Month: June 2021

Palu and Robinson return in time for Tonga

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Replacements16. John Ulugia (Southern Districts)17. Lotu Taukeiaho (Randwick)18. Liam Winton (Sydney University)*19. Seilala Lam (Randwick)*20. Grayson Hart (Southern Districts)21. Jesse Leota (Parramatta)*22. Tom Hill (Gordon)** Invited player Robinson returns after missing the World Cup with a knee injuryWallaby heavyweights Wycliff Palu and Benn Robinson will be back in action for the HSBC Waratahs this Friday, taking on Tonga at the Sydney Football Stadium in final preparation for the start of the FxPro Super Rugby season the following week.Knee surgery ruled Robinson out of contention for last October’s Rugby World Cup, while hamstring concerns left Palu unable to see out the tournament but both are now back to full fitness and raring to go.The match also marks the HSBC Waratahs debut for Adam Ashley-Cooper, who returns to NSW to having previously represented the state as a junior.“The inclusion of Benn, Cliff and Adam is another step forward in our preparations for round one next weekend, and gives us the opportunity to progress combinations with a view to our first FxPro Super Rugby game against Queensland,” said Head Coach Michael Foley.To accommodate the returning internationals, Foley has also made a number of positional changes that will see Sekope Kepu switch to tight-head, Brackin Karauria-Henry move from full back to left wing and Pat McCutcheon revert to his preferred open-side flanker position. The match will also be another opportunity for 20-year-old flier Tom Kingston, who this week gets a run on the right wing, following last Friday’s injury to Lachie Turner.With Foley and the coaches keen to maximize game time ahead of next Saturday’s big round one clash with FxPro Super Rugby champions the Queensland Reds at ANZ Stadium (7.40pm), the match will follow a similar format to last week.The sides will once again be led by Berrick Barnes and Daniel Halangahu, after both earned the praise of coach Foley for their composure in difficult conditions against Samoa last Friday. ‘The Samoa game was a good test of our ability to control the game under difficult circumstances, notable an unpredictable opposition and very challenging weather conditions.“I thought our two forward packs gave us good platform and our nines and 10s in particular made excellent decisions.  One thing that stood out for me was our discipline, we retained our composure in difficult conditions, and on the back of that we were able to control the game by sticking to what we said we wanted to do.  That will give us plenty to build on against Tonga,” he finished.Waratahs XV to contest first two quarters1.    Benn Robinson (Eastwood)2.    Tatafu Polota-Nau (Parramatta)3.    Sekope Kepu (Randwick)4.    Dean Mumm (Sydney University)5.    Kane Douglas (Southern Districts)6.    Dave Dennis (Sydney University)7.    Pat McCutcheon (Sydney University), vice captain8.    Wycliff Palu (Manly)9.    Sarel Pretorius (N/A)10. Berrick Barnes (Sydney University), captain11. Brackin Karauria-Henry (Southern Districts)12. Tom Carter (Sydney University)13. Rob Horne (Southern Districts)14. Tom Kingston (Sydney University)15. Adam Ashley-Cooper (Northern Suburbs)Waratahs XV to contest last two quarters1.    Jeremy Tilse (Sydney University)2.    Damien Fitzpatrick (Eastwood)3.    Paddy Ryan (Sydney University)4.    Richard Stanford (Eastern Suburbs)*5.    Greg Peterson (Manly)6.    Tevita Metuisela (Manly)7.    Chris Alcock (Eastwood)8.    Lopeti Timani (Southern Districts)9.    Brendan McKibbin (Eastern Suburbs), vice captain10. Daniel Halangahu (Sydney University), captain11. Peter Betham (Sydney University)*12. Toby Browne (Randwick)*13. Michael Hodge (Sydney University)*14. Nathan Trist (Sydney University)15. Bernard Foley (Sydney University) SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 31: Benn Robinson of the Waratahs runs the ball during a Waratahs training session at Moore Park on March 31, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)last_img read more

