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Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez back behind the wheel

Tevez back behind the wheel just days after court bans him for six months…

By
Andy James

PUBLISHED:

13:09 GMT, 8 April 2013

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UPDATED:

16:33 GMT, 8 April 2013

Carlos Tevez has been driving officials at Manchester City round the bend recently.

And Roberto Mancini will no doubt be fuming to discover his star striker is back behind the wheel just days after admitting to a court that he was caught without insurance while disqualified.

But the Italian need not worry, because while Tevez serves a six-month ban from driving on the road, he was been getting his vehicle fix around the golf course.

Are you sure you're allowed to do that, Carlos Just days after being banned from driving, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was back -behind the wheel. Luckily for his legal team, it was only a golf buggy

Are you sure you're allowed to do that, Carlos Just days after being banned from driving, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was back -behind the wheel. Luckily for his legal team, it was only a golf buggy

Are you sure you're allowed to do that, Carlos Just days after being banned from driving, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was back -behind the wheel. Luckily for his legal team, it was only a golf buggy

Are you sure you're allowed to do that, Carlos Just days after being banned from driving, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was back -behind the wheel. Luckily for his legal team, it was only a golf buggy


Carlos Tevez

The 29-year-old
was found guilty at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court in Cheshire last
week and was ordered to pay 1,145 in court costs, as well as a fine, on
top of the driving sanctions and added punishment of community service,
which he started on Friday.

Tevez was on the golf course 24 hours after starting his sentence, for which he must complete 250 hours.

Court in the act: Tevez was banned from driving after an appearance in front of Macclesfield magistrates on Wednesday... but he'll be back in action tonight in the Manchester derby

Court in the act: Tevez was banned from driving after an appearance in front of Macclesfield magistrates on Wednesday… but he'll be back in action tonight in the Manchester derby

Court in the act: Tevez was banned from driving after an appearance at Macclesfield Magistrates Court on Wednesday... but he'll be back in action tonight in the Manchester derby

The Argentine arrived for his
cleaning duties in a 100,000 Porsche, chauffeur-driven to the site in
Cheshire where he was soon informed that he would be cleaning a 30ft
storage container owned by the Probation Service, according to The Sun.

He worked for two hours cleaning
equipment including brushes, wheelbarrows, lawnmowers and spades. Maybe
that's why he thought it was a good idea to scrub up on his golf skills,
too.

Warren Gatland to join Wales squad in Australia

EXCLUSIVE: Gatland hoping to lift Wales by linking up with squad in Australia

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UPDATED:

07:32 GMT, 13 June 2012

Warren Gatland will join up with Wales' tour squad in Australia on Wednesday night ahead of the second Test in Melbourne.

Wales' head coach had been recovering in New Zealand after suffering two broken heels when he fell from a ladder at home in April.

Rob Howley will remain in caretaker charge for the trip Down Under.

Painful blow: Warren Gatland has been recovering from two broken heels

Painful blow: Warren Gatland has been recovering from two broken heels

Wales need a lift ahead of the second Test in the Victorian capital, having lost last Saturday's first Test 27-19 in Brisbane.

Wales' second string beat Canberra-based side the Brumbies on Tuesday.

Pick-me-up: Wales beat the Brumbies at Canberra Stadium on Tuesday

Pick-me-up: Wales beat the Brumbies at Canberra Stadium on Tuesday

Gatland has been in regular contact with Howley and Wales' coaching team since his accident.

The 48-year-old Kiwi underwent surgery to reconstruct his right heel after he fell three metres on to concrete while cleaning windows of his family holiday home at Wahi Beach.

Sam Warburton Wales exclusive interview

EXCLUSIVE: Warburton ready to reign as Lion King as Wales take on the Barbarians

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UPDATED:

21:30 GMT, 1 June 2012

Torch carrier: Sam Warburton

Torch carrier: Sam Warburton

When Wales play the Barbarians in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon, Sam Warburton will be 10,400 miles away, squinting at a laptop screen.

It will be 11pm in Brisbane but he and 15 team-mates — who are already in Australia preparing for the first Test in a weeks time— will find a way to watch it.

‘Somebody will find a stream on the internet — we’ll have to,’ said Warburton. ‘In Poland, during a training camp, I remember the boys running around the hotel trying to find a stream for the Haye v Klitschko fight.

‘Loads of them were dodgy and kept cutting out, so hopefully someone can find a decent stream.’

It is unusual for the captain of a side to be in a different hemisphere during a Test match, but it is no surprise that a three-Test series against the Wallabies is the priority for Wales. For all the tub-thumping and Grand Slam glory, Wales have never beaten South Africa or New Zealand on enemy soil and they have only beaten the Aussies once, back in 1969.

The tour also happens to follow the exact route the Lions will take in 12 months — Brisbane, Melbourne and finally Sydney. Although Warren Gatland, the Lions coach-elect, is not officially joining the tour following his freak fall cleaning windows, this is an opportunity for players to show the selectors what they can do on hard ground against the Wallabies one year early.

‘If you say you haven’t thought about it you’re lying,’ said Warburton. ‘Players will play down the whole Lions thing, but it’s 12 months to go and everybody wants to play for the Lions.

