“If I don’t feel competitive any more or have the will to go out there and win then I may as well hang up my boots, but luckily that doesn’t seem to be the case. You can’t get too far ahead of yourself, just put one foot in front of the other and take little steps.” That is exactly what Ireland will be doing this autumn, too. “New Zealand are the team to beat, and I don’t think we need to do anything majorly different, although we can look at the tactical side and ways of attacking,” he says. “Any time you play them with Ireland you’ve a chance of being the first team to do it, but sometimes we get a little carried away with saying that. First you need to focus on getting everything right about your game and the result will take care of itself.“New Zealand lead the way on a lot of things; they’re on a pedestal and they’re up there to be knocked down. Richie’s probably the world’s best No 7, and if I’m lucky enough to be playing for Ireland then I’m always going to be up against the best in the world.”The last Test in the series will be played against Argentina, with whom Ireland have a fiery history. The two countries have taken turns in knocking each other out of World Cups, but Ireland came out on top in their last meeting in the autumn of 2008. Although the Pumas were beaten twice by Scotland in the summer, they went on to hammer France, and Wallace knows they can’t be underestimated.“They’re always a very difficult opposition and they’ve proved that playing us over the years. Any time you play Argentina you’re going to get a very physical game up front, and they’ll probably look to play a lot of territory; they’ve got a very strong kicking game.”Leinster’s Shane Jennings was quick to step up to the plate in Wallace’s absence against Australia, but all being well you’d expect the older man to run out with a seven on his back this month; Wallace is not ready to relinquish his place in the Ireland team just yet. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Munster AN EARLY exit from Ireland’s summer tour Down Under proved to be the ideal tonic for David Wallace. The flanker returned home to Ireland for the birth of his second son, Harvey, missing the Test against Australia as a result.But the five-week break from the game also gave him some respite from an ongoing back injury, and left him feeling fit and refreshed.The same back injury has been troubling him since before last year’s Lions tour, perhaps a sign that ten years of top-level rugby are finally starting to take their toll. A series of injections has left him feeling a bit like a voodoo doll, but the latest treatment, in a new place in his back, seems to have done the trick – for the time being at least.This is welcome news for Declan Kidney as this month Ireland face South Africa, Samoa, New Zealand and Argentina at the new Aviva Stadium – and they will need their experienced stars to be on top form. Despite the gruelling nature of this autumn schedule, Wallace is relishing the chance to face the world’s best teams. “We’re getting a lot of high-quality games during this period, and the more you can play the likes of New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina, the more you improve and learn from it,” he says.“It’s brilliant to get a selection of those sort of teams playing us one after the other. Challenging, but brilliant.”Ireland have lost their last five games, to Scotland, the Barbarians, New Zealand, the Maori and Australia. But although Wallace was as disappointed as the next Irishman, he remains unconcerned about their recent poor form, claiming that it was the loss of just one game, against the Scots, that turned their season on its head. “The Scotland game was the one that really broke our season. If we’d won that last game of the Six Nations it wouldn’t have looked so bad,” he insists. “The New Zealand game was a strange one because we had the red card, a yellow card and a guy with a broken arm (John Muldoon) on the pitch at one stage, and New Zealand took full advantage. We nearly beat Australia in Australia and, especially with a lot of young guys coming through, they did well down there.”Now’s the time for a fresh start. Ireland open their campaign against South Africa on 6 November and will take confidence from the knowledge that the world champions not only grabbed the wooden spoon with both hands in the Tri-Nations, but have lost on their last three trips to Dublin.Next up are Samoa, who have defeated Ireland just once in four meetings, but it’s the match-up with New Zealand on 20 November that really gets Wallace’s blood pumping. Ireland have never beaten the All Blacks, but this current crop is champing at the bit in anticipation of having another chance, this time on home soil. Wallace, who will be up against Richie McCaw, insists that a win over New Zealand is not as out of reach as the odds suggest.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS More Super titles followed in 2002, 2005 and 2006, and between 2004 and 2007 they won a record 26 straight games at home. His reign ended on a high in 2008, after he’d got the Wallabies job, as his Crusaders beat the Waratahs in the final to make it seven titles.Deans’s talent was recognised by the NZRU in 2001 when he was appointed assistant to All Blacks coach John Mitchell. The two worked together until the end of the 2003 World Cup, winning 22 of 27 Tests. Many thought Deans should have been the boss, and his fans were even more stunned when he wasn’t given the top job after the All Blacks’ RWC 2007 exit.As New Zealand stuck with Graham Henry, Australia signed Deans on a four-year contract. Mark Hammett, his assistant at the Crusaders, said: “We were flabbergasted that he didn’t get the All Blacks job. The Wallabies are bloody lucky. He has a philosophy which he always lives by, which is you do whatever is best for the team. He questions how he can improve, intensely and often. He always asks whether it’s good for the team. If it is, do it. If it isn’t, don’t. It’s that simple.”Results were important in Deans’s first year in charge, but more