LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Victor Matfield during the Barbarians training session todaySpringbok lock legend Victor Matfield will captain the Barbarians in the Killik Cup match against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday (kick off 2.35pm).The 34-year-old reprises his role of 2009 when he led the famous touring club to victory over New Zealand.Packing down alongside Matfield will be Simon Shaw, 17 years after he was the member of an earlier Barbarian team that defeated South Africa. There is also an English flavour along the Baa-Baas back line, with former London Wasps fly half Danny Cipriani starting at No. 10 and England Rugby League star man Sam Tomkins on the wing. LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 23: Victor Matfield of the Barbarians looks on during the Barbarians Training Session at Latymer Upper School on November 23, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Coach Graham Henry has selected Bryan Habana on the other flank to Tomkins, while Peter Stringer partners Cipriani at half-back in a Barbarians combination that features players from 10 different countries, with over a thousand test caps between them. Starting XV:15 Isaia Toeva14 Sam Tomkins13 Robbie Fruean12 Stirling Mortlock11 Bryan Habana10 Danny Cipriani9 Peter Stringer1 Eusebio Guinazu2 Keven Mealamu3 Sylvain Marconnet4 Simon Shaw5 Victor Matfield (captain)6 Jerome Kaino7 Mauro Bergamasco8 Adam ThomsonReplacements:16 Adriaan Strauss17 Salvatore Perugini18 Jason White19 Marco Bortolami20 Nemia Kenatale21 Richard Kahui22 Seru Rabeni
WATFORD, ENGLAND – MAY 05: Will Fraser of Saracens looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs at Vicarage Road on May 5, 2012 in Watford, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Who, me? Will Fraser is one of ten players with dual registration with Bedford BluesBEDFORD BLUES and Premiership champions Saracens renewed their player partnership as the the two clubs confirm that ten Sarries players will be available to the Championship side. Scrum-half Luke Baldwin will be on a season long loan, while a further nine players have completed dual registration.The nine players available will be Will Fraser (back row), George Kruis (second row), Ben Ransom (full back), Scott Spurling (hooker), Sam Stanley (centre), James Short (wing), Duncan Taylor (centre/wing), Mako Vunipola (prop), Jackson Wray (back row).Last season, eight Saracens players were dual registered with Bedford but due to the Rugby World Cup and an unprecedented number of injuries to other members of the squad, most were needed by the parent club.Speaking about the agreement for the coming season, Bedford Blues Chairman Geoff Irvine said: “We are very excited with the level of commitment shown by Saracens in making this relationship work. The quality of the players dual registered this coming season is outstanding, we are very happy with the recruitment and I think that everyone will be looking forward to returning to training at the end of the month.” TAGS: Saracens Both clubs have seen how beneficial the link-up has been in recent seasons and it is hoped that the new plan will ensure that the relationship between the clubs continues to move forward. Saracens Chief Executive Edward Griffiths added: “This is a partnership between equals, with each party getting more than it gives. That is why the Bedford-Saracens link has been so successful in recent seasons, and that is why it will continue to be successful.”Fans will be able to get the first glimpse of the Bedford Blues 2012/13 squad when they welcome Saracens to Goldington Road for a pre-season friendly on Friday 10th August, kick-off 7.45pm.
