LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS ReplacementsMarc Jones, Eifion Roberts, Jack Forster, Nic Rouse, Neil McMillan, Will Cliff, Rob Miller, Iain Thornley Ben Foden; Chris Ashton, Jon Clarke, James Downey, Paul Diggin; Stephen Myler, Lee Dickson; Soane Tonga’uiha, Dylan Hartley (capt), Brian Mujati, Courtney Lawes, Christian Day, Calum Clark, tom Wood, Roger WilsonReplacementsBrett Sharman, Alex Waller, Tom Mercey, Mark Sorenson, Phil Dowson, Stuart Commins, Shane Geraghty, Bruce ReihanaSaleNick Macleod; Ben Cohen, Chris Bell, Kyle Tonetti, Mark Cueto (capt); Charlie Hodgson, Dwayne Peel; Lee Imiolek, Neil Briggs, Henry Thomas, Chris Jones, Wame Lewaravu, James Gaskell, David Seymour, Sisaro Koyamaibole Northampton Director of Rugby Jim Mallinder is pushing his team to improve on last week’s performance, when they welcome Sale to Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday. The Saints came away with a bonus point win over Wasps last weekend, scoring five tries, but Mallinder believes his side will have to work even harder to overcome the Sharks.Mallinder said:” Sale are capable of playing some good rugby. Their No 8, No 9 and No 10 are very strong which is always an important area, and they also have two quality wingers in Ben Cohen and Mark Cueto. They have threats all over the field, and we need to make sure we’re on our game.“Charlie Hodgson is a very good goal-kicker and he will take any chances he gets. We have to make sure we’re not over eager and give away stupid penalties or else we’ll get punished with field possession or penalty goals.“There’s no way this game will get forgotten. We’re determined to finish in the top four and to do that we have to make sure we win our home games, and that starts with this Saturday.”Sharks back-rower David Seymour makes his first start since October having returned from injury last week in the victory over Leeds. Rob Miller also returns from injury to take his place on the bench.Sharks Executive Director of Sport Steve Diamond knows this will be a tough clash for his side. He said: “Over a period of three years I recruited many of the players who have done so well for Northampton Saints. They may have hit a lean patch earlier this year, but are sure to benefit from the return of their international players, as they showed in the big win against Wasps. I fully expect the Saints to have a strong end to the season.”A small number of tickets are still available for the game. Click here to get yours!Northampton TAGS: Northampton SaintsSale Sharks
Nick Kennedy London Irish has named Nick Kennedy as captain of the side to play Newcastle Falcons in Round 15 of the Aviva Premiership this Saturday at Kingston Park, kick-off 3.00pm.Max Lahiff comes into the starting XV after some impressive performances; David Paice and Faan Rautenbach make up the remainder of the front row. Jonathan Spratt is joined by Jonathan Joseph in a new look centre partnership while Delon Armitage comes it at full back as Tom Homer moves to the wing.London Irish head coach Toby Booth said: “This is obviously a critical part of the season for everyone and accumulation of points in the Six Nations period is always vital. Newcastle have seen a massive turn in performance and people shouldn’t underestimate them especially at home where they’ve won five out of their last seven game.” WATFORD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 9: Nick Kennedy of London Irish in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and London Irish at Vicarage Road on January 9, 2011 in Watford, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Starting XV:15. Delon Armitage14. Tom Homer13. Jonathan Joseph12. Jonathan Spratt11. Sailosi Tagicakibau10. Dan Bowden9. Darren Allinson1.Max Lahiff2. David Paice3. Faan Rautenbach4. Nick Kennedy (Captain)5. Bryn Evans6. Matt Garvey7. Kieran Roche8. Richard ThorpeReplacements: 16. James Buckland17. Clarke Dermody18. Paulica Ion19. Bob Casey20. Ed Siggery21. Marland Yarde22. Adrian Jarvis23. Paul Hodgson
Far more than an understudy to Ruan Pienaar at Ulster, Marshall has developed a game which should eventually force the hand of Declan Kidney, and not before time. ‘Small Paul’ is one of the quickest half-backs in the RaboDirect Pro12 and a constant threat around the fringes. Marshall also possesses an inch perfect box kick in his armoury.A surprise contender for a return to the Ireland setup is Tomas O’Leary. Currently plying his trade at London Irish, O’Leary has formed the beginnings of an unlikely half-back partnership with exiled Ulsterman Ian Humphreys.Previously, it seemed that O’Leary’s Irish hopes were in a Felix Baumgartner style freefall and off the Kidney radar before his move to the English capital. But solid form and a positive attitude could see the former Grand Slam winner forcing his way back into contention.As for Eoin Reddan, he will simply be relieved that Leinster avoided a shock opening round Heineken defeat to the Exeter Chiefs. It just didn’t click for the three