Jackson pens history for Saracens

first_imgSaracens confirmed their place in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup for the first time last night with a narrow victory which also ended Glasgow’s remote hopes of making some history of their own.The win was founded on a sparkling performance by their stand-off Glen Jackson, who converted his own try and scored three penalties to quell the ambitious Scots. An early try by Richard Haughton, courtesy of an error by the home defence, confirmed the outcome.Glasgow’s coach, Sean Lineen, made four changes to the side that defeated Viadana last weekend in an effort to win a contest he described as the most significant in the history of rugby in the city, but the first notable incident of the match was hugely embarrassing for the hosts.Hefin O’Hare stood aside on his own line waiting for the ball to go dead, only for Saracens winger Richard Haughton to nip in and fall on the ball. It was a shocking misjudgment by the home side’s No11 and the video referee confirmed it would receive the worst punishment when he awarded the visitors a try.Saracens penned Glasgow in their own half in the opening quarter, helped by the home players who, on the biggest night of their professional careers, served up a series of amateur errors. One such mistake gave up a penalty in front of the posts but the usually reliable Glen Jackson was unable to master the vicious wind.Eventually Glasgow overcame their nerves and began to exert themselves, albeit without threatening a score. They got a break after 19 minutes when Fabio Ongaro killed the ball in the ruck, leaving Dan Parks an easy kick to reduce the deficit to two points. Jackson returned the compliment two minutes later, slotting home from 25 metres to restore the visitors’ five-point advantage. Glasgow 17-21 Saracens Share on Twitter Lawrence Donegan at Firhill Heineken Cup Share via Email Rugby union Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news Share on WhatsApp Shares00 Glasgow’s Thom Evans is tackled by Andy Farrell. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Read more Jackson pens history for Saracens Jackson and Parks exchanged scores with two penalties each but the Saracens stand-off went one better just before half- time when he intercepted Sam Pinder’s inside pass on the halfway line and ran the ball in under the posts. The conversion stretched his side’s lead to nine points.Glasgow started the second period knowing that not only did they need a victory if they were to progress but they would in all likelihood need four tries to pick up the bonus point.It appeared to be an improbable scenario, even to the more optimistic home supporters in the 5,213 crowd – a record for Glasgow – and so it turned out as Saracens gradually exerted their superiority. Haughton almost put the tie beyond doubt five minutes into the half when he crossed the Glasgow try line but stalwart defending stopped him grounding the ball. His team-mate Brent Russell had no excuse, however, when he fumbled the ball with no one to beat and the Glasgow line just 15 yards away.These were lucky escapes for the home side which seemed to give them encouragement and they fashioned a superb passing move to free Bernardo Stortoni for a try in the corner.Suddenly the seemingly impossible seemed merely improbable, but a further penalty from Jackson edged Saracens away and a further score from Parks could not set up a barnstorming finish for the hosts.The Saracens captain, Neil De Kock, said he was delighted and relieved in equal measure. “The quarter-finals were always our aim for the season – and now we can think about going even further because we have a home tie,” he said.His Glasgow counterpart, Ally Kellock, tipped Saracens to do just that. “I believe they are good enough to compete for the title because they have improved tremendously over the past few months,” he said. “The biggest frustration for us is that we handed Saracens their two tries. That was the difference.”Glasgow Stortoni; Evans, Gregor (Morrison 48), Barrow, O’Hare; Parks, Pinder; Va’a, (Tkachuk 48) Thomson (Hall 69), Low (Kalman 73), Palepoi (Turner 40), Kellock, Brown (Eddie 79), Barclay, Beattie.Try Stortoni. Pens Parks 4.Saracens Russell; Haughton, Sorrell, (Ratovou 24), Farrell, Penney; Jackson, De Kock; Lloyd, Ongaro, Johnston, Jack, Vyvyan, Chesney, Hill (Gustard 50), Skirving.Tries Haughton, Jackson. Cons Jackson. Pens Jackson 3.Referee A Lewis (Ireland). Attendance 5,213. Rugby unioncenter_img Saracens Heineken Cup 2007-08 Share on Pinterest Support The Guardian First published on Fri 18 Jan 2008 21.41 EST Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Share via Email Topics Share on Twitter Fri 18 Jan 2008 21.41 EST … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. 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Third Black Trans Woman Dies In Five Days

