LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ryan JonesAll round funny man and once polled as Wales’ Sexiest Man, Ryan Jones chats to Rugby World about being starstruck, his philosophy on life and wanting to be Superman.RUGBY WORLD: So who are the jokers in the Wales squad? Have there been any good practical jokes?RYAN JONES: Rowland Phillips, our defence coach, is the biggest joker. He doesn’t have a serious bone in his body. I did a great practical joke on my mate. He’s a plumber and was going on this training course. I emptied his toolbox and filled it with stones and Bob the Builder’s plastic tool kit. He opened it up in front of everyone on the course – I’m still waiting for him to get me back.RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen/heard on the pitch?RJ: I was playing for UWIC once and we were getting pushed back in this scrum. I said to the hooker, ‘Can you take it out of reverse?’ Everyone started laughing.Making the news, Joking around and Failure…RW: What are the best and worst headlines you’ve seen about yourself?RJ: I won Wales’ Sexiest Man the other week, which was strange. I’ve had loads of stick! All the stuff on the Lions tour was good: ‘Ryan the baby Lion’ and ‘Playing with the big boys’ – lots of cheesy ones! I can’t think of the worst headline, but there was a massive article in the Western Mail about how I wasn’t cut out to play for Wales after my first cap.RW: What’s the craziest thing a fan has ever said to you?RJ: One weekend I went to this pub in Tenby with four uni friends. It was pretty quiet – there was no music or anything – and this guy shouts across, ‘Oi, Ryan, you’re s**!’ Everyone just started laughing. I was so embarrassed and my mates found it hilarious.RW: Would you ever cut your hair?RJ: Long hair’s cool. I don’t want to be boring like everyone else, with short, spiky hair. I want to be a bit different.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?RJ: I’d like to be a Hollywood movie star!RW: What’s your favourite joke?RJ: I better say a clean one. Two snowmen in a field, one turns to the other and says, ‘Can you smell carrots?’ He replies, ‘No, but I can see coal.’RW: What’s your philosophy?RJ: No regrets.Bugbears, Cooking, and Immortality…RW: If your house was on fire, what three things would you save?RJ: My Groggs – I’ve got six. They’re all of me, but in different jerseys. My filing cabinet – I’ve got everything in that. And memorabilia, like my jerseys and caps. RW: Who cooks in your house?RJ: Me. I make a mean chilli and I cook a lot of fresh fish – I often get it off Brent Cockbain. My girlfriend does the cleaning so it’s a fair balance.RW: What are your bugbears?RJ: Littering drives me nuts. And what’s with the seats in bus stops you can’t actually sit on, you just sort of lean on.RW: Do you have any phobias?RJ: Failure – being out of my depth.RW: Do you like breast, bum or legs?RJ: The whole package. Kate from Lost would be my ideal woman. I can’t believe she’s going out with that guy from Lord of the Rings – he’s batting well above his average!RW: Have you ever been starstruck?RJ: Every time I have breakfast with Gav!RW: What’s the most you’ve spent on something apart from a house or car?RJ: A jetski. I only had it for a year and used to take it down to the beach in Swansea and Tenby, but the club made me get rid of it because of my shoulder. I was a bit upset and I’ll probably get one again when I stop playing – I loved it.RW: If you could have one superpower what would it be?RJ: To live forever – I could get a million caps for Wales! I might get a bit lonely though. I’d just like to be Superman.Take a look at the Welsh team having a go at the crossbar challenge…Learn more about Ryan’s teammates at Wales…Alun Wyn Jones Andy PowellDwayne Peel TAGS: Ospreys
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Promising utility back Tom Catterick is the latest young gun to put pen to paper on a new contract with the Newcastle Falcons.The 20-year-old Darlington born player has progressed through the clubs’ successful academy system, and follows youngsters Mark Wilson, Will Welch and James Fitzpatrick in committing his future to the club.“There are not many grounds I would like to play on more than Kingston Park,” said Catterick.“You grow up watching the club and you idolise the stars but they’re just normal guys when you meet them. It just means so much to walk out onto Kingston Park in front of your own fans,” he said.Catterick, who attended Barnard Castle School, has been impressive for the Development Team this term. Academy manager Richard Arnold and his assistant Mark Laycock have been instrumental in developing Catterick’s all round game, as he looks to cement a regular first team berth.Laycock, who mentored Catterick through the academy ranks, told media manager Stewart McCullough: “Since joining the academy as a 14-year-old, Tom has always shown promise as an outstanding young player. He has grown in maturity over the past two years and we are delighted that he has decided to continue his development at the club.”An avid Falcons follower as a child, Catterick admits it was a no brainer to sign on the dotted line adding: “It was an easy decision for me to make as we’ve got a great set-up here. As a player coming through, I get the chance to work with some of the first team guys every day. Height: 1.78m (5’ 10”)Position: Fly-half/Full back “People like Jimmy Gopperth and Jeremy Manning help the youngster’s progress. Hopefully I can put a marker down between now and the end of the season.”Catterick made his debut for the Falcons in the 2009/10 season in the Amlin Challenge Cup win over Albi.DOB: 18/10/1990Birthplace: Darlington TAGS: Newcastle Falcons LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
