Rugby Book Review – The Grudge

first_imgLoose ball: Tony Stanger and Jerry Guscott scrap for possession during the 1990 Grand Slam match (Getty) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS At the age of 41, it’s taken a while for Tom English, our Irish correspondent, to finally write his first book. Let’s hope there are more to come, for this emotive story about the Scotland-England Grand Slam shoot-out of 1990 is shudderingly good, writes Rugby World deputy editor Alan Pearey. English sought the help of Will Carling and Brian Moore before agreeing to the project, and the two men – the focal point of some unprecedented racism – are among those offering compelling insights into events surrounding a game that was played against the backdrop of political antipathy for Maggie Thatcher and her poll tax.English has a rare talent for getting to the core of a person. Carling’s well-masked insecurities stem from the isolation he felt after being sent to boarding school aged seven.While Jim Telfer, whose parents worked as a servant and shepherd for a duke, carries with him a resentment of privilege that seemed especially acute each time he took the tremulous Scottish pack for training (Derek White was treated mercilessly).The bare bones of the actual match, won 13-7 by Scotland, are known to all, but here we get inside players’ heads at the critical moments, including Tony Stanger’s dubious try and the absence of a penalty try for England after repeated scrum collapses on the home line.If that sounds like rough justice, nobody in Carling’s side was kidding themselves. “I thought I was the dog’s b******s before that game,” says Mick Skinner. “I learned a bit of humility, became a better person. I questioned myself from that day on.”Fortunately, the nastiness receded. Last year Finlay Calder even called for Flower of Scotland, the Bannockburn war cry first sung in 1990, to be ditched because the anti-English stuff was “embarrassing”. RW RATING 5/5BUY IT AT:  rbooks.co.uk RRP:  £12.99  PUBLISHED BY:  Yellow Jersey PressGot a rugby book or DVD you’d like us to review in the Armchair Zone? Email [email protected] article appeared in the April 2010 issue of Rugby World MagazineDo you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipc Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.last_img read more

Lawrence Dallaglios’ England verdict

first_img“I’d love to see Riki Flutey back in the form he showed in 2009. It might also be worth looking at Manu Tuilagi, the young Tiger. Johnson knows what goes on at Leicester and I’m sure he’s speaking to the coaches and when he feels the time is right he’ll give him a chance.“Similarly, there’s been speculation that Leicester No 8 Thomas Waldrom might make England’s World Cup squad after discovering a long-lost English granny. Do I mind the fact that he’s a Kiwi? Rules are rules and they’re not set by people like me.“I do find it strange, however, that whenever England pick a player born overseas it creates a debate, but there’s hardly a mention when the All Blacks or Wallabies cap someone born in the Pacific Isles. And our Celtic cousins aren’t exactly adverse to picking the odd antipodean!“So if Waldrom fits the rules and he’s good enough, then pick him.This article appeared in the June 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Thomas Waldrom of Leicester celebrates on the way to scoring a try during the Heineken Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Scarlets at Welford Road on October 17, 2010 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Future England No 8? Thomas Waldrom should be given a chance says DallaglioFormer England No 8 and captain Lawrence Dallaglio offers his thoughts on the current state of the England team.“I think the 2011 World Cup is a bit too early for this generation of England players and New Zealand will be strong favourites to win the tournament. England have made huge strides in the past 12 months, but to win a World Cup you need to win three big games on the trot and that usually involves beating two of the three Tri-Nations teams.“We probably haven’t got the ability to do that at the moment. Having said that, England shouldn’t be written off. We’ve got a good record in the World Cup, reaching three finals. This England squad still needs to go through a bit more pain before they feel the pleasure.“The Ireland game was a reality check but not a devastating setback the way some have portrayed it. This England side is at the start of its journey and it can’t be compared to the World Cup-winning side of 2003. We were very experienced then but that experience had involved a lot of painful defeats along the way; crucially, however, we learned from every defeat.“Take the loss to Wales at Wembley in 1999 when Scott Gibbs scored a try near the end to give the Welsh the lead. There were still two-and-a-half minutes to play, plenty of time for us to regain the lead, but we panicked.“Contrast that with the World Cup final four years later: Elton Flatley levelled matters with three minutes of extra-time to go, but we stayed calm and worked our way close enough to Australia’s posts for Jonny to drop his goal. That was all down to the experience of previous games.“Talking of Wilkinson, there’s been talk in the wake of the Ireland defeat that he should replace Toby Flood at fly-half. I feel Flood’s come in for a lot of unfair criticism after one bad game. Everyone had a poor match against the Irish and if you’re looking for reasons why England lost then look first at the forwards, who were well beaten. That has to be addressed, as must the mental approach. Ireland had that part of their game spot on and were far more positive from the start.“But it’s good to have Wilkinson and Flood vying for the No 10 jersey, as it is to have healthy competition at scrum-half and in the back row. I’m concerned about the centres and I’m sure this is one area Martin Johnson will be examining in detail. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 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

