Plymouth College – School Team of the Month (February 2011 issue)

first_imgPlymouth College: back row: B Dean, J Mason, A Lochhead, J Norris, M Earle, H Slade, T Cleneghan, W Dickinson, C Scholtissek, C Attis, N Majilessi. Front row: T Stevens-Fleming, O Mulberry, O Wace, J Dawe, J Tolan (capt), B Jackson, C Maidment, G Stephenson.Plymouth College fended off St Joseph’s College, Monmouth and The Grammar School at Leeds to land their first Team of the Month award. The Devonians gained major scalps in Kirkham GS and Bryanston, and reached the sixth round of the Daily Mail RBS Cup with a 33-7 win at Truro.Under coaches Rich Thompson and Richard Edwards, Plymouth have upgraded their fixture list and the defeat of top Western Schools League side Kirkham confirms their heady progress.Tries by hooker Jon Dawe and scrum-half George Stephenson, plus ten points from the trusty boot of England U18 squad No 10 Henry Slade, gave Plymouth their best win in many a year.Things got even better when outplaying Bryanston by 36 points. Stephenson again shone with three tries but this was a great team effort, the forwards dominating after weathering an early storm, Dawe, locks Will Dickinson and Tom Cleneghan and prop Alistair Lochhead punching above their weight. The side like to play expansively, but have the weaponry to adapt. Formidable half-backs in Slade and Stephenson, and strong centres in skipper Josh Tolan and Toby Stevens-Fleming, have been at the heart of the scoring.This side has grown up through the school and 11 of the regular starting XV were together at Plymouth College Prep School. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Do 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 perhaps you’d like a digital version of it delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.last_img read more

Sale Jets v Leicester Tigers in Aviva Premiership ‘A’ League final

first_imgSALE JETS 30, SARACENS STORM 29 (Heywood Road)Sale Jets: Tom Bell(3C, 3PG), Asaeli Boko(2T), Neil McMillan(1T). Saracens Storm: Jared Saunders(1T), Will Fraser(1T), Jake Sharp(3C, 1PG), Kevin Barrett(1T), Justin Melck(1T). FINAL – 2 MAYSale Jets v Leicester Tigers Development (Heywood Road, 7.30pm) ALL THE PREVIOUS “A LEAGUE” FINALS2003-04 – NEC Harlequins beat Northampton Saints, 72-28 on aggregate (28-15, 44-13)2004-05 – Leicester Tigers beat London Wasps, 74-41 on aggregate (35-19, 29-22)2005-06 – Leicester Tigers beat NEC Harlequins, 58-51 on aggregate (32-34, 26-17)2006-07 – London Wasps beat Leicester Tigers, 64-49 on aggregate (34-27, 30-22)2007-08 – London Wasps beat Northampton Wanderers, 59-39 on aggregate (34-3, 25-36)2008-09 – Northampton Wanderers beat London Wasps, 63-10 on aggregate (26-10, 37-0)2009-10 – Leicester Tigers beat Harlequins 29-27 at Welford Road LEEDS, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: George Ford of Leicester Tigers in action during the LV Anglo Welsh Cup match between Leeds Carnegie and Leicester Tigers at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium on November 8, 2009 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS George Ford of LeicesterMonday evening’s results in the Aviva Premiership Rugby A League semi finals now means that the final will be contested between the top two sides in the Northern Conference, Sale Jets and Leicester Tigers.The Jets disposed of a much fancied Saracens Storm outfit by the narrowest of margins in a 59 point thriller at Heywood Road, whilst Tigers travelled to the Southern Conference winners, Harlequins, and took another nail biter 19-15.Sale will be making their debut in the A League final, and will be anxious to overcome an experienced Leicester side, who are the reigning A League champions and have reached a record fifth final, carrying off the silverware on three previous occasions. SEMI FINALS – 25 APRIL 2011HARLEQUINS A 15, LEICESTER TIGERS DEVELOPMENT 19 (Twickenham Stoop)Harlequins A: Rory Clegg(5PG). Leicester Tigers Development: Calum Green(1T), Billy Twelvetrees(1C, 4PG). Attendance: 1000.last_img read more

