Thursday, September 04, 2014

Front Five - 04.09.14

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

Later today here on HarpinOnRugby...part 3 of our pre-season thoughts, looking at Ireland's Six Nations title defence.

“I’m really looking forward to the start of the season and seeing those guys deflect the focus onto the rugby, as opposed to something that was human error.”

Schmidt insists Reds have moved past gaffe

Stephen Barry - Irish Examiner

"I do think that women’s sport is on the rise and the more we put in performances the more we can continue to get that support from the government and what the IRFU." - Nora Stapleton

Irish success in women’s rugby was no fluke

Johnny Watterson - Irish Times

"Without Sean O'Brien, Leinster are physically a small side." - Paul Wallace
Off The Ball

...if an assistant referee is in a good position to rule that a pass is forward he should have the confidence to call it according to the revised criteria ‘of the direction of the ball leaving the hands’. 
Mick Cleary - The Telegraph

This is the first new version of the game in a decade...and it comes with backing from Aviva Premiership Rugby, PRO12 and TOP14/PROD2.

Pro Rugby Manager 2015 release date revealed

Paul Younger -

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