MIKE Rush was at a loss to explain Saints 4216 ca

first_imgMIKE Rush was at a loss to explain Saints 42-16 capitulation to Wigan at the Magic Weekend.The Club’s Acting Head Coach said he could find no positives from the defeat and couldn’t explain why his side weren’t at the races in the opening 20 minutes.“To be fair they were excellent in the first 25 minutes and we were 26-0 down and we hadn’t really had a crack at them,” he said. “I think we completed our first five or six sets, but it didn’t matter as we didn’t do anything to stem that flow. At that point they’d had 14 sets and we had about seven and you can’t play rugby like that.“Defensively you have to aim up and it wasn’t good enough. That takes nothing away from how good Wigan where. They were good in that opening 20 minutes.“I don’t think it is a mental thing [why we can’t beat Wigan] but I know that will sound strange. We just weren’t there in that first 20 minutes and it is impossible to tell you why as it is Saints v Wigan and it is a derby game and therefore we should have no excuse for not being there in the first 20 minutes.“They completed sets, Sam Tomkins was great on the edge. For us? We looked shattered and when we got the ball we went one out and a kick as we were tired. Isn’t that what we did to Leeds and Warrington in the first 20 minutes earlier in the season? It is hard if a side does as well as that to get back into it and we just didn’t get into it. End of.“The short turnaround from Monday made no issue. We had six days so it wasn’t an issue. Monday was a big game and it was a great game. But everything we did well on Monday night we undid today. That’s frustrating.“I haven’t seen the second half incident on the video yet so I can’t comment. It is hard to see it from where we were. Once it started tempers went didn’t they? No doubt we will all be at Red Hall on Tuesday.”last_img read more

Watch The answers are in London and not in the European Union

first_imgPrime Minister Joseph Muscat has met with the Chief Negotiator of the European Union for Brexit Michel Barnier.During a press conference held at the Auberge de Castille, Muscat said that during his visit to Malta, Michel Barnier visited a number of places including Malta Customs. He said that the ball is now in the UK’s Government of the United Kingdom court and stressed that Barnier has done a remarkable job which made the unity and consistency of the European Union stand out.In turn, Barnier turn thanked the Prime Minister and the Maltese diplomatic team for their support to him over the recent months and the confidence to show it the Maltese Government. He spoke about what his job entails, which he described as ‘complex’. He explained that his job is to to listen to what government, the stakeholders, and Maltese businesses and the national parliament have to say, and insisted that he remained committed to work for a common goal.Barnier stressed that the EU must ensure an agreement for the UK as a country with the the Union, and not just what he called a “divorce agreement”.As regards the political situation in the UK, Barnier said that the discussions between the British parties are ongoing. He said he will continue to follow them in order to better understand what the future relationship of the European Union to the United Kingdom will be.He said that the EU could be more ambitious if the UK wanted to form part of the Customs Union. He stressed that the integrity of the single market and the autonomy of the 27 member states of the European Union must be assured.Barnier is currently meeting with several members of the government to discuss the position of the Maltese Government as regards the United Kingdom. WhatsApp SharePrintcenter_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Bacca is on his way back to the Yellow Submarine

first_img SharePrint Villareal are close to signing Colombian striker Carlos Bacca as part of the deal that will see Samu Castillejo join AC Milan. Bacca spent last season on loan with the La Liga side and impressed during his stint by scoring 18 goals in 43 appearances.The former Seville player is expected to sign a four-year deal with the Yellow Submarine even though AC Milan had reportedly made a deal with Sporting Lisbon to take Bacca on loan with an option to buy. The attacker moved to Milan from Seville in 2015 after the Colombia international scored 49 goals in 108 appearances for the La Liga side.WhatsApp <a href=’https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG107.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more