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’15 Donald Trumps’: World Cup wit, wisdom from England’s Eddie Jones

first_imgTokyo, Japan | AFP | From describing his flankers as “kamikaze kids” to feeling uneasy near Russia, outspoken England coach Eddie Jones hasn’t held back at the Rugby World Cup.Here are 10 of his more memorable quotes from the tournament:– Russia with love –“The stadium was fantastic, what a great thing for rugby, to be up here in Hokkaido, probably closer to Russia than you want to be, and we had 45,000 people here.”– Jones engaging in some international diplomacy after England’s opening win over Tonga on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.– BBQ nose, anyone? –“I think someone is going to BBQ part of his nose. I think someone found a little bit.”– Jones after captain Owen Farrell lost a chunk of his nose in a tackle against the United States.– ‘Kamikaze kids’ –“The ‘Kamikaze Kids’ rip and tear, with no concern for their bodies, and lead the way in our defensive efforts.”– Jones’ memorable description of back-row forwards Tom Curry and Sam Underhill, which raised some eyebrows in the Japanese media for his choice of words.– ‘Typhoon gods’ –“Someone is smiling on us. The typhoon gods maybe.”– Jones after England’s final pool match against France was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis, which would go on to kill more than 80 people.– ‘Fans with keyboards’ –“Well, someone has to ask them a question because the NZ media doesn’t. You guys are just fans with a keyboard, someone has to ask them some questions.”– Jones winning friends in the New Zealand media ahead of the semi-final against the All Blacks. – ‘Give me your email’ –“I didn’t drop him, I changed his role, and he was brilliant. Maybe you guys need to start reporting differently. Rugby has changed. Come and join us in modern rugby, give me your email and I’ll send you an invite.”– Jones turns his fire on the English media after he benched George Ford for the quarter-final against Australia.– Keeping up with Mrs. Jones –“I’ve seen all the All Black jerseys around. Even my wife, I have to tell her to stop barracking for them.”– Jones acknowledges the huge support enjoyed by New Zealand.– Maths genius –“I can remember being (at the World Cup draw) in Kyoto two-and-a-half years ago and quickly you could do the mathematics — even an Australian could do the mathematics –- that we were going to play New Zealand in a semi-final.”– Jones engages in advanced calculations at the World Cup draw.– Billy’s beef –“I think he has spent too much time at the Kobe beef bar.”– Jones explains Billy Vunipola’s ankle injury.– Trump card –“It’s going to be like 15 Donald Trumps out there.”– Jones rallies the troops ahead of England’s pool match against the United States.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


Get Green This Season with Secondhand Safari May 2

first_img$40 for covered booth, approximately 10×10 feetSaturday, May 2 will be a springtime extravaganza where bargains abound with over 1,500 visitors and 100 vendors in years past. Along with garage sale booths, the Secondhand Safari will also have educational booths, a free book and magazine exchange, entertainment, food, and more. Admission to Secondhand Safari is just $1 all day long, so get ready for bargain hunters galore!The Secondhand Safari will be on Saturday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Set up for sellers will be on Friday, May 1 from noon to 10 p.m. The doors will be locked after set up Friday evening and security will be on-site until the event opens Saturday.Representatives from Goodwill Industries will be on hand throughout the day on May 2 to accept donations (at their discretion), giving sellers the chance to donate any of their unsold items at the end of the day.For more information on the May 2 Secondhand Safari, or to reserve your booth, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair. Submitted by Thurston CountyGreen is springing up all over this season, including in your wallet! Spring cleaning can make you a tidy sum at the Thurston County Fair’s annual Secondhand Safari on Saturday, May 2.It’s not too late to reserve a booth and help keep usable secondhand goods out of the landfill. Buyers, sellers, swappers and traders can all feel good about making the green choice while keeping more greenbacks in their pocket at Secondhand Safari.Not sure if you have enough gently used treasures for a booth? Secondhand Safari is a great fundraising opportunity for your family group, school club, church, charity or scouting club.Outdoor spaces and covered spaces are going fast for the May 2 event, so call the Thurston County Fair Office today at (360) 786-5453 to reserve your booth:$25 for outdoor booth, approximately 10×10 feet Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more


Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Babe Ruth

first_imgNelson broke open a close game with six runs in the final innings.Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the accomplishment with Team of the Week honours.The Nelson Babe Ruth squad includes coach Roger May, Jayden Maida, Marco Falcone, Jared Martin, Chase May, Jordan McLeod, assistant coach Dylan Jacobs, Andrew Felcone, Benoit Thibault, Vinnie Watson, Garnet Duplessie, Sebastian Bodine and Justin Lasichuk. Nelson Minor Baseball historians say the last time a Heritage City squad won the West Kootenay Babe Ruth Championships the current members of the team were not even born.A group of Nelson players put that streak to rest by stopping Trail Athletics 11-5 Thursday at the Queen Elizabeth Park.last_img