Wasps team to play Harlequins – Birkett back!

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS London Wasps will welcome Richard Birkett back from injury at The Stoop on Saturday as they go head to head with local rivals Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership.Birkett is just one of the changes made to the side that secured a 33-16 win over Newcastle Falcons at Adams Park last weekend. The Wasps stalwart, with 223 appearances to his name, returns to play following surgery to his elbow having last featured in black and gold back in October against Glasgow in the Heineken Cup.As well as the addition of Birkett, who replaces Will Matthews in the back row, further changes are made in the pack as Simon Shaw and Joe Worsley are rested. Shaw is replaced by Marty Veale whilst Serge Betsen comes in for Worsley.The front row remains unchanged but with injuries sustained to Rob Webber and Joe Ward in recent weeks, Wasps name new signing Michael Mayhew on the bench. Hooker Mayhew joins the club on a short-term contract from North Harbour, where he has worked under former Wasp Craig Dowd.Amongst the backs Mark Van Gisbergen starts at full back, having been named on the bench last weekend. Richard Haughton moves to the wing to partner Tom Varndell, with David Lemi named amongst the replacements. Ben Jacobs again captains the side and partners Steve Kefu in midfield as Riki Flutey moves to fly half.With Flutey at 10, Dave Walder is named on the bench which also bolstered by the return of Joe Simpson after recovery from a hamstring strain. Continuing to blood their young aspiring talents, this weekend’s replacements also feature Academy pairing of Sam Jones and Joe Launchbury. 19 year old back row Launchbury, who joined the club from Worthing training under former Wasp Will Green, gains his first senior matchday 23 inclusion having impressed in the A League this season. Looking ahead to the game, Director of Rugby Tony Hanks said, “We are pleased to welcome Richard Birkett back to play, he is a huge part of the club and is a proven performer so he certainly bolsters the side going into this game which is huge for both teams.“Notable changes see Riki Flutey at fly half for this game – a position that he is equally comfortable in. Steve Kefu and Ben Jacobs have formed a strong partnership in midfield and this move allows Riki to continue to build on his game time following a return from injury. Dave Walder has played a lot rugby already this season so these changes allow us to manage our squad but also name the right team for this fixture.“We are pleased to welcome Michael Mayhew to the club. Working under Craig Dowd at North Harbour he is already familiar with Wasps and comes highly recommended, providing us with vital cover following injuries to Rob Webber and Joe Ward. We are also pleased to see Joe Launchbury step up to the senior stage. Joe has impressed since joining from Worthing and fully deserves his place, which would have come sooner had injury not hampered the start of his season.center_img “Wasps v Quins fixtures are always hugely competitive and we expect Saturday’s game to be no different. Both teams are pushing for vital points and on the back of recent form it should be a good showdown between the two London sides.”London Wasps team to face Harlequins on Saturday 8th January, KO 2.45pm:15 Mark Van Gisbergen14 Richard Haughton13 Ben Jacobs (C)12 Steve Kefu11 Tom Varndell10 Riki Flutey9 Nic Berry1 Tim Payne2 Tom Lindsay3 Zak Taulafo4 Marty Veale5 James Cannon6 Richard Birkett7 Serge Betsen8 Andy Powell16 Michael Mayhew17 Charlie Beech18 Ben Broster19 Joe Launchbury20 Sam Jones21 Joe Simpson22 Dave Walder23 David Lemilast_img read more

Tom Varndell out for 12 weeks

first_imgLondon Wasps Director of Rugby Tony Hanks said: “We are really disappointed for Tom, especially as this season he has been injury-free and has been involved in every single game.  His form has been very strong and we will certainly miss him but are confident he will make a full recovery.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wasps and England wing Tom VarndellTOM VARNDELL sustained an ankle ligament injury against Gloucester Rugby at Adams Park on Sunday.  He will undergo surgery and then begin a rehab programme. He expected to be out of action for up to 12 weeks.last_img read more

The Big Debate – Will New Zealand choke again?

