Month: June 2021

Churchill Cup 2011 Full Draw

first_img England facing the Tongan HakaTONGA and Italy A will make their Churchill Cup debut in England this June. They will join Canada, Russia, USA Eagles and holders England Saxons over a two-week period beginning on June 4 and reaching its climax on June 18 at Worcester Warriors’ Sixways Stadium.With the Rugby World Cup starting in September, the ninth Churchill Cup provides an ideal pre-tournament team warm up opportunity and for a number of players to knock on the selectors door to represent their country in New Zealand. The full fixture list, including pools and venues, which will include Franklin’s Gardens and Kingsholm, are now confirmed as the tournament returns to England from its traditional North American base for the first time since 2007.Paul Vaughan, the RFU’s Business Operations Director and a member of the Churchill Cup Executive, said: “With no summer tour for England this June, this is a great opportunity to for rugby fans to see six quality international teams on their doorstep. We will work with the host clubs to ensure tickets will be reasonably priced and reflect the quality of rugby on offer across this tournament.“With England playing Wales at Twickenham in an Investec International on August 6 in preparation for the World Cup, there will be plenty of top class action available to the rugby fan.”2011 Churchill CupPool AEngland SaxonsUSATongaPool BCanadaItaly ARussia LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Saturday June 4, Northampton SaintsItaly A v CanadaEngland Saxons v USAWednesday June 8, Esher RFCTonga v USARussia v CanadaSunday June 12, Gloucester RugbyItaly A v RussiaEngland Saxons v TongaSaturday June 18, Worcester WarriorsBowl FinalPlate FinalCup Background:The Churchill Cup is an alliance between the Rugby Football Union (RFU), Rugby Canada and USA Rugby. The tournament was launched in 2003 and aims to develop and grow the sport of rugby union across Canada and the USA. It is named after former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who shared close ties with the United States – his mother was American – and with Canada during the Second World War. With support from the International Rugby Board the tournament has grown in success since the inaugural event in Vancouver in 2003.Since its introduction, both men’s and women’s teams from England, USA and Canada have participated although since 2005 it has been a men only event. Invitational sides from Argentina, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand and Uruguay have all participated, while there was also a women’s competition in 2003 and 2004. Tonga players perform the haka traditionnal war dance prior to the rugby union World Cup group A match England vs. Tonga, 28 September 2007 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images) last_img read more

Super 15 – missed it? Here are the highlights – Video

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Missed the latest round of the Super 15 with so much attention on the RBS 6 Nations? Or perhaps you’d like a taster of the rugby the Crusaders and Sharks are going to dish up this Sunday at Twickenham. We here are the highlights from round four.last_img

South African World Cup kit launched

first_imgChris Stephenson, Canterbury CEO, commented: “The new kit is our most sophisticated to date and as always, we have relished the challenge to release a tougher yet lighter jersey that will be showcased at this year’s Rugby World Cup. We are proud to be associated with South Africa throughout the Rugby World Cup and it is our privilege to support them in the best way we can, with what we believe is the best jersey a player can wear. We look forward to seeing them in action in New Zealand later this year.” Jean De Villiers, John Smit and Victor Matfield model the new kitCanterbury and the South African Rugby Union have launched their revolutionary new jersey that will be worn by Peter De Villiers’ men at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand later this year.The shirt, which incorporates gold detailing and iconic victory dates on the right arm, features the new Loop 21 collar design and latest fabric technology, providing South Africa with the best possible on-field support and making it the strongest jersey that Canterbury have ever produced. As reigning World Champions, we believe that the Springboks are equipped with the latest technological advancements to support their quest to retain glory.Throughout months of research and development, the Loop 21 neckline was tested to destruction by Progressive Sports Technologies (one of the leading Sports Technology institutes based at Loughborough University) to ensure maximum strength and durability. Advancements in temex and the use of LYCRA® SPORT fabric provide improved sweat evaporation, enhanced freedom of movement and superior shape retention. The construction of the jersey and fabric positioning improve player’s ability to evade tackles and provide position support to enhance movement. Jurie Roux, CEO of SARU, said: “The Springboks were extensively involved in the design of the jersey and in its testing and assessment of its epical features and they were more than happy with the outcome. A rugby jersey is one of the key tools of a player’s trade and having one that works to give them that fractional advantage on the field is another way of maximising their ability to perform.”Fans have their opportunity to purchase the RWC 2011 Jersey from www.canterbury.com as well as selected retailers from today onwards. This also includes the new national jersey featuring the new Springboks sponsor, ABSA.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Three law changes that would improve rugby

