Yellow Card Costs Lions

The yellow card for Iain Henderson proved expensive as the Hurricanes team clawed behind a 14 point deficit to draw in Wellington against the British and Irish Lions.

In the 2017 final midweek game 2017 tour, the Lions team led 23-7. Both George North and Tommy Seymour double efforts put the team Lions in control.

Henderson, the lock alongside Courtney Lawes, was impressive otherwise but was sin-binned after 65 minutes for a precarious clear-out on Jordie Barrett. When Henderson moved out of the game the score was sat neatly in the Lions’ favour at 31-17, but there was then a sustained period of Canes pressure, with them coming more into the action and attacking Lions in new-found space. Continue reading “Yellow Card Costs Lions”

Story of: David Pocock

David Pocock is a professional rugby player who is from Zimbabwe but moved to Brisbane with his family where he completed most of his schooling. While in school, he played for the school team as well as was chosen to be part of Australian Schoolboys national rugby union team. It is known to be the highest level in school level rugby. This showcased the potential he had for the game.

Pocock made his debut as a professional player when he played for Force against the Sharks in the city of Durban. He participated in 2007 IRB Pacific Nations Cup as well for the schoolboy teams. Here he also earned the title of man of the match. Continue reading “Story of: David Pocock”

Story of: Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson is one of the senior players in the international rugby leagues, being an English player who is currently about 38 years of age. Being a former rugby player of England, he has also been part of clubs like Irish and British Lions. His successful playing years were 2001 to 2003, before and during the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Today he is considered one of the finest among rugby players of international standards.

Being from Frimley, he went to Pierrepont School and went to Lord Wandsworth College. His youth level rugby club was Farnham Rugby Club and he was also given admission at University of Durham. He gave up his studies in 1997 and continued to play rugby at a professional level by joining up Newcastle Falcons. Continue reading “Story of: Jonny Wilkinson”

Story of: Dylan Hartley

This English rugby player is originally from New Zealand. He came into the spotlight when he played hooker for England as well as for Northampton Saints. In his career, he became captain in January 2016 which was prior to the country playing Six Nations. He has gained the highest number of caps as a hooker in the English rugby team.

If you look at his early career, he was born in New Zealand, but due to his mother’s roots in England, he became qualified to play for the same. In 2002 he moved to Crowborough in East Sussex. Here he started to play the game with local teams as well as enrolled in the Beacon Rugby Academy. He also participated in games where they played against Italian, Scottish and English hopefuls. He was later picked to play for Sussex. Continue reading “Story of: Dylan Hartley”