Thursday, April 23, 2015

Front Five - 23.04.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
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Matt O’Connor has intimated a similar team to the one that lost narrowly in Marseille on
Sunday will be employed against Ulster in Belfast

Leinster left with no room for error

Gavin Cummiskey - Irish Times

Viewed in the context of purely league form, (Ulster) have all but matched Leinster stride for stride, winning just four games fewer than their rivals over the last five years

Ulster need silverware to take step to next level, insists Bowe

David Kelly

McKinley also explained that he can only play in Italy and Scotland as other countries, including Ireland, are not part of the nations trialing goggles in the sport.
Raf Diallo - Newstalk Off The Ball

Provided the Wallabies reach the World Cup Semi-Finals – ensuring 11 test matches for 2015 – nine top line players will become eligible for the Wallabies regardless where they play their Rugby.
Nic Darveniza - Green & Gold Rugby

The Leinster captain was present throughout his side’s run to last weekend’s semi-final in which they lost narrowly to Toulon. The 31-year-old is statistically ranked as the number one ball carrier in the Champions Cup.

One Irish Star Makes Shortlist For European Player Of The Year

PJ Browne -

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