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS They aren’t world champions by chance. Fourie du Preez is the best scrum-half in the world and the quality of his kicking is a big part of the kick-chase game they will employ. They won’t use this tactic alone, but they’re accomplished at smothering other teams and not allowing them to play.Morné Steyn has always played well at fly-half in partnership with du Preez, and the Springbok half-backs are a settled combination, which is what you want. The centre partnership of Jean de Villiers and Jaque Fourie is also very powerful, and before we even look at the pack there is evidence of quality and experience. The All Blacks have a huge incentive for winning in front of their own fans, but no one should underestimate what a massive motivation it is for the Springboks to become the first side in history to retain the World Cup.They have a proud record, winning two finals, so they have the upper hand over New Zealand in terms of results. I know just how much the likes of John Smit and Victor Matfield want to achieve back-to-back World Cups.It’s an amazing All Black team, but South Africa will be working out ways to nullify their multiple threats and to get at Dan Carter. They have an inner belief against New Zealand that no other side has.That is why Smit needs to lead from the front. He’s a talismanic player and a world-class captain, and there’s nothing to be gained from chopping and changing now, despite Bismarck du Plessis making a strong claim for the No 2 shirt. TheBoks can have the best of both worlds, and they should start with John and bring Bismarck on as an impact player.The Tri-Nations is important because every team that has won a World Cup has had good results going into it, and I’d like to see the Boks know what they want to do tactically. They need to perform well, especially in the last couple of games in South Africa when they need the momentum going into the tournament of beating Australia and New Zealand. Between 1986 and 1997, the hooker played 92 Test matches for the All Blacks, scored 12 tries and won the inaugural World Cup in 1987. He also led the team a then record 51 times from 1992 until his retirement due to a knee injury in 1997. New Zealand are fit, strong, structured and clinical, and in Dan Carter, Richie McCaw and Kieran Read they have three of the world’s best players. In fact, they have match-winners from one to 22, and they’re also peaking at the right time.That is a long list of good reasons to expect them to win the World Cup and, unlike last time, it’s almost impossible to find any influential voices in New Zealand who are critical of what the All Blacks have done over the past two years under the guidance of Graham Henry.In the build-up to the 2007 tournament in France I was part of a minority who were uncomfortable with the rotation within the All Black camp and the conditioning programme, and we questioned why Henry was trying to protect players. This time there has been no repeat, because not only has Henry listened but a lot of the senior players have grown in stature.Henry has realised that you cannot wrap these guys in cotton wool and that the nature of rugby is that players need to be out in the white heat of competition.McCaw also has much more input than before as captain, and the relationship between him and the head coach is much better than it was four years ago. The same applies to other senior players like Mils Muliaina and Brad Thorn, who share the leadership responsibilities.McCaw’s injury at the start of the Super 15 gave him a well-earned rest and although he’s hugely important to the All Blacks, at least Henry knows he can call on his Crusaders understudy, Matt Todd, to do a job at openside if needs be.A replacement for Carter is the biggest issue because every World Cup-winning team has had an exceptional fly-half. Whether it’s Grant Fox in 1987, Michael Lynagh in 1991, Joel Stransky in 1995, Steve Larkham in 1999, Jonny Wilkinson in 2003 or Butch James in 2007, all of them were at the heart of what made their teams tick – and stayed fit throughout.That’s why all Kiwis will be holding their breath during the Tri-Nations every time Carter gets the ball. Over the years he has proved to be pretty