Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. Scoreboard displaying England’s Jonny Wilkinson name after he becomes the all-time leading points scorer during the 6 Nations International rugby union match against France at Twickenham Stadium, southwest of London on February 26, 2011. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images) Change in scoring system may mean less focus on Jonny and fellow fly-halfsThe usual post-RWC tinkering with the laws has begun, the IRB agreeing to experiment with the point-scoring system, writes Paul Morgan.The IRB have granted permission for South Africa’s Varsity Cup Rugby to adopt a system where conversions will be worth three points and penalties and drop-goals just two.That means four penalties will equal a converted try so the competition – which consists of the FNB Varsity Cup, Varsity Shield, Varsity Young Guns and the Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby Championships – will come under a global spotlight when it starts on 30 January.“Our intention with this trial is to cement a culture of try scoring in the Varsity Cup Rugby properties. After all, rugby is about entertainment, and tries are entertaining,” says Varsity Cup MD Duitser Bosman. “At the same time, the importance of the kicker must always be respected and that’s why we’ve increased the value of the conversion, giving teams something of a ‘bonus’ to aim for.”The first set of laws in 1890 gave the try one point, a drop-goal three and a goal from a mark three. The current system was introduced in 1992 when a try was raised from four to five points. The Varsity Cup has previously trialled the use of white cards and demonstrated some of the IRB’s experimental law variations.South African referees manager André Watson says: “We have a great relationship with the Varsity Cup when it comes to experimenting with good ideas. We’ll brief the coaches and referees in late January and we’ll have to upskill everyone and be aware of the potential pitfalls.“One would think this experiment would lead to more tries, but you’d also imagine that a few more penalties will be conceded on purpose. The exciting part is that we’ll soon see how this works out.” This article appeared in the January 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine.
It’s snow joke: Edinburgh’s form has been poorOspreysFair play to Benneton Treviso, but fans of the Welsh region must be spitting vitriol following a narrow loss in Italy, especially after their side performed so fantastically against Leicester Tigers a week before.They may not have had the same strength of squad they had in their last outing, and perhaps there is a hint of old-world rugby snobbery here, but the contrast in approach and accuracy is something coaches despise.Dan Biggar is a confidence player, and Wales will be hoping this minor setback will not be carried into camp. As a region, they are well placed and can still improve further in the RaboDirect Pro12. However, if they do not, it will be no surprise if the highly sought after Kahn Fotuali’i signs elsewhere.Edinburgh RugbyNo wins. No draws. No bonus points. No points at all. Three tries for. A whopping 18 against. That is a team who were semi finalists last season. You’d rarely see this level of regression anywhere outside of a Star Wars convention. Big changes are needed from the Scottish franchise, if they are to live up to any potential that was displayed a year ago.If not, that victory against Toulouse in last year’s quarter finals, and those games against Racing Metro, will become a one-off memory. Nothing more. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Over and out: Four-times champions Toulouse have dropped down to the Amlin Cup and will draw big crowdsBy Alan DymockAFTER THE final pool matches at the weekend we now know the quarter-finalists, who drops into the Amlin Challenge Cup and who goes back home, wondering what could have been and desperately trying to fool everyone else into thinking that the lack of ‘European hangovers’ on the horizon is a good thing.Here are the winners and losers from Round Six.WinnersThe Amlin Challenge CupIt seems odd to state that another competition has benefitted so much from the last round of the Heineken, but it is true. With current champions Leinster, former champions Toulouse and former Amlin champions Biarritz tumbling out of the Heineken Cup and landing in the Amlin quarter-finals there is a feeling that the perpetual bridesmaids may get their day. After all, London Wasps versus Leinster, Gloucester versus Biaritz and Perpignan versus Toulouse should draw big crowds. Picking a winner in this tournament could be harder than picking a finisher in the Grand National.Hat-trick: Simon Zebo has been on fireSimon Zebo and MunsterAfter his hat-trick heroism, Simon Zebo should be the name on every Munsterman’s lips.Indeed, after his side’s loss to Saracens on Sunday, Michael Bradley revealed that he had shared a conversation with Zebo the week before, in which he urged the back-three speedster to make amends for missed opportunities in Edinburgh by scoring three tries the following week. Someone should have nipped off to the bookies, because he completed the job in quick time against Racing Metro on Sunday. The haul was enough to see Munster squeeze past rivals Leinster and take a spot in the last eight. They face a tough ask at the Stoop against Harlequins in the quarters, but their showing against the Parisian outfit showed a glimmer of the efficiency of old.Leicester TigersToby Flood may have had another disciplinary setback, earning a yellow card for a slapping a ball down, but his kicking from the tee was enough to see the Tigers past Toulouse and into the quarter-finals, with a 9-5 victory at Welford