Buy now from Umbro for £44Buy now from Lovell Rugby for £40Gilbert Kiwi Pro ShortImage: Amazon+ Flexible fabric to increase comfort+ Offset leg seams reduce chafing– Not everyone wants pockets in their shortsRugby ball specialist Gilbert also has a successful line of teamwear and apparel – the British brand even supplies the Barbarians at the moment. So you know these shorts are made to work on the field. The Kiwi’s fabric is a little more flexible than many rugby shorts, which will be ideal if you don’t enjoy the rugged restrictiveness of regular shorts, while the offset inside leg seams reduce any risk of chafing. There’s also two stitched pockets – a feature that some player won’t want if they’re planning to play in them, but undeniably useful if you’re wearing these shorts to training or the gym as well. Buy now from Amazon for £18.95Canterbury British and Irish Lions Match ShortsImage: England Rugby Store+ Ripstop fabric will stand up to rigours of the game+ Stretch side panels for improved freedom of movement– Colour may not stay that way for longThe Lions 2021 shorts are unsurprisingly the pinnacle of what Canterbury offers in terms of rugby shorts, and so you’ll find a wealth of handy innovations under the hood to help you reach peak performance, even if you’re not an elite athlete. The ripstop fabric that makes up the main body of the shorts can take a lot of punishment, while the elasticated side panels means you won’t be restricted, the Vapodri coating to everything is designed to wick moisture away from the skin to keep you cool and dry, and there’s even a grip material on the waistband to make sure the shorts don’t move around as you play. To be honest, the only thing that’s not to like is the fact that they’re white, and we all know what white shorts will look like at the end of a game…Buy now from England Rugby Store for £40Buy now from Pro:Direct Rugby for £36Adidas All Blacks 2019/20 Home ShortsImage: Adidas+ Soft pique fabric for added comfort+ ‘Triaxle’ fabric pattern – Run a little small for casual wearThe All Blacks are at the forefront of rugby technology thanks to their long-running partnership with Adidas that sees the three-time world champions get first access to all the sportswear giant’s latest developments, as well as being heavily involved in testing and R&D along the way. And that’s why the All Blacks shorts are an excellent option if you want something that feels elite whether you’re training or playing, soft pique polyester fabric is super-soft for comfort, but still strong enough to deal with the rigours of a game. Buy now from Adidas for £38Buy now from Pro:Direct Rugby for £22 Macron Wales Home Shorts 20/21Image: Pro:Direct Rugby+ Elasticated side panels+ Silicone grip waistband– Wales fans only need applyIdentical to the gear worn by Alun Wyn Jones and co on the field, these new Macron shorts obviously won’t be for any non-Wales fans out there, but if you support the men in red you could do much worse than this Test-ready pair. So in addition to looking rather stylish with it’s red elasticated side panels that also offer improved range of motion, you also get a natty WRU shield and an elasticated waistband with grippy silicone elements to ensure they stay where they’re supposed to be at all times. Buy now from Pro:Direct Rugby for £29Buy now from Sports Direct for £33.99Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Please follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Best rugby shorts 2021With rugby all over the world disrupted to a greater or lesser degree below the professional level at the moment, it’s hard to know when amateur rugby as we used to know it is going to get back to normal. But we live in hope, and whether you’re back playing full-contact, touch, just in training, or simply pining for getting back on the pitch, you can’t really do that without a decent pair of rugby shorts, can you? Rugby shorts are of course a different kettle of fish to most sports shorts – they have to be extremely hard to rip or tear while also allowing a good range of movement, so picking the right pair for you is important. Whether it be a super-advanced modern pair, a traditional cotton option, something lightweight and breathable, or a combination of all the above, here are the best rugby shorts to buy in 2020. Best rugby shorts 2021Adidas 3-Stripes Rugby ShortsImage: Adidas+ Ventilated panels to keep you cool+ Soft-touch fabric for extra comfort– Sizing runs smallA good pair of rugby shorts has to balance being hard-wearing and rugged enough not to tear or stretch in the tackle, but also flexible enough to allow the full range of movement whether you’re stepping, packing down in the scrum or jumping for the high ball. These 3-Stripes Shorts