Scotland achieved their goal, winning all of their games, but more than this they did something different. As a Tier One nation they embarked on an all-too-rare tour of Fiji and Samoa. They built ties and took new tests. They even capped some young players and found an enigmatic star in Visser, who repaid selectors with endeavour and tries.This tour must be looked upon as a huge success. Not just because of the results, but because Scotland stood apart from the rest. Of course they won three valuable test matches, but they blazed a new trail. So Scotland headed to Fiji, well aware of how the IRB world rankings worked. More of a coefficient can be nurtured if you score points against a team in their own country and the higher the ranking the more value these wins hold. After beating Australia, the world’s number two, Scotland had points and more importantly, confidence.They struggled with the heat of Fiji and their camp was hit with illness, but Scotland took out their target. They kept their heads when thundering hits were thrown at them and took the points when on offer. Scotland were, at times, drawn into Fiji’s own flying type of game, which resulted in conceding some tries from broken play, but quality counted and the result was a positive one. They won 37-25 and saw new cap Tim Visser steal the headlines with a neat brace of tries.Hard graft: Scotland showed huge resolve against FijiAfter this they took to Samoa, a stronger team and one in ninth place in the world rankings, a place ahead of Scotland.A much sterner ask than Fiji, Samoa had more recognisable names and something to fight for. This was the pinnacle of the tour and something that had been built towards.Scotland laboured and wrestled with their hosts, trying to play their own fierce defensive game in unfamiliar heat against opponents capable of bludgeon and slick handling. In the end it took a battered Scottish unit to trudge up the park and settle for a last gasp try from debutant Rob Harley to win a tight game. TAGS: FijiSamoa History kicks: Greig Laidlaw kicks the winning penalty for Scotland’s first win in Australia for 30 yearsBy Alan DymockIN A summer where the myopic slant was to denounce the Northern Hemisphere as out of touch with their southern hemisphere counterparts, there was an odd feeling of glee in Scotland. The national side had not only recorded a three match series win south of the equator, but they had also broken the mould.First up to face one of the big three, taking on a midweek Australia side in new surroundings, Scotland played what was in front of them and won. Some from the other home nations would proffer that the Australia side they faced was weakened in certain areas or that the tropical downpour affected the 9-6 result, but this would be a miserly summation.Happy days: Scotland savour a sweet victoryScotland had no control over the conditions or how much respect the Australian selectors paid them. Instead they exerted their own control and closed out a tight game in conditions that nearly rendered rugby defunct.The huge scalp they claimed was not only a fillip for a side who had two near disastrous campaigns fresh in the memory, but it was one that stood tall amongst all of the other home nations’ records.Scotland were the only team to defeat one of the top three nations in the world this summer.Bolstered by their obdurate win the Scots took what they needed from Australia and headed for their real summer targets: the Pacific Islands who held the key to Scotland’s world ranking and consequent seedings for the 2015 Rugby World Cup draw in December. Fiji’s half back Nikola Matawalu (C) is tackled by Scotland’s players during their rugby union match in Lautoka on June 16, 2012. Scotland won the match 37-25. AFP PHOTO / Bruce SOUTHWICK (Photo credit should read BRUCE SOUTHWICK/AFP/GettyImages) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
France’s rugby union national team (C) prop Dimitri Szarzewski lifts weights during an indoor training session on July 1, 2011 at the training center of Marcoussis, south of Paris, as part of the preparation for the upcoming 2011 World Cup in New Zealand. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here.For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 Advantages of Olympic lifts:Acceleration – jump height and sprint speedMobility – identify problems, prevent injuryStrength – especially in the scrumImportance of good techniqueInjury preventionLift more weight – gain more advantageWho is Giles Greenwood?A former British weightlifting champion, he coaches at Greenwood Weightlifting (GWL). For details of weightlifting and strength training courses, go to greenwoodweightlifting.comThis article appeared in the July 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. All Black prop John Afoa lifts weights during a recovery sessionOLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING can help