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Month: June 2021

Top Tips from the Fitness Factory

first_imgI value all the advice I received because it has all helped me improve my fitness! Pay attention to what you eat and give your body time to recover between gym sessionsCraig Pothecary Fitness Factory ContestantEat 2g of protein per kilo of your body weight every day, to help build muscle and recover from training. I would never have eaten anywhere near that if I hadn’t been advised toLucy Smith Fitness Factory ContestantInstead of spending two hours in the gym and working your whole body, split your training into shorter upper- and lower-body sessions and do them on different daysMetric Ikitoelagi Fitness Factory ContestantNow read the Fitness Factory Gym Rules Part I and Part II: Do different kinds of gym work to improve your strength and endurance. For endurance you use lower weights and higher reps. I hadn’t done that before.Hannah Brady – Fitness Factory ContestantYou should keep a detailed record of each session you do at the gym, so that you can monitor your results in different areas and ensure that you are making regular progress Do heavy weights on one day and more power and speed weights on the next. You do more repetitions on the power and speed days to build muscle as opposed to strength 2% dehydration reduces power by around 10% and affects coordination. Don’t train hard to improve your power by 10%, then lose it during a game by being dehydrated Fat-burning sessions are best done first thing in the morning. When you’re in a fasted state, your fat-burning potential is maximised. It’s best to do weights towards the evening Don’t underestimate the importance of nutrition. You only train a few times a week but you eat several times every day. Look after your body to maximise your performance Split weight training into upper- and lower-body sessions on separate days, so you can fatigue one part of your body but be fresh to train a different area the following day Work out a structured training programme and know what you should be doing before you set foot in the gym. Look at what you’re eating – avoid processed foodSquats at the Fitness FactorKarl Ramsbottom Fitness Factory ContestantDon’t eat things like bread, rice, pasta and potatoes before fitness training or matches. Eat more fish and vegetables, too. I’ve totally changed my diet after meeting Matt Lovell LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Eat frequently – every two to three hours, unless you’re asleep. Eat protein every time you eat and vegetables or fruit, but make sure you consume more vegetables than fruitMatt Lovell – England Nutritionistcenter_img Nutrition Matt Lovell gives practical tips to the contestants During the season, try to fit in at least two weights sessions per week and one speed session, in addition to your club training. Your exact needs will vary according to your positionHuw Davies – Wasps Head of Strength and Conditioning BACK IN the spring 2008, Rugby World invited readers to apply for a place in our new Fitness Factory. We chose six players and put them on a three-month fitness programme designed by the experts at London Wasps. They are alsoreceiving top nutritional advice, three months’ supply of Maximuscle products and £250-worth of kit from Puma.Fitness Factory Experts and ContestantsHere are their top tips from their pre-season program.Strength and Conditioning The ContestantsEvery Sunday I plan what I will eat for the week and buy all the food I need, so I don’t go into a shop in the week and buy what I see. It has made me a lot more disciplined about my eatingJamie Folan – Fitness Factory ContestantThe nutritionist told me to eat more natural foods, rather than food which has been tampered with and processed. I am also eating more vegetables rather than fruit, and less bread. There is no magic pre-match meal you can consume to help you perform better. If your diet is poor throughout the week, it won’t make much difference what you eat before a gameSimon Jurkiw – Maximuscle Sports Nutritionist Emulate the hunter-gatherer technique – if it runs, swims or flies you can eat it. Don’t buy any food that is advertised on TV and never eat products in pink packaging! Gym Rules Part I click hereGym Rules Part II click herelast_img read more

Rob Moffat wants red hot Edinburgh against Scarlets

first_img Head coach Rob Moffat has stressed the importance of Edinburgh continuing their flying start to 2011 with a win over Scarlets at Murrayfield on Saturday (kick-off 6.30pm) as the capital club enter a crucial phase of the season.This weekend’s showdown with the men from Llanelli comes hot on the heels of a 28-17 success in the second Greaves Sports 1872 Cup derby against Glasgow Warriors, and kicks off a run of vital encounters in both the Magners League and Heineken Cup.After the visit from Scarlets, Edinburgh head into back-to-back European games away to Northampton Saints and home to Cardiff Blues, before facing up to Newport Gwent Dragons, Munster, and Scarlets again on domestic business. Each of these three Magners League dates comes away from home.Moffat today underlined the significance of this week’s match to the campaign as a whole. He said: “We’re delighted to come into the Scarlets game on the back of a good win against Glasgow, and while we certainly take a lot of confidence from that result, it’s vital everyone understands that this is another huge challenge.“It’s the first of a number of massive tests coming up over the next few weeks and it’s crucial that we establish momentum to take into those other matches.“Scarlets are a challenging team to play against; they play a positive brand of rugby and ask a lot of questions of your defence. We’ll need everyone to front up as well as they did in the Glasgow win, and we’ll also need to show the same level of ambition and threat in attack.“It was a tight game the last time Scarlets came here [Edinburgh winning 24-20 in the Magners League in March 2010], and I’m sure Saturday will be no different. We need a strong set piece to give us the right sort of platform to attack from, and we’ll have to be aggressive and alert in defence.”Moffat has made six changes to the side that claimed a sixth win in seven home games against the Warriors last Sunday. Chris Paterson, who missed both Greaves Sports 1872 Cup matches with a shoulder injury, returns at full-back and will captain the side, with usual skipper Roddy Grant rested for this encounter.Elsewhere in the backs, centre Nick De Luca makes his first start of the season, while Scotland and British and Irish Lions scrum-half Mike Blair replaces Greig Laidlaw, having recovered from an elbow complaint.Scott MacLeod, meanwhile, comes back into the second row after sitting out the second Glasgow game through suspension. Alan MacDonald replaces Ross Rennie at openside flanker and Stuart McInally starts at six in place of Grant.Moffat continued: “It’s great to have Mossy [Paterson] ready for this match, and we’re also delighted that Nick is now in a position to be starting games and bringing his influence to bear.“The switches in the back row are pretty easy to explain, in that Roddy and Ross have both played a lot of big games recently while Stuart and Alan have been champing at the bit to be more involved. It’s a good chance for both those guys to really stake a claim, and they’re certainly very good rugby players.“As a group, we’re all very much looking forward to Saturday’s game and the chance it offers to keep moving forward. I’d like to put on record our appreciation for great support our crowd gave us against the Warriors, and we hope to see as many of them as possible again this week.“Late on in the Glasgow game when we were on the back foot, it was fantastic to hear that backing and it really kept the boys going. It would be great to get another big crowd and another positive result on Saturday.”Tickets for Saturday’s game are available online, via www.edinburghrugby.org, by calling 0131 346 5180, or by visiting the Murrayfield Ticket Centre (off Roseburn Street) in person. The Ticket Centre will be open from 4.30pm on Saturday for match-day sales and collections.15 Chris Paterson14 Lee Jones13 Nick De Luca12 John Houston11 Tim Visser LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 10 David Blair9 Mike Blair1 Allan Jacobsen2 Ross Ford3 Geoff Cross4 Scott MacLeod5 Fraser McKenzie6 Stuart McInally8 Netani Talei7 Alan MacDonaldSUBSTITUTES16 Andrew Kelly17 Kyle Traynor18 David Young19 Craig Hamilton20 Scott Newlands21 Greig Laidlaw TAGS: Edinburgh RugbyScarlets 22 James King23 Simon Websterlast_img read more

