Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here. Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Back row (l-r): Mr S Howard (master i/c rugby), J Reason, D Wroe-Wright, P Stuff, D Fraser, M Osinibi, J Vallance, J Whiteford, A Bray, S Ofosu, H Austin, Mr S Thomas. Front row: F Pearce, S Holland, T Johnson, G John, D Beese (capt), T O’Flaherty, E Parsons, T Rosier, C Hablutzen. Back row (l-r): Mr S Howard (master i/c rugby), J Reason, D Wroe-Wright, P Stuff, D Fraser, M Osinibi, J Vallance, J Whiteford, A Bray, S Ofosu, H Austin, Mr S Thomas. Front row: F Pearce, S Holland, T Johnson, G John, D Beese (capt), T O’Flaherty, E Parsons, T Rosier, C Hablutzen. Dulwich College fended off Tregib CS, Edinburgh Academy, Stamford, Mount St Mary’s and Aylesbury GS to clinch the prize of a framed Team of the Month photo and 22 training tops.It was the London school’s first such award since 2004, when the XV was led by future England Saxons prop Tom Mercey.After a nine-game unbeaten run, including a defeat of Wellington College, they won the St Joseph’s College National Schools Festival under No 8 Anthony Bray, who took over the captaincy from the injured Dan Beese.The 11-7 win over Filton College was notable in that a school side outgunned an AASE college full of potential pro players. Dulwich had hardly put a foot wrong all weekend and they produced yet another inspired performance against Filton to win their first St Joseph’s title. Coach Sam Howard said: “We pride ourselves on defence and discipline – no real superstars but a side with a great team ethic and a desire to win.”That said, the role of Bray has been crucial, Dom Wroe-Wright has been terrific at openside, Tom O’Flaherty has proved a clever scrum-half and props Beno Obano and Jeremy Reason have been prominent ball-carriers.Top scorers are wing James Whiteford and centre Dom Fraser.Click here to see September’s School Team of the Month This article appeared in the January 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Running the show: can Rhys Priestland repay the faith shown by Wales’ coaches in selecting him at fly-half?By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorWALES HAVE geared up for this autumn’s Dove Men Series with a week of gruelling training in Poland and are now hoping their tip-top conditioning programme will prove decisive in the Tests against Argentina, Samoa, New Zealand and Australia.First up are the Pumas, fresh from their Rugby Championship inauguration, and Wales interim coach Rob Howley knows they will be better for that experience.“The mantra under Warren Gatland is that you only get better by playing Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, and that’s exactly what Argentina have done,” says Howley. “They have world-class, quality players throughout the team. We’re aware of how good Argentina are and they will have benefited from playing those games in the Rugby Championship. They’re a very strong and physical side, but we’ve got to concentrate on what we’re good at.“It’s great to be back playing in the Millennium Stadium – the best stadium in world rugby, our stadium – and the players are looking forward to putting sides under pressure with our passing game.”So what will be the key battlegrounds on Saturday afternoon in Cardiff?Putting his hand up: new prop Aaron JarvisStrictly scrum dancingWith Adam Jones injured, Aaron Jarvis has been given the responsibility of locking the scrum. Will the Wales debutant be able to hold his own against the far more experienced Marcos Ayerza? If he can, he’ll be providing Wales with the necessary platform to launch an exciting back-line and bring their superior fitness to the fore. If not, Argentina will be able to get a foothold in the game and dictate the tempo through their forwards.Ruck and rollAs ever, the breakdown will be key. Many wanted to see a Wales back row featuring both their super sevens – Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric – but Howley has opted for Josh Turnbull over the Osprey.The physicality of the Pumas is sure to have played a part in this decision. With big units like Juan Fernandez Lobbe, who will win his 50th cap, and Juan Leguizamon in the opposition back row, Wales want to ensure they won’t be overpowered at the breakdown. Brute force rather than subtlety will be key to asserting pressure early on, preventing the Pumas from slowing the ball down – and then winning those vital turnovers. NOT FOR FEATURED Wing wizard: Puma Gonzalo CamachoCreative streakMuch has been made of the selection of Rhys Priestland over Dan Biggar at