With no international rugby on which to focus this weekend, my attention is drawn to comments from Andrew Walker, former Australian dual rugby international, who has volunteered his services to the Brumbies at the ripe old age of 43.
According to Walker "the fire is still blazing" and although he may have "lost about 10 per cent of speed” he “makes up for that with experience”.
You have to love this guy’s optimism and enthusiasm.
Meanwhile, in a separate development, 52 year old Total Flanker has once again made himself available for British & Irish Lions selection.“
I still have a few smouldering embers” said the rotund veteran, “and while I may have lost more than 70 per cent of my pace, I more than make up for it with cunning, dishonesty and treachery.”