Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Front Five - 09.09.14

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

Later today here on HarpinOnRugby...a new weekly post looking at Leinster's opponents down the road

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The headline change is that the value of a conversion has been raised from two to three and at the same time penalties and dropped goals have gone the other way

Rugby union is far from perfect and rules on trial in Australia must be taken seriously

Steve James - The Telegraph




...but Rob Kearney (foot), Gordon D'Arcy (shoulder) and Luke Fitzgerald (groin) are still a few weeks away from a return.

Internationals set to return to strengthen Leinster's hand

Cian Tracey - Irish Independent




In addition ... the league is being restructured from four divisions into five divisions of 10 teams apiece who will play home and away for the 2015-16 season 
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times




The news ... is likely to do little to quash the recent war of words between Toulon owner Boudjellal and his Metro counterpart Jacky Lorenzetti, 
ESPN Scrum.com




Perhaps the 25 year old should consider ... changing his name to Billy Sixtrees

Twelvetrees Gets Felled By Manoa

John O'Sullivan - Rugby Banter Page
 



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