Quins look to build on winning form

first_imgRory Clegg starts at fly-halfLast week’s win at the Stoop saw Quins return to winning ways. The victory not only saw them back in the top 6 of the Aviva Premiership Rugby table (currently sitting in 5th) but also continue an impressive run of form, which sees the London side unbeaten in 10 of their last 11 games in all competitions.Director of Rugby, Conor O’Shea has made a number of changes to the side that defeated Sale last week at the Stoop.After impressing against the Stockport side, the pack remains unchanged. Joe Marler and James Johnston link either side of Joe Gray in the front row, with Ollie Kohn and Pete Browne joining in the second row. Maurie Fa’asavalu, Will Skinner and Captain Chris Robshaw make up the back row.Last week’s Man of the Match, Rory Clegg continues at fly-half, after Nick Evans was ruled out for a number of weeks with a hand injury which he picked up at training. With Danny Care back on International duty, and Karl Dickson ruled out with injury, Dave Moore makes his first Premiership start at scrum-half.Further injuries to Gonzalo Camacho (knee) and George Lowe (shoulder), picked up in last week’s win against Sale, see Ugo Monye moved into inside centre to partner Jordan Turner-Hall. Star of this season’s Dubai 7s, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, returns from injury to start on the wing, alongside Tom Williams. Mike Brown remains at full-back.Harlequins team to play London Irish, Saturday 26th February. Kick off 3pm. Madejski Stadium. Aviva Premiership Rugby.15 MIKE BROWN14 TOM WILLIAMS13 UGO MONYE12 JORDAN TURNER-HALL11 OLLIE LINDSAY-HAGUE10 RORY CLEGG9 DAVE MOORE1 JOE MARLER2 JOE GRAY 22 TOM CASSON23 ROSS CHISHOLM TAGS: HarlequinsLondon Irish LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 3 JAMES JOHNSTON4 OLLIE KOHN5 PETE BROWNE6 MAURIE FA’ASAVALU7 WILL SKINNER8 CHRIS ROBSHAW ©THE BENCH16 CHRIS BROOKER “FR”17 CERI JONES “FR”18 MARK LAMBERT “FR”19 TOMAS VALLEJOS20 CHRIS YORK21 BEN URDAPILLETAlast_img read more

Rugby World Cup 2011: Italy’s Coach – Nick Mallet

first_imgOr click here if you prefer a digital version of the magazineAnd if you’d like 50% off a subscription to Rugby World Magazine click here Nick Vivian Haward MallettAge 54 (30 October 1956)Birthplace Haileybury, EnglandCoaching history Boland, South Africa, Stade FrançaisRecord as Italy coach (February 2008-present)P36 W6 L30With this being the last time in charge of Italy, he’ll want to leave on a high!Italy have made clear progress under Nick Mallett – and he will want to bow out with a bang, says Gavin MortimerThe stats suggest Nick Mallett’s time in charge of Italy has yielded little success: six wins in 36 matches and just three victories in 20 Six Nations outings – two of those against the Scots. Yet the third of those Six Nations triumphs will ensure Mallett’s place in Italian folklore – the 22-21 defeat of reigning Grand Slam champions France in Rome in March. It was a victory built on bloody-mindedness and self-belief, two traits that in the past ten years have hardly characterised Italian rugby.Yet Mallett’s reward for beating France was to be told by the Italian federation that his services won’t be required once his contract expires at the end of the World Cup. The powers-that-be feel he’s taken the side as far as he can during his four-year tenure; a fresh approach is needed and Perpignan’s Jacques Brunel will take over, so it’s arrivederci as far as Mallett is concerned – regardless of how the Azzurri perform in New Zealand.It’s a decision one suspects won’t sit well with the players, certainly not captain Sergio Parisse, who said of Mallett in the aftermath of the French success: “I want to dedicate this victory to him… he’s the only coach who believed in us.” Mallett has a habit of instilling self-belief in his players, no surprise since he’s not short of the stuff himself.Born 54 years ago above the music room at Haileybury College in England, Mallett was still in nappies when his family emigrated to Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) where his father took up a teaching appointment. Seven years later the Malletts moved to South Africa and he considers himself a native of that land.Mallett returned to England in the 1970s to read history at Oxford University – and to escape the apartheid policy of the South African government – and won a double blue in rugby and  cricket. In 1984 he also earned two Springbok caps at No 8, but it’s as a coach that Mallett has touched greatness in the rugby world.Having started out with Boland, a provincial side in South Africa, Mallett became the assistant Springboks coach in 1996 and the following year took on the top job. In the next three years he transformed the South Africa side from an unimaginative and predictable outfit to one that was able to mix flair with ferocity. Between August 1997 and December 1998 the Springboks won 17 matches on the bounce, a winning streak to equal that of the All Blacks of the late 1960s.Despite his record of 27 wins in 38 Tests – a 71% success rate that is surpassed in Springboks history only by Kitch Christie – Mallett resigned in 2000 after comments he madeabout exorbitant ticket prices caused a falling-out with the South African board.For the next four years he coached Stade Français, taking them to the 2001 Heineken Cup final and bringing the French title to Paris twice. He returned to the Test arena in 2007, taking over from Pierre Berbizier to become Italy’s coach in the aftermath of the World Cup. At the time Mallett said: “Trying to make Italy competitive and hopefully successful is as big a challenge as I’ve ever had as a coach.” NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JUNE 04: Nick Mallett the coach of the senior Italian team looks on during the Churchill Cup between Italy and Canada at Franklin’s Gardens on June 4, 2011 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) It was a challenge, but one he tackled with characteristic boldness. He began to ‘Italianise’ the squad, opting for home-grown players over Kiwis with a long-lost relative from Rovigo. Not all of Mallett’s ideas bore fruit – will Mauro Bergamasco ever forgive him for moving him from flanker to scrum-half against England in their 2009 Six Nations clash? – but he did indeed make Italy more competitive.There might have been only six wins in Mallett’s four-year tenure, but Italy became a tough nut to crack at home.In 2009 they held New Zealand to 20-6 in Milan. In the following year’s Six Nations England almost came a cropper, their 17-12 victory a foretaste of things to come for Ireland and Wales this year, as the Celtic teams scraped home 13-11 and 24-16 respectively.Against France, Italy went one better, showing they had the mindset to close out tight games. “It’s one of my proudest moments as a coach,” said Mallett. “But the joy has been about improving a side.”The pressure is off Mallett at this year’s World Cup in New Zealand. Whether they manage to progress beyond the pool stage or not, he’s heading for the door – but the man born above a music room will want to go out on a high note.This article appeared in Part 1 of our Rugby World Cup Supplement.To get a copy of the supplement contact [email protected] LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Rebel Effect – Blog

