George Doddie Weir, Scotland Rugby legend and former British and Irish lion has confirmed that he has motor neurone disease.
The 46 year old who earned 61 caps between 1990 and 2000 for Scotland made the announcement on Twitter.
His revelation came on the heels of the Global MND Awareness Day and he announced his diagnosis in order to raise awareness of the disease.
Posting on Twitter, he wrote:“something I think you should know” and added a link to the Euan MacDonald Centre, a Scotland-wide research initiative with its base at the University of Edinburgh, one which Doddie has pledged to support.
Doddie Weir said: “Over the past few months a number of friends and family have raised concerns surrounding my health.
“I think then, that on this day set to help raise awareness of the condition, I should confirm that I too have motor neurone disease.”
He further went on to thank the National Health Service in recognising and diagnosing it as yet an incurable disease.
The trio of England is in town to give training skills to a group of girls and boys of different age groups from the Dubai Hurricanes Rugby Club (DHRC)
After the team England rugby bowed out of the World Cup in the 2015 in the pool stages, and Eddie Jones took over the position of coach, a massive turnaround has been seen in the team and its game. The change is not only in how they play the game, but also changes could be seen in their attitude as well.
The England trio, who is imparting training skills to the girls and boys, are giving a message to the kids. And the message is “rugby is all about having fun”. And this is very true as well; the game is all about having fun, but then what happens when a team or you miss out on breaking a record or winning a Grand Slam. Continue reading “England Wants To Be On Top In Rugby”
In the World Cup Finals of 2003, Martin Johnson had become famous for leading England to their victory against Australia. Johnson is expected to be in Lincolnshire on March 2.
The England Rugby legend will on that day, join Duckworth Land Rover in celebrating the opening of its brand new showroom in the area. The showroom houses both Jaguar and Land Rover.
The special launch event has about 650 guests invited to witness the opening of the new Kirton showroom. The hosts are still putting a number of finishing touches to the new Jaguar showroom worth no less than £7 million.
With the opening of this showroom on the A16 Kirton, Jaguar would have finally made a long-awaited return to the Boston area. The showroom will play host to many top cars driven by rich businessmen and celebrities as well. One favorite would be the Jaguar F Type, which goes for a retail price no less than £50,000. Continue reading “ENGLAND RUGBY LEGEND TO VISIT LINCOLNSHIRE”
With the build up to the clash between the Argentina Rugby team and their England counterpart, it would be certain to believe that Paul Gustard was certainly at boiling point.
Having been a bit shaken by what he had referred to as an “unfair criticism” of the England with their concession of a late score and three tries by Fiji in the match against South Africa, the defense coach had convened a meeting of the players where he had a talk with them.
And while he refused to make known the reason and contents of the meeting, it is certain that he did not convene a meeting to whisper sweet nothings into the ears of the players.
Responding to the meeting, the England team turned in what Gustard took out time in an interview to describe as an “incredible performance” in the match against the Pumas.
England had played nearly the entire period of the match with just 14 men after Elliot Daly had been sent off following an incident. For two other 10 minutes period, they had played with 13 men after Dan Cole and Joe Marler had been sent to the sin bin. Continue reading “PAUL GUSTARD HAILS ENGLAND DEFENSE”
The former Japanese coach and the current England rugby union coach, Eddie Jones, is a confident man.
He says that he sees England toppling the world champion All Blacks side at the 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan in three years time. Under coach Jones, Japan came into the limelight by defeating Springboks in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. They parted ways after the World Cup in England and now Jones is the coach of the England rugby team.
Jones has been instrumental in the kind of turnaround that the England team has showcased of late. They have won the Six Nations Grand Slam and also beat the mighty Wallabies in the June tests under his coaching. There is no doubt that he is one of the top international rugby coaches of this modern era.
Eddie Jones feels that the England team has it in them to defeat the New Zealand team come the 2019 World Rugby Cup. The difference between the two teams is just 2 or 3 percent and the chance for England defeating the defending champions in Japan is 100%, according to Jones. Continue reading “Jones Confident Of Dethroning All Blacks In 2019”
England centre Manu Tuilagi, 24, has been named in the national squad for their Six Nations match against Wales on Saturday, at Twickenham. Tuilagi had not played for the national team since June 2014 due to groin injury and disciplinary issues. He replaced Alex Goode in the 24-man England squad.
Manu Tuilagi has scored eleven tries in 25 appearances for England. Injury and disciplinary issues has hampered his playing career. Last year, he was out of the World Cup squad after he admitted that he assaulted police officers in April, 2015.
James Haskell, the England flanker, said that he is a very special player. He is pace, power and strength personified. He believes that, like always, he would leave an impact in the coming match. He has played with Tuilagi against some of the best teams in the world and he really a threat to them. Haskell further added that he was really missed at the World Cup. In fact, he is always missed whenever he is not in the team.
England face Wales on Saturday 12th March, and are still on course to complete a grand slam, having successfully despatched France and Italy. Tickets for the match at Twickenham were snapped up in a matter of minutes, but there are still some available via this link.
Meanehile, Lock Joe Launchbury has also been named among 14 forwards for the Saturday match. He earlier missed the Ireland match because of hamstring injury. Paul Hill has been replaced by Prop Kieran Brookes, while hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie will stay with the squad as Jamie George’s cover.
According to reports, England head coach Eddie Jones stated that Jamie George sustained an injury to his arm during this afternoon’s training so Luke Cowan-Dickie remains with the squad as cover while Jamie undergoes further medical assessments.
On Thursday, Eddie Jones will announce his starting XV.