Rugby Book Review – Rugby Backs Moves

first_imgThere must be plenty of homework for the lads at Essex club Woodford, where John Uwins – co-author with his student son Rory – is first-team coach.The book contains 55 backs moves, tailored to different parts of the pitch or off different set-pieces or aimed at different defensive channels. There is also a colour version but the moves are clear enough and you’re advised to practise them at walk/jog/full pace, against no/static/tackling opposition and with no/midi/tennis ball. As a final test, secretly ask a player to fall over mid-move to see how the players react. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS BUY IT AT: authorsonline.co.ukAuthors Online £7.50center_img RW RATING 3/5last_img

Learn more about Joe Simpson

first_imgJoe Simpson is actually from SydneyThe greatest city I’ve been to is Sydney. I was born there and enjoy going back. I love the people and the food, and the weather’s not bad, too! My greatest opponent was Luke McAlister. My first Premiership start was against Sale and he ripped us apart. He’s got everything – great hands, a kicking game, and he’s a good tackler too. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img

Melbourne Rebels confirm their 2012 Super Rugby Squad

first_img“Overall we are pleased with our list for 2012, we believe we have recruited well and have a solid platform to build on.”2012 Core Playing Squad (alphabetical order)1. Paul Alo-Emile *2. Kurtley Beale *3. Rodney Blake4. Adam Byrnes5. Alister Campbell6. Danny Cipriani7. Tom Chamberlain8. Tim Davidson9. Gareth Delve10. Adam Freier11. Mark Gerrard12. Nic Henderson13. James Hilgendorf14. Julian Huxley15. Mitch Inman *16. Lloyd Johansson *17. Luke Jones18. James King *19. Richard Kingi20. Michael Lipman21. Lachlan Mitchell22. Stirling Mortlock23. James O’Connor *24. Nick Phipps25. Hugh Pyle26. Ged Robinson27. Jarrod Saffy28. Heath Tessmann29. Cooper Vuna30. Laurie Weeks Melbourne Rebels confirm their 2012 Super Rugby SquadRaboDirect Rebels Head Coach Damien Hill said that today that he was looking forward to guiding the new squad into the 2012 Super Rugby season.“Our aim is to continue to build a list that is competitive for this season and the years to follow.“Kurtley Beale and James O’Connor are two of the games most exciting young talents. Their decision to sign with the Rebels reaffirms that Melbourne and the club, has a Rugby Union program that is attractive to players of this calibre.“We also see new additions Paul Alo-Emile, Mitch Inman and James King as players for the future, while strong running Centre Lloyd Johansson is our first Victorian born Rebel. Lloyd brings with him Super Rugby and Wallaby experience, and we hope that Lloyd will forge a path for future Victorian born Rebels.“Our EPS signings also give us a solid mix of youth and experience. Isaiah Mosese, Nick Stirzaker and Cadeyrn Neville are all under 22 years of age, while Luke Holmes and Eddie Aholelei are ready made tight 5 players. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img 2012 Extended Playing Squad (EPS)1. Eddie Aholelei *2. Luke Holmes3. Isaiah Mosese *4. Cadeyrn Neville *5. Nick Stirzaker **denotes new signinglast_img read more

