Month: June 2021

Byron Kelleher – Toulouse and New Zealand

first_imgLuke McAlisterCarl Hayman Byron Kelleher‘The Bison’ has clocked more time and experience than most players, yet still plays with the same vigour and enthusiasm as he did when he first stepped onto the pitch in a Waikato shirt. The green fingered, scrum half/eco warrior took some time out to chat about pitch antics, best friends and a Desperate Housewife he’s enamoured with.RUGBY WORLD: Who are the jokers in the Toulouse squad?BYRON KELLEHER: Jean-Baptiste Elissalde is pretty crafty, especially with the younger guys. He once put a dead fish in someone’s locker. It went off in there and it stunk the place out!RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch?BK: Once, in the middle of the game, a guy had his undies ripped off. It was a big final so we were trying to be really serious and carried on playing. At the next ruck everything was on show – it’s not great having to put your head next to someone’s bits and pieces!RW: If your house was on fire, what three things would you save?BK: My All Blacks rugby jersey. And any other memorabilia from my rugby life. It all means a lot to me.RW: What are your nicknames?BK: I’m Wazza to the All Blacks because when I was young and just getting into the squad Josh Kronfeld thought my name was Warren. I didn’t say anything because he was an All Black and could call me whatever he wanted! So that turned into Wazza. And at Toulouse they call me The Bison.RW: Do you have any phobias?BK: I’m terrified of heights.Eva Longoria – Byron’s ideal womanRW: And bugbears?BK: Rude people irritate me. Manners cost nothing.RW: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?BK: I’d like to be able to see into the future so hopefully I could create good things.RW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?BK: Eva Longoria.Stupid purchases, Keepsakes and Life after rugby… RW: What’s your idea of a dream holiday?BK: Palm trees, white sand, turquoise sea and hot weather. Anywhere tropical is perfect for me.RW: What couldn’t you live without? BK: My best friends. I’ve got a mate I’ve known for 20 years who I met through an ex-girlfriend. It’s great to spend time with the boys in the squad but you need to get away.RW: What’s the silliest thing you’ve bought?BK: Golf clubs because I never use them! Lots of the boys play golf but for me they were a complete waste of money.RW: What’s your dream car?BK: Aston Martin DB9, like James Bond! In the South of France with the roof down. Awesome.RW: Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?BK: Muhammad Ali because he’s my icon. Eva Longoria because she’s beautiful. And Barack Obama. I’d like to ask him about the environment, and find out his perspective on how he’s going to get the world out of this mess!RW: Any bad habits?BK: Nothing that can be printed I’m afraid!RW: Do you collect anything unusual?BK: I love travelling around different countries, and I always buy something for my house from every country I’ve been to, whether it’s a painting, a sculpture, or anything really just to remember the country by. At home in New Zealand I have a lovely big house in the middle of a fruit orchard.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?BK: Just to be happy and achieve my dreams. I’m involved in some environmental projects, and helped make a documentary called Home which was shown all round the world. As a rugby player from New Zealand I wanted the chance to give something back, and I want to make people realise that we’ve only got one world so we should look after it.RW: Who is your ideal woman?BK: Eva Longoria – are you starting to see a theme here?!RW: How would you like to be remembered?BK: As a bubbly person and someone easy to get on with.Check out his profile for New Zealand Learn more about Byron’s teammates at New Zealand…center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Rugby World Cup 2011: Ireland’s Coach – Declan Kidney

