Rugby goggles law trial reaches approval to become official at all levels of the game

first_imgTuesday May 28, 2019 Rugby goggles law trial reaches approval to become official at all levels of the game The official law surrounding the use of goggles in rugby has changed as approval has been met by World Rugby, as was announced today. This comes after 2000 players have signed up to the goggles programme. ADVERTISEMENTGoggles will now be allowed to be worn at all levels of the game.While the likes of Ian McKinley have already been wearing them at all levels, that was part of a comprehensive law trial, launched in 2014.In partnership with Italy-based eyewear specialists Raleri, a design was developed to facilitate the inclusion of prescription lenses beyond contact lenses into a device that does not increase the risk of injury to the wearer or to players coming into contact with the wearer.The successful trial attracted more than 2,000 registrants. The detailed feedback from participants in the trial allowed World Rugby to develop an evidence-based performance specification in partnership with the Ulster University and the University of Bradford in the UK to refine the design of the goggles.The trial has enabled those with limited or no sight in one eye to participate in the sport more comfortably, as demonstrated by the inspiring story of Italy international McKinley, who became the first wearer of goggles in a senior international. He welcomed the announcement via a short video message.ADVERTISEMENTAnyone interested in the approved goggles should visit www.raleri.com.HEADGEAR TRIALReflecting its commitment to advances in player welfare, the World Rugby Council also approved a Law 4 trial to enable the assessment of headgear devices which, according to the manufacturers, have been designed to achieve specific, quantifiable medical advances, while aligning with Law 4 and Regulation 12 criteria.Recognising the importance of assessing the evolution of technologies designed to manage and improve player welfare, trials will be permitted subject to strict criteria, including detailed evaluation by World Rugby, safety and independent test house assessment and shared trial research.ADVERTISEMENTWhile headgear is permitted in law on the basis that it does not cause harm to the wearer or an opponent, current research does not indicate a concussion prevention benefit and manufacturers should not make such claims. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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What’s going on at Real Madrid? | Football News

first_imgToni Kroos was omitted from the starting line-up against ValenciaImage:Toni Kroos was omitted from the starting line-up against Valencia Madrid’s defence was a shambles against a Valencia team stripped of their key assets as a result of no European football and Covid-19. Head coach Javi Gracia had even threatened to walk after a mass clear-out of his squad to reduce the club’s operating budget by 40 per cent.Ferran Torres, Dani Parejo, Ezequiel Garay, Francis Coquelin, Rodrigo Moreno and Cristiano Piccini all departed but Carlos Soler scored a hat-trick of penalties to turn up the heat on Zidane. Real's Champions League group stage campaign is in the balanceImage:Real’s Champions League group-stage campaign is in the balance Zinedine Zidane looks dejected during Wednesday night's shock defeat Toni Kroos has been vocal in the press this week, telling Spanish outlet Marca: “It’s true we’re missing something.“It’s not a secret. We need to be constant – if you look at our results, you see two good, one bad. We have to do better. We have to improve if we want to win something.”Zidane will be the first to acknowledge that at Real Madrid, where there are not results, there will be discussions. – Advertisement – Thibaut Courtois was left exposed by his Madrid defence against ValenciaImage:Thibaut Courtois was left exposed by his Madrid defence against Valencia It has been a strange start to the Spanish top-flight season. Real currently sit fourth in La Liga after eight games, despite victory over Barcelona at the Nou Camp.Zinedine Zidane’s men are four points behind league leaders Real Sociedad and ten clear of bottom-placed Huesca. Complacency has been blamed for two league defeats, to newly-promoted Cadiz and at Valencia, where they were soundly beaten 4-1 in their last outing.- Advertisement – Eden Hazard and Casemiro were both absent at the Mestalla after positive coronavirus tests, but Zidane’s preference to start with Isco ahead of Kroos was still criticised by some sections of the Spanish media as well as supporters. Ferland Mendy was also rested at left-back with Marcelo being given the nod, but those decisions backfired badly.In the 27 league games the experienced Brazilian defender has played since Zidane returned as manager in March 2019, Madrid have lost nine of them compared to no defeats in the 29 fixtures he has been absent. It’s only one of the areas that must be addressed if Real are to get their season fully up and running.It is unlikely Zidane will field the same XI as he did at Valencia again this season, but he will be concerned with the lack of goals in his squad. Karim Benzema has scored five in his last four games, but the 32-year-old will be demanding more from his team-mates to help carry the load.Changes in personnel is understandable given the congested fixtures list and demands of playing every three days, but the buck will ultimately stop with Zidane. He has guided the club to three of their 13 Champions League titles – but failure to progress out of the group stages for the first time in their history would be unthinkable.Real Madrid’s upcoming fixtures Saturday November 21: Villarreal (A) – La LigaWednesday November 25: Inter Milan (A) – Champions LeagueSaturday November 28: Alaves (H) – La LigaTuesday December 1: Shakhtar Donetsk (A) – Champions LeagueSunday December 6: Sevilla (A) – La LigaWednesday December 9: Borussia Monchengladbach (H) – Champions LeagueSunday December 13: Atletico Madrid (H) – La Liga Just over 12 months ago, the Frenchman was under immense pressure when he took his side to face Galatasaray in Istanbul where failure to meet expectations might have ended his second spell as manager. Kroos’ strike was enough to secure a narrow 1-0 win that proved the turning point in Real’s season, and the start of a 21-game unbeaten run.The German midfielder added: “With Zidane, we’ve already lived through times like this and we usually come out of them. In the end, all we can do is improve and try to win games. The coach will find the solution.”Real’s currency has always been trophies, but the context of their recent struggles cannot be removed from the ongoing global pandemic that has placed greater emphasis on a transfer strategy focused on young players with potential as opposed to established names. – Advertisement – Of equal concern to the board will be Real’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages, with the side currently third in Group B at the midway point, ahead of Inter Milan but trailing Borussia Monchengladbach and Shakhtar Donetsk.- Advertisement – La Liga TV presenter Semra Hunter says Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane will have a lot to think about over the international break following their 4-1 defeat at Valencia Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 at the Nou Camp in October Image:Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 at the Nou Camp in October 3:04 Spanish outlet Diario AS reported on Friday that Madrid are tracking Red Bull Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai following his impressive performances in the Austrian Bundesliga. The 20 year-old is expected to cost €25m with Arsenal, RB Leipzig and AC Milan also reportedly interested.Juni Calafat, the club scout behind the signings of Vinicius, Rodrygo and Eder Militao, is said to have been impressed after witnessing him score during his side’s recent 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.Szoboszlai’s dramatic last-minute winner to send Hungary to Euro 2020 with victory over Iceland will only add to his value, but with his current deal at Salzburg running out in 2022, they will most likely look to cash in next summer following the tournament. Toni Kroos told Marca things 'must improve' while AS claim Madrid have targeted Hungarian star Dominik SzoboszlaiImage:Toni Kroos told Marca things ‘must improve’ while AS claim Madrid have targeted Hungarian star Dominik Szoboszlai “To put that defeat into context, this was the first time in Madrid’s 118-year history that they’ve conceded three penalties in the same game. On top of that, in La Liga’s 90-year history as a competition… in 25,521 games, this has only happened three times – in 1958, 1996 and now.“Certainly, Madrid have come under a lot of pressure following that performance against a side that before the game were just one place outside of the relegation zone. Zidane has a lot of soul-searching to do.”Those unforgiving Spanish front pages didn’t hold back, claiming that Madrid are ‘in ruins’ while another referenced there being a ‘crisis in the White House’ but there were mitigating factors in their latest setback. Real Madrid's Karim Benzema has scored five goals in his last four gamesImage:Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has scored five goals in his last four games But if Madrid’s results don’t improve, they may be forced to move during the January transfer window to inject energy into an ageing midfield.La Liga TV presenter Semra Hunter believes Zidane will have a lot to think about over the international break, telling Sky Sports: “The defence has been their Achilles’ heel pretty much all season long. They’ve been very poor at the back. Against Valencia, it was next level bad.“All four of Valencia’s goals were a direct consequence of errors made by each of the four defenders – Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vazquez, who was filling in as a right-back, as well as Marcelo all gave away penalties while Raphael Varane scored an own goal.last_img read more

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No new pokies says City Council

first_imgSouthland Times 9 Nov 2011The Invercargill City Council last night adopted a new gambling venue policy preventing any new establishments from having pokie machines, despite essentially being warned that such a policy could affect the chances of a new multimillion-dollar hotel being built in the city. The ILT Foundation was one of 42 submitters to the council’s proposed gambling venues policy hearing, held at the council headquarters yesterday. The vast majority of the submitters were in favour of the council’s draft policy, which was formally adopted about 9pm. The “sinking lid” policy means no new pokie venues or pokie machines will be allowed in the city, though the current machines can stay. The ILT Foundation – which operates 181 of the 309 pokie machines in Invercargill and returns its pokie profits to the community in the form of grants – expressed its concerns in its submission to the council.http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/5931578/No-new-pokies-says-city-councillast_img read more

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Cricket News Vizag wicket was tough even for a world-class player like MS Dhoni: Glenn Maxwell

first_imgIndia lost the Vizag T20I against Australia by three wickets.Australia won a T20I against India in India for only the second time.MS Dhoni had a strike-rate of just 78 in his knock of 29. highlights New Delhi: The Vizag Twenty20 International resulted in a low-scoring thriller with India managing to score just 126/7 thanks to KL Rahul’s fifty. In response, Jasprit Bumrah’s 3/16 kept Virat Kohli’s side in the contest but Glenn Maxwell’s brilliant 56 and some calm batting from Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins helped Australia secure a tense three-wicket win off the last ball. The loss was not an ideal start for India as they aim to build momentum for the World Cup. Two people were criticised immensely for the loss in Vizag. Umesh Yadav was targeted for not defending 14 runs in the final over while MS Dhoni was criticised for his extremely slow batting in the first innings when he hit 29 off 37 balls at a strike-rate of 78. However, Maxwell has a different take on Dhoni’s batting.“It (the slow strike rate) was probably fair enough. With the way the wicket was behaving, it was difficult to score for any batter, let alone a guy who is not known for his power-hitting in Chahal. MS is obviously a world-class finisher and even he was finding it hard to hit the middle of the bat. So, I think it was right of him to try and farm the strike. He hit a six in the last over and I think that showed how difficult it was. If you are holding MS to one boundary in the last few overs, it’s a pretty good effort and also a sign of the conditions as well,” Maxwell commented. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Dhoni came to bat when Rishabh Pant was run-out for 3. India lost two wickets in the 13th over with Nathan Coulter-Nile getting rid of the well-set KL Rahul for 50 and Dinesh Karthik for 1. Dhoni struggled to get going and momentum was with Australia. The former Indian skipper shielded Yuzvendra Chahal at the other end and managed to hit a six off Coulter-Nile over extra cover. That was the only six in the last 10 overs as India managed just 46 runs.In response, Australia were boosted by a solid partnership between D’Arcy Short and Maxwell, with the right-hander tackling the spinners well and hitting a glorious fifty. But, Maxwell admitted that Bumrah and Krunal Pandya were the most difficult to face on this sluggish wicket. “Bumrah and Krunal Pandya were the toughest guys to face on that wicket because they are capable of extracting a low sort of bounce and didn’t give you much width to work,” Maxwell said.India will take on Australia in the final Twenty20 International in Bengaluru on February 27.last_img read more

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