Friday, May 08, 2015

Front Five - 08.05.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Later today on HoR...
our Leinster v Treviso preview


"The past few years (Kane Douglas) would truck out plenty of 80 efforts at the Waratahs, whereas over here his tank is running down at around 60 mins. He says the static bits of scrum, maul and breakdown take much more out of him than he’s used to in Super Rugby."

Leinster’s Caputo on Europe, Wallabies and Euro

Andrew Logan - The Roar
[major hat-tip to Andrew Byrne (reader from our Google+ page) for this link!]

“He’s in the hands of the medics at the moment so we will have to wait and see. It’s an old injury that he’s been managing through." - Matt O'Connor

Neck injury could keep Cian Healy out for rest of season

Jonny Watterson - Irish Times

Connacht have won their last seven games against Italian opposition, and their last two victories against Zebre have come with a bonus point.
Declan Rooney - Irish Independent

Outside-half Duncan Weir returns to the Glasgow side after recovering from a biceps injury, which had kept him out of action since December.
Andy Howells - WalesOnline

'When Munster beat the All Blacks in 1978, there was a lot of yahoo about how they were the world champions because they had beat the world champions. Well, the next match they had was up at The Sportsground and we beat them, so... !'

Ireland legend Ciaran Fitzgerald with some brilliant tales about old-school rugby in the 1980s

Patrick McCarry -

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