Today’s rugby news as Meczyki star is so good he ‘leaves England fans to dream’

Here are the latest Rugby headlines for Sunday, 19 June.

Nick Tompkins praised

Meczyki center Nick Tompkins did so well for the Saracens against eventual winners Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership final that England fans would be dreaming of what could happen, According to Planet Rugby’s player ratings.

Twickenham went down the series 15-12 to the Tigers in the season finale, but Tompkins was just the one who emerged with major credits.

Giving an 8/10 rating, Planet Rugby said of the midfielder: “Tompkins’ shrewd defense and penetrating carry, coupled with a great chemistry with Farrell, will leave England fans to dream that What could have been. A true professional and a master of his craft.”

Fellow Welshman Eld Davies, who started with the scrum-half and was dubbed the “lucky guy” after avoiding a red card, was rated 7/10. His report card stated: “Davis was eventually overtaken by his predecessor, Richard Wigglesworth. That being said, Davis served Farrell and the pack well, with good tempo.”

Sean Edwards: We want to honor Phil Bennett

Shaun Edwards says Burberry wants to honor the late Phil Bennett when he takes the field against England on Sunday afternoon.

France’s defense coach Edvards Babas is part of the coaching roster, with starting XV effectively the France line-up.

“50,000 people are coming on Sunday and we don’t want to disrespect them,” Edwards Said in his Daily Mail column. “We want to honor the late Phil Bennett in this match. A true Burberry legend. That right foot move was amazing and so was his humility.

“We’ve seen some old clips of him and we want to show some of his traditional, barbaric walking style. We take risks in French jerseys and Sunday will be no different.”

Stormers win inaugural URC title against Bulls

The Stormers won the inaugural United Rugby Championship title by overcoming a slow start to seal an 18-13 win over the Bulls in Saturday’s Grand Final in Cape Town.

John Dobson’s men – having hosted the final by virtue of their high league finish – went 7–3 at half-time, comfortably second in the opening period, with Harold Vorster scoring in the opening attempt for the Bulls. did.

However, Ivan Ros touched down early in the second half and added a second shortly after Andre-Hugo Venter sin-binded Cornel Hendrix for a high tackle.

Bulls fly-half Chris Smith proved more reliable on the tee on the night than opposite number Manny Libbock, but it mattered little in the end and a subsequent drop-goal ended the scoring late.

The result marked an 11th consecutive win for the Stormers, who never won the title during their time in Super Rugby – the Bulls had defeated in their only final in 2010.

WRU make new appointment

The Welsh Rugby Union has appointed a new “Head of Venues” to help ensure that rugby clubs are sustainable and fit for purpose.

Angrad Collins, the current CEO of Torfen Leisure Trust, will assume his new role in August.

The WRU said: “Angard will lead the implementation of the Club Development Plan as a key element of the Community Rugby strategy, with a primary focus on making Welsh rugby clubs sustainable and purpose-fitted. This will include private and public funding such as The areas covered are to ensure club facilities are welcoming, efficient and modern, to assist club volunteers to develop their club business model and that the club’s governance is inclusive, strong and forward-looking.

WRU Community Director Geraint John said: “To work with all sectors of the sports industry to work with all sectors of the sports industry and to make a difference in creating a healthy environment for volunteer and community sport within sport. He has an impeccable record from his present and previous employment.”

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