Top League boss Coetzee hired to lead Springboks

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES South Africa, Springboks, Top League, Kobe Kobelco Steelers, Allister Coetzee, South African Rugby Union KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 JOHANNESBURG – Allister Coetzee made the big jump from coaching Top League side Kobe Kobelco Steelers to running South Africa on Tuesday, when the appointment was announced by the South African Rugby Union.A former Springbok assistant, Coetzee coached Steelers to a fourth-place finish last season, his only one in charge of the storied club.center_img “This job comes with a huge amount of responsibility because our passionate fans rightfully demand the best from the Springboks at all times,” Coetzee told the South African Rugby website.“Rugby ignites so much passion in our country. The team inspires all our people and every young rugby player in our country aspires to be a Springbok one day. I know full well that coaching the Springboks requires a lot of dedication, patience and hard work. I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity.”He succeeds Heyneke Meyer, who was in charge of the Springboks last year at the World Cup in England, where South Africa overcame a shock opening loss to Japan to finish third. Coetzee’s contract will run through the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.“Allister’s appointment marks the changing of the guard at the top of Springbok rugby and is an exciting new departure for SA Rugby,” Oregan Hoskins, the president of South African Rugby, said.“It is a watershed moment for our game with new players developing alongside a spine of experience and it was the right time to have a new man guiding the Springboks for the foreseeable future.“Allister was the outstanding candidate in terms of his rugby credentials, his understanding of our unique South African transformation imperatives and also in the image he will present as Springbok coach. I am delighted to welcome him back into the Springbok fold.” RELATED PHOTOS Allister Coetzee | KYODOlast_img read more

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Decision 2018 Forum With Micciche And Gillham

FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享KSRM will be hosting a live-forum with the two candidates running for the District O Senate seat, from 5-6pm, on KSRM 920AM. Senator Peter Micciche and Write-in candidate Ron Gillham will join hosts Jennifer Williams and Karen McGahan on Wednesday, October 17. Don’t forget to vote in the general election on Tuesday, November 6, from 7am to 8pm. Tune in to KSRM 920AM at 5pm, or click here to stream live over the internet.

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Preview: Bath (a) – Gallagher Premiership

first_imgPat Lam’s men recorded a third successive league win for the first time in 13 years with a narrow 13-10 triumph over Worcester Warriors at Ashton Gate, off the back of victories over Gloucester and Northampton Saints.Bath sit fifth in the Gallagher Premiership, but have won seven of their 11 games – more than any other side, except league leaders, Exeter Chiefs. Here is everything you need to know ahead of Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership clash at the Recreation Ground.last_img read more

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Hilliard, Henton, Dunn lead All-Big East

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Villanova’s Darrun Hilliard and Providence teammates LaDontae Henton and Kris Dunn were all unanimous picks to the All-Big East team.Kellen Dunham of Butler, D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera of Georgetown, D’Angelo Harrison of St. John’s and Ryan Arcidiacono of Villanova rounded out the seven-man first team announced Sunday.The team was selected by the league’s coaches.Hilliard led the fourth-ranked Wildcats, Big East regular-season champions two straight seasons, in scoring at 14.2 per game. Henton was the league’s top scorer at 20.1 and Dunn was the first player to ever lead the Big East in assists (7.7) and steals (2.8).The second team was Sir’Dominic Pointer of St. John’s, Xavier’s Matt Stainbrook, Marquette’s Matt Carlino, Sterling Gibbs of Seton Hall and Roosevelt Jones of Butler.The conference’s major individual awards will be announced Wednesday.last_img read more