improve your performance on the pitch, writes former champion Giles Greenwood.Rugby players spend their time in the gym doing heavy strength exercises such as squats, deadlifts and bench-presses. These form the bedrock of many serious programmes and have the advantage of being highly effective all-round strength builders.They’re directly applicable to forwards who apply ‘slow’ strength during the scrum, but this training benefits tendons and joints as well as muscles, helping to prevent injury.It’s all in the technique: French hooker Dimitri SzarzewskiIt’s less obvious how pure, slow strength benefits players who require power and speed; for example, when accelerating from a standing start, changing direction while running at speed, and jumping. This is where the Olympic lifts and their variations form a vital part of strength training.The most common lifts used are power cleans and high pulls but the full classical lifts (snatch, clean, jerk) are highly beneficial when carried out correctly. They use strength and speed to ‘throw’ the weight up, which is then caught either overhead (snatch and jerk) or on the front of the shoulders (clean). This will help improve sprint acceleration and vertical jump height.The mobility required to get into some of the positions used in Olympic weightlifting can be developed with time, and coaching an athlete in the Olympic lifts can often identify areas in which he or she lacks flexibility. Work on these weaknesses can reduce the risk of injury.The better the technique employed, the more weight the player will lift and the more benefit they will get from the exercises. Most athletes who have already shown a talent for one sport will pick up the techniques required fairly easily, and the technical work can be fitted into a programme as a warm-up before deadlifting, for example, so that their time is used efficiently.It can be extremely difficult to change bad habits, so it’s important to learn from a qualified weightlifting coach so that good habits are learned from the start.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Spitfire 7s will next make an outing at the Bournemouth 7s between the May 24 and 26.You can sponsor the Spitfires here. Dambusters: The Spitfire 7s stop at the iconic Derwent Valley Reservoirs during their exhausting 500 mile bike rideTO COMMEMORATE yesterday’s 70th Anniversary of the famous Dambusters story, the RAF Spitfires Rugby 7s team visited the iconic Derwent Valley Reservoirs and Dam on their way to the London 7s last weekend.The stop-off was a welcome relief during a gruelling 500mile charity cycle. The team that were named after the iconic spitfire aircraft rode from Glasgow to Twickenham to coincide with the final two legs of the IRB World Sevens Series and planned the visit to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Dambusters’ Operation Chastise. The aim of the Spitfires’ charity bike ride was to raise £10,000 for their charity partners, India-based tag rugby charity Khelo Rugby and the RAF Benevolent Fund.As well as visiting the dam, the group also stopped during their ride to take part in a training session with the Leicester Tigers Academy. As well as that, England, Lions and RAF legend Rory Underwood joined the group for a day’s cycling.Get on your bike and ride: three of the airmen take a breakDerwent, famous for being used by pilots of 617 Squadron to practice for Operation Chastise, more commonly known as the Dambusters Raids on dams in Germany during World War II, provided a fitting stop for the Spitfires team, all of whom are serving RAF airmen. They also sported special edition camouflage rugby shirts, designed by Canterbury. The shirt takes its design directly from the classic spitfire markings and will take pride of place in the Dambusters Museum. Spitfires Team Manager, Flight Lieutenant Nick Monahan, a Puma pilot currently based at RAF Benson, commented, “Stopping off at the Derwent Dam as part of our 500 mile charity cycle and remembering the brave airmen who took to the skies for Operation Chastise was a very nostalgic moment for the whole Spitfires squad. We are very honoured to have our commemorative Canterbury shirt displayed in the Museum.” Yesterday, on the official anniversary date of Operation Chastise, there was a fly-past at the Derwent Valley reservoirs of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) that includes the Lancaster Bomber and a Spitfire.
