Australia to bid for 2021 and 2027 World Cups

first_imgThe country last hosted a men’s tournament in 2003, where Australia lost in a thrilling extra-time to England in Sydney.World Rugby recently awarded the 2023 tournament to France, making a 2027 Southern Hemisphere host more likely, though it was initially thought any Australian bid wouldn’t come until 2031.Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll backed Australia to host the tournament again when asked at the 2023 bid announcement last month as well.Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne said bringing the competition to Australia would help ignite passion in young rugby fans.”As we edge closer to the 15th anniversary of the last Rugby World Cup played in Australia, regarded by many as the greatest in the tournament’s history, we are excited to confirm that Rugby Australia will bid for the hosting rights for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2021 and the 2027 (Men’s) Rugby World Cup,” he said. “The Rugby World Cup is the pinnacle for our Qantas Wallabies and Buildcorp Wallaroos teams and we want to bring those tournaments home for any player, boy or girl, man or woman, who ever dreamed of lifting the Cup here on our home soil.”The renovation of ANZ Stadium and Allianz Stadium would appear crucial in any Australian World Cup bid, with ANZ the host for the 2003 Rugby World Cup final, and both renovations are slated to be well complete by 2027.The news comes off the back of the announcement earlier on Wednesday about the launch of a Super W competition. Wallaroos captain Shannon Parry said Australia would be a brilliant host for the World Cup.“I have played in three Women’s Rugby World Cups and I know that we would be amazing hosts for the tournament. Australians love putting on a sporting show when we host major tournaments and events and it would be huge to bring the pinnacle of women’s XVs rugby to our shores.”The move to bid for the women’s World Cup is believed to be part of the motivation for launching the new tournament, to show Australia’s depth of talent and ability to nurture women’s rugby.There were whispers earlier this year that Australia would consider bidding for the next women’s international tournament, with Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne open-minded about the move, when asked by in October.It seems likely Australia would follow the strategy of Ireland in any World Cup staging, potentially using universities and smaller, boutique grounds to host matches, something that worked well in Ireland, with plenty of sold-out games.Pulver said he hoped the announcement would show a commitment to developing women’s rugby in Australia.“Bidding for the Women’s Rugby World Cup I hope signifies to the community how serious we are about making Rugby a game for all and growing female participation,” he said.”If we are successful with our bid, it will have an immediate and significant impact on women’s rugby.”“The Australian rugby community has been incredibly proud of the growth of the women’s game in recent times and I know that this crucial competition is going to supercharge this growth in future years.”last_img read more

Sam Burgess accepts two-match ban for Sezer hit

first_imgSam Burgess was hit with a Grade 2 careless high tackle charge following an incident involving Aidan Sezer in the 59th minute of Saturday’s match.He chose to take the early guilty plea, which now means he will miss the next two matches.George Burgess was handed a Grade 1 careless high tackle charge following a tackle on Raiders forward. By taking the early guilty plea, George will be fined $1550 but will be free to take on the Broncos on Thursday night.last_img

World Cup fields to be upgraded

first_imgSports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko said this is so participating countries can use these sporting fields to train and play on in preparation for the World Cup.“The government has budgeted K10 million for the preparation of the FIFA World Cup. All venues at the Sir Hubert Murray stadium, the Sir John Guise stadium, the Bisini Grounds plus schools will be upgraded to FIFA standards,” said Tkatchenko.He added the money allocated for the World Cup will be pushed through quickly for work to continue.He said the plan is to have all venues and training facilities ready three months before the World Cup event in November.“FIFA levels are at the highest standard possible and so the K10 million the Government is putting in is a long investment that will put our sporting fields up to this same standard.“This will allow us to host more sporting events in the future,” said Tkatchenko.last_img read more

Barras in consolation win over Ireland in T20

first_imgBarramundi bowlers just like in the first innings dominated the middle overs to leave Ireland tottering at 80 for 8 and then bundled them out for 105.PNG, who had been beaten 0-2 in the best-of- three match seris, prior to this game, did not start well though.They managed a 26-run opening stand before being quickly reduced to 28 for 3, at which point, Sese Bau and Mahuru Dai  strung 48 runs together to keep PNG in the contest.Barras lost another clump of wickets, as Ireland’s bowlers chipped away to leave them 90 for 7. Charles Amini’s run-a-ball 24 helped the Barras take 26 off the last three overs to guide them to 116 for 8.Hebou PNG Barramandis seamer Chad Soper did quite an impressive over to bowl Ireland out for 105 in the final over for PNG to claim the third T20 by 11 runs.last_img read more

