first_imgNot right for everyoneOnly effective when the athlete is well hydrated and on a healthy diet Taking creatine to enhance fitness and performance has become second nature for a lot of professional players. Former England team nutritionist Roz Kadir explores the pros and cons of this supplement.A creatine supplement can help build power and energy. But is it the right supplement for you?Creatine is made from amino acids (animal produce) in the liver and kidneys, and transported to the muscles, where 95% of it is stored. The other5% is stored in the brain, heart and testes.In the 1990s it became extremely popular, often being the subject of extensive research, with over 200 peer-reviewed studies advocating its safety. Evidence shows that it’s not just an energy source for muscles but that it can also increase your strength.It’s believed that muscle stores of phosphocreatine are increased by taking a creatine supplement. This improves the ability to maintain power output during intensive exercise, so it’s recommended for anaerobic bursts of exercise, such as sprints.More recent studies at Louisiana State University show that it may delay muscle fatigue in endurance athletes, by boosting the lactate threshold and aiding recovery.However, it has also been blamed for causing dehydration, cramping, muscle strains and pulls, and kidney problems. The British Journal of Sports Medicine reviewed the literature, and found no scientific basis for any of these claims. It’s more likely that such injuries are the result of misuse, or over-enthusiastic increases in workout regimes, which can cause muscle tears or discomfort, so be aware of this risk.Creatine is not a magic potion that will miraculously add lean muscle to your body, but it can increase the speed and efficiency at which your body replenishes ATP (the fuel source muscles use). There are many products on the market: creatine monohydrate, creatine ethyl ester, creatine phosphate and creatine citrate. Some people find one works better for them than another but, as with any supplement, purity is essential, so buy from a reputable source that can guarantee this.Until recently, it was advised to have a loading phase, followed by a four to six-week cycle, but recent studies suggest this isn’t necessary.It’s best taken under the supervision of an expert. And it’s advisable to take it with protein and carbohydrate, and avoid using citrus fruit drinks as the acid will break it down. Have water instead.Those under the age of 18 shouldn’t take it, as there aren’t sufficient studies to show that it’s safe for younger athletes. Stick to diet until you’re older. And if you’re diabetic, or have any liver or kidney problems, then it’s also best avoided.And remember: creatine is not the Holy Grail. It doesn’t work for everyone, and to get the best from it you need to be eating a healthy, wholesome diet, free of junk food, and stay well hydrated at all times.Key Points:A supplement that can increase your strength and energy levelscenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Harlequins AFTER THE disappointment of last week’s close encounter with London Irish, Quins turn their attentions to their Northern rivals for Friday night’s away trip to Kingston Park in the Aviva Premiership(Kick off 8pm).Sitting in 7th place in the table, the tightly contested league sees Quins just 1 point off a valuable top 4 spot and the London side know that a win tomorrow night against Newcastle is vital.Director of Rugby, Conor O’Shea, makes only one change to the side that started last week against Irish.In the front row, Ceri Jones joins Joe Gray and James Johnston, with Joe Marler moving to the bench. Ollie Kohn and Pete Browne combine in the second row, with Maurie Fa’asavalu, Will Skinner and Chris Robshaw making up the back row.Dave Moore makes his second Premiership start at scrum-half, where he joins forces once again with Rory Clegg. Jordan Turner-Hall and Ugo Monye are the centre pairing, with Ollie Lindsay-Hague and Tom Williams starting on the wings. Mike Brown retains the number 15 shirt.Starting15. Mike Brown14. Tom Williams13. Ugo Monye12. Jordan Turner-Hall11. Ollie Lindsay-Hague10 Rory Clegg9. Dave Moore1. Ceri Jones2. Joe Gray READING, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Harlequins players observe a minutes silence prior to the start of the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Harlequins at the Madejski Stadium on February 26, 2011 in Reading, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images) center_img 3. James Johnston4. Ollie Kohn5. Pete Browne6. Maurie Fa’asavalu7. Will Skinner8. Chris Robshaw ©Replacements16. Chris Brooker17. Joe Marler18. Mark Lambert19. Tomas Vallejos20. Chris York21. Ben Urdapilleta 22. Tom Casson23. Ross Chisholmlast_img read more

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wycliff Palu (L) and Dean Mumm (R) Second rower Dean Mumm and No. 8 Wycliff Palu have re-signed with both Australian Rugby and the NSW Waratahs for another season. The pair have recommitted until the end of 2012, becoming the ninth and 10th off-contract players to have re-confirmed their playing futures in Australia this year.Palu made his state debut in 2003 and had his Super Rugby introduction two years later, before playing his first Test for Australia against England in 2006. The damaging ball-runner returned to duty during the Waratahs loss to the Cheetahs in Sydney two weeks ago, after an almost year-long absence from the field because of a knee ligament injury.He featured in the most recent of his 36 Tests when Australia beat Wales 33-12 in Cardiff to close the 2009 Spring Tour. The match was, at the time, the 19th, from a possible 28 Tests, to have featured the 28-year-old Manly club loose forward since the start of 2008. This year, he is bidding to attend his second Rugby World Cup after participating in the 2007 tournament in France.“Like everyone, it [the Rugby World Cup] is a massive goal for this year, but my decision to stay goes beyond that,” Palu says. “I’m a bit like all of the other guys who have re-signed recently: I’m really enjoying my rugby, at both state level and with the Wallabies, and want to keep going with it.“A lot of work has gone in over the last few years to build the Wallabies up, and you can sense that the team is on the up again and that some good times are ahead. It won’t be easy but I would like to see where things lead. I’m not alone in feeling that way.”Palu admits that the retention of so many of his state and national team-mates, including his good mate Tatafu Polota Nau, had been a lever in his own decision to stay, given that he did have other options.“It did play a part. We can all see the potential that is there, but we are only going to be able to fulfil that if we all stay around and stick together. Having been forced to watch for so long while I came back from injury, I’m looking forward to now being able to do my bit.”Palu showed Lazarus-like qualities during his last Wallaby tour, returning to star during the tour-ending drubbing of Wales on the 2009 trip only seven days after he had been taken from Murrayfield on a stretcher during the loss to Scotland.