first_imgThe easiest solution is to change the manner in which the quick tap is taken. Instead of bouncing the ball off your feet, the ball should be bounced off your chest. The distance between hand and ball is reduced to inches instead of feet and significantly minimises the chance of a knock-on. It also means that players with more limited skill-sets are able to take the quick tap, not just the scrum-half. The effectiveness of a quick tap is often minimised by players with limited skills having to pass the ball to a more able player so that they can take the quick tap.Recommended change: Quick tap to be taken using the chest not feet. Blowing hot and cold: should more offences in rugby result in free-kicks rather than penalties?By Paul WilliamsRUGBY’S LAWS, or more precisely the changing of those laws, have become a familiar subject for any rugby fan. Indeed, regular debate of the game’s laws are at the centre of any self-respecting rugby club conversation. It’s usually neatly sandwiched in between choosing your ‘All-time XV’ or selecting an immensely biased Lions team.This season’s undoubted hot topic has been the scrummage, only briefly being upstaged by the tip tackle. The scrummage obviously requires urgent attention. What was once considered rugby’s centrepiece has become a pitiful sideshow that’s affecting the enjoyment and marketability of the game. The scrummage is becoming a case of touch, pause, dis-engage.There are, however, three laws that are rarely scrutinised. This is strange as all three stifle rugby. Here are three changes I would make to reward attacking rugby, instead of penalising and stunting it:1.  Double movement‘Double movement’ is in fact a rugby league term and a not a phrase  associated with the laws of union. However, it’s how most union supporters refer to the offence of illegally  placing the ball over the try-line when a player is declared as ‘tackled’ and therefore out of the game.Whilst awarding a penalty to the opposition for a ‘double movement’ may be one of rugby’s less common offences, it is without doubt the most unfair. After all, the offending player is simply guilty of a rush of blood, a lapse in concentration, a desire to achieve what is essentially the whole point of rugby: to score a try. The attacking team may have executed the most perfect 99.8 metres of rugby in the history of the game, yet having fallen 20 centimetres short of the try-line and attempted a double movement, the defending team is awarded a penalty and has the opportunity to clear.How can a player/team who is attempting to score a try, a positive discretion, be slapped with the same sanction as a team or player that commits a defensive discretion such as a high tackle, taking the man in the air or killing the ball at the breakdown? The punishment far outweighs the crime.Recommended change:  Free-kick to the defending team.2. Crossing LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby has become a very linear game. Running angles and points of contact have straightened over the past ten years – you could map out most professional running lines on an Etch-A-Sketch.It is for this very reason that penalising the act of crossing is such a travesty. Few teams cross intentionally, it’s usually the by-product of a creative backs move being mistimed, overrun or an innocent miscalculation. There is often little benefit to the attacking team in deliberately crossing, as blocking one defender in the modern game has limited impact, particularly from first phase, where most defensive lines tend to double tackle – why block one tackler when another is a matter of inches away? Yet again, an often positive discretion receives the same sanction as a negative one.Recommended change:  Free-kick to the defending team.center_img Size advantage: the ability to take a quick tap can depend on the size of a player3. The quick tap penaltyThe quick tap penalty must be the most inappropriately named act in rugby. The whole premise is that it allows the attacking team to penetrate the defensive line before it has had time to realign, which is now more important than ever. However, the manner in which you have to take a quick penalty negates its very benefit. Having to deftly drop an oval ball onto your foot and then flick it back into your hands may sound simple, but it isn’t, particularly when you’re moving.It’s a real skill and requires good dexterity and coordination. It’s also a lot easier to execute if you have short limbs – the closer you are to the ball, the easier it is to perform. It’s no coincidence that quick taps are generally instigated by scrum-halves – statistically the smallest players on the pitch. Luke Charteris, for instance, will always struggle taking a quick tap; flicking the ball from his boot and back into his hands is essentially like doing an ‘up and under’! Even the world’s finest scrum-halves have trouble executing the quick tap at speed. NOT FOR FEATURED last_img read more