Shinji Kagawa, lots of noise and few nuts in Zaragoza

first_imgMore than five months later it is usual to see Japanese fans in the Sport City or La Romareda, but it is no less true that Kagawa’s performance is well below expectations. He went from less to more in the first matches and his football began to shine against him Alcorcón and the Estremadura (fourth and fifth day, respectively). At that time he added two goals and was considered a player who could mark the differences in Second.It was then that he was affected by a virus that prevented him from playing against Malaga and from there its performance was worse, losing its place in the eleven and even becoming out of the call in a match by technical decision, although in the last month it has already begun to show signs of improvement. In the last qualifying round against Majorca, Kagawa completed one of his best games with Real Zaragoza, hitting a ball in the crossbar in a free kick. In front of Real Madrid tonight he has a new opportunity to show off his best football, show that he can be important again in the five months that remain of the competition and turn around the famous expression ‘a lot of noise and few nuts’. It’s been just over five months since the Real Zaragoza announce the hiring of Shinji Kagawa, a whole summer market bomb. A media signing that raised the expectations of zaragocismo, who came en masse to his presentation. Nearly 7,000 zaragocistas met in La Romareda and about seventy journalists from 35 different media, twelve of them Japanese, were accredited to cover the event.Zaragoza won the services of a 30-year-old footballer who had won the Premier with the Manchester United and the Bundesliga with the Borussia Dortmund, besides being a media and commercial icon in Asia which drags behind numerous sponsors. In just a couple of days the Aragonese club had more than 3,200 new followers in Instagram and more than 2,500 in Twitter, many of them Japanese, and the popularity of Zaragoza in Internet searches in Tokyo the day of the signing had a maximum score of one hundred.last_img read more

The data that strips Correa

first_imgAnd it is that the Argentine did not seem to empathize with his companions, as the pass statistics show. And is that of the 27 players who were on the grass, only Carrasco and Camello gave fewer passes than him. The Belgian gave three passes (two to Lodi and one to Camel), but he only played twenty minutes and his main task was to face rivals. The canterano, on the other hand, had no pass option in 17 minutes, although Lemar He looked twice and Carrasco once. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 3, 2020 Despite being defeated by the minimum against him Real Madrid (1-0), the Atlético de Madrid He made a good first half in the Madrid derby, but after leaving the field of Álvaro Morata The team noted that the team had more trouble shooting at the rival goal. Much of it may be due to the change of position of Ángel Correa, that happened from the right band to the front. 10 In the case of Correa, he only combined six times with his teammates, giving three passes to Vrsaljko, two to Thomas and one to Vitolo (none to Morata in the first half). A very low number even having played on top, since Morata, in almost 50 minutes, had already taken one more pass than him in the whole game (7). Correa was searched ten times (Lodi, Felipe, Vrsaljko, Thomas, Saúl, Morata and Vitolo passed the ball once, while Llorente did it three times).Six passes in ninety minutes are very few considering that nobody came down from the decade except him, Camel and Carrasco. In Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos came to play with his teammates up to 84 times, being the most passive of the match, while the most associated rojiblanco player was Felipe (36), followed by Saúl (33) and Lodi (33).With Correa pointed they only fired once between the three sticks, a fact that does not compensate for not mixing with the rest of the players. Diego Pablo Simeone You will have to get him into play more now that he has availability problems with his attackers.last_img read more

Betis more culé

first_imgNew. The last two former Barcelona players who have arrived at Betis are Álex Moreno and Aleñá. The first did not make debut with the first team of Barcelona although it was formed in its quarry, while the second arrived in the winter market after being intended in summer. Valverde He did not let Aleñá go, but he did not give him minutes, so the midfielder did not hesitate to discard other offers, such as one of the Getafe, to enlist in the ranks of a Betis in which he has not just broken.The last link of this Betis with Barcelona comes through the Brazilian Emerson. Joined a year ago, the federative rights of the player are shared by verdiblancos and blaugranas, there is some controversy regarding his future. While in Betis it is affirmed that Barcelona will not be able to claim it until 2021, in the Culé entity they estimate that they will be able to sign it this summer at a more than reduced price.A culé majority awaits Madrid at Villamarín with the aim of avenging its former companions. If he Real Madrid he didn’t have enough with him Classic before him Barcelona which closed last day, will also play the last game of which today begins against the team that has closer ties with the Barça in the league. Real Madrid awaits you at the Benito Villamarín the Betis more than how many are remembered. From the bench to the grass, the first Betic team overflows with members with past and even present Blaugrana.Starting with the coach, Rubi was recruited by Tito Vilanova to be part of his coaching staff and be in charge of the strategy both in defense and in attack. It was only a season (2013-14) but the now coach of Betis left a good memory in the Blaugrana dressing room.Two other former Barça members who play for Betis today are Barta and Tello, both from Lorenzo Serra Ferrer, also with Blaugrana’s past., in his stage of responsible for the sports plot of Betis. Tello was one of the star signings of Betis in the summer of 2017, while Bartra was the bomb that Serra Ferrer signed in the market of January of the year 2018.last_img read more

