Monday, May 29, 2017

Front Five - 29.05.17

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

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One to watch: Fineen Wycherley


WorldRugby.org



This win for Wayne Pivac’s Scarlets was the first by...any Welsh side other than the Ospreys since the Scarlets won their first title back in 2004.


Brendan O'Brien - Irish Examiner



(It was) their best ever finish as a core team


IrishRugby.ie



Previously some diehard supporters have stated they would prefer the national rugby jersey remain unchanged.


Stuff.co.nz



Madigan started the game at out-half, although the Baa-Baas's had their own title for his starting role...


Gavin Cooney - Balls.ie



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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Front Five - 28.05.17

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

2015 - Glasgow win in Belfast
2016 - Connacht win in Murrayfield
2017 - Scarlets win in Dublin

A disappointing fortnight for Irish provinces but
overall, great news on the competitiveness
of a truly Celtic League aka Guinness Pro12

Could Parc y Scarlets sell out next season's final?



...the Scarlets stayed true to their philosophy, slicing open the Irish province with some sublime attacking rugby.


Rob Lloyd - WalesOnline



If you were to point at where it all went wrong, you’d run out of fingers fairly quickly.


Three Red Kings



"I said a prayer to my old man upstairs and he helped me with the last one I think, so I am delighted that went over."


Howard Lloyd - Devon Live



Clermont dominated for large periods with Van der Merwe's sending off – for a dangerous tackle on Teddy Thomas – having little impact on the game's outcome


All Out Rugby



Tadhg Beirne was deemed surplus to requirements by Leinster.


Patrick McCarry - SportsJoe.ie



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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Front Five - 27.05.17

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

Best of luck to Munster today
keep that Pro12 trophy in Ireland

Can't help but feel sorry for La Rochelle
I know the crowd was bigger in Marseille but
topping the Top14 table should earn you
at least one playoff game at your own stadium



We have a saying here, ‘if it is to be, it is up to me.’


John O'Sullivan - Irish Times



“Last weekend against Leinster every single part of our game was outstanding."


Alex Bywater - Irish Examiner



Northampton, 16 points down at one point in the first half, did not know when they were beaten.


Gerard Meagher - The Guardian



Toulon will face either defending champions Racing 92 or Clermont, who meet Saturday


Rugby365



We'll give it a chance, but expectations are low.


Mikey Traynor - Balls.ie



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