‘I’m not going to make any bones about it. What motivates you to play club rugby is international rugby, what motivates you to play international rugby is to play for the Lions.

‘To play an international a year before the Lions tour in Australia and have the chance to put in some big performances, that’s huge.

Main man: Warburton hopes to lead Wales to success this summer

Main man: Warburton hopes to lead Wales to success this summer

SATURDAY LINE-UPS

WALES: Liam Williams (Scarlets);
Robinson (Cardiff), Bishop (Ospreys),
Hook (Perpignan), Brew (Dragons); Biggar (Ospreys), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff); Gill (Saracens), Rees (Scarlets, capt), Rhodri Jones (Scarlets), AW Jones (Ospreys), Evans (Ospreys), Turnbull (Scarlets), Tipuric (Ospreys), Ryan Jones (Ospreys).

Substitutes: Hibbard (Ospreys), James (Ospreys), Shingler (Scarlets), M Williams (Cardiff), Webb (Ospreys), Warren (Scarlets), Harries (Dragons).

BARBARIANS: Muliaina; Nacewa, Laulala, Tindall, Williams; Donald, Rees; Jones, August, Smit (capt); O’Driscoll, Chisholm; Louw, Gorgodze, Beattie.

Substitutes: De Malmanche, Tialata, Van Zyl, Qera, Lawson, Tagicakibau, Heymans.

Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland).

TV: LIVE on S4C from 1.25pm and BBC2

Wales from 1.30pm (Kick-off 2pm).

‘I’m sure the boys will be looking forward to stepping up to that challenge, seeing where those big performances can take you.

‘The Lions is the distant target in mind but our priority has got to be the Test series win first.’

To many, Warburton is a natural choice for Lions captain. He is honest and unassuming, a Grand Slam-winning skipper and already has a working relationship in place with the likely bulk of the coaching set-up. He is also passionate and hungry.

‘Back in the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa, I was still living with my parents watching on the sofa at home,’ he said. ‘I just remember watching Jamie Roberts and Brian O’Driscoll carve it up.

‘That’s my memory of the tour, O’Driscoll on the gain line throwing a discreet shoulder ball and Jamie just hammering it up.

‘It was a good tour from a Welsh perspective. Adam Jones emerged as a world-class scrummager and I had a keen eye on Leigh Halfpenny at the time because we’d come through the Blues academy. I couldn’t believe he was picked at the end of his first professional season.

‘I remember watching that tour
wishing that I could be on the next one.’ Warburton (right) made his
debut for Wales that summer. It was against the USA on a tour of North
America.

‘Of that squad
there’s only about six or seven players left,’ he said, sounding like he
is surprised himself. ‘Yeah, loads of them have gone. That was only
three years ago, so if you look around now the squad has completely
transformed.

Blow: Wales coach Warren Gatland suffered an bad injury

Blow: Wales coach Warren Gatland suffered an bad injury

‘Australia is the first summer tour for a lot of us. I think that makes it quite exciting.

‘It will be a first experience and people may try to turn that into a negative but the World Cup in New Zealand was a first experience and we did all right there. We can take confidence from that.

‘I’m not trying to big us up too much but I think we could win this series. It feels like a natural stepping stone for us now after the World Cup and then the Grand Slam. Australia are one of the fittest and most skilful sides, especially on their own turf.

‘What makes it extra difficult is that they’ve just come off the back of a Super 15 tournament and they’re halfway through their season. If we think we’re going to run the legs off them like we did against some of the Six Nations teams then it will be a different story.

‘They’ll be able to keep coming so these should be great Test matches. People at home might be happy if we just win a Test but we want to win the series.’

Warburton is determined not to let Gatland’s injury upset Wales’ long-term goal of global domination. But the plan that ends in World Cup glory must begin with a Test series win on foreign soil against one of the southern hemisphere superpowers.

‘We will miss Warren, of course, because he’s such a big influence on the squad, but without him the set-up and structure is all pretty similar.

London calling: Warburton carried the Olympic torch through Cardiff

London calling: Warburton carried the Olympic torch through Cardiff

‘We go through the same routines in training, we approach Test week the same way, the foundations are all still there.

‘I was watching Sky Sports News when Warren’s injury flashed up and the first thing I did was check the date to make sure it wasn’t an April Fool. You didn’t know if it was a joke or not.

‘Then the texts started to go around all the boys and I realised how serious it was.

‘It must have been agony. Fracturing both heels It sounds like a shocking injury, worse than 90 per cent of rugby injuries. Rob Howley has been very influential in my time with Wales anyway. Having Rob as head coach doesn’t feel unusual at all.’

For Warburton personally, the Grand Slam hysteria was marred by shoulder trouble. But after three trips to London, the specialist has given him the green light to play and he says the nerves have been fine during upper-body wrestling and ‘bone-on-bone’ tackling drills.

Anyway, you sense he would be in Australia even with one working shoulder. The Lions tour is 12 months away and Warburton is ready for his audition.

