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A head for heights

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Conditioning for sport is a segment of a big pie, and every segment is important,” says Bell, whose son Chris plays for Sale. “It’s about gaining that edge and altitude training will do that. For example, if you have a shoulder injury but can cycle, then at ‘altitude’ you can cycle sedately and yet have a huge anaerobic and cardiovascular benefit.”The effects of altitude training last for six weeks, so why not give it a go?Find a reputable performance centre Nobody can know how big a part altitude played in the Lions’ downfall this summer. But certainly the decision to play Tests in Pretoria and Johannesburg, 6,000ft above sea level, raised a smile in the Springbok camp when the schedule was announced in April last year. The thinner air of the high veldt is great for propelling the ball long distances but can leave an unacclimatised player gasping for breath.The air we breathe at sea level has a saturation level of 20.9% oxygen – this drops the higher you go, so that at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, for example, it’s only 10.5%. Train at sea level and the oxygen saturation of your blood will drop only a couple of per cent from its usual 96-98%. But train, even at moderate intensity, at altitude and the blood oxygen level drops to 70-80%. Brutal.Happily, there’s a flip side to this, because fitness training at altitude, whether the real thing or a simulated environment, as the Lions did pre-tour, can bring about substantial benefits in terms of enhanced performance and injury rehabilitation.The hypoxia (oxygen starvation) in the muscles stimulates adaptive responses from the body. This allows you to train at a higher intensity and for longer, burning more calories and increasing metabolism. Twenty minutes of hypoxic training equates to about 80 minutes at sea level.An arctic explorer may lose his toes to frostbite but he will rarely lose his life, because the brain tells the under-stress body to pump blood to the vital organs. The same principle applies with hypoxic training: it’s like an internal icing effect and means that when you return to sea level you flush through masses of oxygenated blood, so speeding rehab. Footballer Wayne Rooney shaved three weeks off his rehab time from a broken toe this way.Dave Bell, a strength and conditioning coach who worked with Harlequins and Bristol, recently opened his first performance centre in Manchester (www.performcentre.co.uk). His membership includes Andy Sheridan, who did altitude training there prior to the Lions tour and now plans to ‘top himself up’ on an ongoing basis. The altitude effect is simulated by using a hypoxic generator, either via a mask or sealed room. The Lions practice training at altitude Go at your own pace Don’t overdo itlast_img read more

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Northampton Saints at home in Milton Keynes

first_imgNorthampton Saints 23 Ulster Rugby 13HT: 10-13 Attendance: 21,309 at stadium:mkNorthampton Saints: B Foden, C Ashton, J Clarke, J Downey, P Diggin, S Myler, L Dickson, S Tonga’uiha (A Waller 78), D Hartley [capt] (B Sharman 78), B Mujati, C Lawes, C Day, P Dowson (C Clark 74), T Wood, R WilsonScorers: Try – L Dickson, S Tonga’uiha; Conversion – S Myler (2) ; Penalty – S Myler (3)Ulster Rugby: A D’Arcy, A Trimble, N Spence, P Wallace, S Danielli (C Gilroy 79), I Humphreys, R Pienaar, T Court, R Best [capt], B Botha (P McAllister 71), J Muller (I Whitten 78), D Tuohy (T Barker 57), R Diack (W Faloon 62), C Henry, P WannenburgScorers: Try – A Trimble; Conversion – I Humphreys; Penalty – I Humphreys (2) Saints march in: Fans packed out stadium:mk to see Northampton beat Ulster 23-13NORTHAMPTON ARE excited about playing their Heineken Cup semi-final at stadium:mk.The Saints beat Ulster 23-13 in front of more than 21,000 fans at the home of MK Dons to reach the last four and will return to the venue on Sunday 1 May to play Perpignan.Corner stop: Lee Dickson touches down for NorthamptonNorthampton captain Dylan Hartley described the atmosphere as “electric” while Stephen Myler, who contributed 13 of the Saints’ points with his boot, said: “It felt like Franklin’s Gardens but was even louder than that today. We were behind at half-time so we needed them to get behind us and they definitely spurred us on. They helped us to go from strength to strength.”Northampton started the better in Milton Keynes, Soane Tonga’uiha crossing after just two minutes, but Ulster scored just before the break to lead 13-10. Two beautifully-timed inside balls allowed first Simon Danielli and then Andrew Trimble to bust the Saints’ defensive line and the latter’s break was accurate enough for him to touch down near the posts.The Saints made Ulster pay for their errors and indiscipline in the second half, Myler slotting the penalties and Lee Dickson touching down after a lovely piece of link play down the wing between Chris Ashton and Ben Foden.Their physicality told in the last 20 minutes as they overpowered Ulster at the breakdown and director of rugby Jim Mallinder is now looking forward to that semi-final against Perpignan, which will kick off at 3pm.“Perpignan have got threats all over the field,” he said, “but we can take confidence from the fact that we’ve beaten them before and can do it again. ”Hartley certainly doesn’t want to settle for a place in the last four, saying: “We’ve gone one step further than last year (when they lost in the quarter-finals to Munster) so that’s a positive, but we can’t be happy with just that.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Northampton SaintsUlster Heineken Man of the Match: C Lawes (Northampton Saints)Referee: Romain Poite (France)last_img read more

