RaboDirect Pro12 final: 5 talking points

first_imgThe mood was so good at the RDS that when the officials names were announced before kick-off even the referee’s name got a small cheer. Nigel Owens has earned a reputation as a fair referee who doesn’t think himself the focal point of the match and likes the game to flow. He allowed advantage, talked to the players throughout and explained his decisions, which led to a high-tempo, end-to-end rugby match.Warrior spirit: Glasgow’s Leone Nakarawa punctures the Leinster defence at the RDSSupersubs to the foreThe physicality of the Pro12 final resulted in players dropping like flies through injury or simply tiredness as they rested during breaks in play. That’s the way it is when silverware is up for grabs, with every man giving his all. Both sides emptied the bench in this brutal encounter. Special mention goes to Leone Nakarawa who was outstanding when he came on – his impact was seen in his offloading and bullocking runs downfield as he scattered defenders like skittles.The need to be clinicalSometimes the only difference between a winning side and losing one is that the victors want it more. That was not the case this time round as Al Kellock said the Warriors “desperately wanted to win” but at this, the most crucial point of the season, their stonewall defence caved.Tight contest: Sean O’Brien is wrapped up by Glasgow’s defence during the finalGlasgow came with a game plan to start quickly, keep the ball off the floor and create confusion in the Leinster defence. Their adventurous approach was impressive to watch at times but also led to handling errors. On the other hand, Leinster were clinical and took their opportunities. They absorbed the Warriors’ pressure and quickly switched to attacking play, which helped them run in four tries to none. Leo is KingOn Saturday rugby said goodbye to two of the most talented players of a generation, but while Brian and Jonny attracted most of the headlines, others will have hung up their boots without half as much fanfare.Leo Cullen is the most successful club captain in Europe, as the only man to lead his side to three Heineken Cups. When the bashful but brutal lock took to the field at the RDS for the final time and when the winners medals were handed out, his name was met with a roar that equalled, possibly even surpassed, that of the iconic Brian O’Driscoll.While Leinster have shared BOD with Ireland, the Lions and the rest of the world, Cullen is more associated with Leinster than the national side. The affection for him was heartfelt – even the pub across the road was renamed in his honour on Saturday – and Jamie Heaslip insisting that BOD and Leo lift the trophy marked a fitting end to two remarkable careers.Leinster legends: Leo Cullen and Brian O’Driscoll have now played their last games of professional rugbyIt’s time to move onUnlike last season, there were no more cries of ‘one more year’ when Brian O’Driscoll joined his team-mates in a lap of honour around the pitch. Departing the game as a winning Lions tourist, Six Nations champion and Pro12 champion is not a bad way to go.Whispers about Ian Madigan injecting more pace and excitement into Leinster’s performances have grown louder – to the point where many felt without him Leinster would not have made the Pro 12 final. In one way a new era begins at the province but the word ‘transition’ did not sit at all well with captain Jamie Heaslip. He refused to be drawn on that idea saying that every year big players have left the club.Glasgow may be moving on without, among others, Chris Cusiter but they are a club that will continue to grow. They won more games than any other team in the regular league season and having made it to the final for the first time, they now know what it will take to win their maiden title.All hail the man in the middle And finally… Basking in the glorious sunshine at the RDS, colleagues from Italy and even London asked, “Is it like this in Dublin all the time?” If only! But for the last three years when the Pro12 final has been played at this venue the weather has been the same. The queues for the ice cream vans were as long as those for the bar, the smell of barbeques filled the air and no one had to worry about having at least four layers of clothing before leaving the house. The notion of a summer season must have crept into many conversations. Rugby World looks at the big talking points from Leinster’s 34-12 win over Glasgow in the RaboDirect Pro12 final on Saturdaycenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Champagne moment: Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip and his team-mates celebrate with the Pro12 trophy last_img read more

