Rory Lawson – Gloucester and Scotland

first_imgTAGS: Gloucester LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Before Scotland head to Paris for their first match on 5 February, Lawson will be giving his all for a Gloucester club which was rocked by the death of chairman and owner Tom Walkinshaw before Christmas. “Tom had been ill for some time but it was still hugely sad,” says Lawson. He knows Gloucester’s form this month will have a bearing on their chances of making the Premiership play-offs as well as determining whether they reach the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals. “We’ve shown what we’re capable of in spells and we’re in a decent position at the turn of the year, but we have to kick on and put ourselves in a good place for the last third of the season.”Lawson’s own form in January could well dictate whether he starts the Six Nations as Scotland’s No 9. “It’s no use looking to international rugby unless you’re playing well for your club. The competition at Gloucester is such that I’ve got to be at my best every single week.”Having made just two appearances as a replacement in the 2007 World Cup, Lawson is hungry for more in 2011, but he’s not about to get carried away by his success in 2010. “There are few better places in the world to play a World Cup than New Zealand. It’s in the back of my mind but I’ve got to perform to get in a position to be selected. The only people making firm plans are my family and girlfriend.” How proud would they be if Lawson became a World Cup captain?This article appeared in the February 2011 issue of Rugby World MagazineDo you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. Scottish scrum half and part of sporting royalty Rory LawsonThe balance of power in Scotland’s famous McLaren/Lawson rugby family has shifted. The late, great broadcaster Bill McLaren and his son-in-law Alan Lawson – owner of 15 Scotland caps – vied for top billing for years. But Alan’s son Rory has now upped the ante by captaining Scotland to two wins. Rory had overhauled his dad’s total of caps back in November 2009, but had earned most from the bench, so by starting four of Scotland’s last five Tests and leading the team against South Africa and Samoa, he has made a big breakthrough. His mum Linda certainly agrees. “I used to be Bill McLaren’s daughter and now I’m Rory Lawson’s mum,” she laughed proudly at a Voice of Sport dinner in London, organised by the Bill McLaren Foundation. Rory smiles. “She’s had a great few weeks. She’s aware of the effort and work I have put in.”Beyond the family home, Lawson, 29, is still fighting another battle for superiority. He has spent most of his 22-cap career as Scotland’s third-choice scrum-half behind Mike Blair and Chris Cusiter, making just one start in his first 18 Tests, but that is changing. Cusiter, the youngest of the trio at 28 and with 52 caps, has been out since May with a knee injury, but Blair – one month younger than Lawson and with 66 caps – sat on the bench while Lawson played in the two wins in Argentina last summer. Blair was back for the first November Test against New Zealand as Lawson hadn’t recovered from a broken hand suffered while playing for Gloucester in September, but Scotland lost 49-3, Blair got concussion and Lawson returned a week later to face South Africa – this time with the captain’s armband.Perhaps more importantly, Lawson kept his place and the captaincy for the third November Test against Samoa, with Blair on the bench again. Cusiter – last year’s Six Nations skipper – should be fit within the next couple of months, so Scotland coach Andy Robinson will soon have a big call to make. “I have known Cus and Mike since schoolboy days and the tussle between us will go on until we all stop playing,” says Lawson. “The summer was my first opportunity and I was hugely disappointed to break my hand, which put a little speed bump in the way. Starting for Scotland in November was a huge honour and to get the captaincy alongside that was massive.”Lawson insists the transition from bench-man to captain wasn’t as seismic as it might seem. “Even if you’re on the bench you’ve always got to prepare as if you were starting because someone can be injured early doors. Being captain did change the dynamic of things to a certain extent, but I felt pretty relaxed all week. It was all about being positive and trying to get the boys who had been involved in the All Blacks game to mentally and physically recover. I had to get across the point that you don’t become a bad team overnight.”Lawson’s Scotland side beat some awful, rainy conditions and the Springboks, and the memory still sends tingles down his spine. “It wasn’t a sellout but the noise and spirit and passion that came across from the crowd was unbelievable. I haven’t heard Flower of Scotland sung the way it was during the game before.”Their next opponents were Samoa and Scotland scraped a 19-16 win, and now that 2011 is dawning, with the World Cup on the horizon, Lawson is keen for Scotland to keep up the momentum. “The biggest lesson for us now is that we can’t take the first game of any series to get into it. It’s no good starting the Six Nations in the second week. It could be a very open championship and the way we start it will be very important.”last_img read more