Can dreams become reality for Racing Metro?

first_img Down on their luck: Racing’s fullback Benjamin Dambielle is one of many on the injury listBy Gavin MortimerTHE TOP 14 is soon to close down for three weeks allowing clubs to take stock of their early season form. For Racing Metro it’s been nothing short of disastrous. Three consecutive league defeats have left them languishing in eighth spot, 17 points behind leaders Toulon and just six clear of the relegation zone. And with an away trip to Toulouse coming up on Thursday, Racing might as well write off another four points.Racing have been hindered by misfortune from the start of the season, losing fullback Benjamin Dambielle and fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski to long term injuries in early September. The highly-rated Wisniewski has a herniated disc and will be missing for months, hence the decision last month to bring in Bath’s Olly Barkley as his replacement.Barkley has started well at Racing but it’s going to take more than just one player to transform the fortunes of the Parisian club. But according to a report in Monday’s Midi Olympique that could soon happen. Under the headline ‘The Dream Team Takes Shape’, France’s rugby newspaper says Racing multi-millionaire owner Jacky Lorenzetti is eyeing up some of the biggest names in the game.Lorenzetti first bought a stake in Racing six years ago when it was ambling along in Pro2. Initially his policy was one of  “signing excellent players and not stars, because we have a habit of saying that with us there is not one individual star, it is the team that counts”. But with Racing struggling to make much of an impact in either the Top or the Heineken Cup it appears Lorenzetti is shooting for stars. Racing’s French fullback Benjamin Dambielle(R) is cared for by medics after being injured during the French Top 14 rugby Union match ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Racing Paris 92, on September 9, 2012 at the stadium Marcel Michelin in the French central city of Clermont-Ferrand. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLAN (Photo credit should read THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/GettyImages) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The other big name mentioned by Midi Olympique is former All Black second-row Jason Eaton. The 6ft 7in Hurricanes star won 15 caps for New Zealand between 2005 and 2009 before a serious knee injury sidelined him for much of 2010. Back to his best with the Hurricanes this year, Eaton is allegedly now “seriously considering continuing his career overseas”.For the moment the Dream Team remains just that but Lorenzetti – who made his fortune through property – is a man who normally gets what he wants. British clubs can only hope and pray that Racing’s dream doesn’t become their nightmare. At the top of Lorenzetti’s wishlist are a couple of Welsh aces in Jamie Roberts and Dan Lydiate, the latter’s ankle injury apparently not concerning the Racing president. Roberts in particular is being chased by Lorenzetti and he believes the Cardiff Blues’ salary cap could be the loophole that allows Racing to lure the 25-year-old Wales centre to Paris next season. Toulon have recently dropped out of the race to sign Roberts, instead extending former Wallaby Matt Giteau’s contract for a further two years, but Racing are said to be “still in contact” with the Welshman.Midi Olympique also claims that Racing have made an “approach” to Northampton’s giant prop Soane Tonga’uiha in recent weeks who it says is out of contract with the Saints at the end of the season. The 30-year Tongan has been at Franklin’s Gardens since 2006 but Lorenzetti wants to bring him across the Channel, as he does Martin Castrogiovanni, Leicester’s Italian prop. Stories first surfaced in the French press two weeks ago linking Castrogiovanni to Racing with rumours suggesting Lorenzetti has been a fan of the tight-head for a while. In 2011 Castrogiovanni  turned down a move to France in favour of remaining at Welford Road, declaring at the time that “money isn’t everything”.last_img read more