Richard Parks on top of the world

first_imgFlanker Parks, who was born in Newport and represented his country twice in the 2003 RBS 6 Nations as well as featuring against both South Africa and Fiji, played his Welsh Regional rugby at Celtic Warriors and the Dragons. He retired from the sport with a shoulder injury in 2009 and embarked upon his epic journey, which aims to raise £1million for Marie Curie Cancer, on 12th December 2010.“Congratulations to Richard, a remarkable man and an amazing achievement Welsh rugby is proud to call you one of its sons,” said WRU chief executive Roger Lewis. “We have been keenly following Richard’s progress since the very start when he announced his mission to raise this money for charity in Cardiff Bay and we have been equally proud that he has carried Welsh rugby’s three feathers on his kit for the duration of his journey. Richard is a special person, he has taken Wales to the world and the world has been forced to sit up and take notice and he is a credit to us all.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Richard Parks during his epic 737 challengeWelsh rugby chiefs have hailed the achievement of former international Richard Parks, who today completed his 737 Challenge – a charity challenge to climb seven of the world’s highest mountains and two poles all in seven months. Parks, 33, who was capped four times by Wales, completed the final leg of the seven month race by climbing the highest summit in Europe, Russia’s Mount Elbrus, this morning (Tuesday) and achieved his world record breaking ambition.The incredible challenge took six months, 11 days, seven hours and 53 minutes to complete.“This is a phenomenal achievement the magnitude of which will only come to light as Richard begins to tell the story of his adventures,” said WRU chairman David Pickering, who has himself climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, just one of Parks’ seven summits, as part of his fundraising work for NSPCC.“Richard has taken the desire, determination and mental strength that made him a top sportsman and channelled that energy into pulling off an amazing feat of human endurance and endeavour in the name of an extremely deserving charity. Welsh rugby and, I’m sure, the rest of Wales is extremely proud of him.”center_img Parks fell seven metres into a crevasse on Denali in Alaska and has had to overcome frostbite on his right big toe to achieve his 737 Challenge. He also reached the North and South Poles and climbed the summits of Kilimanjaro and Mount Everest as part of the charity challenge.“To stand on the top of the world’s highest mountains and some of the most beautiful places on earth, I’m just so grateful to so many people who’ve made the 737 Challenge possible” he said.last_img read more

Six Nations: France continue to flatter to deceive

first_img Off the pace: France were comprehensively outplayed against Wales in Cardiff Salviac is right. French rugby has always regarded the kicking game – be it goal-kicking or tactical kicking – as inconsequential. Just look at the top 25 leading points scorers of all-time in international rugby and you will find all the Six Nations and Rugby Championship sides represented – except France.Blunt assessment: Shaun Edwards admitted that Wales would be in for a much sterner Test against EnglandAgainst Wales the French were comprehensively outplayed by Wales in the battle of the boot and the Welsh defence coach, Shaun Edwards, was at his diplomatic best when asked whether England would pose a different threat on Saturday week. “Their tactical kicking game and their aerial game is probably more testing than the French,” said Edwards. “We definitely won the aerial battle…against France.”Noves agreed with Edwards’ assessment when asked by Midi Olympique, who then wondered if this inability to win the aerial game was a “cultural problem?”. The France coach replied: “Yes, I think it is. In certain countries the aerial game is fundamental in the development of the player. With us, it’s not really the case. We’re going to have to catch-up [in this area].”France need to play catch-up in so many areas and one can feel a degree of sympathy for Guy Noves and the challenge he faces. If only he had a Fairy Godmother to go to work on those pumpkins No amount of excuses or mitigating circumstances can deflect the fact France lack the basic skills in the current Test arena LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img One British newspaper offered a sympathetic assessment of France’s 19-10 defeat to Wales, describing Les Bleus as “transitional”. If only it was that simple. The fact is, however, that between them Maxime Machenaud, Jules Plisson, Maxime Mermoz and Maxime Medard have over 100 caps, while in the pack Guilhem Guirado, Alexandre Flanquart, Rabah Slimani and Damien Chouly have amassed 124 caps.That’s a lot of experience and, yes, France have blooded several new players so far in this Six Nations, but then England are also going through a transition period with a new coach and captain, and they finished Saturday’s match against Ireland with four forwards – George Kruis, Jamie George, Jack Clifford and Maro Itoje – with just 24 caps between them. Same for the Irish, who blended experience for the trip to Twickenham with the youthful callowness of CJ Stander, Josh van der Flier and Stuart McCloskey, the latter pair making their international debuts. Yet Ireland and England played a quality of rugby that has far surpassed anything France have managed this year, or indeed for a number of years.Leading by example: Guilhem Guirado has been one of the few bright spots for FranceFrance’s problems run far deeper than the inexperience of their players. It’s their lack of ability which is at the heart of their long and painful demise.The French current affairs magazine, Le Point, carried an interesting interview on Sunday with Pierre Salviac, a former rugby broadcaster who is running as the rank outsider for the FFR presidency in December. Salviac told the magazine he’s recently been in conversation with an unidentified ‘icon’ of the French game, who “deplored the lack of talent” in the French game. The former France great then recounted a comment allegedly made to him by Noves shortly after taking up his appointment as national coach. Having run his eye over the players at his disposal Noves drily commented, “I’m not going to be able to transform pumpkins into carriages”.As this column stated last month, Noves has made some good selections since replacing the ultra-conservative Philippe Saint-Andre as coach, and in the pack the 20-year-old Camille Chat, Paul Jedrasiak (23) and Jefferson Poirot (23) have the potential to become good Test-match players. The serious problem is in the backline.Off colour: Jules Plisson had a night to forget against WalesJules Plisson endured a traumatic evening in Cardiff last Friday (as he did in 2014) and it’s inconceivable that Noves won’t start against Scotland with Francois Trinh-Duc, the Montpellier fly-half who replaced Plisson and produced a polished final 15 minutes. But let’s not get too carried away with Trinh-Duc. This is a player who’s been threatening to fulfil his potential eve since making his debut in 2008. Injuries have played their part in pegging back his progression, but the nagging doubt remains that Trinh-Duc – like so many French fly-halves before him – has neither the temperament nor the all-round quality to produce consistently top-level performances.At least the French are finally admitting that their kicking game – in as much as they have one – is appalling. “It’s just not in our DNA,” explained Salviac. “This sport is called ‘rugby football’ but in making the translation we French forgot the football part.” For the latest Rugby World magazine subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Analysis: Slick Australia attack makes Wales look sluggish

