For the Rugby & Northampton Athletic Club, Adam Caulfield is the man who led the way at English National Relay Championships. A team of 17 took part in the competition last week but Caulfield became the star of the show that day at Mansfiels.
In the under-13 boy’s event, it was Adam who had the 4th quickest time recorded and for this, the team got the eighth place. He closed the leg at 6 minutes and 47.85 seconds whereas Ben Hope made 7 minutes 20.50 seconds along with Isaac Thorman at 7 minutes 39.35 seconds and all the timings together gave R&N a total of 21 minutes and 47.70 seconds.
Diving is something that is very closely associated with the sport of football. But according to Richard Cockerill (coach of Leicester Tigers) diving might become a common phenomenon in rugby as well because of the decision taken by Rugby Football Union (RFU) in relation to a ‘punching’ incident that took place on the 27th of September, 2014.
London Irish Rugby Club Director Brian Smith has welcomed Mark Tainton as their new skills and kicking coach for the new season of 2013-14. Smith sounded hopeful as he showed his confidence in Smith saying that his experience shall come in handy for the kickers in the team as well as improve the core skills of each and every player in their squad. Brian Smith is a former Bristol fly-half who has previously worked with the English national team before coaching Ireland for ten years as the technical kicking coach with Ronan O’Gara and Johnny Sexton.
The country of Thailand is known for its beautiful locales, markets and hospitality. Sport is an integral part of the nation as well. It is one of the most cosmopolitan countries in Asia. Thus the interest in various forms of sports is owing to the cross culture that exists in the country. There has recently been a growing interest in Rugby. It is an upcoming sport and the younger generation is taking to it like the fish to the water. The BKK Lions is one of the most popular clubs in the nation that helps the junior players to have a proper training and grow up into worthwhile players.
Phil Dowson, the forward for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints, has laid the gauntlet down for his team mates to follow the hardnosed and never say die attitude of their Premiership rivals Saracens FC and the Leicester Tigers.
This battle cry from the Jimmies forward comes in the wake of the side almost surrendering a 29-0 lead against the London Irish last weekend.
Jim Mallinder, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints insists the club is not down and out despite suffering back to back defeats for the first time this season.
The Jimmies suffered a 19-6 thrashing at the hands of the high flying Sale Sharks last weekend and went down to the Exeter Chiefs the previous weekend in the final of the LV=Cup at Sandy Park. And speaking to BBC Radio Northampton, Mallinder stated that they have some great players but they were off the pace against the Sharks which cost them the match.
Jim Mallinder, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints has stated that he will neither allow nor help Wales develop star player George North into a centre despite the winger playing a starring role in the club’s recent 15-17 win against the London Wasps as well as his run in the position for the Wales national team.
Alex Waller, the prop for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints has stated that he is fir and raring to go after being given a rest for the first time in 81 games.
The 23 year old prop featured for all matches of the Jimmies since the Heineken Cup final of 2011 before missing out on the team’s LV=Cup win against the London Irish. Speaking to BBC Radio Northampton, Waller stated that it was a strange feeling for him adding that he almost felt lost when the rest of the boys went to training.
England international hooker Dylan Hooker will retain the captain’s armband for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints this season, it has been confirmed. The 27 year old Englishman was sent off during the club’s playoff final defeat at the hands of bitter rivals the Leicester Tigers last season and was handed a ban of 11 weeks afterwards for swearing at the referee and calling him a cheat.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints have urged its fans not to take their cars to London at Twickenham Stoop for the Aviva Premiership final against local rivals the Leicester Tigers this Saturday. The officials of the club have advised the fans traveling for the final to use public transport for travels instead. It is expected that almost around 50 coaches will depart for Twickenham Stoop at 10am in the morning on the day of the final from the club’s Franklin’s Gardens stadium.