Late Fekitoa try secures win for Highlanders

first_imgBoth sides finished with 14 players in conditions that stifled running rugby as the Highlanders extended their winning run to seven matches, while the Bulls’ play-off hopes now look ever more remote.Fullback Matt Faddes scored the opening try for the visitors, who had to play the final 16 minutes a man down after a red card for wing Waisake Naholo for a reckless tackle with the game evenly poised at 10-10.The Bulls scored their try through fullback Warrick Gelant, but just as they threatened to seize the initiative, lock RG Snyman also saw red for a shoulder charge in a passage of play that appeared to have ended in a home try before the referee pulled the play back and it was disallowed.It would prove a pivitol moment in the game as the Highlanders grabbed the winning points four minutes later.The conditions meant the match was reduced to a tussle between the forwards and it was the Bulls who looked to have the ascendency when Naholo was sent-off.The wing led with his shoulder into the face of home centre Burger Odendaal and the television match official confirmed a red card.The Bulls took a grip on the game and camped near the Highlanders line, with prop Pierre Schoeman going over under the posts.However, Snyman quite clearly cleaned out at a ruck with his shoulder in the build-up and what looked a winning try was rightfully chalked off.He was made to pay further for his moment of madness when Fekitoa found a gap in the Bulls defensive line and skipped past three players to score.last_img read more

Morobe champions of National Provincial 7s tourney

first_imgThey defeated Autonomous Region of Bougainville 24-15 in the grand final today at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium in Port Moresby.Morobe advanced to the grand final after beating East New Britain 12-10 in a close encounter while AROB defeated home team CRU Boromas 24-22 to make the grand final.Another Momase Region team Madang took home the Plate after defeating Alotau 24-19.In the bowl play off, Kimbe Rebels won the Bowl beating Goroka Kilituas 19-12.The women finals saw Spartens take out the Cup defeating Harlequins 29-5, Southern Chiefs thrashed Barbarians 42-0 to win the Plate while Hohola Flies defeated Crusaders 20-0 to take home the Bowl.last_img read more

Raúl: “I don’t know anything about Reinier, it’s a question for the club”

first_imgThe signing of the Brazilian midfielder could become official on January 19, when he reaches the age of majority, and to make it hollow the club yielded Manu Hernando to Racing de Santander, since he had all the chips occupied. “The proposal has to come first,” said Marcos Braz, vice president of Flamengo, to the digital edition of the O Globo newspaper in Rio de Janeiro when questioned about the “imminent transfer” of the player to the Spanish team, as the Brazilian press says. The Real Madrid Castilla coach, Raúl González, assured in a press conference after the match against Melilla (1-2) that he does not know “anything” about the possible arrival at the white club, with a card to play in the first branch, of Brazilian Reinier Jesus from Flamengo. “I can’t tell you anything because I don’t know anything, you’ll have to ask the club or other people. Nobody has told me anything about this case,” he said. sharply the Spanish coach who wanted to uncheck the rumors.last_img read more

“Ramos penalizes Correa”

first_imgHowever, the collegiate of AS and the SER, Iturralde González, did see this action as punishable. “That’s a penalty because Ramos lifts his right leg and knocks down Correa foolishly,” He explained in The Carousel. In the 22nd minute of the meeting, there was the first controversial play of the final of the Spanish Super Cup between Real Madrid and Atlético. It was starred by Sergio Ramos and Ángel Correa. By the 22nd minute, the Argentine striker tried to overcome the Madrid captain and he knocked him into the area. Sánchez Martínez said nothing. Nor did the VAR consider this action a penalty.last_img read more