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wales are supposed to be honing their attack this autumn, but Australia taught them a sobering lesson in decision-making and execution on Saturday Phipps fires the ball to Foley……and Tevita Kuridrani charges into midfield before tireless locks Coleman and Arnold shunt the attack into Wales territory:It is worth pausing the moment Coleman takes the ball into contact to gauge the positions of some key players in this attack.As mentioned, Coleman is flanked by Arnold (numbers 4 and 5). Foley and Hodge are positioned on right of the imminent breakdown, with Moore and Sio (2 and 1) on the  left. Watch Kepu (3) and Hooper (7) double back to the left in anticipation of the bounce-back:Stephen Larkham is famed for his multi-phase strike moves and another is in operation here. Having imparted plenty of width early on, Australia are hoping to catch Wales overchasing to the other side of the breakdown.Phipps turns at the next ruck to find Moore’s front-row pod. In behind that, Foley and Hodge have arced around to the other side of the breakdown. Further wide, Hooper is with Folau.Biggar reads the situation and storms up towards Foley:From the perspective of the Wales defenders, Australia’s structure looks like this. ‘W1’ delineates players in the first wave – the front-row pod – with ‘W2’ identifying the backs in a second wave behind them:Moore finds Foley behind Sio and Wales look to have the move covered. This is very similar to the play that led to Foley’s second try against England at Twickenham in the 2015 World Cup, and Shaun Edwards will have done plenty of homework:However, the speed and accuracy of the running lines and handling causes confusion. Biggar and Davies both take the same man, Foley. Sio cleverly blocks off Samson Lee and Hodge has a gap to exploit with an inside pass.Now watch Hooper on the outside:He sprints in pursuit of Hodge, getting in between his teammate and retreating defender Roberts:Hodge calmly releases to Folau to beat George North……and crucially stays on his feet to receive a return pass as Halfpenny comes across. Speight, Hooper and Phipps flooding through demonstrate that any of four Wallabies could have scored this try:A very similar attack then provided Australia’s sucker-punch.Back to bounce-backAnother lineout was the source of the Wallabies’ third try and again, a series of punchy phases sparked the move. Sio trundles ahead following a peel before Coleman takes another short ball and Timani trucks into a pick-and-go around the fringes.It is worth highlighting a few points during the extended sequence above.First, watch how Kuridrani responds to Sio’s initial run by cutting in from midfield, first offering himself on a short line before adding his weight to the breakdown:Then, as Coleman receives the ball from Phipps, watch Hooper. He turns around, leaving the breakdown for his colleagues to resource before making his way to the left wing:Seconds later, as Timani picks from the base of the ruck and charges on alongside Pocock, Kuridrani does the same thing:When Foley switches play, Hooper is wide enough to cut back in as part of a shield pattern. Folau, also coming across from the openside, is set to fade behind Hooper and offer an option to Foley there.Further out is Kuridrani, who has sprinted some 25 metres without the ball to facilitate the attack. Arnold and Coleman run decoy lines to hold the fringe defence and Foley receives the ball from Phipps.Biggar has identified his man and Wales seem to have the move covered. But Foley scans the scenario expertly:He senses that Rhys Webb is itching to shoot up past the decoy line of Hooper and take Folau……so the fly-half misses out the slice pattern altogether, throwing the ball straight to Kuridrani and taking Webb out of the occasion:This view allows you to track Foley’s thought process as he clocks Webb’s decision and picks a runner accordingly:As you can see, Kuridrani finishes the two-on-one beautifully. A dummy causes North to drift on to Speight, who holds his width as Haylett-Petty had done on the opposite flank, and the big centre is over.Although Australia’s shape had looked slick in the first half, Hooper reinforces the message not to go off script on the way back to halfway following Kuridrani’s try:The Wallabies looked like a team that has spent a season honing their structure. By stark contrast, it seemed Wales were learning on the job during their meagre time with ball in hand.Pale imitationIn June’s first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park, it appeared as though Wales were on the way to implementing another dimension to their attack.Though opportunities were hugely limited against Australia – a share of 31 per cent territory and 20 per cent possession in the first period tells its own story – they looked confused and disjointed with ball in hand.Take this series of phases. As for Australia’s patterns detailed above, forwards are identified by their shirt number. We begin as Webb hits Lydiate, who is flanked by props Gethin Jenkins and Lee. Biggar is in behind, forming a second wave with four more forwards.Further back is Scott Williams in a third wave with Justin Tipuric close to the 15-metre line. But the ball never looks likely to get beyond Lydiate and Australia make a tackle some seven metres behind the gain-line:On the next phases, Webb hits Biggar. Wales are a portrait of inertia:Moiriaty does carry strongly, but the gain-line is hardly threatened:Without any degree of momentum, Wales’ forwards must commit in numbers to the breakdown. Their ruck recycling is slow, allowing Australia to organise their defence against an attack that is low on numbers.On the next phase, Tipuric receives the ball from Scott Williams some 20 metres further back from the first breakdown of this sequence.At the bottom of the screenshot below are Jenkins and Lee. Remember how Australia’s props, alongside hooker Moore, seemed completely aware of their respective roles in a cohesive system? The aim must be for Wales to get to the same point:Flanked by locks Charteris and Davies, Jenkins does spearhead a carrying pod on the next phase. Outside them, Moriarty and Lydiate are working hard off the ball – which eventually pays dividends:First, Jenkins trucks up:A well organised pod ensures quick recycling – clearly, both Wales second-rows are also possible outlets for short passes as Australia demonstrated all afternoon. Webb can hit Biggar, who has hooker Ken Owens and Lee beside him. Further out though, is a triangle of Moriarty, Lydiate and Roberts:Every situation like this gives the carrier three options. Moriarty can carry himself, transfer to Lydiate or pull the ball back to Roberts, who in turn can impart further width.Moriarty opts for the last of these, fixing the Australia defence before finding Roberts behind Lydiate:Roberts draws Hodge in turn……and Halfpenny arcs on to the outside shoulder of Haylett-Petty before releasing his own pass:Cuthbert gallops up the touchline and Wales make some rare ground.Although fives phases yield a net loss of five metres……Moriarty’s pass offered a slim glimmer of hope for how Wales can threaten in a more expansive structure. With time they will instinctively learn how to operate within this system. But during their development, they cannot leave dynamism behind. Australia showed that energy and organisation are not mutually exclusive. Wales need both attributes against Argentina.Screenshots courtesy of the BBCcenter_img A strangely subdued atmosphere descended on the Principality Stadium this weekend. All verve seemed to have drifted up through the open roof and away into Cardiff’s crisp autumn air.The mood felt close to resignation and Wales subsequently surrendered to a 12th consecutive defeat to Australia. Despite starting the match with just three victories from their 10 previous matches in 2016, the Wallabies utterly overwhelmed Rob Howley’s men.Australia’s 32-8 win was underpinned by constantly threatening attack – especially in a first half that yielded three tries. Their energy and cohesion contrasted