durable, but if the worst happens there’s Aaron Cruden and Colin Slade waiting on the sidelines. Slade did well when he came on for Cruden after Carter was ruled out of one of the Tests against Australia last season.But, hopefully, the All Blacks won’t need to call on a back-up No 10.This article appeared in the September 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK I’M not convinced that any New Zealand side has choked in a World Cup, they have simply come up against teams, or factors, that were exceptional on the day. Knockout rugby means all teams, the All Blacks included, are subject to injuries, referees and weather that can change the outcome of any game.It will take a very good side to beat New Zealand this year, and they’ll have to play the game of their lives to do it. Sure, the pressure will be on, especially at home, but the expectations on the All Blacks are always huge and after 2007 the senior players at the core of this squad have a much better knowledge of how to deal with it. New Zealand rugby veteran Sean Fitzpatrick speaks to the media in Tbilisi, on January 29, 2011. Fitzpatrick announced today that he has become an adviser to the national rugby union body in Georgia, an ex-Soviet republic seeking to become a force in the world game. Georgia will take part in its third successive Rugby World Cup this year in New Zealand, and sees the involvement of Fitzpatrick as an adviser and an ambassador for the national game as another step towards joining the international elite. AFP PHOTO / VANO SHLAMOV (Photo credit should read VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images) Richie McCaw and Graham Henry face the music after not making the 2007 World Cup semi-finalsSean FitzPatrick v Neil De Kock. Who will you agree with?Every four years New Zealand are installed as odds-on favourites to win the World Cup, and for the last five of the six global tournaments held they have done a Devon Loch and come crashing to earth.It’s been 24 years since David Kirk’s All Blacks swept all before them to clinch the inaugural World Cup on New Zealand soil. In 2007 they failed to even make the semi-finals for the first time, defeat to France leaving Richie McCaw and Graham Henry (above) struggling for words.With the country hosting the event again this year, there are fervent hopes that McCaw’s side will repeat the 1987 triumph.However, the draw means they appear destined to meet reigning world champions South Africa in the 2011 semi-finals. This has raised questions over whether the All Blacks, exceptional though they look from this distance, will be able to handle the pressure of huge home expectation, and also see off the Springboks, who are chasing back-to-back World Cups.Here Sean Fitzpatrick, who was part of the victorious 1987 All Blacks side, explains why New Zealand are the real deal this time, while ex-Springbok scrum-half Neil de Kock argues that South Africa are ready to spring a deadly ambush.Read their viewpoints and then vote in our poll…THE All Blacks have been odds-on favourites for every World Cup going back to the inaugural tournament in 1987. But every time since, someone has knocked them off the pedestal to become world champions. With New Zealand hosting the tournament again, this is their big chance to reclaim the trophy – but can they handle the pressure?My hunch is that the pressure will be ten-fold what it was in France four years ago and that once more New Zealand could implode under the weight of it. They are also in the same half of the draw as South Africa and if results go as expected they will meet in the semi-finals. It’s easy to see the All Blacks as clear favourites, but as the reality of a South Africa versus New Zealand semi comes closer, the ability and experience within the Bok ranks will come into sharper focus and the odds will get narrower. How the All Blacks react to the heat being turned up at home is what interests me – and the Boks will certainly bring the pressure!The scrum-half won ten Springbok caps. Having played for the Stormers and Western Province, he joined Saracens in 2006, captained the team in 2007-08 and helped them win the Aviva Premiership last season. Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visitlast_img read more

