LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Head coach Andy Robinson was given plenty of food for thought in RomeBy Rory BaldwinScotland’s 2012 RBS 6 Nations match came to an end in Rome on Saturday much like their tournament as a whole – in a mish mash of penalties, errors and frustration.Ross Rennie has performed well throughout the Six NationsSeveral of their performances this year have been positive in some way without ever achieving victory but since the pseudo-highs of France it is almost like they have regained consciousness, only to find they have no memory of who they are or what they can do. They know they can play rugby, but are unsure exactly when or why to apply their skills. Scotland, at the moment, are rugby’s Jason Bourne.As I mentioned in my previous piece, Andy Robinson seems to fix one issue only for another to rear its ugly head. You could also make the argument that it is actually injuries (or retirements) that are “fixing” the problems: bringing in Stuart Hogg and Greig Laidlaw, allowing a place for Ross Rennie and John Barclay on the same team. On Saturday it was a late injury to Allan Jacobsen that gave Jon Welsh his big chance; he duly settled down the Scotland scrum, taking on a fired-up Martin Castrogiovanni in the process and yielding little.With that seemingly sorted, the line-out which had hitherto been Scotland’s best source of quick ball turned into a nightmare that Ross Ford and his jumpers will not soon forget. Ford used to have severe throwing issues; we must hope they have not returned again, and that this was a blip. Robinson must also be culpable here, as Ford could and probably should have been substituted for Scott Lawson at half time. Scotland had at least three attacking line-outs well into the Italian half, resulting in three turnovers.Jim Hamilton competes for the ballRichie Gray, too, had an off day, but although blame may in some quarters be apportioned to those who misbehaved most obviously – perennial scapegoat Nick De Luca, Jim Hamilton – this was actually a team performance almost uniformly bad. Italy were of course worthy of the win, on the scoreboard and the stats, but with the sun-shining it turned into the dog fight we had expected if hoped to avoid and both sides were unwilling (Italy) or unable (Scotland) to play fast and loose. This was a Dan Parks sort of game; but Kris Burton of Italy was the one snatching drop goals.Robinson may well be wondering where to go next with Scotland, or indeed whether to bother. He has a contract through to the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and will want to see it through, being a proud and strong-willed rugby man. In his mind there are definite signs of growth. Regardless of what we think of decisions like the one to move Gregor Townsend into the hot-seat at Glasgow, Robinson has a plan and he should be allowed to see the next phase through.But there will be voices baying for his head on a pointy stick outside Murrayfield, and results in the summer will need to show something tangible. Given the likelihood of finding the summer tour matches on TV is slim (UK broadcasters’ interest in Scottish rugby is minimal) the only thing most people will know of the games is the score. Winning is now crucial. With a new coaching team in place as of now and plenty of youngsters battering on the door should any more of the older generation decide they have had enough, luckily for Scotland the only way should be up.Follow Rory Baldwin on Twitter @ScotRugbyBlog not for featured
Grenoble, on the other hand, are showing that on a rugby field familiarity breeds not contempt but contentment.Don’t miss Rugby World‘s preview to the 2014-15 Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12 seasons in the October issue – on sale now. Boys in blue: Grenoble centre Nigel Hunt celebrates after scoring a try against Bordeaux After the first three rounds of the Top 14, Rugby World looks at why sticking with a regular starting XV is paying off for Grenoble LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The result was plain to see on Saturday when Grenoble produced arguably the all-round performance of the season against a Bordeaux side that had started the campaign with victories over Lyon and Racing. Significantly, Bordeaux arrived in Grenoble with a new half-back pairing and changes in the centre and back row.Pulling together: Grenoble have lost two of three matches but picked up bonus points in both defeatsGrenoble’s settled side gave them the edge in the set-piece with the pack producing the quick ball that allowed Wisniewski the freedom of the Stade des Alpes. The 29-year-old is a confidence player and for the first time in years he’s playing like a man who believes in himself, his team-mates and the game plan.Contrast Grenoble’s consistency in selection with Toulouse, who scraped a narrow 20-19 home win over Oyonnax on the opening day of the Top 14 season, then beat Castres, before being run ragged in La Rochelle. As is his custom these days Toulouse coach Guy Noves blamed the players, labelling their display “intolerable”, but might his selection policy have something to do with Toulouse’s dishevelled performance? Noves has picked different combinations at centre/half-back/back-row/hooker and locks in every game so how can players be expected to develop the cohesion and understanding that underpins good sides? WHICH CLUB has enjoyed the best start to the Top 14? Toulon is the obvious answer. The reigning champions lead the pack on nine points having scored 12 tries in winning two of their first three games. Then again, nine of those tries did come