“Playing for Australia alongside my mates has always been important for me,” he says. “It was back then and nothing’s changed.”Friday night will see Palu line-up alongside his mates to make the 65th appearance of his Super Rugby career when the Waratahs host the Chiefs at the Sydney Football Stadium. Mumm will also be out there. He made his Super Rugby debut for the Waratahs against the Lions in 2007, and was introduced to the Test side the following season during Australia’s 18-12 win over Ireland in Melbourne.The brother of Sydney University coach Greg Mumm, and the son of Australian Rugby Union board member John Mumm, Dean enters 2011 having appeared on 32 occasions in Test matches for the Qantas Wallabies. He has missed just nine games since his international debut.The 27-year-old also captained the midweek Wallaby team to victories against Gloucester and the Cardiff Blues during the 2009 Spring Tour, and has twice led the Waratahs in Super Rugby matches.“Playing for the Wallabies was a massive honour when I first had the opportunity, and the aspiration to wear the national jersey remains,” Mumm says.Mumm is one of 28 new Test players to have been capped since Robbie Deans became Wallabies coach in 2008 and says sharing the experience with a large number who had come in at a similar time had provided incentive to stay in the country and keep going.“Obviously I started with the Wallabies at a time where there was a fair bit of change going on with a new coach, new ideas and an influx of new personnel but, while there have been a few bumps in terms of our performance, the consistency is coming,” Mumm says.“We saw that through the performances at the back end of the Tri Nations last year, and then on the Spring Tour. Those games; and especially the matches against South Africa in Bloemfontein, New Zealand in Hong Kong and France in Paris are great reference points for us heading into this year. They showed what the team is capable of, and also where we might get to if we can keep building on what we have created so far.center_img “Certainly the World Cup in New Zealand later in the year is a major goal, as is the Bledisloe Cup and Tri Nations tournament before it, but I think we are all thinking even beyond those events, in terms of where we think the team might get to. While I can’t speak for any of the others who have recently re-signed to stay on longer, actions do speak louder than words at times. The fact that so many off-contract guys want to stay put says to me that, like me, they can see some great possibilities ahead.”The full list of players that have re-signed with the Australian Rugby Union this year is: Adam Ashley-Cooper (NSW Waratahs), Stephen Moore (Brumbies), Ben Alexander (Brumbies), Drew Mitchell (NSW Waratahs), Berrick Barnes (NSW Waratahs), Tatafu Polota Nau (NSW Waratahs), Rob Horne (NSW Waratahs), Lachie Turner (NSW Waratahs), Dean Mumm (NSW Waratahs), Wycliff Palu (NSW Waratahs).last_img read more

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS MUNSTER (7) 19, LEINSTER (3) 9 (Thomond Park)Munster: Felix Jones; Doug Howlett(1T), Danny Barnes, Lifeimi Mafi, Keith Earls(1T); Ronan O’Gara(2C), Conor Murray; Marcus Horan, Damien Varley, John Hayes; Donncha O’Callaghan (sin bin 48-58), Paul O’Connell (capt); Donnacha Ryan, David Wallace, James Coughlan. Bench: Mike Sherry(+), Wian du Preez(+), Stephen Archer, Denis Leamy(+), Niall Ronan, Peter Stringer, Paul Warwick(+).Johne Murphy, Penalty Try:1.Replacements used: du Preez for Horan 53, Sherry for Varley 59, Leamy for O’Callaghan 68, Warwick for Jones 75.Leinster: Isa Nacewa; Shane Horgan, Brian O’Driscoll, Fergus McFadden, Luke Fitzgerald; Jonathan Sexton(3PG), Eoin Reddan; Heinke van der Merwe, Richardt Strauss, Mike Ross; Leo Cullen (capt), Nathan Hines; Sean O’Brien, Shane Jennings, Jamie Heaslip. Bench: Aaron Dundon(+), Cian Healy(+), Stan Wright(+), Devin Toner, Kevin McLaughlin(+), Paul O’Donohoe(+), Ian Madigan.Eoin O’Malley, Replacements used: Healy for van der Merwe 59, McLaughlin for O’Brien 59, Wright for Ross 69, Dundon for Jennings 70, O’Donohoe for Reddan 77. All that was good in the 2010/11 Magners League was on show for the Grand Final at a packed Thomond Park in  Limerick on Saturday.The team that finished top of the table after the regular 22 match league phase hosted the side that came second, but this season, unlike last, the result went to form.Top seeds, Munster, who had headed the table since Round 2 and were unbeaten at home during their entire campaign, recorded a second season’s victory over Leinster and in doing so claimed the Magners League Grand Final trophy.Leinster, for the second season in succession, came away with runners up medals, and missed the opportunity of becoming the first Celtic team to hold a domestic and European double.The exuberant supporters led to the sense of occasion with blue and red flags adorning Thomond Park, and a pulsating game was a fitting finale for the League’s title sponsors, Magners Irish Cider.28 MAY 2011center_img Scoring sequence: 12′ Howlett (T) 5-0, O’Gara (C) 7-0, 29′ Sexton (PG) 7-3, 49′ Sexton (PG) 7-6, 60′ Sexton (PG) 7-9, 66′ Earls (T) 12-9, 79′ Penalty Try (T) 17-9, O’Gara (C) 19-9.Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales) Attendance: 26100.last_img read more

LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Wallabies during the official farewell in SydneyThe group that recently hooked Australia’s first Tri Nations title in a decade have been rewarded for that performance by being retained as a unit for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup Pool C opener against Italy at North Harbour Stadium after the team was announced today.Australia beat New Zealand 25-20 at Brisbane 11 days ago to clinch the Southern Hemisphere championship.Wallabies coach Robbie Deans and his fellow selectors, Coaching coordination David Nucifora and Assistant Coach Jim Williams, have chosen to make no changes to the starting XV from that occasion for this weekend’s assignment.This decision means that Queensland Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper will retain the goal-kicking duties, after returning four from six in the pressure-filled atmosphere last time out. While no place has been found amongst the run on group for regular goal-kicker James O’Connor, who is returning from a one match disciplinary suspension; the 21-year-old, who spent the early years of his life in Auckland, has been included on the substitutes bench.The selection of O’Connor is one of three changes to the bench from that fielded in Brisbane, with front-rowers hooker Tatafu Polota Nau and prop James Slipper returning from injury. Slipper and Polota Nau both made their playing comebacks recently for the Australian Barbarians during the 38-14 win over Canada on the Gold Coast.Four of the players selected in the match night squad today boast previous Rugby World Cup experience.Second rower Dan Vickerman, who will play his 59th Test, features in his third tournament after appearing in the 2003 and 2007 editions of the event, while winger Adam Ashley-Cooper, flanker Rocky Elsom and hooker Stephen Moore all attended the sixth Rugby World Cup in France four years ago.While Australia has never been defeated by Italy, the Azzurri have caused their share of problems for the Wallabies in recent meetings, with the tourists needing