Hotshot: Dragons and Wales U20 back-row Taine Basham

first_img TAGS: Dragons Wales U20 and Dragons back-row Taine BashamDate of birth 2 November 1999 Born Abergavenny Region Dragons Country Wales Position Back-rowWhen did you first play rugby? From ten at Talywain Juniors, my local club. It was always rugby for me; I never had any interest in other sports.Have you always played in the back row? I started off in the centres, then moved to the back row. I like being more involved in the game.What are your strengths? Probably attacking. Having played centre, I like to get the ball in my hands.And work-ons?As I always played No 8 my main attributes are in attack, so I’m working hard on my defence. I want to be a good jackler, more of an all-round player, so I can play across the back row.Who was your childhood hero? I didn’t watch a lot of rugby growing up, I just played it. My dad, David, used to coach me and he played for Cross Keys and Pontypool before the regional structure, so I always looked up to him. He’s had a big involvement in my career. On the ball: Taine Basham on the attack for Dragons against Castres (Getty Images) Get to know the highly-rated loose forward who is also adept at DIY When did you link up with Dragons? At 15. It’s normally 16 but as there wasn’t a team my age where I’m from, I played up a year all the way through. I’d train with the Dragons twice a week, with a game usually on a Wednesday, and then I joined the academy full-time aged 17.How have you found Dean Ryan? He’s a great coach with lots of experience. He wants to make the region better and is pushing the boys to make it better.You were in the Wales squad for the Baa-Baas match… A highlight in my career so far. To have a taste of the international environment and sit down with Sam Warburton to look through my game… I was like a sponge and it was a great achievement for me. Now I want to see how far I can go.What do you do away from rugby? When I left school I did a course in plastering and bricklaying. Then last July I bought my first house, completely gutted it and I’m now redoing it all.RW VERDICT: Basham says he wants “to get better every day” and he’s already caught the eye of new Wales coach Wayne Pivac. If he continues to stand out for Dragons, he will soon add Test caps to his age-grade honours for Wales. This article originally appeared in the February 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Has the music died at Thomond Park?

first_imgEmail Previous articleAddict robbed to repay drug baronsNext articleAll to win or lose in mayoral election admin WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsHas the music died at Thomond Park?By admin – June 21, 2012 814 Linkedin Printcenter_img Facebook Advertisement Twitter QUESTIONS are being asked as to Thomond Park’s future as a concert venue, with a year having now passed since it last hosted a major music event.With  Elton John, Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan and Pink having played within 20 months of the stadium’s reopening in November 2008, after a €40 million plus investment, it was put on the international music venue map and viewed as a great asset to Limerick’s business and entertainment scene.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up With JLS the only act to perform in  2011, there have been no announcements of gigs this year, despite the promise of bigger and better acts in 2012.Meanwhile, Dublin, Cork and Galway, as well as smaller towns like Westport, have had an endless stream of concerts and festivals to bring in the punters.In October 2010, the Limerick Post expressed fears that Thomond Park had been put on hold as a concert venue.According to one local businessman, concerts  are worth much more than rugby matches in bednights and revenue to the city.“People make a weekend out of it when they are coming for a concert; they’ll visit restaurants and bars, which is a huge boost for the city as a whole”, Altaf Khan, general manager of the George Boutique, told the Limerick Post.“With rugby it depends on the result; fans might stay around if Munster win, but with the new road network ticket holders are more like to drive in and home again after the match. They can be back in Dublin in two hours.“It’s different with concerts, more groups  attend them and it’s a big celebration where they want to spend and enjoy themselves”.The Cranberries had been mooted to perform at Thomond Park,  but this has yet to come to fruition.Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald,  blamed the lack of income-boosting concerts as a contributing factor in the €1,052,000 debt at the Munster Branch for the year ending June 30 2012. The branch faced a higher than expected increase in interest rates on repayments to the IRFU on its loan to redevelop Thomond Park.“It is a Godsend and brings a massive boost when things are going well at Thomond Park but we need more gigs to put Limerick back on the map,” Mr. Khan concluded.Thomond Park management did not respond to requests for comment.last_img read more

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Statistics/Quantitative/Business Analytics Adjunct – Jabs School of Business

first_imgQuick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/6141 Posting Details * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. The appointment may include teaching undergraduate and graduatecourses in statistics, quantitative analysis, and businessanalytics. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Teaching Responsibilities Qualifications Position Summarycenter_img If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) The successful candidate will have a minimum regionally accreditedMaster’s degree (Ph. D. preferred) in related discipline with atleast three years of experience in the field. Prior teachingexperience is a plus. Qualified applicants will become part of anadjunct pool and contacted when a need emerges. Position TitleStatistics/Quantitative/Business Analytics Adjunct – JabsSchool of Business * Are you a Christian?YesNo Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsResumeCover LetterLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2Letter of Reference 3Unofficial Transcript The Jabs School of Business at California Baptist Universityinvites applications for an adjunct faculty position instatistics/quantitative analysis. Nondiscrimination Statementlast_img read more

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