Friday, January 16, 2015

Front Five - 16.01.15

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

Matt O’Connor, who has generally preferred to start the Kiwi at outhalf in European games, has seemingly opted for Gopperth once more, with Madigan reverting to inside centre.

Jimmy Gopperth set for Leinster No 10 slot

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

...while Goode admits Munster’s “intensity in European games” allows them to hit new heights he says his side will win if it’s a toe-to-toe battle at Allianz Park.

Saracens vow to fight Munster ‘fire with fire’

Julian Bennetts - Irish Examiner

“I think it’s wrong not to have teams dropping down from the Champions Cup to the second-tier competition for the knockout stages." 
Belfast Newsletter

At that time in 2008 Rolland had already refereed a World Cup final. But until that game at Twickenham he said he’d never had to face a match where one team had arrived wanting to play rugby while the other simply did not. 
Andy McGeady

McIlroy’s drop kicking is shockingly good, though O’Driscoll’s acting is a tad better

VIDEO: Brian O’Driscoll And Rory McIlroy Try Hitting Drop Goals With Golf Balls

Conor Neville -

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