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With cricket and rugby struggling in Oz, the Lions tour and the Ashes could make or break their future. Sport caught up with the men in the know to get the lowdown from down under
When Adam Scott sank the putt that put an Australian’s name on the Masters trophy (picture 1) for the first time back in April, you could be forgiven for hearing a rather exuberant cheer from the land down under. It’s not been the best of decades for our Antipodean friends, you see, and Scott’s win was seen by many as a badly needed boost ahead of a massive year.