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

4-H grant

first_imgRock Eagle 4-H Center has received a $3,443 grant from the Milledgeville Chapter of the Watson-Brown Foundation Junior Board of Trustee for the addition of two new outbuildings at the Scott Site, Rock Eagle’s pioneer home site. The site is used for teaching living history classes and is visited by thousands of students each year.The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program began at Rock Eagle in 1979 and was later expanded to include four other 4-H centers. The five centers currently serve more than 40,000 students annually, making it the largest residential program of its kind in the nation. The program has been designated a state and national learning model, drawing students and teachers from more than 500 schools representing six southeastern states.Over the past decade, the center and the foundation board of trustees have partnered on multiple projects at the Scott Site. Past projects include the restoration of a pioneer house and the installation of a well and hand pump. The new project will include the construction of a privy and a fully functioning smokehouse, two structures that were essential to life on the farm during Georgia’s pioneer days. “We appreciate the Watson- – Brown Foundation’s continued support in helping Rock Eagle 4-H Center provide a historic perspective of early American farm life. This funding allows students the chance to gain a better understanding of life in the rural South” said State 4-H leader Arch Smith.The Watson-Brown Foundation supports historic preservation in part through its junior board of trustees, a talented group of local high school students whose exclusive mission is to preserve local history. Part historic preservation, part youth philanthropy, this educational initiative fosters civic responsibility, heightens an appreciation for local history, and introduces students to disciplined and thoughtful giving.last_img read more

Black Stars avoid Nigeria in play-off draw

first_imgGhana is amongst Africa’s top five seeds for the final qualifying for the 2014 World Cup but Tunisia take the place of the disqualified Cape Verde.The Black Stars and four other group winners from the second round qualifiers, Ivory Coast, Algeria and Nigeria and Tunisia based on the FIFA ranking following Cape Verde’s disqualification for fielding an ineligible player.Tunisia whom Cape Verde fielded an eligible player against in their Group B campaign thus qualify for the final round.All five teams will avoid each other in the draw for Africa’s third round qualifying.The Confederation of African Football -CAF, announced the seeding on Thursday.Ghana can draw either Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Senegal or Cameroon for the two-leg ties, with the winners going to the finals in Brazil. With the seeding revealed following Thursday’s release of the FIFA World ranking, all is set for the final round draw which will take place in Cairo on 16 September to determine the pairings.Top five seeds in Pot 11. Ivory Coast2. Ghana3. Algeria 4. Nigeria5. TunisiaUnseeded five in Pot 26. Egypt7. Burkina Faso 8. Cameroon9. Senegal10. Ethiopialast_img read more

New meeting of B&H junior handball players

first_imgMale junior handball national team of B&H will meet tomorrow in Grančanica within the third phase of  preparations for their performance at the World Championship, which will be held by the end of June in B&H. During the five- day preparations, B&H juniors will attend the Gračanica handball tournament which will be held on the 12th and 13th of January.The  Junior World Handball Championship will be held on the 14th and 28th of July in Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Zenica and Ljubuški. Twenty four national junior teams will compete at this Championship. All twelve participating teams of the Junior  World Handball Championship have gone through their qualifications and all twelve have qualified for the Championship. B&H will compete at the  Junior  World Handball Championship as the host, together with the European champion  of Spain, vice-champion of Croatia, Slovenia, Holland, Sweden, Hungary, Denmark, Germany, France, Switzerland and Russia. Four teams from Africa and Asia will also compete at this Championship, as well as two representatives from Oceania, South and North America.The official group will be announced by the end of April in the Headquarters of IHF in Basel or Sarajevo, and all teams will be divided in four groups that will consist of six national teams. B&H junior handball team will play in Sarajevo or Zenica.This is the list of all players invited to the meeting in Gračanica: Damjan Šarić, Petar Trišić, Enes Sirćo, Haso Ćosić, Ivan Miličević, Josip Ereš, Muhamed Zulfić, Anes Bečić, Ivan Milas, Tarik Kasumović, Nemanja Bezbradica, Josip Perić, Stefan Janković, Said Ajkunić, Dejan Malinović, Petar Bubalo, Elmir Građan  and Damir Halilković.last_img read more