Flo: I couldn’t have asked for anything bigger

first_img Posted in Springboks, Test Rugby, Top headlines, World Cup Tagged Francois Louw, Springboks Post by SA Rugby magazine 熱門話題小心會瘦過快…網友推爆:「真的瘦的超誇張!」熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo Francois Louw and RG Snyman embrace  0  0 ‘ ‘ Flo: I couldn’t have asked for anything bigger World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoDatemyage.comOver 40 And Single?Datemyage.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzSuperDetails About Meghan Markle’s Wedding Will Leave You SpeechlessBuzzSuper|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img Published on November 4, 2019 Life Exact BrazilRemember Grace Jones? She Is Almost 73, See Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Buzz TreatmentRemember Grace Jones? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowBuzz Treatment|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ ‘ Francois Louw says he could not have wished for a better end to his Test career after calling it a day with the Springboks’ World Cup win.Louw officially confirmed that last weekend’s World Cup final against England was his final game in Springbok colours. The 34-year-old ends his Test career having played 76 matches in the green and gold, starting 58 times for the Boks.He played for the Springboks in the 2011, 2015 and 2019 World Cups, collecting 17 tournament appearances.‘It does cap my career,’ Louw said after the World Cup final.  ‘It was officially my final game for South Africa – 76 games, 10 years, I couldn’t have asked for anything bigger, anything more special.‘It was a very long road, a challenging road at times. We’ve had two very dark years in Springbok rugby history and to come back the way we did, to form a united team the way we did – a team that fully represents South Africa. To win a World Cup with that is something I will cherish for the rest of my life.’ALSO READ: Stats behind 2019 World CupLouw had an underrated influence on the Springboks’ 2019 campaign. He was most often used off the bench as an impact player and made countless crucial turnovers when the Boks were under pressure in the closing stages of a game.‘I got knocked out in a quarter-final in 2011, a semi-final in 2015, and I’m glad I didn’t get knocked out in a final,’ Louw added. ‘To win it is fantastic and it was a tough road after the start we had to our World Cup campaign [losing to New Zealand].‘It was knockout rugby after that and it was tight against Wales. The guys approached this week with the right mindset, and things went our way.’Photo: Steve Haag via HollywoodBets ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

UK tables offer to unblock take-overs law

first_imgMadrid refused to rubber stamp an informal agreement on the proposed take-over rules which was reached by ministers in June because of fears that it could lead to the Rock setting up its own officially recognised take-over panel.Spain is adamantly opposed to any move which could allow Gibraltar to set up its own independent authorities because of its long-running battle with the UK over the Rock’s sovereignty.But EU sources say London has now tabled a formula which would save the Spanish authorities from having to deal directly with counterparts on any Gibraltar take-over panel in cases involving companies with interests in both markets. This would involve the creation of a ‘central post box’ which would allow the Rock to rule on take-overs affecting Spanish companies via London.The system would be directly tailored to addressing the problems caused by the Gibraltar-Spain situation, but would also be available to other member states and ‘decentralised regions’.“If Gibraltar is about to take a decision that concerns another member state – such as Spain – it would notify it via a post box. It would be just a channel,” explained one insider. In this case, he added, decisions in the ‘box’ would be collected by London and sent to Spain from there. “That way the Gibraltar authorities would not be in direct contact with the Spaniards.”However, he admitted that the proposal might fail to satisfy Madrid because it would acknowledge theexistence of an authority in Gibraltar.“It would call the shots. All London would do is receive a fax and resend it,” he said. The Spanish foreign ministry said this week that it was still studying the proposal. Diplomats are due to discuss the issue later this week. If they believe the proposal stands a serious chance of breaking the deadlock over the take-over rules, which have been on the table for a decade and which both member states support, the Finns may push for a deal to be clinched by EU ambassadors as early as next week.Under the terms of the proposed directive, a company taking control of a target firm should make a bid to all shareholders for their combined holdings, at an equitable price. The bidder would also be forced to make an alternative cash offer if its original offer was not made in liquid assets which were freely tradable in at least one EU market. This system would be overseen by a take-over panel in each member state which could outlaw take-over bids which failed to meet these requirements.last_img read more