This being said, Scotland should give Johnson the role full-time, should he hanker after it. After all, with more time to pull in staff to focus long-term on rucking and running he can cheer and chuckle this team to continued improvement.Follow Alan Dymock on Twitter @AlanDymock Scotland burned: Duncan Weir made his first Test start but Wales came away with the spoils at MurrayfieldBy Alan DymockIT WOULD be easy – and indeed lazy – to suggest that the referee was solely to blame for Scotland’s loss to Wales.Yes, Craig Joubert’s performance was one every referee in the world will wince at, and yes the penalty count was diabolical. However, referees should not have considerations of our entertainment at heart. They can colour their interpretation in a way that promotes play, of course, but that is at the discretion of the man in the middle and teams must adapt to this. Wales simply coped better.There will, of course, be a number who do not share this belief. It is hard to conjure up ridiculous notions of a conspiracy against the thistle when Jim Hamilton, all 6ft 8in of him, tip-toes round the ruck and lays a hand on the Welsh player fondling the ball.Lion man: Adam Jones celebrates a job doneOkay, so the scrum was a disaster zone and the referee was guessing when it came to timing the “set”, but even then there were issues. Euan Murray dealt poorly with Paul James’ shoulder, and he rarely touched when the ref gave the command. He sometimes overcame this and forced the referee’s hand, such is his fleeting quality, but he and others drifted in and out.The ever-learning student Ryan Grant got his first real lesson when it came secondary shoves, and with all three of Scotland’s front row being proud players who thrive on momentum, but they became overzealous. With this and Joubert’s loose interpretation, the scrum became the spectacle no one called for.So it became even more pertinent for Scotland to tighten up and act smarter in open play. Nevertheless, when they should have been taking a step back and a step in, closer to the breakdown, they did not and their scramble defence, so positive in past games, struggled with Wales once they broke the line.The first real break came from George North after he and five of his friends ran to a gaping blindside, faced by a few amply spaced defenders. Richie Gray could only flail as North stepped and gunned the accelerator.Scotland had defended their line so well all tournament, and they tried so hard in this tie. It was just that too many offside runs added up. The game was painfully stop-start. The Scots never stopped chancing their arm. Arguably, Wales did the same, but got away with it. Yet if the Scottish tactic was to hit runners, one-out, and hope they can blast the likes of Sam Warburton, Ryan Jones and Justin Tipuric out of the way they deserved the shock they well and truly asked for.For all the indiscipline and the apparent fall out with the ref at the scrum, Scotland were in the game, though, and that is credit to Kelly Brown and Greig Laidlaw. The two leaders never gave up and the kicker ensured that Scotland were not humiliated in any way. Matt Scott played well, too, kicking intelligently, and tying things together. He was solid.The most irritating issue, beyond officiating, concerns Scotland’s back three.With Duncan Weir at fly-half, the tactic was obvious. For some of the game it worked, as well, with bombs and touch-finders being mixed in. There was just a lack of variety in the running.The one-out runners were chewed up and spat out and for much of the game, with team-mates lining behind Adam Jones, hoping to pick through the remains of Scottish players still caught in the top tackler’s beard. Scots wingers had to watch from afar, wondering if they would get a go. Only from kicks did anyone get a nibble at Stuart Hogg.Adopted Scot: Sean Maitland has fitted in well to the teamEven then, Sean Maitland carried more than anyone else. The former Crusader has fitted in well and has looked every part an international rugby player. Which makes for a great shame. At the start of Scott Johnson’s reign the back three were given the freedom to roam. As pressure and expectations have grown, however, the tactics have become more negative and focus on the breakdown has meant that the moves tailored to suit the sprinters have faded or been abandoned.Against France, having a go should be a priority. not for featured LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS So the choice is whether the coaches want to stick to their plan or shake things up completely.Decide Tommy Bowe really is ready to rock, and the door is open for Ziggy Zebo to sprinkle some stardust as well. Of course, with so much at stake and so many injuries, it is much more likely that one change for the positive necessitates a Plan B for the tighter, more physical, more attritional approach that could see the Lions close out the series. Stop the rock, hand stops the rock: Tommy Bowe is back in the mix for selection in the second Test. Should he play?By Alan DymockTOURING AS a Lion is much less Rock ‘n’ Roll than you would think. The booze is replaced with table-creaking amounts of carbohydrates and fish, the massages are painful affairs unknotting heavy limbs and there are no TVs getting shot out of windows.There are still stadiums full of shrieking fans, though.Hit or miss: Cuthbert scored but