England defeat world champions New Zealand at Twickenham

first_imgSubstitutions: Wilson for Waterman (47), Burford for Oliver (51), Turner for Fleetwood (55), Hunt for Mason (55), Keates for Clark (55), Packer for Essex (58), Matthews for Alphonsi (78)New Zealand15 Victoria Grant (C), 14 Shakira Baker, 13 Kelly Brazier, 12 Amiria Rule,  11 Renee Wickliffe, 10 Rebecca Mahoney, 9 Emma Jensen, 1 Kathleen Wilton, 2 Fiao’o Faamausili, 3 Mel Bosman, 4 Vita Robinson, 5 Eloise Blackwell, 6 Amanda Murphy, 7 Justine Lavea, 8 Casey Robertson. Replecaments: 16 Karina Penetito, 17 Doris Taufateau, 18 Rawina Everitt, 19 Aroha Savage, 20 Kendra Cocksedge, 21 Teresa Te Tamaki, 22 Hazel Tubic LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England Women celebrate a 10-0 victory over World Champions New ZealandEngland Women put behind them the heartache of losing the 2010 Rugby World Cup final tonight (Saturday) by defeating the world champions, New Zealand, 10-0 at Twickenham Stadium.Gary Street’s side, who last took on the Black Ferns 14 months ago and lost 13-10, controlled a superb game at the home of England Rugby to take the hard earned but well deserved victory. A 30th minute try from Margaret Alphonsi, which followed some superb work by Woman of the Match Emily Scarratt, as well as a conversion and drop goal from skipper Katy McLean sealed the victory for the home side.England Head Coach Street said: “14 months of sheer hard work and preparation went into today’s performance. We were not satisfied with our performance in the world cup final and we had a point to prove as much to ourselves as anyone. We played some good expansive rugby and our big players stood up and put the work in all over the park. It feels great that all our hard work has paid off today.“All that said this is the start of a three test series against the world champions. Although I think we dominated most of the game and a lot of the areas, we have to keep this performance and momentum going. New Zealand are the world champions after all and there is no doubt that they will want to bounce back bigger and stronger on Tuesday at Esher, but we will be ready for that.”Unlike the World Cup final, England began the game with great control and attacked the Black Ferns hard. Nine minutes in and the visitors had not had a sniff in England’s half. The Black Ferns battled hard to regain control and they started to put pressure on England’s scrum but in the end they were penalised and England were awarded a penalty on 15 minutes. Fly-half McLean couldn’t make the penalty with her kick going just below the crossbar, but that didn’t put the home side off their stride.England continued to keep New Zealand in their half and came close to scoring after 20 minutes. Good line-out ball from Lichfield hooker Vicky Fleetwood saw lock Rowena Burnfield take it in. Alphonsi and Becky Essex both picked and drove, but in the end they couldn’t ground the ball with the Black Ferns defence holding firm.After 30 minutes though England secured a crucial try. Again, another well-worked line-out, with Tamara Taylor this time securing good, clean ball, saw the ball recycled out through La Toya Mason, McLean and then Scarratt who made a superb break with a great line cut through New Zealand’s defence. The Lichfield centre couldn’t make the try-line but Alphonsi was in support and blasted her way through to score. With McLean converting England took a 7-0 lead at half-time.New Zealand had their chances after the break when McLean’s kick was scooped up by wing Renee Wickliffe. Wickcliffe found space and ran through England’s defence but lost control of the ball close to the try-line when Scarratt came in and covered well in defence. England rang the changes as the 50 minute mark neared with Rachael Burford, Amy Tuner, Natasha Hunt and Laura Keates all coming on. And it unsettled New Zealand who nearly conceded a second try when Alphonsi got on the end of a clever chip from McLean, but again she was unable to secure the ball and ground it.McLean though continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over and stroked over a drop goal on 58 minutes to give the home side a 10-0 lead. England’s wingers, Michaela Staniford and Katherine Merchant, meanwhile continued to heap the pressure on New Zealand and Merchant came close to scoring after a 40 metre break, only for a tap tackle ten metres out to take her down.England and New Zealand are back in action on Tuesday for the second of the three match series at Esher RFC, kick off 7pm, before the final match on Saturday December 3rd, kick-off 2pm, at Esher RFC also.England15 Danielle   Waterman      (Worcester), 14 Katherine  Merchant       (Worcester), 13 Emily          Scarratt            (Lichfield), 12 Kimberley     Oliver  (Bristol), 11 Michaela Staniford     (Wasps), 10 Katy      McLean            (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks) (C), 9 La Toya         Mason            (Wasps), 1 Rochelle            Clark   (Worcester), 2 Victoria         Fleetwood     (Lichfield), 3 Sophie            Hemming       (Bristol), 4 Rowena Burnfield   (Richmond), 5 Tamara        Taylor(Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), 6 Rebecca            Essex(Richmond), 7 Margaret      Alphonsi        (Saracens) (VC), 8 Sarah   Hunter            (Lichfield). Replacements: 16 Amy       Turner            (Richmond), 17 Laura        Keates            (Worcester), 18 Marlie            Packer            (Bristol), 19 Alexandra  Matthews(Richmond), 20 Natasha    Hunt   (Lichfield), 21 Rachael         Burford (Richmond), 22 Kay          Wilson            (Richmond)Tries: AlphonsiConversions: McLeanDrop goals: McLean LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: England players celebrate their team’s 10-0 victory as the final whistle blows during the Women’s Rugby Union International match bertween England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)last_img read more