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS His first season back was a fairytale as Munster beat Biarritz in the 2006 Heineken Cup final. They repeated the feat two years later and Kidney then got the top coaching job in Ireland. He was the obvious replacement when O’Sullivan stepped down.“Declan has the CV to match the criteria for any international coach. He ticks all the boxes,” said O’Driscoll at the time. “He knows how to get the best out of his players and his coaches. If he does that with Ireland hopefully we can get back to the heights we hit 18 months ago.”Almost immediately O’Driscoll was proved right, as Ireland won nine of Kidney’s first ten games in charge and lifted a Grand Slam in 2009. The transformation in Ireland’s performances from the 2008 Six Nations to the 2009 event was astonishing as Kidney nurtured young stars like Jamie Heaslip and Stephen Ferris and revitalised other players, notably Tommy Bowe.Since the Grand Slam, Ireland have been inconsistent. They blew hot and cold in this year’s Six Nations before thumping England 24-8 in the last game. So, after taking Ireland from eighth to fourth in the world rankings, can Kidney make them World Cup contenders?After failing to reach the quarter-finals at France 2007, their minimum target must be to get out of the group, but with Australia and Italy also in Pool C, that is not a given. However, maybe Kidney will exploit the fact that Ireland come into this World Cup with little fanfare.“Kidney has always known that Irish teams are woeful favourites,” says Wood. “The tag has sat uncomfortably on both teams and supporters. Winners in sport have always strutted their stuff but Kidney has taken a different tack. His self-deprecating, even bumbling, protestations that Munster were lucky to be there at all took pressure off his side for years and confounded opponents into thinking they only had to turn up to win.”Perhaps that tactic will work with Ireland just as well as it did with Munster.This article appeared in Part 1 of our Rugby World Cup Supplement.To get a copy of the supplement contact [email protected] Or click here if you prefer a digital version of the magazineAnd if you’d like 50% off a subscription to Rugby World Magazine click herecenter_img Declan KidneyAge 51 (20 October 1959)Birthplace Ballincollig, Cty CorkCoaching history Dolphin, Munster, Leinster, Ireland ARecord as Ireland coach (November 2008-present)P29 W19 L9 D1Kidney’s three big trophies have all been won at the Millenium Stadium – two Heineken Cups and a Six Nations titleBe it school, provincial or national level, Declan Kidney has triumphed. Now to do the same at this year’s World Cup…He is one of the most famous faces in Ireland, thrust into the limelight thanks to his extraordinary ability to coach rugby teams to victory. From schools cups to the most coveted club and international trophies in the northern hemisphere, his teams have won them all, but despite being part of so many celebrations, Declan Kidney prefers to remain a private man.His successes with Munster and Ireland haven’t turned this fellow from County Cork into a media personality. He is often described as inscrutable, an enigma. He is undoubtedly a talented tactician but also has a reputation as being off-the-wall, dubbed by Ireland legend Keith Wood “a very weird, strange and wonderful man”.Kidney is certainly modest, playing down his own role in his teams’ triumphs. As one of his protégés, Munster skipper Paul O’Connell, says: “He gets his satisfaction from seeing a group of guys he’s worked with winning and achieving. He doesn’t want anything else. Not many people know him well and that’s probably a credit to him. It’s important the coach doesn’t put himself up there as the be-all and end-all.”So, if Kidney is not given to blowing his own trumpet, we need others to reveal the secrets of his success. How does he bring the best out of players? He is not dictatorial. He acts more as a facilitator, creating the right environment for players and assistant coaches to flourish. His attention to detail is phenomenal and he has an instinct for saying and doing the right thing at the right time.“Deccie has grown up with a lot of us,” says Jerry Flannery, hooker in Ireland’s Grand Slam and both Munster’s Heineken Cup wins. “He knows how people are feeling. He treats players like human beings and creates an atmosphere in which fellas believe in themselves, trust in each other and enjoy it.“He’s always doing little things which you only notice in retrospect. He sets challenges for you. Before the Gloucester quarter-final (in 2008) he told us only 8% of away teams won at Kingsholm. Coming into the Saracens match it was, ‘Lads, do you know Munster have never beaten an English side in a semi-final?’ You think back and say, ‘Geez, what he said made a really big difference’.”Educated at Presentation Brothers College, Cork, Kidney went on to teach maths at the same school for a decade – but coaching was clearly his forte. By the age of 19 he was already coaching schools rugby and he notched up five Munster Junior Cup wins with PBC, then took them to three successive Senior Cups in the early Nineties. He also guided Ireland Schools toa Triple Crown in 1993.His next step on the coaching ladder saw him steer Dolphin from the lower reaches of AIL Division Two to Division One and in 1997 he became co-coach of Munster, stepping up to head coach a year later. In that same year his Ireland U19 side – featuring Brian O’Driscoll and Donncha O’Callaghan – won the 34-team Junior World Cup.There have been a few fallow spells in his career. His stint as Ireland assistant coach under Eddie O’Sullivan lasted less than two years, ending after RWC 2003. In the summer of 2004 he joined – and left – Newport Gwent Dragons to take charge of Leinster. But there were rumours he was not universally popular at the Dublin province and a year later he returned to Munster.last_img read more

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Rugby World’s Quiz of the Year – Answers

