Manu Tuilagi gave England some much needed go-forwardIn a nutshell:Wales won their first ever Triple Crown at Twickenham in a compelling encounter that gave the 82,000 crowd drama from the kick-off to the very final play of the game. Wales had started strongest with George North seeing daylight early on until he was felled by a David Strettle ankle tap but England gained a foothold in the game to finish the first-half stronger with Manu Tuilagi’s midfield bursts keeping Wales on the back foot. Twenty year-old Owen Farrell gave England a 9-6 lead at the break with three penalties to Leigh Halfpenny’s two. In the second-half England continued to exert pressure on Wales and Rhys Priestland was yellow carded for an offside offence allowing Farrell to stretch Engand’s lead to 12-6. A man down, Wales rallied, with Leigh Halfpenny converting a penalty of his own to bring the Welsh within three points. Another penalty from the full-back with ten minutes to go clawed the score back to 12-12 to set up a grandstand finish. In the 75th minute Scott Williams dotted down, yet still England pressed and David Strettle was close to a score at the death to leave fans debating a thriller deep into the Twickenham night.Key moment:With the scores level, Scott Williams, who had replaced the injured Jamie Roberts at half-time, atoned for an earlier chance to put Leigh Halfpenny away in the corner by ripping the ball off Courtney Lawes in midfield and kicking into space behind the England midfield. With a generous bounce, he gathered and outpaced the covering England defence to touch down to the delight of his team-mates.Star man:Honourable mentions must go to England’s Manu Tuilagi and Owen Farrell who will no doubt be fixtures in the England midfield for a decade and, but I’m plumping for Leigh Halfpenny. Okay, he missed one kickable penalty but he ran with purpose, tidied up any loose ball with clever positioning and showed remarkable bravery to stop David Strettle from touching down in the 80th minute. Elsewhere Wales’ three amigos, Dan Lydiate, Toby Faletau and captain Sam Warburton tackled and harried themselves to standstill.Wales captain Sam Warburton holds aloft Wales’ 20th Triple CrownRoom for improvement:It was a famous win, but the Wales lineout continues to misfire. Wales lost two key lineouts when under pressure failing to secure their own ball. As for England, their lack of cutting edge let them down at the end. David Strettle will be ruing his failure to ground the ball in a manner that convinced the TMO and despite a much improved peformance, they remained scoreless. Oh, but what a game!In quotesThe winners: Wales head coach, Warren Gatland“I said to the players before the game they had a chance to create history. They’ve done that and I’m delighted. We showed signs of great composure and character, that’s a sign of a team which will get better in time.”The losers: England head coach, Stuart Lancaster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scott Williams picks up and crosses to score the winning try for WalesTwickenham, Saturday 25th FebruaryEngland 12-19 WalesScorers England: Pens Owen Farrell 4Wales: Try Scott Williams 1Pens: Leigh Halfpenny 4, Con Halfpenny “There are lots of lessons we can learn but games at this level are going to be won by very fine margins. It’s up to us to learn those lessons and move on and that’s part of team development. Top stats: Wales completed 99 tackles missing nine for a 91% tackle conversion rate. Wales’ top tackler was Dan Lydiate with 14 tacklesEngland made 110 tackles, missing 12 tackles for a 90% tackle rate. Their top tackler was Geoff Parling with 19 tackles.England’s top carrier was Ben Foden who made 113 metres. Wales’ top carrier was George North who made 78 metres.Wales made three linebreaks to England’s one.England made 14 errors to Wales’ nineEngland lost one lineout to Wales’ twoMatch highlights http://bbc.in/wxZgBEEngland: B Foden (M Brown 78); C Ashton, M Tuilagi, B Barritt, D Strettle; O Farrell (T Flood 66), L Dickson (B Youngs 61); A Corbisiero (M Stevens 66), D Hartley (R Webber, 73), D Cole, M Botha (C Lawes 61), G Parling, T Croft, C Robshaw (capt), B Morgan.Wales: L Halfpenny, A Cuthbert, J Davies, J Roberts (S Williams 41), G North, R Priestland, M Phillips, G Jenkins, K Owens, A Jones, AW Jones (R Jones 54), I Evans, D Lydiate, S Warburton, T Faletau LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Sam Warburton of Wales lifts the Triple Crown trophy after the RBS 6 Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on February 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Referee: Steve WalshMatch attendance: 81,598
You think you know a thing or two about rugby, until you sit down with the guys in charge of setting the spreads in the betting industry.There are number-crunchers in that business who proudly boast about watching much more rugby than you, and what’s more, they feel they can make a really good stab at predicting the outcomes of major events like the Rugby World Cup.“Yes I do think we can accurately predict some trends,” says Andrew Sinfield of sports spread betting company Sporting Index. “Some of the minds we’ve got upstairs – what they know about these sports – you wouldn’t believe. I’d back them to predict anything, be it cricket, racing, anything. They are pricing up things like total (number of) fours in the Cricket World Cup, over 64 games, and I reckon they were within 50.”Bookies dream: France do well in World Cups but punters rarely back themAccording to Sinfield, the betting industry used to be populated with characters; the barrow boys who were brash, loud, had an inside track and probably more importantly, had the balls to back up their mouths. Now things are a lot more methodical. There’s a high chance you won’t get anywhere behind the scenes in modern betting if you don’t have a mathematical background. And are prepared to put the hours of research in, particularly with betting in rugby.Sports spread betting is a growing phenomenon in this country. Unlike regular betting when the amount that can be