Thursday, November 23, 2017

Front Five - 23.11.17

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

Happy Thanksgiving to readers in the US


Ulster are believed to have offered the former Leinster tighthead a two-year deal, which will be agreed by the end of this month.


Richard Mulligan - Belfast Newsletter

"I'd like to think from my demeanour I keep quite calm on the pitch"



Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent

The side will be captained by Lucy Mulhall and features two uncapped players in Eve Higgins and Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird.


Sportswomen.ie

It is not known at this stage which of the four Welsh regions he will join.


Danny Gallagher - SkySports.com

"I don't have 8,000 pigs"


PJ Browne - Balls.ie


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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

World Cup Qualifier Update by Ciarán Duffy








Portugal beat Czech Republic 45 – 12 to progress to the next round of qualifying.  They will now play the 2nd place team in the Rugby Europe Championship in a play-off, as things stand that is Spain.  The winner of that play-off will move on to the Europe/Oceania play-off against Samoa.  The winner of that play-off qualifies for the World Cup, the loser goes to the Repechage.  The Rugby Europe Championship continues on February 10th 2018.  

Ciarán Duffy (@TheVoiceDepth) is a Leinster supporter and self-proclaimed ‘big cheese’ of Post To Post (@PostToPostSport).   He’ll write about anything rugby under the condition he gets to take it too seriously.
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Front Five - 22.11.17

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

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of Ireland's next opponents Argentina


Ireland have played 22 games since losing to Argentina in that World Cup quarter-final, using 72 players - 31 making their debuts.


Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent

“Of course we want to win, we’ve never beaten Ireland in Ireland... but I beat them in Cardiff.”


Ciarán Ó Raghallaigh - Irish Examiner

"He has a wealth of experience, is a proud former Scarlet and will be a great addition to our travelling squad."


Rob Lloyd - WalesOnline

“So I have made the decision, in conjunction with the QRU, to finish my rugby career now and take up a new opportunity.”


The Roar (via AAP)

"It is a credit to him that he’s been approached. If you get the right people into the Crusader environment, then that’s a win straight away."


Sean Farrell - The42.ie


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