Couch Carter: Dan Carter set for six-month sabbatical

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 15: Aaron Cruden of the All Blacks takes a penalty kick during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and France at AMI Stadium on June 15, 2013 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Joseph Johnson/Getty Images) “When you play the game full-time at this level it does take a toll on your body. I’ve had a few injury niggles over recent years, so I’m keen to ensure I do everything I can to recover fully from those and prolong my career.” Ready for a rest: Dan Carter will put his feet up for six months after the All Black tour of Europe in NovemberBy Alan DymockTO BE fit for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Dan Carter has confirmed that he will take six months out of rugby in 2014.Double whammy: Carter miss Super XV and All Black rugbyThe iconic fly-half has decided to emulate captain and close friend Richie McCaw who took a break after the All Black loss to England in December until the last two games of the Canterbury Crusaders season, by putting his feet up at the end of New Zealand’s European tour in November. Carter will be involved in the matches against France, England and Ireland before bowing out for six months.Explaining his reasons for the break, Carter said: “Ultimately, I want to play in the next Rugby World Cup in 2015. To do that, it’s important that I put myself in the best possible position, both physically and mentally. An able deputy: Cruden will continue at 10There had been rumours that the stand-off could be planning a lucrative stint in Japan after the tour, during which he will most likely have comfortably surpassed 100 test caps. He has previous in terms of earning himself some extra money, having infamously moved to Perpignan for the 2008/09 season, but the big-money move (allegedly worth €700,000 for a seven-month contract) backfired for the club as Carter injured his Achilles tendon, meaning he only played a part in five games.However, Carter has now put any Japanese stories to bed by stating he will be on the couch, resting his weary body. Does he like fishing? Who knows. The only certainty is that with a talent like Carter’s, the NZRFU should allow him to do what he wants before 2015. The All Blacks will cope with Aaron Cruden at the helm and the Crusaders have brought in Colin Slade from the Highlanders to keep Carter’s Super 15 spot warm.last_img read more

Video: England Sevens Q&A

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS THE HSBC World Sevens Series is back! The speediest players in the game are off to the Gold Coast this weekend, where Fiji claimed the title for the second year in a row last season. We caught up with England Sevens before they jetted off to Australia. Check out Rob Vickerman, Chris Cracknell, Dan Norton, Christian Lewis-Pratt and Mike Ellery dishing the dirt on the rest of their team-mates in the video below!last_img