Europe Round Two: Winners and Losers

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Losers:EdinburghScotland’s most successful side in Europe, Edinburgh have started their Heineken Cup campaign so badly you almost wonder whether their run to the semi-finals of last year’s competition actually happened. A 33-0 drubbing away at Thomond Park followed the 45-0 loss to Saracens at Murrayfield last weekend, meaning Michael Bradley’s side have shipped nearly 80 points without reply. It is the first time in Heineken Cup history that a side has failed to score a point after two rounds. Edinburgh were magnificent in their double header against Racing Métro last season, but even doing the double over the French side might not be enough to put them back in contention.Mont-de-MarsanA niggly, rugged 6-11 home defeat to Gloucester in Round One of the Amlin Challenge Cup showed that although Mont-de-Marsan may have been 10 points adrift at the bottom of the Top 14, they could still put up a fight. Their trip to Reading to take on London Irish however quickly dispelled this theory, as the visitors conceded 11 tries to bury their hopes of success in the competition.Delon Armitage His brother might have picked up the Man of the Match award, but Delon Armitage came away from Cardiff wrongly criticised by the Cardiff faithful following an accidental collision that saw Cardiff centre Gavin Evans stretchered off. Armitage has a history of poor tackles, but this was a clear incident where he was not at fault and yet he found himself chastised for his actions.Follow Ben Coles on Twitter @bencoles_ LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 21: Ben Youngs of Leicester Tigers celebrates after scoring during the Heineken Cup Round 2 match between Leicester Tigers and Ospreys at Welford Road on October 21, 2012 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Raucous scenes: Ben Youngs was a try-scorer in Leicester’s bonus point win against the Ospreysby Ben ColesYOU CANNOT win the Heineken Cup in Round Two, but you can go some way to losing it. After another action-packed weekend from across the continent, here and the winners and losers from over the last four days:Winners:LeicesterAfter a defeat in Toulouse where the Tigers made an uncharacteristic amount of errors, Sunday afternoon at Welford Road saw flashes of the Leicester at their best. Three tries in the final 10 minutes transformed what was a nailbiting contest against the Ospreys into a bonus point victory, with the England trio of Toby Flood, Ben Youngs and Manu Tuilagi all crossing the whitewash. It meant that the Tigers put themselves back in contention ahead of their double header against Treviso, with Youngs rebounding from his horrible afternoon in the south of France to put the pressure back on Danny Care and leave Welford Road rocking.Steffon ArmitageNot looking like he’s up for an England call-up any time soon, nevertheless, Steffon Armitage picked up the Man of the Match award for Toulon in their away victory against Cardiff back at the Arms Park, leaving Jonny Wilkinson to proclaim that, “the job that he does is world class and when you are world class you deserve to be in a squad”. The openside grabbed a crucial try in the second-half to stretch the visitors lead.Clermont AuvergneSemi-finallists in last season’s competition, Clermont are desperate for Heineken Cup glory after finally winning the Bouclier de Brennus back in 2010. They have started their campaign this season with a bang, racking up two bonus point wins against the Scarlets to put them top of Pool 5 with 10 points from two games. More importantly, they are two points ahead of rivals Leinster. Perhaps this is their year.last_img read more

