TAGS: Bath RugbyLeicester Tigers RW: Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with?LM: I’ve always wanted to have a conversation with Neville Southall [ex-Everton and Wales goalkeeper]. If I ever admired a footballer it was him because of the way he played, and once he’d retired I stopped watching.RW: What’s your pre-game routine?LM: I like to go to the cinema the night before a game, sit in the same place in the Leicester changing room, have half a can of Red Bull before I go out and I always warm up with my match shirt on under my warm-up top. Goodey always has a latte (Starbucks preferably) before a game, but also proceeds to throw up loads of times as he gets ready.RW: What are your bugbears?LM: Loud chewing is a big one. I used to share a flat with James Overend and he had the habit of chewing the plastic tops off bottles, all day.RW: If your house was on fire, what three things would you save?LM: People obviously. But then it’d be my mobile as my life exists inside that. Oh yes, I’d save my World Cup winners’ medal and shirt from the final!Check out his stats for EnglandCheck out his Twitter pageHeres what it’s like to be on the receiving end of one of his tackles…Learn more about Lewis’s teammates at Bath… Lewis Moody losing out at England trainingBack in 2008 when Lewis Moody was playing for Leicester Tigers, he took half an hour out of his time to chat to Rugby World about, Christmas plans, pre-game routines, nicknames, and the ‘pick me up’. RUGBY WORLD: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the field?LEWIS MOODY: I’m too busy getting my head stuck into a ruck for one-liners, but there was a classic in the 2003 World Cup final. Referee Andre Watson came into the dressing room before the game and said: “I won’t be giving any penalties at scrum time. You can bet my mortgage on it!” So in extra-time, after he’d awarded two in quick succession against us, Steve Thompson was on the floor and he looked up at him and said: “Andre, you must have a terrible house!”RW: Christmas is just around the corner. Have you got any big plans?LM: A couple of years ago Paddy Howard asked myself and Sam Vesty to organise secret Santa for the boys. I remember Austin [Healey] got Matt Dawson’s book and Benny [Kay] got Johnno’s. Leon Lloyd came up with the best, buying Julian White (a farmer) a shepherd’s crook. This year I think we’re going for a medieval banquet. On the present front, last year I got some tattoo sleeves from the family, which were legendary, and my wife Annie’s brother, John, carved a tiger’s head out of metal, which was pretty impressive!RW: What are your nicknames?LM: I seem to get so many, especially after Brian Ashton called me ‘Mad Dog’ during the World Cup. But most people call me Moodoss. Some people call me Lewju as my dad is also called Lewis.RW: Who are the jokers at Leicester?LM: George Chuter is definitely the funniest and he has me cracking up all the time. We do have a thing called the ‘pick me up’, which I think I invented. If someone is wandering around looking a bit down at training they generally get snuck up on and receive a massive slap on the arse, often from a 20-metre run-up. Julian White is normally the victim of this one from me. He needs some livening up in the morning!RW: What about these outrageous moustaches the boys have had?LM: Loads of us agreed to grow moustaches for the Matt Hampson Trust and clearly Andy Goode had the most success. I did try it for the Leinster game, but it came out all wispy so I just had to shave it off.Andy Goode showing how its doneRW: Do you like breast, bum or legs?LM: Well, as Annie is pregnant at the moment it’s all about the bump!RW: Do you have any phobias?LM: Spiders, definitely. Lee MearsTom Biggs LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
TAGS: Newcastle Falcons CH: I used to have a fear of sharks, but that was from watching too many Jaws movies when I was young. I’ve been surfing for ten years so I’ve got over that.RW: Do you surf in Newcastle?CH: There’s a group of boys who try to get out in the North Sea when we have time off, although thick wetsuits are key.RW: If your house was on fire, what three things would you save?CH: Apart from whoever else was in the house, if I was going for personal items it would have to be this old sweatshirt I like to wear. It’s from where I was born and has a ‘Surf Highway 45’ emblem on it. I’ve had it for ten to 12 years, but it’s still in one piece. It was a dark green but is heading towards a lighter shade of grey. After that, I’d save my computer because it’s got all my photos on it and my last item would be my wallet.RW: What would you do if you were Prime Minister for the day?CH: Look at MPs’ spending! A day’s not long enough to make too many changes so I’d probably just enjoy cruising around in all the cars and helicopters – making the most of that.RW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?CH: Out of interest, Arnold Schwarzenegger. He’s had an interesting life, going from films to politics, so it would be good to have a chat. I’m a big fan of his movies and the cheesy one-liners he comes out with. He’d also be able to rip the doors off and get us out.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?CH: The plan when I finish rugby is to start farming. I’d like to have a self-reliant lifestyle with a veggie garden and all that carry-on.Check out his profile for New ZealandWeird, yet funny interview… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Carl Hayman leading the HakaRugby World caught up with the famous All Black while he was still at Newcastle Falcons to talk about pre-season training, the ‘pain train’, and living the ‘Good Life’ after rugby. RUGBY WORLD: So how has pre-season training gone?CARL HAYMAN: We trained with the local American Football and basketball teams. It’s good to keep things varied. The American Football guys were good on footwork, changing direction and so on. It gives you a different perspective. I certainly learned a few things.RW: There’s a lot of changes in the Falcons squad – is everyone settling in well?CH: Because there are a lot of new guys it makes it easier – everyone is in the same boat. With 15-odd new players, even for the guys already here it’s almost like starting over again.RW: Are you enjoying the role of captain?CH: It’s reasonably new to me, but I’ve enjoyed it so far. It presents its own challenges, but with the amount of new guys coming in, it’s a fresh start for the Falcons and I’m excited about it.RW: You’ll be looking for a better start than last season…CH: Hitting the ground running is crucial. We’ve got to get points on the board early. I hope we don’t leave it until February to start playing good rugby.RW: Are you now used to the Geordie accent?CH: I realised I was used to it when Jimmy Gopperth couldn’t understand a few locals and I could. I’ve even started picking up a few Geordie words. My vocab’s been extended! I use things like ‘Howay man’ – I’m not sure what the local boys think.RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch?CH: Off the top of my head, Tim Swinson running up the pitch last year shouting: ‘Here comes the pain train’. The funniest thing about it was that he was just chasing up a kick! He received a bit of ribbing about that.Phobias, Terminator and Life after rugby…RW: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?CH: Flying. I’d start off by flying to training to beat the rush hour and work my way from there. It would make the game quite interesting – no one could tackle you.RW: Do you have any phobias? Learn more about Carl’s teammates at Toulon…Jonny Wilkinson