Big game 4

first_img(L-R) Luke Wallace, Andy Saull and Joe Gray share a joke The top two sides in the Aviva Premiership will go head to head at Twickenham on Tuesday 27 December, writes Features Editor – Sarah Mockford. It’s Harlequins’ fourth Big Game at the home of English rugby, with reigning champions Saracens this year’s opponents. We met up with four promising young players set to take to the hallowed turf to talk games, goals and, er, girls… Rugby World: Do you enjoy playing in games at big stadiums like Twickenham? Luke Wallace: It’s something that doesn’t happen every day and it’s exciting to play in a different atmosphere. For us four looking to play for England in the future it’s great to play in that environment. Joe Gray: 70,000 is not your usual crowd. Last year there was a huge atmosphere with so many Quins fans there. It’s a big day out at Christmas and with X Factor stars and fireworks, families get involved. It’s a big occasion and if you want to play at a higher level, playing at Twickenham puts you in good stead for that.Andy Saull: Guys who come from successful clubs overseas love the big-game atmosphere and it suits our squad massively.Brad Barritt: Big games are what you thrive on as a player. The Wembley experience with Saracens has been amazing – it’s a unique rugby atmosphere. Saracens have done a great job with the rugby and the off-field entertainment.RW: Is there an extra buzz playing in front of that many people? AS: I think so. Average rugby crowds are nowhere near that size, so when you play at Wembley or Twickenham in front of 50,000 people you feel the importance of the big occasion.JG: Fireworks, kicking off in front of thousands of Quins fans, it’s a massive buzz. The hair stands up on the back of your neck. It’s amazing and hopefully it’ll be a good game against Saracens.BB: There’s a buzz and an excitement. It’s a unique experience playing in a big stadium with a big crowd for one of those games. We’ve only lost one game we’ve played at Wembley and it shows we’re a team that thrives on the big occasion.LW: I’ve not played in a Big Game before but watching on the day makes you want to be out there playing. It’s a great atmosphere. RW: Is there a big rivalry between the London teams? Joe Gray (L), Luke WAllace (R)LW: All the young players at London clubs know each other quite well because they’ve come through the system together. I went to school with James Short.JG: Yes, I know Alex Goode and Andy Saull through England sides. I’m sure there’ll be a bit of text banter before the game and then we’ll have a beer afterwards. There aren’t many sports where you can do that. We play hard but we’ll catch up after. It’ll be a top-of-the-table clash too.AS: We’re one and two in the table so come 27 December it’ll be a massive game and that will motivate both teams.BB: Winning is all that counts in professional sport and Quins have a winning edge at the minute. Conor O’Shea is doing a good job. Each team brings their own strengths and weaknesses, and Quins are a top team at the moment. We have respect for them and we’ll show that respect by giving our all on the field.RW: Do you think it’s good that your clubs are giving young players a chance? JG: I moved to Quins from Northampton because I wasn’t getting as many opportunities as I’d like and Conor O’Shea puts time into youth. The great thing about the club is the youngsters. Look at our centres – George Lowe and Jordan Turner-Hall are only 22 and 23. You know they wouldn’t put you in unless you could do it and that gives you a lot of confidence.LW: The key thing is that the experienced guys are still young; they’ve been playing in the Premiership for four or five years even though they’re young. I started six games in a row at the start of the season, which was unexpected and it was nice to string a set of performances together. It showed I was ready and good enough to play at that level, which gives me confidence.AS: It’s been helped recently by the financial situation. Clubs are putting in younger guys coming through from the academy as opposed to overseas players. During the World Cup it was brilliant to see youngsters stepping up and filling in for international boys. I’m only 23 but I see myself as one of the older players here now! There’s such a wealth of young talent here and so many young players coming through.BB: It’s a good model for success to have younger guys pushing the older guys. You need that mix of experience and youth, and that contributes to the team’s success.RW: Describe your team-mate as a player and a person… LW: As a player, Joe’s a hard worker and is solid in everything a hooker should be. As a person, he’s very laid-back, but he’s always lying about girls.JG: He’s just jealous because I have so many good chat-up lines!LW: He makes up lies about being involved with girls! Apart from that he’s a good guy.JG: Luke’s very hard-working, as every good seven should be. He’s a great tackler and gets over the ball like a traditional seven. As a person, he’s got long hair and that says a lot about him. He’s proud of it and spends a lot of time in front of the mirror. He also wears a pink hairband and always has hair bobbles on his wrist. He does struggle with girls. He asks them what conditioners they use!BB: Saully is a decent, morally upstanding gentleman – every lady’s dream! He’s a brilliant player and has proved that over many seasons. He has great attacking flair as a loose forward, wins numerous turnovers for the club at the breakdown, is a great competitor and is a very effective and destructive tackler. He also has a propensity for s*** banter with girls. He once sent a round of drinks over to a group of girls and when they looked over gave them a salute!AS: That’s a big rugby myth – but it’s actually true!BB: To be fair they came over and it worked out well for him.AS: As for Brad, personally I think he’s been very unlucky with England selection. If you look at the players that went to the World Cup, not many rugby fans would disagree with the fact that he deserved to be in the mix.BB: Thanks Saully.AS: His rugby ability is brilliant and he has skills that people don’t credit him with. He has the ability to get over the gain-line on front-foot ball and he puts in big tackles in defence. He also has the ability to step in at first receiver having played fly-half with the Sharks. He’s very hospitable, too, and always invites the boys round for food. He likes to go out in London and is very social. He’s very well-balanced. Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit Andy Saull (L), Brad Barritt (R)RW: After his story about you Andy, is there a funny tale you want to tell about Brad? AS: He’s not allowed to do one of the warm-up drills before games now because he’s knocked out two players and left another two needing stitches. That’s how psyched up he is before a game – he takes out his own team-mates!BB: It’s a sidestepping drill. I’ve gone one way and four people have somehow collided with my elbow this season. The backs find it quite funny that I now have to do stuff on my own.RW: What do you get up to off the field? AS: I’m learning to play the guitar. I’ve been doing it for a year and a half and there’s a group of ten or 12 of us here that play. I finished my degree in financial economics last season, so now I’m looking into different avenues of work experience with our off-field programme.BB: I’m studying business management. I’m in a study group with Justin Melck, Steve Borthwick and Hayden Smith. I like to think Borthers and myself carry the other two! Justin Melck’s always asking for my notes. I live in North London so I also like to go to a show from time to time or to go out for food – I’ve got a sophisticated palate.JG: I play Call of Duty. I have to help Luke – he’s terrible.LW: He’s having a joke. I’ve looked at his scores on-line and they’re awful. I completed the new one on the first day – it only took me five hours.This article appeared in the January 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad.last_img read more

