Thursday, August 17, 2017

Front Five - 17.08.17

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

Best wishes to the girls tonight



...when we're playing really well, we're sharp and more than capable of dealing with the arsenal of weapons they have, and then some.


Cian Tracey - Irish Independent



I was consistent throughout those three Tests but...Jamie is coming back fit now. Jordi Murphy is back as well. That’s just in Leinster alone, so the pressure is on.


Brendan O'Brien - Irish Examiner



Blues halfback Billy Guyton gets the nod...with...versatile game-breaker James Lowe chosen at fullback.


Peter Jones - Stuff.co.nz



In the backs, Aaron Smith will start alongside Beauden Barrett


All Out Rugby



“We’ve just used the first two games to try different things, with our game plan and that"


Emma Duffy - The42.ie



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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Front Five - 16.08.17

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

The lack of general interest in #WRWC2017
even among supposed Irish rugby fans
is very disappointing



One trait the team does not lack is character.


John O'Sullivan - Irish Times



"We're working at the pace of others, but we're pushing it as much as we can. It's frustrating, I won't deny that."


Cian Tracey - Irish Independent



Around 300 fans were at the Kingspan Stadium as stars...revealed the new looks for the forthcoming campaign.


Belfast Newsletter



“He has come back with a renewed attitude. He understands what the standards are around the England environment”


Sean McMahon - Pundit Arena



You'd look into the terraces [of old Lansdowne Road] and you might see a guy lying on the steps of the terrace on his own with a bottle of cider.


Daniel Kelly - Balls.ie



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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Front Five - 15.08.17

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

ICYMI click here for our
#WRWC2017 Ireland v Japan writeup



Men do not own sport, or the workplace, or boards, or parliaments. Women’s participation takes nothing away from them.


Una Mulally - Irish Times



New signing James Lowe won't arrive in Dublin until he completes his Mitre 10 commitments with New Zealand side Tasman.


Cian Tracey - Irish Independent



Leinster will wear their new jersey for their opening home fixture of the Guinness Pro14 season against the Cardiff Blues on 8 September.


Josh Gardner - WorldRugbyShop.com



...with the Dragons set to play just two matches on artificial pitches this season...Jackman is keen for his side to vary their preparation by training on the real thing.


Ben James - WalesOnline



"Obviously it’s frustrating when the ball doesn’t go to hand, but it’s up to us to calm down, to cool the head, regroup and work on it."


Sean Farrell - The42.ie



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