VILLA (5-3-2)GUZAN,HUTTON, RICHARDS, LESCOTT, CLARK,DISSOKHO,VERETOUT, WESTWOOD, GANA,AGBONLAHOR, AYEWKANE,LAMELA, ALLI ERIKSEN,DIER, DEMBELE,ROSE, WIMMER, ALDERWEIRELD, WALKER,LLORISSPURS (4-2-3-1)Aston Villa have just 16 points from 29 games. Only two teams in Barclays Premier League history have had fewer than 16 points after 29 games (Sunderland in 2005-06 and Derby in 2007-08 – both 10).Villa have lost six of their last seven league games, including the last four. In that quartet of defeats, they have conceded 15 goals. Indeed, at Villa Park, they have won two and eight, both worse records in the division. Their goals for, 11, is the lowest, while their goals conceded, 23, is the highest. By contrast, Spurs have won seven away games, the joint second highest, and lost just twice.After winning six games in a row in the Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur have taken one point from their last two games, the defeat at West Ham and last Saturday’s dramatic 2-2 draw at home to neighbours and arch-enemies Arsenal.They remain in second place, five points behind leaders Leicester City, and can reduce that gap to two points as their rivals do not play until Monday night.Spurs would be top now had they not drawn so many games; no fewer than 10 of their 29 games have ended in stalemates.They beat Villa 3-1 in November at White Hart Lane but in this game last season Villa won 1-0 despite finishing with 10 men.Villa test Jack Grealish but are still without Libor Kozak, Jordan Amavi, Carlos Sanchez and Adama Traore. Spurs, meanwhile, test Danny Rose but Jan Vertonghen is out.
Irish Central uploaded a short video describing the origin of many common day Halloween traditions.Although we generally don’t question why we eat barmbrack, bob for apples, and carve pumpkins, it’s quite fascinating to see where these traditions originated. Do you do any of these? Let us know in the Facebook comments.DDTV: Top 10 Irish Halloween Traditions was last modified: October 30th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:barmbrackHalloweenhallows evetraditionstrick or treat
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan LeeThings have gone pretty well. We have been on a good pace planting beans. All of the corn is up and in good shape. It looks a little yellow with the cooler weather, but a couple of warm days should fix that. We do have a few fields of beans where we are concerned about them making it. That ground should stay soft enough though to be alright. It’s not springtime, I guess, if you’re not worried about your beans.I have not heard any talk about replanting. I know some guys stopped planting in anticipation of heavy rains.We are getting down to the last field to plant, which is the field they are putting tile in. There is a strong possibility that they can get the tile in and we can get it planted in the month of May. If we do, I would consider that a homerun.We are watching for cutworms out there but I have not seen any. We are on high alert for that. Part of our standard program for corn is a dose of permethrin, which buys us a little window of protection, but that window of protection only lasts so long. Hopefully the corn plants get growing and we won’t have to worry about that much longer.We have really been blessed with ideal weather for getting corn out of the ground. Usually on the ground we work ahead of corn we have to work it twice and this year there were many fields where we were working it once and were done. Then we got those warmer temperatures that helped get the corn out of the ground in a hurry. Now we are thinking about making the transition to sidedressing, which is nice to do in the month of May. We always dream of a nice orderly spring on an easy schedule. It seems like this spring so far is on pace for that. But, as my grandfather would always say, “Knock on wood.”For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.
Chennai thrashed hosts Rajasthan a massive 63-run margin during their IPL match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Monday. Score | PhotosBatting first Chennai put on board a mammoth 196 runs on board with all their batsmen performing in the middle. Opener Murali Vijay was the most impressive with 53 runs on board.A 197-run target was never going to be an easy one for the hosts and that’s what happened. The Rajasthan batsmen were already under pressure and it got multiplied when they lost their opener Rahul Dravid in the fourth over of the innings when the total was 27.Shane Watson too didn’t last long and fell in the sixth over after scoring a scanty 11. While Doug Bollinger drew first blood for Chennai, R Ashwin claimed the second wicket to reduce Rajasthan to 48/2.Rajasthan’s hopes were shattered when their Kiwi import Ross Taylor too walked back with a scanty total on board. And it was South African Albie Morkel who sent him back to reduce Rajasthan to 63/3 in the 8th over.Ashok Menaria was the next to take a walk back to the Rajasthan dugout, with Ashwin sending him back on two in the 10th over and the Rajasthan scoreboard read 70/4.Finally, Ajinkya Rahane and Johan Botha tired to do the unthinkable – bat against a charged up Chennai attack. They even helped Rajasthan cross 100-run mark at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.Rahane batted and scored a dogged 52, but the target was too steep and Chennai bowlers were bowling a good line. Chennai’s West Indian recruit Dwayne Bravo scalped him on the first ball of the 15th over with Suresh Raina performing the final honours in the deep. Rajasthan were reduced to 105/5.advertisementThe rest of the Rajasthan batsmen merely paid quick visits to the crease as Chennai bowled the hosts out for 133 with nine ball to spare.Chennai inningsChennai batsmen smashed Rajasthan bowlers all across the park as they posted a mammoth 196/3 against the hosts during the 52nd IPL match on Monday.Opener Murali Vijay was especially impressive scoring a quick-fire 53.Earlier, Rajasthan captain Shane Warne won the toss and elected to bowl against Chennai in the 52nd IPL match of the season and 11th for both teams. The match was also one of the last few games for Rajasthan captain Shane Warne, who will stop playing pro cricket post IPL-4.Chennai openers Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay got off to a good start against Rajasthan scoring more than eight runs an over. Both scored at decent pace and would have carried on further had a Johan Botha ball not broken their stand in the 10th over.The offie tried variation and bowled a yorker that took away Hussey’s leg stump when he was batting on 46 and the Chennai total was 77.But that hardly made a difference to Chennai’s tempo as soon Murali Vijay and Suresh Raina got on with a fine partnership putting 58 runs on board. It was only in the 15th over that Rajasthan were able to break their partnership.A mix-up in Shane Warne’s over saw Vijay get run on 53 when the team total was 135. His 40-ball innings was decorated with two fours and three sixes.Post Vijay’s fall Suresh Raina and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni further increased the run rate even as the Rajasthan bowlers struggled on home surface.The reason could have been that Rajasthan were playing on a different track in this match, adjacent to the one that was used in the last 10 games. Whatever be the reason, Chennai clearly benefited off it as their batsmen were enjoying batting on the surface.Raina and Dhoni had added 44 runs for the third wicket before Rajasthan pacer Amit Singh struck to despatch him in the 19th over on 43. Chennai were 179/3 at the stage.Finally, Dhoni, who scored an unbeaten 41, and Albie Morkel batted on for the remaining overs to help Chennai to an impressive 196/3.
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Please see below for the allocations on finals day:Men’s Open Miah Williams, Adam Foley, Dave BaggioWomen’s Open Berkie Kapa, Dale Lawrence, Sam ClarkMixed Open Ray Cairns, Luke McKenzie, Anthony SmithMen’s 30’s Michael Winter, Brad Smith, Matt LaverySenior Mixed Thys McCurdy, Nathan Budge, Derek FisherMen’s 35’s Scott Campbell, Simon Jackson, Mark KellyMen’s 40’sBill Slade, Barry McNamara, Greg TaylorCongratulations to the following Australian referees who also received awards:Leading Senior referee (male) – Bill SladeLeading Senior referee (female) – Sally MelzerLeading female referee – Sam Clark
Real Madrid fullback Carvajal: We should’ve finished off Villarrealby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid fullback Dani Carvajal admits they blew two points for their draw with Villarreal.Real kicked off 2019 with a 2-2 draw against the Yellow Submarine.Carvajal lamented, “We had some real chances to finish the game and make it 1-3, but in the end, we drew and dropped two points. We needed those three points to close the gaps on the leader. Now we need to keep working hard and rack up some points. This is not an easy place to come play. We’re disappointed because we were ahead for practically the whole match and not winning really stings.””We knew that they would have to push forward and leave the defence open. Before finishing with a draw, we had two massive chances to kill it off, we did not finish and they nicked a goal at the end.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
FAYETTEVILLE, AK – JANUARY 29: Fans of the Arkansas Razorbacks chant during the second half against the Kentucky Wildcats on January 29, 2005 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkasas. Kentucky defeated Arkansas 68-67. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Arkansas’ three-game losing streak is taking its toll on the fan base, even the younger generations.This week, this video surfaced of a young, crying Arkansas fan saying he never wants to go to another game because “the Razorbacks always lose.”Cheer up, kid. There’s always next week.