England Rugby

15 Feb 19
Archy Worldys

The Ospreys could drop from third to sixth place in Conference A if there were other results in the Guinness PRO14 this weekend. However, they can not complain after they did not feel like playing in Bridgend's Morganstone Brewery Field against Ulster. An unconverted attempt by the big center Stuart McCloskey and a penalty in […]

15 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
ANDY FARRELL jokes he could not follow in the footsteps of his ancestors by leaving Ireland. Farrell has been working as Joe Schmidt’s assistant since the summer of 2016 and, in December, it was confirmed he will succeed the Kiwi after the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Andy Farrell admits he would have regretted not taking the Ireland job The Wigan man has some Irish lineage — his brother Phil played rugby league for Ireland — and ­yesterday he spoke publicly about the job for the first time. He admits that he would have lived to regret it if he did not take on his first head coach role, having had previous stints as an assistant with both Saracens and England. Farrell, 43, said: “Look, I was more than happy to keep learning off Joe. “I’m not desperate to be the main man but with this group — and the timing of it all and the continuity, et cetera — it’s great for me. Farrell will take over from Joe Schmidt after the World Cup “Other jobs were being offered in the head coach role and I had said no to quite a few. “But I didn’t want to get to a stage where I was going to look back with regret and I would have — 100 per cent — if I didn’t take this one. “We love it here for so many ­reasons. I could talk all day about the environment. But just being over here as a family is special as well. “The people are so warm and it does lead me to the thought process of why did my ancestors leave?” But, while he may be able to walk around Dublin without being recognised or stopped too often, that will soon change when he has to assume the fall-guy role if things go wrong. On the increased scrutiny, Farrell added: “I’m not afraid of that. I’m excited. Everyone’s aware of what we’re getting into. We’re not going into it blind. The biggest change will be time management and making sure that you are across the managing up part and the managing down. Farrell is excited by the extra scrutiny that will come with the job “As head coach there will be more roles and responsibilities — and it’s something I’m fully aware of.” Farrell — who starred as a player in both league and union — ­suggested that there had been some dialogue about taking over before Schmidt finally decided to step down following the World Cup. But he declared that there had been no talk about the possibility of him working with the Lions again. He said: “You’ve got to be asked the question first — and the question comes pretty late as far as the Lions are concerned. It’s not something I’ve even given a minute’s thought to.” Farrell admits work is under way to assemble his backroom staff. Stuart Lancaster — his boss at England and now impressing at Leinster — has been linked with a role. He said: “Obviously, there’s planning that has to go on behind the scenes. Honestly, I’m unbelievably conscious of making sure nothing gets in the way of the day job. “There’s not too much wrong with the Irish set-up at this moment in time. What we do is working.” Farrell said he had learned lessons from England’s failure to get out of their pool at the last World Cup and, more recently, from this side’s loss to his home country. He insisted that the defeat did not sound the death knell for Ireland’s title hopes. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN SPORT ” posts_category=”18″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He added: “It’s not decided in the first week. England’s game with Wales is going to be mouth-watering. “There are lots of permutations — and we need to be well placed to put our best foot forward should the need arise.” Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw will both be fit to face Italy but Ireland are waiting on Garry Ringrose (hamstring) and Tadhg Beirne (knee).
15 Feb 19
Premier League at 25

Number of Georgian Players to have played in the Premier League: 5 Most appearances: Georgi Kinkladze (102) Most goals: Temuri Ketsbaia (8) Appearances: Georgi Kinkladze 102, Temuri Ketsbaia 76, Zurab Khizanishvili 62, Mikhail Kavelashvili 4, Rati Aleksidze 2 Goals: Temuri Ketsbaia 8, Georgi Kinkladze 7, Zurab Khizanishvili 1, Mikhail Kavelashvili 1 Assists: Temuri Ketsbaia 1, […]

15 Feb 19
Maxiblog

Welcome to Bristol :  January 18, I arrive in England at the Bristol airport. I m here until june to study at UWE thanks to an exchange program. The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) is a public research university, located in and around Bristol, England, which received university status in 1992 ! […]

15 Feb 19
Steve Ricketts

FEBRUARY 1999 by STEVE RICKETTS NRL Premiers, Brisbane Broncos defeated North Queensland Cowboys 28-6 in a trial at Browne Park, Rockhampton, a match I covered for ‘The Courier-Mail’. As trials go, it was a worthwhile exercise for both clubs, and a good advertisement for rugby league in Australia’s beef capital. Both clubs went out of […]

15 Feb 19
Daily Crossword Puzzle Solver

Welcome to Crossword Puzzle Answers. Our website is dedicated to Crossword Answers. We solve all the clues from publishers such as New York Times, LA Times, USA Today etc. Since you arrived at this particular page you are looking for the answer to Independent Uk Cryptic February 16th 2019 Crossword Clues so without wasting your […]

15 Feb 19
News Archives Uk

A man who tried to kill his doctor with a crossbow was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Mark Waterfall, 46, said, "They killed my father, I'm going to kill you." Gary Griffith shot dead at the Suthergrey House Medical Center in Watford. Dr. Griffith survived the attack because he had loosened his shirt and […]

15 Feb 19
The Quest for The Ducky and the Road to the Squishy Bowl

After just two weeks of the Six Nations, we’ve already seen some of the most regurgitated cliches in rugby’s greatest tournament: You never know which French team will show up Brave Scotland and their mercurial fly half fall short Italy are too far behind and we should introduce relegation Peter O’Mahony is a c*** whose […]

15 Feb 19
News Archives Uk

Hundreds of cannabis plants were hidden in an underground bunker during a police raid in Wolverhampton. West Midlands Police reported that officers have found more than 250 plants in a purpose-built chamber under a backyard. The entire operation – including lighting, fans and heaters – was hidden behind false wood paneling in the building. To […]

15 Feb 19

Diving into 2019 I look back at 2018 as another year complete in the never-ending apprenticeship of coaching. Here are a few scribbles from my notebook… Plan your work and work you plan Early in 2018, I had to the privilege of stepping into a thriving England camp to obverse a session delivered by Eddie Jones ahead […]

15 Feb 19

We’re all familiar with the 2D version of Google Maps. BUT… did you know you can now hold CTRL + drag with the mouse to enter an incredible 3D version of our beautiful part of London. Now, some of you will be thinking ‘that feature has existed for years’, and you’re right. However, Google only […]

15 Feb 19
Latest Football News

Appearing on our new 'That FA Cup Podcast' Paul Mariner and Shaka Hislop believe there's zero chance of an upset between Newport and Man City in the FA Cup on Saturday. MANCHESTER, England — Pep Guardiola has said Manchester City cannot use the pitch as an excuse when they face League Two Newport County in […]