Perenara commits to ABs, Canes

first_imgPhoto Getty Images. Caption: TJ Perenara leads an All Black haka The Wellington-born scrum-half, who has earned 39 Test caps and scored eight international tries since making his debut in 2014, said it was an easy decision to remain in his hometown.”The All Blacks will always be the goal and to be able to chase that dream for another four years here in New Zealand is a challenge I’m looking forward to,” said Perenara.”Being in Wellington and playing for the Hurricanes is a big driver for me. It’s where I grew up, it’s my home and it’s where my family is. Family means a lot and being able to be close to them and be around them is important.”To be honest I couldn’t see myself playing for another franchise or province in New Zealand and the fact that they also want me around makes it even more special to me.”NEWS | @Tj_Perenara inks long-term deal with the #AllBlacks, @Hurricanesrugby & @WgtnRugby.READ: https://t.co/Ai3YNVOp7y#TeamAllBlacks pic.twitter.com/qnNqjSVW4T— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) October 26, 2017All Blacks coach Steve Hansen hailed the development of Perenara, 25, who has tended to be used off the bench as a replacement for first-choice number nine Aaron Smith.Hansen said: “TJ is a world-class player and a very important part of our team. He’s an incredibly competitive athlete who has taken his game to another level in recent seasons and he has a great understanding of what it means to be a Test player with close to 40 Tests under his belt.”He plays a key role for us both on and off the park and is continuing to look to develop his all-round skills – including his leadership skills – and, in fact, has now become one of the senior players in the squad. We all congratulate him on his decision which is fantastic for the future.”last_img read more

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Fiji take fifth consecutive title in Hong Kong

first_imgOver the course of three scintillating days of action, Gareth Baber’s side enthralled the crowd as they achieved something that no other side has ever been able to do. In the Cup final, Jerry Tuwai, who is the only current player to have played in all four of the finals, pulled the strings majestically while Aminiasi Tuimaba scored a brace and Vilimoni Botitu also crossed for a try. After their silver medal in Vancouver, France were playing in their second consecutive Cup final in a season which is something that they hadn’t achieved before.They started at pace, however an early knock-on handed Fiji possession back and Baber’s outfit didn’t need a second invitation to fly. The rest of the half belonged to them as the HSBC Player of the Final Tuimaba, and Botitu, combined to cross twice with each setting the other up. After the break Fiji’s 14-0 lead was tested when they went down to six players and France were awarded a penalty try. However, from 14-7, Fiji rallied and Tuimaba’s second ultimately ensured that history would be created in front of a sold-out crowd.  “It’s a fantastic feeling and I’m sure that it will sink in over the next two or three days,” said Fiji’s head coach after the full-time whistle. I think that all of this has been in the backdrop of what happened in Christchurch, obviously our hearts and our thoughts go out to all of those families and this is a dedication to them.”With just three full rounds to go on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019, the tournament victory means that Fiji jump ahead of New Zealand in the world series standings and sit in second. The USA are on top with 130 points while South Africa are fourth on 99 points, nine ahead of their chasers England in fifth. At the end of all ten rounds of this year’s world series, the top four teams will confirm their places at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Japan are the only side currently qualified due to automatic qualification as the host nation. USA TAKE BRONZE The USA ensured a complete set of medals on the world series this year with a 22-10 victory over Samoa in the Bronze Final.After four silvers and a gold, this third-place finish secured Mike Friday’s side another 17 world series points and puts them in a position to potentially secure qualification for Tokyo 2020 next weekend in Singapore. In the Bronze Final, the two sides matched each other physically in the first half but it was the USA Sevens Eagles’ two tries that trumped Samoa’s one. The outfit’s second saw Carlin Isles notch up his ninth of the weekend, a number that no other player has reached in a single tournament at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.After the interval, the match opened up and John Vaili’s deliberate knock-down earned him a yellowlast_img read more