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Canterbury beat Waikato to win third successive NPC final

first_imgSunday Nov 7, 2010 Canterbury beat Waikato to win third successive NPC final The weekend round up starts with highlights of Canterburys 33-13 win over Waikato in the ITM Cup Final at a rain drenched AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Friday. It was their third successive national provincial championship win as they continue to be the dominant force in New Zealand rugby.Only Auckland had achieved such a feat so this win, without Canterburys All Blacks who are on tour in the UK, was all the more special. Played in wet and miserable conditions, it was the home side that coped better on the day and came away with a comfortable win.It was raining pretty heavily and the reality is the track was in good knick and we got to show our skill – we played, especially in the first half, said Canterbury captain George Whitelock.Rob Penney, now Canterburys most successful provincial coach in the professional era, said he was keen to stay on despite his contract ending at the end of the year. He has been offered an extension, but also said hed like to coach Super Rugby at some stage.“It’s not a burning must-do. I certainly believe I could do it; it’s whether other people believe that. That’s the question mark and I can’t control that,” he said yesterday.Canterbury now have the ITM Cup and the Ranfurley Shield, capping off a successful season for the men from Christchurch, a city thats been through some tough times of late. Economic hardships, extremely poor weather, and the lack of All Blacks on show will account for the disappointing turnout. Time: 05:08ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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£7.3m for projects helping Londoners into work

first_img£7.3m for projects helping Londoners into work  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 2 October 2009 | News The London Councils Grants Programme is offering £7.3 million of funding to support projects designed to help unemployed Londoners find jobs.Around 30 projects will receive funding under the European Social Fund scheme, which has already provided a similar amount so far towards helping Londoners back into the workforce.Applications are now invited from not-for-profit organisations which work across more than one London borough. Advertisementcenter_img The deadline for applications is midday 2 November 2009.www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/grants/esf/default.htm Tagged with: Funding London AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Covetrus Appoints North American Chief Veterinary Officer

first_img Previous articleTwist Bioscience Launches Industry-Leading NGS Methylation Detection System for Liquid Biopsy Cancer Analysis and Epigenetic StudiesNext articleScale Computing HE150 Named to SearchStorage’s 2020 Storage Products of the Year, Best Enterprise Storage Systems and Products of 2020 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Twitter Pinterest Facebook Covetrus Appoints North American Chief Veterinary Officercenter_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Covetrus announced the appointment of Link Welborn, DVM, DABVP as its chief veterinary officer (CVO) in North America. Dr. Welborn will serve as veterinary advocate, advancing the Company’s focus on veterinarian-led pet care. Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Facebooklast_img read more

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Councillor calls for emergency funding to solve sewerage problem at Lifford housing estate

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 27, 2013 Google+ News Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Councillor calls for emergency funding to solve sewerage problem at Lifford housing estate Previous articleMan who duped Donegal investors of 1.6m loses appeal against 6-year-sentenceNext articleSolicitor to Donaldson family voices his disappointment at further adjournment of the inquest News Highland WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North A Donegal County Cllr has said that emergency funding must be made available by the Government, to solve the sewerage problem in a Lifford housing estate.A stream of foul smelling sewage water has plagued residents of Hazlewood Drive for over four years now.And the problem has become so bad over the past fortnight that children can no longer play on the street as the flow of sewerage is unavoidable.Local Cllr Gerry Crawford says the Government has to now step in:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/ger830.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more

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Tánaiste accuses Sinn Fein of ‘reheating old political controversy’

first_imgThe Tánaiste has accused Sinn Fein of reheating an old political controversy and that the party’s Dail time would be better used by airing other issues.The release of internal Department of Health emails has shone the light again on last year’s controversy involving Leo Varadkar the leaking of a GP contract to his friend Dr Maitiú Ó Tuathail in April 2019.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty claims that the new documents show that Leo Varadkar was sharing a confidential document with Dr. O’ Tuathail while the Minister for Health couldn’t get access to the document.In the heated exchange this afternoon, The Tánaiste hit back at Deputy Doherty saying the issue has been well dealt with:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/leodail1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Responding, Deputy Doherty accused Leo Varadkar of changing his story:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/pearsedail1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.But the Tanaiste said that the then Minister for Health got the draft that was available on the day:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/leodailpt2-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Tánaiste accuses Sinn Fein of ‘reheating old political controversy’ WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 21, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleOver 160,000 Covid-19 vaccinations administered in NorthNext articlePeople in Donegal urged to continue to stick to health guidelines News Highland Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Billionaire Larry Ellison plans to knock down $80M mansion