critical was the need to blood new Wallabies in time for this year’s World Cup. Key players had retired and there was a rebuilding job to do.By the end of 2009, Deans had capped 16 new players, but the overhaul of the squad hasn’t been painless. They lost four consecutive games during the 2009 Tri-Nations and only managed two wins out of six in last year’s tournament, but Wallaby spirits have been raised by last autumn’s 26-24 victory over New Zealand and the 59-16 walloping of France.Now Deans faces the biggest challenge of all – leading Australia at a World Cup in his homeland. He’s one of the most admired and successful coaches in world rugby, so will his side be cracking open the bubbly on 23 October? Be in no doubt, the Aussies will delight in gloating over the NZRU if Deans brings the cup ‘home’ to Sydney.This article appeared in Part 1 of our Rugby World Cup Supplement.To get a copy of the supplement contact [email protected] CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – AUGUST 07: Coach of the Australian Wallabies Robbie Deans looks on during the 2010 Tri-Nations Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at AMI Stadium on August 7, 2010 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) Robert Maxwell DeansAge 51 (4 September 1959)Birthplace Cheviot, N CanterburyCoaching history Canterbury, Crusaders, New Zealand (asst)Record as Australia coach (June 2008-present)P43 W24 L18 D1Kiwi Robbie Deans is hoping to shatter his countrymen’s World Cup dreams by guiding a Wallaby side he’s packed with thrilling young talent to the trophyRobbie Deans is the first non-Australian to coach the Wallabies, but his impressive record made it fitting for the national union to go out on a limb for him.The New Zealander is the most successful coach in Super Rugby history, having won 74% of his 120 matches in charge of the Crusaders and lifted the Super Rugby title seven times. As former Crusaders captain-turned-coach Todd Blackadder, says: “He has a thirst for excellence, and that rubs off on everyone around him. He’s a winner by heart and has a proven record of winning after turning failure around, by learning from it.”That ability to learn from defeat was most apparent after the Crusaders finished tenth in the 2001 Super 12. He realised some of his players were burnt out, so he examined how other sports trained their athletes and then tailored programmes to fit each individual. In 2002 the Crusaders became the only side in Super Rugby history to win every match. Job done.Deans also likes to work with a good team of coaches. “You must have good people around you and you have to give them licence to bring what they have,” he says. “You give yourself a much better chance if you have an inclusive approach, if you ask more than you tell. If you’re just telling all the time, you’re driving people into decline or submission and you get less from them when it matters.”Rugby is truly in his blood as his great uncle Bob was one of the ‘original’ All Blacks who toured Britain in 1905. Robbie and his younger brother Bruce followed in his footsteps. A full-back or fly-half, Deans played 146 games in 12 seasons for Canterbury, making him the fourth most-capped player in the team’s history, and racked up 1,641 points – more than any other Canterbury player, including Andrew Mehrtens and Dan Carter.He won five New Zealand caps, his Test debut coming at full-back against Scotland in 1983. The family connection with the All Blacks is enhanced by wife Penny, whose brother is the former chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and21-time All Black, Jock Hobbs.Deans found even greater success as a coach. He guided Canterbury to the 1997 NPC title in his first season and became team manager for the Crusaders, who were coached by Wayne Smith. They won the Super 12 in 1998, 1999 and again in 2000, by which time Deans had taken over as coach. 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 here
Tamara Taylor taking on the Black Ferns’ defenceEngland Women secured back to back victories over New Zealand for the first time ever tonight (Tuesday) following a dominant 21-7 victory at Esher RFC.Following Saturday’s 10-0 win over New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium England followed up that win with a three try effort despite making 11 changes to the starting line-up.Wing Georgina Roberts, skipper Katy McLean and hooker Vicky Fleetwood touched down for tries, with McLean adding two penalties to hand last year’s Rugby World Cup finalists a resounding win. England next take on the Black Ferns in the final game of the series on Saturday at Esher RFC, kick off 2pm.England Head Coach Gary Street said: “I am so proud of the performances the players have put in, but also really glad that I had faith in the whole squad to make 11 changes for tonight’s game as it proved justified. It wasn’t just about getting the points tonight that was important but it was the attitude and the strength the players showed. They didn’t panic when I made the changes to the starting line-up, instead they showed real character.“The backrow was superb tonight. With three young players starting, they were outstanding. Alexandra Matthews in particular was a revelation playing as an 18 year old against the world champions.” Added Street. “I have promised the players I will pick the best available side for Saturday’s game but selection will not be easy given the performances of all 26 players in the squad but I am already looking forward to the final game on Saturday already.”Despite only playing an international test match three days ago England got off to a blistering start. Some great pressure from the kick off saw England drive forward and put the Black Ferns under immediate pressure. Lock Tamara Taylor made a good break but in the end a penalty came their way and fly-half McLean stroked it over with ease, taking a 3-0 lead after just two minutes.The momentum continued for England with wing Georgina Roberts scoring the first try of the evening on just nine minutes. Again more pressure from England saw New