Watch: Francois Pienaar’s ‘team talk’ ahead of Murrayfield Bust challenge

Youngsters from Hammersmith and Fulham RFC will be 'Passing it for Good' - all the way from Twickenham to Murrayfield.

Watch: Francois Pienaar’s ‘team talk’ ahead of Murrayfield Bust challenge

More than 150 youngsters from the London rugby club will be taking part in a challenge to pass a rugby ball the equivalent distance from Twickenham to Murrayfield in one day — 535km or 110 000 passes.

The Hammersmith and Fulham Rugby Football Club’s (RFC) “Murrayfield or Bust” challenge takes place on Saturday 16 May with the young players — ranging from the under-16s to the minis — aiming to raise £10 000 (R224 801). However, on Friday evening the amount of funds raised already stood at an impressive £22 125 (R497 492).

Passing it for Good

Unwavering support for NHS frontline workers

The funds raised will go to the Friends of Charing Cross Hospital, in Hammersmith, to assist in their unwavering support of the National Health Service’s (NHS) frontline workers. 

The charity organisation will be putting the money raised to good use by providing emergency funds to help hospital staff cope with the extreme pressures they are under during in performing their duty in the frontlines.

“At the same time, we will also help those vulnerable patients who face sudden and unexpected financial difficulties during their stay,” the organisation said.

“We have temporarily converted our shop into a distribution centre to provide food and drink for our NHS staff. We have donated our existing stock and your donations are helping this service to continue.”

Here’s what the young ‘Hammers’ will be doing:

The Murrayfield Bust will consist of the young players passing a rugby ball, basketball, football or even a toilet roll at least five metres to a friend or family member more than 1 000 times, which is equivalent to 5km. 

Former Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok captain Francois Pienaar joined well-wishers ahead of the big day:

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Play Fallout 76 for free this weekend and gain double XP boosts [new official trailer]

Fallout 76 is hosting a free weekend to try the Wastelanders expansion, and you get double experience points (XP) to boot! You have until 18 May to explore the wasteland.

Play Fallout 76 for free this weekend and gain double XP boosts [new official trailer]

Fallout 76 introduced major changes this month. If you’re not a console player, simply head over to Steam to try it for free and meet the new human NPC factions.

Fallout 76 Weekend: Free, with Double XP gain

If you already have Fallout 76, then you’re in for a treat: The free weekend deal will also provide double experience points (XP) until Monday, 18 May 2020 at 18:00.

The free weekend kicked off yesterday across PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The Wasterlanders expansion is introducing new NPC human survivors to give the story a bit more depth than the initial release.

Game image via Twitter

If you were one of the gamers who kicked the franchise to the curb when the release of Fallout 76 (may I just add, “Shame on you”) didn’t live up to your expectations, here’s the chance to fall in love with it all over again.

Why? Because the Wasterlanders expansion is without a doubt the turning point that Fallout 76 needed. Even though some of us have been playing the first version because that’s just what loyal fans do. But I digress.

Watch: Fallout 76 Wasterlanders, official trailer 2

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Wastelanders expansion: A brief overview

The Wastelanders expansion was released back in April 2020, and includes a host of new features: from new non-playable characters (NPCs) and questlines to additional locations. The developers said:

“We tried internally to have responses based off players’ Perks, but since players can swap out their Perk Cards at will, it led to a lot of micromanagement that was more annoying than entertaining. Instead the writers went nuts adding a host of S.P.E.C.I.A.L. checks. The upshot is seen through the course of the story; players will feel like it’s reflecting who they are and the decisions they’ve made.”

New NPCs are everywhere. You’ll find them along roads or in settlements, and they’ve even taken over quite a few existing locations and made them their own.

Players can find NPCs in the greatest concentration around the Forest and Toxic Valley. The more dangerous areas of the map are a challenge for them, just like they are for players.”

Watch: Wasterlanders snapshots

Have you found the rumoured buried treasure underneath Appalachia? Do you have any tips and tricks for new players? Bethesda is inviting you to share your wisdom on Twitter; don’t forget to include the #hashtag.

New factions, companion characters

It became clear soon after 76’s release that the post-apocalyptic story needed new characters, amongst other changes. That said, I still enjoyed Fallout 76, in the same way I enjoyed the truly poorly made Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

Fallout 76 is now the open-world multiplayer, story-led saga it was always meant to be, even though it’s about six months too late. In October 2019, it was postponed until March 2020, and then again until April.

Now, you get to play it for free. Have fun! Be on the lookout for #WendigoColossus. They’re a bit scary…

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Get ‘GTA 5’ from Epic Games this week

This is not a joke! Download ‘GTA 5’ for free from the Epic Games Store this week. You have until 21 May. Here’s what you need to know.

GTA 5 – which was developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games back in 2013 – an action-adventure and the fifth instalment in the GTA series that was originally launched in 2008. Read more here

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