first_imgMonday Jul 17, 2017 Super Rugby 2017 – Round 17 Highlights The Super Rugby Quarter Finals are now confirmed following the final round of pool play this past weekend. After 17 rounds and 135 matches, the Lions topped the log, and we now know all eight teams that will compete in the first round of knock out play. The Crusaders’ 14 match winning streak came to an end with thier 31-22 loss to the Hurricanes, seeing them ranked second as we enter the quarter final stage.   The Conference winners and their rankings:Lions [1], Crusaders [2], Stormers [3], Brumbies [4] The four wild card teams (best runner up from South Africa Conferences 1 & 2, and three next best teams from the Australian & New Zealand Conferences) and their rankings are: Hurricanes [5], Chiefs [6], Highlanders [7], Sharks [8]2017 Super Rugby Quarter-final Draw QF1: Lions [1] versus Sharks [8]QF2: Crusaders [2] versus Highlanders [7]QF3: Stormers [3] versus Chiefs [6]QF4: Brumbies [4] versus Hurricanes [5] Quarter-final Match Schedule (all times local) Fri July 21: Brumbies v Hurricanes, Canberra @ 19:35Sat July 22: Crusaders v Highlanders, Christchurch @ 19:35Sat July 22: Lions v Sharks, Johannesburg @ 14:30Sat July 22 Stormers v Chiefs, Cape Town @ 17:00 Semi-final Draw:Pre-determined draw as follows (highest ranked team to host): SF1: Winner QF1 v Winner QF4SF2: Winner QF2 v Winner QF3Final Draw:(highest ranked team to host):Final: Winner SF1 v Winner SF 2You can catch up on highlights from all round 17 matches belowFORCE vs WARATAHSWestern Force gave Matt Hodgson a victorious send-off as they thumped the Waratahs, winning 40-11 to finish second in Australia’s Conference.SHARKS vs LIONSThe Lions finished top of the Super Rugby standings with a 27-10 victory over the Sharks at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.BULLS vs STORMERSThe Stormers continued their momentum before the play-offs with a 41-33 victory in a topsy-turvy encounter at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.HURRICANES vs CRUSADERSThe Hurricanes handed the Crusaders their first loss of the Super Rugby season when they claimed a 31-22 victory in Wellington on Saturday.CHIEFS vs BRUMBIESThe Chiefs completed their Super Rugby regular season fixtures with an impressive 28-10 victory over the Brumbies in Hamilton on Saturday.SUNWOLVES vs BLUESThe Sunwolves finished their campaign on a high after claiming a shock 48-21 victory over the Blues in Tokyo.SOUTHERN KINGS vs CHEETAHSThe Cheetahs bowed out of Super Rugby with their heads held high after a 21-20 victory over the Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.REBELS vs JAGUARESThe Jaguares ended their Super Rugby season on a positive note on Friday as they beat the Rebels 32-29 at AAMI Park in Melbourne.HIGHLANDERS vs REDSThe Highlanders made a statement of intent ahead of the quarter-finals when they claimed a convincing 40-17 win over the Reds in Dunedin on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_img Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en February 15, 2021 Find out more to go further Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa January 2, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV studio shut down for “incitement to violence” after showing footage of Saddam mourners Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iraq Organisation center_img News Reporters Without Borders has condemned the closure of the Baghdad studios of privately-owned satellite TV al-Charkiya, which was accused of “inciting sectarian violence” for showing footage of Iraqis mourning the death of former president Saddam Hussein.The announcement of his execution and the broadcast of footage of his hanging produced sharply different reactions in the Iraqi media. Some, particularly state-owned publications, celebrated the death of the “tyrant”, while others lamented his death.“We are very concerned by the attitude of the Nuri al-Maliki government which is imposing more and more restrictions on the press,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The authorities should show more restraint so that pluralism of news and information remains a reality in Iraq.”The interior ministry decided on 1st January 2007 to shut down the offices of the al-Charkiya, in the capital’s Yarmuq neighbourhood for “incitement to sectarian violence” and “to hatred”. The same day the channel had showed film of several demonstrations opposed to the execution of Saddam Hussein, in Bagdad, Tikrit (province in which the president was born) and in the Jordanian capital, Amman, where