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.
Doddie who is on holidays in New Zealand with his family hopes that once they come back, he can devote time towards raising funds and awareness so as to assist research and help fellow sufferers of the disease. Continue reading “46-YEAR OLD GEORGE DODDIE WEIR HAS MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE”
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.
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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”
The Scottish Rugby Union or the SRU has confirmed a new deal with broadcast giants BT that will see them become the principal sponsors for all the teams in Scotland Rugby, including the men’s and women’s national teams.
The three year deal is expected to bring about yet another new kit for the national teams when the deal kicks in this July, signalling the end of a four year long association with the Royal Bank of Scotland or the RBS Group that will now become the official banking partner of Scottish Rugby.
BT has been slowly and steadily making its presence felt in Scotland Rugby for some time now. First, they signed an agreement to become the shirt sponsors for Edinburgh Rugby and the Glasgow Warriors, the country’s only two professional teams in 2013 and followed it up by acquiring the naming rights for the national stadium Murrayfield.
A new deal also saw BT become the new sponsors of the country’s domestic league and cup tournaments and the three regional academies run by the SRU.
BT already sponsors the Rugby Sevens team of Scotland and this new deal will see them have a monopoly over all the national teams, including the three age groups teams as well. The Scotland Under-20 side will become the first national team to sport the new outfit bearing the new sponsor’s name when they kick of their campaign in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship this June. Continue reading “BT to become sponsors of Scotland Rugby”