Copa del Rey Draw: when is it and classified teams

first_imgThe second round of the Cup has not disappointed and has again left several surprises. Only a First Division has fallen eliminated, the Getafe, but those of Second have been again in evidence before rivals of lower category. In fact, only six of them are still alive. Or what is the same, 16 LaLiga SmartBank clubs have been eliminated before a Second B or a Third in the two phases of the new format of the KO tournament. This has not happened with those of LaLiga Santander: in addition to the group trained by Bordalás, the Alaves He was the only one to say goodbye and was in the previous tie.The 32 teams qualified for cup sixteenths18 First Division: Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Atlético, Valencia, Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Athletic, Villarreal, Granada, Levante, Osasuna, Betis, Valladolid, Eibar, Celta, Mallorca, Leganés and Espanyol.6 of Second Division: Real Zaragoza, Mirandés, Rayo, Tenerife, Elche and Girona.8 of Second B: Ebro, Ibiza, Badajoz, Badalona, ​​Cultural Leonesa, Recreational, Unionists and Logroñés.When is the cup draw?Next Tuesday, with schedule yet to be confirmed, it will be held in the Soccer City of Las Rozas, headquarters of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the draw for the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey. As a novelty, the four teams of the Supercopa of Spain are incorporated: Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia and Atlético. They will face the rivals of lesser category and so will the raffle until mathematics prevents it. In other words, it will once again have conditions and the humble will receive LaLiga Santander clubs in their fields. Again, it will be at the home of the lowest category team and if they are the same, the one that came out first in the hype. How and where to see the Copa del Rey raffle?The Royal Spanish Football Federation will broadcast in streaming, through its official channels, the live draw. In addition, in As.com, we will tell minute by minute what the act of next Tuesday will hold and, after its conclusion, the analysis of the qualifiers, the statements of the protagonists and the most outstanding news.The dates of the competition *Round of 16: January 22, 2020.Round of 16: January 29, 2020.Quarter finals: February 5, 2020.Semifinals: February 12 and March 4, 2020.Final: April 18, 2020.* The date marked establishes the day on Wednesday corresponding to that week, although the matches can be played both Tuesday and Thursday. The semifinals have double dates, as they will be played as a traditional tie, with round trip.Results of the second roundZamora 0 – Mallorca 1UCAM Murcia 2 – Mirandés 3Haro Deportivo 1 – Osasuna 2Nástic 1 – Zaragoza 3Murcia 0 – Leganés 4Ebro 1 – Ponferradina 0Portugalete 0 – Betis 3Ibiza 1 (5) – Albacete 1 (3)Rayo Majadahonda 1 (2) – Tenerife 1 (4)Yeclano 1 – Elche 2Badajoz 2 – Las Palmas 1Sestao River 0 – Athletic 4Recreational 0 (5) – Fuenlabrada 0 (4)Cultural Leonesa 2 – Huesca 1Badalona 2 – Getafe 0Cartagena 2 – Girona 4Logroñés 1 (4) – Cádiz 1 (2)Tamaraceite 0 – Granada 1Marbella 1 (1) – Valladolid 1 (4)Orihuela 1 – Villarreal 2Sanse 0 – Espanyol 2Unionists 1 (8) – Deportivo 1 (7)Cacereño 1 – Eibar 2Escobedo 0 – Seville 5Mérida 1 – Celtic 4Real Jaén 1 (4) – Levante 1 (5)Ceuta 0 – Real Sociedad 4Barakaldo 0 – Rayo Vallecano 2last_img read more

Hiroki Abe breaks

first_imgHiroki Abe, almost certainly says goodbye to the season. The Japanese soccer player suffers a break in the tendon of the right thigh femoral biceps and will be operated next week in Finland. After the intervention, the club will issue a medical statement, but everything indicates that you will not be able to dress short anymore in the remainder of the campaign.The attacker, a fundamental piece for García Pimienta, is the author of four of the subsidiary’s goals this year. He has played 20 games, 16 of them as headline. A stick for him, who suffers the same injury as Ousmane Dembélé, and thus see its projection stopped. Last July, Barcelona made official the signing of Hiroki Abe for a figure over one million euros. At 20, however, he was not yet ready to make the jump to the first team and it was announced that he would play in the subsidiary. He signed for four years and the club showed his total confidence in him by imposing a termination clause of 100 million euros in case of promotion to the first team.last_img read more

