Jonny May stops England rot with decisive try in third South Africa Test

first_img South Africa 10-25 England: third Test – as it happened Share on Twitter Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Owen Farrell kicked 20 points in Cape Town to end England’s losing run. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images Support The Guardian Topics The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Share on Messenger Twitter Share on Pinterest Read more Cape Town’s water shortage is thankfully easing and so, at long last, is the English rugby drought.There was nothing remotely pretty about their display on a damp, blustery afternoon but, even with the series gone, the touring team finally have something to declare on their return to Heathrow. Instead of a fretful summer contemplating a sixth successive Test defeat, they can now relax and dream of rosier times ahead.Eddie Jones will be suitably relieved as will his captain, Owen Farrell, whose kicking haul of 20 points punished a slightly off-colour Springbok side in horrible conditions. Perhaps significantly, too, there was a telling shaft of genius from the recalled Danny Cipriani, whose lovely angled cross-kick created England’s game‑clinching try for the increasingly prolific Jonny May eight minutes from the end.Who knows what the future now holds for Cipriani in an England shirt but, just for a fleeting moment, his decade-long wait for another England start was gloriously rewarded. Read more The Observer England rugby union team Rugby union Share on WhatsApp While not even Jones would claim England are instantly reincarnated as world-beaters following this defiant parting shot, it was also a highly satisfying occasion for Chris Robshaw, recalled to the back row for a contest which suited his strengths, and young Tom Curry, who has never flinched during this frequently demanding series. Not all Tests, unfortunately for the visitors, are played in such aquatic conditions or at this sluggish pace. More stern examinations loom this autumn before the English patient can be classified as fully cured.In the final analysis, South Africa may also conclude that the weather and a penalty count of 14-6 in the visitors’ favour undid them as much as their opponents. No one locally is complaining about a little bit of much-needed moisture but conditions were far removed from the serene weather England have otherwise enjoyed on this tour. Boats have been unable to head out to Robben Island for the past two days because of high winds and choppy seas and Table Mountain was shrouded in a thick shawl of grey cloud.Even the prancing tribal warriors preceding the home side on to the field struggled to stay upright on the treacherous surface, a sure sign this would be a very different type of game to the previous two Tests. England, though, were steadier in certain key respects, certainly more so than poor Elton Jantjies who had a grim game at fly-half for the Springboks. Farrell, in contrast landed six penalties and a conversion while Cipriani showed sufficient composure when it mattered late on to justify his recall.It was never going to be easy for creative types, let alone a fly-half starting his first Test for 10 years. Initially Cipriani had to make do with the odd touch here and there as South Africa drove hard and tackled with enthusiasm. England were denied the spectacular start that has been their speciality this month but two Farrell penalties still ensured they led at the interval.With Jantjies struggling to gain any kind of grip on the ball or the contest, however, England just about deserved their half-time lead. At no point, though, was it remotely comfortable. At one stage the tiny Faf de Klerk, like Asterix after a couple of glugs of magic potion, single‑handedly drove the massive Nathan Hughes several metres backwards towards his own line, the No 8 having peeled ponderously off the back of a scrum. Mike Brown and May also did well to prevent a seemingly certain try, with Jesse Kriel and S’busiso Nkosi failing to convert a clear two-on-one opportunity down the right.Having clawed back a penalty three points just before the break, though, the Boks were in front within seven minutes of the restart. Their head coach, Rassie Erasmus, has made excellent use of his bench in this series and swapping his entire front row en bloc again paid immediate dividends. Up the middle barrelled the impressive Steven Kitshoff and with the white defence scrambling Warrick Gelant slipped through a lovely grubber for Kriel to gather and score. With the 37-year-old Schalk Brits on for his first Test appearance since 2015, Willie Le Roux reinstated at full‑back and Handre Pollard replacing the hapless Jantjies, there was also suddenly more experience in green and gold ranks. Farrell, however, swiftly recaptured the lead with two further penalties before Cipriani and May applied the final dagger. The fly-half was falling as he attempted to connect with the ball but the outcome was perfect, the Leicester winger reaching the loose ball right in the corner of the in-goal area to seal England’s first victory since they defeated Wales back in February at Twickenham.If this was the final Test to be played at Newlands, sadly, the famous old stadium was not blessed with the sold-out status it deserved. It is entirely possible the weather deterred some while the fact the series was already decided probably caused a few others to stay at home; either way, fewer than 34,000 in were in attendance and it was not a spectacle the locals will recall fondly for years.Jones’s England, in contrast will cling tight to this result all summer as proof there is a brightening future ahead of them. 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Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership Program

