Tribute Paid to Christchurch Shooting Victims


A tribute was paid to the Christchurch shooting victims. This was before England’s match against the Czech Republic at Wembley on 22 March. Fifty people died in an attack on two mosques in New Zealand on Friday. The Premier League, English Football League, and Football Association were accused of “double standards”. However, the accusations were for not marking the attack over the weekend. A statement from the FA said: “We will remember everyone affected by the terrible events in Christchurch.” It was further added “We will pay tribute to the victims of the tragedy. This will be in New Zealand at the England v Czech Republic match. The match is on Friday, 22 March.”

Global Rapid Rugby is continuing a push into Asia. This is with the inclusion of teams from Singapore and Malaysia for the second season. This will be started on Friday night. This is with the Western Force’s 26-16 victory over the World XV at HBF Park. However, Robbie Deans believe besieged Japanese club the Sunwolves should resurrect itself in the Global Rapid Rugby competition. Robbie Deans is Former Crusaders Super Rugby coach. Moreover, SANZAAR confirmed on Friday that the Tokyo-based club will be culled from Super Rugby after the 2020 season.

Alun Wyn Jones has capped off his dream Six Nations. However ,this is with the ultimate accolade of being named the player of the championship for 2019. “For me as the captain, it’s a validation of what we’ve done as a squad throughout the campaign,” Jones stated. Moreover, He’s just 15 caps short of overhauling New Zealand legend Richie McCaw’s. McCaw’s all-time record is of 148. The tribute to Christchurch shooting victims comes as a great act of humanity.


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