first_img2011 may have seen the Rebels defence worryingly easy to permeate, with a scarce ability to create and score tries, but with the notable signings of two of the best attacking backs in world rugby in James O’Connor and Kurtley Beale, supporters should have much to cheer about on the field in 2012.And while some would say the Melbourne Rebels first season could be deemed unsuccessful after collecting the Wooden Spoon, their effect on the Victorian rugby community should be considered none other than the ultimate triumph! MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 19: An exterior view of AAMI Park during the round two NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Gold Coast Titans at AAMI Park on March 19, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS AAMI Park – Home to Melbourne Rebels Too often in sport the term ‘success’ is confined solely to the field of play. Well, meet the Melbourne Rebels, who are happily changing that perception, writes Rugby World reader, Larissa Falls.Long heralded as ‘The Sporting Capital of the World,’ Melbourne was home to a new sport and team in 2011; the Rebels! Not only was it competing in the newly established and formatted Super 15, it also had to do battle with Victoria’s religion, Aussie Rules (a sport modified from rugby rules no less!).As Kingston Park will never experience the attendances witnessed at St. James Park, and as Sale will never compete with footballing giants Manchester United and City, the Rebels will probably never captivate the vast number of hearts and minds of Melbournians like A.F.L- a sport which will in no way relinquish its stranglehold on the sporting landscape of Victoria!Even more vital therefore, is for Melbourne to possess a Super Rugby outfit; to act as an aspiring goal for youngsters; to propel them away from Aussie Rules and towards Union. Rebel Rising (‘B’ Team) Coach, Josh Philpot highlights this crucial element.“Since the loss of the Australian Rugby Championship team in 2007, the game has stagnated in Victoria. There was no pathway for the players; nothing to aspire to. So the game in this state was more and more participation, not progression,” he explains.“Having the Rebels now in the city gives the existing players in Victoria something to aim for. It changes the whole landscape for the community. To develop future talent, there must be a focal point that players can rely on. The Rebels are exactly that,” he says.And it seems to have had an immediate impact.Last year the Victorian Rugby Union (the state’s rugby governing body), had to discard the Under 20s trial as there simply was not enough interest. This season, a resounding 69 players turned out.And it is not just State representative sides that have benefited from the emergence of the Super Rugby outfit. “A number of new schools are partaking in the VRU Development programs. More teams are in the Victorian Schools Rugby Union competition, and there are increased numbers in Club Juniors,” says VRU State Representative Manager, Tyronne Mitchell.“The effect has not only reached players in Victoria, increases in Coaching, Managing and Refereeing numbers have also been recorded.“State players, coaches and support staff now know there is a possible pathway to become a professional. Levels of excitement and professionalism have increased dramatically. Since the Rebels inception in October 2010, the awareness of rugby has increased significantly,” he says.Results of an independent survey of the Rebels 7,600 members concluded that 83% were likely to renew in season 2012, while awarding the Rebels line-up an overall score of 7.2 out of 10. Coupled with solid television ratings and an average home crowd of 18,000, it is indicative of the manner in which Melbournians have taken to the Union code, and connected with the Rebels.To help pull the team and town together, the Melbourne club devised a ‘5 Star Engagement Program,’ which, as Josh Philpot explains “sees each player attached to a local school, club, business and charity.” Such an initiative was aimed at forging public relationships, spreading the ‘Rebel’ brand, and providing accessible rugby to every Victorian.While they may not have had the most successful debut season- propping up the table in an unenviable fifteenth position and claiming the wooden spoon- fans were more than happy to support their struggling side. After all, the Rebels did manage three wins to record a better inaugural season than the Western Force and South Africa’s Cheetahs.Yet it was the Rebels player’s unwaveringly optimistic attitude, their acceptance and behaviour as role models that kept followers praising the Melbourne side’s culture.There was off course the odd off-field headline, but the Rebels were a club that wanted to build a positive reputation, and to establish a strong ethos that players wanted to be a part of. This can be credited to the Rebels ‘5 Star Pledge.’ Acrostic to their name it reads: ‘Respect, Excellence, Balance, Ethos, Leadership.’“The Rebels 5 Star Pledge is the foundation by which the club is built upon,” says Josh Philpot. “Simply, it is paramount to who we are, what we are about and why we exist. Being a good rugby player is not enough. Being a good human being is more important.”This highly regarded ethos the Melbourne outfit stand by, it is hoped, will flow into the attitudes of all members of the Victorian rugby community.“We hope by creating a positive experience around rugby, around the Melbourne Rebels, that rugby will be a game that people come to enjoy, that they benefit from being around,” says Philpot.“It is all about taking the principles of the Rebels team- on and off the field- and into the community.”Just how is this being done in an A.F.L consumed State? Through the ‘Rebel Rugby’ program coordinated with the Melbourne Rebels.“Rebel Rugby is the conduct between the professional team and the Victorian Rugby Union community,” says the Rebel Rugby Manager Josh Philpot.