was shaky against AustraliaOn Saturday, in the second Test against the Wallabies, more than a few fans will be shouting George North’s name. After a scintillating display opposite the equally gifted Israel Folau in the first game in Brisbane, only the dreary and unimaginative would not greedily eye the wing the pair share. However, on the other flank there is a spot up for grabs.Alex Corbisiero and Jamie Roberts have been ruled out of the second Test, but Tommy Bowe is available for selection.His recovery from a hand injury has been freakish, with the Ulster speedster defying medical predictions like a sporting Ronnie Wood. Able to continue now, many are yelping for the winger to usurp Alex Cuthbert this weekend.Cuthbert was caught out with his defensive positioning and fumbled a high kick at a tense time in the Wallabies game last week. Bowe is known for his stability under the ball as well as his innate ability to track back into a good defensive position. However, snap decisions based on the closeness of the first Test could be dangerous. Warren Gatland and Rob Howley have a tough meeting in store. Bowe has his merits but is out of favour while Cuthbert is in a strange halfway-house between having jitters and being close to his pomp, should things fall into place early on in the next Test. What happens if Cuthbert is dropped for Bowe, the Irishman hurts his hand early, and Cuthbert is on to chase a game hard albeit with bruised pride?Perhaps Cuthbert is stronger than many give him credit for, yet if Gatland opts not to fiddle, but wants Bowe involved somehow, there is a bench spot to scrap for.Stage presence: Mischievous Zebo offers an extra sparkGatland is a fan of Maitland, praising him for his work rate in the game against the Rebels. He got his first try and has already had a spot on the bench for the Test, if only to warm up and watch.Then there is Simon Zebo. He is mystical figure, elusive and confident, and in a short space of time he has impressed enough people to generate buzz. Many want players on the bench that can make something out of nothing and Zebo falls into that bracket. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 25: Simon Zebo of the Lions confronts Nic Stirzaker of the Rebels after a tackle during the International Tour Match between the Melbourne Rebels and the British & Irish Lions at AAMI Park on June 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
IN THE June edition of Rugby World, we asked Nick Walshe, ex-Bath and England scrum-half turned England U20s backs coach, how to run a Rangi strike move with four separate try-scoring options. You’ll be running rings around the opposition in no time! Come back next month for more tips from the pros. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Download the PDF here, and take it to training!
Date of birth: 13 September 1997. Country: England LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the attack: Holly Aitchison makes a break for England U20 v France. (Photo: England Rugby) RW Verdict: Aitchison missed Lichfield’s first game this season as she wasn’t 18 until 13 September, but she played a major role thereafter. This Hartpury student played twice for England U20 in March and has a big future.First published in the May 2016 edition of Rugby World magazine. When did you get involved with England?I got into the Talent Development Group when I was 12 and my first cap was on my 16th birthday, for England U18 Sevens. There is no 15-a-side U18 team so my games for the U20s this season have been my first 15-a-side caps.What is your aim now?To get into the Elite Playing Squad and go to England training camps. How did you get into rugby?My dad Ian took me to Waterloo when I was five because he was DoR there. I played for Waterloo, with the boys, until I was 12, had one season in the U15 girls, then went to Liverpool St Helens and stayed there until last season.Did you play any other sports?I did a few sports to county level – football, tennis, netball, athletics and cross country. I didn’t really specialise in rugby until I cameto Hartpury College in 2014.Why did you join Lichfield this season?I like to run and play an expansive game, and Lichfield play like that. They have selected me at No 13 to take the pressure off in my first season of adult rugby, but I play No 10 usually. I’m a goalkicker too, but haven’t been kicking for Lichfield. It is a real family environment.Who have been your mentors?My dad, who coached me until U12s, John Foster at St Helens, Rob Thomson my divisional coach and James Cooper and Kevin Moggridge from England Sevens and U20.
