LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bryan Habana taking a time outStruggling to prove that Rugby isn’t just a game of brute force? Well lets present you with an amazing try that shows teamwork is everything. Heres a clip from the Stormers in the Southern Hemisphere, that has to be seen to be believed.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Over 5,000 Welsh fans are expected at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow (Monday, 21 February) when Wales throw open the doors to one of their key training sessions before travelling to Rome to take on Italy in the RBS 6 Nations. It is a rare chance to see the Wales team put through their paces as they aim to build on the 24-6 win over Scotland.Wales flanker Dan Lydiate is hoping to give the fans a special experience in return for the constant support they give the team.“The fans are awesome,” he said. “We have the best supporters in the world, they are like an extra man on the park whenever we take the field, even away from home like in Scotland last weekend.“The open training session will be a nice opportunity for the fans to see our preparations for our next game.“Playing rugby, we all grew up watching the game, all the players have been on the other side as fans so it’s great to actually be on the field training and playing for Wales.“It’s always a tough session with Wales and Monday will be no different but I’m sure the fans will enjoy it as much as we will.”Gates open at 1.00pm tomorrow for a 2.00pm training session.The Millennium Stadium encourages anyone who would like to attend tomorrow’s session to register on www.wru.co.uk/watchwales4free but fans unable to do that can still turn up tomorrow and gain access to the training session free of charge.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Among the regional qualifiers, Zimbabwe name two debutants, Mike Morris and Lloyd Machanjaire, while only two of Morocco’s players have previous experience at this level, in 2003.Sevens stars on SafariIn the run-up to the third round of the Series at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, four of Sevens’ finest – Frankie Horne (RSA), Miles Craigwell (USA), Manuel Montero (ARG) and Andrew Turnbull (SCO) – visited the Kragga Kamma game park in the third ‘HSBC Sevens: Around the World’ chapter. Watch the video and download rights-free photos on irbsevens.com. South Africa Sevens stalwart Frankie Horne said: “It was nice to have a day off from training and come out and do something like this. Being from South Africa myself, I have been to a game park before but it’s always so stunning and for these guys as well who are not from here, it is even more impressive for them.”Manuel Montero, second top try-scorer on the Series this season and known in Argentina as the ‘Panther,’ said: “It was really amazing seeing Giraffes, Rhinos and wilderbeast out in the open and not in cages here like this. Seeing them all so close was an unforgettable moment. Then coming and stroking the two wild cheetahs as well, was scary but such a good experience.” Cecil Afrika back in time for the home leg of the Sevens World SeriesAll 16 national teams have declared their final squads to compete at the Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa Sevens, round three of the HSBC Sevens World Series on 9-10 December.Having missed the action in Dubai last weekend, IRB Sevens Player of the Year Cecil Afrika has recovered from a rib injury to take his place in the team for hosts South Africa.“Cecil is definitely going to play,” said coach Paul Treu. “He passed his fitness test and we would like to get him on the park as soon as possible. We can’t wait for him to pull that jersey on and he’s also very excited to start here.”Treu names one debutant in his squad in Cornal Hendricks, while New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens gives a first Sevens cap to Kylem O’Donnell, brother of former Sevens star Declan.Among the other core teams, Argentina hand a debut to Agustin Vago; Australia name two debutants in Jo Lalagavesi and Bill Meakes and Kenya draft in Phillip Wamae. EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – MAY 29: Cecil Afrika of South Africa celebrates at the final whistle of the match between South Africa Wales and during day two of of the IRB Edinburgh Sevens Festival at Murrayfield Stadium on May 29, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
READING, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: Jebb Sinclair of London Irish in action during the AVIVA Premiership match between London Irish and London Wasps at the Madejski Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Reading, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images) Starting XV:15. Delon Armitage14. Topsy Ojo13. Jonathan Joseph12. Daniel Bowden11. Sailosi Tagicakibau10. Adrian Jarvis9. Ross Samson1.Max Lahiff2. James Buckland3. Faan Rautenbach4. Nick Kennedy (Captain)5. Matt Garvey6. Declan Danaher7. Richard Thorpe8. Jebb SinclairReplacements:16. Brian Blaney17. Clarke Dermody18. Paulica Ion19. Kieran Roche20. David Sisi21. Tom Homer22. Jonathan Spratt23. Darren Allinson Sinclair returns to start after a hand injuryLondon Irish has named a relatively unchanged team from the side that faced Northampton Saints last weekend for tomorrow afternoon’s Aviva Premiership match against London Wasps at Adams Park (kick-off 3pm).Nick Kennedy will again captain the side from the second row with Canadian Jebb Sinclair coming into the back row.London Irish head coach Toby Booth said: “Although the result didn’t go our way last Sunday, it was a fantastic contest, we put in a strong performance and we were focused. We need to show the same intent tomorrow to come away with a result.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