RBS 6 Nations: Owen Farrell interview

first_imgOwen Farrell is representing the England team for Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Official partner of the RFU. Marriott Hotels & Resorts is giving away a two night break in Europe every time England score a try in the RBS 6 Nations. Go to for more details LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 17: Peter O’Mahony of Ireland tackles Owen Farrell of England during the RBS 6 Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on March 17, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) Getting carried away: Farrell in the 2012 match with IrelandMany marvel at a maturity that belies Farrell’s youth, but much of his sense of sacrifice must come from being the son of a bonafide Man of Steel.Andy Farrell has overseen his son’s career in a coaches tracksuit, allowing him to flourish at Saracens, and then England, where Stuart Lancaster has further added his skill-set, but although neither Farrell will ever say they rely on each other, there is no hiding the familiarity in the hits, unerring accuracy with the boot and big-game temperament.Of course, the young fly-half is not without deeply buried doubts. When I push him to tell me of whether he ever gets overwhelmed he loses focus for a second before assuring me that, “if you take your eyes off the next job, you will slip up” and so the secret is to nail your preparation and “learn a lot on and off the pitch”.As a player, Farrell is not a romantic stand-off, full of feints, tricks and goose-steps, but a gifted worker who keeps the scoreboard ticking-over, and at 21, he has the potential to be England’s general for a decade, despite the likes of Toby Flood, Freddie Burns and George Ford offering England strength-in-depth.With that he turns his attention to this weekend’s red-hot fixture in Dublin, and he is full of praise for the opposition.“Ireland play with quick tempo, they are sharp at the contact area and they can hold people up. We will study how they play and not pre-empt anything. We have strong expectations of ourselves and have to set a standard of intensity, but ultimately, we need to play what’s in front of us.”And what about his opposite number, ‘Lion-in-waiting’, Jonny Sexton? “ Sexton is fantastic player, right up there with the best. Although he’s very classy he also does a lot of unseen work and gets his hands on the ball. He can create tries and plan breaks.”Magnanimous and courteous to the end, you can rest assured Declan Kidney and his men will be looking to ruffle Farrell and his immovable quiff this weekend. Believe me, it is easier said than done. In control: Owen Farrell slotted 18 point during a Man of the Match performance in the 38-18 Calcutta Cup winBy Alan DymockHE MAY not be the Messiah and he may not be a very naughty boy, but Owen Farrell is a certainly a young man making a sizeable impression to his adoring disciples.After guiding England to a 38-18 victory over Scotland with 18 points in front of 82,000, largely appreciative, fans in the opening weekend of the RBS 6 Nations, Farrell is now comfortably one of European rugby’s hottest properties.Job done: Farrell with the Calcutta CupSo how does a 21-year-old cope with an expectant English public accustomed to their fly-halves working on their kick approach to an obsessive level?“You can’t worry what everyone thinks or expects of you,” Farrell explains at England’s Pennyhill Park training base. “I have a group of people around me whose opinions matter, but apart from that you just get on with trying to improve.“This Sunday we have a game against Ireland and all I can do is focus on that.”Polite to a fault, the young Saracen is not one for glib comments or put-downs. Like his father, his USP is a resolve not to buckle under extreme pressure. Although he’s only heading towards just his 14th international cap, it’s hard to call him a tyro, such is his focus and control when he is heading England’s attack.Farrell sets me straight several times as I try to chide a reaction from him, making sure I understand that everything he does is for the team. It seems selfishness doesn’t register in the Farrell lexicon. At one point in the discussion it’s suggested that perhaps, after a day of chopping down more Scots than everyone else, bar champion tree-feller Geoff Parling, he should perhaps take more of a step back to consider the bigger picture rather than rushing in and trying to knock opponents into next week.He laughs easily. In truth, it is not the giggle you expect from a young man thrust into the full blaze of the limelight and repeatedly told he is the dog’s cojones. However, it is a laugh that cuts off abruptly; a laugh cut off at the knees, if you like.“I enjoy getting stuck in,” he says as a smile almost audibly spreads across his fresh-faced chops. “Perhaps one day I will feel the need to step back, but I just want to do the same work as everyone else is doing, and they are all putting their bodies on the line. There are no individuals.”Farrell is aware that he has responsibilities bigger than himself. Gone are the memories of an England free to run amok, jumping off pier-ends and falling into loose talk about others. For Lancaster’s England responsibility obviously runs deep.last_img read more

Japan up to 11th, South Africa fall three places in latest World Rugby rankings

first_img The fallout from the weekend’s first round of games has been felt in the latest rugby world rankings table, with the Springboks falling three places to sixth after their shock loss to Japan.South Africa now sit in sixth place, behind England, Wales and Ireland, as their coefficient dropped by five points. Japan, meanwhile, leapfrog Scotland to move into 11th place.>>> Rugby World Cup fixturesThe Scots fall from 10th to 12th – mostly due to those teams around them playing and winning – as Japan and Samoa move above them. Scotland face Japan in their first game of the tournament on Wednesday. Defeat against Japan sees South Africa drop from third to sixth in the latest rugby world rankings LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Japan Georgia, the weekend’s other big winners, move up three places from 16th to 13th after their win over Tonga, who themselves drop three places to 14th.>>> Five talking points from the Rugby World Cup’s first round of matches New Zealand and Australia remain first and second, while England move into third position thanks to South Africa’s demise. Wales and Ireland sit fourth and fifth respectively.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. South Africa players looking stunned after losing to Japan last_img read more

