SPORTS LETTER : Power-play paradigm

From Mr Lewis Eckett

Sir: Fast, skilful, super-fit ball- players prepared to take tackles, break tackles and off-load the ball to supporting men whose only aim is to reach the try line.

Where do you think New Zealand got the idea for their irresistible power rugby from? Videos of the Five Nations? More likely Laurie Mains and his boys have been watching Auckland Warriors against Brisbane Broncos or Canberra Raiders in rugby league's Winfield Cup.

Yours sincerely,


Hemel Hempstead

19 June