Three incredible talents nominated for Breakthrough Player of the Year 2017

first_imgMonday Oct 23, 2017 Three incredible talents nominated for Breakthrough Player of the Year 2017 World Rugby have announced their three nominees for the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year 2017 award. The list includes a young All Black superstar, plus two others who if they are not already, will soon be household names. The prestigious awards evening takes place in Monte Carlo on 26 November.The three nominees are Argentina winger Emiliano Boffelli, New Zealand winger Rieko Ioane and France centre Damian Penaud. The award was won last year by England second-row Maro Itoje and in 2015 by New Zealand’s Nehe Milner-Skudder.In order to be eligible for this award, players must have played less than one year of senior international rugby, with former internationals Felipe Contepomi and Melodie Robinson among the panellists selecting the shortlist. This is one of 12 categories of awards, including the World Rugby Men’s and Women’s Players of the Year, World Rugby Team of the Year, World Rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens Players of the Year and Award for Character.EMILIANO BOFFELLI (ARGENTINA)This product of the Argentina youth system, Boffelli represented his country at U18, U19 and U20 level before a knee injury threatened to sideline him indefinitely. But he came back stronger and quicker than ever and made his full international debut for the Pumas this year. Capable of playing all positions in the backline, the gifted footballer has settled down very well on the wing for the Argentinian national side. Good on the air, solid on defence and capable of nailing long distances goal kicks, the 22-year-old is a great asset for the Pumas and has a bright future ahead of him. RIEKO IOANE (NEW ZEALAND)The winger marked his New Zealand debut last November with a try against Italy, but it is in 2017 that he has truly made his mark on the test arena with eight tries in as many starts. The 20-year-old scored twice in his first start against the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park and claimed another double in his first Bledisloe Cup match in August. With pace and strength to burn, Ioane finished the Rugby Championship as joint-top try-scorer with five after beating the most defenders, making the most clean breaks and metres in the competition. DAMIAN PENAUD (FRANCE)The son of former France international Alain, the 21-year-old has long been talked of as a player to watch and his impressive performances for Clermont and France U20s since 2015 earned him his test debut against South Africa in June. The centre immediately repaid Guy Noves’ faith in him with a try in that 37-15 defeat in Durban, as he showcased his pace, impressive step, vision to spot a gap and confidence to back himself at the very highest level.Previous World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year Award winners:2016 – Maro Itoje (England)2015 – Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said:  “The breakthrough player category is always interesting because it gives us a sneak preview of what young talent is out there and who the game’s future big names are likely to be. “It’s a great achievement even to receive a nomination for a short-list so each of these three exciting young players should feel proud for getting to this stage of the process.”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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Wenger hails Sanchez desire

first_imgArsene Wenger praised the fighting spirit of Alexis Sanchez after the Chile striker fired Arsenal to a 1-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Southampton at the Emirates Stadium. Sanchez pounced in the 89th minute for his 14th goal in 22 appearances since his summer arrival from Barcelona as the Gunners narrowed the gap on the top four to two points. “Alexis is one of the players who had to dig deep, but he still had such desire to fight. He always finds something special to get a goal,” Arsenal boss Wenger said. “We had to dig deep against a good team that is very well organised. We had to be patient and wait for our chances. “We have the right attitude and a good solidarity in the team, a good focus, and that’s a good basis for us. “It was important to win because we lost our last home game and you could see the crowd was nervous.” Southampton manager Ronald Koeman admitted the departure of Alderweireld with six minutes to go encouraged Arsenal to pour forward in search of the winner. “For the first hour we were outstanding and our team gave a very good reaction after the loss last Sunday,” Koeman said. “We were unlucky with the injuries and that gave Arsenal the motivation to bring more in the last 10 minutes, pressing with 11 players against 10 players. “Toby couldn’t play on. If it’s a kick on the ankle you can ask them to play on, but it was a hamstring problem. You can’t continue with a hamstring injury. “Our goalkeeper Fraser Forster was outstanding but it wasn’t enough to keep a clean sheet.” Jack Cork and Dusan Tadic also suffered respective ankle and groin injuries. “It’s difficult to find examples of someone who has settled at a club so quickly. He arrived in July and now it’s December. “When you look at the number of goals he has and the impact he has on the team, it’s fabulous.” Arsenal benefited from the 65th-minute arrival of Olivier Giroud, whose physical presence made the difference when Saints had been reduced to 10 men after Toby Alderweireld limped off with a hamstring injury. Alderweireld’s exit came after Saints had used their three permitted substitutes. “Olivier’s physical presence made a difference,” Wenger said. Arsenal’s hopes of exposing Southampton as top-four imposters looked destined to be dashed by a goalless draw until Sanchez’s late intervention and Wenger was relieved to be able to reflect on a third successive victory. “We deserved that because we gave very few chances away and had more chances than Southampton and because we kept a clean sheet,” Wenger said. “It was a bit hard to get going at the start because we’d given a lot against Dortmund and West Brom. This was our third game in (eight) days. Press Associationlast_img read more

Who are Winners of the Red Bull Cliff Diving Competition in Mostar? (Video)

first_img[wzslider autoplay=”true”] Czech Michal Navratil and Canadian Lysanne Richard are winners of yesterday’s seventh competition in the season of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Cup which was hosted for the second consecutive year in Mostar.The world’s best divers in the water jumped from a height of 28 meters or 22 meters from the Old Bridge in Mostar before thousands of spectators.Among 14 male divers, the Czech Michal Navratil won the first place, who was better than the five-time world champion British Gary Hunt after four series of jumps, while third place went to American David Colturi.In the competition of seven women, Canadian Lysanne Richard, after three series of jumps, won the most points before American Cesilie Carlton and Australian Rhiannan Iffland.Next, the eighth stop of this year’s Red Bull Cliff Diving World Cup is Shirahama (Japan) on the 16th of October, while the finals are scheduled for the 28th of October in Dubai (the United Arab Emirates).Yesterday’s event started with performing Santic’s song “Emina” performed by “Rock School Mostar”.Take a look at the VIDEO.(Source: read more