Wright names Scotland U20 Six Nations squad

first_img Edinburgh Centre Harry Leonard returns to international dutyScotland under-20 head coach, Peter Wright, has named a 40-man squad today to prepare for the forthcoming RBS 6 Nations. The squad is bigger than in previous years and will be in camp at Murrayfield until Friday 20 January.In an interview with www.scottishrugby.org, he said: “It’s necessary to bring together a bigger core group for the forthcoming under-20s matches because of the quality of players we have in this age group. As well as bringing back seven players from last year’s squad, who will bring experience to the side we are introducing a number of exciting young talents from Scotland under-18 and Scotland 7s. I’m keen to give as many of these players game time and a chance to impress.”Alex Allan, Mark Bennett, Mitch Eadie, Robin Hislop, Harry Leonard, Jamie Stevenson and Jamie Swanson all return to the squad.Meanwhile, coming in from last season’s Scotland under-18 squad are Tommaso Allan, Russell Anderson, Chris Auld, Jamie Bhatti, Will Bordill, Jamie Farndale, Robbie Fergusson, Johnny Gray, Alex Henderson, Adam Sinclair, Scott Steel and Callum Templeton.Scotland under-20s begin their RBS 6 Nations campaign on Friday 3 February against England under-20 at Firhill in Glasgow, kick-off 7.30pm. Backs: Tommaso Allan (Western Province), Chris Auld (Gala), Mark Bennett (Clermont Auvergne), Jack Bradford (Nottingham Rugby), Michael Crawley (Boroughmuir), Jamie Farndale (Edinburgh Accies), Robbie Fergusson (Ayr), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Heriot’s), Rory Hughes (Glasgow Hawks), Harris Jones (Boroughmuir), Harry Leonard (Edinburgh Rugby), Murray McConnell (Glasgow Warriors), Alistair Price (Bedford Blues), Finn Russell (Falkirk), Jack Steele (Dundee HSFP), Scott Steele (Leicester Tigers), Jamie Stevenson (London Scottish), Peter Stewart (Nudgee College Schoolboys).Forwards: Alex Allan (Loughborough Students), Russell Anderson (Gala), Adam Ashe (Stirling County), Jamie Bhatti (Stirling County), Will Bordill (Sale Sharks), Struan Cessford (Heriot’s), Mitch Eadie (Bristol Rugby), Gary Graham (Gala),  Johnny Gray (Hamilton), Alex Henderson (Boroughmuir), Robin Hislop (Edinburgh Rugby), Andrew Nagle (Jedforest), Andrew Redmayne (Dundee HSFP), Callum Reid (Edinburgh Accies), Gavin Robertson (Dundee HSFP), Fergus Scott (Currie), Adam Sinclair (Stirling County), Stuart Smith (Aberdeen Grammar), Tom Steven (Glasgow Hawks), Jamie Swanson (Boroughmuir), Callum Templeton (Ayr), George Turner (Stewart’s Melville). LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS They will then travel to Wales on Friday 10 February before playing France under-20s at Netherdale, Galashiels on Friday 24 February (kick-off 7.30pm). After taking on Ireland under-20s on Friday 9 March their campaign culminates with a match against Italy under-20s on Friday 16 March.Wright continued: “We’re really looking forward to the challenge that the Six Nations will bring, playing against some of the best talent at this level. The competition will also help us work towards the under-20s Rugby World Cup in South Africa later this year, where we will be up against the best teams in the world.”Scotland under-20 squad: CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 09: Harry Leonard (L) of Edinburgh kicks for position during the Heineken Cup Pool Two match between Cardiff Blues and Edinburgh at the Cardiff City Stadium on December 9, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)last_img read more

Shut down Pocock or it’s over for England

first_img TAGS: Highlight If they can’t, England will almost certainly become the first host nation to miss out on the quarter-finals in a World Cup.Australia: Israel Folau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani, Matt Giteau, Rob Horne, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Scott Sio, Stephen Moore (c), Sekope Kepu, Kane Douglas, Rob Simmons, Scott Fardy, Michael Hooper, David Pocock.Replacements: tbc It comes as no surprise but Michael Cheika confirmed on Thursday that England will face the world’s leading breakdown duo in their do-or-die clash at Twickenham on Saturday.David Pocock stands alone as the most disruptive force at the breakdown in the global game, while Michael Hooper is an exceptional foil alongside him.With Pocock having proven that he can play at number eight at Test level, and no top class alternatives, Cheika has made the sensible decision to pair the two up against the host nation as he did in the Wallabies’ opener against Fiji.Stuart Lancaster’s side are under huge pressure, knowing that a defeat would effectively end their tournament, but Australia are not in an entirely dissimilar position.Chilled out: Michael Cheika has cut a relaxed figure at the World CupHaving missed out on a bonus point against Fiji, they could find themselves five points behind Wales heading into Saturday’s clash, depending on the result in Cardiff when the Welsh take on Fiji.That would mean that at the very least Australia would need a bonus point against England, or otherwise face Wales knowing that only maximum points will see them into the quarter-finals.The easiest way to avoid any mathematical calculations will be to beat England, and in Pocock and Hooper, they have the men to do it.After struggling at the breakdown once again in the loss to Wales, the questions over the absence of Steffon Armitage have surfaced once more for England.Chris Robshaw, under pressure again following the late collapse against Wales, will face an entirely new challenge in trying to deal with Pocock, who hasn’t played against England in five years. Backrow double-act: David Pocock and Michael Hooper will provid a stern breakdown challenge The Australian number eight will be the key man on Saturday, and England will have to limit his influence to stand a chance of winning Under pressure: Chris Robshaw. Photo: Getty ImagesEngland have enjoyed some success against supposedly superior breakdown operators in the past, notably in a World Cup quarter-final back in 2007, as well as more recently when they have been able to shut down Hooper in November Tests.However Pocock is another challenge entirely, and if Romain Poite allows a fair contest at the breakdown, England will need to be much sharper than they have been in the tournament to date.Elsewhere Australia have gone for the tried and tested, with Bernard Foley rightly preferred to Quade Cooper at fly-half, while Will Genia continues at scrum-half.The Wallabies’ improved scrummaging will be key, following the great debate over the legality of Joe Marler’s angles, any early advantage could be huge.But in the end it will almost certainly come down to England’s ability to shut down Pocock and win the odd turnover of their own. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Rugby World Cup 2019: Match schedule announced