in the 60-19 destruction of La Rochelle ten days ago, the visitors arriving on the Cote d’Azur with one eye on the home game against Toulouse seven days later. La Rochelle won that encounter handsomely, inflicting a 37-25 defeat on Toulouse who, like Toulon in their loss to Racing Métro, failed to pick up a point in round three of the championship.There’s an argument for saying Grenoble have enjoyed the most satisfying start. They may lie eighth with seven points but no other club can boast three bonus points. They collected one on Saturday for the five tries they scored in the 37-23 win over visitors Bordeaux but more impressive were the points they picked up on the road against Clermont and Montpellier, particularly as this season bonus defensive points are awarded only to those sides finishing within five points of their opponents, not seven as in previous years.No club had such a daunting start to the season as Grenoble so to lose 30-26 to Clermont and 20-17 to Montpellier – a match they should have won had it not been for a couple of late moments of indiscipline – is a sign of the life that head coach Bernard Jackman has breathed into the squad since taking the helm in the summer.Main man: Jonathan Wisniewski has shown impressive form since his switch from Racing to GrenobleFirst there was a slew of canny signings, from Blues centre Jackson Willison to Sharks scrum-half Charl McLeod to Jonathan Wisniewski, the latter making the move from Racing Métro after being frozen out following the arrival of Jonathan Sexton. Jackman took his squad to Argentina in July for a fortnight to play two matches against the Pumas. There were a couple more warm-up games in early August so by the time the Top 14 began Jackman had a good idea of his strongest XV. And you know what? He’s stuck with it.In an age of squad rotation, Grenoble have done something remarkable in their first three matches: they’ve fielded the same combinations at half-back (McLeod & Wisniewski), centre (Nigel Hunt & Willinson), back row (Rory Grice, Henry Vanderglas & Fabien Alexandre) and the lineout, hooker Arnaud Héguy throwing to locks Ben Hand and Hendrik Roodt.
Richie Gray – The Scotland lock is put under the microscopeGround control: Twickenham is one of 13 World Cup venues. Photo: Getty ImagesRWC 2015The teams – Analysis of all 20 nations at RWC 2015The venues – A definitive travel guide to the 13 match venuesThe memories – Stephen Jones recalls his World Cup experiencesThe photos – Iconic World Cup images from 1987 to 2011ADVICE Pro Insight – Get a taste of what Wales got up to in their RWC training campsHard graft: Wales players get stuck into training in Switzerland. Photo: Huw Evans AgencyNutrition – What to eat to fuel pre-season trainingFitness – How to boost lineouts like Ireland’s liftersPro Playbook – USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville provides a moveMini Rugby – Learn how to offload and play rugby frisbeeREGULARS Essentials – Book reviews as well as new products on the marketUncovered – Get to know Japan’s most-capped player Hitoshi Ono What’s inside the September issue of Rugby World? TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It’s here! Your perfect accompaniment to the 2015 Rugby World Cup has arrived. The September issue of Rugby World is the ultimate guide to the tournament.We analyse every team, looking at their RWC record, their strengths and weaknesses and picking out their key player. Plus, former England fly-half Stuart Barnes gives his predictions on how each of the 20 nations will fare.There is also a definitive guide to all 13 match venues – how to get there, where to eat, what to do and much more. Stephen Jones has been to all seven World Cups to date and shares his memories of the tournament while we feature iconic photos from RWC history too.On top of all that, we have exclusive interviews with rugby stars including Dan Carter, Victor Matfield and Chris Robshaw, and all our regular features.Here’s a round-up of the contents – find out where to buy your copy here or get our free magazine finder app here. Plus, you can download the digital edition here.NEWS Ten things to look out for during RWC 2015, a Q&A with Australia’s Scott Higginbotham, four top events coming up, why Bay of Plenty have made a significant contribution to this World Cup, Hotshots and moreCOLUMNISTS Brett Gosper – World Rugby’s CEO gives us his view on RWC 2015The Secret Player – Our former pro gives his insight into World Cup warm-upsJustin Marshall – The ex-All Black on where New Zealand are vulnerableLeading man: England captain Chris Robshaw is featured in the new issue. Photo: Getty ImagesEXCLUSIVE PLAYER INTERVIEWS Chris Robshaw – The England captain talks anthems, advice and AussiesDan Carter – The No 10 wants to end his All Blacks career on a highScott Williams – The centre on why RWC 2015 will be better for Wales than 2011Sergio Parisse – The Italy skipper explains why unity is key for his sideJohnny Sexton – The Ireland fly-half talks kicks and stickVictor Matfield – The Bok has been through a lot on the way to a fourth RWC Tour Tale – Lawrence Dallaglio recalls a funny incident from RWC 2003To see the latest subscription offers, click here.