The most beautiful move of Atlético de Madrid’s Infernal Wing

first_imgPeiro he was, long before hearing that metaphor in cryptic language technicians, the “third man” who came to the goal from the shadows; a footballer so modern that today would be priceless in the midst of the speedy reign. Necklace, also fast, he lowered a ball from the sky as if it had paste on the instep and could put it wherever he wanted at any distance, then. The two were overflowing: by the left profile The child; for the two of us The Greyhound. They couldn’t give more to Athlete: Enrique Collar his sports life; Joaquín Peiró half of it and the financial salvation of the club when he asked him to leave.They drew wonderful plays from Peiró to Collar, from Collar to Peiró… But the most beautiful was missing. On March 18, 2020 Joaquín Peiró died. The plague prevented the warmth of his own, the hand held by his love forever; that of a son upon the heart; prayer in goodbye quiet. As in so many Spanish homes, and around the world, pain upon pain. Nor could the loyal ones gather by the hundreds to accompany him in the farewell. The next day they took him to the Canillas Cemetery, his town, which was when the promising cyclist Joaquin I traveled to Madrid by bicycle. They allowed a very close relative to come, four people. A crown of the Atlético de Madrid, another of his Legends, one more of the Federation. And then, like a ball that falls just in time to splice it, like the partner’s pass that you interpret before it is thrown without the need of a gesture; like the three seconds in which a goal is drawn, a fourth crown appeared to hug Peiro. On the metropolitan green of its leaves an endless number of red and white carnations had been born. And a slogan crossed his waist from side to side: ‘WITH LOVING, YOUR PARTNER OF THE INFERNAL WING’. La Gradona, white scarves in the wind, roared again, all standing by Peiro Y Necklace“ “The ball came through the air after the Enrique Collar right into space. Joaquín Peiró He threatened to get closer to the pitcher and after starting, he turned and looked for the ball to the empty place between centrals. With that move, the Hell Wing was always in check. And many times, checkmate. Goal. What is unique is that the exact, geometric launch of Collar was by hand! Those two geniuses had come up with that particular trick by mere repetition. Once it went well, no one knows when, and look. Maybe that throw-in occurred to Enrique any afternoon in Murcia when Ramón Colón took the two of them to ascend to the Pepper. They did it. In La Condomina the wing began to be hellish.An afternoon of paella and laughter, Enrique Collar He told us that the hellish thing was born from some Brazilian rivals who told the press about the devilishness of that pair of kids who were scorching the red and white band on the left. His exploits are in the Hemeroteca and even more in the indelible memory of the Atlético de Madrid. The infinite class of Necklace, the stellar overflow of PeiroThey ended up composing the best left-handed duo in the world when Joaquín was transferred to El Toro. Jorge Griffa says so. Amen.last_img read more

