Lions 2017: Former All Black Kees Meeuws defends Lions scrum

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight “But having the likes of Tadhg (Furlong) and Dan (Cole) and Jack McGrath and Mako (Vunipola) and (Joe) Marler, as a unit with the hookers we’re all working trying to make each other better, sharing little secrets with each other, hoping we’ll probably forget all that when we get off this tour and face each other again!“We’ll just work as a unit and if the opportunity comes we’ll be ready.” “This is early days in the tour. You have tomorrow and then the Maori, which I think will be the real big test. I believe the Lions are on the right track before the first Test match. Each game they’ve gotten better and they haven’t shown all their cards yet.”Talking about the set-piece challenge on Tuesday evening, starting Lions tighthead Kyle Sinckler had his own view on the matter.“The scrum’s going to be massively, massively important, we’ve got to focus on ourselves, stick to our process, and we need eight guys coming together as one for a good outcome, doing the same thing at the same time.Loud and proud: Kyle Sinckler during the Lions match against the Blues“It’s not about going out there trying to make a statement, if the occasion comes and the opportunity is there, then as an eight we’ll stay within our process and just keep doing what we’re doing. Scrum storm: The Lions scrum came under the microscope in Christchurch The Lions scrum came under scrutiny in Christchurch, but this 42-cap Kiwi prop has taken an outside look at the British & Irish set-piece After the British & Irish Lions defeated the Crusaders 12-3 on Saturday, there were some grumblings down under about how the scrum was refereed. Post-match, there were some concerns voiced over referee Mathieu Raynal’s ruling on the Crusaders’ approach to creating a gap between two scrums, with All Black loosehead Joe Moody falling foul of the French official on a handful of occasions.On the eve of their match against the Highlanders though, the Lions scrum received an endorsement from 42-cap All Black prop Kees Meeuws. The former Highlander and Scarlet, who has played elite rugby on both sides of the scrum, believes that one powerful shove from the Crusaders belied a good day at the office for the Lions.Man in charge: Assistant coach Graham Rowntree looks after the Lions scrum“With referees interpretations, it takes you some time to understand what they want at scrum time,” Meeuws told Rugby World. “On the weekend, the Crusaders had a great scrum and it was just an opportunity that they took and got the better of. But if you take a look at the whole game, the Lions scrum was pretty solid. And if you go back to the game before, against the Blues, they dominated. Dan Cole got in there and really smashed the Blues scrum.”Talking with a Test prop’s perspective, Meeuws explained why the Crusaders did so well in that one eye-catching scrum: “In the last game the Lions got caught at a funny angle, you could see the hesitation. They may have been waiting for the referee to pull it up, but he didn’t and the Crusaders took it. It takes a little bit of time to understand your referees and I think that’s what happened.”FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREAfter the narrow 22-16 loss against the Blues in the second match of the tour, many were trumpeting the scrum as a major strength for the Lions. After game three the set-piece was under the microscope again. Clearly the shove will be a vital battleground throughout this series, but according to Meeuws, you need some perspective when looking at the scrum.“When it comes to front-row play, every minute in there is different. You could be set up right and then the angle is wrong for you and there is nothing you can do about it. You just try to battle your way out of it.In All Black action: Kees Meeuws performs a haka against Australia“First game, the Lions had just got off the plane and were just finding their feet in New Zealand. Against the Blues their scrum got better and got a bit of dominance, and then last week – and the Crusaders are a very well-drilled pack – they (the hosts) got an opportunity and took it, but it looked worse than it was.last_img

Asia Pacific Healthcare Workwear Market Forecast to 2027: Growing Demand for Healthcare Workwear due…

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness TAGS  Facebook DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– The “Asia Pacific Healthcare Workwear Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Product; End Use, and Country” report has been added to’s offering. Asia Pacific healthcare workwear market was valued at US$ 404.55 Mn in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 830.79 Mn by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.5% during 2020-2027. The report highlights key factors driving the market growth, and prominent players and their developments in the market. Healthcare workwear protects medical professionals from harmful pathogens. There are various types of healthcare workwear available in the market used to cover every part of the body. Medical professionals choose healthcare workwear according to the requirements of their job. Few healthcare workwear types include coveralls, gowns, safety glasses or face shields, masks, gloves, lab coats, scrubs, shoes, and boot covers. Safety glasses or face shields are referred to as plastic goggles that protect against sudden splashes of fluids such as blood, vomit, or excrement. Masks are generally worn over the mouth and nose to prevent exhaling microorganisms in a sterile environment. Besides, the rising cases of COVID-19 also aid in the growth of the market. Healthcare workwear such as masks, gowns, face shields, and others helps prevent the spread of the virus and provide protection to the healthcare workers, including doctors, nursing professionals, and other hospital staff. Also, ongoing innovations, combined with various advancements in surgery, such as standardizing procedures, technical advances, and high-reliability organizing, are expected to propel the hospital sector’s growth, thereby driving the demand for healthcare workwear. Furthermore, the growing incidence of chronic diseases is likely to complement market growth. The growth of the healthcare workwear market is directly influenced by the rapid development in the healthcare sector in developed and developing countries across Asia Pacific. For instance, countries such as China, India, Japan, and Malaysia among others, drive the growth of the healthcare workwear market. The healthcare industry in China is growing at a rapid pace in China due to urbanization, an aging population, a continuous rise in wages and living standards for Chinese citizens, and more innovation in high-tech and broader access to healthcare. For instance, according to World Bank statistics, per capita healthcare spending in China has risen from US$ 42 in 2000 to US$398 in 2016. The development in the healthcare sector is not only seen in developed countries; moreover, the sector is noticing rapid growth in a developing country such as India. Therefore, rapid growth in the healthcare sector in various developed and developing countries in Asia Pacific drives the Healthcare workwear market. The healthcare workwear market in Asia Pacific is concentrated with a few very well-established players. A few of the key players in the Asia Pacific healthcare workwear market include 3M, Alpha Pro Tech, Ansell Limited, Cardinal Health, Derekduck Industry Corp., O&M Halyard, Tronex International, Inc., KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION, Surgeine Healthcare (India) Pvt. Ltd. Key Topics Covered: 1. Introduction 1.1 Scope of the Study 1.2 Research Report Guidance 1.3 Market Segmentation 2. Key Takeaways 3. Research Methodology 4. Asia Pacific Healthcare Workwear Market Landscape 4.1 Market Overview 4.1.1 Asia Pacific PEST Analysis 5. Asia Pacific Healthcare Workwear Market – Key Industry Dynamics 5.1 Drivers 5.1.1 Growing Demand for Healthcare Workwear due to Coronavirus Outbreak 5.1.2 Rapid Development in the Healthcare Sector in Developed and Developing Countries 5.2 Market Restraints 5.2.1 Stringent Government Regulations Pertaining to Healthcare Workwear 5.3 Market Opportunities 5.3.1 Rising Adoption of Eco-Friendly Gloves 5.4 Future Trends 5.4.1 Development of Reusable Personal Protective Equipment 5.5 Impact Analysis 6. Healthcare Workwear – Asia Pacific Market Analysis 6.1 Asia Pacific Healthcare Workwear Market Overview 6.2 Asia Pacific Healthcare Workwear Market Forecast and Analysis 7. Asia Pacific Healthcare Workwear read more