Despite losing last year’s match at the Liberty Stadium, things are looking up for Cardiff; they’ve already gained promotion this season to the British Universities and Colleges Men’s South A and reached the Knockout Men’s Trophy final.“Confidence is high going into the Varsity match and we’ll look to use this on the big stage,” adds Mark. “Our training has been intense for the past few weeks with the squad coming together every day to prepare for the occasion. We’ve been training at 7.00 most weekdays on top of the regular sessions. Varsity is an important match for all involved. But Swansea are a very good team and in the league above us at the moment. They’ve been doing well.”One current international who has experienced the atmosphere of this Welsh Varsity match is Jamie Roberts who has played for Cardiff University. He’ll join presenters Gareth Roberts and Gwyn Jones on the Y Clwb Rygbi broadcast. Huw Llywelyn Davies and Derwyn Jones provide commentary.Y Clwb Rygbi: CPC Caerdydd v CPC Abertawe Get ready for an intense and ferocious battle as university rivals Cardiff and Swansea go head-to-head in their annual Varsity match, broadcast live on S4C for the first time, on Wednesday 30 March, kick off 7.30pm. The match, making its debut at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, will be shown live and exclusive on Y Clwb Rygbi, with English subtitles.Both teams have had their share of the spoils in recent years with Cardiff winning the 2008 and 2009 competition, and Swansea winning back the Cup in their last outing. But who will be crowned champions under the glaring spotlights of the Millennium Stadium and the television cameras?Captains Mark Schropfer and Rhodri Clancy and their respective teams have been training hard for the big test.Swansea captain Rhodri Clancy admits, “I feel honoured and privileged to be able to lead Swansea out on the field at the home of Welsh rugby. The Varsity match is a culmination of a long and hard season in the British Universities Premiership and is the highlight of the sporting year in Swansea. We have an extremely proud history in the game and will be doing all we possibly can to retain the trophy.”Swansea has a history of established players in the Varsity matches. In the past, Alun Wyn Jones, Dwayne Peel, Rhys Lawrence and Jonathan Spratt have all worn the white shirt. Clancy, currently playing with Neath RFC, is certainly one to look out for in the future.Cardiff’s Mark Schropfer says, “To play in such an amazing arena as the Millennium Stadium, with the match being televised, is a phenomenal opportunity for everyone involved. There’s no better occasion than a Varsity match with both teams aiming to bring home victory to their university.” Wednesday 30 March, 19:25, S4CEnglish subtitles LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Ben McCalman training with the Wallabies earlier in the weekAn eye irritation for Ben McCalman has forced the Qantas Wallabies to make a late change to their starting line-up for tomorrow’s match against the Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium in London.The Western Force No 8 has this morning been ruled out of the team, with his place at the back of the Australian scrum to be taken by NSW Waratahs loose forward Dave Dennis.Dennis, who is the only uncapped member of the Wallabies starting XV for the game, last appeared for Australia against the Cardiff Blues on the 2009 Spring Tour. He completed preparations from No 8 at today’s Captain’s Run at the famous stadium in London’s South West.With the Sydney University forward promoted into the run on combination, Queensland Reds No 8 Radike Samo has come onto the run on reserves bench. Starting XV:15. Adam Ashley-Cooper (NSW Waratahs)14. Lachie Turner (NSW Waratahs)13. Rob Horne (NSW Waratahs)12. Berrick Barnes (NSW Waratahs)11. Digby Ioane (Queensland Reds)10. James O’Connor (Melbourne Rebels)9. Will Genia (Queensland Reds)8. Dave Dennis (NSW Waratahs)7. David Pocock (Western Force, captain)6. Scott Higginbotham (Queensland Reds)5. Nathan Sharpe (Western Force)4. Rob Simmons (Queensland Reds)3. Salesi Ma’afu (Western Force)2. Tatafu Polota Nau (NSW Waratahs)1. James Slipper (Queensland Reds)Reserves:16. Stephen Moore (Brumbies)17. Ben Alexander (Brumbies)18. James Horwill (Queensland Reds)19. Radike Samo (Queensland Reds)20. Matt Hodgson (Western Force)21. Nick Phipps (Melbourne Rebels)22. Ben Tapuai (Queensland Reds) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS HAMMERSMITH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 22: Ben McCalman runs with the ball during the Australia training session at Latymer School on November 22, 2011 in Hammersmith, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Fellow Queensland Red and midfield back Ben Tapuai is the only uncapped player amongst the seven run on reserves.