In 2010 the captains would be Thierry Dusautoir and Victor Matfield. The next season you see Jonny Sexton matching wits with Quade Cooper at fly-half.Which begs the question: why has this not happened before? Obviously there is the the already exhausting rugby calendar and the potential tear-up over where to stage the matches to contend with, but this would be a massive money-spinner more than anything else. In ’09 Leinster would face the Bulls, Toulouse facing the South Africans the year after and then Leinster returning in 2011 and 2012 to face the Queensland Reds and Waikato Chiefs respectively.Sound tasty? You have not even considered the players involved. In 2002 you would have seen Stimpson, Murphy, Healey, Rowntree, Johnson, Kay, Moody, Back and Corry play a club game against Mauger, Ralph, Mehrtens, Marshall, McCaw, Jack and Somerville.Gregan’s Guys: Would the 2004 Brumbies trample Wasps?In ’04 you would have witnessed Lewsey, Howley, Leota, Shaw, Worsley and Dallaglio squaring up against Roff, Rathbone, Giteau, Larkham, Gregan, Smith, Finegan and Samo.It goes on like this. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – MAY 23: Brumbies halfback George Gregan celebrates with Mark Bartholemeusz (R), during their teams 4738 win over the Crusaders in the Super12 rugby final at Canberra Stadium, Australia, Saturday May 22, 2004. (Photo by Ross Land/Getty Images) Show off: Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal holds aloft his side’s Heineken Cup. Could he arrange a mega-fixture?By Alan DymockTHE PHRASE more money than sense exists purely for moments when expensive splurges make the headlines. Building an exact replica of the Titanic or trying to circumnavigate the globe in a hot air balloon may seem like pointless endeavours, but who can explain the mindset of the filthy rich?However, few would deny that they would waste some cash on senseless projects had they the wherewithal to do so. Just ask Mourad Boudjellal who has seen his jewel encrusted dreams come true as Toulon lifted the Heineken Cup. It looked, for want of a better word, like fun.Just imagine: Johnson’s Tigers, 2002He has now gone one step further, though. Yesterday he said that he would use his super powers to arrange a match between his side and the Super Rugby champions, whoever they may be, in Monaco should Toulon win the Top 14 on Saturday.A flight of fancy perhaps, but one we would all like to see. In fact, had there been an owner wealthy enough and ballsy enough to pull off an arrangement like this before, think of the games we could have witnessed between Heineken Cup champs and Super Rugby stars.Firstly, if you went back to the Millennium, only once would you get the same fixture twice, with Munster and the Crusaders meeting in this Cup Winners’ Cup in 2006 and 2008. However, you would not get the same pairing of nations of origin two years in a row, with an English team playing a kiwi team in back to back seasons, for example.In 2000 we could have had Northampton Saints versus the Canterbury Crusaders. Then Leicester Tigers would play for two years in a row against the Brumbies and then the Crusaders. In ’03 Toulouse would play the Aukland Blues, then in ’04 Wasps would play the Brumbies. Toulouse would play the Crusaders in 2005, with Munster facing the Kiwi outfit in 2006 and again in 2008, with Wasps returning to play the Bulls of South Africa in the year between, 2007.
Too good Tou-louse?What on earth has happened to Toulouse? The four-time European Champions (and twice beaten finalists) are odds-on to miss out on a quarter-final spot this year after losing 38-0 to Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium. It’s the first time the French giants have been nilled in a European match, and this resounding defeat follows a 32-7 thrashing by Saracens on the first weekend of this year’s tournament. Then, we put their lacklustre display down to their shock at the terror attacks which had taken place in Paris the night before, but that cannot apply to their thumping in Belfast.Toulouse are flying in the Top 14, sitting in second spot with seven wins from their first ten matches, so why they are playing so poorly in Europe is a mystery. Chief poacher: Thomas Waldrom (orange scrum-cap) burrows over for a try. (Photo: Getty Images)Chiefs in charge Exeter Chiefs are top of Pool Two thanks to a magnificent 31-14 win over last year’s beaten finalists Clermont Auvergne.Thomas Waldrom put them on their way to victory with two close-range tries which took them from 14-3 down to 17-14 up. Plenty of other Chiefs shone in this excellent all-round team performance, with Don Armand scoring their third try and Mitch Lees wriggling over to secure the bonus point in red time.Cardiff Blues kept alive their hopes of qualifying from Pool Three of the Challenge Cup as they came from behind to beat Montpellier 37-27, and so stay within reach of top dogs Harlequins. Josh Navidi scored two tries for the Blues but wing Tom James was named Man of the Match. TAGS: HighlightSaracensUlster Saintly SarriesIt is too difficult to pick out a Saint from the Saracens side which trounced Oyonnax 45-10 in France, so let’s just say the whole team are polishing their halos at the moment. Saracens sit proudly at the top of the Pool One table, with three wins from three after this five-try victory, and when you consider they also have a perfect six out of six