Thursday, October 23, 2014

Front Five - 23.10.14

Today's Front 5 is brought to you by Brian O'Driscoll's autobiography "The Test", which is out today on all formats.

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


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“It’s frustrating, because selection is a tough enough job without the impression we’re influencing things."

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt denies Darren Cave selection block

Richard Mulligan - Belfast Newsletter




Ruddock almost achieved something last Sunday that Schmidt identified as the difference between Ireland and the All Blacks 11 months ago.

Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock does a decent Kieran Read impression

Gavin Cummiskey - Irish Times




"A bit like Munster teams of the past, (Sarries are) chasing that first European trophy. That's going to make them hungrier. 
David Kelly - Irish Independent




Funding from the Irish Sports Council has allowed Ireland to contract 19 players to train fulltime as professional sevens players. 
Alison Donnelly - ScrumQueens.com




"I went to Belvedere. What about the Lions?"

Cian Healy Expertly Shuts Down Twitter Troll

Mikey Traynor - Balls.ie
 



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