RBS 6 Nations: Injured Ireland flirting with the past

first_imgLONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Fergus McFadden of Leinster is tackled by Craig Gilroy of Ulster during the Heineken Cup Final between Leinster and Ulster at Twickenham Stadium on May 19, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) With the bench, too, there is a test of Kidney’s dedication to adventure. Rolling back the years and allowing O’Gara and O’Callaghan back into play may stabilise the side, and Kilcoyne is more than familiar with the setup, but the likely bench is cause for head scratching and impromptu yelps.Evasive: Fergus McFadden attempts to skip past Craig GilroyTom Court has experience and is a lukewarm favourite to come into the squad; in the engine room Iain Henderson and Devin Toner are possibles; Paddy Jackson is a shoe-in.Court is not the best scrummager, but his Ulster teammates offer danger and excitement, as does McFadden. Crocked: Jonny Sexton falls out of the Six Nations match with England on Sunday after injuring his hamstringBy Alan DymockAS THE rain tumbled down at the Aviva Stadium, Ireland were toiling. They had dug deep, hoping to scoop out some of the visceral anger that bubbles up whenever England stand opposite, but they had dug themselves a hole instead.Stamp: Healy has a three-week banNow, almost a week later, they are left with their heavy-footed prop Cian Healy kicking his heels until March 10 and  their normally ice-cool fly-half Jonny Sexton icing his hamstring, while their flying winger Simon Zebo is grounded, and lastly, their reliable centre Gordon D’Arcy unavailable and their jovial lock Mike McCarthy left ashen faced.A ban for Healy and injuries to Sexton, Zebo, D’Arcy and McCarthy has left Declan Kidney with a selection headache. Not because he will not know who to pick to start against Scotland a week on Saturday – it is fairly obvious who Kidney will throw in – but because he has to consider his bench.After Healy lost control and botched a stamp on Dan Cole’s ankle he is banned and replaced, for the Scotland and France games, with Munster’s Dave Kilcoyne the most likely replacement. Sexton will almost certainly step aside for the usually-depedable Ronan O’Gara and Donncha O’Callaghan should come in for McCarthy. So far; so good.However, with Keith Earls and Fergus McFadden slugging it out for a starting spot in the centre, or the wing, it must be decided what style is needed against Scotland. Structure with Earls at centre and McFadden on the wing or a lurch into the unknown and an added kicking option with McFadden at centre? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Stick to the blueprint, and Kidney should pick Toner on the bench. If Kidney is in pursuit of sexiness, McFadden lines up inside and Earls takes to the wing – in reality a more comfortable move for both men – and Henderson benches.There is a distinct feeling that Ireland have dusted off the time machine. Being bloodied by the English can send you racing backwards. Nevertheless, if Ireland look to the future rather than the past they can excite as well as get the guttural venom of the younger generation pumping, just as they did themselves out of their current hole.last_img read more

It’s awards season again…

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS WRPA awardsPlayers’ player of the season – Justin Tipuric (Ospreys)Young player of the season – Justin TipuricTry of the season – Ryan Bevington (Ospreys v Ulster)IRUPA awardsPlayer of the season – Nick WilliamsYoung player of the season – Robbie HenshawTry of the season – Craig Gilroy (Ireland v Argentina) Here are the awards handed out so far as the season reaches its climax:Aviva Premiership awardsPlayer of the season – Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)Discovery of the season – Joe Launchbury (London Wasps)Director of the season – Mark McCall (Saracens)Golden boot – Freddie Burns (Gloucester)Try of the season – Dan Bowden (Leicester Tigers v Saracens)RaboDirect Pro12 awardsPlayers’ player of the season – Nick Williams (Ulster)Young player of the season – Luke Marshall (Ulster)Coach of the season – Gregor Townsend (Glasgow Warriors)Golden boot – Ian Madigan (Leinster)Try of the season – Andrew Trimble (Ulster v Connacht) LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 21: Justiin Tipuric of the Ospreys looks on during the Heineken Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Ospreys at Welford Road on October 21, 2012 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Shiny happy hooker: Showing off his fancy new paperweight is Aviva Premiership Player of the Season Tom YoungsBy Alan DymockIT IS awards season and whether you agree with the esteemed panels or punters’ votes, there are a few players carrying off more gongs than Daniel Day Lewis.Ulster’s Nick Williams was the talk of the Celts, with the brutish No 8 claiming the RaboDirect Pro12 players’ Player of the Season as well as the same award from the Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association, a fillip for the wrecking-ball breakaway before tonight’s Pro12 semi-final against Scarlets.Colour clash of the Titan: Osprey Justin TipuricAnother double winner was Ospreys and Wales flanker Justin Tipuric, who went home with the Players’ Player and Young Player award after the Welsh Rugby Players’ Association dinner following an impressive season in which he displaced Sam Warburton on the Welsh openside and posted imperious displays against the likes of England.The theme at these events seemed to be one of youth or at least change, though. At the Aviva Premiership dinner Leicester, England and now Lions hooker Tom Youngs took the top honour as Player of the Season while Joe Launchbury was their equivalent of Young Player of the Year. Freddie Burns won their golden boot.At the Pro12’s gala event scrubbed-up youngsters were claiming silver as Luke Marshall was named Young Player of the Season while Ian Madigan claimed the golden boot.Connacht’s 19-year-old full-back/centre Robbie Henshaw was also recognised for his contributions this season, winning the IRUPA’s inaugural Nevin SpenceYoung Player of the Season award.last_img read more

