Thursday, January 29, 2015

Front Five - 29.01.15

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


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“Imagine me going to speak to Guy Noves or Bernard Laporte and saying ‘I want these guys off for two weeks before the Six Nations; they would laugh at me."

Ireland players better protected by IRFU - Philippe Saint Andre

John O'Sullivan - Irish Times




"I guess part of the equation is how well Ian Madigan or Ian Keatley go in Italy."

Joe Schmidt calls on back-up boys to put the squeeze on Johnny Sexton

Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent




BT Sport’s emergence as a sports broadcaster and deep-pocketed rival to Sky Sport, however, has since seen the value of rugby’s broadcasting rights soar. 
Gavin Mairs - The Telegraph




It would certainly appear that Joseph is back to his best, rediscovering that ability to kick-start his acceleration with an almost goose-step-like motion and ghost on an outside arc around the defender. 
Jamie Hosie - The Rugby Blog




An Italian back? Are you OK, Ian?

Only Two Irish Players Made Ian Madigan’s Fantasy 6 Nations Team

Mikey Traynor - Balls.ie
 



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