Nathan Hines…and Tommy Bowe at Ireland Brian O’Driscoll letting the joker outIrish hero and full-time joker, Brian O’Driscoll took some time out to chat pitch talk, impatience and having first dibs on the newspaper. RUGBY WORLD: Do you ever play any practical jokes?BRIAN O’DRISCOLL: Not practical jokes as such but general banter and keeping people on their toes. I always keep the young guys in check. I remember taking crap when I was a young guy ten-odd years ago. I don’t make life harder for them, I just make sure they have menial tasks to do, like cleaning buses or team rooms.RW: Apparently you take the mickey out of Gordon D’Arcy a lot?BOD: He’s too easy to get. I don’t even need to bring my own material, he provides it for me. We’ve been playing together for ten years so it started quite a while ago and I only have to say something and he pulls a redener!RW: Who are Ireland’s jokers?BOD: John Fogarty is quite a messer, Tomás O’Leary and Donncha O’Callaghan. You have to watch yourself with Donncha, but as a senior player you get left alone a bit more. It’s more the management – Paddy (O’Reilly), our bag man, always gets a hard time.RW: Has Donncha ever caught you out?BOD: Donners is married to my cousin, and I grew up playing schools rugby and U20s rugby with him, so we have a bit of a rapport.RW: What’s your favourite joke?BOD: A lot of my jokes are dirty. I came up with a joke myself, which I’m quite happy with. What do you call a flatulent boxer? Gassius Clay!Superman, Traffic and life after rugby…RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve heard on the pitch?BOD: I didn’t hear it myself but it was in a game I was playing in one New Year’s Eve. Mal O’Kelly was at the bottom of a ruck and Neil Best, who was playing for Ulster then, asked him, “What did your mum get you for Christmas?!”RW: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?BOD: To fly. It would be cool, you could go wherever you wanted. Superman seemed to have it easy.RW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?BOD: My friend Ciaran Scally. We were in the same year at school together and he played for Ireland before me but had to retire because of a bad knee injury. He always entertains me and makes me laugh.RW: Who would be your three dream dinner party guests? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS BOD: Bruce Springsteen. Peter Kay – I’ve never said that before, but it’s just this second come to me; it’s a given that you’d be laughing. So we’ve got entertainment and laugher. And Jessica Alba for good measure.RW: Do you have any bugbears?BOD: I have one: when you get a newspaper, put it down for a second and someone else picks it up. I like to be the first to read a newspaper, even if I only flick through it for 30 seconds; I like looking at it when it’s fresh. It’s like when you pick up a newspaper out of the bundle; you never take the top one, you go two or three deep so it’s nice and crisp. On the Leinster bus once, Mal O’Kelly picked up my copy of The Irish Times so I had a s*** fit. The boys gave me a hard time for that. I’m also not great in traffic. I don’t mind driving the long way if I’m still going; once you’re travelling it’s okay, but just sitting there is so frustrating.RW: Any phobias?BOD: I wouldn’t be mad on being stuck in an MRI machine but other than that not really.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?BOD: Hopefully to be a success at whatever I do afterwards, be that life in general or in business. I’d like to be relatively successful. It would be difficult to do something menial, that didn’t give me the appetite for getting up every day. I’d like to continue having ambition ultimately.RW: How would you like to be remembered?BOD: As easy to get along with and someone who is definitely loyal.Check out his profile for Ireland Check out his Twitter pageDoing what he does best… Check out Brians’ greatest try…Learn more about Brian’s teammates at Leinster…Gordon D’Arcy TAGS: Leinster
“Having spoken to Sean Lineen, I’ve already got a got insight into the passion and commitment that I’ll find at the club. They’ve been doing well of late, and I can’t wait to do my bit to make sure that run continues.”Already an established figure on the IRB 7s circuit, Lemi first captured the wider imagination in the 15-a-side game by finishing runner up in the English Premiership try scoring charts in his debut season with Bristol. He went one better the following campaign, before moving to Wasps in 2009. He was again the league’s joint top marksman that year, and has won a fistful of accolades for spectacular individual scores. AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 30: David Lemi of Samoa charges forward during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between South Africa and Samoa at North Harbour Stadium on September 30, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images) Lemi of Samoa charges against South Africa during the World CupGlasgow Warriors have added further international class to their back division with the signing of Samoa Rugby World Cup winger David Lemi.The former London Wasps and Bristol wideman’s arrival comes weeks after he impressed for his country at the global gathering in New Zealand. He today put pen to paper on a contract that will see him tied to the Warriors until at least the end of the current season.This further infusion of quality in the Warriors back three comes in the wake of the news that fans’ favourite DTH van der Merwe is likely to miss a significant portion of the season with a shoulder injury.Lemi, 29, is due to land in Glasgow on Tuesday. Having lived in Britain since 2005, he is classed as a UK resident and will not be considered a “non-European” player for RaboDirect PRO12 games. Under tournament rules, a maximum of two non-European players are permitted in a team’s match-day squad.The 30-cap flyer today said: “I’m delighted to have signed for Glasgow Warriors and to have the chance to help the team enjoy a successful season. One look at the squad list tells you that this is a club with a lot of talented players, and I’m confident that I can bring the benefit of my own experience to bear and play a part in the side continuing to win. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS He has twice played for Samoa against Scotland, in Wellington in June 2004 and at Pittodrie in November 2010.Lineen is “very excited” to have secured his services: “David is a gifted performer who ticks all the boxes in terms of what we’re looking for in a player. He’s hungry, he handles pressure well and he’s a proven try scorer. It looks like we’re going to be without one of our main try-providers, DTH, for a significant amount of time, and so it’s fantastic to have brought on board someone like David who we know will provide the same sort of threat.”