Warrior spirit: Glasgow’s Tommy Seymour crosses against Connacht this season. Photo: Inpho6. Springboks in freefallIt’s not been a good year for South Africa, their recent hammering by New Zealand a case in point, so where are things going wrong for the once mighty Springboks? Stephen Jones looks at the problems facing South African rugby and offers solutions.Point to prove: South Africa coach Allister Coetzee is under pressure. Photo: Getty Images7. A trio of women’s starsThe world’s best women’s teams are in action this November too, with France playing England before a four-team tournament involving the world champions, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. We interviewed three players who’ll be looking to impress – Ireland wing Alison Miller, Canada back-row Jacey Grusnick and New Zealand scrum-half Kendra Cocksedge.Try time: Alison Miller scores against Scotland earlier this year. Photo: Inpho8. Advice from leading internationalsEngland Women’s prop Rocky Clark, who is set to overtake Jason Leonard’s tally of 114 this autumn and become the most-capped England player ever, lays out a ‘Ruck Attack’ move in Pro Playbook. Saracens and England lock Maro Itoje also gives his top tips for stealing lineout ball.Hands off! Maro Itoje beats Taulupe Faletau to a lineout ball. Photo: Getty Images9. Argentina’s new generationThe Pumas play Wales, Scotland and England this November, with many backing this latest generation of talent to become their best ever. We met up with three youngsters who have stood out over the past 18 months – Facundo Isa, Pablo Matera and Guido Petti – to find out more.10. Ones to watch TAGS: Highlight A look at what’s inside the December issue of Rugby World magazine November is packed with matches for Tier Two nations as well as those leading the world rankings and the top women’s teams are busy too, so we’ve put together a map showing when and where those fixtures are taking place. We’ve also highlighted a few interesting players to look out for away from the limelight.Making an impact: Aotearoa Matau is a newcomer to the Black Ferns squad. Photo: Getty ImagesFor the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here. Find your local stockist here and you can download the digital edition here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The autumn Tests are upon us and Rugby World is the perfect accompaniment to a month of high-quality international action because the latest issue is packed with big names from across the globe. We have exclusive interviews, expert analysis, fantastic photos and much more – here are ten reasons to pick up a copy of RW’s December issue…1. England captain Dylan HartleyIn an exclusive interview with Rugby World, the Northampton hooker reveals how captaincy has changed the way he prepares for games and increased his attention to detail. He also explains how this England team can raise their standards further during the autumn series. Plus, we speak to Hartley’s predecessor as England captain – Chris Robshaw.Chat show: Dylan Hartley talks to Rugby World’s Alan Dymock. Photo: James Cheadle2. Why Wales must go on the attackWales’ attacking game has been under fire in recent years, with many fans calling for more flair and a return to a traditional Welsh style of running rugby. So RW editor Owain Jones has put forward a plan of how Wales should play this November – and selected the team they should pick now as well as the team for the 2019 World Cup. Will you agree with his selections?Winging in: Wales’ George North makes a break against Italy. Photo: Getty Images3. Paul O’Connell exclusiveWe sat down with the Ireland icon to discuss a myriad of subjects. Find out O’Connell’s views on Ireland’s chances against New Zealand, Irish rugby’s player production line, dealing with stress, his favourite game, retirement and more.Hard at work: Paul O’Connell in his role as part of Munster’s back-room team. Photo: Inpho4. Is Beauden Barrett the best player in the world?The New Zealand fly-half has wowed rugby fans in the southern and northern hemispheres in 2016, but is he currently the world’s best player? Stuart Barnes, the former England No 10, analyses the All Black’s game and delivers his verdict.5. Two top ScotsTommy Seymour has been in a rich vein of form this season and aims to continue that during Scotland’s three autumn Tests. The winger tells RW why this is a season of redemption for him, particularly with Australia – the team that knocked Scotland out of last year’s World Cup with a controversial late penalty – first up. We also catch up with Finn Russell to talk jokers, juggling and junk food in a more offbeat interview.
Download and print out this wallchart to keep track of all the results in Japan Rugby World Cup 2019 WallchartWant to keep track of all the 2019 Rugby World Cup fixtures and results? Well, to celebrate the tournament in Japan, Rugby World magazine has put together a wallchart that lists all the matches, including UK & Ireland kick-off times, and features space for you to fill in the results as they happen.Simply click on the link below to download the Rugby World Cup 2019 wallchart…Rugby World Cup 2019 WallchartThen you can print it out and pin it up at home, school or work – and fill in the results of all the matches over the coming weeks.If you want to know more about the TV and radio coverage of the tournament, please click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All in all, Rugby World magazine has the World Cup covered!Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Rugby World is in Japan covering the World Cup and will be publishing previews and reviews of all 48 matches at the tournament on rugbyworld.com, so you won’t miss a thing. We’ll also have plenty of content on our social media channels for you to enjoy.Plus, there is a special issue of Rugby World magazine going on sale on Tuesday 1 October, which features exclusive interviews with big-name players at the World Cup, expert analysis and behind-the-scenes access. The issue also comes with a free World Cup mini mag, which features inspirational stories from Japan 2019. It’s the perfect accompaniment to all the action on the pitch, so look out for it in the shops at the start of October.There are also team guides for all 20 countries involved at the World Cup online – follow the links on our World Cup home page – or if you want to know more about the referees for the tournament, follow this link.There is a post on the different World Cup venues here and if you want to know how bonus points work at this tournament, as well as how final standings in the pool will be determined, click here.