fly-half. Yes, Priestland has struggled with his goalkicking this season but when you have the unerring Leigh Halfpenny in your side your fly-half’s success rate from the tee is far less important.Wales believe Priestland is the one who can get the best out of the back-line so he has the ten shirt. It’s now a case of whether he vindicates the selection or falters under the pressure. The in-form back three of Halfpenny, Alex Cuthbert and George North will be looking to help him do the former.As for the Pumas, Gonzalo Camacho was one of the standout players of the Rugby Championship, constantly becoming involved and making darting runs. Still, Argentina managed only seven tries in their six games and, with a kicking success rate of less than 50% in the tournament, will need to up their attacking game to topple the Grand Slam champs.Prediction: If Aaron Jarvis can gain parity at scrum time, Wales look to have the back-line to overcome a powerful Pumas team. Wales to win by ten.WALES v ARGENTINA, Saturday 10 November, 2.30pm, Millennium Stadium, Live on BBC1WALES: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Scott Williams, Jamie Roberts, George North; Rhys Priestland, Tavis Knoyle; Gethin Jenkins, Matthew Rees, Aaron Jarvis, Alun Wyn Jones, Ian Evans, Josh Turnbull, Sam Warburton (captain), Toby Faletau.Replacements: Richard Hibbard, Ryan Bevington, Paul James, Rob McCusker, Justin Tipuric, Mike Phillips, James Hook, Liam Williams.ARGENTINA: Juan Martin Hernandez; Gonzalo Camacho, Gonzalo Tiesi, Felipe Contepomi, Juan Imhoff; Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo; Marcos Ayerza, Eusebio Guinazu, Juan Figallo, Manuel Carizza, Juan Francisco Cabello, Leonardo Senatore, Juan Martin Leguizamon, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (captain). Replacements: Agustin Creevy, Bruno Postiglioni, Juan Gomez, Tomas Vallejos, Tomas Leonardi, Nicolas Vergallo, Horacio Agulla, Joaquin Tuculet.Referee: Romain Poite (France)
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS If Gatland wants to muscle and hustle the Wallabies then, alongside the three mentioned above, he needs thankless slobber-knockers. He needs players happy to pull up their knees as they hang to a long chain, replacing the wrecking ball. He needs players who do not enjoy seeing the same shape of face from one week to the next.With Stephen Ferris looking to be downed through injury, Kelly Brown, Peter O’Mahony, Ryan Jones and Dan Lydiate are the kind of players that could fall into this category. They have varying levels of destructive ability – Brown and Jones are constants with leadership qualities, while O’Mahony and Lydiate are the wrecking balls – but all of them to a man are selfless and show blatant disregard for personal safety.All-rounder: O’Mahony offers optionsHowever, if a mix is desired or Gatland wants players near the ruck to launch the counter attack rather than someone to link to a back to break, something Wales regularly do, then there are slicker options out there.Tom Croft and Tom Wood are both players who may have purposely become illiterate; such is their lack of interest in the number on their backs. All they care about is running for a long time and bending round tackles and collision zones like gymnasts doing python impersonations.Then there are the dart addicts; the flankers who just want the feeling of the wind in their hair and the sight of several defenders in front of them. Sean O’Brien is the biggest fan of bundling beyond tacklers in the British Isles, but there is also Steffon Armitage, the try-maven of Toulon and the Top 14. He’s off Lancaster’s radar, but is he on Gatland’s? HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 23: Peter O’Mahony of Ireland wins lineout ball during the International Test Match between New Zealand and Ireland at Waikato Stadium on June 23, 2012 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images) One direction: Wales backrow Sam Warburton seems certain to tour in the summer but will he make the Test team?By Alan DymockIN THE aftermath of the 6 Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions?An obvious point of conjecture, there were at least some standouts in recent weeks. So in the interest of making clear what Warren Gatland, Graham Rowntree, Rob Howley and Andy Farrell face before the squad announcement on April 30, Rugby World will sift through the runners and riders in each key position.Of course, if you are looking for a dirty street fight for the ages, look on in horror and awe as the flankers claw for those precious few places in European cups and league