times champions of Europe. How much of that blame can be laid upon Reddan is debatable but that form certainly wouldn’t make him a front runner for the national team if it were to continue. Isaac Boss’ return to fitness should keep Reddan on his toes in D4. At 23, Conor Murray is the youngest option available to Kidney. His promotion to the international game was remarkably quick, perhaps with the selectors hoping and willing the Munster nine to take ownership of the green jersey for the future. A crucial error which cost Munster a win in France in the first weekend is a solitary stain on what has been a steady start to his season.Murray will, in all likelihood, get the nod on Nov 10 as Kidney is known for his loyalty. But the onus is on him to keep improving and give Warren Gatland something to think about when it comes to selecting his Lions tourists. He’s not there yet, but Murray has bags of potential. Uncapped: Paul Marshall impressed for Ulster in their bonus-point win against CastresBy David BlairTHE AUTUMN Internationals are weeks away, with the Irish tasked to banish all memories of that humiliating 60-0 whitewash in Hamilton.If you cast your mind back, Ireland had very nearly accomplished the seemingly impossible task of beating the All Blacks one week prior to the final test whitewash. Instead, not only did a first Irish victory over the All Blacks remain elusive, but an agonising five-month wait would follow before the squad had their first opportunity to right the wrongs of their performance in Waikato. That wait is almost over.South Africa and Argentina will provide two stern tests for the Irish as they bid to overcome their summer blues. Meanwhile a presumably second string Irish XV will face Fiji at Thomond Park. Opening the series against the Springboks is hardly ideal with pressure mounting on the management but there is hope amongst the doom and gloom.The experience gained by individuals previously badges as fringe players will add to the pool of talent from which Declan Kidney will select his XV. There is healthy competition around the squad to suggest the future looks less daunting than in previous years. And no, I’ve never said Leo Cullen could be considered fresh faced!There are options to explore all over the park, but scrum-half is intriguing. Conor Murray is currently in possession of the shirt, with Eoin Reddan the bench option, but they are by no means nailed on to be in the match 22. Challengers are lining up to be thrown into the mix. Paul Marshall had an outstanding opening weekend in the Heineken Cup, scoring twice in a man-of-the-match performance as Ulster left it late to complete a four try bonus point win over Castres Olympique. HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Tomas O’Leary of Irish in action during the Aviva Premiership match between London Wasps and London Irish at Adams Park on September 15, 2012 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Want to see Rugby World’s new season guide, as well as exclusive interviews with leading players eying up the competition? You’d better buy the October edition then – Out now! Chart topper: Billy Vunipola beat more defenders than anyone else, bar Mike Brown last season. Now he’s a SaracenThe stats from last season are impressive, with big players beating defenders and kickers clinging to ridiculous conversion percentages. But does this show who should win the league next season or who will be the best payer in the league? Quite the contrary. There are indeed hints that teams and players could kick on, but looking at some of these stats, we can deduce that some teams may struggle with players starting the season with other clubs.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The interesting country in all this is Wales. In recent years they’ve tended to align themselves with the Celtic fringe within the Six Nations and the IRB, but they must be tempted to break ranks. The game below national level is under huge pressure from Premier League football, the player exodus to France and a fragmented fixture list. If they were to switch allegiances they could negotiate a tremendous commercial deal, reenergise the game in Wales and probably achieve some protection for Italy and Scotland in the process.For make no mistake, if Wales or Ireland defect, with union support, it’s game, set and match to the club-based leagues. Would the WRU take such a radical step and turn their backs on their Celtic partners? If they really want to protect their national game, they should give the idea serious consideration. Wading in: Former Quins chief Mark Evans, now of the NRL’s Melbourne Storm, gives his opinion on the Euro CrisisBy former Harlequins boss and Melbourne Storm Chief Exec Mark EvansIT’S BEEN coming for a few years, but it looks as if the time for compromise is all but over. The mood music coming out of Dublin, London and Paris doesn’t fill me with confidence and regardless of the short-term manoeuvrings, such as the setting up of an Anglo-French competition, the