(L-R) Sitaleki Timani, Dan Vickerman and Nathan Sharpe during a training session at Coogee OvalAs many as four players could make their debuts for Australia after the Qantas Wallabies match day squad for Sunday’s Castrol Edge Rugby Test against Samoa was named today.Melbourne Rebels halfback Nick Phipps and NSW Waratahs lock Sitaleki Timani have both been selected in the run on XV, while the Queensland Reds pair of hooker James Hanson and flanker Beau Robinson could also take their maiden Test bows from the bench.One front row position on the bench is still to be named after prop Benn Robinson tweaked his knee at training yesterday. Western Force prop Pek Cowan and NSW Waratahs prop Al Baxter will join the team at training this afternoon.Other features of the playing roster include a first Test start for Pat McCabe, who has been named at inside centre after finishing the Super Rugby season strongly in that position for the Brumbies. The Warringah Rats utility back has long been viewed as a midfield option by Qantas Wallabies coach Robbie Deans, and has been given his chance, working in tandem with fellow Brumbies Matt Giteau and Adam Ashley-Cooper on either side of him.Giteau has been given first shot at securing the flyhalf jersey while Ashley-Cooper returns to centre for the first time this year, having been largely employed on the wing at his Super Rugby franchise. The wonderfully versatile 27-year-old, who played his 50th Test against Italy in Florence on last year’s Spring Tour, ended 2010 as Australia’s incumbent centre, after featuring in the Wallabies final nine Tests from that position.At halfback, Phipps has been handed his maiden Test start, after first wearing the Wallabies jersey during last year’s Spring Tour match against Irish province Munster. He and returning fullback Mark Gerrard will become the first two players to represent new Super Rugby franchise the Melbourne Rebels in the Australian Test side, with Gerrard to feature in his 24th Test but his first since Australia’s win over Japan at the 2007 Rugby World Cup.Likewise Dan Vickerman is back. The NSW second rower, who has 55 Test caps to his name, has been named on the bench and will complete a remarkable comeback to international rugby after having taken three years out to finalise his studies in England.Vickerman’s most recent appearance for the Wallabies was during the first year of Robbie Deans’ tenure as national coach, on an historic day in Durban where Australia won on South African soil for the first time in eight years, and only the second time in the professional era, with a 27-15 success at King’s Park. The 32-year-old made his return to the Australian scene with an appearance off the bench during the Waratahs final round robin match of the Super Rugby season against the Brumbies in Sydney.The starting forward unit selected sees openside flanker Matt Hodgson involved for the first time amongst the run on line-up, after coming from the bench in his first four Test appearances last year. The 30-year-old deputises for Force team-mate and last year’s John Eales Medal winner David Pocock, who misses the match to allow him to rest a minor foot complaint.This year’s Queensland Reds revelation Beau Robinson will back up Hodgson.Skipper Rocky Elsom packs down on the other side of the scrum from the openside flankers in what will be just his second appearance at any level this year. Elsom began the year rehabilitating from injury and managed just 60 minutes for the Brumbies against the Force in Perth before another injury returned him to the sidelines.In the second row, Timani will become the second member of his family to play Test rugby this year: his elder brother Sione has already represented Tonga in the Pacific Nations Cup tournament. Other players returning to the Test scene after a period of absence are back up prop Sekope Kepu, who hasn’t featured for the Wallabies since the Test against Scotland on the 2009 Spring Tour, and winger Digby Ioane.Ioane, whose most recent appearance for Australia came against England at ANZ Stadium last year where his season was brought to a close due to a shoulder injury, is the only member of the Super Rugby champion Queensland Reds to feature in the starting XV. A further four Queenslanders are included on the bench, one of whom is still to be named, with the bench to be made up of five forwards and two back reserves.“We assessed all of the Queensland guys when they joined us on Monday night and decided this was the best course for us,” Deans says. “They’ve had a big work load already this year. Given that our schedule is so congested, with five Test matches in seven weeks, we felt that now was realistically the only opportunity we had to give them a break.”Deans says the decision was in no way disrespectful to Samoa, with a strong line-up fielded.“Given the high most of those blokes had last weekend, it’s my experience that it does take a little while to come down from that,” he says. “They’ve refocused quickly on the task at hand representing their country, which is why we’ve included a good group of those players in the match day 22. They’ll get their opportunity, they’re excited, and I know they will all contribute when we call on them.“For two of them [Beau Robinson and James Hanson], it will be their first experience representing Australia and that is a special moment no matter what the circumstance. You only play your first Test once!”Manu Samoa arrived in Sydney fresh from three matches in the Pacific Nations Cup. The Pacific Islanders have brought together a strong squad loaded with players who boast both Super Rugby and European club experience. Five of the players in the Samoan squad were previously coached by Deans at the Crusaders.