first_imgTAGS: Fiji LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wales: Byrne, North, Hook, Bishop, Brew, Biggar, R. Rees, James, Bennett, A. Jones, Gough, D. Jones, R. Jones, Lydiate, Thomas.Replacements: Shanklin for Bishop (9), S. Jones for Biggar (49), Phillips for R. Rees (49), Davies for Gough (49). Not Used: Hibbard, Yapp, Faletau.Fiji: Matavesi, Tagicakibau, Vulivuli, Lovobalavu, Goneva, Baikeinuku, Kentale, Ma’afu, Veikoso, Manu, I. Rawaqa, Qovu, Saukawa, Ravulo, Koyamaibole.Replacements: Ratu for Tagicakibau (49), T. Rawaqa for Vulivuli (67), Taka for Kentale (55), Dewes for Ma’afu (59), Tuapati for Veikoso (51), Kalou for Ravulo (75), Qera for Koyamaibole (49).Sin Bin: Baikeinuku (22). Att: 55,000Referee: Jerome Garces (FRA) Wales forward Dan Lydiate tackles Fiji winger Michael Tagicakibau FIRST AND foremost this was an exceptional performance by Fiji. We all know they have exciting backs, who can run from anyway but this generation of the Fiji national side is growing a hard edge that Wales simply failed to match. It was the Sevens-style Fiji that beat Wales but one based around their forward power.Wales had the ascendancy in the scrum (well as Jonathan Davies said being a Fiji prop is like being the Brazilian goalkeeper in football – no on wants to go there) but at the breakdown and in the tackle area Fiji were dominant. So there should be no complaints from Wales as Fiji more that justified the draw.The IRB should be commended for this performance. They weren’t out there playing but the game shows that giving Tier Two nations more regular action in terms of the development tournaments they are staging across the world is having an effect.The root of this awful performance for Wales lies in the Welsh Rugby Union’s decision to play four Test matches in November. Hopefully this match proves that Wales simply does not have a big enough playing base to take on four countries as it means they need to rest players for one of the matches.The fourth game falls outside of the international window and puts far too much pressure on the players and hopefully this is the last time they will attempt it. What’s best for the players must come first or the Welsh public needs to prepare itself for more of the same.If only Wales had played three Tests they could have achieved consistency of selection and built a cohesion to take them into the clash with the All Blacks next Saturday.But in pursuit of money Wales attempted to play four games and in the end the draw was only hard on one side at the Millennium Stadium – Fiji.Hats off to the Islanders. They brought a physical presence to Cardiff that Wales could not watch and this is a weakness that will now be exploited in the Six Nations and World Cup if Wales cannot put it right.The performance proves that Fiji will once again be a big threat at next year’s World Cup. Wales will go into their pool game with the Fijians as outsiders and they have to train and play for the next 12 months as if they are the outsiders to qualify for the quarter-finals. Anything less will lead to disaster in New Zealand.As a condemnation of the performance it’s rare that a player is the clear man of the match after playing just 30 minutes of a Test match, but in the Wales victory over Fiji scrum-half Mike Phillips had that kind of influence.Phillips was clearly unhappy to be left on the bench for this game with the All Blacks heading for Cardiff next weekend, and when he came on with Wales trailing 13-6 he transformed the game, even if Seremaia Bai kicked Fiji to a 16-16 draw in injury time.Wales were lacking tempo – he brought that.Wales were lacking a physical threat at the gain line – he brought that.And within eight minutes of him coming on he’d sent Lee Byrne over for a score (disallowed by the video referee) and Wales were finally awarded a penalty try to draw level.Why on earth there was an outcry for him to be dropped after Wales lost to South Africa is anyone’s guess? He is head and shoulders above any other scrum-half in Wales.Make no mistake Wales were poor, very poor for 49 minutes of this game and Fiji rightfully held a 13-6 lead. But then Warren Gatland brought on his equivalent of the four horsemen of the apocalypse Phillips, Stephen Jones, Bradley Davies and Tom Shanklin and yet another embarrassing defeat was averted.They failed in the first half to meet the Fijian’s physical threat and there is no excuse for that.Hopefully this game will ensure Wales understand where they are in the world order. With a full side they are seventh at best. Resting players mean they drop out of the top ten.The All Blacks will not be quaking but perhaps that is the sort of motivation Wales need to pull out a performance the team and management can be proud of. It could be a long World Cup unless they do!Wales (6) 16Try: Pen Con: S Jones Pens: Biggar (2), JonesFiji (13) 16Tries: Vulivuli Cons: Bai Pens: Bai (2), Matavesilast_img read more


