HEART TOP 40 – 31 October 2015

HEART TOP 40 – 31 October 2015
POS ARTIST SONG TITLE MOVE L/W PEAK WEEKS NOTES
1 R.City feat. Adam Levine Locked Away NC 1 1 (3) 7 Last Week’s #1
2 Justin Bieber What Do You Mean NC 2 2 6
3 The Weeknd Can’t Feel My Face NC 3 1 (3) 10
4 Flo Rida feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine White I Don’t Like It, I Love It NC 4 2 17
5 Disclosure feat. Sam Smith Omen NC 5 3 8
6 Jess Glynne Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself NC 6 4 14
7 Chris Brown Zero Up 3 10 7 4
8 Maroon 5 Feelings Up 11 19 8 3 Highest Climber
9 Sam Smith Writing’s On The Wall Down 1 8 8 4
10 Nick Jonas Levels Down 1 9 7 7
11 Calvin Harris & Disciples feat. Ina Wroldsen How Deep Is Your Love NC 11 9 11
12 Trey Songz Change Your Mind Up 4 16 12 10
13 Deorro feat. Chris Brown Five More Hours Down 6 7 6 15
14 Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. Mo Lean On Down 2 12 7 17
15 Jidenna feat. Roman Gian Arthur Classic Man Down 2 13 13 8
16 Cee-Lo Green Robin Williams Down 2 14 14 5
17 Adele Hello New 17 1
18 Shout Smile Down 3 15 15 7
19 OMI Hula Hoop Up 5 24 19 3
20 Muzart Get Down Up 2 22 22 3 SA Top 10 #1
21 R. Kelly Backyard Party Down 1 20 20 4
22 Nico & Vinz feat. Kid Ink & Bebe Rexha That’s How You Know Up 6 28 22 2
23 Adam Lambert Ghost Town Down 6 17 2 15
24 Rita Ora feat. Chris Brown Body On Me Down 3 21 21 6
25 DNCE Cake By The Ocean New 25 1
26 Jess Glynne Ain’t Got Far To Go Up 9 35 24 5
27 Kyle Deutsch All Night Up 5 32 27 2
28 Ciara Dance Like We’re Making Love Down 3 25 17 9
29 One Direction Drag Me Down Down 3 26 26 3
30 Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend Like I’m Gonna Lose You Down 12 18 1 (3) 22 Longest Running Song
31 Felix Jaehn feat. Jasmine Thompson Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) Up 5 36 31 3
32 Maroon 5 This Summer Down 5 27 2 17
33 MKTO Bad Girls Down 4 29 27 5
34 Dbn Nyts feat. Zinhle Ngidi & Trade Mark Shumaya NC 34 29 5
35 A Great Big World Hold Each Other Down 5 30 30 4
36 Charlie Puth feat. Meghan Trainor Marvin Gaye Down 5 31 4 16
37 Shekhina feat. Kyle Deutsch Back To The Beach Down 14 23 4 13 Biggest Faller
38 Silento Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) Down 5 33 1 (3) 9
39 Janet Jackson feat. J. Cole No Sleeep Down 2 37 29 7
40 Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar Bad Blood Down 1 39 22 10
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Rugby World Cup 2015 final: The Richie McCaw stats you won’t believe

Richie McCaw is set to finish his test career on Saturday after the World Cup Final , even though he won’t admit it. We’ve compiled a list of staggering stats from his test career.

32 percent

Of the All Blacks’ 412 victories since 1903, McCaw has been on the field for 32 percent of them. 130 wins in black to be exact.

147

The most number of tests by any player in rugby history. 109 of those as captain are a record. His 130 wins are also a record.

37

The number of tests McCaw has missed since his debut on November 17, 2001.

36

That’s how many tests he has played against Australia, the most by one player against an opposition.

Sunday will be his 37th. Just six of those were defeats.

132

The number of players to make their All Blacks’ debut since McCaw’s first test in 2001.

10

The number of times he’s lifted the Bledisloe Cup as All Blacks captain. He’s also lifted four Tri Nations titles, three Rugby Championships and one World Cup.

