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Walsh puts game face on

Summer in London seems an odd time to talk about sledging, a pastime normally associated with winter snows, which is why comments last week from Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh are interesting, if only because his remarks about sledging were about mining rather than winter sport.

The context of the talk was the annual London dinner of the Melbourne Mining Club, an event which always attracts a big crowd, especially as London at this time of year is overflowing with Aussies off