first_imgClaire Legato another trans woman of color was shot in the head on April 15th. Died from the injuries May 14th https://t.co/yxAAi570bV— Dime (@TreyIndica420) May 21, 2019On May 14, the Human Rights Campaign reported 21-year-old Claire Legato was shot and killed in Cleveland. On April 15, she was allegedly shot in the head by a 61-year-old named John Booth due to argument he was having with her mother over a tax check. She would pass away at a hospital a month later. Gay Star News reports, Booth was charged with felonious assault in connection with the shooting and local issued a warrant for his arrest.A report from the Human Rights Campaign said that 2018 was the second consecutive year that more than two-dozen members of the transgender community were known to have been killed. At least 26 transgender people were killed in 2018, the majority of them Black transgender women. Since 2013, there have been 128 killings of transgender people, of whom 80 percent were people of color. LGBTQ , Michelle Washington , Transgender Michelle Simone is the third trans woman of colour to be killed in the US this week.https://t.co/3aFtPuYOS4 pic.twitter.com/yH35PSE3NR— GAY TIMES (@gaytimesmag) May 21, 2019Amber Hikes, Philadelphia’s Director of LGBTQ Affairs for the City, wrote on Facebook, “We must also work together to identify information about this crime and bring Tamika’s murderer to justice. At this time, police have no evidence that Tamika was targeted because of her gender identity. So I ask anyone with information about this incident to please come forward. If you are not comfortable talking with police alone or at a station, contact my office (215-686-0330). We will arrange for you to speak with someone either at our office or another location of your choosing. We need your help to get justice for Tamika.”As reported yesterday, Muhlaysia Booker was found dead shortly before 7 a.m. on Saturday. According to the Dallas News, she was found “lying facedown in the street, deceased from homicidal violence.” D.L. Hughley Calls Transgender Actress A ‘P**sy’ For Comments About Kevin Hart AOL Build Speaker Series - D.L. Hughley, 'Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years' Another Black transgender woman has been found dead. Her name is Michelle Washington (also known as Michelle Simone and Tameka) and she was found shot to death in North Philadelphia on Sunday morning.SEE ALSO: Muhlaysia Booker Incident Comes As Violence Against Black Trans Women Is SoaringPhiladelphia Gay News reports that police arrived to the scene at approximately 5:07 a.m. She “suffered gunshot wounds to the head, body and buttock, according to police. She was transported to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead at 5:33 a.m.” PGHLesbian.com reports her age to be 40 and that she lived in California, Nevada and studied at the Community College of Philadelphia. Meghan McCain Whines That She Can’t Attack llhan Omar Because Trump Is Too Racist More By NewsOne Staff A$AP Rocky Being In A Swedish Prison Will Not Stop Her From Going To The Country That Showed Her ‘So Much Love’ JUSTICE FORMuhlaysia Booker pic.twitter.com/Mrti86XIej— Busby’s Fine Foods & Sweet Treats 2019 (@BusbyLawanda) April 13, 2019 SEE ALSO:Meet Jogger Joe, The Man Who Took Racist Cue From BBQ Becky In Tossing Homeless Man’s ClothesMom Of Woman Reportedly Killed By Pastor Begs For Transgender People To Be Seen As HumanMorehouse Makes History With New Transgender Policy Back on April 13, she accidentally backed into another car while driving in the Royal Crest Apartments parking lot. She claimed a gun was pointed at her and was not allowed to leave unless she paid for the damage to the car. A crowd gathered and an unknown person allegedly offered $200 to Thomas to assault Booker. It was unclear whether Thomas accepted the money. Her graphic assault was captured on video and she was nearly killed but survived — only to be killed a little over a month later. Gov. Cuomo Slams Mayor Bill De Blasio For The Eric Garner Case But He Also Failed The Familylast_img read more