Sunday, July 24, 2016

Front Five - 24.07.16

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

Is it me or should a tournament with the calibre of
Super Rugby not have 30- and 40-point blowouts
at the quarterfinal stage???


Three closing tries came in a span of mere five minutes in the concluding stages of the game for the Chiefs.


Talking Rugby Union

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The Lions vindicated their coach Johan Ackermann’s decision to rest the entire starting line-up for their last league game


Brendan Nel - SuperSport

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It was a match that magnified the importance of locking up home advantage.


Kris Shannon - NZ Herald

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Of the 48 members of Rugby Europe only nine have never entered a women’s team in the Championship


John Birch - ScrumQueens.com

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...he showed last night that he is just as quick as ever when a snappy one-liner needs delivering.


Will Slattery - Irish Independent

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Front Five - 23.07.16

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

2016 has not been a good year for
Australian rugby


The 23-year-old damaged ligaments in his left knee and missed the third and final Test.


Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

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The extra travel that coaching the Lions entails - including flights across Europe and to New Zealand - did not appeal to Schmidt.


Pat McCarry - SportJOE.ie

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The ACT franchise had several chances on Friday night to steal victory in the dying minutes but the defending champions held on


Roje Adaimy - FoxSports.com.au

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...politics and economics could yet become the most important factors in determining how strong the Springboks will be in the not too distant future.


Alan Drumm - Pundit Arena

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Ref Angus Gardner has to be reminded that the match has ended.


Rugby Onslaught

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Front Five - 22.07.16

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

Easing back into it this week, with pre-season
starting in earnest from next Monday
we'll be sure to get back to more regular harping


The IRFU say they will consider releasing Schmidt from Six Nations duty...In return, his employers will want him to sign a new deal through to 2019


Peter Jackson - The Rugby Paper

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In addition to the capture of Henshaw, Leinster have restricted themselves to only three further new recruits in Ian Nagle, Jamison Gibson-Park and Niall Morris.


Gareth Morgan - SportsNews Ireland

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Under the arrangements, Edwards had been expected to report for Toulon duty on Tuesday next week.


Huw Silk - WalesOnline

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Paisami said he hit Van Deventer because he was upset about some calls made during the match and the result.


Shaun Eade - Stuff.co.nz

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"A lot of guys say ‘Oh I don’t read the media because I don’t care what they say’ but I don’t read it because I do care what they say"


John Balfe - Balls.ie

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