footie. Perhaps the two most scrutinised players on the park during a Lions test, the flanks are slots that every home nation feels they have a shot of representation.Workrate: Robshaw has had a fine seasonLooking at the highly sought after berths, there is a lot of debate around two men. Depending on who you talk to, one or both must start that first test. Both are Welsh, both have engines bigger that a drag-racing monster truck and both have an impressive and varied skill set.Should Justin Tipuric or Sam Warburton start? Frankly, it is an irrelevant question, as both will tour this summer and will have opportunities make the Test team. Much like considerations on England captain Chris Robshaw, the brain-aching decision on where to make use of the versatile wing-forward falls solely with the head coach, but we can at least all be certain that if all three do not tour there will be not-so-quiet riots in stale, beer stained, clubrooms around the land.What must be determined is what style of squad Gatland wants. It is fine watching a one-off European Cup game and saying someone who played well should be a bolter, but there is a tactical consideration that is more enduring than one performance in isolation. Want a truly left-field consideration? Groundhog and nuisance-in-general Ross Rennie has been back and playing well for Edinburgh of late…When the list of players comes out the bracket of flankers will almost serve as a mission statement for the Lions. When we know the breakaways we will know what style of rugby the Lions want to play.
Flying in: Willie le Roux scores his try after collecting the loose ball from a Ruaridh Jackson passBy Sarah Mockford at MurrayfieldIn a nutshellToo much. South Africa had too much power, too much strength and too much pace for Scotland to cope with, particularly in the first half. The opening try demonstrated the imbalance perfectly as the Springboks drove over determinedly from a five-metre lineout, the bruiser that is Willem Alberts touching down.The Boks were in complete control for those opening 40 minutes, scoring another two tries, and Scotland’s malfunctioning lineout did little to help their cause – they lost five on their own throw. The pitch at half-time illustrated the fact that the home side had limited opportunities as the Scots’ turf had been brutally cut up while the Boks’ grass was left pretty pristine.Brutal: Adriaan Strauss is tackled by De Luca and StrokoschScotland became more involved in the second half and had plenty of possession, they simply lacked the cutting edge and precision to do anything worthwhile with it. The South African defence held firm in the face of numerous attacks, often driving Scotland back, and their fourth try was almost a carbon copy of the first as replacement prop Coenie Oosthuizen was driven over from another five-metre lineout.While Scotland defended gamely at times, they couldn’t match the Springboks’ physicality – and that’s what was needed if they were to make the breakthrough. In the end their attacks proved fruitless and they finished scoreless. More worringly, there was a sense that South Africa never clicked into top gear – they didn’t need to get out of cruise control. The pitch needs as much time to repair as the Scotland players’ bodies. Unfortunately for both, Australia arrive at Murrayfield in six days.Key momentWillie le Roux burst through the Scottish defence in the 32nd minute, kicked across to JP Pietersen on the wing and he dived over to score. It was the Springboks’ second try in a three-minute spell and not only did it hammer home their first-half dominance but it was a hammer blow to Scotland’s hopes of keeping the deficit within reach. Star man – Willie le RouxThis was hardly a vintage performance from the Boks, but their full-back provided the sparkle. More often than not, he was involved in their attacking moves, his pace left Scotland floundering and resulted in two tries – one for himself, another for Pietersen – and he was solid in defence too. A real bright spark.StatsPossession finished at 50-50 with territory 51-49 in Scotland’s favour, which showed how much more involved the Scots were after the break – but they still couldn’t make use of that ball.South Africa made four clean breaks to none by Scotland and beat twice as many defenders – six to three.Willie le Roux made 114 metres compared to opposite number Sean Maitland’s 22, while Al Strokosch was the game’s top tackler with 18. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS ScorersSouth Africa – Tries: Alberts, Le Roux, Pietersen, Oosthuizen. Cons: Lambie 4.
