Friday, May 01, 2015

Front Five - 01.05.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
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(O'Connor) is targeting a scrum-half and is believed to be interested in South African Nic Groom who currently lines out for The Stormers in Super Rugby.

O'Connor seeking further recruits as Nacewa returns

Ruairidh O'Connor - Irish Independent

In their pursuit of victory, coaches are so desperate to leave nothing to chance that by placing their players in tactical straitjackets they lose the very thing that is likely to hand them that precious victory.

Clermont v Toulon, Champions Cup final: Coaches must trust players to use their instinct

Austin Healey - Telegraph

"Whats your least favourite part of being a professional rugby player?" "Probably the interviews"
B8 Magazine

For decades, rugby has managed to keep finances from spiralling as it may in other sports, but it would be folly to suggest money isn't gradually taking a greater grip on the sport and its highest powers.
Tom Sunderland - Bleacher Report

Sexton not the most riveting of lads to interview anyway but don't think the @SecondCaptains lads helped much with their questions!

The Twitter reaction to Johnny Sexton’s Second Captains interview last night was…interesting.

Gavan Casey -

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