Never a rugby type, Rudd studied piano and, as the Ashgrove Blue and Gold yearbook of 1970 records, acted in the year 8 production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, "which literally raised a laugh a minute"...Which determined Aussie journo will chase down this important story? Miranda Devine? Gerard Henderson?
The way Ashgrove old boys from the early '70s tell it, the place was fairly typical of Catholic boys' boarding schools of that era. Every student had to play rugby, regardless of his talent or inclination, chapel was at 6am each day, canings were a daily occurrence, and some of the Brothers had a dubious affection for their young charges. Former students can still remember the brother who would always volunteer for shower duty.
And of course, in the interest of fair and balanced journalism, somebody should also ask Howard the same important question: has anyone ever given it to him up the Khyber Passage? I mean, besides George W. Bush, obviously.