Letter from South Africa

first_imgTRANSFORMATION BY THE NUMBERSThe fallout of the situation opened the debate of racial transformation just five weeks before the Rugby World Cup. Much was written but South Africa’s Sunday Times newspaper at least did an ‘audit’ of coaches in the professional era and their commitment to transformation. The outcome of, admittedly a crude but revealing count of black player representation, showed that there had been a decline under Meyer. Through British eyes these measurements might seem ridiculous, but in South Africa, due to the variations on the quota system, numbers matter and are used as a measure of progress or otherwise.Outspoken: Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has been critical of Meyer’s non-selection of black playersThe first two Bok coaches in the professional era – Andre Markgraaff and Carel du Plessis – never picked a single black player in 21 Tests between them in 1996-97. Nick Mallett awarded 833 Test caps in his 38-match tenure and picked only six black players who collectively earned 37 caps. It translated to 4.4% black player representation. Harry Viljoen upped that to 11% in his short term awarding a total of seven black players 33 caps out of 299. Rudolf Straeuli’s disastrous tenure saw 10 black players earn only 70 caps out of the 464 he awarded. Jake White, who led the Boks a record 54 times, awarded 1080 caps and picked a record high 23 black players. They collectively earned 213 caps – 19.72% of the total. Peter de Villiers, South Africa’s first black coach, awarded the most caps, 1212, in his 48-match term. He picked 21 black players who earned a total of 285 caps, or 23.8%. Meyer, who had presided over 40 matches at the time the calculation was done, had awarded 881 Test caps with 174 of those going to 17 black players. It represents a 19.75% representation for black players.TABLE OF BLACK PLAYER REPRESENTATION PER COACH, PER TEST:De Villiers – 5.9Meyer – 4.3White – 3.9Rudolf – 3.0Viljoen – 2.2Mallett – 1.02Carel – 0Markgraaff – 0 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It’s all been happening in SA in the last month; the Boks lost to Argentina for the first time and Heyneke Meyer came under fire for not maintaining progress with the ‘racial transformation’ Dark day: The Springboks lost to the Pumas for the first time in their history center_img SPRINGBOKS WINLESS FOR THE FIRST TIMESince the inception of the Tri-Nations in 1996, and then the expansion to the Rugby Championship in 2012, the Springboks have never gone through the entire tournament without a win. But in 2015 they lost three out of three in the truncated tournament, sending the Boks into a mini-crisis before the World Cup. Narrow losses to Australia in Brisbane and the All Blacks in Johannesburg hurt, but were titanic struggles that could have gone their way. But in Durban, against the Pumas, there were no crumbs of comfort. The Boks were totally outplayed as they lost 37-25 – to hand the Pumas their first ever victory over South Africa in their 20th attempt.MEYER UNDER PRESSUREUnder scrutiny: Heyneke Meyer went on a five-game losing run which led to calls for him to lose his jobSouth African rugby and the issue of racial transformation are uncomfortable bedfellows, but are inextricably linked. Earlier this month, after a relatively passive period, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer’s transformation record blew up following the Boks’ third loss of the Rugby Championship. The Western cape branch of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) made unsubstantiated claims that five black players had approached them to complain that they were being treated unfairly when it came to selection. Cosatu could not produce names or any evidence. Unfortunately the Springbok trio of flank Siya Kolisi, prop Trevor Nyakane and hooker Scarra Ntubeni were all forced into a situation where they had to publicly distance themselves from the claims in various media outlets.DE VILLIERS AND OTHERS IN A RACE AGAINST TIMERace against time: Jean de Villiers’ bad luck struck again when he fractured a jaw against ArgentinaSpringbok captain Jean de Villiers, who made his return to Test rugby against the Pumas in Durban after 10 months out due to a knee injury, is still in a race against time to be fit for RWC 2015. De Villiers suffered a fractured jaw during the 37-25 loss and might only be fit for the Springboks second World Cup match against Samoa in Birmingham on September 26. Bruising No 8 Duane Vermeulen and scrum-half Fourie du Preez also did not feature in any Tests this winter due to injury. But both are likely to be picked for the World Cup. Utility back Frans Steyn also missed out on game time after he was released on compassionate leave following the tragic death of his older brother. On the positive side, powerful flank Willem Alberts made a strong return from injury against Argentina in Buenos Aires while young lock Pieter-Steph du Toit was also back on the park after a serious knee injury. JONES LINKED TO STORMERS JOBFormer Brumbies and Wallaby coach and current Japan boss Eddie Jones has been linked to the vacant Stormers coaching job for next season’s Super Rugby. Cape newspapers reported that Jones had been offered a two-year contract. Jones admitted to Japanese media that he had spoken to Stormers officials but that nothing had been finalised.Plenty to ponder: Japan coach Eddie Jones is reportedly a target for the StormersSA SCHOOLS BEAT ENGLAND AND WALES UNDER 18sSouth Africa’s best under-18s narrowly beat England 23-16 in Cape Town to avenge their 2014 loss to the same opponents. In an earlier match SA Schools beat Wales under-18s 42-11 while England were much too strong for the SA Schools ‘A’ team winning 33-8. SA Schools also beat France 12-5 to win three out of three. Wales completed their fixtures with a 20-20 draw against SA Schools A.last_img read more