first_imgThe objective of the MYSP Program is to create sustainable opportunities for youth from new and emerging communities and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to participate in sport and physical activity within local communities.Grant funding available under the MYSP Program is $300,000 annually. Grants of between $5,000 and $50,000 are available to eligible organisations that can demonstrate a capacity to develop strong partnerships to deliver sustainable sport participation programs for youth from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and assist in integrating them into sporting and physical activities.  Grants are available for programs/projects consistent with the objective of the MYSP Program to engage multicultural youth in participating in sport and physical activity, such as: Cross cultural awareness training for sporting organisations Sport awareness training for community groups Sports coach and official training for community groups Facilitating English as a Second Language training for volunteers Promotion of local sporting opportunities and inclusive club-based activities Facilitating linkages between school and club-based activities Running community sporting carnivals and participation programs Running modified sport exposure programsApplications will be open until Friday, 27 May 2011.For more information about the 2011/12 MYSP Program, please visit the Australian Sports Commission webpage for the MYSP Program at: http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/all_cultures/get_involved/grantlast_img read more

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Priyanka Chopra features in powerful women list

first_imgLos Angeles: Global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep in USA Today’s list of “50 most powerful women in entertainment”. Honoured on getting featured in the list, Priyanka said in a statement: “I feel privileged to share this platform with these amazing women who have each pushed through their own challenges and created their own realities and today stand shoulders above everyone in their chosen careers. It does give one a feeling of achievement.” Priyanka became a popular name in the West through her lead role of Alex Parrish in the American TV drama thriller series “Quantico”. She made her Hollywood debut opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron in the action-comedy “Baywatch” in 2017. The list also included the names of singer Beyonce, television star Ellen Degeneres, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and international pop icon Jennifer Lopez among many others. On the film front, Priyanka will be next seen in “The Sky is Pink” alongside Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim.last_img read more

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Performance review Thad Matta outstanding for Ohio State mens basketball

OSU oach Thad Matta talks to his players during a timeout. OSU beat Minnesota, 64-46, Feb. 22 at the Schottenstein Center.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorOhio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta received positive feedback in his most recent performance review with athletic director and recently promoted Vice President Gene Smith, but Smith wants Matta to be more involved with promoting the Buckeyes’ early non-conference games.In his most recent performance review dated Sept. 4, Smith used words like “outstanding” and “remarkable” to describe Matta’s performance last season, according to public records requested Feb. 4 by The Lantern and received Monday.In the overall comments portion of the review, Smith said Matta “continues to be one of the premier coaches in the country,” and called his leadership “outstanding.” However, Smith referenced the Buckeyes’ non-conference schedule in the “opportunities for improvement” section.“Needs to assist the department in promoting early non-conference games to strengthen interest and attendance,” Smith said.OSU coasted through its 13 non-conference contests this season, winning each game by at least 10 points except the 64-61 decision against Notre Dame Dec. 21.The weak non-conference slate could have hurt the Buckeyes in the long run, who later lost five of seven Big Ten games in January.As for last season, OSU finished 29-8, won the Big Ten Conference Tournament, earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and made it to the Elite Eight before bowing out to Wichita State, 70-66. Overall, the report indicated Smith was pleased with the job Matta and company did.“This past year was another remarkable performance competing in a 4th Sweet 16 in a row and advancing to the Elite 8,” Smith said in the review. “The team exceeded all public expectations.”Matta’s performance is broken down into eight subheads: Academic Success of Program, Competitive Success of Program, Commitment to Compliance, Student-Athlete Welfare, Leadership, Communication, Budget Management and Public Relations/Donor Relations.Each subhead has different categories to assess Matta’s performance, and all were marked as a “strength,” with the exception of Commitment to Compliance, Budget Management and Public Relations/Donor Relations. Matta “met performance standards” in those three areas, as noted in the report.None of the sections were marked as “opportunity for improvement.”The team’s overall GPA was 2.82, with four players — then-senior guard Alex Rogers, then-junior guard Aaron Craft, then-sophomore forward Sam Thompson and then-freshman guard Amedeo Della Valle — being named Scholar Athletes for finishing the school year with a GPA of 3.7 or above.Matta is in his 10th season at the helm of the men’s basketball program, notably being the only coach in the country to lead his team to four straight Sweet Sixteens. His record is 121-27 in those four years, with each team notching at least 28 wins each season. read more

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Womens Hockey No 4 Ohio State splits road series with No 3

