More All Blacks want to play for Pacific Island nations

first_imgPiutau and Halai, who both have Tongan ancestry, want World Rugby to loosen the eligibility rules to allow capped players to return to tier-two nations.An identical policy has been introduced in rugby league and the Daily Mail report that Nonu and Vito could also make themselves available for Samoa under the proposals.”If there’s a way to do it, I want to give something back and play for Tonga at the 2019 World Cup,” Piutau told the Mail on Sunday.Tonga are in the same pool as England for the World Cup.”I have told the Tongan coach I would be on board if there’s a way to do it,” Piutau continued.”If our sport followed the rugby league model, it would be a massive boost for the Pacific Islands and it would make the world stage competitive again.”There’s a lot of wasted talent. The rugby league boys put Tonga back on the map and union should do the same thing.”Piutau, 26, will become the highest paid rugby union player in the world when he joins Bristol next season for £1million per year.last_img read more

Tomorrow’s grand final is for Joe

first_imgThe Gurias today paid their respects to Pidik who passed away last night after succumbing to a head injury suffered after last week’s Digicel Cup preliminary final violence.Gurias captain and prop, Samuel Hamari said no one had expected things to turn out the way they did after the game.“We are truly saddened by Joe’s death and offer our condolences to his family. We are so sorry.“We were planning to visit him this morning at the hospital but were then shocked to hear the news of his passing.“Tomorrow’s grand final is dedicated to Joe Pidik,” Hamari said.last_img

Mino Raiola: “Barça treated De Ligt like cheese”

first_imgRaiola predicts a great future for the former Ajax: “De Ligt doesn’t care about money, he just wants to play football. Juve already wanted it a year ago. I often talk to Nedved, for me he is like a son, and he told me: ‘This one is crazier than me. You can win the Golden Ball“. Mino Raiola make headlines again this Christmas. After attacking the Manchester United talking about the situation of Paul Pogba (“I would not take anyone there anymore, they would ruin Maradona too,” he told ‘La Repubblica’), the agent granted new statements to Voetbal International, commenting on the reasons that led the defense to choose the Juventus instead of Barcelona: “In Holland they almost believe that Barcelona is a Dutch club and not a foreigner, they saw that transfer as a sacrilege. “According to the representative, the Catalans were convinced to take the center: “The Catalans thought: ‘as it arrives From Jong, he will also arrive. ‘ They treated him like cheese, let’s say. But the reasons why they wanted him there were wrong: Do you think that one like Piqué was going to leave room? “.last_img read more

In which direction does this child swing? This is the optical illusion that has divided the Internet

first_imgOptical illusions that haven’t been ready, which don’t come from a acknowledged professor of the topic, are most likely the most fascinating and tough to consider. However as now we have seen many instances in ViralPlus, generally our mind deceives us and we’re unable to see actuality. This is what occurs in the final optical illusion that has been viralized in social networks.And it is that we’re used to that professionals of the optical illusions deceive us with colours that change of tonality, circles that appear to maneuver or straight strains that curve. However … and its optical illusion was an actual shifting picture? In this case the illusion hides our mind in which direction the swing of this small video uploaded to the TikTok app strikes and picked up by different social networks.Im shedding my thoughts can somebody inform me which method he’s dealing with pic.twitter.com/gIvIDzRkOd– Ana (@esnycuddles) December 21, 2019 The video has unleashed the insanity on Twitter, producing all types of opinionsAs in these circumstances, the most rocambolesque theories haven’t been missing Picture: iStockcenter_img The large query of the video and which has divided the Internet group and social networks is to which aspect does this particular person swing? the constructing or taking a look at the digital camera? The picture is utterly complicated and, for those who look carefully, in a number of seconds you go from believing one in every of the choices to go for the different. The reply? Resulting from the small element of the higher bars, it appears that the particular person is swinging in the direction of the digital camera.However consultants in optical illusions have already described the video as distinctive, and a powerful take a look at of how our brains interpret the surroundings and what we see otherwise in every particular person and even getting confused. Due to this fact, the notion of every particular person may be so totally different when viewing the similar picture or scene.Many tweets have determined to elucidate the precise swing motion with static photos, however in fact the unique publication has tens of 1000’s of shares and I prefer it.I actually thought the similar factor till I noticed these footage pic.twitter.com/39vNntZJ5F– Ana (@esnycuddles) December 22, 2019This is a brilliant cool perspective factor, I can see it each methods …1st pic- seems like they’re swinging in the direction of the constructing2nd pic- swinging towards digital camera which is really right cuz you’ll be able to see the bars of the swing are in entrance of them reasonably than behind (circled) https://t.co/qNUPoWcbJi pic.twitter.com/sq7KkPpwq0– ??????? S ???? Sara ???? (@sara_nromero) December 24, 2019last_img read more