markedly with the hosts’ insipid uncertainty.Here is a summary of how Wales were dismantled, starting with two sequences that underline Australia’s willingness to spread the ball.Early widthAt their first lineout, the tourists call a six-man set piece with David Pocock positioned at scrum-half and number nine Nick Phipps in the backline with Michael Hooper (identified by the yellow square below).Captain Stephen Moore finds Adam Coleman and Pocock comes forward, appearing to initiate a driving maul:However, Pocock immediately peels away, passing to Phipps. Ross Moriarty leads the Wales defensive line, alongside Dan Lydiate:Personifying Australia’s dynamism, Phipps sprints on to the ball. He has three runners primed to receive a pass: Henry Speight on his left shoulder, Michael Hooper on his right and fly-half Bernard Foley drifting out behind Hooper.Carrying with two hands, Phipps shows the ball inside. This forces Moriarty to cover Speight.Seeing that Speight has held Moriarty (red square), Phipps waits for Lydiate to bite on to him before sending Hooper into the gap between Lydiate and Dan Biggar:Hooper explodes through the hole in trademark fashion, reaching the halfway line as Speight follows up in support. Meanwhile, Ken Owens and Gethin Jenkins arc around and close in on the breakdown:Lopeti Timani arrives next and because of Hooper’s diligent ball presentation, Pocock is able to move the ball on should he choose to.Following a ruck that has lasted approximately two seconds at this point, Wales would surely be struggling to organise themselves – certainly, forwards Moriarty, Bradley Davies and Samson Lee are scrambling from the blindside to the openside to face the next phase of Australia’s attack:However, Pocock waits for Phipps to arrive, opting to seal the ball rather than move it on.When Phipps does reach the breakdown, he finds Coleman. Having already made a gain of around 12 metres from the initial lineout, the Wallabies generate more momentum through a strong carry.On the right are five Australia backs, with wing Dane Haylett-Petty (yellow square) hugging the far touchline to make full use of the field and stretch Wales’ defensive structure:After Coleman pierces the gain-line, Phipps unleashes the backs. Note Haylett-Petty is still as wide as possible:Crossing the 15-metre line after three ‘around the corner’  phases, Australia come back from right to left. Phipps finds Timani and we have the first evidence of the Wallabies’ pod system, the number eight flanked by Pocock and lock Rory Arnold:Timani’s robust run allows Australia to recycle at speed and the attack continues with another pod of three forwards – this time the three front-rowers.Scott Sio is at first-receiver with Moore to his right and Sekope Kepu on his left. We will see this pattern a great deal over the coming sequences:The Wallabies eventually break in behind Wales via a delicate chip-kick and land a penalty to go 3-0 ahead. Leigh Halfpenny pulls it back to 3-3, but Australia’s polished shape in attack was starting to take hold.In the screenshot below, playing under penalty advantage, they demonstrate the skeleton of their favoured 1-3-3-1 formation – one flanker stationed on each wing with two pods of three holding the centre of the field.Timani, with locks Arnold and Coleman close by, is first-receiver. Outside him is Australia’s front-row pod. But, with Foley (yellow square) sitting in behind, this attack has so much potential:When Timani stoops to scoop up Phipps’ dipping pass, the Welsh defence see that the rest of the forwards are flat outside the first-receiver. They sense a chance to press:However, Timani swivels and pulls back a superb pass into the path of Foley. Suddenly, there are numerous options.In the screenshot below, the framework of the attack is outlined by the forwards’ shirt numbers. Timani is in wave one with Arnold, Coleman and Moore. Props Kepu and Sio have held their depth to offer themselves as runners to Foley.As the screen pans out, we can see Pocock on the 15-metre line. With Hooper in the 15-metre channel closest to the camera, both flankers are setting the width of the attack:Timani’s pass therefore opens up the entire right side of the field. Israel Folau has dropped into the third wave as well and is close enough for Foley to reach him with a long pass from left to right.Scott Williams senses this, and creeps in-field. But Haylett-Petty has retained his width. Still under penalty advantage, Foley attempts to find his wing by the quickest means possible – with a flat cross-kick:He strikes it perfectly……and Haylett-Petty can take the ball in his stride. Scott Williams is turned and Alex Cuthbert must spring forward from the back-field.Circled are Pocock and Kepu – the next two Wallabies to touch the ball in a movement that eventually brings about an opening try following a driving maul:The industry and organisation of Australia’s forwards formed the backbone of their attack.Relentless kick returnThe next passage shows how spontaneously Michael Cheika’s team were able to slot into their shape. We start as Biggar boots the ball clear, attempting to give Wales some respite:However, Foley has sprinted into the back-field. He collects and passes to Folau……who scans the field before steps back to the right. Watch Australia’s forwards run back into view and start to mould the next attack:They continue as Folau gives the ball back to Foley……with Pocock and Timani on hand to recycle the ball after the fly-half has sucked in four Wales tacklers:By the time Phipps passes the ball away from the ruck, Coleman and Arnold have buddied up in midfield. Outside of that is the front-row triangle with Moore at its head.Backs are interspersed between the forwards, Reece Hodge and Folau in behind each pod.Note that Hooper has abandoned his spot on the right wing, making a beeline for the breakdown to support Arnold and Coleman. Though he is devastating in the wide channels, he knows that securing the ball must be a first priority:The front-rowers are organised, so Hooper sacrifices his position and bypasses the 1-2-3 triangle. Meanwhile, Hodge exchanges words with Moore, communicating that he will be fading behind the hooker in order to link up with the outside backs.Wales’ predicament is summed up by Lydiate, desperately trying to fold around the ruck to help out on the openside:Indeed, when Phipps passes to Moore we can see five Wales defenders on the blindside marking nobody (bottom red rectangle). Four more are in transition behind the ruck and three more are standing opposite Australia’s six runners (top red rectangle).Put simply, the speed of the Wallabies’ reorganisation allows them to overwhelm Wales:Moore takes the ball to the line, fixing a tackler before pulling the ball behind the front-row pod to Hodge. All the while, Folau and Haylett-Petty are lurking. Concerned by Folau’s presence, Cuthbert jams in from his wing:Jamie Roberts does well to fight past the decoy line of Kepu and on to Hodge, but Cuthbert has become so narrow than an offload sends Folau around him.The Wales wing did recover to drag Folau down, but Biggar earned a yellow card by pulling back Haylett-Petty in the same movement.Although Australia somehow contrived not to score in 10 breathless minutes against 14 men, they sliced through from their first attack when Wales were restored to their full complement.Against the grainAt the start of the Rugby Championship campaign, we examined New Zealand’s tactic of  switching back in the opposite direction following two or three narrow plays ‘around the corner’.On Saturday, after spending the opening quarter spreading play from one flank to another  – as outlined in the above sequences – Australia precede to carve up Wales with two bounce-back plays.With a full backline from this lineout, the initial plan seems to be to initiate a driving maul:However, Luke Charteris disrupts and Arnold throws the ball back before the rangy lock can force a turnover: Dotting down: Tevita Kuridrani scores a third try for Australia during their 32-8 thrashing of Wales in Cardiff last_img read more