won or lost is fixed when the bet is placed, with spread betting the profit or loss changes depending on how accurate the prediction of an outcome is. The basic principle is that the betting organisation sets a spread with a lower quote and higher quote of, say the points a team will score, the number of tries, or how much they win by. If you think that higher quote will be exceeded, you can ‘buy’ and if you believe the outcome will be lower then you can ‘sell’.As an example you might think New Zealand will score more than a quoted number of points in a World Cup match and ‘buy’ at £10 per point. If they score 20 more points than the higher number put forward by the company, you will receive £200 back. If you ‘sell’, it’s the same principle, except that for every point less than their predicted lower quote, you receive those points times your £10 stake. If New Zealand score ten points less than the lower quote, then, you get £100.Of course you can get it disastrously wrong. If you sell New Zealand points at 25 and they ended up scoring 50 points, you would owe £250, if you were doing £10 per point. But there is usually the opportunity to cash out if you think a bet is going pear-shaped.So if you’re going to spot a hole in the betting companies’ odds – and it does happen, with one bad match possibly leading to a “six-figure” loss in rugby – you’ll need to know your stuff, because the experts do, especially Sporting Index’s three full-time rugby guys, according to Sinfield. Two tribes: Can the betting companies accurately predict who comes out on top of a World Cup final? Well watched: Jone Macilai will have been seen for Northland and Crusaders“A lot of (what Sporting Index does) is down to player knowledge and how you think players will match up against each other. When we say you can wake up on a Saturday at 7am and watch rugby right through to 10pm, all three of our team will be doing that, 40 Saturdays a year. You have to have in-depth knowledge of these guys. The Fijian that turns up that nobody has heard of, we’ll probably have seen him five or six times playing in the ITM Cup. It’s what we do.”So how do you approach the Rugby World Cup, then?“Probably once the warm-ups are out of the way we’ll look at all the intricate markets we can come up with. We’ll get an outright book out soon, at the end of the season, then get working on the intricate stuff in late August. That will be a 100 index, 75, 50s for getting knocked out in the semis and 25 for knocked out in the quarters, nothing for anything else. Back in the day it was all done with a calculator, pen and paper and it’s only recently that we’ve started to run and run loads of simulations. The way that we’ll do it is, we’ll allocate a team a rating and put these into a programme and simulate a game, with about ten thousand simulations of it.“From that we’ll see what the price should be, the expected price of winning a competition. These ratings obviously update week by week, or game by game for the international sides. You watch a round of matches and say: ‘Are they better or worse than I thought?’ So New Zealand are at the top and we rate them at about 125, assuming that any team they are 125-points better than are worth nothing. Then you stagger it all down so you’ve got a big ladder of what these teams are worth. Then changes in coaches, key retirements, injuries, weather conditions, home advantage and all this stuff is factored in every time you do it. We’ve got databases coming out of our ears!“We’ll start with the ratings system. I make sure I’m happy with the ladder, then we’ll work through each game and come together and say: “what did you make of total tries?” We’ll talk about where we are different, gravitate towards that middle number and stick a spread on it. There will be ‘heated disagreements’!”Getting heated: The All Blacks come out on top of most team ratingsEssentially what these guys do is look at each game in isolation, see player-on-player who they think is better or has more fitting attributes for the contest, and tot that up – before going through every potential outcome, all the way to the end. Do you think you could predict that more accurately than them? Feel free to try. There’s money to be made.Of course, you don’t have to ask them who they think will win the whole thing. It’s reflected in their spreads. The question really is: can you predict more accurately than them? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS We explain what spread betting is and consider whether the betting companies can predict who will win major events Rugby World spoke with Sporting Index as research for our feature “How to win a World Cup without kicking a ball” – in the July 2015 issue. 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Paula Kinikinilau ran furthest in the game with 81 metres, next best was Tommaso Allan with 68, followed by Leonardo Sarto with 52Francesco Minto was the game’s top tackler with 16, followed by Simone Favaro with 15 and Alessandro Zanni with 14Over and out: In his fifth World Cup, Mauro Bergamasco is given a fitting send-offItaly: L McLean; L Sarto, M Capagnaro (E Bacchin 33), T Benvenuti, G Venditti, T Allan, E Gori; M Aguero, A Manici, L Cittadini, Q Geldenhuys (c), J Furno, F Minto, S Favaro, A Zanni.Replacements: D Giazzon, A De Marchi, D Chistolini, V Bernabo, S Vunisa, G Palazzani, C CannaScorersTries: Leonardo Sarto, Edoardo Gori, Tommaso Allan, Alessandro ZanniCons: Allan (3)Penalties: Allan (2)Romania: C Fercu; M Lemnaru, P Kinikinilau, F Vlaicu, I Botezatu, M Wiringi (C Gal 40), V Calafeteanu; M Lazar, O Turashvili, P Ion, V Poparlan, J van Heerden, V Ursache (c), V Lucaci, D Carpo.Replacements: A Radoi, A Ursache, H Pungea, M Antonescu, S Burcea, T Bratu, A ApostolScorersTries: Apostol (2), PoparlanCons: Vlaicu (2)Pen: Vlaicu (1)Attendance 11,450 Jacques Brunel’s Italy ran in four tries against a spirited Romanian side as they finished a mediocre World Cup with a win Man of the match: Tommaso AllanReferee Romain Poite (Fra) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Azzurri power: Alessandro powers over for a try as Italy storm to comfortable win Italy romped to a four-try bonus point victory at a boisterous Sandy Park on the final day of the Pool stages. Tries in the first-half by Sarto, Gori and Allan helped them to a 22-3 lead at the break, and when Zanni scored a fourth on 45 minutes, a rout was threatened. Credit to the Oaks who dug in and scored three tries in the last quarter of an hour to give the score a respectable sheen at 32-22. Tommaso Allan scored 17 points in a man of the match performance.What’s hotSandy ParkOkay, it’s small with a capacity of just over 11,000, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in passion and noise. With the fans just yards from the players, it creates a cauldron that can only lift players. Sandy Park has shone a light in the South-West for the World Cup and can rightly be proud of its part in the tournament. With a new hybrid pitch and improvements off the pitch totalling a £9m spruce-up, the was money well-spent.Colour: The Sandy Park faithful made plenty of noise to add to the party atmosphereTommaso AllanTommaso Allan, the 22-year-old fly-half honed his skills in Scotland, playing at age-grade level, with a Scottish father but he chose to follow the country of his mother’s birth. Against Romania, he proved a running threat, scoring the individual score of the game in the first half. After spotting a gap jinking through. In the second-half, he continued to ask questions of the Romanian defence with his footwork and offloading game. He also kicked well off the deck, only missing two kicks all competition. It’s early days, but could he be the answer to the 10-year-old Italian fly-half conundrum, left by Diego Dominguez?Rising star: Tommaso Allan had a big influence in Italy’s winRomania set-pieceAt the first scrum, the Romanian pack drove the previously vaunted Italian pack ten metres, as they carried on from where they left off against Canada. While they wobbled with Van Heerden in the bin, much credit should go to Top 14 based props Paulica Ion and Mihaita Lazar also gave the French scrum serious problems. Lynn Howells must have been purring at such a performance. Can rightly be considered as one of the strongest packs in the tournament.What’s notRomania’s lack of wide ambitionIn the first half, Romania, who had the edge up front, went through over 20 phases with the Italian’s defending their line. They chose to keep it tight, when they were making no headway, even though Paula Kinikinilau had been making inroads. In the end they were penalised without scoring a point and Allan cleared the decks. It was reminiscent of Wales the previous day against Australia. Tries later in the second-half only made their lack of ambition more acute.Arm-wrestle: Romania didn’t trust the creativity of their back when they had Italy under pressureFive day turnaroundsRomania started off like a train, surely fired up to gain an unlikely victory to earn a third-placed finish, however their neverending game against Canada just five days ago seemed to catch up with them as they wilted in the middle third of the match. Even though they showed heart and spirit by scoring three tries in the last quarter of an hour, it showed the balance between maintaining the intensity of the competition and proper rest for the players is not easy to find.StatsItaly ran 314 metres to Romania’s 288Italy beat 22 defenders to 9 by Romania, making 7 linebreaks, to Romania’s 4Italy made 139 tackles, to Romania’s 33 TAGS: HighlightRomania
Fiji are back in the northern hemisphere and they have some talented players – but you would like to coach them? You would hardly see the players and would have to do it by remote control… Ahead of the Barbarians match McKee had barely got back onto first-name terms with his players before the kick-off. They had had three Tests in June, against Tonga, Samoa and Georgia but of the squad on current duty only half-a-dozen started that final fixture. The Baa-Baas result was a kick in the guts for the Fijians but there is a reason – as McKee explains.Slipped through the net: Fijian Virimi Vakatawa is now prospering with France“We had a three-day camp in Toulouse where all the professional players come in,” he said. “With travelling and everything, we really had four sessions, Monday afternoon, two on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. The requirements say that the professional players return to their clubs and some of them played for their clubs and then we reassembled on Sunday night in Belfast.“There were still players coming in Monday morning, some players played on Sunday with a Friday night game it was a pretty tough week’s preparation.”There are something north of 160 Fijians playing rugby in France alone and with so many of them trying to earn a few euros in the northern hemisphere – and who can blame them when they are on a paltry few hundred quid a Test – the national coach is up against it.McKee added: “We have had very little time together since the World Cup. The World Cup for the tier-two countries is always a good year because the windows and player availability are bigger. The Pacific Nations Cup is expanded and we play a number of games together. Also we are in camps for a number of months rather than a number of weeks. Breaking new ground: With time and preparation, Fiji won Olympics Sevens Gold“Since the World Cup we had a June Test series in Fiji but the French competition ran right into the June window. Technically we could have requested the release of our players but we took the decision that any players who were involved in the finals we would not select in fairness to the players – that was the best pathway to go. We always find in the June window that players who play in Europe they may need off-season surgery or recovery so we do not always have our best squad in June. This November we would have had our strongest squad together since the World Cup.