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Ireland boss Joe Schmidt could gamble on picking only two scrum-halves

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first_imgIreland boss Joe Schmidt is expected to gamble on taking just two scrum-halves to the Rugby World Cup. Kiwi head coach Schmidt will announce his 31-man World Cup squad at a press conference in Dublin on Tuesday lunchtime. Ireland face England at Twickenham in their final World Cup warm-up match on Saturday, and open their Pool D campaign against Canada in Cardiff on September 19. Wing Andrew Trimble could miss out in another surprise, with Nathan White and Tadhg Furlong both bolters at prop. Loosehead Cian Healy will be included despite his continued battles with recovering from neck surgery in May. Marty Moore’s inability to prove his fitness owing to foot trouble should see the Leinster tighthead omitted, however, while veteran centre Gordon D’Arcy should also miss the final cut as expected. Press Associationcenter_img Schmidt is thought to have opted for extra cover at centre in the form of Ulster’s Darren Cave, at the expense of Isaac Boss or Kieran Marmion. Any injury to Conor Murray or Eoin Reddan could see Ireland turning to fly-half Ian Madigan at nine, in a move that carries inherent risk in a highly specialist role. last_img read more

Regy Thorpe to become general manager, head coach at New York’s NLL team

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ On Monday, Syracuse associate head coach Regy Thorpe announced that he is leaving Syracuse to become the general manager and head coach of New York’s National Lacrosse League team, Syracuse Athletics announced. Thorpe joined head coach Gary Gait’s staff in 2010 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2015.During his time as a coach at SU, Thorpe was on the sidelines for eight NCAA tournaments including six semifinal games and two national championship games.Thorpe also played at Syracuse in 1992 and 1993. During that time, he led the Orange to two title game appearances and their fifth NCAA title. He was also an All-American in the 1993 season.“I would like to thank Gary and all of the assistant coaches and staff members who I have had the privilege of learning from over the years,” Thorpe said in a press release. “An opportunity to coach at your alma mater is a dream come true, and I have lived that dream for the last nine seasons.”After leaving Syracuse, Thorpe spent 15 years playing for the Rochester Knighthawks. In that time, Thorpe helped bring league titles to Rochester in 1997 and 2007. In his final season with the Knighthawks, Thorpe served as the general manager, the same position he will hold next NLL season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’m very excited for Regy as he takes on his next challenge in his coaching career,” Gait said. Published on January 14, 2019 at 7:12 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more