The World Cup in Lego – Video

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The swallow dive celebration. Made famous by Chris AshtonGraham Love a 17 year old student from Aberdeen has made the video for the web in order to try and get mass exposure for his wonderful idea.“I really wanted to share the video with the rugby community. And I figured that the build up to the World Cup seemed the perfect time to upload it,” says Graham. “In terms of the actual video its created using a technique called ‘Stop motion animation’. So every second of footage you see is made up of between 16 and 32 photos.“In the short 68 seconds, there’s over 1100 photos. As well as the sheer number of photo’s involved, a lot of the still’s required individual editing in photoshop, in order to mask out the supports holding up the legos (such the Ashton swallow dive try). “I also spent a lot of time filling the legos arm sockets with Blu Tac  in order to give their arms something to hold onto whilst they moved in directions that lego had never moved in before (ie sideways!).”last_img read more

Six Nations: Bet you never saw this!

first_imgPhoto: INPHO/Ryan Byrne from Ireland 46-7 ItalyPhoto: INPHO/Dan Sheridan from Ireland 46-7 ItalyPhoto: INPHO/James Crombie from Scotland 17-19 FrancePhoto: INPHO/James Crombie from Scotland 17-19 FrancePhoto: Action Images/Jed Leicester from England 29-18 WalesPhoto: Offside/Mark Leech from England 29-18 WalesPhoto: INPHO/Ryan Byrne from Ireland 46-7 Italy TAGS: Highlight Saw it all, did you? Well, Rugby World spotted these crackers from the latest round of the Six Nations!center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Ireland v Argentina: Schmidt backs inexperience

first_img“James Coughlan has decided to go to Pau though he was a player we were interested in, but now perhaps Jordi Murphy and Robin Copeland are the future alongside Jamie Heaslip and Peter O’Mahony.”Tried & tested: Murray (above) will link up with Sexton to face ArgentinaWith eight changes in the team since Ireland’s final game of the Six Nations in Paris, and just two training sessions under their belts so far in Argentina, Schmidt is glad to be able to rely on consistency at half-back, where Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton will start. Ireland’s player of the year, Andrew Trimble, starts on the right wing, linking up with Simon Zebo, who wins his first cap under Schmidt, and Felix Jones at full-back.Jack McGrath starts in the berth vacated by Cian Healy, alongside mainstays Rory Best and Mike Ross in the front row, and Iain Henderson partners captain Paul O’Connell in the second row. Schmidt said: “It’s ideal for Iain to play alongside the master, and it gives Toner a breather after he played 80 minutes on Saturday.”Winging in: Trimble (above), Kearney, Heaslip and Reddan toured Argentina in 2007The team have faced the challenge of having to travel up to 55 minutes from their hotel in Buenos Aires for each training session so far, though they were given a warm welcome from green-shirted fans at the Hurling Club earlier this week. The team has now landed safely in the northern province of Chaco, and will have their final run around during the captain’s run at the stadium tomorrow.Schmidt continued: “I’m never