first_imgBrian Moore of England takes on Alexander Tikhonov of the Soviet Union during the Rugby Union International match played at Twickenham (1991)MAN OF extremes, and excess. Brian Moore celebrated the 1989 Lions win so hard that he got ridiculously drunk, made an Aussie guy ill through a drinking challenge, upset the bloke’s wife, then had to be rescued by journalists who spotted him doing aeroplane impressions amid the traffic on Sydney Harbour Bridge. He collapsed in his hotel and missed the celebrations almost before they’d begun.His intensity on the field, and willingness to tell it how it is, won him an army of English admirers – and made him reviled elsewhere. The Scots were furious when he criticised their negativity in the 1995 Grand Slam game, one club, Annan, even setting up a website inviting viewers to vote on the question: “Is Brian Moore the Anti-Christ?” Moore voted countless times but lost by a heavy majority.The passage of time – this autobiography comes 15 years after his first – has softened few of his views, which are varied and hard-hitting. Some issues are covered in our feature (see page 88); others are no less fascinating, such as the lengths to which Moore went to combine Test rugby with a high-flying legal career.The day before England played New Zealand in 1993, Moore flew to Glasgow and back to take vital witness statements for a complex negligence claim. He worked on them until past midnight, squeezing in an England team meeting in between. This constant juggling act led to exhaustion and early signs of clinical depression – a strange reward for representing your country. Without pay.RW RATING 5/5BUY IT AT:  efcbookshop.com RRP:  £17.99  PUBLISHED BY:  Simon & Schuster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Book Review Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. Got a rugby book or DVD you’d like us to review in the Armchair Zone? Email [email protected] article appeared in the February 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/ipclast_img read more


first_imgMajor teams: Waikato, OtagoPosition: HookerCountry: New ZealandTest span: 1996-2006 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: The Greatest Players Unquestionably one of the most respected leaders in women’s rugby history, Farah Palmer led the Black Ferns to total dominance following her debut in 1996, captaining the team to World Cup triumphs in 1998, 2002 and 2006.In a career filled with accolades, she also led the team to Canada Cup titles in 1996, 2000 and 2005 and a Churchill Cup win in 2004.An uncompromising hooker, Palmer was a feared front-rower with an excellent set-piece game and outstanding skills while her experience and leadership inspired her team to win after win.With a background steeped in sport, Palmer grew up playing everything she could until finding rugby at Otago University. Originally a prop, she switched to hooker in 1994 and became captain of the Black Ferns in 1997 – celebrating with a 67–0 win over England at Burnham Army Camp in Christchurch, followed by a win against Australia at Carisbrook in Dunedin.center_img After taking a year out of rugby to compete as a bodybuilder, she rejoined the Black Ferns in 2003 while at the same time making good success of her club career, helping Manawatu win promotion to the NPC.During her time as captain, the Black Ferns lost only once and she was named in World Rugby’s Hall of Fame alongside team-mate Anna Richards, no real surprise given the role she played in taking New Zealand to the top. She was also the IRB International Women’s Personality of the Year in 2005.In 2007 she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to women’s rugby and sport and these days she is a senior lecturer in Massey University’s School of Management. She is now a well-known figure in New Zealand as a vocal ambassador for women’s sport and Maori women, with outspoken views on the support given to the women’s game.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more


first_img Sam Warburton will captain the British & Irish Lions against the Highlanders on Tuesday night. The tour skipper has recovered from an ankle strain to line up in a back row alongside England’s James Haskell and Ireland’s CJ Stander.Jared Payne gets the chance to start at full-back, where he was so impressive against England in the Six Nations, while his centre partner against the Blues last week, Robbie Henshaw, joins up with Jonathan Joseph in midfield. That’s a combination of power and silky running.Winging in: Tommy Seymour makes his second start of the tour. Photo: Getty ImagesJack Nowell and Tommy Seymour are on the wings. Both are known for their work-rate and if the Lions employ the same kicking tactics as those that proved so successful against the Crusaders they will be clocking a lot of metres on the kick-chase.Warren Gatland will hope the Welsh half-back pairing of Rhys Webb and Dan Biggar lasts longer than it did last week, when the fly-half had to depart before half-time because of a head injury. Biggar will be desperate to make his mark given how well Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton performed against the Crusaders.Return at ten: Dan Biggar lasted less than 40 minutes against the Blues. Photo: Getty ImagesIn the pack, the front row from the first game against NZ Provincial Barbarians all start again – Joe Marler, Rory Best and Kyle Sinckler – while Courtney Lawes and Iain Henderson form what looks to be a powerful pairing in the second row.All Blacks Lima Sopoaga and Waisake Naholo have been released by Steve Hansen to play for the Highlanders against the Lions at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Tuesday night. Malakai Fekitoa also lines up in midfield and will no doubt be keen to make his mark having missed out on New Zealand selection for the Lions series.Big threat: Highlanders wing Waisake Naholo tries to break v Crusaders. Photo: Getty ImagesHowever, the franchise are still without their biggest names – the Smiths, Ben and Aaron, for example,  are missing and they play such a crucial role in their attacking game – who are involved with both the All Blacks and Maori All Blacks this week.The Crusaders result was hugely important for the Lions and their defence was a standout, restricting a team that has averaged 37 points a game in Super Rugby this season to just three. However, they need to be clinical in attack – as we’ve been saying since the first game of the tour.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREThey’re stretching sides out wide but have been unable to consistently get the final pass to hand or make the right decision in terms of getting over the line. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Lions: Jared Payne; Jack Nowell, Jonathan Joseph, Robbie Henshaw, Tommy Seymour; Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb; Joe Marler, Rory Best, Kyle Sinckler, Courtney Lawes, Iain Henderson, James Haskell, Sam Warburton (capt), CJ Stander.Replacements: Ken Owens, Jack McGrath, Dan Cole, Alun Wyn Jones, Justin Tipuric, Greig Laidlaw, Owen Farrell, Elliot Daly. The lowdown on the British & Irish Lions team to play the Highlanders in Dunedin Thumbs up: Sam Warburton leads the Lions against the Highlanders. Photo: Getty Images TAGS: Highlight Nowell will be looking to improve on what was a disappointing display against the Blues and he has shown how dangerous he can be for the Chiefs, and if Joseph and Henshaw can find space in the middle of the park – perhaps running off Stander’s shoulder – they should test the Highlanders in defence too.Webb will keep the back row interested at the breakdown as he likes a snipe close to the ruck, while the kicking games of Biggar and Payne should allow the Lions to dictate territory and apply pressure that way.Close call: Jared Payne missed out on a try in the corner against the Barbarians. Photo: Getty Images“Each game is a chance for individuals to shine but more importantly it’s about a collective performance,” said Gatland. “We are building some momentum and we have improved with every game.“We were obviously pleased with the win against the Crusaders, especially our defence and game management, but we know the Highlanders will be another massive test for us as a squad.”Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, Tuesday 13 June, 7.35pm (8.35am UK & Ireland), Forsyth Barr Stadium, Live on Sky Sports and TalkSportHighlanders: Richard Buckman; Waisake Naholo, Malakai Fekitoa, Teihorangi Walden, Tevita Li; Lima Sopoaga, Kayne Hammington; Daniel Lienert-Brown, Liam Coltman, Siate Tokolahi, Alex Ainley, Jackson Hemopo, Gareth Evans, Dillon Hunt, Luke Whitelock (capt).Replacements: Greg Pleasants-Tate, Aki Seiuli, Siosiua Halanukonuka, Josh Dickson, James Lentjes, Josh Renton, Marty Banks, Patrick Osborne.last_img read more


first_imgThere are two points to unpick here. First, that this instance of homophobic abuse is considered at the low end of sanctions. What sort of insult would it take to climb up the charts and reach the dizzying height of a top-end sanction? I shudder to think.The second is that the committee took the player’s guilty plea into consideration when deciding to halve the ban. Given that the entire exchange was captured on television, with the language picked up on the referee’s microphone, and beamed around the world, you can probably make your own mind up as to what I think about Bastareaud’s guilty plea making a difference to the outcome.Words matter. Actions matter. Our game is very good at the former and is sadly proving to be miles behind on the latter. Collapse Central figure: Toulon’s Mathieu Bastareaud in action against Treviso (Getty Images) Israel Folau Sparks Fury With Anti-Gay Comments On Instagram Rugby must clamp down on homophobic abuseBack in January Mathieu Bastareaud was heard directing the word “f****t” towards Sebastian Negri in a European Champions Cup game and was subsequently banned for three weeks.Israel Folau has also caused huge controversy with a social media post that said God’s plan for gay people was “HELL… unless they repent of their sins and turn to God”. He has met with Rugby Australia