All Blacks side to play Ireland on Saturday named

The All Blacks team has been named to face world number two ranked Ireland at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on Saturday 17 November (Kick-off: 7.00PM Ireland time)

The matchday 23 is as follows (with Test caps in brackets):

1. Karl Tu’inukuafe (11)
2. Codie Taylor (40)
3. Owen Franks (105)
4. Brodie Retallick (73)
5. Samuel Whitelock (107)
6. Liam Squire (22)
7. Ardie Savea (33)
8. Kieran Read – captain (116)
9. Aaron Smith (81)
10. Beauden Barrett (71)
11. Rieko Ioane (22)
12. Ryan Crotty (43)
13. Jack Goodhue (6)
14. Ben Smith (75)
15. Damian McKenzie (21)

16. Dane Coles (58)
17. Ofa Tuungafasi (24)
18. Nepo Laulala (15)
19. Scott Barrett (27)
20. Matt Todd (16)
21. TJ Perenara (53)
22. Richie Mo’unga (6)
23. Anton Lienert-Brown (31)

The matchday 23 features just the one change from the team which beat England last weekend: Ryan Crotty comes in for the injured Sonny Bill Williams, with Anton Lienert-Brown coming into the run on reserves in the 23 jersey.

All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said: “This will be another great challenge for our squad and one that we’re all really looking forward to. These are the types of Test matches that gets everyone up — it’s number one versus number two — and there’s a real excitement that’s building as we get closer to Saturday.

“The earlier part of our week has been about getting our processes and clarity right, focussing on our core roles and the execution of our skills and then going out and training well.

“On Saturday we’ll be playing an opponent who will want to keep the ball for long periods of time, and if they aren’t getting what they want, then they’ll kick and try to pressure us.

“For us, we’ll need to be strong at set piece, both on our ball and theirs, and be prepared to work hard with or without the ball. When the momentum comes our way, we’ll need to take the opportunities that will come, as the team that makes the most of their opportunities will win the game.”
Steve Hansen added: “As always, we’ve been given a warm welcome by the Irish public and we look forward to playing our part in what will be a wonderful game at one of the great rugby stadiums.”

Meanwhile, it will be a significant match for three All Blacks.

Aaron Smith will play his 82nd Test match and become the most capped All Blacks halfback in history, overtaking Justin Marshall, while Brodie Retallick and Samuel Whitelock will set a new record for an All Blacks starting lock partnership, starting in their 50th Test together.

“On behalf of the All Blacks, we want to congratulate Aaron, Brodie and Sam on their achievements,” Hansen said.

Key facts – All Blacks vs Ireland

• The All Blacks and Ireland have played each other 30 times, with 28 wins to the All Blacks, one to Ireland and one draw. The last match was in Dublin in November 2016, which the All Blacks won 21-9.
• All Blacks Captain Kieran Read celebrated 100 Test wins last weekend – he’s the fourth player in history to record 100 Test match wins, behind Richie McCaw (131), Keven Mealamu (114) and Tony Woodcock (102).

• Beauden Barrett has become the first player to score 100 international points this year. He is on 106 points, with South African Handre Pollard on 100 and England’s Owen Farrell on 91.

All Blacks vs England teams for Sat 10 Nov -they last met 4 years ago

The All Blacks team has been named to play the Hillary Shield Test against England at Twickenham, London, on Saturday 10 November (Kick-off: 3.00PM BST)
The matchday 23 is as follows (with Test caps in brackets):

1. Karl Tu’inukuafe (10)
2. Codie Taylor (39)
3. Owen Franks (104)
4. Samuel Whitelock (106)
5. Brodie Retallick (72)
6. Liam Squire (21)
7. Ardie Savea (32)
8. Kieran Read – captain (115)

9. Aaron Smith (80)
10. Beauden Barrett (70)
11. Rieko Ioane (21)
12. Sonny Bill Williams (50)
13. Jack Goodhue (5)
14. Ben Smith (74)
15. Damian McKenzie (20)

16. Dane Coles (57)
17. Ofa Tuungafasi (23)
18. Nepo Laulala (14)
19. Scott Barrett (26)
20. Matt Todd (15)
21. TJ Perenara (52)
22. Richie Mo’unga (5)
23. Ryan Crotty (42)

In the forwards, Karl Tu’inukuafe starts in the number one jersey, replacing the injured Joe Moody, alongside Codie Taylor and Owen Franks. Ofa Tuungafasi and Nepo Laulala, together with hooker Dane Coles, will provide front row support from the bench.

Locks Brodie Retallick and Samuel Whitelock are in the second row, with Liam Squire, Ardie Savea and Captain Kieran Read the loose forward trio. Scott Barrett and Matt Todd are lock and loose forward cover.

In the backs, halfback Aaron Smith and first five-eighth Beauden Barrett will start, with the inside paring of TJ Perenara and Richie Mo’unga to bring impact from the bench, Jack Goodhue returns from illness and is named at centre, inside Sonny Bill Williams, while the outside back trio is unchanged from the Tokyo Test against Australia, with Rieko Ioane in the 11 jersey, Ben Smith in 14 and Damian McKenzie at fullback. Ryan Crotty provides extra back cover in the run-on reserves.