Road. Despite a Yoann Huget try coming from a bumbling Mathew Tait, it was not the French giants’ day. Brawny hulk Louis Picamoles was denied what looked like certain try by the TMO and Lionel Beauxis and Luke McAlister were as accurate as an online dating profile when it came to kicking at goal. Beyond this, though, it was really the Tigers’ tenacity that saw them triumph. Pete HorneIf you have not seen a clip of the Scot’s weaving run at the death, which gave Glasgow Warriors the win and ensured that Saints could not even parachute into the Amlin, then do yourself a favour and check it out [clip below]. This is the definition of timing. Not only was it in the final throes of a match, but it came two days before Horne was due to roll into the Scotland Six Nations camp. Big play from a promising player.LosersTom JohnsonThe redoubtable Exeter Chiefs flanker may be no stranger to succeeding against the odds, but he faces a tough battle getting back into Stuart Lancaster’s back row for the Six Nations after injury scythed him down at the weekend. Exeter’s Rob Baxter said he doubted reconstructive surgery was needed after Johnson hobbled off with a damaged knee during the Chiefs’ loss to Leinster on Saturday. However, he will almost certainly miss the Calcutta Cup clash and with Tom Wood, Tom Croft or James Haskell in the mix, it could be very hard for Johnson to find an opportunity to plead his case to Lancaster. A cruel blow. WATFORD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 20: Netani Talei of Edinbugh looks on during the Heineken Cup match between Saracens and Edinburgh Rugby at Vicarage Road on January 20, 2013 in Watford, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Thierry Dusautoir also failed to reproduce against Argentina the form he showed in the win over Australia, and the France captain will have be well managed by Saint-Andre if his ageing body is to be in good shape at next year’s World Cup. Not a problem for openside Bernard Le Roux, the pick of the France pack in the November Tests. The 25-year-old Racing man has grown in confidence as a ball-carrier, allying this skill to his tireless tackling, foraging at the breakdown and his line-out jumping.Nuisance: Bernard Le Roux has been a menace to the oppositionVisit po.st/RWSub for all the latest Rugby World subscription deals, or find out how to download the digital edition of the magazine at po.st/RWDig The enigmatic French had a largely positive Autumn Series, but in typical style, ended on a bum note with a loss to the Pumas Full-backSouth African-born Scott Spedding played every minute of the three Tests and acquitted himself well. A dream debut against Fiji – in which he carried for more metres than any other French player and created two tries for Teddy Thomas – was followed by a more hesitant performance vs Australia. Exposed defensively on a couple of occasions, he still impressed with his intelligent kicking game and Spedding finished the triumvirate of Tests with a steady display against Argentina. His contrasting style to last season’s incumbent, the small and speedy Brice Dulin (currently out injured) gives Philippe Saint-Andre healthy strength in depth at the back.WingsAfter a quiet start to the season with Toulouse, Yoann Huget made a welcome return to form with Les Bleus and was the standout French back in the disappointing defeat to Argentina. Solid in defence and intelligent in attack, he complements the raw pace and power of Teddy Thomas, undoubtedly the find of the autumn for France. The 21-year-old left wing scored a hat-trick of tries on his debut against Fiji, and followed that with a brilliant individual effort vs Australia, weaving past five Wallabies en route to the try-line. He was axed from the squad for the Argentina Test because of poor timekeeping, a crass act by Saint-Andre for a player so young, but his replacement – Maxime Medard – had a night to forget and may have played his last game in a French shirt.Centre of attention: Alexandre Dumoulin (centre) can be happy with his contributionCentreSaint-Andre rated Alexandre Dumoulin as the pick of the backs in November and the outside-centre certainly looked at ease in his first two Test matches. Although Racing teammate Teddy Thomas grabbed the headlines with his hat-trick of tries against Fiji, the 25-year-old Dumoulin put in a polished performance, repeatedly breaking the Islanders’ gain line and offloading well out of contact. Having earned comparisons with a young Yannick Jauzion, Dumoulin showed the other side of his game against Australia, making six big tackles in the first 40 minutes before a thigh injury ruled him out for the rest of the month.Neither of his replacements, Mathieu Bastareaud and Maxime Mermoz, showed anywhere near the same quality, and Dumoulin will be free to resume his midfield partnership with Wesley Fofana in the Six Nations. The Clermont centre suffered last season because of all the upheaval at half-back in the French squad but Fofana offered glimpses this month of the form he showed when he burst onto the scene two seasons ago, and playing outside club colleague Camille Lopez will only aid France next year.Half-backsThe Argentine Test was a step back for both fly-half Camille Lopez and Sebastien Tillous-Borde. The former regressed the longer November wore on, culminating in his 47th minute substitution against the Pumas. On came Rory Kockott, and the Castres’ scrum-half introduced a far greater urgency to the French game than in the first 40 minutes. Decisive, dynamic and mixing his game with a variety of clever kicks, deft passes and sniping runs, the South Africa should take possession of the No 9 shirt next year. Lopez will probably partner Kockott in the Six Nations, though the Clermont fly-half