Summers tours: Home nations report card

first_img By Alex ShawThe home nations’ summer tours wrapped up this past weekend and with teams and fans alike are preparing for a few weeks rest and recuperation, the time is ripe to take stock of how each nation performed.The southern hemisphere is a tough hunting ground for northern hemisphere nations but with a number of encouraging performances over the last month, hope has been rekindled – after a Rugby World Cup in which no Northern Hemisphere side reached the semi-finals – that the gap between the two hemispheres may indeed be closing.EnglandThe Six Nations Grand Slam winners kept up their incredible run under new head coach Eddie Jones, whitewashing Australia in their three-test series and improving Jones’ record to nine consecutive wins as England head coach. All three games were competitive and compelling tests but few would argue against the fact that England were worthy winners in each and every one of them.Sensation: The emergence of Maro Itoje has been key to England’s revivalYoung leaders such as Maro Itoje and Owen Farrell rose to the fore and once-maligned captain Dylan Hartley was the epitome of consistency and reliability at hooker. Previously slighted flankers Chris Robshaw and James Haskell were at their destructive best, whilst George Ford and Jonathan Joseph also shone and shed the negativity of Bath’s 2015/16 Aviva Premiership campaign.What may have been most impressive, however, was the fact that England never looked like they hit top gear in Australia and yet they were still able to dispatch the Wallabies with a relative level of comfort. With so many young players in this England team and even more knocking on the door, the potential of where they could go under Jones is a salivating prospect for England rugby fans.Front foot ball: Billy Vunipola gave England momentum out in AustraliaGrade – A*They might have not quite hit top gear Down Under but recording their first ever series win in Australia is a remarkable achievement. By denying Australia a win in their own backyard, England made a very loud statement to the rest of the rugby world.IrelandIt’s fair to say that optimism wasn’t a byword for Ireland’s build-up to their tour of South Africa. With so many key players injured and the team coming off the back of a lacklustre Six Nations, there was a feeling that Ireland would do well just to be competitive against the Springboks.History beckoned for Ireland, however, as they recorded their first ever test match victory in South Africa, defeating the Springboks, 26-20, at Newlands. The result showed that Joe Schmidt’s style can win games in the southern hemisphere, albeit with Ireland playing with a measure more freedom than we have become accustomed to over the last few years.Class act: Conor Murray scored a vital try in the First Test against the SpringboksPaddy Jackson stepped in well for Jonathan Sexton, assuaging worries that Ian Madigan’s imminent departure for France would leave cover for the Irish fly-half jersey perilously thin. Jack McGrath battled valiantly against a dominant, Tendai Mtawarira-led South African scrum, whilst Jared Payne looked to the manor born in his club position of full-back, rather than the outside centre berth he had been filling at international level previously.Grade – B Top of the class: England’s Series whitewash of Australia has raised eyebrows Comeback: Elton Jantjies celebrates as South Africa come from behind to win the Series 2-1The decision to rest players at altitude for the second test was potentially a very savvy decision from Schmidt but when Ireland failed, on multiple occasions, to overturn a single score deficit towards the end of the third test in Port Elizabeth, it highlighted the missing ability to execute at the most important times, something which northern hemisphere teams often struggle with. Bearing in mind injuries and form, the tour was a reasonable success for Ireland but there will be a real level of frustration that they weren’t able to get over the final hurdle.WalesWarren Gatland’s men were always going to be up against it travelling to New Zealand to take on the reigning World Champions and unfortunately there were very few reasons for optimism after Wales were not only beaten 3-0 by the All Blacks, but also dispatched in fairly embarrassing fashion by the Chiefs in a midweek match.Emergence: Ross Moriarty was one of the positives to come out of a tough tourThe rises to prominence of Ross Moriarty and Liam Williams, who made the most of injuries to Dan Lydiate and Leigh Halfpenny respectively, were certainly the silver linings to a very tough tour, while Taulupe Faletau wouldn’t have looked out of place in a black shirt. Moriarty looked at home against the physical power of the All Blacks and Williams delivered some of Wales’ finest moments in attack, running the ball from deep with incision and no shortage of ambition.Unfortunately, with a largely experienced and veteran side taken, there weren’t too many opportunities for youngsters or fringe players to push their cases for further inclusion and the tour really underlined just how big the gulf is between the two sides. The 40-7 loss to the Chiefs will particularly hurt, as the Super Rugby side were missing seven or eight of their first-choice players and still shredded Wales’ 2nd XV with consummate ease.Runaway: Wales had a heavy loss against the ChiefsGrade – C-The form of Moriarty and Williams was impressive, as was Wales’ ability to stay competitive for 40-50 minutes but based on their 80 minute performances across all three tests and the midweek game against the Chiefs, the tour was about three or four bridges too far for Wales. To be brutally honest, New Zealand never looked like they hit top gear.ScotlandWhilst the other home nations embarked on epic three-test tours of the powerhouses of southern hemisphere rugby, Scotland scraped a two-test series with Japan. That famous game in Brighton last year taught us all not to underestimate the Brave Blossoms but with Scotland taking an almost full-strength team to the Far East, there was an expectation they would return victorious.Consistent: Jonny Gray is ever improving at the Scotland coalfaceA 26-13 victory followed up by a 26-19 win a week later ensured that Scotland would do just that but neither performance filled fans with much optimism as they continue to build under Vern Cotter. WP Nel impressed at the coal face, Jonny Gray’s march to the top gained impetuous and John Hardie excelled with his work rate, but it was a laboured performance elsewhere from the Scots.Cotter surprised many by leaving a number of standout talents, including capped tighthead Zander Fagerson, in the U20 set-up for the summer and given the resources Scotland took with them to Japan, it is fair to say that they underperformed. This was not a developmental tour for Scotland and they failed to put down a marker with their efforts. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img After nearly a month of furious action, it’s time to get the report card out and mark the performances of the home nations against the Southern Hemisphere Handful: WP Nel was a powerful presence in the tight and looseGrade – C+You cannot be too critical over a tour which saw Scotland win both of their games but there was no improvement in the level of Scotland’s play that we saw at the Six Nations and there were few reasons, either, to think that that improvement is just around the corner. The potential is there in this Scotland team but as of right now, they seem unable to unlock it.last_img read more

Six Nations: Wales 22-9 Ireland

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight What’s hot and what’s not from Wales’ 2017 Six Nations match against Ireland Take two: George North and Rhys Webb celebrate Wales’ second try. Photo: Getty Images Full house: Fans gear up for kick-off outside pubs around the stadium. Photo: Getty ImagesSTATISTICS10 – Penalties conceded by Wales compared to four by Ireland.110 – Metres made by Simon Zebo, the only player to hit three figures.325 – Tackles made during the game, 170 by Wales and 155 by Ireland. Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric were the top tacklers with 18 each.9 – Lineouts won by Justin Tipuric. Alun Wyn Jones and Sam Warburton won the other two on Wales’ throw.Wales: L Halfpenny; G North, J Davies, S Williams (J Roberts 67), L Williams; D Biggar (S Davies 79), R Webb (G Davies 67); R Evans (N Smith 67), K Owens (S Baldwin 72), T Francis (S Lee 70), J Ball (L Charteris 63), AW Jones (capt), S Warburton, J Tipuric, R Moriarty (T Faletau 67).Tries: North 2, Roberts. Cons: Halfpenny 2. Pen: Halfpenny.Ireland: R Kearney (T Bowe 79); K Earls, G Ringrose, R Henshaw, S Zebo; J Sexton (P Jackson 19-27, 79), C Murray (K Marmion 46); J McGrath (C Healy 59), R Best (capt), T Furlong; D Ryan, D Toner (I Henderson 63); CJ Stander (P O’Mahony 63), S O’Brien, J Heaslip.Pens: Sexton 2, Jackson. Two tries from George North helped Wales to victory in this high-energy Six Nations game at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The performances of both teams showed how important this match was – Wales looking to prove they’re a good team after heavy criticism, Ireland aiming to keep their championship title hopes alive.A Jamie Roberts try from a chargedown in the closing minutes made the scoreline look more comfortable than it was for the hosts, but they were deserved winners. Their defence held firm throughout, preventing Ireland from crossing the whitewash, and while the visitors did put on pressure, it was in patches rather than consistently across the 80 minutes – something that wasn’t helped by Johnny Sexton’s sin-binning at the end of the first half and Conor Murray struggling with an arm injury before being replaced.WHAT’S HOTHigh impact – The intensity and physicality of this match was high from the off. The power that attackers took into contact was matched by the force with which they were met by defenders; big impacts across the field.Both teams were looking to play flat in attack and the line speed of the defence gave players little room to think. The defensive lines rarely buckled despite the pressure, Wales’ especially when Ireland camped in their 22 for long periods in the final quarter.Jump to it: Leigh Halfpenny contests a high ball with Simon Zebo. Photo: Getty ImagesEvery area of the game was hugely competitive – the kick-chase, the high ball, the breakdown, the lineout… It was fast and furious, ferocious and frenetic – and, above all, an enthralling Test match.Due North – Getting the ball wide was a theme for Wales from the start and that is how they scored the first try on 20 minutes. From a lineout, Scott Williams broke through the middle, passed the ball back to Rhys Webb and the scrum-half sent a long pass out to Leigh Halfpenny, who sent George North careering down the wing and through Irish defenders to touch down. The Principality Stadium is regarded as the best in the world for atmosphere and the roar after that try demonstrated why.That try was just part of an impressive all-round performance from North. He scored a second soon after the break, Webb putting him over in the corner after a solid driving maul from five-metre lineout, and he generally made ground with every carry. It was the type of display from the wing that Wales fans have been waiting for.Sheer joy: George North celebrates scoring Wales’ first points. Photo: Getty ImagesWayne’s game – Referees often come in for stick – a questionable decision here, a missed infringement there. Yet there was little fault to be found with Wayne Barnes’s performance in Cardiff. He was clear in his communication and decisive in his calls, quick to pull out the yellow card when Johnny Sexton killed the ball as Wales got close in the corner at the end of the first half. Ireland fans may point to the decision late in the second half to penalise Robbie Henshaw for obstruction as Ireland set the driving maul going five metres from the Wales line and Barnes was almost apologetic making it – but it was a fair call. He was equally firm with his decisions against Wales. In summary, Barnes was key to making this such a compelling game.WHAT’S NOTRisky business – The Irish defence were up so fast in defence and Wales were playing so flat that red passed to green on a handful of occasions. Not on purpose obviously and the pass wasn’t always taken – but an intercept try certainly looked on the cards in the first 20 minutes. Wales scrambled effectively enough to prevent Ireland getting across the line – but playing closer to the breakdown, and paying more attention to opposition players’ positions, could have prevented those scares for the hosts and their fans.In the clear: CJ Stander on a powerful burst for Ireland. Photo: Getty ImagesFriday night travel chaos – Yes, Friday night kick-offs are good for TV; they tend to generate the biggest viewing figures and take the championship to a wider armchair audience. But what about those fans who actually travel to matches? Queues on the M4 into Cardiff started around lunchtime. Trains back to London after the game didn’t exist. Hotel prices were sky-high. Those who endured the slow traffic and significant dent to their wallet no doubt enjoyed the game, but if these Friday night fixtures are to become more common, thought must be given to the travelling supporters. Simply working with rail companies to put on later trains would be a start. Yellow card: Sexton (38min)For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Lions 2017: Crusaders 3-12 British & Irish Lions

