Monday, April 27, 2015

Front Five - 27.04.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Later today on HarpinOnRugby...
our Ulster v Leinster writeup is titled
"Lost In Transition"


All season long Connacht have stated a top-six Pro12 spot was their main goal of the season and after they suffered a fifth defeat on the trot on Saturday, hopes of the Champions Cup rugby it would bring seem far-fetched.

Top-six dream slipping as Connacht fall to league leaders

Declan Rooney - Irish Independent

“(Leinster) have definitely been owning that cliche, 'the business end of the season', over us for the last few years."

Iain Henderson helping Ulster build momentum in race for prize

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

The gladiatorial nature is part of the attraction of rugby, although a high tempo game with offloads and sidesteps as players exploit space and show their pace is more exciting it is becoming less frequent as defences cancel each other out.
Gayl - WestTerraceView

On Monday they will become the first sports club to launch a retail bond listed on the London Stock Exchange, which is expected to raise up to £35m.
Chris Jones - BBC Sport

How do you stop Manu Leiataua? You don't.

Rugby hookers are not supposed to score stunning 50m solo tries like this

Kevin McGillicuddy -

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