“The professional era of rugby does make it difficult assembling our players but you look at what the Sevens squad achieved, the programme ran on a shoestring compared to a lot of other countries, so it’s not always about the money.”But a large dollop of dosh always helps and, hopefully, things are about to get better if the sponsors who are apparently going to put their hands in their pockets deliver the readies. Fiji will have a team in Australia’s National Rugby Championship next year, Olympic gold mania has already struck Suva, a Super Rugby outfit is being talked about and who knows the governing bodies might lob them a bit more cash. Then the rugby world could have a real force on their hands and McKee might get to know his players’ first names again and some of them might opt to play for the land of their birth. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Fiji have been in town this week, staying in Teddington, and the coaching staff have been bombarded with the same questions they get lobbed every time the team visits the United Kingdom. And just because the questions are not exactly original that does not make them irrelevant.They usually revolve around money, players defecting to other nations and the availability of big names to the national side.The presence of Nathan Hughes in the England squad and the hat-trick scored by Virimi Vakatawa, for France against Samoa, probably didn’t improve their mood but there might be some good news on that front though when World Rugby finally change the three-year residency rules. And, if, Fiji get a Super Rugby franchise, which is on the cards finally, and have their best players at home the rest of the world had better look out – but for the moment they are time and cash poor.Power play: The selection of Fijian qualified Nathan Hughes for England has raised eyebrowsThe Fijians are getting about £400 for playing against England whose players are trousering the thick end of £22,000 but you won’t find the tourists moaning about that.John McKee, a New Zealander who has been around the coaching block, is currently charged with fielding the queries and most are met with a shrug of the ‘there-is-nothing-we-can-do-about-it variety’. Eddie Jones has a similar outlook but the access he gets to his squad is in a different league to what McKee can budget for and the RFU has pretty deep pockets.If you put aside the wondrous playing talent the Fijians have at their disposal and the fanaticism for rugby in the islands McKee really has got the impossible job and if the locals were not so good at the game he would probably be in silver revolver mode and taking the easy way out.Tough gig: Fiji coach John McKee has one of the toughest jobs in rugbySince the last World Cup, when Fiji gave England a hurry-up, lost by a total of 25 points to Australia and Wales and thumped Uruguay, McKee and his players have been virtual strangers – they might as well have been internet dating and been sharing awkward glances over a bottle of cheap vino.This autumn they first played the Barbarians, in Belfast, and got beaten 49-7 for their troubles and have games against England, at Twickenham, and Japan, in Vannes, in France. But if anything, apart from the massive money discrepancy and the fact only six of the 29-man squad are based in Fiji, sums up the haves and the have-nots situation it is the amount of time McKee actually gets to spend with his squad. Brothers in arms: Fiji are a side motivated by family and togetherness TAGS: Fiji
Explaining the differences in lifestyle in greater detail, he says: “Back home I wouldn’t get anything out of rugby, I’d just play for the sake of playing. But coming here to Germany, I feel like I’m more independent because if I play I get my money and if I get my money then I can choose whatever I want to do with it. That’s the greater part of it.“Coming from Zimbabwe, the greatest disadvantage is our passport. It’s one of the worst passports you can ever have. Having to apply for a visa is becoming a nightmare. You can’t really get a sports visa because most of the clubs are not willing to pay the minimum average (cost) for you to get one. You end up having to apply for a study visa or get a job so you get a visa for wherever you want to go. But at the same time you want to advance your rugby.On the rise: German rugby – “especially sevens” – is climbing, says Chitokwindo“Life away from rugby comes back to what you have in the wallet or how much you spend. If I was at home I wouldn’t be out and about or going around the world seeing other places. There is no money to do that and no time to do that as well. Coming to Germany I feel I can travel if I want to travel, play social rugby if I want to play social rugby, I can study. As soon as I got here I was told there was free tuition at university so that’s one thing I’ve taken up and I want to further my studies.“Once you get into Europe, all these things open up. If you want to work, you can work. If you want to get into university, you can get into university. And things seem to run smoothly.” Special day: Zimbabwe – Chitokwindo included – celebrate beating Tonga in Hong Kong in 2013 Zimbabwe international Tafadzwa Chitokwindo has experienced the good and bad of living as a full-time player in Germany. He talks to Alan Dymock about his life in Europe as part of our Great Migration series LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS When you make your living as a rugby player, sometimes there are hardships to go alongside the wage you get for playing a sport you love. This can be particularly true for those who have moved a significant distance from home in order to do so. That much becomes apparent in talking to a mostly chirpy Tafadzwa Chitokwindo.The Zimbabwean is quick. In fact, he’s very quick. It’s one of the reasons why German side TV Pforzheim agreed to give him a trial – they had seen his wheels in action during the 2013 Sevens World Cup. And after three months, Chitokwindo had done enough to be invited back on a full-time basis. The money he earns in central Europe has afforded him a lifestyle he could only fleetingly enjoy back in Zimbabwe, but there is also a harshness that comes with that.Asked if he would stay in Germany