final outcome is far from clear.On the surface this is about control and money. But underneath that the root causes of the conflict are more prosaic. European rugby is fundamentally unbalanced, with two countries large enough to support a national league (England and France), two probably flexible enough to adapt to a range of cross-border solutions (Wales and Ireland), and two being so small in commercial and playing terms that they require an integrated, cross-border, union-led structure with a degree of cross-subsidisation (Scotland and Italy).Defectors?: Evans can see Welsh regions breaking ranksThe ‘one size fits all’ free-market model isn’t appropriate to this situation. But trying to square the circle, whereby the allocation of places and money is adjusted without creating significant unintended consequences, is proving impossible.It’s this imbalance that creates all the problems of revenue distribution and participation structure. If you believe commercial power should result in political control and a proportionate share of the revenue, the two big countries will dominate. On the face of it this appears fair. But if you go for this ‘each to his own’ approach then over time it will lead to the disappearance of competitive Scottish and Italian-based organisations. SWANSEA, WALES – JANUARY 13: Justin Tipuric of Ospreys in action during the Heineken Cup Pool 2 match between Ospreys and Leicester Tigers at Liberty Stadium on January 13, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) This will undermine the Six Nations and the World Cup, because effectively you’ll push two mid-tier rugby nations into terminal decline. On the other hand, current arrangements are slanted far too heavily in favour of the Pro12 teams.It’s easy to suspect that both sides aren’t too bothered about achieving a balanced conclusion which keeps the long-term strategic aim of growing the game to the fore. They just want to win this fight.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS And finally…This week sees a return to GKIPA Championship action. The one to watch is at Vallis Way where bottom-placed Ealing take on fellow strugglers Nottingham on Saturday, 3pm kick-off. Ealing must win to keep any survival hopes alive. By Richard GraingerLeeds double bubble not yet burstLeeds 41, Plymouth 21Carnegie’s hopes of the double are still very much alive after they dispatched Plymouth in front of a meager crowd of just over five hundred at Headingley on Friday night.Showing the knack: Jonah Holmes scores for WaspsJonah Holmes, the 22 year-old dual registered winger who scored for London Wasps against Saracens last weekend, crossed twice to take his try tally to 12 tries from 18 games, his first coming after just 22 seconds.Albion conceded a second early try when David Doherty dotted down in the seventh minute, but hit back with 18 unanswered points before the turnaround. Plymouth tries came from Tom Bowen and Chris Elder with six points coming from the boot of Declan Cusack.But the second half belonged exclusively to Leeds who took control of the game with tries from Holmes, Oli Goss and a penalty try to add to Alex Lozowski’s five-pointer just before the break.Plymouth, who have now lost four games in a row and have nothing to play for other than pride, face another tough trip to Headingley this weekend in the GKIPA Championship.“The boys have said they want to come back and put in a big performance,” said Albion head coach, James Shanahan.“We can’t just turn up and make up the numbers because Leeds are a side that will put 50, 60 or 70 points on you without thinking about it, so we have to turn up right.”Leeds now look forward to a trip to the Memorial Ground on Sunday 4th May to take on Bristol for a place in the final, in what could turn out to be a dress rehearsal for the division’s play-offs.Bristol leave it late as Titans run out of playersBristol 39, Rotherham 24Bristol scored four tries to Rotherham’s two at the Memorial Ground on Friday night, but this one was an awful lot closer than the score suggests.The Titans led 24-22 with 12 minutes to go, and it took Iain Grieve’s late score and Charlie Amesbury’s injury time try to settle the matter.Head Coach Lee Blackett, still stunned by the Titans late reversal said,“It’s a tough one to swallow; the game was there for the taking.” He added, “We made line-break after line-break… to only score 24 points in a game like that is disappointing.” Two of the four Greene King IPA Championship’s clubs in action this weekend are set to meet in the semi-finals of the British & Irish Cup, leaving two others with nothing to look forward to but next season’s action. Injuries didn’t help Rotherham, who finished the game with four props on the field, with two of them playing in the back row.Munster massacred by neighboursLeinster A 47, Munster A 15Munster may be left to fly the flag for the Emerald Isle in Europe, but their second string were put to the sword at Donnybrook on Friday night.Cathal Marsh scored 27 points as head coach