Daily news from New Zealand – 16 September – Video

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Kingsley Jones, Russia’s national team directorThe Rugby World Cup 2011 official YouTube channel will be releasing daily videos to give you the chance to be part of the experience no matter where you are in the world. It allows you to follow the progress of the tournament, plus look at other things to do while in New Zealand.In today’s RWC Daily we hear from Russia Team Director Kingsley Jones, former All Black Simon Culhane on his debut in the 1995 tournament against Japan, scoring a record breaking 45 points in that match. As well as reaction following New Zealand’s victory against Japan and a preview of Australia’s match with Ireland. Kingsley Jones, Russia’s national team director speaks to the media during a Rugby Sevens announcement at the TSB Center in New Plymouth on September 15, 2011. It has been announced that the 2013 IRB Rugby Sevens Tournament will be held in the Russian city of Moscow. AFP PHOTO / Marty Melville (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)center_img 15 September | 14 September | 13 September | 12 September |   11 September |   10 Septemberlast_img read more

Lions 2013 squad options: The Props

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS SALFORD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 08: Toulon prop Andrew Sheridan makes a break during the Heineken Cup match between Sale Sharks and Toulon at Salford City Stadium on December 8, 2012 in Salford, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) On the loose-head side, matters wil come down to Rowntree and Gatland’s personal choice. It has been put forward that, like the two standout loose-heads, Cian Healy of Ireland and Gethin Jenkins of Wales are the front-runners. However, this is less clear-cut, and with the consistency of Ryan Grant earning recognition and with the explosive showings in the loose by Mako Vunipola making headlines of late, plus Paul James’  consistency and ability to play on either side of the scrum, there are calls around the Isles for each man’s inclusion.Outside bet: Would Gatland be willing to bring in Sheridan?For selectors, they have a tough task picking their number 1s.Much will be made of the bankability of the touring tight-heads and, with the current popular interpretation at scrum time, either of Jones or Cole are capable of avoiding being popped up with proper second-row support and both are strong and technical enough to render an early hit unnecessary. So if the unity of the pack is to be expected with any Rowntree team and with the assumption being that such a team could cut their feet and drive through their right hand side, it is left up to the loose-head to be a disruptive force.Healy showed against England that he can perform such a role and Jenkins is more reliable than Pulp Fiction’s Mr Wolf, but are the other two capable of niggling the opposition as well as ensuring that they do not split from their hooker?In Super Rugby tight-heads Paddy Ryan of the Waratahs has performed quite well of late, as has Dan Palmer of the Brumbies. Both only have one cap to their names, though, and if it is assumed that Ben Alexander’s good showings as a loose-head in the competition means the Brumbie won’t be used as a tight-head, and because Sekope Kepu is being kept out by Ryan, it must be asked if a bully should be brought in to dominate such players. Top of the props: It is assumed in many quarters that Adam Jones will be the Lions test No 3, but who else will tour?By Alan DymockIN THE aftermath of the 6 Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions?An obvious point of conjecture, there were at least some standouts in recents weeks. So in the interest of making clear what Warren Gatland, Graham Rowntree, Rob Howley and Andy Farrell face before the squad announcement on April 30, Rugby World will sift through the runners and riders in each key position.Back-up: Dan Cole seems certain to tourFirst up will be the PROPS, those noble beasts scorching their busts at the coalface.Undoubtedly everyone is enamoured with the frizzy king of scrum play, Adam Jones, who set about dismantling the French and English scrums on his and Wales’ way to a second consecutive Championship victory. In doing so the tight-head pushed his way past everyone’s pre-tournament favourite for the Lions starting spot, Dan Cole.It is strongly expected that both men will tour. However, in looking for other guaranteed tight-side tourists it gets a little harder. The scrum proved an issue during recent international meetings – the most penalised individuals during the championship were the front-rowers after some scrum shenanigans – but despite the relatively high whistle-rate against Jones and Cole, the former has dominated a tournament and the latter is capable of doing so should he be in the right frame of mind and coaxed into it by his teammates.With scrummaging there can be a case of hoping lightning will strike, with only an elite band of rumblers being able to boast impeccable technique at any point of asking. In the past this was said of Euan Murray, the Scot was touch-and-go during the 6 Nations but his unwillingness to play during Sundays for religious reasons makes no difference as none of the games take place on the Sabbath. However, in looking for support players on the right of the scrum the Worcester Warrior could be on a list of ‘maybes’ with Ireland’s Mike Ross. There is an awful lot of assumption with any such question, but because of the possible inference exiled Englishman Andrew Sheridan of Top 14 leaders Toulon must be one consideration. Of course, if we start this, maybe even Saracens’ Matt Stevens comes into the mix at tight-head, despite being retired from England duty.At least there are infinite options, eh?last_img read more

When will Gael Fickou’s talent be appreciated by France?