Ohio State then-redshirt sophomore defender Jincy Dunne (33) gets back on defense in the first period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignThe No. 4 Ohio State women’s hockey team (6-2, 3-1 WCHA) traveled up to Minneapolis to take on the No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-1-1, 4-1-1 WCHA) in an early Top 5 matchup that saw a series split. The first game was won by Minnesota by a score of 3-0 and the Buckeyes won the second by a score of 3-2. Game 1Ohio State found themselves overmatched on the road against a tough Minnesota team and despite its efforts, lost 3-0.The first period saw Ohio State coming out hot, getting the first three shots on goal of the game, but none of them found the net and the same went for Minnesota throughout the first period. Both teams notched 10 shots on goal but remained scoreless after 20 minutes. Minnesota took the lead more than 11 minutes into the second period when senior forward Taylor Williamson shot one past freshman goaltender Andrea Braendli off a rebound that got away from the goalie to give the Golden Gophers a 1-0 lead. Senior forward Tianna Gunderson and junior defenseman Patti Marshall earned assists on the play. Throughout the second period, the Buckeyes were outshot by the Gophers 18-5. Momentum did not shift to Ohio State’s favor as the Gophers extended their lead off another rebound shot, this time by freshman forward Catie Skaja with assists by redshirt senior forward Nicole Schammel and sophomore forward Gracie Zumwinkle. In an attempt to mount a late comeback, Braendli was pulled in favor of another attacker for the Buckeyes, but it resulted in an empty net goal with just 32 seconds left for Williamson’s second goal of the game to clinch the victory for Minnesota. Ohio State was severely outshot by Minnesota 19-3 in the period.Fresh off winning player of the week for her efforts against Minnesota State, Braendli notched a career high 44 saves. Game 2On Saturday, Ohio State held off a late Minnesota comeback to win the game 3-2, splitting the series. The Buckeyes took the lead just 5:10 into the first period when freshman defenseman Sophie Jacques scored her first career goal. Minnesota struck back when Schammel got one by Braendli later in the period to tie it up, 1-1. Schammel was assisted by Zumwinkle and freshman defenseman Gracie Ostertag. Moving to just past the halfway point of the second period, sophomore forward Emma Maltais scored a power play goal to shift momentum back to Ohio State and give them a 2-1 lead. Redshirt junior Jincy Dunne recorded an assist on the goal. The Buckeyes extended their lead early into the third period when senior forward Madison Field scored an insurance goal to put Ohio State up two. Maltais and Dunne assisted Field on the play. Minnesota was not to be deterred, and a shot by senior forward Taylor Williamson with just under three minutes left in the game cut the lead to 3-2. However, that one goal was all that the Gophers were able to muster as Braendli put together another strong performance, this time saving 40 shots to give Ohio State the victory.Minnesota outshot the Buckeyes 42 to 27, but Ohio State took advantage of scoring opportunities when they presented themselves, and Braendli and the defense combined to clinch a tough away victory against a Top 5 Minnesota team. Ohio State remains on the road for next week as they travel to Canton, New York for a non-conference matchup against St. Lawrence. Puck drop for the series opener is set for 6 p.m. on Friday. read more

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Alonso Barkely provides more creative spark in midfield

first_imgMarcos Alonso praised fellow Chelsea team-mate Ross Barkley following his impressive performance in England’s 3-2 UEFA Nations League win against Spain.Barkley was instrumental in England’s midfield alongside Spurs duo Harry Winks and Eric Dier, with passes that led to some devastating and clinical counter-attacking football.Alonso, who started for Spain, believes Barkley provides England with more creativity in midfield.Ross Barkley still can’t believe Frank Lampard is his coach Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – July 30, 2019 Ahead of a new season with Chelsea FC, Ross Barkley still can’t believe that he has Frank Lampard as his manager with the Blues.The…“Even at the World Cup England, despite playing well, were aware that they didn’t really have that kind of player, someone in the middle who played and made others play, who used the ball,’ Alonso told Chelsea TV.“He’s a great player. He showed it not just last night but against Croatia (last Friday) too. He showed that he can be a great player. I hope he keeps improving and that he helps us at Chelsea to stay near the top.”Spain remain top of Group 4 following last night’s result but now lead England by just two points, with Croatia a further three behind having played a game less.last_img read more

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Fulford to fight for TCI defendants at Privy Council in London

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:london, mark fulford, mike misick, privy council Fulford holds twin islands business breakfast Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 May 2015 – Today, Mark Fulford of F Chambers law firm began his representation at the Privy Council in London for Micheal Misick and others. Fulford is challenging the ruling that current Justice Paul Harrison can be impartial. It is no secret that the ex-Premier believes this to be untrue that the Justice could give him a fair trial. During the Constitutional Reform town hall meetings, Mike Misick was vocal on a number of issues including the right to trial by jury. Fulford holds the stance that it was and is wrong for laws and the constitution to have been changed ahead of the cases and charges of government corruption being brought against Misick and ten others. Attorney calls on UWI to honor TCI leaders Fulford confronts backlash, explains his stance on ‘treating’last_img read more

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