ended on a low note with his anonymous performance against Argentina. Seven days previously, Lopez had been outstanding in the win over the Aussies (landing six from seven shots at goal) but he’ll need to find consistency if he doesn’t wish to be remembered as just another French fly-half who flattered to deceive.Best foot forward: Camille Lopez appears to have nailed down the 10 slotFront rowToulouse hooker Guilhem Guirado was one of the successes of November for France and will start in the No 2 jersey in the Six Nations even with the return from injury of Dimitri Szarzewski. No forward carried more often than Guirado against Australia and his throwing in that Test was an improvement on the Fiji game. Quick and aggressive in the loose, Guirado’s appearance as a second-half substitute against Argentina helped galvanise the French pack and perhaps signalled the end of Benjamin Kayser’s international career.Similarly, the introduction of Alex Menini on 37 minutes brought more power and pugnacity to the France scrum. A fierce tackler – he made 12 against the Wallabies – Menini needs to tighten his discipline but in the battle with Xavier Chiocci for the loosehead’s jersey he is clearly ahead after the November Tests. On the tighthead side of the scrum, the great Nicolas Mas is now looking every one of his 34 years and Kiwi-born Uini Atonio has probably played himself into the starting line-up for the Six Nations.Second rowPascal Pape and Yoann Maestri locked the French scrum for the first Two Tests and will start in the Six Nations. The pair might not have the athleticism of a Courtney Lawes or a Brodie Retallick , but they are big, hard men who give the French set-piece a precious stability. Maestri was rested for the Pumas Test, his place going to Sebastien Vahaamahina, but not for the first time in a French shirt the 23-year-old struggled to transfer his Clermont club form onto the international arena. France are short in depth in the engine room and Saint-Andre needs Pape and Maestri to stay fit next year.Timber: Yoann Maestri gives France much-needed grunt as he brings down Will SkeltonBack rowDamien Chouly has a fight on his hands to hang onto the No 8 shirt for the Six Nations. Imanol Harinordoquy, Louis Picamoles and Charles Ollivon (who made two brief appearances from the bench this month) are all challenging for the position, and all offer more offensively than the Clermont captain. His 14 tackles against Australia underlined Chouly’s defensive worth to France – not forgetting his skill as a line-out jumper – but he was nowhere to be seen as a ball-carrier and against Argentina was outplayed in the loose by the Pumas’ back-row. Shining star: Teddy Thomas scored four tries in two games France’s November Tests are over and coach Philippe Saint-Andre will have seen some encouraging signs. A 40-15 victory over Fiji was followed by the heartstopping 29-26 defeat of Australia, but then France were beaten 18-13 by Argentina, their first home defeat in seven years to the Pumas. So is it back to the drawing board for PSA or more a case of drumming into his players’ heads the reminder that a great Gallic win doesn’t always have to be followed by a feeble French loss…? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Quiz time? Get in!” A Canada fan having a ball at last year’s Vancouver Sevens (Getty Images) Want to know how you’ve done? For all the answers, click here.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. And to find out how to download the digital edition, click here. CLUB CLASS1. Who scored the first Premiership try of this season? 10. Scottish novelist Alistair MacLean starts work as World Rugby’s new General Counsel in January. 2. Why was Scottish referee Lloyd Linton red-faced after a Welsh derby?3. Which former Greene King IPA Championship player felt like a “prize winner” after joining Sale Sharks?4. And what mishap befell seven Sale players on the day of their game at Bath?5. The ‘dab’ came to rugby with a vengeance. What is it?6. Saracens became the fifth team to win a domestic league and European Cup double. Name two of the four clubs that preceded them. (2)7. How did former Bath Chronicle sports writer Clare Daniels make history?8. Which Scarlets player played every minute of his club’s 2015-16 Pro12 campaign?9. Why did Exeter Chiefs have cause to thank Morgan Parra?Total: 10 pointsGETTING THE PICTUREStudy this picture and answer the following questions…Dotting down: Wasps score at Allianz Park in October, round six of the Aviva Premiership (Getty Images)1. Who’s scoring here for Wasps at Saracens?2. And who are the three nearest defenders? (3)3. Which international hooker came off the bench to bag a try double in this game?4. What was memorable about Wasps’ previous visit to Allianz Park?5. Referee Matthew Carley (in background) was appointed to take charge of which International in November?6. Name three other pro rugby clubs in the UK who play league fixtures on an artificial pitch (3)TOTAL: 10 pointsSTORY TIMETo complete the story, fill in the relevant surnames from the Guinness Pro12 or Aviva Premiership. All are current or have been involved recently. There’s half a point for each correct answer.It was a dark and stormy (Bath 3), the (Exeter 1) obscured by driving rain. “I wish I could (Sale 7),” said the Scottish (Bath 9) as he cycled (Northampton coach) along the treacherous (Saracens 6), just missing a (Connacht 11) and an intrepid (Ospreys 11) in the gloom. “Why don’t they take more (Harlequins 9)?!” he shouted, ringing his (Gloucester coach).He arrived at the hotel near (Wasps 10), perched on the (Bristol 9) top, and took a (Exeter 11) cut through the (Glasgow 2) to the kitchen. “Great (Gloucester 13)!” he said, spotting the sparse ingredients, “I (Zebre 10) work with that.”