Six Nations: Wales 22-9 Ireland – Five things we learnt

first_imgWith the bulk of rugby’s in-play time taken up by rucks and mauls it is time that we changed the way that rugby is televised. As with golf and putting, rugby’s rucks and mauls are a game within a game and require a zoomed-in shot to be fully appreciated. The problem is, when the camera zooms in to the ruck or maul, the full expanse of the pitch is lost and so is the viewers appreciation of what is happening from a wider perspective. The simple solution is for broadcasters to provide a ‘ruck and maul’ app which can be viewed on a tablet or PC in conjunction with the TV.Wide lens: Viewers like to appreciate the bigger picture but can close-ups on rucks and mauls educate fans furtherThe app would show only a close-up view of the breakdown and its intricacies. Many people already use a ‘second screen’ for watching sport – one showing social media or betting applications for instance. The ‘ruck and maul’ application would also add to the in-stadium experience – let’s face it, most of us have to watch the game again on leaving the stadium to get the full picture. This new format would also aid the understanding of the game to newcomers, who may wonder why Sam Warburton received such praise for his performance against Ireland, without having seemingly carried the ball a great distance or made a break. Good idea? Tweet me @thepaulwilliams with your thoughts. Wales win using the whole pitchDuring the past three to four seasons under Warren Gatland, the only time that the Welsh players have been allowed to use the wider limits of the pitch is during the lap in which they say thanks to the fans. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case against Ireland. As throughout the whole tournament, the basic platforms were good. The scrum and lineout were both test standard, the scrum ran at 80% (4 out of 5) and the lineout at an immaculate 100%. Lions standard breakdown work from Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric supplied Rhys Webb with ball that was as rapid as his decision making and slowed Irish ball down to a ‘Jeremy Corbyn’ rapidity of thought. Wales’ defence was solid, particularly some vital spot tackling from Liam Williams, and they defended Ireland’s maul as well as anyone ever has.Thorn in the side: Rhys Webb was a handful for Ireland on Friday nightBut defending the ball hasn’t been the issue during this tournament. Using it has. And that is what changed. Jon Davies didn’t the kick the ball once in 80 minutes – a weapon upon which he is, at times, overly reliant. A new emphasis on moving the ball wide, more quickly, put George North into spaces, not faces. The result was North having a ‘YouTube’ game, not the ‘YouWhat?’ game from two weeks prior. Rhys Webb continued his immaculate form, blending rapid narrow channel runs with expansive passing – his delivery for North’s first try was exemplary. But perhaps the greatest praise must come, not for expansive play from the backs (from whom it should be expected} but from Rob Evans’ remarkable ‘miss-four’ – a pass easily as good as the one thrown by Jordie Barrett that morning for the Hurricanes against the Chiefs. This was a much-needed victory and progression in style for Wales and will have gone some way to calming the understandably twitchy Welsh supporters and media.Awesome maul defenceGeorge North will get the front page plaudits, largely because a maul defence doesn’t make for a great cover photo, but it was Wales’ maul defence which deserved the full colour spread. To beat Ireland you simply have to stop their five metre ‘catch and drive’ – and Wales did. The efficiency of Wales’ maul defence lay largely in the variety of tactics that were used.No way through: Johnny Sexton is covered by the Welsh defenceMixing up the immediate tackling of the first carrier, with contesting of the Irish lineout, meant that Ireland couldn’t simply go through the motions and were forced to approach each situation differently. Nullifying the Irish maul isn’t the sole reason that Ireland failed to score a single try in 80 minutes, but it is a significant factor, and one for which the Welsh team and coaches deserve praise.Tipuric and WarburtonThree months ago they were referred to as Tipuric or Warburton. The oil and water of Welsh rugby. Many sadly loathed one and loved the other. The Irish performance confirmed that they are now not only a pair, but arguably the best pair in the championship. Their groundwork was immaculate and visibly slowed Ireland’s ruck speed. The slowed ruck speed and an injured Conor Murray meant that the hugely impressive Jonny Sexton had to quite literally try every play in his considerable book to find space on the field. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wales emerged victorious from a titanic battle between two Celts intent on gaining bragging rights at the Principality Stadium, but what did we learn?center_img Tag team: Justin Tipuric and Sam Warburton have combined brilliantly for Wales in the Six NationsTogether, the pair completed 41 tackles (21 for Warburton, 20 for Tipuric) forcing Jamie Heaslip ever wider in the search for easier carries and even reduced the mightily impressive CJ Stander to what for him, will be regarded as a standstill. The question of Warburton or Tipuric is over. The answer is both.Jamie Roberts – the perfect man for the perfect momentThese are unusual times for Jamie Roberts. The man around whom nearly a decade of Welsh rugby, and numerous successful campaigns, were built, now finds himself on the bench. It is a moment and a role that comes to all great players and it was perhaps fitting to see him score such a defining try for Wales. Many had questioned his selection as an ‘impact’ player from the bench, but if there was one player who you would hand pick to grab a loose ball, eight yards from the posts, and drive over the line, it was Roberts.Sweet celebration: Jamie Roberts will have enjoyed his late try for Wales immenselyWith the game having naturally slowed after 77 mins of lung burn, it was the charge down of Taulupe Faletau which allowed the ball to fall into Roberts’ hands. It was then the unenviable task of Jonny Sexton to hop on Roberts back, like a child playing with his dad, and be carried over the line. Vintage Roberts, unstoppableWe need to change the way we watch rugby On the run: George North goes on the rampage late in the Wales v Ireland game last_img read more