WATCH: Is This The Greatest Cover Tackle Ever?

first_imgDuring the Varsity Cup in South Africa, one player pulled off an unbelievable tackle. Or maybe you prefer this massive hit on Italian fly-half Tomasso Allan?Okay, strictly speaking it isn’t a cover tackle, but nonetheless it is still a brilliant hit by Wales’ skipper on the day, Taulupe Faletau.Related: Top 100 Players In The World Italy were looking threatening with ball in hand against Wales, and it appeared they had an overlap near the halfway line.Well they did until Faletau put in a tackle with huge ferocity on Allan, who, justifiably so, struggled to get up.What makes this even better, is the reaction of both players after.As Allan gets up, looking shaky, Faletau looks over and gives him a thumbs up and a wink. Allan simply smiles back.It was a brutal hit, met with great sportsmanship from both players. After some brilliant attacking rugby, the University of Johannesburg (black and orange kit), looked as if they had scored another try to put themselves up by at least 19 points to five.However, University of Witwatersrand winger, Kwanele Ngema had other ideas.Coming out of nowhere, the winger put in a try-saving hit to keep his team in the game. His celebration after the tackle sums up the importance of the defensive effort.But the question is, is it as good as the tackle made by England substitute flanker Sam Underhill during the 2018 Six Nations?With the game in the balance after 60 minutes, Wales looked as if they were going to score in the corner to narrow England’s lead. However showing a quick turn of speed, Underhill dived and managed to flip Welshman Scott Williams into touch.Which one do you think is better? Which of the three tackles is your favourite?Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter.center_img WATCH: Is This The Greatest Cover Tackle Ever?During the Varsity Cup, a university-based competition that takes place in South Africa, we may have just seen the greatest cover tackle ever. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Double movement in rugby union explained