first_img1. How many IRB Sevens Series titles have New Zealand won? Ten2. Who is the only women’s player to have won the Pat Marshall Award given out by the Rugby Union Writers’ Club? Maggie Alphonsi3. The 1971 Lions lost one game outside the New Zealand Test series. Who beat them? Queensland4. Ryan Jones broke whose record for the number of Tests as Wales captain in November? Ieuan Evans5. How many clubs have played in England’s top flight since leagues began in 1987? 276. Who is the top try-scorer in Celtic League history? Tommy Bowe7. How many Scots have captained a Lions tour? Seven8. Which two players have played in more than 100 Heineken Cup games? Ronan O’Gara and John Hayes9. Willie John McBride has played in the most Tests for the Lions – but who’s next on the list? Dicky JeepsYouth centre: can you tell who’s who?G. YOUNG ONES1. Sebastien Chabal2. Byron Kelleher3. Victor Matfield4. Owen Farrell5. Sonny Bill Williams6. Peter Stringer7. Tim Visser8. Thomas WaldromH. WRITERS’ BLOCK1. Refuse to be Denied = Sam Warburton2. Rainbow Warrior = Francois Pienaar3. The Outsider = Geordan Murphy4. Finding my Feet = Jason Robinson5. High Balls and Happy Hours = Gavin HastingsI. TRUE OR FALSE1. Liam Williams has a tattoo of Rhys Priestland’s mum’s name on his foot. False2. Neil Back is the only forward to have dropped a goal for England. True3. Brian O’Driscoll’s wife stars in the TV comedy Threesome. True4. Berrick Barnes said he was looking forward to playing England’s “pretty wingers”. False5. Dimitri Yachvili’s dad ran onto the pitch to defend his son during a Biarritz match. False6. David Denton came under threat from elephants while on safari. False LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 7. Dan Norton broke Jonny Wilkinson’s long-standing record in an England fitness test. True8. Kiwi Glen Jackson refereed his first Test on the same ground that he finished his competitive playing career. Truecenter_img Black magic: New Zealand wing Julian Savea runs in one of his three tries against Ireland last JuneIN THE January 2013 issue of Rugby World we ran our annual Big Rugby Quiz of the Year to test your oval-ball knowledge and now we’re revealing all the answers. So if any questions have proved too much for your brain cells in recent weeks, here’s the answers you were looking for…A. CLASS OF 20121. Who scored a hat-trick against Ireland on his Test debut in June? Julian Savea2. Where in Australia did Scotland achieve their summer win over the Wallabies? Newcastle3. Name England’s three starting full-backs against South Africa in June. Mike Brown, Ben Foden and Alex Goode4. Who scored Argentina’s only Rugby Championship points in New Zealand? Rodrigo Roncero5. Why did Berrick Barnes have a late dash to Australia’s game against Wales in Melbourne? His wife gave birth in Sydney the night before6. Which Springbok was ruled out of their Ireland game after suffering heart palpitations? Tendai Mtawarira7. How many Tests did Paul O’Connell play in 2012? Three8. Which country did Mako Vunipola’s dad represent in Test rugby? TongaB. IN A MUDDLEWelsh ref: Nigel Owens1. Never Baked = Derek Bevan2. AA spend over = Dave Pearson3. Cancel egg, Roy! = George Clancy4. I saved Rod = David Rose5. Noel sewing = Nigel OwensC. HOUSE OF CLUBS1. For how many seasons has Tim Visser been the top try-scorer in the Magners League/RaboDirect Pro12? Three2. Leinster won a second straight Heineken Cup. What other club has one back-to-back European titles? Leicester3. How many tries were scored in the Top 14 semi-finals and final? None4. Who became the first player to score 2,000 English Premiership points? Charlie Hodgson5. Who did London Welsh beat in the RFU Championship play-off final? Cornish Pirates6. Name two of the Chiefs’ try-scorers in their Super Rugby final win over the Sharks. Any of Sonny Bill Williams, Lelia Masaga, Kane Thompson, Tim Nanai-Williams7. Who was the Aviva Premiership’s Discovery of the Season in 2011-12? Owen Farrell8. What clubs are the following now playing for: Luke Charteris, Guy Armitage and Sean Maitland? Perpignan, London Irish, GlasgowD. SUPER SIX1. Who scored two tries for Italy in the 2012 championship? Giovanbattista Venditti2. Before France-Ireland this year, when was the last time a championship match was postponed because of the weather? 19873. Who did Stephen Ferris upend to give Wales a winning penalty shot in Dublin? Ian Evans4. Stuart Hogg became the first teenager to start a Test for Scotland since who? Jim Renwick5. Which three Wales players picked up a third Grand Slam winners’ medal? Adam Jones, Gethin Jenkins and Ryan Jones6. Wesley Fofana scored in four successive Six Nations matches. Who last achieved that feat? Will GreenwoodE. GUESS WHO?1. Girvan Dempsey 2. Heyneke Meyer 3. Jamie Roberts 4. Ma’a NonuF. HISTORY LESSONlast_img read more

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European Champions Cup player analysis: Marcos Ayerza, Leicester Tigers

