Mark Steel. At 18 he is quite something. In New Zealand, rumours are abounding of a gay All Black. Wales News Two people hurt in car crashes and a police chase in Aberdare There were two separate incidents. Sensitivities are put to one-side. His Test caps, including eight for the Lions, make him the most experienced international ever. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Minds section, under my profile.
Does Jonny Wilkinson do drugs?
He cheerfully recalls the whole sorry imbroglio - "I got sent old fart gin, old fart T-shirts, loads of old fart memorabilia" - and smiles when I suggest that, with his 40th birthday not far off, he might soon want to become one of the old farts himself. Munster Senior Hurling Championship Diarmuid O'Sullivan claims there was crushing in the crowd at Clare-Cork game There was a massive downpour during the game at Cusack Park with thunder and lightning also breaking out. There's growing speculation that Wilkinson's Newcastle team-mates Jamie Noon and Mathew Tait will be paired in the centre against Wales in nine days time.
In some ways, you could argue Wilkinson has been the epitome of the professional era.