Month: June 2021

Sam Warburton: Quickfire 10

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sam Warburton of Wales lifts the Triple Crown trophy after the RBS 6 Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on February 25, 2012 in London, England. Happy man: Sam Warburton celebrates lifting the Triple Crown in the 2012 Six NationsWales captain Sam Warburton answers 10 quickfire questions about his life outside rugby, including Domino’s Pizza, Tom Jones and turtles!last_img

Danny Care picks his ‘Five of the Best’

first_img TAGS: Highlight Mentor: Justin Marshall was an influence at Leeds“Justin was a massive role model and hero of mine growing up watching him play for New Zealand so I was chuffed to work with him for a short while at Leeds before moving down south. I learnt so much just watching him in training, the way he created space for other players, how he got across defenders. He saw gaps just by looking at people’s eyes, to see if they were not covering him. He was also very vocal, a great controller of the game and loved to attack. Like all good scrum-halves, he backed himself and liked the ball in hand so he could make things happen.”Danny Care was speaking on behalf of HSBC at the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens. For more information visit www.rpns7.co.uk Smooth operator: Brian O’Driscoll has all the skills“Brian is probably the most talented player I’ve ever played against. He is a game winner, pure and simple. If you watch him play, he has touches of class no other players have. Like all great players, he reads the game well and if you watch him in midfield, his appreciation of space and ability to manipulate the defenders to create chances is so impressive. He also has an effective kicking game with little grubbers behind the defence and all the flicks and wrapround passes. I remember the one that set Simon Zebo up for a try against Wales was just magic. What a wonderful career he’s had.”Justin Marshall After a Six Nations tournament full of positives with England, RW caught up with Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care at the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens to discuss five of the best players he had ever played with, or against.Nick Evans“Nick has turned around the way we’ve played at Harlequins. We now play what we see and that’s him all over. He’s incredibly skilful and can read the game so well but whatever position you put him in, he remains calm and almost always picks the right option. He’s a very intelligent player and in my opinion, is one of the best overseas players the Premiership has ever seen. One play sums him up. Against Stade Francais in the Heineken Cup we had to win we trucked up the middle for about 30 phases to drop goal. After I threw him a terrible pass, he stepped three or four players, then it was recycled and he made another break but held off. On the third occasion he knocked over a truly horrible drop-kick and that’s why they pay him the big bucks.”Power-packed operator: Ma’a NonuMa’a Nonu“I’ve played against Ma’a quite a few times. Firstly, he’s such a handful to rein in. Just look at him, he 17 odd-stone and unbelievably powerful but he’s so much more than just a crash ball merchant. He really worked on his offloading game and he reads the ball well. He’s a real specimen and will happily run over you all day but off the pitch, he’s really nice guy, the first to shake your hand and buy you a beer. He’s a great lad. I’d love to be his size for a couple of games, it would be a lot of fun.”Jonny Wilkinson“What can I say? There’s no doubt he was one of the world’s best players so to play with him was a privilege. I was quite young when I was in the England set-up with him and as you’d expect, he’s a really decent guy, a real gent. He’s so good with the players coming through, helping them settle into the squad. He’s done everything and won everything, Heineken Cup, World Cup, you name it. Even now he’s still one of the best around, yet he’s still so humble and hard-working. I can’t give him enough praise. He’s not only idolized in England but by players all over the world and that shows what a special player he is.”Brian O’Driscoll Still got it: Danny Care’s partner in crime, Nick Evans, has been a fine addition to the Aviva England star Danny Care had an outstanding Six Nations, here he catches up with RW at the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens to pick five players who would grace any team LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgThe sensible thing to do after that would have been to settle for the losing bonus point from a tough away-day, but for some reason Northampton decided to go for the jugular and ran the ball from their own 22 in the last play of the game. Ben Foden of all people tried to kick past the on-rushing Racing players, rather than booting the ball into touch, the ball was parried back at him and Marc Andreu scored a last-ditch try to send the Saints home empty-handed.Northampton fans probably won’t want to follow this link for another look at the odd goings-on. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Glasgow WarriorsMunsterNorthampton Saints The SaintsCentre of attentionGlasgow Warriors made the rest of Europe sit up and take notice as they put to the sword a Bath side which has been earning rave reviews all season. Their 37-10 European Champions Cup triumph at Scotstoun was built on a number of great performances but most outstanding of all was outside centre Mark Bennett, who scored the first and last tries for the Warriors.The uncapped – for now – 21-year-old was as outstanding in defence as he was in attack as a strangely lacklustre Bath team managed to break through the just once.Fancy footworkCoaches want their big stars to shine brightest at the most critical moments and Harlequins’ fly-half Nick Evans produced a magical piece of skill under pressure to help the Londoners beat Castres 25-9 in the very first European Champions Cup match.With the home side just ahead but far from out of sight at 12-6 at the Twickenham Stoop, and 65 minutes gone, Evans chipped over the French defence, gathered the ball and then deftly kicked ahead again, just a little further this time, placing the ball perfectly for scrum-half Danny Care to swoop and score. Evans’s conversion put Quins 19-6 up and they went on to win 25-9.Munster magic: Ian Keatley is hoisted up in celebration as Sale’s Danny Cipriani slumps in despairNo