Aviva Premiership coming to the boil

first_img Green day: Vereniki Goneva makes a break during Leicester’s 19-19 draw with Northampton in October There are big matches at the top and bottom of the Aviva Premiership this weekend, with Northampton Saints hosting Leicester Tigers and Worcester Warriors travelling to Newcastle Falcons… TAGS: Highlight As Worcester’s boss writes in his Guardian column today, Newcastle are a couple of seasons in front of the Warriors with regards to building something sustainable. A term in the Championship instilled steel. Former Saracens Noah Cato and Andy Saull have added class. George McGuigan, Scott Wilson and Joel Hodgson – all 21 and under – are bright prospects.It will probably be ugly. It will certainly be tense. But should Newcastle repeat the last result between this basement duo – a turgid 16-11 win – they will send Worcester down. England’s domestic season has already been one of intrigue. Bath and Sale, a couple of resurgent sides playing with freedom, are epitomising as much. However, the Aviva Premiership is often too polite to explode into life until after the Six Nations is finished. This weekend, sparks are sure to fly and the last pair of games promise to be utterly absorbing…East Midlands arm wrestle at the summit“Bath have been brilliant all year and they’re third. We’ve been crap all year and we’re fourth.” Richard Cockerill is a master wind-up merchant, and those words – uttered on 2 March after his side had put 40 points on Newcastle – stirred the Premiership pot.Acknowledging how his charges have stuttered without fully finding fluidity, Leicester’s head honcho also highlighted the ingrained grit that has somehow ground out wins. On Saturday afternoon, Leicester are entertained by Northampton – their nearest, dearest enemies. As the title race enters its final straight, Tigers are keen to pressurise Saints into relinquishing their home semi-final berth.Hi George: Saints wing North tries to get past Leicester’s Julian SalviProwling ten points adrift of second with five games left, Cockerill & Co head down the M1 in buoyant mood. Though Lions Dan Cole, Geoff Parling and Tom Croft won’t feature, the injury toll has eased. Manu Tuilagi is back in the fold and last weekend at Welford Road, Leicester managed their most complete performance of the season against Exeter. Ed Slater led magnificently, Owen Williams marshalled from fly-half and Niki Goneva maintained some defence-lacerating form.This is the first of four matches that will define Leicester’s year. Next up is a Heineken Cup quarter-final in Clermont before league fixtures against Wasps and Harlequins. From nowhere, they seem nicely placed to take on an excruciatingly tough schedule.Deep down, Jim Mallinder might be less optimistic about a pivotal derby day. His international big guns – awesome Courtney Lawes included – looked weary during last week’s loss at Sale. He knows Tigers always clunk into gear at the business end of the season. It was almost precisely 12 months ago that Saints were humiliated 36-8 at Franklin’s Gardens by their East Midlands adversaries.Northampton won’t relinquish the hard work of the past seven months easily. As Mallinder has suggested, the reverse to Sale will have helped George North and Luther Burrell re-familiarise themselves with patterns and personnel. Plus they can’t be that bad twice.Tom Wood and Dylan Hartley (if he does not run into any referee trouble) are phenomenal leaders who do not tolerate sub-standard showings. Remember Saints’ response to being thrashed by Leinster in December? The illustrious Dubliners were bullied a week later. A similar backlash is well within them. This rerun of the 2013 final – which wasn’t exactly short on drama – won’t disappoint. Plenty to ponder: Dean Ryan’s Worcester side have lost all 17 of their Premiership games this seasonBasement battle with added spiteDean Richards and Dean Ryan are two uncompromising men with uncompromising opinions on an inevitable collision course – destination: Kingston Park. A gut-wrenching last-minute reverse to Wasps at Sixways means Sunday’s trip to the North-east is a stark matter of do or down for Worcester. Even success probably won’t save them. Over a year has now passed since their last league win and 17 consecutive losses this term is a bleak return.Having tasted victory three times, Newcastle aren’t much better off. However, hurling caution out of the window in the final stages against Gloucester salvaged a pair of precious bonus points, sending them 12 points clear of the bottom. The scenario alone – essentially an old-fashioned relegation dogfight – is mouth-watering. But there are also some spiky off-field shenanigans to factor in.During a Falcons’ fans forum last week, Richards riled an impressive amount people. He claimed that Gloucester had sounded him out about replacing Nigel Davies and suggested other clubs fiddle the salary cap. Then his attention turned to Worcester. Samoan wing David Lemi copped some flak for being too old – days before he put in a sparkling shift – and Ryan’s side were ridiculed for lacking culture or any sort of long-term vision.Little and large: David Lemi gets to grips with Dom BarrowThe barb about culture certainly seemed misguided as Worcester courageously repelled wave after wave of attacks on Friday. Warriors have at times been drastically lacking in accuracy – their lineout was shocking against Wasps – but grit has rarely gone missing. Can they rouse themselves to ransack Newcastle?Chris Pennell, an elusive, electric runner, has had a sensational season from full-back on an individual level. It would be no exaggeration to say he is capable of sparking a triumph on his own. Off the pitch, his recently signed three-year contract implies many are buying into Ryan’s future for the club. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Best rugby shirts for women 2021