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Patak ready to lead

first_imgThe friendly fixture that started 11 years ago aims to use the country’s number one sport to spread the message of violence against women and also other social issues affecting PNG.Patak told Loop PNG that being a leader on the field is not a new thing to him and he is confident to lead in front with the assistance of other senior players.He debuted on the international scene in 2012 against the Australia PMs side and this year won the Digicel Cup top honours with Agmark Gurias.Patak will bank on the support of his deputy, Sebastian Pandia and Richard Kambo.Their experiences will come in handy, with bulk of the squad made up of local players.Australia captain Trent Merrin said his troops “expect a physical game and he is humble to be PNG to play.”Papua New Guineans love their footy and idolise Australia NRL players, and for sure the screaming spectators will have their allegiance tested.  The match will be played at the 15, 000 sitting capacity Sir John Guise Stadium, with official kick off at 7pm.  Caption: PNG PMs 13 captain Albert Patak looking listening attentively as coach Stanley Tepend address the media.last_img read more

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Hela Wigmen leads Digicel Cup ladder

first_imgWigmen are leveled on two points with the four winning teams from the weekend, including Lae Snax Tigers who were on bye.However, Wigmen took up the number one spot due to points for and against. Wigmen defeated Simbu Lions by a huge margin, 42-12, in Mendi.In second place is Goroka Lahanis and Mt Hagen Eagles sits on third spot after defeating Waghi Tumbe 14-10 at Rabiamul Oval in Mt Hagen.Rabaul Gurias is fourth on the ladder after a close game, beating Enga Mioks 6-2 at Kalabond Oval in Kokopo.Gulf Isapeas sits fifth on the ladder after they achieved a historical win at the new National Football Stadium, defeating Port Moresby Vipers 18-16, followed by sixth-placed Lae Tigers.The bottom five teams are yet to put a mark on the score board following their loss on the weekend.In seventh place is Vipers followed by Muruks, Mioks, Waghi Tumbe and Simbu Lions.last_img read more

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WKF clarifies on proposed ban by PNGKBA on promotion events

first_imgWKF World secretary general and Oceania president Robert Wilesmith said in response to PNGKBA’s attempt to ban PNG promoter and current WKF world champion Rickson Yamo from hosting events.Yamo will be promoting his WKF Pro World Title defense event on October 30 in Hela Province.PNGKBA called on Yamo to withdraw from organising events without the official authority and sanctioning from the PNGKBA.PNGKBA will be seeking legal action to clarify these issues and will obtain a restraining order to prevent Yamo from getting involved in kickboxing matters without the legal authority.In response, Wilesmith said that WKF does not need any permission to host world title events anywhere in the world, including PNG.Wilesmith confirmed that nobody in the PNGKBA is registered as WKF officials and currently has no affiliation with the WKF for 2016.He said PNGKBA has no right to tell Yamo to abstain from organising unsanctioned kickboxing tournaments, especially when the WKF is a professional legitimate sanctioning body, whereas PNGKBA is not.Wilesmith said: “Anyone who is legally registered with the WKF holds a lot of weight when it comes to the legitimacy of kickboxing world wide.“Any event PNGKBA has organized since 2013 is not legitimate and is not recognized by the WKF.“Anyone can start up a federation but nobody can start up a worldwide accredited sanctioning body like the WKF, and without the assistance of the WKF, PNG kickboxing would get no global exposure.”Wilesmith stressed that Yamo is also not registered as a WKF promoter either and currently nobody in PNG is registered with the WKF sanctioning body for the 2016 calendar year.Wilesmith also clarified that they’ve asked Yamo for WKF titles application forms for his show, and to date, they have received nothing.He said until they receive the proper requested signed forms along with the sanctioning fees for the titles on the show, as well as payment for his WKF promoter’s license, Yamo has no permission to promote a WKF event.last_img read more