“I also owe a huge debt of gratitude to many great players I’ve been proud and honoured to play alongside and those off the pitch who help to get a team ready, especially the medical teams led by Dr James Robson.“Most of all I want to thank the supporters. When I think of some of the cheers I’ve had at Murrayfield over the years I get goose-bumps, and I’ll never ever forget that feeling.” The last hurrah! Al Kellock congratulates Chris Paterson after his conversion against England during the RWCChris Paterson, the most capped Scotsman in the history of the game, is to retire from international rugby with immediate effect.In a stellar 12-year international career, Paterson wrote his name into the annals of Scottish Rugby by breaking just about every conceivable record. His size eight and a half right boot was the most consistently prolific weapon in Scotland’s arsenal for a decade.Yet for a man that was 12½stone his ability to excel against the 6ft 5ins, 18st monsters that now regularly appear in back divisions, was a source of equal pleasure.In an exclusive interview with www.scotlandrugbyteam.org Paterson said: “I’ve always said I wanted to bow out at the highest level of the game, while I still had the ability to go on. It was a massive goal for me to play for Scotland at my fourth Rugby World Cup, especially after the injury on the day of my 100th cap.“I did get to New Zealand, not only that, I felt I played well and my final game, against England at Eden Park, was a special occasion, a brilliant atmosphere and such an intense game.“Since coming back (from the RWC) I’ve had a while to think about it and I believe now is the right time to make my decision, especially when I’ve still been playing well at that level. My biggest fear would be devaluing what I have achieved and devaluing the jersey. You have to stop at some point and this is the right time for me.”Paterson, who turns 34 in March, will continue to give his all to his club, Edinburgh Rugby, for the remainder of his contract, which concludes at the end of this season, although he does have the option to extend for one year. The twin peaks of his achievements, statistically, are his caps and points for his country, 109 and 809, both records.But for those of us who have been privileged to watch him go about his business, it’s the manner in which he has performed both on and off the pitch that has made the biggest impact – the ultimate model professional and ambassador for all that is good about Scottish rugby.Paterson has set goals throughout his career and has never been one for any hoo-ha but alongside his 100th cap, there are other obvious highlights.“Everyone remembers their first cap. My ambition was to experience what I’d watched both at Murrayfield and on the TV when I was growing up. I wanted to know what that felt like and desperately wanted to make a good job of it and I’m so lucky to have done that 109 times. I also thoroughly enjoyed the Rugby World Cup in Australia in 2003. The whole experience in Australia was special.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – OCTOBER 01: Alastair Kellock of Scotland congratulates Chris Paterson (L) of Scotland after his conversion during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between England and Scotland at Eden Park on October 1, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) While the debate raged about his credentials in the number ten jersey, Paterson largely kept his own counsel. “Yes, I grew up as a stand-off but I’ve played most of my rugby in the back three and, whether it sounds cheesy or not, the truth is I would have played anywhere for Scotland.“It’s not a topic that I have any regrets about. My gut feel is that if I’d stayed at stand-off I don’t think I would have had over 100 caps as you need to be in the (defensive) frontline a bit more at ten. I believe I’ve maximized what I could have done, had an amazing time and always given everything in representing my country,” he said.He captained Scotland on twelve occasions, too, and it seemed was always one of the trusted lieutenants to whom a coach would turn. His longevity in international rugby has been all the more remarkable when the era has been characterised by physicality, power and big athletes and his return from the kidney injury that he sustained on the day of his 100th cap against Wales, yet again epitomised his single-minded determination to strive for the next game and improvement.“That’s always been my focus – to think about the next game. Now I’ll be able to look back. Ian McGeechan always said that as a player you don’t own the jersey, you just fill it for the time you’re lucky enough to have that duty and you seek to make the people who filled it before you proud and also your family, friends and supporters proud.“I have to thank everybody that’s helped me along the way – from Gary Parker and Garry Callander, my first coaches at Gala, to all those at professional and representative level, especially Geech, Jim Telfer, Frank (Hadden), Mick Byrne and the current Scotland coaches.“The absolute stand-out has been Rob Moffat. He helped me through school and in my professional career and it didn’t matter whether Rob was my coach at Edinburgh or whether he was elsewhere. He was always on the end of a phone if I needed to chat something through with him, an absolute inspiration.