RW Verdict: He led New Zealand to a big win at the Junior World Cup in Georgia, is part of the Chiefs development squad and is expected to go professional next season, with his accuracy and consistency standing out.This article first appeared in the July 2017 edition of Rugby World. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It was a really cool experience. I was one of the youngest boys there and played alongside Liam Messam and Tim Nanai-Williams. It was great to see how professionals do things, how they hold themselves. We won that as well so it was an awesome experience.Triumph: Luke Jacobson lifts the Junior World Cup after NZ’s 64-17 win over England. Photo: Getty ImagesYou captained New Zealand at the U20 World Cup… It’s a huge honour to be able to do that, to lead the boys onto the field.What are your aims for the next 12 months?This year I’m trying to work towards playing for my region back in Waikato and getting a cap for them. We find out more about New Zealand’s U20 World Championship-winning skipper Luke Jacobson In the clear: Luke Jacobson en route to a try in the 2017 Junior World Cup final. Photo: Getty Images Date of birth 20 April 1997 Position Back-row Club WaikatoWhen did you first play rugby? I was five years old and it was for my primary school. I used to play in the backs up until Year 11, so when I was 16. Then in Years 12 and 13 I moved to the forwards.Why the switch?I was put in the backs because we didn’t have many in school. I always wanted to be a loose forward. It’s in the name – link with the backs, have a bit of a run, get into rucks and do the dirty work as well.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREWhat was it like to play in the 2016 Junior World Cup with your brother, Mitch? Awesome. Looking back now, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We’ve played a little bit for the club and hopefully we’ll play for rep teams as well. Ideally I’d like to play with both my brothers (Mitch and Kane) – we’re only done that once before.What was it like playing at the Brisbane 10s?
Bath scrum-half Max Green on his rugby journeyThe road less travelled is certainly an appropriate way to describe the path traversed by Bath scrum-half and Yorkshire Carnegie Academy product Max Green, who went from representing Sweden U18 as a 16-year-old fly-half to facing up against European powerhouses Toulouse in the Heineken Champions Cup last month.Green, 22, may not have been one of the most eye-catching additions to the Gallagher Premiership in the past year given the abundance of star names migrating to the top tier of English rugby.However, for all the Charles Piutaus and Lima Sopoagas drawing headlines, Green will have caught the attention of more people following his Champions Cup debut at the Rec.Born and raised in Yorkshire, he qualified for Sweden through his mother and was already visiting the Scandinavian nation most Christmases and summers in his youth.Whilst in the hunt for a spot in Carnegie’s academy, Green was contacted by the Swedish Rugby Union, which had learnt that the Yorkshire County U15 player was eligible, and he accepted the offer to link up with Sweden for a three-day camp.Kicking on: Bath’s Max Green clears when facing Exeter (Getty Images)“They (Sweden) sent me an email saying that they’d heard I’d got a bit of Swedish blood in me,” Green says. “And they were interested in me coming over for a camp. I think it was an U18 camp and I was about 15 at the time.“I went over in the summer, saw the family and then went up to the U18 training camp, which lasted for about three days in Enköping – a tiny little village but they love their rugby there.“It was decent, it was something different. I wasn’t on the England radar at the time or anything like that. I was very young and just trying to enjoy my rugby. I thought it was a good bit of fun, to be honest.”After getting his first taste of an international set-up against Denmark, Green went on to face the likes of Poland and Spain as well as tour with his adopted national side to Grenoble.His talent was later spotted by England and he was part of the U20 side that won the Junior World Cup in Manchester. By then he was a scrum-half, but he actually entered the Carnegie Academy and Sweden U18 side as a young stand-off.“It’s actually where I first started out,” Green explains. “I basically played all over but just found myself at ten, it was where I felt most comfortable. But then I was moved to nine because they couldn’t really see me progressing as a ten.Final flourish: Max Green in action during the U20 World Cup final in 2016 (Getty Images)“It was a good move for me, I was happy with it. I understood the role of it. The passing wasn’t hard, it was just the kicking game and my game understanding that took quite a while to catch up. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “I mean, the competition is fierce, but we all get on, on and off the pitch. It’s more of a healthy competition really.”Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. “I was doing a lot of extra sessions with a coach who was a good family friend, called Joe Bestford. I’d go Tuesdays and Thursdays to a local club called Sandal and do two hours with him, just passing and kicking, making sure my skill-set was up to scratch.”Green’s breakthrough campaign for Carnegie came the season after his final positional switch, establishing himself as a regular first-team player at the age of 19, and then moving to Bath last November.Green is amongst a plethora of Yorkshire products to establish themselves in the Premiership and is joined by two of his former Carnegie colleagues at Farleigh House.Hooker Jack Walker and centre Max Wright also emerged from Green’s age group, while Northampton Saints and England tighthead Paul Hill and Harlequins loosehead Lewis Boyce also rose from the same crop of Yorkshire youngsters.“They (Carnegie) had a really good pathway at the time in the way they were managing it. They had the partnership with Prince Henry’s Grammar School, which had the age programme based there.“They kept the squad together. We went to school together, we were in lessons together, we were training together, so we were quite a tight bunch of lads.“We were always really trying to push ourselves as players around each other, so it was a really good environment to be in.”Competition: Chris Cook breaks to score a try against Saracens (Getty Images)At Bath, there is plenty of competition at scrum-half – Samoan international Kahn Fotuali’i, Will Chudley, who helped Exeter win the Premiership in 2017, Chris Cook (100+ Bath appearances) and former London Irish man (120+ apps) Darren Allinson.Yet Green’s game time has increased significantly this season, with Fotuali’i and Chudley both ruled out with injuries early in the campaign.“I’ve been quite lucky, to be honest,” Green admits. “I didn’t really expect to play as many games as I have. I’ve tried to push Chris Cook for a spot, and I guess I have. From facing Poland in Swedish colours to confronting Toulouse in the Heineken Cup, Bath scrum-half Max Green tells Ali Stokes about his road less travelled Rec and roll: Max Green of Bath passes against Northampton at the Rec (Getty Images)
This article originally appeared in the January 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. An exclusive Q&A with the front-rower, where he talks guilty pleasures and embarrassing moments LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Downtime with… Harlequins and England prop Kyle SincklerWho are the jokers you play with?At Quins, it’s Dave Ward. He’s a funny guy. With England, Jamie George, Harry Williams, Alec Hepburn, Ben Te’o. Hang out with those guys and you crack up.What about practical jokes?We used to do quite a few. Danny Care and Jamie were on the social committee and would play pranks on people, film it and then play them in meetings. It didn’t happen so much in the last campaign.What are your phobias?I don’t like snakes so I’m happy I live in England. I hate spiders. I think I’m on the verge of OCD thinking about lights left on in the house – things like that. I have to check on my housemates. I live with George Merrick and a friend from school – they’d say I’m a very firm landlord!What are your nicknames?Sinck. Kitchen. Dylan Hartley calls me D300 – I think it’s after some sort of wrestler or bodybuilder.Tall order: Courtney Lawes puts his height to good use at a lineout (Getty Images)If you could be any of your team-mates, who would it be?Courtney Lawes. To see what it looks like from up there at 6ft 8in.Your Mastermind specialist subject?I pride myself on my sports knowledge – horse racing, football, basketball, NFL, tennis… If anyone wants to talk sport with me I can have a conversation. If it’s anything else, I lose my bearings!Do you have any superstitions?I used to wear the same undershorts and same socks and have the same routine. As I got older, I realised it didn’t matter. It’s about your preparation in the week – if you prepare well, everything else can take care of itself.What’s your most embarrassing moment?When I was a kid, about 13, someone called me fat at school and I was so upset that I ran to my auntie’s house nearby. When she opened the door I was in floods of tears and she thought something serious had happened. I said: “They called me fat.”Ball games: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (Getty Images)Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?Tom Brady. I’d like to pick his brains for a few hours on the stuff he does. He wasn’t a high Draft pick, no one expected anything from him, but he built himself up, won five Super Bowls, made himself the best quarterback ever and is still playing at 41. TAGS: Harlequins What’s the silliest thing you’ve bought?I bought this brown jacket, like a trench coat that is fluffy on the inside. I tried it on and the shop assistant was saying it looked good and I should definitely buy it. I’ve still got it – but I’ve never worn it!What’s your guilty pleasure?I wouldn’t say it’s guilty but I love cheesecake. I also love these crisps, sweet chilli Sensations. They say on the label they’re healthy – and taste unbelievable. I could get through a pack of eight.What would you save in a house fire?My dog Brody, a French bulldog I’ve had for four years. And my Xbox; I play NBA 2K19, Fifa 19, Red Dead Redemption.Dinner date? Jennifer Lopez performs at the American Music Awards (Getty Images)Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?Denzel Washington. LeBron James – he hasn’t dropped off in the way he plays and at 33 is arguably playing his best basketball. And Jennifer Lopez – she’s a great singer so can sing at dinner.If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? Teleportation. I hate long journeys, so I’d like to click my fingers and be home. I take a sleeping pill on long flights, close my eyes and open them when we arrive.What do you want to achieve outside of rugby?I’ve set up my own property company, so I’m building my portfolio. I’ve got two houses and am going to buy a third. They’re in Guildford as that’s where I live and I like to be hands-on if things go wrong. I’ll go round with the builder and pop in to check the boys haven’t wrecked it. Lewis Boyce, Marcus Smith and Stan South live in my second house.It’s easier to rent to the boys and I want to help them out, see them get their own houses. I encourage them to save. It’s important to think ahead, get something to your name by the time you retire.Do you have any hidden talents?I’m pretty decent at football but I’m not sure it’s a hidden one. We used to sneak off on a Monday after Quins training and play five-a-side. We played in a league in Tolworth – me, Dave Ward, Adam Jones, Karl Dickson and a few others.I was the top goal-scorer and we were top of the league. Then the coaches found out and put an end to it. Prop star: England’s Kyle Sinckler on the charge against Australia (Getty Images)
New Zealand’s controversial 1981 tour to South Africa meant that the NZRFU cancelled future trips, but an official group still travelled to South Africa in 1986, with only David Kirk and John Kirwan of the previous year’s squad not going.The tour was a bad idea – the New Zealand Cavaliers were widely condemned and beaten comfortably by the South Africans. While events on the field were quite rightly overshadowed by the political contention of the situation, hooker Uli Schmidt showed rare athleticism to score one excellent try (see 1:20 on the video).South Africa were going backwards after an errant pass, but a midfield switch put Carel du Plessis in space. He swerved past two defenders before finding Schmidt on a beautifully-timed inside pass. Showing surprising pace, Schmidt burned past Kirwan’s replacement, Craig Green, to score the final try in a 33-18 triumph.MORE BRILLIANT TRIES… 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1970s 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1980sTo celebrate the 60th anniversary of Rugby World magazine, we’re counting down the greatest tries of every decade of its existence and this week it’s the Eighties.The Rugby World Cup was born, Australia and New Zealand were the dominant sides, while France became the team to beat in the European game. Here are the top ten greatest tries of the 1980s…Hika Reid (New Zealand) v Australia, 1980 New Zealand’s 1980 tour of Australia was disappointing by their standards – they lost the Bledisloe Cup 2-1. However, their only Test win was delivered by a move started and finished by hooker Hika Reid (see 2:39 on the video).He was picked for the tour as an unknown 22-year-old and showed his loose-forward background by ripping the ball away from a maul, setting off a flowing team move, before somehow keeping up with play to dot down under the posts – eight passes and 80 metres later.Clive Woodward (England) v Scotland, 1981 Clive Woodward was a silky centre who’d toured with the Lions in 1980, but the success of his playing career is often overshadowed by his more illustrious coaching CV. His top moment in an England shirt came against Scotland at Twickenham.Picking up the ball on a switch at halfway, he beat three defenders with a cut towards the touchline before dummying his way between two sprawling Scottish props.One-on-one with the full-back in only five metres of space, he produced a sidestep Jason Robinson would have been proud of, stretching out to secure a 23-17 victory.Jim Calder (Scotland) v Wales, 1982 Winger Roger Baird famously never scored a try for Scotland in 27 Tests, but he was responsible for one of the nation’s great touchdowns back in 1982. Scooping up a loose Gareth Davies kick in his own 22, he arced around the chasers to burst out of defence, with only three forwards inside him.Once caught, Baird found the loping shape of Iain Paxton, whose lung-busting stride down the pitch eventually ended with a flip inside to Alan Tomes. The second-row looked to have run out of juice, but managed to offload to an out-of-shot Jim Calder, who held off the tackle of Ray Gravell to flop over the line.David Campese (Australia) v New Zealand, 1982 David Campese made his debut for Australia on this tour – and what an introduction to international rugby it was. His first game saw him beat Stu Wilson, then considered the best wing in the world, with a series of goosesteps before scoring later in the game from a Mark Ella cross-field kick.What would follow a fortnight later in a 19-16 victory was even better. Campese was involved twice in a Gary Ella try, before finishing off a move in which over half the Australian side handled the ball. Particular highlights are the quick hands of the Ella brothers and the selfless offload from second-row Steve Williams.Carel du Plessis (Overseas XV) v Five Nations XV, 1986 South Africa struggled to play top-class opposition in the 1980s due to the apartheid system, but a number of Springbok internationals found their way into an Overseas XV that faced a Five Nations XV at Twickenham to celebrate the centenary of the IRFB (now World Rugby).With the Overseas XV comfortably leading, some of their South African and Kiwi stars combined for a magical try (see 43:50 on the video).A flowing move found John Kirwan on the outside and he in turn found Danie Gerber, perhaps the finest Springbok centre of all. His swaying run took the ball back to centre-field before he unleashed a looping pass to the left wing to unlock the defence.A simple pop back inside and South African wing Carel du Plessis was away, outrunning three defenders before showing the strength to hold off three more and force the ball over the line.FIND OUT WHAT’S INSIDE RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONUli Schmidt (South Africa) v New Zealand Cavaliers, 1986 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1960s Expand John Kirwan (New Zealand) v Italy, 1987 Justin Tipuric’s try created straight from a kick-off in this year’s Six Nations was exceptional, but possibly even greater is a try in which one man does all the work. New Zealand’s first-ever Rugby World Cup game was a 70-6 thrashing of Italy, a match remembered for John Kirwan’s meandering masterpiece.What is most remarkable about Kirwan’s defence-splitting run is that he beat six defenders. Like an American Football running back, the Auckland man picked an exacting path through sprawling defenders – but without any blockers to help him. An Italian didn’t come particularly close to tackling him – save for once he’d already crossed the line, 90 metres later.Serge Blanco (France) v Australia, 1987 France were the classiest European team of the decade, but their most iconic moment of the decade came not through exactitude but the glorious imperfection of Serge Blanco’s World Cup semi-final winner.With scores tied at 24-24, a kick forward saw Jean Condom almost knock himself out on the floor but crucially reclaim the ball. It then travelled through 11 pairs of French hands, narrowly surviving head-high tackles and improbable offloads to find Blanco in half a yard of space.He didn’t have the best angle, but his smooth running style saw him beat Tom Lawton to the corner. His celebration, pounding the floor with his fists, is one of the defining images of French rugby.Jonathan Davies (Wales) v Scotland, 1988 After the success of the 1970s, the 1980s were more of a lost decade for Wales, but the talents of mercurial fly-half Jonathan Davies reminded some fans of the glory days. Perhaps his best moment in the famous red No 10 jersey came against the Scots in a comeback 25-20 victory.A retreating scum forced No 9 Robert Jones to throw a remarkable pass out the back of his hand, finding Davies sitting uncharacteristically deep. ‘Jiffy’ jinked past Finlay Calder, but with the entire Scottish scrum ahead of him options seemed limited.However, like the greats, he saw a solution no other player envisaged, threading a grubber through a forest of legs and outsprinting Derek White to the ball. Come for the try, stay for the daggers he gives White as both lie tangled on the ground.Noel Mannion (Ireland) v Wales, 1989 Ireland had lost in the 1987 World Cup to Wales and been beaten by them at home the year after, so entered the 1989 clash low on confidence. Noel Mannion’s remarkable try saw them to a 19-13 victory, a try so gloriously odd that it became an instant classic.A promising Wales attack saw Bleddyn Bowen’s attacking kick smash into advancing No 8 Mannion’s stomach. Whereas most ordinary humans would have been felled by this gut-punch, Mannion somehow caught the ball and, by the time anyone had realised, was already streaking away up the pitch, a blur of green wildfire.It looked as if speedy Welsh flanker David Bryant would catch him, but the Connacht man somehow held him off to gambol over and collapse exhausted in the corner. 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1960s Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten Test… Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten Test… Collapse French flair: Serge Blanco scores the winning try against Australia in 1987 (Getty Images) Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten international tries from the Eighties 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1970s LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? 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Rector Hopkinsville, KY Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 5, 2012 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopales miembros del CCA escuchan una presentación el 30 de octubre (hora local) durante el cuarto día de la reunión del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano en Auckland. Ellos incluyen (de derecha a izquierda y en contra de las manecillas del reloj) a Ian Douglas, obispo de la Diócesis de Connecticut, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, Josephine Hicks y la Rda. Gay Jennings. También aparecen sentados a la mesa los miembros de la delegación al CCA de la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá: el Muy Rdo. Peter Elliot (al frente), Suzanne Lawson (a su izquierda) y Susan Moxley, obispa de la Diócesis de Nueva Escocia y de la Isla del Príncipe Eduardo (menos visible a la derecha). Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service – Auckland, Nueva Zelanda] En el cuarto día de su reunión del 27 de octubre al 7 de noviembre, el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano aprobó varias resoluciones sobre el medioambiente y la salud así como sobre asuntos relacionados con los refugiados y migrantes y la violencia de género.El CCA comenzó por considerar un informe de 123 páginas de la Comisión Permanente Interanglicana sobre Unidad, Fe y Orden, que cubre el Pacto Anglicano, la futura evolución de los instrumentos de la Comunión así como los diálogos ecuménicos. Esa discusión continuará, junto con las posibles resoluciones, el 31 de octubre, y el 2 y 3 de noviembre, la discusión sobre el pacto se fijó para el 31 de octubre.Los miembros también oyeron a Sally Keeble, directora de la Alianza Anglicana, quien explicó que la labor de ayuda, desarrollo y promoción social de la agrupación comenzó a solicitud del CCA durante su última reunión en Jamaica en 2009Keeble le dijo al Consejo que la Alianza no pretende ser una agencia programática, sino más bien una que brinde capacidad de construir, intercomunicar y hacer promoción social través de la Comunión. Y, agregó que “un absoluto principio fundacional” es que las prioridades de la organización en la lucha contra la pobreza “deben venir de esas personas que la tienen más cerca”.Por consiguiente, la Alianza celebró cuatro consultas regionales durante 2011 para empezar a sostener conversaciones respecto a esa orientación. Esas regiones son Asia, África, América Latina y el Caribe, y el Pacífico, dijo ella, añadiendo que ya han comenzado a discutirse la celebración en breve de una reunión semejante en alguna parte de América del Norte.Las prioridades de desarrollo que surgieron de esas conversaciones incluyen temas de potenciación económica, paz y reconciliación, gobierno, cambio climático, seguridad alimentaria y migrantes y refugiados, así como la potenciación de la juventud, las mujeres y las comunidades. Todas esas prioridades han de verse respaldadas por la reflexión teológica, dijo Keeble.Una grabación en audio de la presentación de Keeble puede encontrarse aquí.Los miembros del Consejo, que estaban sentados por región y que dedicaron tiempo a discutir la presentación de Keeble, informaron de una creciente conciencia de la necesidad de sostener más conversaciones regionales sobre estos temas, así como la necesidad de mejorar los canales de comunicación de manera que ese tipo de información pueda compartirse más fácilmente.Por ejemplo, Joanildo Burity, miembro del CCA de la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil [Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil], planteo los problemas de la traducción en muchos niveles, incluida la de cómo ayudar a las personas a sustentar la labor de ayuda, desarrollo y promoción social en el Evangelio. Dijo además que algunos de los términos, tales como “seguridad alimentaria”, no siempre tienen acepciones extendidas o comúnmente aceptadas. Y, en algunos casos, la gente de Iglesia, los académicos y los funcionarios gubernamentales no siempre hablan el mismo idioma, arguyó.El presidente del CCA y obispo de la Diócesis de Malawi del Sur, James Tengatenga dijo que los miembros de su mesa debatieron el hecho de que la alianza podría aportar “una voz más potente” en toda la Comunión para abordar los problemas regionales. “Eso ha tenido muy pero muy buena acogida”, afirmó él.Él reiteró la insistencia de Keeble de que “es realmente muy importante para la alianza no convertirse en una agencia de financiación”.Durante una posterior conferencia de prensa, Keeble dijo que el hecho de que la Alianza Anglicana no es un financiador ha significado “que podemos librarnos de las discusiones respecto a las relaciones entre donante y receptor y podemos hablar de cuáles son las necesidades de la comunidad, y podemos construir a partir de ahí”.Keeble catalogó ese cambio como “energizante”, especialmente “dada la historia de las relaciones entre el mundo en desarrollo y el mundo desarrollado”.Por ejemplo, durante un reciente taller sobre potenciación económica “las personas estuvieron conversando acerca de lo que podían hacer, no acerca de lo que no podían hacer, y estaban hablando de crear planes de micro-financiación en su comunidad y el problema respecto a cualquier inversión de capital venía mucho después” y cuando lo abordaron buscaron primero tal financiación a nivel local.El reconocimiento de que los cambios en la economía mundial significan que hay recursos económicos en el mundo en desarrollo” inaugura una manera de trabajar completamente diferente y da paso a oportunidades mucho más constructivas para abordar el modo en que uno confronta la pobreza y la injusticia”, afirmó.Si bien la Alianza está preocupada tanto con el desarrollo como con la promoción social, lo tercero de lo que Keeble denominó sus “pilares” [de la Alianza] es la labor de socorro a la que llamó “el área más compleja de nuestro trabajo”.“Eso es sólo parte debido a la magnitud de la escala y al hecho de que hay tantos países en la Comunión que enfrentan justamente los mismos desastres horribles, tanto naturales como relacionados con conflictos bélicos”, añadiendo que la oficina de la Alianza recibe solicitudes de ayuda casi semanalmente en relación con desastres que no han aparecido en los titulares de la prensa.“Habría sido muy sencillo haber dicho que simplemente nos ocupamos de los desastres en países pobres, pero lo que se desprende de las consultas, y con toda razón, es que en verdad uno tiene que responder a necesidades donde quiera que surjan”, afirmó. “Uno no puede decir que una víctima de un huracán en Nueva York es menos que la víctima de un huracán en una isla del Pacífico o en una isla del Caribe. Y lo que hemos tenido que pensar al respecto es la manera en que vamos a responder”.A veces esa respuesta es “apoyo mediante la oración” o ayuda con acceso inmediato a dinero en efectivo, dijo Keeble, y a veces consiste en ayudar a las iglesias en zonas propensas a desastres a incrementar su capacidad de responder de manera más eficaz a los desastres.Comienza la labor de las resolucionesEl Consejo comenzó a considerar las resoluciones propuestas por las redes oficiales de la Comunión que ayudan a coordinar la obra de misión y justicia social de la Comunión.Entre las resoluciones que los miembros aprobaron se encuentran:Resolución 15.1, de la Red Medioambiental de la Comunión Anglicana, que recomienda la Declaración y el Plan de Acción de Lima, le pide a las provincias que “celebren, apoyen y alienten los ministerios existentes y nuevos en alimentos/agricultura, conservación de agua potable y energía renovable”, consideren incluir una estación de la creación en el año litúrgico y estimulen la actividad medioambiental en todos los niveles de la Comunión. El CCA tiene programado continuar discutiendo temas del medio ambiente el 1 y el 2 de noviembre, y puede que se produzca una resolución adicional.Resolución 15.2, de la Red Anglicana de Salud, que “afirma la salud y las actividades sanadoras” de las provincias “con un rasgo fundamental y perdurable de la participación anglicana en la misión de Dios”. La resolución alienta a las provincias a tener representantes de sus ministerios de salud y sanación que han de participar en la conferencia de 2013 en la red.Resolución 15.4, de la Red Anglicana de Refugiados y Migrantes, que le agradece a la Provincia de Hong Kong por apoyar el restablecimiento de la red, elogia la “labor esencial” que se está haciendo a través de la Comunión para apoyar a los pueblos migrantes, les pide a las diócesis y a las provincias que participen de la localización mundial, solicita que los anglicanos reúnan “estudios de casos concretos” en defensa de tales pueblos, compartan información y recursos y apoyen la ratificación internacional de la convención 189 de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo sobre el trabajo decente para los trabajadores domésticos e informe al CCA16.Resolución 15.5, de la Red Interanglicana de la Familia, que le pide a las provincias que promuevan las inscripciones de nacimiento en sus comunidades y apoyen a las familias a vencer obstáculos en la inscripción, en parte aliándose con agencias gubernamentales y no gubernamentales. Más información respecto a los problemas concernientes a la inscripción de nacimiento se puede obtener aquí.Resolución 15.7, de la Red Interanglicana de la Familia, la Red Internacional de Mujeres Anglicanas y la Red Francófona, que se ocupa de la violencia de género. Respalda la carta de la Reunión de los Primados 2011 respecto a la violencia de género (puede encontrarse aquí), “se regocija” en la labor que ya se está haciendo en la Comunión para combatir la violencia de género, recomienda que las escuelas teológicas de la Comunión adiestren a todos los clérigos y a otros ministros en lo tocante a la violencia de género, respalda la campaña de la Cinta Blanca, encomia al arzobispo de Cantórbery y a las iglesias de Burundi, Ruanda y el Congo por reunir a líderes y agencias religiosas para discernir “lo que podría decirse y hacerse juntos en respuesta a la violencia sexual como arma de guerra y de terror” y respalda la participación anglicana en la coalición Vamos a Hablar de iglesias y agencias cristianas contra la violencia sexual, y alienta a las iglesias a “proporcionar un medio ambiente donde niños y niñas se sientan igualmente apreciados e igualmente capaces de participar del aprendizaje y de actividades que fomenten relaciones positivas y respetuosas independientemente del género, la capacidad y la etnia”. El CCA seguirá discutiendo la violencia de género el 30 de octubre y de nuevo el 31 de octubre.Resolución 15.9, de la Coalición de la Comunión Anglicana por una Iglesia Segura, que respalda la labor realizada hasta ahora en la Comunión para crear espacios seguros en las iglesias, llama a todas las iglesias miembros a adoptar y poner en práctica el “Estatuto para la Seguridad de las Personas en las Iglesias de la Comunión Anglicana” y a informar en la próxima reunión del CCA sobre el progreso de su implementación.Una resolución relacionada [con la anterior] que reconoce la Coalición de la Comunión anglicana por una Iglesia Segura como una red oficial de la Comunión y recomienda su trabajo a las provincias.Antecedentes del CCAEl CCA es uno de los cuatro instrumentos de la Comunión, siendo los otros el arzobispo de Cantórbery (que sirve como presidente del CCA), la Conferencia de Lambeth de Obispos Anglicanos y la Reunión de los Primados.Instituido en 1969, el CCA incluye a clérigos y laicos, al igual que a obispos, entre sus delegados. La membresía [del CCA] consta de una a tres personas de cada una de las 38 provincias de la Comunión Anglicana, dependiendo del tamaño de la feligresía de cada provincia. En los casos donde hay tres miembros, hay un obispo, un presbítero y un laico. En los casos donde se nombran menos miembros, la preferencia se le da a los laicos. La Constitución del CCA puede encontrarse aquí.El Consejo se reúne cada tres o cuatro años y la reunión de Auckland es la 15ª desde su creación.La Iglesia Episcopal está representada por Josephine Hicks, de Carolina del Norte; la Rda. Gay Jennings, de Ohio y el obispo Ian Douglas de Connecticut.Jefferts Schori asiste a la reunión en su carácter de miembro del Comité Permanente de la Comunión Anglicana, que se reunió aquí antes del comienzo de la reunión del CCA. Douglas también es miembro del Comité Permanente.Una lista completa de los participantes en la 15ª reunión del CCA se encuentra aquí.Toda la cobertura que ha hecho ENS del CCA15 se encuentra aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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