Sandy Carmichael

first_imgMajor teams: West of ScotlandCountry: Scotland
Test span: 1967-78Test caps: 50 (49 starts)Test points: 3 (1T) Sandy Carmichael was the personification of stern-faced resistance to the established southern hemisphere stronghold of world rugby in the early 1970s, when British and Irish forward play reached its high-water mark.Although missing out on Lions Test selection, the Scottish tighthead was the common denominator of their back-to-back Seventies triumphs in New Zealand and South Africa, as well as the Baa-Baas’ memorable demolition of the All Blacks at Cardiff in 1973.Sporting talent was in Carmichael’s DNA. His grandfather played soccer for Scotland and, from his early years at Loretto School, Sandy displayed all-round sporting prowess. He was a skilful hockey player, possessed the strength and stamina to be a gifted athlete and transferred his games skills most effectively to the rugby field.Carmichael had the formative experience of playing on the loosehead in 1967-68 during his first full season in the Scottish front row. He equipped himself with such a deep understanding of body positions that he made scrummaging extremely difficult for his opponents when he switched to tighthead the following season.In addition, he was mobile in the loose – making two try-saving tackles in the 1969 win over France – and in club rugby had a penchant for pinching tries from the front of the lineout, a champion snapper-up of trifles. Scotland has rarely had a forward of such integrity, ability and sheer guts.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. TAGS: The Greatest Players center_img Ever-present for Scotland between 1967 and 1977, the plant-hire boss went on to become the first Scot to win 50 caps and enjoyed his finest hour in 1973 when his disruption of the Welsh front row earned his country a victory that led to a share of the Five Nations title.He took success and disappointment in his stride. Regarded by many as a shoo-in for the Test tighthead spot with the 1971 Lions in New Zealand, a vicious attack in the last big provincial match before the series began, against Canterbury, left him with multiple cheekbone fractures that ended his tour. It was entirely in character that he took the unprovoked assault without any utterance of recrimination, and the Glaswegian – who has had six hip operations – remains equally tight-lipped today. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

France v Ireland live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhere

first_imgHere’s your guide to tuning into the final match of the 2020 championship France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from EuropeFrance 2, another free-to-air channel, has the rights to broadcast France v Ireland (kick-off 9.05pm) in France.In Italy, DMAX is showing France v Ireland (kick-off 9.05pm) and you can also live stream the match via its online player Dplay.If you’re in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can watch France v Ireland (kick-off 9.05pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN. France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to France v Ireland from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 9.05am on Sunday morning on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 31 January 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer France v Ireland live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhereThe elongated 2020 Six Nations Championship will finally reach its conclusion when France take on Ireland at the Stade de France in Paris tonight (kick-off 8.05pm).Both teams are in the title mix along with England and we’ll only know who will be crowned this year’s champions when this match ends, so you won’t want to miss any of the action.Read our full France v Ireland preview here and find out how to get a reliable live steam for the Six Nations match below…How to watch France v Ireland from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Six Nations coverage, like France v Ireland, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Six Nations live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN Tight tussle: Ireland’s CJ Stander looks to make ground against France last year (Getty Images) France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Six Nations matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.France v Ireland will kick off at 4.05pm EST and 1.05pm on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership and European Champions and Challenge Cups as well as the Six Nations.France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, France v Ireland (kick-off 7.05am on Sunday morning) is live on beIN Sports 3.Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action. Plus, there is currently a two-week FREE trial offer, so you could take advantage of that to watch this Six Nations match!You can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offercenter_img France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the UKThe good news is that all Six Nations matches are available on free-to-air TV in the UK.France v Ireland, which kicks off at 8.05pm, will be shown live on the BBC in the UK. Coverage starts at 7.30pm on BBC Two and switches to BBC One at 9pm for the second half, or you can watch live on BBC iPlayer.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when France v Ireland takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, France v Ireland (kick-off 8.05pm) is also on free-to-air TV, with Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) broadcasting live coverage of all Six Nations matches.You can also stream live TV through Virgin TV Anywhere if you’d rather watch on your phone, tablet or computer. France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go.France v Ireland kicks off at 10.05pm and is live on SuperSport’s Rugby and Grandstand channels.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.France v Ireland live stream: How to watch from AsiaRugbyPass live streams Six Nations matches in a lot of Asian countries, including China, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. To find out if the streaming service is available where you are and the cost, head to RugbyPass.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more