first_img The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan in less than two years’ time – and the match schedule has now been announced so we know who will play who, when and where.The tournament will kick off with hosts Japan playing Europe 1 at Tokyo Stadium on Friday 20 September 2019 while defending champions New Zealand start their campaign against South Africa the following day in Yokohama.Yokohama is also the venue for Ireland v Scotland on Sunday 22 September, while England’s first game is on the same day against Tonga in Sapporo. Wales are the last of the home nations to get their World Cup bid underway, playing Georgia on Monday 23 September in Aichi.There are 12 venues in all and each will stage a minimum of two games. With the eight/nine-hour time difference, the kick-off times in the UK will range from early morning to 11.45am, with the semi-finals and final due to start at 9am. Here’s the full match schedule…It’s refreshing to see more of the Tier One nations facing shorter turnarounds, something that has long been a criticism of the tournament schedule. England have a four-day turnaround between their games against Tonga and USA, which are played in two different cities, but Eddie Jones has experience of such a schedule from his time as Japan coach at RWC 2015.Wales, too, have only a four-day gap between their final two group games against Fiji and Americas 2 while New Zealand have the same tight schedule for their matches against the Repechage Winner and Africa 1. All the fixture and venue information you need for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The grand prize: The Webb Ellis Cup will be lifted in Yokahama on Saturday 2 November 2019. Photo: Getty Images FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREWorld Rugby’s press release states: “At the heart of the match schedule is player welfare and fan experience. All match venues will be within 45 minutes of a team camp, while the match schedule has been developed to optimise rest days for Tier Two teams ahead of Tier One fixtures, enhancing preparation.“The schedule has also been developed following team feedback post Rugby World Cup 2015 with an equitable match schedule a core principle and a significant improvement has been achieved within the framework of a four pool, five teams per pool format. No Tier Two team plays a Tier One team following a short rest period.”Defending champs: Will New Zealand make it three World Cup wins in a row? Photo: Getty ImagesTicket sales for the tournament will begin in January through supporter tours with tickets on general sale from September 2018. To find out all the details about the official ticketing programme, head to rugbyworldcup.com/ticketsWorld Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said: “We know that this will be a special, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Japan to welcome the world to the whole of this great nation and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for rugby fans from around the world to experience all Japan has to offer.”With less than two years to go, excitement is clearly building for the tournament and this month’s Tests provide the perfect warm-up with games like England v Argentina and Wales v Georgia holding extra significance given that they are also in the same World Cup groups. The countdown is on!last_img read more