Zealand under the cosh and the loose ball saw England pick up with centre Kim Oliver executing a superb long range pass to set-up Rachael Burford, who had the legs to power through the Black Ferns defence and set-up Roberts on the right wing. McLean couldn’t make the conversion but England still led 8-0.The world champions hit back though and were certainly showing more fizz and creativity than in the first encounter of this series. A New Zealand scrum saw the ball go loose but scrum half Kendra Cocksedge recovered well to pick up and make a break. Flanker Justine Lavea then finished off the move with a powerful blast over England’s try line. Kelly Brazier added the conversion to reduce the deficit to 8-7.The remainder of the half went all England’s way though with a series of scrums in New Zealand’s 22. McLean came close to scoring with a nice chip ahead but couldn’t ground it, while No.8 Matthews also pounded New Zealand’s defence on a number of occasions. Another fine attacking move involving Becky Essex and the impressive Natasha Hunt saw England close but in the end the pressure did turn into points for England with McLean converting a penalty while New Zealand lost Vita Robinson to the sin bin.After the break the tempo of the game remained relentless. New Zealand put England under pressure early on but England made the turnover and instead the visitors were left chasing their rivals after Michaela Staniford made a good break. Hannah Gallagher made some more yards for England before the ball went out-wide to Kat Merchant and then Kay Wilson who came close but was unable to score.47 minutes in and Mclean added England’s second try. Again following a series of scrums in New Zealand’s 22, England made the most of their chances and scrum half Hunt recycled the ball out to McLean who found a gap to break through and score. She couldn’t make the conversion, and even with England losing Kim Oliver to the sin bin, her side made an even bigger dent on the scoreboard.This time it was the turn of replacement hooker Vicky Fleetwood to take the honours. An England line-out saw Fleetwood throw in well for her teammate to bounce the ball straight back at her and she then show lightning pace and power to blast through New Zealand’s defence and score after 68 minutes. The score proved decisive with New Zealand, even though they fought to the very end, unable to claw their way back into the game. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: Tamara Taylor of England is tackled by Rebecca Mahoney of New Zealand during the Women’s Rugby Union International match bertween England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) England 15 Kay Wilson (Richmond), 14 Georgina Roberts (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), 13 Rachael Burford (Richmond), 12 Kimberley Oliver (Bristol), 11 Michaela Staniford (Wasps), 10 Katy McLean (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks) (C), 9 Natasha Hunt (Lichfield), 1 Claire Purdy (Wasps) (VC), 2 Amy Turner (Richmond), 3 Laura Keates (Worcester), 4 Rebecca Essex (Richmond), 5 Tamara Taylor(Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), 6 Hannah Gallagher (Saracens), 7 Marlie Packer (Bristol), 8 Alexandra Matthews (Richmond).Replacements: 16 Victoria Fleetwood (Lichfield), 17 Sophie Hemming (Bristol), 18 Rowena Burnfield (Richmond), 19 Margaret Alphonsi (Saracens), 20 La Toya Mason (Wasps), 21 Emily Scarratt (Lichfield), 22 Katherine Merchant (Worcester)Tries: Roberts, McLean, FleetwoodPenalties: McLean (2)Substitutions: Merchant for Roberts, Fleetwood for Turner (52), Burnfield for Essex (57), Alphonsi for Gallagher (60), Keates for Hemming (64), Scarratt for Staniford (69).New Zealand:15 Kelly Brazier, 14 Katarina Whata, 13 Shakira Baker, 12 Amiria Rule, 11 Renee Wickliffe, 10 Rebecca Mahoney, 9 Kendra Cocksedge, 1 Kathleen Wilton, 2 Karina Penetito, 3 Mel Bosman, 4 Vita Robinson, 5 Kalani Matapo, 6 Lydia Crossman, 7 Justine Lavea, 8 Casey Robertson (C).Replacements: 16 Stephanie TeOhaere-Fox, 17 Muteremoana Aiatu, 18 Eloise Blackwell, 19 Aroha Savage, 20 Emma Jensen, 21 Teresa Te Tamaki, 22 Hazel TubicTries: LaveaConversions: BrazierEngland Autumn International SeriesNov 26th England v New Zealand, Twickenham Stadium, WON 10-0Nov 29th England v New Zealand, Esher RFC, KO 7pm, WON 21-7 www.rfu.com/englandwomenliveDec 3rd England v New Zealand, Esher RFC, 2pm, live on www.rfu.com/englandwomenliveTickets for the international tests at Esher RFC on November 29th and December 3rd will be available on the gate and cost £10 for adults and £5 for juniors. 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The Dude: Al KellockWhat is it with Glasgow? Can there be a more erratic side in European rugby? Two years ago they were the team with the Killer Bs back row, the swashbuckling Warriors from the Mean City who finished third in the Magners League. Then, unaccountably, last season they turned into paper tigers, ending up second bottom, below perennial strugglers Treviso and Connacht, with just six wins out of 22. This year coach Sean Lineen’s men are cramming the good, bad and ugly into one season. The bad was meek losses away to Ulster and home to Munster in the first two matches of the season, results which put Lineen under yet more pressure. The fleeting glimpse of ugly was the home loss to Treviso, the Italian side’s first RaboDirect Pro12 win on the road. But mostly, bafflingly, it’s been good, which is why they’re in the top half of the league table and still in contention to qualify for the Heineken Cup knockout stages for the first time in the club’s history. There have been superb league wins at Leinster, Cardiff Blues and Aironi, and equally impressive home wins over the Dragons and Ospreys. Mainly, though, there was that dramatic Heineken Cup victory over Sir Ian McGeechan’s Bath in a match that the Scots were never supposed to win. They did it ugly, too, playing within themselves but winning with a flourish as talisman Richie Gray touched down as the game reached a fiery crescendo.