After four rounds of Top 14 action, La Rochelle are sitting pretty at the top of the table. Can they keep it up? A gambler would have got enticing odds if he’d bet a few euros on La Rochelle to be leading the Top 14 a month into the new season. Four matches gone and the club from the west coast of France are ahead of the pack by two points.Clermont lie second, then come Stade Francais, Toulon and Montpellier. Swap league points for budgets totals and the table would be reversed with La Rochelle’s €18.2m dwarfed by Clermont (€30.5m), Stade (€27.5m), Toulon (€25.5m) and Montpellier (€24.20m). Only Bayonne and Brive have smaller financial resources than La Rochelle.So what’s the secret of their early season success? Firstly the calendar has been kind. Their opening day encounter at home to Clermont (whose first three matches were away) has been their toughest test, a match they drew 30-30. Then there have been wins against Grenoble, Castres and Lyon, none of whom are likely to be title contenders come the end of the season.Fantastique: La Rochelle are in the drivers seat in the Top 14La Rochelle’s generous fixture list continues until the European break with an away trip to Brive this Saturday and then home matches against Bayonne and Toulon. When the Top 14 shuts down for three weeks in the second week of October, La Rochelle could still be looking down on their rivals, and the hiatus is likely to have worked in their favour when the Top 14 season resumes at the end of the month.For while Toulon, Racing, Clermont, Bordeaux, Castres and Toulouse launch their Champions Cup campaigns, La Rochelle have the gentler Challenge Cup to negotiate. French clubs traditionally treat Europe’s secondary competition with an indifference bordering on disdain, and it’s unlikely La Rochelle are going to field full-strength sides in a pool that contains Gloucester, Treviso and Bayonne.They’ll give their key players a rest, keep them fresh for the serious business of the Top 14, particularly as their rivals will lose a raft of players to international commitments in November. For example, on the weekend of November 12/13 France play Samoa while La Rochelle host Toulouse. La Rochelle may lose Uini Atonio on France duty but Toulouse will probably be deprived of Sébastien Bézy, Yoann Maestri, Gaël Fickou, Maxime Medard and Yoann Huget. Duty calls: Players like Medard & Huget could miss out on playing La RochelleThere’ll be minimal disruption to their squad, a feature of La Rochelle in recent seasons, who dabble prudently and sparingly in the transfer market. When they do swoop, however, it’s for players who have been identified as possessing the necessary skills and character to complement the squad. This summer their marquee signing was former All Black Victor Vito, although the acquisition of veteran Australian fly-half Brock James from Clermont was a canny bit of business.There’s also a stability in their coaching staff with coach Patrice Collazo in the job since 2011 and his assistant, Xavier Garbajosa, now in his third season. There have been none of the comings and goings and controversy that have marked certain Top 14 clubs in the last season or two. For that La Rochelle have president Vincent Merling to thank. When they were relegated to the ProD2 in 2011, Merling – who at 26 years in the job is the longest-serving Top 14 president – launched his ‘Grow Together 2015’ initiative, a long-term plan to develop a club with strong foundations on and off the pitch.When it comes to attracting commercial partners, La Rochelle have a geographical advantage over their Top 14 rivals. Their closest neighbour is Brive, 300 km south east. So while Biarritz and Bayonne have suffered economically from their close proximity, as have Narbonne and Beziers, and Bourgoin and Lyon, La Rochelle have no clubs to compete with for local sponsorship. The same for spectators. La Rochelle’s average home gate in the 2015-16 season was 14,744, the fifth highest in the Top 14 behind Bordeaux, Toulon, Toulouse and ClermontFrench connection: Patrice Collazo & Xavier Garbajosa bring stability to La RochellePatrice Collazo must have been a happy man when he saw this season’s Top 14 fixture list for the first time. A gentle start so his side can build some momentum before the string of tough matches in the spring. But once again fortune has smiled on La Rochelle. Starting on the weekend of January 28/29, La Rochelle have their most demanding sequence of matches: Toulon, Stade Francais, Racing 92 and Toulouse. The four matches fall during the Six Nations when, in accordance with the summer accord signed by the LNR and