Ireland upset South Africa with impressive physicality in Dublin

first_imgSunday Nov 9, 2014 Ireland upset South Africa with impressive physicality in Dublin An inspired Ireland proved to strong for a rusty looking South Africa in Dublin on Saturday. The home side dominated the fierce breakdown battle, and took their points to win 29-15, for the Boks’ first Northern Hemisphere team defeat since 2010. Coming off a win over the All Blacks and success over Ireland in recent years, the Springboks were expected to be far more convincing, especially with dominant scrums and a solid lineout. The Irish forward pack forced errors though, with shaky looking scrumhalf play and missed chances, ill-discipline ultimately cost the tourists, as both sides scored two tries apiece.Jonathan Sexton kicked four penalty goals and two conversions however, as South Africa chose not to kick penalties in the first half, instead opting for the lineout maul.Trailing in the final quarter, a comeback was disrupted by a surprising yellow card decision by referee Romaine Poite, who sinbinned Adriaan Strauss for taking Rob Kearney in the air.“We came right back into the game, started to get some quick ball later on, and then the yellow card,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer. “By then, away from home it’s difficult to defend that, especially against a good quality side when they have a good kicking game, kicking behind us. “We are dissappointed with the way we played – we’re much better than that. All credit to them and they were the better side tonight.”While the yellow card wasn’t the reason for the loss, it halted momentum and a try was scored during that period. Meyer didn’t focus on it too much though, instead praising the impressive Irish.“We’ve got a saying at the Boks that the referee is always right. Willie [Le Roux] also in the first half went up, and… you know, we won’t talk about that one. The ref’s always right and thats the way I see it and it’s not an excuse. You have to be careful. We can use it as an excuse but I don’t want to. “I thought Ireland were the better side, they were brilliant and that probably wouldn’t have made a difference, although I thought we came back into the game, they still tactically outkicked us and outplayed us.“We are sorry that we let our country and our supporters down with that performance,” he added.Ireland coach Joe Schmidt was full of praise for his brave, committed forward pack.“I’m delighted with the performance. I don’t think you could ask too much more from a courage perspective. I think there are a number of players who really stood up physically to what was going to be a really tough assignment.“Paul [O’Connell] and the players put a lot of work into having a clear strategy. That strategy was well delivered by the players but the physicality they delivered allowed us to stay in the game.”South Africa play England next weekend, while Ireland take on Georgia.View the Irish post match press conference belowADVERTISEMENT 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 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

Soldiers fire on Aden-based newspaper, killing one employee and wounding three others

first_img May 13, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Soldiers fire on Aden-based newspaper, killing one employee and wounding three others News Reporters Without Borders condemns the military assault which government soldiers launched against the headquarters of the daily Al Ayyam in Aden (360 km south of Sanaa) at 11:30 a.m. today. One of the newspaper’s employees was killed and three others were wounded.“The Yemeni authorities have been going out of their way to persecute Al Ayyam and this military assault is the culmination,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Even the world’s worst dictatorships do not go this far. The countries of the Arab League and the international community must intercede so that Al Ayyam can resume working normally.”The Yemeni army began its assault on Al Ayyam’s headquarters, located in the Aden district of Crater, by firing tear gas. This was followed by gunfire that killed one employee and injured three others. Troops sealed off the streets leading to the newspaper and set up military checkpoints to prevent access to the neighbourhood.Harassment of Al Ayyam began to escalate on 1 May when a truck carrying about 16,500 copies of the newspaper was intercepted by gunmen on the Lahej road 50 km north of Aden. The driver was forced to abandon the truck and all the copies were seized.The same thing happened on the morning of 3 May to two of the newspaper’s delivery trucks, one bound for Taez and the other for Sanaa. A total of 30,000 copies of the newspaper were taken and the drivers were held for 17 hours. These attacks are believed to have been the work of a pro-government organisation that claims to defend national unity.The next day, 4 May, the information minister banned the printing of Al Ayyam and six other newspapers for allegedly promoting “separatism.” Many journalists staged a sit-in in Sanaa on 7 May in solidarity with the seven newspapers.There were more attacks on the newspaper’s vehicles on 9 May, while police and soldiers made an attempt to arrest Al Ayyam editor Hisham Bashareel on 11 May. Street leading to the newspaper were blocked the same morning. The authorities claim that Bashareel is wanted for his role in a murder outside Al Ayyam’s office in Sanaa in 2008.Al-Ayyam’s local correspondents have often been threatened in the past and its Sanaa office was the target of an armed attack on 12 February 2008 (http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=25751).Created in 1958, Al-Ayyam is one of Yemen’s leading dailies. It has no political affiliation but, with headquarters in the southern city of Aden, it acts as a mouthpiece of the inhabitants of the poor southern provinces and has provided extensive coverage of the social unrest in the south in recent months. February 11, 2021 Find out more United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Reporters Without Borders condemns the military assault which government soldiers launched against the headquarters of the daily Al Ayyam in Aden (360 km south of Sanaa) at 11:30 a.m. today. One of the newspaper’s employees was killed and three others were wounded. Troops sealed off the streets leading to the newspaper and set up military checkpoints to prevent access to the neighbourhood. YemenMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Yemen RSF_en YemenMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Receive email alerts Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months February 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation News News Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions January 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more