Ireland v France: Five things we learnt

first_imgIreland’s centre Keith Earls is tackled by France’s lock Bernard Le RouxReplacements doing their job. Well.Ireland took a while to get into their groove with 23-man rugby, but it’s been a critical part of their success under Schmidt – bench options have been trusted and have delivered – a fact hammered home by Brian O’Driscoll in the post-match analysis. When team leaders were leaving the pitch, there was never a sense that Ireland would be unable to cope – and, indeed, were taken to a higher level by the majority of the replacements.Ian Madigan. Take a bow.Madigan’s on-pitch emotions at the end of the game struck a chord with Irish fans (he’d spotted his parents in the crowd) – he has spent the last two years stuck behind an All Black journeyman at provincial level and had to listen to everyone telling you that he’s the ‘poor man’s Carlos Spencer’ – an extravagantly talented player who cannot control a game. No longer can that be levelled at the bequiffed one. It was his a game where he came of age in the green shirt.Coming of age: Ireland’s Ian Madigan is stopped by Benjamin KayserThe endgame Ireland fans celebrate their teams victory against France. Picture: Getty Images By Whiff of CorditeWhat about that? Ireland finally exploded into this tournament in a game that encompassed every positive from the Schmidt era – strong processes, disciplined defence and accurate rugby, all allied to proper old-school emotional highs of days of yore.Even as Ireland’s players dropped like flies, the team cranked it up to another level – as the collective desire wrought out a hard-fought win.  So, what did we learn during their World Cup match?Systems, systems, systems…Joe Schmidt’s Ireland are built on a strong systemic foundation – when players step into the team, they know exactly what their role will be and what needs to happen. When Johnny Sexton went off, Ian Madigan came in and ran the game excellently, in his best performance in green. When O’Connell went off, Iain Henderson was a force of nature. When Peter O’Mahony left the fray, Chris Henry was a seemless replacement. Compare that to France, who became more and more shapeless as the game went on – Ireland, despite losing key men, had a foundation to fall back on. France had rien.Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt, talks to his players during the warm up during match between France and Ireland. Picture: LaurenceEmotional InvestmentIreland have ressembled something like a chess-playing computer under Joe Schmidt. The second-half of this game heralded a return to something like (cover your eyes) more traditional values of huge emotional energy driving a performance. The cold detatchment of the Six Nations was abandoned as Ireland responded to adversity by putting more and more energy into the game. It was spectacular to watch and be part of – and one can only hope that it hasn’t taken too much from the team. Ireland came emerged from a charged Millennium Stadium atmosphere to win a bruising battle with France ready for a quarter-final against Argentinacenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ireland ruthlessly controlled the endgame against France, making Philippe Saint-Andre’s poorly coached rabble look like…a poorly coached rabble. The challenge against Argentina is going to be replicating that while missing 252 caps of experience (Paul O’Connell, Johnny Sexton, Peter O’Mahony and potentially Sean O’Brien). The emotion-driven finale against France is likely to give way to something more calculated – that’s when the loss might really be feltFrance’s head coach Philippe Saint Andre following the team’s 2015 World Cup defeat to Ireland yesterdaylast_img read more

Heyneke Meyer quits as Springbok coach

first_img Proud man: Heyneke Meyer says he will leave his job with his integrity intact LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS What will have ushered Meyer towards the door was a poor Rugby Championship, where they lost in Durban to Argentina but also criticism that he showed too much loyalty to the World Cup winners Victor Matfield, Fourie du Preez and Jean De Villiers. Meyer was also battling vocal critics back home over his commitment to racial transformation – the number of black players picked in the Springboks squad – proving the Springbok role has unique challenges to any other in world rugby.Too loyal: Meyer was criticised in some quarters for blind faith to ageing playersWhoever the next coach is, they will inherit the spine of a very fine side, with Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Jesse Kriel, Damien de Allende, Handre Pollard and Jan Serfontein all expected to be at the heart of South Africa’s building for Japan. Heyneke Meyer, the former Leicester Tigers and Blue Bulls coach, has stepped down as head coach of South Africa after four years The search for a new coach will now begin, in earnest, with Alastair Coetzee, Johann Ackerman and John Mitchell the early front runners. TAGS: Highlight The coaching merry-go-round in the wake of the Rugby World Cup continues unabated with South Africa coach, Heyneke Meyer announcing he is stepping down after four years in the role at the end of the month.The former Leicester Tigers and Blue Bulls coach, who led the Springboks to a creditable third-placed finish,  will however be remembered as the coach in charge when the Boks lost to Japan, 34-32, in the biggest shock in World Cup history.Famously passionate during games, Meyer, 48, said in a press statement. “I have always put the Springboks first in my time as coach and since returning from England I have realised that as much as I believe I still have a lot to offer, the time has come for change.”Passionate man: Meyer wasn’t afraid of showing his emotionsHe continued: “My integrity has always been very important and I feel I can leave with my head held high. I’ve always maintained that my only motivation was to serve my country and to do what was best for the Springboks.”last_img read more