“You only have to look at Samoa’s results on last year’s Spring tour where they drew with Scotland and ran both Ireland and England close to see how competitive they will be,” he says. “They’re a proud nation and their players will be excited, both by the prospect of playing on the big stage, but also the opportunity this match presents, both individually but also for Samoa as a team, on the way to the Rugby World Cup.”Sunday will be just the fifth Test between Australia and Samoa but the first since 2005 in Sydney – a match that saw Elsom and Stephen Moore make their Test debuts. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JULY 13: (L-R) Sitaleki Timani, Dan Vickerman and Nathan Sharpe of the Wallabies runs during an Australian Wallabies training session at Coogee Oval on July 13, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) Starting XV:15. Mark Gerrard (Melbourne Rebels)14. James O’Connor (Western Force)13. Adam Ashley Cooper (Brumbies)12. Pat McCabe (Brumbies)11. Digby Ioane (Queensland Reds)10. Matt Giteau (Brumbies)9. Nick Phipps (Melbourne Rebels)8. Ben McCalman (Western Force)7. Matt Hodgson (Western Force)6. Rocky Elsom (Brumbies, captain)5. Nathan Sharpe (Western Force)4. Sitaleki Timani (NSW Waratahs)3. Ben Alexander (Brumbies)2. Stephen Moore (Brumbies)1. Sekope Kepu (NSW Waratahs)Reserves:16. James Hanson (Queensland Reds)17. To be advised18. Dan Vickerman (NSW Waratahs)19. Scott Higginbotham (Queensland Reds)20. Beau Robinson (Queensland Reds)21. Will Genia (Queensland Reds)22. Kurtley Beale (NSW Waratahs)
NOT FOR FEATUREDNew Zealand All Blacks player Piri Weep (2nd-L) helps a dejected Jamie Heaslip of Ireland after the All Backs’ win during their rugby union match at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on June 16, 2012. The All Blacks beat Ireland 22-19 in the second rugby Test. AFP PHOTO / Marty Melville (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/GettyImages) Digging deep: O’Driscoll admitted he was embarrassed in the humiliating final Test against the All BlacksBy Phillip CoulterAFTER ALL the optimism generated from last week’s effort, the manner of Saturday’s flogging is even harder to take. Watching Ireland on this tour has been an emotional rollercoaster. How can the same group of players offer up such different levels of performance over three test matches?In the first test Ireland looked tired and out of their depth. Last week they took the fight to the All Blacks and produced a performance that made everyone proud. Last weekend they suffered their biggest ever defeat to New Zealand.Well worked: Donnacha Ryan takes ball off the top for IrelandThere’s no doubt New Zealand learnt from their close shave in Christchurch last week. The All Blacks took a hammering in the local media afterwards and used it as extra motivation as they set about dismantling Ireland from the start. They brought a different attitude into the game and as a result physically dominated the tourists.Ireland on the other hand looked tired, bereft of ideas and completely shell shocked by the New Zealand onslaught.They were passive from the beginning and the All Blacks didn’t need a second invitation. Clever and direct angles of running allowed New Zealand to get their offload game working to devastating effect. When Ireland failed to stop that, it was always going to be a long day.At the breakdown it was more of the same. Steve Hansen’s decision to re-jig the back row paid off. Liam Messam was savage throughout, while Richie McCaw and Sam Cane ran rings out thought and out punched the Irish back row – pilfering ball and getting through a mountain of work. But it wasn’t just down to the Kiwi backrow -the slightest whiff of a turnover had black shirts launching themselves into rucks to secure possession.Ireland lacked consistency of performance in New Zealand. Worryingly, that has been the case for quite a while. The pre-tour defeat to the Barbarians comes on the back of an indifferent world cup campaign and distinctly average Six Nations. Declan Kidney has a very talented bunch of players at his disposal – look at the names on the Heineken Cup over the last five years and you’ll find clear evidence of that.No one can question his coaching credentials, but could it be time that this Ireland side were exposed to a fresh way of thinking? Looking at all three tests in their entirety, there were some positives at the set-piece, with Ireland functioning correctly at the scrum and line out.It’s ok: Piri Weepu consoles Jamie Heaslip after a close second TestBut there were also areas where they have been fallen short. Too often players got isolated at breakdown. In the first and third test New Zealand dominated the ruck- winning quick ball, forcing turnovers or slowing down Ireland’s ability to recycle the ball.Paul Wallace made an interesting point in his post-match analysis suggesting that the IRFU should find a place in the coaching set up for Leinster coach, Joe Schmidt. I can definitely see a merit in that.Firstly it would give Les Kiss the chance to shore up an Irish defence that has leaked over 120 points in three games of test match rugby. Just as importantly it would allow Schmidt the opportunity to work with some very talented players and hopefully give Ireland a more intelligent and cutting edge attack. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS From a fans perspective the tour was a frustrating watch. The players showed tremendous effort but were ultimately outclassed, outthought and out muscled by the best team in the world.