first_img It may not have had any tries but this was a game of grit and vigour as the Lions defeated a Crusaders side who have gone unbeaten all Super Rugby season, 12-3.Neither team could kill anything off, but the Lions will be most pleased with their defensive shape. So often the Crusaders ball-carriers were inhaled – unable to get away that killer pass. remember this is a team that have averaged 37 points a game so far this season.The Lions will be less than impressed with their own lack of silk when a try looked nailed on. Right at the start of the game they broke through, but Jonathan Davies threw an intercept when George North was gaping at an open try and in the second half CJ Stander could have cantered towards the try-line, but Anthony Watson sat on the pass too long and the when he did send it, Stander coughed it up.Watson – on for Stuart Hogg, who took a horrible clatter from Conor Murray and failed a head injury assessment – may have spurned a few gilt-edged chances, but he did look dangerous from 15. There were also some clattering carries from Mako Vunipola and Ben Te’o.On target: Owen Farrell kicked all 12 points for the Lions. Photo: Getty ImagesOf course, when you hold the Super Rugby leaders only scoring three points, squeezing them, tying them up and frustrating them in defence, or turning them with kicks then you always have a chance. Four penalties for Owen Farrell saw it out and maybe some will be disappointed with the Crusaders’ output, but their own defence was strong too. Few can argue with the result.Here are the Lions’ standout players and some key talking points…Which Lions caught the eye?Conor Murray – An incredible kicking display from the scrum-half. This was his first foray for the Lions on this tour, but he looked comfortable all game. Sound service too. After the game the Crusaders’ coach Scott Robertson called Murray “world class” after that kicking display.Peter O’Mahony – At times he looked a little too fired up, but his was the kind of performance other players love to play alongside. He put in a rock solid defensive shift and did the ugly stuff so others could carry. He offers a little bit of everything when he’s at his best.Power play: Peter O’Mahony tries to make ground past Israel Dagg. Photo: Getty ImagesOwen Farrell – His kicking keeps you in games, of course, but this was a real shepherding performance. He frustrated the Crusaders all night by moving them. In defence he knew exactly where he fitted in and he communicated smartly outside Murray. And when Johnny Sexton came on and slotted into ten, Farrell calmly shuffled out – even crashing it up when he had to.What’s hot?The Lions’ defence – Coach Andy Farrell will be incredibly chuffed with his charges today. This game had the little bit of niggle that some believe has been missing for the last few games. The Crusaders were forced to break out from a distance to try and score but they were either reeled in or forced to kick it ahead.Units bedding in – Barring one little hiccup, the lineout looked solid and Warren Gatland was chuffed with it post-match. This could turn into a real theme for the series once everyone gets more confident. And this pool of half-backs look promising.The Crusaders scrum – They looked strong, at one point motoring the Lions back, but fell foul of referee Mathieu Raynal. They certainly weren’t happy about it, but the Lions looked to play the official better. TAGS: Highlight Over the line: Liam Williams is tackled into touch by the Crusaders. Photo: Getty Images LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Subs not used: Rhys WebbPens: Farrell 4. Quick fire: Crusaders scrum-half Bryn Hall gets the ball away from a scrum. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat’s not?Where are the tries? – We were told until our ears bled that the Crusaders were the best of the best of the best. They couldn’t get over the line. On the other side, the Lions looked confident and adventurous… until they reached the 22m line. It would be good to see Watson take players on one-on-one… But hey-ho, it was still good fun.Sexton’s third shift – Firstly, it is worth noting that Sexton looked good in the second half after replacing Jonathan Davies, off for a HIA. It also gave us our first chance to see a Sexton-Farrell axis at ten and 12. But it also meant Sexton has played over a half of rugby in all three games. He didn’t look to suffer, but it’s not an ideal situation, considering the calibre of opposition the Lions have faced and will face.The Saders’ dealing with the ‘Washing machine’ – Head coach Scott Robertson spoke of how Farrell turned his Crusaders team by putting the ball into the corner and how his side struggled to “go up and down and up and down”. It goes to show, you can’t always run out of danger.Statistics9 – the number of clean breaks the Lions made, compared to the Crusaders’ 3.76 – the number of metres made by Anthony Watson after coming on – the most by any player. He caused concerns for the Crusaders from full-back, without finishing anything off.14 – the number of tackles by Matt Todd, the most in the game. The flank is one of the Crusaders’ standout players this season.6 – Lineouts taken by George Kruis.Rising high: George Kruis wins a lineout for the Lions. Photo: Getty ImagesCrusaders: Israel Dagg, Seta Tamanivalu, Josh Goodhue, David Havili, George Bridge (Tim Bateman 66), Richie Mo’unga (Mitch Hunt 74), Bryn Hall (Mitchell Drummond 61), Joe Moody (Wyatt Crockett 50), Codie Taylor (Ben Funnell 50), Owen Franks (Michael Alaalatoa 50), Luke Romano (Quenten Strange 55), Sam Whitelock (capt), Heiden Bedwell-Curtis (Jed Brown 61), Matt Todd, Jordan Taufua.Pen: Mo’unga.Lions: Stuart Hogg (Anthony Watson 19); George North, Jonathan Davies (Johnny Sexton 27); Ben Te’o, Liam Williams; Owen Farrell; Conor Murray; Mako Vunipola (Jack McGrath 61), Jamie George (Ken Owens 65), Tadhg Furlong (Dan Cole 65); Alun Wyn Jones (capt), George Kruis (Maro Itoje 61); Peter O’Mahony, Sean O’Brien (CJ Stander 55), Taulupe Faletaulast_img read more