time to panicMunster put in a classic never-say-die European performance at Sale, coming back from 23-7 down at half-time to win their first Champions Cup match 27-26 with the last kick of the game.The wind was blowing to Sale’s advantage in the first half so they must have been braced for a Munster come-back after the break, but they must also have hoped they would prevail as they were 26-24 ahead as the match clock ticked past 80 minutes.However, Munster had the ball and as their head coach and former captain Anthony Foley said: “The clock may be past 80 minutes but if you look after the ball you have all the time in the world.”His team were singing from that same hymn-sheet as they patiently set up a drop-goal chance for Ian Keatley and he duly slotted it from outside the 22 to snatch a win with the last kick.Jonny Wilkinson, who kicked an important drop-goal or two in his time, was on hand to praise Keatley in his new role as a Sky Sports pundit. “He’s had to pick a moment there. He’s chosen to hit that 30-metres out, at an angle. That takes guts.” That’s one to tell your grandchildren about, Ian.Wing kingsOne of the weekend’s most exciting games was Saracens’ 30-23 victory over Clermont Auvergne and one of the notable things about it was the fact that all six tries were scored by wings. David Strettle and Chris Ashton grabbed two apiece for Saracens, giving a masterclass in turning chances into points, and Zac Guildford did likewise for Clermont with his two scores.A day later, and across the Irish Sea in Dublin, Christian Wade reminded everyone why he is one of the strongest contenders for a spot on the England wing. Receiving a pass around the 10-metre line, the Wasp left three Leinster defenders for dead, scorching down the right touchline so fast that they couldn’t even lay a hand on him.What a scorcher! Christian Wade leaves Leinster in his wakeCase for the defenceRugby is not all about sprinting down the wing and scoring tries though, is it? Defence is just as important as attack and three players in particular need to take a bow for their European Rugby Champions Cup tackle counts this weekend.Magnus Lund, Julian Salvi and Joe Launchbury made an incredible 22 tackles apiece in their games and Lund and Salvi didn’t miss a single hit. Outstanding.Sharp workCharlie Sharples celebrated his 150th first team appearance for Gloucester with a hat-trick in their 55-0 win over Brive in the Challenge Cup.The first try came after a break from his fellow wing Jonny May, but Sharples still needed fast feet and strength to beat the last man. The other two were from pin-point kicks placed in his path by Greig Laidlaw and, later, Dan Robson. The delivery was perfect but the ball still needed to be caught and, as Billy Twelvetrees had shown in the first half, it’s all too easy to butcher a “certain” try. Modestly, Sharples played down his achievement, saying: “I just got the bounce of the ball tonight.”Topsy Ojo was the weekend’s other hat-trick hero, grabbing three first-half tries in London Irish’s 70-14 demolition of Rovigo.Myles betterHaving won a qualifying match against Tbilisi to earn a place in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, Rovigo are arguably the weakest team in the competition. Therefore, London Irish boss Brian Smith picked a side featuring a number of players who don’t see a lot of first team action – including fly-half Myles Dorrian, who has played just 32 minutes of Premiership rugby this season.Dorrian, who is more used to being a water-boy for the London Irish first XV, made the most of his opportunity, scoring a try and landing a perfect ten conversions out of ten to finish the weekend as European Rugby’s top points-scorer with 25.Underdogs biteThe first part of the Guinness Pro12 season brought little joy for Edinburgh or Newport Gwent Dragons, as they won just two and one games respectively from their first six. So not many outsiders gave them much hope of winning away in France on the opening weekend of the European Rugby Challenge Cup, but Edinburgh set the tone with a 15-13 triumph at Bordeaux-Begles, who are flying high in the Top 14, and the Dragons followed in their footsteps a day later, defeating Stade Francais 38-22 in Paris.A Tim Visser try, a penalty try, and a conversion and penalty from Tom Heathcote did the trick for Edinburgh, while the Dragons’ four tries were shared among four players, with Nic Cudd touching down the bonus-point one in the last five minutes.In both cases it was a triumph for self-belief and team spirit over the form book.The SinnersCostly slip: Zac Guildford fails to gather Hodgson’s kick and so concedes a tryLetting it slipIt is not often a player scores two tries and ends up among the Sinners, but that is Zac Guildford’s fate as his costly error close to the end of the Saracens v Clermont Auvergne clash was a game-changer.The outstanding Charlie Hodgson sent a high, long kick from deep in his own half, towards the right corner. Guildford was never quite in the right position to catch it as he scrambled back and he failed to gather the ball. His mistake let Chris Ashton in for his second try and enabled Saracens to sneak to a 30-23 win.ButterfingersGeorge Pisi will never butcher a try-scoring chance quite as thoroughly as he did on Saturday, after he intercepted a Racing Metro pass and headed for the try-line. Northampton were trailing 10-6 with 55 minutes gone, so a try under the posts was just what the doctor ordered, but as Pisi looked around to see if he was in the clear, the ball squirted out from under his left arm.The centre then stumbled and fell, and went off with an injured hamstring immediately afterwards, but it didn’t look like a sudden stab of pain caused him to spill the ball.PointlessPisi’s Northampton team-mates also carry some of the blame for what turned out to be a 20-11 defeat at Racing. Firstly, Stephen Myler missed the conversion of Phil Dowson’s 76th minute try, leaving the Saints 13-11 down rather than all square at 13-13. To the fore: Mark Bennett (second right) played a key role in Glasgow’s win With so many of the first round matches in the new European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup being won and lost on the last throw of the dice, there are a dozen or more contenders for the Saints list this week. Sinners are a bit harder to come by after such an exciting weekend of rugby, but there are still a couple of people with “could do better” on their report.last_img read more

