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Jones names barnstorming Bastareaud’s new position

first_imgTuesday Nov 12, 2019 Jones names barnstorming Bastareaud’s new position Ahead of their encounter with Fiji this Saturday at Twickenham, Barbarians coach Eddie Jones has created a new position for Mathieu Bastareaud, calling the former France international a ‘utility’ player.ADVERTISEMENTJones joined in an interview with the 54-cap Frenchman to describe him as a “back and forward” after the former Toulon centre’s pioneering positional change.The 31-year-old is likely to play at no8 for the BaaBaas against Fiji this weekend, where he has thrived so far this season for Top 14 leaders Lyon.He joined Pierre Mignoni’s side on a short loan this summer after being overlooked by France head coach Jacques Brunel for the Rugby World Cup. His stint is now over, and he is set to move to the United States to play for Rugby United New York.The move not only allowed him to play before his move to New York, but gave him the opportunity to transition from the centres to the back row. This has been a successful move so far, and he has featured extensively as Lyon have built a five point lead at the top of the league.This was an unprecedented move for a player of Bastareaud’s calibre, but one that could prolong his career. He has always had a physique that would suit a back row forward, and it was inevitable that he would one day be unable to keep up with the outside backs.ADVERTISEMENTThis has proved to be a sensible positional shift thus far, and it looks to have received the backing of Jones. It could even see some more players follow in his footsteps.Such an announcement was originally seen as a bit of a joke, but Bastareaud has silenced many critics, and will have a chance to this Saturday when he exhibits his new positional change on the international stage. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Arsenal line up £22m bid for Super Eagles forward

first_img Loading… A striker by trade, Dennis has been Clement’s frontman, as his manager claims there is ‘a lot of interest’ in his player. ‘It is very likely that Dennis will leave,’ he told La Dernière Heure. ‘He can also count on a lot of interest. ‘It is the time for him to take a new step.’ At the age of 22, Dennis is very much a player on the up, he provides lightning pace and has an explosive way of playing. read also:Dennis’ Club Brugge finally crowned Belgian league champions He is able to lead off the shoulder of the last defender and get on the end of anything in front of the goal. Off the ball, his energy is infectious and presses his opponents relentlessly – seeing him put down as the first name on the team-sheet week in week out. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Dennis wanted to leave last summer, before the arrival of Philippe Clement prompted him to stay for a further year. His boss has now announced he is likely to leave the Jan Breydel Stadium this summer, with Arsenal looking like the expected destination, according to the Mirror. Last year, Club Brugge upped Dennis’s wages and awarded him a lucrative new contract through until 2022 by way of a thank you for staying. But that is unlikely to stop him leaving if Arsenal are willing to pay the £22million price tag associated with him. However, Dennis has attracted heavy interest from around Europe this season, having scored nine goals this season, including twice at the Bernabeu in the Champions League against Real Madrid. It is reported that Newcastle, Brighton, Sheffield United, Watford, Monaco and Sampdoria are also eyeing a move for the 22-year-old. Arsenal’s target, Emmanuel Dennis, is set to leave Club Brugge this summer after three years at the club, reveals his manager. Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Celebs Who Are Turning 50 This YearSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Timelast_img read more

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Deosammy – lone player with Guyanese roots in Canada Under-19 World Cup side

first_imgBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – When the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup bowls off in New Zealand next month, one player with Guyanese roots will be part of the Canadian squad vying for supremacy in the prestigious tournament.Sixteen-year-old Ashtan Deosammy, who was born in Canada to Guyanese parents, Vengasammy and Dropattie Deosammy, has been making a name for himself at the youth level since representing his club Qasra Cricket Academy in Under-13 competitions and according to his coach Sheriff Bodhoo, Deosammy lives and breathes cricket.Boodhoo, himself a Guyanese who hails from Vergenoegen, East Bank, Essequibo, pointed out that Deosammy has been one of his brightest prospects in his academy which has a reputation for producing quality players over the years.Apart from representing the academy, Deosammy also plays for Transac Sports Club in the Toronto & District Cricket Association at both the senior and junior competitions, namely the Under-16, Under-18, Second and Elite divisions.An all-rounder who bats right-hand and also bowls off-spin, Deosammy is credited with almost single-handedly winning the Under-13 title for his team, blasting an undefeated 142 not out against Malton Sports Club in the 2013 final while he also hit a top-score of 81 versus Australasia Cricket Academy in this year’s Under-18 semi-finals. His team were primed to compete in the final versus Oakville but unfortunately the game was rained out, forcing the teams to share the winners’ trophy.Deosammy was also part of the Canadian Under-19 side which captured the ICC Americas Under-19 title, competed for against the USA and Bermuda earlier this year. They also participated in the one-day version of Cricket West Indies Under-19 tournament in the Caribbean.Canada will compete alongside Bangladesh, England and Namibia in Group C while in what is the 11th edition of the tournament and the third to be held in New Zealand.The top two sides from each group will advance to the Super League while the remaining eight teams will figure in the plate championship. The quarterfinals, semifinals and final of the Super League will be among the 20 matches to be broadcast live.The final will be played at Bay Oval in Tauranga on February 3 while both semi-finals will be played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on January 29 and 30.The plate tournament will run simultaneously but end with the final at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Christchurch January 28.Canada squad: Arslan Khan (captain), Akash Gill (vice-captain), Ashtan Deosammy Emanuel Khokhar, Kavian Naress, Kevin Singh, Pranav Sharma, Randhir Sandhu, Krishen Samuel, Faisal Jamkhandi, Arshdeep Dhaliwal, Rishiv Joshi, Aran Pathmanathan, Pieter Pretorius, Rommel Shazad. Reserves: Prabal Sharma, Abaan Khan, Raqib Shamsudeen. Staff – Manager Wijay Senathirajah, Coach Farouk Kirmani, Assistant coach Zubin Surkari, Analyst Kulbir Jaswal, Physio Mohin Vadiwala.last_img read more

