STICKS AND STONES may break my bones but words will never hurt me. The Australians have been making a mockery of that adage for years, no nation being wiser to the power of psychological warfare in sporting combat. Whereas in cricket the Aussies’ ‘sledging’ of opponents takes place largely at the wicket, rugby’s high-octane nature means on-field verbal jousting is comparatively rare. It’s through the media that points can be scored and skirmishes won.
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