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Hot-stepper: Gael Fickou is a prodigiously talented centre. (Photo: Getty Images) At 17, Gael Fickou was described by Shaun Edwards as the future of centre play, while Sir Clive Woodward believes he and Wesley Fofana could form the best midfield partnership in the world; but the 21-year-old isn’t yet appreciated in the same way in his home country.Barring an injury or a sudden change of mind from Philippe Saint-André – which is admittedly not out of the question – Fickou won’t feature in France‘s final pool decider against Ireland in a fortnight.The question is, why is a player as prodigiously talented as Fickou not yet considered first choice for Les Bleus?The Toulouse youngster started his first World Cup game last Wednesday against Romania, lining up alongside Fofana, and scoring a try in the closing stages of a 38-11 victory.It was a far from perfect display at the Olympic Stadium, with a couple of frustrating knock-ons ending what had looked like promising attacks.With France struggling to hold onto the ball at the breakdown, those mistakes became all the more crucial, but the ease with which Fickou stepped his way through the Romanian defence reminded people of why he has been rated highly for so long. Woodward likened him to Jonathan Joseph and it’s easy to see the similarities, with their graceful running style and quick feet allowing them to dance past defenders.Gael force: Fickou dives over for his try against England in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)He first really came to prominence for England fans with a stunning individual try on his Heineken Cup debut against Leicester in 2012, then again with his match-winning try to down England in Paris 16 months later.The problem for Fickou is that his distribution hasn’t developed to match his gamebreaking ability, and despite being used a lot at 12 by Toulouse, his instinct remains to run rather than to pass. In that sense he is very similar to Fofana, another majestic runner, with an even greater nose for the tryline.As Saint-André tries to impose his gameplan of ‘combat, combat and more combat’, it’s Mathieu Bastareaud who has become the key cog in the French midfield. He’s long been earmarked as the next big thing in the French midfield, so when will Gael Fickou break through to become a bonafide Test star?center_img For all their distribution struggles, both Fickou and Fofana are ahead of Bastareaud in that department but only one can start alongside Basta and at the moment Fofana and Alexandre Dumoulin are ahead of Fickou.The other issue for Fickou is that a knee injury he suffered playing for Toulouse in March had kept him out of action for the rest of the season. In fact last week’s clash with Romania was his first start of any kind since he suffered that injury against Toulon six months ago.“It had been a long time so I’m very pleased to have represented my country,” he explained. “It had been a while so it was a bit strange to play all 80 minutes. There was some positive stuff and some negative stuff but I’ll try to retain the positive at the end for the future.“It’s nice to score a try at the World Cup. That’s always something that’s very positive. There were a few things which were less convincing but you have to learn from that.”Double act: Dumlouin and Bastareaud are first pick in the centre. (Photo: Getty Images)And what about the fact that he is seemingly rated higher on this side of the channel than in France? Well Fickou knows that it’s up to him to convince Saint-André that Edwards and Woodward are right about him.And if he doesn’t, his former Toulouse coach Guy Novès will be taking over from Saint-André after the World Cup, and you can be sure that he appreciates the value of the 21-year-old.“It’s obviously pleasing to see that the English think highly of me and that they talk about me,” Fickou added. “But I play for France and I’m very happy to do so. It’s up to me to convince the coaches so that they think the same thing.“We get on really well with Wesley and I enjoy playing with him. It could have gone better against Romania but for one of our first games together it was pretty good.”last_img read more