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Valencia already flies to Arabia

first_imgVicente Esquerdo, subsidiary player, also travels to Jeddah with the rest of the template and complete the call. The subsidiary’s goalkeeper, Cristian Rivero, also flew to Arabia to cover any contingency that could happen to Jaume or Cillessen, as he also does in the Champions League games. Celades will have available to all players except the five injured: Piccini, Kang-in, Guedes, Vallejo and Rodrigo, the last to fall, are low for next Wednesday’s meeting, at 20:00 (Spanish time), against Real Madrid. Valencia is already flying to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). The whole template, including the injuredThey arrived at the airport around 4:15 p.m. and took a charter from Manises at 5:00 p.m. to the Spanish Super Cup. Before, at 1:30 p.m., he held the last training session in Paterna. The ché team, champion of Copa del Rey, will play Wednesday, at 8:00 p.m. in Spain, the first semifinal of the refurbished tournament devised by Rubiales, against Real Madrid.David González. ‘); Return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Rodrigo and Cillessen, at the airport.David Gonzalezcenter_img Tomorrow Tuesday, Valencia will train at the Al Ittihad training center, at 18:30 (local time). Before, at 5:45 p.m., coach Albert Celades and José Luis Gayà will appear before the media. From Thursday the agenda will be reorganized. If they fall to Madrid they will return to Valencia and if they win they will stay in Arabia to prepare the grand final.last_img read more

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Burned Great, the island full of snakes that is forbidden to enter

first_imgThis dangerous island is home to one of the most poisonous snakesIt is estimated that there are between one and five snakes per square meterNo one, except for scientists with permission, can step on the island This dangerous island is home to one of the most poisonous snakes on the planet, the Burnt Island snake (Bothrops insularis). Local legends say there are five snakes per square meter, although a documentary of the Discovery Channel reduce the number to a snake per square meter.People are prohibited from entering the island because of the danger of putting a foot on it and also because the ‘tenants’ who populate their land are in danger of extinction. The snake of the Burned Island can only live in this habitat, so if it were extinguished on this island the species would be extinguished worldwide.The legend of the lighthouse keeperThere is only one lighthouse built on the island, although there is no lighthouse keeper in charge of its operation. Legend has it (without confirming whether it is reality or fiction) that snakes entered the lighthouse one night and killed the family of the lighthouse keeper in the early twentieth century. After that, the lighthouse became automatic and no one lived there again.Quemada Grande is an important serpentarium worldwide, so on November 5, 1985 it was declared a relevant area of ​​ecological interest. Although civilians are prohibited from entering, scientists occasionally get permission from the Brazilian Navy to study the environment and the venom of these peculiar snakes.These are its coordinates, to be erased from the map: 24 ° 29’00”S 46 ° 41’00 “W. Isla de Quemada Grande. Image: Google mapscenter_img Quemada Grande is an island also known as Isla de las Cobras whose access is prohibited to civilians due to the large number of snakes, very poisonous, that inhabits it. It is located in Brazil, on the coast of the state of São Paulo, and has an area of ​​430,000 square meters.last_img read more

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Xennials, the generation born between 1977 and 1983: it is not a digital native but it seems

first_imgIt is a generation between the pessimism of the X and the optimism of the YThe Xennials were still on the phone (landline) and played without the InternetIt did not require effort to enter the online world, which reached them with 20 years Between Generation X and Millennials there is a microgeneration composed of those who matured with mobile phones or the Internet but who when they arrived still felt it as a thing of the future. Not so old to be children of baby boom not so young to be included among those who rushed to fly from the parents’ house. These are the Xennials, those born between 1977 and 1983.He did not put the name or the temporary dimension but Dan Woodman, a professor of Sociology at the University of Melbourne (Australia), has become the ‘face’ of this baptism, as he says The guardian. It defines the Xennials as a mixture between the pessimism of Generation X and the optimism of Generation Y (the other name of Millennials). The Xennials still stayed with friends over the landline, handed out work on diskettes normally, the discman seemed like stepping on the moon – the walkman was the most hitherto – or they grew up in families where to watch the news on dinner was the daily bread to find out if the newspaper had not been read (on paper) that day – or even if it had been done.Woodman says to Mamamia that the Xennials still enjoyed childhood more like Generation X, without the noise of social networks in the background, but adapted well – already in their twenties – to the rapid advance of connected life, with which they tend to be more selective thanks to the experience of consumption more material acquired in the past. They are not digital natives but they seem.Obviously, the experiences depend on more factors than the year of birth or the generation of belonging, leaving aside the reality that there will always be people on the brink of one generation and another who may feel more of the next one than of their turn. in theory by the date of birth; that is, the one born at the end of the stage of a generation will grow with the tics of the subsequent one.These dimensions “are too simplistic and end up treating everyone as if they had always lived under the same conditions.” The teacher explains that social development will be different between men or women or according to the purchasing power of each person. But the common features exist, and hence it has established this short generation hinge, which tends more to the Millennial but does not share 100% of its characteristics – in addition to optimists, they are spoiled, selfish and with the wrong focus, perhaps because have grown in the middle of the turn of the century.center_img The Xennials played without the Internet but assumed it without problems. Photo: Gettylast_img read more

