8 Vermeulen has been at the front of the queue when it comes to making the hard yards
for franchise and country with his ball-carrying prowess.
The Red Rose were bullied by France up front in Paris two weeks ago and were also below-par against their RBS Six Nations rivals seven days earlier, criticised for attempting too many passes out of the tackle instead of making hard yards
HUNTER'S VERDICT Sunderland put in the hard yards
to guarantee safety at Arsenal in midweek, so the pressure is off at Stamford Bridge.
Pistorious was also made to walk the hard yards
, under the composed presence of the learned judge.
Clarke said his incumbent pacers had put in the hard yards
at Port Elizabeth, and reiterated his preference for a seam-bowling all-rounder in the team.
Well, sonny, for you a place on the bench is on the cards - you've got to do the hard yards
before you earn the right to call me Pards.
We know you have to do the hard yards
and these players enjoy doing the hard yards
All winter the England attack has put in the hard yards
only to see the batsmen get bowled out cheaply, and there's a sense that Swann and Co will see this as a great chance for the batters to finally step up and do their job.
With wind and rain being a persistent feature of the second half both sides relied on their forwards for the most part to pound out the hard yards
We've really put the hard yards
in setting this up," says Cowie, who was a corporate manager with an airline and brings significant experience in management.
And he was also keen to praise his fellow team-mates, especially the forwards, whose hard yards
laid the platform for the Crusaders' victory.
Like most, I've worked long hours of overtime, doing the hard yards
, with little recognition.
But affable Scarlets wing Jones continued putting in the hard yards
and, after watching Wales' Millennium Stadium appointments with South Africa and New Zealand, he will be back at the sharp end against Australia tomorrow.
Now in the autumn of his golfing life, he is still willing to put in the graft and hard yards
to further and extend his career.
Bruce admitted it was over to Agbonlahor to put in the hard yards
now and that he would assess him in time.