Both nominated: Tom Curry of England and Ardie Savea of New Zealand embrace (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Here is the shortlist for men’s and women’s 15s players of the year, the breakthrough player of the year and try of the year. Also make sure you know about the Groups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In the build-up to the Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa on Saturday, we saw World Rugby announce men’s player of the year nominees as well as the shortlists for several other awards.The nominees for World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year in association with Mastercard are: Pieter-Steph du Toit (South Africa), Tom Curry (England), Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), Cheslin Kolbe (South Africa), Ardie Savea (New Zealand) and Joe Taufete’e (USA).The nominees for World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year in association with Mastercard are: Sarah Bern (England), Pauline Bourdon (France), Kendra Cocksedge (New Zealand), Katy Daley-Mclean (England) and Emily Scarratt (England).World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said of both prestigious lists: “The World Rugby Men’s and Women’s 15s Player of the Year awards are the ultimate accolade for Test players and this year there have been an exceptional number of outstanding candidates. I would like to congratulate all 11 players who, deservingly, have been nominated for this year’s award.”World Rugby also gave us the list of coach of the year award nominees. On it are South African coach Rassie Eramus, New Zealand’s Steve Hansen, England’s Eddie Jones, Japan’s Jamie Joseph and Wales.For try of the year, the nominees are Charles Ollivon (France), Cobus Reinach (South Africa), TJ Perenara (New Zealand), Sergio Parisse (Italy). You can watch all of the scores above. And then there’s the award for breakthrough player of the year. Up for the gong are Joe Cokanasiga (England), Herschel Jantjies (South Africa) and Romain Ntamack (France).The winners will be named at the World Rugby Awards at The Prince Park Tower in Tokyo, Japan, on 3 November.Who do you think should win the gongs?Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.
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. Make sure you know all the television details for Bordeaux’s match with Edinburgh. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bordeaux v Edinburgh live stream: How to watch from anywhereThe second quarter-final match in the European Challenge Cup this weekend sees Bordeaux take on Edinburgh at the Stade Chaban-Delmas.The two sides have faced each other four times in the Challenge Cup with Edinburgh emerging victorious twice back in 2014/2015. The other two contests came in the current tournament during the group stages.In those two matches they drew 16-16 and then Bordeaux won the second tie handsomely.Below we take a look at the team news.Bordeaux: Nans Ducuing, Santiago Cordero, Jean-Baptiste Dubie, Ulupano Seuteni, Ben Lam, Mathieu Jalibert, Yann Lesgourgues; Jefferson Poirot, Clement Maynadier, Vadim Cobilas, Kane Douglas, Jandre Marais, Mahamadou Diaby, Guido Petti, Marco Tauleigne.Replacements: Jospeh Dweba, Lekso Kaulashvili, Ben Tameifuna, Cyril Cazeaux, Cameron Woki, Maxime Lucu, Ben Botica, Pablo Uberti.Edinburgh: Blair Kinghorn, Darcy Graham, James Johnstone, George Taylor, Damian Hoyland, Jaco van der Walt, Charlie Shiel, Pierre Schoeman, Stuart McInally, Simon Berghan, Ben Toolis, Grant Gilchrist, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Villame Mata.Replacements: Mike Willemse, Rory Sutherland, Murray McCallum, Andrew Davidson, Magnus Bradbury, Nick Haining, Dan Nutton, Chris DeanBelow we explain how to find a reliable live stream for Bordeaux v Edinburgh wherever you are.How to watch the Bordeaux v Edinburgh from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Challenge Cup coverage, like Bordeaux v Edinburgh, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Challenge Cup live stream you would at home.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. 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The making of Justin Tipuric“Every Sunday morning he asked me if he could play No 10 and every week I refused,” says Chris Penhale of his days coaching a 13-year-old Justin Tipuric at Trebanos RFC. “One week, when a few players didn’t turn up, we did start him at ten and he did a decent job – he’d do a better job now!”It’s a recurrent theme with Tipuric, how his skill-set wouldn’t be out of place in the backs, but it’s his work-rate up front that helped Wales to their latest Six Nations title – he was the top tackler as they won the 2021 championship, too, with 86.His modesty and humbleness are other common threads when talking to those who have been involved in his journey, as is his love of Trebanos. The blue scrum cap is worn in their honour while he has long coached various teams at the club, with chairman Penhale saying: “He knows where his roots are and likes to give something back. He hasn’t changed at all.”Rugby World talks to others about Tipuric’s route to the top of the game, which will see him embark on a third British & Irish Lions tour this summer.Justin Tipuric breaks through Italy’s defence to set up a try in 2020 (AFP/Getty Images)The making of Justin TipuricTHE MENTORJustin Jones was Tipuric’s first rugby coach at Trebanos RFC in the 1990s“I first came across Justin when he’d just turned eight. I’d played for Trebanos and was about to start a junior section there. I was taking my two sons to the park and they said I should do an up-and-under for Justin. I kicked the ball up in the air and this eight-year-old came up on roller blades to catch it with two hands. I did a few and he caught every one.