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Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Sporting identities Shane Webcke (Rugby League) and Chris "Buddha" Handy (Rugby Union) teamed-up to provide illuminating analysis and lively discourse during Breakfast with the Stars at Morgan Park, Warwick, during the Ridley Polocrosse World Cup 2007.

Commenting on the progress and fortunes of their relative codes, the two found common ground in what they termed "the effects of a superleague mentality".

"Dollars are like cancer when they get into your sport," Webcke said.

"(The practice) has taken money from the grassroots which has affected the younger talent. It's all about a bigger stadium, more money..."

Webcke (who hails from Leyburn, west of Warwick , where he owns the local hotel) was described by Handy as "one home-grown hero who has retained home-grown values."

"He was the best and toughest the game (Rugby League) had to offer, hence his title 'the war horse'," Handy said.

Chris Handy
Not quite the Bledisloe: Chris (Buddha) Handy tops-up the Ridley Polocrosse World Cup
being contested by eight international teams at Morgan Park, Warwick, this week.
Image courtesy Ridley Polocrosse World Cup 2007

Australia is defending its world title at the Ridley Polocrosse World Cup at Morgan Park, Warwick this week. After a rest day on Wednesday April 25 play resumes on Thursday with the final four matches in the round robin - moving into semi finals on Friday and Saturday with the Cup final to be played at 2.30 AEST on Sunday 29 April 2007.

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