Aviva Premiership semi-finals highlights wrap-up

first_imgWednesday May 16, 2012 Aviva Premiership semi-finals highlights wrap-up Leicester Tigers and Harlequins will contest the Aviva Premiership Final on May 26th following their semi-final victories over the weekend. The Tigers are favourites for many, but Harlequins don’t see it that way. A late try from Harlequins prop Joe Marler sealed a 25-23 win over Northampton Saints at The Stoop on Saturday, setting them up for an eighth consecutive Premiership final appearance.Marler, whose 77th-minute try was converted by Nick Evans, says that despite Leicester’s powerful forwards and incredible record, Quins will take it to them up front.“People expect us to the throw the ball about, it is what Harlequins have been known for over the years. We like to think we can still do that but we want an all-round game,” he said. “The scrum is a big area we have worked on this year and so is the maul. That showed out there. We’ve played in big games and we are starting to mature. We will back ourselves against anyone.“And in the set-piece, that’s where it starts. If you don’t get that right then you are going to struggle all day. We are just buzzing for Twickenham now. The final will be massive. We have had great games against Leicester. We will front up.”The Tigers beat Saracens 24-15 thanks to a great display from young flyhalf George Ford, and tries from Alesana Tuilagi and Steve Mafi. You can catch a quick summary of what took place via the official wrap-up video below.WIN Tickets to the Aviva Premiership finalWe’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for the final at Twickenham, which takes place on May 26th. All you have to do is predict the winner. Click here now to enterADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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UK’s Johnson discharged from hospital

first_imgJohnson, the highest-profile leader tocontract the virus characterised by high fevers and coughing, voiced confidencethat Britain would beat the pandemic in a candid video message after he wasdischarged from a state-run National Health Service hospital. “We will defeat this coronavirus and defeat it together,” Boris Johnson vowed, thanking medics he said saved his life “no question.” LONDON – Virus-stricken British PrimeMinister Boris Johnson thanked medics for saving his life after leavinghospital on Easter Sunday, as hundreds of millions of Christians observed theholiday under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.center_img “I hope they won’t mind if Imention in particular two nurses who stood by my bedside for 48 hours whenthings could have gone either way,” said 55-year-old Johnson, who wasadmitted on April 5 to a London hospital where he spent three days in intensivecare. (AFP)last_img read more

Nigeria demoted, Uganda stays in Pot 4 for Africa World Cup draw

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Uganda’s defender Denis Iguma (R) in action when Uganda beat Botswana in the AFCON QUALIFIERS. Uganda also still in running in World Cup qualifiers. AFP PHOTOSeedingPot 1: Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, EgyptPot 2: Tunisia, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, CameroonPot 3: Congo Brazzaville, Nigeria, Morocco, Mali, South AfricaPot 4: Uganda, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Gabon, Libya Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |FIFA have altered the seeding for the 2018 World Cup Africa group draw in Cairo Friday with Egypt, Guinea and Cameroon promoted and Tunisia, Nigeria and Mali demoted.Egypt are now among the top seeds and Guinea and Cameroon are second seeds ahead of a draw that will split 20 nations into five groups with the winners qualifying for the finals in Russia.Tunisia drop from first to second seeds and Nigeria and Mali from second to third seeds for the most eagerly anticipated off-field event in African football this year. (LIVE FEED from draw at 6pm -bottom of page)FIFA have not explained why they changed the seedings.Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria are seeking third consecutive World Cup appearances.Group qualifying starts this October, continues in November and there will be four rounds between August and November 2017.Eighteen of the nations in the draw are among the top 20 in the rankings with Gabon and Libya the exceptions.last_img read more