England captain Tom Mitchell: “The enjoyment of sevens drives itself”

first_imgIt’s a good thing that one of the game’s most recognisable figures has such an appetite for the fight in the harsh environment of sevens rugby. In this most punishing of years – with a ten-leg series and the Rio Olympics in August – there is a push to attract as many new fans to the sport as possible and the players will have a role in that.“It’s not so much that we have to sell the game,” Mitchell says, “it’s about regularly educating and enlightening people about how the game works. Spreading the enjoyment of sevens drives itself – the thing that attracts people to it is the excitement.”Fans may still have something to learn about the game. Do you? “You never stop learning about yourself. There is the leadership challenge, where you look at how to get the best out of people. And there are some new guys who have pushed for spots. You can never be 100% sure how someone will do in games. It was a rough summer of rehab for England captain Tom Mitchell, so he’s relishing the on-field trials of 2016, writes RW’s Alan Dymock. BEING BACK is more than just a relief for England sevens captain Tom Mitchell. It also offers a series of welcome challenges for the man who endured a torrid summer, having fractured his leg and dislocated his ankle in May.To make matters worse, he had an additional op on his knee. All told he had five months of rehabilitation hell. So while sevens never gets easier, he is glad to be in the battles again. “I’m not back to my best quite yet,” Mitchell tells Rugby World. “But I’m happy at last to be back on the field and back in with the England boys.“Part of the challenge of being back is physical but for me it’s not about making gains in strength and speed, it’s about maintaining. Feeling ‘back’ is subjective – and the mental aspect of it is my leadership. There is a different challenge in making sure boys who are new to England Sevens fit in and are learning lessons.”Here Mitchell touches on what it takes to be a team leader. He sees himself as a playmaker and for that he cannot just “execute basic skills”.He cannot just be happy with a few moments of brilliance either. He must consistently drive his team.Fully focussed: Mitchell takes contact during a matchAnd he must ensure the others in the squad are happy off the park, ready to give their all on it. It’s not easy when you’re still toiling to get back to your very best. But Mitchell does admit to an unlikely addiction to the really tough training sessions and brutal conditioned games. Running free: Tom Mitchell takes on the New Zealand sevens side center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “A lot of people play Premiership sevens, for example, but the step up to the World Series is huge. Cam Cowell and Ruaridh McConnochie fully deserved their first caps.”This was first published in the March issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Rugby’s Greatest: John Kirwan

first_imgAfter the 1987 World Cup semi-final he gave Mark Ring his shorts as a memento, and when Ring gave them to Wales lock Huw Richards to try on, there was a problem. “Their wing’s shorts were too big for our second-row: enough said,” wrote Ring in in his autobiography. Major clubs: Auckland, Treviso, Auckland Warriors, NEC Green RocketsCountry: New ZealandTest span: 1984-94Test caps: 63 (62 starts)Test points: 143 (35T) Rugby’s Greatest: John KirwanWhen John Kirwan sprinted and swerved from his own 22 to cross the Italy try-line during the very first World Cup match in 1987, the All Black couldn’t have guessed that try would still be rated by many as the greatest scored at a RWC tournament fully 28 years later.But it was just one example of the unstoppable attacking force that was Kirwan, as he shredded defences like paper throughout his career. He scored six tries at that World Cup, including two in the semi-final win over Wales and one in the final against France (and two days later he was back chopping meat in his dad’s butcher’s shop).The next year Kirwan was at it again, notching ten tries in a five-Test salvo, including four against Wales in Christchurch – he ended his All Blacks career win a 79% win rate. What made him so deadly? He was quick, powerful and had a swerve that could wrong-foot oncoming defenders, and he stood at 6ft 4in, which was huge for a wing in that era. Pound for pound, New Zealand’s Dan Carter is… Expand John Kirwan scoots past a Welsh defender Rugby’s Greatest: Dan Carter Rugby’s Greatest: Jonah Lomu LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The late Jonah Lomu was a bona fide… Rugby’s Greatest: Jonah Lomucenter_img TAGS: The Greatest Players New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Follow 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. Winners of the past two World Cups, the… Rugby’s Greatest: Dan Carter New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand Kirwan came from Marist Brothers Old Boys into the Auckland side in 1983 when he was 18 and within a year he was making his Test debut. he won the Ranfurly Shield and NPC with Auckland and scored an astonishing eight tries in one match against North Otago in 1993. Other teams to benefit from Kirwan’s talents were Treviso in Italy, Auckland Warriors rugby league side from 1995-96, and NEC Green Rockets in Japan, his last club before retiring in 1999.He went on to coach Italy and Japan at World Cups, and the Blues until last year. Kirwan was knighted for services to mental health awareness and rugby, after writing about suffering from depression in his book All Blacks Don’t Cry.  Collapselast_img read more

