All-Stars Schools Team of the Year

first_img3. James Fish (Trent College) – unstoppable from close range4. Stan South (Whitgift) – hard-working team man5. Charlie Farmer (Sedbergh) – Mr Consistency6. Ollie Lyons (Bedford) – go-forward expert7. Joe Blake (Warwick) – fearless scrapper8. Nick Timoney (Blackrock College) –  big, strong, intelligentFine nine: Millfield’s Tom WhiteleyPlayer of the Year – Tom Whiteley (Millfield)Tom Whiteley moved from full-back to scrum-half in the middle of the Christmas term and the change of position had an immediate impact on his side’s fortunes.Whiteley struck up a great half-back partnership with his skipper Callum Sheedy, his quick service and sniping runs bringing a new dimension to the Millfield attack. Rugby World’s schools correspondent Huw S Thomas picks his top XV from the 2013-14 season – and hands out his Player of the Year award But it was his performances on the sevens circuit that marked him out as a special talent. His beautifully balanced running and ability to run in tries from his own line allied to some astonishing covering work in defence, were the highlights of the schools rugby year.To find out which school won our Team of the Year award and for a round-up of news from the schools circuit, see the July 2014 edition of Rugby World – on sale Tuesday 3 June. All Stars Team of the Year 2013-2014OUR XV rewards those players who not only played well individually but were outstanding team men. Selection was difficult – how to choose for example between four very talented full-backs in Ali Needen (Dulwich), Ben Magee (Woodhouse Grove), Ben Nethersole (Bedford) and Johnny McPhillips (Sedbergh) and six terrfic scrum-halves in Tom Whiteley (Millfield) Alex Mitchell (Lymm HS), Ben Pointon (Rughy), Patrick King (Wellington College), Jack Maplesden (Woodhouse Grove) and Akira Takenaka (Hampton)?This was our final choice:15. Ali Needen (Dulwich) – points machine14. George Wacokecoke (St Joseph’s, Ipswich) – powerful finisher13. Sam Arnold (Cranleigh) – outstanding midfield presence12. Matt Gilsenan (St Michael’s, Dublin) – goalkicker and line breaker11. Will Bailey (Clayesmore) – Lambs’ leading try-scorer10. Seaghan Davey (John Fisher CS) – great touch and feel for the game9. Tom Whiteley (Millfield) – brilliant sevens performances to finish great season1. James Lasis (Brighton College) – superb work-rate but also great tackler2. Dafydd Hughes (Llandovery College) – dynamic in the loose LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Gold Coast development Halcyon Greens flaunts a fresh style

first_imgHalcyon joint managing director Dr Bevan Geissmann said Halcyon homeowners were generally looking for a lifestyle change, which gave them more opportunity to keep active and social, but not compromise on the quality and size of their homes. Brisbane couple Ross and Allison Blundell are getting ready to trade in their city life for a laid-back country club lifestyle at Halcyon Greens. The designs have a country club style with a modern twist.The Fairway Series offers a new standard of luxury with designs providing a modern twist on country club style, a limited bespoke home designed to capture golf course views over the Gainsborough Greens Golf Course (GGGC). Each home includes three bedrooms plus a study, three bathrooms, open-plan living and extensive use of stone and timber throughout. Homes within the Fairway Series release start at $965,000 with all homeowners receiving exclusive membership benefits at the recently upgraded GGGC until 2027. Coco Republic interior designer Jenny Scholten said the furniture aesthetic for Halcyon Greens takes inspiration from the world’s country clubs combined with a resort lifestyle. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago “Our brief was to create a design that would reflect and enhance the Halcyon vision to meet every need of the modern senior, and we’ve been delighted with the collaboration,” she said. “The Halcyon Greens display home has been enhanced with quality tanned leathers, austere metallic accents throughout and iconic linen pieces that serve to bring life and lightness to the classic scheme. “We have specifically selected pieces that have a sturdiness in manufacture, providing comfort, support and safety to the lifestyle community market.” MORE NEWS: Luxury penthouse’s sale price revealed National interior design company Coco Republic is showcasing its high end product at Halcyon Greens.THE Halcyon Greens development is Australia’s first golf and lifestyle community located within Gainsborough Greens in Pimpama.Country clubs from across the globe have helped inspire the interior design of a master planned development at the Gold Coast.National interior design company Coco Republic has entered the lifestyle community market for the first time — introducing its high-end product to Halcyon’s $300 million Halcyon Greens community at Pimpama. Coco Republic has showcased its acclaimed design work in a spectacular, fully furnished display home within the golf-course fronting Fairway Series at Halcyon Greens. center_img Brisbane couple Ross and Allison Blundell have bought property at Halcyon Greens. Photo: SuppliedThe Blundells will move into their exclusive Fairway series home in early 2019, after downsizing from their large Hawthorne family home. “Our three-bedroom plus multipurpose room home at Halcyon Greens is a smaller property than what we had previously lived in, but it’s definitely still large enough to suit our lifestyle,” Mr Blundell said. The Fairway series offers a new standard of luxury with designs providing a modern twist on the country club style of home.Homeowners will also be able to enjoy the panoramic views across the golf club course. MORE NEWS: Champion hurdler Sally Pearson sells Queensland homelast_img read more