Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Front Five - 20.05.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
 

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The (Emerging Ireland) team, a Wolfhounds set-up in all but name, will play three games in the Tbilisi Cup next month
 

Opportunity knocks for World Cup hopefuls

 
Gavin Howarth - Irish Examiner
 
 

 
"...there is a bit of work to be done...At the very best we are three or four years off [the World Series].”
 

David Nucifora admits Ireland’s Olympics hopes are dim

 
Gavin Cummiskey - Irish Times
 

 
Trinh-Duc and Michalak were given the nod ahead of Clermont flyhalf Camille Lopez
 
 
Rugby Week
 

 
The NRFL is one of a number of attempts to monetise rugby in the US, including a mooted professional league under the auspices of the national governing body and attempts to professionalise sevens.
 
 
Martin Pengelly - Guardian
 

 
I would say at this stage we are already up over the 40% mark.
 

Dick Spring Explains Just How Close Ireland Are To Winning The Rugby World Cup Bid

 
Conor Neville - Balls.ie
 

 
Feel free to share any interesting links you spot yourself about t’internet by email, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, blog comment or carrier pigeon – whatever works for you. JLP
 
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