Author, poet, sports commentator and member of the Australian Sudoku team

Growing up, Mick Colliss dreamed of playing for Australia. He competed in everything from rugby union to lawn balls, but wasn’t good enough at any of the sports he tried. Then, when all hope seemed lost, he discovered sudoku, the addictive 9×9 grid puzzle that appears on a daily basis in nearly every newspaper around the world.

He wasn’t any good at that either. In fact, he’d never even completed a sudoku puzzle. But it didn’t stop him picking himself and three rugby mates in the Australian Sudoku team, and travelling to India to represent his country at the World Sudoku Championships.</