World Cup 2015: Canada 15 – 17 Romania

first_imgWho did what in Canada’s Pool D clash with Romania in Leicester. TAGS: CanadaHighlightRomania LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Romania produced the biggest comeback in Rugby World Cup history to overturn Canada‘s 15-0 lead in the last half-hour of this Pool D clash and win 15-17.A first-half try by DTH van der Merwe and a penalty from Gordon McRorie gave Canada the lead and they extended that advantage to 15-0 when Jeff Hassler scored a great individual try early in the second half and Nathan Hirayama converted.But Romania dominated the last half-hour of the match as their pack took control. Skipper and No 8 Mihai Macovei was driven over after a lineout on the left then, with Jebb Sinclair in the sin-bin, Macovei crashed over from the back of a scrum for his second try. Florin Vlaicu converted both and added a match-winning penalty two minutes from time.So Canada finish their Pool D with just one bonus point to their name, while Romania go on to play Italy on Sunday.Captain Fantastic: Mihai Macovei scores his second try. (Photo: Getty Images) Romania: C Fercu; M Lemnaru, P Kinikinilau, F Vlaicu, I Botezatu; M Wiringi (C Gal 51), F Surugiu (V Calafeteanu 21); M Lazar (A Tarus 74), O Turashvili (A Radoi 65), P Ion (A Ursache 45), V Poparlan, J van Heerden, V Ursache, V Lucaci (D Carpo 76), M Macovei (capt).Tries (2): Mihai Macovei 2. Cons: Florin Vlaicu 2. Pen: Florin VlaicuYellow card: Catalin Fercu 18 minReferee: Wayne Barnes (England)Man of the match: Jeff Hassler STATISTICS71 – The percentage of territory enjoyed by Romania in the final ten minutes of the match as they got Canada in a stranglehold they couldn’t escape from.130 – the number of metres Canada full-back Harry Jones made in attack. Jeff Hassler made 125, out of a team total of 497m.16 – the penalty count at half-time was 7-7 but Canada conceded 16 penalties in all by the final whistle, including nine in their own half, while Romania infringed just ten times in total.2 – the number of Romania players celebrating their 50th cap in this match, as Valentin Poparlan and Mihaita Lazar both reached that landmark.Canada: H Jones (J Pritchard 75); J Hassler, C Hearn, N Blevins (C Trainor 49), DTH van der Merwe; N Hirayama, G McRorie (P Mack 49); H Buydens (D Sears-Duru 45-54 and 61), R Barkwill, D Wooldridge (J Ilnicki 67), B Beukeboom, J Cudmore (capt), J Sinclair, J Moonlight (N Dala 62), A Carpenter.Tries (2): DTH van der Merwe, Jeff Hassler . Con: Nathan Hirayama 1. Pen: Gordon McRorie 1Yellow card: Jebb Sinclair 71 mincenter_img WHAT’S NOTOff target – Canada could have won this match if they had landed all their goal-kicks. Gordon McRorie missed two first-half penalties and a conversion, then Nathan Hirayama missed a long second-half penalty, meaning 11 points went begging off the tee in total.Wasteful Romania – Oaks centre Paula Kinikinilau thought he had scored a try in the 64th minute but play was brought back as he crossed the line for a knock-on by Valentin Poparlan. A few minutes later Csaba Gal charged down a Canadian clearance but then knocked on as he tried to slide for the line with the ball.Man of the match – This tournament’s system for choosing the Man of the Match is seriously flawed. Nominations are posted on the Rugby World Cup Twitter feed during the last quarter, for the public to vote on, but that means players who make a meaningful contribution in the closing minutes are excluded. It’s much better to let the TV experts make the choice in the last five minutes. Mighty Oaks: Romania celebrate as the final whistle blows in Leicester. (Photo: Getty Images) WHAT’S HOTMihai Macovei – Romania’s skipper scored the two tries which put his team back in the game and led a forward effort which Canada’s pack could not match in the last half-hour. He made the right calls at the right time too, opting for scrums and lineouts from penalties and helping his team turn that pressure into points.Record breaker – Canada wing DTH van der Merwe scored a try for the fourth World Cup match in succession, and became the only player from a Tier Two nation ever to achieve that feat. He had already crossed in Canada’s matches against France, Ireland and Italy during this tournament. Mention too should go to James Pritchard, who came off the bench for Canada and in doing so reached the landmark of appearing at a fourth World Cup tournament.Landmark score: DTH van der Merwe set a new record. (Photo: Getty Images)Cool pack – They were outgunned at the end, but two brilliant pieces of set-piece work by Canada’s pack saved two almost certain tries during this game. In the first half, having already conceded two scrum penalties, they managed to force one of their own when Romania opted for a scrum from a penalty close to the Canada line. Then, with 62 minutes on the clock Romania had a lineout in the left-hand corner but Canada managed to drive the maul into touch.Florin Vlaicu – The Romania centre kicked two conversions and the critical, match-winning penalty. He missed two first-half penalties, but both were from beyond the halfway line, so he can be forgiven for that!Kicking king: Florin Vlaicu strikes the winning penalty. (Photo: Getty Images) Attendance: 27,153For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