After a thrilling first weekend of action, RW takes a look at some of the key talking points that could prove important in round two LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Farrell out to prove a point Given the injuries that have hampered his season to date, Owen Farrell’s inclusion in England’s squad for the Autumn Internationals was, for once, not a foregone conclusion.While Farrell has been confined to just four minutes of rugby in the last month, the competitors for the number 10 jersey – including George Ford, Stephen Myler and the harshly overlooked Danny Cipriani – have been producing some eye-catching displays. Even at his own club, the authority with which rival Charlie Hodgson has been orchestrating and managing the Sarries backline has seen the impact of Farrell’s absence minimised.With the 23-year-old starting for Saracens in their Pool 1 clash with Munster this evening, Farrell has an opportunity to stake his claim and send out a statement to his fellow out-half contenders.The cauldron of Thomond Park is a perfect setting for his return, providing a stage to showcase the big-match temperament that has become one of his finest assets.With just two weeks until New Zealand take to the Twickenham turf, time is running out for the Saracens man to prove his fitness. Limerick could yield a timely example of why he is at the fulcrum of Stuart Lancaster’s plans.Onwards and upwards: Farrell will be looking to kickstart his season against MunsterHome is where the restart isNorthampton and Bath provided some of the Aviva Premiership‘s most rip-roaring entertainment in the opening six rounds of competition. They are the league’s second and third top scoring sides at this point – behind Exeter Chiefs – having amassed a none-too-shabby 46 tries between them.Those statistics counted for nothing last weekend, however, when they both returned from their European travels without a single point to show for their efforts. Bath were comprehensively outplayed by the underrated Glasgow Warriors, while Northampton’s late comeback proved fruitless, as they gifted Racing Metro a try in the dying moments to succumb to a 20-11 defeat in Paris.The two English sides will have home advantage in this weekend’s round two fixtures – Bath host Toulouse, and the Saints welcome the Ospreys to Franklins Gardens. Ahead of those games, it’s likely the players have been reacquainted with one of European rugby’s most regurgitated phrases: ‘win your home games’. It may be an overused cliche, but the importance of home form has regularly proven to be the cornerstone of qualification – just ask Munster or Clermont Auvergne.Given the results in the opening round, defeat for either Bath or Northampton tomorrow afternoon would decimate their chances of progression to the quarter-finals. They will have to make the home support count. Munster’s trip to Sale provided the weekend’s best example of this. Ian Keatley‘s clinical drop goal with the clock dead felt so stereotypically Munster that it immediately sparked vivid recollections of Ronan O’Gara‘s Heineken Cup heroics – the 40-phase epic against Northampton in 2013 springs to mind. Keatley’s kick was the moment that suggested the Champions Cup, like its predecessor, is not going to skimp on its drama.Close call: Keatley’s last-gasp drop-goal saw Munster edge a thrilling contest with Sale TAGS: Wasps Home comfort: Bath will want the Rec to be a European fortress against ToulouseWasps back in the big time ahead of final derby clash Before last weekend’s match at the RDS, Wasps had endured three consecutive seasons without top-level European competition.Since a forgettable pool-stage exit in 2011, Dai Young’s men have faced the anxiety of a relegation battle and the fallout of an identity crisis, with the recent announcement of them upping sticks to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.But ahead of their key Pool 2 clash with Harlequins – the final ‘local derby’ between the two clubs – Wasps’ reinstatement at Europe’s top table has sparked a renewed sense of purpose.At the RDS, the two-time European champions provided a spirited performance that suggests they are genuine contenders to top the group. Despite the 25-20 defeat, the English outfit were the better team for much of the first-half, and a moment of individual brilliance from Christian Wade epitomised the danger the Premiership side can pose in the wide channels.Today’s news that England second-row Joe Launchbury has committed his future to the club with a new deal was another fillip. With Saracens rumoured to have been interested in Launchbury’s services, the England star’s willingness to confirm his spot in the centre of the Wasps pack is symbolic of the intent this club has going forward.Not Wade-ing around: Christian Wade’s brilliant solo try was a welcome sight for Wasps supportersIt’s not over until it’s overIf you are going to lose a European rugby match then one number takes precedent over all others: seven. Especially away from home, coming within seven points of the victor, and thereby securing a losing bonus point, has repeatedly proven to be an key tool in qualifying for the knockout stages.It is noteworthy, then, that of the 10 matches played in the opening round of the Champions Cup last weekend, half of them were won by seven points or less. Indeed, if we include Northampton’s 20-11 defeat to Racing Metro – given that they were just two points adrift until forfeiting a last-gasp try as they chased the win – then a total of six European games were still undecided until the referee called time.That is a telling statistic that goes to prove the streamlined competition can provide a format where every pool game is a genuinely competitive contest. Eye on the prize: This is what the 20 European Champions Cup teams are playing for
By Alex ShawThe HSBC Sevens World Series sets up camp in Wellington this weekend and the leg will play host to more than its fair share of superstars.As sevens teams from around the world prepare for the sport’s Olympic bow in Rio de Janeiro this year, a number of stars from the 15-a-side format are trying their luck in the World Series, in an attempt to have a gold medal dangling around their neck this summer.We take a look at some of the players ready to make the most of the spotlight and push forward their claims for Olympic inclusion.Sonny Bill Williams, New ZealandWhere else do you start but with the superstar, two-time World Cup-winner?Having enjoyed success in both league and union, as well as donning the gloves in an intermittent heavyweight boxing career, there’s every reason to believe that sporting polymath, Williams, will take to sevens. The centre thrived in the 15-a-side format, with his offloading ability, one-on-one tackles and clever lines of running.Those elements of his game will be lauded in the shortened format and though his understanding of defensive positioning may take time to develop, he should generate excitement anytime he gets his mitts on the ball this weekend.Rieko Ioane, New ZealandSticking with the hosts, Ioane is a man who shot to prominence on this leg of the World Series last year. He dazzled the watching world as a then 17-year-old, ghosting through defences for six tries at the event.Sporting genes: Reiko Ioane comes from a family of sporting talentWith another year of development and his older brother Akira at his side, Ioane returns to the Cake Tin, intent on helping New Zealand to a third-successive title in Wellington. Local boy and Hurricanes star Ardie Savea joins the Ioane brothers and Williams in a New Zealand team which promises fireworks.Cheslin Kolbe, South Africa Back in black: Sonny Bill Williams will take his Sevens bow in Wellington Two of the Blitzbokke’s most influential players, Kyle Brown and Cecil Afrika, have been ruled out of this leg due to injury and South Africa will need Kolbe to step up and fill the void. The elusive full-back has plenty of experience in sevens, having starred for South Africa in the World Series as a teenager.Hot-stepper: Cheslin Kolbe is an evasive full-back in the 15-a-side gameKolbe thrives in space where he can use his speed and footwork, rather than his strength, to beat players and he should find plenty of that in Wellington. Joining Kolbe this weekend will be Springboks Francois Hougaard and Juan de Jongh.Savenaca Rawaca, FijiThe Saracens-bound wing may be setting the Aviva Premiership alight next season but, until then, he’s spearheading the Flying Fijians’ twin goals of World Series and Olympic success. His 10 tries so far tie him for second in the competition’s try table.Rapid attack: Sevenaca Rawaca is a difficult man to stop in spaceThe back has one of the best stutter steps you’ll see on a sevens pitch, handles and offloads deftly and when he starts accelerating, he moves through the gears faster than Lewis Hamilton. What separates Rawaca from many of the other exciting attacking players in sevens is that his defence is equally as impressive. He can make game-changing plays with or without the ball.Jack Wilson, EnglandThe former Saracens and Sharks winger gives England a much-needed playmaker. With Marcus Watson and Mike Ellery moving to Premiership clubs and Dan Norton missing the tournament following the birth of his son, Wilson will be expected to be a source of tries, even on his debut.Danger man: England’s Jack Wilson has power, strength and reads the game wellHead coach Simon Amor has already praised Wilson’s power and speed and in the open spaces of the sevens arena, physical traits such as that are extremely valuable and can often prove the difference between victory and defeat.Perry Baker, USABaker’s emergence was one of the stories of the World Series last season and he was key in the USA’s first tournament win, when they beat Australia at Twickenham to lift the London Sevens title. A former American Football player, Baker, nicknamed the Pepperami Stick, has the long-legged stride that sevens teams covet and he has quickly adapted to rugby. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This weekend brings another leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series and many high-profile names are staking their reputations on bringing home Olympic Gold Double trouble: Perry Baker (right) and Carlin Isles are devastating in attackThe USA are a genuine threat to lift gold in Rio this year and Baker is vying to be their MVP, offering a dynamic try-scoring threat outside Zack Test, Madison Hughes and the rest of their improving side. Put him opposite Carlin Isles and it becomes a case of opposition teams having to pick their poison.
