Rodrigo Roncero puts Ronan O’Gara on his backside in 2008

first_imgMonday Aug 13, 2012 Rodrigo Roncero puts Ronan O’Gara on his backside in 2008 Argentina prop Rodrigo Roncero is never far from the action, and although he’s now 35 years old, he’ll be one to keep an eye on in the upcoming Rugby Championship. Here’s an amusing look at what happened with him a few years ago against Ireland.Ireland beat Argentina 17-3 in the Autumn of 2008 in what was a tempered affair at Croke Park. Ronan O’Gara kicked 12 points and set up a try to claim the Man of the Match award.He didn’t make any friends out there though as he got himself in numerous tangles with Argentine players, and fiery front rower Roncero in particular.As the game was petering out the prop and flyhalf appeared to get themselves in an off the ball scuffle, which was picked up by touch judge Mark Lawrence. A minute later Roncero found himself with ball in hand, and O’Gara, the target of his affections, directly in front of him.It’s not the first time we’ve seen ROG barged out the way but this one was quite spectacular as he went airborne, then came to ground and stuck a boot in Roncero’s nether region.What that did was set up an amusing situation as O’Gara was announced as man of the match while a handful of opposition players stood and took some shots at him, albeit verbally. He soaked it up and didn’t show any signs of backing down as the banter and abuse flowed freely.It appears as though Roncero was penalised for this charge, but it was actually for the scuffle before that, which wasn’t caught on camera. Not long afterwards, Roncero dished out a few verbals to the touchjudge, which resulted in referee Bryce Lawrence sending him to the sinbin.It was an eventful period of play and one that needed to be archived here, especially ahead of this weekend’s Rugby Championship, where we will see Roncero strutting his stuff against South Africa.Have a look at the related posts below for some huge fends, fights, and O’Gara being knocked downADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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

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Utah Football Celebrates Homecoming By Hosting Washington State’s “Air Raid”

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Having slumped to No. 19 after being upset by unranked USC  30-23 Friday, the University of Utah’s football team hosts Washington State for Homecoming at Rice-Eccles Stadium this Saturday.Both Pac-12 squads come into this game at 3-1 overall on the season and each are coming off of deflating losses. The Cougars, who were No. 19 last week, fell from the rankings after squandering a 49-17 lead to UCLA, ultimately losing 67-63.The Utes return to the Beehive State for the fourth time in their first five games of the season, seeking their first Pac-12 win of the season.Utah is currently 93-35 all-time at home at the present-day Rice-Eccles Stadium and 65-24 at home in the Kyle Whittingham era (2004-present).The Utes have won six consecutive home games and eight of their last nine at Rice-Eccles Stadium.Saturday, the Utes will celebrate Homecoming for the 99th time. They are 60-34-4 all-time in Homecoming games and 14-13-1 in Homecoming games against Pac-12 schools.Despite the disappointing loss at the Los Angeles Coliseum Friday, the Utes still rank second nationally against the run (52 yards surrendered per game) and are 12th in interceptions (5). They are also 16th in total defense (274.8 yards per game and 20th in first downs allowed (53).Utah senior signal-caller Tyler Huntley has completed 76.2 percent of his passes (64-84) for 512 yards and five touchdowns, with no interceptions. His contributions have the Utes ranked fourth nationally in completion percentage. Furthermore, Utah is one of 14 teams in FBS that has not thrown an interception this season.While senior tailback Zack Moss (63 car, 392 yards, 4 TD’s, a 6.2 yards per carry average) was sidelined with a shoulder injury against the Trojans, Whittingham, when addressing the media Monday, said he was not out for the season.In his stead, junior tailback Devonta’e Henry-Cole (16 car, 87 yards this season) will receive more reps.Sophomore receiver Bryan Thompson (7 rec, 199 yards, 2 TD’s) is Utah’s current leading receiver this season.Defensively, senior defensive end Bradlee Anae (4 sacks) and senior cornerback Julian Blackmon (2 interceptions) are Utah’s defensive leaders.The Utes rank 69th in scoring offense (29.8 points per game) and 21st in scoring defense (14.8 points per game).Washington State, known for its dynamic “Air Raid” offense designed by head coach Mike Leach, is among the offensive leaders in college football.The Cougars rank fifth nationally in scoring offense (52.8 points per game) and first in passing yards per game (499.5 yards per game).Incidentally, Washington State senior redshirt signal-caller Anthony Gordon leads the nation in passing yards (1,894), passing yards per game (473.5 yards per contest) and passing touchdowns (21). He is also fourth nationally in passing efficiency (195.30).Gordon’s leading receiver is redshirt senior receiver Easop Winston Jr. (26 rec, 348 yards, 8 TD’s). He is closely followed by graduate student receiver Brandon Arconado (25 rec, 352 yards, TD).While the Cougars don’t run often, sophomore tailback Max Borghi has maximized his opportunities. Borghi has 325 yards and four scores on 41 carries, good for 7.9 yards per tote. This ranks him 7th nationally.Washington State is tied for 82nd nationally in scoring defense (28.8 points per game), tying them with South Carolina.Junior defensive lineman Will Rodgers leads the Cougars with two sacks. Senior cornerback Marcus Strong, redshirt junior safety Skyler Thomas and redshirt freshman linebacker Hank Pladson have an interception apiece as well to pace Washington State.The Cougars lead the Utes 9-7 all-time while Utah seeks its first win in the series since 2012, when the Utes earned a 49-6 victory. Written by Brad James September 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Football Celebrates Homecoming By Hosting Washington State’s “Air Raid” Tags: Utah Football/Washington State Footballlast_img read more