a late try to escape in Padua in 2008, and also being flattered by a final minute try during a competitive 32-14 win last November in Florence.Just seven of Australia’s starting line up from last year’s contest – fullback Kurtley Beale, winger Ashley-Cooper, Cooper, flankers David Pocock and Elsom, prop Ben Alexander and hooker Moore – will also start this weekend. Starting XV:15. Kurtley Beale                (NSW Waratahs)14. Adam Ashley-Cooper  (Brumbies)13. Anthony Fainga’a        (Queensland Reds)12. Pat McCabe                  (Brumbies)11. Digby Ioane                  (Queensland Reds)10. Quade Cooper              (Queensland Reds)9. Will Genia                        (Queensland Reds)8. Radike Samo                   (Queensland Reds)7. David Pocock                  (Western Force)6. Rocky Elsom                   (Brumbies)5. James Horwill                 (Queensland Reds, captain)4. Dan Vickerman               (NSW Waratahs)3. Ben Alexander                (Brumbies)2. Stephen Moore              (Brumbies)1. Sekope Kepu                   (NSW Waratahs)Reserves:16. Tatafu Polota Nau       (NSW Waratahs)17. James Slipper                (Queensland Reds)18. Rob Simmons                (Queensland Reds)19. Ben McCalman             (Western Force)20. Scott Higginbotham    (Queensland Reds)21. Luke Burgess                 (NSW Waratahs)22. James O’Connor          (Western Force) Italy has since beaten France in the Six Nations, with Deans warning his men that they must move on from the emotion of last month’s Tri Nations success quickly.“They’re a good team,” he says of the Italians. “They showed it when they beat France earlier in the year, they should have beaten Ireland in that tournament as well, and have also shown it playing against Australia in recent years.“As a jump off point for the tournament, this match is critical. Italy will test us, especially at the set piece. If we are not up to the mark in all aspects of our game, we will be vulnerable. We have recent experience of that earlier in the year [during the loss] against Samoa.”While Italy has competed at all six previous Rugby World Cups, the Azzurri has never made the tournament’s second round.Deans believes that goal is within reach for the Italians this time around, after watching on in person as Italy was edged by a late Ronan O’Gara dropped goal during an 11-13 defeat to Pool C rivals Ireland at Rome during the opening match of the last Six Nations.“Their belief in terms of being able to perform more consistently at this level is growing,” Deans says. “I saw that in Rome earlier in the year and it manifested itself later in the Six Nations when they knocked off France. They’ll be determined to make a statement first up in this tournament, and will see this as a great time to be getting us!”Australia v Italy – North Harbour Stadium, Auckland on Sunday (4:30 BST) SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 05: The Wallabies pose for fans during the official Australian Wallabies Rugby World Cup 2011 farewell at Sydney Town Hall on September 5, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images) read more

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Creating legacy is very difficult if you don’t play well, and there’s a good chance England will not make it beyond the pools, at which point the tournament could well go a little flat. Win the thing, and the sport can go places it has never been before and finally shed the rather elitist, Barbour-wearing, prawn sandwich-guzzling image it currently holds in the public consciousness.It’s the biggest Rugby World Cup ever, and there’s never been more to lose. By Will MacphersonThis should be the greatest Rugby World Cup ever. There, I’ve said it.I’ve joined the hype brigade. Biggest, best, brashest, any which way you square it, it’s massive: all that money, those marketers, the stadia.Even the conversation will be bigger than ever, and more people will be talking about it. This is, after all, only the second World Cup since Twitter was really a thing, and the internet – especially on our phones – has gone places we could barely have imagined since 2011. Hashflags are a gimmick, but they’re pretty cool.Right now, for the players this tournament represents a vast desert of opportunity, just space to fill with wins, real-life memories and that-ever-so tenuous concept of “legacy”.>>> Rugby World Cup fixturesIt’s time for them to make legends of themselves and they can do that in many different ways. There’s going full Wilko, and creating the history with the champagne moment. There’s doing a Pienaar, and becoming a cultural icon.You can do a Stephen Donald, and be a bolt from the blue, you can do a Rupeni Caucau and score some iconic tries, or you can burn a legend, like Takudza Ngwenya. With 20 teams of wildly differing ability there’s space for all-time greats, cult heroes and everything in between.The truth is though – and this seems sacrilegious to type just hours before the tournament begins – that most won’t. Pick through the pre-tournament nonsense, and it dawns that most will leave disappointed, some as failures, bottlers, and letdowns. Some, of course, have more to lose than others.>>> Analysis – Why New Zealand still need Richie McCaw and Dan CarterThe All Blacks have a title to lose. They have been ranked No.1 since before the last edition of the tournament and you can count their defeats since then on one hand, and you wouldn’t need a couple of digits.They’re the best team, and anything less than landing at Auckland Airport in early November with Will Webb Ellis in tow constitutes a failure. Having never won it outside New Zealand, that they have that cross to bear too; most of their records are very welcome, but that one hangs heavy – fail to win the thing and Aussie taunts last four years longer. Australia, mind, have as much to lose as anyone. Their recent history doesn’t make for terribly pretty reading, and Union has lost ground to every other footballing code in the country in the last decade.>>> Who is Australia’s best midfield playmaker?Aussie Rules is on the charge and looking unstoppable, the NRL is beamed worldwide and taking chunks out of former union strongholds and football is flying too – the A-League’s standard is rising and kids are growing up wanting to kick a round ball not an oval one.Throw in the fact that that the ARU is a shambles that can’t keep hold of its best commodities because it can’t pay them what they are worth, and the sport really isn’t looking in great shape in Australia.A big tournament for the Wallabies then? Sure is, but life isn’t going to be easy. There’s that torrid pool, for starters. But capturing attention back home is going to be tough too, with antisocial kick-off times (the showpiece 8pm kick-offs in the UK are 5am in Australia), while the major Australian media outlets will be watching from home after a rights dispute.Column inches, you’d suspect, won’t be bulging with all the fun of the fair, which will do no favours for the many Aussies back home wanting a taste of the tournament. That said, Wallaby fans will travel in numbers, as they always do. The future of the sport in their country is on the line, so that wondrous backline better step right about now.