first_imgFor any player regardless of position, defence in phase-play requires a certain mind-set. Essentially, it helps if you are innately tenacious. Here, with Toulon bearing down on a loose ball in the first half, Ayerza displays such attributes.While he slips off Castrogiovanni as he dives at his old friend’s feet, his presence around the fringes stalls the attack long enough for Tigers to scramble back: In terms of one-on-one tackling, Ayerza does not shirk anything either. Chris Masoe single-handedly dismantled Leicester in the 2013 Heineken Cup quarter-final. He is an hugely dangerous carrier. Still, the bristling All Black gets stopped dead on the gain-line in the second half:BreakdownAgainst a team who possess a breakdown nuisance-in-chief such as Steffon Armitage, support play and brawn at the breakdown are both vital. Should either of those lapse, cast-iron jackals and penalties are likely to rack up.Early on, Ayerza set the tone for a remarkable man-marking appointment:In pursuit of Ben Youngs’ half-break from the front of the lineout, Ayerza bides his time. He waits for a phase and then sees Armitage stalking:He follows carrier Kitchener, judo throwing Armitage off his feet, away from the ball (circled in white) and therefore out of the game as a pilfering threat:There were an incredible a series of similar plays in the second half, each one nullifying the threat of an arch turnover merchant. This one comes as Tigers break from there own half.Then minutes later as the hosts pressed on the Toulon 22. Brad Thorn is the one trucking up here:And finally two phases on, once more tailing the effervescent Thorn:It is hard to overstate the importance of Ayerza’s work here. Armitage’s influence was limited to a single ruck penalty. Given how much havoc the openside has consistently caused since moving to the south of France in 2011, that is a very positive outcome.AttackEven in a game that often resembled a fractious arm wrestle, Ayerza’s portfolio of contributions was massive. Still, he eked out two extremely effective pieces of play with ball in hand.First, there was this rumble, aided by a fine ‘leech’ from the Leicester forwards. Watch the sidestep before contact to shift the tackler too:Second, we were treated to a bump and roll with a delicate offload to Kitchener thrown in. As it turned out, this was one of the better passes Tigers executed across the 80 minutes:Ayerza took his leave on 70 minutes, replaced by Michele Rizzo. Fittingly, his very last action was selfless and discreet but  constructive:Williams was another integral performer for Leicester and this left-footed grubber is gorgeous. However, watch how Ayerza busts a gut to steam around the corner and hold the fringe defence: Is that all you got: Marcos Ayerza was exceptional during Leicester Tigers’ victory over Toulon Martin Castrogiovanni may have dominated the news agenda, but Marcos Ayerza won the on-field battle during Leicester Tigers’ 25-21 defeat of Toulon on Sunday evening. We analyse the Puma’s excellent display. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Even with over an hour of graft behind him, Ayerza does not skimp on any details. He even holds his hands up for that extra bit of deception  – therefore creating an extra fraction of a second for Williams. Such intelligence, plus tremendous ability and work ethic, make Ayerza the player he is.With Toulon scorned and scathing, Leicester must be even better to prevail at the Stade Mayol this Saturday. They will be underdogs, but confident ones. It should be an absolutely fascinating afternoon. Despite the result, it was a Toulon player that hogged the Monday morning headlines following his team’s 25-21 loss in the first instalment of their electric European Champions Cup double-header at Welford Road this weekend.Former Leicester Tigers favourite Martin Castrogiovanni had some grievances to air following his exit in the summer of 2013 and the hairy Italian tighthead hi-jacked Richard Cockerill’s press conference, launching into an astounding, expletive-ridden rant. Among other things, he underlined the fact that he had personally paid £100,000 to escape his contract and join Mourad Boudjellal’s band of superstars.All in all, it was a bit sad. ‘Castro’ became a mightily charismatic cult hero during seven glittering seasons in England. As he so eloquently said himself, “a beautiful piece of my heart” resides in the East Midlands and he will forever love the area. For many fans, such affection is likely to remain mutual.Firebrand: Martin Castrogiovanni had some choice words for Richard CockerillCockerill responded to the verbal assault calmly, expressing his wish to one day share a beer with Castrogiovanni and reminisce about an unfortunate sequence of events. For all the commotion, he wanted to make one thing clear: Tigers have moved on.The hosts’ dominant scrum, driven by a superb set-piece performance from Marcos Ayerza, helped Cockerill’s case there. Alongside Lions front-rowers Dan Cole and Tom Youngs, the Argentinean loosehead was fantastic.Christmas is the season for punters to pick their World XVs, and Ayerza wears the number one shirt for many of them. Against Toulon, he brought industry and understanding in the loose to technical excellence as Leicester overturned the champions. Here is a run-down of his display.ScrumThis is an obvious place to begin. Ayerza has enjoyed ascendancy in just about every match for either club or country since the introduction of the new engagement laws. He really is a phenomenal exponent who senses weakness and piles through into the heart of the opposition set-piece. In the opening scrum of the game, he gave Owen Williams a simple chance for three points:With pressure coming through Castrogiovanni, the Toulon scrum wheels around rapidly and disintegrates. It is an easy decision for Nigel Owens.Just the  other side of half-time, with the score locked at 13-13, there was a timely repeat that boosted Tigers:Finally, we head to the 65-minute mark. Carl Hayman – a New Zealander whose reputation precedes him – has replaced Castrogiovanni. No matter:Now, Ayerza deals in body angles. Often, he locates weakness by using his stout frame and low stance to burrow under his rival and subtly in towards the opposition hooker. An aerial view of the second of these scrums offers excellent insight:Sometimes, this backfires. Owens penalised the Pumas once for failing to stay square. For Toulon’s second try, the unthinkable happened – a Leicester scrum was lost against the head:Zooming in, we see that Ayerza’s angle is so drastic that Tom Youngs is perhaps impinged:As the late penalty shows, Ayerza problem-solved over the course of the 80 minutes – a sure-fire sign of an experienced, outstanding player. Indeed, his class shone across the board.LineoutThis part of a prop’s job seems to be totally taken for granted. Nonethless, lifting jumpers is such a key skill. Watch how Jamie Gibson is propelled skyward to tap Guilhem Guirado’s throw back to Youngs. For good measure, Ayerza hits the ensuing ruck to complete the turnover:This defensive role is all about disruption. However, Ayerza is also proficient as a cog in intricate attacking moves. Again, it is Gibson who is lifted.This time though, in order to free up personnel for a mid-air transition to a secondary driving pod, Ayerza executes a one-man lift without support behind the jumper:Evidently, this is explosive power and technique at work. From restarts – rightly considered a third set-piece these days – the Argentinean brings the same qualities.Restart‘Exit strategy’ is a modern-day, trendy term for an age-old concept – getting out of your half following a kick-off. Of course, the first assignment is securing the ball. Watch how Ayerza hurls Graham Kitchener high to claim before cleverly obstructing the chasing Bakkies Botha:Defencelast_img read more