2

McCaw has lost just two tests on home soil of the 61 he played in New Zealand.

3

Number of times he has been awarded World Rugby player of the year.

8

Number of nominations for World Rugby player of the year. Twice as many as the next best – Dan Carter.

18

The number of different teams he has played a test against (including the British and Irish Lions). The only two nations in the top 20 he has never faced is Uruguay and USA (though he toured USA last year).

39

Number of grounds McCaw has played a test on.

12

The number of times McCaw has travelled to South Africa to play a test match. He’s also made the same number of tours to the Northern Hemisphere for end of year trips or World Cups.

68

The All Blacks’ winning percentage in those tests without McCaw. They won 19, lost 7 and drew one when he didn’t take the field since his debut.

3

Of his 15 defeats in the All Blacks jersey, only three times was the loss by double figures. The largest being the 38-21 loss to England in 2012. The next biggest defeat was the 22-10 World Cup semifinal loss to Australia in 2003. He’s been in seven defeats by three points or less.

30

The number of times McCaw has been replaced in his 147 tests. Only nine of those have been in the last four years, during the ‘twilight’ of his career. He’s also come off the bench seven times in total.

4

Has only lost tests to four nations – Australia (6), South Africa (6), England (2) and France (1).

5

In the classic six degrees of Kevin Bacon game, we came up with how many moves it would take to get from McCaw to Colin Meads. It only took five…

1 McCaw made his debut against Ireland in 2001, starting on the wing that day – Jonah Lomu
2 Lomu made his debut against France in 1994, starting on the other wing was John Kirwan 3 Kirwan made his debut against England in 1985, starting hooker was Andy Dalton 4 Dalton played beside Bryan Williams in the 1978 season.
5 Williams played in the fourth test draw against the Lions in 1971 – Meads’ last test.

– NZ Herald

Richie McCaw will make a decision on retirement after the Rugby World Cup final against Australia

Richie McCaw prepares to leave black hole in heart of New Zealand

Nation prays as its greatest All Black, good bloke and nightmare for opponents reaches for glory one last time in the Rugby World Cup final against Australia

Richie McCaw said he will make a decision on retirement after the Rugby World Cup final against Australia but few expect the All Black captain to carry on.

If it is the end – and it surely will be – the stage is a fitting one. Richie McCaw is trying not to approach Saturday’s World Cup final in those terms – “I will make a decision when I get back home” – but he cannot control what the whole of New Zealand is thinking. A special one-line grace is being recited at every Kiwi dinner table and it goes like this: “Lord, may the best team win but please don’t let our Richie retire with a loser’s medal.”

A different version is circulating across the Tasman – “Dear God, PLEASE tell Nigel Owens to watch bloody McCaw at the breakdown” – but they are two sides of the same personalised coin. Rugby union has known few doughtier competitors than the All Black captain and, should he become the first person to guide his side to two consecutive World Cup triumphs, it will merely underline that fact. If, alternatively, Australia ruin the flanker’s prospective finale, it will prove once and for all that sentiment does not shape the outcome of rugby matches.

McCaw, as everyone knows, is just one of numerous All Blacks preparing for their last stand. Dan Carter and Conrad Smith are off to play Top 14 rugby in France, the injured Tony Woodcock has already worn the silver fern for the final time and Keven Mealamu, set to feature in his 132nd Test, is also about to qualify for entry to “Dunhookin”, that boisterous rest home for retired international No2s.

Whether McCaw likes it or not, however, it is he who is destined to leave the biggest hole. This is the man who has led the All Blacks from the depths of World Cup despair in 2007 to the golden glow of 2011 glory and beyond. He has yet to confirm his intentions after Saturday night but, with his 35th birthday looming in December and the Crusaders having left him off their roster for next season, his battered body is finally within sight of some respite.

On the eve of his 148th Test – he will also be equalling Jason Leonard’s record of 22 World Cup appearances – his coach Steve Hansen has absolutely no doubt his captain ranks among the all-time greats: “I think he’s probably the greatest player we’ve ever had play the game,certainly for New Zealand. He is also now probably one of the great leaders of all time. And he’s a good bloke, so you’ve got the trifecta.”