“(Worcester 9), (Worcester 3) (Leinster 9),” said his (Wasps 7) assistant, trying to conceal a large glass of (Munster 2). “The (Bath 1) has eaten the (Cardiff 15). Shall we make a (Worcester 10) (Sale 7) instead?”“No, you must be (Bath 2)! It will have to be (Saracens 7) and chips. (Bristol coach) some spuds and (Newcastle 1) them sharp, and don’t forget the (Harlequins 11). Cheddar will do.”“You (Saracens 2) are all the same,” came the reply. “I’ll do my (Ulster 2) but it would be nice if you were (Wasps 3) understanding. I have (Exeter 1) self-esteem, (Leicester 10) on my hand, and (Gloucester 11) have a weak (Glasgow 9). Yet you’re the biggest (Ulster 15) of all. (Saracens 15) (Northampton 5) to you!”Total: 20 ptsLINKED INWhat’s the common factor in each group? Two points for each correct answer1. Ieuan Evans, Rob Howley and Sam Warburton2. Josh Lewsey, Chris Latham and Rory Underwood3. Dylan Hartley, Sergio Parisse and Silvère Tian4. Jim Hamilton, Carl Hayman and Jamie HeaslipJim jam: Big Jim Hamilton has something in common with Carl Hayman – but what? (Getty Images)5. Sam Davies, Ronan O’Gara and Nicky Robinson6. Nantes, Brisbane (Ballymore) and Port Elizabeth7. Stuart Barnes, Anton Oliver and Joe Roff8. Jarryd Hayne, Gavin Hastings and Dave Alred MYSTERY MAYHEMCan you put a name to these people or objects? Two marks for each you get right.TOTAL: 20 points INTERNATIONAL WATERS1. Which was the last team to beat New Zealand at Eden Park?2. England and Ireland recently appointed new team managers, both former internationals. Who? (2)3. Nigel Owens refereed the opening match of the RWC 2019 cycle. What was the fixture?4. Who in 2016 won the Australian Player of the Year award for a second time?5. What record of dubious distinction did All Black prop Owen Franks break against South Africa in Christchurch?6. What did Eddie Jones do that only Kitch Christie and Nick Mallett had achieved before?7. Who’s the odd one out – Charlotte Caslick, Jaco Peyper, Warren Gatland and TJ Perenara?8. Why was the New Zealand Herald accused of being disrespectful to Michael Cheika?9. Which coach was given three acres of land after success in Rio?TOTAL: 10 pointsMAXIMUM SCORE: 100 TRUE OR FALSESpot the porkies in this list of statements…1. Lyon started pre-season training three days before last season’s Top 14 final.2. Simon Shaw is the oldest Test Lion in history.3. On the Hong Kong-Perth flight on the 2013 Lions tour, there were 36 business-class seats and 37 players, so Sam Warburton sat in economy.4. Mike Brown, Danny Care and Ugo Monye got married on successive weekends.5. Gethin Jenkins worked in McDonald’s and bunged his team-mates free food.6. Michael Lynagh sang in an alternative rock band called Died Pretty.7. Jerry Collins taught Dan Carter his signature so he could sign memorabilia for him.8. Seven members of the Tuilagi family have played for Leicester’s first team.9. Adam Jones’s parents got him a subscription to Rugby World to encourage him to read. TOTAL: 10 points IF YOU missed this quiz in the January edition of Rugby World, test your knowledge of the game now – it’s based largely on events in 2016. The quiz is out of 100, with a point for each correct answer unless otherwise stated. Good luck! 9. Roy Laidlaw, Toby Booth and Philippe Bernat-Salles10. Sione Kalamafoni, Tom Prydie and Andrea MasiTOTAL: 20 points As the year’s first big international tournament kicks off, here’s a chance to revisit 2016 in this devilish quiz. Pride is all that’s at stake if you tackle these teasers…
The American speedster talks activism, alcohol testing and seeing the world LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Downtime with… USA sevens star Perry BakerDo you have any nicknames? Oh yeah. Speedstick, P-Bakes, Shake ‘n Bake… I guess I’m one of those guys who gets lots of nicknames.What’s your funniest moment on the pitch? I was captain for a tournament and we were playing Scotland in Cape Town. There was a loose ball on the ground and I tried to kick it away. Danny Barrett yelled, “Don’t do that, just kill it!” If I could jump on it I would but I was just trying to get it out.Mark Robertson (Scotland) walks by and was like, “Come on, you’re supposed to know this, you’re the captain…” We all started laughing.If you could be stuck in a lift with anyone, who would it be? If it’s anyone I’d say Dick Gregory. He was an activist for the black community. He was also a comedian. He died around three years ago, but I would say him because he was such a smart a guy that he’d make you think. I loved his brain.Is it important for influential figures to highlight issues? To a certain extent. I feel like issues can be heard more due to the calibre of the player talking or the platform that he or she may have.What’s your most embarrassing moment on the pitch? When I started playing rugby I didn’t wrap a player up in the tackle. I did an American Football-style dive into his legs and everyone went crazy. My coach ran onto the field and said, “This is his first game, he don’t know!” But I saw this big guy running, pretty fast, and I just came from the side and dived into his legs. I didn’t know I had to actually wrap him up!On the sevens series, I was going for a try and stepped out of bounds, and another time against Wales a player knocked the ball out my hands when I was about to score a try.What grinds your gears? If you text my phone, I may hit call instead of replying, to get it out of the way. If you then don’t answer the phone that annoys me.You played American Football. Do you follow other sports?I watch basketball and a little tennis here and there. My wife and stepson are huge baseball fans, so I don’t mind that. But it’s more that there are athletes I root