KCCA hope to bounce back as Proline test SC Villa

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Kirinya–Jinja SS vs Onduparaka, KakinduPolice vs Soana, KavumbaURA vs Lweza, LugaziMike Mutebi’s KCCA will be desperate to prove events in Arua, where they fell to Onduparaka, were just a blip in their erstwhile perfect start to the campaign. They welcome a Moses Basena-coached Saints equally anxious for points after picking only four from a possible 12. Both teams come into this fixture on the back of defeats but KCCA’s deeper and more resourceful squad hardly gives the Saints points of encouragement.If SC Villa’s shyness in front of goal has been hidden from the wider public eye, there will not be a hiding on Tuesday in the live game of the day. Coach Deo Sserwadda’s men have so far had a penalty saved and scored only three goals in four games.Vipers travel to Bugembe knowing they must stick in there amongst the top places if they are to wrest back the title from KCCA. Also the country’s representative in the Caf Confederations Cup, coach Abdallah Mubiru knows very well the importance of raking up points early before the continental games come up early next yearFULL STORY By UPLTuesday UPL FIXTURESSC Villa vs ProlineNamboole (4 pm) live on Azam TV4.30pmKCCA vs The Saints, LugogoBright Stars vs Sadolin, MatuggaExpress vs Bul, WankulukukuJMC Hippos vs Vipers, Bugembelast_img read more

Fit for purpose – Chris Wood offers S&C tips to squads

first_img Tags: Chris Wood, England teams 20 May 2020 Fit for purpose – Chris Wood offers S&C tips to squads Chris Wood has revealed the secrets of his strength and conditioning regime to up-and-coming England players as part of an ongoing series of tutorials with Tour stars.The former England Golf graduate and three-time winner on the European Tour provided a fascinating insight into his fitness work, management of injuries and importance of nutrition during the latest in a series of webinars.During lockdown, Wood didn’t let the closure of his local gym in Bristol interrupt his rhythm.Instead, the 32-year-old simply manufactured his own weights by using his brother-in-law’s drill to fix handles to 35 kilo logs!Wood’s Q&A session explored how he copes with the stresses of tour life and managing a back injury which has niggled him since his teenage amateur days.A bulging disc on his left side is, quite literally, a pain but with careful management is something Wood can work around.The Q&A session was led by England Golf’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Coughlan and was something Wood was happy to sign up for because of the affection he still feels towards the England Golf set-up.“The over-riding memory I have from my England career was the experiences I enjoyed travelling the world playing golf  – and that’s why I’m happy to help out with sessions such as this one,” admitted the 2007 England Golf Order of Merit winner.“I remember going to Australia with four or five other lads. We played an Aussie team and played the Aussie Amateur and a couple of other top events.“I had three weeks in Australia playing competitive golf with good lads – just brilliant.“I remember we were jet-lagged on arrival at a hotel right on a golf course, but we were out in the dark having chipping competitions on the greens – just constant competition and so much fun.“I won the Russian Amateur after being sent away as part of an England squad and earned a slot in the Russian Open on the European Tour – an experience I wouldn’t have otherwise had without being part of an England set up.“Our team spirit back then was amazing.“We always played a game of ‘killer’ on the putting green.“You’re in your blazer ready for a presentation after a day’s play, but the coach, Dave Ridley, lined up 10 of us to hole four-foot putts.“It was a case of miss and you’re out. There was always an edge, but it was just so much fun and these England trips made you love the game even more.”Wood is eager to get back into competition once it is safe for the European Tour to resume, but has not wasted his time off.Ideas on practice, gym work, recovery and the importance of sleep were all topics covered as current squad players once again lapped up the information from a player who was England’s top amateur two years in a row from 2007 and worked his way up to becoming a winner on Tour and a Ryder Cup player.One of Wood’s highlights as an amateur was winning the silver medal at the 2008 Open at Royal Birkdale (pictured below) where he finished the week in a tie for fifth behind eventual winner Padraig Harrington.On that experience, Wood added: “I did a Q&A with my golf club last week and was asked to name my three most nervous moments on a course – that opening tee shot at Birkdale is one of them!“On Sunday I was off in a later group and I was playing with Ian Poulter who I’d never met.“It was an intimidating stage, yet I felt that it was what I wanted to do.“I hold that achievement of winning the silver medal for top amateur as high as anything I’ve done in the game.“The following day I had interviews at my local club and the pro came out to see the medal. He congratulated me, was shaking and dropped the medal. I only had it for less than a day and it was chipped!”Wood may be a regular on Tour, but he remains in touch with his local county scene and has an eye on youngsters coming through the ranks with Gloucestershire.He added: “I’m still close with Mark Powell – he’s been junior organiser for 20 years and he’s so passionate about junior golf in this region.“Whatever Mark asks he will always get a positive answer from me. I still play in their December junior get-together.“Gloucestershire was as big for me in my career as England and I will always support the county game.”Wood has followed Matt Wallace, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Bronte Law, Meg MacLaren and Danny Willett in hosting sessions for the England squad as they look to continue their golfing education.last_img read more