NOT FOR FEATURED LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Scot was a surprise selection at fly-half as the Lions coaches opted to give Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell more recovery time. He hasn’t played at ten since he was a schoolboy, but as he’s the youngest member of the squad that’s not as long as it could have been! As it turned out he played well, more often than not making the right choices in attack. He demonstrated what a dangerous runner he can be with his first-half try, a great gliding arc through the Combined Country defence, and his distribution skills were used to full effect – long wide passes or short pops to support runners, like the one that resulted in Leigh Halfpenny’s touchdown. It was an impressive performance, although that’s not to suggest he should be the fly-half for the Tests.Test watchAgainst such limited opposition, it’s hard to truly judge a players’ Test credentials. There was some great handling, particularly in the back-line, Justin Tipuric show his worth as a support runner, Jamie Heaslip and Ian Evans put in good shifts up front – but the Lions were rarely put under pressure in defence.On the negative side, trying to force the play on occasion led to handling errors – sometimes it’s better just to take contact than throw the risky offload – and a few wayward lineouts could count against Richard Hibbard.StatsThe Lions totally dominated. Thet had 68% possession and 74% territory, made 213 passes to Combined Country’s 50 and clocked up 739 metres to a meager 69. There were 12 clean breaks to none and 32 defenders beaten to six – but the 21 turnovers conceded will be a worry. Over he goes: Sean O’Brien scores one of the Lions’ ten tries against Combined Country in NewcastleBy Sarah Mockford at Hunter Stadium in NewcastleIn a nutshellIt was one-way traffic in Newcastle as the Lions ran in ten tries against a Combined Country side who were, quite simply, out of their depth. The Lions will surely have enjoyed getting across the whitewash so often and keeping a clean sheet for a first time on tour, but this sort of walkover is unlikely to help them come the first Test against the Wallabies on Saturday week. The Queensland Reds may have given them a workout in Brisbane four days ago, but this was more like after-work drinks for the Lions – and they put them away quickly. Combined Country upped their game in the second half and were more of a force in defence, but the game was over long before that.Yes, the Lions put together good attacking sequences, but Australia won’t be as easy to brush aside as this mixed band and this was not fitting preparation for the challenges that lie ahead. In fact, the way the raft of second-half replacements disrupted the Lions’ game and the drop in intensity as the clock ticked by may be a concern for Warren Gatland & Co.Key momentSean Maitland and George North linking down the left wing in the 19th minute. Combined Country retained possession well on the Lions line after charging down a Maitland kick, but when the tourists turned the ball over the Scot and the Welshman sprinted down the touchline with the former providing the scoring pass for the latter. So Country blew a viable scoring opportunity and the Lions established a 26-0 lead.Man at No 10: Stuart HoggStar man – Stuart Hogg ScorersLions – Tries: Cuthbert, Murray, Hogg, North 2, Hibbard, O’Driscoll, Halfpenny, O’Brien, Davies. Cons: Hogg 4, Halfpenny 3.
Tries from Waterman and Scarratt helped England secure their World Cup final win, but this analysis shows that the back row played a crucial part LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Kaino-McCaw-Read, Burger-Smith-Roussow, Hill-Back-Dallaglio – the names of World Cup-winning back-row trios roll off the tongue and evoke vivid memories. Often, loose forwards are such a prominent part of their side’s success that they become synonymous with the tournament as a whole.Precisely the same has been true of England Women’s campaign in Paris, except the depth of Gary Street’s squad meant five figures came to the fore. Despite being a central part of her nation’s progress over the past five years, powerful Heather Fisher did not even make a match-day 22 in the knockout rounds. Young Alexandra Matthews, an exceptional athlete, had to make do with a bench spot for the final, even following an accomplished outing against Ireland.Packing a punch: Packer helped England claim their first World Cup victoryBustling blindside Marlie Packer ended the tournament as the champions’ joint top try-scorer with four, personifying tenacity. Maggie Alphonsi was relentless and saved her considerable best for the clash with Canada. All evening she tore into the eye-line of opposition attackers with break-neck speed – team statisticians are probably still totting up her tackle count.Lastly, we have the tireless Sarah Hunter. Subtle but outstanding, she has become the lynchpin of Graham Smith’s pack – happy to roll up her sleeves and do the dirty work with exquisite accuracy. In the semi for instance, she was involved in 55 breakdowns. The ball was in play for 37 minutes. That’s a ruck or maul every 40 seconds. Astonishing.In these two brief clips from Sunday, we see the combined talents of these players in attack and defence, exposing how important they were within England’s all-action approach. First, Danielle Waterman’s opening try:Pause the video at 1:47Clearly, this is a spectacular score – more impressive given the high stakes situation. But it’s the subtle skills that lay the foundations. As Alphonsi (circled in blue) and Packer (circled in yellow) help recycle the ball close to the right touchline, England set up their attacking structure.Runners are organized around the side’s key distributor, centre Rachael Burford (circled in white), who chooses to hit lock Tamara Taylor in the front wave. Notice Hunter, highlighted by the red circle, is offering an out-the-back option as a link to the wider backs. However, as soon as Taylor receives the ball from Burford, she consciously changes tack to follow-up the carrier.A low tackle from Canada’s Andrea Burke gives her fly-half Emily Belchos a sniff of a turnover, but Hunter is quick and robust on the clear-out.Indeed, the breakdown is over so quickly that prop Rochelle Clark (circled in white) plays scrum-half and whips a pass away before Burke can recover her feet and compete for possession. Because the ruck lasts approximately two and a half seconds, England can stretch a disorganised Canadian line on the left – thanks largely to Hunter’s support-play. After Emily Scarratt, Kay Wilson and Katy Mclean make inroads, the ball comes back right, where we see