Friday, December 05, 2014

Front Five - 05.12.14

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

Later today here on HarpinOnRugby...
our Quins v Leinster preview

Under the deal reached last month, the 82,000-capacity Croke Park would be used for at least both semi-finals and the final

GAA funded for stadium upgrades in Rugby World Cup bid

Mark Paul - Irish Times

“I was preparing myself for the worst possible news. There was a stage I thought I would not be able to play again."

Ulster and Ireland star Chris Henry feels ‘very lucky’ after mini-stroke

Richard Mulligan - Belfast Newsletter

"the yawning gap between Leinster's promise & potential and their actual performance this season is the biggest I have seen since any Kardashian wedding and the promise of 'til death do us part" 
Neil Francis - Irish Independent
[hat-tip : Conor Murphy] 

“We should be expecting to win every match we play: the margins are pretty small at world-class level" 
Paul Rees - The Guardian

since...1987, the All Blacks have been the best team in the world...yet only won the William Webb Ellis trophy twice, both times at home.

Are New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Fans Too Precious?

Scotty - Super Rugby Tips

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