England to train with Georgia during Six Nations

first_imgYou can watch that video of the session by clicking here.Haig concurs regarding the competitiveness of the sessions, saying: “After day one, Eddie said the players were gobsmacked at how strong Georgia were and that it’s all they could talk about that night!”England will obviously be more aware of the Georgians’ skill-set at scrum time when they pack down again this week while Rowntree will be able to give his Georgian charges a detailed insight into the opposition players having also coached many of them.It’s an experience that should have long-term benefits for Georgia, with Haig’s side drawing on last year’s sessions when faced with tough challenges since. “We’ve referred back to that when playing hard teams, how we’ve trained against England,” says the Kiwi coach.Space invader: Giorgi Kveseladze in action in the win over Spain (Getty Images)“At the time they were ranked No 2 in the world and it was an excellent exercise for us to be involved in. It’s good to remember those type of things and the players can all take huge confidence from that, training against England.”While England are preparing for the last two rounds of their Six Nations campaign – matches against Italy and Scotland at Twickenham – Georgia are in the middle of the Rugby Europe Championship. England to train with Georgia during Six NationsEddie Jones labelled Georgia “the biggest, ugliest, strongest scrum pack in the world” when his England squad trained against them last year – and his forwards will test themselves against the Lelos again next week.Georgia will spend two days training with England in Oxford during the upcoming Six Nations fallow week, the goal being that their back-line benefit from insight from the likes of Owen Farrell, Jonny May and Elliot Daly, while the forwards give the English pack a stern exam.“We get as much out of it as they do,” says Georgia coach Milton Haig. “With their forwards against our forwards and our backs against their backs, it’s a win-win situation.”Fresh test: The England forwards will train with Georgia this week (Getty Images)Jones said after England’s 21-13 defeat by Wales: “We’ve had this plan for a while. It’s an opportune time to do some set-piece work.”It was Haig who suggested another training session to Jones over the festive break – the pair have known each other since Jones’s time as Japan coach – following the similar camp during the 2018 Six Nations.This week there is an interesting subplot with Graham Rowntree, the former Test prop who was England forwards coach from 2008-2015, now in charge of the Georgian pack. Rowntree was not involved last year but heard about the combative scrums.“Back home it’s talked about – rumours quickly got out about how tough a session it was and how they were taken aback by how good Georgia were,” he says. “Looking at YouTube – someone filmed it through a fence – Georgia got stuck into England.” TAGS: Georgia LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Front up: England pack down against the Georgian scrum last year (Getty Images) The Georgians will take part in a training camp with Eddie Jones’s squad during the Six Nations fallow week They sit top of the table having beaten Romania 18-9 and Spain 24-10, the latter match played in extremely windy conditions in Tbilisi, and face Belgium next Saturday, 2 March, before Tests against Germany and Russia on the following weekends.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Who Are The Oldest And Youngest Rugby World Cup Players?

