In 1965-6 Tony Fitzgerald (Mort Fist) ran a series of sporting articles on the fabled sport of Cringing. A sport well known in OZ in those days. Each week on the back page of the N.S.W. university newspaper Thurunka would appear a cringe by arkle description of the weekends major inter faculty Cringing Match and occasionally the big inter University match with Sydney Uni. Stirring stories of on field heroism intermixed with fouls and injuries as the two sides struggled to outdo each other through the four Chuggers of the match. Each succeeding arkle was longer and higher than the preceding and corresponding cringe until the game was awarded to the team with the most players left on the field at the end of the last Chugger.
Mort managed to keep this column up for a couple of years I think before running out of ideas. superlatives and enthusiasm. It was always keenly anticipated and was a topic of discussion in the roundhouse each week.