for. So I’d say the San Francisco Giants as I like their catcher, Buster Posey, and some others. What’s been your biggest waste of money? I do it all the time! I’d say the 500 bucks I spent on a pair of headphones that I probably used one time and then didn’t like them.Who would be your three dream guests at a dinner party? I was a huge Kobe Bryant fan, so I’d want to talk to him about the sports side. I love Rihanna’s music and had a huge crush on her. And then Denzel Washington. I’d want to talk with him about his acting career and the Hollywood world.What’s the worst job you’ve had? I worked at a report centre where drug users would come in. I had to take samples of their urine to send out to check if they’d had alcohol. That part was really disgusting!Do you still want to join the police after rugby? I did when I was younger but now I want to go into coaching. But I watch a show called The First 48 and I wouldn’t mind spending a day with homicide detectives. I find it so interesting.Do you enjoy seeing the world? When I started in sevens, my mom used to tell me to send postcards and take pictures. I said, “Mom, you want to live it through me but I would love to take you.” My parents have now been to a few places they’d never dreamed of going to. It’s so cool that I got to do that and I want to give other people an opportunity to do that too.Flyover: Perry Baker scores a try during the Rio Olympics in 2016 (Getty Images)Ever had any culture shocks? When I went to Brazil for the Olympics, that was a shock. Sometimes in different parts of Cape Town there is. Everywhere has bad areas but it’s so different when you take yourself outside. You must look outside the box. I try to every time I travel somewhere. I want to get the culture, I want that experience. I don’t want to see what tourists see all the time.I’ve been to Tokyo before. I want to take my family around and see it at the Olympics. Mom is big on watching the news and thinking everything is that way and I say, “No, it’s totally different when you’re there.” I’d love my family to get outside the box and explore a bit.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? I’m just living day by day. I want to get a home with my family instead of renting. But I’m married, have kids and I’m happy playing rugby! Razzle-dazzle: Perry Baker poses for a Team USA portrait (Getty Images) This article originally appeared in the August 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
What representative honours do you have?I played for England U18 last summer in South Africa. That was an amazing experience. I Was lucky enough to captain the side. I enjoy having that pressure; I’d much rather learn in a pressurised situation and it’s an opportunity to show what I can do.When did you join Leicester? I’ve been there all the way through, from EPDG U13. I started full-time a month ago.Who has been the biggest influence on your career? Probably Jamie Taylor, Leicester’s former academy manager. He’s the one who really helped me with detail and gave me the belief that I was good enough to go full-time.What are your goals for the next year? As I’m going to uni, the biggest thing I’m focusing on is working hard in training and making sure I’m ready to take the opportunities when they come.What are you studying? I’m going to Nottingham to study medicine. I’m trying to plan exactly what I can do to fit things around Leicester – it’s doable but takes some organising. I’ll do the first year full-time, then probably go part-time and spread the course over a longer period.RW Verdict: He’s only just finished school but Ilione has already impressed Maro Itoje, who picked him in his Nigerian British XV. And Jamie Roberts has given him advice on balancing rugby with a medical degree. Definitely a name to watch. This article originally appeared in the September 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Leicester back-row Emeka IlioneDate of birth 20 March 2002 Born Mansfield, Notts Position Back-row Club Leicester Country EnglandWhen did you first play rugby? At 11 – I moved to Nottingham High School and it was the major sport there, so I gave it a go and enjoyed it. The team spirit and social side is what really got me into it.Did you play any other sports? I played football for Nottingham Forest U10/U11. It got to the point when I was no longer having fun with it and it was nice to try something different like rugby.What was your first position? I started in the centres, 13. Then as I progressed, with the skills I had, I found I was more suited to playing in the back row. I moved there when I was 15 or 16. I think back-rowers have got to do it all going forward.Any childhood heroes?In football, Ronaldo. I’m also a big tennis fan and love that Roger Federer, even though he’s the best in the world, is always trying to find ways to improve. That is something I try to do not just in rugby but in life. My dad calls it the pursuit of excellence.What do you want to improve rugby-wise? I’ve been working a lot on the breakdown, trying to make it a point of difference.My strength would be ball-carrying, especially in the wider channels. Rising star: Emeka Ilione in action for England U18 against South Africa (John Trenholm) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Get to know the highly-rated Tiger who led England U18 on a tour of South Africa in 2019
