Awesome Argentina upset sloppy Springboks for first time ever

first_imgTuesday Aug 11, 2015 Awesome Argentina upset sloppy Springboks for first time ever Juan Imhoff scored a hat-trick of tries as Argentina beat South Africa for the first time in 20 attempts, winning 37-25 in Durban. The win sees them earn big points in the World Rugby rankings, while South Africa drop down to the unfamiliar position of fifth. Argentina were inspired by the presence of the 1965 Pumas, as they went on to outplay an error-prone Springbok side who suffered their fourth straight loss.It’s the first time that the Springboks have gone through a Tri Nations or Rugby Championship campaign without a win, leaving them in a poor state with not long to go until RWC 2015.“We need to give credit to Argentina, who outplayed us today,” said coach Heyneke Meyer.“They delivered a great performance and deserved the win. They played a game that suited them and not us. We could not adapt and sadly, we were just not good enough today. We have let our country and our supporters down today with this unacceptable performance.“We are a proud team, but you will lose sometimes. What we dished up in the first half was very poor. I apologise to the nation as the buck stops with me as coach. There are no excuses. I take responsibility and will work harder to rectify this before the Rugby World Cup.”Meyer will not allow the poor campaign to halt his team’s progress going forward.“This does not put us back for the Rugby World Cup. We are a much better team than this. We will be working even harder. I still believe we are in contention for the World Cup. We are getting a number of big ball carriers back soon and we will be better for it.”The two sides meet again in Argentina this coming weekend, but the visitors will be without captain Jean de Villiers, who broke his jaw, Marcell Coetzee (knee injury) and Willie Le Roux (sprained ankle).Imhoff became the first man in 124 years to score a hat-trick of tries against South Africa.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error The Rugby Championship Related Articles 140 WEEKS AGO Sam Cane suffers broken neck in win over… 305 WEEKS AGO Australia stun New Zealand to win the 2015… 305 WEEKS AGO Nehe Milner-Skudder starts on the wing for… 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

Movember’ promotes men’s health with facial hair

first_imgStudent body president Alex Coccia may have the most iconic facial hair on campus, but he will blend in more this month as students participating in Movember don moustaches and beards to raise awareness of men’s health issues.  Senior Steve Fox said the Movember campaign charges men to not shave for the month of November to encourage conversation about men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer and depression to de-stigmatize these diseases. “Why do you grow moustaches to tell people that being depressed is ok? Because it’s funny and it’s awesome and it turns the idea on its head,” Fox said. “There isn’t a stigma about mental health unless we give it a stigma, and the only way you change that is to be willing to talk about that. “So why don’t you wear on your face for one month out of the year [a sign] that [you] stand in solidarity with people who suffer from these issues?” Fox said the Movember campaign began in 2003 when a group of friends in Australia challenged each other to a facial hair competition then decided to give it a message. The cause has since spread worldwide and is especially prevalent on U.S. college campuses because younger men are more likely to struggle with diseases like testicular cancer, he said. “Something that we’ve definitely been recognizing and we think why [the Movember campaign] wanted to move on and expand to talking about more holistic men’s health is that there are a lot of things that guys don’t like talking about because we just tie it up to being macho,” he said. “One of the biggest things that guys or gals don’t like talking about is mental health.” Coccia said student government wanted to support bringing the Movember campaign to Notre Dame because of its important message. “Personally I was very excited because facial hair in general is something that’s important to me, and I think it should be very well-respected on campus,” he said. “But I had known about competitions like this that had been done on a much smaller scale, and I think that Steve and Dom [Romeo] had brought a lot of passion to it to show that this could be something that the whole campus was involved with.” Men Against Violence, Notre Dame’s chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Circle K are also sponsoring Movember, and Fox said he is open to other organizations joining the cause as well. Senior Dominic Romeo said he encourages individuals to get involved, as some of his friends already have. “One of the things that my roommate came up with is on Halloween night, he dressed up as a mouse and another one of our friends dressed up as a stash (he dressed up like Mario and had a big bucket on his stomach with a big stash of Monopoly money in the middle of it), and they went around the dorms and asked for donations or they also had a sign-up sheet where people committed,” he said. Girls can also support the cause by donating to their friends’ teams or organizing their own fundraiser, Fox said. Of the money raised through the Movember campaign, 85 percent goes right to the cause, and 40 percent of that money goes to the Livestrong Foundation while the rest goes to the Movember Foundation. Fox said students can start their own teams by going to www.us.movember.com, registering their team and joining the Notre Dame network titled “Notre Dame Movember.” Coccia said the teams that raise the most money will win special prizes, and the grand prize is dinner served by Fox, Romeo and Coccia. “It would be a very classy affair for the winning team,” Coccia said. Contact Tori Roeck at [email protected]last_img read more

Audra McDonald & More Start Previews in Shuffle Along

first_img The Music Box Theatre is simply full of jazz! Tony winners Audra McDonald, Billy Porter and more will begin previews in Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed on March 15. Opening night is set for April 28.The production, which bills itself as a revival, combines the 1921 musical Shuffle Along with the backstory of the people who brought it to life, including the songwriting team Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle and bookwriters Aubrey Lyles and F.E. Miller. Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk collaborators George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover will reunite to direct and choreograph, respectively. Wolfe will also pen the new book.Shuffle Along first played Broadway and became a runaway hit in May of 1921. The show, which was expected to become an immediate flop following a back-breaking pre-Broadway tour, ended up playing for 504 performances. The story follows two friends who both run for mayor in fictional Jimtown, USA. One wins and the other is appointed chief of police, but as they fight, their opponent plots to drive them out. The original production featured the talents of such soon-to-be theatrical stalwarts as Josephine Baker, Paul Robeson and Lottie Gee.The company will also include Brooks Ashmanskas, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Joshua Henry and Brandon Victor Dixon.Please note that McDonald will not appear in performances from June 20 through September 25; she is scheduled to return on September 27. Audra McDonald(Photo by Bruce Glikas) Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 24, 2016 Shuffle Alonglast_img read more