>>> Analysis: How centres Sam Burgess and Henry Slade combined for England against FranceFinally to England. Here, there are huge amounts on the line. As Ali Williams made crystal clear earlier in the week, everyone loves to beat England because they’re seen as uppity and arrogant. Matt Dawson, as you no doubt saw, has done them no favours on that count.But Stuart Lancaster has insisted that this batch are not uppity and arrogant, and he’s probably right, although there was certainly something paradoxical about him saying those words while sat next to a roaring fire in a 19th century country house in Surrey.The focus under Lancaster has been on culture and legacy, which is admirable, but they are a green team and it would be a surprise to see Chris Robshaw lifting the trophy on October 31. With a home World Cup such a unique, once in a generation (and perhaps once in a lifetime now, given the emerging markets World Rugby are taking the game to), that seems a shame.center_img Stephen Moore, Richie McCaw and Chris Robshaw (Getty Images) There is a lot to be gained at this Rugby World Cup, but who are the teams that have the most to lose over the course of the tournament?last_img read more

first_imgA look back at memorable fixtures from Five/Six Nations history Eight great England v Wales matchesSince 1882, England and Wales have played each other 124 times in the championship in its various guises – Home Nations, Five Nations and Six Nations. England edge the long-running rivalry having emerged victorious 57 times compared to Wales’ 55 wins. There have also been 12 draws.Since the inception of the Five Nations, there have been some memorable fixtures that have produced emphatic scorelines, controversial moments and unexpected victories of the underdog. As Wales welcome England to the Principality Stadium on Saturday, we look back at some of the most thrilling encounters between the two nations before the latest instalment of this intense rivalry. Related: Six Nations Fixtures Eight great England v Wales matches1970 – England 13-17 WalesIt must have been demoralising trying to get a start at scrum-half ahead of Gareth Edwards, but Ray ‘Chico’ Hopkins did get his flickering moment of fame in a Wales jersey.At Twickenham in 1970, captain Edwards ran into the referee, Robert Calmet, in a hefty collision. Calmet retired hurt, handing the whistle to touchjudge Johnny Johnson, while Edwards lasted until 20 minutes from time before giving way to Maesteg’s uncapped youngster, Hopkins.His side was in a predicament, trailing 13-6 with Tony Novak having scored for England and made another for David Duckham, and Mervyn Davies and Barry John replying.Now the luck swung Wales’ way. Untidy scrum ball forced Chico towards the touchline where he put JPR Williams in for a try. Then, in stoppage time, England threw long at a lineout on their line and it soared over everyone for the grateful Chico to score.JPR, a reluctant kicker with Edwards off the park, converted for a 14-13 lead and there was still time for Barry John to land a 40m drop-goal.“In a strange way, the fact we lost Gareth helped us to win the game because England relaxed,” said JPR Williams, who was to win all 11 of his clashes against England from 1969-81.It was the first time that either side had come back from a ten-point deficit and as Chico told Huw Richards for the book The Red and the White:  “A lot of people think this is the only game I ever played because I sat on the bench to Gareth Edwards about 21 times.” 1974 – England 16-12 WalesOf the ten encounters between these two nations in the 1970s, Wales completely and utterly dominated their neighbours by winning nine of them. During this period of Welsh rugby superiority, England were far from at their best for this 1974 fixture. It was the final game of the tournament, England had managed a solitary draw against France, with defeats against Scotland and Ireland leaving them in contention for the Wooden Spoon. And yet England beat Wales – a victory that denied the Welsh the title.Alan Old and Geoff Evans advanced upfield with neat interplay, before the ball found its way out to the left wing, where David Duckham cleverly side-stepped the Welsh defender to score the opening try. Old was unable to convert, but he made amends for the mistake by scoring from a penalty later in the half. A patchy and disjointed game ensued. A mistake from an England lineout allowed Mervyn Davies in for a try, with Phil Bennett also taking advantage of the error by converting. Bennett also scored a penalty just before the break as Wales took a 9-7 lead going into half-time. At this stage, Wales’ incredible record against England looked set to continue. However, they weren’t able to establish their superiority. Andy Ripley bundled the ball over for a try at the start of the second half, putting England back in the ascendancy, although far from in control of the match. The try was duly converted by Old, who also scored another penalty to swing the tie further in England’s favour after Bennett slotted two penalties of his own.The game wasn’t without controversy either, with the referee’s decision to not award JJ Williams a try in the dying embers of the game met with contention. After outpacing England’s defence, it was unclear whether the Welshman fell on or off the ball, as the referee deemed the contact insufficient for a try. 1991 – Wales 6-25 EnglandEngland’s seismic 34-6 win against Wales at Twickenham the season before this led to Wales head coach John Ryan’s resignation. Yet England still had a point to prove as they arrived in Cardiff in 1991 having not won in Wales for 28 years. England defiantly kept Wales from scoring a try in the opening exchanges, pushing them back to just a metre from the try-line before conceding a penalty for their aggressive efforts. Penalties seemed the order of the afternoon, as England’s Simon Hodgkinson kicked seven throughout the course of the match – a record at the time – while forward Mike Teague scored the only try after powering his way through the Welsh defence in the second half. England beat Wales in Cardiff for the first time in 28 years in 1991 (Getty Images)England broke the hoodoo of a barren period of results since 1963 when facing Wales in their own backyard and Hodgkinson added another 11 penalties to his collection en route to the Grand Slam, proving invaluable to the English who hadn’t won the Five Nations since 1980 prior to their 1991 triumph.1998 – England 60-26 WalesAn annihilation of the highest order, England became the first team in Five Nations history to score more than half a century of points, scoring more tries in one afternoon than Wales had conceded against them throughout the entire 1970s. Clearly, this was a period of dominance England was revelling in, winning 13 of the 15 championship fixtures between 1990 and 2004. This fixture remains the most points England have scored against Wales in the championship, despite Wales starting strongly. Allan Bateman scored two tries early on to provide some promise at Twickenham, putting them 12-6 ahead after just shy of half-an-hour’s play. However, Wales capitulated before half-time, unable to gather themselves as England blitzed 21 points past them in a seven-minute spell. Throughout this match England were simply superior, toying with the Welsh through sharp interchanges, offloads and side-steps. Unable to legally stop players such as David Rees and Kyran Bracken, Wales conceded over countless penalties, allowing England to constantly gain ground closer to the try-line. Paul Grayson’s near faultless kicking proved pivotal in capitalising on Welsh mistakes, as he also converted seven tries and two further penalties. Kyran Bracken helped England to a big win over Wales (Getty Images)Wales managed four tries of their own throughout the course of the 80 minutes, but England’s eight dwarfed any resurgence from the team from across the Severn Bridge.   