“Our goals at Rebel Rugby are ambitious and varied. We want to ingrain the Rebels philosophy into the community and provide an education for our participants. We also want to assist in growing the standard of the local competition, to provide a real pathway for aspiring players and volunteers, and we want to identify future Rebels within the community,” he says.One thing that is evident among the Melbourne Rebels playing roster, is that not one of them is actually Melbourne born. Does this mean Victoria cannot produce rugby players, and that the Rebels will always be a team full of inter-state and overseas talent? No! In the past, Melbourne’s most talented junior players were waved goodbye and soon enough appeared for the Brumbies; a link which had been forged between the ACT Rugby Union and the Victorian Rugby Union. However, this is certain to change thanks to the crucial introduction of the Rebels.VRU State Representative Manager Tyronne Mitchell explains the necessity of retaining Melbourne’s local talent instead of losing them to oppositional Super Rugby teams.“It is a key area for the Victorian Rugby Union and Melbourne Rebels. It has been proven that if you grow your local players through the system to the very top, the club receives a lot more backing from the community. It builds a stronger culture within the Club.”Significant to Melbourne being granted the newest expansion franchise was its directive of being a viable, suitable and accessible player pathway for aspiring young rugby talent. With the hopes of them moving from local clubs and to higher honours of Super Rugby (with the Rebels) and possibly (hopefully) Wallabies caps. Both of which have already been achieved in just the Melbourne Rebels first season.Nick Phipps has risen up the ranks from a second division rugby player in 2010 to becoming a regular in the Melbourne side in 2011. He claimed the Rebels Player of the Year and Super Rugby Australian Rookie of the Year awards this season, in June, was capped by the Wallabies against Samoa, and headed to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup.Mark Gerrard has returned to the International scene after a four year absence, no. 8 Gareth Delve was called into Wales’ pre-World Cup training camp, and Rebel forward Adam Byrnes was recently appeared for Russia in their World Cup campaign.Available pathways have also been constructed to provide youngsters the opportunity of progression and to “hopefully develop future local Wallabies.”Instead of losing Victorian born players such as ex-Wallabies captain Rocky Elsom, Queensland coach Ewen McKenzie and Wallabies winger Digby Ioane, such talent can now be retained to represent their home town team- the Rebels.The Victorian Rugby Union, in collaboration with the Melbourne Rebels, has established the Junior Gold Program (for under 15’s), the Apprentice Group (under 16’s), Pathway Program (stage two of the Academy) and the Elite Group (on the cusp of Rebel selection).“It is crucial to insert the club standards, ethos and training expectations (into these programs). They focus on strength, conditioning, core skills, and also bring in the core training aspects of the Rebels,” says Tyronne Mitchell.Such sequential programs are hoping to afford the Rebels riches of Melbournian born and bred players, and emulate the successful Academies of Toulouse, Leicester, Harlequins and Leinster.And for the Melbourne outfit, it has already payed dividends.Within five months, 20 year old lock Luke Jones had turned in numerous eye-catching displays for the Rebel Rising side, advanced to Rod McQueen’s first team, made his Rebels debut against the Cheetahs in South Africa, and was rewardingly called up to represent Australia at the Under 20 Junior World Championships in Italy in June.Rebel Rising coach Josh Philpot is pleased to see such progress, alluding to the successful nature of the player pathways and Jones’ personal achievements. “It drives a sense of pride within the State and Club that we are on the right track.“It represents joint success- of Rebel Rugby, the Rebels and Luke himself,” says Philpot“Luke has improved within the Club and the programs that we are running to bring players through. And for him to represent the Club, himself and his family at the Junior Championships is a huge honour.“At the Rebels, we want our players to aspire to National honours and will always encourage this. At its core, this is a game. If playing that game can give young men the chance to achieve and do things that are once in a life time opportunities- by playing a sport they love and enjoy- then one of our reasons for existing has been reached,” says Philpot.“Luke Jones is a great example to the young men in the Victorian Rugby community. Talent is not enough! We have plenty of talent, but Luke shows the locals that hard work is more important. His reward by representing Rebel Rising-and winning the 2011 Rebel Rising Player of the Year Award- going to the Junior World Cup, and playing for the Rebels, all as an Under 20 player…it shows our players that it is achievable…if they work hard enough.”Philpot adds, “We hope his success is a beacon to others- that they will be encouraged to see his success as their opportunity.”Such a guiding light is already shining bright with the Victorian Schoolboys finishing fourth in the Division 1 Championships in Brisbane in July, and making history after beating, for the first time, a traditionally strong team when they triumphed over New South Wales II. Further recognition of the Victoria talent available to the Melbourne Rebels is illustrated by the National selection of two Victorian players (who played against England U18’s in July) after dominant displays during the Championships.And soon enough, Victoria may just become a greater place in the production of future Internationals who have been assisted and nurtured through the Melbourne Rebels system. The evolution of rugby in Melbourne will hopefully see the legacy of the late- and Victoria’s first capped Wallaby- Sir ‘Edward’ Weary Dunlop live on.“The future is bright,” says Tyronne Mitchell. “With a number of new signings to the club, the Rebels team will only lift from the first years performance. This will only have a flow down effect as more spectators will enjoy the sport, which will potentially want more juniors wanting to play in the Victorian Rugby Competition.”last_img read more