The protocol for the return of sport: concentrations, temperature, closed door …

first_img(embed) (/ embed) The sport already knows what to expect for a return to work starting next Monday, May 4, when “federated, professional and high-level athletes” will be able to do it. That is, the footballers of First and secondthose of ACB basketball and the elite of other sports. AS has had access to the health protocol prepared by the Higher Sports Council, that today or tomorrow will become a mandatory Ministerial Health Order. It is the roadmap so that competitions can be resumed within a minimum of four weeks “when the health and sports authorities allow it.” The LaLiga horizon is set from June 12 for matchday 28. The protocol aims to trace a safe return to sports training, although from the CSD it is remembered “that zero risk does not exist and that individual behavior will determine success. ” The plan, in In line with that of LaLiga by Javier Tebas, it aims to “limit the probability of COVID-19 infection as much as possible” at the same time as combining “the economic reactivation of the sector and health security for professional and high-level sport, articulating the necessary measures, of early warning and quick reaction, in the event of any contagion appearing to mitigate its spread.” The athletes will have to concentrate in their facilities (the High Performance Centers are scheduled to reopen on May 11) or in hotels (in the case of soccer and basketball).ANDThe group of High Level Athletes, identified by the CSD, is 5,000. The federated amount to four million. And nothing is specified about it. But the conditions for return (medical examinations, facilities, concentrations …) seem only viable for the elite under the umbrella of their respective federations. The casuistry of each sport is not entered, which will generate problems. The CSD has established an ‘internal line’ to deal with all these inquiries from the federations.The tour is organized in four phases: individual or basic training, medium training, total pre-competition and competition. For the first three phases, a minimum of three to four weeks is established (until May 24 or 31). Athletes must concentrate from Phase 2 on in individual rooms, there will be temperature controls at the entrances, no material can be shared … PHASE 1: INDIVIDUAL TRAINING.-The home confinement, sports residence or temporary accommodation. But in professional competitions (soccer and basketball) it will be held at its facilities.-The coach or physical trainer will send athletes (in person) the plan they will carry out “lonely”.-Clubs or federations must identify a coordinator and a medical chief to monitor compliance.-The use of closed facilities will be avoided. Outdoor workouts.-Obligation of gloves protectors.-In race, minimum distance of two meters because breathing “can carry viruses further.”-Training centers must have a access control with disinfection material, temperature taking and closed circuit television.–Shifts to maintain “the social distance of security” and cleanliness between each one.center_img -Before reopening, the premises will be disinfected. Cleaning of manual contact surfaces (knobs, benches …) will be done twice a day.-It will have material for athletes and workers (masks, gloves, gowns …).-The medical services of the clubs or federations will make a prior medical examination of the athlete. And, only based on the fact that it shows symptoms indicative of COVID-19, a test (PCR) will be performed. The positives, still asymptomatic, will not be able to train.-There will be no massage or physical therapy treatments.PHASE 2: MEDIUM TRAINING-Tactical trainings “not exhaustive” already group.–It is advised “in both individual and collective sports” to concentrate athletes to sleep in individual rooms as well.–Two rooms will be free to isolate possible infections. The COVID-19 test will be carried out on the entire training group and personnel with whom the infected person was in contact.-If it is necessary to leave the premises (cycling or water sports) the instructions of the previous phase will be respected.-The coach and technical team will wear a mask, gloves and they will keep a distance of two meters.-The Meals will be delivered in individual closed and disinfected containers. There will be turns.-In the changing rooms “with hyperventilated athletes” must be respected 6 meters away. They will shower in the rooms.-There will be no face-to-face technical meetings.-No material can be shared. And the one that is used as goals or obstacles or safety material (sail, motor, horse riding …) will have to be disinfected after each use and locked up.-No drinks or food will be shared.-The use of gyms will be minimized.-There will be no means of communication.-In training places the maximum capacity will be 50%.PHASE 3. TOTAL PRE-COMPETITION TRAINING-Tactical work with groups of up to 14 people.-The concentrations are maintained.-The technical staff will continue with a mask and gloves.-No material can be shared and it will be disinfected after each use.-The presence of support and utility personnel is already allowed.–The use of gyms will be allowed, but outdoor training takes precedence.–Maximum capacity of 50% in the installation.-Prevention measures are maintained in restaurants.-There will be no technical meetings.-Physiotherapy services are expanded.PHASE 4. COMPETITION.–They will compete again “when the health and sports authorities decide” and will be “short” competitions. Always behind closed doors “until there is a health guarantee that cancels the risk.” I mean, vaccine.-50% capacity at training places.–Concentrations continue in single rooms.-In leagues, the time between days will be informed by doctors and must be taken into account “increased humidity and heat” in summer, so “permanent use of thermometers” is recommended.–In the changing rooms, a distance of three meters. Including showers.–In other sports, such as athletics, cycling … “there will be departures by limited groups” and “the number of people at arrivals will be limited”.-The sanitary measures are extended to the press.last_img read more

Real Madrid will return to training on Monday

first_imgSince final March 12, the training of the Real Madrid had been interrupted by the pandemic of coronavirus. Since then, the footballers have been exercising on their very own in order not to lose form. The circumstances of Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio, who, regardless of being injured, have taken nice care of themselves, are essentially the most excellent.Real Madrid ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The official web site of Real Madrid publicizes the return to training for Could 11.Real Madrid LaLiga Santander* Knowledge up to date as of Could 8, 2020 However the return of the Santander League It’s simply across the nook and the white membership appears to have already got a hard and fast date on the calendar to resume training. As introduced on its web site, subsequent Monday Could 11 will be the day chosen for the workers to meet once more and train once more below the orders of Zinedine Zidane so as to be in the absolute best form to face the ultimate stretch of the competitors as soon as it resumes. In order that, at ten within the morning on the Ciudad Deportiva de Valdebebas, Gamers will return to work, though no press convention is scheduled.last_img read more