Cruel ... Britannia
Comment by STEVE SPINKS
POETIC justice can be a beautiful thing.
Take a country full of bleating Englishmen and dish up consecutive losses in the space of a couple of hours.
I tell you, it's beautiful!
Australia's twin victories in rugby union and rugby league early yesterday morning came at exactly the right time for those football fans who were beginning to get sick of hearing Englishmen tell us how great they are.
In league, they have bleated for weeks how this year was the year they were finally going to beat the Aussies in a series.
To add insult to injury, the Poms then picked two of their own ? second-rower Andy Farrell and Brian Noble ? as the best player and best coach in the world, respectively, at the Golden Boot awards.
In reply, Australia come out and blew Great Britain off the park in a 44-4 pummelling.
Ah, it felt so good!
In rugby, the Wallabies have copped plenty from England over the past few years.
Some close losses at Twickenham, not to mention the last-minute loss in the World Cup final last year.
So wasn't it nice to see Australia pegging one back in a close one.
As Matt Giteau guided over the match-winning penalty goal, you could couldn't help but think back a year to when Wilkinson did the same to the Wallabies.
Well, what goes around comes around.