All of this has been uncovered in a fascinating new book, Operation Blackwash
, written by Ron Nixon, an African-American journalist at The New York Times.
If they continue to perform so badly they will end up on the wrong end of a blackwash
THE HENRY VERDICT ANYONE expecting now-retired Graham Henry to condemn the actions of two players under his command during that 3-0 series blackwash
of 2005, might have had a rudeawakening last month.
If we don't win the first Test then I think it'll be a bit of a blackwash
For all their injury problems, their 3-0 series Blackwash
in June and their unflattering odds, England did not give the impression yesterday of being lambs bound for the slaughter.
The lessons of the Blackwash
have to be shared around the whole of British and Irish rugby.
GRAHAM HENRY wished Sir Clive Woodward good luck in his new job at Southampton after watching his side complete a Blackwash
of the Lions.
With the series lost, a Blackwash
on the cards and more than half of last week's team changed, England find themselves in a hole in Hamilton.
His charges into open space, breaking the gain-line, ensured he was one of the few Lions to return from the ill-fated Blackwash
tour to New Zealand in 2005 with an enhanced reputation.
The outside-half started the first and last Tests, coming on as a substitute in the second, as Woodward's wacky plans collapsed under an embarrassing Blackwash
The Red Rose boss, staring down the barrel of a 3-0 Blackwash
, had his hand forced over half-back selection, with Owen Farrell and Danny Care ruled out by injury.
The news came as a blow to England's hopes of avoiding a 3-0 series Blackwash
, especially as halfback partner Danny Care has himself "at best" only a 50 per cent chance of being fit.
Matching the Welsh crowd's expectation that there was to be no blackwash
, he blew kisses and shadow-boxed on the big screen.
Alfie' was the man who took over the Lions' captaincy armband from O'Driscoll on the now infamous blackwash
tour to New Zealand.
Holding up a copy of heavily censored report, he added: "I've heard of a report being a whitewash, but this is more of a case of a blackwash