the back row in action once more. Wonder women: England’s back row celebrate victory over Canada in the World Cup final Confronted with a ragged defensive line, England capitalise on a glaring overlap clinically – and every role is vital. First, Vicky Fleetwood identifies the space and shifts to Hunter (red circle). Canada’s Belchos (black circle) rushes up in a last-gasp attempt to derail the move, but Hunter remains calm and takes advantage of the glaring dog-leg.Though Taylor’s show-and-go is a fine piece of composed decision-making, Hunter’s pass is the clincher. With Alphonsi and strike-runner Packer (blue and yellow circles) holding their width to encourage the isolated Canadian defender onto a drift, Taylor’s role of dummying and then releasing her openside flanker is actually more straightforward than it looks.Straightening up slightly, Alphonsi then commits Julianne Zussman – also ensuring the full-back is blocked off – and times a scoring pass to Waterman perfectly. There is nothing particularly flashy about these skills. They are just basics performed immaculately well. And the trend continues without possession, as this clip of the very last play demonstrates.Even with 80 minutes gone and the contest well won, the fundamentals of England’s rock-solid defence remain intact. Eventually, such discipline allows the back row to force a turnover.Unsurprisingly, workhorses Hunter and Alphonsi (red and blue circles) are leading the line as they did magnificently all game. Matthews (yellow circle) has replaced Packer by this point, and all three continue to press even when the ball has gone past them – a crucial component of any defensive pattern, but also something that is very easy to get lazy and neglect.Their industry off the ball is rewarded and Canada’s Burke meets an aggressive line on cutting back. Hunter intercepts and affects the tackle, while Matthews envelops the carrier and holds the ball above the ground. Leaching onto Matthews in turn, Alphonsi forms a maul.Despite the support of several team-mates, a copybook choke tackle results. Matthews stands firm, Alphonsi causes mayhem by fighting through bodies and Hunter gets to her feet before diving back onto the ball as the maul collapses. As you can see in the top right-hand corner of the above screenshot, referee Amy Perrett has made up her mind to award a scrum to England, thereby ending the game. Of course these two clips represent a tiny fraction of how well Street’s charges operated. Packer’s break in the early stages defined her rumbustious tournament. Alphonsi resembled a homing missile all evening, disrupting Canada on numerous occasions. Hunter was a pillar of consistency, as she always is. Then Matthews made an impact.Though Emily Scarratt is a sparkling individual, England’s World Cup win was a triumph founded on collective effort and cohesion. Their brilliant back-row epitomised that.
Devin Toner may remain frustratedSupport role: Devin Toner looks set to stay on the periphery of the Ireland squadToner had a largely decent game, topping the tackle count, but he looks set to remain a peripheral figure from the Ireland XV. He’s did nothing wrong but is likely to find himself relegated to outside the match day squad next week. His problem is that Iain Henderson is undroppable and his USP’s – midfield distribution and defensive lineout – are just as capably carried out by the flanker Peter O’Mahony. A further compounding problem is that Donncha Ryan is a more obvious impact player off the bench. At least O’Connell will retire soon, eh? Tough old world… Theatre of dreams: Ireland packed out Wembley Stadium LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Tommy Bowe finds some form, Simon Zebo starts to fit the 15 role, Devin Toner to keep the support role and Richardt Strauss does a passable impression of Rory Best All smiles: Simon Zebo is proving a useful cover option at full-backSimon Zebo has played more at No 15 than on the wing in the last few weeks, and the performance graph shows plenty of volatility. Promising against Wales, poor against England but once again here, there was bags of promise. He was unlucky not to score, he appeared aware of his body position but just couldn’t get his foot of the floor before catching the ball. Elsewhere, his pass to put Earls away was to-die-for and he showed selflessness in putting Kearney away for a score. A solid day’s at the office. I’ll end this with a question. Ireland’s test number 23?Keith Earls lights it up, againAgainst Canada he produced the game’s finest moment with his floating, accurate inside pass to Rob Kearney but he had looked a little scratchy up to that point. At Wembley he was to the manor born. The arguments that he cannot pass and is blinkered must surely be put to bed now. Predatory finishes for two tries and brought some positivity to the play every time he touched the ball. The back three is competitive, especially if Robbie Henshaw is available to play 13, but Earls is likely to stay in the 11 shirt. By Whiff of CorditeWhile the World Cup ‘went off’ around them, Ireland quietly went about their business against Romania – bonus point secured, no major injury concerns and some well-worked training ground moves. And all done with the minimum of fuss. It had the finger prints of Joe Schmidt all over it – whack and bag ’em early. With the dirt trackers largely starring, most of the key takeaways were personnel ones.Tommy Bowe lives on Bowe is unlikely to displace Dave Kearney for the Italy game but it was important that a trim-looking Bowe put his Twickenham nightmare to bed, and show that he deserves to be in RWC situ while his Ulster compatriot Andrew Trimble has been omitted. This was a heartening display with two tries and some neat aerial work – and Schmidt views the latter as more relevant than the former. There is life in the old dog yet.Strong Bowe: Tommy chipped in with two tries against RomaniaRichardt Strauss has a bit of Rory Best about himThe green scrum cap caused us to momentarily forget it was Richardt Strauss on the pitch, and not Rory Best. Not only that though, the performance was pretty Best-like too. Strauss was a menace in the tight exchanges, especially at the breakdown and a dab hand in loose play too, with a couple of nice ball transfers and a big part in Simon Zebo‘s almost-try. Strauss has had a long spell in the international semi-wilderness due to injury and the continued emergence of Sean Cronin has denied him meaningful opportunities in green – it was reassuring to see him so effective.Zebo at full-back takes a positive turn
