Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Front Five - 06.08.14

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

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"Looking back on the game, yes, New Zealand made mistakes – but that is because we were in their face." [Ireland women’s coach Philip Doyle]

 

Ireland's win in their own words

 
John Birch - Scrumqueens.com


They also presented a disciplined defensive line, shutting down the Black Ferns so well that dangerous outside backs Honey Hireme and Huriana Manuel hardly saw any ball.
 

Black Ferns stunned by Ireland at World Cup

 
NZ Herald



Ireland were supposed to lose...That proved a weakness as this contest descended into a set-piece war of attrition.

A glorious green day as Doyle's heroines make historic breakthrough

 
Gavin Cummiskey - Irish TImes



The Black Ferns have won the last four tournaments and had not lost a World Cup game since a defeat by the United States in the semi-finals in 1991. 
The Guardian (via the Press Association)



The Waterford native then created the all-important try for Alison Miller with a stunning counter, converted it from the touchline and, after Kelly Brazier had levelled, nailed the winning penalty. 
Irish Independent



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