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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 –

Olympics Qualifiers: Siasia unfazed by Ghana, Congo threats

first_imgNational U-23 Eagles coach Samson Siasia has declared that he is not scared of playing either Ghana or Congo in the final round of qualifiers for the 2015 African U-23 Championship billed to hold in Senegal in December.Complete Sports can report that the Championship which is in its second edition will be played between December 5 and 19.According to the Confederation of African Football, CAF, the Championship will also serve as qualifier for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.“Well, we are a team and we are always ready to play any team, all I can tell you is that we are monitoring events and also doing our best to prepare for the challenges ahead of the team”, begins the former Super Eagles handler.“Both Ghana and Congo are good teams and we are not going to underrate any of them that we have to face in the final round of the qualifiers.Siasia who led the Dream Team to beat Zambia 2-1 in Lusaka in their last qualifying game of the All Africa Games to qualify for the event billed to hold in Congo said he is well focused to ensure that Nigeria qualify for the Olympics. “We are going to do our best to make sure we qualify for the Olympics having secured the ticket to the All Africa Games.Meanwhile, Ghana will play Congo-Brazzaville for the right to face Nigeria’s Dream Team in the final qualifying round for this year’s African U-23 Championship.last_img read more