Dylan Hartley’s friends reacted to skipping World Cup “almost like I died”

Dylan Hartley’s friends reacted to skipping World Cup “almost like I died”

Dylan Hartley has said friends reacted to the news he had missed out on England’s Rugby World Cup squad almost as though he had died – and that he still wakes up most nights thinking about losing the chance to lead out Eddie Jones’ side in Japan. The 33-year-old hooker, who has not played since injuring his left knee playing for Northampton in December, also revealed than an aggressive rehabilitation programme designed to get him on the plane to Tokyo left him in a physical and mental “hole” – but…

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The first “millennium” commissioner for solving problems for generation Z

The first “millennium” commissioner for solving problems for generation Z

Putting the youngest ever Commissioner-designate in charge of managing the most fearful threats for future generations of Europeans, such as environment protection and oceans’ conservation, is the biggest gamble Ursula von der Leyen took in composing her team. Lithuania’s economy and innovation minister Virginijus Sinkevičius was proposed by Commission President-elect von der Leyen as Commissioner for environment and oceans on Tuesday (10 September). Although a slight but significant change in the job title, with the environmentally friendly word ‘oceans’ replacing the old-fashioned ‘fisheries’, he could substantially inherit the very same…

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