Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Front Five - 20.05.15

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


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 -

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