“His father, Andy, used to captain the first team when I played. He had a bet with Justin that he’d never get on the (honours) board as Trebanos captain like him; it was quite shrewd – he’s gone all the way but hasn’t captained Trebanos!“I remember my boys would be out in their Swansea kit but Justin was always watching Super Rugby, so he’d have one of those kits on, like the Hurricanes. His favourite player was Richard Hill – a quiet guy who got on with his work.“One thing that sticks in my mind is that whenever I was speaking, he was always staring right at me, listening, while the other 20 eight-year-olds were climbing trees! The other thing that stood out is that he was very skilful and had a natural tackling technique; he always found it very easy to tackle.“I remember we played Bonymaen U11 and they had this guy ‘Big Jamie’, who was 5ft 10in at 11. No one could tackle him, he was ploughing through everyone, but Justin never missed him, he always got him round the ankles.“He could kick, pass and tackle, and he’s ridiculously strong like his dad. We played him in the back row and at ten and 12 because he’s so, so skilful. If you put him in the back row, he’d stand at ten and if you put him at ten, he’d be going into rucks! “I coached him right through to the U15s, when he’d settled in the back row, but then we started losing numbers and had to fold. We sent players to other clubs but he loved Trebanos so much he didn’t want to play for another club. He gave up rugby for a year and played football; people say he could have made it as a goalkeeper. He then came back at 16-17 when we had a youth team.“I’ve gone full circle now and started coaching again with my youngest and Justin does three or four sessions a year for me. He always does skills and has helped me out a lot with coaching. He makes time for the village and the club.”THE TEACHERDan Cluroe taught and coached Tipuric at Swansea College“He was very quiet and shy when he came to us, but he was also quite mature in a way and got jokes some of the other 16-year-olds didn’t. He came to life on the rugby field and had some of the biggest hands I’d ever seen!“He did a BTEC Level Three Sport and you’d have to really push him to take questions or say something in class. He didn’t like any attention but he’d never not do his homework. Justin Tipuric in sevens action for Wales (Getty Images)“At the time we didn’t have a separate rugby course, but we were almost running an academy structure. He came into a strong, well-established team – Leigh Halfpenny was there – and had to work his way up from the second team, although it was very clear he was a first-team player after a couple of games.“His skill-set was just another level. He played centre a number of times for us as well as back-row. He had an awesome rugby brain and would read the game very well – not many boys can transfer between the back row and centre at 16-17.“He was very skilful but there is one blooper I remember from a tournament we played at Warwick University. Against Colston’s, Tips did one of the worst clearing kicks I’ve ever seen, straight down the throat of their full-back, who scored a try.“He started training with the Ospreys during that first year and established himself in his second year. They tried to bulk him up but that didn’t suit his game, he’s very athletic. Then he played sevens and they stripped it right off him, so he was back to the machine you see now.”THE COACHWhen Tipuric made his Ospreys debut in 2009, Sean Holley was head coach“Justin had played through the academy and was really impressing. We always did due diligence, so me and the coaches knew about the academy players and we’d spend time watching the Welsh Premiership where we’d farm boys out – we sent Justin down to Aberavon – and Wales U18 and U20.“I remember (performance director) Andrew Hore not making much of how he looked. He’s never been unfit – he’s got a brilliant engine – but he didn’t look like a professional rugby player. Andrew said that if Justin ever played for the Ospreys first team he’d eat raw eggs, so after we’d picked him I brought some eggs to the next management meeting. He ate them to be fair!“From Justin’s first game we could see his impact; he was very effective. He was also very quiet and unassuming. In those early-ish days, we made him captain for games when internationals were away to bring him out of his shell and develop him as a leader.Justin Tipuric scores a try for the Ospreys in 2010 (Inpho)“Both Marty Holah and Filo Tiatia did a lot to help develop Justin, doing extras after training and going through games. Filo and Marty would always be first out and last in, and Justin picked up on that. The first port of call with New Zealanders is always the catch and pass. They also looked at the jackal when it first came to prominence; Marty was brilliant at it – grappling, reading the hit, the nuances.