Hansen also argued that the best leaders are not born but instead forged in the crucible of intense disappointment, from which they subsequently learn. McCaw is a prime example of the latter breed but has been around long enough to know the week of a World Cup final is not the moment to mull over future plans.

“I’ve purposefully not gone into that,” he said. “I want to make sure I don’t get all hung up on what this tournament may or may not be. I’ve made no secret I’ll have to reflect on things but I just want to do this week right.”

If anyone has earned that luxury, it is McCaw, who made his Test debut in 2001 but has not been as consistently revered in the northern hemisphere as he is at home. There might be an element of jealousy involved but to some degree it reflects the media priorities of the organisation he represents. When they tour in Europe, the All Blacks spend most of their time in top-table isolation, communicating largely in soundbites and making corporate commitments a priority. It makes it desperately hard to humanise the black-shirted machine, which is possibly the intention.

The estimable McCaw, consequently, is mostly known for the way he plays – relentlessly hard, unflashy, on the edge – rather than as the staggeringly driven good egg that Kiwis know and love. Only those who have read his autobiography, published in 2012, will be alert to the rounded, intelligent man whose relentless hunger for self-improvement jostles with a love of gliding and South Island rural life.

Such things are clearly secondary at this precise moment, as New Zealand seek to outflank a Wallabies team with a spring in their step. The All Blacks have named an unchanged starting XV, with Nehe Milner-Skudder passed fit to start on the wing, but Wyatt Crockett is once again an absentee from the bench after breaking down in training.

As long as it yields the right result, the manner in which the defending champions play is seen as largely irrelevant. “I don’t really care how the game is as long as we win,” said McCaw, whose desire to represent his country with distinction has never wavered. “You grow up wanting to be an All Black, that’s the dream. I remember the first time I did it, I didn’t want that moment to end. Once you get past that it’s about leaving some of yourself in that jersey. That’s what being an All Black requires; you add to what’s gone before you. You don’t want to let it down.”

source : guardian.com

The All Blacks side has been named to play Australia in their Rugby World Cup 2015 final at Twickenham, London, on Saturday 31st October (Kick-off: 4.00PM) has been named.

The team is:

Starting XV
1. Joe Moody (10)
2. Dane Coles (35)
3. Owen Franks (77)
4. Brodie Retallick (46)
5. Samuel Whitelock (72)
6. Jerome Kaino (66)
7. Richie McCaw (147) — captain

8. Kieran Read (83)
9. Aaron Smith (46)
10. Daniel Carter (111)
11. Julian Savea (40)
12. Ma’a Nonu (102)
13. Conrad Smith (93)
14. Nehe Milner-Skudder (7)
15. Ben Smith (47)

Reserves
16. Keven Mealamu (131)
17. Ben Franks (46)
18. Charlie Faumuina (32)
19. Victor Vito (32)
20. Sam Cane (30)
21. Tawera Kerr-Barlow (19)
22. Beauden Barrett (35)
23. Sonny Bill Williams (32)

All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said: “We’ve really enjoyed the interaction with the people of England and Wales throughout the Rugby World Cup, as well as with our own Kiwi fans who’ve travelled and those who have stayed at home. We’ve been really well looked after by our various hosts around the UK and I know as a group we have enjoyed the Tournament, both on-field and off-field because of this.

“We came here as contenders for the Cup, just like everyone else. In our minds, we have never been defenders. We knew we would have to earn the right to progress through the Tournament so being in the Final is very satisfying in its own right, as it’s the first Rugby World Cup Final an All Blacks team has made in the UK. But the ultimate goal has always been to win it, so we are exactly where we need to be to try and achieve that.

“Both teams have arrived at the Final by different pathways. We’ve had the luxury of building game by game throughout the whole Tournament, whilst Australia have had to be at their very best right from day one. Mental fortitude and physical endurance, together with skill execution and sheer desire, will be the key ingredients come Saturday.