More controversy in World Cup 2019 qualifying process as Tahiti field ineligible players and are replaced by Cook Islands The winner of this year’s Africa Gold Cup – a tournament featuring Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe – will go into Pool B while the runner-up heads into the repechage event.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Cook Islands replace Tahiti in Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifyingCook Islands have replaced Tahiti in the next round of the Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification process after Tahiti were found to have fielded ineligible players.The two countries met in a RWC 2019 qualifier on 4 August 2017 in Rarotonga and Tahiti won 13-9 to move through to the next stage – a home-and-away play-off against the winners of the Asia Rugby Championship on 30 June and 7 July this year.However, World Rugby have since investigated claims that Tahiti fielded ineligible players and they have been found guilty of breaching Regulation 8. The match result has been overturned with Cook Islands determined as the winner.So Cook Islands will now take part in that Asia-Oceania play-off – the winner of which will progress to the four-team repechage tournament later in the year that will determine the final qualifier for Japan 2019.Related: World Cup 2019 fixturesThe case, which was heard by independent judicial officer Tim Gresson of New Zealand, centred around Tahiti players Guillaume Brouqui and Andoni Jimenez.To represent the 15-a-side Test team of a country, players must have been born there, have a parent or grandparent who was born there, or have lived there for 36 consecutive months immediately preceding the time of playing.Both Brouqui and Jimenez were born in France, and there is no evidence that their parents or grandparents were born in Tahiti.Champions: New Zealand have won the last two World Cups (Getty Images)The two players first represented Tahiti on 6 July 2013 in an Oceania Cup match, but the evidence presented to World Rugby showed that Jimenez had only been residing in the country for 24 months at that point. Brouqui had returned to France from Tahiti in early 2012 to receive treatment for a back injury and so Gresson stated: “I am comfortably satisfied it has been established he did not complete 36 months of residence immediately preceding when he first represented the union.”As both players were ineligible to represent Tahiti when they first played for them, they remained ineligible to represent the country. In the game against Cook Islands, scrum-half Brouqui scored a try and fly-half Jimenez a penalty, so they had a significant influence on the result.The sanctions for this breach of Regulation 8 are the overturning of the result of their match against Cook Islands, who have now been awarded the win, and a fine of £50,000 to the union. The payment of the fine has been suspended for five years provided the union does not commit a further breach of Regulation 8 before 4 August 2022. This is because the fine would have a huge financial impact on the game in Tahiti.Gresson’s judgement emphasised the importance of the eligibility rules, stating: “Regulation 8 is a cornerstone provision governing the eligibility of players to play international rugby. Unless there is strict compliance with its provisions, the integrity of the game and honest participation at international level would be seriously undermined. Put simply, in terms of the eligibility rules there must be a level playing field.”In terms of overturning the match result, he added: “Given the breaches which have been committed by the union, to not allow the result to change would not only be unfair to the CIRU (Cook Islands Rugby Union) but would not send a clear and deterrent message to unions that this important core regulation will be upheld and enforced.”Sad sight: Players of Spain and of Belgium come together (Getty Images)This is the second time in a week that controversy has dogged the RWC 2019 qualification process. On Sunday, there were ugly scenes at the end of Spain’s defeat by Belgium. The result meant it was Romania who automatically qualified and Spanish players reacted angrily towards the Romanian officials at their match – and many have questioned the decision to have a referee with that conflict of interest in charge.Related: Ugly scenes at Belgium v SpainThere are now just three spots left to be filled at RWC 2019. Spain will play Portugal to determine who will face Samoa in a two-legged play-off this summer, with the winner of that going through as the Play-off Winner in Pool A. The prize: The Rugby World Cup trophy (Getty Images)
Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By ENS staffPosted Nov 11, 2012 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 November 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm Thank you for referring correctly to the “episcopal ordination” of Father Lambert as called for by the ordinal of the Book of Common Prayer,, rather than using the incorrect and obsolete term “consecration” which few Episcopalians seem to notice has been replaced. May other church communicators be encouraged to do likewise by your good example. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Hoyt Massey says: 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 News Service] The Rev. William Jay Lambert was elected Nov. 10 as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and Standing Committees of the Episcopal Church.Lambert, rector of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Leesburg, Florida (Diocese of Central Florida), was elected on the second ballot out of a field of four nominees. He received 26 votes of 48 cast in the lay order and 18 of 27 cast in the clergy order. An election on that ballot required 25 in the lay order and 14 in the clergy order.The election was held during the diocese’s 84th annual convention at Avalon Hotel and Conference Center in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.Pending a successful consent process, Lambert will succeed the Rt. Rev. Keith Whitmore, who resigned as Eau Claire’s bishop in 2008 to become assistant bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. The diocese has been led since September 2010 by Bishop Provisional Edwin Leidel, Jr, former bishop of Eastern Michigan. Eau Claire’s Standing Committee served as the ecclesiastical authority during the period the diocese was without a bishop.Under the canons (III.11.4) of the Episcopal Church, a majority of bishops exercising jurisdiction and diocesan Standing Committees must consent to the bishop-elect’s ordination as bishop within 120 days of receiving notice of the election.As a priest, Lambert has served congregations in Wisconsin and Florida. He also