first_imgOwain Jones takes a look at some of the oldest and youngest players to ever play in the tournament History maker: scrum-half Vasil Lobzhanidze playing for Georgia at the 2015 World Cup (Getty Images) Expand We take a quick tour through the history… 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. Who Has Scored The Most Tries In The Rugby World Cup? Rugby World Cup Winners Who Has Scored The Most Tries In The Rugby World Cup? Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Who Are The Oldest And Youngest Rugby World Cup Players?The greatest players ever have played in the Rugby World Cup but who holds the record for being the oldest and youngest? Owain Jones charts some golden oldies and teenage kicks…Golden oldiesDiego Ormaechea (Uruguay) 40 years 13 daysAt an age when most players were putting their trotters up on the sofa and watching rugby from afar, Diego Ormaechea, Los Lelos’ inspirational captain, was throwing himself with gusto into tackle after tackle at the 1999 World Cup. The No 8 powered over for a try against Spain in the tournament and, as Uruguay’s most capped player with 73 caps, is often hailed as their greatest-ever player, helping them to qualify for the 2003 tournament as coach.Better with age: Ormaechea played for his country at 40Victor Matfield (South Africa) 38 years 190 daysWorld Cup winner Matfield had already retired the Springbok No 5 shirt but the lure of his country was too much and he dusted off his boots to take part in his fourth World Cup in England in 2015. He helped South Africa shake off their ignominious start in the competition to guide them to the semi-finals, where they narrowly lost to eventual winners New Zealand.Francis Haget (France) 37 years 239 daysHaget enjoyed a 13-year French career at lock and the denouement came at the inaugural 1987 Rugby World Cup with a game against Fiji, a just reward for his fine form, along with Jean Condom in the Grande Chelem-winning side under coach Jacques Fouroux that year. He had a distinguished club career with Agen and Biarritz, where his elegance in the air was much admired but he could mix it with the bruisers of the Top 14 when he had to and his endurance was testament to his preference for training over long lunches.Phil Orr (Ireland) 36 years 162 daysTo newer Irish rugby fans, Phil Orr was the esteemed IRFU president, serving with distinction in 2017 and 2018 as a fine administrator. But to those of an older vintage Orr was a teak-tough loosehead, who packed down in green for over a decade of sterling service, often when on the back foot, and making a record 49 consecutive appearances. He won a Test cap for the 1977 British & Irish Lions in New Zealand. Collapse A South African and Kiwi share this honour,… Rugby World Cup Winners Who Has Scored The Most Points In The Rugby World Cup? Who Has Scored The Most Points In The Rugby World Cup? Teenage kicksVasil Lobzhanidze (Georgia) 18 years 340 daysWhen Lobzhanidze crossed the whitewash against Tonga in the 2015 World Cup he became the tournament’s youngest-ever participant, going on to shine in the game against eventual champions New Zealand. The jet-heeled scrum-half, who plays his club rugby in France’s D2 with Brive, has already amassed 37 caps for his country and at 22, will be expecting to carry his considerable experience to Japan.Thretton Palamo (USA) 19 years 63 daysPalamo was, for eight years, the youngest player to have tasted World Cup duty when facing the might of South Africa, having not long celebrated his 19th birthday. The powerful midfielder of Samoan heritage went on to have spells at Biarritz, Saracens, Bristol and the Dragons but was unable to make a lasting impression, being released by the Bears at the end of the 2017-18 season. He has enjoyed more success in the shortened format, regularly turning out for the USA Sevens team.Strong beginnings: North played in 2011 at the age of 19 and is now nearing 100 caps (Getty Images)George North (Wales) 19 years 166 daysNorth had made his debut for Wales nine months earlier, when scoring a brace against South Africa, so his involvement in the 2011 tournament was no surprise. Yet he still made an impression, scoring three tries, and he has since gone on to star for the Lions and become one of the world’s leading try-scorers.And the youngest player to play in a World Cup final… Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) 20 years 41 daysRegularly cited as the greatest World Cup player of all time, Lomu became a worldwide superstar in the 1995 tournament, bulldozing opponents at will. Along with Bryan Habana, he holds the record for most World Cup tries with 15. With kidney issues from a young age, the rugby world was shocked and saddened when Lomu passed away at just 40 in 2015 a month after the World Cup final.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Who has scored the most in the tournament?last_img read more

Worcester v Gloucester live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgWorcester v Gloucester live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIt’s little wonder that Sky Sport NZ, with ten sports channels, including one dedicated to rugby, is the rights-holder for Premiership matches in New Zealand.If you want to tune in to Worcester v Gloucester from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 11.30pm on Sky Sport NZ 1.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 September 2020 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 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.  Worcester v Gloucester live stream: How to watch Premiership rugby online from anywhereSaturday’s Gallagher Premiership action kicks off with Gloucester travelling to Worcester for a lunchtime kick-off – and both teams will be looking to end losing runs.Worcester haven’t won in the league since beating London Irish in December – that’s a run of six successive defeats – while Gloucester have lost their last five Premiership matches.When they met at Kingsholm back in December, the scores were 3-3 at half-time before Gloucester ran in five second-half tries, including two from speedster Louis Rees-Zammit, to win 36-3.Yet much has changed since then – Gloucester have a new coaching team, headed up by George Skivington, for a start.England wing Jonny May is back in Gloucester colours after a three-year stint at Leicester while Jack Singleton makes his debut at hooker, with Logo Mulipola, Jack Stanley and Matt Garvey all set to make their first appearances for the club from the bench.As for Worcester, Ted Hill will become the youngest-ever Warriors captain when he leads the team out at Sixways tomorrow aged just 21 years and 142 days.Former Wasps fly-half Billy Searle will make his Worcester debut while Matt Kvesic returns to Warriors colours after a seven-year absence, four of which were spent at Gloucester.Worcester team: Melani Nanai; Tom Howe, Ollie Lawrence, Ashley Beck, Scott van Breda; Billy Searle, Francois Hougaard; Ethan Waller, Niall Annett, Nick Schonert, Anton Bresler, Graham Kitchener, Ted Hill (captain), Sam Lewis, Matt Kvesic.Replacements: Beck Cutting, Lewis Holsey, Richard Palframan, GJ van Velze, Cornell du Preez, Gareth Simpson, Duncan Weir, Francois Venter.Gloucester team: Jason Woodward; Ollie Thorley, Chris Harris, Billy Twelvetrees, Jonny May; Danny Cipriani, Joe Simpson; Val Rapava-Ruskin, Jack Singleton, Fraser Balmain, Ed Slater, Freddie Clarke, Ruan Ackermann, Lewis Ludlow (captain), Jake Polledri.Replacements: Henry Walker, Logovi’i Mulipola, Jack Stanley, Matt Garvey, Jack Clement, Stephen Varney, Tom Seabrook, Louis Rees-Zammit.Here’s how you can find a reliable live stream for Worcester v Gloucester wherever you are in the world.How to watch Worcester v Gloucester from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local coverage of Worcester v Gloucester, 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 Premiership 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. Full stretch: Chris Harris scores for Gloucester against Worcester in December (Getty Images) Check out ExpressVPN Who will end their Premiership rugby losing streak when these two sides meet at Sixways? 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. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Worcester v Gloucester live stream: How to watch from the UKWorcester v Gloucester, which kicks off at 12.30pm on Saturday, will be shown live on BT Sport Extra 1 (via the red button) and the BT Sport app in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.That’s great value given they are showing every Premiership match played behind closed doors live and will also be covering the European Champions and Challenge Cup knockout stages in September and October. Plus, you can cancel at any time because there’s no contract.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Worcester v Gloucester takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Worcester v Gloucester live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Worcester v Gloucester will kick off at 7.30am EST and 4.30am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Worcester v Gloucester live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show Premiership matches and while they’re not showing Worcester v Gloucester live you can watch a half-hour highlights package on Monday 17 August at 10.30pm (AEST).Foxtel currently have a deal on the Sports HD bundle if you sign up for a 12-month plan by 31 August 2020. Instead of the usual $74 a month, it’s $59 – and you get 50+ other channels as well as Foxtel GO so you can watch when on the move.Foxtel Sports HD bundle offerlast_img read more

