Friday, March 27, 2015

Front Five - 27.03.15

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

Later today on HarpinOnRugby...

Our Leinster v Glasgow preview

plus we'll be liveblogging the match from 7pm


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“If we’re talking about competing with the bigger Leagues in Europe, in relation to the Top 14 and the Premiership and the ability to maximise the commercial potential of those, we need to look at how often the very best marquee players are playing PRO12 rugby for Leinster.”
 

Leinster rugby coach Matt O’Connor hits out at the non-availability of stars for crunch clash

 
Brendan O'Brien - Irish Examiner
 
 

 
While McGrath, Healy, Ross and Moore are certainties to be in the World Cup squad, it likely leaves a spot each for a tight-head and a loose-head to make it in.
 

Six Nations form shows that Irish scrum has bright future

 
Neil Treacy - SportsJOE.ie
 

 
Con are fourth in the standings...but just five points separate them and ninth-placed St Mary's.
 
 
Daragh Small - Irish Independent
 

 
...there will be no play-offs for the 2016-17 Champions Cup with the 20th place in the tournament going to the winner of the 2016 Challenge Cup if not already qualified.
 
 
Rugby Week
 

 
A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesman said: "We will not tolerate discrimination of any kind. He realises his mistake."
 

Referee Nigel Owens meets man who sent homophobic tweet

 
BBC News
 

 
Feel free to share any interesting links you spot yourself about t’internet by email, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, blog comment or carrier pigeon – whatever works for you. JLP
 
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