first_imgWhether or not a player has performed a ‘double movement’ in the act of scoring a try has sparked debate in the 2019 Six Nations, but what does it mean? The key phrase there is in 14.7.1: you must move the ball “in any direction except forward” when tackled. The player needs momentum to carry them over the line. You must place the ball once; if you initiate a second action, that is believed to be  a double movement.The sanction for non-compliance here is a penalty against you – so if we consider that a player is tackled as they attempt to score a try, fall short but make a second movement towards the line and thus fail to “move away from the ball” as they get up, not only is the score chopped off but the opposition gain possession. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Make the ball available so that play can continue by releasing, passing or pushing the ball in any direction except forward. They may place the ball in any direction.Move away from the ball or get up.Ensure that they do not lie on, over or near the ball to prevent opposition players from gaining possession of it. During the first round of the 2019 Six Nations, Scotland thought they had scored a try against Italy, only for the officials to decide that there was a ‘double movement’ in the act of dotting down.One incident was notable. But in the final match-up of the opening round, Ireland’s Cian Healy scored a try against England. There were questions over whether there had been a double movement this time too, but there was no TMO referral and the try was awarded.England went on to defeat Ireland in Dublin, but those question marks will remain for some. So what is a double movement? Looking at the law book, law 14.7 states that a tackled player must immediately:center_img Double movement is an established rugby league term and there is no specific mention in the laws of rugby union. However, we are used to seeing a penalty being awarded for a double movement whenever an attacker is ‘tackled’ before they reach the try-line, and after being brought to ground and held they make another movement to go forward and place the ball on or over the try-line. Yes or no: Cian Healy scored against England, but was it a double movement? Related: Television Match Official explained Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Statement from House of Deputies President-elect Gay Jennings

first_img Submit a Press Release Featured Events 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 Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY August 6, 2012 at 10:32 am Rev. Grover, would you please email me at blair (at) frodelius (dot) com? I went to Manlius Pebble Hill with your son Dave.Blair Posted Jul 10, 2012 Jamel K Shimpfky says: 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 Delois Ward says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Gay Jennings[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Statement from the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, clerical deputy, Diocese of Ohio, on her election on July 10 as President of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church.I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues in the House of Deputies as their next president, and I’m grateful to all of the people across the church—deputies, bishops, and many other leaders—who have expressed their confidence in me and shared their ideas. I’m especially grateful to Deputy Martha Alexander and Deputy Frank Logue for offering their gifts to the church, and I look forward to working with them during the next triennium.I am a priest, ordained in 1979, born and raised and ordained in the Diocese of Central New York, and an eight-time deputy from the Diocese of Ohio. I stood for election as president of the House of Deputies because I believe that God is calling me to work with leaders across the church to change the way we do business in the next triennium. For the Episcopal Church to matter in the 21st century, we have to find ways to move forward together.As president of the House of Deputies, I intend to foster the leadership of young people, people of color, and others who have not always been at the table. I have strong relationships with many bishops, and I look forward to working with the House of Bishops for wholeness, reconciliation and justice that will benefit the entire Episcopal Church. July 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm You will be fabulous. How can St. Hubert’s help you? Call on us for anything!! Linda Northcraft says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska July 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm Congratulations and best wishes as you begin this new ministry. I admire your courage in accepting this challenging opportunity. You will be in our prayers and even though I am happily retired, if I can ever be of assistance to you, don’t hestate to ask.Peace and blessings, Jess Rector Shreveport, LA Jess Petty says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ blair frodelius says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL July 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm Congratulations indeed President-Elect Jennings and we look forward to taking this journey with you.Peace and love from the Diocese of Los Angeles. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Denise Miller says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET July 10, 2012 at 6:14 pm God blessing and God Speed as you take on this new phase of your ministry. July 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm From another former Central New Yorker, I am so pleased! Congratulations and thank you for all your service to us. – Charlie Grover (The Rev.) Charles Grover says: Rector Knoxville, TN July 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm Hallelujah!!!!!! Congratulations to a vibrant, energetic, creative voice to lead usinto the new future. This is the day the Lord has made!!!!!center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Comments are closed. 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Farm God’s way, reduce food insecurity, says Kenya agriculturalist

