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”
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”
Stuart Lancaster, the 45 years old Head Coach of England National Rugby Union team still thinks that his team still is capable of becoming the champion of Six Nations Rugby notwithstanding the fact that his team has lost the match against Ireland on Sunday, 1st March and along with it all the hopes of winning the Grand Slam.
It has been 12 years since England Rugby team managed to win Grand Slam. On Sunday’s Match, the England Rugby team managed to score only 9 points while their opponent, Ireland’s score was 19.
Ireland managed to win by a big margin indeed. The team still has a chance of winning Grand Slam this year but they have to compete in matches in Scotland and Wales. It has been six years since the last time Ireland won Grand Slam. England desperately needs to keep their morale up for matches against France and Scotland which are going to be held in their home ground. Continue reading “Stuart Lancaster Still Thinks His Team Can Win Six Nations Rugby”