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Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_img TAGS: Cardiff Blues LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A step in the right direction: Matt Kvesic played well in a great win for England Saxons. Photo Getty Images Hero or villain? Ben Spencer is congratulated by his Saracens team-mates. Photo Action ImagesParty pooperFor all those people who would like to see London Welsh finally get their first win of the season, Saracens scrum-half Ben Spencer is the villain of the piece this week as he kicked two penalties inside the last eight minutes of their LV= Cup match to take Saracens from 15-14 down to a 20-15 win.London Welsh replacement Alex Davies missed a penalty which would have put the Exiles 18-14 up, then Spencer showed him how it’s done with two difficult penalties – the second from inside his own half – to break Welsh hearts again. Oh Ben, you meanie! The SaintsSaxon spiritFacing an Ireland Wolfhounds team with just under 300 Test caps between them, and not to mention a smattering of Lions players, the England Saxons had their work cut out on Friday evening – even more so as they were playing away from home, in Cork.However, the young England side battled their way to an 18-9 win and two of their number – Bath prop Henry Thomas and Exeter Chiefs stand-off Henry Slade – impressed enough to earn call-ups to train with the senior England side this week.Other outstanding performances came from Man of the Match Chris Pennell, who made 74 metres in attack (more than any other player) and Gloucester openside Matt Kvesic, who grabbed several turnovers, tackled hard and made a real nuisance of himself at the breakdown.Ireland had been hoping some of their Wolfhounds would put their hands up for selection for next weekend’s Six Nations opener against Italy, but the men in green failed to shine.All-weather fans: Supporters turned out in huge numbers for the LV= Cup games. Photo Action ImagesStanding room onlyThe LV= Cup took centre stage this weekend, which means most clubs rest their frontline players (or lose them to the Test teams) so the team-sheets are full of lesser known names.The lack of star turns did not stop rugby fans in England and Wales from turning out in astonishing numbers to cheers on their teams, hoping no doubt that they were witnessing the emergence of a new generation of heroes.Six of the eight LV= Cup pool matches attracted crowds of more than 5,000. Three games – Harlequins v Bath, Gloucester v Ospreys and Leicester v Northampton – drew in more than 10,000, with the East Midlands derby topping the bill with 24,000.On a cold, wintery day, that is an outstanding tribute to the loyalty of the fans, their appetite for the game and the success of the clubs’ marketing strategies.Miles makes the Blues smileCardiff Blues came back from 42-17 down at Wasps to beat them 45-42 in a scintillating LV= Cup clash, and lock Miles Normandale was the hero of the hour for the Welsh visitors as his stoppage-time try took Cardiff from 42-38 down to victory.Normandale had already scored one try earlier in the comeback and in the 81st minute he received the ball around eight metres from the line, powered through an attempted tackle from full-back Alex Lozowski and was driven over the line by replacement Ben Roach.Rhys Patchell, who had already kicked five conversions and a penalty, slotted the extras to seal the win and take Cardiff to the top of their pool table with one match to play. Doing battle: The Saxons and Wolfhounds packs had work to do at scrum-time. Photo: InphoTight callsThis will be controversial, because social media was alight with people pleading for referee Neil Hennessy to put his whistle away and let the game flow during the Ireland Wolfhounds v England Saxons match on Friday evening, but one area where Hennessy did help the game was the scrummage.He penalised Lee Dickson for a crooked feed at the very first scrum of the game, which meant the Saxons captain put the ball in straight at the second scrum, Rob Webber was unable to hook and the Wolfhounds won it against the head.Once or twice Hennessy failed to penalise wonky feeds, unfortunately, but he did a better job of policing it that any other ref I have seen this season and most of the scrums were fierce contests as the ball sat in the tunnel waiting for one side or the other to get the upper hand. Not a single scrum collapsed until the second half, making this a rare occasion on which the scrum was a fair battle and a means to re-start the game.The SinnersHit-man hurtIrish Wolfhounds lock Mike McCarthy saw the chance to finish the first half of the match against the Saxons with a big hit on Dave Ewers and went for it – but ended up injuring himself so badly he could take no further part in the game.McCarthy appeared to clatter into Ewers with his chest and head, leaving the Englishman with a nosebleed but McCarthy himself spread-eagled on the floor, unable to play on. He suffered a suspected concussion.See the collision for yourself here.Kicking himselfElliot Daly wasted a gilt-edged try-scoring opportunity for England Saxons after creating the chance with a wonderful individual break. As he cut through the Ireland Wolfhounds’ defence, his old pal from schooldays, Marland Yarde, was racing up the left outside him and had even tracked inside the man marking him, so he was in a perfect place to take a pass and sprint in for a score. However, Daly kicked instead of passing and the ball raced too far ahead for even the fleet-footed Yarde to swoop on it and score the try.Yarde gesticulated to Daly to point out the error of the centre’s ways and Daly will have to do better next time. This weekend may have been the calm before the RBS 6 Nations storm, but the Ireland Wolfhounds’ clash with England Saxons, and the latest round of LV= Cup matches, provided their share of highs and lowslast_img read more

