Luke Rooney welcomed to New Zealand by Patrick Osborne

first_imgSunday Aug 1, 2010 Luke Rooney welcomed to New Zealand by Patrick Osborne The ITM Cup kicked off this weekend with hard fought matches around the New Zealand. A wrap up of the best action will follow during the week, but for now heres a requested clip of a young guy making a return to Australasia.Luke Rooney will be better known by fans of the French Top 14 as Toulons fullback from last season. In Australia, hes known as a former New South Wales, Penrith, and Kangaroos capped Rugby League winger.Hes has now left the French port city and will be joining the Melbourne Rebels in next years Super 15. En route, the 27 year old has taken up residency as Hawkes Bays new fullback for the provincial championship, yet another path on his union learning curve.“It is pretty hard switching codes. It’s just so technical, union, compared to league. The rucks I’ve never experienced anything like that. I hadn’t ever played union until a year and a half ago, so it’s still a huge learning curve for me, says Rooney.“League was like second nature. I’ve played it all my life. Here I have to kick more and it’s still pretty hard to come to grips with. I think I’m going all right and I’m really enjoying it, and that’s the main thing.”This weekend against Canterbury, a game that incidentally was drawn 23-23 with a late penalty kick, Rooney was welcomed to New Zealand by a youngster who himself has quite a fascinating story.On completion of his studies, young Fijian Patrick Osborne went to Wellington to see relatives last year, but through a strange set of events, ended up being picked to play for a side in a Sevens tournament that was being watched by Canterbury academy manager Matt Sexton.Osborne was asked to go down to them and do some tests. Very soon, a contract was being offered to him after they were so impressed with his speed, workrate, and his bravery on the wing.As you can see in this clip, hes not too bad on defence either as he hit Rooney full on and drove him back in the tackle. Hell be one to watch out for this season, as will Rooney. The ITM Cup is great to watch so do so if you can, and keep the requests coming. The tournament will feature on RD when possible over the next few months. 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 RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Urban Areas Lead in Home Prices; Suburbs Grow Faster

first_img About Author: Scott Morgan Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Home Prices Population Growth Suburbs Urban Area 2014-04-11 Scott Morgan Home / Daily Dose / Urban Areas Lead in Home Prices; Suburbs Grow Faster Tagged with: Demand Home Prices Population Growth Suburbs Urban Area April 11, 2014 783 Views As the housing market inches further toward recovery, a curious dichotomy has arisen between urban and suburban growth. According to Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia, while cities are outpacing the suburbs in price gains, the suburbs are leading the way in population growth.According to Kolko, citing Trulia’s joint Price Monitor and Rent Monitor reports, released Wednesday, asking prices for homes in densely populated (i.e., high-rise-rich) and urban settings are still rising as the spring buying market catches its stride. Asking prices typically lead actual sale prices by about two months, meaning today’s asking prices should be a good indicator of what typical sale prices will be as housing enters the summer.Trulia found that month-to-month asking prices nationally in urban markets rose 1.2 percent in March. Quarter-to-quarter, prices rose 2.9 percent in March, reflecting three straight months of solid month-over-month gains. Both calculations were seasonally adjusted.More encouraging is that asking prices are up a full 10 percent since last year, rising in 97 of the 100 largest metros. Only three metro areas—Albany, New York; and Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut, showed a drop in asking prices year-over-year.It’s the suburbs, however, where population is growing most—something Kolko admits can seem rather strange. After all, he says, “locations with stronger demand should have both higher price growth and more population growth.” And there has been greater demand for urban living since the construction bubble burst in 2009 and badly damaged new home construction in suburban areas. The answer, however, lies in the supply.“Suburbs can have faster household growth but smaller price gains because it’s easier to build new housing in suburbs than in dense urban neighborhoods,” Kolko said. “New construction accommodates population growth while taking pressure off rising prices.”It only seems as if cities have the edge in housing recovery, he said, because home prices in high-density high-rise neighborhoods in cities such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco have risen faster than those for other urban and suburban areas.It also appears to have the lead because construction recovery has been disproportionately urban. In 2013, apartment building construction hit a 15-year high, but single-family home construction is still considerably below normal levels. That means many dense cities where much of the housing stock is comprised of rental apartments have seen a construction boom relative to their local normal level of construction, Kolko said.“Population growth since the housing bust has slowed most in the bottom quartile of counties, which are largely rural areas, not suburbs,” Kolko said. “The suburbs are far from over.” Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing.  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: FDIC Urges Institutions to Mitigate Cyber-Related Risk Next: Spring Thaw Expected to Help Minnesota Homeowners The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Urban Areas Lead in Home Prices; Suburbs Grow Faster The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Subscribelast_img read more