the FFR, it will be national coach Guy Noves who decides if his players can play for their clubs on non-tournament weekends and not the clubs, as was the case previously. Surprise package: Could La Rochelle win the Top 14? So come the start of April La Rochelle may still be sitting pretty at the top of the league. It’s a long shot, of course, but isn’t that what football fans said about Leicester 12 months ago?For the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here and find out how to download the digital edition here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Simon Berghan (Edinburgh), Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow), Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh), Fraser Brown (Glasgow), Lewis Carmichael, Allan Dell (both Edinburgh), David Denton (Worcester), Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson (both Glasgow), Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Luke Hamilton (Leicester), Murray McCallum, Stuart McInally, Jamie Ritchie (all Edinburgh), Tim Swinson (Glasgow), Ben Toolis (Edinburgh), George Turner (Glasgow). With Fagerson and Ritchie potential debutants, and with David Denton and Luke Hamilton brought back in, and Magnus Bradbury keen to add to his two caps, there could be some experimentation there.Meanwhile, at the back, things look likely to change. As mentioned, Seymour and Maitland are out, while Tim Visser recently retired from Test rugby.So With Lee Jones, Chris Harris, Blair Kinghorn, Stuart Hogg, Byron McGuigan and even sometime-full-back Ruaridh Jackson all vying for back-three spaces, it is clear the coaches are keen to try different combos.What the coach said“There are twin goals for this tour,” gaffer Townsend has said. “The first is to build on the work we’ve done so far this season and finish with improved performances. We also have the Rugby World Cup in our thoughts, as this will be our last tour before we leave for Japan next year.Boss man: Gregor Townsend casts his eyes forward“Touring and staying together for four weeks and experiencing different environments will be very informative – seeing how players get on with each other, how much they improve and how they rise to each challenge we face on tour.”Scotland’s touring squadBACKSAlex Dunbar, Nick Grigg (both Glasgow), Chris Harris (Newcastle), Adam Hastings (Glasgow), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Edinburgh), Stuart Hogg, George Horne, Peter Horne, Ruaridh Jackson, Lee Jones (all Glasgow), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh), James Lang (Harlequins), Byron McGuigan (Sale), Ali Price (Glasgow), Duncan Taylor (Saracens).FORWARDS LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS UPDATED: Scotland name squad for their summer tourToulouse lock Richie Gray has been ruled out of Scotland’s summer tour of the Americas with a hip injury. Here are some of the key talking points on head coach Gregor Townsend’s selections for the matches against Argentina, Canada and the USA.Six new namesThere could be some debut caps for Edinburgh’s Lewis Carmichael and Jamie Ritchie, Glasgow’s Matt Fagerson, Adam Hastings and George Horne, and also Harlequins’ James Lang.Lang is this summer’s left-field selection. The 23-year-old stand-off with Quins – who was once of RGC 1404 – has previously represented Scotland at U18 level.Unfamiliar face: James Lang of HarlequinsRested veteransThere are some big omissions from the squad of 33. Jonny Gray, Huw Jones, Ryan Wilson and Finn Russell of Glasgow will get the summer off, with the latter preparing for his move to Champions Cup finalists Racing 92 in the off-season.Sean Maitland of Saracens and Tommy Seymour of Glasgow will be absent from the back three as they too get the summer to rest up. Edinburgh prop WP Nel has fallen foul of injury again.But also resting will be recent skippers John Barclay and Greig Laidlaw. Which necessitates a change in on-field leadership.A different captainHooker Stuart McInally has seen his fine form for Edinburgh and Scotland rewarded, as Townsend makes him the captain. Fraser Brown and George Turner are the other hookers on tour.Returning: David Denton, who joins Leicester this summerPositional switchesIt will be worth keeping an eye on how Townsend changes Scotland’s back row and back three during these Tests. New skipper: Stuart McInally will lead Scotland on tour
“It was a big decision but the decision was right,” said Pivac. “He didn’t have control.”The Josh van der Flier try earlier in the second half also caused some consternation amongst fans as a grounding wasn’t visible on TMO replays. But referee Romain Poite was happy he had seen the grounding and with no obvious infringements in the footage the try stood.Of more concern to Pivac and Alun Wyn Jones was Wales’ error count. The coach said: “We’ve got to be very accurate in our passing game.