Deportivo is a wall

first_imgSince the first day Fernando Vázquez It was marked as a challenge brake the defensive bleeding. Reason was not lacking, since the Depor closed the first round As the most thrashed of Second with 35 points, an average of 1.8 per game. In those twenty-one days he had just left his zero goal four times, two with Anquela and two with Luis César. In six games with Castrofeito, the goal has already zeroed out in four other matches Fitting two goals. That is, an average of 0.3 points by meeting. A whole merit, since in January there were no signings for the rearguard and they are the same defenses with those who had their predecessors.But achievement of Vázquez Not only is it internal, it is also global. El Deportivo, apart from carrying a full of victories, is the least thrashed team in the category in this second round followed by Lightning (3) and Girona (4). The Saragossa he has one, but in five games, since he has one postponed. If you consider the one who played previously would be three goals. The key of this impressive improvement is the change to defense of five with an axis formed by Mujaid, Somma and Montero. Too the area where he defends the team, with the match of Alcorcón as an example. Deportivo received 19 shots and only three went from within the area. Of the two conceded goals one was from Somma at his own door and the another one from Cejudo (Racing) of a shot from outside the area.The third most successful team in this sectionFernando Vázquez has built a wall around Dani Giménez, but his Deportivo is more than that. The Blue and Whites have seen door in the six games that takes the Castrofeito on the bench and also present the better balance Second among goals conceded and scored in the second round. The people of Coruña have received two goals and, on the other hand, add eight. Thus, its balance is more than six, a figure that nobody improves. They are followed by Tenerife (+5), while Zaragoza and Almería remain at +4. In fact, the eight goals that Depor has in these six they are not a negligible figure and only exceeds Tenerife (12) and Almeria (9). One of the offensive facets which is making more revenue is the stopped ball, formula with which those of Vázquez have achieved five of their eight goals with Numancia (0-1), Racing (2-1), Albacete (0-1), Las Palmas (2-1) and Alcorcón (0-1 ) of victims. His sixth victory came against Cádiz (1-0) with Sabin Merino play goal.last_img read more

The continuation of ‘The Cathedral of the Sea’ by Ildefonso Falcones, now on sale

first_imgCoinciding with the beginning of the filming of the television adaptation of The cathedral of the sea, this Wednesday goes on sale The heirs of the earth, the continuation of the editorial success with which Ildefonso Falcones debuted as a writer and has captivated six million readers since its publication.The second part of The cathedral of the sea (2006) goes on sale today in Spain and Latin America, edited by Grijalbo, and Rosa dels Vents, in Catalan, with an initial print run of 400,000 copies, according to the Penguin Random House group. The heirs of the earth He enters Barcelona in the fourteenth century, three years after the end of the first novel by lawyer and writer Ildefonso Falcones.Hugo Llor, a twelve-year-old orphan, works in the atarazanas (where ships are built) thanks to the generosity of Arnau Estanyol, who has taken the boy under his protection.But his dreams of becoming a shipbuilder will face down against a harsh and ruthless reality when the Puig family, a staunch enemy of their mentor, take advantage of their position before the new king to execute their longed for revenge.From that moment on, Hugo’s life will oscillate between loyalty to the Estanyol family and the need to survive in an unfair city with the poor.Falcones, who has established himself as one of the “most widespread” Spanish writers internationally, publishes the continuation of his editorial success five days after the filming of the television version of the “best seller” that “moved” more than six began Millions of readers worldwide.The adaptation on the small screen of The cathedral of the sea, one of the great bets of Antena 3 for 2017 produced by Diagonal TV, is directed by Jordi Frades (Isabel).With a wide cast that includes, among others, Michelle Jenner, Silvia Abascal, Daniel Grao or Aitor Luna, this production will be recorded in locations such as Oropesa (Toledo) or the Gothic quarter of Barcelona.The cathedral of the sea It will also premiere on Netflix, a platform with 81 million users that has bought the rights to the series for everyone. “The heirs of the earth” enters the fourteenth-century BarcelonaCoinciding with the beginning of the filming of the television seriescenter_img Falcones with the poster of the series ‘The cathedral of the sea’. Image: EFElast_img read more

Florentino and Ramos have a very particular relationship

first_imgThe first great disagreement it was in the Summer 2015 Rene Ramos took advantage of an offer from Manchester United to force the renewal of the captain who was brewing. The news went around the world: United, in the process of investment, with Van gaal as a technician (and to make Ferguson’s era forget), it gave Ramos 55 million euros net in five seasons. They paid at the price of gold to fill the void they left Vidic Y Ferdinand. Ramos was then 29 years old and a large part of his career ahead. That ordeal did not sit Florentino very well, especially since it coincided with the traumatic exit of the Casillas entity. He could not leave the staff without a stroke without his two captains. He had to access and Ramos went on to collect 14 million euros net.The second encounter strong in recent months was after the Elimination of the Champions at the hands of Ajax. Florentino went down to the locker room to recriminate what happened to the squad and, once again, Ramos came out in defense of the players facing the president: “The planning has been a shame,” he said. “I miss you,” Florentino said. “Perfect, you pay,” settled the defense …The most recent conflict experienced by both was this summer. René Ramos returned to strength when he asked to let his brother go free for a Chinese offer … From the Ramos family they understood that the president left the footballer at the feet of the horses when, in an interview in El Transistor, he assured that the captain It is “the one that charges the most in the workforce”. Florentine He told Sergio Ramos that he couldn’t leave … And until today. In perspective, you could say that Ramos has been the most profitable signing Florentino Pérez has done in his 17 years (2000-06, 2009-2020) as president of Real Madrid. Twenty-seven million euros cost the one who is already the player with more matches in the National Team (170) and fifth at Real Madrid (He has 636, Raul arrived at 741). There are few players in our football with their medal winners. His hiring was a commitment of Arrigo Sacchi, the philosopher who transformed football as coach of Milan and then took a fleeting step through the technical direction of the white entity. It was the first hiring of a national Florentino player, in the summer of 2005, after a string of galactic signings: Figo (2000), Zidane (2001), Ronaldo (2002), Beckham (2003), Owen (2004). The white president decided to make a great investment (then, 27 million euros was) in a defense … a novelty. Ramos is that kind of captain who has no hair on his tongue. It was clear when he did not hesitate to comment on a possible return of Mourinho: “We’ve been without him for five years and we’ve gained a lot in these years …”, He said when bells rang from a possible return of the Portuguese coach. “Respect is earned, not imposed …”, He did not hesitate to point out when the one that sounded was Conte and his hand was hard.Beyond those details, in recent times the relationship between Florentino and Ramos (and between his brother and representative, René), has been one of love and hate. There are three very significant episodes that have occurred in recent years and that have strained the relationship between the two, although, in the end, they have always been condemned to understand each other …last_img read more

Premier could be suspended for Coronavirus, according to ‘The Telegraph’

first_imgPremier League regulations does not include any emergency measures in case the competition had to be suspended, so it would be necessary to reach an agreement between clubs and the competition itself to decant the end of the competition. Perhaps it would not affect Liverpool, just four wins from winning the league title. Yes, the teams that would downgrade or those that would qualify for European competitions would be in debate.Anyway, if the competition was suspended, real possibility always according to the information of the English press, Liverpool could run out of its coveted Premier. One of the options that are considered is that the season is suspended or, what is the same, that nothing that has happened in the first months of competition had any kind of validity. The effect of Coronavirus continues to alter the normal rhythm of sports competitions. Although in Italy already closed games are going to be held, in the United Kingdom they could take another step. As reportedThe telegraph’ Y ‘Times’, the British government is considering suspending all sporting events in Britain due to the spread of the disease.At the moment, there is no certainty that this will be the case and it continues to depend on the increase in cases in the coming weeks. In the event that the drastic measure was finally adopted, also there would be the possibility that the Premier League matches were played behind closed doors. But what would happen to the competition if the duels are not played?last_img read more