LITESPORT London Lite Tuesday, 10 November 2009 35 Inbrief Beefy walks on 25 years later SIR IAN BOTHAM today pledged not to stop walking for charity until childhood leukaemia had been beaten. Cricketing legend Beefy will go through the pain and the blisters for the 13th time next April on a 10-town tour of Britain. Beefys Great Forget Me Not Walk marks the 25th anniversary of Bothams first walk and he said: I wont stop until we beat childhood leukaemia. Were up to about 90 percent survival now. Remarkable. England face Dutch rematch ENGLAND will begin their 2011 World Cup campaign against Holland in Nagpur - three days after the six-week tournament gets under way with Bangladesh hosting India. They will then travel to Kolkata for their second match against India on 27 February. Australia will begin the defence of their title against India in Ahmedabad on 21 February and will play all their group matches in India . Ref row clouds Four Nations A ROW over the choice of referee is threatening to dominate the build-up to Saturdays Gillette Four Nations final between England and Australia. Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens yesterday hit out at the politics of the appointment system, although it emerged that a three-man panel have been unable so far to agree on a choice of official for decider. Sheens wants Australian official Shayne Hayne to control Saturdays match. Wing King Hall takes top gong ENGLAND winger Ryan Hall was bewildered to be named international rookie of the year at the Rugby League International Federation player-of-the-year gala dinner in Leeds. The 21-year-old Leeds Rhinos player beat Penrith centre Michael Jennings and England team-mate Richie Myler. Im quite bewildered at the moment, he said. From where Ive come in such a short period of time is quite a leap. Broncos fail to get to Carter TYRONE CARTER took full advantage of a rare start for the Pittsburgh Steelers by returning an interception for a touchdown in a 28-10 win over the Denver Broncos. Carter was handed the chance to start as regular Steelers safety Ryan Clark suffers from a rare blood disorder aggravated at high altitude. Carter finished with two interceptions, returning the first 48 yards for the score. DallagliodemandsPumacallforHaskell FORMER England captain Lawrence Dallaglio has called for former Wasps loose forward James Haskell to start in his old position against Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday. Retired World Cup-winner Dallaglio, who played with Haskell at Adams Park before the 24-year- olds move to Stade Francais, said: I would start with Haskell at No8, Courtney Lawes in the second row and I would also put Dylan Hartley in at hooker. I think we need to start blooding some players -- and these guys, to me, look absolutely ripe for international rugby. England lost their opening Autumn Test 18-9 against Australia last Saturday and need a win against the Pumas to raise spirits before the final showdown against the All Blacks on Saturday week. Haskell replaced Jordan Crane to win his 20th cap on Saturday and Dallaglio added: When Haskell and Lawes came on, there seemed to be a bit more dynamism. Up until then it all seemed very turgid. Haskells old Wellington College pal Paul Doran-Jones has been called up to the England squad. The Gloucester prop, 24, has managed just 266 minutes of Premiership rugby but has size on his side at 6ft 2in and 18st 3lb. GRAEME SWANN today confirmed what most long-suffering cricket watchers had already suspected: Eng- land have ditched their old way of thinking and are ready to take on the aggressive South Africans head-to- head over the next 12 weeks. After a prize pair of emphatic open- ing tour wins, Swann said: Weve realised that whatever weve been try- ing for the last five years hasnt really been working and hasnt been consist- ent, so weve done something about it. Its a young, vibrant squad and eve- ryone knows theyre going to play with freedom and aggression. Hopefully thats going to carry on into the full internationals. We all want to play in a successful team rather than one thats just limp- ing along. With Diamond Eagles and the War- riors lying in tatters behind them, England move on to the Twenty20 clashes with a warm-up against South Africa A in Bloemfontein tonight before Fridays firstTwenty20 interna- tional in Johannesburg . Buttheywillbewithoutin-formskip- per Andrew Strauss, who has opted to miss the shortest version of the game despite scores of 72 and 117 not out on tour so far. But outspoken Notts spinner Swann insists:Idontthinkitwillalterthings that greatly. In Twenty20, its a bit hel- ter-skelter anyway. Weve all played with Paul Collingwood in Twenty20s before, we all know what to expect. The captains job is more to just make sure everyones in place on time to get through, so that were not slow on the over-rate. So well all be trying to help him out in that regard. After unexpected success in the Champions Trophy last month, Swann added: On our day were superb, like we showed beating South Africa at Centurion and Sri Lanka in the first game to a certain extent. But the very next day we can turn up and be distinctly average, as we showed against Australia. We need to perform and start win- ning as a squad consistently, so in 18 months time we can realistically go to the World Cup expecting to win. Because I dont think weve expected to win a World Cup since 1990. Weneedtostartwinningseries,both home and away, like Australia do c-- theyve just beaten India in India. This time last year, I think we came a close fifth in a two-horse race in India!Swannhadtimeforfootballtoo, twittering: Surely even Chelsea fans laughed at Drogbas seizure after getting a hoofing on Sunday? NEAL COLLINS will be on tour with England in South Africa next month. Go to for his blog or follow nealcol on Swann warns SA this is NOT same old England side Englands missing link: Haskell BY DAVID DIBBLE BY NEAL COLLINS Handy Andy: England captain Strauss has scored 72 and 117 on tour but misses tonights Twenty20 -- spinner Graeme Swann, left, is unconcerned index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html