officials to discuss how he can better express his views respectfully given their inclusion policy, although he has not been sanctioned by the union.Last week Sale wing Denny Solomona was banned for four weeks for conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game after being found guilty of directing the words “f***ing f****t” towards Worcester’s Jamie Shillcock during an Aviva Premiership game.Controversy: Sale wing Denny Solomona is wrapped up by Worcester tacklers (Getty Images)All of the above make this ‘Rugby Rant‘ column from Ali Donnelly, who writes regularly for Rugby World magazine and is editor of scrumqueens.com, more pertinent. Here is her reaction to Bastareaud’s ban at the start of the year…Mathieu Bastareaud’s three-week ban for homophobic abuse towards Sebastian Negri in Toulon’s game against Treviso has generated a lively debate.The statement announcing the ban was issued by European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) on the same afternoon that James Haskell received a four-week suspension for his poor tackle on Jamie Roberts.Naturally, comparisons were made about the leniency of one compared to the other, but Bastareaud’s disgusting language should be taken in isolation. Our game trades itself on its core values; differentiates itself on the respect there is between its players, coaches and fans; and celebrates its much-hyped inclusivity as well as the work that it is doing to improve diversity.So when handed footage of a player using a homophobic slur towards another player, why did it baulk at the opportunity to really live up to the values it so acclaims?A three-week ban for a vile insult is itself an insult to the game’s LGBTQ players, fans and officials.The committee who heard the hearing conceded that the abuse warranted a red card but that the offence was “at the low end” of sanctions and six weeks was selected as the appropriate entry point. The committee also took into account the player’s guilty plea and reduced the sanction by 50%. Ali Donnelly explains why she feels let down by how rugby has been dealing with homophobic abusecenter_img Israel Folau Sparks Fury With Anti-Gay Comments On Instagram Solomona, Bastareaud, Folau. Leading, high profile players doing their absolute best to alienate rugby’s LGBT+ playing and fan base & setting a vile example for youngsters in the game at the same time. So much for our sport’s lauded ‘values’.— Alison Donnelly (@AliDonnelly) April 6, 2018 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS As an LGBTQ coach and former player, I feel let down by my sport, which asks me to play and coach by its values and expects me to uphold them on and off the field. I do – but how about the game’s governing bodies?This article originally appeared in the March 2018 issue of Rugby World. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Wallaby back Folau has caused controversy after homophobic…last_img read more


first_imgCardiff Blues No 10 Jarrod Evans talks through his breakthrough moment, attacking instincts and kicking on LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Get to know Wales fly-half Jarrod EvansDuring Wales’ last autumn campaign, Warren Gatland recounted how Jarrod Evans had introduced himself to the squad: “He mentioned it was about time he was here considering he had been playing in front of Gareth (Anscombe) for the last two years.”Gatland appreciated the show of confidence from the young fly-half, who insists it was all done in “good spirits”, and Evans duly won his first cap off the bench against Scotland. That is one of three career highlights he lists, the other obvious one being Cardiff Blues’ European Challenge Cup final triumph last year, particularly given its comeback nature. Yet it is the third that provides the best insight into Evans.He rewinds to September 2017 and a Guinness Pro14 match in Connacht. He came off the bench late on, replacing Steve Shingler, and converted Willis Halaholo’s last-minute try to give the Blues a 17-15 victory. The kick came in front of less than 5,000 people – a far smaller crowd than his other two highlights – and could not be described as significant in terms of the Blues’ overall season, but it was hugely significant in terms of his own.“That’s the moment I always look back to,” he says. “I went on my best run of games from there; it kick-started things. I got the opportunity to play and it helped me develop. I probably learnt the most that year – the longest period I’d played at a regional standard.”International stage: Jarrod Evans during a Wales training session (Getty Images)Game time is key for any player, but particularly one responsible for leading a team’s attack; you learn to make decisions under pressure and adapt to different situations. Evans gained valuable experience as a teenager, playing for Pontypridd at 17 and making his Blues debut at 18, but it is over the past two seasons that he has flourished.It’s the flair element that Evans brings to the Blues, the ability to make breaks and pose threats to opponents, that has so endeared him to supporters. As his regional coach John Mulvihill says, he “will roll the dice”, with conservatism not an option, and Evans clearly relishes the chance to take charge of the creative process.