first_imgCan’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 rugby shirts for women to wear when you’re cheering on their team this year, or strapping on some boots and crossing the whitewash yourself What’s not entirely clear is why Macron has decided to make the women’s ‘pro’ version different to the mens – instead of a full-size main sponsor, they’ve opted for a scaled down version which isn’t like what either the women or the men’s teams wear. While some will appreciate the scaled down on-jersey advert, it’s still an odd choice. Buy from Lovell Rugby for £70Canterbury British & Irish Lions 2021 Women’s Pro ShirtCredit: Lions Rugby+ Striking ‘shard lion’ graphic on shoulders+ Replica of Lions Test jersey+ Made of 100% recycled polyesterWhile the Women’s Lions is still a concept that has bafflingly not been created, female fans can still cheer on the men’s team in South Africa next summer in a pretty spot-on replica of the Test jersey courtesy of Canterbury. The shirt features a variety of interesting features including a ‘shard lion’ graphic on both shoulders, ‘SA 2020’ embroidered logo, unique low-profile collar design and from an environmental perspective, it’s also made of 100% recycled polyester, which is a nice touch. Buy from England Rugby Store for £75Umbro Women’s England Rugby Classic Home Jersey 2020/21Credit: Umbro+ Classic long-sleeve look+ Old-school open-necked collar+ Similar look to the on-field jerseyWhile polyester on-field jerseys are cool if you’re playing, many of us prefer something a bit less ‘pro’ for general use, and that’s where we can take a step back in time for a more old-school looking ‘classic’ design. This England version offers long sleeves and an open-necked folding collar like the old pre-2003 jerseys of yore would sport, but with a vibe that’s very similar to the on-field design that Umbro’s created for the team. Buy from England Rugby Store for £55Gilbert Women’s Barbarians Players Edition Rugby ShirtCredit: Sports Direct+ Iconic hooped design+ Authentic on-field look+ BaBaas values sleeve detailThe Barbarians concept is one of the most unique and wonderful things about rugby union, and the invitational side’s swashbuckling style made a  long overdue leap to the women’s game for the first time in 2017. The BaBaas are currently supplied by Gilbert and this replica jersey brings a modern twist on the classic Barbarians hooped design – a lovely touch is the legend, ‘Flair, Courage, Spirit, Passion’ on the sleeves. The Barbarians ethos in a nutshell. Buy from Sports Direct for £52.99Canterbury Ospreys Women Vapodri Pro Home Shirt 2020/21Credit: Canterbury+ ‘Warped’ mask pattern+ Stretch fabrics on underarms and sleeves for increased movement+ Asymmetrical silver and green accentsWhile women’s jerseys are widely available for Test teams, finding jerseys for domestic teams isn’t always as easy – which is why it’s nice to see this jersey for Welsh region the Ospreys being more widely available than many. An identical design to that worn by Alun Wyn Jones and company as well as the Welsh champion Ospreys Women’s team, this shirt features a striking ‘warped mask’ graphic on the body, and very fetching silver and mint green accents on the collar. Buy from Canterbury for £65 Best rugby shirts for women 2021There was a time not too long ago when women’s rugby shirts were something of a misnomer, and female fans who wanted to support their teams or even those who wanted to get involved and play the game themselves had little choice but to don a men’s jersey and put up with a fit that was less than ideal. Even if women’s jerseys were available, they were often best described as ‘fashion’ items that bore a passing resemblance to the real thing, and often featured exaggerated necklines that were rightly lambasted by fans and players alike. Thankfully, things have improved dramatically in recent years – with the growth of women’s rugby at grass-roots level, and the increasingly popularity and profile of the women’s international game, and more and more unions giving pro contracts to their female players, the demand has clearly been demonstrated and makers have responded by producing a wider and more