long-term, Chitokwindo sighs before he says: “That’s a very tricky question because Germany is not the friendliest of places to be, social-wise. So in as much as everything is okay financially, the social side is a bit of a low. It’s a 50-50. I could go home but I know there are not many opportunities for me to explore, but I know my social life is going to be better and I’m always going to be happy. Here there are things like racism, people don’t appreciate you because they don’t want you here.”How bad has the racism been for you in the country? “Now I think they’re getting used to us, because of all the refugees coming through. But just when I first came through, if I’d gone into a shop a security guard would follow me around. If I did anything, everybody would be watching me. So you endure the pressure, but then you know why you are here. There are always challenges to every new adventure. You just have to dig deep and move forward.”Making the tackle: Chitokwindo (L) makes a tackle against South AfricaThis sounds like a harsh low away from rugby, to go along with the financial highs and true enjoyment on the field. Germans have a complicated relationship with incomers and although he is not a refugee, you can understand how the African athlete may feel isolated in a country where a constant national discussion revolves around the vast intake of displaced foreign nationals.SEE OUR INVESTIGATION IN THE NEW ISSUEChitokwindo studied in South Africa’s Rhodes University, but after moving back to Zimbabwe a job he took “moved sideways” nine months later and he looked elsewhere. He laughs about the fact it was rugby that took him to Europe. FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREThe rugby runs more smoothly too. At Rhodes, the uni team was also a club and he was able to continue playing for his national side when he was with them. But Chitokwindo explains the inherent issues with the club game in his home nation. He lays it out: “In Zimbabwe sometimes we have a league competition, sometimes not, because of funding. That was one huge step I had to get used to here – to play games week in, week out. In Zimbabwe sometimes you’d be told there were no games because of funding. Coming here everything was well organised, everything was well funded, and even going to an amateur union everything was a bit professional.”He sees the game in Germany evolving and improving. He also feels that operating in a more professional set-up has meant he can bring more with him when he heads into national camps. With what he is going through in Germany, Chitokwindo feels he is becoming not only a better rugby player but a better person.
If you could have one superpower what would it be? Time travel. I’d go back in time to correct all my wrongs… and then I’d put a couple of bets on!Do you have any superstitions? I always put new 21mm studs in for Internationals. I go left to right, in a clockwise circle, for each boot. And I can’t put them down. So I’ll take all the studs out one boot that way, sit it on my knees. Do the other, sit it on my knees. Then pick up the first boot and put the new studs in, put it down, get the other one, studs in. Then tighten one, put it down, tighten the other one.What about guilty pleasures? Fizzy juice. But my teeth are alright, I get them checked quite a lot. Touch wood, no problems.Your three dream dinner-party guests? The Rock because he is just cool. I’d also want a ruder comedian like Frankie Boyle and then the Queen because I’d love to see her face with what me and Frankie Boyle are doing at the dinner.Cool: Film star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (Getty Images)Any bugbears? There’s nothing worse than people not knowing lineout calls. I hate people telling me what to do, too.What’s the worst job you’ve had? I’ve not got much flexibility in my ankle after a break, but I was doing roofing and lasted an hour. There’s a certain way you’re meant to walk on tiles going up the roof, but because of my ankle I was breaking a tile with my right foot every step. I broke as many as I put down.What’s your silliest purchase? I bought an old-fashioned vibrating stand, you go on and put a belt around your stomach. It’sa weight-loss thing that jiggles you up and down. It was something unique.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? I just want to be able to do a job that I love as much as rugby. What did you do next? I went back out to get some fresh air and then went to go back in again, when I saw him running down the street with two bags. I went back in but didn’t see anybody. The fire brigade come and they were shouting, “Gordy, how you doing?!” They went in and checked – fortunately no else one was in there.So who’s your funniest team-mate ever? Rob Harley. He always comes in with witty comments. He’s the smartest guy you’ll ever meet – he’s like Sheldon out of The Big Bang Theory. He’s so clever but funny too, and he’s ginger!Any pranks you can share? Back in the day Kevin Bryce tipped my bag out at training, so to get him back I bought two big salmon, stuck one in his car’s glove compartment and another under his seat. He found one and thought that was the smell gone, but it was still there. He couldn’t find the other one! I’ve also locked Pat MacArthur out on the balcony when we’ve stayed in a hotel a few times.Most embarrassing thing to happen to you on the pitch? Against Moray Low I got folded like a penknife one scrum, and old Ayr lock Skippy Kelly was pushing behind me. As he pushed, let’s just say it rearranged my anatomy a bit!Do you have any nicknames? Goon because back in the day I used to like a bit of a scrap – it came from the movie Goon about ice hockey enforcers. Well, I say that. Moray Low also says it’s from The Goonies!We heard you had a hook-up for Irn Bru at the World Cup in Japan? Yeah, one of the fans actually brought some over. They knew that I was craving Irn Bru and I think WP Nel made some phone calls and one of the guys brought some over on first class. He brought me 12 bottles – I was delighted! Strike a pose: Gordon Reid during a photo