South Africa Autumn Internationals Squad

first_img Expand Rassie Erasmus has named his 35-man squad for the Springboks end-of-year tour. Take a look at which teams are playing… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Collapse Playing Bledisloe 3 in Yokohama, see Michael Cheika’s… England Autumn Internationals Squad New Zealand Autumn Internationals Squad New Zealand Autumn Internationals Squad Take a look at Eddie Jones’ 36-man England… Expand Autumn International Fixtures 2018 Australia Autumn Internationals Squad South Africa Autumn Internationals SquadFORWARDS: Warren Whiteley, Duane Vermeulen, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Francois Louw, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi (captain), Franco Mostert, Lood de Jager, RG Snyman, JD Schickerling, Eben Etzebeth, Thomas du Toit, Vincent Koch, Wilco Louw, Steven Kitshoff, Frans Malherbe, Trevor Nyakane, Schalk Brits, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi. Big Man: Duane Vermeulen has been released to play for South Africa this Autumn (Getty Images) England Autumn Internationals Squad South Africa Autumn Internationals SquadSouth Africa have named an unchanged starting side to the one that beat Scotland in Murrayfield last weekend, however there is one change on the bench with Eben Etzebeth recovering from an injury to replace Lood de Jager.Wales have won the last three meetings between the two sides however Rassie Erasmus is confident that will change in Cardiff.“Wales have a formidable squad and their current run of eight unbeaten Tests is proof and also an indication of their good form at the moment,” he said.“They are a well-balanced and strong side with a great home record so our boys will be in for a massive contest on Saturday.“We will be desperate to win, and to end the tour on a high would be fantastic for the experience and growth of this squad.”South Africa team to face Wales in the Autumn Internationals – 24th November Willie le Roux; Sbu Nkosi, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Aphiwe Dyantyi; Handré Pollard, Embrose Papier; Steven Kitshoff, Malcolm Marx, Frans Malherbe, RG Snyman, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (c), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Duane Vermeulen.Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Thomas du Toit, Vincent Koch, Eben Etzebeth, Francois Louw, Ivan van Zyl, Elton Jantjies, Cheslin KolbeSouth Africa team to face Scotland in the Autumn Internationals – 17th NovemberWillie le Roux, Sbu Nkosi, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Handre Pollard, Embrose Papier, Steven Kitshoff, Malcolm Marx, Frans Malherbe, RG Snyman, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (c), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Duane Vermeulen.Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Thomas du Toit, Vincent Koch, Lood de Jager, Francois Louw, Ivan van Zyl, Elton Jantjies, Cheslin Kolbe.South Africa team to face France in the Autumn Internationals – 10th November Australia Autumn Internationals Squad Autumn International Fixtures 2018 Willie le Roux, Sbu Nkosi, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Aphiwe Dyantyi; Handré Pollard, Faf de Klerk, Steven Kitshoff, Malcolm Marx, Frans Malherbe, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (capt), Duane Vermeulen, Warren WhiteleyReplacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Thomas du Toit, Vincent Koch, RG Snyman, Francois Louw, Embrose Papier, Elton Jantjies, Cheslin KolbeSouth Africa team to face England in the Autumn Internationals – 3rd NovemberDamian Willemse; Sbu Nkosi, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Aphiwe Dyantyi; Handré Pollard, Ivan van Zyl; Steven Kitshoff, Malcolm Marx, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi (capt), Duane Vermeulen, Warren Whiteley.Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Thomas du Toit, Wilco Louw, RG Snyman, Lood de Jager, Embrose Papier, Elton Jantjies, André Esterhuizen.Rassie Erasmus has named his 35-man squad for South Africa’s end of year internationals against England, France, Scotland and Wales.There are some huge names returning to the squad due to injury layoffs or club commitments. For example Trevor Nyakane and Lood de Jager come back after long injury absences, and Duane Vermeulen, Franco Mostert, Willie le Roux, and Francois Louw have all been released by their clubs. Additionally, Gio Aplon returns to the squad having not played for the Springboks since 2012.However Faf de Klerk will play no part because he has not been released by Sale, and as a result Currie Cup winning captain Louis Schreuder has been called up to replace him.Finally, there are three completely new faces coming into the squad from Currie Cup finalists Western Province; Ruhan Nel, JD Schickerling and Sergeal Petersen.The Springboks are coming off an up and down Rugby Championship which saw them lose to Argentina and Australia, but they picked up a huge win against New Zealand in Wellington. They also narrowly lost to New Zealand 32-30 in the second contest and truth be told, the Springboks should have won that Test too. The All Blacks have named a 51-man squad… Expand BACKS: Willie le Roux, Gio Aplon, Damian Willemse, Sergeal Petersen, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Sbu Nkosi, Cheslin Kolbe, Jesse Kriel, Ruhan Nel, Damian de Allende, Andre Esterhuizen, Handré Pollard, Elton Jantjies, Embrose Papier, Ivan van Zyl, Louis Schreuder.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest rugby news.last_img read more