“We used to train the sevens with the backs if they weren’t needed for certain lineout work and if we went for a six-two split on the bench we knew Justin could cover the backs. I always came up with a contingency for if we had a yellow or red card; if we lost a back and needed somebody in defensive or attacking situations, like off scrums, we’d put Justin in the backs and play with seven forwards; we had a good front five then.“He always produces high-impact, big moments – in attack and defence. Then there’s his leadership now, his set-piece, he can kick the ball… He’s one of the best players I’ve ever worked with.”THE TEAM-MATEDan Lydiate has played both with and against Tipuric over the past decade“I first remember Justin from Wales’ World Cup training camp in 2011. He was always killing fitness, he was fitter than anyone. I remember thinking, ‘Jesus, he’s got a hell of an engine’. He’s just a naturally fit bloke; when he runs he looks like it’s effortless whereas the rest of us forwards are trundling along.Dan Lydiate supports Justin Tipuric in contact on the 2013 Lions tour (Inpho)“I have one story of playing against him. As we were setting a scrum, we were chatting, ‘Alright Tips’, ‘Alright Lyds, how’s it going?’ Then the next minute he comes flying up the side of the scrum and lifts me over the top of it. I was tamping! He’s the ultimate competitor.“He’s one of those annoying guys who is good at everything. He’s technically gifted – he was a goalkeeper as a kid so his hand-eye coordination is quality and he’s one of the best passers in the team. People don’t give him credit for how good he is around the contact area. He doesn’t look like a massive guy, but it’s how strong he is and the work he gets through. Especially in the last couple of years with Wales, it’s the unseen work.“He’s comfortable carrying in the wide channels and his decision-making is on point; he’ll fix the player and give someone else the space to go round. He’s got a good kicking game and as a lineout forward he’s the best jumper I know. I’d probably go as far as saying he’s the best player I’ve played with.“He’s a really tough bloke and he’s a good leader as well, especially over the last couple of years at the Ospreys and he’s had the chance to captain Wales on occasions. He’s quite a calming influence and he obviously knows his rugby.“He’s got 80-odd caps and been on two Lions tours, but he’s so humble. He’s happy going about his business, letting his performances on the field do the talking for him. He’s a massive family man, a really private bloke – he doesn’t have social media – but he’ll always be there for you. I can’t speak highly enough about the guy.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Justin Tipuric has played more than 80 times for Wales (Getty Images) We chart the Ospreys, Wales and Lions back-row’s journey from a small village to the top of the rugby world This article originally appeared in the April 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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Jennifer has been sober for nine years, but at age 15, she began to mirror her mother’s chaotic life—having a child and getting into alcohol and drugs. Now 35, Jennifer is determined to be a good mother to her two sons in a way that her own mother, Susan, was not. Jennifer was removed from her mother’s home when she was only three. Yet, as an adult, she still felt a longing to connect with her mother, Susan, who has lived on the streets for years, struggling with mental health issues and addiction.Around Jennifer’s birthday each June for the past decade, she has combed the Internet looking for Susan. “I felt like I was always searching for a bond with someone,” she said, “At least [my birthday] was something I shared with my mother.” She searched websites, talk lists, homeless shelters, called mental hospitals … she wanted her mother to know she cared and that Susan was loved.Jennifer grew up living with her grandmother and her father in Utah. She saw her mother on several occasions through the years, once running away to California to be with her. “But it ended badly,” Jennifer said. “She didn’t know how to be a mom.” When Jennifer was 16, she tried again. She found her mother in San Antonio and moved there with her infant son and then boyfriend, but that ended badly as well. Susan, Jennifer said, first tried to commit suicide, and then after getting out of the hospital, she attempted to push Jennifer and her infant son over a second floor balcony railing. “She was still prostituting, [doing drugs] and was a severe alcoholic,” Jennifer said. “The cops came and took her away. That’s the last time I saw her until last year.”Jennifer said she believes her mother just couldn’t handle the reality of having a daughter, especially one who was 16 and had a child of her own. Susan’s relationship with an abusive boyfriend didn’t serve to stabilize the situation either.After becoming sober, Jennifer still sought some kind of relationship with her mother. Finally, she recognized photos of Susan on a website about homeless people in the Austin area. “My mother was so beautiful when she was younger. She had long, black hair, beautiful bright eyes and this contagious smile,” Jennifer said. In the photos she saw “this little tiny, frail, wrinkled, white-haired, sun-bleached person. But she was smiling and that smile just showed everything!”Jennifer put together a flyer in order to try to reach out to her mother. Trinity Center’s executive director, Irit Umani, was one of the people who received an email with the flyer. “I recognized the picture as a woman who comes to Trinity Center,” Umani said. “I made it known that I was looking for her and she came to see me.” But it took a month before Susan gave Umani permission to contact Jennifer on her behalf. After a few tentative phone calls, Jennifer’s and Susan’s communication became more frequent. Pretty soon Jennifer was getting calls in the middle of the night about Susan’s current “boyfriend” beating her up or “tricking her.”