Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Johnny Sexton seals late win for Ireland in Paris

Schmidt for all his talents has a mediocre recent record in the Six Nations Schmidt for all his talents has a mediocre recent record in the Six NationsOISIN KENIRY INPHO
| 07 February, 2018, 02:02

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has named 11 British and Irish Lions players in his starting line-up for this weekend's Six Nations opener against France as they attempt to claim just their second victory in Paris in 17 years.

Injuries: France lost their debutant fly-half Matthieu Jalibert after 30 minutes, the 19-year-old hobbling off with a knee injury after a collision in contact with Bundee Aki.

Matthieu Jalibert and Antoine Dupont were both forced off with knee injuries but were registered as requiring head injury assessments. It was hard to clear our ball a number of times but we didn't appear to be going to get much of a chance there.

Maxime Machenaud will partner Jalibert at half-back but Brunel insisted that choice was more about the Racing 92 scrum-half's current form than to offset his teenage partner's inexperience.

When asked what he thought of before kicking the winning goal, the fly-half said: "I went back to many years ago when we played Treviso away and I was in an nearly identical position and just flashed back to that". "But I hope we've built up enough team spirit to be combative".

"He's very sure of himself under the opponent's kicks, which will be very useful against Ireland", said Brunel, adding that Palis might take the longer penalty kicks.


"We know they're going to be physical, we know they've got some fantastic athletes and we're pretty sure that they'll be organised because Jacques gets people organised pretty quickly".

Former Ireland skipper Brian O'Driscoll was among those who questioned the fairness of the decisions.

And even if he doesn't turn out to be as good as a Wilkinson or Carter, Brunel believes Jalibert could at least emulate versatile former global half-back Frederik Michalak, a player who made his France debut 16 years ago, just a month after turning 19.

"I thought it (the drop goal) was a little short". Had Dupont come off with a non-head or blood injury, the Racing 92 player would not have been allowed back on.

While BOD felt that Nigel Owens' officiating left a lot to be desired on Saturday, he says that the HIA issue is not the fault of the referee.

In 2015 he starred for Clontarf on their way to an AIL title win, in 2016 he made his Ireland debut in the historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago.

Recommended

Quake strikes off coast of Taiwan, hotel collapses Quake  strikes off coast of Taiwan, hotel collapses The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it had received no requests for consular assistance following the quake. A group of Kiwis caught up in the magnitude-6.4 Taiwan quake ran from their hostel and straight for higher ground.

'This Is Us' Recap: Jack's Death Is Finally Explained & It's Devastating 'This Is Us' Recap: Jack's Death Is Finally Explained & It's Devastating What story or aspect of Jack's life do you want to know more about in season 2 and beyond? If Mandy Moore's warning is any indication, you might need a bit more than a few tissues.

Pixel Visual Core: Google's advanced co-processor makes Pixel 2 camera smarter Pixel Visual Core: Google's advanced co-processor makes Pixel 2 camera smarter For February, there is a sizable list of changes and minor fixes mostly for Google's flagship Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL . The Pixel 2 series of smartphones come equipped with Pixel Visual Core which is a custom image processor.

Melania Trump Refused to Pose for a Joint Picture With Her Husband Melania Trump Refused to Pose for a Joint Picture With Her Husband First Lady Melania Trump , 47, flew to Cincinnati in OH to visit Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The first lady has taken an interest in children born with neonatal abstinence syndrome.

U.S. considers use of first-strike nuclear weapons U.S.  considers use of first-strike nuclear weapons Martin Schulz, who challenged Angela Merkel last September, called for remaining American bombs to be removed from Germany. Only one country has ever used nuclear weapons against another country.

Hamilton in doubt for hosting Sevens after 2019 Hamilton in doubt for hosting Sevens after 2019 Four tournaments, four different winners - this year's Sevens World Series continues to surprise and entertain. The Blitzboks were in commanding form throughout the tournament, as they had been in Sydney a week earlier.

The Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick The Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick It's been an active flu season, and the district's Health Services Coordinator, Janette M. But the agency said most people with influenza are being infected with the H3N2 virus.

Natalie Portman Raps on SNL About Star Wars Prequels Natalie Portman Raps on SNL About Star Wars Prequels Her R-rated reaction features a lot of bleeped-out swear words and a fuzzed-out glimpse of Jar Jar Binks' anatomy. Portman was interrupted mid-set by "field correspondent" Leslie Jones with some real-time feedback.

Germany win doubles to take 2-1 Davis Cup lead over Australia Germany win doubles to take 2-1 Davis Cup lead over Australia Nothing is going to change that, " Hewitt said after Australia had regressed from 2017 semi-finalists to first-round losers. However, Kyrgios denied he was feeling any pressure after the doubles loss - just discomfort in his elbow.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte set to be offered Italy job Chelsea manager Antonio Conte set to be offered Italy job Conte thinks that Chelsea's owners and the club's fans need to be patient as the side look likely to miss out on silverware this season.

Israel legalises outpost after settler shot dead Israel legalises outpost after settler shot dead Last week, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man and demolished four homes during a raid in Jenin in search of Jarrar. Rabbi Raziel Shevah was shot dead outside the wildcat Havat Gilad settlement in the occupied West Bank on 9 January.

Justin Timberlake Will Feature Prince Hologram in Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Justin Timberlake Will Feature Prince Hologram in Super Bowl LII Halftime Show He said , "That's all I'm giving away". "But to top it off, I get to walk the hallowed, sacred ground of Paisley Park". When Timberlake was asked about his son, he bragged about his speed, but had some thought about him playing football.

S. African president faces top ruling party officials S. African president faces top ruling party officials Opposition leader Julius Malema, a former ANC member, said Mr Zuma had refused to resign at the meeting late on Sunday. Pressure remains on Zuma to step down, though reports suggest he is resisting doing so voluntarily.

Bloodbath on stock market: Investors become poorer by Rs 4.6 lakh crore Bloodbath on stock market: Investors become poorer by Rs 4.6 lakh crore By 12:40, seconds after the Finance Minister uttered Long Term Capital Gains Tax in the Parliament, the enthusiasm was skittled. Global markets, too, traded in the red owing to inflation fears and rising U.S. bond yields.

United seek a reaction on Sanchez's home bow Mata curled a fine cross in towards the near post from the left flank and Lukaku nipped in front of his marker to divert home. The no.7's penalty was parried by keeper Jonas Lossi, but the Chilean followed up to claim his first goal in a United shirt.