Well backed: The whole nation seems to be behind Samson Lee, hoping he recoversThere are other players out there that would be unimaginable omissions from the scrum. Whatever you make of his lineout work, Scotland packing down without Ross Ford sounds odd now. South Africa without the trio of Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis and brother Jannie sounds just as crazy, though Bismarck is not totally assured – a blessing, with his often on-edge play. As for Wales worrying about the health of Samson Lee… well, despite a long lay-off and only 12 Test appearances, he has shown Gatland enough to merit pushing ahead of other young props. He’s simply so important – to the extent where the whole nations is eagerly awaiting any fitness updates – but he is considered “touch and go” for this tournament.We cannot urge against picking and sticking now – we’re a few years too late to uncover quality, like-for-like replacements for the irreplaceable. This is how it is. All we can do is wish the incumbents all the best and pray they stay fit. On hand: Mike Ross in Six Nations action for IrelandAs for New Zealand, they’ve painted themselves into a corner with their choices at loosehead. Wyatt Crockett is 32 years old, but is the perennial substitute, such is the over-reliance on Tony Woodcock, only two years his senior. The former has just crested 40 caps, with over half from the pine, while the latter has hit 115 since 2002.Woodcock has faded in recent years, noticeably becoming less of a menace at the head of the scrum. However, he offers more to a squad. He is a trusted lieutenant for Hansen and Richie McCaw, allowed a little slack thanks to his experience, and he is as straight talking as a grizzled veteran can be. After all, this is a man who allegedly stood up after an impassioned speech from John Kirwan during the darkest days of the Blues reign of errors a few seasons back, as the coach pleaded with his underperforming players to show more love for each other, and proclaimed: “We’re just a bit f****** s***, lads!” For some of the world’s most revered front row players, it is the ideal situation. For the coaches it lies somewhere between walking on eggshells and urging the turkey to deliberate over the seating plan for Christmas dinner. We are talking about these brutes being the only choice in their position.It’s not the first-choice front-rower’s fault. Having worked hard over an entire career to be the standout in one role, it must be the dream to be the irrefutable selection. After all, reputations for props and hookers can be stained on; impossible to remove and often talked about, regardless of performance.However, for a certain few Test coaches, as we head into the Rugby World Cup, any comfort in certainty of selection must be offset by a sense of foreboding as that one nailed-on front row risks doom with every minute more they play.Okay, you cannot go into games with fear. But with Joe Schmidt, Heyneke Meyer, Steve Hansen, Vern Cotter, and Warren Gatland there may well be a quickening of the pulse whenever they stay on the ground for that extra second to catch their breath.Take the example of Mike Ross with Ireland. The tighthead is undeniably Ireland’s front-line No 3 and while he keeps starting warm-up games, the auditions for his back-up continue from the bench. Martin Moore has considerable talent, but could the sky fall in if Ross were to injure himself on the eve of the World Cup? With France and Italy as scrums in waiting it would certainly be a concern. Immovable incumbent: Tony Woodcock has played well over 100 caps for New Zealand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
You’ve had senior game time at Tigers this season – how’s that been? The first game I experienced a massive crowd was the U20 World Cup final (against France last year), but now I’m playing week in, week out in front of big crowds. It’s nerve-racking and you have to learn how to stay calm, to get comfortable under pressure. It’s helped me improve.Who were your childhood heroes? Logovi’i Mulipola, who was here and is now at Newcastle, was one of my idols. And Cian Healy. My mum’s Irish and Healy is a guy I’ve kept an eye on. Two props!Would you play for Ireland? I’ve chosen England – I’m English – but I keep in touch with my Irish family. They came to watch me play Ulster.What do you do away from rugby? I recently did a butchery course to learn about different cuts of meat. I’ve always been passionate about cooking and after rugby I’d like to be a chef or open a restaurant.RW VERDICT: Heyes has spoken of his battles with anxiety after moving to Leicester at 16 to join the academy – he went home for eight months. Yet this year he is thriving in the Tigers environment and playing for England U20 too. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Leicester and England U20 prop Joe HeyesDate of birth 13 April 1999 Born Nottingham Club Leicester Country England Position Tighthead propWhen did you first play rugby? When I was 14, after I quit football. I’d had an interest before but I was a goalkeeper in the Nottingham Forest Academy.My dad’s a former professional footballer for Forest as a goalkeeper and my granddad had been a goalkeeper for Leicester City, but I didn’t want to do it any more. It was quite a hostile environment. I quit and across the road was a rugby club called Nottingham Moderns.Did you like it immediately? I loved it before I’d even played a game! After my first training session, my mum said I had a massive smile on my face. There was a brilliant bunch at Moderns, then I moved to Newark and then Tigers.What was your first position? Outside-centre – I wasn’t prop-size at 14 and I was a bit faster than I am now! Then I went to eight and I moved to the front row when I went to Tigers at 16.I first played there aged 17, so I’ve been a tighthead for two-and-a-half years. I love scrummaging. And it means I can eat more, which is a bonus!Who’s been the biggest influence on you? To name a few, Dave Charles at Newark. Peter Walton, the old England U18 coach, helped me through the big transition to prop. More recently, Boris Stankovich is very supportive. Find out more about teenage Tigers prop Joe Heyes Earning his stripes: Joe Heyes in action for Leicester in the Premiership (Getty Images) This article originally appeared in the March 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Italy look to end their losing streak in the Six Nations that stretches back to 2015 How to watch Italy v Ireland from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Six Nations coverage, like Italy v Ireland, 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 In Italy, DMAX is showing the match at 3.15pm and you can also live stream matches via its online player Dplay. If you’re in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can watch Italy v Ireland at 3.15pm through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Italy v Ireland will kick off at 1.15am 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. Plus, there is currently a 14-day FREE trial offer, so you could take advantage of that to watch some Six Nations matches!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 Italy v Ireland 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 game kicks off at 4.15pm on SuperSport Action.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.Italy v Ireland 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.Italy v Ireland will kick off at 9.15am EST and 6.15am on the West Coast.Get Peacock Premium Italy take on Ireland in Rome (Getty Images) Italy v Ireland 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. Italy v Ireland, which kicks off at 2.15pm, will be shown live on ITV in the UK.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when Italy v Ireland takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, Italy v Ireland 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.Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from EuropeFrance 2, another free-to-air channel, has the rights to broadcast Italy v Ireland at 3.15pm in France. Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to the match from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 3.15am on Sunday 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 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. Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhereIreland travel to Italy this afternoon (kick off 2.15pm) hunting for their first win of the 2021 Six Nations after losing to France and Wales while the Azzurri are looking for their first championship victory since 2015.Here are the two match-day squads for their meeting at the Stadio Olimpico…Italy: Jacopo Trulla; Luca Sperandio, Juan Ignacio Brex, Carlo Canna, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Andrea Lovotti, Luca Bigi, Marco Riccioni, Marco Lazzaroni, David Sisi, Sebastian Negri Johan Meyer, Michele Lamaro.Replacements: Gianmarco Lucchesi, Cherif Traore, Giosuè Zilocchi, Niccolò Cannone, Maxime Mbanda, Callum Braley, Federico Mori, Mattia Bellini.Ireland: Hugo Keenan; Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Jonathan Sexton, Jamison Gibson Park; Dave Kilcoyne, Ronan Kelleher, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, James Ryan, Tadhg Beirne, Will Connors, CJ Stander.Replacements: Rob Herring, Cian Healy, Andrew Porter, Ryan Baird, Jack Conan, Craig Casey, Billy Burns, Keith Earls.Check out our full Italy v Ireland preview here and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream wherever you are. 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Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the CanadaSix Nations matches are shown on streaming platform DAZN in Canada.Italy v Ireland will kick off at 9.15am EST and 6.15am on the West Coast.Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Six Nations matches, like Italy v Ireland, 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