World Cup 2015: France 9-24 Ireland

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Pure joy: An Ireland fan celebrates the win over France. Photo: Getty Images 22 – The number of tackles missed by France, double that of Ireland. They also made nearly double the amount of tackles as Ireland – 181 to 97.3 – The number of turnovers made by Sean O’Brien, more than any other player.74 – The number of metres made by Rob Kearney, more than any other.Drive time: Rob Kearney powers over for Ireland’s first try. Photo: Getty ImagesFrance: S Spedding; N Nakaitaci, M Bastareaud (A Dumoulin 62), W Fofana, B Dulin; F Michalak (R Tales 55), S Tillous-Borde (M Parra 55); E Ben Arous (V Debaty 43-48, 65), G Guirado (B Kayser 59), R Slimani (N Mas 63), P Pape (A Flanquart 74), Y Maestri, T Dusautior (capt), D Chouly (B le Roux 55), L Picamoles.Pens: Spedding 2, Parra.Ireland: R Kearney; T Bowe, K Earls (L Fitzgerald 62), R Henshaw, D Kearney; J Sexton (I Madigan 25), C Murray (E Reddan 77); C Healy (J McGrath 57), R Best (R Strauss 74), M Ross (N White 65), D Toner, P O’Connell (capt, I Henderson ht), P O’Mahony (C Henry 55), S O’Brien, J Heasip.Tries (2): R Kearney, Murray. Con: Madigan. Pens: Sexton 2, Madigan 2.Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)Man of the Match: Sean O’Brien Ireland lost their two most influential players in the first half, Johnny Sexton and Paul O’Connell going off injured, but showed intelligence, composure and commitment to beat France in an incredible match at the Millennium Stadium. The scoreline suggests a comfort that was in no way evident during a hugely physical contest, but second-half tries from Rob Kearney and Conor Murray proved the difference as France couldn’t find a way over the line. So Ireland will now play Argentina on Sunday and France will meet New Zealand on Saturday night in the World Cup quarter-finals.WHAT’S HOTFerocious intensity – These two sides went at it hammer and tongs from the first whistle. The line speed of the French defence meant Ireland had to operate under intense pressure in confined spaces, but the men in green did just the same to their opponents with their organisation. The physicality was immense, the sound of some of the tackles reaching the stands as the likes of Yoann Maestri, Louis Picamoles, Peter O’Mahony and Sean O’Brien put in huge hits and Iain Henderson added a muscular presence in the second half. It may not have been a try-fest but it was utterly absorbing none the less as both teams tried to find a millimetre of space through which to attack. The obvious downside of such physicality is the number of players who had to go off injured.Green wall: Scott Spedding tries to break Ireland’s defence. Photo: Getty ImagesFans, fans, fans – Green was undoubtedly the prominent colour in the Millennium Stadium stands and Irish support throughout this tournament has been nothing short of phenomenal. The French made themselves heard, too, and mention must go to the pocket of fans who entertained train passengers en route from Manchester to Cardiff with several renditions of La Marseillaise. The cacophony of noise in the stadium was incredible – but it was brilliant that they quietened for kicks at goal.Ian Madigan – There have been plenty of question marks about whether Madigan can guide Ireland from fly-half but he answered many of them here. He is not the same type of player as Johnny Sexton and Ireland may lack some of the older man’s control and game sense with Madigan at ten, but he brings a spark to the back-line. He has a superb range of passes, jinked round defenders with his footwork and tested the France with chip kicks over the top as he played very flat. Special mention, too, to Tommy Bowe, who was outstanding with his kick-chase and picked some great lines.Look smart – Conor Murray’s sharp thinking to touch the ball down against the post protector sealed this victory for Ireland. They had been pressurising the French line and he showed great awareness to get the ball down quickly.WHAT’S NOTUnfitting ends – It was bad enough for Ireland when Johnny Sexton had to leave the pitch injured after less than half an hour, but the sight of Paul O’Connell being carted off on a stretcher at half-time was even worse. The leg injury that led to his departure – sustained as Ireland defended waves of French attackers – looked serious and his immediate reaction suggested the same. Such an iconic figure deserves a more fitting end to their international career.The end? Paul O’Connell is taken off on a stretcher at half-time. Photo: Getty ImagesThat dropped pass – Tommy Bowe seared through the France defence around the half-hour mark and a try looked a certainty when he fired out the ball to Keith Earls. Instead, Earls dropped the ball and the chance was gone. Yes, Brice Dulin was covering across but had Earls held onto that pass, he had space in front of him and would have backed himself to score.Caught on camera – The list of absentees could grow longer for Joe Schmidt should Sean O’Brien be cited for an off-the-ball punch to Pacal Pape’s stomach picked up by the TV cameras. No need for such acts.STATISTICS TAGS: Highlight The verdict on the decisive Pool D game between France and Ireland in Cardiff Attendance: 72,163For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

WATCH: Danielle Waterman Pulls Off Amazing Cover Tackle

first_imgTake a look at this fantastic cover tackle by England and Wasps full-back Danielle Waterman Effort: Danielle Waterman pulled off an incredible tackle last weekend WATCH: Mathew Tait Denies Try With Amazing Cover Tackle Collapse LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Waterman, 33, responded to the video in good humour. WATCH: Mathew Tait Denies Try With Amazing Cover Tackle Former England back, Mathew Tait made a brilliant… Expand Watch: The Sam Underhill tackle everyone is talking about During the Varsity Cup in South Africa, one… WATCH: Danielle Waterman Pulls Off Amazing Cover TackleDuring the Tyrrells Premier 15s semi-final, first leg a few days ago between Wasps FC Ladies and Harlequins Women, England full-back Danielle Waterman pulled off an unbelievable chase-down tackle on Fiona Pocock.In the 22nd minute of the match, Wasps were on the attack and looked to have an overlap on the left-hand side of the pitch, but Pocock intercepted beautifully and appeared to have an easy run-in to put her Harlequins side up by at least 15-7.However, Waterman, with her never-say-die attitude, showed brilliant speed to chase her down and lunged to make the tackle five metres short of the try-line.The moment pushed one of the commentators to say: “That is why she is the best full-back in the world.” With tackles like that, it is hard to argue with the assertion.Related: Danielle Waterman – How To Sidestep WATCH: Is This The Greatest Cover Tackle Ever? Both players have suffered serious leg injuries in the past, but they can clearly still shift.However, the tackle was not enough to inspire Wasps to victory as they fell to a 25-19 loss.Despite scoring three tries, Wasps’ ill-discipline cost them, with Harlequins taking the lead in the final ten minutes with a penalty. Then Pocock scored a try in the corner to ensure Harlequins came away with the victory.The second leg takes place at Twickenham Stoop at 3pm.In the other semi-final, first leg, Saracens thumped Gloucester-Hartpury 62-0, scoring ten tries in the process. With the second leg at Allianz Park on Saturday, Saracens are clear favourites to reach the final at Ealing Trailfinders on Sunday 29 April. WATCH: Is This The Greatest Cover Tackle Ever? How do you rate this cover tackle? Take a look at the ones below and see which one is your favourite. The Sam Underhill tackle everyone is talking about… Watch: The Sam Underhill tackle everyone is talking about “That is why she is the best full back in the world.”What a tackle from @Nolli15Watch Live: https://t.co/2iYfMnUfGc #Premier15s pic.twitter.com/qVtLroLOMw— Tyrrells Premier 15s (@Premier15s) April 7, 2018 Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Expandlast_img read more

