THIS MoNTH’S WINNerS AND LoSerS
Winner island love
It was a step in the right direction to see Wales and scotland playing in samoa and Fiji. the local economy and visiting players will be enriched by the experience – but there is still more to do, says stephen Jones ( P84).
loser Bad Behaviour
two minor incidents left a bitter taste on the Lions tour. In the Blues game, a fans’ fracas was caught on camera. and in first-test week, Lions manager John spencer (above) was verbally assaulted and pushed in a restaurant.
Winner TerresTrial Tonic
the late snapping up of rights for England’s two tests in argentina was a masterstroke by the BBC. High- octane performances from two sides intent on playing attractive rugby brought in a legion of new fans.
Flying winger Rieko Ioane scores the first of his two tries in NZ’s opening 30-15 win over the Lionsl