1999 – Wales 32-31 EnglandOf all Wales’ 57 wins against England, this is their most satisfying. The Red Rosers were used to thumping Wales in that era and accusations of arrogance – so often wrongly labelled – had substance this time as Clive Woodward’s men commandeered the home changing room at Wembley despite it being a Wales home game.There was a carnival atmosphere, with Tom Jones, Max Boyce and and the Stereophonics ramping up the noise pre-match. Barely had the strains of Delilah faded than Dan Luger was scoring England’s first try, Steve Hanley and Richard Hill also crossing before the break.But Neil Jenkins’ six first-half penalties kept Wales in touch. And early in the second half, the fly-half put Shane Howarth over from a miss pass and converted for 25-25. Game on.With some ten minutes remaining, England led 31-25 and Woodward demanded within earshot of the Welsh bench that English ribbons be displayed on the Six Nations trophy.On 76 minutes, England chose not to go for goal from distance – a kick that would have secured a Grand Slam – and Tim Rodber then conceded a penalty for not wrapping his arms in a tackle. From Chris Wyatt’s off-the-top lineout ball, Scott Quinnell charged it up and offloaded for Scott Gibbs to wrong-foot four defenders. Cue delirium.The conversion wasn’t a sitter but Jenkins nailed it for one of the great upsets. “It was immense. To walk around Wembley stadium and see people crying, it was huge,” said Wales forwards coach Lynn Howells. “Woodward never came near us after the match.”        The result denied England a record fifth consecutive Triple Crown as well as a Slam, and handed the last-ever Five Nations trophy to Scotland. Woodward was so shocked that he couldn’t sleep that night and ended up driving to his office at 4.30am and having a cup of tea and a fag with the security guards.  2001 – Wales 15-44 EnglandEngland inflicted Wales’ largest-ever defeat in Cardiff on the opening day of the 2001 Six Nations with a resounding victory at the Millennium Stadium. Welsh fans arrived at the stadium expectantly, hoping to witness Neil Jenkins’s 1000th point. Instead, they left with a sour taste of an exceptional team and, most notably, individual performance. Will Greenwood put Wales to the sword with a ruthless hat-trick of tries. Despite starting questionably, England soon kicked into gear as they became more comfortable with their hostile surroundings. With England’s backs at the time being criticised for not finishing off the work of the forwards, this is a game in which they shone instead.Four minutes after Jenkins’s missed penalty in the opening exchanges of the game, Jonny Wilkinson broke Wales’ defensive line through both some sharp handling and poor Welsh anticipation. Offloading inside to Greenwood, with what Welsh fans argued was a forward pass, the centre was able to score his first of the afternoon.Just two minutes later, Greenwood capitalised on more swift passing from England. As the ball worked its way across the field, Iain Balshaw, who stretched Wales’ back-line all afternoon, darted inside one Welsh challenge before being tackled five metres from the line. However, Greenwood was on hand for a quick offload, skipping over Balshaw to scramble the ball over the line.Greenwood completed his hat-trick just minutes into the second half. After England charged down a Welsh kick under their goalposts, the ball worked its way across to the blonde bombshell. Swift interplay with Austin Healey allowed Greenwood to emphatically dive for the line to complete his hat-trick in style. 2008 – England 19-26 WalesWarren Gatland has described his ten years as Wales’ head coach as an “emotional roller coaster” – and his very first match was exactly that. With little time to prepare for the 2008 opener at Twickenham, he chose 13 Ospreys alongside Mark Jones and Martyn Williams, who he had talked out of retirement. It was a record representation, exceeding the ten Cardiff players who faced England at the same ground in 1948. A shambolic first-half performance ensued and but for a vital tackle by Huw Bennett on Paul Sackey, England might have been out of sight. As it was, they led 16-6 at the break, Toby Flood their try-scorer, and only one outcome seemed possible.However, injuries now took their toll. England lost four players during the match, most significantly flankers Lewis Moody and Tom Rees, which led to lock Ben Kay coming on in the back row. Mike Tindall also went off and England’s game fell apart, Jonny Wilkinson throwing a wild pass to debutant Danny Cipriani.The tide turned. James Hook set up Lee Byrne for a try and Mike Phillips crashed over after a move sparked by his charge-down. Wales scored 20 points in 13 minutes to turn the match on its head and left England coach Brian Ashton to ruminate: “We said we wouldn’t feed the Welsh and ended up taking out all the food we had and putting it on a plate for them.”Wales went on to win a Grand Slam, conceding only two tries in the entire championship – a feather in the cap for new defence coach Shaun Edwards.  2013 – Wales 30-3 England “As we walked down the tunnel we could literally feel the noise. The stadium was rumbling,” said Adam Jones of the day Wales pulverised Stuart Lancaster’s Grand Slam dreams. “That day the Millennium Stadium felt like a sanctified cathedral with hysterical worshippers being whipped into a frenzy.”The prop says he knew by the anthems that Wales would triumph and, although it took a while to shake England off, the writing was on the wall once Alex Cuthbert crossed twice in ten second-half minutes to build on a 12-3 lead forged by Leigh Halfpenny’s four penalties.The first try saw the big wing swat off Mike Brown after Ken Owens’s turnover, the second was a majestic team score that included a deft dummy and pass by Justin Tipuric, getting a rare start in the absence of Dan Lydiate.Penalised heavily in the scrum, England’s humiliation saw the title ripped from their grasp by Wales on points difference. It remains Wales’ biggest-ever win over their old rivals, albeit that a 25-0 rout in 1905 would exceed it (39-0) under modern scoring values.That night, the Ospreys in the Welsh side were driven in a fleet of Porsche jeeps to enjoy a slap-up meal. It was a day of feasting.    TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sam Warburton on the charge during the 2013 victory (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.last_img read more