Bledisloe Cup New Zealand v Australia live stream: How to watch game two

first_imgThe All Blacks and Wallabies played out a dramatic draw last weekend – here’s how you can watch their next clash in Auckland This youngster has received plenty of accolades for… Expand Expand If you don’t have a Sky contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because a Now TV pass allows you to get instant access to 11 Sky Sports channels. It’s £9.99 for a Day Pass if you just want to watch this match or £33.99 for a month, which would allow you to watch more rugby from the southern hemisphere over the coming weeks.Get a Now TV PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when New Zealand v Australia takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.MORE ON THE ALL BLACKS & WALLABIES Collapse Bledisloe Cup New Zealand v Australia live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show the Bledisloe Cup matches and you can watch Game Two of the 2020 New Zealand v Australia series at 2pm (AEST), with pre-game build-up from 1pm.The Foxtel Sports HD bundle is $74 a month – and you get 50+ other channels as well as Foxtel GO so you can watch when on the move.Foxtel Sports HD bundleIf you don’t want a long-term contract, you can also stream games live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer Hotshot: Reds back-rower Harry Wilson Hotshot: Blues No 8 Hoskins Sotutu Expand Bledisloe Cup New Zealand v Australia live stream: How to watch game twoInternational rugby returned with a bang last weekend as New Zealand and Australia drew 16-16 in the first of four Bledisloe Cup games in 2020.Neither side had played a Test since last year’s World Cup, but that did not stop them delivering a cracking match in Wellington and the same will be expected at Auckland’s Eden Park this Sunday (kick-off 4am UK & Ireland time).Both teams have made changes to their line-ups for Game Two. Beauden Barrett is selected at full-back after his late withdrawal last week and All Blacks coach Ian Foster also gives Caleb Clarke his first Test start. The winger impressed off the bench last weekend and replaces George Bridge, who has been ruled out for six months due to injury.The other change in the New Zealand back-line sees Anton Lienert-Brown come in at outside-centre, with Rieko Ioane dropping to the bench, while up front Dane Coles starts at hooker and Tupou Vaa’i comes in for Sam Whitelock, who is undergoing HIA protocols. Prop Alex Hodgman is also in line for his All Blacks debut after being named on the bench.Centurion: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper played his 100th Test last weekend (Getty Images)Dave Rennie has made two changes to the Wallabies starting XV. Brandon Paenga-Amosa comes in at hooker and Ned Hanigan will start at blindside. There are also two changes on the bench with Liam Wright and Jordan Petaia brought in as replacements.New Zealand: Beauden Barrett; Jordie Barrett, Anton Lienert-Brown, Jack Goodhue, Caleb Clarke; Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Ofa Tuungafasi, Patrick Tuipulotu, Tupou Vaa’i, Shannon Frizell, Sam Cane (captain), Ardie Savea.Replacements: Codie Taylor, Alex Hodgman, Nepo Laulala, Scott Barrett, Hoskins Sotutu, TJ Perenara, Rieko Ioane, Damian McKenzie.Australia: Tom Banks; Filipo Daugunu, Hunter Paisami, Matt To’omua, Marika Koroibete; James O’Connor, Nic White; James Slipper, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Taniela Tupou, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Matt Philip, Ned Hanigan, Michael Hooper (captain), Harry Wilson.Replacements: Jordan Uelese, Scott Sio, Allan Alaalatoa, Rob Simmons, Liam Wright, Jake Gordon, Jordan Petaia, Reece Hodge.In last weekend’s match, both sides scored two tries – Jordie Barrett and Aaron Smith crossed for the All Blacks while Wallaby wingers Filipo Daugunu and Marika Koroibete both touched down – and Reece Hodge had chance to win the match for the visitors in the 83rd minute, only for his long-range penalty to hit the post.That led to a dramatic final few minutes – you can watch the highlights here…Here we explain how to find a reliable live stream for the second Bledisloe Cup game of 2020 between New Zealand and Australia.How to watch New Zealand v Australia from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local rugby coverage, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN All Blacks hooker Dane Coles This young back-rower is being hotly tipped for… Mischief seems to find Dane Coles. It always… Winging in: Caleb Clarke makes his first start for the All Blacks this weekend (Getty Images) Bledisloe Cup New Zealand v Australia live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIn South Africa, tune into SuperSport’s Rugby, CSN or Grandstand channels from 5am to watch this Bledisloe Cup tie taking place in Auckland.It will also be replayed on the Rugby channel at 10.30am and 4.10pm, and there are various highlights packages on CSN throughout the day.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Hotshot: Blues No 8 Hoskins Sotutu There has been lots of negativity around Australian… Bledisloe Cup New Zealand v Australia live stream: How to watch from the UK & IrelandIt’s an early start for UK and Ireland viewers! New Zealand v Australia, which kicks off at 4am on Sunday morning, will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Arena and Mix channels. If that’s a little early for you, it is being repeated on Sky Sports Arena at 8am. All Blacks hooker Dane Coles New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie: “We need to change perceptions” Hotshot: Reds back-rower Harry Wilson Bledisloe Cup New Zealand v Australia live stream: How to watch from New ZealandSky Sport NZ 1 will have live coverage of the second Bledisloe Cup fixture of 2020, with coverage starting at 3pm before kick-off at 4pm. The also have a ‘player cam’ option on Sky Sports Select.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 31 January 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie: “We need to change perceptions” 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.last_img read more