All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said there had been real excitement and energy in the All Blacks camp this week: “There’s huge anticipation at what lies ahead on Saturday and the team is certainly looking forward to the challenge of the weekend.
“Our week’s preparation has been very good. We’ve spent the early part of our week getting our preparation right and clarity of our roles and been building throughout the week so we’re ready to go on Saturday.

“We know we’ll be up against a very determined and well-coached English side. They’ll have gained a lot of confidence from their win over South Africa and be keen to make a statement in front of their passionate Twickenham home crowd.

“However, for us it’s about making our own statement. To do that, we’ll need to bring our own intensity and accuracy to an even higher level throughout the game. It’s a great opportunity to assess where our game is at and we’re really looking forward to it.”

Key facts – All Blacks vs England

* The All Blacks will again have an embroidered poppy on their sleeves this weekend to mark the Centenary of Armistice Day. The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association’s poppy was designed specifically for New Zealand and has been in use since 1978.

* The All Blacks and England will also be playing their tenth match for the Hillary Shield. The trophy, named in honour of Sir Edmund Hillary, was first contested for in 2008.

* The All Blacks and England have played each other 40 times in their much-storied history, with 32 wins to the All Blacks, seven to England and one draw. The most recent Test was in November 2014 at Twickenham, which the All Blacks narrowly won 24-21.

* Locks Brodie Retallick and Samuel Whitelock will be playing their 49th Test together, equalling the All Blacks starting locks partnership record set by Robin Brooke and Ian Jones. Meanwhile, Ben Smith will be playing his 75th Test and Codie Taylor his 40th.

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Delighted to be part of Songwriting competition and workshop for month of Nov in W cape with Dept Cultural Affairs and Sport

Delighted to part of the team who are working with DCAS

The people who will be coming to the town include :

1) Heinrich Frans who works and sings with Jonathan Butler and is an audio engineer and co manager to Kyle Sheppard the film composer for Noem my Skollie

2 ) Craig Parks founder of Jazzathon

3 ) Selwyn Bartlett -Radio consultant

4 )Martin Myers -founder Music Exchange and Sipho Mabuse’s manager

acclaimed South African Youth Choir (SAYC) to perform with Hotstix Mabuse at the Baxter on Friday 26th October

The internationally acclaimed South African Youth Choir (SAYC) is one of the most exciting choral projects in the world today.

Since its inception in 2005, the choir has showcased its vast abilities on both local and international platforms entertaining a variety of audiences across the globe.

The Choir has positioned itself as one of the most sought-after performance choirs in South African and regularly performs and records with various local and international artists.

The Choir currently consists of 54 high school learners and students between the ages of 13 – 25 years from all over South Africa representing the diverse culture of the country.

The SAYC is a celebration of unity within cultural diversity.

Featuring on the concert this Friday at the Baxter is the 14 piece ensemble that have just returned from a whirlwind tour of the US performing in New York and Washington.

The bill also includes Tony Cedras ,Mmino, Siphokazi Jonas ,Roeshdien Jaz and Sipho’s band commonly know as the Hotband

Book at web tickets

SIPHO “HOTSTIX” MABUSE AND TONY CEDRAS, LIVE! this Friday 26th October

After an absence of more than 30 years, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse and his band, including Paul Simon friend and respected muso Tony Cedras, will ignite the stage at this weekend’s 30-years-in-the-making, once-off, night at The Baxter!
Tony Cedras, one of Cape Town’s rarely celebrated living legends, will be on stage come Friday 26 October, alongside his long-time friend and peer, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse.

 

Tony, along with a host of other great talent will take to the stage at The Baxter Theatre in support of Sipho’s much-anticipated Cape Town show.

 

Accomplished Elsie’s River-born accordion, harmonium, keyboard and guitar player, Tony’s discography is eye-wateringly impressive. Think Winston Mankuku, Robbie Jansen, Basil Moses, amongst others, and know that Tony’s magic has imbued and travelled right around the world over the past 40 years. From living in London, to touring the world with Paul Simon, his musical palate and field of reference is vast, beyond!

 

Sipho’s long-overdue Mother City return is set to be a night worth capturing in time, if only because the new (Siphokazi Jonas, Roshdien Jaz and Mmino) and the tried-and-tested powerhouse that’s “Hotstix” will all deliver a one-of-a-kind performance on the night. “Sipho and I share a crisscross frame of references and we’re entirely connected each time we perform together,” Tony shares. “The magic will happen in the room, on the night. That excites me, as it should the fans who’ll be coming out to share in Sipho’s return to Cape Town.”

 

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Presenting music that rose above the politics of yesteryear, Tony and Sipho’s talent and influence that has actively fed a cultural curiosity, will be on display when these two greats grace the stage together. “I need to be inspired,” Tony explains. “Where better than The Baxter to celebrate “Hotstix” in full flight?”