first_imgFrance win 32-30 in Paris to take title race to final match Wales are still favourites to lift the title given their superior points difference, but they will have to wait to see how France-Scotland plays out on Friday night. France reduced the deficit with a penalty but Wales then piled on more pressure. Their maul was rolling with serious momentum from a lineout in the 22 before it was brought down. The ball then made its way to Louis Rees-Zammit on the wing and he looked to have touched down in the corner, but the TMO review showed he’d grounded it against the base of the flag so it was in-goal. No try.Louis Rees-Zammit is denied a try by the base of the flag (AFP/Getty Images)Wales did get a penalty for the collapsed maul to restore a ten-point lead at 30-20 – and Mohamed Haouas was sent to the sin-bin. However, being reduced in number seemed to flick a switch for France.They pitched camp in the Wales 22 as the visitors conceded a succession of penalties and Dulin eventually crossed after several minutes in that area. Yet Barnes had another intervention to make as TMO having spotted foul play in the build-up.France second-row Paul Willemse was red-carded for a clearout at a ruck on Wyn Jones where his hand made contact with the prop’s eye area, and that meant Dulin’s try was ruled out.Yet in the final ten minutes, it was France who had the man advantage as Wales had Faletau and Liam Williams sin-binned in quick succession.The pressure kept building close to the Welsh line and France did get over a few times but Wales kept managing to hold them out until the 77th minute. It was then that Gregory Alldritt broke from a five-metre scrum and got to within a few centimetres. Ollivon then picked up and dotted down, Ntamack converted and the gap was down to three points.Wales went deep with the restart and France had to attack from their own half, but a knock-on gave possession to Wales. The visitors looked like they could close out the Slam in the final minutes but conceded a penalty for sealing off as they worked through a series of pick-and-goes around halfway. France launched from a lineout just outside the 22 and after multiple phases Dulin went over in the corner. Dulin chipped over the Welsh defence, Matthieu Jalibert collected the ball and passed inside to Antoine Dupont, who ran over under the posts.Back came Wales – again. Liam Williams linked with Taulupe Faletau to take play close to the line and then Josh Navidi burrowed over from a metre out.Wales took the lead for the first time when Biggar slotted a penalty in the 25th minute but France were back level before half-time when Romain Ntamack – on after Jalibert failed an HIA – put over a penalty of his own.Josh Navidi scored a first-half try for Wales (Getty Images)Both teams were still playing going into the closing stages of the half but neither could find another breakthrough. Wales did that early in the second period, though. First came another Biggar penalty and then a big moment in the 50th minute.Faletau fed replacement scrum-half Tomos Williams from the top of a lineout and play went to the left, to the right and then back to the left. With the French defence closing down space fast, Justin Tipuric put a grubber in behind into the opposition 22. Josh Adams kicked the ball inside, Williams popped the ball off the deck to Adams, who got over the line.There was a lengthy TMO review as they checked for offside, obstruction and knock-ons, and once those elements were cleared it came down to the grounding. Referee Luke Pearce had awarded an on-field try and while there was a hand under the ball at the end of the replay, TMO Wayne Barnes said: “It’s not clearly held up throughout, therefore I can’t overrule.” Try. You can’t give these @francerugby backs even an inch of space.Sumptuous score from Dupont #GuinnessSixNations #FRAvWAL— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) March 20, 2021 Late Brice Dulin try denies Wales a Grand Slam Brice Dulin scored the match-winning try with the clock in the red as France beat Wales 32-30 at the Stade de France in Paris to deny the visitors a Six Nations Grand Slam.It was a frenetic, chaotic game that was full of drama, with momentum swinging one way and then the other, and it ended with only 27 players on the pitch as France received a red card and Wales two yellows. Wales were quick to level things up. Gareth Davies was held up over the line by Charles Ollivon and from the subsequent five-metre scrum, there were a series of strong carries that took Wales closer to the line before Dan Biggar hit a hard line to power over. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img The destination of the championship will now be determined by Friday’s match between France and Scotland. The French need to beat Scotland with a bonus point and overhaul Wales’ better points differential – France have a points difference of 41 and Wales 61 so the French need to beat Scotland by 21 points.So how did the game play out? It was tight throughout, with nothing to choose between the sides at half-time with the scores at 17-17.Romain Taofifenua got the opening try after six minutes as France pummelled the Welsh line following a five-metre lineout. The second-row picked up the ball and stretched for the line to give the hosts the lead. Then the pendulum swung back towards France, the home side showing how ruthlessly efficient they can be as they counter-attacked from an average Welsh clearance. Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. TAGS: Highlight Brice Dulin scores the winning try for France (AFP/Getty Images) Midway through the second half it looked like Wales were set to seal a fifth Slam of the Six Nations era, following those in 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2019, as they led 30-20 and had the experience to close the game out.Instead, France dominated possession and territory in the final quarter, taking advantage of Welsh infringements, and eventually gaps appeared in the wall of red shirts – the yellow cards clearly not helping – as Charles Ollivon and Dulin got over.last_img read more

first_img 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Asia Tags Anglican Communion, Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments are closed. Submit an Event Listing By ACNS staffPosted Jun 12, 2014 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Joseph F Foster says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA June 12, 2014 at 9:56 pm Laudable possibly, but this thing is full of misinformation. It claims that hate speech is a crime, but not in Japan if Japanese law has not made it a crime. Hate speech is certainly not a crime in the United States of America, and the United Nations Organization and its Articles 4a and b can not “require” either the United States of America or the Empire of Japan to make it one. Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Comments (1) Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Anglican Communion News Service] Japanese Anglicans have strongly condemned racism in the country and vowed “to eradicate hate crime and hate speech and strive to establish a true multiracial and mutlicultural society.”In a statement issued after their 61st synod, representatives of Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican/Episcopal Church in Japan) Synod pulled no punches as they criticized a lack of government legislation against hate crimes and hate speech.