pitch-ready range of shirts for women to choose from. It’s not all perfect – women’s replica shirts are not always the easiest things to find at club level, for example, and if you’re looking for genuine, professional replica match jerseys you’ll also be out of luck as they aren’t really made. The other issue is that by and large the jerseys are replicas of the men’s team designs as opposed to the women’s international sides – so if you’re after a Black Ferns jersey instead of an All Blacks one, they’re very hard to find. The good news is that many current women’s teams jerseys have identical looks and sponsors to their male counterpart, and there’s without doubt a wider selection of replica and more casual jerseys than ever before. Here’s our pick of the best rugby shirts for women.Best rugby shirts for women 2021Umbro Women’s England Rugby Home Replica Jersey 2020/21Credit: Umbro+ Looks very similar to version worn by the pros+ Ergonomic panels for extra comfort+ Multi-layered tonal pattern on body England’s double Grand Slam winners finished off their triumphant 2020 campaign by debuting their new home jersey created by kit supplier Umbro. The jersey itself is identical to the men’s shirt, complete with multi-layered pattern that adds depth to the classic England look. Buy from Umbro for £70Buy from England Rugby Store £70Buy from Sports Direct for £69.99Canterbury Ireland Women Home Pro Jersey 2020/21Credit: Canterbury+ Replica of Ireland Women’s on-field jersey+ Vapodri fabric offers excellent moisture wicking+ Low-profile crossover collar for performance fitAs mentioned above, it’s rare to see women’s jerseys that are bespoke replicas of the shirts worn by the actual women’s pro teams, but the Ireland jersey is a notable exception. Otherwise identical to the men’s jersey, including the striking black and green pattern on the body, this shirt’s main difference to the men’s jersey is the different shirt sponsor, Aon. Still, it’s a welcome move for the IRFU and Canterbury. Buy from Canterbury for £70Macron Wales Home Shirt 2020/2021 LadiesCredit: Macron+ Dragon motif and hexagonal pattern just like pro shirt+ WRU ‘shield’ badge just like Test jerseys+ Relaxed fit compared to Test designAnother team with a new kit supplier for 2020/21, Wales ended their 12-year association with Under Armour over the summer, and have switched to Italian brand Macron in a seven-year deal. The new shirt drew comparisons with Liverpool’s current home shirt, and as with England the women’s and men’s on-field are identical and share all the same sponsors, so whether you’re cheering on Wales’ women or men, this shirt will fit the bill. Buy from Sports Direct for £69.99Buy from Lovell Rugby for £70Adidas New Zealand 2019/20 Women’s Home ShirtCredit: Adidas+ Reduced seams for extra comfort+ Low profile crew neck fit for all shapes and sizes+ Classic black jersey with white collarThe continued difficulty in being able to source a Black Ferns jersey, even in New Zealand, has been rightfully criticised by fans for some time, but if you’re happy wearing a replica of the iconic All Blacks jersey instead, then this is a very ‘pro’ example. With ‘seamless technology’ designed to maximise comfort, a raw elastic low-profile collar and ‘triaxle’ pattern across the front this is one of the most game-ready replicas you can get. Buy from Adidas for £54.95Buy from Pro:Direct Rugby for £36Macron Scotland 2020/21 Ladies Home ShirtCredit: Macron+ Gold touches celebrate first international match+ Tartan pattern on lower back+ Modern take on classic collarMacron and Scotland have been together since 2013, and in that time the brand has provided the men in blue with some of the most ‘classic’ looking Test designs that we’ve seen in many a year, and the 2020/21 version is no exception.  LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Archbishop of Cape Town leads 1000 in procession of witness

first_imgArchbishop of Cape Town leads 1000 in procession of witness Event kick-starts ’16 Days of Activism’ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion Africa, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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