Who Will Be Top Try Scorer At The Rugby World Cup?

first_img Who Has Scored The Most Points In The Rugby World Cup? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Previous Top Try Scorers At The Rugby World Cup We take a quick tour through the history… Collapse Who Has Scored The Most Tries In The Rugby World Cup? A South African and Kiwi share this honour,… Who Has Scored The Most Tries In The Rugby World Cup? Who Has Scored The Most Points In The Rugby World Cup? Who has scored the most in the tournament?center_img Who Will Be Top Try Scorer At The Rugby World Cup?The 2019 Rugby World Cup is in full swing and still only in the group stages, but already we have seen a boatload of tries. And you will be surprised to see that hookers are leading the charge in the try charts at the moment. However, with the rising trend of tries from kicks in this competition, expect the wings to start roaring up the try-scoring table as the competition progresses.So bearing this in mind, this piece will provide the updated standings to make sure you know who sits atop the leaderboard.Updated Standings 7 – Josh Adams (Wales)5 –  Kotaro Matsushima (Japan), Makazole Mapimpi (South Africa)4 – Julian Montoya (Argentina), Kenki Fukuoka (Japan)3 – Bongi Mbonambi, Cobus Reinach (both South Africa), Dane Haylett Petty, Marika Koroibete (both Australia), George Horne (Scotland), Andrew Conway (Ireland), Telusa Veainiu (Tonga), Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jonny May, Manu Tuilagi (all England), Jordie Barrett (New Zealand),2 – Brad Weber, Sevu Reece, Anton Lienert-Brown, Scott Barrett, Ben Smith (all New Zealand), Cheslin Kolbe, Lukhanyo Am (both South Africa), Api Ratuniyarawa, Nikola Matawalu, Semi Radradra (all Fiji), Garry Ringrose, Rob Kearney (all Ireland), Tolu Latu, Tevita Kuridrani, Michael Hooper (all Australia), Joe Cokanasiga, George Ford (both England), Ed Fidow, Alapati Leiua (both Samoa), Matteo Minozzi, Mattia Bellini (both Italy), Levan Chilachava (Georgia), Manuel Diana (Uruguay), Gael Fickou, Alivereti Raka (both France), Scott Hastings (Scotland), Alexander Todua (Georgia), Blaine Scully (USA)There are a whole plethora of names who have scored one try during the tournament so far. Instead of naming them all we have just provided the top dogs above. Stay up to date with the try scorer standings for the 2019 Rugby World Cup here. Expand Expand Rugby World Cup Winners Rugby World Cup Winners 1987 – Craig Green and John Kirwan (New Zealand) – 6 tries1991 – Jean Baptiste Lafond (France) and David Campese (Australia) – 6 tries1995 – Jonah Lomu and Marc Ellis (New Zealand) – 7 tries1999 – Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) – 8 tries2003 – Doug Howlett and Mils Muliana (New Zealand) – 7 tries2007 – Bryan Habana (South Africa) – 8 tries2011 – Chris Ashton (England) and Vincent Clerc (France) – 6 tries2015 – Julian Savea (New Zealand) – 8 triesFollow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Also make sure you know about the Groups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Warm-ups, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

England v Ireland live stream: How to watch the Autumn Nations Cup match

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Spring in his step: Jonathan Joseph makes a break during England’s win v Ireland in February (Visionhaus) How to watch England v Ireland from outside your countryIf you’re abroad but still want to watch your local Autumn Nations Cup coverage, like England v Ireland, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address, so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Autumn Nations Cup live stream that you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPNs. They recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPNEngland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the UKAmazon Prime Video are the main rights holders for the Autumn Nations Cup in the UK and will show England v Ireland (kick-off 3pm) live.If you’re an Amazon Prime member, coverage is included in your package. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, it costs £7.99 a month and you can cancel at any time, so you could just sign up for the period of the Autumn Nations Cup. If you’ve not signed up before, there is currently a 30-day FREE trial and you could watch the entire tournament in that time.Sign up to Amazon PrimeThe Prime Video app allows you to watch games on your TV, mobile, game console and more. Find out what devices you can watch Prime Video on here.Channel 4 will also show England v Ireland (kick-off 3pm) on free-to-air TV in the UK. Coverage starts at 2.15pm.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when England v Ireland takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.England v Ireland live stream: How to watch from IrelandEngland v Ireland (3pm) will be shown live on free-to-air RTE 2 and RTE Player in Ireland. Can’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. England v Ireland live stream: How to watch the Autumn Nations Cup matchEngland and Ireland meet in the Autumn Nations Cup this afternoon at Twickenham (3pm), both looking to build on wins in the opening round.Eddie Jones’s men have had the upper hand in the fixture in recent times and go into the match as reigning Six Nations champions.You can read our full England v Ireland preview here and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream for England v Ireland wherever you are. Who will make it two ANC wins out of two? Don’t miss the action at Twickenham England v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, FloSports have the exclusive rights to show every Autumn Nations Cup match live. You can stream England v Ireland (kick-off 10am EST and 7am on the West coast) via FloSports or watch via the app.A FloRugby monthly subscription costs $29.99 and the annual subscription is $150. Both packages give you access to the entire FloSports network, which includes coverage of cycling, motorsport and American Football.Sign up to FloRugbyEngland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, beIN Sports has the rights to show Autumn Nations Cup matches, with England v Ireland kicking off at 2am.Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and includes lots of European football action.You can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers. So you could take advantage of that to watch some of these Autumn Nations Cup matches.Kayo Sports offerEngland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to the Autumn Nations Cup from the Land of the Long White Cloud, Sky Sport NZ have the rights. England v Ireland kicks off at 4am, with coverage on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99). But if you sign up for 12 months before 31 January you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offerEngland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Autumn Nations Cup from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go. England v Ireland is on SuperSport Action (kick-off 5pm).There are various DStv packages giving access to SuperSport. They range from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.England v Ireland live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Autumn Nations Cup matches, like England v Ireland at Twickenham, across Asia.They will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $19.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $59.99.Premier Sports Asia subscriptionWe recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. 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Experience Rugby World Cup France 2023 with Sportsbreaks.com

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Promotion “I don’t really remember the drive to the stadium but obviously my most vivid memory is the ‘try’ (Cueto’s score was disallowed as he slid for the line). That two minutes of going to the Television Match Official felt like two hours.“I believe if that was given we’d go on to win the game, but who knows. It was an absolutely crazy, crazy few months!”South Africa won the final 15-6. But Cueto knows all about memories made in France lasting a lifetime. “About a month after Rugby World Cup 2007, I was in Altrincham, filling my car up at a petrol station. A white van drove past, honking the horn. Three lads in there were shouting: ‘Cueto! Cueto! It was a f****** try!’“I have never really been criticised for it, and to this day it gets brought up daily.”Memories made in France can have an incredible legacy. You’ll want to be there when new ones are forged.FIND OUT MOREBook a Sportsbreaks.com Match Break and you’ll get:Official Rugby World Cup 2023 match ticketsA minimum of two nights’ accommodation at one of their great-value hotelsEvent pack containing essential RWC 2023 merchandise24-hour Sportsbreaks.com representation service!And for a little bit extra, you can:Upgrade your Official Rugby World Cup 2023 match tickets Extend your stay at one of their great-value hotels Enhance your RWC 2023 experience with any club (or match) specific packages/events that become available. They’ll let you know as and when any optional extras are available to book, offering information on how you can add these to your trip. Can’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. Find out more of the details atsportsbreaks.com/Rugby/Rugby-World-Cup-2023 Incredible packages for the upcoming Rugby World Cup are on offer for Home Nations fans. In partnership with Sportsbreaks.com Experience Rugby World Cup France 2023 with Sportsbreaks.com“Oui!” comes the hearty response from Mark Cueto when asked if he speaks any French, before adding, “Well, I can order a coffee and I can order a beer…”Having made flying visits across the Channel on European duty with Sale Sharks, the 55-cap England wing first played France in their backyard in 2006. A year later, he’d spend the best part of ten weeks there as England went all the way to the Rugby World Cup 2007 final. In that time they went round the compass, playing in Marseille in the South, Nantes in the West and Lens in the North, as well as in the capital.Rugby World Cup returns to France in 2023 and the rugby roadshow will pass through Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Saint-Étienne, Toulouse and, of course, Paris.Matches will take place between 8 September and 28 October, when the final erupts into Paris, and there is scope to squeeze in so many other memorable moments during that time, with Sportsbreaks.com leading expert-crafted packages that not only include accommodation and tickets but official RWC 2023 merchandise too.Sportsbreaks.com Brand Ambassador Cueto (above) explains that touring France is exceptional. “I grew to love the place,” he says. “I didn’t enjoy France as a kid. But as you get older, you appreciate different things – culture, architecture, the history and that side of France.“In 2007, France did such a brilliant job hosting Rugby World Cup. I remember getting on the TGV trains – you can get from the North to the South in less than two hours or something ridiculous. The network for fans is one of the reasons France is such a successful place to hold a competition like Rugby World Cup.”Cueto casts his mind back to a time when his nearest and dearest could jet out for England’s pool games and see him in action, explaining that “one of the great things about a Rugby World Cup in France is it’s so accessible”.England fans at Rugby World Cup 2019 (World Rugby/Getty Images)And then, of course, there’s the rugby. “I think there’s a bit more of a tribal vibe with rugby in France. It’s a bit more like the football vibe in England. Fans are very passionate, very loud and the big clubs are located in real rugby regions.“Playing in 2007 was just a massive roller coaster for me,” Cueto adds, recalling his first ever Rugby World Cup, contending with injury for the first time in his career as an unfancied England defied the narrative. By the time they got to the final, “Paris was carnage – but the good kind of carnage.” And of course there’s the try that wasn’t.last_img read more

