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” We are very careful to also ensure that candidates comply with the guidelines and present the right documents for verification. Thereafter, the master list will be published for all to see before the bye elections” Salau said.Fresh Presidential elections are to hold in Athletics, Taekwondo, Wrestling and Gymnastics while zonal elections will hold in Judo (South West) Athletics (South East and North West) and Taekwondo (South West).All Zonal, Vice and Presidential elections will take place in the Rugby Federation also on July 12.Inauguration of all National Sports Federations remains July 20, 2017 at the National Stadium, Abuja.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports has scheduled July 12, 2017 for the re-run of elections into the four pending national sports federations’ boards. The federations are Athletics, Gymnastics, Wrestling and Taekwondo.The Chairman of the National Sports Federations Electoral Appeals Committee, Alhaji Abdulrazak Salau said in a statement, that the influx of petitions which followed the June 13, 2017 elections at the Abuja National Stadium were overwhelming and needed more time to attend to.” We have had a beehive of activities since the Appeals Committee gave its verdict on June 30, 2017. The Committee has been bombarded with petitions and complaints from these Federations including Rugby. It became necessary for us to shift the election re-run date by 5 days to enable the monitoring bodies including the Election Committees to conclude screening and verification of candidates to ensure that what happened in the first election does not repeat itself.
Henry Slade, Ben Moon and Mark Wilson are the other players to be recalled by Eddie Jones, with Ben Te’o, Ellis Genge and Brad Shields dropping to the bench.England can still win the championship by beating Scotland, providing Wales loses to Ireland on Saturday. A victory for Wales would secure a Grand Slam for Warren Gatland’s men, while Ireland also has a chance of retaining the Six Nations title if it triumphs in Cardiff.Your England team to face @Scotlandteam on Saturday in the #GuinnessSixNationsFull preview https://t.co/JhFUWgmbgF#ENGvSCO #CarryThemHome pic.twitter.com/sL014nXlRT— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) March 14, 2019″It is the last week of the tournament so it’s exciting,” Jones said. “It will be a fascinating finish to the championship with three teams that can win it and we are playing against one of our most traditional foes in Scotland for the Calcutta Cup.”Scotland is a difficult side. They are always at you, they play with a lot of enthusiasm and effort and have got a lot of attacking strings to their bow.”Finn Russell is an exceptional player at 10 and they have got some pace on the outside so we are going to have to defend really well against them.”Starting number nine Ben Youngs will become England’s most capped scrum-half on Saturday, overtaking Danny Care with his 85th outing. Joe Cokanasiga has been dropped from England’s matchday 23 for its final Six Nations game against Scotland, despite turning in a man-of-the-match display against Italy last weekend.Cokanasiga was a standout performer on his full tournament debut as England overpowered Italy, but the Bath wing does not even make the bench on this occasion as Jack Nowell returns. “It is a fantastic achievement,” added Jones. “It takes a lot of dedication and hard work and [it is] something he and his family will be really proud of. I am sure he will do the shirt great justice.”England team to face Scotland: Elliot Daly, Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Jonny May, Owen Farrell (captain), Ben Youngs; Ben Moon, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Joe Launchbury, George Kruis, Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola.Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Ellis Genge, Dan Cole, Brad Shields, Nathan Hughes, Ben Spencer, George Ford, Ben Te’o.