Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Front Five - 03.09.14

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

Later today here on HarpinOnRugby...part 2 of our season preview plus a guest post looking at Racing v Toulon

the European Champions Cup ... still has no commercial partners, no French television deal, only the dates and times for the first two rounds, no refereeing kit, no match ball, no president, no board chairman

Pro12 in better nick than new European Champions Cup

Gerry Thornley - Irish TImes

O’Gara was included in the reports of two match officials following the hard-fought 17-10 victory.

Ronan O’Gara to face Top 14 disciplinary commitee

Adrian Russell -

With many expecting D’arcy, McFadden and Te’o to come into that (13) jersey throughout the year, a playmaking 12 could be critical to unlocking a backline with one of these three in the outside jersey. 
Oval Digest - A thinking man's rugby blog

"It's unfortunate that it's out in the public domain, something that we do behind closed doors to make us better." 
Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent

"We wanted a name that was easy to roll off the tongue standing in the RDS or the Aviva – let's go to The Bridge for one.”

 - Jamie Heaslip

Leinster Rugby players announce The Bridge 1859 as Dublin’s newest bar in heart of Ballsbridge

Karina Corbett - Business and Leadership

Feel free to share any interesting links you spot yourself about t’internet by email, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, blog comment or carrier pigeon – whatever works for you. JLP


Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019