“I worried that I had found my mother just in time to lose her,” Jennifer said. She spoke to Susan’s older sister who lived in Hawaii and they developed a plan to gather the family in Utah and help Susan get a new start. Others in the family were concerned and advised Jennifer to leave things as they were.“I’m not going to abandon her,” Jennifer told them. She believed that just because living on the streets was what Susan chose, it didn’t mean that she didn’t love Jennifer. “It just meant that she was incapable of doing more, and I understood that,” Jennifer said.Growing more concerned about her mother’s safety, Jennifer asked Umani to help facilitate a reunion and headed to Austin to pick up her mother. “Irit is the most amazing woman that I’ve ever met in my life,” Jennifer said. “The care and concern [she showed] my mother was just astronomical!”Umani was realistic with Jennifer, asking her what the ultimate goal was. “The end result for me is having a relationship with my mother regardless of anybody else,” Jennifer said. “I want to bring my mother home.” Susan’s sister Sharon had offered to give Susan a home with her in Hawaii following the Utah reunion.“One of the hardest issues with addiction, as well as with mental health, is that folks get better and then fall off again and again,” Umani said. “Families often, out of desperation and means, give up, or go back and forth between trying to help and giving up … This is a very painful journey that cannot happen without support, and faith, and deep knowing that our ‘task’ is to be there for the other person while we pay attention to our own health and our human limitations,” she said.For Jennifer, the long-awaited reunion was nerve-wracking. “I was scared and excited all at the same time. I thought, ‘What if she doesn’t like me? What if I’m not good enough for her? What if this turns out horrible?’ ” But she needn’t have worried. Susan began to cry and hugged her daughter when they met at Trinity Center. “She was shaking,” Jennifer remembers. “I could tell that Irit had been trying to calm her down. [We] had an immediate connection and I promised her I wouldn’t let anything happen to her,” Jennifer said. “We had a great conversation with Irit, we put my mom in the car and drove back to Utah.”That was Thanksgiving, 2012. Jennifer, her sons and extended family spent two weeks with Susan before she flew to Hawaii with Sharon. Over the holiday, Susan tried her best not to drink, although Jennifer didn’t want to force her into sobriety; she just wanted her mother to know she loved her.The family gathering was difficult for Susan, who met grandchildren for the first time and realized that life had continued without her. “But that was one of the most special times of my whole life,” Jennifer said. “I’m so grateful for it.”Susan stayed with her sister in Hawaii for about a week before things fell apart and she moved back to the streets. Even though she knows she has a home with Jennifer when she wants it, she prefers to live on her own terms.“We talk regularly and that is still amazing to me,” Jennifer said. Sometimes her mental illness is apparent and sometimes she is lucid, but a relationship with her mother is the thing Jennifer wanted. “I think she knows that I love her, that I care for her, and anytime she wants she can have a home, but I don’t think a home is something she wants.”“Often is it about letting go of the idea that we can control another’s journey,” Umani said. “The wounds and pain and frustration of family members of an addicted or mentally challenged person require that they, too, be on an emotional, mental and spiritual journey of healing.”Jennifer realizes her mother is caught in her addictions, and believes that “the drama of being homeless is addicting” for some. But she also wants to be a better mother to her own children, knowing the heartbreak that addiction can bring to a family system. “It’s a struggle, and some days it’s harder than I can imagine, but the difference is I’m staying.”Jennifer remains grateful for the renewed relationship, whatever it brings, and she is grateful for the help she received from Trinity Center, an outreach ministry of St. David’s, Austin. “Irit is one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met in my life. She put a lot of heart into this, and I’m so grateful that she did,” Jennifer said.“Their reunion was one of the most inspirational days of my many years of working in social service settings,” Umani said. “I did not know if it would work in the long run, but I had no doubt that I witnessed God’s love at work, as well as seeing both the fragility and the strength of the human spirit. 