TAGS: Highlight The lowdown on the England-Wales clash at Twickenham – how did the sides shape up before their summer tours? England outscored Wales five tries to one to lift the inaugural Old Mutual Wealth Cup. Wales started the better, leading 10-0 after 12 minutes thanks to the boot of Dan Biggar and Rob Evans’s early try. However, Luther Burrell and Anthony Watson crossed to narrow the gap to 13-10 at half-time – and Wales couldn’t notch a single point in the second 40 minutes. Ben Youngs, Jack Clifford and Marland Yarde added further tries and had George Ford been more accurate with his goalkicking the scoreline would have made even uglier reading for Warren Gatland and his team.WHAT’S HOTFast and loose – To be fair, this could fall in either the ‘hot’ or ‘not’ column depending on your point of view! Neither England nor Wales had played for a couple of months and this match provided a decent warm-up ahead of the tours to Australia and New Zealand respectively. With the sun shining, they both kept the ball in hand, trying out various backs moves, but there were plenty of errors too – dropped balls, knock-ons, poor passes and the like.Open space: Wales’ Liam Williams tries to get past Jack Clifford. Photo: Getty ImagesIt was entertaining but both teams will need to tighten up their games before taking on their southern hemisphere opponents. England will be pleased with their clinical edge, if not the goalkicking, as it’s rare for any side to score five tries against Wales. They showed more creativity and invention than during the Six Nations, and will want to continue that development in Australia.Wales failed to capitalise on a couple of breaks and if they fail to take chances like that against the All Blacks, they have no chance of winning in New Zealand for those opportunities will be few and far between. At least their scramble defence prevented a couple of other possible England tries.Space invaders – Wales clearly came with a plan to close down England’s playmakers and George Ford found that out early on. On numerous occasions the likes of Jamie Roberts and Scott Williams put in big hits on the fly-half, closing down his ability to create attacks and distribute the ball accurately. It often led to knock-ons and loose passes.Trophy time: England celebrate with the Old Mutual Wealth Cup. Photo: Getty ImagesJonathan Joseph, too, had his space restricted and Wales scrambled well in defence too. At the end of the first half, England looked to have acres of space out wide after a turnover at a maul, but Liam Williams did well to tackle Anthony Watson before he left the 22, thus shutting down another England attack before it got started. In the second half, though, Wales found themselves stretched more severely in defence and when they managed to get hold of the ball, they couldn’t keep hold of it for very long. As Warren Gatland said post-match, they need to keep the tempo high for 80 minutes, rather than starting well and then dipping off.Family-packed crowd – Twickenham has become know as a bit of home for corporate types in recent years, but this game saw far more families in attendance – 10% of the crowd were children. There were plenty of fans who don’t normally have access to tickets for RBS 6 Nations games or autumn Internationals – and they clearly enjoyed the May sunshine, looking resplendent in white and red.WHAT’S NOTBiggar’s outburst – Jack Clifford’s try caused controversy in the 47th minute. The No 8, impressive throughout, broke clear from halfway to score near the posts and the TMO was called in to look at whether there was a knock-on from Dan Cole in the build-up. While the TMO ruled no, Wales – and particularly Dan Biggar – clearly felt it was the wrong decision, feeling Cole had deliberately tried to intercept the ball and had knocked it on. Of course players are not going to agree with every decision made by the officials, but the way Wales’ fly-half then remonstrated with the referee and refused to give George Ford the ball for the conversion is not the type of thing you want to see on the field. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Happy day: Marland Yarde celebrates his try – England’s fifth – against Wales. Photo: Getty Images Poor show: Wales fly-half Dan Biggar argues with referee Marius Mitrea. Photo: Getty ImagesFord’s kicking – In the first half alone, George Ford missed two conversions and a penalty for a total of 0% success rate from the tee. He’s looked short of confidence all season and this clearly came through as he took shots at goal. He started the second half with one kick from hand charged down and another missed conversion. In all, he slotted only one kick from seven – a shocking return. And the biggest cheer of the afternoon came when he slotted his first kick, converting Jack Clifford’s try from in front of the posts.The pressure was on Ford, with a lot of talk of whether Owen Farrell should wear the No 10 jersey in Australia. On this evidence, the Saracen has to start – he was faultless from the tee in the Aviva Premiership final and has been in sublime form in 2016, improving his distribution and running game no end. Although, Eddie Jones described Ford’s performance as “brilliant”, so selection might not be quite that straightforward!TMO check – It has to be said that Anthony Watson showed great awareness to twist and turn and stretch his hands above his head to touch the ball down when being tackle by George North. The decision of whether to award a try was put to the TMO and while one angle looked to show Watson touching the ball down on the line, others – not looked at by the officials – raised questions as to whether he was short. Surely all angles should be looked at to determine whether a try has been scored?Twist and shout: Anthony Watson twists to score as he’s tackled by George North. Photo: Getty ImagesENGLAND: M Brown; A Watson, J Joseph (E Daly 66), L Burrell, M Yarde; G Ford (O Devoto 75) B Youngs (D Care 56); M Mullan (E Genge 66), D Hartley (capt, T Taylor 77), D Cole (P Hill 69), J Launchbury, C Lawes (D Attwood 62), T Harrison, J Haskell (M Kvesic 62), J Clifford.Tries: Burrell, Watson, Youngs, Clifford, Yarde. Con: Ford.WALES: Liam Williams; G North, S Williams (G Anscombe 56), J Roberts, H Amos; D Biggar (R Priestland 56), R Webb (Lloyd Williams 66); R Evans (G Jenkins 56), S Baldwin (K Dacey 56), S Lee (R Jones 62), J Ball, AW Jones (J Turnbull 58), R Moriarty, Dan Lydiate (capt, J King 24), T Faletau.Try: Evans. Con: Biggar. Pens: Biggar 2.Man of the Match: Joe Launchbury Attendance: 81,128For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSSkip AdAds by Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten international… Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten international tries from the Noughties 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 2000sWe’re now well into the era of professionalism, which featured a period of English dominance, a South African resurgence and some glorious running rugby. The 2007 World Cup must have had the best collection of tries of any tournament ever played – every other match seemingly saw a length-of-the-field effort.Some honourable mentions of tries unlucky to miss out – from RWC 2007 came Vilimoni Delasau’s chip-and-chase against Wales, a try integral in Fiji’s march to the knockout stages, and Jacques Fourie’s try against the Lions in 2009, in which the Springbok somehow fought off three defenders to power into the corner.With tries as good as these not on the list, what were the ten