Get to know Georgia’s Beka Gorgadze

first_img TAGS: Georgia Get to know Georgia’s Beka GorgadzeMamuka Gorgodze is the most famous rugby player to come out of Georgia, but there’s a new kid on the block who could see his famous nickname tweaked to ‘Gorgadzilla’. The different vowel in Beka Gorgadze’s surname is not the only area where the two players contrast – we’ll get onto the younger man’s skill-set later – but they are both talismanic figures on the pitch.Four years ago, Gorgadze, then just 19, was part of Georgia’s World Cup training squad alongside Gorgodze, and while he didn’t make the final cut for the tournament in England, he did get to play in three Tests alongside his childhood hero over the next two years. “I played eight, he was seven,” Gorgadze says. “It was a massive honour for me to study next to him and I learnt a lot.”Back in 2015, the older man was instrumental in Georgia making history in automatically qualifying for the next World Cup by finishing third in the pool. This year, while Gorgodze has made a surprise return to the squad for the World Cup, his near-namesake will also be a key figure as the ‘Lelos’ strive to do the same in Japan. The 23-year-old doesn’t possess the same raw power as Gorgodze, but he stands out as a leader.Back in the fold: Mamuka Gorgodze (centre) during Georgia training in Japan (Getty Images)“There’s no doubt Beka has certain qualities that endear him to players following him – a) his personality, b) his skill-set,” says Georgia coach Milton Haig. “He’s a smart player and a very intelligent man. He has great humility and doesn’t let success cloud who he is. If you look at his character, he’s the type of guy you can build teams around.“He’s a different type of player to Mamuka. I’m sure Mamuka won’t mind me saying Beka has more skills and is the type of guy we think would make it in Super Rugby. He’s not as big and abrasive and doesn’t have the same out-and-out strength as Mamuka, but he’s a skilful player and definitely has those leadership qualities.”Haig also pays tribute to Gorgadze for putting in such strong performances last season after a year-long injury absence. He needed three operations after tearing ligaments in his ankle in May 2017 but returned to start six of Georgia’s eight Tests in 2018-19 and Haig describes his comeback as “phenomenal”.It was another injury that saw Gorgadze find his niche at No 8. He followed his cousin in swapping the round ball for the oval one when he was seven after an age-range change meant he could no longer play in the same football team as his friends. After stints at fly-half and centre for his local club Kharebi in the city of Rustavi, he moved to the front row and played there until his mid-teens, when a back problem arose.“I was trying to prop in the scrum and couldn’t because I’d hurt my back,” recalls Gorgadze, who pays tribute to the influence of his mother after his father died in 2000. “I didn’t need surgery but I had to do special exercises for my back and was put on a diet to lose 6kg (nearly a stone). I then grew 6cm in three months, so the next season I played in the back row.“My favourite position is No 8. The strategy is often for me to be on the edge, taking high balls and running back. I like the technical stuff – high balls, skills – as well as the physical game.”It’s fitting that Gorgadze names Kieran Read as one of the players he admires for the Kiwi fulfils a similar role for the All Blacks: positioned in the wide channels to use his power and ball skills to bust defences and create opportunities. Duane Vermeulen is another Gorgadze namechecks, while acknowledging he cannot replicate the brute force that is central to the Springboks No 8’s game.Gorgadze, who plays his club rugby in France and joined Bordeaux-Bègles from Stade Montois last year, is a powerful ball-carrier but there is also an athleticism to his play that suits the modern game. Graham Rowntree, who has been working as Georgia’s forwards coach for the past year, is a big fan. In attack: Beka Gorgadze carrying strongly against Spain (Getty Images,)“I call him ‘Rock Star’,” chuckles the ex-England and Lions prop. “He’s one hell of an athlete and an exceptional player – you forget how young he is.He picks things up very quickly, is very dynamic, a good footballer and a hard worker. He’ll be a star of world rugby.”Gorgadze is already making indents into the wider rugby consciousness. Last autumn he was named alongside Sam Underhill and Justin Tipuric in the back row of The Telegraph’s Team of the Week for his performance in defeat against Italy – his first Test for 20 months.One passage of play late in that match encapsulates Gorgadze as a player. He catches a high ball on halfway, deftly avoids putting a foot in touch and then surges forward. He floors Italy wing Mattia Bellini with a huge hand-off, steps around one defender and offloads out of a tackle by another. Had Georgia’s handling later in the move been better they would have scored a try.Related: Rugby World’s 100 Best Players in the World Numbers 90-81That’s the range of skills he brings to Georgia’s World Cup campaign. Gorgadze says that the target is “two wins minimum”. That should see them finish third in Pool D, which also features Australia, Fiji, Uruguay and Wales, and thus qualify for RWC 2023. Regardless of what happens in Japan, the growth of the sport in Georgia means the Lelos will remain one of the coming forces in the world game.“As I’ve started playing more, I’ve got more recognised on the streets,” says Gorgadze. “It’s now the first sport for us in Georgia and everyone is happy we’ve had some success. When I started rugby, there were only four children training in the morning group. Now there are hundreds of boys and girls playing.“It’s a massive honour to represent your country and it’s also a big responsibility because lots of kids and parents look up to you.”Gorgadze is a hugely impressive young man, not only in the high-level performances he produces on the pitch but his attitude off it. He can speak four languages – Georgian, Russian, English and French – and is aware of the bigger picture, recognising the part he plays in developing the sport as a role model. He’s even done a spot of coaching in France and says working with children has helped him as a player because it makes him look at the game differently.This ‘Rock Star’ has the potential to be a smash hit in world rugby – look out for him on the pitches of Japan in the coming weeks. Ready for action: Beka Gorgadze is playing in his first World Cup (Getty Images) The No 8 is fast becoming a crucial player for the Lelos – look out for him in Japan LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the August 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Hong Kong and Singapore Sevens Postponed

