Saturday, April 11, 2015

Front Five - 11.04.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
A couple of extra links in case you missed them yesterday...
Click here for our Dragons v Leinster preview
Click here for a fascinating post by Brian Hayes MEP
on the wearable technology used by Irish rugby playeys


The problem with what is being proposed therefore is that...politicians want to intervene directly in the market and limit the right of the Six Nations to determine its own business model.

Why Alex White should not interfere with what is best for the future of Irish rugby

Fintan Drury - Irish Independent

Connacht and Healy have been on an upward curve for the last two seasons, with the one-time Irish under-18s, 19s and 20s scrumhalf feeling more confident and effective in his adopted surrounds.

Matt Healy goes west and prospers after losing his way at Leinster

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

"If I was Matt O'Connor, I'd be saying 'listen, it's kind of a freebie and nobody really expects us to go over there and pick up a win so let's go and score a lot of tries'."
Newstalk Off The Ball

In Friday night’s appeal...hearing panel chairman Jeremy Summers overturned that decision and rescinded Hughes’ red card, ruling “no act of foul play took place in that the incident occurred accidentally”.

The good news for Irish fans is that Philippe Saint-Andre will get his shot at redemption in the World Cup.

French Rugby Has Made A Long Awaited Announcement…

Conor Neville -

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