best international tries of the Noughties?Christian Cullen (New Zealand) v Australia, 2000Picking any top ten list is always difficult – and subjective. In this instance, do you prefer power or pace, stepping or gliding, invention or precision?Christian Cullen’s 2000 try against the Wallabies somehow combines many of these facets, becoming one of the greatest set-piece tries because of the way its execution matches its imagination.Australia believe that Justin Marshall is a front lifter, before the nine spins from the lineout to fling the ball out to Carlos Spencer, who runs a loop around a strange clump of three forwards, all of whom are facing the wrong way, bound up like a front row. Confused? Try being the defenders.The dizzying move continues as interplay between Jonah Lomu and Tana Umaga puts the latter into space. There were enough Australian tacklers about – they just have no idea where to look, and Umaga takes advantage to scythe through, draw the full-back and put Christian Cullen in for one of the easiest of his 46 All Black tries.Brian O’Driscoll (British & Irish Lions) v Australia, 2001 The greatest try from arguably the greatest centre. Almost decapitated a phase before (keep a close eye on the start of the video), a simple shimmy somehow sees three Wallaby defenders beaten.The most beautiful part of the score is the way in which O’Driscoll comes to what almost feels a complete stop, before beating Chris Latham with a quick feint to the left and then re-accelerating to beat Joe Roff to the line.Only 22 years old and winning a Test match for the Lions. As the commentator cries, “Oh, you beauty!’Ben Cohen (England) v Ireland, 2002A criticism of England throughout their greatest period was a perceived boring style of play – win scrums, win lineouts, win penalties, kick the penalties. But they really could play some wonderful rugby – a shining example being their dominant 45-11 win over Ireland in 2002.So far in these lists we’ve seen a number of tries scored directly from kick-off – Fijian offloading in 1970, Kirwan’s magic in 1987 – but England’s effort challenges them both, the ball passing through 11 pairs of hands in a flowing move.After Austin Healey finds space outside, Kyran Bracken takes the ball on and, with a simple hip swivel, the pitch suddenly opens up.There follows a wonderful straight footrace between Mike Tindall and Denis Hickie, the latter pulling off an excellent tackle, but the ball finds its way via Joe Worsley to Ben Cohen to add another try to a quite remarkable scoring record.Rupeni Caucaunibuca (Fiji) v France, 2003 I’ve already spoken at length about my appreciation of Rupeni Caucaunibuca, and this try was his tour de force (see 2:10 on the video). The match encapsulated his career – beguiling speed and rash decisions, a wonderful try and a two-week ban.Taking a wonderful looped pass from full-back Norman Ligairi (who scored a wonderful try of his own this tournament), there seemed no chance of Caucau scoring. But he surged to the outside of Aurelien Rougerie, never gave Imanol Harinordoquy a chance and made swerving inside Nicolas Brusque look as simple as hopping onto a bus. It all just looked… so easy.Caucau would later be suspended for punching Olivier Magne, but he’d return to score two sparkling tries against Scotland.Joe Rokocoko (New Zealand) v South Africa, 2003 This try is all about one skill, a pass so good that it became known as ‘the Carlos Spencer’.Spencer holds a strange place in memories of All Black tens: thrilling to watch, yet often unfairly maligned for losing matches (the very game after this try, he’d be castigated for throwing an intercept to Stirling Mortlock in the World Cup semi-final). But still, this moment captures all of Spencer’s allure, the touch of magic he possessed.Now, the sensible play when a metre from the opponent’s line without any penalty advantage is to rumble it up through the forwards for a few phases, suck up the defence, and then maybe go wide.Not for Spencer. On second phase he takes a short pass from Justin Marshall, turns to face infield, then suddenly flings the ball backwards between his legs to Rokocoko, who would have an easy finish in the corner.It’s not immediately clear why he does it – the defence were already slightly out of position. But on second viewing you can see South African centre De Wet Barry check his run slightly – giving Rokocoko the metre of space he needs. Visionary.MORE GREAT TRIES… 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1980s 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1970s 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1990s Expand Expand Collapse 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1960s Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten Test… Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten Test… 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1960s Waltzing O’Driscoll: Lions centre Brian O”Driscoll en route to his try against Australia (Getty Images) Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten international… 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1980s 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1970s 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. Stephen Jones (Wales) v England, 2003One of the great Welsh tries (see 0:43 on the video), echoing those great sides of the 1970s with a vintage first-half performance against the eventual world champions.Shane Williams would start the move with the admittedly simple task of sidestepping Ben Kay. He’d find Gareth Cooper scampering through, who would in turn pass to Gareth Thomas, who had already started to stumble before catching the ball.Thomas would somehow keep it alive, flipping it back to Williams, who’d juggle the ball like a nervous circus performer before knocking it inside to the chasing Stephen Jones to score. The whole thing took only 13 seconds.This game could have seen two tries on our list – it’s worth playing the highlights through to see Jason Robinson’s electric run and precision pass to set up Will Greenwood’s try in the corner. Which do you think is better?Dan Carter (New Zealand) v Lions, 2005The greatest fly-half performance of all time had a try to match (see 0:50 on the video). Carter was the conductor of the All Black orchestra in the second Test; a sparkling break had already set up Tana Umaga but better still was to come.Ghosting onto a Rodney So’oialo pass, he purred by Jonny Wilkinson – and it felt like a power-shift, an assertion of who was the best stand-off in the world. He’d show why in the next second.Running at full speed, without breaking stride, Carter would dribble a grubber along a tightrope, defying the looming touchline, tiptoeing around Josh Lewsey and diving on the loose ball to score.Sometimes great tries are ruined by the TMO. Not this, as we got to watch it over and over again before the score was finally awarded.Kosuke Endo (Japan) v Wales, 2007 Few tries start with a spark of invention from a second-row (with apologies to Leone Nakarawa, fighting a lone battle against this statement), but this length-of-the-field effort from Japan is one such moment.Japan had a terrible tournament, failing to win a game and squeaking to a late draw against Canada, but they showed a flash of the potential realised eight years later, albeit in this 72-18 loss to Wales.Hitoshi Ono is now Japan’s most-capped player, but as a World Cup rookie in 2007 he was desperate to impress and turned over Alix Popham on his own line before marauding upfield.Beautiful hands from fly-half Bryce Robins would find Yuta Imamura, whose outstanding pace would crucially draw Shane Williams off his wing.This made the space for Kosuke Endo, although it still took an excellent floated pass from Imamura to find him streaking into the corner for a try as good as any scored that tournament.Takudzwa Ngwenya (USA) v South Africa, 2007 Bryan Habana was the star of the 2007 World Cup, so when an unknown winger burned past him, everyone took notice.It all began with talismanic flanker Todd Clever, who intercepted a Fourie du Preez pass on his own line and set off upfield. Biffing Butch James out of the way, he found Alec Parker, and in turn Mike Hercus, who knew the one thing he had to do immediately was get the ball to Takudzwa Ngwenya.Ngwenya had a personal best of 10.5 seconds in the 100m – a fact Bryan Habana wasn’t aware of, considering himself as the quickest man in the tournament. He showed Ngwenya the outside, and, after a moment’s hesitation, the American winger took it.The surprise is clear from Habana’s gait, suddenly stiffening from a jog to desperate sprint, all to no avail, as Ngwenya showed a jet pair of heels to score US rugby’s most famous try.Federico Martin Aramburu (Argentina) v France, 2007 It had stiff competition, but the score awarded best try at the 2007 World Cup came in the penultimate game – and it was a suitable monument to the surprise package of the competition, Argentina.Ignacio Corleto had ignited the tournament for the Pumas in the opening match, scoring an excellent try against the French. France must have been sick of the sight of his flowing locks, as the full-back started the move that would seal third place for Argentina with a dashing break that beat five defenders.Caught on the 22, he fired a desperate offload and, with the move kept alive by two forwards, the ball found its way to Juan Martin Hernandez. The fly-half was the standout ten of the tournament and put a final flourish on his credentials with a pass that looked a lazy heave but turned into a dead-eyed bullet.It found second-row Rimas Alvarez Kairelis, who had the good sense to not ruin the score by attempting to finish the move himself, shipping the ball on to Federico Martin Aramburu, who would skip over in the corner. Expand 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1990s
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Canon Anne Mallonee will join CPG as Executive Vice President and Chief Ecclesiastical Officer on September 29, 2014.“The role of Chief Ecclesiastical Officer is relatively new at CPG,” said Mary Kate Wold, CPG CEO and President. “It was created almost two years ago to provide dedicated, executive-level focus on church relations. The Chief Ecclesiastical Officer, who reports to me, is a key advisor to CPG on developments around the Church and how they might impact our work. When the Rev. Canon Patricia Coller announced her retirement from the role earlier this year, we undertook a national search for someone with deep experience leading complex organizations. Anne Mallonee’s years of service in various institutions around the Church made her the right fit for the role. We are delighted to welcome her to the CPG team.For the past ten years, Canon Mallonee has been serving as Vicar and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Trinity Wall Street, New York City. Before that, she spent several years as Interim Dean at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, CT, and served for six years at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Minneapolis, MN, the last two as Acting Dean. She began her ministry in the Diocese of Kansas, where she was ordained.“I am delighted and deeply honored to join this dedicated team and to be part of CPG’s unwavering commitment to the well-being of those who serve The Episcopal Church,” she said.A graduate of the University of Kansas, Canon Mallonee received her M.Div. from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University, where she also served on the Board of Trustees and was a member of the 2014 Dean and President Search Committee. She is a Trustee of the Diocese of New York and a member of the boards of the Alliance for Downtown New York and the Children’s Radio Foundation.Early in her career, Canon Mallonee worked for Henson Associates, the producers of the Muppets. 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Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 El Rdo. Michael Barlowe, director ejecutivo de la Convención General, enfatiza un punto durante una conferencia de prensa el 23 de junio, mientras lo escuchan, de izquierda a derecha, Neva Rae Fox, encargada de Relaciones Públicas de la Iglesia Episcopal; la Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, y la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service –Salt Lake City] Obispos y diputados —y multitud de otros episcopales— se reúnen aquí en el Centro de Convenciones Salt Palace, en preparación para el comienzo oficial, el 25 de junio, de la reunión de nueve días [de la Convención General].Las dos cámaras enfrentan una agenda repleta, como es usual durante la Convención General, que esta vez adquiere mayor relieve por la elección del sucesor de la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori. Entre las interrogantes que enfrentan los obispos y diputados están qué cambios estructurales y de otra índole necesita la Iglesia Episcopal en todos los niveles para respaldar la misión y el ministerio en este siglo, cómo la Iglesia debe responder a la creciente aceptación del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, qué declaraciones debe hacer y qué iniciativas debe instar respecto a multitud de asuntos de política nacional e internacional, así como acerca de otras cuestiones referentes a la vida común de la Iglesia, tales como la liturgia y la disciplina del clero. Resúmenes de muchas de esas propuestas se encuentran a continuación.“Nos concentramos cada vez más fuera de nosotros mismos que sólo en nuestros miembros”, dijo Jefferts Schori durante una conferencia de prensa el 23 de junio. “Creemos que somos un pueblo que ha tenido el propósito de participar en la transformación de este mundo hacia algo que se parezca más a lo que Dios tenía en mente cuando lo creo, y hay un largo trecho [que recorrer] a partir de esa visión de plenitud, de manera que tenemos mucho que hacer”.A ese fin, la Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, hacía notar que la Convención está por reunirse a raíz de la muerte violenta de siete personas negras en una iglesia de Charleston, Carolina del Sur. Esos asesinatos “han electrificado a la gente de fe y a todas las personas de buena voluntad”, dijo Jennings en la conferencia de prensa. “Creo que Dios nos llama a desmantelar los sistemas de racismo y privilegio que están inextricablemente vinculados a la historia de Estados Unidos y de nuestra Iglesia, la cual se fundó, como ustedes saben, en los primeros tiempos de la república”.La Convención es un lugar, dijo Jennings, donde “los episcopales tienen la capacidad no sólo de proclamar que las vidas de los negros son valiosas, sino también de tomar decisiones concretas para ponerle fin al racismo y hacer realidad el sueño de Dios de… la reconciliación racial y el fin de la injustica”.La 78ª. Reunión de la [Convención General] de la Iglesia Episcopal tiene lugar en el Centro de Convenciones Salt Palace en Salt Lake City, Utah. El céntrico local de convenciones cuenta con un espacio de 47.800 metros cuadrados. Foto