first_img Email Address* Full Name* Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Larry Ellison and 12525 Seminole Beach Road (Getty, Elliman, iStock)Billionaire Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison plans to demolish the North Palm Beach mansion he acquired last week for $80 million.In a letter to Oracle employees, Ellison said he will not be moving to Florida and plans to stay in Hawaii, according to Recode.Ellison acquired the oceanfront home at 12525 Seminole Beach Road from hedge fund manager Gabriel Hoffman, who heads Accipiter Capital Management. But he’s been based in Hawaii’s Lanai, an island he purchased almost entirely in 2012. Ellison is worth nearly $100 billion, according to Forbes.“Last year I moved from California to the island of Lana’i and became a resident of the State of Hawaii. I love it here and have no plans to move back to Florida, Texas, back to California … or anywhere else,” Ellison reportedly wrote to employees, according to Recode.ADVERTISEMENTThe 7.4-acre North Palm Beach estate includes a Tuscan-style, 15,514-square-foot mansion, built in 1991. It has seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, three half-baths and more than 520 feet of ocean frontage. It also features a large private pool, theater, wine room, chef’s kitchen, tennis court, and guest suite, and is accessible via helicopter.It’s not unusual for the ultra wealthy to spend tens of millions of dollars on a property to just knock it down.This year, Scott Shleifer, a partner and co-founder of the investment firm Tiger Global Management, paid more than $120 million for the oceanfront mansion at 535 North County Road. That lot was previously part of a larger property that former President Trump sold to Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev for $95 million in 2008. Rybolovlev subsequently razed that house, subdivided the property into three lots, and sold them off for nearly $109 million.Billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin has spent more than $350 million assembling homes in Palm Beach that he knocked down.[Recode] – Katherine KallergisContact Katherine Kallergiscenter_img Share via Shortlink Message* Celebrity Real EstateNorth Palm Beachlast_img read more

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Prep Sports Roundup: 9/12

first_img Brad James Written by September 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 9/12center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGirls Soccer2-A SouthPAROWAN, Utah-Audrey Camp and Kara Camp each scored as the Millard Eagles blanked Parowan 2-0 Thursday in 2-A South girls soccer action. Kylee Bartholomew posted the shutout in victory for Millard.Region 12CASTLE DALE, Utah-Alexis Winter posted a pair of goals and the Emery Spartans edged Richfield 3-2 in Region 12 girls soccer action Thursday. Brittan Tate and Kate Robinson each found the net in defeat for the Wildcats.MONROE, Utah-South Sevier scored in the second half, but the rally fell short as the Rams lost to San Juan 3-1 in Region 12 girls soccer action Thursday.Region 14DELTA, Utah-Savannah Nielson amassed a hat trick as the Delta Rabbits gashed North Sanpete 3-0 Thursday in Region 14 girls soccer action. Allison Clark earned the shutout for the Rabbits.MANTI, Utah-Nicole Nelson posted a pair of goals as the Manti Templars routed Juab 3-0 in Region 14 girls soccer action Thursday. Katie Larsen posted the shutout for the Templars in the win.VolleyballRegion 14LINDON, Utah-The Delta Rabbits stymied Maeser Prep 3-1 Thursday in Region 14 volleyball action. The Rabbits prevailed 25-15, 21-25, 25-15 and 25-23 to get the victory.MANTI, Utah-Juab swept Manti 3-0 in Region 14 volleyball action Thursday. The Wasps won 25-15, 25-19, 25-14. Adrienne Shelly had six kills in the loss for the Templars.Non-RegionKANAB, Utah-The Page, Ariz. Sand Devils swept Kanab in non-region volleyball action Thursday, 3-0 with wins of 25-15, 25-16, 25-14.MOAB, Utah-The Grand Red Devils won two close sets to hold off Gunnison Valley and win 3-0 Thursday in non-region volleyball action. Grand won 25-15, 26-24, 27-25.PRICE, Utah-The Escalante Moquis earned a road win over Pinnacle 3-0 in non-region volleyball action Thursday. The Moquis won 25-17, 25-17, 25-10.Boys GolfRegion 12HELPER, Utah-The Carbon Dinos won on their home course at the Carbon Country Club in a Region 12 golf tournament with a team score of 304. Richfield finished second with a 329, followed by Grand with a 342, Emery finished fourth with a 360, South Sevier came in fifth with a 363, and San Juan finished sixth with a 427.Individually Bode Salas won the tournament with a 68, his teammate Kaden Slavensky placed second with a 71. Richfield’s Jaren Anderson placed third with a 75, Carbon’s Nick Olson took fourth with a 77 and Grand’s Luke Williams rounded out the top five with an 80.Girls TennisRegion 12MT. PLEASANT, Utah-The South Sevier Rams earned a 5-0 win over Wasatch Academy in Region 12 girls tennis action Thursday. South Sevier won with Janessa Gayler in 1st sinlges 6-1, 6-0; Gabby Carter in 2nd singles 6-1, 6-0; Hannah Gay in 3rd singles 6-0, 6-0; Brecken Bradshaw and Aubree Robinson in 1st doubles 6-0, 6-0; and Morgan Blackburn and Cecilia Corpino in 2nd doubles 6-0, 6-0.last_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 4/22/21