La sana diversión de viajar con un recorte de Jesús…

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY La sana diversión de viajar con un recorte de Jesús laminado Submit a Job Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Por Sharon Sheridan Posted Jul 25, 2013 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Jesús Plano viajando en un globo aerostático. Foto de Chris Gannon.[Episcopal News Service] Si Dios está en todas partes, una imagen laminada a la que se ha llamado Jesús Plano [Flat Jesus, en inglés] está haciendo lo más que puede para probarlo.Simplemente, visite su página de Facebook y lo encontrará viajando en un globo aerostático con los episcopales de Virginia, acompañando viajes de misión a la República Dominicana y a Kenia, viendo la película Mi villano favorito 2 [Despicable Me 2], ayudando con sermones (¿eso es trampa?), relajándose en la playa y sirviéndole de acomodo a un perro. Incluso pasa el rato con el mucho más alto Flat Andy, hecho a la imagen del obispo Andy Doyle de la Diócesis Episcopal de Texas.Este Jesús Plano es un muñeco de papel coloreado a mano que viaja por el mundo este verano como cortesía de la iglesia episcopal de Santiago Apóstol [St. James] en Birmingham, Michigan. El primer personaje “plano” lo fue Flat Stanley, protagonista de un libro de Jeff Brown en el cual un niño tiene extraordinarias aventuras luego de despertarse un día y descubrirse aplanado con sólo media pulgada de espesor. En la actualidad, los escolares suelen escribir cartas a amigos y familiares acompañadas por imágenes de Flat Stanley, quien ofrece divertidas lecciones de geografía al tomar fotos de otros colegas de papel que posan en diversas localidades. Existe incluso un Proyecto Flat Stanley como programa de aplicación.Stanley inspiró a otros personajes “planos”, tales como Flat Andy. Chris Gannon, el creador y distribuidor de Flat Jesus y ministro de jóvenes y adultos en la iglesia de Santiago Apóstol, vio algo acerca de Jesús Plano en Internet y pensó: “Caramba, qué manera tan divertida de mantener a nuestra congregación conectada durante el verano”.Tablilla de anuncios en la iglesia episcopal de Santiago Apóstol Birmingham, Michigan, registra los viajes de Jesús Plano. Foto de Chris GannonGannon creó un patrón y les pidió a los niños de la parroquia que colorearan unas pocas docenas y los distribuyeran entre los feligreses para que lo llevaran consigo en las vacaciones y enviaran fotos. “Creo que estaban un poco dudosos al principio”, dijo Gannon.Pero un miembro de la junta parroquial llevó a Jesús a Alemania y colgó fotos en la Red. Una familia informó desde una vacación multigeneracional en Alabama. “Las fotos eran sencillamente inapreciables” —entre ellas la del Jesús Plano enterrado en la arena de la playa—, dijo Gannon. La laminación le permitió caminar sobre el agua en varios lugares.La noticia se propagó. Personas ajenas a la iglesia de Santiago empezaron a solicitar el Jesús Plano —alrededor de seis por día, en la actualidad— y compartían fotos y conversaciones acerca de él en la página de Facebook. Una desbordada tablilla de noticias en la iglesia marca sus viajes. Del 17 de junio al 18 de julio, 114 de estas imágenes de Jesús han salido por la puerta.Él, que no se deja atrapar por la rutina, luce varias túnicas diferentes. “Las tenemos con mensajes de paz. Las tenemos al estilo de Larry Boy de BeggieTales”, dijo Gannon. Han creado túnicas especiales para los diferentes estados donde aún no le han invitado —por ejemplo, la primera persona de Vermont que pida un Jesús Plano recibirá uno anunciando Whirled Peace, su sabor preferido de Ben and Jerry. Y a él sí le gusta el helado, al menos según un comentario en el blog de la Rda. Elizabeth Kaeton, en el cual él (Jesús) y su chofer clerical discuten temas relacionados tanto con la justicia como sobre el conteo de calorías.“Sabes, es bueno que estos tengan sólo 170 calorías, o rápidamente dejaría de ser ‘Jesús Plano’ para convertirme en ‘Jesús Gordo’”, dice después de un cono de helado digno de celebración.Kaeton, que se cuenta entre los primeros en pedir un Jesús Plano realzó su semblanza con los comentarios que ha puesto en su blog acerca de él, dijo Gannon. “Creo que ella probablemente tiene un gran motivación por la cual esto ha crecido tanto y ha llegado tan lejos”.Pero esos momentos del “Jesús Gordo”, para no mencionar una foto de Facebook que lo representa como un vacacionista tomándose una cerveza en la playa, a menudo la hacen temer que alguien objete el proyecto del Jesús Plano. Hasta ahora, dijo Gannon, nadie lo ha hecho.“Esos son los momentos en que uno teme que alguien lo vea como herético o demasiado paródico”, explicó Kaeton. “Creo que eso hace a Jesús más accesible”.Y, lejos de ser una tontería, añadió, “creo que tomamos la evangelización con mucha seriedad. Creo simplemente que ésta es una manera perfecta de empezar una conversación. La gente que por lo general no habla de Jesús… que no hablarían de lo que Jesús creía respecto a pasar un día juntos como una familia, lo están haciendo, y sencillamente creo que eso es maravilloso”.Jesús hace un poco de activismo comunitario con Jessie Cragg de la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity Episcopal Church] en Kirksville, Misurí. Foto de María EvansLa Dra. María Evans, directora del laboratorio médico en un hospital en Kirksville, Misurí, pidió un Jesús Plano después de leer al respecto en el blog de Kaeton, e inmediatamente lo llevó consigo para echar una mano en el programa Alimento para Niños [food for Kids] de esa ciudad.A un gran porcentaje de los niños del condado les sirven almuerzo escolar gratis o a precios reducidos, explicó ella. “Eso significa que durante el verano puede que se queden sin almorzar. Varias iglesias en la ciudad se han asociado para ofrecer un programa de almuerzo de verano, donde todos los que acuden a uno de los parques de la ciudad pueden obtener un almuerzo nutritivo, y eso incluye a los adultos que acompañan a los niños. De manera que el Jesús Plano estuvo allí y los niños creyeron que era algo divertido.Más tarde, él asistió a una eucaristía en un hogar de ancianos y a un estudio bíblico sobre la historia de María y Marta.