“That game epitomised everything about this club, about the spirit we have, about the way we keep coming back,” says skipper Al Kellock. “There’s a belief here and a work ethic that stands us in good stead. We didn’t play well against Bath, we didn’t exert the control we’d wanted and we gave them the ball more often than I care to remember, but it was sheer determination and a fantastic scrambling defence that saw us through.”Looking from the outside, it’s difficult to understand why Glasgow’s form veers so wildly from one extreme to the other, but to Kellock the cause is pretty clear. It comes down to cash. The club’s inability to pay the going rate means that as soon as a player impresses, he’s whisked away to England or France. Glasgow are, in the football parlance, a selling club. Kelly Brown, the Lamont brothers, Euan Murray, Dan Parks, Jason White and most recently Max Evans and Richie Vernon have all left Firhill for pastures new. The decision of the fans’ favourite Gray to leave for Sale in May is simply the latest in a long line of cherries that have been picked.“No one has higher expectations than the players themselves,” says Kellock. “But with hindsight the truth is that maybe more was expected of us last season than we could deliver. Some key senior players had left, we had four or five of the Scotland players out with long-term injuries, while John Barclay and Richie Gray were given the back end of the season off in the run-up to the World Cup.“That’s more than half of the first team gone, and that included Dan Parks (who moved to Cardiff). When you change your stand-off – especially if you change from a kicker ten like Dan to a player like Ruaridh (Jackson), who likes to run with the ball – the whole way the team is structured has to change. So last season was, in many ways, a transitional year, but it was also one where a lot of the young guys got blooded and we’re seeing the benefits of that this year.”It is those players who have reinvigorated the Warriors, not the old guard, edging Leinster in Dublin and sticking it to the Blues in Cardiff while the World Cup players were away. Up front, 21-year-old flanker and stand-in skipper Rob Harley was the pick of the bunch, but locks Nick Campbell, 21, and Tom Ryder, 25, plus prop Jon Welsh, 25, and No 8 Ryan Wilson, 21, also stepped up to the mark. In the backs 20-year-old stand-off Duncan Weir has put himself in contention for a Scotland start and full-back Stuart Hogg, 19, has been a revelation.“We’re erratic because we’re always at a different place on what can be a very steep learning curve,” says Kellock. “Right now we’re in a good place, with the young guys buying into that work ethic and absorbing the little things that make the difference between success and failure. We’ve absorbed the pain and now we’re looking ahead because we may have lost Richie, but I came back from New Zealand to find that we now have three genuine options at stand-off. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Longer-term, things are looking up. We’ve got a new CEO (at Murrayfield) who is talking about putting more resources into the pro teams, and we’ll be moving to a new stadium at Scotstoun, which is a fantastic facility. But more than that, we’ve now got a bunch of guys who know this is a fantastic place to live and play rugby, a city with a really rich rugby heritage. That’s why I believe in this team, why I recently signed a three-year contract, and that’s why we’re now becoming more and more difficult to beat.”This article appeared in the January 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine. Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. 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The concept of an injury crisis is relative. Leicester Tigers may be missing a very strong match-day squad’s worth of players due to various ailments, but their starting side on Friday evening against Harlequins still contained 11 full internationals.Of the four without a Test, one was Julian Salvi – a superb openside who captained Australia Under 21 before finding George Smith, then David Pocock and Michael Hooper, in front of him in the queue for further honours.Two others were tighthead Fraser Balmain and centre Owen Williams. Both aged 22 and extremely talented, they will likely be in the mix for England and Wales respectively on the run-up to the 2019 World Cup in Japan.Pest: Gibson charges down Karl Dickson’s kickJamie Gibson at blindside flanker completed the uncapped Tigers quartet. Like former Llanelli Scarlet Williams, his move to the East Midlands was an interesting one. As he arrived from London Irish last summer, game-time was far from guaranteed. However, personal development was a given.In the event, Tom Croft’s cruciate ligament damage meant Gibson featured in 26 first-team encounters last season. For the vast majority of those, he was quietly brilliant. That trend continued on Friday night as he helped Leicester scrap to a tense 22-16 win in the wet.Graham Rowntree was watching from the stands and Stuart Lancaster rates Gibson too. He included the then-20 year-old Exile on England’s 2012 tour to South Africa and gave him a chance to impress at Twickenham against the Barbarians in June. Unfortunately though, Gibson got knocked out early on after colliding head-first with Joe Rokocoko’s hip.Lancaster has hinted that he will think long and hard about the balance of his back row ahead of 2015. Gibson certainly offered a full demonstration of his attributes this weekend opposite England captain Chris Robshaw and Luke Wallace. Here some of his more pivotal contributions.AttackWith the rain coming down, Leicester knew the value of a punchy, narrow approach in possession – especially early on. Watch this clip of a strong carry from Leonardo Ghiraldini after Leicester pounce on a loose ball:On first glance, this looks like a phenomenal piece of individual power from the Italian hooker. Gibson’s role is paramount though.While Tigers have an overlap could cause problems by shifting the ball through the hands, Ghiraldini (green circle) straightens and takes on the