Free Rugby World Cup guide with Rugby World’s latest issue

first_img Free Rugby World Cup guide with Rugby World’s latest issueWith the Rugby World Cup kicking off in two months, the latest issue of Rugby World magazine comes with a free 52-page handbook to Japan 2019. Packed with statistics and travel information, it has all you need as the tournament draws ever closer.The magazine itself is full of stories from around the globe as we bring you the latest on how teams are gearing up for the World Cup. And there are four covers featuring big-name players from the home nations.Here are a dozen reasons to pick up a copy of Rugby World’s September 2019 issue…1. Stuart Hogg’s Life in PicturesThe Scotland full-back only recently turned 27 but has already crammed a shedload into his career. He reflects on the ups and downs.Great Scot: Stuart Hogg on the attack against Italy (Getty Images)2. Stephen Jones’s 31-man England squadOur columnist turns selector to pick the 31 players he thinks should represent England at the World Cup – but will Eddie Jones agree?3. Les Bleus BrothersCould Toulouse’s new generation transform the fortunes of France? We meet Antoine Dupont, Romain Ntamack and Thomas Ramos.4. England’s Kyle Sinckler“He can be the best tighthead in the world.” We talk to the people who have helped the Harlequins prop progress from Battersea Ironsides to the British & Irish Lions.Clean through: Kyle Sinckler on the burst against France (Getty Images)5. Are Japan the hosts with the most?The buzz is building for the World Cup, but there are also concerns over the legacy of the tournament. Our man in Japan – Rich Freeman – reports.6. Russia coach Lyn Jones TAGS: Highlight Don’t miss your free 52-page Japan 2019 handbook with the September issue of Rugby World magazine LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img “We’re cramming four years of work into 12 months.” The Welshman in charge of the Bears provides an insight into his team’s preparation.DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL EDITION HERE7. Inside the Wales campFind out what happens behind the scenes in the build-up to Japan 2019 as Rugby World enjoys access all areas to the squad’s World Cup training camp.Packing down: Wales go through scrum drills at their training camp (Huw Evans Agency)8. South Africa’s Duane VermeulenAhead of the Rugby Championship, the South Africa No 8 reveals how playing in Toulon, Tokyo and Pretoria has given him a different perspective on the game.9. Argentina coach Mario LedesmaThe Pumas boss explains how he’ll be drawing on his experience from all over the world as he prepares his side’s route to Japan for the World Cup.10. Ireland’s Jacob StockdaleThe high-scoring wing has fast become a mainstay in the Ireland team and in this exclusive interview talks running, religion and rugby memories.Danger man: Jacob Stockdale scores a try for Ireland (Getty Images)11. The world’s most beautiful rugby ground RW’s Alan Dymock braves bears, beers and bright lights in the middle of the night as he reports on rugby in Alaska from a picturesque setting in Anchorage.12. Wales full-back Liam WilliamsHe reflects on the best year of his career, winning a Grand Slam with Wales as well as a European Cup and Premiership double with Saracens. Plus, there’s all this…Hamish Watson on how to win turnoversDowntime with Italy’s Sebastian NegriRising Stars Fraser McReight and Jordan JosephInside the mind of… Ben YoungsSean Holley analyses Japan’s attacking threatsWhat it’s like to… lose 142-0 at a World Cup by Namibia’s Kees LensingSpotlight on… Fiji back-row Peceli YatoThe Rugby Rant: Why New Zealand’s player drain is getting out of handThe Secret Player on World Cup training campsNational Hero: Wallabies scrum-half Will GeniaBen Ryan on how teams can cope with a red cardThe 2019-20 Heineken Champions Cup drawFollow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Rugby’s Greatest: Cliff Morgan

first_imgOff the cuff: Cliff Morgan in action for the 1955 Lions in South Africa. He was voted Player of the Series LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Major teams: Cardiff, Bective RangersCountry: WalesTest span: 1951-58Wales caps: 29 (29 starts)Lions caps: 4 (4 starts)Test points: 12 (4T)Rugby’s Greatest: Cliff MorganTwelve international points, comprising four tries, seems a meagre return for one of the legendary fly-halves. But Morgan was one of the finest playmakers the game has seen.His alacrity for running and passing the ball was instilled in him at Tonyrefail GS, where so insistent was gamesmaster Ned Gribble on the need to supply the wings that he once dropped Morgan for kicking a match-winning drop-goal. Morgan never attempted a drop-goal in international rugby and only landed two goals for Cardiff during an illustrious career spanning most of the Fifties.Joining the blue-and-blacks straight from school, he was blessed to play alongside three Lions in scrum-half Rex Willis and centres Bleddyn Williams and Jack Matthews. It was Williams who taught him how to execute a scissors ­– turning the body totally and seeing the ball into the receiver’s hands – and he used it to stunning effect with Ken Jones in particular.Game plans didn’t exist in that era, which played into Morgan’s hands because he thrived on playing off the cuff. “It was the players with immediate reactions who made a success of the game,” he said. TAGS: The Greatest Players center_img Hailing from Trebanog in the Rhondda Valley, Morgan made his Wales debut at 20 and was caught out by the great Jack Kyle, who lulled him into a false sense of security by always moving the ball wide, only to strike like a viper when Morgan drifted out too early.It was a lesson the spring-heeled Morgan heeded well during a golden era for Wales that included a Five Nations title when he was captain in 1956. He missed just three games for his country from 1951-58 and, with 29 caps, held the Welsh stand-off record for 37 years until broken by Neil Jenkins in 1996.His high point was sparking one of the all-time great back-lines as part of the 1955 Lions squad. Morgan captained the Lions to victory in the third Test in Pretoria, a result that ensured they couldn’t lose the series. However, it’s the first Test in Johannesburg, a thrilling 23-22 win in front of a 96,000 crowd, that is most celebrated. Retiring at the age of 27 because of the need to make a proper living, Morgan joined the BBC and became a giant of broadcasting. He suffered a stroke in 1972 and later cancer of the larynx, before passing away in 2013.Revered: Morgan in Hong Kong in 2004. He is sadly missed (South China Morning Post/Getty Images)Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Ireland v Italy Women’s Six Nations live stream: How to watch

first_img Wrapped up: Ireland’s Sene Naoupu is tackled during last year’s fixture against Italy (Inpho) Fans in the UK can also watch a stream of the game on the official Women’s Six Nations YouTube channel or the Women’s Six Nations Facebook page.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when Ireland v Italy takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see above.Ireland v Italy Women’s Six Nations live stream: How to watch from IrelandIreland’s Women’s Six Nations matches are all being aired live on free-to-air RTE in Ireland. Their match against Italy kicks off at 6.30pm tonight and will be shown live on RTE2, with coverage presented by Daire O’Brien and starting at 6pm.If you’re from Ireland but are overseas when this match takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Ireland v Italy Women’s Six Nations live stream: How to watch from EuropeEurosport Italia has the rights to broadcast Ireland v Italy (kick-off 7.30pm) in the Women’s Six Nations in Italy, with coverage starting at 7.25pm on Eurosport 1.Fans in France can watch a stream of the game on the official Women’s Six Nations YouTube channel or the Women’s Six Nations Facebook page.Ireland v Italy Women’s Six Nations live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to this Women’s Six Nations from the Land of the Long White Cloud, Ireland v Italy kicks off at 6.30am on Sunday morning on Sky Sport NZ 9.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 31 January 2021 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 Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The women’s championship returns with this fixture at Energia Park Ireland v Italy Women’s Six Nations live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch Ireland v Italy play in the Women’s Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go. The match kicks off at 7.30pm, with coverage starting at 7.20pm on SuperSport Variety 2.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ireland v Italy Women’s Six Nations live stream: How to watchThe 2020 Women’s Six Nations returns after a seven-month hiatus tonight when Ireland and Italy meet at Energia Park in Dublin (kick-off 6.30pm).When the two sides met last year, the Italians achieved a famous 29-27 victory in Parma, but can they do the same on Irish soil?Italy haven’t played since February as three of their Six Nations matches got postponed due to Covid, but they did beat Wales 19-15 in Cardiff before losing to France. Plus, they have been boosted by the return of captain and full-back Manuela Furlan, who is back in the Test arena for the first time in 18 months following a long-term shoulder injury.Welcome back: Italy’s Manuela Furlan breaks against France (Getty Images)Ireland beat both Scotland and Wales before suffering a defeat by England earlier in the year, but their preparation has been disrupted this week by some inconclusive Covid tests, which meant Adam Griggs had to make two changes to his match-day squad.Claire Molloy took a sabbatical from international rugby last year to focus on her medical career, but returns tonight to win her 70th Ireland cap after being picked in the back row. Her and Ireland will be looking to generate momentum in these postponed Six Nations games ahead of the World Cup qualifiers later in the year.Ireland: Lauren Delany; Laura Sheehan, Enya Breen, Sene Naoupu, Béibhinn Parsons; Hannah Tyrrell, Kathryn Dane; Lindsay Peat, Cliodhna Moloney, Linda Djougang, Nichola Fryday, Ciara Cooney, Dorothy Wall, Claire Molloy, Ciara Griffin (captain).Replacements: Neve Jones, Katie O’Dwyer, Leah Lyons, Brittany Hogan, Hannah O’Connor, Alisa Hughes, Larissa Muldoon, Katie Fitzhenry.Italy: Manuela Furlan (captain); Vittoria Ostuni Minuzzi, Michela Sillari, Beatrice Rigoni, Aura Muzzo; Veronica Madia, Sofia Stefan; Silvia Turani, Melissa Bettoni, Lucia Gai, Sara Tounesi, Giordana Duca, Francesca Sgorbini, Giada Franco, Elisa Giordano.Replacements: Giulia Cerato, Erika Skofca, Michela Merlo, Valeria Fedrighi, Francesca Sberna, Sara Barattin, Beatrice Capomaggi, Benedetta Mancini.Here’s how you can watch Ireland v Italy in the Women’s Six Nations…How to watch Ireland v Italy in the Women’s Six Nations when abroadIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Women’s Six Nations coverage, like Ireland v Italy, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN Ireland v Italy Women’s Six Nations live stream: How to watch from the UKThe good news is that the BBC is showing five of the six remaining Women’s Six Nations matches, with Ireland v Italy available to watch live via the red button, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website. The match kicks off at 6.30pm, with coverage starting at 6.20pm.last_img read more

Delegadas a la UNCSW debaten la falta de nacionalidad y…

first_imgDelegadas a la UNCSW debaten la falta de nacionalidad y la inscripción de nacimiento universal Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal News Service] Tener una nacionalidad significa existir, aunque millones de personas en el mundo son apátridas debido a conflictos armados, problemas políticos, disputas fronterizas y migración económica. Otros son considerados apátridas simplemente como resultado de que nunca inscribieron su nacimiento [en el registro civil]..“Estamos hablando de algunas de las personas más desposeídas del mundo”, dijo la Rda. Canóniga Flora Winfield, representante de la Comunión Anglicana ante las instituciones de la ONU en Ginebra, Suiza, durante un debate sobre la carencia de nacionalidad y la inscripción de nacimiento universal que tuvo lugar el 16 de marzo en el Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal.Más de 30 anglicanas y episcopales participaron en la discusión que se produjo en el contexto más amplio de la 59ª. Sesión de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer (UNCSW), que se reúne en Nueva York del 9 al 20 de marzo. Incluyó información sobre la situación de la campaña de la Comunión Anglicana a favor de la inscripción de nacimiento universal, y los medios mediante los cuales las iglesias en todo el ámbito de la Comunión pueden promover y ayudar a los padres, en particular a las madres, a inscribir el nacimiento de un niño.Los niños que no están inscritos, explicó Winfield, con frecuencia son más vulnerables a la trata de personas, tienen más probabilidades de que los recluten como soldados niños y más probable de que sean obligados a contraer matrimonio antes de salir de la infancia. Además, también es menos probable que tengan acceso a la educación, a la atención sanitaria y a servicios sociales.Se calcula que hay unos 10 millones de niños apátridas en todo el mundo, según  el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, que en 2014 lanzó una campaña de 10 años para erradicar la carencia de nacionalidad.Además del UNHCR, la Red Internacional de la Familia Anglicana se empeña en ponerle fin a la condición de apátridas mediante una campaña en pro de la inscripción universal y apoya los esfuerzos globales para garantizar su cumplimiento en países que reconocen la Convención de los Derechos del Niño de 1989.Mundialmente, los nacimientos de aproximadamente 230 millones de niños menores de cinco años se quedan sin inscribir; el 59 por ciento de los cuales vive en Asia, según UNICEF, el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia.La Red de la Familia Anglicana comenzó su campaña en pro de la inscripción universal hace tres años, explicó la Rda. Terrie Robinson, directora de Mujeres en la Iglesia y la Sociedad, [un organismo] de la Comunión Anglicana.Sin un certificado de nacimiento, a una persona no puede reconocérsele la nacionalidad; el problema es importante para la Iglesia, explicó Robinson, porque tener una nacionalidad es un derecho humano básico y “tener una identidad y pertenecer a una comunidad nos ayuda [a los seres humanos] a prosperar”.Dado el alcance de las iglesias anglicanas en todo el mundo, la Iglesia está preparada para colaborar con organizaciones tales como UNICEF y Plan Internacional que ya están comprometidas en la inscripción de nacimientos, para relacionar los trabajadores sobre el terreno con los obispos de las diócesis donde los nacimientos habitualmente no se inscriben.“Es un movimiento creciente, teológicamente fundamentado, y la Iglesia está en todas partes —de manera que tenemos la oportunidad de incluirlo en el ministerio existente”, dijo Robinson.Winfield añadió que al ayudar a los padres a traer a sus hijos al seno de la comunidad, la Iglesia también les ayuda a ocupar más tarde su papel como adultos en la sociedad civil. Cuando los padres traen a sus hijos a la Iglesia para ser bautizados, las iglesias tienen la oportunidad de preguntar si el nacimiento ha sido inscrito y, en caso contrario, ayudar en el proceso de inscripción.Actualmente, en 27 países del mundo, 12 de ellos en el Oriente Medio y el Norte de África, una madre no puede trasmitirle la ciudadanía a su bebé, explicó ella. En el caso de los refugiados sirios, las mujeres encabezan el 25 por ciento de las familias, dijo Winfield.“Esto no es un problema que se resolverá pronto”, afirmó ella. “Cada Iglesia en cada provincia puede participar en esto;  en verdad conlleva el esfuerzo de todos, así como de nuestros asociados en la misión y el ministerio”.El 16 de marzo, el debate fue moderado por Lynnaia Main, encargada de relaciones globales de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS), y se produjo a solicitud de la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, que a fines de 2014 visitó la República Dominicana para imponerse del dictamen del Tribunal Constitucional de 2013 que anuló la ciudadanía de unos 200.000 dominicanos de origen haitiano, muchos de los cuales eran mujeres y niños cuyos nacimientos no se habían inscrito.En mayo de 2014, luego de intensa presión política y de reclamos internacionales de justicia, el presidente presentó y el Congreso dominicano aprobó una ley que permitía a los niños de migrantes “irregulares”, o no residentes considerados “de tránsito” conforme a una ley de 2004, que tuvieran certificados de nacimiento, convertirse en ciudadanos, y aquellos sin documentos solicitar residencia legal y posteriormente la ciudadanía. La fecha tope para que las personas afectadas por el fallo judicial presentaran documentos para probar ciudadanía, incluidos certificados de nacimiento, era el 1 de febrero. Sin embargo, para muchos, particularmente personas pobres y marginadas, el obtener una certificación de nacimiento es un proceso arduo y costoso, si no imposible.“El mayor problema en la República Dominicana es que el proceso es muy complejo, gratis, pero complejo”, dijo Digna de la Cruz, de la Diócesis de la República Dominicana y quien representa a la IX Provincia en el UNCSW. “es un problema para personas de ascendencia haitiana, pero también para los dominicanos que no tienen certificaciones de nacimiento.Sin una certificación de nacimiento, una persona no puede obtener una tarjeta de identificación, la cual se exige para estudiar, para solicitar un empleo digno, para casarse, para inscribir a los hijos, para tener derecho a seguros de salud y pensiones del Estado, para abrir una cuenta bancaria, para solicitar un pasaporte, para participar en las elecciones e incluso para ser bautizado.“No tener una inscripción de nacimiento y documentos de identidad es cosa seria”, dijo Lelanda Lee, que es la presidente del Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Promoción Social e Interconexiones del Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal. Lee explicó que luego del dictamen del tribunal en 2013, el Consejo Ejecutivo aprobó una resolución en que instruía a la Obispa Primada a viajar a la República Dominicana con la misión de encontrar evidencia para abordar el problema de los apátridas.“Una cosa es no permitirle a una persona convertirse en ciudadana, pero despojarla con carácter retroactivo de la ciudadanía parece algo sencillamente increíble”, afirmó.— Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA UNCSW Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Por Lynette Wilson Posted Mar 19, 2015 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

El CCA debate sobre las provincias que aportan poco o…

first_img Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Anglican Consultative Council Por Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Apr 12, 2016 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal News Service – Lusaka, Zambia] Al Consejo Consultivo Anglicano se le pidió el 12 de abril que determinara cómo manejar el hecho de que 15 de las 38 provincias no contribuyen al presupuesto de la Comunión  o dan cantidades muy pequeñas.Por primera vez, a los miembros del CCA les dieron un listado de las iglesias que no aportan o aportan cantidades pequeñas. De las 38 provincias de la Comunión Anglicana, cuatro (Congo, Sudán, Uganda y África Occidental), así como la Iglesia Reformada Episcopal de España que es extraprovincial, no han contribuido al Presupuesto Interanglicano durante más de cinco años.Se listaron otras 10 que hicieron sus últimos pagos entre los años 2011 y 2014. El mayor de esos pagos fue el de $14.200 de Nigeria en 2011 (en tasas cambiarias de 2016 de libras británicas a dólares estadounidenses). Las otras nueve en esa categoría fueron Corea, Pakistán, Ruanda, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Burundi, Norte de la India y Asia Sudoriental.El presupuesto para 2016 de la Oficina de la Comunión asciende a casi $3 millones, con un 63 por ciento de los ingresos presupuestados provenientes de las provincias.El obispo Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretario general de la Comunión Anglicana, dijo que las provincias que aparecen en la lista “no han estado desempeñando el papel de ser miembros de la Comunión, particularmente en el aspecto económico”.Él destacó que su oficina dispone de un fondo presupuestario restringido para ayudar a clérigos y sus familias cuando enfrentan lo que él llamó emergencias personales. En 2015, se pagaron casi $130.000, dijo Idowu-Fearon. La mayoría de los que contribuyen no se benefician del fondo, pero la mayoría de los que reciben ayuda son de las provincias que están en la lista que ha proporcionado el CCA.“Es algo en lo que tenemos que pensar seriamente”, afirmó.El Secretario General dijo también que algunas provincias parecen que han tomado en serio una admonición que aparecía en un comunicado que se dio a conocer a fines de 2013 luego de la reunión del grupo de la organización Futuro Anglicano Global [GAFCON, por su sigla en inglés] que le pidió a las provincias de la Comunión que “reconsideraran su apoyo a esas estructuras anglicanas que se utilizan para socavar la fidelidad bíblica y que contribuyen por el contrario, o adicionalmente, al financiamiento” de GAFCON.“Necesitamos nos orienten respecto a qué hacer para lograr que nuestros hermanos y hermanas de estas provincias desempeñen sus papeles, particularmente su papel económico, en mantener el funcionamiento de esta Comunión”, dijo Idowu-Fearon.El arzobispo Daniel Deng Bul Yak de la Iglesia Episcopal de Sudán del Sur y del Sudán dijo a sus colegas del CCA que no es que su Iglesia no esté dispuesta a pagar. Más bien, afirmó “se trata de mantener a la gente unida” en los dos países, teniendo en cuenta a lo que han tenido que enfrentarse en los últimos años.“Estamos en presencia de una política fundamental de respeto” dijo la vicepresidente Elizabeth Paver. “Querríamos que todo el mundo pudiera contribuir con algo”.Ella agregó que el Comité Permanente y la oficina de finanzas “es muy consciente de que hay partes de nuestra Comunión donde sería imposible contribuir”. A todas las provincias se les envían cartas pidiéndoles si pueden contribuir cualquier cantidad en absoluto, dijo Paver.Respondiendo a preguntas acerca de cómo se determina qué [cantidad] pedirle a cada provincia, Paver dijo que el monto se basaba en la membresía que la provincia informaba y en el Producto Interno Bruto del país o países de cada provincia.Paver, que está a punto de concluir su período en el CCA, dijo que determinar el monto de la contribución solicitada siempre ha sido un problema. El comité de finanzas se ha fijado en la manera en que otras agrupaciones semejantes determinan la cantidad que se les pide a sus miembros. Ella también hizo notar que ha sido muy difícil obtener “idéntica información detallada de cada provincia”.El objetivo es “encontrar una forma  equitativa y completamente transparente de hacer la solicitud”, apuntó. “Seguiremos mirando. Si hubiera una solución sencilla habríamos podido presentárselas en el día de hoy”.Paver dijo que el liderazgo del CCA nunca había hecho pública una lista como la que ahora le habían dado a los miembros, “pero creemos en verdad que ha llegado la hora en que tenemos que enfrentarnos con este problema”.Cuando la Convención General aprobó su presupuesto 2016-2018 en julio pasado, restituyó la contribución de la Iglesia Episcopal a la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana hasta el nivel de $1,2 millones de hace dos trienios. Esa restauración representa un aumento de $500.000 por encima de lo que se había presupuestado para el trienio 2013-20l2, según la introducción a ese presupuesto. Sin embargo, ese monto de 2013-2015 se presupuestó erróneamente, más tarde se supo, y el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia modificó el presupuesto, de manera que al final la Iglesia dio poco más de $1 millón en esos tres años. Esa cantidad representa el 18 por ciento del presupuesto total de la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana.Se espera que el CCA contemple una resolución presupuestaria el 18de abril y los miembros han comenzado a discutir cómo manejar el problema del impago.Los antecedentes del CCA se encuentran aquí.La información actualizada de ENS sobre el CCA puede encontrarse aquí.La página de noticias de la Cámara de Diputados también está publicando artículos sobre la reunión.A los comunicados de Twitter se accede con #ACCLusaka.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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