“Today we put eight balls down and to turn the ball over eight times through handling is unacceptable. There were generally too many turnovers in good positions on the field.”Captain Jones highlighted Wales’ inability to clear pressure from their own 22 as a big problem. That was evident from as early as the first minute when Dan Biggar struggled to collect a Jacob Stockdale chip over the defence and conceded a five-metre scrum. Then when Wales won a penalty from that scrum, Biggar missed touch. Both uncharacteristic errors from the fly-half.Towards the end of the first half there was the knock-on by Tomos Williams near his own line that led to Ireland’s second try and in the final quarter Wales struggled to escape their own 22 because of their own errors.“Some (Irish) entries into the 22 were from our errors,” said Jones. “The issue for me was exits and a couple of times we got them wrong.”Wales play France in Cardiff in their next game while Ireland travel to Twickenham to face England. The March issue of Rugby World magazine – a Six Nations special – is on sale now. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Ireland captain dismisses suggestions national team have discarded former coach’s structures Johnny Sexton insists Ireland building on Joe Schmidt’s foundationsJohnny Sexton has insisted that Ireland are building on the foundations put in place by Joe Schmidt, not discarding them.Speaking after Ireland’s 24-14 win over Wales in the Six Nations, Sexton dismissed suggestions that Ireland have “thrown away everything” Schmidt did during his six-year reign.Former Ireland coach Schmidt has been criticised for being too structured in his coaching style, particularly given the country’s disappointing results in 2019, and fans have called for a more expansive approach under new boss Andy Farrell.There was certainly a lot of creativity in attack against Wales, but Sexton insisted this is the evolution of what was already in place from previous years. Yes, they are developing their game but not at the expense of everything that has gone before.“We’re trying to look forward,” said Sexton. “We’re trying to draw a line under last year and even under 2018, and are trying to build and trying to develop something new and do things slightly differently.“In saying that, I think some of the messages coming out of our camp haven’t been taken the way they should be. We’ve taken a lot of what’s Joe’s done over the last few years and we’ve built on it and we’ve added bits to it. To suggest we’ve thrown away everything is just wrong.“We’ve really improved in some areas, we’ve changed the way we do things, which you have to do – you have to develop and adapt – but some of the messages that have gone out haven’t been entirely accurate.”Wayne Pivac on TMO ruling out Hadleigh Parkes tryWales coach Wayne Pivac had no issue with the TMO ruling out Hadleigh Parkes’s try midway through the second half against Ireland. The centre hit a hard line and reached out for the line but lost control before he could ground the ball.Had the try stood and been converted, it would have brought Wales to within five points and momentum would have been with them. Some felt Parkes had enough downward pressure, but Pivac believes it was the right call from the officials. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Thumbs up: Johnny Sexton acknowledges the crowd after Ireland’s win (Getty Images)
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. Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPNBristol v Toulon live stream: How to watch from the UK & IrelandBristol v Toulon, which kicks off at 8pm, will be shown live on BT Sport 2 in the UK and Ireland. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Bristol v Toulon takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Bristol v Toulon live stream: How to watch from FranceTo watch Bristol v Toulon (9pm) in France, beIN Sports is the place to go as they are the main rights holders. It costs €15 a month to access the coverage or if you commit to six months you get a discount of €12 a month.beIN Sports offersThis match is also available on the free-to-air station France Télévisions 4.Bristol v Toulon live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Challenge Cup matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Bristol v Toulon will kick off at UK TIME – 5 HOURS EST and UK TIME – 8 HOURS on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Challenge and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Bristol v Toulon live stream: How to watch from South AfricaSuperSport has the rights to broadcast the Challenge Cup in South Africa and you can watch Bristol v Toulon at 9pm.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from EasyView, with access to Blitz, to Premium, with all ten sports channels.Bristol v Toulon live stream: How to watch from elsewhereEPCR have launched an OTT service, epcrugby.tv, so you can stream live Challenge Cup matches outside of its core broadcast territories (UK & Ireland, France, USA, Malta, Spain, Andorra and Sub-Saharan Africa).It’s €1.99 to watch a single Challenge Cup match or you can buy a season pass to watch all of the remaining games of the 2019-20 campaign for €9.99. Or if you want to watch both the Champions and Challenge Cups, it’s €17.99 for a season pass for the rest of 2019-20.Find out epcrugby.tv hereWe recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. Bristol v Toulon live stream: How to watch the Challenge Cup match online from anywhereThis Challenge Cup showcase see Bristol make their first ever European final while Toulon are hoping to claim their fourth continental title – having won three Champions Cups in a row from 2013. Neutrals will hope that we see some lightning-quick rugby on the articficial pitch in Aix-en-Provence and up to 1,000 fans will be allowed to attend.Bristol originally made six changes from the side that lost the Premiership semi-final to Wasps – however, on the day of the final they have made a late change to the team, as captain Steven Luatua leaves to be at the birth of his child. Bears DoR Pat Lam said: “Steven was desperate to play and be with his team-mates so we made sure we gave him every opportunity to get here, because he’s such an important leader for our team.