“I like to play what’s in front of me and take control of the attacking side of the game, organising the boys around me and what we do.“I enjoy playing with my mates at the Blues. There are about 12 of us who have come through the age groups, so we know each other’s games and the squad is quite settled. There’s a chemistry.” He can kick it: Jarrod Evans puts boot to ball for Cardiff Blues (Getty Images) This article originally appeared in the June 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. TAGS: Cardiff Blues Next season Wales wings Josh Adams and Hallam Amos will be added to the region’s chemical equation. With Owen Lane and Aled Summerhill in high-scoring form in this campaign, the Blues will have threats aplenty out wide.Eyes on the prize: Jarrod Evans stretches to take a pass (Getty Images)“They’re pretty big names, especially on the international stage,” says Evans, who is a big fan of Manchester United and the NRL outside of rugby union.“When you see some of the European squads you see the depth you need to win things. They’re both exciting players with ball in hand and it shows the club has real ambition and wants to get to the next level.”Evans points to two people for helping him take his own game up a level: Matt Sherratt and Nicky Robinson. Sherratt, who swapped Blues for Ospreys in the summer of 2018, helped Evans with his game management while former Wales fly-half Robinson provided kicking advice.“Technically he helped a lot. He changed one or two things with my technique and I’ve put a lot of work into that since. With Wales, Neil Jenkins has given me pointers too. Kicking is probably the thing I needed to improve on.”While Evans has impressed many with his fleetness of foot and varied vision, he still has fewer than five minutes of Test experience. Yet with Anscombe’s ACL injury ruling him out of the World Cup, Evans is set to get a chance to prove his credentials for a place on the plane to Japan by coming off the bench against England in Wales’ second warm-up match this weekend.last_img read more


first_img Ospreys v Leinster live stream: How to watch from anywhereIt doesn’t seem to matter whether Leinster are missing a shedload of players – they plough through every opponent regardless. Monday night’s 32-19 defeat of Glasgow was their 23rd successive Guinness Pro14 win in a run that spans 561 days and counting.Leo Cullen has made two changes to the side that won under the Scotstoun floodlights for today’s round-five encounter in Swansea (3pm). Loosehead Michael Milne makes his first start for the reigning champions after 11 games off the bench.And former Wallaby Scott Fardy replaces Devin Toner in the second row. Fellow lock Ross Molony, 26, makes his 100th senior appearance for the province.Ospreys have won just one of their previous ten meetings with Leinster. After a wretched 2019-20 season, they are blowing hot and cold this time. Their latest result was a 23-17 defeat at Zebre, when they lost the turnover count nine to one.Centurion: Ross Molony plays his 100th match for a team unbeaten in the league since April 2019 (Inpho)Back-row Will Griffiths makes his first Pro14 start for the Welsh outfit, while ex-Wales U20 lock Rhys Davies will make his league and Ospreys debut if deployed from off the bench.Leinster’s winning run must end some time but it’s unlikely to happen today. Ospreys head coach Toby Booth said: “I’m less worried about Leinster and where they are in their journey as a team. Everyone knows how good they are, they are the market leaders in the Pro14.“Everyone knows they are there to aspire to but we can’t control them. I’m more interested in what we do and how we respond from last week.”Related content: Leinster analysed and Booth’s vision for Ospreys, November issue of RWToday’s match at Liberty Stadium brings a family rivalry of sorts because Rhys Ruddock – in typically robust form – captains Leinster while dad Mike is Ospreys’ development director.Ospreys were competitive when the teams last met in February, going down 21-13 in the Gnoll rain. Watch highlights of that match here.Ospreys: Cai Evans; Mat Protheroe, Scott Williams, Joe Hawkins, Luke Morgan; Josh Thomas, Reuben Morgan-Williams; Rhodri Jones, Dewi Lake, Ma’afu Fia, Adam Beard, Bradley Davies, Will Griffiths, Dan Lydiate (capt), Gareth Evans.Replacements: 16 Ifan Phillips, 17 Gareth Thomas, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Rhys Davies, 20 Olly Cracknell, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Callum Carson, 23 Hanno Dirksen.Leinster: Jimmy O’Brien; Cian Kelleher, Rory O’Loughlin, Tommy O’Brien, Dave Kearney; Harry Byrne, Luke McGrath; Michael Milne, James Tracy, Michael Bent, Ross Molony, Scott Fardy, Josh Murphy, Scott Penny, Rhys Ruddock (capt).Replacements: 16 Dan Sheehan, 17 Peter Dooley, 18 Ciarán Parker, 19 Devin Toner, 20 Dan Leavy, 21 Hugh O’Sullivan, 22 David Hawkshaw, 23 Liam Turner.Response needed: Adam Beard talks to Ospreys team-mates during the defeat by Zebre in Parma (Inpho)Here’s how to find a reliable live stream for Ospreys v Leinster wherever you are…Ospreys v Leinster live stream: How to watch from the UKOspreys v Leinster, which kicks off at 3pm today, will be shown live on Premier Sports 1 in the UK. Coverage starts at 2.30pm.Premier Sports show every Guinness Pro14 match live in the UK. If you have a Sky or Virgin Media contract, you can add Premier Sports to your package from £9.99 a month. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 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. Or subscribe to Premier Player so you can stream matches online from £9.99 a month or £99 for 12 months.See Premier Sports offersIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – Virtual Private Network. Check out Express VPN.Ospreys v Leinster live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, eir Sport show Pro14 matches live, including Ospreys v Leinster (kick-off 3pm on eir Sport 1). If you sign up for eir broadband, you can watch eir Sport for free via the eir TV app and online player.Find out more about the eir broadband deals here. Or you can sign up for eir TV and broadband packages, which include eir Sport, from €39.98 a month.If you have Sky TV in Ireland but not eir broadband, you can add eir Sport to your package for €19.99 a month for three months (€29.99 after that) or for €240 for the year – here are the details of the Sky-eir package.Free-to-air Irish language channel TG4 is also showing Ospreys v Leinster.If you’re from Ireland but are abroad when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN.Ospreys v Leinster live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Italy or Switzerland, you can watch Ospreys v Leinster (kick-off 4pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN, which is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes and gaming consoles.Ospreys v Leinster live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Ospreys v Leinster from New Zealand, the match kicks off at 4am on Sky Sport NZ 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 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 offerOspreys v Leinster live stream: How to watch from South AfricaSuperSport came on board as a Pro14 broadcast partner when South African franchises Cheetahs and Kings joined the competition in 2017.Ospreys v Leinster kicks off at 4pm on SuperSport Rugby and CSN.There are various DStv packages giving access to SuperSport. They range from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Ospreys v Leinster live stream: How to watch from USAESPN+ will show the Ospreys v Leinster match in the USA – kick-off is 10am EST and 7am on the West Coast. Wherever you are, enjoy the game!We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. 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first_img“People call me ‘United Nations’. I was born in Cardiff. I’m in Ireland. I also went to Plymouth’s University of St Mark & St John for my degree.”Related: England v Scotland preview “I’ve learnt a lot more French now because I do think it’s important to have a few phrases. I think it’s important that you at least try. But you’ve got to be fair to both sides. It’s key people remember English is the World Rugby language.”Related: 2021 Six Nations referees Referee Andrew Brace takes charge of the Calcutta Cup match this weekend. But what do we know about him? Here the IRFU official tells us all about himself, in his own words:“I had a lot of injuries and setbacks as a player. I was losing the motivation to play and my glass ankle kept going on me. Whilst I didn’t make it into pro rugby as a player, reffing was a different avenue. It got to a stage when I was playing, coaching or reffing seven days a week. I was playing All-Ireland League and couldn’t ref at the same level. I realised I couldn’t do everything.” “I’ve been at the World Cup as an assistant. I’ve achieved the goal of the Six Nations. Now it’s about getting to World Cup 2023 and hopefully not just being a referee. The aspiration is to be there as a knockout referee.” “After my degree in sports science and coaching, I was lucky to get set up in Ireland, with Tralee and then Old Crescent. I also managed to get some work with Munster as a coach development officer.”“The coaching side really interested me, and Johnny Lacey was working with Munster at the time I was there. He was probably sick of me giving out about refs, so suggested I put my whistle where my mouth is.”Man in the middle: refereeing England v France (Getty Images) “The first Tier One Test I refereed was Argentina v Wales (2018). The intensity of Test rugby is crazy. It’s completely different from any club game. Ball-in-play time is higher, rucks are quicker. Three-second rucks mean less time to process those decisions.” “In Europe, you go as a team of four officials – if you’re with Frank Murphy, George Clancy, Joy Neville or Sean Gallagher, you are all in the same boat. It’s good travelling with the Irish team, to have consistency.