Hotshot: Ulster wing Robert Baloucoune

first_img Try time: Robert Baloucoune scores for Ulster last season (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS And work-ons? I want to improve my kicking game and I tried to do that during lockdown – chip-and-chase, the ability to kick on the run.When did you link up with Ulster? I was 17-18. I played for Ulster U19 in my last year of school, then dropped out the following year. I was injured and lost interest because I wasn’t able to play or train. Then I played for Enniskillen, my club, and by the end of the season I was fully fit and got picked up again. I think the year out did me well as I then played for Ulster A and eventually the seniors.Any representative honours? I’ve played for Ireland Sevens, which was a good experience. You’re under more stress in sevens and have to make sure you’re able to do the fundamentals. It helped me as a player as when I came back to 15s I wasn’t under so much stress, I had more time to make decisions in a game.What do you want to achieve in the next 12 months? I want to push myself through for Ulster and if that leads to an Ireland cap, I’d be happy enough with that.RW Verdict: He scored six tries in seven starts for Ulster last season and was named as a development player by Ireland. Hamstring surgery has stalled his progress, but if he recaptures that form he will be hard for Andy Farrell to ignore. The Irish speedster has impressed with his try-scoring feats in the Pro14center_img Ulster wing Robert BaloucouneDate of birth 19 August 1997 Born Enniskillen Position Wing Province Ulster Country IrelandWhen did you get involved in rugby?I did football and athletics when I was younger, and only started rugby in secondary school. My first proper game was when I was 15. A lot of my friends played.Did you like it straightaway? I didn’t know all the rules so was giving away a few too many penalties, but I enjoyed it.What positions have you played? It was full-back at school. There were a couple of times I played centre, but I prefer the back three; there’s space to run.Any childhood heroes? I followed football more when I was younger and I’m an Arsenal fan, so Thierry Henry.What are your strengths? The coaches would say my natural speed; I try to back myself to run around someone and beat defenders. In terms of defence, I’d back my tackling and ability to read defences. This article originally appeared in the October 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more