“Hate speech is now rampant in Japan,” it said. “The targets range from ethnic Koreans to various social minorities such as other Asians, foreigners in general, [people considered to be from lower castes], Okinawans, atomic bomb survivors, Ainu people, and sexual minorities.“Negating and ignoring the very existence of victims, hate speech is a serious crime that physically and mentally scars people in a profound way.”The statement was signed by representatives of the houses of bishops, clergy and laity as well as members of the Committee for Peace and Justice and the Youth Committee.It pointed out that Japan is one of only five countries that have limited their support for an international convention on eliminating racial discrimination. It also highlighted groups such as Zaitokukai (translated as Citizens against the Special Privileges of Korean Residents) that have held “dreadfully racist public demonstrations”.The bold statement made the Synod’s feelings quite clear: “In this globalizing modern world, a multiracial and multicultural society is not just an inevitable consequence, but is an ideal that must be actively worked towards. The racist movements are totally against our goal and should never be tolerated as “freedom of expression”.“[With] the merciful Lord going before us, (Psalm 59:10), we vow to eradicate hate crime and hate speech and will strive to establish a true multiracial and multicultural society.”Read the full declaration below:The 61st General Synod of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai, Resolution 25Declaration of Support for the Eradication of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech and the Creation of a True Multiracial and Multicultural Society by the NSKK (Nippon Sei Ko Kai, the Anglican/Episcopal Church in Japan)Submitters:Diocese of OsakaHouse of Bishops: The Rt. Revd. Osamu Onishi(Bishop in charge of human-rights issues)House of Clergy: Revd. Akira Iwaki, Revd. Makoto YamamotoDiocese of KyotoHouse of Bishops: The Rt. Revd. Takashi KochiHouse of Clergy: The Revd. Yutaka Kuroda, The Revd. Izumi Ida,Diocese of TokyoHouse of Bishops: The Rt. Revd. Nobumichi OhataHouse of Clergy: The Revd. Tazu SasamoriHouse of Laity: Ms. Keiko KurosawaCommittee for Justice and Peace: The Rt. Revd. Ichiro ShibusawaYouth Committee: The Revd. Satoshi Kobayashicenter_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC We declare the adoption of the following statement at the 61st general synod“The NSKK declares its unanimous support for the eradication of hate crime and hate speech and for the creation of a truly multiracial and multicultural society”Description:Since the latter half of the first decade of the 21st century, racist groups such as Zaitokukai (Citizens against the Special Privileges of Korean Residents; formed in 2007) have continuously held, as “active conservatives,” dreadfully racist public demonstrations. In December 2009 they raided Kyoto Chosen Shokyu Gakko (Korean elementary school) while children were still in class, and severely traumatized not only children but also school officials, and the local community. This triggered a broad recognition of the term “hate speech” in the Japanese society.The historically accurate view of Japanese invasions and their subsequent military reign in Asia based upon colonialism, imperialism and militarism after the Meiji Restoration has not been properly atoned for. Furthermore, the former colonized peoples’ persecution, forced assimilation and subjugation by ethnocentric policies have not been fully acknowledged. In particular Korean people and their descendants have borne the brunt of this history. This is arguably the root of the current problems surrounding ethnic Koreans in Japan.The NSKK has promoted a convivial society through the restoration of St. Gabriel Church in the Diocese of Osaka and support of the NSKK Ikuno Center (a community center located in an ethnic Korean area), and through mutual exchanges and cooperation with the Anglican Church of Korea. In the meantime, “Anti-Korean sentiment” has become conspicuous, particularly on Internet blogs and demonstrations held in predominantly ethnically Korean communities. A rightward trend in Japanese politics, in evidence of the aforesaid lack of remorse for Japan’s military colonization, has become more and more prevalent.As hate speech is now rampant in Japan, the targets range from ethnic Koreans to various social minorities such as other Asians, foreigners in general, “Burakumin (*see below)” outcasts, Okinawans, atomic bomb survivors, Ainu people, and sexual minorities. Negating and ignoring the very existence of victims, hate speech is a serious crime that physically and mentally scars people in a profound way.In November 2013, the Kyoto District Court made a landmark ruling that the December 2009 school attack was considered a deliberately discriminatory action. In regard to hate speech in Japan, the United Nations formally urged the Japanese government to take measures against it on February 2014. Although Japan has been a member of International Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), Japan is one of only five countries that have made reservations on Article 4(a) and (b) condemning hate crime and hate speech, and the United Nations strongly requires the member states to withdraw these reservations. While western countries extensively regulate hate crime and hate speech to protect racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities based on remorse over their own historically documented racial atrocities (typified by the Holocaust), Japan still has almost no legislation for regulating hate crimes and hate speech.The bible records the outcries of people threatened by hatred and accusations.Save me from the contempt from those trample on me. My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts – the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords. – Psalm 57:4-5.See what they spew from their mouths – the words are sharp as swords. Who can bear such words from their lips? – Psalm 59:7.The Psalms tell us that the Lord is full of compassion and mercy for those who are threatened, and goes in front of them (Psalm 59:10). The Lord once ordered the Israelites not to persecute foreigners (Deuteronomy 24:19) and to protect their life and rights (Leviticus 19:10, Deuteronomy 10:18). And the Lord has promised that the day as “they shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees, and no one shall make them afraid (Micah 4:4.)” will come, and want us to live towards that day.In this globalizing modern world, a multiracial and multicultural society is not just an inevitable consequence but is an ideal that must be actively worked towards. The racist movements are totally against our goal and should never be tolerated as “freedom of expression”. Following the merciful Lord going in front, (Psalm 59:10), we vow to eradicate hate crime and hate speech and will strive to establish a true multiracial and multicultural society.