It has a greater percentage of cotton compared to the above Nations polo shirt and as such feels slightly softer, and the elasticated trims offer good stretchiness too.Canterbury VapoDri British & Irish Lions 2017 Match-day Short Sleeve Shirt+ Faithful on-field replica of 2017 tour jersey+ Will be more affordable than the 2021 design– Still not cheap for a three-year-old kit(Canterbury)If you don’t fancy the thought of spending a full £70+ on the latest take on the classic red shirt, then why not pick up one of the 2017 New Zealand tour jerseys instead?This Vapodri jersey is pitched nicely between the super-tight, super-pricey test shirt and the cotton off-field items we’ve seen above, and thanks to the memorable and unlikely drawn series last time out, it’s a shirt that won’t come with anything but fond memories. That said, while it’s cheaper than a 2021 shirt, it’s not so much cheaper that it’s a bargain…Buy now from Amazon for £59.99Canterbury British & Irish Lions Long Sleeve Black Rugby Jersey+ Sleek black-on-black look+ Great for casual wear– Not a traditional Lions look(Canterbury)If you’re after something that still displays your Lions fandom but totally breaks from the mould otherwise, then this extremely fetching all-black casual shirt features a dark grey Lions badge and Canterbury logo, with nothing to break the moody vibe bar a strip of green strengthening tape inside the classic collar. Other than that, like the Harlequin jersey above, it’s every bit the standard long-sleeved, heavy duty cotton rugby shirt, so it’ll keep you warm and look smart, whatever you pair it with. Buy now from Lovell Rugby for £40Buy now from Sports Direct for £39.99Canterbury British & Irish Lions Crew Sweatshirt+ Prominent Lions 2021 graphic+ More casual/versatile than a jersey– Sleeves cuffs can be quite loose(Canterbury)Looking for something a little different than a casual or match-day jersey to signal your Lions pride? Well, these Canterbury casual sweatshirts certainly strike a nice balance for those who want to keep their fandom a bit more trendy. Available in heathered grey, red, black or navy blue, it features a striking 2021 tour motif, complete with classic Lions logo, all suitably distressed for that perfect ‘old sweatshirt’ vibes. It’s also super soft, though the sleeve cuffs are wider than you’d want if you’re not the sort of person who likes to roll their sleeves up. Buy now from Lovell Rugby for £35Buy now from Canterbury for £35Buy now from Sports Direct for £34.99Canterbury British & Irish Lions Harlequin Rugby Jersey+ Classic rugby shirt look+ Great for the winter– Probably not for playing(Canterbury)Part of the first drop of official 2021 British & Irish Lions off-field stash from official kit supplier is this wonderfully old-school long-sleeved cotton jersey. With a striking blue and red quartered design, it’s the sort of thing that won’t look out of place at the pub, relaxing at home or on the terraces, while the old school collar can be worn up or down depending on your preference. The fact that it’s a cotton jersey means that it’s not the sort of thing you’d want to wear if you were actually playing, however, nor is it going to be as hard-wearing as a replica design, but its old-school charms can’t be denied. Buy now from Canterbury for £48Buy now from Lovell Rugby for £48Canterbury British & Irish Lions Graphic T-Shirt+ Unique Lions tour motif+ Can be paired with anything– You’ll need more than this on the terraces(Canterbury)Another alternative option if you’re looking for a memento of the 2021 Lions tour to South Africa is this really interesting design, which featured the Lions crest in a roundel which contains the names of the six places where matches will be played on tour (not including the pre-tour match at Murrayfield, natch). It’s aged for that old-school vibe and is available in grey, white, or black, but you’ll certainly want to pair this with something more substantial if you’re planning on wearing it on the terraces. Buy now from Canterbury for £16Buy now from Sports Direct for £15.99Buy now from Lovell Rugby for £16If you’re interested in non-Lions jerseys, check out our guide to the best rugby shirts of 2020 here.We hope you enjoyed this guide on some of the best deals on British & Irish Lions shirts. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 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. The best deals on British & Irish Lions shirts and other gear for the 2021 tour to South Africa Best Deals On British & Irish Lions ShirtsWith the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa coming up very fast, there’s never been a better time to get yourself kitted out in stash to support Warren Gatland’s men as they head down for the Tour in the coming weeks.There is of course lots of Lions merchandise out there but you cannot go wrong with a shirt or jersey. Thankfully there are lots of designs to choose from so whether you want the official Tour shirt, or a more casual design Canterbury has got you covered.With that in mind, we’ve had a look at the best deals on British & Irish Lions shirts.Best Deals On British & Irish Lions ShirtsCanterbury 2021 British & Irish Lions Pro Rugby Shirt+ The official 2021 Lions jersey+ Low-profile collar+ Patterned sleeves– Other shirts are better for different social situationsRed alert: The 2021 British & Irish Lions shirt (Canterbury)There’s no doubt the most essential item for Lions fans ahead of the forthcoming 2021 tour of South Africa is, of course, the Lions on-field jersey. The 2021 jersey, as with 2017, is made by Canterbury, has new sponsor Vodafone on the front and a very low-profile white collar. There’s also an interesting textured pattern on the shoulders – find out more about that with the full reveal of the 2021 Lions shirt here.Buy now from Canterbury for £75Buy now from England Rugby Store for £60Buy now the Lions Official Store for £60Canterbury British & Irish Lions Superlight Graphic T Shirt+ Perfect workout shirt+ Unique design– Not the best shirt to watch games at the pub(Canterbury)A shirt that could act perfectly as your gym shirt, or something to use for any physical activity, this graphic shirt looks great in several different colours. The triangular shapes really stand out.As you would expect from the name, it is made from lightweight fabrics which feel great and there are little details we like too, such as the mesh sleeves and rear panel for added breathability.Canterbury British & Irish Lions Hooped Short Sleeve Jersey+ Vapodri material for superior moisture wicking+ Hybrid on- and off-pitch design– Relaxed fit might not be best for playing(Canterbury)Another new addition to the Lions 2021 range, this short-sleeved jersey is something of a jack of all trades, in that it’s designed to be a shirt for both on and off the pitch. So if you’re looking to play in this shirt, Canterbury’s Vapodri material will ensure that your temperature is regulated and moisture is wicked away from the skin, while the short sleeves free up your hands for tackling and passing. On the flipside, however, it’s got a relaxed fit unlike many on-pitch modern shirts, meaning you can wear it as a casual design with ease, while that classic collar and lovely hooped design certainly looks the part. The only question might be how the relaxed fit would fly if you were actually playing in it – after all, the reason modern jerseys are skin-tight is because loose jerseys are much easier to tackle!We also think it works off the pitch too because we all love a striped design.Buy now from Canterbury for £45Buy now from Sports Direct for £44.99Canterbury British & Irish Lions Nations Polo Shirt+ Simple, classic look+ Lots of colours and sizes available– Some will prefer a collarless shirt(Canterbury)Sometimes you just want to show your support in a simple and classic looking shirt so this polo is perfect for that. Featuring a casual design, the Lions and Canterbury logos take pride of place on the chest area, both of which have been embroidered on excellently.It has a soft fabric mix of polyester and cotton, a nice fold down collar, and for those not wanting the white colour, there are also green, red, blue and black designs.Oh and we should also mention it is easy to clean on a low heat too so don’t worry if you accidentally spill food or your pint on it.Canterbury British & Irish Lions Jersey T Shirt+ Use this anywhere+ Good value– Some may want a more unique design(Canterbury)We have shown you the ultra-premium shirts above and now we have the simplest Lions shirt on offer too, the Jersey T-Shirt. As far as versatility goes it is hard to beat because we legitimately think it could be used just about anywhere from the rugby stadium, to the pub, to watching the games at home.