Harlequins defence. Gibson (red circle), idenitifies that and replicates the line of his teammate.He then latches on and dives his legs, shunting Ghiraldini through the combined challenge of Nick Evans and Marland Yarde and well beyond the gain-line. Next, take a look at Tigers’ only try:The final pass is probably forward here. Still, that is more due to Blaine Scully over-running than any error on Gibson’s part. More interesting is the back-rower’s pace, poise and execution in the wide channel – skills among the most eye-catching in the vast armoury of All Black superstar Kieran Read.The key is Gibson’s line after being put into space by some superb handling from the Leicester backline.This screenshot shows Gibson just before the point of his pass. He has managed to get onto the outside shoulder of Wallace, the final defender, and knows Scully should have a clear run-in. Here is a better angle of his composed assist: Flanker Jamie Gibson was outstanding as Leicester Tigers prevailed over Harlequins in a Welford Road arm-wrestle. We take a closer look at his excellent all-round performance. Robshaw, Tom Wood, James Haskell, Matt Kvesic, Will Fraser, Dave Ewers, Billy Vunipola and Ben Morgan are all in the shake-up for autumn involvement. Gibson may need a bit more time, but a betting man would back him to snare an England cap eventually.Thanks to BT Sport and Premiership Rugby for the match footage. For tickets to the Premiership Rugby Final click here Gibson was also aware of any chance to pass in tighter spaces, transferring the point of contact to unbalance defenders.Ghiraldini is again the beneficiary here as Dave Ward gets sucked in because Gibson flips on Ben Youngs’ pass when it looks easier to carry. Robshaw does this well for England. Brodie Retallick is also a master.Finally, speaking of carrying, Gibson was not at all shy of rolling up his sleeves. In this sequence, from deep into the final minutes, he trucks up twice in three phases. Sheer industry is in evidence here, a quality that also came through when Harlequins had the ball.DefenceDuring the game, BT Sport commentator Nick Mullins outlined the role of a modern six in defence – essentially, to follow the ball and make a nuisance of yourself. Gibson accomplished this spikily.First of all, watch how he moved to the front of the lineout when Harlequins’ replacement hooker Dave Ward came on the field to put pressure on the throw:If not quite a clean steal, Gibson’s determination to fight through and dive onto the ball is a fine example of tenacity. Indeed, he continued to pester the Quins lineout – more so when the visitors were camped close to their own line:Gibson strays very close to the offside line here, working in harness with Graham Kitchener, who preoccupies blocker Robshaw. Allowed to come through, he manages an an opportunistic charge-down that could easily have brought a try. And Gibson did not let off Karl Dickson at the next phase either:Though he cannot block the clearance, his presence clearly impedes Dickson and the scrum-half can not make the kick contestable – allowing dangerous Vereniki Goneva to launch forward.Often, a back-rower’s job is unheralded and ugly. Gibson did not shirk those responsibilities either. He made 10 tackles, including this low, chopping hit on a rampaging Kyle Sinckler – implementing fast line-speed to cut down the prop behind the gain-line – as Harlequins made their first venture into the Tigers 22:Lastly, and perhaps most importantly for many critics, Gibson offers know-how at the breakdown. Only referee Tim Wigglesworth knows how Harlequins were awarded a scrum here:As Mike Brown takes the ball into contact and gets isolated from his support, Gibson is over the tackled player. He even appears to snatch the ball and roll towards his team, though he was not rewarded by the official. In any case, Leicester sealed the win and Rowntree would have been mightly impressed. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Underrated: Jared Payne underlined his growing importance to Ireland against Romania …before making the tackle and leaping back to his feet to force Romania into a poor clearing kick… By Mark CoughlanTwo games, two wins, 94 point scored and just two tries conceded. It’s a thankless task playing two perceived minnows of the game first up, but Ireland have done everything that they could, and managed to avoid any slip-ups.More importantly, Joe Schmidt has been given some very welcome selection headaches after the 44-10 win over Romania, with all of the back three stepping up at the exact right (if slightly overdue) time, and several forwards putting in huge performances – Jordi Murphy, Devin Toner and Richardt Strauss in particular will be disappointed not to be in the shake-up for the Italy encounter now.Romania provided a tiring opponent that allowed Simon Zebo, Tommy Bowe and Keith Earls to fill their boots in the wide channels, but it was the performance of Jared Payne at 13 that set Ireland’s platform time and time again, and started to let Irish fans think that they might finally be able to put the ghost of Brian to bed.“I understand the 13 position quite well, particularly defensively,” said O’Driscoll (who else?) after the game. “You’ve got to be a good tackler but you’ve got to be able to read things in a split second. I think he’s doing a really good job and he’s becoming the glue to our really effective half-back pairing.”For the second game in a row, Payne led the Irish tackle count with ten successful hits – and considering he left the field after 57 minutes, that’s no mean feat. Take away the moments of BOD magic, and the similarities between the two are clear. Like a fourth back rower, Payne is happy to do the dirty work without the plaudits. We’ve taken a closer look at a few passages of play to highlight just how much he contributes to this Irish side…EARLY IMPACTWith just over two minutes on the clock, Payne collects the ball for the third time in the game. This time, he goes past two tackles after a switch with Tommy Bowe, then after getting caught by the third