confident, but always hopeful. At this stage we just hope the combinations are going to work, and we’ve worked hard to make this more likely.”Ireland XV to face Argentina: Felix Jones; Andrew Trimble, Darren Cave, Luke Marshall, Simon Zebo; Jonny Sexton, Conor Murray; Jack McGrath, Rory Best, Mike Ross, Iain Henderson, Paul O’Connell (capt), Robbie Diack, Chris Henry, Jordi Murphy.Reps: Damien Varley, Dave Kilcoyne, Rodney Ah You, Devin Toner, Jamie Heaslip, Kieran Marmion, Ian Madigan, Fergus McFadden. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS said: “I’m looking for Darren to continue being the clever player he is. His passing game has improved and that gives us the scope to play. He’s intelligent with the lines he runs, and he’s a smart defender and creator of play. He’s perhaps not the same finisher that Brian was, but we’re not trying to replace that exactly.”Continuity: Henry filled the No 7 jersey during the Six NationsSchmidt has also picked a brand new back row. South African Robbie Diack will make his Ireland debut at blindside, and he’s partnered by Ulster team-mate Chris Henry (openside), who performed well during the Six Nations, and Leinster’s Jordi Murphy at No 8.“Diack will offer value in the lineout,” said Schmidt. “He’s a very good lineout player, and with his workrate we’re hoping he will give us an edge in the back end of the game.“Thunder storms are forecast, but even so we have to make our set piece as good as we can make it. Jordi Murphy is very dynamic, and we hope he’ll have a few opportunities off the back of the scrum, while giving Jamie Heaslip the chance to recover a bit (from last weekend). Joe Schmidt has selected an inexperienced side to play Argentina on Saturday, in the first of a two-Test tour. Find out more about the team below… IRELAND have never won a Test match in Argentina, but that hasn’t stopped Joe Schmidt from resting many of Leinster’s RaboDirect Pro12 finalists and selecting an inexperienced side to face Argentina on Saturday. There are smatterings of old heads in the side who will play in the Resistencia’s first international at the Estadio Centenario, and Schmidt hopes they will help build on the visitors’ 8-5 head-to-head win ratio.The biggest talking point of this tour was always going to surround the man auditioning in the No 13 jersey, now that Brian O’Driscoll has retired. Several contenders have been taken out of the equation this time around, namely Tommy Bowe and Robbie Henshaw, both injured, Keith Earls, who came down with a bout of gasterointeritis the day the team was due to fly, and Jared Payne, who is not yet Ireland-qualified though many see him providing a stop-gap for next year’s World Cup. Darren Cave will win his sixth cap at outside centre, alongside Luke Marshall, and though this partnership is untested at Test level the pairing have impressed at their province, Ulster, this season. Contender: Cave has been picked to start at No 13 on Saturday. Pic: Dan Sheridan/Inpho Watch highlights from Ireland’s 46-24 win over Argentina in November 2012 below Read interviews with Andrew Trimble and Jordi Murphy in the July edition of Rugby World. Plus you can see who makes our Ireland XV for 2015. Click here to see what else is in the magazine this month.last_img read more