shoot at the World Cup (Getty Images) The Scotland loosehead talks fishy pranks, house fires and shocking the Queen This article originally appeared in the February 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Downtime with… Scotland prop Gordon ReidYou rescued someone from a house fire recently. What happened?!I was out the back of our house, putting stuff in the tumble dryer and I could smell this smoke. I thought it was my tumble dryer, so I was gutted. I thought I’d have to pay £300 for a new one and I’d only just bought it. I was raging.But I looked up and it was actually the next-door neighbour’s house that was on fire. There was smoke and flames coming from the back door and back-door window. So I went over there with a big bucket of water to try to put the flames out, which didn’t work at all.I went inside the house, saw a guy struggling to stand up and grabbed him and pulled him out. I got the missus to phone an ambulance. I asked if there was anyone else inside, I didn’t know if there were kids and I didn’t know the guy. He said “yes” so I kicked the front door. The smoke was horrific and I was stumbling around in the dark.
On that 1984 European tour, Ella scored a try in every Test by following his pass and staying available as a support player. It replicated his feat on the 1977-78 Australian Schoolboys tour, when the tourists won all 19 games and scored 110 tries against six.Celebrated: the Ella brothers with their dad at a book launch at Randwick, 1984 (Fairfax Media)In tandem with brothers Glen and Gary, he had set the Aussie club game alight when guiding Randwick to five consecutive Premierships from 1978-82, and in the last of those years Mark was made Wallaby skipper – the first indigenous Australian to captain a national sports team.He led his country in ten of his 25 Tests and his chilled-out character is highlighted by a tale told by former team-mate and later Wallaby coach Michael Cheika, who recalls discovering Ella secretly listening to the races on an earpiece ahead of a comeback game by the fly-half during the late 1980s.Eddie Jones, another who played with Ella at Randwick, grew up with him and knew better than anyone about his special qualities. When the now England coach was dishing out nicknames, he kept it simple with Ella. “He was God. He was that good,” he says in his book. Attacking genius: Ella in action during the 1984 European tour, when he inspired a Grand Slam (Getty) Major teams: Randwick, NSW, MilanCountry: AustraliaTest span: 1980-84Test caps: 25 (25 starts)Test points: 78 (6T, 3C, 8P, 8DG)Rugby’s Greatest: Mark EllaDavid Campese calls him the best he’s ever seen and the only negative to Mark Ella’s career is its brevity because, after blazing a trail across Australia and Europe, he quit the international game at 25, seemingly unhappy at the more ‘serious’ approach of Wallaby coach Alan Jones.Ella was a one-off, a genius. Few players down the years could match his sublime handling skills but it was his attacking mindset that set him apart. Instead of defences looking to unnerve the fly-half, Ella turned the tables by putting pressure on defenders; he played so flat that they were forced to make decisions under stress and by standing so close to his scrum-half – generally, no more than three metres wide of him – he would draw the openside flanker on to him and take him out of the game.Michael Lynagh adopted much of Ella’s teachings for his own game, including the ‘catch, pass and support’ principle that underpins classic running rugby.“Mark would say that if he touched the ball twice the team tended to score and if he touched it three times he himself tended to score,” says Lynagh, who played outside Ella on the 1984 Grand Slam tour. “His sleight of hand, his decoys and so forth, were mesmeric, and he was also a lovely communicator. He was great fun to play with.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wallaby fly-half Mark Ella retired from international rugby before he even reached his prime, yet his short presence at the top was tinged with pioneering greatness TAGS: The Greatest Players Ella played at Milan in Italy with kindred spirit Campese before embarking on a coaching and media career.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. England Six Nations SquadWales Six Nations SquadScotland Six Nations SquadIreland Six Nations SquadFrance Six Nations SquadItaly Six Nations SquadSix Nations Table 2019In 2019 Wales topped the table with a Grand Slam win over Ireland. The victory ensured England came second in the final standings and earned Ireland a third-place finish. France, Scotland and Italy rounded off the table in 2019.See the final table standings below:Six Nation Fixtures Country by Country To take a look at the complete fixture list for each team click on one of the links below.England Six Nation FixturesFrance Six Nation FixturesIreland Six Nation FixturesItaly Six Nation FixturesScotland Six Nation FixturesWales Six Nation FixturesRelated: Six Nations TV CoverageCan’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. Stay up-to-date with the Six Nations table for the 2021 tournament Six Nations Table 2021The Six Nations title race went down to the final match and Scotland’s dramatic 27-23 win over France in Paris meant it was Wales who lifted the trophy.France needed to score four tries and win by a margin of 21 points to take the title, but a late try from Duhan van der Merwe secured a first Scotland win over les Bleus in Paris since 1999.Wales’ place at the top of the table with 20 points remained intact while France finished second on 16.Ireland pipped Scotland to third place with a points difference of 48 compared to the Scots’ 47 after both finished level with 15 match points.England finished fifth with just two wins from five matches while Italy propped up the table once more.Six Nations Table 2021(Six Nations Rugby)Six Nations Table 2020England pipped France to last season’s title, which concluded at a delayed date in October. Both teams finished on 18 points after five games, but England’s superior points difference crowned them champions. Ireland and Scotland also both finished on the same points in third and fourth, but Ireland’s points difference outweighed their counterparts. Wales and Italy rounded off the 2020 table.See the final standings below:Six Nation Squad and Team NewsTo see who made the cut in each of the six squads, click on one of the links below. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
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New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Una de las familias albergada por el programa Family Promise del valle de Gallatin en Bozeman, Montana. La diácona episcopal Roxanne Klingensmith de la iglesia episcopal de Santiago [St. James] en Bozeman, ayudó al lanzamiento de la red interreligiosa en esa ciudad. Foto de Luca Photography.[Episcopal News Service] Todo comenzó con un sándwich. Karen Olson trabajaba para Warner Lambert y había hecho uno de sus frecuentes viajes a Nueva York para una reunión almuerzo cuando se encontró a una vagabunda que estaba sentada en el exterior de la Gran Estación Central.“A principio de los años ochenta en Nueva York, era difícil caminar una cuadra de la ciudad sin ver a alguien que estuviera viviendo en la calle”, recordaba Olson. “Yo pasaba de largo junto a las personas sin hogar, supongo que como todo el mundo”.Esta vez, en lugar de seguir de largo, llevada por un impulso le compró un sándwich a la mujer y terminó conversando con ella. “Me dijo que no había comido desde el día anterior. Me enteré un poquito de su vida y de cierto modo se rompió una barrera. Hasta ese momento, yo sólo pensaba que uno no se acerca a [hablar con] vagabundos”.De regreso a casa, Olson les contó a sus hijos de 10 y 12 años acerca de la mujer desamparada, cuyo nombre era Milly. Y ellos le respondieron: “Hagamos sándwiches y démoselos a las personas sin hogar de Nueva York.“Durante un par de años” contó Olson, “cada dos domingos nos aparecíamos [en Nueva York] cargados de sándwiches y llegamos a conocer a las personas [que vivían en la calle] por sus nombres”.Ella también comenzó a adquirir conocimiento acerca de la carencia de hogar y particularmente de los apuros de las familias desamparadas. Finalmente, se dirigió a la comunidad religiosa del condado de Union, en Nueva Jersey, donde ella residía. Cuando no pudieron dominar la logística para abrir un albergue, crearon un nuevo modelo: once iglesias y una sinagoga se pusieron de acuerdo para alimentar y albergar a familias sin hogar durante una semana en rotación, en tanto la YMCA de Elizabeth ofreció espacio para un centro de acogida diurno para las familias. Un vendedor de autos de la zona les ofreció en descuento una furgoneta para transportar familias entre el centro y las congregaciones anfitrionas. Y así nació la primera Red de Hospitalidad Interreligiosa, en octubre de 1986.“Para mi sorpresa, se aparecieron cientos de voluntarios que querían provocar un cambio significativo”, dijo Olson. Esa red no tardó en convertirse en múltiples redes.“Nunca en verdad me propuse comenzar una organización”, afirmó Olson. Pero este año, esa organización que ella no se propuso comenzar, y que ahora se llama Family Promise, celebra su 25º. Aniversario de haberse con vertido en un programa nacional que ofrece, en todo el país, “albergue, comidas y apoyo de vivienda y empleo a más de 49.000 familias sin hogar anualmente”, según la página web de la organización.Con Family Promise participan 6.000 congregaciones —alrededor de un 8 por ciento de ellas episcopales— y 160.000 voluntarios en 41 estados, dijo Olson. “Virtualmente todas las religiones participan. Hay algunas estupendas asociaciones de diferentes religiones que trabajan juntas en comunidades locales”.En Florida, Family Promise del Condado de South Palm Beach incluye a congregaciones cristianas, judías y musulmanas.“La genialidad de Family Promise es que uno ve el poder de Dios que opera sin restricción a través de esta red de congregaciones, todas las cuales responden al llamado a servir a los más vulnerables entre nosotros”, dijo el Rdo. Andrew Sherman, rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Gregorio [St. Gregory’s] en Boca Ratón. “Como pueblo de Dios, todos respondemos en unanimidad para asistir a los más vulnerables. Para mí, teológicamente, es en verdad una lección sobre reino de Dios”.Veintitrés congregaciones apoyan la red, 11 de las cuales ofrecen albergue a 14 personas durante una semana unas cinco veces al año. San Gregorio ha dedicado una residencia de sus instalaciones al programa, de manera que algunas congregaciones que no pueden alojar familias en sus propios sitios, fungen como “anfitriones”, en tanto sus clientes sin hogar se albergan en la casa de la iglesia episcopal.La iglesia episcopal de San Pablo [St. Paul’s Episcopal Church] en Delray Beach y la capilla episcopal de San Andrés [Chapel of Saint Andrew Episcopal Church] en Boca Ratón también son congregaciones anfitrionas, en tanto San Mateo [St. Matthew’s Episcopal] en Delray Beach y San José [St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church] in Boynton Beach son congregaciones de apoyo a la red“Ahora mismo nuestra residencia se está usando probablemente unas 30 de las 52 semanas [del año]”, dijo Sherman. Esto no sólo les permite participar en el programa a las congregaciones que no cuentan con instalaciones de albergue, sino que también les ofrece alguna continuidad de viviendas a familias que de otro modo estarían mudándose todas las semanas, explicó.“No estoy acostumbrada a estar en un lugar diferente cada semana”, dijo Brenda Gery, cliente de Family Promise del Condado de Warren que está hospedada en la iglesia episcopal de San Lucas [St. Luke’s Episcopal Church] en Phillipsburg, Nueva Jersey. “No estoy acostumbrada a este tipo de situación. … Es difícil estar con personas que uno ni siquiera conoce”.Gery, de 52 años, había estado viviendo en las iglesias de Family Promise durante cuatro meses. Estaba fuera de su alcance quedarse en la vivienda subsidiada donde había vivido durante nueve años, luego de que perdiera su empleo de cajera.Esa noche, esperaba ver a su hijo de casi 16 años, que está quedándose con familiares en Phillipsburg. Él juega béisbol y aún le faltan dos años de escuela secundaria. “Quiso quedarse en Phillipsburg con sus amigos”, explicó ella. Otro hijo, de 18 años, vive por su cuenta en Pensilvania.