first_img Hong Kong and Singapore Sevens PostponedThe Hong Kong and Singapore legs of the World Sevens Series have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The 45th edition of the Hong Kong Sevens was due to take place on 3-5 April with the Singapore tournament being held a week later, but these will both now be staged in October because of health concerns relating to the outbreak.The Singapore Sevens will take place on 10-11 October with the Hong Kong event, which will see the Women’s Series staged there alongside the men’s for the first time, completing the 2020 series on 16-18 October.The anti-government protests in the region had already led to speculation that the sevens might not take place. Now fears over the coronavirus, which already has a death toll of more than 1,000 people, have led to the decision to postpone the event.A World Rugby statement said: “The health and safety of our players, fans and everyone working on the event is always our highest priority.“This prudent decision has been taken in order to help protect the global rugby community and the wider public and was taken based on the World Health Organisation and relevant public authority travel and health guidelines. The decision is fully supported by stakeholders, including unions and commercial partners.”World Rugby are yet to confirm the schedule for the 2020-21 series, either men’s and women’s, other than to say that the Hong Kong and Singapore events will take place in April next year as usual. However, the postponement of this season’s Hong Kong event until October could create a problem in terms of the women’s schedule. Sevens events due to be held in April will now take place in October because of coronavirus outbreak LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The March issue of Rugby World magazine – a Six Nations special – is on sale now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.center_img This season’s Women’s Series started with the Glendale event in the USA at the start of October, so if that schedule remains the same for 2020-21 it could be the case that they start the next series before completing this season’s.A World Rugby spokeswoman said: “This is a unique, dynamic and complex situation. We are working through the scheduling for the 2021 series in partnership with our key stakeholders as is normal practice and more details on the 2021 schedule will be shared in due course.”If you have purchased tickets for the Hong Kong and Singapore Sevens you will have your tickets honoured for the rescheduled events or if you can’t attend the new dates a full refund will be provided. Follow the links below for details.Hong Kong: www.hksevens.comSingapore ticket information: www.singapore7s.com.sgThe World Sevens Series is not the first sporting event to be affected by the coronavirus. The Chinese Grand Prix, due to take place in Shanghai in April, has been postponed and March’s World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing has been cancelled. Packed house: Fans enjoy the Hong Kong Sevens last year (Getty Images) last_img read more