England v Italy live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhere

first_imgEngland v Italy live stream: How to watch from the CanadaSix Nations matches are shown on streaming platform DAZN in Canada.The match will kick off at 9.15am EST and 6.15am on the West Coast.England v Italy live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Six Nations matches, like England v Italy, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $89.99 or a year’s deal is $129.99.Premier Sports Asia subscription England v Italy live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to England v Italy from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 3.15am on Sky Sport NZ1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer England v Italy live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhereEngland and Italy both lost their opening Six Nations games, Eddie Jones’s team beaten by Scotland at Twickenham for the first time in 38 years and Franco Smith’s Italy defeated by France to extend their winless streak in the tournament to 28 games.Here are the two match-day squads for their meeting at Twickenham this afternoon (kick-off 2.15pm)…England: Elliot Daly; Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Owen Farrell, Jonny May; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Jonny Hill, Courtney Lawes, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola.Replacements: Jamie George, Ellis Genge, Will Stuart, Charlie Ewels, Ben Earl, Jack Willis, Dan Robson, Max Malins.Italy: Jacopo Trulla; Luca Sperandio, Juan Ignacio Brex, Carlo Canna, Monatanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Andrea Lovotti, Luca Bigi, Marco Riccioni, Marco Lazzaroni, David Sisi, Sebastian Negri, Johan Meyer, Michele Lamaro.Replacements: Gianmarco Lucchesi, Danilo Fischetti, Giosuè Zilocchi, Niccolò Cannone, Federico Ruzza, Guglielmo Palazzani, Tommaso Allan, Federico Mori.Check out our England v Italy match preview here and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream wherever you are. We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  In Italy, DMAX is showing England v Italy, which has a kick-off time of 3.15pm, and you can also live stream matches via its online player Dplay.If you’re in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can watch England v Italy (kick-off 3.15pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.England v Italy live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, England v Italy  is live at 1.15am on beIN Sports 3. Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action. Plus, there is currently a 14-day FREE trial offer.beIN Sports Connect packageYou can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer England v Italy live stream: How to watch from the UKThe good news is that all Six Nations matches are available on free-to-air TV in the UK. England v Italy, which kicks off at 2.15pm, will be shown live on ITV in the UK.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when the game takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.England v Italy live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, England v Italy (kick-off 2.15pm) is also on free-to-air TV, with Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) broadcasting live coverage of all Six Nations matches. You can also stream live TV through Virgin TV Anywhere if you’d rather watch on your phone, tablet or computer. England v Italy live stream: How to watch from EuropeFrance 2, another free-to-air channel, has the rights to broadcast England v Italy (kick-off 3.15pm) in France.  Maro Itoje puts in a tackle against Italy in the 2020 Six Nations center_img How to watch England v Italy from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Six Nations coverage, like England v Italy, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Six Nations live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN England and Italy both lost their opening Six Nations matches England v Italy live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go.England v Italy kicks off at 4.15pm on SuperSport Rugby.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.England v Italy live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Six Nations matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.England v Italy will kick off at 9.15am EST and 6.15am on the West Coast.Get Peacock Premium LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? 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Funding for youth event, evangelism mark House of Deputies’ first…