has served on active duty in the U.S. Navy and as a U.S. Navy Reserve Chaplain.Lambert holds a Master of Divinity degree from Nashotah House Seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin; a Master of Arts degree in history from University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and public affairs from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.The episcopal ordination is due to take place March 16, 2013, at Christ Church Cathedral in Eau Claire with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori serving as chief consecrator.The other nominees in the election were:The Rev. Arthur Bailey Hancock, rector, Church of the Ascension, Hayward, Wisconsin (Diocese of Eau Claire);The Rev. Richard Edwin Craig III, supply priest, St. James’ Episcopal Church, West Bend, WI (Diocese of Milwaukee); andThe Reverend Dr. Robert B. Clarke, priest-in-charge, Holy Apostle’s Church, Oneida, Wisconsin (Diocese of Fond Du Lac).Information about all the nominees is available at the Diocese of Eau Claire’s website here.The Diocese of Eau Claire is composed of 2200 members worshiping in 22 congregations throughout Northwestern Wisconsin. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN November 13, 2012 at 11:25 am Dear Jay and May Ruth we are so very proud for the Church and for you! We would love to be in attendance at your ordination. We have many great memories of our days at St.Johns and will keep you both in our prayers as you share your gifts to the greater glory of God and His Church. Yours in Christ,Hoyt + n Glennie New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI November 12, 2012 at 9:34 pm Wow, you may remember I tried to call you here in Ft Myers at St Hilary’s in about 1979 right after you finished at Nashotah, as I was 1963 grad. You had other invites. Bob Biever came and had a good two years but was a devoted artist going out to Washington State. Dabney Smith is now our bishop in SWFL. 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Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Rev. Bonnie Perry, rector of All Saints, Chicago, kayaking on Lake Michigan.[Episcopal News Service] For the Rev. Bonnie Perry, kayaking the rough waters of Lake Michigan mitigates the stresses of navigating similarly challenging patches of parish life.“It’s insane that we’ve got young people being killed regularly on the streets of Chicago,” the rector of All Saints Church in Chicago said during a recent interview with the Episcopal News Service. “If you’re continually immersed in that kind of sadness and pain, we get beat down.”It renews her spirit to “paddle and bring people to wild places along the coastline of Lake Superior, [and] along Scotland where most people have never gone and it’s awe-inspiring,” she said. “The ocean’s huge, and you can’t ever control it. You have to be in the now, responsive to the environment.”Perry and other Episcopal clergy say their hobbies help them “get a life outside the church” and sometimes bring them right back to it again.Clergy and others need an “on-off switch” between who they are and what they do, according to Elaine Hollensbe, a consultant to CREDO, a Church Pension Group program which for 15 years has offered opportunities for clergy and some lay church employees to examine specific areas of their lives and re-generate their passion and commitment to health and wellness.“You need to carve out a place for yourself where there’s a balance between your own individual unique interests and traits and desires and those of the collective, which in this case would be the priesthood,” said Hollensbe, an associate professor of management at the University of Cincinnati.Some clergy she has interviewed “were fairly good at just saying OK, right now I’m a father, I’m not a priest. But some other priests weren’t able to do that,” she said.“If you don’t, you experience a lot of stress, and don’t have a sense of you other than your work. It’s important that people find a level of balance to find a separate self that rejuvenates, so when they contribute to the collective they have the energy and reserve to do so,” she added.A kayaker since 1995, Perry’s avocation and vocation sometimes merge. At Easter, she said, “Jesus will get up from the dead and … I’ll get on a plane and lead a women’s kayaking retreat in Baja, Mexico.”the Rev. Bonnie Perry, rector of All Saints, Chicago, kayaking at the Falls of Lora, Oban, Argyll, Scotland.She began “really seriously” teaching and coaching others in the sport about seven years ago. She has earned numerous certifications and is one of four women in North America certified as a British Canoe Union 5-Star Leader on the Sea, “which is fairly obscure, but it’s really cool if you understand what I’m talking about,” she said.“Trying to keep eight people in their own craft safe in the midst of 20-knot winds and six-foot waves … flows into what I do in the congregation, trying to figure out how best to lead so people can have the most fun, but you don’t want them crashing into the rocks,” she said. “But you can’t control, you can lead and offer suggestions.”Some people come to All Saints because “of the paddling connection,” she noted.And there are other ways her vocation and avocations merge. “Last year, one of my students died while paddling around Lake Superior. I wasn’t there; he was on a solo trip. So I ended up doing a memorial service for him at one of our symposiums. It’s not a sport without risks, but you try to mitigate them.”‘One-two for the Lord’ – Boxing in HoustonThe Rev. Patrick Miller, rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Houston, jokes that he initially started boxing after one too many altar guild meetings.“I would be in these meetings and I would be really mad, and being mad in an altar guild meeting is just wrong,” said Miller, 46, during a recent telephone interview.That former church happened to be located across the street from the Main Boxing Gym in Houston. He wandered over one day and decided to try boxing as a Lenten discipline and for the exercise.Once inside the ring, he discovered the sport “is incredible,” he said. “The workouts are incredible. The people are incredible. I get an incredible amount of wisdom from it. I love my church. I love my church people. But it’s not church, and it’s a completely different environment.”And while it doesn’t exactly heed the gospel call to turn the other cheek, he has “enjoyed finding God in places I don’t expect,” Miller said. He paraphrased another boxer’s mantra ‘de lucha siempra la lucha,’ which roughly translates as: “We are always in the fight, the poor are always in the fight.”