Saturday, July 04, 2015

Front Five - 04.07.15

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

Interesting how USA Rugby are celebrating July 4 weekend by announcing they WON'T be bidding for RWC2023

The 2023 World Cup hosts will be decided in May 2017, with a confirmation of tender deadline in June next year.

Ireland one of four countries bidding for 2023 Rugby World Cup

Irish Independent

Highlanders fans (have) reason to be confident the Southern men could mitigate the Hurricanes' home-ground advantage.

Super Rugby final: 'Bigger than an All Black test match'

John Weekes - NZ Herald

“We’re absolutely certain that the speedway won’t ruin the pitch,”
Sian Matheson - WalesOnline

In 2014, 30% of Romania's tries were penalty tries from either scrum or maul, and it was their top scorer. 
[note - they are in Ireland's RWC2015 pool]
Tier2 Rugby

What's more frightening is the names that didn't make that team

The French Are Very Excited To Have Paul O'Connell In The Top 14

Conor O'Leary -

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
Note - views expressed in "Front Five" links do not necessarily reflect those of HarpinOnRugby


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