first_img Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Funding for youth event, evangelism mark House of Deputies’ first day Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments are closed. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Submit an Event Listing [Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] The House of Deputies expressed its commitment to a national Episcopal Youth Event and expanded funding for evangelism in its first full day of business at General Convention. Those resolutions now go to the House of Bishops for consideration.It adopted resolution C100, which calls for funding the Episcopal Youth Event and earmarking $300,000 for it. The every-three-year gathering of youth of the Episcopal Church had been slated for elimination in previously released draft budgets. Several young deputies, along with members of the Official Youth Presence, described the impact attending EYE had on them and its value in energizing a new generation of leaders for the church. Deputies voted to direct the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance to place the funding in the youth ministries budget.Deputies also asked for $1 million to establish diocesan “mission enterprise zones” to assist a diocese or a group of parishes in reaching out to under-represented groups in the church (resolution A073) and called for helping parishes and dioceses engage in evangelism, especially to those they don’t normally reach, through creating a multimedia evangelism guide (resolution A070).Resolution D034 proved controversial by seeking to amend rules on how deputies are required to identify themselves to include stating the percentage of each deputy’s diocesan income is given to the Episcopal Church. Because the asking used to the support the Episcopal Church’s operations is voluntary, diocesan commitments range from the full 19 percent to zero. Deputies favoring the resolution said it would lead to greater accountability and would indicate that dioceses had “skin in the game” when it came to churchwide finances. Opponents feared that comments by deputies in low-paying dioceses would be discounted and that those from dioceses with financial struggles could end up being second-class citizens in the house. The resolution was defeated.In a morning organizing session, deputies elected the Very Rev. H. Scott Kirby of the Diocese of Eau Claire to serve as vice president for this General Convention, following his recommendation by Bonnie Anderson, president of the House of Deputies. The office has been vacant since Brian Prior, elected vice president in 2009, became bishop of the Diocese of Minnesota in 2010.A much-anticipated relaxation of House of Deputies Rule 67 on the use of electronic devices on the floor also was announced. Anderson asked that all such devices remain in silent mode to avoid disturbing others. Declaring, “I won’t be the electronic police,” she also asked deputies to give their full attention to matters at hand. Deputies who use the social media site Twitter responded there with approval.The House of Deputies approved multiple other actions, all of which now must receive approval of the House of Bishops to take effect. They include resolutions that:Urged enactment of legislation to permit same-gender legal domestic partners and spouses of United States citizens and permanent residents to seek permanent resident status in the same manner as different-gender spouses (resolution D011).Affirmed the “Website Challenge,” which calls on all congregations to have an effective, dynamic and current website by 2015 (resolution A025) and affirmed communications as an essential ministry of the church (resolution A024).Consented to the election of eight bishops: A. Robert Hirschfeld as bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire, Dorsey McConnell as bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, W. Nicholas Knisely as bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island, Susan E. Goff as bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Virginia, Jeff Wright Fisher as bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Texas, Jacob Wayne Owensby as bishop of the Diocese of Western Louisiana, Robert C. Wright as bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta and Douglas John Fisher as bishop of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts.— Melodie Woerman is a member of the Episcopal News Service team at General Convention. Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 By Melodie WoermanPosted Jul 5, 2012 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY General Convention 2012, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Hannah Wilder says: Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC July 6, 2012 at 9:46 am Concise, clear and cogent synopsis. Thanks Melodie. General Convention, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments (1) Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC House of Deputies Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more