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 23: Mako Vunipola of Saracens charges upfield during the pre season friendly match between Saracens and Stade Francais at the Honourable Artillery Company Ground on August 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Forwards:Mouritz Botha (Saracens)Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)James Haskell (London Wasps)Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints)Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs)Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)Joe Marler (Harlequins)Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby)Tom Palmer (London Wasps)Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers)Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)Mako Vunipola (Saracens)Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers)David Wilson (Bath Rugby)Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)Backs: Rapid rise: Mako Vunipola has been named in the England squad for the first timeSTUART LANCASTER has called up Mako Vunipola, James Haskell, Tom Youngs and Ugo Monye from the England Saxons to England’s Senior squad for the QBE Internationals.The four new faces replace the injured Alex Corbisiero, Tom Croft, Rob Webber and Ben Foden in the squad for the upcoming matches against Fiji, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “As a coaching team we can’t wait to go into camp and get the guys focused on what will be a massive challenge in the QBE Internationals – Fiji and then the three major southern hemisphere teams in successive weeks.“We have been impressed with some of the rugby we have seen in the Aviva Premiership and Heineken Cup and are looking forward to the players bringing that form to Twickenham.“It’s great to be able to give Mako a chance in the squad. He has come through our age grade sides and made a real impact at Saracens. Likewise Tom Youngs, who was with us on tour in South Africa, and we know what James Haskell and Ugo Monye are capable of if they get their opportunity.”England will be at the Football Association’s new sports training and development centre from Sunday, October 28 to Thursday, November 1 before returning to their usual training base of Pennyhill Park, Bagshot on Sunday, November 4 ahead of the Test against Fiji. Anthony Allen (Leicester Tigers)Chris Ashton (Saracens)Brad Barritt (Saracens)Mike Brown (Harlequins)Danny Care (Harlequins)Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints)Owen Farrell (Saracens)Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers)Alex Goode (Saracens)Jonathan Joseph (London Irish)Ugo Monye (Harlequins)Charlie Sharples (Gloucester Rugby)Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)Jordan Turner-Hall (Harlequins)Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
After what seemed a lifetime, but was merely a two week break, the Six Nations is finally ready to get back under way with a number of questions to be answered. Firstly, will Wales be able to maintain their recent momentum and dash Ireland‘s dreams of only a third ever Grand Slam? And will Scotland be able to secure their first victory over England at Twickenham for over 20 years? We have highlighted the five key battles the teams face in pursuit of victory.England v ScotlandMike Brown v Stuart HoggIt was clear that England missed Mike Brown against Ireland as the red roses withered under a barrage of Irish high balls at the Aviva Stadium. The Irish kicked the ball away 44 times in 80 minutes however Brown’s timely return from concussion is going to be met with another headache in the form of Stuart Hogg. The Glasgow Warrior has been in electrifying form in the opening three fixtures despite his team’s inability to keep composure in the final minutes. Hogg has beaten more defenders (12) and gained more ground than anyone else this tournament amassing 317 meters in the process and is well on his way to surpassing the standards that earned him a Lions call.Ben Youngs v Greig LaidlawBen Youngs appears almost symbolic in the debate on England’s gameplan – or the lack of it. Critics have argued that the scrumhalf lacks the box-kicking prowess of Richard Wigglesworth and isn’t quite as sharp as Danny Care around the fringes. However Youngs will be hoping to show that his all-court game when he clashes with Greig Laidlaw on Saturday. The Scottish captain is aiming for his country’s first victory at Twickenham since 1983 and whose own kicking precision will be pivotal in pinning back the fleeting feet of Jack Nowell and Anthony Watson.Wales v Ireland Jamie Roberts v Robbie HenshawRobbie Henshaw will be hoping to repeat his man of the match performance against England in what will be only his ninth test appearance. While the man from Connacht managed to shackle the elusive running of Bath centre Jonathan Joseph he faces arguably his biggest challenge in the test arena in the form of the 17 stone battering ram, Jamie Roberts. The Welshman, and two times Lions tourist, has put in a number of concrete performances this tournament, but his ability to consistently smash through the gain line in a congested midfield will be crucial to the homeside’s momentum. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Halfpenny kickLeigh Halfpenny v Johnny SextonWhile not occupying the same position on the field the key to victory at the Millenium Stadium will most certainly lie with the place kicking of Leigh Halfpenny and Johnny Sexton. In their first three fixtures Wales and Ireland have managed just seven tries between them, instead relying on the boot to build a score. Halfpenny is currently the tournament’s leading points scorer with 39, managing 15 in his last outing against France, and will be hoping to go kick-for-kick with Sexton if Wales have any chance of derailing the Irish advance towards a first Grand Slam since 2009.Alun Wyn Jones v Paul O’ConnellPaul O’Connell will reach the lofty environs of rugby centurions as he wins his 100th cap on Saturday, yet it will be his ability to dominate the Welsh lineout that could lead to Ireland’s 11th straight victory under Joe Schmidt. The men from the Emerald Isle lost just one of their 12 lineouts at the Aviva stadium against England whilst stealing possession from their opposition on three occasions. Alun Wyn Jones and second row partner Luke Charteris will look to negate the jumping of O’Connell and Devin Toner as the inevitable kicks out of hand from Sexton will leave them pinned back in their half. Although six years younger than the Irish captain, Alun Wyn Jones is almost his mirror image, matching O’Connell’s tenacity, unrelenting work rate and his loathing of defeat. Mike Brown evades Stuart Hogg
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight When time allows for clarity of thought; after an evening of maddening, frenetic, passionate intensity, there will be no doubting who is the happier of the two coaches; Warren Gatland.Written off by fans and rugby sages the world over before the Series, Gatland could afford to play the joker after a drawn Series, in which the Lions had only led for three minutes of the 240-minute slugfest, wandering in to the post-match press conference with a clown’s red nose as a two-fingered salute to the members of the New Zealand media who had pilloried him as a clown just weeks ago, when the Lions struggled to break into a canter, let alone a gallop.And yet. The Lions simply refused to be beaten.In sport we talk of honing skills as a child, the ‘top two-inches’ as we hit adolescence, and scientifically-designed conditioning as we hit professionalism but what the Lions achieved came through something less tangible, less measurable on a GPS chart, it was what they found within; heart, resolve and an unbreakable spirit.Monumental shift: Maro Itoje put in a world-class performanceFor a second, we should remind ourselves of the quality of the opposition. The All Blacks had won 46 consecutive home games before Wellington. The Lions for their part had not won a Series against New Zealand for 46 years. It is against these irrefutable facts that any conclusion to a drawn Series must be judged.From the second minute when captain Sam Warburton dived on the pill, like a ferret down a hole, and was harshly penalized for it, you sensed it would come to embody a Lions performance, however imperfect, that will be talked about in hushed, reverential tones in the years to come.Maro Itoje, too, left us in no doubt that he’d chomped his three Shredded Wheat that morning. He snaffled All Black attackers, stole lineouts, intercepted passes in heavy traffic and bounced Kiwi defenders like skittles in an alley. With six minutes on the clock, he was dragged up off the turf exhausted, and winning a key turnover. Even ‘Super Maro’ seemed human for a moment.Moment of class: Jordie Barrett arcs round Anthony Watson to scoreIt was breathless, brutal and not for the feint-hearted. No collision was more wince-inducing than Jerome Kaino’s ferocious late shoulder charge on Alun Wyn Jones that sent his head richochetting backwards, in the manner of a boxer falling towards the canvas, earning the All Black a yellow card, but there was also magic to behold.The All Blacks had fielded two rookies, Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape, the two try scorers. Many openly questioned if they would buckle under the enormous pressure, but when Beauden Barrett drilled a perfectly weighted cross-kick through the Auckland air to young Jordie – something they’d probably practiced on countless occasions on the family farm, under the watchful gaze of Mount