2019 Rugby World Cup: Argentina 47-17 USA

first_img Rugby World Cup Groups Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. HIGHLIGHTS: @lospumas v @usarugby in Pool C at Rugby World Cup 2019#RWC2019 #ARGvUSA— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 9, 2019“Right until the 81st minute, showing the fight and tenacity that we did, made me very proud. But we’ve got a lot of work to do in terms of improving. That’s why this was a great group for us. I’m not feeling like that right now. But on reflection, it will be a very profitable exercise. This is what we want, to play against three teams who are top-ten teams in the world.“In all three games, we have put up good performances for periods of time – we just haven’t lasted for 80 minutes. Tonga are a good team but we want to try to finish on a high.”On the possibility of the USA hosting RWC 2027: “To see the Rugby World Cup in Japan has really struck a chord. If USA were to be awarded the 2027 World Cup, you would see similar strides in America to what you’ve seen in Japan.”Get in! USA captain Blaine Scully celebrates the first of his two tries just before half-time (Getty Images)USA captain Blaine Scully: “I think in the first half we found a foothold. We were able to have a pretty good amount of possession inside the 22 and were really resilient. We were able to weather some storms and create a bit of pressure and we ended up getting that try in the first half. We were in a really good position to climb back into the game.“We started the second half really well, we won the kick-off and had a scrum and ended up really deep inside their territory. We ended up turning the ball over and suddenly we were back deep inside our 22. That’s a momentum shift that ends up being difficult to weather.”“We did some good things with the ball but we also missed some opportunities and in the World Cup you have to take every chance you get because they don’t come around too often. So credit to Argentina. They showed what a dangerous team they are today.” Argentina Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Next level support for @USARugby #ARGvUSA #RWC2019— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 9, 2019RELATED RUGBY WORLD CUP CONTENT 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. Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Collapse The fate of the oval ball… Not much Mike Teo can do about that #RWC2019 #ITVRugby— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) October 9, 2019The loose, sevens-style play of the second period suited Argentina, who by no-side had racked up 15 line breaks. The Americans were left chasing shadows and Gary Gold made a forlorn figure in his coaches’ box, his team’s campaign continuing in abject disappointment.USA were unable to string together meaningful phases and kicked the ball away too often. They were caught offside frequently in the early stages, giving Argentina easy yardage, their lineout faltered and their missed tackle count reached an alarming height – just four shy of a half-century. Rather too much rests on the shoulders of their Sale fly-half AJ MacGinty.Birthday boy: USA scrum-half Ruben de Haas, 21 today, climbs up to the stand after the match (Getty)They at least had the consolation of scoring three tries: MacGinty’s grubber put skipper Blaine Scully in just before the turnaround, Paul Lasike crashed over on the hour and Scully crossed again in the final play. Unlike his first effort, he didn’t celebrate. The Eagles’ chance at redemption comes on Sunday in their final pool match against Tonga.Fly-half Nicolas Sanchez had returned to the Pumas side and his try in the 18th minute, after he collected Mellia’s scoring pass, had set the ball rolling. Joaquin Tuculet, one of the older brigade and making his first start of this tournament, then latched on to a Sanchez chip that eluded Mike Te’o before ducking under Lasike’s high tackle to grab his second.It was all too easy for them after that.Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageYoung fans: schoolchildren at the Pool C match at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium in Saitama (Getty Images)Star manJuan Cruz Mallia marked his first Test start for Argentina with an accomplished display, sparking the try feast by sending Nicolas Sanchez to the line for the opener.The Jaguares centre hadn’t even featured internationally this year but seized his opportunity here, making a team-topping 17 carries and 164 metres. One mistimed tackle aside on opposite number Bryce Campbell, it was hard to find fault with the 23-year-old.The reaction – ArgentinaHead coach Mario Ledesma: “They were playing for someone really special today (Juan Manuel Leguizamon, retiring after 87 caps) and I’m really happy that he had the farewell he deserved. Qualifying for France wasn’t in our heads – we wanted to play better, we wanted to do on the field what we practised and to do it for him.“We expected the younger players to step up today and they delivered. Obviously, we are out of the World Cup but, with those guys, the future is looking good for Argentine rugby.On scoring seven tries: “In the last few months we’ve been trying to have a good combination with fly-half and backs and that worked well. It was a great combination with everyone, they worked together as a team; that is how you win a match and how we want to win a match.”Good job: Mario Ledesma congratulates wing Santiago Carreras after the victory (AFP/Getty Images)On his future: “It is really important to have a good perspective in our future. But we have just played our match, we had a red card in England match, so we need to look back on many things, we can’t just look forward in one way.