his daughter, Raghad Hussein, lives. Elsewhere, presenters on public al-Iraqiya condemned “Iraqi and Arab TV channels showing sympathy for the tyrant Saddam Hussein”. Al-Charkiya is still broadcasting from its studios in Dubai and Amman.The Iraqi authorities already ordered the closure, on 5 November 2006, of TV stations al-Zaura and Salah-Eddin for showing footage of demonstrators brandishing pictures of the former president and protesting at his death sentence. Both stations were accused of inciting sectarian violence and have still not been allowed to resume broadcasting.Elsewhere, Reporters Without Borders has learned of the murder, on 29 December 2006, of the journalist Akil Sarhan, of sports TV channel al-Riyadia (member of the Iraqi media Network). His car was attacked by an armed group as he drove to work and he was killed on the spot. His assailants escaped. IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 28, 2020 Find out more News News News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Jaipur: From a memorable hundred against Sunrisers Hyderabad, when he single-handedly helped Rajasthan Royals to score over 200 for the first time in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Sanju Samson has had a phenomenal start to this season. If at all, one has to define him, his classic cover drives, picture-perfect straight drives, a delicate flick of the wrists sending the ball towards the boundary line and the unending hunger for runs would be sufficient to hail this gentleman who has conquered the Indian domestic circuit with utmost authority.In a freewheeling chat with News Nation, the 28-year-old opens about his second hundred and much more. Excerpts from the interview… Sanju, you have been a part of Rajasthan Royals’ since long now, and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that you’re one of the oldest members associated with the team. Does this add extra pressure or extra responsibility, how do you go about it?I think it’s a good space to be playing with the same team for a very long time now. So one gets used to the team structure, management, atmosphere which brings a lot of responsibilities to take on the culture and environment of the team. I am really enjoying it.Second hundred of IPL, where do you rate this one, seeing the time you came at the crease?  Well, this one was a bit better one than the last one. Last came while playing in Pune, and the wicket was much flatter and easy to score. This one was comparatively on the slower side when we started. I think I will rate this one above the other. With two back to back matches at the home ground, do you see this as an opportunity to make a comeback?Obviously, it’s a big opportunity for us to come back to the table strongly. We have been playing good cricket at Sawai Mansingh, and we hope to continue. There are a lot of International players added to the squad who have captained their respective nations, is it a learning curve for you? Take us through what changed from last year to this year. Last year we had almost the same team to which we have now, but Steve Smith coming in and sharing the amount of experience he carries, it strengthens our team. And we always see Ajju Bhai (Ajinkya Rahane), Steve Bhai (Steve Smith), and Jos Buttler getting together on the ground and discussing in difficult situations and that brings out the best which helps us to make better decisions every time. It is known, that the likes of Smith, Stokes, Buttler will leave in the middle of the tournament. How is a team preparing to face challenges in the absence of them?Even before the tournament started, the team management and all the coaches addressed this point and I am sure we will be prepared to face that situation if at all it comes. We have much better bench strength than any other team and the main thing is we give every player that belief to prepare better for the tournament. We give equal time for practice and they all are taking care really well. When the time comes, we are sure that they will perform.Sourav Ganguly believes that you can be India’s number 4 for the forthcoming World Cup. How do you see this?It feels great but to be honest I need to work hard and score more runs. Final question, last year, Rajasthan Royals lost to KKR three times, knowing this, so how is the team planning to prepare for the upcoming game?The planning and preparation have always been the same, and it will be the same ahead. We will try to keep it simple against Kolkata Knight Riders and we are excited about the game. last_img read more