Who is Neil Jenkins: Ten things you should know about the Lions assistant coach

first_imgCan’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.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. He started working for the WRU as a coach in 2004.6. Jenkins was awarded an MBE for services to sport in 2000 and appointed Honorary President of Pontypridd RFC in 2019.7. Jenkins admitted his marksmanship improved on the 1997 Lions tour to South Africa when he encountered Dave Alred, the former England kicking coach who famously worked with Jonny Wilkinson, for the first time.“It was a real eye-opener and it helped me massively. I learnt an awful lot from him: I actually started using a tee rather than sand, which I hadn’t thought was possible for me,” said Jenkins.8. A BBC documentary about the player was entitled Working Class Hero and his autobiography, co-written with journalist Paul Rees, is entitled Life at Number 10.9. Jenkins famously suffered from pre-match nerves – he was seen being sick on the iconic Living With Lions documentary of the 1997 tour.His fellow tourist Jerry Guscott later wrote of Jenkins, in his diary of the trip: “Great goalkicker, great laugh. Despite his superb discipline and confidence as a goalkicker, which did so much to win the series, there’s a funny sort of insecurity there.”10. Probably Jenkins’s most famous kick was his conversion of Scott Gibbs’s try that won the 1999 Five Nations game against England at Wembley. Not only did it give Wales a 32-31 win but it denied England a Grand Slam and handed Scotland the title.He once said of kicking: “I imagine putting all my problems in a black box and closing the black box and putting them behind me out of the way.” Who is Neil Jenkins: Ten things you should know about the Lions assistant coachNeil Jenkins’s playing career spanned both the amateur and professional era, and after retiring he moved into coaching and is now a highly-respected kicking coach.Here are a few facts and stats about the former Wales fly-half.Ten things you should know about Neil Jenkins1. Neil Jenkins was named as part of a British & Irish Lions party for the sixth time when he was announced as an assistant to Warren Gatland for the Lions 2021 tour to South Africa.Jenkins was a player in the series win over the Springboks in 1997, played a Test in Australia in 2001 and coached on the 2009, 2013 and 2017 trips.2. Jenkins scored 41 points in three Tests on that 1997 tour to South Africa, playing at full-back, but nearly missed the historic trip altogether after breaking his arm in the final Five Nations game against England.“A surgeon came to see and he confirmed the original diagnosis: that I would be fortunate to be playing within four months. I had less than eight weeks to prove my fitness for South Africa,” he said.3. Jenkins made his Test debut for Wales against England, aged 19, in 1991 in Cardiff when his opposite number was Rob Andrew.His last Test match, of 91 for Wales and the Lions, came in 2002 against Romania at Wrexham.In between he amassed 1,090 points. He passed 1,000 international points in 2001, the first player to achieve that feat.4. Born on 8 July 1971 in Church Village, Jenkins was a pupil at Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School in Beddau, which also boasts fellow internationals Gethin Jenkins, Michael Owen and Ellis Jenkins as former attendees.5. Jenkins played for Pontypridd, who he joined aged 15, Cardiff and the Celtic Warriors at club level. He made 237 appearances for Pontypridd between 1990 and 2003 scoring more than 3,000 points before the ill-fated formation of the Warriors. The former Wales fly-half is now a renowned kicking coach LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

ChristChurch Cathedral suffers further damage in latest quake

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Anglican Taonga] ChristChurch Cathedral in New Zealand has suffered further damage from the magnitude-5.2 aftershock on May 25, according to a statement from the diocese.“Since Friday there is more noticeable bowing in the walls, especially towards the southern end of the cathedral, and more stone has fallen,” the diocesan communications officer, Philip Baldwin, said.“This aftershock was in the range forecast by the scientific experts. Plans for deconstruction of the cathedral, in terms of safety, have to take into account this ongoing seismic activity.“The deconstruction methodology… will be provided publicly as soon as it has been approved.“This deconstruction allows for safe retrieval of heritage items inside the cathedral, which include Bishop Harper’s effigy, the organ and the remains of the pulpit, as well as memorial stones and panels.”Baldwin said that in coming months the diocese intends to set up a website for people to make suggestions for the future cathedral.Cathedral fact-finding tourA small group, including Christchurch Bishop Victoria Matthews, acting dean Lynda Patterson and architects from Warren and Mahone,y will visit cathedrals and relevant buildings around the world next week.They will also talk to people involved with these buildings.Their findings will inform future plans for the Cathedral in the Square. The consultants involved are not charging for their time on the trip.Baldwin said the group’s schedule encompasses 12 cathedrals in the U.K., Europe and the United States.These include Coventry Cathedral (which has retained the ruins of the cathedral that was bombed during World War II), St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California.The visit has been scheduled to coincide with Matthews’ trip to Dublin for a meeting of the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith, and Order.Information from these visits will be available through a special website. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Press Release Service Anglican Communion Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By Taonga staffPosted May 29, 2012 ChristChurch Cathedral suffers further damage in latest quake Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Robbins, Retired says: Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN May 29, 2012 at 5:39 pm The first place we visited after flying into Christchurch was your precious cathedral. It was one of the highlights of our stay and now, sixteen years later, I can only imagine how devastating the earthquake damage must be.I’ve prayed and pondered over and over what the New Zealand Anglican Church might do to replace the damaged structure. There are so many possibilities to consider: style, size, cost, materials, function, tradition, etc. One thought keeps returning. Perhaps it is time for rethinking how diocesan resources are allocated by commissioning a mobile cathedral – one that could travel throughout the diocese to where the people are.Obviously, I haven’t thought this through, but am intrigued by the potential to rethink the mission of the diocesan presence in the lives and worship of the members, as well as those who do not claim a church family.Thank you for the opportunity to share. God bless you all,Anne W. Robbins108321 Crooked River Road, #101Bonita Springs, FL 34135 (USA) The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more