“As coach I work on tactics and skill, control player emotions and have cohesion in the team and bring in other forces from outside as well. We need to go out of our country and play many matches to improve and to watch other sports to learn from them.”Argentina captain Pablo Matera: “It was a tough game, a physical game from the USA guys. We’re happy to get the win in our last game, it was important. Also a special mention to Juan Manuel Leguizamon, it was his last game with this jersey and he’s the man today and we’re very happy to give him a victory in his last game. Expand The scrap between North and South America goes the Pumas’ way as they put the Eagles to flight in Kumagaya. Victory secures third place in Pool C and qualification for 2023 Argentina Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guidecenter_img Los Pumas failed to make it to the… 2019 Rugby World Cup: Argentina 47-17 USAHead-to-headPlayed – 9Argentina wins – 9USA wins – 0Did You Know?Blaine Scully became the third USA skipper to score a RWC try, after Dan Lyle (1999) and Chris Wyles (2015). All of his previous 13 Test tries were against Tier Two teams.Pumas back-row Juan Manuel Leguizamon, playing in his fourth World Cup, was chaired off after making his 87th and final Test appearance.This was Argentina’s biggest win since beating Japan 54-20 in Tokyo in November 2016.USA No 8 Cam Dolan won his 50th cap – you can read an exclusive Q&A with him in the current issue of Rugby World magazine.Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesOut on a high: Juan Manuel Leguizamon is chaired off after his final Test for the Pumas (Getty Images)In a nutshellIt was billed as a play-off for third place but in reality it was no contest, Argentina brushing the US Eagles aside by seven tries to three to finish their Pool C campaign behind England and France. In doing so, they secured their place at the 2023 World Cup in France and condemned USA to the qualifying route.The Pumas gave youth its head and, having established a healthy 19-5 half-time advantage, they let loose in the second half, taking the game away from USA with a three-try burst in the third quarter. Juan Cruz Mallia notched a double and co-centre Jeronimo de la Fuente finished a sumptuous attack from deep to put the game to bed at 40-5.Replacement scrum-half Gonzalo Martin Bertranou got the final try, although there was nearly a final five-point flourish from wing Bautista Delguy, whose mesmerising run from behind his own line straight after half-time had set the mood for what was to follow. A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups… Rugby World Cup Groups TAGS: USA “We played three matches and couldn’t show what we practised for 80 minutes of each game. We lost to England and couldn’t make it to the quarter-final and that was disappointing.”On his future: “Everything has passed by so quickly, so we are going back to Argentina and then we can gather ourselves and analyse objectively. During this tournament I did not have a moment to think about what happens but it’s going to be a change for me.”Seven up: Gonzalo Martin Bertranou, a replacement for injured Tomas Cubelli, scores Argentina’s last tryThe reaction – USAHead coach Gary Gold: “I’m disappointed in the outcome but really proud of the effort. I think even the biggest cynic could see how hard the guys tried and how hard they worked.“I thought the first 20 minutes was very, very good, very similar to the French game, when we put ourselves in a really good position. We had an unbelievable opportunity to take advantage of the scoreboard and we didn’t, unfortunately, score in that moment. That’s how rugby works. It’s a game of momentum.“I think that’ll come with the more time we spend together and the more time we play together. I do believe we’ve improved game on game.“I thought our lineout was okay but out scrum took a bit of a strain, mysteriously. It’s difficult to play when your set-pieces aren’t going forward. USA Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide USA Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide The Americans have been building in the right… Dotting down: Joaquin Tuculet scores Argentina’s third try during their defeat of USA (Getty Images) A wonderful Argentina breakaway sees Sanchez pump the legs to the line and go over for the first points of the match#ITVRugby #RWC2019— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) October 9, 2019The TeamsArgentina: Joaquin Tuculet; Bautista Delguy, Juan Cruz Mallia, Jeronimo de La Fuente (Matías Moroni 60), Santiago Carreras; Nicolas Sanchez (Benjamin Urdapilleta 59), Felipe Ezcurra (Gonzalo Martin Bertranou 56); Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro (Mayco Vivas 52), Julian Montoya (Agustin Creevy 52), Santiago Medrano (Enrique Pieretto Heiland 52), Guido Petti (Tomas Lezana 57), Matias Alemanno, Pablo Matera (capt, Marcos Kremer 49), Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Rodrigo Bruni.Tries: Sanchez 18, Tucalet 24, 34, Mallia 43, 48, de la Fuente 55, Bertranou 71. Cons: Sanchez 5, Urdapilleta.USA: Mike Te’o (Will Hooley 49); Blaine Scully (capt), Bryce Campbell, Paul Lasike (Martin Iosefo 2-7), Marcel Brache; AJ MacGinty, Ruben de Haas (Nate Augspurger 59); Eric Fry (Olive Kilifi 49), Joe Taufete’e (Dylan Fawsitt 49), Titi Lamositele (Paul Mullen 49), Nate Brakeley (Ben Landry 56), Greg Peterson, Tony Lamborn (Ben Pinkelman 56), Hanco Germishuys, Cam Dolan.Tries: Scully 38, 80, Lasike 59. Con: MacGinty.last_img read more