Girvan Dempsey’s side, unbeaten in the B&I Cup this season, march menacingly towards the final.Leinster now face Pontypridd, the defending Principality Premiership champions, in the semi-final at Sardis Road.Way back in blue: Dempsey as a playerThe ‘House of Pain’ will be an agonizing experience for one of the Celtic sides, who will miss out on the chance to face an English club in the final.Current holders Leinster romped home in a six-try rout built on a solid first half performance that gave them an almost unassailable 25-3 lead.Pirates sunk by late penaltyCornish Pirates 14, Pontypridd 16 The Pirates, who were one of the top qualifiers from the pool stages, were left to survey the wreckage of their season when Ponty fly-half Simon Humberstone knocked over a penalty with four minutes left, to complete the scoring.But the first half belonged to the hosts, who were well worth their 14-6 interval lead. Aaron Carpenter touched down for the Pirates and Kieran Hallett was on target with three penalties, in reply to two from Humberstone.But the travelling support — colloquially known as the ‘Valley Commandos’ — outnumbered the Cornish faithful by almost three to one, and roared their side to victory in a second period dominated by the Welshmen.Liam Belcher crossed for a try for Ponty in the final 10 minutes which Humberstone converted before nailing the all-important three-pointer. Swashbuckling: Pontypridd stormed past Cornish Pirates to reach the B&I semis
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Toulon may have won the Heineken Cup but this South African scrum-half wants Castres to have the last laugh in the Top 14 final on Saturday. There’s also been a fair bit of pressure on Kockott off the field after he signed a pre-contract deal with Toulon in October, only to remain loyal to Castres, a change of heart that allegedly cost the club in the region of €300,000. Asked about the affair, Kockott says: “I’m happy with the decision I’ve made. I needed to stand back and get a perspective on what I wanted, but I know what is important in my life.”Less happy were the Toulon fans, who barracked Kockott when he appeared for Castres at the Stade Mayol in the same month he turned his back on the Cote d’Azur club. He laughs when reminded about the jeers. “That’s sport! It’s like the days of the gladiators when they gave you the thumbs up or the thumbs down. But I don’t get involved in all that.”The Toulon faithful – an estimated 20,000 will be in Paris on Saturday night – will probably target Kockott again, but that’s as much to do with his influence in the Castres side as any lingering resentment over the transfer saga. The fans aren’t alone in appreciating the danger Kockott poses to Toulon’s chances of doing the double. “The job’s not done,” warned Bakkies Botha a few hours after crushing Saracens. “Rory Kockott, he’s already in bed. I fear a lot this player. When I left South Africa he was an average scrum-half. After a few months at Castres he’s become a master.”All wrapped up: but will Castres be able to contain Wilkinson on Saturday?Kockott has the same mental strength as Jonny Wilkinson, a player the South African salutes as “massive…someone who has a profile like no one else in the game”All the talk going into Saturday’s final will be about Wilkinson as the Toulon fly-half prepares to bring down the curtain on his wonderful career. That’s fine by Kockott. This time last year no one gave Castres a hope against Toulon and they triumphed 19-14. Can history repeat itself? Kockott carries a quiet confidence that suggests it can. [email protected] must play for the Springboks before France snap him up. http://t.co/uuw9n85bde pic.twitter.com/oJqZXdXUwW— SA Rugby magazine (@SARugbymag) May 19, 2014 He holds a similar view on Toulon. Castres face the European champions on Saturday night in the final of the Top 14 and while Kockott will treat Toulon with respect he’ll run out on to the Stade de France without fear. “There’s no doubt we go in as underdogs,” agrees the 27-year-old, whose brilliant solo try at the end of the first-half in last year’s final gave Castres the self-belief to go on and beat Toulon. “They showed what a great side they are on Saturday (in beating Saracens) and have been impressive all season.”Second coming: Castres celebrate toppling Toulon in last year’s Top 14 finalCastres, on the other hand, have had the oddest of seasons. They lost three of their first five league matches and it took them until the end of November to record their first win on the road – a 20-16 victory in Montpellier. Their stuttering performances continued into 2014, interspersing eye-catching wins over Toulouse and Brive with sloppy displays against the likes of Stade Français, Biarritz and Bayonne. The defeat to Bayonne on the last weekend of the regular season condemned Castres to a quarter-final trip to Clermont. Adieu, we all assumed, but Castres triumphed 22-16, inflicting on Clermont their first home defeat since November 2009 and ending their 76-match winning streak at the Stade Marcel-Michelin.Any quarter-final win is to be cherished, but Kockott says the fact they also ended the most formidable winning streak in professional rugby made it “special”. “Wins like that have a big psychological effect,” he explains. “You remember it, you take the experience of it and it makes you stronger as a squad.”It’s the cohesion of the Castres squad that makes them such a dangerous proposition. Having seen off Clermont, Castres went on to beat Montpellier in the semi-final and of their 23-man squad for that match only four hadn’t been at the club the previous season. “What it gives you is experience,” explains Kockott. “We share a common mindset. We’ve been there, experienced that and so in the pressure games we can figure out the ways and the means to win matches.”What makes Castres’ run to the final for a second successive season (a feat they last achieved in 1949 and 1950) all the more impressive is that they have a new coaching team this season. The two Laurents – Labit and Travers – departed last summer to racing Racing Métro and in came David Darricarrere and Serge Milhas. “It’s been great the way the squad has adapted,” reflects Kockott, who adds that he’s also tinkered with his own style this season. “Games have been tighter this season, there’s been more pressure on me and I’ve had to use my experience to do the right thing in certain situations.” It’s a Kockott: the Castres scrum-half takes on Clermont’s Wesley Fofana Rory Kockott is a man who catches puff adders in his spare time. For the uninitiated, the venomous puff adder is arguably the fastest striking snake in the world, timed at .25 of a second, one reason why they are responsible for more snakebite fatalities in Africa than any other species. But whenever the Castres’ scrum-half pops home to the family farm in the Eastern Cape for a bit of R&R woe betide any puff adder that slithers too close. Kockott learned to catch snakes as a boy and he says that providing you never lose your respect for them it’s easier than one imagines. Watch out, Toulon, there could be a snake in the Stade de France grass.Watch Kockott in action below!
The new selection rules mean that Giteau and Toulon teammate Drew Mitchell are welcomed back into the Australia squad and the pair watched their compatriots lose to England in November from the Twickenham stands.“When I was having a few beers, it never crossed my mind that they might relax the rules. The rules were in place as they were, so at that point it was just really we had a break from Toulon.“I’m massively more appreciative of it all now that I’m back with Australia. I suppose I am more grateful than I was. Jonny Wilkinson and Matt Giteau after Toulon’s Top 14 final victory in 2014 Having been in the international wilderness for four years since joining French side Toulon, Australia centre Matt Giteau didn’t have much need to think about winning the 2015 World Cup.But since the Wallabies relaxed their international selection criteria to allow players plying their trade abroad, Giteau has been back in the fold for this year’s tournament.Having been on the receiving end of Jonny Wilkinson’s heroics in the 2003 final in Sydney, and four years later in the quarter-final in Marseille, who better to ask for tips on how to lift the Webb Ellis Cup.Although the former England fly-half isn’t playing ball as the hosts prepare to take on the Wallabies in a clash that could decide their fate in their home tournament.“I’d make him feel guilty – I’d make him feel really guilty,” said Giteau of exploiting Wilkinson’s good nature.“He won’t answer my calls this week, and I’ve tried him a lot! He won’t answer me this week, maybe next week.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “When you’re playing consistently I think you take it for granted – it’s a shocking thing to take it for granted, playing for your country.“But now that I’ve been given a second chance… little things like getting your kit again make you feel 19 like when it all started. I certainly take nothing for granted now.” Jonny Wilkinson stops answering Matt Giteau’s calls as England prepare to face Australia at the Rugby World Cup
* This article was originally published on rugbyworld.com in April 2019 as part of a book competition. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Brighton rocks: Japan players celebrate beating South Africa on the Sussex coast at RWC 2015 (Getty) Gamba’re! A guide book for rugby fans going to the World Cup in JapanMore than 600,000 overseas fans are expected to visit Japan during the World Cup and most will be encountering a language and culture of which they have little understanding. Angus Turvill, an award-winning translator, and Etsuko Okahisa, a university teaching colleague, have sought to address that with their ingenious guide for English-speaking visitors.Called Gamba’re! – which means ‘come on!’ – the portable guide provides information about the host venues and cities, tips on etiquette and, most challengingly, attempts to teach the rudiments of the Japanese language.BUY NOW with Amazon For those of you with a knack for foreign tongues, it’s entirely possible you will take several strides down the route of learning Japanese. The book is well thought out and we particularly like the illustrations used for numbers. One is ichi, pronounced ‘itchy’, so there’s a picture of someone itching. Two is ni, pronounced ‘knee’, hence a picture of a knee. And so on.For numbers 11-19, you merely add the word for ten (jū) in front, thus jū-ichi is 11.Big numbers: England fans are expected to account for 24% of the overseas visitors heading to Japan 2019Much of it is logical but of course in reality it’s far more complex than that – there are three types of script, including thousands of Kanji characters – and for many the value of the language sections will be learning the simple phrases needed for everyday use.Kon’nichi-wa (good day), arigatō (thank you) and the multi-purpose sumima’sen (excuse me, sorry, thank you, etc) will take you a long way, and X ni ikita’i desu (I want to go to X) should be gold dust – providing you can understand enough of the answer!A grainy day: why not try a sand bath on Beppu BeachThe key point really is making an effort. As co-author Okahisa says: “The people you meet will be very happy if you try to speak some Japanese.”The tips on etiquette for visitors are also most valuable. Eating or drinking whilst walking down the street is frowned upon but lifting a bowl or plate towards your mouth in a restaurant, or making a slurping sound when eating noodles, is fine.If you go to an izakaya (Japanese pub), you will often be given an appetizer which you’ll be charged for whether you eat it or not – it’s a kind of cover charge. Drinking expressions haven’t been forgotten – chant ikki, ikki! if someone is downing a drink in one! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Book ReviewJapan Turvill and Okahisa, supported by renowned illustrator Harry Venning, have done an excellent job and the specificity of the subject – Japanese knowledge for rugby fans – means anyone intending to head to the tournament in the autumn would be wise to snap up a copy of Gamba’re!BUY NOW with Amazon In addition, the publishers have created five short videos entitled Essential Japanese for Rugby Fans. “They are a free resource and we hope they will be really useful and enjoyable for fans going out to Japan,” says Turvill. You can watch the free videos here. Lion tamer: ex-Japan footballer Yasutaro Matsuki at the launch of the mascots for Japan 2019 (AFP/Getty) Taxi drivers and restaurant staff don’t expect to be tipped and, contrary to what you might expect, Japan is still primarily a cash society and a lot of ATMs don’t accept foreign cards.Visitors are advised to carry a handkerchief because often toilets don’t have hand-drying facilities and as for when to take your shoes off indoors, there’s almost a whole page on that.Naturally, the authors have provided masses of information on what to see and do in the vicinity of the match venues, including the various travel cards available.Two to watch: New Zealand and Ireland are among the favourites for the tournament (Getty Images)And there’s also a bit of history about rugby in Japan, which saw the sport first played there in 1866 in Yokohama.We were fascinated to discover that the original rugby shirts of the national team had two open flowers and one bud. The intention was to keep the third bud until Japan played England, that being where rugby originated. In the event, the third blossom appeared when Japan played Oxford University in 1952.Related content: Japan give England a scare in 2018 autumn seriesIn blossom: the flowers of the Japan rugby crest have an interesting history (Sportsfile/Getty Images)The book, which includes an appendix of general vocab and phrases, has a gentle underlying humour to it. For example, get the Japanese for “It’s a try!” slightly wrong and you could end up saying “It’s a tiger!” The reader is regularly advised to refer to what the authors call the Vowel Haka for a guide to pronunciation (the word for hooker is fukkā…)
Comentarios: Lecciones aprendidas en la Clínica Infantil de San Andrés Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA June 29, 2012 at 7:44 pm How incredibly wonderful to see and read about! 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. July 2, 2015 at 2:15 pm Me toco conocer esta clínica y verdaderamente hacen una labor formidable, da gusto saber que existan personas de corazones tan nobles en el mundo.Estoy agradecida por que ayudaron a mi hermana y han ayudado a tantos niños que no cuentan con los recursos necesarios para tratar sus enfermedades. Dios los bendiga por siempre a cada uno de los colaboradores y claro a esos pequeños qe asisten con la esperanza de sanar y tener una mejor vida, Dios es un bueno y nunca los abandonara ni a ustedes ni a sus familias por que con sus buenas obras serán bendecidos de por vida. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments (3) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Por Vicki R. Fitzsimmons Posted Jun 29, 2012 Vicki Fitzsimmons[Episcopal News Service] El primer jueves de cada mes (excepto en julio), la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés [St Andrew’s Episcopal Church] en Nogales, Arizona, se transforma en la Clínica Infantil de San Andrés. Aquí, niños que viven en México (no en EE.UU) vienen a recibir gratuitamente atención médica especializada, para algunos ésa es su última esperanza. Dios obra a través de voluntarios que ofrecen atención médica a niños con graves afecciones de salud, tales como espina bífida, parálisis cerebral, pérdida de la audición, pérdida de la vista, síndrome de Down, etc. Los padres no pueden costear la atención médica que los niños necesitan, o los médicos mexicanos han abandonado a sus pacientes.La Clínica Infantil de San Andrés fue fundada en 1973 por un grupo de madres en Nogales, [estado de] Sonora, México. Tenían niños con parálisis cerebral y querían saber cómo ayudarles. Una de ellas conocía a una terapeuta de Tucson. Cuando ésta vino a enseñarles cómo trabajar con sus niños, se dio cuenta de que a algunos podía ayudarles con la cirugía ortopédica. Invitó al Dr. Frankel, un cirujano ortopédico de Tucson, a que la acompañara en su próxima visita. A partir de entonces, se corrió la voz de que estos niños estaban recibiendo ayuda en las casas de sus vecinos. El número de pacientes se hizo mayor, y la clínica informal se traslado a un orfanato cercano. Cuando los médicos mexicanos se preocuparon de que hubiera médicos estadounidenses ejerciendo la medicina en México, el Dr. Frankel buscó un sitio del otro lado de “la línea”, en Nogales, Arizona. La iglesia episcopal de San Andrés y sus feligreses acogieron la pequeña clínica.El Dr. Frankel trajo un especialista en frenos ortodóncicos y prótesis. Cuando se advirtió que había muchos niños que no oían bien se captó también a un audiólogo. La fama que se propagaba aumentó tanto el número de pacientes como el número y la variedad de profesionales de la salud que se ofrecieron de voluntarios. En 1977 la clínica inició una asociación con los hospitales Shriners de Spokane y Sacramento para proporcionar algunas cirugías necesarias. Médicos y enfermeras de estos hospitales venían a cada consulta para evaluar a los niños que serían sometidos a cirugía en sus hospitales y a hacerles seguimiento a sus pacientes. La clínica coordinaba y costeaba el transporte de cada paciente y de uno de sus padres.En 1990, a la Clínica Infantil de San Andrés [St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic, Inc.] se le otorgó su estatus de 501(c)(3). La junta directiva nombró al Rdo. Ed. Gustafson, sacerdote episcopal, como su primer director ejecutivo. La clínica ha seguido creciendo y atiende en consulta aproximadamente de 200 a 250 pacientes en un día. Los departamentos de salud integrados por voluntarios son audiología, cardiología, dermatología, nutrición, terapia ocupacional, ortopedia, aparatos ortopédicos, terapia física, psicología, terapia del habla y visión. Los especialistas habilitan a los niños con zapatos especiales, sillas de ruedas, cochecitos y andadores. Todo se le proporciona gratis a los pacientes.Unos amigos a quienes conocí cuando asistía a la iglesia episcopal de San Francisco del Valle [St. Francis-in-the-Valley], en Green Valley, aproximadamente a 30 millas al norte de Nogales, me invitaron a visitar la clínica. Fui, hice un recorrido y sentí que podía hacer algo, y regresé al mes siguiente de voluntaria para la cocina. En ese tiempo, yo pasaba el verano investigando y escribiendo en nuestra casa de recreo en Green Valley. Mientras estaba en la clínica, percibí esta maravillosa presencia en la iglesia, así que asistí a los oficios dominicales y fui muy bien recibida por la feligresía. Cuando mi marido Jim regresó para llevarme de regreso a Illinois, le dije que había cambiado de Iglesia y que esperaba que a él no le importara.Regresé a la Universidad de Illinois para el año académico donde impartía un curso de finanzas personales. En mi mente volvía de continuo a la clínica. También me estaba preparando para la jubilación y me preguntaba lo que haría como jubilada. Oraba pidiendo orientación, y la respuesta fue que no había visto un boletín de noticias de la clínica. Puesto que yo redactaba un boletín de noticias para maestros de secundaria, pensé que eso encajaría bien. Cuando nos jubilamos y me reuní con el Padre Ed. para ver qué podía hacer por la clínica, le conté de la respuesta que había tenido mi oración. Él me dijo: “Y yo he estado orando por alguien que dirija un boletín de noticias”. Incidentalmente, Jim entró a participar también, primero conduciendo la furgoneta para transportar a pacientes y familiares entre la frontera y la iglesia el día de la clínica, luego ayudando a transformar la iglesia en clínica y de nuevo en iglesia, y ahora como tesorero y miembro de la junta directiva de la clínica.En la actualidad, redacto el boletín trimestral, tomo fotos para la página web así como para el boletín, y estoy a cargo de cualquier publicidad que la clínica necesite. En este papel, voy a todos los departamentos de la iglesia y del edificio de preescolar, incluso a la oficina del rector, el día de clínica y entrevisto a médicos, a pacientes y a padres. A veces tengo un intérprete que trabaja conmigo, a veces no. Hablo un poco de español, lo cual ayuda.Lo que hago es una obra de amor: soy voluntaria. He aprendido que no se trata de mí y de lo que hago, se trata de los niños que vienen a nuestra clínica. Sus sonrisas cuando reciben la atención que requieren o una nueva silla de ruedas hacen que todo el tiempo y energía que consumo valgan la pena.Logro ver el maravilloso trabajo que nuestros médicos y profesionales de la salud llevan a cabo en todas las consultas. Verónica nació con un pie seriamente deformado, con el cual ella nunca podría caminar y en el Hospital Shriners le amputaron el pie. Para hacer un reportaje para el boletín de la clínica, Jim y yo fuimos a Tucson a presenciar el ajuste preliminar de su nueva prótesis. ¡Qué alegría en la carita de la niña! Tres años después, su madre me mostró una preciada posesión: una medalla de oro que Verónica había ganado en una carrera en que había usado su pierna protésica. La madre se sentía muy orgullosa de su hija.Ángela, que nació con sólo parte de sus piernas, muestra sus nuevos pies protésicos. Foto/Vicki FitzsimmonsÁngela nació sin pies y sólo con parte de las piernas, que también tuvieron que amputarle quirúrgicamente. Cuando tenía siete años, la llevamos a una presentación de fondos para beneficencia. Ángela fue andando y bailando hasta el frente del salón en sus prótesis provisionales para recibir el cheque para la clínica. Ella iba con una sonrisa de oreja a oreja. En el salón había lágrimas en todos los ojos. ¡Qué valor y que energía en una niña tan pequeña!Hay montones de historias que podría compartir con ustedes, pero no hay espacio aquí. Sírvanse visitar nuestra página web para saber más de esta clínica alentadora.También recaudo fondos para pacientes de la clínica que no pueden hablar, pero pueden usar instrumentos de comunicación alternativa tales como el SpringBoard, que puede programarse para “hablar” con la familia, amigos y maestros cuando el niño toca partes de la pantalla. Siento un vínculo especial con estos niños porque yo no pude hablar hasta que tuve cuatro años. Afortunadamente, tuve un “arreglo” fácil. Tenía hipertrofia del frenillo lingual. El médico me cortó la membrana que me sujetaba la lengua y comencé a hablar parrafadas. ¡Mi familia dice que no he parado de hablar desde entonces!Para recaudar estos fondos, hago una vez al año un recital vocal. Cantar es mi hobby y tomé lecciones de canto durante varios años. Me divierte montar el programa, que incluye mostrar un vídeo de ocho minutos sobre la clínica, el cual se puede encontrar en nuestra página web. Los fondos donados se destinan a costear un aparato de comunicaciones para un niño en particular. En marzo, José Luis recibió el suyo y cuando lo vio los ojos se le iluminaron. Se puso a manipularlo enseguida y empezó a formar frases. Él había estado viendo a los otros niños funcionar con sus SpringBoards cada mes mientras esperaba por el suyo, de manera que sabía exactamente lo que iba a hacer. ¡Qué alegría sentí al verle comunicarse más plenamente por primera vez!En los 11 años que llevo siendo parte de esta clínica extraordinaria, he aprendido muchas cosas: a) a conocer toda una variedad de problemas médicos que eran nuevos para mí, b) a tener una mayor comprensión de la cultura mexicana y de su gente, c) a tener la satisfacción de poder comunicarme con pacientes y padres en mi limitado español y d) a tener paciencia. He visto a pacientes y a sus padres esperar durante varias horas para ver a diferentes médicos y terapeutas. Muchos de ellos habían viajado de 3 a 15 horas para llegar a nuestra clínica y esperaban en cola para ser procesados por Inmigración en la frontera. Y, al final de un día en la clínica, aún tenían que viajar de nuevo muchos kilómetros antes de llegar a sus casas. Y nunca se quejaban. Cuando tengo que hacer cola en el banco, en el correos o en la tienda de víveres, pienso en toda la paciencia que he visto mostrarse en la clínica, y espero pacientemente.— La Dra. Vicki R. Fitzsimmons es miembro de la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés, en Nogales, Arizona. Traducción de Vicente Echerri.In English: http://bit.ly/MVZ88X Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Fr. Charles Searls Ridge says: Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID July 25, 2016 at 11:54 pm HOLA POR FAVOR NECESITO EL TEL. DE LA CLINICA YA QUE TENGO UN NIÑO CON INSUFICIENCIA RENAL… TAMBIEN NACIO CON CITUS INVERSUS..TIENE 11 AÑOS Y SOMOS DE ESCASOS RECURSOS …CONFIO EN DIOS Y EN USTEDES POR FAVOR AYUDENME…..QUE DIOS LOS BENDIGA…DISCULPENME ESTOY DESESPERADA QUIERO QUE MI NIÑO ESTE SANO. 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