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Port Moresby rugby league in dark

first_imgPublished 9pm By Kevin Teme Port Moresby rugby league Incorporation, who are one of the trustees of the Oil Search National Football Stadium are still in dark as to how the arrangement of their two percent gate taking is being shared. PRL is being promised to have 2% share in total gate takings of the SP Hunters or international matches played at the venue. In a nut shell, the home of the Port Moresby rugby league is now taken over by Oil Search Ltd making them become a foreigner to their own land. This was revealed by trustee board member and senior vice president of Port Moresby rugby league Wari Verega. PRL or now known as NFS is one of the seven sporting grounds which the titles has been acquired and handed over by the Lands department to Sports Foundation. The PNGSF then officially handed over the Lloyd Robson Oval to the newly appointed trustee in the presence of the then Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko on the 17th of June, 2016. IT is believed that the privileges enjoyed by PRL once have now being submerged to a little percentage but that revenue cannot cater for the expenses to run the league for a season. Despite support from corporate sponsors including the ever reliable and faithful PRL supporter, the South Pacific Brewery Ltd and the sponsors of the participating clubs, PRL is still yet to see the fruits and rewards of the multi million kina national football stadium. Various attempts made to get comments from the PNGRFL office including the Chief Executive officer, Reatau Rea and Chairman Sandis Tsaka as well as Oil Search Ltd and Trustee board chairman Peter Botten failed. The promised grandstands that was supposed to be erected from the field two has not been done yet and PRL Club presidents are wondering when that can be made. “It was agreed at our trustee meeting that the chairman Mr. Peter Botten advised our trustees from PRL that their stands to be placed here at field number two. I don’t know for some unknown reasons we still have our supporters sitting at the iron bar or on the sideline next to the field of play,” Verega said. “There are no big gate takings like previously where we run the field by our self where we collect good revenue. Now a days, we rely on sponsors’ money while only 2% paid to us by NFS is that it’s not enough to cover the running of the competition,” the PRL senior vice president said. Verega revealed that there seems to be no trustee meeting since last year December and early 2018 still no trustee meeting yet. “However the PRL Board is willing and already in discussion that we will talk to the chairman now from Oil Search that we need to do something and we need to build the stands up immediately for our league,” Verega said. Verega also revealed that PRL is the second decision maker in the stadium and their concerns had never been looked at. “Oil Search and PRL have 50-50 percent agreement at the first place; we should be seen as decision makers at the Trustee level. Most decision that Oil Search does with Hunters they do it at their level and we are only being informed. We are not part of the decision making,” Verega said. The senior vice president said: “It was agreed by the previous board there will be equal share in all revenue making at the venue but now this is not happening. We are given only given 2% from the total takings for the day. Going through financial difficulties we had no option but to accept that,” Verega said. Verega said however that the more disappointing thing also is that PRL do not know what the two percent was and they had never made them known about the total gate takings for the day and this makes it difficult for them to know how much they will get.last_img read more

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All tennis events planned for the year postponed

first_imgTennis BY SABRINA GALATAU The PNG Tennis tournaments planned for this year have been postponed due to the Government restrictions on the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic which has put a hold to all sporting activities. “A lot of the tournaments that the athletes were to compete in from mid-March this year have been either postponed or cancelled outright” says the president for PNG Tennis Association and Oceania Tennis Federation board member, Barbara Stubbings. The Oceania Tennis Federation is an event that leads to the Pacific Oceania Junior Championships. The championship is the regional event where selections are made for juniors to participate in touring teams to Australia and New Zealand. Selections are made based on success and performances at these events. There are lists of significant Tennis events that are affected by Covid-19 and have rescheduled to later dates. The events include; – The West Pacific Regional Championships for the Juniors’ tournaments in Port Vila, Vanuatu is now scheduled for 20th to 24th July this year. This tournament is critical in the OTF as it leads to the POJC to be held in Lautoka, Fiji. It is also an opportunity for athletes to view for scholarship placing at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Regional Training Centre based in Lautoka Fiji. – For the Senior athletes participating in the Nations Cup tournament to be held in Apia, Samoa on 26th to 31st May is more likely to be rescheduled later this year. The Nations Cup is a team’s event where the athletes compete in two singles matches and one doubles match. – The Fed Cup and Davis Cups level have been postponed also for the Elite Seniors. In 2019 PNG was represented in the Pacific Oceania Fed Cup Team by Abigail Tere-Apisah and Violet Apisah and in the Pacific Oceania Davis Cup Team by Mathew Stubbings. PNG Tennis Association is expected to host the PNG Open at the Port Moresby Racquets Club later this year. This will only be possible through the National Government’s decision to lift state-of-emergency restriction orders, said Stubbings. The regional and international exposure will definitely boost local talent in the areas of confidence and match play. It is important and critical to be very competitive locally before transitioning to international stage. “Like any other sports, once you reach a certain level locally; you need to be exposed to another level to continue to improve and master your game,” said Stubbings. She also added that together with the OTF, PNG Tennis will continue to monitor the situation as the event dates draw closer; both regionally and internationally.last_img read more