Ireland Women’s Six Nations Squad 2021 – Ireland 25-5 Italy

first_img Expand Women’s Six Nations Team Guide 2021 Women’s Six Nations Team Guide 2021 And that makes it three for @IrishRugby! @cmoloney3 barges over from another quick tap penalty from the home side.#IREvITA #WomensSixNations— Women’s Six Nations (@Womens6Nations) April 24, 2021Wing Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe went over soon after the break, Cliodhna Moloney followed shortly after and Murphy Crowe added her second in the last minute.Melissa Bettoni scored Italy’s only try in the 68th minute.Ireland team to play Italy – Saturday 24 AprilEimear Considine; Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe, Eve Higgins, Sene Naoupu, Beibhinn Parsons; Stacey Flood, Kathryn Dane; Lindsay Peat, Cliodhna Moloney, Linda Djougang, Aoife McDermott, Nichola Fryday, Dorothy Wall, Brittany Hogan, Ciara Griffin.Replacements: Neve Jones, Laura Feely, Leah Lyons, Grace Moore, Hannah O’Connor, Emily Lane, Hannah Tyrrell, Enya Breen.Ireland 15-56 FranceIrish hopes were high ahead of their Women’s Six Nations match against France, but they suffered a heavy 56-15 defeat in Dublin.Ireland dominated possession and territory in thumping Wales last weekend but simply couldn’t get a similar foothold in their second Pool B match – and were their own worst enemy at times.France were quick to capitalise on Irish mistakes but it was the penalty count that proved most significant. Ireland had conceded nine penalties by half-time and had hit the 20 mark at the final whistle, giving the visitors plenty of opportunities to either clear their lines or launch their attacking game.They conceded eight tries in all as France found space out wide and overpowered the hosts at close quarters.Both of Ireland’s tries came from five-metre lineouts, with the hookers the scorer. Cliodhna Moloney went over in the first half and Emma Hooban in the second, from pretty much identical set plays as the Irish threw to the front, didn’t jump and then set the maul to drive over. Ireland Women’s Six Nations Squad 2021Ireland beat Italy 25-5 to secure a third-place finish in this year’s Women’s Six Nations.The Irish concluded their campaign by outscoring the Italians four tries to one, which bodes well for their hopes of reaching next year’s World Cup as both these teams are involved in that qualifying tournament later this year.Flanker Dororthy Wall crossed for Ireland’s first try within the opening ten minutes and they added three more in the second half. The rise of Ireland hooker Cliodhna Moloney All you need to know about the countries… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The rise of Ireland hooker Cliodhna Moloney Ireland Women’s Six Nations Fixtures 2021(All kick-off times are UK & Ireland time)Round TwoSat 10 April Wales 0-45 IrelandRound ThreeSat 17 April Ireland 15-56 FranceFinalsSat 24 April Ireland 25-5 ItalyDon’t miss a game with this Women’s Six Nations TV coverage guide. Dorothy Wall scores Ireland’s first try against Italy (Sportsfile/Getty Images) This year’s championship will take place in April… Expand Try time for the home [email protected] powers over as @IrishRugby get their first try in Donnybrook. #WomensSixNations #IREvFRA— Women’s Six Nations (@Womens6Nations) April 17, 2021Ireland will now be hoping to bounce back to finish third in the Six Nations; they will face the winner of the Scotland-Italy match later this afternoon in that play-off next Saturday.Ireland team to play France – Saturday 17 AprilEimear Considine; Lauren Delany, Eve Higgins, Sene Naoupu, Beibhinn Parsons; Hannah Tyrrell, Kathryn Dane; Lindsay Peat, Cliodhna Moloney, Linda Djougang, Aoife McDermott, Nichola Fryday, Dorothy Wall, Claire Molloy, Ciara Griffin.Replacements: Emma Hooban, Katie O’Dwyer, Laura Feely, Brittany Hogan, Hannah O’Connor, Emily Lane, Stacey Flood, Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe.Wales 0-45 IrelandIt took Ireland just 18 minutes to secure the try bonus point as they opened their Women’s Six Nations campaign with a 45-0 victory over Wales in Cardiff.The Irish have played only one Test in the past year and the vast majority of their players haven’t been able to play club rugby either as the amateur game has been suspended in Ireland. However, there was nothing rusty about this performance.It took the visitors less than three minutes to score their opening try, Eimear Considine going over after an impressive break from Hannah Tyrrell, and Beibhinn Parsons crossed in the 11th minute after finding space on the wing and then cutting inside. SENSATIONAL! @ParsonsBeibhinn take a bow #WomensSixNations #WALvIRE— Women’s Six Nations (@Womens6Nations) April 10, 2021Both Parsons and Considine crossed again before the break, the former from a cross-field kick and the latter from a weaving run in the Welsh 22. Sene Naoupu added a fifth from close range before half-time to give Ireland a 31-0 lead at the break. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. New format for 2021 Women’s Six Nations What an individual try! The @IrishRugby full-back is in again…a great finish from @EimearConsidine. #WomensSixNations #WALvIRE— Women’s Six Nations (@Womens6Nations) April 10, 2021The second period was not quite so one-sided. In fact, Ireland had to wait until the 72nd minute to increase their lead as Wales were far more resolute in defence.It was Dorothy Wall who scored the sixth try, going over in the corner after Parsons had darted to within a couple of metres, and then Tyrrell added the final flourish when breaking clear in the last minute to make it seven tries in all.Ireland now take on France next Saturday to determine who will top Pool B and face England in the Six Nations final.Ireland team to play Wales – Saturday 10 AprilEimear Considine; Lauren Delany, Eve Higgins, Sene Naoupu, Beibhinn Parsons; Hannah Tyrrell, Kathryn Dane; Lindsay Peat, Cliodhna Moloney, Linda Djougang, Aoife McDermott, Nichola Fryday, Dorothy Wall, Claire Molloy, Ciara Griffin.Replacements: Neve Jones, Katie O’Dwyer, Laura Feely, Brittany Hogan, Hannah O’Connor, Emily Lane, Stacey Flood, Enya Breen.Ireland Women’s Six Nations squadAdam Griggs has named a 35-player Ireland squad for this year’s Women’s Six Nations campaign.Back-row Ciara Griffin continues as captain of a side that has played just one Test in 12 months due to the pandemic. Griggs said: “It means a huge amount to us to have Test rugby on the horizon.”There are five uncapped players in the squad – Stacey Flood, Eve Higgins, Emily Lane, Grace Moore and Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe – and they have all represented Ireland at sevens level.Ireland are without the experienced Ciara Cooney, Edel McMahon and Larissa Muldoon, however, due to injury.Ireland’s first game is away to Wales before they host France and then comes ‘finals day’, with a match against the country ranked in the same position as them in Pool A, one of England, Italy or Scotland.Ireland Women’s Six Nations Squad 2021Backs(DoB/Club/Position)Enya Breen (23 Apr 1999/UL Bohemian/Centre)Eimear Considine (8 May 1991/UL Bohemian/Wing)Kathryn Dane (5 Sep 1996/Old Belvedere/Scrum-half) Lauren Delany (17 Jul 1989/Sale Sharks/Full-back)Aoife Doyle (2 Jun 1995/Railway Union/Wing)Katie Fitzhenry (23 Apr 1989/Blackrock College/Centre)Stacey Flood (5 Aug 1996/Railway Union/Fly-half)Eve Higgins (23 Jun 1999/Railway Union/Centre)Ailsa Hughes (18 Aug 1991/Railway Union/Scrum-half)Emily Lane (10 Jan 1999/Blackrock College/Scrum-half)Ellen Murphy (9 Apr 1995/Blackrock College/Scrum-half)Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe (26 Apr 1995/Railway Union/Wing)Sene Naoupu (2 Feb 1984/Old Belvedere/Centre)Beibhinn Parsons (30 Nov 2001/Ballinasloe/Blackrock College/Wing)Laura Sheehan (23 Sep 1993/Exeter Chiefs/Wing)Hannah Tyrrell (10 Apr 1990/Old Belvedere/Wing)ForwardsClaire Boles (28 May 1998/Railway Union/Back-row)Anna Caplice (13 Sep 1989/Harlequins/Back-row)Linda Djougang (17 May 1996/Old Belvedere/Prop)Laura Feely (4 Dec 1991/Blackrock College/Prop)Nichola Fryday (2 Jun 1995/Blackrock College/Back-row/Lock)Ciara Griffin (10 Jan 1994/UL Bohemian/Back-row)Brittany Hogan (19 Sep 1998/Old Belvedere/Lock)Emma Hooban (3 Dec 1997/Blackrock College/Hooker)Neve Jones (26 Dec 1998/Malone/Hooker)Leah Lyons (27 Nov 1994/Harlequins/Prop)Aoife McDermott (4 Jan 1991/Railway Union/Lock)Claire Molloy (22 Jun 1988/Wasps/Back-row)Cliodhna Moloney (31 May 1992/Wasps/Hooker)Grace Moore (21 May 1996/Railway Union/Back-row)Hannah O’Connor (28 Apr 1990/Blackrock College/Back-row)Katie O’Dwyer (27 Jun 1991/Railway Union/Prop)Chloe Pearse (3 Mar 1994/UL Bohemian/Prop)Lindsay Peat (5 Nov 1980/Railway Union/Prop)Dorothy Wall (4 May 2000/Blackrock College/Back-row)MORE ON THE WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS Collapse The Wasps front-rower is thriving after a steep… New format for 2021 Women’s Six Nations Ireland beat Italy in Dublin to secure a third-place championship finishlast_img read more

