Monday, July 15, 2019

Front Five - 15.07.19

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.

Nice to see an Irishman
raise aloft a World Cup trophy
wouldn't mind seeing it
again in September


A full season at the top tier of the game should be ideal preparation for the final Olympic Repechage event.


IrishRugby.ie

Winning 7-5 at half-time...the Irish couldn't kick on in the second half


RTÉ Rugby

"An unbelievable club, unbelievable coaches, a great bunch of players and it’s the kind of place you feel honoured to be a part of."


Ryan Bailey - The42.ie

England slipped to their seventh defeat in eight against the formidable world champions.


BBC Rugby

"Balls the size of melons!! Take a bow @JofraArcher" - James Haskell


Ruck.co.uk

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Front Five - 14.07.19

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.

Very enjoyable watching the 7s
in action - despite the hiccups
against Spain both look well drilled

Don't forget you can watch all
the action on www.rugbyeurope.tv 


The winner of each tournament earns a spot at the Olympics, while the sides finishing second and third qualify for the World Rugby Repechage


The42.ie

While Munster were linked with the giant 126kg centre, Stade Francais and Montpellier looked like leading the race


RugbyPass

...each time he came off the bench with one cap at the 2011 tournament and five more in 2015.


BBC Rugby

England Women will be crowned...the No 1 team in the world if they beat New Zealand on Sunday.


SkySports.com

He played hard, lived fast, and was driven to become a record-breaker and Rugby World Cup winner by a basic desire to beat a system that told him that he couldn’t.


FoxSports.com.au

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Front Five - 13.07.19

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.

Best of luck to the Irish Women's & Men's
7s squads today in their Olympic qualifiers


10:06AM - WOMEN V ROMANIA
11:44AM - MEN V UKRAINE
12:51PM - WOMEN V CZECH REPUBLIC
2:29PM - MEN V RUSSIA
3:14PM - WOMEN V SPAIN
5:36PM - MEN V SPAIN


"It wasn’t even a contact session but when big men are moving at high speeds, sometimes those small collisions can cause a little bit of discomfort, nothing major."


Sean McMahon - Pundit Arena

...as far as the 30-year-old Munster star is concerned...he is locked in a battle with squad mates and fellow half-backs John Cooney, Kieran Marmion, and Luke McGrath until informed otherwise.


Simon Lewis - Irish Examiner

Pool B features Moscow runners-up Ireland, Spain, Russia and Ukraine


WorldRugby.org

The 60-year-old former Kelso and Scotland flanker, who won 40 caps and was part of the 1990 Grand Slam-winning team, replaces Ireland’s Pat Whelan.


Duncan Smith - The Scotsman

"The jerseys feature Ogham script for ‘Aontacht‘ or ‘Unity’, representing the unique coming together of the four proud provinces of Ireland."


Balls.ie

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