“We’ve had a great preparation so far this week at Pennyhill; the boys are feeling really fresh and energised. We’re building towards Saturday’s match with a growing sense of determination and real excitement and I couldn’t be happier with where we are at.

“We know that all our fans here and at home are as excited as we are. Once again, we’d like to thank them for all their good wishes and support, and we’ll be looking to put in a performance all of us can be proud of.”

Key points of interest

• The All Blacks matchday 23 for the Test against Australia has an average age of 28 and has 1,339 Test caps of experience.
• This is the first time the All Blacks and Australia have met in a RWC Final.
The sides have met three times in semifinals: in 1991, 2003 and at the last RWC in 2011.

This weekend, Australia and New Zealand will be playing their 155th Test match. The All Blacks record stands at 105 wins, 42 losses and seven draws.

• Daniel Carter last weekend became the first visiting player to score 100 points at Twickenham. Carter has also kicked 21 conversions in this tournament.

Only former All Black Grant Fox (30) and former Springbok Percy Montgomery (22) have kicked more in an RWC tournament.

• Sonny Bill Williams, Jerome Kaino and Sam Whitelock have played in 13 consecutive Rugby World Cup wins, a RWC record.

WP Rugby pays tribute to Jean de Villiers

Western Province Rugby would like to wish former DHL WP and DHL Stormers captain Jean de Villiers well as he embarks on the next phase of his stellar rugby career at top English club, Leicester Tigers.

De Villiers first wore the Blue & White hoops of Western Province as an aspiring Under-13 Craven Week player, that after his father, Andre, represented Western Province with distinction in the 1970s.

Jean de Villiers played his final match for the DHL Stormers on May 3, 2014 (against the Highlanders at DHL Newlands), racking up a total of 105 caps since his debut against the Sharks in February 2005.

He also played 50 matches for DHL Western Province, his final appearance coming in the 2013 Absa Currie Cup Final – having made his debut in the Vodacom Cup in February 2001.

De Villiers would certainly have played more games for WP Rugby had it not been for a catalogue of serious injuries – especially the knee injury he suffered on his Springbok debut in November 2002 – but he will go down as one of this union’s greatest players in the modern era after also amassing 109 Bok caps (including 37 as captain).

Western Province Rugby Football Union President, Mr Thelo Wakefield, commented: “Jean will go down in the annals as one of our greats. He’s always been a true ambassador for Western Province and South African Rugby and he will continue to fly our flag for years to come.

“Leicester Tigers is a successful English club that has a proud history and I have no doubt that Jean will help add to their success in the coming months,” added Mr Wakefield.

“I would like to thank Jean for everything he has done for WP Rugby over the past 15 years. I would like to wish him, his wife Marlie and their three children all the very best for their time in England.”

WP Director of Rugby, Gert Smal, paid tribute to “a true Province Man”.

“I was lucky enough to have selected Jean on his Province debut back in 2001 and then, already, one could see that he would become a special player,” Smal stated.

“His record and statistics speak for themselves. But it is his mental strength, having recovered from his various injuries to still make such an impact at the highest level, and loyalty to this union that stand out more than anything else.

“Jean has played all his rugby for Western Province, from Under-13 upwards, and spent just that one season at Munster (in 2009/2010), before deciding to make this move to Leicester where I have no doubt that he will leave a lasting impression – both on and off the field.

“He has always been proud to wear the Blue & White hoops of DHL Western Province and play for the DHL Stormers and that kind of commitment and loyalty is a great example and lesson to any aspiring rugby player.

“Jean de Villiers is a true Province Man and we look forward to seeing him back at DHL Newlands, with his family, supporting both the DHL Stormers and DHL WP for years to come.”

Whilst De Villiers will not be seen in DHL Stormers colours in 2016, it was recently announced that young guns Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi and Damian de Allende had all signed long-term deals to remain in Cape Town.

The quartet will be joined in DHL Stormers colours next year by returning Bok veteran Schalk Burger, as well as new signings JC Janse van Rensburg (prop), Pieter-Steph du Toit (lock) and Cornal Hendricks (wing) – along with prop JP Smith and scrumhalf Jano Vermaak, both of whom featured for DHL WP in the 2015 Absa Currie Cup.

