Lampp's sports comments
The Commonwealth Games seem to be lower key than they were in the past.
OPINION: Too much weighting is accorded to the winners of World Cups, in all sports.
For me, Super Rugby has just about run its race.
OPINION: Two books arrived this week which would be hard-pressed to be equalled online.
PETER LAMPP - Manawatu Standard
Two books arrived this week which would be hard-pressed to be equalled online, as in the worldwide web. One is The All Blackography, The Indispensable Guide to every All Black by former journalist Ron Palenski.
OPINION: A little bit of thought could rid rugby of the dreaded rolling maul.
OPINION: England knew they were stuffed; they had thrown entire kitchen sink at our heroes and come up with an entree.
OPINION: Rugger coaches call it adding impact off the bench.
In the All Blacks' past two tests, they have led for a total of only six minutes.
OPINION: Schoolboy rugby around New Zealand's bigger establishments has become a preparatory school for pay for play.
Rugby socks around ankles show a lack of discipline.
Big leads often lead to onset of the jitters.
Referees should not have to tolerate cheeky snipers.
OPINION: If Lydia Ko has done one thing it is to get women's golf on the TV screen.
Sacking coaches in the middle of a season is not the New Zealand way.
OPINION: Rugby still swears by its honourable bible.
OPINION: After a decade of coaching, Frank Oliver happily reverted to civvy street.
OPINION: You don't need tradition to lure the paying public. When events are novelties, fans respond.
OPINION: Everyone wants more colts teams in Manawatu club rugby, but no-one can agree on how to get it done.