Barnstorming Pierre Spies run sets up Bismarck du Plessis try

first_imgMonday Mar 28, 2016 Barnstorming Pierre Spies run sets up Bismarck du Plessis try Montpellier moved up to third on the Top 14 table following a 45-21 victory over Agen on Saturday. Former Springbok number eight Pierre Spies had the run of the match, setting up a try for fellow South African Bismarck du Plessis with this powerful charge.Du Plessis, who moved to Monpellier with his brother after the World Cup, actually scored two tries on the day, while Spies himself also scored in the bonus point win.Last week Spies was also provider for the robust hooker with a neat lineout variation, but this week it was the kind of run that garnered him international attention many years back, showing his raw pace and formidable power with ball in hand.Capped over 50 times, Spies’ Springbok career fizzled out following long term injury and lack of form. He was unwanted at the Bulls last year, so when Jake White’s Montpellier called, he made the move and now appears to be finding his feet again, showing glimpses of that potential everyone always knew a physical specimen such as himself possesses.While Agen were within ten points with five minutes to play, two quick tries from Montpellier, including a second for winger Timoci Nagusa, stretched the scoreline and made it a more than comfortable victory in the end.You can view the highlights wrap on page two, and the Du Plessis try belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Floyd Mayweather wins with 10th round TKO

first_imgLAS VEGAS: (R-L) Conor McGregor throws a punch at Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. PHOTO AFPFifty and out as Mayweather stops brave McGregorLas Vegas, United States | AFP | Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage here Saturday to win their money-spinning superfight and clinch his 50th straight victory.Former welterweight boxing champion Mayweather, who had emerged from a two-year retirement to take on the Irish mixed martial arts star, took his time to get going before dominating from the fourth round.The end came with a tired McGregor doubled over on the ropes as Mayweather landed two hard left hooks, prompting referee Robert Byrd to intervene and declare a technical knockout.It was an explosive finale to their much-hyped contest at the T-Mobile Arena which proved surprisingly competitive in the early rounds as McGregor managed to land a string of scoring punches.But once Mayweather began to find his range and McGregor wearied rapidly, there was only going to be one winner.The 40-year-old American scored at will after the fourth round, snapping back McGregor’s head with a series of stinging blows.McGregor somehow survived an onslaught in the seventh round when a right counter from Mayweather staggered him badly. Finally McGregor’s resistance broke in the 10th when a Mayweather right sent him lurching across the ring.A hard left put him on the ropes and another hook saw him bent over and helpless, prompting the stoppage.The fight had followed a largely expected script but McGregor, in his first ever boxing appearance, by no means embarrassed himself.Mayweather will now head into what he says is a permanent retirement with a perfect 50-0 record, one better than heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano.The American is also expected to be around $200 million wealthier, taking his career earnings to around $1 billion.McGregor, who was an unemployed former plumber four years ago before emerging as one of the biggest stars of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is expected to earn around $100 million.[View the story “Floyd does it in 10th” on Storify]Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Egypt grind out win to launch Africa Cup of Nations

first_imgEgypt’s Mohamed Salah. PHOTO via @TotalAFCON2019Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Mohamed Salah’s Egypt started their bid for a record-extending eighth Africa Cup of Nations trophy on Friday with a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe in Cairo in the opening game of a tournament expanded to 24 teams and played in June and July for the first time.Liverpool star Salah, on a redemption mission with Egypt after injury derailed a miserable World Cup campaign last year, looked sharp although the hosts needed a 41st-minute goal by Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan to get off to a winning start in Group A.In keeping with April’s spectacular tournament draw under the gaze of the Sphinx, a striking 30-minute opening ceremony preceded kick-off in Cairo, where a backdrop of pyramids and statues from Egyptian mythology set the stage for a fireworks display to illuminate the ground.The arrival of the Egyptian players for the warm-up induced a deafening roar from the capacity 75,000-crowd, who predictably reserved the loudest reception for Salah as his name was read out among the starting line-ups.With the temperature having dipped to a more palatable 27 Celsius (81 Fahrenheit) by the start Egypt, the tournament favourites and 2017 runners-up, immediately looked threatening, Salah orchestrating much of the attack as he swung in a pair of teasing crosses — the second forcing Edmore Sibanda to tip over a looping Marwan Mohsen header.Salah was again involved 10 minutes later, intricately exchanging passes on the edge of the Zimbabwe box to carve out a chance for Abdallah Elsaid, whose shot was palmed away by Sibanda before Trezeguet lashed over the rebound.As Zimbabwe struggled to develop any sort of rhythm with outstanding midfielder Khama Billiat contained, Salah again had a boisterous, largely red-clad crowd on their feet when he wriggled past his marker only to shoot over from a difficult angle.– Trezeguet rises to the occasion –A blocked attempt by Zimbabwe captain Knowledge Musona represented the southern Africans’ lone genuine attempt in the first half as a dominant Egypt eventually broke through just before half-time. Zimbabwe’s efforts to play out from defence backfired and the talented Trezeguet, formerly of Anderlecht and now with Kasimpasa in Turkey, shifted the ball onto his right foot before sweeping clinically into the far corner.Trezeguet, who scored three times in five qualifiers for the event, was quickly sensing another when his curling 20-yard strike was flicked behind by a sprawling Sibanda.The Zimbabwe goalkeeper felt the brunt of a crunching collision with Mohsen on the hour, producing a courageous stop to deny the forward after a clever first touch created the opportunity.Sibanda was again tested low to his right by a Salah effort on his weaker foot, with Egypt ‘keeper Mohamed El Shenawy finally called into action to handle a speculative Billiat drive just before the second of two mandated heat breaks on 70 minutes.It appeared Salah’s moment was going to arrive in the final minutes but Sibanda plunged low to his left, with substitute Amr Warda perhaps offering the forward a better option across the face of goal.Egyptian hearts were momentarily in mouths when an unmarked Evans Rusike rose to meet a cross but he was unable to keep his header down, allowing Egypt to emerge with an opening three points in their quest to win the competition for the fourth time as hosts in five editions.The Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda are the other teams in Group A and they meet Saturday at the same venue, while Nigeria begin their campaign against newcomers Burundi in Alexandria.Guinea meanwhile take on Madagascar, the second of three countries appearing in the event for the first time.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Sourav Ganguly claims playing Pakistan in cricket down to ‘government decision’