Taranaki – the 6ft 5in full-back, lifted himself above Elliot Daly, and in the manner of a basketball player, swatted the ball downwards onto to turf only for the ball to bounce up to an onrushing Laumape who clasped the ball mid-flow and powered over. It was a hammer blow to the Lions. Only 90 seconds earlier, they had been shellacking the All Blacks try-line, before a mis-placed Owen Farrell pass had been picked out by the one man you didn’t want in open space, the rapier-fast Beauden Barrett, who had given Laumape a clear run to the line before Jonathan Davies hunted him down. Advantage New Zealand.Classy score: Ngani Laumape picks up the ball after the Jordie Barrett slapdownThe Lions kept in touch, with Farrell slotting any penalty chances that came his way.It was again time for the All Blacks to show the innovation and impudence for which they are renowned and again the two rookies were heavily involved. When Brodie Retallick picked the ball off the top of the lineout, he drove towards the Lions 22 and the ball was recycled from Beauden Barrett to Laumape who offloaded deliciously with one-hand to Anton Lienert-Brown who in turn fed Jordie Barrett to arc around a scrambling Anthony Watson to score.Barrett Snr missed the conversion – how he may privately rue his errant boot in the years to come. It was 12-3 and the Lions were struggling to breathe, with the All Blacks blowing chances to extend their lead through poor handling and forward passes from Julian Savea and Lienert-Brown.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREA minute after half-time the Lions won a penalty just inside their half and Elliot Daly, drawing his driver from the bag, and sent the ball through the uprights. 12-9, and they were still in touch.As the clock wound down, both sides made mistakes, Williams spilt a wicked bounce from an Aaron Smith kick, Jamie George threw an errant dart, as Barrett and Farrell, like two marksmen, waited for the kill.Hanging in there: The Lions put their bodies on the line at Eden ParkStill the sides, prodded and probed defensive lines. Davies, who has since been named Players’ Player of the Series, drove Barrett Jnr metres backwards and minutes later rushed out of defence to clatter the young Hurricane, as the Lions attempted to neuter the All Blacks’ dangerous debutant. Warren Gatland and his squad were written off before the three-Test Series but through sheer force of will they earnt the respect of the All Blacks Honours even: The Lions and All Blacks drew their first ever Series When Barrett clipped over an easy penalty to draw the All Blacks, three points ahead with six minutes left on the clock, fingernails were gnawed among the red-clad supporters, who had spent much of their life-savings and travelled over 11,000 miles for the improbable, ‘I was there’ moment.Intervention, even of the divine sort, was needed, and it duly arrived as they won a penalty to clear the lines and claw into the All Blacks half and within a minute when Itoje was impede on the deck, Farrell was given the chance to level the scores.For the Saracen, who had not enjoyed his most error-free of evenings, it was time to trust his technique, and at the top of his kicking range, send the ball inches over the crossbar to widespread pandemonium from the crowd, with two minutes 40 seconds left. 15-15.Passion: Owen Farrell levels the scores late onThere was still time for one last twist. From the resulting kick-off, Williams and Ken Owens, jumped skywards to secure the ball with Kieran Read – who else? – putting pressure. The ball was spilt forward and appeared to hit Owens in an offside position. Romaine Poite signalled a penalty but Warburton, showing speed of thought, questioned the decision, saying it was accidental. After conferring with the TMO, George Ayoub, Poite downgraded it to award the All Blacks a scrum. With seconds left on the clock, CJ Stander and Williams clattered an All Black into touch five metres out and an exhausted Poite, blew for full-time.While it was the result nobody wanted – the last time a Lions Series was drawn was in 1955 against South Africa – as the players looked around, unsure whether to laugh, or cry, trying to pick out family members in the crowd, they traipsed around the Eden Park pitch, awaiting the rapidly assembled, shared trophy presentation, a ‘loser’ was hard to spot on both sides after a trio of Tests that had captured the imagination of rugby fans, from all over the world, let alone the nations involved.Thanks for the memories: The Lions salute their magnificent fansIndeed, to witness the camaraderie and respect between the two warring teams at the final whistle, was to showcase every value that makes rugby so special. Honours shared, the Lions’ very concept vindicated.The countdown for South Africa starts now.