first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Saqueos de establecimientos comerciales, violencia en las calles y falta de bienes de consumo caracterizan la situación que vive Venezuela en estos días. Cientos de personas se amontonan afuera de las tiendas de electrodomésticos en busca de artículos a bajo precio. El gobernante Nicolás Maduro había dicho por televisión que “no quedara nada en los anaqueles” y así se está haciendo. Observadores políticos dicen que todo parece un gran show para desviar la atención de las próximas elecciones. El mandatario culpó a la oposición por la violencia y la oposición dijo que “Maduro es un irresponsable”.Recordando la trágica “Noche de los Cristales Rotos” de 1938 contra los judíos alemanes  y austríacos considerada señal precursora de la llamada “Solución Final” de Adolfo Hitler, el papa Francisco instó a una gran multitud congregada en la Plaza de San Pedro a que “deben ser vigilantes contra toda forma de odio e intolerancia”. En la Noche de los Cristales más de 1,000 sinagogas fueron quemadas y más de 7,000 tiendas propiedad de judíos fueron destruidas o seriamente dañadas. Por lo menos 90 judíos fueron asesinados.  “No olvidemos”, dijo el papa, que los judíos son “nuestros hermanos mayores”.El Departamento de Estado en Washington informó que el país tuvo el año pasado 919,644 estudiantes universitarios extranjeros que representa el séptimo incremento anual consecutivo. Mientras que la mayoría de los estudiantes asiáticos estudian carreras de ciencias y economía, los latinoamericanos estudian idiomas, literatura e historia. La comunidad cristiana mundial junto con miles de personas de buena voluntad, han acudido a la ayuda de Filipinas a causa del peor huracán de su historia. Las fuerzas destructoras de Haiyán han afectado a 9.5 (11.6 millones según la ONU) de filipinos en las 41 provincias del país. Se cree que unas 1,700 personas han muerto y que unas 16,000 han perdido todas sus posesiones y están en necesidad de alimentos, medicinas, ropas y medios para reconstruir sus vidas. Varios científicos han dicho que este fenómeno natural pudiera ser una señal de que eventos de esta naturaleza pudieran ocurrir en el futuro. La manera más expedita para ayudar económicamente es a través de su iglesia o la Cruz Roja.¿Es católico el papa Francisco? Es la pregunta que se hacen algunos teólogos acostumbrados al rígido dogmatismo de su predecesor Benedicto XVI. Sus decisiones y pronunciamientos hacen pensar que el papa argentino tiene un carácter y una agenda más acorde con los tiempos  modernos que cualquiera de sus antecesores, dicen medios de prensa.Cincuenta pastores metodistas oficiaron la boda de dos hombres en Birmingham, Alabama, en contra de los cánones de la Iglesia Metodista que afirma en el Libro de Disciplina que “la práctica de la homosexualidad es incompatible con la enseñanza cristiana”. El matrimonio tuvo lugar bajo un árbol para no ofender otras congregaciones. Los pastores que celebraron el matrimonio están sujetos a acciones disciplinarias que pueden llegar hasta la invalidación de su licencia pastoral. Uno de los pastores dijo que su participación es continuación de su lucha por los derechos civiles cuando estuvo preso con Martin Luther King, Jr. en 1960.Gloria Ulloa Alvarado, pastora presbiteriana colombiana,  ha sido electa una de los ocho presidentes del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias en su reciente asamblea celebrada en Pusán, Corea del Sur. Representará los intereses de América Latina y el Caribe en la organización ecuménica mundial. Ha realizado estudios teológicos en el Seminario Bíblico de Colombia y en la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá. La misma asamblea eligió para un cargo similar pero para Norte América al obispo Mark MacDonald, director de la oficina de asuntos indígenas de la Iglesia Anglicana de Canadá. Anteriormente fue obispo episcopal de Alaska.Wilfrido Ramos Orench, obispo auxiliar jubilado de Connecticut, ha aceptado la invitación del comité permanente de la diócesis de Puerto Rico para servir como obispo auxiliar de Puerto Rico hasta la elección del nuevo obispo diocesano sucesor del obispo David Álvarez que tendrá lugar el sábado 7 de diciembre. Miguel Ángel Restrepo, sacerdote episcopal colombiano que ejerció su largo ministerio en Venezuela y Estados Unidos, falleció en Miami el 9 de noviembre a la edad de 87años. Nacido en Fredonia, Antioquia, fue recibido como diácono en la Iglesia Episcopal en 1971 después de haber servido como sacerdote en la Iglesia Católica Romana por 16 años. Su ministerio se caracterizó por su gran celo pastoral y su simplicidad de vida. Le sobreviven su esposa Doris y ocho hijos mayores. VERDAD. Preciosa a los ojos del Señor es la muerte de sus siervos. Sal.116:13 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rapidísimas Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Por Onell A. SotoPosted Nov 15, 2013 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more