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Thanks.And by the way, as a child a I remember neighbor’s Renault Dauphine had a horn and another device that sounded something like a bell for urban use and to warn pedestrians. Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Danielle Tumminio[Episcopal News Service] I was driving to a church meeting a few weeks ago, when I saw the car coming. The driver was going the kind of fast that wouldn’t make a cop turn on the sirens but that was still over the speed limit. And since my car was stopped at a light on the intersecting street behind a tree, the driver couldn’t see me.So I honked the horn. I intended it to be a gentle honk, a pitter-pattery reminder that I existed, that I would appreciate it if the oncoming vehicle veered just slightly to the left, so that the driver wouldn’t feel guilty about hitting me and I could get to my meeting on time and neither of us would have to wait on the phone for an insurance agent.But as I leaned onto the steering wheel to gently tap the horn, the sound that came out wasn’t a playful lowercase honk, it was a flaming, angry, uppercase: HONK!Because, of course, cars only have one volume, and it’s usually an angry one.From one driver to another, I find this frustrating. There are so many different sentiments I want to communicate in my car, but my vehicle doesn’t let me. There’s the subtle honk I hope will warn a biker I am behind him; there’s the infuriated honk when someone cuts me off; there’s the warning honk if I see an accident ahead, and there’s the polite, would-you-mind-if-I-cut-ahead-of-you-to-get-into-the-turn-lane-at-this-light honk.But since car horns have one volume and one pitch, my polite honk sounds enraged, and my irritated one sounds enraged, and so does my frightened one and my exasperated one, and really, it’s amazing that I—or any other driver—am able to communicate anything at all, given the lack of nuance.Unfortunately, car horns aren’t the only voices that are too loud and blunt when it comes to communication. Media outlets have a reputation for sensational, misleading headlines that oversimplify complicated problems, and politicians deliver sound bytes instead of detailed answers to questions. Spouses argue without budging on their position or listening to the value of their partner’s perspective. Church leaders have gained a reputation for wanting to back away from pressing theological concerns and instead offer pithy aphorisms that lack the nourishment needed to sustain the soul.So how can we learn a new honk? How can we, as Christians, in whatever ministry we’ve been called to pursue, communicate better?Let’s go back to the car horn. While it’s true that car horns only have one pitch and one volume, one thing the driver does control is the length of the beep. There’s the extended I-hate-your-guts-and-I-don’t-care-if-I-wake-up-the-folks-in-that-nearby-apartment-building beep and the short just-letting-you-know-I’m-behind-that-tree beep. So even though the car horn only makes one noise, that noise can still mean different things.And there’s always the possibility of new technology, of a car company that will substitute that wiry honking for the human voice or color-accompanied beeps, where red signifies a broken down vehicle in the passing lane, or yellow a tire rim lying in the road ahead.As with a car horn, we need to learn a new way to honk. We need to make use of the nuances already available to us and seek to revolutionize communication, to remember that not every situation calls for a blast. Some call for a beep, and others for silence. So instead of shrieking at a spouse without giving him a chance to respond, try a shorter honk, and then listen to what he has to say. Rather than issuing deliberately inflammatory sound bytes, politicians could revolutionize their profession by answering questions directly, by speaking honestly. And when a congregant or seeker approaches a church leader with a traumatic experience or pressing theological concern, church leaders can remember—as many already do—that it’s okay to say, “I don’t have all the answers, but I am with you, and God is too.”We, like the car horn, have a long way to go before our beeps and honks and long shrill blasts are as finessed as they could be. And though the process of finding a new way to communicate can be difficult — painful even—in the moments when it’s hardest for us to find the right words, we can always vent by sneaking down to the garage and giving the car horn a tap. Because even if the sound isn’t perfect, it’s a starting point from which we can grow.— The Rev. Danielle Tumminio lectures at Yale University and is the author of God and Harry Potter at Yale. She currently serves as an interim associate at St. Anne in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Massachusetts. 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‘Just Margaret, just love’ July 5, 2012 at 10:26 pm So I’m walking down the street with Cardinal William “The Terminator” Levada, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (yes, before anyone trips over the hem of their alb in their rush to remind us, the congregation that used to be known as the INQUISITION!) and we pass a bookstore and I says to him, I says, “Your Em, can we stop in here and look around for a book on the Catholic Church’s teachings on sexuality?” and he says to me, he says, “Sure!” So in we goes.While there, I hold up a copy of the Kama Sutra and I says to Bill, I says, “How about this?” and Bill says to me, he says, “Well, that’s not really representative of the Church’s teachings on human sexuality.” Then I hold up a copy of “How to Join the Mile High Club: Making the Friendly Skies a Little Friendlier,” and I says to Bill, I says, “How about this?” and Bill says to me, he says, “Well, that’s not really representative of the Church’s teachings on human sexuality.” Then I hold up a copy of “Just Love: A Framework For Christian Sexual Ethics” and I says to Bill, I says, “How about this?” and Bill says to me, he says, “Well, that’s not really representative of the Church’s teachings on human sexuality” and I says to Bill, I says, “But Billy, how CAN that BE? This here book is by a ROMAN CATHOLIC NUN! Won’t people think that a book by a Roman Catholic nun about human sexuality is reflective of the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on human sexuality? Won’t people be CONFUSED?” and Bill says to me, he says, “Not if we explain that this book isn’t really representative of the Church’s teachings on human sexuality.”And that, dear Sara, is all that happened. For those who cared, the Holy See clarified that Sister Farley’s book was not representative of the Church’s teaching on human sexuality. For those who don’t care, well, they don’t care, do they?Frankly, given that you’ve managed to ignore both Leo XIII’s “Apostolicae Curae” and Blessed John Paul II’s “Ordinatio Sacerdotalis,” I find myself puzzled by your indignation. Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group James Shannon says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal News Service] I am not a Roman Catholic. I am a cradle Episcopalian. In fact I am an Episcopal priest, who studied theology and ethics at Yale Divinity School, which is how I know Sister Margaret Farley.Until three weeks ago, most people in secular and even religious circles had not heard of Farley, author of “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics.” Unfortunately, those unfamiliar with Farley’s work will now have a first impression of her that may be colored by the Vatican’s denouncement that said her book “affirms positions that are in direct contradiction with Catholic teaching in the field of sexual morality” and therefore could cause confusion and “grave harm to the faithful.”Farley has stated herself that she never intended for the book to be “an expression of current official Catholic teaching.” I believe it is in fact often the case that the church’s (Catholic, Protestant or otherwise) “official teaching” on human sexuality has caused grave harm to the faithful. I would argue that Farley’s contributions to the field of Christian sexual ethics have done more to strengthen and ground the spiritual and sexual lives of Christian believers in justice and love than most “official church teaching.”In her lectures, in her written words, and in very self, Farley embodies justice, compassion, faithful questioning, and love that has put a recognizable face on God for many. I watched her give my female Catholic friends back their faith tradition and I watched them tearfully accept the gift they were not sure they would be able to receive. Her teaching and her care spoke to who I was as a person, a female, bisexual, Christian person, struggling to discern for myself if I could continue to find a home in my own Episcopal/Anglican tradition (still in the midst of our own struggles over gender, race and sexual orientation).More than once she gave me back my own faith and vocation when I thought it was slipping away. There were times when I did not know if I could accept the massive responsibility that comes with ordained life. There were times when I did not know if I could devote myself to an institution that saw my life as an “issue.” I did not know if I could give my life to a church that is “not of one mind” in terms of how they will allow me to express my call to ministry or if they will allow me to be married in my own house of God.Farley helped me to see that our Christian tradition is grounded in goodness and justice and she helped me to find a place I could stand on the inside. She showed me that I could be faithful, ask questions, and push boundaries and that there was a place for me at the table. Her scholarship is beyond reproach, but it is her pastor’s heart that spoke to my heart so I could hear, “You are beloved.”“Just Love” is the culmination of years of work that led Farley to create a framework for how to be in relationships, specifically sexual relationships that are based on “justice in loving and in the actions that flow from that love.” For years the church has been experiencing a widening divide between who we say we are and how we act. We say we are accepting, loving, compassionate followers of a God who came to bring healing and freedom. Then we exclude, reject, harm and oppress. People are not stupid. They see the incongruities. And they have been wounded. The church has wounded so many people. Yet the church keeps wounding, going after its most faithful members because they cannot see beyond their own clutches at power.I grieve any personal pain that Farley has experienced over this ordeal. But as a clergy friend of mine posted to Facebook the other day, “If Vatican censure of Margaret Farley means that more people will read a book as wise, loving, and powerful as JUST LOVE, then I think the Holy Spirit is at work. More people might just come to realize that there is such a thing as a relevant, reverent Christian sexual ethic.”I personally am glad that out of this misguided move by men in power who have yet to see the light, more people will come to know Margaret Farley and the powerful witness for justice and love that she is.