Letter: Seven's expertise

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Sir: What a brilliant win for England in the World Cup Sevens, but didn't ITV's coverage leave rugby fans incredulous? Jim Rosenthal, Will Carling and Gavin Hastings did a fine job of pretending we were watching live semi-finals. While they were predicting the outcome of the two matches, we were able to see England v Fiji and then Ireland v Australia through the blurred window behind their backs. So, as we had already caught glimpses of the Aussies and the Irish scoring tries when the pre-recorded match was shown, we knew the Irish were to lose. It is hoped that when the TV contract for the four home unions next season is awarded, this debacle will be taken into account.

Yours faithfully,


Stourton, Staffordshire