Meet rugby cult hero Ben Tameifuna

first_imgCan’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. “I’ve been getting into the old crossfit!,” he laughs. “It feels more rugby-specific, you know. You’re moving weights under fatigue. Just like in a game where I’ve gotta lift, I’ve gotta scrum, I’ve gotta run and move bodies, all under fatigue. So it’s the best simulation I can get.”The son of Pacific Island immigrants, when Big Ben eventually decided to pull on the red of Tonga, he described it as a magical moment; a special mix comes from representing not only his country but his family, his culture, and importantly himself, on a bigger stage.In the mix: On the All Blacks fringes in 2012 (Getty Images)He has known men give up jobs, suffer time away from their loved ones for the privilege of playing for the ‘Ikale Tahi. And he certainly sees time together, speaking their mother tongue and fighting for one another as a privilege. He just hopes that as the world furiously debates a global season that more opportunities for Islanders are generated in major competitions.Wherever he goes, though, people warm to Tameifuna. And after the set-piece work, when they see his ability on the ball, even the added flourishes, something resonates with them. How does he feel about his cult status?“it actually makes me laugh sometimes,” he replies. “People will say stuff like, ‘For your weight you are able to run around and do this and that’, and I say thank you. I’m just me, you know! I’m one of the guys who will give anything a crack and I’m trying to be open-minded about everything.“I guess that’s just how I am. If you told me ‘you can’t’ about something then, as I said before, I will take it as a challenge.“All the other stuff is just fun. Don’t get me wrong, if I have the opportunity and they gave me the chance to slot a kick, I’ll put my hand up! It’s all just fun. I’ll challenge backs in kicking competitions and try fancy passing. And I enjoy other sports, like boxing – I’m sure it helps with rugby, for hand-eye coordination and moving your feet. I also did a bit of volleyball at high school.“Once upon a time I wasn’t always this big, man!”Charity bout: Facing rugby league’s Willie Mason (Getty Images)Fans in Bordeaux should love his energy and style of play. He obviously has the gravity. And he is willing to give up his time, saying he looks forward to having yarns with the shy, the young, the die-hards. He is a firm believer that what goes around comes around and it’s a two-way thing – if fans want to support him, he hopes to give more back on the field.In the past we’ve seen Bordeaux players squashing grapes on the vineyards for photo ops. Asked if he would take part, Tameifuna is all for it. But adds a direct message: “If I could say one thing to Bordeaux fans – I may be big and ugly but I’m not that scary. Come say hi!” Shout out: Ben Tameifuna with Tonga at the 2019 World Cup (Getty Images) There are several ways Ben Tameifuna could have reacted as the powers at Racing 92 stood him down from playing for being too out of shape. But as he absorbed the news of his unexpected hiatus at the start of the season, sitting in his coach’s office, something else rattled around the Tongan international’s head.Looking back he says: “I pretty much promised myself on that day, ‘I’m never gonna get back to that 160kg bracket ever again.’”Tameifuna is a big man. Seriously so. A hulking Hawke’s Bay product who won Super Rugby titles with the Chiefs in 2012 and 2013, he flirted with the All Blacks before jetting into the unknown of Europe – where he had never been before in his life – to take up a contract with Racing. That was in 2015, and before his wobble he racked up appearances until he was just shy of a century.Next season Tameifuna, 28, will be in the South of France, with Bordeaux. This, of course, comes after he mounted a comeback in Paris. But before all that, just how did he get to a scales-scaring 160kg-plus?“After the World Cup you’re just like, ‘Whoa, what a season!’, the Auckland-born tighthead explains. “We’d come off a big European season and then it floats around to the World Cup (with Tonga). To be honest, I just let my hair down (after that). I’d just gone through a big year, I was back home, I was just enjoying Mum’s cooking. There’d been a few nights out with the boys. Are you saying that when you’re back home, you wouldn’t catch up with your mates?Heading for contact: Facing Leicester in Europe (Getty Images)“To be honest, I couldn’t be bothered doing anything. Mentally, it had just been ‘rugby, rugby, rugby.’ For two or three weeks I just wanted to do nothing, because when you get back to France you know it’s going to be kicking on all over again for another nine months. And obviously, I paid the consequences. But I always knew when I was coming back that I was going to do the work, you know, no qualms about it.“Yeah, I (made mistakes), but as a rugby player it’s about how you react to it. It’s either you drop your lip and go home and have another pizza or you get into the gym and just get stuck into it.“When the coach sat me down and said they were concerned not just about the team, but my health as well, that sort of kicked off a bell in my head. It was like, ‘Maybe this is a bit dangerous’. But it was just about finding and retaining good habits.”Tameifuna accepted the move, saying he knew it was best for the team. If his mates were going to back him, the least he could do was dig in for them, too. Perhaps that is a lesson learnt after a time helping his mum in her orchard job, picking fruits after school. Maybe it was from his time with the Magpies, realising that as he packed down with Hika Elliot against Super Rugby stars he’d seen on the telly, he could cut it in this game.Champs in 2013 (Getty)Tameifuna is proud of coming back, shedding until he hit a playing weight of under 150kg and hammering through the match calendar. He explains that overeating is not an issue he associates with sadness or comfort, merely a domino-line of bad habits. In lockdown he has set his approach and he has gone to work, first in France and then in New Zealand where he is now.Sure his mother’s cooking still entices. The meal he refers to as lu – a heady mix of taro leaves, lamb, coconut and cream – a surefire pleaser. But he has got into a rhythm. In France it became a roll of waking up, doing cardio and gym, punching in some PlayStation time and then maybe another upper-body hit after lunch.For years trainers had tried to break him, he says, but all it took was for him to land on the right scheme, adding: “It’s taken me this long, but I think I’ve found a routine that works for me.” He laughs that after a few weeks of feeling good, he thought why not keep it going. In recent weeks, this whole-hog approach has taken him to unexpected places.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS We talk to Big Ben about life in France, his weight, representing Tonga and popularitylast_img read more