Adamson, UST kick off semifinal bids vs tough foes

first_imgTop seed Adamson stakes its unbeaten slate as it faces University of the Philippines while No. 2 University of Santo Tomas tangles with Far Eastern U to kick off the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference semifinals on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Falcons held off the Lady Maroons, 25-22, 19-25, 25-23, 26-24, the last time they played last Aug. 12 but the Lady Falcons remain  wary of their rivals in their 2 p.m. clash at the start of their best-of-three series.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sor Rungvisai not taking unheralded Diaz lightly Peza offers relief to ecozone firms DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “I know they (UP) are going to come out strong. I do feel the best game they ever played in the conference was against us. They gave us their best game,” said Adamson coach Air Padda.The Tigresses are also looking to duplicate their thrilling 25-15, 25-27, 25-18, 22-25, 15-11 escape over third-ranked Lady Tamaraws in Cagayan de Oro City last Saturday when they start their showdown at 4 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Lady Maroons, meanwhile, hope to ride the momentum of their recent victory over San Beda.“Once bitten, twice shy,” said UP coach Godfrey Okumu on their first meeting with Adamson. “We played them before. It was a seesaw game even if we lost against them.”last_img read more


first_imgRory Gallagher has given debuts to Marc Anthony McGinley and Kevin McBrearty during their victory over Sligo IT.Former UCD goalkeeper Marc Anthony McGinley made his Donegal bow in a challenge match victory over Sligo IT. McGinley played for five seasons for UCD in both the Premier and First Divisions of the League of Ireland.However, after completing his studies McGinley decided to leave UCD and signed for Finn Harps. He didn’t feature for Finn Harps with Conor Winn the No.1 choice for Ollie Horgan so McGinley focused his attentions on Gaelic football with his club St Michael’s.McGinley was superb for St Michael’s in their Donegal SFC campaign which ended when they were narrowly defeated by St Eunan’s in the semi-final.That form prompted new Donegal manager Rory Gallagher to invite McGinley to join a host of other clubs players on a four-week trial period in his attempt to unearth fresh talent.McGinley didn’t feature in the Dr McKenna Cup but he played the entire match in their victory over Sligo IT earlier this week. McGinley is expected to stay part of the squad despite the likelihood he’ll be behind both Paul Durcan and Michael Boyle in the fight for the No.1 jersey.Another player who made his Donegal debut was Four Masters clubman Kevin McBrearty.Mark McHugh and Ryan McHugh both featured for Sligo IT as they try and step-up their preparations for the Sigerson Cup which starts next month.  MARC ANTHONY MCGINLEY MAKES DONEGAL DEBUT IN VICTORY OVER SLIGO IT was last modified: January 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfinn harpsGAAMarc Anthony McGinleynewsRory Gallaghersligo itSportSt MichaelsUCDlast_img read more

Warriors 121, Hornets 110: Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins makes more progress

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Even as he fights through layers of rust and imposing offenses, DeMarcus Cousins has proven one thing. He still remains one of the NBA’s best centers.In the Warriors’ 121-110 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, Cousins had season-highs in points (24) and playing time (31 minutes) while shooting 9-of-15 from the field. It marked a breakthrough after Cousins both had sluggish performances …last_img read more

Sharks’ Pete DeBoer has unlikely connection to Blues’ Game 2 hero

first_imgSAN JOSE — Robert Bortuzzo’s second period goal for the St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the Sharks was the first of his career in an NHL playoff game. His last postseason goal at any level came during the 2007 Ontario Hockey League playoffs with the Kitchener Rangers.His coach at the time? The Sharks’ Pete DeBoer.Bortuzzo played two seasons under DeBoer and assistant coach Steve Spott from 2006-2008 before DeBoer got his first NHL job with the Florida …last_img read more