Roger Alton Roger Alton

A tale of two Englands

At the same time as England’s rugby union players delivered a magnificent hearts-of-oak performance to humble a very good Irish side in Dublin, England’s cricketers were giving a very passable impression of what happens to a pile of balsa wood when stamped on by an elephant.

What happens next — especially looking ahead to the rugby and cricket World Cups later this year — is fascinating.

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