Lampp's sports comments
I can see why Hamilton is often given major rugby fixtures these days, and why Palmerston North seems to be on the backburner.
Aaron Cruden's overnighter wasn't great timing as far as Manawatu Turbos were concerned.
Notice when All Blacks assemble that for a whole day and a night, the same two players are featured everywhere.
OPINION: It took courage to put the story of Beaver to the screen, although making it as a docu-drama made it easier.
OPINION: The Super Rugby final at Sydney only reaffirmed my aversion to the box kick.
Silver might not be gold but it is more than a pass mark for the Manawatu contingent at the Commonwealth Games.
OPINION: In part, Roy Williams' just-released autobiography makes disturbing reading.
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.