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Warren Gatland won"t be rushed into Wales comeback

Wales won't rush into Gatland decision as coach prepares for surgery

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UPDATED:

09:11 GMT, 13 April 2012

Warren Gatland's wife says a decision on whether the Wales coach will lead his side on their summer tour of Australia will be made 'closer to the time'.

Gatland is set for surgery in New Zealand next week to reconstruct his right heel after he fell three metres on to concrete while cleaning windows of the family holiday home at Wahi Beach.

Gatland had been due to return to Wales this week following time off after he led Wales to the RBS 6 Nations title and a Grand Slam last month.

Time will tell: Warren Gatland faces surgery after falling badly at home

Time will tell: Warren Gatland faces surgery after falling badly at home

He suffered multiple fractures to his right heel and a single fracture of the left heel, and he now faces several weeks recuperating in Hamilton after the operation.

Wales play the Barbarians in Cardiff on June 2, before heading Down Under for three Tests against Australia and a midweek fixture against the Brumbies in Canberra.

The Welsh Rugby Union already have detailed contingency plans in place, with assistant coach Rob Howley ready to step up if Gatland cannot take charge of the trip.

'The coaches are just going to step up and do the job of getting the boys prepared for Australia, and then Warren will see closer to the time whether he can get to Australia or not,' Trudy Gatland told the Waikato Times.

Success breeds success: Wales will hope to build on their Six Nations win

Success breeds success: Wales will hope to build on their Six Nations win

Recalling the accident on Easter Monday, she added: 'Luckily he landed on his feet, because he could have landed on his head.

'He landed falling backwards, so his heels took the impact and the calcaneus bone, that heel bone, is a really painful injury. He's being very brave, but it is very painful.

'He is hopeful it won't be too long that he is off his feet, but he is going to be in two casts initially.

'His left foot hopefully will mend quite quickly because it's just got one fracture on the heel, but the other one that needs the surgery has a lot more shattered pieces.'

Warren Gatland breaks ankles in fall from ladder

Wales coach Gatland breaks both heels after falling from ladder at New Zealand home

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UPDATED:

09:13 GMT, 12 April 2012

Fall: Gatland has suffered multiple fractures

Fall: Gatland has suffered multiple fractures

Wales's Grand Slam-winning coach Warren Gatland has suffered multiple fractures to both his heels after a fall at his New Zealand beach home.

The Lions coach-elect, who presided over a second Welsh Slam in five seasons this spring, was cleaning windows when he fell 10 feet from a ladder, taking the full impact on his heels.

He suffered multiple fractures to the right calcaneus and also a fracture to the left.

Consequently, he is in leg casts and requires surgery to reconstruct his right heel.

Rob Howley has been placed on standby to take temporary charge of Wales in the lead-up to the June tour of Australia.

While the WRU remain confident Gatland, 48, will be fit to lead the tour party, he and union chief executive Roger Lewis have agreed that Howley be put forward to the board as a caretaker in case his recovery takes longer than expected.

For now, Howley and the other assistant coaches – Shaun Edwards, Robin McBryde and Neil Jenkins – will keep in contact with Gatland about player form and fitness.

Wales face the Barbarians in Cardiff on June 2 before flying to Australia for their three-Test tour.

Lewis said: 'We all wish Warren a speedy recovery from the injuries he has suffered in this extremely unfortunate accident.

'Knowing Warren as I do I can reassure the Welsh rugby public that he has diligently put the people and processes in place to ensure he stays closely linked to what is happening in the game back in Wales.

'I have spoken to Warren on a number of occasions since his fall and have told him he will lead the tour to Australia unless anything unforeseen happens in the prognosis for recovery we are working to.'

Warren Gatland injured in fall

Wales chief Gatland injured in fall at his beach home

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UPDATED:

23:02 GMT, 11 April 2012

Fall: Gatland has suffered multiple fractures

Fall: Gatland has suffered multiple fractures

Wales's Grand Slam-winning coach Warren Gatland has suffered multiple fractures to both his heels after a fall at his New Zealand beach home.

The Lions coach-elect, who presided over a second Welsh Slam in five seasons this spring, was cleaning windows when he fell 10 feet from a ladder.

He is currently in leg casts before having an operation. Rob Howley has been placed on standby to take temporary charge of Wales in the lead-up to the June tour of Australia.

While the WRU remain confident Gatland, 48, will be fit to lead the tour party, he and union chief executive Roger Lewis have agreed that Howley be put forward to the board as a caretaker in case his recovery takes longer than expected.

For now, Howley and the other assistant coaches – Shaun Edwards, Robin McBryde and Neil Jenkins – will keep in contact with Gatland about player form and fitness.

Wales face the Barbarians in Cardiff on June 2 before flying to Australia for their three-Test tour.

Lewis said: 'We all wish Warren a speedy recovery from the injuries he has suffered in this extremely unfortunate accident.

'Knowing Warren as I do I can reassure the Welsh rugby public that he has diligently put the people and processes in place to ensure he stays closely linked to what is happening in the game back in Wales.

'I have spoken to Warren on a number of occasions since his fall and have told him he will lead the tour to Australia unless anything unforeseen happens in the prognosis for recovery we are working to.'