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Floodgates unlikely to open as France has lukewarm attitude to English talent

first_img One of the more persistent arguments peddled in the Steffon Armitage selection saga is the one about ‘floodgates opening’. That should England coach Stuart Lancaster invoke the ‘exceptional circumstances’ clause and select the Toulon flanker in his World Cup squad, then before you could say ‘au revoir’, many of England’s finest would be surfing across the Channel on a wave of wonga.It’s a line of argument that demands closer scrutiny. So let’s start with the French clubs: are they falling over themselves to sign up the English? The short answer is ‘no’. One rugby agent told me last week that while the Top 14 clubs might be interested in a fly-half or a tighthead prop, in other positions they are more than adequately covered, particularly as none of this current England squad is in the world-class bracket.After a series of high-profile disappointments in recent seasons – Dan Lydiate, Gethin Jenkins and Jim Hamilton, to name but three – the French clubs are more circumspect about signing Home Nations’ players, preferring those from the Southern Hemisphere.Troubled times: Jim Hamilton was one of a handful of international stars who didn’t settle in FranceAdditionally, each player who comes to France has to be the ‘right fit’, the expression used by Pau head coach Simon Mannix when we discussed his recruitment policy last month. Similar sentiments have also been expressed to me this season by three other Top 14 coaches in discussing overseas signings. Clubs research the career of any potential big-money recruit, seeking advice from former teammates and coaches as to his character and attitude. It’s one reason why this generation of Toulon stars has been so successful, because the club diligently identified the players who were the right fit, having made mistakes in the past with the likes of Victor Matfield, Anton Oliver and Gavin Henson.How many of the current England squad are the ‘right fit’ for a French club? There has never been much affinity between England’s top players and French clubs, and in the last 15 years only a trickle have crossed the Channel, many in the autumn of their careers: the likes of Jonny Wilkinson, Jamie Noon, Iain Balshaw and Andrew Sheridan. That quartet thrived in France because they had the breadth of mind, the maturity and the intelligence to embrace the differences in rugby and culture. But for every Englishman who’s made a success of his time in France, there’s a Riki Flutey, Shane Geraghty, Paul Sackey or Ollie Smith. Will there be an exodus of biblical proportions from England if the exceptional circumstances rule was relaxed? Our French expert doesn’t think so… Perennial question: Steffon Armitage’s performances keep him in the news LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img A recent report from [2] DNACG,  French rugby’s financial gendarme, revealed that the cumulative deficit of the Top 14 clubs for 2013-14 was €33.9m, of which 75% was incurred by Stade Francais, Racing Metro and Castres (the two Parisian clubs have taken a financial hit because Stade spent €95m redeveloping their Jean Bouin ground while Racing’s state-of-the-arena Arena 92 – which opens next year – is costing €350m). With Toulouse allegedly set to slash their budget for next season by as much as €5m because of financial difficulties, the overall picture painted by the report was not healthy with Toulon and Brive the only two Top 14 clubs in 2013-14 to post a profit.Happy larrakins: Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell have enjoyed the French experienceSo the talk of ‘floodgates opening’ is just scare-mongering on the part of those who selfishly oppose Lancaster selecting Armitage in his World Cup squad. A shame, because Armitage would not only enhance the quality of the England squad, but think of all the inside information he could provide on Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell, a pair so talented that they must be licking their lips at the prospect of testing the current England back-row, unbalanced as it is, on October 3. But even if a French club were to table an offer to an English player, would it really be so superior to what he’s already earning in the Premiership? The agent to whom I spoke said that a few of Stuart Lancaster’s squad are on “massive deals” and while one or two French clubs would have the means to better their Premiership wages, it is unlikely to be substantial enough to lure the players out of the comfort zone of their very professional environment, where all their needs are catered for.Successful sojourn: Andrew Sheridan immersed himself in French cultureIn fact there’s a growing feeling in France, articulated by Midi Olympique last month, that the era of Top 14 dominance in the transfer market may be drawing to a close. As the paper pointed out, the influx of overseas stars to France really took off in the wake of the 2007 World Cup. The tournament, hosted superbly by France, captured the imagination and also coincided with the start of Mourad Boudjellal’s project at Toulon. Could something similar happen in England after this year’s World Cup? Midi Olympique, with its well-placed sources, clearly believes it could, warning that far from the English flooding over to France in the coming years, “we could very quickly see the inverse and the French internationals traversing once more the Channel as was the case in the early 2000s.”last_img read more

