Despite lots of player barfing, Roos take rugby’s Four Nations

 This is a sports story lede in The Australian this morning; it apparently has something to do with rugby.

Injury and illness tore through Australia’s Four Nations camp before yesterday’s final against England but captain Darren Lockyer was never concerned the chaos would ruin what turned out a momentous and fateful farewell for the record-breaking five-eighth.

In his last game of rugby league, Lockyer scored a 79th-minute try from his own kick and then wrote a final, off-beat chapter in his incredible story by comically spraying the conversion attempt from almost in front. The 30-8 win went some way to restoring Australia’s hard-won status as the game’s top nation.

Probably no more foreign than an Australian reading the news lede of a hockey game; or college football (what a mess).

Back to the Roos (the Kangeroos, Australia’s national rugby league team).

Team doctor Dave Givney said in the build-up to the game that, "Half the team were in doubt today. That’s why we had 21 people warm up. I’ve completely run out of my gastro medication. We had five or six of them in single rooms overnight, all throwing up. They all came good.”