de Salt Palace Convention Center.La Convención General misma parecerá diferente a los obispos, diputados y observadores veteranos en algunos rasgos significativos. Jefferts Schori y Jennings han reformado y redefinido los comités legislativos de la Convención para alinearlos más estrechamente con el marco de las Cinco Marcas de la Misión de la Comunión Anglicana (aquí aparece una lista que muestra cómo los comités se han desglosado conforme a estos lineamientos).Ajustar la labor de la Iglesia Episcopal a esos objetivos tiene sentido, dijeron Jeffers Schori y Jennings porque la lista “ha configurado nuestra obra de misión en el actual trienio, y confiamos que continuará configurando nuestra participación en la misión de Dios en el próximo trienio”.Un centro de prensa, dirigido por la Red Digital Episcopal y el Departamento de Actividad Pública y Comunicación de la Misión, le permitirá a todo el mundo seguir los procedimientos de la Convención. Incluirá transmisiones en directo de las sesiones de la Cámara de Obispos y de la Cámara de Diputados, oficios diarios y reuniones informativas de prensa, así como información acerca de la labor de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera [DFMS]. Los titulares de Episcopal News Service tendrán cabida en el sitio.La Convención intenta funcionar sin papeles en la medida de lo posible, reemplazando cada carpeta de obispos y diputados —una carpeta que con frecuencia crecía hasta hacerse muy voluminosa— con sistemas digitales que hagan la reunión de Salt Lake City una “convención de pantallas”. Gran parte de la labor legislativa de ambas cámaras se desplegará electrónicamente en tabletas electrónicas o en pantallas de proyección. A cada diputado y cada obispo, junto con los primeros clérigos y laicos suplentes, se le facilitará un iPad para usarlo durante la Convención General como su “carpeta virtual”. Más información disponible aquí.Otros que sigan la Convención pueden ver aquí el proceso de las resoluciones legislativas, una página que también incluye las agendas diarias de cada cámara, los calendarios de cada día y diarios (una lista de mensajes enviados entre las cámaras en las que informan a la otra de las decisiones tomadas). También se incluyen en los iPads los órdenes del culto para los oficios eucarísticos diarios, con lo cual se elimina la necesidad de imprimir todos los días cientos de folletos para el culto.El Rdo. Michael Barlowe, director ejecutivo de la Convención General, dijo que este personal había tomado en serio la curva del aprendizaje para obispos y diputados, añadiendo que Apple mismo no proporciona un manual de instrucción para el iPad porque el uso del aparato se supone que sea muy intuitivo. “Creo que va a ser fácil. Todos estamos juntos en esto como aprendices”, dijo él durante la conferencia de prensa. “A partir de mi experiencia, cuando se trata de una cosa nueva y ninguno de nosotros es experto, el Espíritu encuentra una nueva apertura”.Encuentre más información aquí.Además, una aplicación gratuita puede obtenerse aquí para cualquiera con un Android o un IOS7 o un teléfono inteligente o una tableta. La aplicación contiene horarios, mapas, información de vendedores, órdenes de culto de los oficios diarios y otros materiales útiles. La aplicación también puede usarse en una computadora.Si bien la Convención puede no comenzar oficialmente hasta el 25 de junio, una sesión de reuniones del comité legislativo comenzará informalmente, en la noche del 23 de junio, la labor de la reunión trienal. El 24 de junio habrá dos sesiones más de la reunión legislativa y las 12 horas entre ambas contemplarán una presentación de la Convención General por Jefferts Schori and Jennings, además de una sesión programada de tres horas con los cuatro obispos nominados a la elección del 27º. obispo primado. El borrador del horario completo de la Convención puede verse aquí.El principal quehacer de la Convención General incluye:La elección del 27º. obispo primado. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls General Convention, Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ La Cámara de Obispos se reunirá el 27 de junio en la catedral de San Marcos [St. Mark’s Cathedral], justo en la misma calle del Centro de Convenciones Salt Palace, para elegir al próximo Obispo Primado. Foto de St. Mark’s Cathedral.La 78ª. Reunión de la Convención General elegirá a uno de cuatro hombres para suceder a Jefferts Schori, cuyo período de nueve años concluye el 1 de noviembre.El Comité de Nominaciones Conjunto para la Elección del Obispo Primado presentará los nombres de:El Rvdmo. Thomas Breidenthal, de 64 años, Diócesis de Ohio SurEl Rvdmo. Michael Curry, de 62 años, Diócesis de Carolina del NorteEl Rvdmo. Ian Douglas, de 56 años, Diócesis de ConnecticutEl Rvdmo. Dabney Smith, de 61 años, Diócesis del Sudoeste de la Floridaa la Convención General durante una sesión conjunta el 26 de junio, la víspera de al elección.Según ha dicho el comité, no habrá ningún nominado adicional desde el pleno durante la Convención.Los detalles de la elección y la información acerca del proceso previo a la elección, se encuentran aquí.El obispo primado electo predicará en la eucaristía de clausura de la Convención el 3 de julio, y Jefferts Schori presidirá el oficio.La estructura de la IglesiaDe las casi 400 resoluciones presentadas a la Convención General en 2012, más de 90 se relacionaban con la reforma estructural. La mayoría de esas resoluciones se sintetizaron en la Resolución C095, la cual aprobaron por unanimidad tanto los obispos como los diputados. La resolución pedía que un comité elaborara un plan para “reformar las estructuras, el gobierno y la administración de la Iglesia”. El resultado fue el Equipo de Trabajo para Reinventar la Iglesia Episcopal (TREC). El equipo de trabajo dedicó aproximadamente dos años y varios cientos de miles de dólares a emprender, a través de la Iglesia Episcopal, un amplio proceso consultivo de diálogo acerca de la estructura y su relación con la misión.En su informe el equipo de trabajo propuso nueve resoluciones que piden una mayor y más clara supervisión de parte del Obispo Primado de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera y de su personal; una Convención General unicameral; un Consejo Ejecutivo más pequeño; la eliminación de la mayoría de las 14 comisiones permanentes de la Iglesia y un proceso para el nombramiento de equipos de trabajo interinos cuando se necesiten; un estudio de la formación y compensación del clero (incluida la pensión), un nuevo proceso para el discernimiento, la formación, la búsqueda y la elección de obispos; el discernimiento con las diócesis vecinas para una posible colaboración cuando llegue el momento de llamar a un nuevo obispo; una solicitud presupuestaria diocesana menor y de participación forzosa y el desarrollo de una red de personas que puedan “hacerse diestras en crear, formar y desarrollar espacios y momentos para encuentros espirituales que transformen vidas y estructuras injustas”.El TREC no es el único comité que propone resoluciones sobre cambios estructurales a esta reunión de la Convención. La Comisión Permanente sobre la Estructura de la Iglesia ha propuesto varios cambios. Esas resoluciones se encuentran aquí y su informe a la Iglesia se encuentra aquí.La mayoría de las resoluciones relacionadas con el cambio de estructura de la Iglesia Episcopal hasta la fecha se encuentran aquí.La teología del matrimonio de la Iglesia EpiscopalEl Equipo [o Grupo] de Trabajo de la Convención General sobre el Matrimonio, la