LISTEN: Dan Leo and Mike Umaga on Will Greenwood’s podcast | Rugby Union News

first_img– Advertisement – To listen to all that and much more, click play above for the latest edition of Will Greenwood’s Podcast! Could Rugby Union head the way of Rugby League and place players on report instead of red carding them?Greenwood and Cox also preview the weekend’s Autumn Nations Cup Tests, as Ireland face Wales in Dublin on Friday, before England play Georgia at Twickenham, Scotland travel to face Italy and France play host to Fiji across the weekend.The bulk of our episode this week is a conversation with special guests Dan Leo and Mike Umaga, however, as the pair discuss the plight of the Pacific Nations, their work for ‘Pacific Rugby Welfare’, and their soon to be released film/documentary called ‘Oceans Apart’.- Advertisement – First up on this week’s episode, Cox and Greenwood review Round 2 of the Tri-Nations and the Wallabies’ dramatic 24-22 victory over the All Blacks in Brisbane, as well as looking forward to Round 3 of the competition.Our team also discuss the red cards dished out to New Zealand prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi and Australia flanker Lachlan Swinton – were they harsh? Or were they absolutely right?- Advertisement – ​​​​​​Will Greenwood and Rupert Cox discuss the Tri-Nations and red cards, preview the Autumn Nations Cup, and chat to special guests Dan Leo and Mike Umaga on the plight of the Pacific Nations…- Advertisement –

Golf tournament to play through Valencia again

first_imgThe agreement between AT&T and the Valencia Country Club, where the Champion’s Classic has been hosted since 2001, expires next year. “We won’t get into 2009 until we have further discussions with the PGA,” Fitzgerald said. But Fitzgerald said conditions of the Valencia course, as well as the support of the community, were tough for other contenders to match. “I hope you know how good this course is,” Fitzgerald said. “I would stack this course up against any other professional course.” Jim Fitzsimmons, general manager of Valencia Country Club, said the club has developed a solid relationship with tour organizers and players. “We have built camaraderie between the players and the members, and we are excited to think they will be here for another year,” Fitzsimmons said. Fitzsimmons noted that the course hosted the PGA’s Nissan Open in 1998 and would be open to another Professional Golf Association event, but he said the Champion’s event is a nice fit for now. “The PGA, that’s always of interest, but we have settled into a comfortable relationship with the Champion’s event,” Fitzsimmons said. “It really feels like family.” Mayor Marsha McLean was admittedly excited about the tour’s return and its economic potential for the city. The tour generated $8.3million for the city last year, and it could bring in even more this year. “We are always striving to be a destination city,” McLean said. “We couldn’t be happier to be chosen again as the host city for such a prestigious event.” But the real winners of the decision will be the local charities who reap the fundraising benefits of the pro-am tournament. Each amateur foursome pays $7,000 for the opportunity to play with a professional. This year’s tour includes 16-time PGA champ Mark Morae, as well as Tom Kite, defending his 2006 title. They are vying for this year’s title and top prize of $240,000. Competitive play starts today and continues through Sunday. connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661)257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Impressed by the pristine golf course, top-notch staff and supportive community, AT&T Champion’s Classic officials announced Thursday the senior golf event will return to Santa Clarita in 2008. No other course really had a chance, said Brian Fitzgerald, executive director of the Champion’s Classic. “I firmly believe this course is in the top two or three clubs in the Champion’s tour,” Fitzgerald said. “This course is exactly what we are looking for.” last_img read more

Battlefield 4 goes free to play on PC for 168 hours

first_imgBattlefield 4 sold well, but nowhere near as well as Battlefield 3, a shortfall EA has put down to the transition from current to next-gen consoles. But they haven’t given up on trying to get you to buy a copy before the inevitable Battlefield 5 arrives, and EA is now offering lots of free play time to entice a purchase.Between now and August 14 anyone with an Origin account, or anyone setting one up just for this offer, can claim 168 hours (7 full days) worth of free play time in the game. EA refers to this as Origin Game Time, and they’ve used it before to entice people to play and buy Titanfall. The main difference this time being the 168 hour time limit rather than the comparably stingy 48 hours Titanfall got.Using Origin Game Time gives you full access to Battlefield 4, meaning you can play through the whole single player campaign (several times over in fact) or focus completely on the multiplayer if you prefer. EA would probably like it if you went straight to multiplayer because inevitably that’s what will keep you coming back for more and ultimately lead to a game purchase.Your 168 hours of free time does not start until the game has downloaded, installed, and is ready to play, so you wont waste any of it while the gigabytes of required data transfer over to your hard disk. However, it is a real-time clock, so if you stop playing your free hours don’t stop ticking down. Origin Achievements and your career progress in the game will be saved and transferred over to the paid-for version if you choose to invest.last_img read more