Lampp's sports comments

Well done for playing the game

Valerie Adams in the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games seem to be lower key than they were in the past.

World champs not always No 1


OPINION: Too much weighting is accorded to the winners of World Cups, in all sports.

Super Rugby running out of gas

For me, Super Rugby has just about run its race.

Book some time to absorb this

OPINION: Two books arrived this week which would be hard-pressed to be equalled online.

Book some time to absorb this

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.

Let's get rid of the rolling maul

OPINION: A little bit of thought could rid rugby of the dreaded rolling maul.

Even the kitchen sink not enough

All Blacks

OPINION: England knew they were stuffed; they had thrown entire kitchen sink at our heroes and come up with an entree.

Nuggety half doesn't need a break

Aaron Smith

OPINION: Rugger coaches call it adding impact off the bench.

Some worries surface for All Blacks as World Cup looms

In the All Blacks' past two tests, they have led for a total of only six minutes.

Early picks for teams

club rugby

OPINION: Schoolboy rugby around New Zealand's bigger establishments has become a preparatory school for pay for play.

Needle would've pulled players up

Rugby socks around ankles show a lack of discipline.

Beware the dreaded collywobbles

Big leads often lead to onset of the jitters.

Back-chatters deserve to march

Referees should not have to tolerate cheeky snipers.

Poker faces in women's game

Lydia Ko

OPINION: If Lydia Ko has done one thing it is to get women's golf on the TV screen.

Sacking coaches isn't the Kiwi way

Emily Naylor

Manawatu Standard

Sacking coaches in the middle of a season is not the New Zealand way.

Rugby Almanack keeps its mojo

Tiger Woods

OPINION: Rugby still swears by its honourable bible.

Rugby hard man a proud dad

Frank Oliver

Manawatu Standard

OPINION: After a decade of coaching, Frank Oliver happily reverted to civvy street.

A hook will bring the crowds

Tom Stanaway

Manawatu Standard

OPINION: You don't need tradition to lure the paying public. When events are novelties, fans respond.

Tough love too tough

rugby ball generic

OPINION: Everyone wants more colts teams in Manawatu club rugby, but no-one can agree on how to get it done.