(*Burakumin are ethnically Japanese, but are members of caste restricted to certain areas of residence, descent and occupations , in particular abattoirs, meat processing, garbage collecting, or leather working. Considered unclean, burakumin for centuries have suffered continuously from segregation and degradation as outcasts. Their official numbers vary, but most estimates put their population at around two million.)Article 4(a) and (b) of ICERD(a) Shall declare an offence punishable by law all dissemination of ideas based on racial superiority or hatred, incitement to racial discrimination, as well as all acts of violence or incitement to such acts against any race or group of persons of another colour or ethnic origin, and also the provision of any assistance to racist activities, including the financing thereof;(b) Shall declare illegal and prohibit organizations, and also organized and all other propaganda activities, which promote and incite racial discrimination, and shall recognize participation in such organizations or activities as an offence punishable by law;All churches and dioceses of the NSKK have supported and prayed for the NSKK Ikuno Center which was established in 1992 for the purpose of supporting a local community where non-Japanese residents (mostly, but not exclusively, ethnic Koreans) and Japanese residents could live harmoniously together. The NSKK had declared in 2012 its dedication to “create a communion in which we walk together with each individual person, respect the dignity of individual life and positively encounter people, without simply grouping them as “aged”, “youth”, “female”, “male”, “children”, “disabled”, “foreigners””. Recent activities of Zaitokukai and its sympathizers, which clearly violate human rights, are totally against this declaration of the NSKK, and we hereby steadfastly declare our position with this resolution. Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Anglicans: ‘We vow to eradicate hate crimes, hate speech in Japan’ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

first_imgMississippi diocese ordains Brian Seage as bishop coadjutor New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET John Barton says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET House of Bishops, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Consecrations, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK September 30, 2014 at 6:16 pm May God Almighty bless Bishop Seage and his family as he begins his Bishopric and they also enter a new phase of their own lives. Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL 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 Submit a Job Listing 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 Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments (1) The Rt. Rev. Brian Seage and his family, the Rev. Kyle Seage, and daughters, Katie and Betsy, are greeted by members of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi and visitors from throughout the church after Seage’s ordination-consecration. Photo: Jim Carrington[Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi] The Very Rev. Brian Richard Seage was ordained and consecrated bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi on Sept. 27 at a service at the Jackson Convention Complex.Seage was elected on May 3 at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Jackson, and received the required consents from a majority of bishops and standing committees of the Episcopal Church.  He will succeed the Rt. Rev. Duncan M. Gray, III, as the 10th bishop of Mississippi when Gray retires in February 2015.Bishops throughout the Episcopal Church attended the ordination-consecration, including Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who was the chief consecrator. Also in attendance was Los Angeles Bishop Jon Bruno, who was a co-consecrator at the service. Bruno was a formative influence to Seage as an adolescent growing up in the church in southern California. Other co-consecrators were Gray, Bishop Shannon Johnston of Virginia, and the Rt. Rev. Alfred Clark Marble, former bishop of Mississippi.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori prepares to consecrate the Very Rev. Brian Seage as bishop coadjutor. Other co-consecrators pictured are (from left) Virginia Bishop Shannon Johnston; Mississippi Bishop Duncan M. Gray, III; Los Angeles Bishop Jon Bruno; and the Rt. Rev. Alfred Clark Marble, Jr., former bishop of Mississippi. Photo: Jim CarringtonOlympia Bishop Greg Rickel, a seminary classmate of Seage, preached at the service. Rickel wove a theme of Seage’s lifelong love of surfing together in a captivating homily on why the ministry of bishops continues to exist in the church.Seage was elected as bishop coadjutor during his tenure as rector at St. Columb’s in Ridgeland, Mississippi, where he served since 2005. He was also the dean of the Central Convocation of the Diocese of Mississippi where he helped coordinate and enable the ministry of Episcopal clergy in central Mississippi.He holds an undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University and a Master of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest. He has been a priest since 1998.From 1997-98, Seage served as curate at St. John’s, Ocean Springs, and then as rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Diamondhead from 1998-2005, growing both attendance and programming in the parish. A successful building program was completed and average Sunday attendance doubled during his ministry at St. Thomas.Seage was called to St. Columb’s in Ridgeland in 2005. St. Columb’s attendance and programming grew under his leadership and a large building project was completed as well.Before entering the priesthood, Seage served as director of youth ministry for St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in his native Thousand Oaks, California. In this large, program-size church he managed a team of volunteers to support both the junior high and senior high youth groups, assisted with chapel at St. Patrick’s Day School, and coordinated the congregation’s Habitat for Humanity program.In the Diocese of Mississippi, Seage served as a Fresh Start facilitator and was on the diocese’s Executive Committee from 2006 through 2009. He was also a member of the diocesan Restructure Task Force.Seage has been a camp director at Camp Bratton-Green every summer since 2006 and will continue that ministry during his episcopacy. He also served on the Gray Center Board of Managers. While at St. Thomas, he served on the board of trustees for Coast Episcopal School.Brian and his wife, Kyle, who is rector at St. Philip’s in Jackson, are parents to two daughters, Katie and Betsy.Seage told the crowd gathered from throughout the Diocese of Mississippi and the nation, “Thank you to so many, especially to those who have traveled so far to attend, especially family and friends from Thousand Oaks, California. To be called to this office by the people of the Diocese of Mississippi on behalf of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is humbling beyond words. The people of this diocese have ministered to my family and me in so many amazing ways. It is an honor to join with the faithful of this diocese in this new relationship.”— The Rev. Scott Lenoir is the editor of the Mississippi Episcopalian. Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA By Scott LenoirPosted Sep 29, 2014 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY People Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more