first_img Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Africa, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By Bellah ZuluPosted Apr 1, 2013 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Anglican Communion News Service] An agriculturalist in the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) has encouraged farmers in Africa to adopt a biblically-based version of conservation agriculture known as “Farming God’s Way,” to curb food insecurity on the continent.Stephen Gaturu, a project officer in charge of food security in one of the Regional Development Services in ACK, praised the technique. “It has helped farmers in Kenya because it involves farming using resources like compost and mulch which are cheap to get and improve their farms,” he said.The system that uses scientifically sound, no-till agricultural techniques combined with strong biblical teachings to “radically transform farming practices and bring hope to farmers” was originally developed in Zimbabwe.“The Anglican Church (in Kenya) decided to use this technology because land has been plowed for many centuries which has proven to be destructive, uneconomical and environmentally degrading,” he explained. “Plowing also causes soil erosion with our soils ending in rivers, catchments and oceans hence the need to apply mulching which is God’s blanket.”Gaturu revealed that the government of Kenya has also been promoting this kind of farming under the name Conservation Agriculture. “It is similar to the method adopted by the church except that the government’s method involves the use of chemicals to control weeds which can be expensive for many farmers,” he said.“One very big farm in the Kenyan semi-arid region of Laikipia has adopted this method and has been planting wheat in thousands of acres and the yields are very good,” said the agriculturalist. “This is in contrast to their neighbors who are harvesting nothing and are always relying on relief food.”Gaturu said that he developed an interest in the technique after attended a training two years ago.“I introduced it to the community and fellow Christians but it was not easy to convince my community to discard the farming techniques that they have been using for a long time,” he said. “However, I encouraged them to start very small gardens using this technology. The results were tremendous and they can now comfortably plant using this technology.”Although only a small percentage of Kenya’s total land area has sufficient fertility and rainfall to be farmed, agriculture continues to dominate Kenya’s economy. Agriculture is also the largest contributor to Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP). 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Fond du Lac bishop candidates announced

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Bishop Elections Featured Events Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Fond du Lac bishop candidates announced Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Diocese of Fond du Lac] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Fond du Lac has announced July 26 a slate of 3 candidates for election as their next bishop. Your prayers are asked for the candidates, the diocese and for the working of the Holy Spirit through the electing process.The three candidates are:The Rev. Matthew Alan Gunter, Rector, St. Barnabas, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Diocese of ChicagoThe Rev. Eric Christopher Mills, Rector, St. Anne’s, De Pere, Wisconsin, Diocese of Fond du LacThe Very Rev. William Willoughby, III, Rector, St. Paul’s, Savannah, Georgia, Diocese of GeorgiaA petition process for submitting the names of additional candidates will continue until August 8th, when all nominations will be closed.The next bishop will be elected during the 139th Annual Diocesan Convention on October 19th at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Fond du Lac. The ordination and consecration of the next bishop is scheduled for April 24th, 2014 and will take place at the facilities of Appleton Alliance Church.Further details about the diocese and the election of its next bishop are available at bishopsearch.info.The bishop-elect will be the eighth diocesan bishop and succeed the Rt. Rev. Russell E. Jacobus, who has served as diocesan bishop since 1994. Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Posted Jul 26, 2013 Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more