Of course, former Japan coach Eddie Jones will officially take over as DHL Stormers head coach next month, with former Lions U21 and Vodacom Cup boss Russell Winter this week announced as the union’s new senior forwards coach.

All Blacks team for the 2015 Rugby World Cup final against Australia named

Stick with what you know and trust. That’s largely the theme of the All Blacks team for the Rugby World Cup final against Australia.

Prop Joe Moody’s impressive form has seen him earn a starting spot for the Twickenham showdown with Wyatt Crockett ruled out of the final after pulling up lame in training. It’s a real doff of the cap from coach Steve Hansen for Moody’s rapid emergence, given he only joined the squad two-and-a-half weeks ago after veteran prop Tony Woodcock’s tournament-ending hamstring injury.

It had been hoped Crockett would play a role from the bench, however, his injury means Ben Franks comes on to the bench.

Otherwise, Hansen has remained loyal as expected and the team naming was never going to create any major ripples.

This core group have built a formidable record over the past four years, losing three games in that time and charting a composed path through the knockout stages. Hansen now trusts them to follow through on the biggest stage against the Wallabies, the trans-Tasman foe.

Consistency of selection has been a feature of the sudden death rounds. The All Blacks have made just one injury-enforced change (before Crockett’s) in the past three weeks, with Crockett making way for Moody last week.

In this regard lessons have been absorbed from previous failed campaigns.

The backline in particular has been given time to settle. Waisake Naholo’s inclusion on the left wing in the last pool match against Tonga almost a month ago was the last tweak – a far cry from the 12 changes made for the quarterfinal in 2007.

There can certainly be no excuses about a lack of cohesion in the Twickenham finale on Sunday (NZT).

Like the semifinal against the Springboks at the same venue, where Kiwis voiced their vocal chants in the tense closing stages, it would not surprise to see All Blacks enjoy dominant support from New Zealanders and neutrals.

“We’ve really enjoyed the interaction with the people of England and Wales throughout the Rugby World Cup, as well as with our own Kiwi fans who’ve travelled and those who have stayed at home,” Hansen said. “We’ve been really well looked after by our various hosts around the UK and I know as a group we have enjoyed the tournament, both on-field and off-field because of this.

“We came here as contenders for the Cup, just like everyone else. In our minds, we have never been defenders. We knew we would have to earn the right to progress through the tournament so being in the final is very satisfying in its own right, as it’s the first Rugby World Cup final an All Blacks team has made in the UK. But the ultimate goal has always been to win it, so we are exactly where we need to be to try and achieve that.

“Both teams have arrived at the final by different pathways. We’ve had the luxury of building game by game throughout the whole tournament, whilst Australia have had to be at their very best right from day one. Mental fortitude and physical endurance, together with skill execution and sheer desire, will be the key ingredients.

“We’ve had a great preparation so far this week at Pennyhill; the boys are feeling really fresh and energised. We’re building towards the match with a growing sense of determination and real excitement and I couldn’t be happier with where we are at.”

ALL BLACKS: Ben Smith, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea, Dan Carter, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (c), Jerome Kaino, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Owen Franks, Dane Coles, Joe Moody. Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Victor Vito, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams

stuff.co.nz

Nigel Owens will referee the Rugby World Cup final, or will McCaw ?

Nigel Owens will referee the Rugby World Cup final, or will he?

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Rugby World Cup final referee Nigel Owens has form with both the All Blacks and Wallabies.

OPINION: World Rugby confirmed the news that everyone had been expecting since All Blacks selector Grant Fox let the ref out of the bag. Richie McCaw will helm the World Cup final. His assistant at Twickenham on Sunday will be Nigel Owens, the experienced Welsh official.

OK, so Owens, aged 44, a veteran of 67 test matches, has been officially named as the man in charge, but it is an appointment that should put joy into the heart of every All Blacks supporter and fear in the soul of the Wallabies. World Rugby has gravely blundered by giving the final to Owens, a man who has serious form with both New Zealand and Australia.