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Mioks force 12-12 draw with Tumbe

first_imgRugby League A thirty-five meter penalty kick by Enga Mioks has led them to a 12-12 draw against the Jiwaka Provincial Government (JPG) Waghi Tumbe in Lae yesterday. The Tumbe dominated the match from the start to lead 8-4 at half-time. They furthered their lead to 12-4 with a further try to Tumbe skipper Casey Dickson. The Mioks looked to appease their Patron sitting in the grand stand, found something left in their reserve tank to push their resolve in the final 20 minutes. They saved faced more than anything else when they managed to pull back a try and kick the long range penalty to force the draw at full-time. Tumbe’s Saki Peter was bestowed the man of the match with a consolation prize from the major sponsor of the semi-professional competition. Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas with his provincial administration was also present to witness their home team finish on a high note, despite the poor start.last_img read more

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Live: No. 6 Auburn 45, Arkansas 21

first_imgAUBURN — This is the full live coverage of Saturday’s game between No. 6 Auburn and Arkansas.Auburn won 45-21 Gus postgame press conference: — “Tie game at halftime. … Very proud of the way our guys responded in the second half.”— “Very proud of Jeremy Johnson.”— “We were going to see how it went. His penalty was just not to start. … We were going to let Jeremy play regardless.”— “Nick Marshall is our quarterback.”— “It was really good for our running backs to get out there. They had not been tackled since the spring game.”— “We hit some balls over the middle. We were close on some deep ones right there.”— “He attacks the ball, there’s no doubt. He does some things once he catches it too.”— “Melvin Ray, he had one of the best fall camps of anybody we had.”— “I think the big thing is we wore them down in the second half.”— “That changed the whole tone of the game.” (stopping the run) FINAL: Auburn 45 Arkansas 21 3:15: Corey Grant’s three-yard score caps the drive and the Tigers are pulling away.Run of 32 yards by Cameron Artis-Payne gives him a new career-high. After 20 more yards, CAP is up to 177 yards on 25 carries, both career bests.8:00: Cassanova McKinzy with a huge sack of Brandon Allen on 3rd down, Arkansas punts and Auburn takes over at own 15 with 8:00 to go.Game stopped at 5:52, restarted at 7:20. Delay of 1:28.9:55 Auburn 38 Arkansas 21: Daniel Carlson’s 45-yard field goal was good.CAP with runs of 13 & 28 yards End of 3rd quarter: Auburn 35 Arkansas 21 Total yards: 429-310 AURush yds: 158-136 ARPass yds: 293-152 AU1st downs: 19-18 AR3rd downs: AU 6/10, AR 1/6Total plays: 49-49 —Avg/play: 8.8 AU, 6.2 ARTOP: 24:12-20:48 ARAuburn 35 Arkansas 21 2:39: Jermaine Whitehead with a 32-yard interception return for touchdown thanks to Robenson Therezie’s quarterback pressure5:30: Corey Grant runs for 19 yards, Nick Marshall finds Duke for 16 yards and he’s up to nine receptions today. Grant goes for 4, Marshall loses 4, and on 3rd & 15 from the 41, Marshall’s pass is incomplete, his first. Carlson’s punt is downed at the Arkansas 15.Arkansas stalls and has to punt from the Auburn 34, downing another punt at the AU 11.8:53: With a chance to open the game up after taking good field position, Arkansas forces and recovers a Cameron Artis-Payne fumble and takes over near midfield.Cameron Artis-Payne has matched his career-high with 19 carries today.9:04: Quan Bray with an 18-yard return after the Tigers defense forces a 3-and-out.Auburn 28 Arkansas 21 10:42: Nick Marshall runs for a 19-yard touchdown to cap a 78-yard scoring drive spanning 9 plays and 4:18.Nick Marshall went 3/3 for 34 yards with two carries for 24 yards and a score on first drive.Nick Marshall takes the field for the opening drive. CAP runs for 4, Marshall completes his first 2 passes for 5 total yards, CAP converts on 4th & 1. Marshall runs for gain of 5 and on 3rd & 2, hits Melvin Ray for a gain of 28. CAP goes for 12. Auburn to the Arkansas 20-yard line. Halftime: Auburn 21 Arkansas 21 Total yards: 311-267 AURush yds: 151-68 ARPass yds: 243-116 AU1st downs: 17-12 AR3rd downs: AU 4/7, AR 1/4Total plays: 35-34 ARAvg/play: 9.1 AU, 7.6 ARTOP: 15:41-14:19 ARJeremy Johnson 12/16 243 yards with 2 TDsCameron Artis-Payne: 14 carries for 55 yards 1 TDD’haquille Williams: 7 rec 138 yards 1 TDBrandon Allen: 9/14 116 yards 2 TDsAlex Collins: 6 carries for 70 yardsJonathan Williams: 7 carries 34 yards 1 TDJohnson hits Duke for 20 yards to open the drive, then