“Se mantuvo callado”, dijo Evans “me figuro que si hubiera tenido alguna objeción a la manera en que estábamos interpretándolo [el pasaje bíblico] hubiera dicho algo”.Tocante a cuánto habla el Jesús Plano, observó Gannon, depende de quién esté hablando”.“Él es ecuménico”, apuntó ella. Fue hasta Indiana para asistir al evento trienal de la juventud de la Iglesia Presbiteriana y también visitó una escuela bíblica de vacaciones presbiteriana.Evans tiene planes de llevar su Jesús Plano a una escuela bíblica de vacaciones así como al culto de su iglesia, la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity Episcopal Church] en Kirksville.“Espero hablar con una pareja de los jóvenes de la iglesia a ver si quieren tomar prestado a Jesús Plano por un tiempo.”Creaciones del campamento Chicago. Foto de Chris GannonElla espera que el Jesús Plano le dé a los más jóvenes de la iglesia una mayor perspectiva del mundo. “Por crecer en un pueblo pequeño, el mundo era muy insular para mí. Me resultaba difícil imaginar lugares fuera de los pequeños pueblos del nordeste de Misurí… Un proyecto como éste creo que conecta a estos jóvenes con un mundo mucho más amplio: en este caso en particular, el mundo mucho más amplio de la Iglesia Episcopal”.“Incluso si es una especie de tontería, cualquier cosa que hagamos en favor de los jóvenes que amplíe su mundo y el mundo de la Iglesia va a ayudarles cuando se hagan adultos y aprendan a vivir a la altura del Pacto Bautismal, a ver a Cristo en todo ser humano”, apuntó.En un correo electrónico, Kaeton dijo que ella ha llevado al Jesús Plano “adondequiera” y me he quedado sorprendida por cuán rápidamente lo reconocían.“A los pacientes de mi hospicio que son cristianos les encantó que lo llevara conmigo cuando los fui a visitar. Y también lo llevé a unas instalaciones especializadas donde muchos de mis pacientes también padecen de mal de Alzheimer y demencia senil”, dijo Kaeton, sacerdote episcopal y capellán de hospicio en Delaware.“La mayoría de las veces, ni siquiera tengo que presentarlo. ‘Oh, mira’, dicen ‘¡es Jesús! Con mucha frecuencia, ésas son más palabras que toda las que han dicho en semanas. Es interesante que el ‘Jesús Plano’ no luce exactamente como las imágenes ‘tradicionales’, pero lo reconocen inmediatamente. También me resulta profundamente conmovedor que ellos reconozcan al ‘Jesús Plano’, pero que ya no reconozcan a sus cónyuges, hijos o nietos”.El obispo Gladstone B. (Skip) Adams III, de Nueva York Central, visitó a los Mets de Binghamton para lanzar la primera bola. El Jesús Plano estaba allí para darle la bienvenida al obispo en el juego junto con más de 140 episcopales del distrito de Binghamton. Foto de Chris GannonLo mismo sucede en la iglesia, a lo largo del paseo peatonal de Rehoboth Beach y en los restaurantes locales. “Estoy asombrada de que nadie —ni uno solo— pregunte ‘¿qué es eso, o quién es?’, pueden ser un poquito cautos y preguntar ‘¿eso es lo que yo creo que es?’, pero la mayoría exclama con entusiasmo y agrado: ‘¡aguarda! ¿Es quien yo creo que es? Es… Jesús?’”.“Creo que es una forma maravillosa de mantener a la congregación conectada con sus comunidades de fe durante los meses de vacaciones del verano”, dijo ella y añadió. “Me encanta el ‘Jesús Plano’ porque es una manera fácil de iniciar una conversación acerca de Jesús. En mi experiencia, la mayoría de los cristianos (bueno, digamos, la mayoría de los episcopales) no tiene ningún problema en hablar de Dios o del Espíritu, pero se sienten cortados al hablar de Jesús, aunque se identifiquen como cristianos. Puede haber innumerables razones para ello, pero sospecho que hay un fuerte impulso a evitar alguna asociación con los grupos de fundamentalistas cristianos cuya cristología es estrecha y rígida y moralista.“Creo que el ‘Jesús Plano’ nos ayuda a reclamar a Jesús de los que han secuestrado su imagen y sus enseñanzas. Me da la oportunidad de enseñar algo acerca de su amor incondicional y del don del perdón y de la gracia que son inmerecidos y gratuitos. También me permite hablar del ‘profundo gozo que los apóstoles conocieron primero’. Esos son mensajes para personas que están hambrientas y sedientas de Buenas Nuevas, pero especialmente para los pacientes de hospicios y sus familias”.Si bien todo el mundo ha reconocido la figura recortada como Jesús, hizo notar Kaeton. “Me he encontrado a asiáticos y afroamericanos e hispanos que me han dicho con un tono de tristeza, ‘Él no se parece a mí’ o ‘esa no es la forma en que imagino a Jesús’. También me he encontrado con algunas mujeres que son cristianas feministas que dicen: ‘Jesús para mí es Sofía [la Sabiduría]’. He tenido algunas conversaciones estupendas con varias gentes acerca de la necesidad de la Iglesia de una cristología más amplia que creo que la Iglesia institucional debe escuchar”.El Jesús Plano se interesa sin duda tanto en los santos del pasado como en los del presente. Recientemente posó con la serie recién publicada de Locura de Cuaresma para 2014, dijo Gannon.El Rdo. Tim Schenck, rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Juan Evangelista [St. John the Evangelist] en Hingham, Massachusetts, y creador de la competencia anual de santos que se inspira en la Locura de Marzo del baloncesto, escribió a ENS que él no “había encontrado personalmente al Jesús Plano”.“Si bien, a primera vista, la idea del Jesús Plano es más bien unidimensional, cualquier cosa que haga que la gente hable de Jesús es fantástica”, afirmó. “Tal vez hemos estado citándole mal todos estos años. En lugar de decir, ‘sígueme’ tal vez él realmente dijo ‘apláname’. Me encanta que se interese en la Locura de Cuaresma del año próximo y, quién sabe, tal vez no falta tanto para los Santos Planos.Para Evans, todo depende de encontrar medios creativos de propagar las Buenas Nuevas. Al igual que el Jesús Plano, dijo ella, “la Locura de Cuaresma ha sido una de esas cosas que a la gente le gusta. ¿Esto es auténtica evangelización? Sí. Yo creo que lo es.Para solicitar un Jesús Plano, diríjase a Chris Gannon en [email protected]– Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal de ENS. Traducción de Vicente Echerri Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

Bilingual summer Bible camp draws together two congregations

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Refugees Migration & Resettlement Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By Sharon SheridanPosted Aug 14, 2013 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Immigration, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bilingual summer Bible camp draws together two congregations Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Art instructor Hannah Kraft, second from left, helps students in the pottery studio at the St. Peter’s bilingual vacation Bible camp. Photo: Courtesy of St. Peter’s[Episcopal News Service] This is the story of two congregations, two languages and one teen who helped bring them together to launch a new ministry.Seventeen-year-old Hannah Kraft of Morristown, New Jersey, loves Spanish. Two years ago, she took a Spanish-immersion course in Costa Rica. Last summer, she attended “a really rigorous program” in California. When she returned, she said, “I wanted to maintain the Spanish that I had learned.”So Kraft joined the teen Bible study at Principe de Paz, a nondenominational congregation of mostly Guatemalans and Hondurans that for three years has rented worship space at her parish, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown. She hoped to keep up her language skills, plus she was curious.“They were always this sort of mysterious church that came in,” she said. “I wanted to know who they were and what they were really up to.”Kraft discovered a group of teens very serious about their faith and more comfortable sharing it publicly than those in the St. Peter’s youth group.“These kids were so different; they really liked talking about how they felt,” Kraft said. “They’re very serious about their beliefs. They’re not messing around.”“The kids are really sweet and down-to-earth,” she said. “It was scary speaking Spanish in front of them.” The teacher, Lesly Zuluaga, would “just call on people, so you really had to participate. She broke the barrier.”Kraft hoped she might help some of the other students with English but learned they all spoke English well. Some of their parents, however, needed help. So she and Zuluaga launched a Friday-evening class teaching English as a second language, beginning with five adults. They adapted the curriculum to meet the needs of their students – some of whom were illiterate – and focused on practical language skills such as identifying yourself, writing your address, providing insurance numbers.More and more students started coming, as many as 30 in a class. Kraft helped run a training class for 30 members of St. Peter’s, where her mother, the Rev. Janet Broderick, is rector. A handful joined the program as tutors.“The relationship with Principe de Paz got tighter and tighter. Eventually we said, ‘What do we want to do for the summer?’” Kraft said. The adult students wished for a place for their children to go during the summer, since they couldn’t afford to send them to local day camps.Leaders of the two congregations met to discuss the idea, and the St. Peter’s bilingual vacation Bible camp was born.“We came up with the idea that it would be a nice way to help the community, especially the low-income families in the Hispanic community,” said Zuluaga, one of the camp organizers. “We thought this would be a great idea to have the kids learn and at the same time be part of a social group instead of being at home.”St. Peter’s received a $20,000 grant from the Simon Foundation and another $2,000 from the F.M. Kirby Foundation. The church hosted a camp plus before and after care for nearly 50 children each weekday from July 8-Aug. 2. An additional $5,000 Simon challenge grant provided three day trips a week during the first two weeks in August, said camp Director Dee Klikier, St. Peter’s facilities manager and a former elementary school principal.About three-quarters of the kindergarten through seventh-grade campers came from Principe de Paz families, she said. Others learned by word of mouth or saw the sign, including one Jersey City resident who works in Morristown. “It’s been quite a godsend for her.”The children spent time in traditional summer camp activities – art, music, sports, cooking, computer classes, swimming – as well as daily Bible study and twice-daily chapel.“It’s really tiring work, but it’s really fun,” said Kraft, the camp’s art director. “This camp has definitely helped me to grow.”Counselor Julio Monzon and camper Stephany Argueta dip strawberries in chocolate during a cooking class at the St. Peter’s bilingual Bible camp, a joint venture of the Episcopal church and their church, Principe de Paz. Photo: Sharon SheridanCooking class was 12-year-old Stephany Argueta’s favorite. “You try new things.”“They make everything fun,” she said. “There’s nothing boring in this camp. There’s always a smile on everyone’s faces.”“It’s been like coming to a new world,” said Gabriela Argueta, 9. She liked chapel best “because we learn new songs and we learn that God is a wonderful person to meet.”The staff included a mix of adult and older teen counselors, young teen counselors-in-training and volunteers from both congregations.“I’ve made a lot of new friends and I’ve gotten to know a lot of the kids really well,” said Alaina Boccino, a St. Peter’s youth group member who volunteered at the camp. “Mixing the groups, it’s been a lot of fun.”Principe de Paz member Julio Monzon, 16, said he also enjoyed meeting new people and that working as a counselor with sixth- and seventh-graders was “amazing.”“You learn from them and you get a lot from them,” he said. “You learn that you are patient and that you actually love kids.”Some children attended on full or partial scholarship, and all parents were asked to volunteer three hours, Klikier said. On Thursday evenings, camp families and St. Peter’s members were invited to share a meal in the parish hall, where the children sang songs and displayed the week’s artwork.“I think that it has just continued to strengthen the relationship between St. Peter’s and Principe de Paz,” Klikier said. “We’re two very different churches.” But for both, she said, “Jesus is at the core of it all.”Klikier said she hoped the trust built through the camp would allow for more mutual ministry in the future. And she thinks the Principe de Paz members now feel more at home at St. Peter’s, she said. “They don’t feel like renters any more; they really feel like much more a part of things.”Said Zuluaga, “It has created relationships for me that I know will be lasting relationships, as well as for the kids. They will know there is a place where they can come and feel welcome.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. 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