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Syracuse strives to improve defending screen passes

first_imgJulian Whigham was asked to explain what went wrong on Virginia’s 18-play, overtime-forcing final drive of regulation on Saturday. The answer was a simple one — screen passes — and then he repeated himself four times for emphasis. The prior week against South Florida, Syracuse was gashed in similar ways, most memorably on an 18-yard gain on third-and-14. In a one-score game at that point, it prolonged an eventual fourth-quarter touchdown drive.For a defense that features 14 underclassmen on its two-deep depth chart, recognizing opponents’ plays is a challenge.“What happens when you have a young team is they’re just trying to execute the defense,” defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough said. “They’re not seeing the offense.”Linemen getting leverage, linebackers pursuing the ball and defensive backs shedding blocks all need to get better. The three levels of SU’s (3-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) defense hope to improve its screen-pass defense against No. 25 Pittsburgh (5-1, 3-0) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome at noon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile other position groups have different responsibilities, cornerback Juwan Dowels said the secondary’s job is to attack the play. Dowels said the biggest challenge is when offensive linemen, who might weigh 100 pounds heavier, run full speed into open space.“Definitely just being aware of it,” Dowels said of the most important aspect in stopping a screen. “It’s something in the game that really could change the game, could get a big first down off of it, you could score off of it.”Once players recognize it, Dowels said the defensive backs try to “trick (offensive linemen) and beat them with quick steps,” in order to avoid being blocked. If they can’t make the tackle, they try to force the play back inside to where SU’s front seven could catch up and bring the ball-carrier down.Late in the first quarter against South Florida, that didn’t happen. Quarterback Quinton Flowers faked a handoff, deviating from the standard development of a screen pass, and threw the ball near the line of scrimmage to wide receiver Tyre McCants. Fifty-seven yards later, he was brought down on the Orange’s 2-yard line and two plays after that, USF scored a touchdown.“It’s just a matter of actually catching the guy that catches the ball,” senior defensive end Donnie Simmons said. “It’s out on the perimeter so as long as we can contain him, we should be straight.”The issue is Syracuse hasn’t always been able to do that. Simmons said as soon as he sees the offensive linemen take a couple steps, he recognizes the play. But not everyone else on the field might see it as well as the fourth-year veteran.On the drive Whigham referred to, Virginia traveled 88 yards in six minutes, 52 seconds. Virginia faced a crucial fourth-and-3, that if SU stopped, it likely would have won the game. Instead, Taquan Mizzell caught a pass 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage with two offensive linemen who opened up a lane near the sideline.Three plays later, the Cavaliers ran another screen and again two linemen got out in front and paved the way for a 12-yard gain. It moved UVA from the 24-yard line to the 12-yard line and put the Cavaliers in prime position for a score.After two losses in which Syracuse was close in the fourth quarter, the difference going forward for SU could come down to small details — and short passes.“Guys that haven’t played before,” Bullough said of the players struggling with screens. “We just got to keep emphasizing it in practice and that’s the only thing you can do.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 22, 2015 at 9:06 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedslast_img read more

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Calling all South Sound Brides! Introducing the Urban Bridal Collaborative Fall…

first_imgFacebook31Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly EventsSomething new and exciting is hitting the South Puget Sound wedding scene.  A group of local wedding elites have come together to offer a “one-stop shop” to our amazing PNW brides.  The Urban Bridal Collaborative includes a variety of services for local brides, including hair, makeup, gowns, calligraphy, floral, custom cakes, photography and wedding coordination.  Brides that fall in love with multiple services receive discounts and incentives upon booking.  We have brought together the most elite local talent in the industry to give our brides a unique and memorable wedding experience.The Urban Bridal Collaborative is hosting its free Fall Bridal Showcase on October 10, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Rose and Crown Salon.  Come enjoy complimentary champagne, treats, swag, giveaways and more!  Bring your bridal party for this fun night celebrating our brides.  We can’t wait to meet you.last_img read more

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Riyad Mahrez’s wife spotted with her FEET on the dashboard, speeding down the road!

first_imgAdvertisement 4tatyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8ezWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ezx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cnWould you ever consider trying this?😱lsroCan your students do this? 🌚tfRoller skating! Powered by Firework Riyad Mahrez, the Manchester City winger has more often than not made the news for the right reasons and even a shock Premier League trophy win with Leicester was one of them. However, wife Rita Mahrez has found herself in hot water after being seen driving with her feet up on the dashboard.Advertisement RIta has even put a footage off her doing this on her Instagram page but the wannabe popstar’s fans didn’t take it well. Neither did the authorities.Advertisement She was criticised by both major road safety groups in the UK and Rodney Kumar, spokesman for IAM RoadSmart, said: “Driving in this way is downright dangerous and could have led to a tragedy for not only the occupants of this car but other people on this motorway.“Posting a video like this to social media only makes it worse, as it shows a callous disregard for the welfare of other innocent road users – this video is nothing to be proud of, and utterly shameful.”Advertisement A Brake spokesperson added: “Resting your feet on a dashboard can be incredibly dangerous in the event of a crash, due to airbag deployment and vehicles being designed to protect those seated in a normal position.“We strongly advise for passengers to keep their feet in a vehicle’s footwell at all times when moving, and to always wear a seat-belt.”AA president Edmund King says Rita could find herself in trouble with authorities. Advertisementlast_img read more