Five things we learnt about rugby – April

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In hot water: Joe Marler’s indiscretions have shown up holes in rugby’s discplinary codeThis reduction in ban coming just a matter of weeks after the most publicised disciplinary case of the season. These bans are becoming meaningless if they can seemingly be reduced without legitimate reason or explanation. They are becoming as believable as ‘Sofa Sale’ ads, where the sale price and original price have little or no correlation. Rugby supporters are genuinely losing faith in the disciplinary process and it needs to be rectified.Judgement Day – a professional milestone for Welsh rugbyJudgement Day IV was a huge success for Welsh rugby and a commercial milestone which proves that Welsh rugby is progressing further along the professional pathway. Professional rugby’s responsibilities extends way beyond the confines of the rugby pitch; commercial performance is as important as sporting performance. The organising and success of ‘stadium’ events such as Judgement Day was once a specialism of the Aviva Premiership – who are hugely proficient in promoting such events.Light my fire: Hanno Dirksen scores an Ospreys try at a packed out Principality StadiumBut Welsh rugby is now catching up. Infighting between the regions and a difficult working relationship with the national body are no longer a barrier to organising multi-fixture super events. A genuine collaboration between Pro Rugby Wales and the WRU delivered a cohesive marketing effort which attracted 68,262 supporters. Having the best part of 70,000 supporters exposed to two entertaining regional fixtures was a major step forward for Welsh rugby – the performance of the Ospreys and the return of Scott Williams being a particular highlight. Judgement Day has now become a genuine calendar event and is here to stay. Congratulations to all concerned.Rio or not?April is usually a good month for rugby players. If they’re not reaching the business end of the season, and focusing on trophies, they’re choosing the flip-flops in which they wish to stroll around the harbour in Puerto Banús. But for a select few the past month has presented a rugby quandary – should they play in the Olympics or this summer’s test tours? For us mere mortals the decision of whether to play international sevens or international fifteens seems like a dream scenario, but for those talented enough, such as Ardie Savea, the decision is more complicated. In demand: Ardie Savea’s stellar form for the Hurricanes has seen him step down from NZ Sevens dutySavea, the hugely talented Kiwi open-side, carved up the sevens circuit and is now doing exactly the same thing for the Hurricanes. Having become one of the marquee players on the sevens circuit, Savea has chosen not to play in Rio and stay with the Hurricanes in Super Rugby – presumably with one eye on ripping Richie McCaw’s vacant All Blacks’ shirt from the back of Sam Cane. This situation is not unique to Savea and could potentially influence or divert the career of many players. Back with a bang: Scott Williams made a try-scoring return on Judgement Day center_img Judgement Day comes of age, Waldrom’s rolls back the years, the disciplinary process losing credibility and Kiwi’s Super Rugby dominance all discussed Thomas Waldrom proves old school still worksApril saw Thomas Waldrom shortlisted for European Player of Year, proving that setting records in the gym has little impact on setting records on the field. With modern rugby hell-bent on core-strength taking precedence over core-skills, Waldrom is proof that appearing old-school doesn’t mean that you can’t deliver new- school levels of efficiency. Waldrom is about as far removed from the modern gym monkey as you can imagine. In fact, he probably deep fries gym monkeys then consumes them between two massive hand-cut slices of white bread.Old-school: Thomas Waldrom has been rolling back the years at ExeterHis eating of gym monkeys is also more than metaphorical in that he has consistently outperformed some of the more ‘athletic’ number eights in the Aviva Premiership. He is top scorer in the Aviva Premiership, with thirteen tries, and joint top scorer in the Champions’ Cup with six tries. His try scoring records are made even more impressive by the fact that he has done it from number eight. The majority of such records are dominated by wingers and fullbacks who benefit from cheap run-ins in the wider channels – Waldrom has done it the hard way. Long may it continue. Hat tip Mr Waldrom!Kiwi Super Rugby way out in frontAfter the Rugby World Cup everyone, from outside New Zealand, took mild comfort in believing that after their legion of multi-capped awesomeness fled to Europe that they would struggle in Super Rugby and it would eventually weaken the All Blacks. Yet that isn’t going happen. The Kiwi Super Rugby teams, namely the Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders are playing some of the finest rugby in the world. Even the Highlanders, placed fourth in the New Zealand Conference, have secured 28 points after nine games; which is more than all but two of the other teams in the competition.Cut above: Aaron Cruden’s Chiefs have led the way for Kiwi Super Rugby teamsDon’t be fooled by suggestions that Kiwi Super Rugby is all miss-three passes and unrealistic 90 metre counter attacks that won’t translate into test rugby. The Kiwi Super Rugby teams are the perfect balance of platform and potency – particularly the Chiefs and Crusaders. Wales tour New Zealand in a matter of weeks, where their ‘easy’ game is the Chiefs. If you have watched even a blink of Super Rugby this season you will know that, even without their test All Blacks, an easy game it will not be.Rugby bans are losing credibilityApril saw another round of citings and another round of baffling bans. Bans where the punishment bares zero reflection to the parameters stated in the guidelines. Joe Marler, who now probably has a citing-commission-ready suit and tie permanently in the boot of his car, was one of those whose ban was reduced below the recommended entry point. Marler received a two week ban for kicking the head of Arnaud Heguy, when the entry point is four weeks.last_img read more

Ten reasons to buy the new issue of Rugby World

first_imgFind out what’s inside the November 2016 issue of Rugby World – it’s a European special! This season’s European competitions kick off this month and the new issue of Rugby World has you covered with a look at all five Champions Cup pools and a preview of the Challenge Cup. Plus, we have an exclusive interview with British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland and much more. Here are ten reasons to pick up a copy of Rugby World’s November issue…1. European Champions CupWe have the lowdown on every pool for 2016-17 with a series of big-name interviews. Alex Goode sets out the target of back-to-back titles with Saracens, Glasgow centre Mark Bennett talks Europe and the Olympics, and we catch up with the Davies brothers – Jonathan and James – who have been reunited at the Scarlets. We also sit down with four Northampton players, head to European giants Toulouse to talk to Toby Flood, analyse the myriad of centre options at Ulster and chat to Ireland prop Marty Moore about his Wasps move.Pull no punches: James and Jonathan Davies have a joke during our shoot. Photo: Tom Jackson2. Warren Gatland exclusiveDuring Rugby World’s exclusive sitdown with British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland, we discuss the 2017 tour to New Zealand as well as his dream dinner party guests, how he gets away from rugby and what scares him. Plus, we look at those in the running for assistant coach positions on the tour.3. The global season debateIt’s the hot topic in rugby right now – how to create a more structured season that works for both hemispheres and puts player welfare to the fore. It’s a difficult problem but Stephen Jones lays out a ten-point plan to cure the congestion.Tight squeeze: New Zealand’s Brodie Retallick is wrapped up by Argentina. Photo: Getty Images4. 30 minutes with Dan CarterNew Zealand World Cup winner Dan Carter will be leading Racing 92’s European Cup bid this month, but we decided to grill him on life away from rugby. The fly-half talks embarrassing moments, Paris highlights and why he’d want The Rock to play him in a film of his life.All smiles: Dan Carter has a laugh at Racing 92. Photo: Getty Images5. Rugby in SiberiaRussian side Enisei will play in the European Challenge Cup again this season – but they won’t be playing any games at their home ground in Krasnoyarsk. We speak to EPCR to find out why, discover how the players feel and talk to last season’s opponents about how tough the Russian club are to play. Leading figures: English club captains at the Champions Cup launch. Photo: Inpho LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Russian adventure: Enisei in Challenge Cup action last season. Photo: Inpho6. Grass-roots clubs newsWith the 2016-17 season in full swing, Rugby World’s unrivalled clubs section is back, with news from grass-roots clubs across the country.Magic touch: Clifton feature in the first Club Focus of the 2016-17 season. Photo: Warwick Baker7. Greene King IPA ChampionshipHow can England’s second tier become more effective? Should it follow France’s lead with the ProD2? We present a plan to help the Greene King IPA Championship thrive.The line-up: The Greene King IPA Championship season launch. Photo: RFU8. Japan 2019 travel tipsLast month we gave you the inside track on how preparations were going for the next World Cup and this month we provide advice for any fans thinking of travelling to Japan for the tournament in 2019. There are top tips and ideas of what to do in each of the RWC 2019 host cities.9. Women’s rugbyCharlotte Caslick was the star of the women’s sevens at the Rio Olympics so we find out how she’s approaching a new season with Australia. Plus, we catch up with prop Rochelle Clark, who is hoping to overtake Jason Leonard’s tally of 114 Tests this year to become the most-capped England player ever.Gold standard: Charlotte Caslick in action at the Rio Olympics. Photo: Getty Images10. How to grubber kick TAGS: Highlight Leicester fly-half Freddie Burns explains how to get the most out of kicking along the deck with his top tips on how to grubber kick. We also have a backs move from Ulster coach Neil Doak, fitness tips for wingers and skills advice for mini rugby players in our advice section.Tiger tap: Freddie Burns puts in a grubber kick for Leicester. Photo: Getty ImagesFor the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here. Find your local stockist here and you can download the digital edition here.last_img read more