record in the Aviva Premiership at the moment, they are clearly the form side in Europe. Oyonnax will not be looking forward to next Saturday’s trip to Allianz Park. Double troubleA couple of sinners helped to send Munster to a 31-19 defeat against Leicester at Thomond Park. Hooker Niall Scannell over-threw Donnacha Ryan at a lineout when the Tigers were 11-6 up, Mike Fitzgerald happily accepted the gift of the ball in space beyond the lineout and strode over for a try to stretch the lead to 18-6.However, before that, the officials got it horribly wrong when they reversed a penalty to Munster, saying one of their players had pushed a Leicester player, who had then crashed into Andrew Conway as he raced forward in attack. Referee Romain Poite awarded a penalty to Leicester, which they kicked for the corner and set up the attacking position that resulted in Niki Goneva’s try, but the video showed Leicester prop Dan Cole had actually started the domino-chain of pushing, so the penalty should have gone the other way. It was a bad call by the officials, including TMO Gilles Cogne and Poite, and Munster boss Anthony Foley was none too pleased, calling the decision “an absolute disgrace” in his post-match interview. Mr Cool: George Ford celebrates in an under-stated fashion after his winning kick. (Photo: Getty Images) Red-hot attacking play and ice cool nerves punctuated the third weekend of European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup action. Who shone, and who shocked? Hair-raising: Census Johnston (in black) has an interesting new style. (Photo: Inpho)New lookThat is one interesting hair style Census Johnston is sporting this season. I prefer the tighthead prop’s old shaggy look – but I don’t want to be the one to tell him! No, honestly Census, it looks great…! Russian historyCongratulations to Enisei STM who chalked up their first Challenge Cup win, beating Brive 10-7. They are the first Russian team to play in the European competition and had lost their first two matches, at home to Connacht and away to Newcastle.Brive didn’t have to travel right across to Siberia, as Connacht had done, as Enisei are now playing in western Russia, but the French side were still outgunned.Enisei’s points came from a try by hooker Nazir Gasanov and a conversion and a penalty from Iurii Kushnarev. Can they do the double in Brive on Saturday? Now, that would be something. Taqele treble Glasgow Warriors thrashed their Guinness Pro12 rivals the Scarlets 43-6 in Champions Cup Pool Three, with wing Taqele Naiyaravoro grabbing the headlines with a hat-trick of tries.The huge Australian international powered up the right wing for his first try, collected a pin-point kick from Finn Russell for his second and intercepted a loose pass from Regan King for his third.Hug for a hat-trick: Taqele Naiyaravoro celebrates with Grayson Hart. (Photo: Inpho)Naiyaravoro could have had four tries in total, as he caught a high ball and battered his way through several tacklers on a 40-metre run to the line earlier in the game, but the officials disallowed the try, saying he had been in touch when he caught the ball. It was a borderline decision to say the least as, at the very most, one toe was grazing the edge of the whitewash.London Irish wing Andy Fenby also grabbed a hat-trick as his team produced their best performance of the season to beat Edinburgh 38-6 in the European Challenge Cup. The visitors to the Madejski Stadium led 6-0 before Irish found the scoring touch. Alex Lewington scored one try and created Fenby’s third with a chip over the defence, while Aseli Tikoirotuma and teenage centre Johnny Williams were the other try-scorers. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS King of the Kingspan Ulster inside centre Stuart McCloskey scored the pick of his team’s tries as they walloped four-time champions Toulouse 38-0 in the Champions Cup at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday.Coming through: Stuart McCloskey charges through the Toulouse defence to score his try. (Photo: Inpho)He took a long pass from Paddy Jackson, turned Yoann Maestri inside out and drew the defence to open up a corridor which took him all the way to the line.In an excellent team performance from the Belfast side, the other Ulster try-scorers were Chris Henry, Nick Williams, Andrew Trimble and Luke Marshall. Terrific Tigers Leicester became the first team to beat Munster twice at Thomond Park in Europe, and the stars of their show were Vereniki Goneva and Ben Youngs, for two great tries.Goneva took a long pass from Youngs and crashed through two tacklers to score the first, when the match was poised at 6-6, then in the second half, Youngs picked up a turnover ball from the back of a ruck in midfield and cut a searing line through the Munster defence to take the game out of the home side’s reach.Knockout! Telusa Veainu (right) is clearly delighted with Ben Youngs’ try. (Photo: Getty Images)Leicester are now on three wins from three in the Champions Cup as they head for the reverse fixture at Welford Road, while Munster cannot really afford another defeat.Another Tigers saint was Gonzalo Camacho, who came off the bench to make his competitive debut for Leicester at the end of a nightmare two-and-a-half years out with injuries. The wing chased back to put in a potentially try-saving tackle on Lucas Amororsino at the death, when Munster were hunting for a losing bonus point. The match was won, but Camacho wasn’t going to let Munster have any crumbs from the table. Off you go: Referee JP Doyle shows a red card to Jean-Baptiste Dubie (14). (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)The SinnersDubious from Dubié Jean-Baptiste Dubié cost his Bordeaux-Begles team dear in their Champions Cup clash with Ospreys when he was sent off for clouting Dan Biggar. The French side were leading 13-12 in the 44th minute when Biggar collected a high ball and chipped ahead, only for Dubié to plant a late, swinging arm on his chin. Referee JP Doyle consulted the TMO and the officials agreed the wing should be sent off.While he was gone, Biggar darted over for a try in the right-hand corner and converted it himself to take the Ospreys to a 19-16 win which keeps their hopes of qualifying from Pool 2 alive. The SaintsSpot onGeorge Ford held his nerve and ignored some off-putting shouts from the crowd at the Ricoh Arena to slot a winning conversion for Bath as the clock ticked over to 86 minutes in their European Champions Cup battle with Wasps.The chance for Ford was set up by a try from Anthony Watson, the wing taking a pass from Tom Homer who had drawn the defence well as Bath battered the line, with two Wasps in the sin-bin.Bath had led 15-12 at half-time, then trailed 23-18 after 74 minutes but their determination took them to their second victory out of two in this European campaign, although Wasps still top Pool Five as they have played a game more.
Find out about the Irish playmaker’s rugby journey Hotshot: Munster and Ireland U20 fly-half Ben HealyDate of birth 29 June 1999 Born Tipperary Club Munster Country Ireland Position Fly-halfWhen did you first play rugby? At six or seven, at my local club Nenagh Ormond. My brother played there and my dad (Fergal) coached. He was a bit reluctant to let me start. I wanted to start at four but I had three years of kicking and passing before I was allowed to play.What positions have you played? I jumped around: full-back, centre, No 8. At Munster U17 I was scrum-half; at the end of that year I transitioned to out-half.How did you find the Junior World Cup in Argentina? I learnt a huge amount. I can’t say enough about the guys I played with, the coaching staff and the set-up. But given we’d won the Grand Slam, to come eighth was hugely disappointing.What are your strengths? I think my personality suits ten, that’s why I was moved from nine to ten. I think I run the game pretty well and on top of that my skills, so kicking, passing, stuff like that.And what about work-ons? Tackling was a big focus of mine and I’ve improved a lot, but the big one is developing my running game. The goal is to be a complete out-half; Dan Carter has got the closest to that. This article originally appeared in the January 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. It must be great having Stephen Larkham coaching you at Munster? It’s phenomenal. From a team perspective everyone is so excited about what he’s bringing and what the attack is going to look like in the next few years.Who’s been the biggest influence on your career? First, my family. Second, in Nenagh I had a skills coach, Pat Whelan, who had me spiralling a ball with both feet from five years old! Finally, a coach at school, Sean Skehan, had a massive impact in terms of my tactical awareness.What’s been your best rugby moment? Winning the Munster Schools Senior Cup with Glenstal Abbey. It’s been going more than 100 years and my school had never won it. And the Grand Slam win with Ireland U20.What are your goals this season? I don’t have a time limit. My goals are to break into the Munster team and then the Ireland team.RW VERDICT: Healy’s kicking, both out of hand and off the tee, is on the money and his game management shows maturity beyond his years. He’s strivingfor the all-round game that can take him to the next level for both Munster and Ireland. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have announced that the Rev. William H. Allport, Jr. from the Diocese of West Texas has resigned from the Structure Task Force for personal reasons.Jefferts Schori and Jennings have named the Rev. Canon Marianne S. Ell from the Diocese of North Dakota. She is the vice president of Province VI.Approved at the July General Convention 2012, Resolution C095 calls for development of a 24-member task force charged with presenting a plan to the next General Convention in 2015 “for reforming the Church’s structures, governance, and administration.”The other members of the Task Force for Church Structural Reform named by Jefferts Schori and Jennings are:• The Rev. Jennifer L. Adams, Diocese of Western Michigan• The Rev. Joseph M.C. Chambers, Diocese of Missouri• Canon Judith G. Conley, Diocese of Arizona• Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, Diocese of North Carolina• Bishop C. Andrew Doyle, Diocese of Texas• The Rev. Miguelina Espinal-Howell, Diocese of Newark• Professor Victor A. Feliberty-Ruberte, Diocese of Puerto Rico• The Venerable Robert Anton Franken, Diocese of Missouri• Dr. Catherine George, Diocese of New Jersey• Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves, Diocese of El Camino Real• Ian L. Hallas, Diocese of Chicago• Julia Ayala Harris, Diocese of Florida• The Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff, Diocese of Pennsylvania• The Rev. Leng Leroy Lim, Diocese of Los Angeles• Thomas A. Little, Esq. Diocese of Vermont• The Rev. Canon Craig W. Loya, Diocese of Kansas• Sarah Miller, Diocese of Alabama• The Rev. Kevin D. Nichols, Diocese of New Hampshire• Bishop Sean W. Rowe, Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania• Margaret B. Shannon, Diocese of Texas• T. Dennis Sullivan, Diocese of New York• Jonathan McKenzie York, Diocese of North Carolina• The Rev. Dr. Dwight J. Zscheile, Diocese of MinnesotaIn addition, two partners from other Anglican Communion provinces have been appointed: the Very Rev. Peter Elliott of the Anglican Church of Canada, dean of the Diocese of New Westminster and rector of Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver; and the Rev. Sathianathan Clarke, Th.D., of the Church of South India, who is the Bishop Sundo Kim Chair in World Christianity and professor of theology, culture and mission at Wesley Theological Seminary.Resolution C095According to resolution C095, “The membership of the Task Force shall reflect the diversity of the Church, and shall include some persons with critical distance from the Church’s institutional leadership.”In addition, the task force will conduct a special gathering with representation from every diocese in preparation of its final report, due by November 2014. The date and location of the special meeting will be determined later.Resolution C095 in full is here. 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Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY [Church Pension Fund press release] At its June 2013 meeting, after due deliberation, the Church Pension Fund (CPF) Board of Trustees elected Kevin B. Lindahl to fill the vacancy left by the retirement from the board of trustee James E. Bayne.Mr. Lindahl holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Regis University and a J.D. from the University of Denver. He currently serves as General Counsel of the Fire and Police Pension Association, an organization with a $4 billion investment portfolio that administers pension and disability programs for public safety officers throughout Colorado. His responsibilities include investment decision-making, legislative relations, compliance with federal tax and state laws, and the administration of benefits. He has negotiated social responsibility issues and has studied, advised and lectured regarding fiduciary responsibilities.Active in his diocese and parish, he serves as a trustee of Colorado Episcopal Foundation and a volunteer director of youth programs at his local parish where he previously served as Finance Chair. He is a co-moderate of the Richard Hooker Forum in the Diocese of Colorado.“Kevin will bring valuable relevant experience in pension administration, investments, and the law to the board’s deliberations,” said Bishop Wayne P. Wright, Chair of the CPF Board, adding, “It will be good o have someone from Province VI serving on the CPF Board.”Mr. Bayne, who retired from the CPF Board in June, had served as a CPF Trustee since 1999. A former executive at Exxon-Mobil, he was very active in the Church at the parish, diocesan and national levels. During his long and invaluable tenure as a CPF Trustee, he served in a variety of leadership roles, including Chair of the Finance Committee, a member of the Retirement Programs, Diversity and Workplace Values and the CEO Selection Committees, and a director of Church Life Insurance Corporation.“We thank Jim for his faithful service and will miss his wise counsel,” said Bishop Wright. “We wish him and his wife June every blessing for the future.” Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Church Pension Group, Submit an Event Listing Posted Jun 28, 2013 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS People Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Kevin B. Lindahl joins Church Pension Fund board of trustees Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA