Who is Jack Conan: Ten things you should know about the Ireland No 8

first_img8. He made his 100th appearance for Leinster against the Dragons on 19 February 2021. He signed a new long-term contract two months later.9. Conan has said he is particularly affected by pre-match nerves – but would be more worried if he didn’t have those butterflies!10. He was Man of the Match when Leinster beat Munster to win the 2021 Guinness Pro14 title. Find out more about the Leinster back-rower, from pre-match nerves to GAA Who is Jack Conan: Ten things you should know about the Ireland No 8 Known for his tireless work-rate and eye-catching speed when carrying, Ireland No 8 Jack Conan was particularly dominant against England in the final round of the 2021 Six Nations and was subsequently selected for the British & Irish Lions 2021 tour to South Africa.Here are ten more facts about the Leinsterman.Ten things you should know about Jack Conan1. Jack Conan was born on 29 July 1992 in Bray, a coastal town to the south of Dublin. Other famous inhabitants include boxer Katie Taylor and singer Hozier.2. The first sport he took seriously was GAA, where his elder brother was captain of the local Kilmacanogue side. He played until he was 17, when he stopped to focus on rugby. 3. It was at the relatively late age of 13 that Conan first played rugby, taking the game up when at St Gerard’s School.4. He made his Leinster debut against Cardiff Blues back in the 2013-14 season, scoring a try on debut in a 34-22 win. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.center_img Jack Conan celebrates as Leinster beat Exeter in the 2020-21 Champions Cup (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 5. The 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up against Scotland saw Conan make his first appearance for Ireland, with his side winning thanks to a late try from Luke Fitzgerald.6. A training ground foot injury before Ireland’s game with Japan at the 2019 World Cup, followed by some other niggles, kept him out of international rugby for 18 months. He finally returned against Italy in the 2021 Six Nations.7. He scored a crucial try against England in the 2021 Six Nations and said: “I couldn’t even tell you the last time I had scored a try before that, I was on a long drought, probably the longest in my career.”last_img read more

Egypt : RSF unveils portraits of journalists jailed by Sisi regime

first_imgMoataz Wednan, journalist with, inter alia, the Huffington Post (which is blocked in Egypt) to go further Mahmoud Hussein Gomaa, a journalist with Al Jazeera (which is banned in Egypt) Organisation News In addition to the arbitrary nature of their detention, these journalists are being subjected to appalling conditions and are suffering from a lack of medical attention. According to the information obtained by RSF, the journalist and human rights defender Hisham Gaafar needs an urgent operation that has been postponed for months. The Egyptian public health system’s many flaws are made much worse by the prison system’s disorganization. The families of some detainees have even reported suicide attempts. News This is the case with Shawkan, a photographer arrested as he was about to cover the use of deadly force to disperse a Muslim Brotherhood sit-in; Ismail Alexandrani, a journalist and researcher who was writing about anti-terrorist operations in the Sinai Peninsula; Mohamed al Husseini Hassan, an independent journalist who tried to do a story about Egypt’s runaway inflation; and Moataz Wednan, a journalist who interviewed Hisham Genena, a former anti-corruption judge with information implicating senior officials. February 1, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesReports and statistics The Egyptian authorities treat critical journalism as a grave threat to state security. Most of the imprisoned journalists worked for opposition media outlets that are now banned, or they covered sensitive subjects. The portraits of the ten emblematic cases published by RSF today: January 22, 2021 Find out more Mahmoud Abu Zeid, aka Shawkan, freelance photojournalist Ismail Alexandrani, journalist and researcher specializing in Jihadi groups in the Sinai Peninsula Receive email alerts January 23, 2019 – Updated on January 24, 2019 Egypt : RSF unveils portraits of journalists jailed by Sisi regime The persecution of Egyptian journalists does not stop when they are released from prison. They usually have to report to a police station at least once and often several times a week, are banned from leaving the country and are often threatened with further prosecution. Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staffcenter_img News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesReports and statistics Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Hisham Gaafar, journalist and human rights defender Help by sharing this information Ahmed al Sakhawy, freelance photographer and video reporter News At least 32 Egyptian journalists are currently detained in Egypt, according to the information gathered by RSF. Most are detained preventively (many of them already longer than the maximum permitted period) and most do not know exactly what they are charged with. Four have been convicted by military courts in trials with no transparency and, by definition, illegal for civilians. Egypt is ranked 161st in the RSF Index. Omar Mohamed Ali, freelance photographer and video reporter February 6, 2021 Find out more Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed Radwan, aka Mohamed Oxygen, a video blogger Follow the news on Egypt As French President Emmanuel Macron prepares to fly to Cairo on 27 January for a state visit, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is publishing portraits of the ten most emblematic cases of journalists imprisoned in Egypt. All were arrested since Gen. Abdel Fatah el-Sisi seized power in 2013. Hassan al Banna Mubarak, a novice freelance journalist Mohamed al Husseini Hassan, freelance photographer and video reporter RSF_en Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prisonlast_img read more