Edinburgh v Ulster live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Edinburgh v Ulster from New Zealand, the match kicks off at 6.35am on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99), but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Edinburgh v Ulster live stream: How to watch from the UKEdinburgh v Ulster, which kicks off at 7.35pm tonight, will be shown live on Premier Sports 1 in the UK.Premier Sports show every Guinness Pro14 match live in the UK. If you have a Sky or Virgin Media contract, you can add Premier Sports to your package from £9.99 a month.Or subscribe to Premier Player so you can stream matches online from £9.99 a month or £99 for 12 months, which would include the 2020-21 Pro14 season too. 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Edinburgh v Ulster live stream: How to watch from anywhereBoth these teams have made a habit of losing knockout ties, but the prize of a Guinness Pro14 final next weekend against Leinster awaits this evening’s victors (7.35pm). And let’s hope for a better match than the cagey offering served up by Leinster and Munster last night.Under Richard Cockerill, Edinburgh have lost two Challenge Cup quarter-finals, a Champions Cup quarter-final and a Pro14 play-off. But the capital club start as favourites at Murrayfield on the back of their best-ever league campaign. They clinched top spot in Conference B two weeks ago with victory over Glasgow and recall the bulk of that line-up to take on Ulster.Scotland second-row Grant Gilchrist makes his 150th Edinburgh appearance and is one of eight changes from the understrength side put out in last week’s ‘dead rubber’ return fixture with Glasgow. From the well-drilled front five to scavenging back-row Hamish Watson and rocket wing Duhan van der Merwe, they contain threats all over the park. This will be Edinburgh’s first Pro14 semi-final.“We know we’re good enough to live in this company,” said Cockerill, who this week expressed interest in coaching Scotland one day. “I expect us to be able to perform and I don’t think it’ll be a surprise if we win. The Glasgow Warriors games have been brilliant for us. The last two weeks have been perfect preparation.”Key man: Hamish Watson’s breakdown work will be a feature as Edinburgh chase a first Pro14 final (Inpho)Ulster have lost both their matches since the resumption – their last win was in February – but are boosted by news from the medical team. Three Ireland players, Jacob Stockdale and Stuart McCloskey (both contusions) and Jordi Murphy (concussion), have overcome injury concerns from the loss to Leinster and will line up in a team led by fly-half Billy Burns.Down the years, Ulster have developed a knack of reaching Pro14 semi-finals but then coming unstuck on the big occasion, last year’s 50-20 thrashing by Glasgow the most recent example. Recent performances have been sloppy, from silly infringements to kicks out on the full, but they have beaten Edinburgh in their previous three meetings.Since the start of play-offs in 2009-10, the away team has won just twice in 24 semi-finals – both times by the Scarlets. The context is different this time, with no fans in attendance.Ulster coach Dan McFarland said: “We know there’s only ever been two away wins, so I know the difficulty of what’s in front of us. But I also know there’s a hunger in the squad to give it a better shot than we did last year and put out a better performance. We’re a team capable of putting out a performance away from home.”That was the case in Ulster’s last league visit to Murrayfield in April 2019, when they bagged a 29-7 bonus-point win to clinch a play-off place. Watch highlights of that game here.The referee this evening is former Connacht scrum-half Frank Murphy, who awarded more than 20 breakdown penalties alone in the recent Munster-Connacht match, so both sides will have to be razor-sharp in that critical area.In the event of a draw at full-time, extra-time will be played, consisting of two ten-minute periods. Further stalemate will see the winners decided initially by most tries in the match or, beyond that, a place-kick competition.Good to go: Jacob Stockdale and Stuart McCloskey have both been passed fit for the semi-final (Inpho)Edinburgh: Blair Kinghorn; Darcy Graham, Mark Bennett, Chris Dean, Duhan van der Merwe; Jaco van der Walt, Nic Groom; Rory Sutherland, Stuart McInally (capt), WP Nel, Ben Toolis, Grant Gilchrist, Magnus Bradbury, Hamish Watson, Viliame Mata.Replacements: 16 