South Sudanese church ‘an example’ in speaking for peace

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Archbishop of Canterbury, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing 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 Anglican Communion, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA South Sudanese church ‘an example’ in speaking for peace 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Sudan & South Sudan This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ center_img Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Job Listing By Lambeth Palace staffPosted Jan 30, 2014 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN [Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby arrived in Juba, South Sudan the morning of Jan. 30 saying he brought with him “the greetings, love and encouragement” of his fellow Anglicans to those suffering amid the ongoing conflict in the country.Praising the South Sudanese Church as “an example to us all” in its consistent and unified calls for peace and an end to violence, Welby said he joined its leaders in urging political differences to be set aside for the “urgent task” of bringing healing and reconciliation.Welby, accompanied by his wife, Caroline, starts a five-day visit to South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet with fellow primates of the Anglican Communion.The visit is part of Welby’s plan to visit all of his fellow archbishops around the Anglican Communion during his first 18 months in office. His desire is to express solidarity, build personal and professional bonds, understand the Primates’ work in their local contexts, and lay foundations for good collaboration over the coming years.Arriving in the capital Juba, Welby said: “All our prayers are with the people of South Sudan at this testing time for the young nation. I have come with my wife, Caroline, and my colleague Joanna Udal who has long experience here, bringing the greetings, love and encouragement of your brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.“The South Sudanese Church is an example to us all in its consistent speaking with one voice for peace, for unity and to an ending to the violence so horrifically perpetrated against so many people. With the South Sudanese Church leaders, I urge political differences to be set aside for the sake of the urgent task of bringing healing and reconciliation.” Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Africa, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more