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The young IRFU referee talks Belgium, violin playing and World Cup ambitions Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. “My father’s side is Belgian. I played five Tests with them. As a player I started as a nine and pushed into almost every position in the back-line. With Belgium I played on the wing. With the language barrier, back three probably suited me better.” “I got to grade eight on the violin. My claim to fame was I used to play with Gethin Jones – his mother, Sylvia, was my violin teacher. We were in the orchestra together.”This article originally appeared in the January 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine. “When first reffing, maybe I thought everyone would be my mate. You ref teams you’d played and knew. The first year was challenging, the transition from a team environment.”last_img read more


first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By Matthew DaviesPosted Jun 20, 2012 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Comments are closed. Advocacy Peace & Justice, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (1) Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal News Service] El Centro Hispano is a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida serving the local immigrant Latino community in Fort Lauderdale. El Centro has combined with the Episcopal parishes of St. Ambrose and All Saints to form the New River Regional Ministry. It has enabled the parishes to combine resources and to find new life. El Centro offers support, advice and counseling to Latino immigrants and runs a pre- and after-school program for their children. The ministry is led by the Rev. Rosa Lindahl, a native of Colombia. Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Video, Rector Collierville, TN World Refugee Day Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET June 23, 2012 at 6:43 pm What a great program you are running Rosita. Congratulations! This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Refugees Migration & Resettlement, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Video: El Centro Hispano serves Florida’s immigrant Latino community Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 inge koele says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more


first_img 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 Theological Education Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ By Marites N. SisonPosted Sep 4, 2012 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Tags Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service [Anglican Journal] This September, Emmanuel College will launch a new program that its creators hope will revitalize theological education.Founded in 1928 and associated with the United Church of Canada, Emmanuel College is a constituent college of Victoria University in the University of Toronto.The two-year Teaching for Ministry (TFM) program has been made possible by a $500,000, five-year grant from the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. It will produce “scholars…uniquely prepared to teach the next generation of the church’s ministers,” said a statement by Mark Toulouse, principal of Emmanuel College.Importantly, the program will respond to what educators perceive as a gap between academic experience and hands-on ministerial work. “There’s a disconnect between what students are learning in the academy and how they can use that knowledge or skill set,” says Natalie Wigg-Stevenson, director of the new TFM program as well as the Contextual Education programs. [See excerpts from the interview here.]Eight doctoral students with scholarly and practical skills will “stimulate the imagination of ministers-in-training and have a more theological approach to the work that they’re doing,” said Wigg-Stevenson in an interview. The hope is that the program “will have a larger impact for God’s work in the world,” she told the Journal.Canadians in the pews are “really hungry for the spirituality of Jesus,” says Wigg-Stevenson, and the TFM program will help ministers address this need. It also paves the way for cross-border discussions about theological education.“The multi-cultural, significantly post-Christian culture in Toronto provides an ideal testing ground for developing the types of practices required for ministry in the 21st century,” she says. “We are excited to be able to offer a Canadian perspective to ongoing conversations taking place among American theological schools doing similar work.”Programs such as TFM “…that creatively combine scholarship and ministry, and theory with practice–represent the future of theological education,” said David Csinos, one of the first TFM Fellows, in a statement.— Marites N. Sison is a staff writer for the Anglican Journal. 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