Melbourne Storm

Sports Talk: Cricket, NRL

Cricket: The second Test between the Blacks Caps and England starts at the Basin Reserve today, and hopefully this time it won’t be the Barmy Army providing the only entertainment after an inconclusive result in Dunedin last week. An unchanged side will take the field:

New Zealand😕Peter Fulton, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Dean Brownlie, Brendon McCullum (captain), BJ Watling, Tim Southee, Bruce Martin, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.

England are also likely to name an unchanged side. Captain Brendon McCallum said if they win the toss they would likely to bowl first in order to gain an advantage in the first day. Read more »

No dickheads rule

? Sydney Morning Herald

Peter FitzSimons identifies another team that has a “no dickheads” rule:

Storm player Ryan Hoffman on what makes them tick:?”There’s a distinct ‘no dickheads’ policy when it comes to recruiting, although a chequered past is not an insurmountable hurdle for the growing numbers of players seeking to get to Storm, to find out if their fabled system, a saviour for so many, works.”

And another that doesn’t:

Western Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson to Port Adelaide midfielder Danyle Pearce:?”I f—ed your mother for half an hour last night.”?If all clubs had the ”no dickheads” policy, he would starve.

Bringing back the biff

For those who missed it at the weekend.