Sunday, July 05, 2015

Front Five - 05.07.15

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

For the record, here at HoR Manor 
we voted that Elliot Dixon's try was good...
more in Monday's writeup

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All season (the Highlanders have) been under-rated, hearing labels like 'unheralded'

Rugby: 'The longest two minutes of my life'

Kris Shannon - (via) Otago Daily Times

For a major union (Wellington and Canterbury, formed in 1879, are New Zealand's oldest unions), Wellington has built a pitiful Ranfurly Shield record.

Wellington fans have grown up on failure and disappointment

Joseph Romanos - Stuff.co.nz

Whether or not you think it’s a try, the carrying from Dixon was absolutely sensational
Neil Treacy - The42.ie

Of articular relevance is the law demanding that the tackler release the tackled player before contesting for the ball at the breakdown.
Alan Drumm - Pundit Arena

"Will I miss the World Cup? Of course I will because a little bit of you is thinking 'could I still be there'"

Brian O'Driscoll takes up tennis and admits: "I have turned into an old man"

Ger Keville - Irish Independent

Feel free to share any interesting links you spot yourself about t’internet by email, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, blog comment or carrier pigeon – whatever works for you. JLP
Note - views expressed in "Front Five" links do not necessarily reflect those of HarpinOnRugby

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Front Five - 04.07.15

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

Interesting how USA Rugby are celebrating July 4 weekend by announcing they WON'T be bidding for RWC2023
#IrelandsGain


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The 2023 World Cup hosts will be decided in May 2017, with a confirmation of tender deadline in June next year.

Ireland one of four countries bidding for 2023 Rugby World Cup

Irish Independent

Highlanders fans (have) reason to be confident the Southern men could mitigate the Hurricanes' home-ground advantage.

Super Rugby final: 'Bigger than an All Black test match'

John Weekes - NZ Herald

“We’re absolutely certain that the speedway won’t ruin the pitch,”
Sian Matheson - WalesOnline

In 2014, 30% of Romania's tries were penalty tries from either scrum or maul, and it was their top scorer. 
[note - they are in Ireland's RWC2015 pool]
Tier2 Rugby

What's more frightening is the names that didn't make that team

The French Are Very Excited To Have Paul O'Connell In The Top 14

Conor O'Leary - Balls.ie

Feel free to share any interesting links you spot yourself about t’internet by email, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, blog comment or carrier pigeon – whatever works for you. JLP
Note - views expressed in "Front Five" links do not necessarily reflect those of HarpinOnRugby

Friday, July 03, 2015

Vine of the Summer for Leinster fans...


Just in case we needed an excuse for a few celebratory beers on a fine summer's evening, here's one for all fans of the boys in blue.

There's a "new" name on one of the lockers down at Leinster rugby.  Maybe it won't be in actual use until November, but it's still great to see the name going up nonetheless.

What a simple yet excellent use of the Vine platform.
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