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BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015

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deb,

Nice to know that Andy's support extends to the South Coast! 

Aileen,

I think that Scotland have only had international status at Rugby league since 1996 so you may easily have missed it. They are now 8th in the world but behind England and Ireland although ahead of Wales!  The next World Cup for which they are already qualified  is in 2017. To be held in Australia, NZ and Papua & NG. Others probably know a lot more than me.
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MA - Thank you for that info.  I hope they fare better in the RLWC than they did in the RU one this year - but I won't go into that little controversy!



Having listened to Andy's speech again, his slight hesitancy and nervousness made it all the more endearing, and I'm sure the audience appreciated that.  Roger can keep his lengthy suave polished speeches - give me Andy's any day!
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That's what I was meaning, but I'm not sure if it stops you being offered it again at a later date or not.  I don't know either if his OBE could be upgraded to a CBE, which is the final step up before a knighthood.
Yes it can be upgraded Aileen but only after a certain interval of I think 5 years but may have got that wrong.
And very much agree with you about his speech.  It was pure Andy -modest, self-deprecating, generous to others and no sense that this is a global sporting super star talking.    I really didn't think he'd win it a second time.  But all the more impressive that he did when I saw what some of the other contenders had achieved and that he won so convincingly especially as some people might have thought it would be enough for him to win as part of the DC team.  I've not read any of the social media comments but certainly all the mainstream media I read the next day considered it a well deserved achievement,  Felt so proud of our Andy    yay
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Andy could be awarded aa knighthood in newyear's. I do not think there's a time
Limit. Only that hey like a gap between awards as there is so many deserving individuals.
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