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Sun, sand and skills at London Beach Rugby

first_imgFind out all about the beach rugby tournament hitting London this summer Over the two days, London Beach Rugby hopes to raise a huge amount of money for chosen charity Help for Heroes. Admission is free so charitable donations are appreciated to further this worthy cause.Not only will Sharps Doom Bar be on hand to cool things down but partners CityJet, hydration brand CocoPro, apparel supplier BLK and Rugby Radio are all proud to be involved in this prestigious event.It’s not too late to register your team – click here for full details on how to get involved – and all the information about the tournament is below.When: Friday 31 July 2015 – Corporate Cup, midday-7pm (bars open until 9pm)Saturday 1 August 2015 – Club Cup, 11am-6pm (bars servicing wine, beer and spirits + DJ open until 11pm) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sandstorm: Teams in action during last year’s London Beach Rugby tournament center_img ADVERTISING FEATUREWhether you want to be part of the ruck or prefer to ‘prop’ up the bar, London Beach Rugby is an event not to be missed this summer. Now in its third year, this year’s event is being held on Friday 31 July and Saturday 1 August in Finsbury Square, London.Day one of the event sees corporate rivals going head-to-head, with teams including EY, Clifford Chance and JLL aiming to be crowned City champions.On the Saturday the party really kicks off as ambitious amateur teams take to the sand. Veteran clubs and new hopefuls will dive, dart and sprint across the pitches. Sharps Brewery Doom Bar ambassador Phil Vickery and his hand-picked side will also be showcasing their tricks in a bid to triumph.If you’d rather be sitting in the front row than playing in it, outdoor sport and sunshine is the perfect excuse to come and enjoy the match-day atmosphere. It’s free to watch the games, while the Beach Bar and DJ will make sure nobody swings low when the rugby action stops.“It’s World Cup year and rugby fever is sweeping the nation,” says London Beach Rugby director Myles Waud. “London Beach Rugby, now bigger and better than ever before, is the perfect event to get your first fix ahead of the international tournament later this year. Whether you bring a team to play or bring your mates and watch – don’t miss out.” Where: Finsbury Square, EC2. The nearest tube is Moorgate.Tickets: Admission is free for all spectators but a charitable donation to partner Help for Heroes would be appreciated.last_img read more

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New Rugby World is a Women’s World Cup special

first_imgFind out what’s inside the September issue of Rugby World, including our Women’s World Cup coverage LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS With the Women’s World Cup kicking off in Dublin on Wednesday 9 August, the new issue of Rugby World features more than 20 pages of coverage of the tournament, providing readers with an insight into the game’s key players. Plus, we look ahead to the Rugby Championship and the new Guinness Pro14 tournament. Here are ten reasons to get a copy of the September issue – and find out how to download it here.1. Women’s World CupOur coverage of this month’s tournament in Ireland includes…How Harriet Millar-Mills has become England’s new wrecking ballThe sporting journey of Ireland’s centre of attention, Sene NaoupuCentre point: Ireland’s Sene Naoupu takes on England earlier this year. Photo: Getty ImagesThe Canada prop who used to be a figure skater, Carolyn McEwenColumnist Stephen Jones’s verdict on how much the tournament has changed since the first in 1991Wales’ father-and-daughter combo as coach and captain, Rowland and Carys PhillipsThe sevens specialist, sisters and firefighter aiming to help New Zealand to a fifth world titleAn offbeat Q&A with England wing Kay Wilson2. Guinness Pro14What does the addition of the Cheetahs and Southern Kings mean for the league? We have the lowdownMan at No 15: Liam Williams fends off All Blacks defenders. Photo: Getty Images3. Liam WilliamsFresh from his Lions adventures, the Wales full-back talks exclusively to us about his new chapter at Saracens4. The Rugby ChampionshipNew Zealand lock pairing Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock are arguably the best in the world. We find out why they’re so good – and run the rule over the other second-rows in the tournamentFOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HERE5. Sean O’BrienThe Ireland back-row, who excelled on the tour of New Zealand, talks Lions, leadership and laughing with James Haskell 6. Exeter ChiefsSam Simmonds is a rising star for the Premiership champions and talks through his targets for the new seasonTraining day: Finn Russell practises his kicking during the Lions tour. Photo: Getty Images7. Finn RussellThe Scotland fly-half had an interesting summer, beating Australia and then being parachuted into the Lions squad. He opens up on his experiences8. What it’s like to… Have flesh-eating diseaseFormer England Women’s full-back Vicky Macqueen reveals how her brush with death inspired her to start Didi RugbyWinging in: Elliot Daly started all three Tests for the Lions in New Zealand. Photo: Getty Images9. Elliot Daly“What I’ve been through is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” The Lions Test starter provides insight into his time in New Zealand 10. Mike FordThe coach is embarking on an innovative project in the States, taking charge of Dallas Griffins. He gives us the lowdown on the USA’s new professional leaguelast_img read more

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USA Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

first_img France Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide TAGS: USA Expand Argentina Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Americans have been building in the right direction but struggled at RWC 2019 Shark: AJ MacGinty of the USA and Sale (Getty Images)USA Rugby World Cup SquadForwards (18):David Ainu’uMalon Al-JibooriNate BrakeleyNick CivettaCam DolanDylan FawsittEric FryHanco GermishuysJames HilterbrandOlive KilifiTony LambornTiti LamositeleBen LandryPaul MullenGregory PetersonBen PinkelmanJohn QuillJoseph Taufete’eBacks (13):Blaine Scully (C)Nate AugspurgerMarcel BracheBryce CampbelShaun DaviesRuben De HaasWill HooleyMartin IosefoPaul LasikeAJ MacGintyWill MagieThretton PalamoMike Te’oRelated: 2019 Rugby World Cup FixturesPrevious World Cup Results and RecordUSA’s Rugby World Cup Record: P29 W3 D0 L261987 Pool stages1991 Pool stages1999 Pool stages2003 Pool stages2007 Pool stages2011 Pool stages2015 Pool stages2019 Pool stagesFollow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Argentina Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup GroupsUSA Rugby World Cup Kit France Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guidecenter_img Tonga Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand Los Pumas failed to make it to the… After a disastrous home World Cup in 2015,… USA Rugby World Cup FixturesThu 26 Sep England 45-7 USA (Kobe) Match ReportWed 2 Oct France 33-9 USA (Fukuoka) Match ReportWed 9 Oct Argentina 47-17 USA (Kumagaya) Match ReportSun 13 Oct USA v Tonga (Osaka) Match Report USA Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, GuideThey have enjoyed historic wins against Scotland and Samoa over the past 18 months but while they showed a doggedness at times in Japan, they ultimately lost all four of their Rugby World Cup pool games.How They QualifiedThe US beat Canada in a two-match play-off with an aggregate score of 80-44.Key PlayersCam Dolan is a leader while hooker Joe Taufete’e has been in domineering form. AJ MacGinty and Blaine Scully are other Europe-based lynchpins.Feeling blue: Blaine Scully, who plays for Cardiff Blues, is one of the few Americans playing in Europe (Getty Images)The Coach – Gary GoldThe well-travelled South African, an assistant Springboks coach at RWC 2011, took over from John Mitchell after a stint at Worcester. So far he has the Midas touch.Takeover: After assuming the reins of the Eagles from John Mitchell, Gold has made significant improvements (Getty Images)Major Work-onsThe advent of Major League Rugby means USA now have a full squad of pro players. Gold’s task is to mould the different playing styles that exist across such a vast nation – and tighten up their defence.USA Rugby World Cup Warm-upsSaturday 27 July 2019: USA 47-19 CanadaSaturday 3 August 2019: USA 13-10 SamoaSaturday 10 August 2019: USA 20-34 JapanRelated: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-upsUSA Rugby World Cup GroupUSA are in Group C alongside England, France, Argentina and Tonga. Collapse Tonga Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Unlikely to proceed to the knockout stages, Tonga… Expand All you need to know about Les Bleus…last_img read more

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What is attracting rugby league clubs to union stars?

first_img On the shopping list: Could Manu Tuilagi defect to rugby league? (Getty Images) There are other avenues to look at too. Mulholland explains: “We watch the HSBC sevens quite closely. The space they get is not quite the same as we get in league – if it was nines it would have more in common. But I will bring guys up to the team, like former Fiji sevens captain Watisoni Votu, who we took to Newcastle Knights (for a trial) but was 28 when we got him.“A lot is about knowing league.Code breaker: Semi Radradra played for Fiji Sevens before joining Parramatta (Getty Images)“I’m having a lot of luck with Fijian kids at the moment. Twenty years ago you couldn’t get near them on the islands, because the national sport is union. But because they’ve changed the season, now you see great athletes, their English is great, and they can play both of the sports.”The battle for talented youngsters will go on. It made headlines as the New Zealand Rugby Union got caught in a tug of war with the NZ Warriors league franchise for the signature of teenage sensation Etene Nanai-Seturo, while he was still at Saint Kentigern College. As Mulholland says, there is certainly competition in the youth market. There are interests from all over the rugby globe, in union and league, from Australia to Sri Lanka.And then there is the marquee signing market, which sees Sonny Bill and others come back into the frame. What is the motivation there, to sign the older heads from union?Rugby league writer John Davidson says: “Rugby league clubs targeting top rugby union players is nothing new – they have been doing it for decades. From Jim Sullivan to Billy Boston, Scott Gibbs, Jonathan Davies, Martin Offiah, David Watkins, Clive Sullivan, John Gallagher and many, many others. In the past they did it for money, opportunity, a challenge, for fame and fortune. When rugby union was amateur, rugby league was a big lure.Recent convert: Luther Burrell left Northampton for Warrington Wolves (Getty Images)“But that has all changed since 1995 and today the riches available to players are much greater in the 15-man code. More league players leave to go to union for the greater salaries and the chance to play around the world. But at the moment England rugby league is struggling for crowds and media attention, so the need to sign big names from union – Williams, Luther Burrell, potentially Tuilagi – is a massive one and a smart ploy. Union is the more popular code so these stars bring excitement, interest and marketing appeal, as well as their on-field talents.“Already the wider interest is Sonny Bill has been impressive, and if it is leveraged properly it could become a turning point. Warrington have signed Burrell and Leeds have been linked with George Ford. Owen Farrell has a strong Wigan connection and grew up in the town. It wouldn’t surprise to see him move at some point in his career before he retires. If Sonny Bill is a success, I expect more rugby league clubs to follow suit.”The answer to whether the Toronto experiment is a success or an expensive blunder will unfold over time. Yet, as scouts in the NRL and Super League consider other targets from the youth games in both hemispheres, the question of who will be the next name to hop codes may be far more interesting. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Canberra Raiders’ Peter Mulholland explains what is drawing NRL scouts to union playerscenter_img You can find John Davidson’s long-read work on Patreon.Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. What is attracting rugby league clubs to union stars?“I’ll try to get a few union kids every year,” explains Peter Mulholland, recruitment manager at the NRL’s Canberra Raiders and a veteran of 32 years in league. “We have six in the U20s now and we’ve got Bailey Simonsson, who played for New Zealand Sevens – though he grew up with a league background.“The best (union players) to look at are flankers and No 8s. It’s not really for tight fives, while with nines you’re probably looking at playing hooker in league and that’s a position you are born to play, in my opinion. And tens, we will always look out for…”Code hopping in rugby is nothing new. We saw plenty of traffic heading towards league in the Nineties, before union turned pro. But as we career into 2020, there is a sense of déjà vu in some quarters.At the start of November it was announced that Sonny Bill Williams – a veteran of the NRL and a two-time Rugby World Cup winner with the All Blacks – was heading into Super League for the first time, at 34, jumping into the unknown with Toronto Wolfpack. In recent weeks the same club have been linked with a swoop for England and Leicester’s Manu Tuilagi.Grand unveiling: Sonny Bill Williams with the Toronto Wolfpack (Getty Images)While there may be publicity-related imperatives for such moves, according to Mulholland there are potentially more fruitful crossover prospects further down union’s developmental ladder.“I tend to look at players a bit younger,” the veteran tells Rugby World.“We will scout rugby union schools in New Zealand – often good league players there will be taken in by the big union schools after 15, 16. Union is dying in Australia because of the way it’s run, the structures… I would say the New Zealand schoolboy system for rugby union is the best in the world for any sport.“There’s a clear pathway from schools to Mitre 10 to Super Rugby. With talent there’s such a funnel to a finer point that some kids fall out of it, but all the best kids go through it.”In touch: Bailey Simonsson left sevens to play for the Raiders (Getty Images)Mulholland gives the example of Leo Thompson, who came from the youth systems in Wellington to try his hand at league with the Raiders. But the biggest issue league scouts may face in other geographical areas is assessing players with a lack of general understanding of league or the age profile of some of the players when they try their hand. Others may be in demand but are unattainable.Despite rumours that some NRL teams were weighing up offers for former Parrammata Eels player Semi Radradra, news broke that the Fijian would be staying in union as he signed a three-year deal with Bristol Bears. Mulholland reveals that when he was with the Newcastle Knights, Radradra was offered to the side but the Pacific Islander was out of their price bracket.last_img read more