Comisión Permanente sobre Liturgia y Música y, hasta la fecha, cinco diócesis y un diputado están instando a la Convención [a pronunciarse] con mayor claridad en su interpretación de la disponibilidad del rito sacramental del matrimonio tanto a parejas de diferente sexo como del mismo sexo.Nueve resoluciones existente y otras afines que podrían surgir se han asignado al Comité Legislativo Especial sobre el Matrimonio de la Convención General, formalmente un comité de obispos que se reúne junto a un comité de diputados pero que votan por separado. Las resoluciones asignadas a ese comité se encuentran aquí.Formulación del presupuesto trienal 2016-2018El Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas (PB&F) ya ha comenzado a trabajar en el anteproyecto del presupuesto trienal 2016-2018 que el Consejo Ejecutivo aprobó en enero.La 78ª. Convención General sesionará a unas pocas cuadras de la Plaza del Templo, el centro de Salt Lake City y donde se encuentra el mayor templo de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días. El templo es un símbolo internacional de esta Iglesia, la cual tiene su cede principal en Salt Lake City. La plaza del Templo también incluye el tabernáculo, sede del Coro del Tabernáculo Mormón. Foto/www.ldstemples.orgEl ingreso total en el anteproyecto de presupuesto del Consejo es de $120.470.577 y el total de gastos proyectados es de $120.468.248. Además de los pagos diocesanos, el lado de los réditos incluye ingresos de otras fuentes tales como $28,2 millones de una extracción de un 5 por ciento de activos irrestrictos de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera, cerca de $10 millones en ingresos por concepto de alquileres del Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal, $2,1 millones de un programa de cobro de préstamos de refugiados del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, $2 millones a ser recaudados por la oficina de desarrollo y $1.200.000 en ingresos de la Convención General, junto con otras fuentes más pequeñas.El PB&F tendrá una audiencia sobre ingresos a las 7:30 P.M. (hora local) el 26 de junio en el Brand Ballroom A,B,C del Hilton Salt Lake City Center. El comité volverá a ese lugar a la misma hora el 27 de junio para una audiencia sobre gastos.El PB&F usará los comentarios que reciba, el anteproyecto de presupuesto del Consejo y cualquier legislación aprobada por la Convención General o sometida a su consideración para crear una propuesta presupuestaria final. Ese presupuesto debe presentarse a una sesión conjunta de la Cámara de Obispos y de la Cámara de Diputados a más tardar el tercer día antes del que está programado que concluya laConvención. Según el borrador del calendario de la Convención, esa presentación ha de tener lugar a las 2:15 P.M. del 1 de julio.Sostenibilidad económica de la IX ProvinciaLas diócesis de la IX Provincia en América Latina y el Caribe adoptaron el autosostén como un punto central en 2012. Mediante la Resolución A015 se le pedirá a la Convención General que continúe manteniendo el sostén económico de la provincia.La DFMS ha estado colaborando con las siete diócesis —República Dominicana, Ecuador Central, Ecuador Litoral, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras y Puerto Rico— en un enfoque global hacia la sostenibilidad económica motivado por las necesidades individuales de cada diócesis.Desinversión en combustibles fósilesSe espera que prosiga en esta Convención un debate sobre si la Iglesia Episcopal debería transferir sus inversiones de compañías dedicadas a la extracción de combustibles fósiles y de industrias que usan grandes cantidades de combustibles fósiles.La Resolución C013 de la Diócesis de California le pide al Comité sobre Responsabilidad Social Corporativa del Consejo Ejecutivo y al Fondo de Pensiones de la Iglesia, en consulta con expertos en los campos de economía e inversiones, ética y desarrollo de energía renovable, que evalúe si el beneficio de una estrategia de desinversión estaría en conformidad con los valores de la Iglesia. El Comité Legislativo de Mayordomía Ambiental y Cuidado de la Creación de la Convención, uno de los nuevos comités creados por Jefferts Schori y Jennings, considerará la resolución y hará una recomendación al pleno de la Convención.Revisiones del Título IVLa Comisión Permanente sobre Constitución y Cánones ha propuesto 25 resoluciones que dice tienen por objeto fundamentalmente ajustar los cánones de la Iglesia sobre la disciplina del clero conocidos como Título IV. Esos cambios esclarecerían los deberes de los funcionarios del Título IV y “promoverían un proceso más eficiente, pastoral y responsable para todas las partes afectadas por el Título IV, según el informe a la Iglesia de la comisión.La versión actual del Título IV fue promulgada por la Convención General en 2009, y creó un proceso enteramente nuevo para manejar la disciplina del clero. La comisión en 2013 solicitó reacciones sobre cómo funcionaba el proceso. Las quejas generales que recibió, dijo la comisión, fueron que el proceso lleva demasiado tiempo y cuesta mucho dinero; que los funcionarios de la Iglesia con frecuencia no están seguros de su autoridad y sus deberes; y que a los demandados se les permite a menudo que perturben y dilaten el proceso, causando importantes prejuicios pastorales adicionales a los demandantes y a los perjudicados por la mala conducta de clérigos, mientras las congregaciones permanecen en un limbo tocante a la resolución o el cierre del caso.La comisión dijo encontrar que, en la mayoría de los casos, los problemas descritos eran el resultado de una preparación inadecuada en el proceso del Título IV más bien que en el proceso mismo. Por consiguiente, propone que la Convención asigne $339.220 para materiales educativos dentro y fuera de la Red, y otros $224.820 para traducirlos al español y al creole. También propone un panel de expertos en el proceso para responder a preguntas.“Es nuestra esperanza que con mejor preparación y más recursos, el sistema funcionará más eficiente y pastoralmente, tal como fue concebido”, dijo la comisión.Política internacional, paz y justicia, misión global y la Comunión AnglicanaDos resoluciones retarán a la Convención a comprometerse con el apoyo y el desarrollo permanentes de los programas del Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos de la Iglesia Episcopal (YASC) y de los Voluntarios Episcopales en Misión (Información completa aquí).La paz, la justicia y la seguridad en Tierra Santa son el foco de varias resoluciones, algunas de las cuales piden una inversión más a fondo en las asociaciones del Oriente Medio, especialmente con la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén y sus instituciones sociales en atención sanitaria y educación, y otras sugieren una estrategia de desinversión de compañías que participan en cierto tipo de negocios con el gobierno israelí.Varias docenas de visitantes internacionales —en representación de muchas de las 38 provincias de la Comunión Anglicana— y asociados ecuménicos e interreligiosos asistirán a la Convención General como invitados para adquirir una comprensión más profunda de la política y los procesos legislativos de la Iglesia Episcopal y para celebrar y explorar las oportunidades para la misión común.– Matthew Davies, la Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg y Lynette Wilson de Episcopal News Service colaboraron en este artículo. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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 Hopkinsville, KY