man, he gets the ball away to Donncha Ryan to keep the move going…and is then straight back onto his feet to lead the clearout.It’s early in the game, but considering Ireland have had the ball for almost three minutes, it’s admirable early commitment from the centre, particularly the effort he shows to keep Adrian Apostol away from the ball.MIXING IT UPHere, he reacts to an offside rib-tickler by taking his frustrations out on Romania with two huge tackles and ruck clear-outs in the space of 60 seconds. Two minutes later, a kick goes long into Romanian territory, and Payne – along with Bowe again – leads the chase… TAGS: Highlight As a result, Ireland remain in the strike zone, and 60 seconds later, we see the clever side of Payne’s rugby brain come into play, as he spots that Ireland are outnumbered on his side of the field, so switches the play with Chris Henry.Three passes later, Zebo misses the ball to Earls, who is in space because of the switch of play. As with anything in rugby, the simplest tries are founded on moments of brilliance and hard work.DOING BOD’S WORKIf his hard running, hard tackling and clever hands weren’t enough, the feather in O’Driscoll’s hat was always his ability to get low and turn the ball over like a good backrow forward. Well, 47 minutes into the game, Romania were camped on Ireland’s line for ten phases before the green army stole the ball and broke out. A clever grubber turned the Romanian back three…and Payne hunts down Catalin Fercu and tackles himthen leaps to his feet and turns the ball over, presenting it to Eoin Reddan to get Ireland back on the front foot He maybe a doubt for the weekend but Jared Payne outlined his value to Ireland against Romania with an intelligent display After one more break, Joe Schmidt had seen enough, and with Ireland cruising to victory, Payne was removed. What’s that they say about protecting your best players for the big games? The plaudits might go to the men out wide, but Schmidt will have been delighted with the hard work and results of his new man in the number 13 shirt. With Italy and France on the horizon, a bit of grunt in the midfield – especially when Robbie Henshaw is back alongside Payne – could go a long way to keeping the Irish moving in the right direction.
Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The English Premiership is similarly affected, the difference being that matches not able to be played are cancelled instead of postponed.Leicester v Newcastle was called off after the Tigers returned a small number of positives tests in this week’s round of PCR testing. A large number of the squad were ruled out due to contact tracing, meaning the match couldn’t go ahead.Bath v London Irish, another Boxing Day clash, was also scrapped after London Irish returned a small number of positive tests and had further players presenting with symptoms.Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper, whose club didn’t play last weekend either after their match with La Rochelle was called off, said: “While we are disappointed with this news, the health and safety of everyone in our sport must be our top priority. I know this news will be hard-felt by our supporters who were due to attend.”Furrowed brow: Stuart Hooper’s Bath team will be inactive for a second successive week (Getty)London Irish boss Declan Kidney said the club was “incredibly disappointed” that their game couldn’t be played and that his players had followed all the relevant guidelines. “But this is the situation we find ourselves in at the moment, as the country continues to try to navigate its way through the pandemic,” he added.A Premiership Rugby panel will determine the allocation of points in both cancelled matches. Following a rule change, it’s expected that Newcastle and Bath will be awarded a four-point win while Leicester and London Irish, as the teams forced to cancel, will be given two points.Harlequins v Bristol (2pm), Exeter v Gloucester (3pm) and Northampton v Worcester (4.30pm) will all proceed as scheduled on Boxing Day. Sale v Wasps on Sunday (3pm) completes this weekend’s Premiership action. Several post-Christmas fixtures have been called off as the pandemic continues to bite Covid impacts on Boxing Day programmeAlmost half of this weekend’s top-flight rugby programme in Britain, Ireland and Italy has been wiped out as the pandemic maintains its icy grip.The Guinness Pro14 derbies at Glasgow, Munster and Zebre have been postponed, while the Gallagher Premiership games at Bath and Newcastle have been cancelled. There’s also been a change of venue for the West Wales derby between Ospreys and Scarlets. All but one of the affected matches were scheduled for Boxing Day.Zebre v Benetton, due to be played at Saturday lunchtime in Parma, is the latest casualty. Benetton reported a small number of positive cases of Covid-19 and the match was called off on Christmas Day.The same fate befell Munster v Leinster, scheduled for Saturday night. The meeting of two unbeaten Pro14 sides at Thomond Park was postponed because Leinster are awaiting “the outcomes of some of the results from their latest round of Covid-19 PRC testing”.Glasgow v Edinburgh, a Sunday fixture, was another round-nine fixture victim. Following Glasgow’s Champions Cup match at Exeter, a small number of Warriors players returned positive cases of Covid-19. Others identified as close contacts are also isolating.Pro14 Rugby hope to reschedule the three postponed games in early 2021.Off: the Scottish derby between Glasgow and Edinburgh will be rearranged for the New Year (Inpho)The Boxing Day Pro14 matches between Dragons and Cardiff Blues (3pm) and Ospreys and Scarlets (5.15pm) will go ahead as planned, as will the Connacht v Ulster match on Sunday evening (7.35pm).However, the Ospreys-Scarlets match has been switched to Parc y Scarlets because of urgent work being carried out on the pitch at Liberty Stadium. Ospreys remain the ‘home’ team. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Nothing to watch: portraits of Munster fans at Thomond Park, where Leinster were due to visit (Inpho)
Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH August 31, 2012 at 4:23 pm Have you checked on Mississippi, which got socked? Rector Belleville, IL Steve Black says: Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME September 3, 2012 at 6:30 am When the Rev. Karen Gay said they were fine, they’d lost a few shingles, but had electricity, she was speaking of her church property, not Plaquemines Parish, the area south of New Orleans that encompasses the mouth of the Mississippi River, where many homes completely disappeared under the flood waters. This is a case where an exact quote out of context can be 100 percent misleading. Making a molehill out of a mountain discourages people from sending the kind of assistance that is urgently needed. Someone who knows South Louisiana and the results of many days’ rain should have proof-read this before publication. And what about Mississippi?! I understand this was a report from the Diocese of Louisiana, but are the people of the Diocese of Mississippi chopped liver?! A phone call to Bishop Gray’s office would have fleshed out the report. Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Mary Robb Mansfield says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID September 1, 2012 at 9:59 pm Many thousands of people, including our sick and elderly, are still without power in this intense heat here going on 5 days now. Whole communities were under water and those people have lost everything. I don’t understand the newsworthiness of insurance adjusters being on the way for a few diocesan properties. Floods waters surround a cemetery in the Olde Towne area after Hurricane Isaac passed through Slidell, Louisiana Aug. 30. Isaac, downgraded to a tropical storm, has drenched southeastern Louisiana and Mississippi with heavy rainfall while a significant storm surge continued, the U.S National Hurricane Center said. Photo: REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger[Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note on Sept. 3: Since this article was published, the situation in some parts of Louisiana has deteriorated due to continued rising water and ongoing power outages. ENS plans updated coverage as new information is verified by the impacted dioceses.Seven years after the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina, clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana were mostly thankful as they began to assess the impact of Hurricane Isaac while the remnants of the storm, as it moved north, continued to drench parts of the state and neighboring Mississippi.The worst reports from the diocese were of a tree falling onto a rectory and a church and church school taking in a couple of inches of water. Other reports mostly concerned power outages, shingles off roofs, minor water damage and glass breakage from high winds.Some parishioners’ homes had several inches of floodwater and “the usual debris” associated with heavy storms, according to diocesan clergy who reported their assessments on an Aug. 30 conference call.[At press time, no updates had been received from the Diocese of Mississippi.]Although the recently fortified levees that protect New Orleans stood firm during Isaac’s pummeling, beyond the city hundreds of homes were underwater. At one point, half of the state was without power. Of the 60,000 New Orleanians who evacuated, several thousand are staying at shelters.According to the Associated Press, Isaac dumped as much as 16 inches in some areas, and about 500 people had to be rescued by boat or high-water vehicles. At least five storm-related deaths have been reported.Moderating the Louisiana diocesan clergy conference call, the Rev. Canon Mark Stevenson, canon to the ordinary, said that an adjuster for church insurance was already in the New Orleans area to help facilitate damage claims.As the storm brought chilling reminders of the disastrous consequences of Hurricane Katrina exactly seven years ago, most of the clergy were relieved by the extent of Isaac’s impact throughout the diocese.The Very Rev. Ken Ritter, president and CEO of St. James Place Retirement Community in Baton Rouge South, said there was no significant damage. Some parishes may not have power “but we seem to have been largely spared,” he said.The Rev. Karen Gay, rector of Church of the Holy Communion in Plaquemine, an area impacted by significant floodwater, said: “We’re fine, we’ve lost a few shingles but we have power.”The rectory at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Bogalusa sustained some damage after a tree feel onto its roof, and the Very Rev. Canon Stephen Chad Jones reported that the Episcopal Day School at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Zachary, where he serves as rector, is ankle deep in water in several of the classrooms. He said they were planning to pump the water out.At Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in New Orleans, the roof developed a leak and the air conditioning unit fell off.St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in LaPlace took in several inches of water and three parishioners’ homes are flooded.The Rev. Ron Clingenpeel, priest-in-charge at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Thibodaux, reported that some of the shutters had blown off, and glass panes broken.Anticipating ongoing power outages, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans was planning a function where everyone could cook any perishable food before it spoiled.Diocese of Louisiana Bishop Morris Thompson, along with 60,000 others, evacuated New Orleans before Isaac made landfall. He thanked his clergy “for paying attention to your folks. It is nice to be connected; thanks for your work.”Thompson hopes to return to New Orleans on Sunday. The diocesan offices in New Orleans will be closed until Tuesday.The Diocese of Louisiana has published an Isaac webpage that will be updated as new information becomes available.In the coming days, Episcopal Relief & Development will be standing ready to assist as diocesan teams are able to assess the