again for 8 more. Johnson throws his second incompletion, then CAP converts. Two more incompletions and Auburn is facing 3rd & 10 with 0:26 to go. Johnson finds Williams for 4 yards and Auburn calls timeout with 0:03 left. Daniel Carlson’s 42-yard field goal try hits the right upright and the teams are tied at the break.1:34: Auburn holds serve and forces a 3-and-out of its own. Quan Bray returns a 48-yard punt for 13 yards to the AU 40.2:27 Jeremy Johnson is still at QB for his fifth series. Tigers go 3-and-out and can’t convert on second straight 3rd & 1. Auburn called for false start on 4th & 1, Carlson will get to punt a second time, with this one going for 53 yards.4:28: Jonathan Williams caps a 10-play drive of 93 yards spanning 5:06 with a 6-yard RD run. Brandon Allen is now 9/12 for 116 yards and 2 TDs.5:31: Johnson throws his first incompletion to fall to 8/9. CAp goes for 9 yards but can’t convert on 3rd & 1. Daniel Carlson’s first punt goes for 61 yards. He’s had 3 kickoffs go for touchbacks on 4 tries as well.It is the longest punt for the Tigers since Kody Bliss in 2006.Auburn 21, Arkansas 14 11:06: Branden Allen completes passes of 11, 26, 10 and 17 yards, the last going to AJ Derby for a touchdown as the Hogs respond in just 2:14.Auburn 21, Arkansas 7 13:20: Jeremy Johnson hits D’haquille Williams for an 18-yard TD. Cameron Artis-Payne’s second TD run is wiped out by an offensive face mask penalty.Johnson is 8/8 for 204 yards with 2 TD.Jeremy Johnson is 7/7 for 186 yards & 1 TD. Had set new career-long passes twice already while connecting with 6 different receivers. End of 1st quarter: Auburn 14 Arkansas 7 Total yards: 228-108 AURush yds: 89-42 ARPass yds: 186-191st downs: 10-6 AU3rd downs: AU 2/2, AR 0/2Total plays: 19-16 AUAvg/play: 12.8 AU, 6.8 ARTOP: 7:42-7:08 AUJeremy Johnson hits D’haquille Williams in stride for a gain of 62 yards, once again setting a new career-long for Johnson.Trovon Reed is beaten, badly, on a go route by Keon Hatcher, who just drops a sure 70-yard touhdown. Arkansas facing 3rd & 5 from its own 30. Branden Allen goes for 4 yards, but a facemask call on Angelo Blackson makes it a first down at the 50Auburn 14, Arkansas 7 4:01: D’haquille Williams gets his first career catch for 19 yards, Sammie Coates misses out on a sure TD catch but is taken down on a defensive pass interference penalty. Johnson finds C.J. Uzomah for 26 yards and CAP scores on a 1-yard run. Tigers go 75 yards on 6 plays in 2:43 Jeremy Johnson is 6/6 for 124 yards with 1 TD. All passes to different receivers. Auburn 7, Arkansas 7 6:44: Arkansas carves apart the Auburn front with runs of 13, 20 and 21 yards before Branden Allen finds a wide open Hunter Henry on a 14-yard touchdown pass. Jonathon Mincy is already in the game. Auburn 7, Arkansas 0: 9:58: Jeremy Johnson leads a 7-play scoring drive of 75 yards spanning 3:50. Johnson goes 4-for-4 for 79 yards, finding four different receivers, including Melvin Ray on a 49-yard touchdown. It is a new career-long for Johnson, whose previous best was 46 yards against Western Carolina. Cameron Artis-Payne had three carries for six yards.Auburn forces a 3-and-out and nearly comes up with an interception.Pre-game announcements:Auburn captains: Reese Dismukes & Gabe WrightJeremy Johnson will start at QB, Cameron Artis-Payne at RB, Brandon Fulse at HB/TE, D’haquille Williams, Sammie Coates and Ricardo Louis at WR, Josh Holsey will start in place of Jonathon Mincy and Montravius Adams will start at DE over Elijah Daniel.Arkansas had no lineup changes.Jeremy Johnson will make his first career SEC start today, and his former G.W. Carver teammates are excited for him. Nick Marshall will “definitely” play.If you missed the news from last night, Robenson Therezie has been cleared to play, but will not start, in today’s game.It’s the second installment of philosophical battle between Gus Malzahn’s Hurry-Up, No-Huddle taking on Bret Bielema and his self-described “Normal American Football.” Last year’s game was filled with gamesmanship, which continued into this week with Bielema saying his depth chart was free of suspensions and didn’t have anything “hanging over us in a cloud of doubt.”Arkansas coach Bret Bielema shakes the hand of Auburn coach Gus Malzahn before the start of the SEC football game between Auburn and Arkansas at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday.Arkansas coach Bret Bielema shakes the hand of Auburn coach Gus Malzahn before the start of the SEC football game between Auburn and Arkansas at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday.last_img read more

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It’s now Dave’s Lawn Mower Parts “and Service”

first_imgCARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – For years, Dave Crabtree has been asked if he services lawn mowers.  For years, he’s said no.  So, finally, after all these years, Dave is saying “yes” to service.Mike Albright has come off the road driving his big 18-wheeler and is now taking care of your service needs at Dave’s Lawn Mower Parts & Service.  Mike’ll take care of sharpening your blades, tuning up and repairing your mower, oil changes, mounting tires and more.Dave’s Lawn Mower Parts & Service also serves as Caryville’s local man cave where’s there’s never a shortage of tall tales and laughs.  Dave doesn’t like to brag, but many of the world’s problems have been solved right there in his shop.Dave and Mike are offering a limited time service special.  The $75 special includes parts and labor of an oil change, oil, oil filter, air filter, gas filter, spark plugs and blade sharpening.Dave’s Lawn Mower Parts & Service is behind Scotty’s in Caryville at I-75.  The telephone number is 423.912.9900. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/27/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Darren Sammy says racial abuse was encountered while playing in the…

first_imgJamaica: .Former West Indies player Darren Sammy says he and Sri Lankan star Thisara Perera suffered racial abuse while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. Sammy posted on Instagram that she and Thisara Perera were called black (legs in Hindi) and did not at first understand the meaning of the word “Kalu”.Sami said that he thought of himself as “strong” in the foot, but later understood the real meaning of the word. Sammy has stated that she is angry about things and that she is angry about what she said in her previous post.Following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was beaten up by police in the United States, many people in the sport came out to express their racial abuse. Sammy’s teammate, Chris Gayle, also shared his own misfortunes.Read also: Chris Gayle: Racism is not just in football but in cricketSammy had earlier said that reactions to the murder of George Floyd were not confined to the United States but were spreading throughout the world. Sami also called for the cricketing world to come up against discrimination.last_img read more

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