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Ralph Hasenhuttl says Southampton rise is ‘scary but not surprising’ | Football News

first_img“The first 15 minutes was probably our worst spell after half-time. We couldn’t get out. We kept giving the ball back to them and when you’re in that situation it becomes difficult for. Congratulations to Southampton on the night. They were far better than us and we couldn’t cope with them.“We go up and down too quick. That’s one thing we have to resolve. We go along nicely then all of a sudden we don’t play well enough in the game. It nags me.”What’s next?Southampton travel to face Wolves on Saturday November 21 after the international break; kick-off 3pm.Newcastle will host Chelsea at St James’ Park at 12.30pm on the same day. Ralph Hasenhuttl heaped praise on his players after Southampton moved top of the Premier League, but admits his side’s rise has not come as a surprise to him.Saints moved top of the Premier League for the first time in their history after beating Newcastle 2-0 at St Mary’s on Friday night. A seventh-minute strike from Che Adams gave the home side an early lead and they wrapped up victory in the 82nd minute through Stuart Armstrong.- Advertisement – Jamie Redknapp and Alan Pardew felt that Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles was lucky to avoid conceding a penalty after a reckless tackle on Southampton’s Theo Walcott. Inconsistency frustrates Bruce – Advertisement – 1:14 Newcastle, who had yet to be beaten away from home in the Premier League this season and headed into the game on the south coast in good form, having beaten Everton 2-1 in their previous fixture, but often lacked control and managed just four shots during the game.“Certainly, the best team won,” Newcastle boss Steve Bruce told Sky Sports. “We didn’t get anywhere near where we were five days ago. We didn’t look after the ball well enough and we gifted them two goals. We didn’t do enough to win the game. We didn’t handle the full press and it was a difficult night.“The one thing you can’t do at this level is give them the goals we did. We gave the ball away far too often. We knew what to expect from them – the full press – and unfortunately we couldn’t play through it. Che Adams rattles in Theo Walcott's cross to put Saints in frontImage:Che Adams rattles in Theo Walcott’s cross to put Saints in front A year ago, Southampton sat in the bottom three of the Premier League, but the Austrian believes his side are now showing their development and the fruits of their investment both away from the pitch and on the training ground, away from the pressure of playing in front of supporters. 3:03 FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Southampton’s win over Newcastle preview image preview image “It’s amazing what my team does in the moment,” he told Sky Sports. “Congratulations to everybody around the pitch and the team. Amazing. We could maybe have scored more but the rest was perfect. Everybody was on the highest level. It is a little scary what we are doing at the moment to be honest but not surprising when I see what we are working on.“Earlier, we could have closed the game, earlier. That was definitely possible. The way we played through lines was fantastic to watch. We can then make the last pass and final decision even better but this is criticism on a high level. We know it’s not so easy to create a lot of chances against these teams.- Advertisement – Hasenhuttl’s men dominated possession and chances as they sealed a comfortable win that saw them replace Liverpool at the top of the table ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.The Saints last stood at the summit of English football 32 years ago under the management of Chris Nicholl and it marks a remarkable 12 months for the Austrian manager since their 9-0 thrashing by Leicester last October. 2:35 Newcastle boss Steve Bruce was very disappointed his side couldn’t follow up their win against Everton with a good performance and admits his side’s biggest problem is consistency after their 2-0 defeat to Southampton in the Premier League. Hasenhuttl added: “I’m happy for the fans that we’re top of the league at the moment, but the season is very long. We have a very intense period over Christmas but the squad is nicely balanced. We’ve restructured a few things and this now shows that the players are stepping up.”“It’s the first time that we’ve had three wins in a row and this was the goal for today. It’s the first time that we’ve taken three points over Newcastle as the last three times we’d lost. We’re top for now, but it’s only for a few moments. Of course, it’s nice for the fans and the players. For me, it’s important that we say hungry and don’t lean back.” Stuart Armstrong sealed the win to put Southampton top of the leagueImage:Stuart Armstrong sealed the win to put Southampton top of the league Ralph Hasenhuttl shakes hands with Adams at the final whistleImage:Ralph Hasenhuttl shakes hands with Adams at the final whistle “We’re a strong side and this is not a coincidence as we’ve developed every part of our game. Our game management has been very brave and I feel it has helped us in some situations where there’s no crowd in the stadium so we can develop our game, as there’s not so much stress now, and we’ve got used to it. As a result, we’ve now got a more complete game.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

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CFNEM Begins “Red, White and Cruise” Giving Contest

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis The Community Foundation of Northeast Michigan is hosting a contest like no other- a giving contest. The prize? Two cruise tickets aboard the Lady Michigan.Starting today, and for a 48-hour period, the Community Foundation will host a “Red, White and Cruise” giving contest. Donors will have until midnight tomorrow to make a $25 minimum gift to the community endowment fund. This fund allows the foundation to meet current and future needs of the community.Donors can make multiple gifts, and their name will be entered once for each gift given. Each gift will be entered into a drawing for the special prize- two tickets aboard the Lady Michigan for the fireworks cruise.“We thought it would be fun to kind of raffle these off to any community member that made a gift to our community endowment fund,” said Patrick Heraghty, Executive Director of CFNEM.It’s a great opportunity for those who care about Northeast Michigan to make an impact and invest into their communities. It’s also a chance to receive a gift in return.To donate or for more information visit www.cfnem.org. The winner of the fireworks cruise will be announced on Thursday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Woman Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting TeenagerNext Alpena’s Shipwreck Rollers Recognized by Facebooklast_img read more

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Wellington heavyweight Miguel Lujan wins Rose Hill wrestling championship over undefeated foe

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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Miguel Lujan outwrestles undefeated Austin King of Circle in regional championship.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington heavyweight Miguel Lujan scored a 3-2 decision over Austin King of Circle to win the Rose Hill Regional Championship Saturday.The victory was a stunner as King was undefeated going in with a 24-0 record. He had pinned Lujan in the first round in the Wellington Tournament in December.Lujan now advances to his second consecutive state tournament and will be Wellington’s lone representative in the Class 4A state tournament in Salina next weekend.“I think I’m the happiest I have ever been,” Lujan said after his big win Saturday. “Last time he slammed me and dislocated my shoulder.”When asked what his strategy was going into this match, Lujan responded: “Don’t get slammed down and dislocate my shoulder.”Lujan scored a takedown early in the first period and that was all he needed. The two boys would exchange escapes thereafter.Lujan appeared to be in trouble at the start of the second period when he was slammed down after taking the upper position. But he eventually was able to get out of the situation and earned an escape for it. “It really was identical to what happened to him in Wellington,” said Wellington head wrestling coach Mitch McComb. “There he landed on his shoulder and got pinned. He was able to avoid that this time.”The state tournament brackets will be available soon. It should be a tough bracket. Despite King being undefeated he was ranked fifth in the state.Lujan was the exception to Wellington’s regional fortunes, during what was a rather bleak performance otherwise for this year’s dual Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV champions.Ian Groom gets pin Saturday afternoon.Wellington could not get any other wrestler out of the consolation quarterfinals. Ian Groom at 195 scored a pin early over Edwin Pena of Hugoton, but he was eliminated by Nicholas Lehman of Andover Central by pin thereafter.The Crusaders had little luck in the lower weight classes, going winless in the tournament.Austin Schoemann at 182 scored a 3-1 decision against Wade Hall of Augusta in the first round on Friday, but was pinned by No. 1 ranked Curtis Rylant of Clearwater and then was eliminated by Grant Schooner of Andover Central by pin Saturday.Wellington came into the tournament having two less starters than previous thought. Seniors Jace Lowe and Shane Hughes were suspended for disciplinary reasons.The Crusaders were already shorthanded having lost Skyler Struble earlier in the season and Graysen DeJarnett and Jason Norris out for the season with concussions.So going into Friday’s regional, Lujan was the lone upperclassman with any kind of regional wrestling experience. Subsequently, Wellington finished with just 34 points and placed 14th out of 15 teams. El Dorado won the regional with 154 points.As for Lujan, this was his tournament. On Friday, he received a by in the first round, pinned Trenton Ging of Winfield 1:31, and decisioned Seth Simmons of Pratt 4-1 to qualify for state.The Wellington results are as follows:KSHSAA 4A – Rose Hill – Regional Results for Wellington106 – Tim Schmidt (11-15) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Jake Patch (Andover Central) 32-7 won by tech fall over Tim Schmidt (Wellington) 11-15 (TF-1.5 0:00 (18-2))    Cons. Round 1 – Tim Schmidt (Wellington) 11-15 won by fall over Violet Martinez (Holcomb) 3-8 (Fall 0:47)    Cons. Round 2 – Briggs Erwin (Augusta) 11-17 won by fall over Tim Schmidt (Wellington) 11-15 (Fall 2:17)120 – Blake Bales (0-12) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Drake Carothers (Clearwater) 18-12 won by fall over Blake Bales (Wellington) 0-12 (Fall 5:04)    Cons. Round 1 – Blake Bales (Wellington) 0-12 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Matt Atkinson (Rose Hill) 14-13 won by tech fall over Blake Bales (Wellington) 0-12 (TF-1.5 0:00 (15-0))126 – Kadin Heacock (5-15) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Jack Thomas (El Dorado) 16-14 won by tech fall over Kadin Heacock (Wellington) 5-15 (TF-1.5 0:00 (20-4))    Cons. Round 1 – Kadin Heacock (Wellington) 5-15 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Jake Thomas (Clearwater) 23-16 won by fall over Kadin Heacock (Wellington) 5-15 (Fall 2:58)132 – Andrew Wolf (8-19) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Clem (Clearwater) 13-12 won by fall over Andrew Wolf (Wellington) 8-19 (Fall 3:49)    Cons. Round 1 – Andrew Wolf (Wellington) 8-19 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Zak Anderson (Ulysses) 18-14 won by fall over Andrew Wolf (Wellington) 8-19 (Fall 0:31)138 – Nick Hawkins (1-8) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Collin Pavlacka (Andale) 12-9 won by fall over Nick Hawkins (Wellington) 1-8 (Fall 3:59)    Cons. Round 1 – Nick Hawkins (Wellington) 1-8 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Braden Carney (Rose Hill) 2-7 won by major decision over Nick Hawkins (Wellington) 1-8 (MD 15-2)182 – Aaron Schoemann (18-17) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Aaron Schoemann (Wellington) 18-17 won by decision over Wade Hall (Augusta) 10-17 (Dec 3-1)    Quarterfinal – Curtis Rylant (Clearwater) 34-1 won by fall over Aaron Schoemann (Wellington) 18-17 (Fall 0:31)    Cons. Round 2 – Aaron Schoemann (Wellington) 18-17 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 3 – Grant Schoonover (Andover Central) 32-13 won by fall over Aaron Schoemann (Wellington) 18-17 (Fall 2:21)195 – Ian Groom (17-17) place is unknown and scored 7.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Ian Groom (Wellington) 17-17 won by fall over Jesse Clark (Augusta) 11-21 (Fall 5:04)    Quarterfinal – Ali Viravong (Winfield) 25-12 won by fall over Ian Groom (Wellington) 17-17 (Fall 5:02)    Cons. Round 2 – Ian Groom (Wellington) 17-17 won by fall over Edwin Pena (Hugoton) 12-13 (Fall 3:26)    Cons. Round 3 – Nicholas Lehman (Andover Central) 12-15 won by fall over Ian Groom (Wellington) 17-17 (Fall 2:52)220 – Matt Mccomb (4-7) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Raiden Kohman (Pratt) 15-14 won by decision over Matt Mccomb (Wellington) 4-7 (Dec 9-4)    Cons. Round 1 – Matt Mccomb (Wellington) 4-7 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Hagen Henderson (Towanda-Circle) 20-17 won by fall over Matt Mccomb (Wellington) 4-7 (Fall 3:44)285 – Miguel Lujan (35-9) placed 1st and scored 22.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 35-9 received a bye () (Bye)    Quarterfinal – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 35-9 won by fall over Trenton Ging (Winfield) 11-20 (Fall 1:31)    Semifinal – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 35-9 won by decision over Seth Simmons (Pratt) 22-19 (Dec 4-1)    1st Place Match – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 35-9 won by decision over Austin King (Towanda-Circle) 24-1 (Dec 3-2).Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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