first_imgApril 23, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/22/21 Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEPittsburgh 4, Detroit 2AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 6, Cleveland 3Seattle 7, Boston 3Houston 8, LA Angels 2NATIONAL LEAGUEArizona 14, Cincinnati 11Chi Cubs 4, NY Mets 3San Francisco 3, Miami 0San Diego 3, LA Dodgers 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONNew Orleans 135, Orlando 100Boston 99, Phoenix 86Milwaukee 124, Philadelphia 117San Antonio 106, Detroit 91Chicago 108, Charlotte 91Dallas 115, LA Lakers 110NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPittsburgh 5, New Jersey 1Tampa Bay 3, Columbus 1Boston 5, Buffalo 1Toronto 5, Winnipeg 3Washington 1, NY Islanders 0 (SO)Philadelphia 3, NY Rangers 2Carolina 4, Florida 2Detroit 7, Dallas 3Colorado 4, St. Louis 2Ottawa 3, Vancouver 0Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Ocean City Wins Big in Top Beaches Contest

first_imgOcean City won all four categories of the New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches Contest.Ocean City swept first place in all categories of  the New Jersey’s Top Ten Beaches contest announced on Thursday.“The Wildwoods” have been named “Top Beach” in four of the five years the contest has been held. Ocean City won in 2009.New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) and the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s Coastal Research Center introduced the survey in 2008 to “inspire pride in and stewardship of New Jersey’s beaches while promoting a little healthy competition between New Jersey’s favorite beach towns.”The contest is decided by online voters who are prevented from voting more than once. Balloting ran from President’s Day weekend through the end of April, and winners were announced on May 22.Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian traveled to Asbury Park on Thursday to accept the honors on behalf of Ocean City.Voters this year choose their top towns in four categories: Overall, Day Trips, Ecotourism and Family Vacations. Voters were asked to consider accommodations and amenities as they cast ballots. The four municipalities of “The Wildwoods” were listed separately for the first time this year.See winners of the Top Ten Beaches title from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The contest was not held in 2013 as beach towns in New Jersey recovered from Superstorm Sandy.The announcement of contest winners is part of the NJSGC’s State of the Shore media event, which brings together coastal experts, State officials, and members of the news media to kick off the summer season at the Jersey Shore. See the full State of the Shore report below the list of winners. And see the full list of winners below as well.Top BeachesOcean CityWildwoodWildwood CrestTop Beaches for EcotourismOcean CityWildwoodIsland Beach State ParkTop Beaches for Day TripsOcean CityWildwoodWildwood CrestTop Beaches for Family VacationsOcean CityWildwood CrestWildwood Download (PDF, 2.24MB)Download (PDF, 388KB)last_img read more

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