situation.Episcopal Relief & Development has longstanding partnerships with the dioceses of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Central Gulf Coast that began with Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in 2005. “For the past two years, all three dioceses have received disaster preparedness training and have continued to hone and exercise response strategies, including communications plans,” the agency said in a recent release. “Because of this preparation, the dioceses are positioned to effectively assess and respond to needs when weather conditions allow.”Meanwhile, the Episcopal Church’s National Altar Guild Association has prepared portable eucharistic kits to send to those who need them in the storm-impacted areas.The ninth named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, Isaac developed on Aug. 21 in the Lesser Antilles. It first touched down as a tropical storm in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where it is responsible for at least 24 deaths. The storm then skimmed Southeast Florida and the Florida Keys before heading towards the Gulf Coast.In the Dominican Republic, more than 30,000 people have fled their homes due to flooding, and are now in need of basic supplies such as food, water and bedding, according to a plea from Bishop Julio Holguin.“Members of our congregations and students at our schools are collecting food and clothing to donate to those most affected by Isaac,” said Holguin. “May God bless all those who in one way or another are demonstrating their generosity towards these victims.”In Haiti, where Isaac caused extensive flooding in a number of areas, the Episcopal diocese has provided pre-positioned supplies of clean drinking water to 500 families in Léogâne, and will distribute potable water in up to five additional areas, according to Episcopal Relief & Development, which will provide additional support for emergency needs or recovery as the diocese completes its assessment. The World Health Organization reported new outbreaks of cholera in the in the aftermath of the storm.Donations for hurricane relief can be made via Episcopal Relief & Development’s website here.– Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET September 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm Many heartfelt prayers go out to those who are suffering after hurricane Isaac. May they see action instead of meer words. Rector Martinsville, VA By Matthew Davies and Pat McCaughanPosted Aug 31, 2012 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Rector Bath, NC Posted Apr 14, 2016 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC People, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Kenneth Milller joins Sewanee’s School of Theology faculty AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Theological Education Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events [The School of Theology, Sewanee] Sewanee: The University of the South’s School of Theology is pleased to announce that Mr. Kenneth Miller has agreed to join the faculty of the School as instructor in Church music, beginning July 1, 2016. Miller was chosen from a large and distinguished group of candidates for the position.Asked to comment on this recent addition to the faculty, the Rev. Canon James Turrell, the School’s associate dean for academic affairs, said, “I am delighted that Ken is joining the faculty. His academic training, practical experience as a parish musician, and musical talent will help build our church music program and will benefit the clergy we train and the congregations they will serve.”Miller is presently the associate organist and choirmaster of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, S.C., where he is involved in all aspects of that parish’s distinguished music program. He is a doctoral candidate in the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music as an organ student of Martin Jean and Thomas Murray and holds degrees from Yale and Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he studied with Florence Jowers.He is the winner of the American Guild of Organists/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists in New England (2011), the Jacqueline Englert-Marchal Prize for Interpretation of French Music from the jury in Biarritz, France (2011), and the Schoenstein Competition in the Art of Organ Accompaniment (2012). At Yale, he received the Charles Ives Prize for his musicianship and the Aidan Kavanagh Prize for his academic research, which deals with the development of open score notation in 17th-century Germany.Additionally, he was active as a choral accompanist and continuo player, playing organ and harpsichord for the Yale Schola Cantorum and other choirs under the batons of David Hill, Simon Carrington, Christopher Robinson, and Helmuth Rilling. Before moving to Columbia, he served as the Yale Institute of Sacred Music intern at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Ga.Miller’s work will build upon the strong foundation Susan Rupert, retiring instructor in music, and a generation of organ scholars and assistants have built over the years. The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, dean of the School of Theology, expressed his gratitude to them for creating a strong program upon which the School can continue to prosper under Miller’s leadership. 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Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service 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 Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA [Anglican Journal] In summing up General Synod’s debate and vote on same-sex marriage last July, Primate Fred Hiltz concluded:“We have been deeply divided over the solemnizing of same-sex marriage for a very long time. That has not changed.”So what now?Full article. Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canada: Hard work lies ahead 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS By Marites N. SisonPosted Aug 17, 2016 Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC