50 Thursday, 12 November 2009 London Lite LITESPORT Inbrief Melbourne will lift the Aussies WALLABIES coach Robbie Deans believes the decision to grant a 15th Super franchise to Melbourne will help lift Australian rugby. Union is a distant fourth behind Aussie rules, rugby league and soccer in the battle of the football codes but Deans said: Its a fantastic outcome. The profile of the game will just escalate, youve got rugby across the calendar year, youve got not only rugby but local derbies -- its enormous. Tiger hits a 66 Down Under TIGER WOODS has made a huge statement on the opening day of the Australian Masters at Kingston Heath in Melbourne, tearing up the course with a six-under 66 to sit level with Australias James Nitties and 21-year-old South African Branden Grace. Stalked by a dedicated gallery that started at around 10,000 and swelled to almost double that size as the morning advanced, Woods fired seven birdie. Wendell sails away for rugby WENDELL SAILOR has announced his retirement. The dual international represented the Australian rugby union side in 37 Tests and played 189 NRL matches for Brisbane and 33 at the Dragons. Sailor resurrected his rugby league career with St George Illawarra in 2008 after serving a two-year ban for cocaine use. Ive had my time and am now ready let the great young players here have their turn, Sailor said. Its all over for legend Safin MARAT SAFIN bowed out of professional tennis with a 6-4 5-7 6-4 defeat by US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro at the Paris Masters yesterday. The fiery Russian announced earlier this year he would be bringing to an end a 12-year career that has brought him two grand slam titles and the world number one ranking. Its a very special moment, said Safin after being presented with a souvenir trophy. Shenton centre of attention UNHERALDED centre Michael Shenton is hoping to impress for England in Saturdays Gillette Four Nations final against Australia. While the spotlight so far has been on Englands impressive pack and Australias talented backline, Shenton has quietly but effectively gone about his business. I would like to get a little bit more ball and maybe show what I do with it, but defensively weve put some strong carries in, he said. LOOK BOK IN Justdont remind meabout lasttime. Iwasstill growing upreally YOUR CHANCE TO NET WITH AN ENGLAND STAR AT LORDSTO mark the start of Englands winter cricket tour of South Africa and to help you get closer to cricket, NatWest have teamed up with LITESPORT to offer one lucky cricket fan, plus five friends, the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interview and train exclusively with an England star at Lords. The lucky winner and friends will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Home of Cricket, before being taken through their paces in an exclusive net session. It doesnt stop there. The chosen winner will also have the money-cant-buy experience of interviewing the mystery England cricketer which will then appear exclusively on the NatWest Hub, natwest.com/cricket. NatWest have been at the heart of cricket since 1981 and are proud to help support the game at all levels, from the NatWest ODI Series and NatWest International Twenty20s to developing future stars through community projects including NatWest Speed Stars, NatWest OSCAs and NatWest CricketForce. For the chance to win, simply answer the following question: Lords is home to which county cricket club? A. Sussex County Cricket Club B. Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club C. Middlesex County Cricket Club Text LL SPORT with your answer, name and a number where you can be reached to 65400. (Texts cost 50p plus standard network charges). Or, e-mail us at sport. win@thelondonlite.co.uk and leave the same details (please specify NatWest in the subject field). All entries to be received by 9am tomorrow. Entrants must be over 18 (only one entry per person). Usual rules apply. Winners will be chosen at random. The editors decision is final. 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.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html56.html57.html58.html59.html