The smaller neighboring country is putting pressure on the hosts in the Rugby World Cup and South Africa could win as well. Wladimir Klitschko had to postpone his next fight. Andreas Michelmann is the new handball president.
rugby-wm: Wales’ injured national rugby team stunned World Cup hosts England with a spirited fight. In front of 82,000 spectators in London, coach Stuart Lancaster’s team left the group game after half-time on Saturday evening and lost 25:28 (16:9). After the first defeat in the second match, England are worried about making it to the quarter-finals. A win against two-time world champions Australia would be necessary to finish one of the first two places in a strong Group A. On the other hand, Wales have good chances for the knockout rounds with a second win.
Wales coach Warren Gatland said: “Victory means a lot. For me personally and for the players.” The most talked-about game in Great Britain before the start of the World Cup lived up to all expectations. England, who won the last two coveted doubles matches, confidently defended their lead till the 72nd minute. But then Gareth Davies suddenly managed to make the first attempt for Wales and the tie ended at 25:25 with two extra points. Wales had to replace three injured players earlier. Exactly three minutes later, the winning penalty kick was followed by kicker Dan Bigger, who was also man of the game with 23 points.
On the other hand, South Africa played in despair after the loss to Japan: the two-time world champion defeated Samoa 46:6 at Villa Park in Birmingham, JP Peterson was the match winner with a hat-trick. The Springboks’ 32:34 loss to South Africa against the Japanese a week ago was perhaps the biggest sensation in World Cup history. In such a situation, the team of coach Heineke Meyer was under pressure. South Africa will now play Scotland next Saturday. Samoa, who had initially defeated the US 25:16, will face Japan on the same day. The Asians lost their second game against the Scots at 10:45 after a sensation against South Africa.
Handball: Andreas Michelmann is the new president of the German Handball Federation (DHB). As part of the extraordinary DHB Bundestag on Saturday in Hanover, the previous vice-president for amateur and popular sports was elected by secret vote with 73:46 votes. Michaelman was the only candidate. Carsten Corte of the Handball Association Westphalia took over Michaelman’s office as vice president of amateur and popular sports. The new Vice-President Law as successor to Anja Mathis, who had resigned for personal reasons, was his predecessor Heinz Winden. The election in the middle of the legislative term became necessary after Bernhard Bauer, elected in Düsseldorf in September 2013, resigned from his office in March this year. The next regular Presidium election will be held within the framework of Bundestag 2017.
Boxing, Wladimir Klitschko: World boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko’s fight against British Tyson Fury, scheduled for October 24, has been canceled and will take place at a later date. Klitschko Management Group confirmed this on Friday. According to information from the “Build” newspaper, the 39-year-old Ukrainian tore a tendon in his left calf during training. The World Cup for the WBO, IBF and WBA belts to be rescheduled at the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf. Klitschko Stable wants to announce the date as soon as possible.
Heavyweight champion of the WBA, WBO and IBF Klitschko suffered an injury at his training camp in Going/Austria on Thursday. The Ukrainian immediately went to former Bayern-dock Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wolfhardt for treatment. “He’s the best man for this kind of treatment,” Bonte said. Klitschko was considered the favorite for the fight for the World Cup. The Ukrainian has been unbeaten for eleven years and has won 64 of his 67 professional matches. Fury is still undefeated in 24 matches.
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