first_imgPowerful utility back Tamanivalu had been chased by Colin Cooper about a move back to Hamilton, confirming he had spoken to the incoming Chiefs coach on the phone.However, the three-test All Black has decided to spend a second season with the Crusaders and said it was a relatively straight-forward decision when he thought about how much he has been enjoying this first year with the team. “Seta came here with a winning attitude and a desire to make an impact on this team. There is no doubt that he has done that,” Robertson said.”The boys love having him around because of his fun-loving nature and cheeky humour, but then he takes the field and transforms into this threatening, potent attacking force. We love that about him and we are excited that we will be able to continue working with his natural talents in 2018.”Tamanivalu will face the team that launched his Super Rugby career on Saturday when the Crusaders host the Chiefs in the Super Rugby semifinals.Tamanivalu joined the Chiefs in 2015 but moved south to play his third Super Rugby season with the Christchurch-based Crusaders this year. “I have been loving playing for this team and learning from the coaches and players around me.”This has been such a special season for all of us … with so many highlights and great memories, and the best is yet to come.”There were options to go overseas, but I am not ready to walk away from all of the good stuff here just yet.”Born in Fiji and a former under-18 Fijian rugby league representative, Tamanivalu burst onto the New Zealand rugby scene in 2012 when he was selected in the Taranaki national provincial team.In 2013, he was named Taranaki’s most promising player of the year and in 2014 he was recognised as New Zealand’s player of the year in the national provincial competition.He debuted for the All Blacks in 2016 during the three test series against Wales. Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson praised Tamanivalu for the important contribution he has made to the team, on and off the field, in his first season. Photo: GETTY IMAGES (Three-test All Black Seta Tamanivalu will be at the Crusaders for at least one more year).last_img read more

first_imgPini clocked in the fastest time of 26.22 sec.Nathan Nades failed to qualify after finishing third.Peter Pokawin also didn’t qualify after finishing 4th, clocking in at 30.24 sec.The fastest 8 times have qualified for the finals.last_img

first_imgChairman for the PNGRFL, Sandis Tsaka said the board will present the 2015 Annual Report highlighting all the activities and programs and audited financials for 2015.  He said also presented will be the 2016 Calendar with all affiliates and stakeholders to be advised on the implementation of the PNGRFL’s strategic plan.He said focus will be placed on plans for the 2017 World Cup which will be jointly hosted by PNG, Australia and New Zealand. “All PNGRFL affiliates are requested to consult and to work with their respective confederates to ensure their requirements and reports are prepared and finalized and in order for them to attend the AGM,” said Tsaka.Formal notices in line with the PNGRFL constitution will be released in due course to advise of the AGM and its business.last_img read more

first_imgThe March 11th it’s a date marked in red in the calendar of many Atlético fans. Simeone’s team visit Anfield in the second leg of the round of 16 Champions and the party aroused great expectation among the social mass of the Madrid club. So much that to Atlético has been left small Anfield, view the request for tickets of the rojiblancos followers. The same happens with the first leg that will be played in the Wanda Metropolitano, since all tickets are already sold. There will be filled on February 18 in the rojiblanco fief, but in Anfield the fan of Atlético will not fail either.Until now 3,000 rojiblancos followers They have requested a ticket through the virtual office of the Madrid club. The deadline to request a ticket ends on Wednesday January the 8th at 7:00 p.m., so the number of requests is will go above 3,000. And the club has some 2,600 tickets for the match that will be played in Liverpool, the five percent of the stadium capacity. There are no tickets for everyone who wants to watch the game live in Anfield. The club will give priority to those who have the total subscription (which includes Champions matches); Subsequently, it will respond to the requests of its subscribers and thirdly to those who are non-subscribers The ticket price for the Liverpool clash is of 55 euros and Atlético fans will be in the area reserved for visiting fans. The rival, the stadium and the possibility of eliminate the current champion from Europe and the world triggered the expectation between the fans of Atlético. Until day 8 it is possible that some rojiblancos partners remain signed up in this virtual office.Many of the followers they already have their travels, which multiplied by three and four times its price. Halcon Travel, the official travel agency of the rojiblanco club, charter a plane with round trip on the day at the price of 395 euros. Esgar Travel It also organizes the same displacement and at the same price. On the other hand, from the english club have already informed those responsible for Atlético that the Liverpool also plans exhaust the quota of localities that he has for the meeting of Wanda Metropolitan. Liverpool has the right to more than 3,000 entries and sell them all. For the fans of this team, the Atlético les stadium bring a great memory, well they won the Champions in the Wanda Metropolitan. The relations between both entities are good and for both hobbies the tie has aroused passion.The trip to Liverpool will be the most massive of the season by Atlético fans. It is still missing, but Anfield will be small for the red and white social mass.last_img read more

first_imgSurely be the permanence a titanic struggle for Espanyol, who will not give up his efforts until the final stretch of LaLiga. But yes to these heights something is clear The team (and demonstrated it by paying part of the trip eight days ago to Vila-real) is that it is not alone in that arduous task. The last demonstration is located in the formidable, almost historical entry, which was recorded on Saturday with Athletic’s visit to Cornellà-El Prat.More than 7,000 tickets dispatched of a promotion that concerned members and partners, to ensure that they did not fall into rival hands, 27,542 spectators were concentrated in the stadium. A brutal figure that not only It is well above average but it becomes the increased attendance at a match in Cornellà in the last four years I did not have one of the visitors as a visitor Three great classics: Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid.Since May 1, 2016, an entire Olympic cycle (to be exact, 1,364 days), did not attract more inflow an adversary of those considered mortal. And in quotes, it was Sevilla, which on that occasion brought together 27,654 faithful. What is clear with this data is that Espanyol needs to be with water around its neck to reach such capacities. That day the permanence was played, and with his 1-0 win with goal from Felipe Caicedo he reached it virtually, since he left the descent to five points with only two days left. That same course, specifically on March 3, and with the drama even more in the making, the Deportivo’s visit brought together 28,455 spectators.The club also congratulates each other because the schedule for this occasion, on a Saturday at one in the afternoon, is traditionally the most difficult, excluding Friday and the old Mondays. But it is that Espanyol-Athletic surpassed even the 26,568 fans of May 18 against the Royal Society, with Europe as a mission.And it constitutes the second best entry of the last three years, since April 29, 2017, when a derby brought together 31,708 fans. Precisely the best influx since that day is another Espanyol-Barcelona, ​​last January 4, which brought together 33,562. The parakeet, more involved than ever.last_img read more

first_imgThe data in this report has been provided by the PriceWaterhouse consultancy that adds that This impact has grown by 17% compared to four years ago, when the last report on the influence of the club on the local economy was prepared. The PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report also details a tax collection of 366 million for the different public administrations. The president of FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu has highlighted the role of the club as one of the great economic engines of the city of Barcelona and Catalonia in the course of a breakfast at the headquarters of Foment de Treball, the oldest employers’ association in Europe, to which the Blaugrana entity formalized its membership.“Today Barça is the first sports brand in the world. We are local and universal. We can confirm that we represent 1.46% of the city’s Gross Domestic Product and contribute to the creation of 19,500 jobs. Our sustained growth has accelerated and this economic impact is increasingly present, “Bartomeu said.last_img read more

first_imgNow, after leaving his immaculate goal against Granada, he adds 99 games with the goal to zero. He is one in the hundreds and has in his hand to be the goalkeeper of the history of LaLiga that fewer games need to add 100 goals to zero. He has played 176 games so far. His value in Atlético is unquestionable, but the numbers place him as the best in the world at the moment. This is observed in the study conducted by Opta since the Slovenian debuted with Atlético in LaLiga. Since then, none of the goalkeepers of the five great championships improves their statistics. OPTA ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Goalkeepers with more goals to zero and percentage of stops.OPTA Thus, Oblak is with 99 the goalkeeper who has left his goal most times to zero. The one that follows, curiously, is his compatriot Handanovic (Inter) with 68, while Courtois, now at Real Madrid, is the third with 59. Atlético’s goalkeeper is also the one who receives the least per game. Its average is 0.62 points per game. The closest goalkeeper is Neuer, with an average of 0.71 points against each game played. OPTA ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Goalkeepers with the best percentage of stops.OPTA Oblak continues to break records in Atlético and, above all, giving points. The biggest differentiating feature in a goalkeeper. The rojiblanco goalkeeper again became decisive for his team last Saturday against Granada. With a zero draw he prevented the soldier from opening the scoring at a time when Atlético does not have a level of confidence to have to row against the current. The Slovenian stopped that shot and at least gave another two points to his team. Like last season, he again leaves behind a good bouquet of decisive stops, which then have direct influence on the classification locker. Oblak intervenes and when he does it is usually to get it right. Thus, another fact that puts you at the head of the goalkeepers is their percentage of stops. Is the best of all. Slovenian moves by 79.55% by 75.56% in which it has been during that Buffon period. Since debuting with Atlético in LaLiga in March 2015, Oblak has been settling to the top. The 432 stops he has made have been more than valuable to Simeone.last_img read more