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Rector Martinsville, VA Corte Suprema de EE.UU. se niega a escuchar el caso de la Iglesia Anglicana Falls Acción deja la resolución del estado permanente que la diócesis de Iglesia Episcopal, es dueño de la propiedad Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 12, 2014 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA [Episcopal News Service] Más de siete años después de que la mayoría de los clérigos y miembros de varias congregaciones de la diócesis de Virginia declararon que habían salido de la Iglesia Episcopal y la cuestión de que la posesión de la propiedad afectada comenzara a ser objeto de litigio, la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. rechazó el 10 de marzo escuchar la apelación de la congregación que sigue en desacuerdo con la Iglesia Episcopal y la diócesis.El tribunal no dio razones de la decisión de no revisar una resolución del 2013 emitida por la Corte Suprema de Virginia reafirmando un fallo anterior de un Circuito Judicial que devolviera la propiedad de la Iglesia Falls a fieles episcopales para ser utilizada para la misión de la Diócesis de Virginia y de la Iglesia Episcopal. La decisión del tribunal se incluyó en su lista de orden del 10 de marzo y fue una de las 121 pedidos de revisión que se negó.Todo lo que queda en el caso es que la Diócesis de Virginia solicite una orden de un Circuito Judicial Fairfax para que deje a la diócesis más de $ 2.6 millones de dólares que estaba en las cuentas bancarias de la iglesia Falls en el momento de la división y que el tribunal ha estado llevando a cabo en depósito durante la progresión del caso.“Estamos más satisfechos por el fallo de la Corte Suprema”, dijo el Obispo de la Diócesis de Virginia Shannon S. Johnston en un comunicado de prensa. “Esperamos con interés las posibilidades que los próximos meses traerán, y seguir manteniendo en nuestras oraciones a los afectados por el litigio”.En una carta de acompañamiento a la diócesis, Johnston llama al 10 de marzo “un día importante para nuestra diócesis” por el fallo.Finalmente podemos decir, con gran agradecimiento, que la Diócesis de Virginia ya no está involucrada en litigios de propiedad… [y]… La iglesia Episcopal Falls es libre para seguir adorando y crecer en sus edificios de la iglesia”.“A pesar de que hoy se marca un final oficial y anticipado para el litigio, también se marca un comienzo”, dijo el obispo. “Ahora podremos concentrar plenamente nuestra atención en los muchos ministerios verdaderamente emocionantes de todo nuestra diócesis. Mi oración es que las [Convocación de Anglicanos en Norte América] congregaciones se unan a nosotros en la transformación de esta nueva página”.El Rdo. John Ohmer, rector de la iglesia Episcopal Falls, dijo en el comunicado de la diócesis que “aunque me rompe el corazón pensar en donde todo ese dinero y energía podrían haber ido, la noticia de hoy es edificante para nuestra congregación”.“Mi esperanza y oración es que todas las partes involucradas ahora pueden continuar creciendo sus comunidades de culto, los ministerios y la divulgación en nuestras casas de la iglesia”, dijo.La congregación de la Iglesia Anglicana Falls el 9 de octubre de 2013 solicitó al máximo tribunal del país revisar la decisión del Tribunal Supremo de Virginia. Una cronología de los documentos de la corte, incluidos los de otras partes interesadas, las cuales habían seguido desde esa solicitud se encuentra aquí.La iglesia Falls fue una de las 11 congregaciones de la diócesis en la que una mayoría de los miembros votaron para desafiliarse de la diócesis y de la Iglesia Episcopal. A través de los años, todos menos la Iglesia Anglicana Falls habían asentado sus conflictos de propiedad con la diócesis y la iglesia después de las decisiones judiciales en favor de la diócesis y de la Iglesia.Después de que un Circuito Judicial Fairfax del condado ordenó a la iglesia Anglicana Falls en marzo de 2012 devolver la propiedad de la parroquia a la diócesis, los anglicanos sólo accedieron permitir a los episcopales a volver al edifico parroquial para celebrar la Pascua (8 de abril de 2012). Sin embargo, la congregación anglicana poco después apeló a la Corte Suprema del estado y al mismo tiempo solicitó al Circuito Judicial evitar que los episcopales regresen de nuevo hasta que el tribunal supremo dictó el falló. El Circuito Judicial se negó y los episcopales de la iglesia Falls regresaron a su propiedad el 15 de mayo de 2012.La Corte Suprema de Virginia el 18 de abril 2013 confirmó la decisión del Circuito Judicial de regresar la propiedad de la iglesia Falls a los episcopales. La iglesia Anglicana Falls solicitó a la Corte Suprema del estado reconsiderar el caso, a pesar de los comentarios anteriores realizados por el Rdo. John Yates, rector de la iglesia Anglicana Falls, el 28 de abril que la Corte Suprema de que el “abrumador rechazo de nuestros argumentos … reduce drásticamente nuestras opciones legales”.Luego, en junio de 2013, Corte Suprema del estado se negó a reconsiderar su decisión y la iglesia anglicana Falls Church más tarde decidió pedir a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. para revisar las acciones del tribunal estatal.Los líderes de la congregación anglicana aún no han hecho comentarios sobre la decisión del tribunal supremo, pero en una actualización del 24 de febrero a los miembros, novice alcaidesa Kristen Short reconocido que la solicitud de revisión fue “en contra de las probabilidades”. La decisión de ir a la Corte Suprema de los EE.UU., dijo, era parte de lo que ella llama el ministerio de la congregación de “hablar con valentía en favor de individuos creyentes y congregaciones fieles de todo el país que están bajo ataque”.“Hemos tratado de discernir la voluntad de Dios en cada momento y creemos que estamos actuando en obediencia a Él,” ella escribió. “Si bien no es posible disfrutar de la ‘batalla’ en que estamos, no sentimos que el Señor nos estaba dando permiso para retirarnos”.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es una editor/reportera de Episcopal News Service. 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