“But family always comes first and Steven and Olivia has everybody’s full support at the Bears. When we spoke this morning, I told him to focus on the arrival of his trophy and we’ll try and bring back a trophy for Bristol this evening.”Back to selections. Lock Dave Attwood starts against his former club, Alapati Leiua and Harry Randall come back in to the backline, and Dan Thomas, Yann Thomas and Kyle Sinckler bolster the pack. And if that track is fast, the hope is that European Player of the Year nominee Semi Radradra can cut loose.For Toulon, its all about powerful combinations. The back row of Charles Ollivon, Raphael Lakafia and Sergio Parisse (who lifted this title with Stade Francais in 2017) is seen as a danger while the half-back pairing of Baptiste Serin and Louis Carbonel will make them tick.Springbok bruiser Eben Etzebeth is in the second row and hooker Anthony Etrillard captains the side.Happy: Toulon celebrate a try in the semi-final (Getty Images)Bristol: Max Malins; Luke Morahan, Semi Radradra, Siale Piutau (captain), Alapati Leiua; Callum Sheedy, Harry Randall; Yann Thomas, Harry Thacker, Kyle Sinckler, Dave Attwood, Joe Joyce, Chris Vui, Dan Thomas, Ben Earl.Replacements: George Kloska, Jake Woolmore, John Afoa, Ed Holmes, Jake Heenan, Tom Kessell, Piers O’Conor, Niyi Adeolokun.Toulon: Gervais Cordin; Bryce Heem, Isaia Toeava, Duncan Paia’aua, Gabin Villière; Louis Carbonel, Baptiste Serin; Jean-Baptiste Gros, Anthony Etrillard (captain), Beka Gigashvili, Eben Etzebeth, Romain Taofifenua, Charles Ollivon, Raphael Lakafia, Sergio Parisse.Replacements: Bastien Soury, Florian Fresia, Emerick Setiano, Brian Alainu’uese, Swan Rebbadj, Julien Ory, Tane Takulua, Masivesi Dakuwaqa.Here’s how to strea the matches wherever you are…How to watch Bristol v Toulon from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Challenge Cup coverage, like Bristol v Toulon, 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. 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Best International Rugby Shirts 2021International rugby is the pinnacle of the sport, and a chance for fans of all rugby-playing nations to show their national pride by donning their national jersey whether they’re at home, in the pub or on the terraces.There are loads of different types and styles of jerseys to choose from for every nation, but here you’ll find our pick of the very best rugby jerseys for 2021 and beyond.Best International Rugby Shirts 2021Umbro England Rugby 2020/21 Home ReplicaImage: England Rugby Store+ Looks very similar to version worn by the pros+ Looser fit for comfort+ Multi-layered tonal pattern adds depth to classic England lookAfter seven years with rugby mainstay Canterbury, England jumped ship to British kit supplier Umbro for the Autumn internationals – Umbro might be more famous for their soccer pedigree, but the brand has a long history with rugby, having supplied various test teams in the 70s and 80s, including the British & Irish Lions.Their first England shirt is as clean and classic as you’d expect, and this shirt is a close cousin to what Owen Farrell and co will be wearing this Autumn, right down to the multi-layered tonal pattern of the body fabric.Buy now from Umbro for £56Buy now from England Rugby Store for £56Buy now from Lovell Rugby for £70 Canterbury Ireland Pro HomeImage: Canterbury+ 3D Injection Moulded IRFU crest+ Vapodri fabric offers excellent moisture wicking+ Stretch collar for improved comfortIreland recently signed a new long-term deal with Canterbury, who they have been with since 2016, and marked the occasion by revealing the brand new home jersey that the men in green will wear this year.The shirt features a striking black and green pattern across the body, which is said to represent “strength, power and unity” and continues the trend of recent Irish jerseys being some of the most bold and unconventional in the Test arena.Buy now from Canterbury for £70Macron Wales 2020/21 Home ReplicaImage: Macron+ Dragon motif and hexagonal pattern just like pro shirt+ WRU ‘shield’ badge just like test jerseys+ Relaxed fit compared to test designFor 2020/21, Wales ended their 12-year association with Under Armour over the summer, and have switched to Italian brand Macron in a seven-year deal.The new shirt drew comparisons with Liverpool’s current home shirt, but that hasn’t stopped fans proclaiming it one of the nicest Wales shirts in years – beware Macron’s cycling jersey-inspired sizing, however, you’ll almost