first_imgIn Champions people He has turned to Atlético. The average attendance has exceeded 62,000 spectators, 91 percent occupancy. 250,000 people have attended the meetings of Champions this season. Against Liverpool the 99 percent occupancy (67,448 fans). You can never reach one hundred percent, since there are some armchairs that are not sold for security reasons. It was a historical match in many ways and also in this one. In The league the occupation is something minor, but it is also very high: en around 85 percent. The time of the match against Villarreal it’s not the best but there are barely 1,500 locations left for sale. Some subscribers have decided to give up their seat and there will be tickets of all prices. The club has overturned with this match and made a promotion for Valentine from two for one and sold more than a thousand tickets as well. In addition, some 2,000 unpaid members have decided to withdraw for this meeting the annual invitation that have.Before the Liverpool Many clubs were in the Wanda Metropolitano, because for many of them it was a big day. Before him Villarreal will come the usual rocks from Madrid and surroundings, but also some from outside the capital of Spain. The rocks of Almendralejo, Huete, Cala Ratjada (Mallorca), Fuente El Fresno and Jarandilla de la Vera have confirmed their presence.The win against Liverpool too it was noted and many fans bought places for the league match against Villarreal. There will be no typhus, as happened before Granada or Liverpool, but yes activities outside the stadium, something that has been common since Atlético plays in the Wanda Metropolitano. For many followers the atmosphere in the stadium revived the Calderón. Something similar happened in the new stadium against Arsenal and Juventus, but Tuesday was perhaps more special. Now it’s about the same spirit leading the team to the next Champions. And for that you have to win at Villarreal.If you want accompany Atleti in the mythical Anfield and enjoy the atmosphere of the Champions live here you can check the available tickets: Liverpool – Athletic. 11.03.2018 – 21.00center_img EI Athletic won to Liverpool last Tuesday and took an important pass in his aspiration to eliminate the English team. Europe witnessed the team strength to which many they left for dead. But nobody inside the club or the team already thinks about that game. All you look at them are put in the clash of this Sunday before him Villarreal (21:00), many less media, but very important, almost more than the Champions League. The great goal of the club is to be among the first four in the league league and the Villarreal He is a direct rival in the fight for these positions.In addition, on this day there is a Real Sociedad-Valencia and a Getafe-Seville, So if Atlético wins, it will have taken a great step to continue in the top four. The challenge is to make that environment that was lived in the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday I know live on sunday too. That the fans understand what is at stake and that they take the Madrid team on their feet.last_img read more

first_imgThe team will have a party at the beginning of the weekend and they will join training on Monday with one eye on the Champions League match against Naples and the other on Nyon where UEFA must make a decision, along with the 55 federations that make it up, about the future of the Champions League, Europa Legue and also the Euro Cup.If the suspension of the European competitions is finally confirmed, Barcelona will see its route sheet substantially modified. To begin with, the training schedule would be stopped in its tracks – for at least two weeks – and a detailed work plan would be provided to the players so that they could continue training and thus keep up. It is also expected that within fifteen days, the team will start a preseason of about ten days in the Ciutat Esportiva to finish conditioning the players to the competition again. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 12, 2020 The intention of Barcelona was to close the shutter this Friday after the confirmation of the suspension of the two days of LaLiga and the more than foreseeable postponement of the Champions after the announcement that both Real Madrid and Juventus were entering their forties, to which the veto of the Italian authorities joined Naples to travel to Barcelona. However, UEFA has decided to postpone any final decision until next Tuesday, March 17, so Quique Setién has been forced to keep his planning as if they were going to play the second leg of the last 16 of the Champions League against Naples at Camp NouSo, The training this Friday has only been modified in the hour and in the previous acts. It was planned that the team would exercise at 17 hours, and that the first fifteen minutes would be open, but it has passed at 11 hours and without media coverage.last_img read more

first_imgLikewise, UEFA has also suspended Juventus-Lyon, which was due to be played next week in Turin.. In this case, it was even more mandatory after the positive for Rugani coronavirus, defender of Juventus, which has forced Juventus to be quarantined. UEFA has yet to rule on the two remaining matches of the Champions League round of 16: Bayern-Chelsea and Barcelona-Naples. The case of the first is more doubtful, but the second will almost certainly be suspended, since Direct flights from Italy to Spain are canceled and that would hinder the arrival of Naples in Barcelona. It is official that Manchester City-Real Madrid due to be played next week will not take place, due to the quarantine that the white soccer team is undergoing after the positive for coronavirus of Thomkins, player of the basketball section. The English team made the suspension official on its website and shortly afterwards UEFA issued a statement confirming the postponement. It is specified that the new date will be announced, although without reference to when it could be.last_img read more