London Irish And Halani Aulika

Halani Aulika would be opting for Sale Sharks in the forthcoming summer season. Halani is known as the Tonga prop who will be leaving the London Irish this summer.

He has spent about four years with the club. Being 32 years of age, he has confirmed that he would be departing from this team. This came after the club was relegated from being part of the Aviva Premiership league. The club which is based in Reading will surely have to find a suitable player to take his place.

Meanwhile Sale boss is happy with having him over. Steve Diamonds, the boss of Sale Sharks admitted that he was glad that he got the opportunity to sign on this tight head of 6 ft 3 in and weighing 120 kg.

He stated that he had been watching the performance of Aulika during this season. Hence, when Halani’s agent got in touch with him, he agreed to the transfer promptly. Steve feels that Halani is all over the pitch and takes on the role of a scrummager. He is confident that Halani will prove to be a good asset for the coming season and hopefully more of them.

There are several moments which stand out in favor of Aulika. For instance, he played admirably well in the game against Worcester. There are pictures of Nick Schonert tackling Aulika. For the first time London Irish will be dropped out of the top tournament of English rugby. It is definitely a first for the team since 1994. The team however has stage matches to play. They would be doing so at the Madejski stadium at Reading. They would be biding their time as they wait to get their position back in the Premiership games and utilize the time to improve their performance on the field.

Brentford On London Irish Application

London Irish has given an application to Hounslow Council to share home ground with Brentford starting from 2019-2020 season. The proposed stadium will be built on Lionel Road. And Brentford has finally decided to comment on the latest development.

As for Brentford, they couldn’t start the construction of the stadium due to several technical reasons. They had to obtain many compulsory purchase orders to start the construction. Now they are done with all the formalities. If everything goes as planned, they will be able to kick start the construction of the stadium by 2017. And as stated before, they are all set to move into the new stadium by 2019-2020 season. Read More

Introducing the Philippines Volcanoes

Rugby 7s has been in the news after it was played in the Summer Olympics this year. The Philippines team was having a double finish on the podium for the Southeast Asian Games last year. This year the Volcanoes are looking to be again one of the best teams in Asia.

The Lady’s team is called Lady Volcanoes which is the national team for women. This team will be touring and competing against the Bangkok 7s between 12th and 13th November. Both national teams will then move on to competing in the month of February. At that time there would be two rounds of the 2017 Asian 7s series. The games would be held in Dubai and India. Read More

Hong Kong Wins Rugby Sevens Series

Hong Kong was consistent in the finals of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series. As a result the team was able to win the game in the finals against their competitor team of Sri Lanka. The host team had a good start. This gave them a good advantage when they played the Singapore Sevens. The HK women’s team on the other hand put in their best efforts even if they had a loss in the semifinals that they played against China.

The Singapore Sevens berth is open for those who win the Asia Rugby Sevens Series. This is looking to be achievable for the Hong Kong team after their recent win. The finals of the Asia Rugby Sevens had a gripping final match. Sri Lanka played against Hong Kong, where the latter team edged the former into a final score of 22-17. Read More

Rugby League star to join Yorkshire Carnegie

Kevin Sinfield, the skipper of the rugby league club the Leeds Rhinos is all set to swicth codes this summer and join the Rugby Football Union Championship club the Yorkshire Carnegie at the end of this season.

The 34 year old, a former England skipper in the rugby league, has put pen to paper on an 18 month contract with Bryan Redpath’s side. Sinfield, who was made captain of the Leeds Rhinos in 2002 at just 22 years of age, hailed the time he had spent at the club but said that it was time to move on to a fresh challenge before he hung up his boots.

He said that his entire adult life has been spent at the Leeds Rhinos and he remains grateful for the support he has received from the club for the last two decades. He mentioned that leaving the Rhinos was one of the toughest decisions that he has had to take in his life but he believes now is the right time to finish his career in the rugby league and embark on a new challenge with the Yorkshire Carnegie.

According to Sinfield, he never wanted to play against the Rhinos and as for rugby union, he always had a healthy respect for the code and he believes that he will be able to excel in that code as well. He mentioned that he is extremely fortunate that such an opportunity exists for him as a professional and he wanted to grab it with both hands. Read More

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