JUDGEMENTS

Winners and losers of the last seven days
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WINNERS

Nick Faldo

Whose sixth Major victory - in its magnitude and its manner - left him where he most wants to be: comfortably ahead of his contemporaries in the history books.

Greg Norman

Whose response to his disaster at Augusta put a golf tournament into perspective.

Ed Smith

The 18-year-old Cambridge student who entered the first-class cricket arena as a nervous debutant on Thursday, and emerged as the first man from the university to score a century in his first first-class innings for 42 years.

LOSERS

English rugby union

Which continues to be appallingly served by the bickering children who claim to control the sport and speak for it, and who spent the last week slinging mud at each other rather than working towards an agreement.

Rugby referees

For whom bad performances could have far-reaching consequences after Friday's landmark court judgement.

England's goalkeeper Whoever he may be, who will still have to wear the same optically challenged away shirt, despite the admission by the FA's commercial director this week that it makes him look like a "tube of Refreshers".

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