Tottenham offensive by Lemar

first_imgIt should be remembered that the figure of Lemar becomes essential in this winter market for Atlético de Madrid, since the departure of the French is the key to the possible arrival of a forward that reinforces the attack of the Wanda Metropolitano team. The future of Thomas Lemar is increasingly far from Atlético de Madrid. The interest of several English teams to gain the services of the French midfielder is increasing and Tottenham seems to be the team that is closest to signing Lemar, in addition, the latest statements of the Cholo Simeone in a press conference have put the French in The exit ramp.According to The Independent, Tottenham has offered Atlético de Madrid a transfer until the end of the season with a purchase option of 60 million euros. The French midfielder’s loan would ‘cost’ the spurs about 6 million euros, as reported by the British newspaper. This is one more step the Lemar exit operation of the rojiblanco set, since before the interest of Tottenham and Arsenal was known, and now the figures are known. Lemar arrived at Atlético de Madrid last summer of 2018 after the payment of 70 million euros. In his season and a half in the rojiblanco set, the French has only scored three goals in 64 games, a performance that is not enough for Atlético de Madrid or Cholo Simeone, which have opened the exit door in this winter market.last_img read more

Such are the salary limits of Second Division clubs

first_imgTenerife10,262 Second salary caps Fuenlabrada4,447 Girona29,278 Malaga9,905 Lightning21,061 Once the winter market has passed, the teams have readjusted their salary limit (The maximum amount that each Second Division team can invest to cover spending on players, first and second coach, physical trainer, quarry and other sections (non-registrable template) and LaLiga has made public the new barémos in which they move. Girona, as happened in September, remains the most in the silver category of Spanish football.The Catalan team has a salary ceiling of 29.27 million euros, the same amount as months ago. Those who have varied their cap are the second and third in this relationship. Its about Rayo Vallecano (passes from 19.06 to 21.06) and Almeria (from 18.12 to 18.87). El Huesca, with € 17.04M, since it does not change, it remains as a third party. This indicates that three of the first four are the descendants of the First Division last season. That is, they have a bigger budget (thanks also to the solidarity fund of audiovisual rights for clubs that lose category) and can do more in front of higher payrolls. Alcorcón6,161 Las Palmas12,444 Racing5,827 Ponferradina4,234 Sporting11,314 Mirandés5,084 Lugo6,155 February 2020 Oviedo8,809 Sports13,414 Almeria18,871 Those who close the list of teams with a lower salary cap are precisely the promoted teams of Second B. Therefore, Mirandés (€ 5.08M), Fuenlabrada (4.45) and Ponferradina (4.23) are the ones with the least margin moving in this parameter. Although, yes, they have risen compared to what they had marked in the month of September. * The amounts are expressed in thousands of euros. Elche5,624 Numancia5,286 Estremadura6,176 Huesca17,044 Saragossa8,183 Cádiz9,735 Albacete9,372last_img read more

With Bale against City

first_imgGareth Bale returns to the call after being left out in the last against Levante. On that occasion, the Welshman had just left a gastroenteritis although he trained for two days with the group. Now, Zidane has included him in the list for the first leg of the Champions League against the City, a match in which he will fight for a place in the starting lineup due to Hazard’s injury. Instead, the one who has stayed out of the roster of summons has been James Rodriguez, who was on the bench against Levante but who Zidane did not give minutes. Rodrygo, Nacho, Mariano and Brahim are also still out by technical decision. Hazard and Asensio, the only casualties due to injury.Gareth Bale returns to the call and does it, again, in focus. Welsh performance this season is again disappointing. With a Madrid antagonized with the goal in recent weeks, Cardiff’s has been absent. He has only scored three goals in 1,145 minutes. It has been disengaging from Real Madrid to the point that it no longer appears even in high-level matches. In the Champions League that step has been reflected: he has not scored in the European Cup qualifiers since the Tenth season. His last goal in a European qualifier dates from the first leg of the quarterfinals against Dortmund, in his first season as a Madrid player (2013-14).This Wednesday against Manchester City he fights for the place in the eleven that has vacated by Hazard injury. Sergio Ramos was asked at a press conference about whether it would be unfair for the Welshman to start out instead of another teammate who has had a more regular performance, such as Vinicius. The captain threw a hint at Cardiff’s: “As a captain I am not to judge what players do in their personal lives. We are old and professional to know what we have to do …”. The one who has disappeared from the Zidane calls is Rodrygo. His last presence on a list of the first team was in the defeat against Real Sociedad, in Copa. The Brazilian came out in 75 ‘, with 1-4 on the scoreboard, and contributed to the final 3-4 with a goal. It was February 6. Since then, he remained without summoning against Osasuna, Celta and Levante (on this last day he played, scored and was expelled with Castilla). It is striking his absence in this team in need of gunpowder. Rodrygo is the second top scorer of Madrid (7 goals) behind Benzema (18).Nor will he play against City James Rodríguez. Zidane did call him against Levante, but he didn’t give it a minute. This Tuesday has left him out. In this Champions, The Colombian has only been summoned in two of seven games (in the 3-0 defeat against the PSG and in the 0-1 victory against Galatasaray). This Wednesday is his second game in Europe this campaign that is left out for technical reasons; his other three absences were due to injury. This is Zidane’s listGoalkeepers: Courtois, Areola and Altube.Defenses: Carvajal, Militão, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo and Mendy.Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde and Isco.Strikers: Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Jović and Vinicius Jr.If you want to go to the Bernabéu to enjoy the excitement of Real Madrid live – Manchester City Here you can check the available tickets. See tickets.last_img read more

