Blake Lively Makes NYC Her Runway With A Marathon Of Chic Outfits

Va Va Voom Channeling old Hollywood glamour with a velvet off-the-shoulder dress, Blake looked elegant as she walked the red carpet of The Rhythm Section premiere. Of course, a look this stylish wouldn’t be complete with a string of pearls. 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, India vs New Zealand, semi-final Weather Report: Rain gets heavier again in Manchester

However, two hours later the forecast is for 60 per cent chance of rain and later on it reduces to less than 5 per cent. While the English weather is quite unpredictable, it is a certain that with cloud cover, bowlers will have a field day today. The game going in to the reserve day […]

Improved Rugby World Cup match scheduling gives emerging nations a better chance of knockout stage qualification

Having overturned the Springboks 34-32 on September 19, Japan took on Scotland at Kingsholm four days later on September 23. They lost 45-10. After the final whistle, Jones initially refused to cite the short turnaround between facing two ‘Tier One’ opponents as an excuse. Then he elaborated.

Public critique of referees brings consequences – World Rugby have set a remarkable precedent

If this is the way to get everyone back onside and on-message then it sets a remarkable precedent. In future, teams, perhaps even players, can point to this moment when World Rugby took issue with its own kith and kin and wonder why they shouldn’t do likewise. It is a strategy laden with consequence.

World Rugby’s statement confirms that the referees have not been good enough – now we will see an improvement

The second reason is simple: they are hoping to get a reaction from their team of officials and will expect to see an improvement across the board from here on in. It is a kick up the backside, frankly, but I like the fact they have not singled out individuals in their statement but have instead […]

Michael Cheika says World Cup referees have been ‘spooked’ as Samu Kerevi penalty prompts fresh high-tackle debate

And, after the game, Cheika said that Patchell’s part in the collision reminded him of Reece Hodge’s tackle against Fiji earlier in the tournament, which brought the Australia wing a three-week ban and led to World Rugby issuing a statement admitting that officials had not been performing to an adequate standard.

A welcome focus on player safety, karaoke trains, and the rise of emerging nations – this Rugby World Cup keeps giving

There are some here who fear the controversy over officiating at the World Cup is detrimental to the tournament. It is anything but. It is just what it needs. Every time there is an incident, or every time Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika sounds off about the “spirit of the game” being traduced by Fiji […]

Ireland’s Joe Schmidt: World Rugby have admitted that referee made some incorrect calls in Japan defeat

“It’s pretty hard to keep getting off the line and onto the front foot when you are getting those calls. Two of them were from an AR [assistant referee, Jerome Garces] who is going to be refereeing us on Thursday [in their pool match against Russia], so we know we’re going to have to be […]

Tier-two nations’ farmers and bank clerks deserve better funding and fixtures after strong World Cup performances

It is not just Namibia who have done themselves proud among the tier-two nations, who comprise the countries who do not compete in the Six Nations or Rugby Championship. Japan are still hoping to become the first tier-two country to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals since Fiji in 2007; Tonga came mighty close to […]

Long to reign over us! Queen reaches extraordinary milestone as she becomes world’s FIFTH longest-serving monarch, surpassing 19th century Emperor of Austria, Franz Joseph I

Mr Hilton tweeted a screenshot of the Wikipedia lead table with the accompanying caption: ‘Just to say, today the Queen moved up a notch in the table of the world’s longest reigns, surpassing that of Franz Joseph I. God Save the Queen.’