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2019 Rugby World Cup Qualified Teams

first_imgSamoa, who came bottom in the Pacific Nations Cup, booked their place after defeating Germany in a play-off. (Germany dropped into the Repechage tournament).The USA beat Canada in a two-match play-off to ensure their qualification. Who’s In? Find out who qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup (Getty Images) Rugby World Cup Venues LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby World Cup Groups A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups… Take a look at all the matches that… Uruguay, the top ranked South American side excluding Argentina, then also beat Canada on aggregate in a two-match play-off. (Canada dropped into the Repechage tournament).Namibia won the Rugby Africa Championship in dominant fashion to book their place.The final spot goes to the winner of the Repechage tournament; Canada.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-Ups Rugby World Cup Groups Expand See which teams have qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in this piece. Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… 2019 Rugby World Cup Qualified TeamsHow did each team qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup? As of November 2018 the 20 positions for the tournament had been filled in a variety of ways across the globe.Below we have taken a look at how each of the teams have qualified for the tournament. (Qualified teams are in bold).2019 Rugby World Cup Qualified TeamsThere were 12 automatic qualifiers for the tournament on the basis that they came in the top three in their respective pools during the 2015 tournament held in England. These 12 teams were: New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, England, Georgia, Japan and Italy.Russia qualified as the highest ranked European side in the Rugby Europe Championship (excluding Georgia who qualified automatically). There was considerable controversy here as Romania, Spain and Belgium were sanctioned after fielding ineligible players.Related: Russia Qualify For 2019 Tournament Fiji and Tonga qualified as the top two finishers in the Pacific Nations Cup. Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Rugby World Cup Venues What you need to know about the 12… Expand 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-Ups Expand Collapse 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.last_img read more

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Julie Simonton named officer for congregational development in VA

first_img Featured Events Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Episcopal Diocese of Virginia] Julie Simonton has been named to the new position of staff officer for congregational development and stewardship. Simonton, who has served as a lay associate minister for parish life and family ministries at Grace Church, Alexandria, will begin work at Mayo House in Richmond in August.“I am delighted to welcome Julie to the diocesan staff,” said the Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston, bishop of Virginia. “She brings a proven track record of creativity, passion and commitment to this important new effort. I look forward to her leadership as we work with parishes and congregations on creative ways to strengthen ministries.”The Rev. Deacon Edward Jones, secretary of the Diocese and chief of staff, added, “We were blessed to have an outstanding field of candidates, and we’re excited about the possibilities ahead. A strong diocesan team just got stronger.”Simonton has extensive parish experience at both Grace Church and Christ Church, Alexandria. Recently, her responsibilities at Grace have expanded to include adult formation, communications and evangelism. She has served as an instructor for international students in advanced theological writing at Virginia Theological Seminary, where she earned a master’s degree in theological studies, with a concentration on congregational leadership.In her job, Simonton will provide hands-on guidance and resources to congregations in all areas of congregational life, focusing especially on development, including robust stewardship, creative hospitality and spiritual health.“This position is an important one for the Diocese,” said the Rev. Canon Patrick Wingo, canon to the ordinary. “Julie’s position will support churches in their focus outward, providing much-needed resources and guidance. She will draw from her extensive experience in serving at the parish level. 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WCC hears about attacks on Egyptian Christians

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion, Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release WCC Assembly 2013 Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 WCC hears about attacks on Egyptian Christians Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Wedad Abbas Tawfik tells WCC delegates about the situation for Christians in Egypt. Photo: Peter Williams/WCC[Anglican Communion News Service] “’God of life, lead us to justice and peace’ has become a prayer around the world.” These were words of Dr Wedad Abbas Tawfik about the theme of the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly. She shared her experiences and hopes for social and political stability as a Coptic Christian in her country, Egypt.Tawfik, who was one of the speakers at the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, made special reference to the situation of Christians in the Middle East, Egypt and Syria in particular, inviting prayers for peace for the region.Tawfik was addressing a plenary session of the WCC assembly on 31 October.“Experience of turmoil and pain in my own country allow me to share with you how Christians in Egypt continue to bear witness to the God of life,” said Tawfik, who is also a member of the Middle East Council of Churches.She explained that Christianity has deep roots in the history of Egypt. Therefore the recent developments and turmoil affecting Egyptians are most unfortunate.Tawfik added that many Egyptians have seen their loved ones killed, injured, arrested or tortured, with Coptic Christians among them. Coptic churches have been attacked, and the property of Christians has has been destroyed, and relatives have been killed.The December 2010 “Arab Spring” raised the expectations of the Egyptians, aspiring for “justice and peace” in the Middle East region, has resulted in violence and instability.For Tawfik, the turmoil for Christians in Egypt began when they woke up to the news of an atrocious bombing of the Alexandria Church in 2011. The bombing resulted in killings of more than twenty people, according to media reports.“This terrorist attack still managed to unite both Christians and Muslims into a bond of suffering, where they mourned together. The Muslims also stood up in several localities to protect the Christians while they prayed in their churches,” Tawfik shared.“True Islam is against violence. By committing such acts, the terrorists violate the Islamic rules.”Striving for justice and peaceThe suffering experienced by the churches was only part of the whole picture of the country’s suffering, Tawfik said. Shortly after, on 25 January in 2011, both Christians and Muslims rushed together to the streets demanding their right to dignified life, freedom and social justice.For several days, Tawfik explains, “violence showed its ugly face, leaving countless peaceful protestors being attacked, yet they met with victory, and an oppressive regime was ousted, leaving behind an elated and hopeful Egypt”.She said, “After two years Egyptians went to the streets again, only more unified, determined and hopeful this time, rising against the oppressive regime.”Yet the challenges for Egyptians continued, said Tawfik. She shared that many Christians were killed in various government raids, while schools, buildings, orphanages, houses, buses and cars owned by the churches and Christians were destroyed.She went on to say that these terrorist attacks were perpetrated in the name of Islam. They clearly violate the values and principels of Islam which promote justice and peace for all, as is the case with all other religions.Amidst this suffering, Tawfik said, the church did not forget its role, as “God knows our troubles and is our patience, and fulfills good will for all.”“With this faith the churches has been striving for justice and peace. Witnessing the God of life in suffering is a real challenge, but the churches in Egypt have proved to be a true witness, and praying faithfully, ‘God of life, lead us to justice and peace,’” concluded Tawfik. Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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RIP: Fred Howard

