa without any danger of playing any meaningful cricket.
who is answering the (many) critics of his stewardship of Manchester City with a run of four wins in five matches
bottom of the Third Division at the start and end of the week - but likely to be a lot richer - if they can avoid relegation - thanks to their share of the pounds 125m Endsleigh League/Sky television deal.
who proved that he could still land a cricket ball - at pace - on a designated area smaller than a barn door in a Test
who found yet again that runs galore in the County Championship count for absolutely nothing in international sport.
The Rugby Football Union
whose refusal to allow John Gallagher to play their game should - but does not - defy belief.
whose reputation as the best reader of cricket pitches in the world took a nosedive in Johannesburg
whose ability to to justify his pounds 7m price tag came further into question when he missed an open net.
whose return to an old stamping ground - Southend - he had left in controversial fashion ended with a 3-1 defeat.Reuse content