Month: August 2022

Former rugby union star’s pledge to ‘not stand in the way’

Former rugby union star’s pledge to ‘not stand in the way’

Almost as soon as his victory became apparent, Pocock began to shape the debate on climate. He was the first of the crossbenchers to indicate he would support the Albanian government’s 43 per cent emissions reduction target, saying while he wanted a more ambitious goal, the “community wants to see us banking some gains”. His …

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All Blacks lose to Springboks, Ian Foster, score, result, highlights

All Blacks lose to Springboks, Ian Foster, score, result, highlights

Under-fire New Zealand rugby coach Ian Foster said he believed his All Blacks team took “a step up” despite losing 26-10 to South Africa in the Rugby Championship opener in Mbombela on Saturday. Foster, under pressure after the All Blacks lost a home series against Ireland last month, said there had been encouraging aspects in …

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Care home fees rocket by 20 PER CENT in hammer blow for middle-class families

Care home fees rocket by 20 PER CENT in hammer blow for middle-class families

Eldery care home residents who pay their own way face typical annual bills of £50,000 after their fees jumped by more than a fifth this year, an investigation by The Mail on Sunday shows. Self-funders, who represent a third of residents, were already paying far more than local authorities do for state-funded residents at the …

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Wallabies clinch bonus-point victory over Pumas in Mendoza

Wallabies clinch bonus-point victory over Pumas in Mendoza

Credit: PA Images The Wallabies made a fantastic start to their 2022 Rugby Championship campaign when they notched a 41-26 bonus-point victory over the Pumas in Mendoza on Saturday. Although they had to dig deep for this victory, Australia were deserved winners in the end as they outscored Argentina by five tries to two. Jordan …

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Transfer Whispers, Payne Haas release request, haas rugby union switch, cross-code signing, Bevan French Super League, Newcastle Knights

Transfer Whispers, Payne Haas release request, haas rugby union switch, cross-code signing, Bevan French Super League, Newcastle Knights

Cross-code rivals are reportedly preparing a lucrative bid for Broncos gun Payne Haas. Meanwhile, a former Eels flyer is set for an NRL return. Read below for the latest Transfer Whispers! Stream every game of every round of the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership Season Live & Ad-Break Free During Play on Kayo. New to Kayo? …

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Rugby legend Gareth Thomas, 48, denies court claim that he infected ex-partner with HIV

Rugby legend Gareth Thomas, 48, denies court claim that he infected ex-partner with HIV

Gareth Thomas is a former Welsh rugby player. He has represented Wales in both Rugby Union and Rugby League and was the most capped player in the country until he was overtaken in 2011. He came out as gay in 2009 following a split from his wife and childhood sweetheart Jemma in 2007, becoming the …

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Jones blames public schools for building ‘compliant’ rugby players

Jones blames public schools for building ‘compliant’ rugby players

6:35am, 06 August 2022 England head coach Eddie Jones has implied English rugby’s reliance on private schools has led to a less resilient culture amongst the nation’s elite rugby players. In a wide-ranging interview with i News Jones told Kevin Garside that he believes the public schools system builds ‘compliant’ rugby players that can’t respond …

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Israel, militants trade fire as Gaza death toll climbs to 24 |  Nation and World

Israel, militants trade fire as Gaza death toll climbs to 24 | Nation and World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes flattened homes in Gaza on Saturday and Palestinian rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted for a second day, raising fears of another major escalation in the Mideast conflict. Gaza’s health ministry said 24 people had been killed so far in the coastal strip, including six children. The …

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