Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Front Five - 16.09.14

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

Later today here on HarpinOnRugby...a look at Leinster's RCC pool opponents Harlequins

the Dubliner, citing his young family as a main reason, insisted on negotiating directly with union chief executive Philip Browne.

Sexton agreement with Denis O’Brien confirms IRFU’s strategy

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

the RFU’s chief commercial officer...defended the move, claiming that all profits from the sales would be invested in grass-roots rugby

RFU under fire over new England kit for 2014-15 season which will be replaced by World Cup strip next year

Gavin Mairs - The Telegraph

Leinster are likely to be without injured trio Sean O'Brien, Fergus McFadden and Zane Kirchner for the derby. 
Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent

...the Poms may not like (try bonus point changes) simply because the French have had the system for years. There’s history there. 
Lee Grant - Green & Gold Rugby

...(he) sets off on a run and leaves a couple of opponents for dead with a great bit of skill

American scrum-half sets up try with class around-the-back dummy pass

Ben Blake - TheScore.ie

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