Monday, May 25, 2015

Front Five - 25.05.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
 
Later today on HarpinOnRugby...
our Gloucester v Connacht writeup
is titled "Trapped"

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From potty Poite to the mazy running of Mr Chaos, Johnny May, this sun-splashed spectacular had all the excitement expected of a desperate struggle between two sides deemed not good enough to qualify automatically for the Champions Cup.
 

Cruel obstruction blocks Connacht's path to Europe

 
David Kelly - Irish Independent
 
 

 
Murray informed head coach Anthony Foley on Saturday night that the injury did not feel as bad as a similar knee injury he had sustained before and so Foley remained “hopeful”.
 

Connor Murray remains a major doubt for Pro12 final

 
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times
 

 
Connacht played the smart rugby, the backs interchanging like Leinster used to do, and just raw physicality in defence that had Gloucester scratching their heads.
 
 
From the Bottom of the Ruck
 

 
Even more ominous was the rising self-belief it has given Mike Ford’s team before their first grand final since 2004.
 
 
Robert Kitson - The Guardian
 

 
Lutton’s actions were certainly worthy of a penalty, though it can definitely be argued that Matawalu’s exaggeration in this case should have been penalised
 

This was the most talked-about penalty decision of the Pro12 weekend

 
Murray Kinsella - The42.ie
 

 
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