July 2019

NATHAN Brown hopes Saints will learn the lessons o

first_imgNATHAN Brown hopes Saints will learn the lessons of Friday night’s defeat to Warrington Wolves.His side got off to the worst possible start before fighting back and getting themselves in a position to do well in the contest.“Physically we weren’t in it at the beginning, they were very good and they started well with a lot of intent with and without the ball,” he said. “When they are on the up they play chicken on the advantage line and we were the chickens tonight.“They chance their arm, get the bounces and get the possession. But when we started to aim up in defence and got the ball we won some field position and executed some decent plays.“I know we have James Roby back next week but it doesn’t matter who is in the team, we need to come up physically.“The thing I have always liked about Warrington is they defend well. They attack with their defence and are the only side in the comp that can do it for a sustained period. You need to be good in those periods and for 20 minutes we didn’t go with them.”He continued: “There is some good to come out of the game with how we played in the second half, but we have to learn the lessons from not starting with the right intensity.“We eventually did adjust our intensity and got back in the contest. We had opportunities but that can’t excuse how we started. When we got the physicality right we showed what we could do.”last_img read more

JACK Welsby Joshua Simm and Matthew Foster have b

first_imgJACK Welsby, Joshua Simm and Matthew Foster have been selected in the England Youth Squad for the two test series against France over Easter.Head coach Danny Wilson and his assistant Alan Hunte have selected a 27-man squad to go into camp ahead of the Test series.The squad will be based at Bishop Burton College, Hull before the first game at Kingston Park in Newcastle on April 14.Entry to England Youth v France Under-16 on Friday, April 14 (5.00pm) at Kingston Park, Newcastle is £5 for adults and free for children.Second Test at Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Castleford on Tuesday, April 18 is £5 for adult and free for concessions.last_img read more

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Church agencies bury dead rush aid to Cyclone Idai victims

first_img SharePrint People recover their belongings after the passage of the Cyclone Idai in central Mozambique, March 20. (Photo by EPA/Andre Catueira/MaxPPP)People recover their belongings after the passage of the Cyclone Idai in central Mozambique, March 20. (Photo by EPA/Andre Catueira/MaxPPP) More than 300 people were killed when Cyclone Idai slammed into Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, with churches and aid agencies rushing to aid victims while at the same time burying the dead, many of whom remain nameless.In Mozambique, more than 200 people died and nearly 350,000 are at risk while in Zimbabwe, the government said about 100 people had died, but the death toll could triple. In Malawi, the government confirmed 56 deaths.“It’s very difficult to know the extent of the damage and the death toll, with collapsed infrastructure and communication lines down,” Erica Dahl-Bredine, Catholic Relief Services’ representative for Mozambique, told Catholic News Service.Port city destroyedBeira, Mozambique’s major port city, “is almost completely destroyed, and some areas outside the city are impossible to reach,” she said.Catholic Relief Services is working with Caritas and other church and relief groups to assess the needs and provide help.The cyclone lashed Beira late March 14 with winds of up to more than 170 kilometers per hour before moving to Zimbabwe and flooding Malawi.Pope Francis prayed at the end of his general audience in St. Peter’s Square on March 20 for those affected by the cyclone that has “sown sorrow and devastation” and expressed sorrow for the many victims and their families.Worse than expectedIn Zimbabwe, Father Frederick Chiromba, secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference, told Catholic News Service that “the extent of the damage was worse than we had expected.”The Salvation Army has played a key role in ensuring the swift and sanitary burial of 40 victims in Chimanimani, one of the worst hit towns in Zimbabwe, Nehana Radio reported.“Since the disaster struck, we’ve been sending money to help with the upkeep of victims and mourners, as some of the injured were at their homes and some were at church,” said Salvation Army Major Absalom Makanga.“Even though we could not get to Chimanimani because of the bad state of the roads, we managed to communicate with our resident pastor who is there to officiate at the burial of the 40 bodies.”Responding to reports that hundreds of bodies were seen being swept into neighboring Mozambique, Local Government minister July Moyo told media the army had been dispatched to retrieve them.“We understand there are bodies which are floating. Some are floating into Mozambique,” he said, adding estimates of the total range from 100 to 300.“The number of casualties has been a very fast-moving figure,” he said.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more