Strettle back for Paddy’s Day clash

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “David Strettle has now recovered from his injury and will replace Charlie Sharples, who gained valuable experience in Paris. It’s good to have Lee Mears on the bench and he will bring great energy and experience should he get a chance to come on.”England (v Ireland, Twickenham, Saturday, 17 March, 5pm): Ben Foden; Chris Ashton, Manusamoa Tuilagi, Brad Barritt, David Strettle; Owen Farrell, Lee Dickson; Alex Corbisiero, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole, Mouritz Botha, Geoff Parling, Tom Croft, Chris Robshaw (capt), Ben Morgan. Reps: Lee Mears, Matt Stevens, Tom Palmer, Phil Dowson, Ben Youngs, Charlie Hodgson, Mike Brown. David Strettle returns to the starting XV on SaturdayDavid Strettle has recovered from a sternum injury to reclaim his place on the wing, in England’s only change to the starting XV who will take on Ireland on Saturday. Charlie Sharples, who stepped into Strettle’s left wing berth against France last week, drops out of the 22.Wasps hooker Rob Webber suffered a shoulder injury during the Paris victory, and he is replaced by Lee Mears on the bench.England head coach Stuart Lancaster said: “It seems like yesterday when we got together in Leeds in January and began a new journey for England rugby. Graham (Rowntree), Andy (Farrell) and myself firmly believe in this group of players and the direction we are going. Saturday is another step on that road and we are looking forward to coming home to a packed Twickenham with its special atmosphere and crowd. Their support has been phenomenal and we hope we can do the whole nation proud again.last_img read more

Enterprise in takeover talks

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Ian Wright criticises David Luiz for throwing Unai Emery under the bus after Arsenal beat Manchester United

first_imgIan Wright criticises David Luiz for throwing Unai Emery under the bus after Arsenal beat Manchester United ‘He’s saying he was sad, when you’re happy you can sleep for hours and stuff like that, I don’t know. It went a bit deep for me!‘But what it says to me is that they’re obviously a lot happier than they were.‘It’s good to listen to him, because he’s talking about the youngsters understanding what it takes now to be a player at a club trying to achieve stuff, how hard you have to work to get that and how hard you have to work to maintain that.’ Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jan 2020 9:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares The Gunners are now tenth in the Premier League table (Picture: Getty)Reacting to Luiz’s comments, Arsenal legend Wright told Premier League Productions: ‘It seems to me like he’s saying something about the old manager and maybe the way that he set them up, the way they trained – maybe they didn’t enjoy it as much.center_img Solskjaer after 2-0 defeat: Arsenal played ‘really well’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:15FullscreenSolskjaer after 2-0 defeat: Arsenal played ‘really well’https://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-2-0-defeat-arsenal-played-really-well-2079548/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He brings things and I believe in his philosophy. I think he can improve every single player. ‘In life when you are happy the results can be totally different.‘I always like to use the mantra, if you sleep happy you can sleep for hours, it’s better than sleeping sad for eight hours.‘If you work with happiness and believing what you are doing it is totally different, so I’m happy with everybody.‘But you need to understand our season is not there, we started very bad, I have to be honest, but things can change and there are still some titles to fight [for] and improvement for the team for the future.’ Advertisement Ian Wright thinks David Luiz crossed the line with his comments after Arsenal beat Manchester United (Picture: Getty/BT Sport)Ian Wright believes David Luiz ‘went a bit deep’ as he appeared to throw Unai Emery under the bus following Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Manchester United.Luiz produced an assured individual performance at the Emirates on Wednesday night as goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos secured a comprehensive opening win for new head coach Mikel Arteta.The result saw the Gunners rise to tenth in the Premier League table, while United are now five points behind Chelsea in what’s becoming an enthralling race for a top-four finish.Arsenal’s players have thrown their support behind Arteta after a dismal start to the season under his predecessor, Emery, and Luiz aimed a not-so-subtle swipe at the latter in his post-match interview.ADVERTISEMENT Arteta speaks after Arsenal beat Man Utd 2-0To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:30FullscreenArteta speaks after Arsenal beat Man Utd 2-0https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-speaks-arsenal-beat-man-utd-2-0-2079544/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The Brazilian admitted that Arteta has brought ‘happiness’ back to a dressing room which has been severely lacking in confidence over the last few months.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We have to be honest and admit physically we are not ready, but you have to show heart and this team is ready to change a lot of things,’ Luiz told BT Sport.‘We showed that today and we are going to do big things in the future but step by step.‘Mikel Arteta is a great coach, he knows football, he was a great player. 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4-year-old boy drowns in river

first_imgBacolod City – A boy who was believed to have drowned was found dead in ariver in Barangay Nanca, E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental. The four-year-old resident JestoniCabrillos was found lifeless by rescuers around 7:55 a.m. on Jan. 16, a policereport showed.  Officers of the E.B. Magalonamunicipal police station were still investigating the incident./PN According to police investigators,Cabrillos went swimming with his parents when he was carried by water currentaround 5 p.m. on Jan. 15. His father tried to save him but to no avail.center_img A police officer and rescue personnel assist the family of Jestoni Cabrillos who drowned in a river in Barangay Nanca, E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental on Jan. 15. E.B. MAGALONA MUNICIPAL POLICE STATION The victim’s body was brought to a localmortuary for a “post-mortem” examination.last_img read more