first_img The Rev. Harriet B. Linville says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Comments are closed. RIP: Fred Howard Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Rev. Stephen R. Weston says: 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ People An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 July 8, 2014 at 7:33 pm I erred in naming Fred’s Pennsylvania town… it was Honesdale. I had recently spoken with him after a period in which my wife, Joan, also had died of cancer. Fred grieved for several years, during which the Episcopal congregation in Honesdale planted a “Sylvia tree” in her name. His sense of humor, always rife, filled his life and those who knew him. I remember his standing on a street corner in New York City, simply looking up at the skyscrapers; others would join him, and pretty soon there would be a crowd of perhaps twenty persons, standing with him, looking up in expectancy. He would emit a loud chuckle and walk off. 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May the next life, reunited with Sylvia, be full of joy and laughter. 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 Obituary, Fred Howard, a member of Presiding Bishop Edmond L. Browning’s staff and head of chaplains for the Diocese of Long Island hospital ministry, died July 1 at his log cabin home in Hinsdale, Pennsylvania. He was 80. He had suffered several strokes and for the past year had been confined to a wheelchair. Fred had lived in Hinsdale, where he and his wife, Sylvia, intended to retire. She was also a member of the Episcopal Church Center staff and died in the late 1990s.Fred was instrumental in securing permission from the various Anglican provinces for the startup of a churchwide communications system, which eventually morphed into the Internet. 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Los peregrinos a Ghana estudian el desarrollo como reconciliación