Mike Willemse 17 Pierre Schoeman 18 Simon Berghan 19 Andrew Davidson 20 Jamie Ritchie 21 Charlie Shiel 22 Nathan Chamberlain 23 George Taylor.Ulster: Jacob Stockdale; Louis Ludik, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Rob Lyttle; Billy Burns (capt), John Cooney; Eric O’Sullivan, Rob Herring, Tom O’Toole, Alan O’Connor, Sam Carter, Matthew Rea, Jordi Murphy, Marcell Coetzee.Replacements: 16 John Andrew, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 Marty Moore, 19 Kieran Treadwell, 20 Sean Reidy, 21 Alby Mathewson, 22 Ian Madigan, 23 Michael Lowry.If you want to watch this second Guinness Pro14 semi-final wherever you are, we explain how to find a reliable live stream for Edinburgh v Ulster.How to watch Edinburgh v Ulster from outside your countryIf you’re abroad but still want to watch your local Pro14 coverage, like Edinburgh v Ulster this Saturday, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network. 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Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 October 30, 2012 at 10:23 am Blessings upon this faithful servant who has led this diocese with the spirituality of a true disciple of Christ. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Fr. Phillip Ayers says: People Rector Knoxville, TN Comments are closed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Russell Jacobus, seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac, has announced his intention to retire effective Oct. 31, 2013, according to a diocesan press release.He made the announcement at the conclusion of the diocese’s 138th annual convention, meeting Oct. 20 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He has served as bishop of the diocese, which covers northeast Wisconsin, since his episcopal ordination in 1994.In his comments to the convention, Jacobus said: “What a joy it is being the bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac. As I tell many people – this is a wonderful diocese.” But he said that, during the past year, he has come to the conclusion that “the diocese may need a new vision and voice…”Jacobus also has called for the election of a successor at the diocese’s next annual convention in October 2013.Jacobus is married to Jerrie and they have three adult children.The Diocese of Fond du Lac includes almost 6,000 baptized members worshiping in 37 locations across the northeastern third of the State of Wisconsin. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs House of Bishops, Comments (3) October 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm I had the good pleasure of meeting Bp. Jacobus while at the ” House” and knew then, he was one of the good ones. Sad, looking back over all the Bishops who visited and served on the Board of Trustees, only five years ago, and most all have either resigned or disaffiliated. I looked up to them, knowing they would hold the line for orthodoxy. Now, with so many taking leaves of absence, I wonder if TEC will finally realize that the reason there is so little conflict nowadays, is because it has ridded itself of godly men, exhausting them or forcing them against their convictions. As one in the field of parish work, I see many buildings becoming empty shells. Bp. Russell planted well in his season. Let’s hope at least one seed took root and will help us prosper. That is what every good and faithful servant asks. May God bless him and keep , giving him a fruitful time in the next field he decides to plant. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By ENS staffPosted Oct 29, 2012 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Fr. Jon Roberts says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Submit a Press Release 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 Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska October 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm It was a joy to meet Bishop Russ at DeKoven for the NEHA meeting in 2009, although I’d had some phone conversations and emails with him before that. I almost ended up in Fond du Lac at one time long ago and have had many friends from there, including the late Bishop Jim Warner of Nebraska who was raised up at Wisconsin Rapids and served at Mosinee, Marinette and Oshkosh before his election in 1976. Fr. Larry Boyd was his associate at Oshkosh and later served at “The Rapids” as well. Bishop Russ is an orthodox, conservative Bishop who is loyal and collegial in the Episcopal Church; he and I would probably not see eye-to-eye on some of the “issues” but I would think that he would give me a fair shake as I would for him. There’s nothing quite like mutual respect, kindness, generosity of spirit which sometimes is lacking in our beloved Church, on both sides of issues. God bless him and his family as they enter this new phase. I heartily recommend retirement – did it myself 8 years ago and have never regretted it!Fr. Phillip Ayers,Portland, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Fr. Charles W. V. Daily says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Fond du Lac Bishop Russell Jacobus announces intention to retire
Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Province IX De la redacción de ENSPosted Dec 7, 2013 Rector Albany, NY Latin America, Comments are closed. Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments (2) Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rev Canon Servio Moscoso says: Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing 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 Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Bishop Elections, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rev. Oscar Lopez says: Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA Cancelada la elección del Obispo de Puerto Rico Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] El Comité Permanente de la Diócesis Episcopal de Puerto Rico canceló la elección programada para el 7 de diciembre, según un comunicado publicado en la página web de la diócesis el día 4 de los corrientes.“Fue una decisión sumamente difícil, pero [la] consideramos necesaria para el bienestar presente y futuro de nuestra diócesis”, dice el comunicado.“Debemos juntos abrir un espacio de reflexión y oración para el fortalecimiento de nuestra diócesis. Juntos podemos sanar las heridas que este proceso ha generado entre nuestros hermanos y hermanas.“Debemos recordar que no es en el tiempo nuestro, debe ser en el tiempo de Dios, bajo su entera guía y dirección”.Anteriormente, se había convocado una Asamblea de Elección para el 7 de septiembre, a fin de elegir al obispo que habría de suceder al Rvdmo. David Álvarez que había llegado a la edad de la jubilación, pero esa elección se aplazó. El 4 de septiembre, el Comité Permanente emitió un comunicado anunciando que se aplazaba la elección para el 7 de diciembre.Además, la declaración [del 4 de diciembre] dice que el Comité Permanente le ha solicitado al Rvdmo. Wilfrido Ramos-Orench que funja de obispo provisional. Ramos-Orench, que ha sido obispo sufragáneo de la Diócesis de Connecticut de 2000 a 2006, sirvió anteriormente como obispo provisional de la Diócesis de Ecuador Central. También está al frente de asociaciones globales de la Iglesia Episcopal en la IX Provincia. Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC December 9, 2013 at 12:01 pm Seguimos orando por la Diócesis de Puerto Rico, para que sea el Espíritu Santo, que dirija este proceso. Bendiciones al Obispo Ramos y el pueblo episcopal puertorriqueño.Paz!!!! December 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm Bendiciones hemanos enCristo, me parece buena decision del Comite invitar al Obispo Orenchpara asumir responsabilidades de Obispo interino, estamos orando.Diocesis Episcopal de Honduras Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA
Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Se Aceptan Solicitudes para Formación Teológica Indígena de la Iglesia Episcopal This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Las subvenciones están disponibles para laicos y miembros ordenados de la Iglesia Episcopal. La solicitud e información están disponibles aquí. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted Jun 12, 2014 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA [12 de junio de 2014] Actualmente se están aceptando solicitudes para las subvenciones 2014 para la formación teológica indígena de la Iglesia Episcopal Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Entre las posibilidades de educación se encuentra la formación espiritual, liderazgo, desarrollo ordenación. Cada solicitante debe tener el aval de su obispo(a).La fecha límite para presentar las solicitudes es el 15 de julio. 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Para obtener más información comuníquese con Sarah Eagle Heart, Misionera para los Ministerios Indígenas, [email protected] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA