Monday, 25 September, 2017

New Zealand media attack referee Romain Poite's late penalty U-turn

Naholo 1 Phase The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series
Elaine Woods | 12 July, 2017, 00:34

French referee Poite initially awarded a kickable penalty to New Zealand when he deemed replacement Lions hooker Ken Owens to be offside when he touched a restart which had been knocked on by Liam Williams. I think we've had a few things not go our way with injures and stuff not like that, and we haven't quibbled about it.

But he was drawn back to it through further questioning and he may yet have more to say once the game's officials review the Test in the coming days.

"For me, it's just the preparation side and mental side of the game that I took out of this", Laumape told reporters.

Referee Romain Poite made a number of questionable decisions in the 15-all stalemate.

"They just played footy and we were confident that they would do their job", Beauden Barrett said of his two Hurricanes teammates, who he believes are at the embryonic stage of lengthy Test careers. The ref's initial instincts were that it was a penalty, then he spoke to his team of three and one suggested it was accidental.

I must admit I liked the All Blacks supporters better when they fell apart at the prospect of a World Cup knockout game, but now that the team has discovered the cure to choking, they've simply become insufferable. It has been a good series for us, it has put us under a bit of pressure and we have to deal with that mentally.

To gain a sense of how good the Blacks have been under Hansen, you have to consider that not only had he not lost more than one game to another coach going into Saturday's decider against the British and Irish Lions, he had not lost a series.

Stripe announces cooperation with Alipay and WeChat Pay
Stripe's checkout flow will give Chinese consumers the option to purchase using the platform of their choice. In addition, Stripe partnered with Alipay to support recurring payments for Stripe users.

USA plans to test THAAD missile defenses
This could be helpful in defending against any incoming missiles from North Korea . It is not clear when, exactly, the test will be conducted.

UNESCO Declares Hebron Old City A World Heritage Site
Hebron is the largest Palestinian city in the occupied West Bank with a population of some 200,000. Israel says the future of the settlements also must be decided through talks.

Barrett produced a consummate performance at fullback in the 15-15 draw at Eden Park, belying those who thought his selection for a first start was a giant risk in such a big game.

But Lions captain Warburton approached Poite and urged him to reconsider his decision.

"You always want to win, but I guess we have done the Lions jersey proud and I am sure people will be looking forward to the next tour in four years' time".

"It was probably the first time in a while I've been that nervous for a game".

I don't quite get that because there wasn't a series victor and in the context of three Tests the All Blacks scored more points and more tries than a Lions squad promoted as being the best to ever be assembled in the professional era.

But the Lions were able to keep in touch thanks to the boot of Owen Farrell and a sweetly struck long-range effort from Elliot Daly.

Recommended

  • China's Wanda Retreats from Theme Park Business With $9.3 Billion Deal

    China's Wanda Retreats from Theme Park Business With $9.3 Billion Deal

    Sunac yesterday halted trading of its shares in Hong Kong pending an announcement of a "very substantial" acquisition, it said. In a brief joint statement , the two companies said Sunac would buy 76 hotels outright, without specifying which properties.
    Bomb kills police chief, 2 others in southwest Pakistan town

    Bomb kills police chief, 2 others in southwest Pakistan town

    Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar and Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti condemned the attack. The banned Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for those attacks.

    Tillerson Set To Meet Poroshenko In First Official Visit To Ukraine

    Amid reports that they met for more than two hours, Mr Tillerson said "neither one of them wanted to stop" talking. Tillerson says that the USA goal in Ukraine is to restore the country's territorial sovereignty and integrity.
  • Derrius Guice Gives Amazing Ed Orgeron Impersonation

    Derrius Guice Gives Amazing Ed Orgeron Impersonation

    Steve Spurrier (Florida/South Carolina) and Nick Saban (LSU/Alabama) both took their second SEC job after rough stints in the NFL. The kid left Larose to become a defensive lineman himself, at Northwestern (La.) State.

    US Plays Panama to a Draw in Gold Cup Opener

    They have to play the way they did for the opening hour against French Guiana for the full 90 minutes in their next two contests. Living up to his club form, Dwyer scored a goal in his worldwide debut against Ghana in a July 1 friendly.
    WWE Rumors: SummerSlam Universal title match set

    WWE Rumors: SummerSlam Universal title match set

    The iron man stipulation serves two purposes; to promote what should be a very strong match, and to end the feud once and for all. The realest guys in the room have broken up after Big Cass became sick of being held back by the big mouth of Enzo Amore.
  • Kermit the Frog's longtime puppeteer has left The Muppets

    Kermit the Frog's longtime puppeteer has left The Muppets

    News agencies tried to reach out to Disney, which owns Muppets Studio, but no statement has been released regarding the move. Details on Whitmire's departure are sparse, though CBS New York reports that he quit .
    Vigil Being Held Saturday In Honor Of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia

    Vigil Being Held Saturday In Honor Of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia

    Familia, a 12-year member of the department, died July 5 in the Bronx and left behind a 20-year-old daughter and 12-year-old twins.
    Ivanka Trump sits in for president at G-20 meeting

    Ivanka Trump sits in for president at G-20 meeting

    While her title doesn't carry much official weight, she may have been the best person to take the president's seat at that moment. The White House has confirmed that Ivanka Trump sat in for the president at the world leaders' table during part of the session.
  • Murray and Konta targeting Wimbledon quarter-finals on Manic Monday

    Murray and Konta targeting Wimbledon quarter-finals on Manic Monday

    Wimbledon , but it's better to have plenty of British players to win", Wade said in comments released by the All England Club . Konta said she was "excited and humble" to be facing Venus Williams , a match that Wade predicted the Briton would win.
    Maryam Sharif appears before panama panel

    Maryam Sharif appears before panama panel

    Before her, slain ex Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was often called to court to answer for the assassination of her brother Murtaza Bhutto.
    California fires spread quickly in record-breaking heat

    California fires spread quickly in record-breaking heat

    Residents in the mountain town are under orders to. "The fire is burning primarily to the northwest and southwest". According to Los Angeles Times , the fast-moving wildfires spread across 19,000 acres amid soaring temperatures.

Rahul admits meeting Chinese envoy, attacks Modi government Rahul admits meeting Chinese envoy, attacks Modi government The Congress leader also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Germany.

Nitish Kumar to skip Opposition meet on Vice Presidential nominee Nitish Kumar to skip Opposition meet on Vice Presidential nominee The scandal allegedly took place while his father Lalu Prasad was the railway minister. Nitish Kumar's bonding with Rahul Gandhi is well known in political circles.

NJ commuters faced with decisions as 'Summer of Hell' begins NJ commuters faced with decisions as 'Summer of Hell' begins NJ Transit's Essex, Morris and Gladstone lines will be the most affected, as trains will be routed to Hoboken. "Whether it's Gov. Amtrak, which operates the station, had been planning to make repairs to tracks and switches over the next several years.

Stanton to defend, Judge hopes to rule Home Run Derby Stanton to defend, Judge hopes to rule Home Run Derby The fourth seed is Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and he will go up against five seed Miguel Sano from the Minnesota Twins. He's averaged a home run every 10.1 at bats and is third in the majors with a.613 slugging percentage (Judge is first at.697).

Sharif family to come out clean in Panama case: Joya Sharif family to come out clean in Panama case: Joya The report said the role of off-shore companies is critical as they have been identified to be linked with their businesses in UK. From day one this was also the demand of PTI, the petitioner in Panama Papers case, that proceedings of the JIT be kept open.

Unruly Delta passenger tried to open exit door in flight, complaint alleges Unruly Delta passenger tried to open exit door in flight, complaint alleges The two people also initially said the Boeing 767 returned to the airport under a Department of Defense escort. However, it could have conceivably been thrown open while the plane was descending, but luckily it did not.

Union Government exempts import of aircraft, aircraft engines from ambit of GST Union Government exempts import of aircraft, aircraft engines from ambit of GST The 15-20 member team will also include officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Finance Ministry . The Ministry clarified that the tax incidence on the item before GST was slightly higher.

Mexico 3 El Salvador 1: Defending Gold Cup Champions Win Opener Mexico 3 El Salvador 1: Defending Gold Cup Champions Win Opener Mexico finished with 66 percent possession and 16 shots (seven on goal) to El Salvador's 12 (four on goal), per ESPNFC.us . However, El Salvador was resolute in defense and quick on the counter, even managing to generate more chances early on.

Team USA claims bronze medal at U19 FIBA World Cup Team USA claims bronze medal at U19 FIBA World Cup Italy outscored Canada 12-10 in the final quarter but it mattered little as Canada wrapped up the title in style. Barrett, the consensus best player in the Class of 2019 and arguably the best prospect to ever come from Canada.

Raptors acquiring CJ Miles from Pacers in exchange for Cory Joseph Raptors acquiring CJ Miles from Pacers in exchange for Cory Joseph With the Indiana Pacers acquiring Cory Joseph, it will take Lance Stephenson out of the running for the starting point guard spot. He was the one free agent realistically available within Toronto's budget who could credibly be considered an upgrade on Carroll.

Markelle Fultz, Sixers' top pick, done for summer with ankle sprain Markelle Fultz, Sixers' top pick, done for summer with ankle sprain Fultz appeared to roll his ankle in Saturday night's game and was helped to the locker room by two teammates. For only the fourth time in team history, the Sixers have signed a number one overall draft pick.

Richie Porte crashes spectacularly out of Tour de France Richie Porte crashes spectacularly out of Tour de France Thomas had crashed on another descent, made treacherous by rain, earlier in the day, suffering a suspected broken collarbone. The Spanish veteran cracked on the final of seven categorised climbs and lost several minutes by the finish.

G-20 Leaders Set to Reach Compromise on Trade at Summit G-20 Leaders Set to Reach Compromise on Trade at Summit Now, the EU-Japan pact underscores the economic risks for the United States if it's bypassed in global economic pacts. The U.S. now has 28 anti-subsidy tariffs on Chinese steel, including several imposed under President Obama.

United States bombers carry out live fire exercises near Korea DMZ United States  bombers carry out live fire exercises near Korea DMZ It is believed Kim's new missile could obliterate a major USA city, with an estimated range of around 4,160 miles. The MDA has claimed that THAAD had a 100 percent successful track record in its 13 flight tests since 2006.

Tanihara rises to fourth after third-round 66 at Irish Open Tanihara rises to fourth after third-round 66 at Irish Open EUROPEAN TOUR DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH OPENSite: Londonderry, Northern Ireland Course: Portstewart Golf Club (Strand Course). Away from the leader, there was a lengthy tie in fourth, with a clutch of players on 17-under approaching the final hole.