“La gente de la iglesia ha sido muy buena. Eso facilita un poco las cosas”, agregó. Ella está contando los días a la espera de la semana que ha de pasar en la iglesia de la Alianza en Phillipsburg , a la que ella solía asistir.Otra madre soltera, Colleen Dolce, a punto de cumplir 24 años, estaba pasando su segunda noche en San Lucas con sus hijas Ryleigh, de 3 años, y Sophia, de 18 meses. Ella estuvo dando un poco de tumbos, particularmente durante los últimos dos meses, antes de conectarse con Family Promise. Según dijo Olson, alrededor del 60 por ciento de los clientes de Family Promise son niños, la mayoría de ellos menores de 6 años.“A ellas les afecta mucho más de lo que me afecta a mí”, dijo Dolce refiriéndose a sus hijas. “Creo que ellas se han apegado mucho a mí. He sido, literalmente, lo único estable que tienen. Lo bueno es que son pequeñas. Supongo que en el momento en que todo haya pasado no se acordarán mucho de esto”.Hay que hacer un montón de malabarismos. Una furgoneta transporta a su familia, ida y vuelta, hasta el centro diurno de Family Promise, desde donde ella conduce hasta la [casa de una] niñera para luego seguir para su trabajo en Dunkin’ Donuts. Cada lugar está distante de los otros, y ella está a la busca de horarios compatibles y de ayuda de una guardería infantil.“Todas las personas del centro diurno han sido realmente amables”, afirmó. Los servicios disponibles incluyen una ducha y un vestidor, lavadora y secadora, cocina, computadoras para las búsquedas de empleo y un cuarto de juguetes para los niños.De regreso a la iglesia, los voluntarios ofrecen cena y desayuno y se quedan la noche entera con los huéspedes. Esa noche, Kathleen Scala había preparado una cena de espaguetis y estaba comiendo con las familias.“Simplemente debo dar donde es necesario dar”, dijo. “Si cocino en casa, ciertamente puedo cocinar desde aquí.El ministerio hace buen uso del espacio de la iglesia para cubrir una necesidad, agregó. Uno quiere, como iglesia, llegar a la comunidad”.Los voluntarios pasan tiempo con sus huéspedes en las congregaciones asociadas con Family Promise, brindándoles alimentos, amistad y alojamiento para pasar la noche.Sherman ayudó a inaugurar un programa de Family Promise en el condado de Palm Beach luego de descubrir que no había ni un solo albergue para personas sin hogar, pese a tener más habitantes que Rhode Island. “Las personas sin hogar venían a nuestra puerta en la iglesia, y uno trataba de ayudarlas. Sencillamente había que salvar una brecha enorme, tanto en lo que respecta a las necesidades como a la falta de serviciosLa red de Family Promise está ayudando a suplir esas carencias. Desde 2008, según un informe a la reunión anual de la red en enero, “Family Promise ha proporcionado más de 10.000 ‘noches de albergue’, 30.000 comidas y 83.000 horas de trabajo de 1.100 abnegados voluntarios. Una personal asalariado de tres individuos, auxiliado por voluntarios ‘expertos’, mentores y congregaciones participantes, ayudó a las familias a mejorar la crianza de sus hijos y a fijarse un presupuesto, al tiempo de encontrar cursos de capacitación, empleos, vivienda, atención infantil y transporte. Mientras el número de graduados del programa asciende ahora a 180 adultos y niños, Family Promise [local] ha alcanzado una envidiable tasa de éxito de aproximadamente un 85 por ciento, ligeramente superior al 80 por ciento de promedio que tiene la organización Family Promise nacional”.Sherman hizo notar que “se necesita una ‘aldea’ de congregaciones para hacer pasar a una familia sin hogar del desamparo a la estabilidad, y [eso ocurre] realmente mediante la conexión de todos los servicios”.E implica la participación de muchísimos voluntarios.En San Gregorio, más de 100 voluntarios ayudan a lo largo de todo el año, dijo Sherman. “Normalmente, se requiere [la participación] de unos 75 para una semana de hospedaje, cuando uno le añade todos los trabajos de cocinar, albergar, recibir, lavar la ropa de cama”.La familia promedio estuvo con las congregaciones de Family Promise durante nueve semanas el año pasado, informó Olson.En Bozeman, Montana, la iglesia episcopal de Santiago [St. James Episcopal Church] fue la primera en apuntarse para llegar a ser una parroquia de acogida con Family Promise del Valle de Gallatin, gracias al ímpetu de la “madre fundadora” de la red, la diácona Roxanne Klingensmith. “Ha sido un viejo anhelo para nosotros el hacer algo por las personas sin hogar de Bozeman, las cuales siguen siendo bastante invisibles”.Tomó 18 meses llegar a organizarse, desde captar congregaciones a recaudar fundos y adiestrar voluntarios, dijo ella.A partir de su lanzamiento en 2006, hasta abril de 2013, la red interreligiosa ha albergado a más de 100 familias, según informa su página web. Doce congregaciones anfitrionas y 11 congregaciones asociadas, y 1.500 voluntarios, han concluido las dos horas de entrenamiento que se requieren para ofrecerle servicios directos a los huéspedes.La idea de ayudar a familias desamparadas atrajo particularmente a la gente, dijo Klingensmith. “La razón por la que sabíamos que funcionaría era porque incluía a niños. Cuando se habla de niños sin hogar, eso capta la atención de la gente”.[La iglesia de] Santiago hospeda a familias en su antigua rectoría unas nueve veces al año. A las familias “les encanta porque es un ambiente hogareño y tiene dormitorios y dos baños completos y cocina y comedor”, explicó Klingensmith.“En cuanto a [los miembros de] la congregación, lo que significa es que logran participar de cerca”, dijo ella. “Creo que lo que hacen es vivir el evangelio”.“Esto les dio una oportunidad de, en verdad…ser portadores del amor de Cristo”.– Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal de ENS. 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