“In boxing, there are three-minute rounds with a one-minute rest,” he said. “If you look at that as a metaphor for living, you see there are certain amounts of times in our lives where we have to be in the fight, and there are times when we have to rest, and you have to take advantage of that rest in order to stay in the fight.”He noted other boxing-isms: “My trainer talks about identity. He’ll say, ‘Patrick, I’m having a bad day, but you know what? I’m still Bobby Benton, and I’m going to be OK.’”Miller receives good-natured teasing that his quick combination, a fast flurry of left- and right-handed blows, is “a one-two for the Lord.”Meanwhile, some sparring partners have become parishioners. Some ask for prayers before a fight and during life’s challenges, like divorce and family deaths, Miller said.The experience has given Miller a new perspective about how to handle himself during church meetings. Recently, he said, “in the middle of the conflict, dealing with someone trying to hit you and you trying to hit them,” he heard his trainer’s voice: “Slow down. Breathe. Duck. Move on him. Think about what’s going to happen next.”Boxing reminds him to listen intently during church meetings, he said. “I go to these altar guild meetings now, and I don’t get mad anymore.”Patrolling ski slopes in OhioMost Saturday evenings from December to March, the Rev. Gay Jennings begins an eight-hour shift – not as a priest, but as a volunteer ski patroller on the slopes near her suburban Cleveland home.“People say, ‘You ski in Ohio?’ There are two ski areas about three miles from my house in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a glacier-created valley, and there are ski areas on either side of the valley,” said Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, during a recent telephone interview. “They’re small. We say it’s better than not skiing.”She bundles up in very warm clothing, boots and patrol jacket, buckles on a patrol pack and steps into ski bindings in preparation for volunteer shifts that may be unpredictable.Sometimes, “it’s like a MASH unit,” she said referring to the mobile army surgical hospitals used for front-line emergencies. Considered first responders, she and her team of about 10 receive extensive off-season first-aid and other training as outdoor emergency-care technicians.“We ski and scan the slopes to make sure it’s safe,” said Jennings. “Injuries can range from somebody coming in the patrol room and asking for a Band-Aid all the way to a serious head injury or a broken femur, which require getting the person off the hill quickly and safely so that the next level of emergency care can transport them to a hospital,” she said.When she began volunteering 23 years ago Jennings, 62, was canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Ohio. Her life seemed as though “everything was church.”On the patrol, she’s served with the same “eclectic” team – an architect, a mechanic, an engineer, college students, a community organizer – for about 15 years.“Some of us go to church, and some of us wouldn’t go near a church,” she said. “We watch out for each other on and off the slopes. We eat dinner together; we do potluck. It’s kind of like church.”Her involvement has led to requests that she officiate at funerals and weddings of other ski patrollers over the years, and she believes being part of the group has made her a better priest, Jennings said.It has “provided recreation, fellowship, friends, a balance in my life. It’s forced me to exercise, even though sometimes it’s awfully cold,” she said. “It’s made me a better priest in the sense that it gets me out of church. Obviously, that is the main focus of my vocation and ministry, but I think you can have too much of a good thing. So, for me, the ski patrol provides balance and a lot of fun.”Woodworking in San DiegoHandcrafting, planing, sawing, sanding, assembling and finishing furniture has been an avocation for San Diego Bishop Jim Mathes for 30 years.Over time, he has built shelves, desks and coffee tables to furnish the homes of friends and families; about half the time he works from plans purchased on the Internet. “The other half I design,” he said via e-mail.Recently, he created a 52-bottle mahogany wine rack to auction during a fundraiser to benefit Episcopal Community Services, a diocesan agency providing social services to low-income families and individuals. The sale earned $1,000.“I chose … mahogany because it is a wood that I like to work with,” Mathes said. “It looks beautiful with semi-gloss varnish.”Woodworking allows him “time when I create something tangible,” he said. “I take my mind totally off of the church – if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have all my fingers!”‘North Carolina: A theology of foolishness’The Rev. Joseph Hensley Jr., as Ashes, the clown.The Rev. Joseph Hensley Jr. says clowning, and more specifically his clown character Ashes, are part of a theology of foolishness that “shake things up and helps others look at the world differently.”He has performed as Ashes – with oversized black pants and rainbow suspenders, big red nose, red cheeks, crazy hats, haphazardly fastened tie and white shirt, black Converse All-Star shoes and sometimes an accordion – in venues as varied as St. Luke’s Church in Durham, retirement communities and in the middle of the Miami Airport while returning from a church mission trip to Belize.“It’s about being able to take this crazy character into places where there might be a need to spread some joy,” said Hensley, assistant to St. Luke’s rector, during a recent interview with ENS.The name Ashes comes from the children’s nursery rhyme, “Ring Around the Rosie,” said Hensley, who will lead a workshop during the June 10-14 Kanuga Conference Center’s Christian Formation Conference in Hendersonville.“As church leaders, we are expected to look impressive,” said Hensley, 39. “In some ways I think there’s this expectation that we give ourselves and that other people put on us, that we have to behave in certain ways and do certain things. In ministry, what I’ve tried to do is turn that upside down.”Like in the nursery rhyme, which ends with “we all fall down,” the spirit of clowning “helps give us a sense of courage to be willing to fail – but to fail with grace and with humility, and, to me, that’s a big part of the life of faith.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is an Episcopal News Service correspondent. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET April 18, 2013 at 8:40 pm A great column, full of good news and a Gospel truth. These folks are right. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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