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Africa, Anglican Communion, Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Daniel McNeel Lane (“Neel”), quien preside la junta de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, se toma un selfie con niños de la escuela primaria anglicana en Bolgatanga, Ghana, durante una visita a la oficina de la Organización Anglicana de Desarrollo y Ayuda Diocesanos, asociada de la agencia episcopal. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Accra, Ghana] No es infrecuente ver a mujeres usar asnos para arar los campos durante la temporada de cultivo en la región del Alto Este de Ghana. Los asnos resultan ser más fáciles de manejar que los bueyes y cuando se enganchan a un arado, las mujeres pueden valerse por sí mismas.“Como en cualquier parte del mundo, hay una estación muy definida para plantar y cultivar, y darles a las mujeres vacas para que pudieran plantar con los hombres no era factible”, dijo Lindsay Coates, una profesional del desarrollo y miembro de la junta de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo. “Encontrar una alternativa a los bueyes, un animal con el que las mujeres pudieran trabajar, y luego apoyarlas en sus empeños es un ejemplo de desarrollo que se afinca en la experiencia y los recursos locales”.Las mujeres que participan del programa de asnos de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo en la región del Alto Este de Ghana, reciben un asno, un arado y una carretilla. Un asno, que es más pequeño y más fácil de controlar que un buey, les permite a las agricultoras arar los campos por sí mismas. Con el dinero ganado de la venta de lo que plantan, pueden pagar las matrículas de la escuela de sus hijos y adquirir independencia. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.El  “programa de los asnos” como se le llama, era sólo uno de los programas de desarrollo de la comunidad basado en recursos que dirige la Organización Anglicana de Desarrollo y Ayuda Diocesanos [ADDRO por su sigla en inglés] con el respaldo de  la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo que un grupo de peregrinos que estudiaba la trata de esclavos trasatlántica y la reconciliación visitó el mes pasado en la región del Alto Este de Ghana.La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo comenzó sus peregrinaciones a Ghana en 2010; las peregrinaciones están deliberadamente estructuradas como una pieza del desarrollo y la reconciliación, dijo Rob Radtke, presidente de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo.“La labor de desarrollo y reconciliación consiste en reparar relaciones y restaurar el reino de Dios en el mundo”, dice él. “resulta claro que a través de toda África muchos millones de personas fueron secuestradas, y uno se hace la pregunta retórica de ‘¿cuál sería el aspecto de África si la trata de esclavos no hubiera ocurrido?’ ¿Cómo sería el presente de África si no hubiera habido siglos XVII, XVIII y XIX?’.“La filosofía que tenemos en nuestra labor de desarrollo es la de reparar y ‘restaurar un mundo herido’”.La Rda. Stephanie Spellers, canóniga del Obispo Primado de la Iglesia Episcopal para la evangelización, la reconciliación y la creación, se ríe con el Rdo. Jeffrey L. Bower, presidente de la Comisión de Misiones Globales de la Diócesis de Indianápolis, durante una visita a la oficina de la Organización Anglicana de Desarrollo y Ayuda Diocesanos, asociada de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo en Ghana. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Una de las primeras escalas de los peregrinos en Ghana fue la oficina de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo , a partir de la cual los funcionarios del personal han dirigido su programa de prevención del paludismo NetsForLife . Posteriormente viajaron a Tamale, y luego a Golgatanga, donde tiene su sede la Organización Anglicana de Desarrollo y Ayuda Diocesanos de la Diócesis de Tamale.“Los grupos que vienen son únicos y le añaden dimensión a nuestro ministerio”, dijo el Rvdmo. Jacob Ayeebo, obispo de la Diócesis Anglicana de Tamale, al dar la bienvenida a los peregrinos.La ADDRO, explicó, comenzó en 1971 como un proyecto pequeño en apoyo de los agricultores. A partir de ahí pasó a comunidades de apoyo; más tarde la Iglesia reconoció la necesidad de consolidar su labor de desarrollo y se registró como una organización no gubernamental en 1998 con una junta independiente de gobierno. La ADDRO y la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo se asociaron en 2006.Una miembro de un grupo de ahorros con educación cuenta el dinero mientras la tesorera registra los detalles durante la presentación en Chuchuliga, Ghana. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.La ADDRO dirige un programa de salud integral en seis regiones, en los que ofrece capacitación sobre enfermedades tratables, entre ellas paludismo, diarrea y enfermedades respiratorias agudas; en asociación con el departamento de Salud de Ghana, distribuye mosquiteros tratados con insecticida para combatir el paludismo y su personal se ocupa de problemas de género, incluso el de abogar por los derechos de las viudas, empoderar a las mujeres mediante un programa de ahorro y préstamo y el programa de los asnos, y proporcionándoles animales a las familias para alimento y para aumentar sus ingresos.En el caso del programa de los asnos, mediante un crédito costeable y entrenamiento, las mujeres adquieren un asno, un arado y un carretilla, junto con semillas enriquecidas y fertilizante. En lugar de usar en el campo las herramientas manuales tradicionales, las labradoras aprenden a atender adecuadamente sus animales y a aplicar nuevas técnicas agrícolas y mercantiles para contribuir a incrementar la productividad.Debido a este programa innovador, las mujeres venden sus productos en el mercado local. Ganan también ingresos adicionales alquilando la carretilla para llevar suministros a otras personas en la comunidad.Sharon Hilpert, ex miembro de la junta directiva de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, conversa con unas escolares luego de una reunión comunitaria en Yelwoko, Ghana, donde la Organización Anglicana de Desarrollo y Ayuda Diocesanos apoya las actividades agroprocesadoras para mujeres y dirige una clínica sanitaria. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Al igual que Coates, Sharon Hilpert, ex miembro de la junta directiva de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, se quedó muy bien impresionada con el programa de los asnos y con Esther, una de las participantes del programa.“Ella [Esther] estaba sencillamente radiante de pie junto a su asno al que ella ha bautizado con el nombre de ‘Dios sea con ella’ por creer que este asno que le ha llegado es parte de la bondad de Dios”, dijo Hilpert.Esther planta hortalizas, arroz, mijo y maíz para su familia y para vender en el mercado.“Con el ingreso que percibe de sus cosechas, puede pagar la matrícula escolar de sus hijos”, agregó Hilpert.El éxito de los programas de ahorro y préstamo, de asnos y de cestería es que todos crean condiciones donde las personas pueden facultarse.“No empoderamos a la gente; la gente adquiere el empoderamiento”, dijo Radtke. “Lo que les ayudamos a hacer es a tener su propia agencia, y eso, creo yo, es una de las marcas de autenticidad de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, nosotros no lo hacemos, nosotros creamos un contexto, proporcionamos información y ayuda técnica que  libera la abundancia que existe en estos lugares.“Estos son algunos de los lugares más pobres del mundo y sin embargo vemos círculos de ahorro donde las personas se valen de sus propios recursos y crean una vitalidad económica con sus propios medios. Nosotros proporcionamos un marco y un enfoque y algunas normas y algún entrenamiento al respecto, pero está prosperando por los recursos locales”.Unas mujeres tejen cestos como parte del programa de microfinanciación de la Organización Anglicana de Desarrollo y Ayuda Diocesanos que ayuda a las mujeres a generar ingresos mediante la creación de productos de calidad y el aprendizaje de destrezas mercantiles básicas. Las mujeres tejen cestas para venderlas en los mercados locales. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Coates dijo que ella cree que la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo es una líder por concentrarse en el desarrollo de la comunidad basado en recursos.“La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo se afinca deliberadamente en estructuras locales. Eso se ha puesto de moda en los últimos 10 años, pero esto ha sido el modelo de los negocios durante mucho tiempo. Las asociaciones con la Comunión Anglicana y el trabajo a través de los asociados religiosos que existen crea realmente esa propiedad local”, dijo Coates. “Y no se trata de construir algo nuevo a nivel local, se trata de utilizar lo que  existe localmente y respaldarlo de una manera en verdad respetuosa y sostenida. La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo se mantiene a la vanguardia haciendo esa labor”. – Lynette Wilson es redactora/reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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