“If you weren’t there 30-years-ago, now’s your chance,” Sipho teases. “We’ll be doing be delivering some riveting performances.” Promoted as an intimate experience, this show is going to be special. “I’m as excited for the audience to see and hear some of the new talent too,” Sipho says. “We’ll share the stage, not have it divided.” Always motivating and inspiring young talent, “Hotstix” is the silent ambassador giving future generations an opportunity and voice in a space where they would otherwise be mute. “Once you have a gift, share it,” he insists. “Share the gift. Pass it on. For me, it is very important that these young musicians and wordsmiths take the baton and run with it.”

“Hotstix” has actively influenced and help shape the South African popular music songbook over the past 50 years. Those lucky enough to have secured a ticket to this show will get to enjoy it all, played out in rare live performance. “We’ll be bringing a narrative many people don’t realise. It’s so important in entrenching belief in ourselves of what we make here, at home. Tony and I are living proof of that with the music we’ve made and continue to invest in. “Tony’s talent is beyond belief!” Sipho asserts. “Fans will see that on the night. I’m excited for us all!” the “Burn Out” and “Shikisha” hitmaker concludes. “The Baxter holds fond memories for me. We intend honouring the iconic venue with a stunning one-night show, playing all the hits and throwing in a few surprises along the way too.”

 

Tickets cost R200 each and the show will run for 90 minutes, with no interval. Tickets are on sale now and can be bought at The Baxter ticket office or online at webtickets.co.za

Muizenberg High School is 120 years old and former pupil and Tv Star Chantal Stanfield comes back to school to give back this weekend

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Muizenberg High School is 120 years old! In celebration of this feat, a show has been devised incorporating the history of Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa and, of course, Muizenberg High School.

Conceived and directed by Coleen van Staden with the assistance of Celia Musikanth, “Legacy 120 – the show” will be on the boards on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October starting at 19:00.

Audiences are invited to take a journey through a series of snapshot scenes and moments that depict the last 120 years. Against the backdrop of a changing South Africa, “Legacy 120, the show”, brings to life some of the school’s history and highlights, its values and vision.

A very exciting component of this show is Chantal Stanfield, well known TV star, stage performer and singer (to mention just some of her attributes) who will be performing her song “Walk it off” with backing dancing by most of the cast.

Chantal is a proud past pupil of Muizenberg High and excitement mounts with the learners itching to accompany her on stage!

The school’s Legacy of Life Long Learning is evident in the commitment and enthusiasm that the cast of learners has shown. They are sure to take much of this journey with them into adulthood. Their contribution is the heart and soul of this production.

To book contact the school directly please:

– Trevor Noah Announces First Ever Arena Run With Loud & Clear Tour 2019

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Trevor Noah is crossing North America on his first ever arena outing with the Loud & Clear Tour 2019. Kicking off January 18 in Toronto, the 28-city tour will visit cities including Tampa, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and many more. The Daily Show host and celebrated comedian is known around the world for his insightful and authentic take on politics and current events. Born in South Africa during the end of apartheid, he often shares incisive social and political commentary on his Comedy Central The Daily Showplatform and through his various stand-up specials and writing. In 2016, Trevor released his first book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which became an instant New York Times bestseller.

Trevor Noah Announces First Ever Arena Run With Loud & Clear Tour 2019

Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, October 19 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

TREVOR NOAH LOUD & CLEAR TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
Fri, January 11, 2019 Toronto, ON Sony Centre*
Sat, January 12, 2019 Toronto, ON Sony Centre*
Fri, January 18, 2019 Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center
Sat, January 19, 2019 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Sun, January 20, 2019 Tampa, FL Yeungling Center
Fri, January 25, 2019 Ottawa, ON TD Place Arena*
Sat, January 26, 2019 Bethlehem, PA Sands Casino
Fri, February 01, 2019 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Symphony Hall
Sat, February 02, 2019 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
Fri, February 08, 2019 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
Sat, February 09, 2019 St. Paul, MN Excel Arena
Fri, February 15, 2019 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
Sun, February 17, 2019 Asheville, NC US Cellular Center
Fri, March 15, 2019 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Seminole*
Sat, March 16, 2019 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Fri, March 22, 2019 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Arena
Sat, March 23, 2019 Charleston, SC Charleston Coliseum
Fri, April 12, 2019 Amherst, MA Mullins Center
Sat, April 13, 2019 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
Fri, April 19, 2019 Irving, TX The Music Factory
Fri, April 26, 2019 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Sat, April 27, 2019 Chicago, IL United Center
Fri, May 03, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Opera House
Fri, May 31, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
Sat, June 01, 2019 Hershey, PA Giant Center (Hershey Theatre)
Sun, June 14, 2019 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
Fri, June 21, 2019 Fayetteville, AR Walmart Amphitheatre
Sat, June 22, 2019 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Amphitheatre
Fri, November 15, 2019 Medford, MA Chevalier Theatre*

*Date not produced by Live Nation

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