certainly want to size up a bit from your normal kit size.Buy from Lovell Rugby for £70Buy now from JD Sports for £70Macron Italy 2020/21 Home ShirtImage: Macron+ Tonal pinstriped pattern+ Unique collar design+ Subtle Italian flag motifs throughoutThe Azzuri continually sport some of the best-looking jerseys in all of rugby and their 2020/21 jersey is no exception, with this classic light blue number accented with white and subtle Italian flag touches on the back of the jersey and on the collar.The shirt also features a striking and unique collar design, and a rather lovely, subtle double-pinstriped pattern that runs through the front and back of the design.Buy from JD Sports for £70 Wear your colours with pride in our pick of the best international rugby shirts to wear this season. 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This is a test-fit jersey however, so you may want to size-up if you’re not comfortable with the skin-tight look!Buy now from Pro:Direct Rugby for £55Buy now from Lovell Rugby for £85Macron Scotland 2020/21 Replica HomeImage: Macron+ Gold touches celebrate first international match+ Tartan pattern on lower back+ Modern take on classic collarMacron and Scotland have been together since 2013, and in that time the brand has provided the men in blue with some of the most ‘classic’ looking test designs that we’ve seen in many a year, and the 2020/21 version is no exception.With a classic fold-over collar reinvented for the modern era and the classic blend of blue and white, it could be a shirt from a bygone age, and that’s with good reason – the flashes of gold on sleeves and collar placket are there to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first ever international rugby match, which was held between England and Scotland in 1871.Buy now from Pro:Direct Rugby for £60Buy now from JD Sports for £70ASICS Australia 2020/21 Home ShirtImage: Pro:Direct Rugby+ Classic green and gold design+ Subtle embedded pattern for modern look+ Flat lock seams to prevent chafingThe green and gold of the Wallabies has seen plenty of interesting and inventive twists over the years, but for 2020 designer ASICS has kept things pretty classic, though not without a modern twist.So the classic green collar now has an angular low profile design, while the gold fades from yellow to a darker shade thanks to an interesting sublimated pattern in the fabric.Buy now from Lovell Rugby for £108Buy now from Pro:Direct Rugby for £86Le Coq Sportif France 2020/21 ReplicaImage: Pro:Direct Rugby+ Retro FFR logo+ Two-tone effect+ Tricolore touchesFrance’s stylish 2020/21 home jersey comes straight from French sporting institution Le Coq Sportif, and the brand certainly has a different take on rugby shirt design than many other suppliers. Note the interesting two-fabric approach giving the shirt its two-tone effect for example.It’s also unbelievably stylish, from the subtle tricolore striping that runs down one sleeve, the diagonal stitching down the side vents, or indeed that gloriously retro FFR crest, this certainly stands out from the crowd.Buy now from Pro:Direct Rugby for £68 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.Please follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Archbishop of Canterbury to visit South Sudan, Great Lakes region Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Rector Tampa, FL Sudan & South Sudan Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID January 27, 2014 at 7:29 pm Ann,While the BBC iplayer video version is unavailable outside the Uk, the audio version will be available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ht when it goes to air on radio. Comments (2) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Ann Lamb says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 John Sandeman says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Africa, Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ January 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm Your link to the BBC interview with Archbishop Justin on promoting reconciliation is not available for viewing in the US. If there is a transcript, will you make it available? Submit a Job Listing [Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will visit South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet Primates of the Anglican Communion, in a five-day visit to the region starting on Thursday this week.During his first 18 months in office, Archbishop Justin plans to visit all of his fellow Archbishops around the Anglican Communion. His desire is to express solidarity, build personal and professional bonds, understand the Primates’ work in their local contexts, and lay foundations for good collaboration over the coming years.Archbishop Justin spoke this week about the church’s role in promoting reconciliation in areas of conflict in this interview with BBC HARDTalk. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Jan 27, 2014 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments are closed. Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Anglican Communion, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Archbishop of Canterbury, Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest