Scotland winger Tommy Seymour stars in big win… Smashed: Watch the Brazilian team demolish the Maori All Blacks scrum (Getty Images) Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Autumn Internationals Week Two: Five things we learnt Tommy Seymour scores a hat-trick against Fiji TMO controversies involving England Yet the Brazilians can still hold their heads high after not backing down for the duration of the contest. Before kick-off they were clearly pumped for the match after meeting the Maori haka head-on with many of the Brazilians looking as if they had to be restrained in the face of the Kiwi challenge.According to reports so 34,000 fans were crammed into the Estadio do Morumbi in Sao Paolo and despite the hefty loss they clearly enjoyed the game of rugby. TMO controversies involving England Collapse Check out this video of the Brazilians smashing the Maori All Blacks scrum. Paul Williams reflects on the big movers and… Autumn Internationals Week Two: Five things we learnt After Sam Underhill’s disallowed try that denied England… Expand The Maori All Blacks will now head to Chile to play their final match of their South American tour, going up against the national team, Los Cóndores. Tommy Seymour scores a hat-trick against Fiji WATCH: Brazil Scrum Destroys Maori All BlacksOn the football field, the sight of Brazil demolishing New Zealand would not be out of place , in fact we would probably come to expect it. On the rugby field you would normally expect the exact opposite. Yet during one scrum in a match between Brazil and the Maori All Blacks last weekend, we were treated to a humbling sight.With the Maori All Blacks up 14-0 just after half-time, Brazil were awarded a scrum on the halfway line and as the ball was fed in, the men in yellow demolished the All Blacks pushing them back a good 15 metres or so. You can watch it below.The resultant penalty, knocked over by Christchurch-born Joshua Reeves put the score to 14-3.Normal service did resum after this. The Maori All Blacks eventually ran out 35-3 winners with Isaia Walker-Leawere, Jackson Hemopo and Jonah Lowe all scoring tries along with Ash Dixon who scored two of his own. Otere Black converting all five conversions in a solid yet uninspiring performance by their high standards. Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news from the world of rugby.
Ingredients supplier British Bakels has launched a new range of premium roll concentrates, designed to enable the production of a wide range of soft rolls, such as hamburger baps and finger rolls, while providing cost savings.The Baktem Super Roll Concentrate (5%) is in paste form, while Premium Roll Concentrate (5%) is in a powdered format. The concentrates contain only necessary functional ingredients, including salt, and are free from hydrogenated fat. Bakers just need to add flour, yeast and water. Both concentrates are used at 5% of the total flour weight.”Bakels’ range of concentrates enables bakers to produce quality bread and rolls while keeping an eye on costs,” said John Rabson, sales support manager.Super Roll Concentrate is available in 12.8kg cartons while Premium Roll Concentrate comes in a 12.5kg bag.www.britishbakels.co.uk
Action continues this weekend as tennis players take to the court at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Court, Onikan.In the concluded events, First Bank claimed gold in menâ€™s singles and doubles, while Fidelity Bank won gold in the female category of table tennis.Fidelity Bank picked the gold medal in the menâ€™s category, just as EcoBank were champions in the female category of the scrabble event. Union Bank also defended their title in chess, while FCMB stole the show in the female category.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram It will be battle royale this weekend as the on-going Nigeria Bankers Games has entered its crucial stage at the Yabatech Sports Complex, Yaba and the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos.In the football event, battle for the semi-finals ticket will get tougher as Sterling Bank battles First Bank, while Fidelity Bank and Union Bank for the semi-finals in Group BÂ on Saturday.FCMB joined UBA in the semi-final after bashing EcoBank by three nil in Group A of the championship.
Kammron Taylor stood all alone at center court, arms aloft and jumping in ecstasy, urging the crowd that was chanting his name to share in his sheer unfiltered joy after hitting the deciding shot at the buzzer in Wisconsin’s 54-51 second-half barn burner against UNC-Wilmington. “I was excited, man,” a beaming Taylor said of his moment being enveloped in the din of the sold-out Kohl Center. “I don’t know what else to say.”The image was one of a player who had overcome every obstacle imaginable over a 40-minute game finally reaching paydirt, and was beautiful enough to make the first half of play (maybe the ugliest, most agonizing half as has ever been played in basketball, undoubtedly causing basketball inventor Dr. James Naismith to roll in his grave somewhere) very much worthwhile. Taylor had already played the hero, having tied the game at 41 with a three pointer minutes earlier, and then having given Wisconsin a three-point lead on a driving “and one” layup. “He was big,” junior Alando Tucker said of Taylor’s late game heroics. “For him to struggle the whole first half and then to still have the guts … to make those shots, I think that set it up, for his confidence and for the last shot.”So with the game tied and six seconds left on the clock Taylor put on his cape one more time. After the Seahawks tied the game 51-51 on a layup in the post, freshman Joe Krabbenhoft immediately called timeout. During the timeout Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan hammered into his players the fundamentals that are run over at the end of most practices, when the Badgers work on last-second shots while Tucker encouraged his teammate to take the shot if it was open.”We talked right before,” Tucker said. “And I said ‘get it and drive it down the right side. I’ll be ready, but if you get a great shot, shoot it.'”At the same time ninety feet down the floor, UNC-Wilmington head coach Brad Brownell mapped out to his players the defensive strategy for the final six seconds, but made a critical error.”I probably made a mistake. I was going to put a man on the ball and I changed my mind at the last second,” Brownell said after the game. “It probably cost my kids the game, and I need to take responsibility for that.”Taylor received the inbounds pass from sophomore Michael Flowers and immediately broke to his right and briskly made his way up the court.”I thought we did a good job of slowing [Tucker],” Brownell said. “But we did not contest [the shot] well.”With about two and a half seconds left Taylor broke half court and found an opening darting towards the right wing. As time ticked away, Taylor stopped, popped and fired a long three as time expired.Just as the red backboard lights lit up, the ball dropped through the net and bedlam ensued, from fans and players alike.”I saw [freshman DeAaron Williams] just spring off the bench,” Tucker said. “I saw him wait until the shot hit the bottom of the net and I was like ‘well at least wait until time runs out.'”The shot was nothing less than pure redemption for Taylor, who had started the night 0-for-8 and twice earlier found himself taken out of the game following some ill-advised shots.”There’s times to attack when the shot clock is running down and it’s time to take a three,” Ryan said. “There are certain things we like to get done when the shot clock is running down … and it certainly wasn’t what we were doing today.””I hadn’t been playing that well until the last [few] minutes of the game, but my teammates believed in me and that gave me confidence,” Taylor said.Taylor’s confidence proved to be boundless as the point guard hit his final four shots of the game, plus a free throw. He also quietly led the team in rebounds, with seven, to almost single-handedly lift the Badgers to their eighth victory of the season. Over the final five minutes of the game, Taylor had done everything possible to help Wisconsin win and after the final horn and whistle had blown, there was only one thing left to do. Celebrate.”That’s what we play for, to see things like that,” Tucker said of Taylor’s post-game jubilation. “And I love it.”