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isn't it time that both sets of opponents realised that this is just a team sport and not a war

Jon
Not down here it isn't Jon - this is war all right. The pity of it is that the Kiwis have to play such low down dirty players on the other side of the Tasman - we would far sooner play the gentlemanly English any day.
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Harmy

PS I jest, I jest, Jon !! The truth of the matter is that players these days have one eye on the purse and the next sponsorship deal. They want to win at any cost even if, at times, they use questionable tactics to achieve it. All players are human with human failings and fall to the temptation of doing something which they probably regret afterwards. There are times when simply pulling on a coloured jersey seems to bring out the worst in nationalisic tendencies in many people.
As far as sportsmanship is concerned Jon, what Jardine and Larwood did to Australia in the 1930's was not exactly cricket was it ??
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