Sunday, September 14, 2014

Front Five - 14.09.14

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

Stay tuned to the HoR Facebook page later and have a go at our (just for fun) caption competition...

What we have had in the last few a small group of clubs around the country who are run well enough financially to sustain payments to players

The IRFU miss the point at the sharp end of the game

Brendan Fanning - Irish Independent

Ireland, who have yet to get beyond the quarter-final stage, have to contend with France and Italy in a Six Nations-lite

Rugby World Cup 2015: the pick of intriguing and affordable match-ups

Paul Rees - The Observer

Pienaar could also now be a doubt for Ulster's European Champions Cup opener against Leicester

“He is a quality player who has come through the schoolboy system, the New Zealand age-grade system, provincial and Super Rugby." 
Andy Howell - WalesOnline

Gordon D’Arcy has smuggled the ball around the field in his beard for the last three seasons and hasn’t been blown up once for it.

The long and the short of the beard

Brian Canty - Irish Examiner

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