Sour Losers and They Didn't Even Bid
The ink is not yet dry and the Poms are squealing about the rules. They want an 'independent arbitrator' to make sure the 'process is fair.' Well, I didn't hear too much squawking from them when their fifty-eighth near-dead old fart Pugh back stabbed new Zealand last time round.
It would be better to remove the romanticism and the old-boy network and appoint an independent auditor to assess each bid and make a recommendation to be rubber-stamped by the IRB. Then no one would be in any doubt that the fight had been fair.
Well now, let me see. Who would you appoint? A UN committee? I've got it! Of course! Jacques Chirac.
Oh and by the way, will somebody please tell journalists, editors and bloggers that the plural of stadium is 'stadia.' If they persist with this slapdash murder of the language I will refer to journalists as mediums. Come to think of it, most of them might as well be, when it comes to reporting accurately.