Harlequins v Sale live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgHarlequins v Sale live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to keep track of the many South Africans plying their trade in the Premiership, like World Cup winner Faf de Klerk at Sale, then SuperSport shows matches in South Africa.South Africa is one hour ahead of the UK, so Harlequins v Sale kicks off at 8.45pm on SuperSport 6.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from EasyView, with access to Blitz, to Premium, with all ten sports channels.Harlequins v Sale live stream: How to watch from JapanDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch Harlequins v Sale in Japan (kick-off 3.45am on Saturday). The service is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Find out more about DAZN here If you’re from the UK but are overseas when Harlequins v Sale takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.New home: Manu Tuilagi joined Sale from Leicester while rugby was suspended (Getty Images)Harlequins v Sale live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you can watch Harlequins v Sale (kick-off 8.45pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Harlequins v Sale live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Harlequins v Sale will kick off at 2.45pm EST and 11.45am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Harlequins v Sale live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show Premiership matches and you can watch Harlequins v Sale from 4.45am on Saturday morning (AEST).Foxtel currently have a deal on the Sports HD bundle if you sign up for a 12-month plan by 31 August 2020. Instead of the usual $74 a month, it’s $59 – and you get 50+ other channels as well as Foxtel GO so you can watch when on the move.Foxtel Sports HD bundle offer We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Harlequins v Sale live stream: How to watch the Premiership match online from anywhereAfter 159 days the Gallagher Premiership returns tonight, with Harlequins v Sale at the Stoop the first match.The Sharks, who have been strengthened by the signing of England centre Manu Tuilagi during the Covid-enforced hiatus, sit second in the table behind Exeter having won five of their last six league games. They are hoping to reach the play-offs for the first time since they were crowned English champions in 2006.Quins, in contrast, have won only two of their last seven Premiership matches and are in the bottom half of the table in seventh. Joe Marchant is back in the starting team after his Super Rugby sabbatical with the Blues – and he’s tasked with keeping Tuilagi in check in midfield.Yet after the longest-ever period of time between Premiership fixtures it’s hard to know how teams will perform in the first match back – the formbook could be tipped on its head.After all, it’s more than eight months since Sale ran in six tries to beat Quins 48-10 at the AJ Bell Stadium in January, but the Sharks have won only once at the Stoop in the Premiership since 2008 and that was a narrow 16-12 victory six years ago.Harlequins team: Mike Brown; Chris Ashton, Joe Marchant, James Lang, Nathan Earle; Marcus Smith, Martin Landajo; Joe Marler, Scott Baldwin, Simon Kerrod, Stephan Lewies, Matt Symons, James Chisholm, Chris Robshaw (captain), Alex Dombrandt.Replacements: Joe Gray, Santiago Garcia Botta, Will Collier, Dino Lamb, Tom Lawday, Will Evans, Scott Steele, Paul Lasike.Sale team: Simon Hammersley; Byron McGuigan, Manu Tuilagi, Sam Hill, Marland Yarde; Rob du Preez, Faf de Klerk; Coenie Oosthuizen, Akker van der Merwe, Will-Griff John, Jean-Luc du Preez, Lood de Jager, Jono Ross (captain), Tom Curry, Daniel du Preez.Replacements: Curtis Langdon, Ross Harrison, Jake Cooper-Woolley, James Phillips, Ben Curry, Will Cliff, AJ MacGinty, Denny Solomona.No doubt you’ll want to watch the action unfold and see who has returned from the break in the best shape, so here we explain how to find a reliable Harlequins v Sale live stream wherever you are.How to watch Harlequins v Sale from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Harlequins v Sale this Friday, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN The English top flight is back tonight and here’s how you can make sure you don’t miss the first match 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.center_img Harlequins v Sale live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIt’s little wonder that Sky Sport NZ, with ten sports channels, including one dedicated to rugby, is the rights-holder for Premiership matches in New Zealand.If you want to tune in to Harlequins v Sale from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 6.45am on Saturday morning on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Middle man: Luke James was among Sale’s try-scorers when they beat Quins in January (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Harlequins v Sale live stream: How to watch from the UKHarlequins v Sale, which kicks off at 7.45pm tonight, will be shown live on BT Sport 2 in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.That’s great value given they are showing every Premiership match played behind closed doors live and will also be covering the European Champions and Challenge Cup knockout stages in September and October. Plus, you can cancel at any time because there’s no contract.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassClubs are also working with BT Sport to allow season ticket-holders free access to home games on the channel’s app.last_img read more

Archbishop to visit Kenya to offer solidarity

first_img Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Oct 7, 2013 Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will visit Nairobi Oct. 19-20 as a guest of Archbishop of Kenya Eliud Wabukala.The purpose of the visit, which has been arranged at short notice, is to be in solidarity with the Kenyan people following the attack on the Westgate shopping mall last month.The program of the visit is not yet confirmed.The archbishop was invited to speak at the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), which takes place between Oct. 21-26 in Nairobi.He was unable to attend because of long-standing diary commitments, including the baptism of Prince George. He will, however, record a video greeting, which will be broadcast to delegates at the start of the conference.The archbishop is also continuing to hold in prayer the people of Peshawar, Syria, and all those in troubled parts of the world. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Archbishop to visit Kenya to offer solidarity Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Archbishop of Canterbury An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Smithfield, NC center_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Africa, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more


first_img Por Onell A. SotoPosted Feb 26, 2014 Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Rapidísimas Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC La situación política de Venezuela sigue igual aunque todos los días hay nuevos acontecimientos. Ya suman 16 los muertos y los estudiantes no ceden en su empeño de tener un nuevo gobierno que sea democrático y dedicado al bienestar del pueblo. Los estudiantes han interrumpido el tránsito por la autopista de Caracas, la principal vía de acceso urbano dentro de la capital. A una invitación de Nicolás Maduro para dialogar con Estados Unidos, el presidente Barack Obama dijo que ese diálogo debe realizarse con los líderes de Venezuela. Roberto Lückert, arzobispo de Coro, dijo en una entrevista que la crisis política que vive el país es “resultado de la insensatez política del gobierno”.Ante la situación venezolana, el Presbiterio Central de la Iglesia Presbiteriana reunido a mediados de febrero dio a conocer una carta pastoral dirigida al pueblo venezolano “como un modesto aporte por la paz y el entendimiento entre los que vivimos en esta tierra de gracia”. Después de hacer un somero análisis de la situación actual, los presbiterianos dicen en su carta colectiva: “La violencia como recurso para dirimir diferencias, terminará escapando de las manos que la propician y acabará engullendo a quienes la originaron”.Unión Juárez, fundado en 1870, es un pintoresco pequeño lugar montañoso en el estado mexicano de Chiapas. Es centro turístico y a la vez un lugar de gente intransigente. Cuenta la prensa que los dirigentes del pueblo suprimieron el suministro de agua y electricidad a unas 25 familias evangélicas “por negarse a cooperar con 500 pesos por familia” para la celebración de fiestas católicas tradicionales. ¡Hace falta un buen mediador!Dos bombas caseras de mediano poder explosivo explotaron el 24 de febrero cerca de la entrada de la Catedral Anglicana de Zanzíbar. Ninguna persona resultó herida aunque sí hubo algunos daños materiales. Las bombas también afectaron el memorial donde existió el Mercado de Esclavos de Mkunazini donde ahora hay un monumento de meditación y oración. La catedral sigue con sus oficios regulares pese al peligro que existe en el lugar. En la isla hay un fuerte sentimiento de independencia de Tanzanía, 98 por ciento de la población es musulmana. La embajada de Estados Unidos ha sugerido a las mujeres  “vestir decorosamente”.Como prueba de que el Vaticano ha tomado en serio el castigo a los culpables de abusos sexuales en la Iglesia Católica Romana, el papa Francisco ha destituido a su dignidad eclesiástica al obispo de Iquique, Chile,  Marco Antonio Órdenes Fernández, quien afronta una investigación eclesiástica por abusos sexuales. En su lugar el papa ha nombrado a Guillermo Vera Soto, hasta ahora obispo de Calama.Alice Herz-Sommer, sobreviviente del Holocausto, ha fallecido a la edad de 110 años en Londres. Pianista destacada y miembro de una familia de intelectuales, en 1943 fue trasladada a un campo de concentración en la ciudad checa de Terezin, donde a los reos se les permitía dar conciertos. Según cálculos oficiales de los 140,000 judíos llevados allí 33,430 murieron víctimas del hambre y el maltrato. Aunque nunca supo donde murió su madre al ser arrestada o su esposo que murió en el campo de concentración de Dachau, los que la conocieron admiran su fortaleza ante la miseria, el dolor y la vejación.La arquidiócesis católica romana de Los Ángeles, la más grande de Estados Unidos, se encuentra en un proceso judicial acusada de ocultar los nombres de las víctimas de abuso sexual. Según consta en documentos oficiales el anterior arzobispo, Roger Mahony, no reveló los nombres de las víctimas para protegerlos. Se cree que desde 2006 la diócesis pagó más de 700 millones de dólares por acuerdos extra-judiciales a cientos de víctimas que presentaron demandas.El arzobispo Terence Prendergast de Ottawa, Canadá, ha decretado que en los funerales católicos en su jurisdicción quedan prohibidos sermones o pláticas alabando las bondades del difunto. “En su lugar los fieles deben emplear ese tiempo en orar por el difunto y su familia”, dijo el prelado. Debido a las protestas de los miembros de la iglesia Prendergast aceptó tres condiciones: esas palabras se pronunciarán al principio de la liturgia, no podrán tener más de tres minutos de duración y no deberán decirse desde el mismo lugar donde se leen las Escrituras.La policía de La Paz, Bolivia, ha informado que ha capturado a José Luis Bertón, pastor evangélico de una iglesia local llamada “Eklesia de La Paz” y presunto líder de una banda de secuestradores. Junto con Bertón fueron arrestados su concubina y dos familiares de ésta. En el mes pasado hubo 17 secuestros atribuido a la pandilla de Bertón. El rescate oscilaba entre 100 mil y  250 mil dólares. La policía dijo que a la banda se les decomisó un fusil, una pistola, una motocicleta y un taxi.VERDAD. Ser honrado significa decidir no mentir, robar, estafar ni engañar de ninguna forma. 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