In the Rust we are never afraid to cover those sports that attract little attention in the sports pages.
Yesterday in London I had a drink with an old friend who had ovarian cancer in hotel in Marylebone. We fell into conversation with an elderly American couple on an adjoining table on holiday. The lady was looking forward to Wimbledon and the gentleman had just returned from Henley.
He had just watched the Kings Cup, a recently inaugurated competition for military eights.
It was last held after World War One. In fact, notwithstanding two world wars, a German Bundeswehr now competed and to our companion’s obvious delight was beaten in the final yesterday by the US Military eight.