first_imgAdvertisement 2mmNBA Finals | Brooklyn VslpvmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E671jk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) kbqc3Would you ever consider trying this?😱12wbhCan your students do this? 🌚1qb6Roller skating! Powered by Firework The BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly sat down for a chat in his hometown, Kolkata where he talked about India and Pakistan’s relationship in the cricketing world and also spoke about Mahindra Singh Dhoni’s retirement plans. While the public and fans are questioning about India playing Pakistan during this stressful time, Sourav quickly laid all the questions to rest after he revealed that the decision to play Pakistan is not in his hands. The decision lies entirely in the hands of the Government. If the Government decides that India will play a match with Pakistan, then they have no choice but to do as they are told.Advertisement Regarding MS Dhoni’s retirement, the former India team captain is currently enjoying his time off the field. While his retirement rumours are increasing day by day, the cricketer does not seem to be too concerned by it. When Sourav was asked about Dhoni’s plans and when he is going to come back, he replied, “It is up to him, with so much of experience I am sure he knows what’s best for him.” The 38-year-old cricketer has not played a single match after his stint at the World Cup.Advertisement While he did drive his team to victory in the 2011 World Cup, MS Dhoni’s has not been able to keep with young players in the current India team. In the Wolrd Cup held last year, Dhoni received some harsh comments from both fans and critics alike for his performance at the event. The batsman wicketkeeper was known for his batting technique, but his latest performance has fans worried. He was slow in his approach and it was clear to anyone that he was not his best shape. Nevertheless, the cricketer is now enjoying his time with his family and fans may get to hear more from him once he returns from his vacation.Sourav Ganguly was also questioned about last year’s IPL that was riddled with errors and mistakes on the part of the umpires. As the BCCI head, Sourav has decided that this year to keep the same mistakes from happening again, there will be a third umpire who will monitor all the matches.Advertisement 48-year-old Pravin Tambe reacts to being picked up by KKR in the IPL auctionThe Ones That Got Away: A quick look at the unsold players after the end of 2020 IPL Auctions Advertisementlast_img read more

Cheteshwar Pujara: “Test cricket will always be more special than other formats”

first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/BCCIAdvertisement 247eNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbwdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Etn2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) v6gWould you ever consider trying this?😱us7aqgCan your students do this? 🌚9Roller skating! Powered by Firework While the One Day International and T20 formats have been the go to formats for nascant cricket fans to enjoy the sport, Test cricket has been regaining its lost charm. In the subcontinent, the Team India skipper Virat Kohli’s love for the red ball cricket has been the main factor, as head coach Ravi Shastri said himself. Now, India’s star batsman Cheteshwar Pujara speaks likewise.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/BCCIPujara scored two double centuries in the recent two match Test series against Bangladesh back in November. In a recent interview with ESPNcricinfo, the player opened up about how much he cherishes the format over white ball cricket.“Times are changing and white-ball cricket has become popular. But Test cricket is always special and it will always remain special. And let us hope it continues for as much time as possible,” Pujara told reporters.Advertisement Despite his age that might slow him down in the fear future, the 31 year old stated that he still prefers Tests over limited overs cricket: “Yes, it would, But your priority is always to play Test cricket as much as possible. It is still a long way to go. Luckily I am young and I still love playing this format.”Pujara, who plays for Saurashtra, Pujara scored an astounding knock of 248 consisting of 24 boundaries and 1 over boundary in the first innings of the match against Karnataka yesterday.Advertisement As India will be heading to New Zealand for their upcoming Test tour next month, Pujara expects his stunning domestic spell is leaving a positive impact: “If you achieve such a thing before such tours, you feel confident and you start trusting your game again.”Pujara continued: “That is because when you are going abroad and you are playing in challenging conditions, you need to trust your game, trust your preparation.”In his 57 Test appearances for the Men in Blues, Pujara has scored 5740 runs, with an impressive batting average of 49.48. With 18 centuries and 24 half centuries to his name, Pujara is also in the top 10 list of the ICC’s Test Batting rankings, securing no. 6th spot with a rating of 791.“It is the right time actually – we are going to New Zealand soon so it is good for the preparation. Whenever you score runs, you are high on confidence and you also get back your rhythm.” Pujara concluded.The Black Caps Test series will kick off on 21st February at the Basin Reserve Cricket Ground in Wellington.Also read-Ravi Shastri heaps praise on Virat Kohli for his endorsement of test cricketCheteshwar Pujara reveals the biggest challenge batsmen will face playing D/N tests with pink ball Advertisementlast_img read more