STUFF Stuff is counting down the 50 most influential players in world rugby. Here are those ranked 10-1. OPINION: Who are the most influential rugby players in the world? It’s a question asked in the stands at Eden Park, in bars down Courtenay Place, in clubrooms in rural Canterbury, and in the comments section on Stuff. There’s no correct answer, but we’ve decided to give it a crack. First we assembled a panel of nine – Stuff rugby writers Aaron Goile , Marc Hinton , Paul Cully , Richard Knowler , and Robert van Royen ; former All Black Aaron Mauger, former All Blacks coach Wayne Smith, former Black Fern Izzy Ford, and Wellington Pride player Alice Soper –who each provided their top 50. Then we awarded 50 points to each No 1, 49 to each No 2, and so on, and tallied up results, which we have revealed over the next five days. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Have we snubbed someone or ranked someone too high? Share your thoughts in the … [Read more...] about Who is world rugby’s most influential player? The final countdown from No 10 to No 1
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close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 11 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. A second lieutenant in the U.S. Army is suing two Virginia police officers over a traffic stop last December during which the officers drew their guns, pointed them at him and used a slang term to suggest he was facing execution before pepper-spraying him and knocking him to the ground. Body camera footage shows Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino, was dressed in uniform with his hands held in the air outside the driver’s side window as he told the armed officers, "I’m honestly afraid to get out." "Yeah, you should be!" one of the officers responded during the stop at a gas station. In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, Nazario says his constitutional rights were violated during the traffic stop in the town of Windsor. The two sides in the case dispute what happened after a second police officer joined … [Read more...] about Lawsuit: Virginia police officers threatened man during stop
In nursing-home dance parties, seniors twist and shout, gingerly, to songs of their youth. A man who would otherwise be locked in a dementia unit walks daily in the forest surrounding his retirement community. And in the kitchen of her tiny nursing-home unit, a woman helps staff cook meals, finding comfort in the familiar. It may sound strange to say in the midst of a pandemic that’s come straight for seniors, but there is a lot of hope for the future of long-term care. In “Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches to Long-term Care,” Toronto Star investigative reporter Moira Welsh takes readers across North America and into Europe, telling stories of homes, communities and respite day programs that are continuously innovating, enabling people to live with freedom, purpose and vitality in their later years. The Glenner Town Square ofﬁcially opened on Aug. 13, 2018, augmenting the existing Glenner day programs operating throughout the San Diego area, including the Little … [Read more...] about How bold thinkers are disrupting the future of long-term care
IMAGE: Kolkata Knight Riders aiM to win their first IPL title in seven years, having last triumphed under Gautam Gambhir's captaincy in 2014. Photograph: BCCI Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders will be striving to turn around their fortunes in IPL 2021 after a below-par showing last season. Be it the opening combination, middle-order or finding a finisher, KKR struggled for stability in the last edition in the UAE, while a change of captaincy at the halfway stage did not help them either. Add the floundering forms of their two biggest Caribbean stars -- Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, who is not even half the bowler after being repeatedly called for suspect action, KKR missed the playoffs for a second time in a row. In Captain Eoin Morgan, KKR have got one of the most astute brains of the white-ball format. The English World Cup-winning skipper, who took over the role after seven games last season, was one of the bright spots for the team in 2020. The … [Read more...] about Can KKR turn around their fortunes?
This is the second time the club is changing managers this season after sacking Chu Dinh Nghiem and replacing him with former national team coach Hoang Van Phuc just this month. At the same time, they reached an agreement with the South Korean coach, who finished his two-week quarantine in Vietnam on April 10. He will begin his stint with a tough match against league leaders Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) on April 18. HAGL have won their last six matches, while Hanoi, after losing two games in a row, have dropped to ninth. The latter recently lost key players like midfielder Do Hung Dung and Brazilian striker Bruno Cantanhede to injuries, captain Nguyen Van Quyet and defender Bui Hoang Viet Anh have had to sit out a few games due to suspension, and other key players like Brazilian striker Geovane Magno, midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai and defender Tran Dinh Trong have just returned from injury and are yet to get back into their groove. … [Read more...] about Hanoi FC keep new S Korean coach under wraps, unveiling on Tuesday