‘He said after the World Cup that it’ll be his turn to knock me out’

first_imgWednesday Oct 16, 2019 ‘He said after the World Cup that it’ll be his turn to knock me out’ Wales have identified France’s kicking game as an area to be wary of ahead of their much anticipated Rugby World Cup quarter-final this coming Sunday. Luckily for Wales, they are well placed to deal with any aerial assault, particularly in the form of British and Irish Lions fullback Liam Williams.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, Williams’s fearless focus when leaping for the ball has had some unfortunate consequences, most notably when he smashed into the head of his own five-eighth Dan Biggar during the win over Fiji.Biggar, who also banged heads with Williams while celebrating a try in the first game against Georgia, had to leave the field and was ruled out of last weekend’s match against Uruguay.“It was just that the ball was in the middle of the two of us and he is not one to back out,” said Williams.“So I went up for it and unfortunately caught him on the way down.“He said after the World Cup that it’ll be his turn to knock me out.”FRENCH THREATADVERTISEMENTKicking coach Neil Jenkins probably knows more about putting boot to ball than anyone else at the Rugby World Cup, so when he sounds a warning about the French kicking threat, the Welsh players had better be listening carefully.“Camille Lopez is an outstanding attacking kicker, an outstanding rugby player,” Jenkins, Wales’ kicking coach and the country’s highest points scorer, said on Wednesday.“His kicking is exceptional — a lot of cross-field kicks, a lot of little chips over the top.“They have got a very good balance to their kicking game and Romain Ntamack, who is an outstanding rugby player, has come in as well.ADVERTISEMENT“It’s a big area for us and an area we will have to be on red alert against, come Sunday.”The arrival of Fabien Galthie as assistant coach after another dire Six Nations for France has led to a change in approach with more, and better, tactical kicking among the changes he has introduced.Jenkins was also the latest member of the Welsh coaching team to be questioned about the relevance, or otherwise, of their run of seven wins in the last eight games against the French might have on Sunday’s game.“They have been pretty close, probably one-score games most of them,” he said.“They beat us eight years ago in Auckland (in the World Cup semi-final) which was a huge game for us on that day and they have managed to turn us over.“It is a totally different game on Sunday and I am not sure if it makes much of a difference. It is a new game and a lot at stake and we need to be ready.” Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: US reports over 70,000 new cases for first time since July

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide.Over 41.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country to country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 8.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 223,051 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 893,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 871,000 cases and over 768,000 cases, respectively.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern:Oct 23, 6:54 amUS reports over 70,000 new cases for first time since JulyThere were 71,671 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Thursday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the highest daily tally the country has reported since mid-July, almost surpassing the national record of more than 77,000 new cases in a single day. The latest case count was also nearly 9,000 more than the previous day.An additional 856 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide Thursday, down by from a peak of 2,666 new deaths in mid-April.A total of 8,409,312 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 223,051 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July.The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then but has started to climb again in recent weeks and is now averaging around 60,000 per day.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Mayor’s Message: April 12

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,I’m sad to report on the passing of four citizens who served our country and community in many ways. I want to take a moment to pay tribute to Father Edmond Speitel, Fred Hoffman, Judy Kolea and Bob Wilent.Father Speitel touched many lives as pastor at St. Frances in our St. Damien Parish here in Ocean City, and that’s how many of us know him. He was a World War II veteran before his ordination, and he returned to combat as a chaplain in Vietnam. His military career was just a small part of his six decades of dedication to God, church, veterans and all the people of his parish.An educator, athlete, coach and proud father, Fred was a member of the Ocean City Board of Education and a long-time advocate for local youth. He volunteered with many community organizations and was a familiar face in the north end of town. Fred was never afraid to speak his mind, but he always was respectful of everybody in the community. I sat with Fred on the school board, and I’m grateful to have learned many things from him. I know I’m a better public servant because of him.Judy was a member of the Ocean City Yacht Club, Ocean City Republican Club and local volunteer whose family remains an important part of the community. There are a lot of folks on the lagoons who fondly remember days and nights spent with Judy and family.I want to echo City Council’s tribute to Bob from last night. Bob owned and operated a home improvement business in town with a reputation for service and fairness. He was an active social member of the local VFW post and a good friend to many people in town.These are examples of the many people in Ocean City who make a difference in our lives through their everyday actions. I hope you all will join Michele and me in extending condolences and prayers to the families and friends of these four members of our community.Grand marshal Barbara Eden will lead the annual Doo Dah Parade down Asbury Avenue and the Boardwalk on Saturday starting at noon rain or shine. She’ll be back to host the Mr. Mature America Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday, and tickets are still available. See more information on these and all our upcoming events .I hope you all have a great weekend.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillianlast_img read more