Africa, Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ecumenical & Interreligious 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 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 Churches in Africa urged to prioritize disability rights AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA [Ecumenical News International, Nairobi, Kenya] With a small number of disabled, deaf, and blind people now members of Africa’s clergy, the continent’s churches are being challenged to lead the struggle to increase rights for the disabled.The churches have not fully embraced the issue, according to participants at a conference held Dec. 6-8 in Lukenya, near Nairobi. The conference sought to educate church leaders, officials, and representatives from organizations serving the disabled about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, among other objectives.“The church has been a pioneer in the care for people with disabilities. It started the first schools for those with disabilities and believed it was doing enough by sending the children to the schools. It failed to move from care to inclusion,” said Samuel Kabue, executive director of the Presbyterian and Ecumenical Disability Network, who is blind.The network, run by the World Council of Churches, has been advocating for the inclusion, participation, and active involvement of persons with disabilities in spiritual, social, and developmental activities.“We are now bringing in the church to make it aware that it needs to be involved in this kind of advocacy. (We think) they know very little about the human rights of persons with disabilities,” he said.While explaining the churches’ inadequate involvement in disability issues, Razaka Manantenasoa, a disabled lay shepherd of the Lutheran Church in Madagascar, said many viewed it as the work of foreign missionaries.“The church thinks something has already been done. I think the church feels it has very little to. I would be encouraged to see movement,” she said. Missionaries in Madagascar built one main center, she explained, which is the only fully equipped center for disabled people there.According to the Rev. Balayo Seezi, a disabled priest from the Anglican Church of Uganda, many people with disabilities do not attend church services because there are no proper structures and services that would benefit them.“A disabled person may enter the church, but you may ask what arrangements have been made so that a person in a wheelchair may also be able to move to the holy table to celebrate the Holy Communion with others,” he said.Even with the challenges, there is a bright side, according to some participants at the Lukenya conference. Small loans from the Rwanda Union of the Blind (RUB) are helping many people start income-generating activities, ending their dependency on handouts.“At first, the members came to meetings on beds, but with education, support, and training, they now come on their own using white canes. Now our problem is that we cannot find enough white canes,” said Donatilla Kanimba, RUB executive director.In the last eight years, the network has been helping develop a disability discourses in theological institutions which has improving the awareness. Recently, the Presbyterian Church of East Africa ordained of deaf minister as result of this work. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By Fredrick NzwiliPosted Dec 9, 2011 Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA
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McConnell as 8th bishop Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis People Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Helen Giddings says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Tags Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Bishop Elections, By ENS StaffPosted Apr 21, 2012 Dorsey McConnell[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Dorsey W. M. McConnell was elected April 21 as eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.McConnell, 58, rector of Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, was elected on the sixth ballot from a field of three nominees. Two other nominees withdrew after the third ballot. McConnell received 47 votes of 83 cast in the lay order and 31 of 41 cast in the clergy order. An election on that ballot required 43 votes in the lay order and 22 in the clergy order.The election was held in the context of a service of Eucharist during a special convention at Trinity Cathedral, Pittsburgh.McConnell will succeed the Rt. Rev. Kenneth L. Price Jr., who has served the diocese as provisional bishop since 2009.McConnell, 58, has served as rector of Church of the Redeemer since 2004. He previously served congregations in New York, Seattle and Boston, and has been a chaplain at Yale. He helped to found and lead the New Commandment Task Force, a national reconciliation effort within the Episcopal Church. He is an instructor for the Harvard Law School Reading Group on Faith and Legal Practice, and president of the international board of Pilgrim Africa, an ecumenical evangelism and redevelopment project in Uganda. He has served on many other committees and boards in all four dioceses in which he has served, and was a deputy to General Convention 2000 and an alternate in 2003.He is a graduate of Yale and of General Theological Seminary, and was a Fulbright scholar in Paris, France. He is married to Elizabeth Marsden, a clinical social worker in private practice. They have one son, Evan, who is in college.Because the election took place within 120 days of a meeting of General Convention, the House of Deputies and a majority of bishops with jurisdiction must consent to the election during their meeting in Indianapolis in July 2012.Pending the necessary consents, the consecration is scheduled for October 20.The other nominees were:The Rev. Canon Michael N. Ambler, Jr., 47, rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Bath, Maine (Diocese of Maine)The Rev. Canon Scott T. Quinn, 57, rector, Church of the Nativity, Crafton, Pennsylvania (Diocese of Pittsburgh)The Rev. R. Stanley Runnels, 59, rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri (Diocese of Western Missouri)The Rev. Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, 49, rector, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Denver, Colorado (Diocese of Colorado).Information about all the nominees is available here.The Diocese of Pittsburgh is composed of 32 congregations in 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Comments are closed. 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