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A new stage: When sportsmen venture into the recording studio

Andrew Sheridan, the Sale and England loose-head prop who can rearrange an opponent's ribs with a single flexing of the biceps in the tree trunk that passes for his left arm, quietly fancies himself as a self-accompanying crooner of gentle country and western-style love songs.

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Yes, honestly. He has just released an album, entitled 'Where We Go From Here', of his own material on iTunes, and is charging people the going rate for the privilege of listening to it.

Yet more incredibly, he's just the latest in a long line of sportsmen to try a whole new ball game by heading into the recording studio. Here, we remember some classic examples.

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