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Rugby Rant: Stop defenders kneeing try-scorers

first_imgIt is time to put an end to defending players clattering scorers on the ground, argues Cian Tracey of the Irish Independent Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. “It should be a case of: adjust your body position or face the consequences” This particular incident again went unpunished and what made it even more perplexing was that the referee, his two assistants and the TMO held up the game for several minutes to have a look at Peter O’Mahony needlessly dropping his shoulder on a Scarlets player who lay helplessly on the ground.The Munster captain was correctly shown a second yellow card, but having watched several replays of the whole thing, it beggared belief that none of the officials saw it necessary to pick up on Hardy’s knee slide. Going unpunished: Jack Nowell slides into Toulouse’s Alban Placines (Getty Images) That time it was in Melbourne during Ireland’s second-Test win over Australia, as Dane Haylett-Petty led with his knees, which forced Conway off and prematurely ended his tour. This has become such a persistent problem in the game that players will continue to do what is, let’s face it, a dirty piece of play, until they are called up on it – when in fact it should be a case of: adjust your body position or face the consequences.Come on, World Rugby, let’s stamp this nonsense out of the game before it gets even further out of hand.This article originally appeared in the December 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS You don’t have to look too far to see this kind of thing happening week in, week out at every level. But unless it is stamped out at the very top, it will continue to be a blight on the game. Jack Nowell sliding into Alban Placines in the Exeter-Toulouse Champions Cup semi-final was highlighted on BT Sport. And the opening weekend of the Pro14 threw up another example when Scarlets’ Kieran Hardy hurled himself, knees-first, in the direction of Chris Farrell, who had just got over the line for Munster. Rugby Rant: Stop defenders kneeing try-scorersOF ALL the attempts to make the game safer, it still boggles the mind that World Rugby have not done more to clamp down on players sliding in with their knees as a try is being scored.Brian O’Driscoll summed it up well when he said: “It’s not football, you can’t slide tackle.” Yet two years later, nothing appears to have changed.It has reached the stage now where it’s difficult to know what exactly we are waiting to see happen before such reckless acts are punished appropriately because it is not as if players have not been injured by this already.The incident O’Driscoll was referring to occurred in Castres in 2018 when Benjamin Urdapilleta slid in knee-first as Andrew Conway attempted to regather the ball shy of the try-line. The Munster winger was lucky not to have been seriously hurt, but he wasn’t as fortunate six months earlier when he was on the end of a similarly poor attempted ‘tackle’.last_img read more