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Referee Nigel Owens shows he’s not afraid to send All Blacks players to the sin bin.

The All Blacks love the man. Fox presaged the announcement by saying: “Nigel is clearly the best referee in the world – he’s demonstrated that … Like all referees, he will make the odd error. But one of the key things he does, apart from communicating incredibly well with players, is that he lets the breakdown breathe. And that’s really important. If you want to get a good contest and spectacle.”

Of course Fox thinks that Owens communicates incredibly well with the players. The Welshman has a respect for McCaw that at times in the past has bordered on sycophancy, like when he shook the All Blacks leader’s hand twice in the immediate aftermath of one test match. Given his track record it is hard to imagine Owens keeping McCaw onside on Sunday.

Owens refereed the previous match between these two teams when the All Blacks thrashed Australia 41-13 at Eden Park. The way he spoke to both captains that day was remarkable. When McCaw made a complaint, Owens said: “I’ll have a look at the next one, OK.”

When Australia captain Stephen Moore asked for clarification on two separate occasions, Owens said: “Back you go” and “Off you go”.

In that match Conrad Smith twice played the jumper in the air and did not receive a yellow card. In a previous match against England refereed by Owens, Ma’a Nonu committed two professional fouls, pulling back James Haskell off the ball and preventing England from taking a quick drop-out. Owens did not produce a card.

But of course Louis Picamoles got a yellow card for what amounted to little more than a facial rub of New Zealand’s captain in the quarterfinal of this World Cup. New Zealand were in danger of running up 70 points that day. Their rugby was quite beautiful, but it is not Owens job to stand and admire. He let a couple of things go that he had no business ignoring.

There are many sides who will say they dread Owens being put in charge of the All Blacks. Australia will say it. France will say it. England will say it, not forgetting the try Owens awarded to Aaron Cruden at Twickenham almost exactly a year ago when he failed to ground the ball over the line. Ireland will say it.

The men in green long remember the end to that fateful match when Owens coached McCaw back onside and then penalised the Ireland player for not staying on his feet as he fell into the hole that McCaw had left. It was a quite extraordinary piece of reffing.

Now some may argue that McCaw has earned such mana and I have much sympathy for that point of view. McCaw’s humility in public and utter dignity on the rare occasions that New Zealand have lost mean that many officials are almost proud to have refereed the man.

I have argued for a couple of years now that McCaw’s greatest contribution to his team since the last World Cup is his captaincy. He is a colossal leader off the pitch. And once the game is under way McCaw’s influence on referees is undeniable. Even staunch Republicans are unlikely to diss the Queen on the steps of Buckingham Palace and McCaw commands similar respect once he is on a rugby pitch.

But it is a huge problem for Michael Cheika and one that I am quite sure he is aware of. One of the biggest problems he had when he took over was the lack of leadership and respect in the team. There has been the ‘toxic’ era of Robbie Deans and the Di Patston farce of Ewen Mackenzie’s time as coach.

The rugby team has had as much continuity as Australia’s government who have had five prime ministers since 2011. Since the last World Cup the Wallabies have been captained by James Horwill, Will Genia, David Pocock, Ben Mowen, Michael Hooper, Nathan Sharpe, Stephen Moore and Dean Mumm, in no particular order. The contrast with the All Blacks continuity in their chain of command could scarcely be greater.

Cheika has brought back respect by making Moore, who is old school, his leader. The appointment has come with a huge upside, but none of Australia’s captains have been particularly skilled in the art of talking round referees. From Pocock’s wide-eyed amazement to Moore’s polite nag, they lack Richie’s mana.

And they really, really lack it with Owens. Australia lost to Argentina when Owens was in charge and they couldn’t score a point against the All Blacks in 2012. When playing outside Australia under Owens, the Wallabies have not won in six attempts. The Green and Gold website calculates that Australia scores an average of 10 fewer points than under other refs and concedes almost four more penalties than the opposition. Cheika’s biggest challenge this week is to make plans for Nigel.

In contrast the All Blacks have won 12 matches in a row with Owens in charge. Or should I say Richie.
by stuff.co.nz

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