Six Nations Kits

first_imgSix Nations Squad and Team NewsEngland Six Nations SquadWales Six Nations SquadScotland Six Nations SquadIreland Six Nations SquadFrance Six Nations SquadItaly Six Nations SquadFranceThe French will wear jerseys made by Le Coq Sportif. “Under Armour, as our official technical partner, have collaborated with our senior international players during a rigorous design and testing process and produced an impressively technically proficient set of kits befitting of the Wales jersey’s status as a national symbol,” said a WRU spokesperson Six Nations Fixtures 2022 The 2022 Six Nations… ScotlandScotland have kept things relatively simple with their kits in terms of the colours. We did like the tartan detailing on some of the panels though. Who are the referees, touch judges and TMO’s… Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. IrelandMade by Canterbury, Ireland went for their usual green as their home jersey but went for an outside the box design for their secondary shirt as you can see below. Wales Six Nations Fixtures 2022 2021 Six Nations Referees 2021 Six Nations Referees ItalyFinally Italy’s kit is designed by Macron and features a blue and white colour way. Six Nations Fixtures 2022 Expand We give the lowdown on the six venues… Six Nations Venues Also make sure you know about the Fixtures, Injuries, Table, Venues, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Six Nations KitsWhat will each team wear during the 2020 Six Nations tournament? We have taken a look at each home and away kit below and you may have seen them all before as each of the teams wore them during the 2019 Rugby World Cup.For more Six Nations content, follow our homepage which we update regularly with news and features.Six Nations KitsEnglandEngland went for a classic white home strip although the details on the collar and arms caused quite the stir online. The away kit is a red and blue offering. Collapse Six Nations Venues What will each team wear during the 2020 Six Nations tournament? We take a look here. Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Zebre v Benetton live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgZebre v Benetton live stream: How to watch from the UKZebre v Benetton, which kicks off at 7pm on Sunday, will be shown live on Premier Sports 2 in the UK.Premier Sports show every Guinness Pro14 match live in the UK. If you have a Sky or Virgin Media contract, you can add Premier Sports to your package from £9.99 a month. Zebre v Benetton live stream: How to watch the Pro14 match online from anywhereThe Guinness Pro14’s regular season draws to a close in Italy tonight, with Zebre hosting Benetton in Parma.The match kicks off at 7pm UK time (8pm in Italy) and Zebre will be looking to follow up last week’s 17-13 away win over their Italian rivals with a victory on home soil.That was Zebre’s first win over Benetton since April 2018 so notching back-to-back triumphs would be significant for the club.Zebre: Jacopo Trulla; Giulio Bisegni (captain), Federico Mori, Carlo Canna, Mattia Bellini; Antonio Rizzi, Marcello Violi; Danilo Fischetti, Luca Bigi, Matteo Nocera, Cristian Stoian, Leonard Krumov, Maxime Mbanda, Johan Meyer, Renato Giammarioli.Replacements: Massimo Ceciliani, Daniele Rimpelli, Giosue Zilocchi, Lorenzo Masselli, Jimmy Tuivati, Guglielmo Palazzani, Tommaso Boni, Iacopo Bianchi.Benetton: Edoardo Padovani; Ratuva Tavuyara, Ignacio Brex, Tommaso Benvenuti, Monty Ioane; Tommaso Allan (captain), Luca Petrozzi; Cherif Traore, Gianmarco Lucchesi, Simone Ferrari, Niccolo Cannone, Riccardo Favretto, Sebastian Negri, Marco Lazzaroni, Marco Barbini.Replacements: Tomas Baravalle, Ivan Nemer, Filippo Alongi, Giovanni Pettinelli, Manuel Zuliani, Callum Braley, Ian Keatley, Marco Zanon.Here’s how to find a reliable live stream for Zebre v Benetton wherever you are in the world.How to watch Zebre v Benetton from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Pro14 coverage, like Zebre v Benetton, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Pro14 live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free – perfect timing to watch the end of the Pro14 season – or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN Can’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.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Zebre v Benetton live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Zebre v Benetton from New Zealand, the match kicks off at 6am on Monday morning on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Or subscribe to Premier Player so you can stream matches online from £9.99 a month or £99 for 12 months, which would include the 2020-21 Pro14 season too. That is due to start on 3 October.See Premier Sports offersIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Zebre v Benetton live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, eir Sport show every Pro14 match live, including Zebre v Benetton (kick-off 7pm eir Sport 1), and if you sign up for eir broadband you can watch eir Sport for free via the eir TV app and online player.Find out more about the eir broadband deals here.Or you can sign up for eir TV and broadband packages, which include eir Sport, from €39.98 a month.If you have Sky TV in Ireland but not eir broadband, you can add eir Sport to your package for €19.99 a month for three months (€29.99 after that) or for €240 for the year – here are the details of the Sky-eir package.Zebre v Benetton live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Italy or Switzerland, you can watch Zebre v Benetton (kick-off 8pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN, which is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Zebre v Benetton live stream: How to watch from the CanadaDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch Zebre v Benetton in Canada. It will kick off at 2pm EST and 11am on the West Coast.Find out more about DAZN here The final game of the regular Pro14 season takes place in Parma tonight Running man: Carlo Canna breaks in Zebre’s win over Benetton last weekend (Inpho) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhere

first_imgScotland and Wales will both want to extend their winning ways in the tournament Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from the CanadaSix Nations matches are shown on streaming platform DAZN in Canada.The match will kick off at 11.45am EST and 8.45am on the West Coast.Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Six Nations matches, like Scotland v Wales, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $89.99 or a year’s deal is $129.99.Premier Sports Asia subscription Scotland’s Ali Price will take to the field against Wales (Getty Images) Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhereScotland and Wales both enjoyed a winning start to this year’s Six Nations. Scotland beat England at Twickenham while Wales had a tight victory over Ireland – and both teams will be keen to continue their winning ways at BT Murrayfield this afternoon (kick-off 4.45pm).Here are the match-day squads…Scotland: Stuart Hogg; Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, James Lang, Duhan van der Merwe; Finn Russell, Ali Price; Rory Sutherland, George Turner, Zander Fagerson, Scott Cummings, Jonny Gray, Blade Thomson, Hamish Watson, Matt Fagerson.Replacements: David Cherry, Oli Kebble, WP Nel, Richie Gray, Gary Graham, Scott Steele, Jaco van der Walt, Huw Jones.Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; Louis Rees-Zammit, Owen Watkin, Nick Tompkins, Liam Williams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomos Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tupuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhodri Jones, Leon Brown, Will Rowlands, James Botham, Kieran Hardy, Callum Sheedy, Uilisi Halaholo.Check out our Scotland v Wales match preview here and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream wherever you are.How to watch Scotland v Wales from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Six Nations coverage, like Scotland v Wales, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Six Nations live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS If you’re in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can watch Scotland v Wales at 5.45pm through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Scotland v Wales (kick-off 3.45am) is live on beIN Sports 3. Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action. Plus, there is currently a 14-day FREE trial offer.beIN Sports Connect packageYou can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Scotland v Wales from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 5.45am on Sky Sport NZ1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go.Scotland v Wales kicks off at 6.45pm on SuperSport Grandstand.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Six Nations matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.Scotland v Wales will kick off at 11.45am EST and 8.45am on the West Coast.Get Peacock Premium We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from the UKThe good news is that all Six Nations matches are available on free-to-air TV in the UK. Scotland v Wales, which kicks off at 4.45pm, will be shown live on the BBC in the UK.Welsh language channel S4C also has live coverage of Wales’ Six Nations match against Scotland.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when the game takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, Scotland v Wales (kick-off 4.45pm) is also on free-to-air TV, with Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) broadcasting live coverage of all Six Nations matches. You can also stream live TV through Virgin TV Anywhere if you’d rather watch on your phone, tablet or computer. Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from EuropeFrance 2, another free-to-air channel, has the rights to broadcast Scotland v Wales (kick-off 5.45pm) in France. In Italy, DMAX is showing Scotland v Wales at 5.45pm and you can also live stream matches via its online player Dplay.  Can’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.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