LaLiga shows its support for China and will receive Wuhan Zall on Sunday

first_imgThe event will be held jointly with the Chinese Super League (CSL). The event will announce the material aid that LaLiga will send to China. Óscar Mayo, Director of Business and International Development, Sergi Torrents, Director of the Office of China, Fernando Sanz, Director of International Institutional Relations and the ambassadors of LaLiga Gaizka Mendieta, Fernando Morientes and Luis García will attend LaLiga. The Chinese Embassy in Spain will be represented through Mr. Yao Fei, Charge d’Affaires.The Wuhan Zall F.C. team in full will be present at the event and he will also attend El Clásico at night in Santiago Bernabéu, invited by LaLiga and Real Madrid C.F. Next Sunday, March 1, the same day of the Classic at the Bernabéu, LaLiga will receive at its headquarters Wuhan Zall F.C., the football club of the Chinese city that has been in Spain since last January. The employer’s goal is to show his support for the Chinese people, with whom he maintains important audiovisual and sponsorship contracts.According to LaLiga in a statement, when the Coronavirus health crisis arose, the Chinese club decided for safety to stay in Andalusia, where I was training, and has remained there since then.last_img read more

Odegaard ‘likes’ to see himself in Madrid with Haaland

first_imgMartin Odegaard has left a subtle message on his Instagram account, by liking a publication with a photograph of Haaland and him dressed in the Real Madrid shirt. In addition, in the text of the post there was talk of the possibility that both are on the white template for the next season. Odegaard and Haaland, dressed in the Real Madrid shirt. Haaland, meanwhile, has become a target for Madrid after a brilliant year. It started in Salzburg, where he impressed with his goals. Dortmund went for him in the winter and, in a matter of a couple of months, he proved to be ready. Ten goals in eight games are his best guarantee. Has a 75 million release clause euros from winter 2021, a reasonable amount for the level shown. The young promise of Real Sociedad could return in summer whenever Real Madrid requires it. There is talk of a verbal agreement to extend the loan for one more season, but the explosion of his football could precipitate events. However, the level shown by the ’21’ suggests that he will have a bright future at the Santiago Bernabéu.last_img read more

Víctor Gómez celebrates his 20 years and an imminent rise

first_imgTwo posibilities Víctor Gómez has access to the first professional record of his career, and either of them will be able to celebrate them with their recently completed 20 years. From the sports route, will ascend in case play 46 or more minutes in 15 official matches in this campaign. Before the interruption of the championship, had fulfilled such conditions in 12 matches: ten leagues (the last one in which he started was the derby against Barcelona) and the two of the round of 16 of the Europa League against Wolverhampton. Complies this Wednesday 20 years Víctor Gómez, in full break against their will a successful season and decisive for him, because at the end of July it was proclaimed champion of europe U19 with the Spanish National Team and not even three months later, the October 20, lived his debut in LaLiga with Espanyol, coinciding with the premiere on the bench of Pablo Machín. A course in which the right back has also lived with the uncertainty of knowing if he would get a dorsal of the first team. Now it’s just matter of time. The another way to get that number he has it signed by contract, and considering the situation that arises at the resumption of LaLiga, it may be the one that arrives chronologically first: on July 1, Víctor Gómez will automatically become a professional, in a relationship that stretches until 2025. Good news for him and for Espanyol, who make sure to have not only an U19 European champion but one of the World in U17 category.last_img read more