England need to know ‘the beauty of failure’
A shattering defeat by Australia condemned England to elimination from the Rugby World Cup at the first stage. Is winning a game all that matters? Or is true sport about learning how to lose?
England arrive home after another battling defeat
Another penalty shootout, another quarter final defeat: England’s exit from Euro 2012 follows an all too familiar pattern. But in Britain, heroic failure is celebrated almost as much as success.