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Episcopales de EE.UU rechazan sentencia 168 y enviarán delegación al…

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs [accento.com.co] Dispone, que se invite a todos los episcopales a orar por los dominicanos de ascendencia haitiana y por todas las personas apátridas en el mundo, para que puedan encontrar casas donde sean acogidos y se les proporcione un estatus legítimo de residencia, educación y trabajo para ellos y sus hijos.NUEVA YORK, Estados Unidos.-El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal, establecido en 1821 e incorporado en 1846, como representación de los episcopales en los Estados Unidos, declaró mediante resolución su solidaridad con los dominicanos de ascendencia haitiana que han sido afectados por la sentencia 168-13 del Tribunal Constitucional de la República Dominicana.El Consejo Ejecutivo dispuso un llamado a todos los miembros de la Iglesia Episcopal en todo el mundo para orar por esas personas despojadas de la nacionalidad. “Dispone, que se invite a todos los episcopales a orar por los dominicanos de ascendencia haitiana y por todas las personas apátridas en el mundo, para que puedan encontrar casas donde sean acogidos y se les proporcione un estatus legítimo de residencia, educación y trabajo para ellos y sus hijos”, dice la resolución.Leer mas aquí.center_img Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Episcopales de EE.UU rechazan sentencia 168 y enviarán delegación al país Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Feb 17, 2014 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

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Se aceptan solicitudes para las becas de la Ofrenda Unida…

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Jan 4, 2016 Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [4 de enero del 2016] Se aceptan solicitudes para las becas de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias 2016.  Los formularios de solicitud están disponibles aquí.El objetivo para las becas de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias 2016 es la quinta marca de las Marcas Anglicanas de Misión: Esforzarse por salvaguardar la integridad de la creación y sostener y renovar la vida de la tierra“La Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias continúa su tradición de agradecimiento mediante la concesión de becas para el 2016”, comentó Sandra K. Squires, Ed. Dd., Presidente de la Junta Directiva de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias.Establecido por la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias, para promover el agradecimiento y la misión de toda la Iglesia, la finalidad de las becas es proporcionar dinero para la puesta en marcha de un nuevo proyecto que se centre en cualquiera de las cinco marcas de Misión.Los fondos no se permiten para la continuación de ministerios ya en curso.Las directrices detalladas para la solicitud de las becas están aquí. El plazo es el viernes,  4 de marzo a las 5 de la tarde hora del Este.La lista de proyectos permitidos y no elegibles se encuentra aquí.Conocida mundialmente como la UTO, las becas de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias se otorgan para proyectos que aborden las necesidades humanas y ayuden a aliviar la pobreza, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional, en la Iglesia Episcopal. Notas importantesLa Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias aceptará:las solicitudes de becas para los gastos de puesta en marcha de un nuevo ministerio.una solicitud de beca por cada diócesis dentro de la Iglesia Episcopal;se puede presentar una solicitud adicional para una beca compañera de una diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal. Esta relación se puede formar con una diócesis asistida de la Iglesia Episcopal o con una diócesis de la Comunión Anglicana. El obispo patrocinador con jurisdicción será responsable de la contabilidad de la subvención.Para obtener más información acerca de las directrices y las solicitudes, póngase en contacto con la Revda. Heather Melton, Misionera para la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias, [email protected] en españolLos materiales de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias están disponibles en español y se pueden descargar aquí. Se incluyen diseños de las Cajas Azules que se pueden imprimir en cartulina, cortarlas y doblarlas.“La esperanza es que la oferta de los materiales para su descarga permita a nuestras diócesis que hubieran tenido que pagar una cuota elevada para el envío o la importación a su país, tengan acceso a los materiales de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias por solo el costo de la impresión en su diócesis o parroquia”, añadió Melton.Más información Para ulterior información contacte a Melton en [email protected] Cinco Marcas de la Misión son:Proclamar la Buena Nueva del Reino de DiosEnseñar, bautizar y nutrir a los nuevos creyentesResponder a las necesidades humanas con  servicio caritativoBuscar la transformación de las estructuras injustas de la sociedad, para desafiar a la violencia de cualquier tipo y buscar la paz y la reconciliaciónEsforzarse por salvaguardar la integridad de la creación y sostener y renovar la vida de la tierraIglesia Episcopal: www.episcopalchurch.org Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Se aceptan solicitudes para las becas de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias 2016 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

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