Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Front Five - 04.02.15

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

Later today on HarpinOnRugby...
the latest column from @BigJoeShep

"The fact we're playing them again in the World Cup means the mental point of view will be vital in this game; it will be important to be competitive against them."

Parisse insists Rome victory is possible over 'probably best team' in Europe

Nick Purewal - Irish Independent

Heaslip has missed only one Six Nations game in the last seven years, ironically the 13-11 win in Rome four seasons ago courtesy of Ronan O’Gara’s late drop goal.

Seán O’Brien could be thrown in against Italy due to Heaslip doubts

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

The new Trophy is the first to truly represent all six participating nations in the RBS 6 Nations Championship. 

A return for Lawes would be welcome for Stuart Lancaster, the England head coach, who is also without locks Launchbury and Parling among a casualty list that includes 13 players. 
Gavin Mairs - Telegraph

(Megan) Williams has been identified as a potential replacement to Ireland's other legendary 13 - Lyne Cantwell

'My Nana would turn over in her grave if she knew I was an Irish rugby player.'

Patrick McCarry -

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