Ahead of his team's second warm-up game against England at Twickenham, the highly experienced coach spoke at length about the issue. Unsurprisingly, Schmidt has been watching the field closely; tuning into the Rugby Championship and the northern hemisphere warm-up games to gauge the opposition and spot trends. Australia's win over New Zealand was partly influenced by Scott Barrett's red card for a high hit, while France lock Paul Gabrillagues looks set to miss the tournament after being hit with a six-week ban for an illegal clear-out against Scotland. Echoing comments from England's Eddie Jones, Schmidt outlined his concerns before leaving Portugal for London yesterday. "There's always things that concern you. Injury is one and suspension is the other. I think there was one red card in the last World Cup, and there were 17 citings," he said. Disconnect "That's a massive disconnect between what the citing commissioners were doing and what the referees thought in real time. … [Read more...] about ‘There’s always things that concern you’
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Defender and goalscorer Jordan Turnbull accepted the Cobblers were simply 'not good enough' during their 2-1 defeat to Macclesfield Town on Saturday. Turnbull scored his first goal for the club on his 54th appearance but it came in a losing cause as Northampton's winless start to the season extended to four games.Ben Stephens put Macclesfield in front before Turnbull's well-taken, first-time finish handed the Cobblers a lifeline, only for Theo Archibald to pinch victory in the final minute. "You could see the goal perked the whole team up and we were on the front foot after that for a while but we let it slip away so it means nothing," said Turnbull. "It's just not good enough and we've had a long old talk in the dressing room because it hasn't been good enough since the start of the season - any of the games."We got back into the match but they were clinical and we weren't. The only positive is that we've got another game coming up quickly and we need to go out there and bounce … [Read more...] about Cobblers ‘just not good enough’ in Macc defeat
Bradley Cooper's four-year relationship with Irina Shayk in now in tatters amid heavily-denied rumours of an affair with Lady Gaga. Tongues started wagging when he and his A Star Is Born co-star Gaga gave that romantically-charged performance at the Oscars earlier this year. And Victoria's Secret model Irina reportedly couldn't shake her suspicions. A source told Radar Online: "Bradley’s relationship with baby mama Irina began to really fall apart when he started filming with Gaga and she accused him numerous times of cheating on her with his co-star. "Ever since then, Irina has not been able to trust Bradley at all." But the drama isn't the first romantic storm Bradley, 44, has weathered. His ex-wife of four months, Jennifer Esposito, made it clear she's still harbouring one hell of a grudge when she weighed in on that Oscars performance. Comedian David Spade shared a picture of Bradley and Gaga fawning over each other by the piano with the caption, "Any chance these 2 aren't … [Read more...] about Bradley Cooper’s stormy love life exposed
Kevin Patterson was delighted when he saw the salmon suddenly jump from the Tweed. Moments later, it happened again and then once more. Such sightings have become remarkably rare. “We’ve got to the stage where we say: ‘Bloody hell, I saw a salmon,’” he said. “That’s a good-sized fish.” Patterson has been a ghillie, a Gaelic term for attendant, on this mile-long stretch of the Tweed for nearly 30 years. He gives expert advice to his anglers, and this is one of the worst seasons in living memory. The Atlantic salmon that once crowded the water have disappeared. It is a similar picture across Scotland’s famous salmon fishing rivers, including the Spey and the Dee. Earlier this week, official figures showed that 2018 was the worst year on record for wild salmon numbers, when just 37,000 were caught across the country. When Patterson first took over the Tweedswood beat near Melrose, about 40 fish would be caught in the spring season. In … [Read more...] about Scotland’s salmon crisis: ‘Anglers only want one. But it’s just not happening’
AT just 34, Scarlett Johansson has amassed superstardom through her great line of work in films such as Avengers: Infinity War or the-ever-so neglected Charlotte in Lost in Translation. As she prepares to helm Black Widow's spinoff movie, what exactly must you know about the actress, does she have a twin and what other has she starred in over the years? Read on to find out... What is Scarlett Johansson's background? Scarlett Ingrid Johansson, 32, was born November 22, 1984, and is an American actress and singer. She is among the world's highest-paid actresses and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Scarlett was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City. She aspired to be an actress from a young age, and first appeared on stage in an Off-Broadway play as a child. She made her film debut in the fantasy comedy North in 1994. Scarlett rose to fame with her role in The Horse Whisperer (1998) but her breakthrough role was as Rebecca in Ghost World (2001). Does Scarlett have a … [Read more...] about How old is Avengers: Endgame star Scarlett Johansson, what are her biggest movies, has she been married and is she a twin?