— The Rev. Canon Sara Shisler is canon for spiritual formation at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, Maryland. She received a Master of Divinity in 2008 and a Master of Sacred Theology with a concentration in Ethics in 2009, both from Yale Divinity School. Father Steven A. Scarcia says: June 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm A someone who knew you at St. Mark’s On the Hill, I am very proud of you, Sarah. I think that you are dealing with the “massive responsibility that comes with ordained life” as well as any cleric, and much better than most. Youth Minister Lorton, VA June 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm I believe that Sister Farley is in the best of company with those who have been condemned because their thoughts have not followed the “party catholick.” Having been a priest for almost 40 years, I have come to the conclusion that if the church can’t control something, it inevitably condemns it. Sister Farley being a scholar, a thinker, a teacher, a person in tune with her conscience as well as being a woman of faith, can by those very attributes be a threat to those in authority in her church. The scholars of the Roman church see her words sending the “faithful” the wrong message. Though the sister didn’t write her book with the intention of needing an Imprimatur, it was meant to give an open and honest discussion about morality & sexuality. I remember as a young person, my friends who attended the Roman church used to gather at back of the church, where there was posted a listing of which movies the Roman church thought were fine or were objectionable – it was called the Legion of Decency. In actuality, the movies that the church found “objectionable” were the ones that the kids tried to go see. It was as if the church pointed the kids in the opposite direction of where the church intended. I don’t mean that the Church shouldn’t teach about morality or loving sexuality. I believe its main teaching is about human love and how best, as Christian people, should we love one another. The Church has always been good at condemning, excommunicating, damning & silencing. How about listening to Christ’s words in the Holy Scripture; words of forgiveness, joy, compassion & love instead of how we can best manage & keep the institutional church together & the people submissive to clerical authority & threats. Oh, by the way, I recently heard the rumor that the earth is not the center of the universe – can that be? Don’t let the church authorities learn about it! I heard that Galileo is on the church’s most wanted list too! Blessings Sister Farley! This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Comments are closed. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA jm shields says: Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments (5) Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET June 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm Maybe a broad understand of human relationships is in the “Farley” genes. My grandfather had a long history of anti-Catholic Protestantism. In his final years, however. his closest companion was Father Farley, a rotund priest with a happy smile who visited the rural hospital in the community where my grandfather lived to attend to the spiritual needs of all patients, regardless of church affiliation. When my sister married a Catholic, my grandfather insisted that Father Farley participated in the ceremony. You have been blessed to know a Farley. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing John Kirk says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH
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Paul Holley commented, ‘In a changing health landscape, there are clear signs that churches are engaging afresh with the health sector.’The conference program will consider the wide variety of health and healing initiatives offered by parishes, healing agencies and Christian hospitals. Speakers are drawn from the UK, Europe and the United States and will provide insight into new innovations in the field of faith and health.The event will be shaped around three themes:Health, dying and human flourishing;The healing ministries of the church amongst individuals and communities;The church in the governance and delivery of health services.It will take place at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham International Airport April 24-25, 2013.Holley announced July 20 that the registration system is now open. “We have put together a line up of speakers that will bring innovative thinking to the interplay between churches and health services,” he said. “We are delighted now to invite participants to join us for what will be a ground-breaking conference.”The conference is co-hosted by Anglican Health Network and Parish Nursing Ministries UK, with sponsorship from the Guild of Health. Many of the key UK healing agencies have come together in order to plan the event:Burrswood Hospital, Kent Acorn Christian Healing FoundationSt. Marylebone Healing and Counselling CentreProject for Spirituality, Theology & Health, University of DurhamHoly Rood House Centre for Health and Pastoral CareWholecare USPG Mind & SoulFor further information, visit the conference website or contact Paul Holley at [email protected] Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Anglican Communion, Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA
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A number of LCC affiliated partners ran health centers that provided immediate medical relief aid to Ebola victims.“We are very aware of your advocacy, your coordination of member churches, your practical efforts and your witness of prayer during this deeply traumatic time for your country. We are proud to be a partner through accompaniment and celebrate this distinction being given to you,” said Lemopoulos in his letter addressed to the Rev. Kortu K. Brown, acting president of the LCC.Lemopoulos added, “Your witness in this crisis has been an inspiration to the ecumenical movement beyond your country, a testimony to what can be accomplished as churches and ecumenical organizations working together in a time of need to serve those who suffer and are in fear.”Read on the Anglican Alliance website about Anglican Communion response to the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. 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