France v Wales live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhere

first_imgWales could win their second Grand Slam in three years if they beat France France v Wales live stream: How to watch from the UKThe good news is that all Six Nations matches are available on free-to-air TV in the UK. France v Wales, which kicks off at 8pm, will be shown live on BBC in the UK.Welsh language channel S4C also has live coverage of Wales’ Six Nations match against France.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when the match takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.France v Wales live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, France v Wales (kick-off 8pm) is also on free-to-air TV, with Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) broadcasting live coverage of all Six Nations matches. You can also stream live TV through Virgin TV Anywhere if you’d rather watch on your phone, tablet or computer. France v Wales live stream: How to watch from EuropeFrance 2, another free-to-air channel, has the rights to broadcast France v Wales at 9pm in France. In Italy, DMAX is showing the match at 9pm and you can also live stream matches via its online player Dplay.  We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  If you’re in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can watch France v Wales at 9pm through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.France v Wales live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, the game kicks off at 7am on Sunday and is live on beIN Sports 3. Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action. You can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wales will be aiming to claim the Grand Slam in Paris (Getty Images) France v Wales live stream: How to watch from the CanadaSix Nations matches are shown on streaming platform DAZN in Canada.The match will kick off at 3pm EST and 12pm on the West Coast.France v Wales live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Six Nations matches, like France v Wales, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $89.99 or a year’s deal is $129.99.Premier Sports Asia subscription Can’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.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. France v Wales live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to the game from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 9am on Sunday morning on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer France v Wales live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go.The match kicks off at 10pm on SuperSport Rugby.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.France v Wales live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Six Nations matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.France v Wales will kick off at 3pm EST and 12pm on the West Coast.Get Peacock Premium France v Wales live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhereWales are targeting a Six Nations Grand Slam as they travel to Paris this evening, but France can still win the tournament if they defeat Wayne Pivac’s side.Here are the two match-day squads for their meeting at Stade de France this afternoon (kick-off 8pm).France: Brice Dulin; Teddy Thomas, Virimi Vakatawa, Gael Fickou, Damian Penaud; Matthieu Jalibert, Antoine Dupont; Cyril Baille, Julien Marchand, Mohamed Haouas, Romain Taofifenua, Paul Willemse, Dylan Cretin, Charles Ollivon, Gregory Alldritt.Replacements: Camille Chat, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Uini Atonio, Swan Rebbadj, Anthony Jelonch, Baptiste Serin, Romain Ntamack, Arthur Vincent.Wales: Liam Williams; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Jonathan Davies, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Nicky Smith, Leon Brown, Cory Hill, James Botham, Tomos Williams, Callum Sheedy, Uilisi Halaholo.Check out our full France v Wales preview and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream wherever you are.How to watch France v Wales from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Six Nations coverage, like France v Wales, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Six Nations live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPNlast_img read more

Central Africa: Young Anglicans make urgent call for training

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth & Young Adults AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Central Africa: Young Anglicans make urgent call for training Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Bellah ZuluPosted Apr 16, 2013 Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Anglican Communion News Service] Young Anglicans from the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) have called for urgent training of Sunday School and youth leaders to enhance leadership skills among youth in the province.The call came during a Provincial Youth Executive meeting in Zambia’s capital Lusaka, from April 5 to 7. Items addressed at the meeting included the adoption of a code of conduct for youth leaders as well as financial guidelines for the management of funds generated from their Youth Fund.“Most of the youths in our province have not received any form of training in the area of leadership,” said the Rev. Robert Sihubwa, provincial youth coordinator. “Most of these young people just rely on their own initiative, but if we are to ensure sustainability in the long run young people need specialized leadership training.”The Executive Committee also proposed training sessions for each of the national churches in the province — Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Botswana — covering such topics as child development, the basics of Anglicanism, facilitation skills, HIV/AIDS and entrepreneurship.“These trainings are meant to groom leaders to take over the reins of the church in future. [Also] children with a solid foundation of their faith can be relied upon to continue contributing to the church even when they grow up,” said Sihubwa.Commenting on the need for training in the province, Bishop William Mchombo of Eastern Zambia said, “It’s important that the youths are empowered and we are agreeable and willing to act positively to help them become better leaders. We are excited that as CPCA we have youths of such caliber; they have shown us that they are innovative and this assures us that the future church will be in safe hands.”The meeting also acknowledged the seriousness with which issues of HIV/AIDS ought to be dealt with in the church. Sihubwa said, “HIV/AIDS affects a good number of our youths with some of them having been orphaned because of the epidemic.”HIV/AIDS forms an integral part of the training because, despite the reduction in new infections on the continent, it is estimated that more than 11 million children under the age of 15 living in sub-Saharan Africa have been robbed of one or both parents by the disease. Grandparents often are left with the burden of having to take care of orphaned children.According to a recent UNICEF report, “The number of orphans in sub-Saharan Africa will continue to rise in the years ahead, due to the high proportion of sub-Saharan African adults already living with HIV/AIDS.”The meeting also emphasized the need for better networking among the youths. The provincial coordinator said that it is only when youths are well organized and in touch with each other that they are able to present a representative picture to church leaders, as well as to share resources within CPCA.Mchombo was impressed that the church has a generation of youths who have a passion for the church and for Christ. He said that despite the province having limited resources, it would support them.The youths have also scheduled a provincial leaders conference and provincial youth conference for 2013 and 2014 respectively. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Africa, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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