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A Copazo for Vinicius – AS.com

first_imgHistory is very fattened by the crash. Zaragoza has nine major titles, two of them European, two conquered by Víctor Fernández, the technician who directs him today, and three by Carlos Lapetra, the fifth magnificent, father of the current president. Thus, going to the roots, the club has been rebuilding after surviving the most critical moment in its history. Víctor Fernández celebrates his third and possibly last stage in the club. He was called last year to his recreational residence in Sangenjo, with the team in relegation positions. A year earlier, Madrid had dispensed with him as director of the quarry. He always believed that he would finish his career there, in training tasks, where it all began, to close the circle, but he could not say no to Zaragoza. “Some friends did not understand my decision. He had not trained for three and a half years. He had no boots. I told them that I didn’t want to charge. It was my team and my city …“ Any past time was better in the Saragossa, what he has been in Second for seven years, the same that makes Madrid not visit him. It is his second longest streak out of the elite (he spent eight courses between Second and Third between the forties and the fifties) and that explains two features that identify today’s cupbearer duel: that La Romareda will be filled and that Víctor Fernández will align most substitutes waiting for Cádiz, because in the promotion and not in the Cup is the future of the club. Now Zaragoza goes. He has only been two days out of the playoff and after five consecutive victories, two of them in the Cup, he is three points from the direct ascent with one less game. Victor is the twelfth coach in the last eight years. In two of them he stayed at the gates of the ascent, but in the city there is the conviction that this time is closer. So not even the presence of Madrid separates you from your road map. Only three players who eliminated Mallorca played Saturday against Numancia. Only four headlines are expected today: Guitián, Eguaras, James and Nieto.Zidane will be less radical. He has never won the Cup and will not risk with extreme rotation, more with qualifiers to a match and before a team of long tradition in the tournament. In Madrid, despite the proximity of the derby, He left only one undisputed holder, Casemiro, and another regular, Isco. Militao and Bale also stayed, on which the questions bother him more and more.Yes prepare an alternative attack with Lucas Vázquez, Jovic and Vinicius, eighteenth, nineteenth and sixteenth template in minutes, respectively. Three players clearly come to less. Lucas Vázquez has played eleven games when the average of his last three seasons is 50. Jovic has scored a goal in twenty games. And Vinicius has started in less than a quarter of the games. In return, they have already scored eighteen players in the squad. What the bench has not given him has been given to the collective game by Zidane, but by the end of the course he will need to make version B of his attack.last_img read more

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Rangnick will be coach and sports director of Milan, according to Bild

first_imgMilan, which is still under reconstruction and with the arrival of Ibrahimovic has lived the expected turn of its season, would be preparing a revolution for the next course. In Germany they have no doubts. Ralf Rangnick will be the next rossoneri coach. According to the ‘Bild’, which had already advanced that possibility in December, negotiations between the German and the Italian entity would be close to coming to fruition with an unpublished project. Rangnick, in fact, would become both a coach and sports director of the milanisti, with an English charge that would be a novelty for Italian football and already held in Leipzig. The former soccer player, at the moment, is head of sports and football development at the Red Bull: he still would not have reached an agreement with the Italians, but he filters optimism so that he arrives in the coming weeks. “I always admired Milan, but I had no contacts with them,” he told ‘Calciomercato.it’ in January, also recognizing his desire to return to the benches: “In football never say never: I am still young to give up training. We will see …”.last_img read more

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