Six Nations: Five things we learnt – Wales

first_imgWales were expected to use their much-vaunted team to dispatch with the inexperienced England 23 but it didn’t turn out as expected Hat tip for Stuart LancasterStuart Lancaster deserved that win. Hugely so in fact. He’s had a tough week and that’s before he had to face a laser show of such proportions not seen since Robot Wars left our screens in 2001. The injuries that his squad have suffered have seriously hampered his planning and any desire to work on consistency of selection and settled centre combinations clearly won’t happen during this tournament. However, England delivered one of the finest performs of his Lancaster’s tenure on Friday and made Wales’ pre match antics seem churlish. England’s front row was rock solid and the backrow, led by the impressive James Haskell, were effective both with and without the ball.Post-mortem: James Haskell bounced off a post but was hugely impressive (Pic INPHO)George Ford and Mike Brown executed an accurate and varied tactical kicking game that regularly caught out Wales’ notoriously aggressive line speed – Brown’s neat kick through for Watson’s try was superb. The positives for England don’t merely end with the result either. This was a handsome victory even with a poor goal kicking percentage of 67% and Haskell missing a try by running full tilt into 250kg of rugby posts – they’re just about the only thing that did stop him on Friday. England were largely written off before the start of the tournament. Not so now.Wales beat EnglandIt’s the headline that all Welsh supporters wanted to read on Saturday morning but instead had to wait until Sunday. Wales under 20s beat England by 21-15 and secured their first win in ten meetings and thankfully put to bed last season’s 67-7 score line. It was a great victory, against an almost senior sized English pack, and ended with one of the finest defensive displays that you’ll witness at age grade level.Wales’ women also dished up a superb win against their English counterparts by 13-0. That’s only the second time that they have beaten England – who are the current World Champions. Wales’ senior men often over shadow the women’s and age grade teams during the Six Nations, but for once it was the other around. Congratulations to all those involved. Balanced views are required. But may be hard to find this week.After a 16-21 defeat to England on the opening weekend of the 2015 RBS Six Nations balanced viewpoints will be rare in Wales this week. And understandably so. Wales v England is like Christmas Day in Cardiff and losing to England is like finding Santa in bed with your spouse. This week will see passionate calls for a dramatic overhaul of the Welsh scrum and radical positional changes; however a more measured response is more likely and appropriate. Wales weren’t blown away for 80 minutes. The reality is Wales had a solid opening 40 minutes where an accurate kick and chase strategy allowed them to gain 50% of the territory and 49% of the ball.Moment of inspiration: Taulupe Faletau’s invention was a rare brightspot for Wales (Pic INPHO)Taulupe Faletau’s moment of brilliance, where he retrieved the ball from so far inside the scrum that he looked like a vet delivering a calf, allowed Wales to walk in at half time with a 16-8 lead. But of course if we’re looking for balance the bad cannot ignored and there was plenty of it. The Welsh set piece struggled, and during the second half allowed England’s pack and backs to dominate. England’s backrow literally ‘choked’ Wales and their strategy of preventing the Welsh carriers from setting rucks was hugely effective. This will be a tough week for the Welsh players and supporters – but by no means insurmountable.‘Warrenball’ can’t be blamed. But it must be questioned.Warren Gatland’s rugby blueprint will undoubtedly receive a large portion of the blame for Friday’s defeat. In truth it would be unfair to blame the defeat on Wales’ penchant for sending their big, fast carriers directly and repeatedly into the narrow channels – without a solid set piece no strategy can work effectively. However any Wales loss, between now and the end of the Rugby World Cup, should justifiably question Gatland’s reliance on his well-documented style of play. ‘Warrenball’ requires one thing – ball. Without ball it doesn’t work effectively.Knocking on the door: There are calls for Liam Williams to add creativity to the Welsh backline (Pic Inpho)Attritional heavy carrying requires consistent fast possession to clamber over the gainline and sufficiently jumble the defensive line. When it works, it works perfectly as Wales’s recent record in the Six Nations has shown. Bet when the set piece falters and the possession slows, Wales’s patterns can become predicable. Wales no longer have a squad set up to counter attack, and the deft offloads and angles of 2005 are long gone – though the inclusion of Liam Williams would help in this respect. It was interesting to see that France, Scotland and England attempted wider, less predictable patterns than Wales this weekend. The game is evolving. Wales need to keep pace.If the ref doesn’t like your props. Change them fastThe Welsh scrum had issues against England. Both Samson Lee and Gethin Jenkins found themselves heavily penalised and the resulting kicks cost Wales, points, valuable field position and territory. Warren Gatland clearly didn’t agree with the penalties, but that doesn’t really matter. Only Jerome Garces’ opinion, on ‘hinging’, mattered on Friday night and there is an argument that Lee and Jenkins should have been substituted earlier.Scrum issues: Jerome Garces didn’t take to the Welsh front row (Pic INPHO)Subbing a prop early is no longer a deliberate slight on their performance, even the world’s best scrummagers suffer from referee’s ‘interpretation’ – it is part of the modern game. It seems odd that Gatland was reluctant to make such a call. He’s not exactly shy of yanking props off the field as we saw with Adam Jones during the last 12 months.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

30 Minutes with… Elliot Daly

first_img On the ball: Wasps’ Elliot Daly made his England debut this year. Photo: Getty Images TAGS: Wasps What superpower would you like to have? To fly. It’d just be easier. How are you getting home? Flying. The first place I’d go is somewhere hot.Who would be your three dream dinner party guests? Will Ferrell again. Brian O’Driscoll because he’s a childhood hero – I met him after the Leinster game. And Beyoncé.What’s your guilty pleasure? There are so many. I’m going chocolate.What’s your go-to chocolate bar?I’ll say a Mars bar. It’s got everything I need – caramel, nougat and chocolate.Buzzing Wasps: James Haskell, Elliot Daly and Joe Launchbury with the Six Nations trophy. Photo: Getty ImagesDo you have any hidden talents? I can juggle pretty well. My brother taught me and it’s one of those skills you don’t forget. I can’t juggle more than three balls but I think I could juggle three rugby balls.What would be your Mastermind specialist subject? Will Ferrell movies.How would you like to be remembered? Who are the jokers in the Wasps squad? James Haskell throws banter out there and sees what will stick – one in five are funny. I’d say I’m up there with four out of five.Can you tell us about any practical jokes? It’s generally jumping out and scaring people. Sam Jones and Phil Swainston are my targets as their faces are so good when you jump out.What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch? I once got a pint poured on me at Gloucester. I’d tried to score a try and slid smack into the barriers. First, one pint went past me, then another guy threw his pint on me. I didn’t laugh then, but it’s quite funny looking back.I salute you: Actor Will Ferrell has made lots of films Daly likes. Photo: Getty ImagesWho’d you like to be stuck in a lift with? Will Ferrell. I’m a big fan. I’ve seen all his films about five times! Anchorman is probably my favourite.Do you have any phobias? I’m okay with heights unless there’s a glass floor, but I don’t like roller coasters. I went on the fastest one in the world (Formula Rossa) when Wasps played Quins in Abu Dhabi – I don’t know why – and I closed my eyes the whole way through and hated every minute.What about bugbears? Cold weather. I know – I’m in the wrong profession! I hate it when it’s that cold you have to wrap up really warm but if you go into any shop, you have to take it all off.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? I’m involved in Return2Play – a concussion management system for schools and clubs. I’ve been going to schools to explain how to get back playing safely after concussion. Hopefully I’ll carry that on after rugby. Someone at Whitgift came up with the idea and asked me to get involved.Fair hair: Sam Jones. Photo: Getty ImagesIf you could be one of your team-mates, who would it be? Sam Jones – he’s very, very clever and has unbelievably good hair. It would be good to go around his mind. Edd Shervington would be the complete opposite. I don’t know what goes through his mind so that would be interesting too. Both would be short-term swaps, though, then I’d go back to my life. Wasps and England centre Elliot Daly talks pints, pranks and party guests As someone who doesn’t take themselves too seriously, funny and energetic.This article appeared in the April 2016 edition of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers click here, or find out how to download the digital edition here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Guinness Pro12 final: Connacht 20-10 Leinster

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)Attendance: 34, 550 A final like this presents a grand stage to show off your goods to those who may not have seen them before. However, for England fans not used to watching Pro12 rugby, Connacht’s Super Rugby-style will have drawn eyes away from the Leinster centre who Eddie Jones is taking to Australia with him.Te’o looked incredibly comfy with a defensive set – darting up and down in straight lines – but this was a game with more angles than a snooker match. He carries hard, but again, Leinster’s sustained possessions where never as box office as Connacht’s. Te’o is a man built for Sexton’s structures, but this one was far too loose for such a norm.Happy tourists: Connacht fans were in good voice all gameSTATISTICS28 – the number of defenders Connacht beat during the game40 – AJ MacGinty’s kicking accuracy, in per cent5 – The number of mauls Connacht used, compared to Leinster’s zeroConnacht: T O’Halloran (Rep: S O’Leary, 68); N Adeolokun, R Henshaw (Rep: T O’Halloran, 71), B Aki, M Healy; AJ MacGinty, K Marmion (Rep: J Cooney, 60, P Robb, 65); R Loughney (Rep: R Ah You, 68), T McCartney (Rep: D Heffernan, 71), F Bealham, U Dillane, E McKeon (Rep: Sean O’Brien, 40), J Hennan, J Muldoon.ScorersTries: O’Halloran, Adeolokun, Healy. Cons: MacGinty. Pens: MacGintyLeinster: R Kearney (Rep: Z Kirchner, 60); D Kearney (Rep: I Madigan, 75), G Ringrose, B Te’o, L Fitzgerald; J Sexton, E Reddan; J McGrath (Rep: P Dooley, 71), R Strauss (Rep: S Cronin, 41), M Ross (Rep: T Furlong, 41), R Molony, M Kearney (Rep: H Triggs, 16), R Ruddock (Rep: J Conan, 62), J Murphy, J Heaslip.ScorersTries: Cronin. Cons: Sexton. Pens: SextonMan of the Match: John Muldoon Eagle soaring: Niyi Adeolokun takes flight as he scores a sensational try for Connacht Connacht achieved the near-impossible by not only winning their first ever final, but by doing it playing a brand of scintillating, attractive rugby. Three sumptuous tries from the men in green was matched only by one Leinster dot.The losing side were shell-shocked in the first half, trailing 15-0 at the interval. They did their best to claw back, but Connacht were not to be denied.WHAT’S HOTSuper Rugby up northConnacht attacking from everywhere, as they’ve done all season, in the biggest game of their history made for a showcase match full of biff and sprinting. The Galway side will throw passes metres from their own line and with Bundee Aki plus a back three of Tiernan O’Halloran, Matt Healy and Niyi Adeolokun, they had the right sticks of dynamite to blow this match apart. Ignoring the fantastic narrative of Connacht climbing past all others to stun the rest of the league, it is the rugby they have played all season that has had fans swooning. Well played Pat Lam, for letting his boys off the leash on such a high-pressure day.Adeolokun’s try was worth the price of admission, alone. Kieran Marmion took an Aki pop off the deck and fed the winger, who chipped over the top, kicked it forward on the bounce and sprung past Eoin Reddan to score. That Healy also profited from a beautifully laced grubber by AJ MacGinty was just too much for Leinster. Breathtaking.Stopped in his tracks: Jamie Heaslip is shackledPack animalsThe Connacht pack offloaded effectively and ran hard, while Leinster’s heavies did their best to pinch ball here and there. At least from the Galway side’s point of view, it is great to see a game played at such a pace that does not pass the grunters by. Want an example? Look at Ally Muldowney’s offloads or Tom McCartney’s almost-try.Sexton’s gritAfter a seismic smash by Aki, you’d think that Sexton was chips. He was regularly clutching a bad shoulder in the first half. But he toughed it out, held up McCartney over the try line and was giving referee Nigel Owens plenty to think about in stoppages in play.WHAT’S NOTPlaying onThere was a big clash in the middle of the park as Zane Kirchner carried into O’Halloran, with body hitting head, resulting in the Connacht full-back laid out on the floor. Owens spotted the player, but allowed the ball to be passed over him. O’Halloran spent a long time on the deck and some of the crowd made their feelings clear with boos. As the medics attended the fallen back, Leinster scored and converted to bring the game within ten points. Forgetting about the try: should Owens have stopped play?O’Halloran returned to the fray after a head injury assessment.Scouting Ben Te’olast_img read more

Georgia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

first_imgJapan 2019 was the Lelos’ fifth World Cup appearance Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Australia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Fiji Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Fiji Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Uruguay Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide TAGS: Georgia Georgia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, GuidePhysically domineering and hugely ambitious, the 2019 Rugby World Cup was the Lelos’ fifth global tournament, but they fell short of their goal of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup as they only won one match.How They QualifiedGeorgia were one of the 12 automatic qualifiers for the 2019 tournament.Key PlayersMikheil Nariashvili, Levan Chilachava and Shalva Mamukashvili. You may not know these guys but they are the front-row stars. If you want a livewire, look at scrum-half Vasil Lobzhanidze or thundering No 8 Beka Gorgadze.The Coach – Milton Haig Haig is one of Test rugby’s cult stars. The Kiwi has overseen steady systematic and on-field improvements, like automatic qualification for RWC 2019. The nation’s ambitions have swollen under him.Ambition: Georgia have gone from strength to strength under Milton Haig (Getty Images)Major Work-onsIt’s rare to see high scoring from Georgia, particularly against top-ten sides. They can snipe but need a rapier to go with the cudgel.Georgia Rugby World Cup Warm-upsSaturday 31 August 2019: Georgia 10-44 ScotlandFriday 6 September 2019: Scotland 36-9 GeorgiaRelated: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-ups Wales Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Collapse Expand Warren Gatland’s last major tournament until Wayne Pivac… Expand Wales Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Here’s everything you need to know about Fiji… Georgia Rugby World Cup GroupGeorgia are in Group D alongside Australia, Wales, Fiji and Uruguay.Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup GroupsGeorgia Rugby World Cup KitGeorgia Rugby World Cup FixturesMon 23 Sep Wales 43-14 Georgia (Toyota) Match reportSun 29 Sep Georgia 33-7 Uruguay (Kumagaya) Match ReportThu 3 Oct Georgia 10-45 Fiji (Osaka) Match ReportFri 11 Oct Australia 27-8 Georgia (Shizuoka) Match Report Expand Australia always seem to raise their game for… Banana skin: Wales only just beat Georgia back in 2017, and could test them at the World Cup (Getty Images)Georgia Rugby World Cup SquadMilton Haig has named his squad for the tournament below;Forwards (17): Mikheil NariashviliGuram GogichashviliShalva MamukashviliJaba BregvadzeVano KarkadzeLevan ChilachavaGiorgi MelikidzeBeka GigashviliGiorgi NemsadzeShalva SutiashviliMamuka GorgodzeKote MikautadzeGiorgi TkhilaishviliLasha LomidzeOtar GiorgadzeBeka GorgadzeBeka Saghinadze.Backs (14):Sandro ToduaSoso MatiashviliMirian ModebadzeZurab DzneladzeDavit KatcharavaMerab SharikadzeTamaz MtchedlidzeGiorgi KveseladzeLasha MalaghuradzeLasha KhmaladzeTedo AbzhandadzeGiorgi BegadzeVasil LobzhanidzeGela Aprasidze.Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup FixturesPrevious World Cup Results and RecordGeorgia’s Rugby World Cup Record: P20 W5 D0 L152003 Pool stages2007 Pool stages2011 Pool stages2015 Pool stages2019 Pool stagesFollow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Uruguay Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide A sporadic qualifier for the World Cup, Uruguay… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Australia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guidelast_img read more

New format for 2021 Women’s Six Nations

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. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Each country will have a ‘bye’ weekend as they play two fewer fixtures than a traditional Six Nations, with organisers pointing to a congested calendar as the reason for a condensed format for 2021.Six Nations Rugby CEO Ben Morel said: “We see huge opportunity for growth in the women’s game in particular and feel it will benefit hugely from having its own specific window and being firmly placed in the limelight.“A significant challenge we faced in rescheduling the women’s tournament was the limited available window due to World Cup Qualifiers, domestic leagues, rest periods and World Cup preparations for qualified teams.“Following consultation with our unions and federations as well as other key stakeholders, it was agreed that April would be the best window in which to stage the championship.” This year’s Women’s Six Nations will be played over four weekends (Getty Images)center_img This year’s championship will take place in April New format for 2021 Women’s Six NationsThe 2021 Women’s Six Nations will take place in a new format on back-to-back weekends in April.The championship is usually played concurrently with the men’s Six Nations but was postponed last month due to the challenges around Covid-19 restrictions, particularly with the majority of players involved amateur.This year’s Women’s Six Nations will now take place in a condensed format – similar to that used in the Autumn Nations Cup – over four weekends, starting on 3-4 April.Rather than all six teams playing each other, they will be split into two pools of three and play one match at home and another away. Results in those matches will determine standings in the pool and teams will then face the country ranked in the same position in the other group on finals weekend, 24-25 April.England, who have won back-to-back Grand Slams, are in Pool A alongside Italy and Scotland while Pool B consists of France, Ireland and Wales.The breakdown of fixtures is below…last_img read more

Leicester v Montpellier live stream: How to watch the European Challenge Cup final

first_img Hanro Liebenberg directs Leicester’s rolling maul last weekend (Getty Images) 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 Here’s how to find a reliable Challenge Cup live stream wherever you are.How to watch the European Challenge Cup final from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Challenge Cup coverage, 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 Challenge Cup 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. Leicester v Montpellier live stream: How to watch from the UK & IrelandBT Sport has the rights to show the European Challenge Cup final (kick-off 8pm) in the UK and Ireland. Coverage starts at 7pm on BT Sport 1.If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the final, 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.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Leicester v Montpellier takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Leicester v Montpellier live stream: How to watch from EuropeYou can watch the Challenge Cup final between Leicester and Montpellier (kick-off 9pm) in France on free-to-air channel FR3 or beIN Sports.beIN Sports offersIn Italy, Sky Italia has live coverage of the Leicester v Montpellier final.Leicester v Montpellier live stream: How to watch from New ZealandSky Sport NZ has the rights to show the Challenge Cup final in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Leicester v Montpellier (kick-off 7am Saturday morning NZ time) is on Sky Sport 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 June 2021 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 Leicester v Montpellier live stream: How to watch from South AfricaSuperSport has the rights to broadcast the Challenge Cup in South Africa and will be showing Leicester v Montpellier (kick-off 9pm) live tonight on its Rugby and CSN channels.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Leicester v Montpellier live stream: How to watch from elsewhereEPCR have launched an OTT service,, so you can stream live Challenge Cup matches outside of its core broadcast territories (UK & Ireland, France, USA, Malta, Spain, Andorra, Portugal, Malta, Australia and Sub-Saharan Africa).It’s €19.99 for a weekend pass, which allows you to watch both the Leicester-Montpellier Challenge Cup final as well as the Champions Cup final between La Rochelle and Toulouse.Find out more about Find out the TV details for wherever you are in the worldcenter_img 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.  Leicester v Montpellier live stream: How to watch the European Challenge Cup finalThe 2020-21 European Challenge Cup reaches its conclusion tonight when Leicester Tigers take on Montpellier in the final at Twickenham (kick-off 8pm).This is Leicester’s first European final for 12 years but they have a good pedigree in the competitions having won back-to-back Heineken Cups in 2001 and 2002. Montpellier, meanwhile, won the Challenge Cup in 2016.The Tigers won both their previous European meetings with Montpellier in the 2013-14 season and will be aiming to become the fifth side to win both the Champions and Challenge Cups.Here are how the two sides line up…Leicester: Freddie Steward; Guy Porter, Matias Moroni, Dan Kelly, Nemani Nadolo; George Ford, Richard Wigglesworth; Ellis Genge, Tom Youngs (captain), Dan Cole, Harry Wells, Calum Green, Hanro Liebenberg, Cyle Brink, Jasper Wiese.Replacements: Charlie Clare, Luan de Bruin, Joe Heyes, Cameron Henderson, Tommy Reffell, Ben Youngs, Zack Henry, Kini Murimurivalu.Montpellier: Anthony Bouthier; Arthur Vincent, Johan Goosen, Jan Serfontein, Vincent Rattez; Alex Lozowski, Benoit Paillaugue; Enzo Forletta, Guilhem Guirado (captain), Mohamed Haouas, Florian Verhaeghe, Paul Willemse, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Yacouba Camara, Alexandre Becognee.Replacements: Bismarck Du Plessis, Robert Rodgers, Titi Lamositele, Tyler Duguid, Jacques Du Plessis, Cobus Reinach, Handré Pollard, Gabriel N’gandebe. 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first_img Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rapidisimas Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL center_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Episcopal News Service] El papa Benedicto XVI llegó a León, Guanajuato, el viernes por la tarde y fue recibido por el presidente Felipe Calderón y oficiales del gobierno, además de miembros del episcopado y una multitud de espectadores. Calderón hizo un breve recuento de los problemas de México diciendo que “el crimen organizado infringe sufrimiento a nuestro pueblo y muestra, hoy, un siniestro rostro de maldad como nunca antes”. La prensa mexicana dijo que abundaron las especulaciones y reclamos por no visitar el Distrito Federal para rendir homenaje a la Virgen de Guadalupe. La prensa ha comparado la personalidad de Benedicto con la de su antecesor Juan Pablo II. Mientras el primero era alegre y hasta chistoso, el segundo es serio y solemne.El papa condenó la violencia del narcotráfico en México y dijo que la “idolatría del dinero” es la causa subyacente de la violencia que se ha cobrado más de 47,000 vidas en México desde 2006. Con referencia a Cuba dijo que es evidente que la ideología marxista abrazada actualmente por Cuba “no responde ya a la realidad”, e instó a los cubanos a encontrar “nuevos modelos”, con paciencia y en una forma constructiva.En la conferencia de prensa en el avión papal se trataron también temas de narcotráfico, teología de la liberación, pero no se abordó el polémico debate de los abusos sexuales a niños por parte de sacerdotes, como se había pensado. Sin embargo, aún siguen latentes en las noticias los abusos sexuales de Marcial Maciel a través de los Legionarios de Cristo. Alberto Athié, ex sacerdote y uno de los tres coautores del libro “La voluntad de no saber”, dijo que el libro detalla con hechos las actividades de Maciel que se sabían mucho antes del escándalo en México.El obispo anglicano sudafricano Desmond Tutu, junto con tres ex presidentes latinoamericanos y otras destacadas personalidades del mundo político e intelectual, han pedido al papa que se reúna con opositores para pedirle al gobierno cubano que cesen los hostigamientos y represiones tan frecuentes en estos tiempos.Grupos de fe han criticado el asesinato de tres niños judíos y un profesor en Tolosa, Francia. El asesino dijo que no tenía remordimiento alguno y que lo volvería a hacer si tuviera la oportunidad. El Consejo de Iglesias Cristianas de Francia así como otras entidades dijeron que “compartían el dolor con la comunidad judía. El parlamentario Reuven Rivlin dijo en Jerusalén que “el antisemitismo atenta contra todos los valores franceses”.René Castellanos, el popular profesor del antiguo Colegio Presbiteriano La Progresiva de Cárdenas, ha falleció en Matanzas, Cuba, el 21 de marzo a la edad de 97 años. Era buen amigo, profesor y consejero. Sus últimos años lo pasó enseñando idiomas en el Seminario de Teología de Matanzas. Era popularmente conocido entre sus amigos y en círculos ecuménicos como “El Maestro Castellanos”. Nunca llegó a casarse.La Iglesia de Noruega (Luterana) está dando los pasos necesarios para no estar ligada al Estado como lo ha hecho desde la Reforma Protestante del siglo XVI. A ese efecto, el parlamento aprobó un proyecto de ley que se espera que se convierta en ley en mayo o junio. El rey Harald V ha dado su visto bueno.Un triunfo significativo para las mujeres de Afganistán es que ahora se les permite conducir automóviles. Las mujeres consideran el hecho como un triunfo a la paciencia y la perseverancia. “Ahora puedo hacer más cosas pues no tengo que esperar por los buses para ir al trabajo”, dijo una joven madre.En Los Ángeles y otros lugares se ha rendido tributo a la vida del obispo Oscar Arnulfo Romero de El Salvador, que fue asesinado hace 32 años “por defender los derechos de los más pobres”. El domingo pasado, en la esquina de las calles Séptima y Alvarado de Los Ángeles se develó una placa en una plaza que desde ahora se llamará “Plaza Romero”.Científicos y agencias internacionales están advirtiendo que las sequías, las inundaciones y la escasez de agua fresca que ocurre en varias partes del globo, “podrían causar inestabilidad mundial y conflictos significativos en las próximas décadas”. Un informe divulgado en Washington dice que los conflictos por el agua pueden causar guerras tan temprano como el 2022. En 1992 la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas estableció que el 22 de marzo de cada año se celebraría el Día Mundial del Agua para hacer conciencia de la situación actual y futura del agua.VERDAD. Dios da el agua pero no la entuba. (Afiche en México de campaña para ahorrar agua). Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Por Onell A. 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